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Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
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Lessons
Chapter One

Tanbihul Ghafilina Ala Anna Fi al-Arzi Khalifatan Lillahi Rabbil Alamin
Lessons from His Eminence on the fact that the Earth is not devoid of a man knowledgeable about the entire religion, whom Allah has appointed as a caliph, imam, and guide on it with His command.

Verses of the Quran about it
Code Subject Principle Number of
attestations
Number of
considerations
Content
1 No time is devoid of one who guides people by the command of Allah. “And there is a guide for every nation”
Ar-Ra‘d/ 7
- 1
Subject:  No time is devoid of one who guides people by the command of Allah.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
2 “Among people, there is always a man who guides to the truth and establishes justice by it.” “And among those who, We have created there are some who guide with the truth and establish justice with it”
Al-A‘raf/ 181
- 1
Subject:  “Among people, there is always a man who guides to the truth and establishes justice by it.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
3 “Indeed, the earth is not devoid of a rightful Imam as long as there is a group of believers on it.” “On the Day when We call every people with their Imam”
Al-Isra/ 71
- 4
Subject:  “Indeed, the earth is not devoid of a rightful Imam as long as there is a group of believers on it.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  4
4 “Indeed, Allah has appointed on this religion a people who will never disbelieve in it.” “So if they disbelieve in it, We entrust it to another people who will not disbelieve in it”
Al-An‘am/ 89
- 1
Subject:  “Indeed, Allah has appointed on this religion a people who will never disbelieve in it.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
5 “Among those who have believed, there is always one whose obedience is obligatory for them, like the obedience to Allah and the Prophet.” “O you who believed! Obey God and obey the Prophet and those in authority from among you”
An-Nisa/ 59
- 2
Subject:  “Among those who have believed, there is always one whose obedience is obligatory for them, like the obedience to Allah and the Prophet.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  2
6 “The earth is never devoid of a truthful one whom believers must be with.” “O you who believed! Fear God and be with the truthful”
At-Tawbah/ 119
- 1
Subject:  “The earth is never devoid of a truthful one whom believers must be with.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
7 “No time is devoid of a righteous Imam that whoever dies with him has gained salvation.” “And make us die with the righteous”
Al Imran/ 193
- 1
Subject:  “No time is devoid of a righteous Imam that whoever dies with him has gained salvation.”
Principle:  “And make us die with the righteous” Al Imran/ 193
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
8 “Among people, there is always a man from the Companions of A‘raf, and they are men whom Allah has made obedience to them obligatory for people.” “And on the heights, there are men who recognize all by their faces”
Al-A‘raf/ 46
- 3
Subject:  “Among people, there is always a man from the Companions of A‘raf, and they are men whom Allah has made obedience to them obligatory for people.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  3
9 The earth has never been unless there has been an Imam on it who would prohibit corruption on it. “So why were there among the ages before you no remnants who would forbid corruption on the earth except for a few of those whom We saved from among them?!”
Hud/ 116
- 1
Subject:  The earth has never been unless there has been an Imam on it who would prohibit corruption on it.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
10 “The earth is not devoid of one who follows the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family, in all matters, and he is the inviter.” “Say: ‘The is my way that I invite toward God with insight, I and whoever follows me’”
Yusuf/ 108
- 1
Subject:  “The earth is not devoid of one who follows the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family, in all matters, and he is the inviter.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
11 “Indeed, among people, there is a man knowledgeable about Allah whom they must ask so that he informs them about Allah.” “(He is) the Most Compassionate! Ask the well-informed of Him”
Al-Furqan/ 59
- 1
Subject:  “Indeed, among people, there is a man knowledgeable about Allah whom they must ask so that he informs them about Allah.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
12 “No time is devoid of a man from the people of Remembrance, whom people ask about what they do not know, and he provides them with the correct answer.” “Ask the people of remembrance if you do not know”
An-Nahl/ 43; Al-Anbya/ 7
- 2
Subject:  “No time is devoid of a man from the people of Remembrance, whom people ask about what they do not know, and he provides them with the correct answer.”
