16: Al-Nahl

Chapter: 16, Verse: 89 - Imam Ali (ع) and Ulil Azm Prophets (ع)

وَيَوْمَ نَبْعَثُ فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْهِم مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ شَهِيدًا عَلَىٰ هَٰؤُلَاءِ وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ تِبْيَانًا لِّكُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ

"And on the day when We will raise up in every people a witness against them from among themselves, and bring you as a witness against these - and We have revealed the Book to you explaining clearly everything , a Guide, a Mercy, and Glad Tidings to Muslims." [16:89]

حدثنا محمد بن إسماعيل عن محمد بن عمرو الزيات عن عبد الله بن الوليد قال قال لي أبو عبد الله عليه السلام أي شئ يقول الشيعة في عيسى وموسى وأمير المؤمنين عليه السلام قلت يقولون إن عيسى وموسى أفضل من أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام قال فقال أيزعمون ان أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام قد علم ما علم رسول الله قلت نعم ولكن لا يقدمون على أولوا العزم من الرسل أحدا قال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام فخاصمهم بكتاب الله قال قلت وفى أي موضع منه أخاصمهم قال قال الله تعالى لموسى وكتبنا له في الألواح من كل شئ علما انه لم يكتب لموسى كل شئ وقال الله تبارك وتعالى لعيسى ولابين لكم بعض الذي تختلفون فيه وقال الله تعالى لمحمد صلى الله عليه وآله وجئنا بك على هؤلاء شهيدا ونزلنا عليك الكتاب تبيانا لكل شئ

It has been narrated to us Muhammad Bin Ismail, from Muhammad Bin Amro Al-Ziyaat, from Abdullah Bin Al-Waleed who said:

Abu Abdullah (ع) said to me: "What are the statements that (some of) ours followers say regarding Isa (ع), and Musa (ع) and Amir-ul-Momineen (ع)?"

I said, "They are sayin that Isa (ع) and Musa (ع) are of higher (status) than Amir-ul-Momineen (ع)".

He (as) said, "Do they not think that Amir-ul-Momineen (ع) knew what was known to the Messenger of Allah (ص)?"

I said, "Yes, and I told them that Ali (ع) knew whatever the Prophet knew but they say that He (ع) was not higher than any of the Ul Ul Azm Prophets (ع)."

Abu Abdullah (as) said, "Debate with them by the Book of Allah."

I said, "And in which subject from it should I debate with them?"

He (as) said, "Allah (تعالى) said to Musa (ع),

"And We Wrote for him in the Tablets everything from the knowledge" (7:145). Allah (swt) did not Write for Musa (ع) all things.

And Allah (swt) Blessed and High Said for Isa (ع), "And that I may make clear to you part of what you differ in" (43:63).

And Said for Muhammad (ص), "And on the day when We will raise up in every people a witness against them from among themselves, and bring you as a witness against these - and We have revealed the Book to you explaining clearly everything" (16:89).

[Source: Basaair Al-Darajaat Pg. 247]


حدثنا علي بن محمد بن سعد عن عمران بن سليمان النيسابوري عن عبد الله بن محمد اليماني عن منبع بن الحجاج عن يونس عن الحسين بن علوان عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال إن الله خلق أولى العزم من الرسل بالعلم وورثنا علمهم وفضلنا عليهم في علمهم وعلم رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ما لم يعلموا وعلمنا علم الرسول وعلمهم وامناء شيعتنا أفضلهم أين ما كنا فشيعتنا معنا

It has been narrated to us Ali Bin Muhammad Bin Sa’d, from Umraan Bin Suleyman Al-Neyshapury, from Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Yamani, from Manba’a Bin Al-Hajaaj, from Yunus, from Al-Husayn Bin Alwaan who has said the following:

Abu Abdullah (ع) said, "Allah Created the Ul Ul Azm Prophets (ع) from the Messengers (ع) (and distinguished them) by the knowledge, and We (ع) inherited their knowledge, and Allah Preferred Us (ع) over them in their knowledge, and the knowledge of the Messenger of Allah (saww) is what they did not know, and Allah Taught Us the knowledge of the Messenger and their knowledge. Our followers (Shia) are higher in status than their followers (Shia), where ever we are, Our Shiites are with Us (as)."

[Source: Basaair Al-Darajaat Pg. 299]