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 Articles \ To know Allah perfectly depends on to know Imams perfectly! 
By Khalida Albaldawi

Abdu-Allah bin Ja'far said, Mohamed bin Ali said, Alhussain bin sa'ed said, Ali bin Alsalt said, Alhakam and Isma'el said, Boraid said: I heard Abu-Jafar (Albaqer AS) saying: "By us Allah is being worshipped, by us Allah is being known, By us Allah promised and Mohamed PBUH and his progeny are the secret of Allah" (Bsaer Aldarajat, by Mohamed bin Alhasan Alsafar, Page 84).

Ali bin Ja'far said, his brother said: Abu Abdullah (Alsadiq AS) said: " Allah created us and perfected our creation and appearance. He made us his treasury in his sky and land, without us Allah wouldn’t be known". (Bsaer Aldarajat, by Mohamed bin Alhasan Alsafar, Page 125).

Alhasan bin Mahbob said, Amro bin Abi-Almeqdam said, Jabir said: "Surely, he who knows Allah, the Great and Almighty, and worships Him, is the person who knows Allah and recognizes His Imam from among us, Ahl-ul-Bait, and he who does not know Allah, the Great and Almighty, and does not recognize the Imam from us, ahl al-Bayt, knows and worships other than Allah". (Usul al-Kafi, by Alkulaini, vol. 1, p. 181)

Abi Baseir said: Abu Abdellah (Alsadiq AS) said: the trustees are the doors of Allah the Glorified and Exalted, which to get to him through. Without them Allah the Almighty wouldn’t be known, and by them Allah (Blessed and Exalted), expostulated on his creation." (Usul al-Kafi, by Alkulaini, vol. 1, p. 193)

Almazendarani said in explaining this recent tradition (his saying" the trustees are the doors of Allah the Glorified" means doors of heavens or knowledge as being said: "I am the city of knowledge and Ali is the gate of the city. To get to the house you should go to the door."
He meant he who want to seek knowledge, wisdom, the secret of the religion and to be closer to Allah then he must turn to the trustees and let him get to the houses through their doors. Let he fear Allah, he who get in through things other than the door will be named a theif.
His saying: "Without them Allah the Almighty wouldn’t be known" because his glorious is greater than any seeker to reach, and his greatness is glorefier than to be looked at by any witnesser or absent. His path is much accurate than to let illusion through it, and his law (religion) is much more honored than to accept the inventions (imaginations) of the brains.

With out the guidance of the trustees AS and the direction of the Custodians AS, they would remain in the mazes of ignorance, sleeping with delusion, as you see those who refused to seek their guidance and hold their infallable rope; some of them belive in embodiment, some believe in planning, some say that he is able to be characterized, some of them say he is able to motion and transit and other false doctrines. (Sharh Usol Alkafi by Almawla Mohamed Saleh Almazendarani, vol 5, Page 175)

Some investigators stated what supported this noble traditions when he said: every wisdom and knowledge from The Rightful (Allah) came through them to the creatures arrived. Every mercy from Allah being spreaded is by them being spreaded. Every care happened from him about creatures, happened because of them. Because they are the depots of His knowledge, the origen of his maxim, the reasons of his welfare, means of his livelihoods, his sighting eye, his hearing ears his speaking tongue, who are created from his light, supported by his soul, by them he controls the creatures, to them His will comes down. Yes, Yes, you who seeks the way of wisdom, who demands by debt of gratitude the way of happiness, towards them!, towards them! because they have the wisdom, by following them you will get happiness, and by them (Allahs is known and by them Allah is worhsipped) (Altawhid by Sheikh Alsadoq, Page 5, Kalemat Hawl Alketab)

Alama Almajlesi said: (Clarifying: his saying: "and by us Allah is being worshipped" means, we taught people the way to worship Allah, or we worshipped him perfectly as possible, or by our Wilaiah (people being loyal to them AS) Allah is being worshipped because its (Wilaiah) one of the greatest worships, or by our Wilaiah acts worships are correct because its one of the greatest acceptance conditions.
His saying: "Without us Allah wouldn't be known" means, nobody knew except us,or we let people know him, or by our dignity, knowledge, and grace they knew the Majisty of Allah's power, and His great position. (Bihar AlAnwar by Alama Almajlesi, vol 26, Page 247)

Sayed Ali Khan Almadani Alshirazi said: by using the word -door- a notification that no access can lead to The Almighty except by who made him a door to reach him because no one could enter the house or reach except by the door. He who think that he is able to reach the Almighty from others than these doors is wrong, mistaken his direction, and lost the right path. (Reyath Alsalekein fe Sharh Sahefat Sayed Alsajedeen by Sayed Ali Khan Almadani Alshirazi, vol 7, Page 25)

Therefore to worship Allah perfectly, to Know Allah perfectly, would not happen to any one except by them AS (the householders), because they are the gate Used to find the right path, and unmistakable Monotheism. Also because they are the right direction, used by seekers of guidance to Allah, his religion and laws. He who took the hands of others and took another directions, lost his way.

To follow them AS doesn’t happen without knowning them, because he who walk the the path without knowing his way would only become lost and ignorant, perhaps he change his way and will be drifted towards other path than their AS path without knowing, as it happened with many people. That is because the Ahl-lul-Bayt AS is the divine compass of guidance, how can one without a compass find the straight and safe path of Allah?? As for the one following their AS path, knowing their status, perfections, virtue and positions which Allah chose and placed them in. The more he (he who follows them) becomes higher in perfection (faith) levels, and knowledge about every detail of the ways of others; of thick darkness, darkness over darkness, or [the state of a disbeliever] is like the darkness in a vast deep sea, overwhelmed with a great wave topped by a great wave, topped by dark clouds, darkness, one above another, if a man stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! And he for whom Allah has not appointed light, for him there is no light. (Quran 24:40)

What has been stated by traditions, explaining about calling them (Ahlulbait AS) with The Beautiful Names refers to this truth. Mo'aweia bin Ammar said, Abi Abdillah Alsadiq AS, about Allah the Almighty when said: " And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah , so call on Him by them" (Quran 7:180) He AS said: We are! I swear by Allah! The beautiful names which Allah doesn’t accept any deed except by knowing us. (Usul al-Kafi, by Alkulaini, vol. 1, p. 143-144)

It is well known, that to know the Divine attributes is an obligation on every Mokallaf (charged person) and so to know them (Ahlulbait AS). Also to know the divine attributes depends on to know Allah the Almighty perfectly and thus they are a mirror which reflect His Divine Attributes, Rather they are embodiment of them in the real world.

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