ʿUyūn akhbār al-Riḍā - Volume 1 > Various Traditions From al-Ridha (s)
Hadith #14

14 - حَدَّثَنا أَبي رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا عَبْدِ اللَّه بْنِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ جامِعٍ الحِمْيَريُّ، عَن أَحْمَد بْنِ هِلالٍ العَبَرتَائي، عَنِ الحَسَن بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ، عَن أَبي الحَسَن الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قالَ: قالَ لي‏ لا بُدَّ مِن فِتْنَةٍ صَمّاءَ صَيلَمٍ تَسقُطُ فِيها كُلِّ بِطانَةٍ وَوَليجَةٍ وَذلِكَ عِنْدَ فُقدانِ الشِّيعَةِ الثالِث مِن وُلْدِي، يَبْكي عَلَيْهِ السَّماءِ وَأَهْلُ الأَرْض وَكُلِّ حَرّى‏ وَحَرَّانَ، كُلُّ حَزِينٍ لَهفانَ، ثُمَّ قالَ: بِأَبِي وَاُمِّي سَمِيُّ جَدِّي شَبيهي وَشَبِيهُ مُوسَى بْنِ عِمْران‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَلَيْهِ جُيُوبُ النُّور تَتَوَقَّدُ بِشُعاعِ ضِياءِ القُدسِ، كَم مِن حَرَّى مُؤْمِنةٍ وَكَمْ مُؤْمِنٍ مُتَأَسِّفٍ حَيْرانَ حَزِينٍ عِنْدَ فُقدانِ الماءِ المَعِينِ كَأَنِّي بِهِمْ آيَسَ ما كانُوا، قَدْ نُودُوا نِداءَ يُسْمَعُ مِن بَعْدٍ كَما يُسْمَعُ مِن قُربٍ، يَكُونُ رَحْمَةً عَلَى المُؤْمِنِينَ وَعَذاباً عَلَى الكافِرِينَ.

30-14 (The author of the book narrated) my father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Abdullah ibn Ja’far ibn Jami’a al-Hemyari quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Hilal al-Abrata’ee that Al-Hassan ibn Mahboob said, “Abil Hassan Al-Ridha (s) told me, ‘There will be a terrible sedition which will cause the cessation of any family ties and friendships. That will be when the Shiites lose my third descendant. At that time all the residents of the heavens and the Earth will cry, and all the fervent men and women plus all the sad people will shed tears.’ The Imam (s) then added, ‘May my father and mother be the ransom for him who has the same name as my grandfather and is similar to Moses - the son of Imran (s). He will be covered with brilliant coverings from which the light of bright holy rays will radiate. There will be many fervent women and sad men thirsty for that delicious water! It is as if I can see them completely hopeless of finding him, when a voice from afar will be heard as if it is from nearby. It will say, ‘He is the Mercy upon the believers and the Chastisement upon the atheists.’”