Commander Of The Faithful – An Abridgment of the Virtues of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

The ahadith on the virtues of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib are plentiful. Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal is reported to have said, “No other Sahabi has as many virtues narrated about him as ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib does.” However, how many of these ahadith are actually authentic? In an unprecedented fashion, Mustafa Bahu of Mabarrat al-Al wa al-Ashab has collected all of these ahadith in his work Fada’il Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib and categorized them into three levels of authenticity: 1) sahih and hasan, 2) da’if, and 3) munkar, batil, and mawdu’. In total, he collected 302 ahadith. This translation will serve, in sha Allah, as an important resource and reference for scholars and laymen alike. Whenever a hadith is narrated on the virtues of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (whether it appears somewhere online, in a book, or even if it’s heard in a lecture), this work will allow him to conveniently place the hadith in question into one of the three above-mentioned categories and learn more about it. NOTE: This is the translation of Mustafa Bahu’s abridged version of his original, three-volume, work on the virtues of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib which is entitled Mukhtasar Fada’il Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib.

 
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Foreword

 

Introduction

 

Preface

A General Overview Concerning the Phenomenon of Fabrications in the Reports on the Virtues of Sayyidina ‘Ali

 

Section 1

Hadith 1:

Whoever’s mawla I am, ‘Ali is his mawla.

 

Hadith 2:

You are to me as Harun was to Musa.

 

Hadith 3:

Tomorrow, I will give this standard to an individual upon whose hands victory will be granted; he loves Allah and his Messenger, and Allah and his Messenger love him.

 

Hadith 4:

Only a believer loves me. And only a munafiq (hypocrite) dislikes me.

 

Hadith 5:

Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan appointed Sa’d as the governor and said, “What prevents you from cursing Abu Turab (ref. to ‘Ali)?” …

 

Hadith 6:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam went out one morning wearing a striped cloak (made) of a black camel’s hair. …

 

Hadith 7:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam handed the standard to ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu on the day of Badr and he was twenty years old.

 

Hadith 8:

The most learned is Ubayy and the most capable in judgement is ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 9:

One day Allah’s Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam stood up to deliver a sermon near a watering place known as Khumm, situated between Makkah and Madinah….

 

Hadith 10:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali, “You are from me and I am from you.”…

 

Hadith 11:

We were carrying one adobe (clay bricks) at a time while ‘Ammar was carrying two….

 

Hadith 12:

A faction will renegade at a time when there is division among the Muslims; the party, among two parties, which is closer to the truth, will fight them.

 

Hadith 13:

We were with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam while he was distributing (something which was given to him) when Dhu al Khuwaysirah, a man from the tribe of Banu Tamim came and said, “O Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam! Be just!” …

 

Hadith 14:

(The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said) “Verily, you shall encounter after me much difficulty.”…

 

Hadith 15:

We did not recognise the Munafiqin in the time of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam except by means of their hatred for ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 16:

It was said to ‘Ali and Abu Bakr on the Day of Badr, “Jibril is (present) with one of you two and Mikaʾil with the other. Israfil is a great angel who witnesses the battle.”…

 

Hadith 17:

‘Ali was the first (male) to embrace Islam.

 

Hadith 18:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “There is someone from among you who will fight for the (correct) interpretation of this Qur’an, just as I fought for its revelation.” …

 

Hadith 19:

Verily me, you (referring to Fatimah), this person sleeping (i.e. ‘Ali), and those two (referring to Hassan and Hussain) will be in one place (together) on the Day of Judgement.

 

Hadith 20:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “A man from the inhabitants of Jannat will appear before you from beneath these date palm trees.”…

 

Hadith 21:

Sadaqah ibn al Muthanna said, I heard my grandfather Riyah ibn al Harith mention that he witnessed al Mughirah ibn Shu’bah….

 

Hadith 22:

I was seated in the masjid with two other men. We spoke ill of ‘Ali. The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam approached in an angry state; the anger could be seen on his face….

 

Hadith 23:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam sent Abu Bakr with the (announcement of) (surah) Bara’ah. Then he summoned him and said, “It is not right for anyone to convey this except a man from my family.” So he called ‘Ali and gave it to him.

 

Hadith 24:

‘Ali and I (i.e. ‘Ammar ibn Yasir) were companions in the Battle of al ‘Ashirah.

 

Hadith 25:

(Abu Sa’id al Khudri narrates) the people complained about ‘Ali. The Messenger of Allah stood up and delivered a khutbah (sermon). …

 

Hadith 26:

When Fatimah was given to ‘Ali (in marriage) we found nothing in his house except for some sand that was spread out on the floor, a pillow stuffed with palm-fibre, a jug and a jar (for water). …

 

Hadith 27:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam ordered for the doors (of the masjid) to be closed except for the door of `Ali.

 

Section 2 [The Da’if (Weak) Ahadith]

Hadith 1:

Ali is from me and I am from ‘Ali. No one except for me and ‘Ali should forswear (a treaty) on by behalf.

 

Hadith 2:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam sent me to Yemen as a judge, and …

 

Hadith 3:

There was a bird (cooked as food) with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam so he said, “O Allah, send me the most beloved of Your creation to partake of this bird with me.” …

 

Hadith 4:

I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is the door. Whoever desires to enter the city should enter from the door.

 

Hadith 5:

O ‘Ali! It is not permissible for anyone save me and you to be in a state of major ritual impurity while in this masjid.

 

Hadith 6:

After conquering Makkah, the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam headed towards al Ta’if. He laid siege of them for seven or eight days…

 

Hadith 7:

(‘Ali said that the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me) “Shall I not teach you some words that if you were to say them, you will be forgiven…

 

Hadith 8:

As for you, o ‘Ali, you are my bosom and trustworthy (friend).

 

Hadith 9:

(Abu ‘Abdullah al Jadali said,) I entered the presence of Umm Salamah. She said to me, “Is the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam being cursed (by anyone) among you?” …

 

Hadith 10:

(The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali,) “There is in you the like of ‘Isa; the Yahud hated him to such an extent that they slandered his mother. …

 

Hadith 11:

Abu Bakr sought Nabi’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam permission (to enter). In a loud tone, he heard the voice of ‘Aisha saying, “By Allah! I know that ‘Ali is more beloved to you that my father.” …

 

Hadith 12:

I never saw a man more beloved to the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam than him (i.e. ‘Ali). And I never saw a woman more beloved to the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam than his wife.