Principle:  “Ask the people of remembrance if you do not know” An-Nahl/ 43; Al-Anbya/ 7
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  2
13 “Indeed, there is a scholar on the earth whom people need, but he does not need people.” “And there exists a more knowledgeable person above every possessor of knowledge”
Yusuf/ 76
- 2
Subject:  “Indeed, there is a scholar on the earth whom people need, but he does not need people.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  2
14 “The two portions of His mercy are the Book and the Sunnah, and the light is an Imam who illuminates those two for them.” “Then He will grant you two portions of His mercy and place for you a light to walk in”
Al-Hadid/ 28
- 1
Subject:  “The two portions of His mercy are the Book and the Sunnah, and the light is an Imam who illuminates those two for them.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
15 “Indeed, the rope of Allah is His Caliph on the earth.” “Hold firmly to the rope of God all together and do not become divided”
Al Imran/ 103
- 2
Subject:  “Indeed, the rope of Allah is His Caliph on the earth.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  2
16 “A rope from Allah is His Book, and a rope from people is His Caliph.” “They were struck by ignominy wherever they are found, except with a rope from God and a rope from people”
Al Imran/ 112
- 1
Subject:  “A rope from Allah is His Book, and a rope from people is His Caliph.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
17 “Indeed, there are two witnesses between the Prophet and his nation: the Book of Allah and the one who has knowledge of the Book, and he is Allah’s Caliph among them after the Prophet.” “Say: ‘God and whoever has knowledge of the Book are sufficient as witnesses among me and you’”
Ar-Ra‘d/ 43
- 2
Subject:  “Indeed, there are two witnesses between the Prophet and his nation: the Book of Allah and the one who has knowledge of the Book, and he is Allah’s Caliph among them after the Prophet.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  2
18 “He sent a Prophet from them and sends others from them who are not Prophets but are the Caliphs of the Prophet.” “And others from among them who have not yet joined them, and He is the Mighty, the Wise”
Al-Jum‘ah/ 3
- 3
Subject:  “He sent a Prophet from them and sends others from them who are not Prophets but are the Caliphs of the Prophet.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  3
19 “Allah is always the Appointer of a Caliph on the earth.” “Indeed, I am the Appointer of a Caliph on the earth”
Al-Baqarah/ 30
- 7
Subject:  “Allah is always the Appointer of a Caliph on the earth.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  7
20 The appointment of a Caliph on the earth from among those who believe and do righteous deeds is Allah’s promise and His way. “God promised those of you who believed and did righteous deeds that He will surely appoint them as Caliphs on the earth”
An-Nur/ 55
- 5
Subject:  The appointment of a Caliph on the earth from among those who believe and do righteous deeds is Allah’s promise and His way.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  5
21 “Indeed, the earth is not empty of a just man from the offspring of Ibrahim, peace be upon him, whom Allah has appointed as an Imam for people.” “He said: ‘I am going to appoint you as an Imam for people!’ He said: ‘And also my descendants?’ He said: ‘My covenant does not reach the oppressors!’”
Al-Baqarah/ 124
- 2
Subject:  “Indeed, the earth is not empty of a just man from the offspring of Ibrahim, peace be upon him, whom Allah has appointed as an Imam for people.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  2
22 “No age is empty of a truthful tongue for Ibrahim, peace be upon him, and he is a scholar from his offspring who reminds and explains his religion.” “And grant me a truthful tongue among future generations”
Ash-Shu‘ara/ 84
- 2
Subject:  “No age is empty of a truthful tongue for Ibrahim, peace be upon him, and he is a scholar from his offspring who reminds and explains his religion.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  2
23 “The families of the Prophets” “In houses that God has permitted to be raised up”
An-Nur/ 36
- 1
Subject:  “The families of the Prophets”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
24 “The one who has clear proof from his Lord is Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family, and after him, in every generation, a witness from his family follows him.” “Is he the one who has clear proof from his Lord, followed by a witness”
Hud/ 17
- 1
Subject:  “The one who has clear proof from his Lord is Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family, and after him, in every generation, a witness from his family follows him.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
Authentic Hadiths from the Prophet about it
Code Subject Principle Number of
attestations
Number of
considerations
Content
25 “The Ummah is never devoid of a guiding Imam.” “A number of my Ummah will always be steadfast upon the truth,”
the Hadith of Thawban
2 1
Subject:  “The Ummah is never devoid of a guiding Imam.”
