Chapter 9

9 - باب أن الامامة لا تكون في عم ولا خال ولا أخ

9 – Chapter on that the Imamate is not in (i.e. does not pass to) a paternal uncle, a maternal uncle, or a brother

46 - سعد، عن أحمد بن محمد، و محمد بن الحسين، عن محمد بن إسماعيل بن بزيععن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه السلامأنه سئل أو قيل لهأتكون الامامة في عم أو خال؟ فقاللا، فقالففي أخ؟ قاللا، قالففي من؟ قالفي ولدي، وهو يومئذ لا ولد له.

46 – Sa`d from Ahmad b. Muhammad and Muhammad b. al-Husayn from Muhammad b. Isma`il b. Bazi` from Abu ‘l-Hasan ar-Rida عليه السلام that we was asked or that it was said to him: Is the Imamate in a paternal uncle or a maternal uncle?  So he said: No.  So he said: So in a brother?  He said: No.  He said: Then in whom?  He said: In my son, and in that day he did not have a son.