 

Hadith 13:

(‘Ali said) There was a certain time in which I would enter in the presence of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. If he was reading salah, he would make tasbih for me…

 

Hadith 14:

Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and I set out until we reached the Ka’bah. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me, “Sit.” He climbed on my shoulders…

 

Hadith 15:

Abu Bakr and ‘Umar proposed to Fatimah. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “She is (still) young.” Later, ‘Ali proposed to her and he salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam married her to him.

 

Hadith 16:

Once, I was ill and so the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam visited me. He entered my presence while I was reclining…

 

Hadith 17:

[‘Ali was told,] The people disapprove of you going out in the cold wearing thin sheets of clothing, and going out in the heat wearing thick and coarse clothing…

 

Hadith 18:

When the verse, “O you who have believed, when you [wish to] privately consult the Messenger, present before your consultation a charity,” was revealed, Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me, “What do you think? A dinar?…

 

Hadith 19:

‘Ali was the earliest of people with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

 

Hadith 20:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam dispatched ‘Ali as an amir to Yemen. A man from (the tribe) Aslam by the name of ‘Amr ibn Shas accompanied him. He returned (some time later) complaining and grousing about ‘Ali….

 

Hadith 21:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was receiving wahi (revelation) while his head was in the lap of ‘Ali. ‘Ali had not read Salat al ‘Asr and the sun had already set in…

 

Hadith 22:

When Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala created the creation, He selected the Arabs. And (from the Arabs) He selected the Quraysh. And He selected Banu Hashim from the Quraysh…

 

Hadith 23:

O Allah, do not allow me to die until You show me ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 24:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam called ‘Ali on the Day (of the battle) of al Ta’if, and spoke privately with him…

 

Hadith 25:

The unlettered Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam promised me that no one except a believer would love me, and no one except a munafiq (hypocrite) would dislike me…

 

Hadith 26:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “‘Ali’s hijrah was early, his characteristics are charming, his bravery is admirable, and his ancestry is noble…

 

Hadith 27:

Verily, Allah has commanded me to love four people; and He informed me that He (too) loves them. It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, name them for us…

 

Hadith 28:

Al Walid ibn ‘Uqbah said to ‘Ali, “Am I not more eloquent in speech, a more accurate marksman, and I engender more fear and cover more territory on the front lines than you…

 

Hadith 29:

Certainly, Fatimah, ‘Ali, Hassan, and Hussain are in a white dome in Paradise, the roof of which is the ‘arsh of al Rahman.

 

Hadith 30:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ordered ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib to fight the nakithin (the people of the battle of Jamal), the qasitin (the people of the battle of Siffin) and the mariqin (the people of Nahrawan, i.e. the Khawarij).

 

Hadith 31:

Umm Salamah said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was in my home one day when the khadimah (servant) said, ‘‘Ali and Fatimah are by the door…

 

Hadith 32:

The verse, “And We will remove whatever is in their breasts of resentment, [so they will be] brothers, on thrones facing each other” was, by Allah, revealed about us.

 

Hadith 33:

O ‘Ali, there is for you a treasure in Jannat; and verily you (alone) will be its owner. Do not give a second look (i.e. to a ghayr mahram), (because) while you are not blameworthy for the first, you have no right to the second.

 

Hadith 34:

We were in the streets of Madinah while the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was holding my hands…

 

Hadith 35:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam dispatched us to Yemen with Khalid ibn al Walid and ‘Ali with another army…

 

Hadith 36:

Whoever obeys ‘Ali has surely obeyed me. And whoever disobeys me has surely disobeyed Allah…

 

Hadith 37:

I was ill and the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam passed by me while I was saying, “O Allah, if my term has come, then give me relief, and if it is coming later…

 

Hadith 38:

Al ‘Abbas and Shaybah—the custodian of the Ka’bah —were sitting boasting to one another. Al ‘Abbas said to him, “I am nobler than you…

 

Hadith 39:

Me and this person (i.e. ‘Ali) will come on the Day of Judgement like this. And then he joined his two index fingers together.

 

Hadith 40:

I asked Qutham ibn al ‘Abbas, “How did ‘Ali inherit (i.e. knowledge) from the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and not all of you…

 

Hadith 41:

It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, who is to be made the amir after you?” He said, “If you make Abu Bakr the amir, you will find him trustworthy…

 

Hadith 42:

Indeed, from the things that I was promised by Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was that the Ummah will act perfidiously with me after his death salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

 

Hadith 43:

‘Ali is with the truth and the truth is with ‘Ali. They will never separate until they both arrive at the Hawd (Cistern) on the Day of Judgment.

 

Hadith 44:

Abu Hurairah said,) I heard that the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam mentioned a fitnah (tribulation). He made it seem that it was soon approaching…

 

Hadith 45:

Indeed, the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali before his death, “You will discharge my responsibility (i.e. of conveying the Message) and you will be murdered on my Sunnah.”

 

Hadith 46:

Regarding the verse, “And [remember, O Muhammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you…” The Quraysh consulted with each other one night in Makkah…

 

Hadith 47:

When I would ask the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he would give me, and when I would be silent, he would initiate (the act of speaking or giving) with me.

 

Hadith 48:

Indeed, Jannat desires three (people): ‘Ali, ‘Ammar, and Salman.

 

Hadith 49:

I asked my lord that I should not give anyone in marriage from my Ummah, and neither should I marry someone, except that they will be with me in Jannat. And He granted this to me.

 

Hadith 50:

You will possess, O ‘Ali, a staff from the staffs of Jannat on the Day of Judgment; you will drive people away from my Hawd (pond) with it.

 

Hadith 51:

We were seated with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and a man passed with his face covered. The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “There will dissent and division among the people…

 

Hadith 52:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam entered the presence of ‘Ali and Fatimah while they were both laughing. When they saw Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, they became quiet…

 

Hadith 53:

Indeed, when Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was approaching death, Safiyyah said, “O Messenger of Allah, every one of your wives has a family to whom she can resort back to…

 

Hadith 54:

(‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu said:) After returning from a janazah (funeral), the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam told me something that I would not exchange the entire Dunya for.