Number of attestations:  2
Number of considerations:  1
26 The Ummah is never devoid of one who stands firm upon the truth. “A number of my Ummah will always be upon the truth,”
the Hadith of Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqas
1 -
Subject:  The Ummah is never devoid of one who stands firm upon the truth.
Principle:  “A number of my Ummah will always be upon the truth,” the Hadith of Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqas
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  -
27 The Ummah is never devoid of one who is upon the truth. “A number of my Ummah will always be upon the truth,”
the Hadith of Umar
2 3
Subject:  The Ummah is never devoid of one who is upon the truth.
Number of attestations:  2
Number of considerations:  3
28 The Ummah is never devoid of Mansoor (an assisted one). “A group of my Ummah will always be Mansoor,”
the Hadith of Qurrah ibn Iyas
1 1
Subject:  The Ummah is never devoid of Mansoor (an assisted one).
Principle:  “A group of my Ummah will always be Mansoor,” the Hadith of Qurrah ibn Iyas
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  1
29 The Ummah is never devoid of one who rises upon the truth. “A group of my Ummah will always rise upon the truth,”
the Hadith of Salamah ibn Nufail
- 1
Subject:  The Ummah is never devoid of one who rises upon the truth.
Principle:  “A group of my Ummah will always rise upon the truth,” the Hadith of Salamah ibn Nufail
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
30 The Ummah is never devoid of one who fights by the command of Allah. “A group of my Ummah will always fight for the command of God,”
the Hadith of Uqba ibn Amir
- 1
Subject:  The Ummah is never devoid of one who fights by the command of Allah.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
31 The Ummah is never devoid of one who fights upon the truth until the Day of Judgment. “A number of my Ummah will always fight for the truth,”
the Hadith of Anas ibn Malik
1 2
Subject:  The Ummah is never devoid of one who fights upon the truth until the Day of Judgment.
Principle:  “A number of my Ummah will always fight for the truth,” the Hadith of Anas ibn Malik
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  2
32 The Ummah is never devoid of one who is upon the truth until Isa, son of Maryam, peace be upon him, is sent down. “A number of my Ummah will always be upon the truth,”
the Hadith of Abu Hurairah
4 3
Subject:  The Ummah is never devoid of one who is upon the truth until Isa, son of Maryam, peace be upon him, is sent down.
Principle:  “A number of my Ummah will always be upon the truth,” the Hadith of Abu Hurairah
Number of attestations:  4
Number of considerations:  3
33 A number of my nation will always be upon the truth until Isa, son of Maryam, is sent down, and he will be sent down to the Mahdi. “A number of my Ummah will always fight upon the truth,”
the Hadith of Jabir ibn Abdullah
3 1
Subject:  A number of my nation will always be upon the truth until Isa, son of Maryam, is sent down, and he will be sent down to the Mahdi.
Principle:  “A number of my Ummah will always fight upon the truth,” the Hadith of Jabir ibn Abdullah
Number of attestations:  3
Number of considerations:  1
34 “The number who will always be steadfast upon the truth are the Imams of guidance, and the last one of them who will fight against the Antichrist is the Mahdi.” “A number of my Ummah will always fight upon the truth,”
the Hadith of Imran ibn Husain
3 3
Subject:  “The number who will always be steadfast upon the truth are the Imams of guidance, and the last one of them who will fight against the Antichrist is the Mahdi.”
