ʿUyūn akhbār al-Riḍā - Volume 1 > Various Traditions From al-Ridha (s)
Hadith #1

1 - ما حَدَّثَنا بِهِ أَبُو الحَسَن مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ القاسِم المفسر الجرجانِي رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا أَحْمَدِ بْنِ الحَسَن الحُسَيْنِيِّ عَنِ الحَسَن بْنِ عَلِى عَنْ أَبيهِ، عَن مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِى، عَن أَبيهِ الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَن أَبيهِ مُوسَى بْنِ جَعْفَر عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قالَ نُعِيَ إِلَى الصَّادِقِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ ابْنُهُ إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ وَهُوَأَكْبَرُ أَوْلادِهِ وَهُوَيُرِيدُ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ وَقَدِ اجْتَمَعَ نُدَمَاؤُهُ فَتَبَسَّمَ ثُمَّ دَعَا بِطَعَامِهِ وَقَعَدَ مَعَ نُدَمَائِهِ وَجَعَلَ يَأْكُلُ أَحْسَنَ مِنْ أَكْلِهِ سَائِرَ الأَيَّامِ وَيَحُثُّ نُدَمَاءَهُ وَيَضَعُ بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَيَعْجَبُونَ مِنْهُ أَنْ لا يَرَوْا لِلْحُزْنِ أَثَراً فَلَمَّا فَرَغَ قَالُوا يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ لَقَدْ رَأَيْنَا عَجَباً أُصِبْتَ بِمِثْلِ هَذَا الابْنِ وَأَنْتَ كَمَا نَرَى قَالَ وَمَا لِي لا أَكُونُ كَمَا تَرَوْنَ وَقَدْ جَاءَنِي خَبَرُ أَصْدَقِ الصَّادِقِينَ أَنِّي مَيِّتٌ وَإِيَّاكُمْ إِنَّ قَوْماً عَرَفُوا الْمَوْتَ فَجَعَلُوهُ نُصْبَ أَعْيُنِهِمْ وَلَمْ يُنْكِرُوا مَنْ تَخْطَفُهُ الْمَوْتُ مِنْهُمْ وَسَلَّمُوا لامْرِ خَالِقِهِمْ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ.

30-1 Abul Hassan Muhammad ibn Al-Qasim al-Jirjani the interpreter - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ahmad ibn Al-Hassan Al-Husseini quoted on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali (s), on the authority of his father (s), on the authority of his father Al-Ridha (s), on the authority of his father Musa ibn Ja’far (s), “When the news of the death of Isma’il ibn Ja’far, the oldest son of Imam As-Sadiq (s), was given to Imam As-Sadiq (s), he was busy eating food with his friends. He smiled and asked the food to be served. He sat with his friends, ate the food and warmly insisted that his friends eat even more than on other occasions. The people were surprised at not seeing any signs of grief on his face. When they finished the meal, the people said, ‘O Son of the Prophet! We are amazed by this situation. Your son has died and you are acting this way.’ The Imam (s) said, ‘Why should I not be this way, while I have been given the news of the most honest messengers? You and I will also die. There are some people who have recognized death, have prepared themselves for it, do not deny the (existence) of one who has been taken away by death, and submit themselves to the will of God.’”