Ibn Haska

997- حدثني الحسين بن الحسن بن بندار القمي، قال حدثنا سهل بن زياد الآدمي، قال، : كتب بعض أصحابنا إلى أبي الحسن العسكري (عليه السلامجعلت فداك يا سيدي إن علي بن حسكة يدعي أنه من أوليائك، و أنك أنت الأول القديم، و أنه بابك و نبيك أمرته أن يدعو إلى ذلك، و يزعم أن الصلاة و الزكاة و الحج و الصوم كل ذلك معرفتك و معرفة من كان فيه مثل حال ابن حسكة فيما يدعي من البابية و النبوة، فهو مؤمن كامل سقط عنه الاستعباد بالصلاة و الصوم و الحج، و ذكر جميع شرائع الدين أن معنى ذلك كله ما ثبت لك، و مال الناس إليه كثيرا، فإن رأيت أن تمن على مواليك بجواب في ذلك تنجيهم من الهلكة قال، فكتب (عليه السلامكذب ابن حسكة عليه لعنة الله و بحسبك أني لا أعرفه في موالي ما له لعنه الله فو الله ما بعث الله محمدا و الأنبياء قبله إلا بالحنيفية و الصلاة و الزكاة و الصيام و الحج و الولاية، و ما دعي محمد (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلمإلا إلى الله وحده لا شريك له، و كذلك نحن الأوصياء من ولده عبيد الله لا نشرك به شيئا، إن أطعناه رحمنا و إن عصيناه عذبنا، ما لنا على الله من حجة بل الحجة لله عز و جل علينا و على جميع خلقه، أبرأ إلى الله ممن يقول ذلك و أنتفي إلى الله من هذا القول، فاهجروهم لعنهم الله و ألجئوهم إلى ضيق الطريق فإن وجدت من أحد منهم خلوة فاشدخ رأسه بالصخر.


997 – al-Husayn b. al-Hasan b. Bandar al-Qummi said: Sahl b. Ziyad al-Adami narrated to us.  He said: One of our companions wrote to Abu ‘l-Hasan al-`Askari عليه السلام: May I be made your ransom, O my master, verily `Ali b. Haska is proclaiming that he is from your awliya, and that you are the Pre-eternal First, and that he is your bab and your prophet that you commanded to call to that.  And he claims that salat, and zakat, and hajj, and fasting, all of that is your recognition (ma`rifa) and the recognition of whoever is in the like of the state of Ibn Haska in what he proclaims of bab-hood and prophethood, so (such a one would be) a perfect believer from whom is dropped the subjugation to salat and fasting and hajj.  And he mentioned all of the laws of the religion, that the meaning of all of that is what is established for you.  And the people have inclined to him much.  So if you regard to do so, grant your loyalists with an answer in regards to that saving them from destruction.

So he عليه السلام wrote: Ibn Haska has lied, upon him be the curse of Allah.  And it is enough for you that verily I do not recognize him to be amongst my loyalists. What is the matter with him, may Allah curse him, for Allah did not send Muhammad and the prophets prior to him except with the hanafiyya and salat and zakat and fasting and hajj and walaya.  And Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم did not call but to Allah, by Himself, there is no partner for Him.  And likewise we the awsiya from his sons are the slaves of Allah, we do not associate anything with Him.  If we obey Him He has mercy on us and if we disobey Him He punishes us.  We do not have any argument upon Allah rather the argument is for Allah عز و جل upon us and upon all of His creation.  I am free to Allah from whoever says that and I fear (?) to Allah from this doctrine.  So expel them, may Allah curse them, and compel them to narrowness (?) of the road.  And you find one of them alone, then smash his head with the rock.