1. Abu Jaafar Muhammad ibn Yaaqub (al-Kulayni, the compiler of this book al-Kafi) informed us (al-Kulayni's disciples) saying: "A group of our (al-Kulayni's) associates handed down this tradition. Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar quoted Ahmad ibn Muhammad who quoted from al-Hƒmasan ibn Mahƒubub who quoted from al-،¥Ala،¦ Razin who quoted from Muhammad ibn Muslim on the authority of Abu Ja،¥far (Muhammad al-Baqir ،X peace be upon him), as saying:
،¥When Almighty Allah created reason, He tested it. Then He ordered it to come forward and it came forward. Then He ordered it to go back and it went back. On this Almighty God said: I swear by my power and majesty that no creation of Mine is dearer to Me than you are, and I have only made you perfect in those whom I love.
Lo! To you are My orders and prohibitions addressed. And for you are My rewards and retributions reserved.،¦ "
Alkafi (Volume one)
Alkafi (Volume two)
Alkafi (Volume three)
Alkafi (Volume four part one)
Alkafi (Volume four part two)
Alkafi (Volume four part three)