 

Hadith 55:

I was sitting with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. A man came from the Yemen, and said, “Three men from the people of the Yemen came to ‘Ali, arguing about a child, asking him to give a decision…

 

Hadith 56:

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib issued a ruling and it was mentioned to Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. It amazed Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and so he said, “All praise belongs to Allah for granting wisdom amongst us, the Ahlul Bayt.”

 

Hadith 57:

O ‘Ali, if you are in charge after me, expel the people of Najran from the Arabian Peninsula.

 

Hadith 58:

O ‘Ali, you are a sayed in the Dunya, a sayed in the Akhirah. Your beloved is my beloved, and my beloved is Allah’s beloved. Your enemy is my enemy, and my enemy is Allah’s enemy. Woe unto that person who hates you after me.

 

Section Section Three – The Batil (False), Munkar (Unacceptable) and Mawdu’ (Fabricated) Ahadith

Hadith 1:

“I am the result of my father’s, Ibrahim’s, supplication.” …

 

Hadith 2:

We were seated in front of Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and he said: “Shall I not indicate to you such a person that, if you were to seek guidance from him, you will never go astray and you will never be destroyed?” …

 

Hadith 3:

We were with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and there was a group of his Companions with him. …

 

Hadith 4:

Whoever has three qualities they are not from me: hatred of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib; dislike for my Ahlul Bayt; and the person who says iman is (merely) speech (i.e. and not in doing deeds)….

 

Hadith 5:

Verily, Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam took me by the hand and said: “Whoever dies while having hatred for you has died the death of someone in the Days of Ignorance; he will be taken to account based on his deeds in Islam.…

 

Hadith 6:

Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam looked at ‘Ali, Hassan, Hussain, and Fatimah and said: “‘I am at war with whoever makes war with you, and at peace with whoever makes peace with you.”

 

Hadith 7:

“O ‘Ali, surely Allah has made in you an example from ‘Isa ‘alayh al Salam: The Yahud (Jews) hated him such that they slandered his mother; The Nasara (Christians) loved him such that they avowed for him that which he is undeserving of.”…

 

Hadith 8:

‘Ali is a part of me just as my head is a part of my body.

 

Hadith 9:

Man’s feet will not move on the Day of Qiyamah (Resurrection) before he is asked about four things: his life and how he spent it; his body and how he used it; his wealth and how he earned and spent it; and his love for us, the Ahlul Bayt.

 

Hadith 10:

Indeed, in Jannat (Paradise) there is a bird similar to the bakht bird. And indeed, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib will be the first to partake of it. Its meat is tenderer than butter and sweeter than pure honey.

 

Hadith 11:

“Verily, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala created such a creation that is neither from the children of Adam nor from the children of Iblis. They curse those who have antipathy towards ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.”…

 

Hadith 12:

Looking at ‘Ali is a form of ‘ibadah (worship).

 

Hadith 13:

I am the Sayed (master) of the descendants of Adam and ‘Ali is the master of the Arabs.

 

Hadith 14:

O Allah, I ask You for (the quality of) self-sufficiency and (the quality of) self- sufficiency for my mawla after me (i.e. his cousin).

 

Hadith 15:

Whoever parts from ‘Ali has parted from me. And whoever parts from me has parted from Allah.

 

Hadith 16:

The epitome for the sahifah (book) of a believer is the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

Hadith 17:

“There is a station in Jannat (Paradise) named al Wasilah and it is designated for a particular Nabi; I hope I will be that Nabi. When you ask for it, ask it for me.”…

 

Hadith 18:

“There is not a member of Quraysh except that a verse was revealed as an example for him. So what was revealed regarding you (O ‘Ali)?”…

 

Hadith 19:

“‘I do not want to see you after I am gone reverting to disbelievers, striking the necks of one another (i.e. killing one another). By Allah, if you do so, you will recognize me in the squadron that is striking you.”…

 

Hadith 20:

“Seventy thousand people from my Ummah will enter Jannat (Paradise) without any reckoning.” Then he turned to ‘Ali and said: “They will be from your shia (group) and you will be their leader.”

 

Hadith 21:

When the verse: ‘Say, [O Muhammad], ‘I do not ask you for it [i.e., this message] any payment [but] only good will through [i.e., due to] kinship.’  was revealed…

 

Hadith 22:

During a voluntary salah, a beggar stood near ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib while he was in ruku’ (state of bowing during salah)….

 

Hadith 23:

Regarding the verse of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, …but you will surely know them by the tone of [their] speech,  the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “By their hatred for ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.”

 

Hadith 24:

Regarding the verse: ‘…the Most Merciful will appoint for them affection,’  the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Love in the hearts of the believers was revealed regarding ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (May Allah ennoble his face).”

 

Hadith 25:

Umm Ayman entered the presence of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and she was crying. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to her, “What makes you cry? May Allah not make your eyes cry.”…

 

Hadith 26:

‘Ali was in dire need (of financial assistance), he had absolutely nothing. So he left the house and found a dinar…

 

Hadith 27:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam took Hassan and Hussain by the hand and said, “Whoever loves me and loves these two, and their father and mother, shall be with me on my level on the Day of Resurrection.”

 

Hadith 28:

Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha came to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and said, “May peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allah.” He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “May peace be upon you too, O my beloved daughter.” She said, “By Allah, there is no food in the house of ‘Ali this morning, O Messenger of Allah…

 

Hadith 29:

Whoever desires to see the knowledge of Adam, the understanding of Nuh, the forbearance of Ibrahim, the asceticism of Yahya ibn Zakariyya and the strength of Musa ibn ‘Imran should look at ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

Hadith 30:

On the Day of Resurrection, a caller will call out from beneath the ‘Arsh, “Behold, Bring forth the Companions of Muhammad.” …

 

Hadith 31:

A camel from the camels of Jannat will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and you will mount it. Your knee will be with my knee and your thigh will be with my thigh until you enter Jannat.