Principle:  “A number of my Ummah will always fight upon the truth,” the Hadith of Imran ibn Husain
Number of attestations:  3
Number of considerations:  3
35 On the Day of Judgment, there is an Imam for every people, with whom they are called. “Every people will be called with the Imam of their time, the Book of their Lord, and the Sunnah of their Prophet,”
the Hadith of Ali
7 5
Subject:  On the Day of Judgment, there is an Imam for every people, with whom they are called.
Number of attestations:  7
Number of considerations:  5
Authentic Hadiths from the Ahl al-Bayt about it
Code Subject Principle Number of
attestations
Number of
considerations
Content
36 The earth is never devoid of a scholar. “The earth has (never) existed unless there has been a scholar on it,”
the Hadith of Sulayman ibn Khalid
- -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of a scholar.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
37 The earth is never devoid of a scholar through whom the truth is distinguished from falsehood. “Indeed, God has not left the earth without a scholar, and if it had not been so, the truth would not have been known from the falsehood,”
the Hadith of Abu Basir
2 1
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of a scholar through whom the truth is distinguished from falsehood.
Number of attestations:  2
Number of considerations:  1
38 The earth is never devoid of a scholar who diminishes whatever they add and adds whatever they diminish. “God has not left the earth without a scholar who decreases whatever they increase and increases whatever they decrease, and if it had not been so, the affairs of people would have been mixed for them,”
the Hadith of Abd al-A‘la ibn A‘yan
- -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of a scholar who diminishes whatever they add and adds whatever they diminish.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
39 The earth is never devoid of an Imam who restores what they add and perfects what they diminish. “Indeed, the earth does not remain empty of an Imam on it that if the believers increase something, he has them return, and if they decrease something, he perfects for them,”
the Hadith of Ishaq ibn Ammar
4 -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of an Imam who restores what they add and perfects what they diminish.
Number of attestations:  4
Number of considerations:  -
40 The earth is never devoid of a scholar who knows excess and defect. “God has not left the earth unless there is a scholar on it who knows excess and defect so that whenever the believers add something, he has them return, and whenever they decrease something, he perfects for them,”
the Hadith of Abu al-Sabbah
- -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of a scholar who knows excess and defect.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
41 The earth is never devoid of a scholar who purifies religion for people. “Indeed, God has not left the earth unless there is a scholar on it who knows excess and defect so that when the believers exceed, he has them return, and if they diminish, he perfects for them, then he says: ‘Take it in its perfect form,’”
the Hadith of Abu Basir
- 1
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of a scholar who purifies religion for people.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
42 The earth is never devoid of a man who knows the truth. “The earth never remains empty of a man who knows the truth so that when people increased it, he says: ‘They have increased (it),’ and when they diminished it, he says: ‘They have diminished (it),’ and when they bring it (purely and perfectly), he confirms them,”
the Hadith of Abu Hamzah
- -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of a man who knows the truth.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
43 The earth is never devoid of a scholar who knows Allah’s obedience and guidance. “God said: ‘Indeed, I will not leave the earth be unless there is a scholar on it who knows My obedience and guidance and is the source of salvation from the time of a Prophet’s demise until the arrival of another Prophet,’”
the Hadith of Abd al-Karim and others
- -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of a scholar who knows Allah’s obedience and guidance.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
44 The earth does not remain without the proof of Allah over people for even a single day. “The earth does not remain a day without God’s proof over people,”
the Hadith of Yazid al-Kunasi
2 -
Subject:  The earth does not remain without the proof of Allah over people for even a single day.
