Let me share some narrations in this regard

NARRATION 1

1 – علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن حماد بن عيسى، عن حريز، عن زرارة، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: ذروة الامر وسنامه(4) ومفتاحه وباب الاشياء ورضا الرحمن تبارك

وتعالى الطاعة للامام بعد معرفته، ثم قال: إن الله تبارك وتعالى يقول: ” من يطع الرسول فقد أطاع الله ومن تولى فما أرسلناك عليهم حفيظا

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Hammad ibn ‘Isa from Hariz from Zurara from abu Ja‘far (a.s.) who has said the following.
“The top most matter (in religion) the most noble, the key issue, the gateway to all affairs and the pleasure of the Most Beneficent , the Most Holy, the Most High, is obedience to the Imam after finding out who the Imam is.” The Imam (a.s.) then said, “Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, has said, ‘One who obeys the Messenger has certainly obeyed God. You have not been sent to watch over those who turn away from you (4:80)’”

Reference:-

Al Kafi, 1/186-187

Authenticity 

1- Majlisi terms it Hasan [Miraat ul Uqool, 2/323]

2- Sheikh Hadi Najfi terms it Sahih Sanad [Musaat Ahadeeth Ahlulbait, 6/264]

3- Syed Sadiq Rohani terms it Sahih [Minhaj ul Faqaha, 4/279]

 

NARRATION 2

6 – أحمد بن محمد، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن سيف بن عميرة، عن أبي الصباح الكناني قال: قال أبوعبدالله عليه السلام: نحن قوم فرض الله عزوجل طاعتنا، ولنا صفوا المال(3) ونحن الراسخون في العلم، ونحن المحسودون الذين قال الله: ” أم يحسدون الناس على ما آتاهم الله من فضله “

Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Muhammad ibn abu ‘Umayr from Sayf ibn ibn ‘Umayr from abu al-Sabah al-Kinani who has said that Imam abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following.
“We are a people obedience to whom is obligatory by the command of Allah, the Most Holy,the Most High. The Anfal (twenty percent in tax) is for us and we have been given the authority to choose the best out of the property seized from the enemy. We are the people very firmly established in knowledge. We are the ones who are considered as subject to the jealousy of people in the following verse of the holy Quran, “Are they jealous of the favors that God has done to some people? . . .

Reference:-

Al Kafi, 1/187

Authenticity 

1- Majlisi terms it Sahih [Miraat ul Uqool, 2/325]

2- Sheikh Behbudi terms it Sahih

 

NARRATION 3

 

7 – أحمد بن محمد، عن علي بن الحكم، عن الحسين بن أبي العلاء قال: ذكرت لابي عبدالله عليه لاسلام قولنا في الاوصياء أن طاعتهم مفترضة قال: فقال: نعم، هم الذين قال الله تعالى: ” أطيعوا الله وأطيعوا الرسول وأولي الامر منكم ” وهم الذين قال الله عزوجل: ” إنما وليكم الله ورسوله والذين آمنوا(1) “.

Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Husayn ibn abu al-‘Ala’ whos has said that I mentioned to Imam abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) our expression about the successors (of the Prophets (s.a.)) “That obedience to them is obligatory”, the Imam (a.s.) said, ‘It is very true because they are the people about whom Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, has said, “Believers, obey God, His Messenger, and your (qualified) leaders. . . .’ (4:59) It is they about whom Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, has also said, ‘Only God, His Messenger, and the true believers who are steadfast in prayer and pay alms, while they kneel during prayer, are your guardians (5:55)’”

Reference:-

Same as above

Authenticity

1- Majlisi says Hasan like Sahih [Miraat ul Uqool, 2/326]

2- Behbudi says Sahih

3- Sheikh Hadi says Sahih sanad [Musaat Ahadeeth Ahlulbait, 6/266]

 

NARRATION 4

8 – وبهذا الاسناد، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن معمر بن خلاد قال: سأل رجل فارسي أبا الحسن عليه السلام فقال: طاعتك مفترضة؟ فقال: نعم، قال: مثل طاعة علي ابن أبي طالب عليه السلام؟ فقال: نعم.

Through the same chain of narrators it is narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Mu‘ammar ibn Khallad who has said that a man from Persia asked Imam abu al-Hassan (a.s.)
“Is obedience to you obligatory?” The Imam (a.s.) replied, “Yes, it is 0bligatory.” The man then asked is in the same way as obedience to Amir al-Mu’minin Ali ibn abu Talib (a.s.)?” The Imam (a.s.) replied “Yes, it is obligatory in the same way,”

Reference:-

Same as above

Authenticity 

1- Majlisi says Sahih [Miraat ul Uqool, 2/331]

2- Behbudi says Sahih

 

NARRATION 5

 

11 – علي بن إبراهيم، عن صالح بن السندي، عن جعفر بن بشير، عن أبي سلمة عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: سمعته يقول: نحن الذين فرض الله طاعتنا، لا يسع الناس إلا معرفتنا ولا يعذر الناس بجهالتنا، من عرفنا كان مؤمنا، ومن أنكرنا كان كافرا، ومن لم يعرفنا ولم ينكرنا كان ضالا حتى يرجع إلى الهدى الذي افترض الله عليه من طاعتنا الواجبة فإن يمت على ضلالته يفعل الله به ما يشاء.

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Salih ibn al-Sindi from Ja’far ibn Bashir from abu Salma who has said that I heard Imam abu ‘Abdallah say the following.
“We are the ones obedience to whom is obligatory by the commands of Allah. People have no other choice except to know us and they will not be excused for not knowing us. Those who know us are the true believers and those who would refuse to acknowledge our Divine authority are unbelievers. Those who would not know us and would not acknowledge us are straying and lost until they return to guidance and affirm the fact that Allah has made obedience to us obligatory. But if they would die in their straying condition Allah will deal with the way He would will.”

Reference:-

Same as above

Authenticity

Narration is supported by other narrations.

In its own-self, narration has some weakness in regards to Salih bin Sindi as he has been termed Majhool by Agha Jawahiri. However, Agha Wahid Behbehani said in his book Hashiyya Majma tul Faida wa al Burhan, page 716″ that Qummis considered All of his narrations from Younas bin Abdur Rehman to be Sahih and accepted

وروايات صالح بن السندي عنه كلها مقبولة صحيحة

And for the same reason, he said that Ibn ul Walid gave him trustworthiness in his bookTaliqa tu A’la Minhaj ul Miqal, page 204″

Rest all narrators are thiqa, Abu Salma is Salih Bin Mukarram, and he is thiqa-tun-thiqa as mentioned by Agha Jawahiri.

 

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