 

Hadith 32:

“May peace be upon you, Abu al Rayhanatayn of the Dunya. Soon, your two pillars will leave; Allah will take my place looking after you after.” …

 

Hadith 33:

(‘Ali ibn Abi Talib’s name was mentioned in the presence of Ibn ‘Abbas and he said,) You are remembering a man who used to hear the treading of Jibril (when he would descend with wahi (revelation)) above his house.

 

Hadith 34:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam came to us on the evening of ‘Arafah and said, “Allah has boasted about you (His followers) and He has forgiven you, as a whole and (forgiven) ‘Ali, in particular….

 

Hadith 35:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam came to us while we were lying down in the masjid. In his hand was a branch of fresh dates…

 

Hadith 36:

Three people have never disbelieved in Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala: the believer from Al Yasin, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, and Asiyah, the wife of Firoun.

 

Hadith 37:

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is my close confidant.

 

Hadith 38:

I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and with him were his Companions barefooted. ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib entered and the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to him, “O ‘Ali, you are their genius.”

 

Hadith 39:

Regarding the verse, “You are only a warner, and for every people is a guide,”  the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is ‘the warner’ and ‘the guide’ is a man from Banu Hashim.

 

Hadith 40:

I entered the presence of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and he said, “What will your state be when the sultan and the Qur’an quarrel?”…

 

Hadith 41:

Three-hundred verses (of the Qur’an) were revealed regarding ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 42:

Rejoice, O ‘Ali. Your life and death is with me.

 

Hadith 43:

Verily Allah has purified a nation of sins with the baldness from their heads (i.e. by making them bald). And verily ‘Ali is from them.

 

Hadith 44:

We used to speak (about the fact) that the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam promised ‘Ali seventy promises that he did not promise anyone else except for him.

 

Hadith 45:

(Anas radiya Llahu ‘anhu says,) “I entered the presence of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he was visiting him while he was sick…

 

Hadith 46:

O ‘Ali, soon the rebellious group will fight you and you will be upon the truth. Therefore, whosoever does not support you on that day, he is not from me.

 

Hadith 47:

(Abu Thabit, the mawla (client) of Abu Dharr said,) “I was with ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu on the Day (of the Battle) of the Camel.

 

Hadith 48:

(The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said,) “I will surely fight the Amaliqah in a battalion.” Jibril ‘alayh al Salam said to him, “Or ‘Ali (will surely fight the Amaliqah).” He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam then said, “Or ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.”

 

Hadith 49:

Do not curse ‘Ali; for he was touched in the dhat (essence) of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala.

 

Hadith 50:

The forerunners are three: Tthe forerunner to Musa is Yusha’ ibn Nun; the forerunner to ‘Isa is the Companion of Yasin (i.e. Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam); and the forerunner to Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

Hadith 51:

Allah shows enmity towards anyone who shows enmity to ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 52:

‘Ali is my asl (foundation) and Jafar is my far’ (branch).” Or he said: “Jafar is my asl (foundation) and ‘Ali is my far’ (brance).

 

Hadith 53:

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the door of repentance (i.e. the path to the removal of sins). Whoever enters it is a believer. And whoever exits from it is a disbeliever.

 

Hadith 54:

I saw the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam embracing ‘Ali and kissing him, and he was saying, “By my father, the only martyr; by my father, the only martyr.”

 

Hadith 55:

Verily the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam sent ‘Ali on a particular errand. When he returned, the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to him, “Allah, His Messenger, and Jibril ‘alayh al Salam are pleased with you.”

 

Hadith 56:

When the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam set out for Khaybar, he placed ‘Ali at the forefront and said, “Whoever enters the (area of the) date-palm trees is safe.” …

 

Hadith 57:

Allah does not establish the love of ‘Ali in the heart of a believer—thereby causing his feet to slip—except that Allah will make his feet firm on the Day of Resurrection on the Sirat (Bridge).

 

Hadith 58:

Whoever holds a grudge against ‘Ali holds a grudge against me. And whoever holds a grudge against me has disbelieved.

 

Hadith 59:

O ‘Ammar, if you see ‘Ali tread through a certain valley, and others tread through another, tread through the way of ‘Ali and leave the others. He will never lead you to ruin. And he will never take you away from huda (guidance).

 

Hadith 60:

(‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu said) “By Allah, I did not lie and I was not deceived. I did not stray and I was not led astray. I was promised by the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Unsuccessful is he who lies.”

 

Hadith 61:

(‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu said,) “O Messenger of Allah, verily you said to me on the Day of Uhud when you were excluded from shahadah (martyrdom) and whoever was martyred was martyred:…

 

Hadith 62:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam came to his Companions one day and said, “O Companions of Muhammad, last night, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala showed me your houses in Jannat. They are near my house.” …

 

Hadith 63:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam came to us; his right (hand) was in the hand of Abu Bakr, his left (hand) was in the hand of ‘Umar, ‘Ali was holding the edge of his garment and ‘Uthman (was also holding it) from the back. He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Like this, by the Lord of the Ka’bah, we will enter Jannat.”

 

Hadith 64:

There was not a Prophet before me except that he was given seven noble ministers (and) friends, and I was given fourteen: Hamzah, Jafar, ‘Ali, Hassan, Hussain, Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, al Miqdad, ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud, Abu Dharr, Hudhayfah, Salman, ‘Ammar and Bilal.

 

Hadith 65:

We were with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and with him was a group of people sitting. …

 

Hadith 66:

(‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu said,) “I am the servant of Allah and the brother of His Messenger. I am the greatest Siddiq. No one will say these words after me except for a liar. I made salah seven years before everyone else; before anyone from this Ummah worshipped him.”

 

Hadith 67:

‘Ali is the leader of the believers and wealth is the leader of the munafiqin (hypocrites).

 

Hadith 68:

(Al A’mash said,) “(Abu Jafar) al Mansur called for me. I said to his messenger, ‘What does Amir al Muʾminin want from me?’ He said, ‘I do not know.’ I said, ‘Inform him that I am coming. …

 

Hadith 69:

Whoever opposes ‘Ali for the khilafah after me is a kafir (disbeliever); he has waged war against Allah and His Messenger. Whoever casts doubt regarding ‘Ali, he is a kafir (disbeliever).