Number of attestations:  2
Number of considerations:  -
45 The earth is never devoid of an Imam through whom one finds the way to Allah. “I swear to God, God the Exalted, the Majestic has not left the earth be since He took Adam from the world unless there is an Imam on it, through whom the path to God the Exalted, the Majestic is found, and he is God’s proof over His servants,”
the Hadith of Dharih
- -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of an Imam through whom one finds the way to Allah.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
46 “Allah has not left the earth without an Imam since Adam, peace be upon him, departed from the world.” “Since Adam, peace be upon him, passed away, God the Exalted, the Majestic has not left the earth be without an Imam through whom the path to God the Exalted, the Majestic is found, and he is the proof over the servants,”
the Hadith of Safwan ibn Yahya
- -
Subject:  “Allah has not left the earth without an Imam since Adam, peace be upon him, departed from the world.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
47 “People have always been such that there has been one among them whom they have been commanded to obey since the time of Nuh, peace be upon him.” “Is it not that from the time of Nuh, peace be upon him, until now, there always has been someone among people whom they have been commanded to obey? It always has been so, but most of them do not believe,”
the Hadith of Mu‘alla ibn Khunais
1 1
Subject:  “People have always been such that there has been one among them whom they have been commanded to obey since the time of Nuh, peace be upon him.”
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  1
48 The earth is never devoid of an Imam. “Does the earth remain empty of an Imam? No,”
the Hadith of Hasan ibn Bashshar
- 1
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of an Imam.
Principle:  “Does the earth remain empty of an Imam? No,” the Hadith of Hasan ibn Bashshar
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
49 The earth never remains without an Imam. “Does the earth remain a day without an Imam? No,”
the Hadith of Husain ibn Abi al-Ala
5 -
Subject:  The earth never remains without an Imam.
Principle:  “Does the earth remain a day without an Imam? No,” the Hadith of Husain ibn Abi al-Ala
Number of attestations:  5
Number of considerations:  -
50 “The situation of people will always get worse until they return to the Imam.” “People are not settled except with an Imam, and the earth is not reformed except with an Imam,”
the Hadith of Hasan ibn Ziyad
- 1
Subject:  “The situation of people will always get worse until they return to the Imam.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
51 The earth is never devoid of the proof. “The earth will not remain unless there is proof on it. Nothing but this brings people to peace, and nothing but this reforms the earth,”
the Hadith of Hasan ibn Ziyad
1 1
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of the proof.
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  1
52 The earth is never devoid of one who is knowledgeable about what is lawful, what is unlawful, and what people need. “Will the earth remain except while there is a scholar on it? No, I swear to God, for their lawful matters and their unlawful matters and what they need,”
the Hadith of Hasan ibn Ziyad
- -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of one who is knowledgeable about what is lawful, what is unlawful, and what people need.
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
53 The earth is never devoid of a scholar whom people need, but he does not need people. “Indeed, the earth is not left without a scholar whom people need and who does not need people and teaches what is lawful and what is unlawful,”
the Hadith of Harith ibn Mughirah
1 -
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of a scholar whom people need, but he does not need people.
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  -
54 The earth is never devoid of an Imam who guides to the truth and establishes justice by it. “And among those whom We have created there are some who guide with the truth, and establish justice with it”: “They are the Imams,”
the Hadith of Abdullah ibn Sanan
1 2
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of an Imam who guides to the truth and establishes justice by it.
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  2
55 There is an Imam of guidance in every age. “And there is a guide for every nation”: “Every Imam is a guide for the generation that he is among them,”
the Hadith of Fudayl ibn Yasar
1 1
Subject:  There is an Imam of guidance in every age.
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  1
56 There is a guide from Allah in every age. “And there is a guide for every nation”: “Every Imam is a guide for every nation in their time,”
the Hadith of Muhammad ibn Muslim
1 2
Subject:  There is a guide from Allah in every age.
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  2
57 “People will be called with the Imam of the truth of their time so that those who have obeyed him will be separated from those who have not obeyed him.” “We call every people with their Imam”: “We call every generation of this Ummah with their Imam,”
the Hadith of Ya’qub ibn Shu’aib
- 1
Subject:  “People will be called with the Imam of the truth of their time so that those who have obeyed him will be separated from those who have not obeyed him.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
58 “The Imam is called the Caliph of Allah on the earth because Allah has appointed him on the earth and he guides by the command of Allah.” “God said: ‘I am willing to create a being with My own hands and appoint his offspring as dispatched Prophets, righteous servants, and guided Imams and appoint them as My Caliphs over My created being on My earth,’”
the Hadith of Abu Ja‘far
3 3
Subject:  “The Imam is called the Caliph of Allah on the earth because Allah has appointed him on the earth and he guides by the command of Allah.”
