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Verse 35: Al-Waseelah

Chapter: 5, Verse: 35

عن ابي جعفر عليه السلام ... وقوله (اتقوا الله وابتغوا اليه الوسيلة) فقال تقربوا اليه بالامام

From Abi Jafar (as),
And regarding the saying of Allah (swt), "O those who believe. Do your duty to Allah, and seek the means of approach to Him" [5:35], Imam (as) said, "Seek nearness to him through the Imam (as)."

[Source: Tafseer Al-Qummi, Vol. 1, Pg. 175]

حدثنا أبو الفضل العلوى قال حدثنى سعيد بن عيسى الكربزى البصري عن ابراهيم بن الحكم بن ظهير عن ابيه عن شريك بن عبد الله عن عبد الاعلى الثعلبي عن ابى تمام عن سلمان الفارسىره عن امير المؤمنين عليه السلام في قول الله تبارك وتعالى قل كفى بالله شهيدا بينى وبينكم ومن عنده علم الكتاب فقال انا هو الذى عنده علم الكتاب و قد صدقه الله واعطاه الوسيلة في الوصية ولا تخلى امة من وسيلته إليه والى الله فقال يا ايها الذين آمنو اتقوا الله وابتغوا إليه والوسيلة


Narrated to us Abu Al-Fazl Al-Alawi, from Saeed bin Isa Al-Karbazi Al-Basari, from Ibraheem bin Al-Hakam bin Zaheer, from his father, from Shareek bin abdullah, from Abdul Aa'la Al-Salabi, from Abi tamam, from Salman Al-Farasi from Amir Al-Momineen (as):

Regarding the saying of Allah (swt), "Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you and whoever has knowledge of the Book" [13:43]. He (as) said, "I am the one who has the knowledge of the Book and Allah (swt) has attested this and has given me (as the) Means (Al-Waseelah) in the commandment and has not left the community empty from the means towards Him (Imam) and towards Allah (swt). As He has said, "O those who believe. Do your duty to Allah, and seek the means of approach to Him" [5:35]

[Source: Basaair Al-Darajaat, Vol. 5, Chapter. 1, Hadees. 21]

ابن شهر اشوب، قال امیر المومنین : فی قوله تعالی وابتغوا إليه والوسيلة. انا وسیلته

Ibn Shahr Ashoob, Amir Al-Momineen (as), regarding the saying, "Seek the means of approach to Him" [5:35] said, "I Am His Means."

[Source: Tafseer Al-Burhaan, Vol. 2, Pg. 449-450 - Citing Al-Manaqib ]