 

Hadith 70:

“I prayed sixty salahs with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam before anyone else prayed with him.”…

 

Hadith 71:

I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and he saw ‘Ali approaching. He said, “This person (i.e. ‘Ali) and I will be a proof against my Ummah on the Day of Resurrection.”

 

Hadith 72:

Verily the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam formed a pact of brotherhood amongst the Muslims and said, “O ‘Ali, you are my brother. …

 

Hadith 73:

Verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala made a promise to me about ‘Ali. I said, “O my Lord, explain it to me!” …

 

Hadith 74:

“Whoever lends a helping hand to someone from my Ahlul Bayt (Family of the House), I will recompense him on the Day of Resurrection.” And he said, “The right of ‘Ali over the Muslims is like the rights of a father over his child.”

 

Hadith 75:

We are the children of ‘Abdul Muttalib, the leaders of the inhabitants of Jannat: Me, Hamzah, ‘Ali, Jafar, Hassan, Hussain and al Mahdi.”

 

Hadith 76:

Verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala made the progeny (continue) of every Prophet through his backbone (i.e. offspring). And verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala made my progeny (continue) through the backbone of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu.

 

Hadith 77:

“‘Jibril ‘alayh al Salam came to me with a carpet from the carpets of Jannat. And so I sat on it. When I came before my Lord, he spoke and conversed with me….

 

Hadith 78:

O ‘Ali, the person who dies having hatred for you is of no concern, for he has died the death of a Jew or a Christian.

 

Hadith 79:

I asked the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam regarding the “kalimat (words)” that Adam received from his Lord; by which Allah subsequently accepted his repentance (referring to verse 37 of Surah al Baqarah). …

 

Hadith 80:

Complete and utter destruction for the oppressors of my Ahlul Bayt (Family of the House); their punishment will be with the munafiqin (hypocrites) in the lowest depths of the Fire.

 

Hadith 81:

You are the one to assign the inhabitants of the Fire. And you will knock on the door of Jannat. And you will enter it without any reckoning.

 

Hadith 82:

Surely the example of ‘Ali in this Ummah is the example of (the surah) Qul huwa Allah Ahad (Say: He is Allah, the One and Only) in the Qurʾan.

 

Hadith 83:

Had it not been for you, the believers would have been unknown after me.

 

Hadith 84:

We were with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and he distributed among the people, but he did not give anything to ‘Ali…

 

Hadith 85:

‘Ali and I were nur (light) before Allah in a state of total obedience; the nur (light) would make tasbih (i.e. say subhan Allah) and glorify Him fourteen thousand years before Adam was created…

 

Hadith 86:

Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala sent down a portion of nur (light). He made it settle in the backbone of Adam. …

 

Hadith 87:

O ‘Ali, come close to me; place your five (fingers) in my five (fingers). O ‘Ali, you and I were both created from a tree; I am its asal (foundation) and you are its far’ (branch)….

 

Hadith 88:

Inscribed on the door of Jannat (are the following words), “Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam; ‘Ali, the brother of the Messenger of Allah,” one thousand years before the creation of the Heavens and the earth.

 

Hadith 89:

It is not permissible for a believer to see me bare or naked except ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 90:

(The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to Abu Bakr and ‘Umar), “Go to ‘Ali; he will inform you of what transpired with him last night, I will follow you.”

 

Hadith 91:

Verily you exceptional accolades; I was ordered to conduct your marriage from the Heavens; and your killing of the mushrikin (polytheists) on the Day of Badr; and (the fact that) you will be killed following my Sunnah after me; and you will fulfill my covenant.

 

Hadith 92:

The night I was made to ascend (the Heavens), I stopped before my Lord subhanahu wa ta ‘ala. He sent wahi (revelation) to me—or he ordered me (Jafar was unsure) regarding the following three things about ‘Ali: he is the leaders of the Muslims, the wali of the pious, and the leader of al ghurr al muhajjalin (radiant faces).

 

Hadith 93:

“There will not be a rider on the Day of Resurrection except for us four.” His uncle, al ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib stood before him and said, “Who are they, O Messenger of Allah?”…

 

Hadith 94:

(I heard the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam say to ‘Ali,) “Verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala has graced you with such grace that He has not graced any of His servants with…..

 

Hadith 95:

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu looked at the peoples’ faces and said, “Verily I am the brother of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his wazir (advisor)…..

 

Hadith 96:

When the people differed regarding the issue of tafdil (preference as to who is the best person after the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), I travelled on my conveyance, took my rations (for the journey) and set out until I entered Madinah….

 

Hadith 97:

(‘Ali ibn Abi Talib said on the Day of Shura,), “By Allah, I will remonstrate against them such that a member of Quraysh, an Arab, and a non-Arab will be unable to respond and say anything contradictory.”

 

Hadith 98:

‘Ali will be by the Hawd (Pond); no one will enter Jannat except with permission from ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu.

 

Hadith 99:

I saw the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam applying kuhl (antimony) to the eye of ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu with his saliva.

 

Hadith 100:

O ‘Ali, glad tidings to the person who loves you and believes in you. And destruction upon the person who hates you and belies you.

 

Hadith 101:

Verily the two angels of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib boast to all the other angels because they are with ‘Ali. This is because they have never ascended unto Allah with regards to something (concerning ‘Ali) that upset Him.

 

Hadith 102:

I was sitting with Abu Bakr when a man came to him and said, “O Khalifah of the Messenger of Allah, verily the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam promised me that he would pick up for me (and give) three handfuls of dates.” …

 

Hadith 103:

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib will be radiant in Jannat just like the morning star (is radiant) for the people of the Dunya.

 

Hadith 104:

Verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala prohibited rainfall for Bani Israʾil on account of their (lack) of adab (etiquette) with their prophets. And verily He prohibits the rainfall of this Ummah on account of their hatred for ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

Hadith 105:

A caller called out on the Day of Badr—it has been said that his name is Ridwan, “There is no sword except for Dhu al Fiqar and there is not a young man except ‘Ali.”

 

Hadith 106:

I entered the presence of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam during the illness in which he (eventually) passed away. Suddenly, Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha appeared near the Prophet’s head. She began crying such that the sound of her crying became loud.

