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018: al-Kahf

Chapter: 18, Verse: 101 - Those blind towards Wilayat of Imam Ali (asws):

فاخبرني عن قول الله تعالى: (الذين كانت اعينهم في غطاء عن ذكرى وكانوا لا يستطيعون سمعا) فقال عليه السلام: ان غطاء العين لايمنع من الذكر والذكر لا يرى بالعين ولكن الله عز وجل شبه الكافرين بولاية على بن أبي طالب عليهما السلام بالعميان لانهم كانوا يستثقلون قول النبي (ص) فيه: فلا يستطيعون له سمعا فقال المأمون: فرجت عنى فرج الله عنك

Then Al-Ma'mun asked again, "Let me know about the meaning of the following Words of Allah (swt): "Those(Unbelievers) whose eyes had been under a veil from My remembrance, and they don't have the capacity to hear." (18:101)

The Imam (a.s.) replied, "A veil in front of the eyes will not prevent one from remembering. Allah's remembrance is not seen by the eyes. However Allah (swt) has likened those who reject the Wilayah of Ali ibn Abi Talib (asws) to the blind since the words of the Prophet (saww) were hard for them to bear and they did not have the capacity to listen to it’

Then Al-Ma'mun said, "You have relieved me. May Allah (swt) grant you relief."

[Source: Uyon Akhbar al-Redha, Chapter. 11, Hadith. 33]


حدثنا جعفر بن احمد عن عبيدالله (عبدالله ط) بن موسى عن الحسن (بن حمزة ط) بن علي بن ابي حمزة عن ابيه والحسين (الحسن ط) بن ابي العلا وعبدالله بن وضاح وشعيب العقرقوفي جميعهم عن ابي بصير عن ابي عبدالله (عليه السلام) في قوله: " الذين كانت اعينهم في غطاء عن ذكري " قال: يعني بالذكر ولاية علي (عليه السلام) وهو قوله ذكري، قلت قوله " لا يستطيعون سمعا " قال: كانوا لا يستطيعون إذا ذكر علي (عليه السلام) عندهم ان يسمعوا ذكره لشدة بغض له وعداوة منهم له ولاهل بيته

Narrated from Aba Abdillah Imam Sadiq (as) about the saying of Allah (swt), "Those whose eyes had been under a veil from My remembrance, and they don't have the capacity to hear." (18:101)

Imam (as) said, "By remembrance (Zekr) it means Wilayat (mastership) of Imam Ali (as). And that is the saying of Allah (swt), My Remembrance."

I (narrator) said, And about saying of Allah (swt), "They don't have the capacity to hear".

The Imam (as) said, "When Imam Ali (as) was mentioned in front of them, they did not have the capacity to listen to it due to the extreme hatred & enmity for Him and His family"

[Source: Tafseer al-Qummi, Vol. 2, Pg. 47]