Number of attestations:  3
Number of considerations:  3
59 “Knowledge is inherited.” “No scholar passed away unless he left behind someone who knew the like of his knowledge or whatever God willed,”
the Hadith of Fudayl ibn Yasar
- -
Subject:  “Knowledge is inherited.”
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  -
60 The earth will not be unless there is a scholar on it, and the scholar may not be visibly present. “The earth will not remain unless there is a scholar on it,”
the Hadith of Ya‘qub ibn Shu‘aib
- 1
Subject:  The earth will not be unless there is a scholar on it, and the scholar may not be visibly present.
Principle:  “The earth will not remain unless there is a scholar on it,” the Hadith of Ya‘qub ibn Shu‘aib
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
61 The earth is never devoid of one who establishes proof for Allah, and he is either visibly present or hidden due to fear. “Yes, O God! The earth does not remain empty of one who rises for God upon the proof, whether he is visible and famous or hidden and unknown,”
the Hadith of Kumayl ibn Ziyad
4 1
Subject:  The earth is never devoid of one who establishes proof for Allah, and he is either visibly present or hidden due to fear.
Number of attestations:  4
Number of considerations:  1
62 Allah is not worshipped except through a living and visibly present Imam. “Does the earth remain without a visible living scholar whom people take refuge with about their lawful matters and unlawful matters? At that time, God will not be worshiped,”
the Hadith of Ya‘qub Sarraj
4 1
Subject:  Allah is not worshipped except through a living and visibly present Imam.
Number of attestations:  4
Number of considerations:  1
63 The need for an Imam, even if he is not visibly present. “The earth does not remain without a visible or hidden Imam,”
the Hadith of Muhammad ibn Muslim
- 1
Subject:  The need for an Imam, even if he is not visibly present.
Principle:  “The earth does not remain without a visible or hidden Imam,” the Hadith of Muhammad ibn Muslim
Number of attestations:  -
Number of considerations:  1
64 “If the earth remains without an Imam, it will surely sink inwards.” “Does the earth remain without an Imam? I seek refuge with God, it does not remain an hour, in that case, it will surely sink,”
the Hadith of Ahmad ibn Umar Hallal
7 -
Subject:  “If the earth remains without an Imam, it will surely sink inwards.”
Number of attestations:  7
Number of considerations:  -
65 When the Imam goes, what is promised to people will come to them. “Is it possible that an Imam passes away without leaving behind a son (to succeed him)? It is not possible unless God is angry with His created beings, then He does not spare them,”
the Hadith of Zurarah ibn A‘yan
6 3
Subject:  When the Imam goes, what is promised to people will come to them.
Number of attestations:  6
Number of considerations:  3
66 “The earth does not remain without Allah’s Caliph for even a single hour while there is a respite for people.” “And if there had not been one of God’s proofs on the earth, the earth would have thrown out everything it has in it and crumbled everything it has on it,”
the Hadith of Zurarah ibn A‘yan
1 1
Subject:  “The earth does not remain without Allah’s Caliph for even a single hour while there is a respite for people.”
Number of attestations:  1
Number of considerations:  1
67 The proof does not separate from people. “The proof was before people, is with people, and will be after people,”
the Hadith of Aban ibn Taghlib
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Subject:  The proof does not separate from people.
Number of attestations:  2
Number of considerations:  1
68 If there are only two people on the earth, one of them will definitely be an Imam or a proof. “If there are only two people on the earth, one of them will surely be an Imam,”
the Hadith of Yunus ibn Ya‘qub
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Subject:  If there are only two people on the earth, one of them will definitely be an Imam or a proof.
Number of attestations:  6
Number of considerations:  3
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