 

Hadith 107:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam experienced severe hunger once. He came to the Ka’bah, took hold of its covers and said, “O Allah, do not make Muhammad hungrier than You have already made him.”…

 

Hadith 108:

The remembrance of ‘Ali is ‘ibadah (worship).

 

Hadith 109:

Whoever desires to hold firm to the red stick which Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala planted in the Garden of Eden with His right hand should hold firm to the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

Hadith 110:

On the Day of Resurrection, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala will make for me to the right of the ‘Arsh (Throne) a domed edifice made from red gold.

 

Hadith 111:

I advise the person who brings faith in me and believes in me with the wilayah (mastership) of ‘Ali. Whoever undertakes his wilayah has undertaken my wilayah. And whoever undertakes my wilayah has undertaken (the wilayah of) Allah.

 

Hadith 112:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was gifted a carpet known as Handaf. He said to me, “O Anas, open it.”…

 

Hadith 113:

When ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib went forward in the Conquest of Khaybar, the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to him, “O ‘Ali, had it not been that a group of my Ummah says regarding you what the Christians say about ‘Isa ibn Maryam…

 

Hadith 114:

On the Day of Resurrection when the Sirat (Bridge) is erected on the edge of Jahannam, no one is permitted to cross it (for salvation) except for the person who has the book of the wilayah of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu.

 

Hadith 115:

When the death of Abu Bakr al Siddiq came, I heard ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib say, “The mutafarrisun (those endowed with recognizing Prophethood) among the people are four: two women and two men. ….

 

Hadith 116:

The Siddiqun (especially righteous) are three: Habib al Najjar, the believer from the family of Yasin; about whom Allah says, “He said, ‘O my people, follow the messengers.’”….

 

Hadith 117:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam went to the masjid and said, “Verily Allah sent wahi (revelation) to His Prophet Musa, ‘Build for me a pure masjid that only Musa, Harun, and the two sons of Harun can reside in.’…

 

Hadith 118:

Jibril used to dictate (revelation) to the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to dictate to ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 119:

A star disappeared in the time of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and so the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Look at this star…

 

Hadith 120:

Asbagh ibn Nabatah read the following verse to ‘Ali, “And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam -…..

 

Hadith 121:

I saw the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam taking hold of the hand of ‘Ali while saying, “Allah is my wali (protector) and I am your wali (protector); and I am the enemy of the person who shows enmity towards you and I am at peace with whoever is at peace with you.”

 

Hadith 122:

Jibril ‘alayh al Salam came to me and said, “Wear rings with aqiq (quartz), for it was the first stone to testify to Allah’s oneness, my Prophethood, the wilayah of ‘Ali, the imamah (leadership) of his son, and (it testified) to the fact that his Shia (Followers) will enter Jannat.”

 

Hadith 123:

I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam when he was asked about ‘Ali. He said, “Wisdom was divided into ten parts; ‘Ali was given nine parts and everyone else shared the remaining one part.”

 

Hadith 124:

Two men came to ‘Umar asking him about an issue concerning the divorce of a slave. He came to the end of the gathering where there was a bald man.

 

Hadith 125:

My anger and the anger of Allah intensifies against a person who causes my blood to flow and harms my ‘itrah (family).

 

Hadith 126:

I do not permit anyone to keep my kunyah (agnomen) nor my name except for the children of ‘Ali that are not from Fatimah. Verily he has been gifted with my name and my kunyah—he is Muhammad ibn ‘Ali. Jafar ibn Muhammad said, “That is Ibn al Hanafiyyah.”

 

Hadith 127:

We, the Ahlul Bayt (Members of the House) were given seven things; no one before us nor after us was given it: beauty, eloquence, generosity, bravery, forbearance, knowledge, and love of women.

 

Hadith 128:

Whoever sends salutations upon Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad one hundred times, Allah will fulfill one hundred of his needs.

 

Hadith 129:

O ‘Ali, verily our shia (followers) will emerge from their graves on the Day of Resurrection with their faces (shining) like the full moon—despite their shortcomings and sins. …

 

Hadith 130:

The most beloved of my brothers to me is ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. And the most beloved of my uncles to me is Hamzah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib.

 

Hadith 131:

Verily Allah sent revelation to Musa that he should build a pure masjid in which only Musa, Harun, and the two sons of Harun—Shabar and Shubayr—can reside in. And verily Allah ordered me to build a pure masjid in which only my brother ‘Ali, my two (grand) children Hassan and Hussain, and I can reside in.

 

Hadith 132:

Ibn ‘Abbas was asked about Allah’s words, “Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds [that] for them there is forgiveness and great reward.”…

 

Hadith 133:

Ibn ‘Abbas said) The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam took me by my hand and took ‘Ali by his hand….

 

Hadith 134:

O ‘Ali, verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala has forgiven you, your family, your followers, and the admirers of your followers. Rejoice, for verily you are al Anza’ al Batin, free from polytheism, and you possess abundant knowledge.

 

Hadith 135:

When I was taken into the Heavens, Jibril ‘alayh al Salam took my hand and made me sit on a carpet from the carpets of Jannat. …

 

Hadith 136:

While we were sitting near the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Jibril suddenly descended from Jannat…..

 

Hadith 137:

Harun ibn ‘Imran, Yahya ibn Zakariyya, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib and I were all created from the same clay.

 

Hadith 138:

When the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was taken (to the Heavens) and then subsequently returned to the earth, some time had passed. …

 

Hadith 139:

O ‘Ali, I overcame you regarding Prophethood and there is no Prophethood after me…..

 

Hadith 140:

(‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said,) “I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam on the Night of the Jinn. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam took a breath….

 

Hadith 141:

Whoever does not say that ‘Ali is the best of people has surely disbelieved.

 

Hadith 142:

(‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu said,) Verily the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam intended to carry out a military expedition. ….

 

Hadith 143:

One day, we were with ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu in the marketplace. He saw a melon that cost one dirham….

 

Hadith 144:

(‘Ali said,) I went out one day with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. We were walking in the streets of Madinah when we passed by one of its date palm trees….

