Imam Sadiq (as) & Abu Hanifah

وروينا عن بعض الائمة الطاهرين : والصلاة أنه قال : أتى أبوحنيفة إلى أبي عبدالله جعفر بن محمد عليه أفضل الصلاة والسلام ، فخرج إليه يتو كؤ على عصا فقال له أبوحنيفة : ماهذه العصا يا أبا عبدالله؟ ما بلغ بك من السن ماكنت تحتاج إليها ، قال : أجل ولكنهاعصا رسول الله 9 فأردت أن أتبرك بها ، قال : أما إني لوعلمت ذلك وأنها عصا رسول الله لقمت وقبلتها. فقال أبوعبدالله عليه الصلاة والسلام : سبحان الله وحسر عن ذراعه[١] وقال : والله يانعمان لقد علمت أن هذا من شعر رسول الله ومن بشره فما قبلته! فتطاول أبوحنيفة ليقبل يده فاستل كمه وجذب يده ودخل منزله


Its narrated from one of the Imams (as) that Abu Hanifah came to Imam Sadiq (as), Imam Sadiq (as) came out while leaning upon a stick.
So Abu Hanifah said to the Imam (as), "What is this stick? You are not old so as to need a stick."

Imam Sadiq (as) said, "So true, but this is the stick of the Prophet (saww), so I wanted to seek blessings (barakah) from it."

Abu Hanifah said, "If I knew that this is the stick of the Prophet (saww), I would have stood up and kissed it"

Then Imam Sadiq (as) said, "Glory be to Allah!"
And then the Imam (as) removed the veil from His arm and said, "By Allah! O'Numan (i.e. Abu Hanifah), you surely know that this is from the hair of the Prophet (saww) and from the skin of the Prophet (saww), but you never kissed it!"

Then Abu Hanifah proceeded to kiss the Imams (as) hand, so the Imam (as) pulled up his sleeves and pulled back his hand and went back into His house (i.e. did not allow Abu Hanifah to kiss His hand)"

[Source: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 10, Pg. 222]



كنز الفوائد للكراجكي : ذكر أن أبا حنيفة أكل طعاما الامام الصادق جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام فلما رفع عليه السلام يده من أكله قال : الحمدلله رب العالمين اللهم إن هذا منك ومن رسولك فقال أبوحنيفة : يا أبا عبدالله أجعلت مع الله شريكا ؟ فقال له : ويلك إن الله تعالى يقول في كتابه :  وما نقموا إلا أن أغناهم الله ورسوله من فضله 
ويقول في موضع آخر :  ولو أنهم رضواما آتيهم الله ورسوله وقالوا : حسبنا الله سيؤتينا الله من فضله ورسوله  فقال أبوحنيفة : والله لكأني ما قرأتهما قط من كتاب الله ولا سمعتهما إلا في هذا الوقت ، فقال أبوعبدالله عليه السلام : بلى قد قرأتهما وسمعتهما ، ولكن الله تعالى أنزل فيك وفي أشباهك  أم على قلوب أقفالها  وقال  كلابل ران على قلوبهم ما كانوا يكسبون

It is written in Kanzul Fawaid by Karajaki that once Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws) was eating food with Abu Hanifa and after finishing, Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws) expressed gratitude like this:

"I thank Allah (azwj) who is the Sustainer of All Worlds, O Allah (azwj) this was a blessing from You (azwj) as well as from Your Prophet (saww)."

Upon hearing this Abu Hanifa said: "O Abu AbdAllah (asws)! You have include ‘someone else’ along with Allah (azwj)."

Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws) replied: "Be Careful! Allah (azwj) Says in His Book, "If only they had been content with what Allah and His Messenger had gave them, and had said, "Sufficient unto us is Allah! Allah and His Messenger will soon give us out of their Kindness" (9:59)

And at another place, Allah (swt) says, "……And they only stayed in opposition because Allah and His Messenger enriched them out of His grace….." (9:74)

After listening to these Verses from Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws), Abu Hanifa said, "By Allah (azwj)! It seems I have never read or heard someone reciting these Verses of the Holy Quran before."

Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws) said: "No, it's not like this! You have not only heard these Verses before but also have read them. However, Allah (azwj) Says for you and people like you, " ..or are there locks on the hearts?" (47:24)

and Says, "Nay, but that which they have earned is rust upon their hearts." (83:14)

[Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.47 Pg.240]