Majlisi accuse as-Saduq in alteration.

In the book “Rawdat al-Muttaqin” part 5 page 440 under “Kitab al-Hajj” in the section of the visit of the grave of the two Imams Musa bin Ja’afar (rah) and Abu Ja’afar al-Thani (rah), the Shia scholar al-Majlisi accuses the other Shia scholar al-Saduq of altering the Du’ah which has to be said at their graves in Baghdad.

al-Majlisi says:

“From the narrations that the author(al-Saduq) has mentioned are some that have been narrated by al-Kulayni in al-Kafi from the Hadith of Muhammad ibn Ja’afar al-Razzaz al-Kufi from Muhammad bin ‘Isa bin ‘Ubeid from he who mentionned it from Abu al-Hassan (as): “Say in Baghdad: Peace of Allah be upon you O Wali of Allah – Peace of Allah be upon you O Hujjah of Allah – Peace of Allah be upon you O light of Allah in the darkness of the earth – Peace of Allah be upon you whom Allah had al-Badaa concerning you, I came to you knowing your right and opposing your enemies so intercede for me with your Lord, then ask Allah for your Hajat and for what you need, he said: And you send peace on Abu Ja’afar like this.(1)”

“The author(al-Saduq) removed the part that says [Peace of Allah be upon you whom Allah had al-Badaa concerning you] because he does not believe that Allah had al-Badaa concerning Ismail ibn Ja’afar although we see that the narrations about al-Badaa are Mutawatir and cannot be rejected so that we could leave this saying”

(1): al-Kafi vol.4 pg.578

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Basically the Shia scholars believed that the Imamah went to Ismail ibn Ja’afar after Ja’afar al-Sadiq, this was the opinion of the Shia but then Ismael died in his father’s life which caused a HUGE division in the Shia sect and most of the Shia scholars and laymen were confused, what they did was they invented this concept called “al-Badaa” which means: “it had appeared to Allah that the Imamah would go to Ismael bin Ja’afar but then the circumstances changed and he gave it to Musa bin Ja’afar.”

PS. Contributed by Tripoly Sunni

2 thoughts on “Majlisi accuse as-Saduq in alteration.

  1. Just to let people know, this is not the al-Majlisi who is the author of Bihaar al-Anwaar, this is his father usually called al-Majlisi I, while the compiler of BIhaar al-Anwaar is called al-Majlisi II.

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