 

Hadith 145:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ordered us to present[1] our children to the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

Hadith 146:

Love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib consumes evil deeds just as fire consumes firewood.

 

Hadith 147:

“My name in the Qurʾan is, ‘By the sun and its brightness,’[1] and the name of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is, ‘And [by] the moon when it follows it,’….

 

Hadith 148:

I asked the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “O Messenger of Allah, verily Allah does not send a Prophet except that He makes clear to him who will take charge after him, did He clarify for you?” He said, “No.” Then I asked him (again) after that and he said, “Yes, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.”

 

Hadith 149:

Abu Bakr al Siddiq entered the presence of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and sat near him….

 

Hadith 150:

Once while we were in the courtyard of the Ka’bah, the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was speaking to us when suddenly, something enormous emerged from al Rukn al Yamani (i.e. the Yemeni Corner of the Ka’bah) and appeared before us. ….

 

Hadith 151:

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib killed ‘Amr ibn Wudd and entered the presence of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. When the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam saw him, he and the Muslims made takbir (Allahu Akbar)….

 

Hadith 152:

Al Hassan and al Hussain radiya Llahu ‘anhuma became sick and so the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam along with Abu Bakr and ‘Umar visited them….

 

Hadith 153:

(‘Ali said,) Verily my khalil (close friend—i.e. the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam informed me that I will be struck on the 7th of Ramadan; it was the night in which Musa passed away; and I will die on the 22nd of Ramadan, the night in which ‘Isa was raised (to the Heavens).

 

Hadith 154:

On the Day of Resurrection, a pulpit thirty miles long will be erected for me. Thereafter, a caller will call out from beneath the ‘Arsh (Throne), “Where is Muhammad?”…

 

Hadith 155:

You and your shia (followers) will be in Jannat. And verily, there is a group known as the Rafidah; if you see meet them, kill them, for they are polytheists.

 

Hadith 156:

On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will say to me and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu, “Enter into Jannat whoever loves you two, and enter into the Fire (of Jahannam) whoever hates you two.” This is in reference to the verse, ‘[Allah will say], ‘Throw into Hell every obstinate disbeliever…’

 

Hadith 157:

Verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala created the souls two thousand years before He created the physical bodies. Then He placed them under the ‘Arsh (Throne) and ordered them to obey me. The first soul to greet me was the soul of ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 158:

O ‘Ali, verily Allah has ordered me to take Abu Bakr as a father, ‘Umar as an advisor, ‘Uthman as a support, and you, O ‘Ali, as an assistant. …

 

Hadith 159:

Whoever loves me should love ‘Ali. And whoever loves ‘Ali should love my daughter Fatimah….

 

Hadith 160:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam addressed us. I heard him saying, “O people, whoever hates us, the Ahlul Bayt, Allah will resurrect him on the Day of Resurrection as a Jew.”…

 

Hadith 161:

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu entered and the house was filled with whoever was inside it. ….

 

Hadith 162:

On the night of a full-moon, the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Who will obtain water for us?” The people resisted.

 

Hadith 163:

Verily the first four people to enter Jannat are me, you (‘Ali), al Hassan, and al Hussain. Our descendants will be behind us and our wives will be behind our descendants. Our shia (followers) will be to our right and left.

 

Hadith 164:

Verily in al Firdaws there is a spring that is sweeter than honey, softer than butter, colder than ice, and more fragrant than musk…..

 

Hadith 165:

When the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam married Fatimah to ‘Ali, Fatimah said, “O Messenger of Allah, you married me to a poor man, he has nothing.”….

 

Hadith 166:

We were with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in his masjid on a rainy day. It was very windy and cloudy. We were assembled around him. Suddenly, we heard a voice, but we did not see the person (from where the voice emanated)…..

 

Hadith 167:

Concerning the verse, ‘Those who spend their wealth [in Allah’s way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly…’[1] he said, “It was revealed regarding ‘Ali. He had four dirhams; he spent one dirham at night, one dirham in the day, one secretly, and one publicly.”

 

Hadith 168:

‘Ali is the protector/vessel of my knowledge.

 

Hadith 169:

A man asked Muawiyah a question and he responded by saying, “Ask ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib regarding it, for he is more knowledgeable than me.”….

 

Hadith 170:

Verily the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said in his illness, “Call my brother for me.”…

 

Hadith 171:

You will explain to my Ummah what they are differing about after me.

 

Hadith 172:

I made you a sign for what is between me and my Ummah; whoever does not follow you has disbelieved.

 

Hadith 173:

May Allah have mercy upon Abu Bakr; he married his daughter to me, carried me to Dar al Hijrah (i.e. Madinah), and freed Bilal from his own wealth. ….

 

Hadith 174:

There will be a fitnah (strife) after me. When it occurs, keep to to ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib; for he was the first person to see me and the first person to greet me on the Day of Resurrection. He is with me in the highest heaven. He is the faruq (differentiator) between truth and falsehood.

 

Hadith 175:

(Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah said,) “I heard ‘Ali reciting the following couplets while the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was listening:….

 

Hadith 176:

Verily the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was on ‘Arafah and ‘Ali was in front of him…..

 

Hadith 177:

(Abu Rafi’ said,) “I entered the presence of the Messenger of Allah while he was asleep, or wahi (revelation) was descending upon him. …

 

Hadith 178:

The most knowledgeable of my Ummah after me is ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

Hadith 179:

I advise you to treat these two well. No one defends and protects them for my sake except that Allah will grant him a nur (light) that he will appear with before me on the Day of Resurrection. (Referring to ‘Ali and al ‘Abbas)

 

Hadith 180:

Verily the duel of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib against ‘Amr ibn Wudd on the Day of Khandaq (i.e. the Battle of the Trench) is more virtuous than all the good deeds of my Ummah until the Day of Resurrection.

 

Hadith 180:

Verily the duel of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib against ‘Amr ibn Wudd on the Day of Khandaq (i.e. the Battle of the Trench) is more virtuous than all the good deeds of my Ummah until the Day of Resurrection.

 

Hadith 181:

I emigrated to the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Once, while I was with him one day, he said to me, “O ‘Amr, should I show you a dabbah (animal) of Jannat that eats food, drinks beverages, and walks in the marketplaces?”….

 

Hadith 182:

Jibril descended and said, “O Muhammad, verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala sends his salam (greetings) and says to you, ‘Every one of the Ummah will come on the Day of Resurrection thirsty, except for that person who loves Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthman, and ‘Ali.’”

 

Hadith 183:

“O ‘Ali, verily you and your shia (followers) will soon appear before Allah well-pleased and pleasing to Him. And your enemy will appear before Him enraged with their heads (kept) aloft.” Then ‘Ali gathered his on his neck to show them how…

 

Hadith 184:

By Him in Whose hand my soul is! Had it not been that groups from my Ummah say regarding you what the Christians say regarding ‘Isa ibn Maryam….

 

Hadith 185:

Then a caller will call out from beneath the ‘Arsh (Throne), “What an excellent father your father, Ibrahim is!….

 

Hadith 186:

Verily the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam dressed ‘Ali with a turban that was known as al Sahab…..

 

Hadith 187:

Sufficient for you (is the fact that) your lover will not experience grief at the time of his death, loneliness in his grave, and fear on the Day of Resurrection.

 

Hadith 188:

On the Day of Resurrection, Abu Bakr will be upon one of the pillars of the Hawd (Pond), ‘Umar will be on the second, ‘Uthman on the third, and ‘Ali on the fourth. Whoever shows hatred towards one of them, the other will not give him to drink.

 

Hadith 189:

I washed the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and drank the water from the orbits of his eyes. On account of this, I inherited the knowledge of the first and last people.

 

Hadith 190:

“O ‘Ali, take to the door and do not let anyone in (where I am), for there is a congregation of angels by me. They sought permission from their Lord to visit me.”…

 

Hadith 191:

“This is the amir (leader) of the righteous and the killer of the profligates. Triumphant is he who assists him. Forsaken is the one who abandons him.” …..

 

Hadith 192:

Everything has a foundation, and the foundation of iman (faith) is filial god- consciousness. Everything has a branch, and the branch of iman is patience. …..

 

Hadith 193:

When the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam came from the Battle of Khaybar, ….

 

Hadith 194:

If thickets were pens, and the ocean was ink, and the jinn were considered hisab (reckoning) and man was considered a kitab (book), they would not be able to enumerate the virtues of ‘Ali.

 

Hadith 195:

I was granted five qualities regarding ‘Ali, they are more beloved to me than the Dunya and what it contains. …..

 

Hadith 196:

When Allah created Adam ‘alayh al Salam and Hawwaʾ, they strutted in Jannat and said, “Allah has not created a creation more beautiful than us.”

 

Hadith 197:

(‘Ali said,) “While I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in a garden of Abu Talib, he (i.e. Abu Talib) looked over us……

 

Hadith 198:

I am the mizan (balance) of knowledge and ‘Ali is its scales. Al Hassan and al Hussain are its strings and Fatimah is its connection. The aʾimmah (leaders) of my Ummah are its pillars. The deeds of those that love us and those that hate us are weighed on it.

 

Hadith 199:

Jibril came to me from Allah with a green leaf from a myrtle plant. Written in it with white (was), “Verily I have enjoined the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib upon My creation. So convey that to them on My behalf.”

 

Hadith 200:

I said to Jibril, “What actions are most beloved to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala?” He said, “Salutation upon you, O Muhammad and the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.”

 

Hadith 201:

If a servant worships Allah similar to (how long) Nuh remained (inviting) his people,…..

 

Hadith 202:

If the people gathered upon the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, Allah would not have created the Fire (of Jahannam).

 

Hadith 203:

O ‘Ali, you are like the status of the Ka’bah; (people) come to it and it does not go (to people). If these people come to you and give power to you regarding this affair, accept it from them. And if they do not come to you, do not go to them.

 

Hadith 204:

A woman came to ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib and said, “Verily I hate you.” ‘Ali said, “Then you are a salaqlaq.” ….

 

Hadith 205:

It was said, “‘O Messenger of Allah, from who should knowledge be written after you?” He said, “From ‘Ali and Salman.”

 

Hadith 206:

(Burayd ibn Asram said,) “I heard ‘Ali saying regarding the verse, ‘And they swear by Allah their strongest oaths [that] Allah will not resurrect one who dies.’(‘Ali said,) ‘This verse was revealed regarding me.’”

 

Hadith 207:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was gifted some butter and honey. ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib came and sat down. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam presented it to him and said, “O my Sayed (master), eat.”

 

Hadith 208:

We were with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam on a journey. He heard a crow cawing and said, “Do you know what he is saying?” ….

 

Hadith 209:

When Allah intended to destroy the nation of Nuh, he sent wahi (revelation) to him to split some planks of teak (wood)…..

 

Hadith 210:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam exited from the house of Zainab bint Jahsh and came to the house of Umm Salamah….

 

Hadith 211:

The most beloved in-law to me, and the one that enjoys the greatest position with me, and the closest wasilah (means) to Allah, and the most successful inhabitant of Jannat is Abu Bakr…..

 

Hadith 212:

If people knew when ‘Ali was named Amir al Muʾminin (Commander of the Faithful), they would not deny his virtue.

 

Hadith 213:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to us one day, “Do you know what is inscribed on the ‘Arsh? (The following words are) inscribed: ‘La ilah illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr al Siddiq, ‘Umar al Faruq, ‘Uthman al Shahid, ‘Ali al Rida.’

 

Hadith 214:

The example of Abu Bakr al Siddiq is like milk in its purity. ……

 

Hadith 215:

Whoever curses al Siddiq (i.e. Abu Bakr), he is a zindiq. Whoever curses ‘Umar, his abode is the Fire. Whoever curses ‘Uthman, his adversary is al Rahman. Whoever curses ‘Ali, his adversary is the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

 

Hadith 216:

Verily Allah has made incumbent upon you the love of Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthman, and ‘Ali just as He made incumbent upon you salah, fasting, hajj, and Zakat (alms-giving)…..

 

Hadith 217:

Abu Bakr is the crown of Islam, ‘Umar ibn al Khattab is the adornment of Islam, ‘Uthman is the coronet of Islam, and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the fragrance of Islam. ….

 

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