His (Pbuh) virtues

* Al-Sheikh Al-Moufeed states in Al-Amali Book: Ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said: “He who doubts in the virtues of Ali shall be brought on Resurrection Day from his grave with a leash of fire surrounding his neck; a leash having three hundred branches. On every branch lies a demon thatfrightens him and spits in his face.”[1]


* The Messenger of Allah (pbuhp) said: “Adorn your gatherings by exalting Ali Bin Abi Talib (pbuh).”


* Al-Sheikh Al-Sadouq states in Al-Amali Book: Mohammad Bin Amara reported from his father from Imam Jaa’far Bin Mohammad Al-Sadiq (Pbuh) from his forefathers (Pbut) that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said: “Allah made the virtues of My brother Ali Bin Abi Talib uncountable, such that they cannot be counted but by Him. Thus, he who mentions one of these virtues acknowledging it shall have his past and future sins forgiven by Allah, even if he reached Judgment Day carrying the sins of the two Realms. He who writes a virtue of Ali Bin Abi Talib, the Angels shall ask Allah forgiveness for him as long as these words exist. He who listens to a virtue of Ali, Allah shall forgive the sins commited by his ears and he who sees a written virtue of Ali, Allah shall forgive the sins commited by his eyes.” Thereafter, the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said: “Looking at Ali is worship and mentioning and recalling him is worship as well. No work or deed is accepted by Allah, except by loving him, being loyal to him and disowning his enemies.”[2]


* Al-Mirza Al-Nouri states in Moustadrak Al-Wasa’el Book: Shathan Al-Qummi states in Al-Fada’el Book, reporting from Oum Salama, The Mother of Believers (pbuh), that she said that she heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say: “Whenever a group of people gather to talk about the virtues of Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh), the angels of the skies descend upon them until they touch them. Thereafter, when each one of these people leaves, the angels rise to the sky and the other angels tell them: “We smell a scent which is different from that of the angels, for we haven’t smelled a more pleasant scent.” So they say:” We were at a place where a group of people were speakingof Mohammad and his household (Pbut), so their scent adhered to us; hence, we were scented by this pleasant scent.” So the others say: “Take us down to them.” They say:” Every one of them has left to his home.” Thus they say:” Take us down to that place, so that we can perfume ourselves with it”.”[3]


* Abou Al-Fateh Al-Karajiki states in Kanz Al-Fawa’ed: Ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said: “If the trees were pencils, the seas were ink, the Jinn were those who count and humans were writers, they could not have counted up the virtues of Ali Bin Abi Talib.”[4]


* Al-Mirza Mohammad Taqi Al-Mamaqani states in Saheefat Al-Abrar Book: Ibn Abbas reported from Imam Al-Hassan Bin Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh) that he said: “When the Prophet (Pbuhp) ascended to the seventh sky, he saw a row of camels below Sudrat Almuntaha (Final Distination). So, he (pbuhp) said: “My beloved Jibraeel, how many years have this row been here?” He said:” My brother Mohammad, since four thousand years.” So he (pbuhp) said: “My beloved Jibraeel, what is this row carrying?” He said:” My brother Mohammad, I do not know!” Thus, a voice on behalf of Allah the Most High said: “Search a camel, O Mohammad, and see what it is carrying.” Thereafter, the narrator of this narration says: “Therefore, the Prophet (Pbuhp) searched a camel and saw boxes of books, containing virtues of Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh).”“[5]


* Al-Allama Al-Majlisi states in Al-Bihar Book,from the book of Ateeq Al-Gharawi, The Ziyara(Visit) of Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh) as reported by Safwan Al-Jammal: “Peace be upon you, O father of Imams, origin of revelation and prophecy and the one exclusively given the privilege of brotherhood. Peace be upon you, O leader of religion and faith, Word of the Most Merciful and safe shelter of mankind. Peace be upon you, O balancer of the actions of all beings, changer of conditions and the sword of the All-Glorious. Peace be upon, O most virtuous believer, inheritor of the prophets’ knowledge and ruler on Judgment Day. Peace be upon the tree of virtue, the one who hears all secrets and confidential talk and the one who bestows the Mann and Salwa. Peace be upon the great argument of Allah; His bestowed blessing and the torment by which Allah punishes mankind. Peace be upon the Israel of this nation, the door of mercy and the father of the Imams. Peace be upon Allah’s clear path, the shining star, the guiding Imam and the raging fire. Peace be upon the face of Allah which is safety for whoever believes in it. Peace be upon the Self of Allah that lies within him by the ways and the eye of Allah which is a relief for whoever knows it. Peace be upon the listening ear of Allah in all nations, His open hand that bestows blessings and His side that brings regret to whom underestimates it. I testify that you are the one who rewards the creations, gives bestowments and judges by justice. Allah has sent you as a waving flag for His servants. You have accomplished His will and exerted true efforts for the sake of Allah. May Allah’s prayers and blessings be upon you and may He make some people’s hearts yearn for you. All good is from you and returns to you. This visiting thankful servant of yours seeks your generosity and has ran to you away from his sins so that you can give him a relief from his hardships, for you are the One who hides his imperfections. Thus be the path that I take to Allah and save me from Hell and be my guarantor for accomplishing what I plead from you of being saved like the ones who connected their rope to your rope are saved. Lead me on the way that leads to Allah. For You are the one that hears the plea and you are my master and the judge. I send my peace to you. You are the generous master and great Imam. Be merciful to us, O Ameer Elmo’mineen and may Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you!”


* Al-Sheikh Al-Kulaini states in Al-Kafi Book: Yousuf Bin Abi Saeed reported that he was at Imam Abou Abdellah’s (Pbuh) house. So the Imam (Pbuh) said to him: “On Resurrection Day, when Allah, The Most High, gathers all mankind, Nouh (pbuh) will be the first to be called and asked: “Did you deliver the Message?” So he says: “Yes, I did.”Thereafter, he will be asked: “Who will testify for you?” He says: “Mohammad Bin Abdellah (Pbuhp)”and then Nouh (pbuh) will pass through the crowds until he reaches Mohammad (Pbuhp), who will be sitting on a hill of Musk along with Ali (Pbuh); which the verse states: {when they see him so close; in the highest rank, grieved will be the faces of the unbelievers.} So Nouh says to Mohammad (Pbuhp): “O Mohammad! Allah has asked me if I had delivered the message. I said that I did. He asked me about the one who will testify for me. I said that Mohammad will. Thus, Mohammad (Pbuhp) says: “O Jaa’far, O Hamza! Go and testify that he had delivered the Message.” Thereafter, Imam Sadiq (Pbuhp) said: “Jaa’far and Hamza are those who will testify for all the prophets that they had delivered the messages.” So I said: “May my soul be yours! Where will Ali (Pbuhp) be at that time?” He said: “His rank is greater than this matter.”


* Al-Alama Al-Majlesi states in Al-Bihar that Ibrahim Bin Al-Hussein Al-Husseini Al-Aqiqi reported that Qanbar was asked: “Whose servant are you?” So he said: “My master is the one who struck with two swords, stabbed with two spears, prayed Salat towards the two Qiblas, pledged allegiance to the two pledges, immigrated the two migrations and did not disbelieve in Allah, not even for a blink of an eye. I am the servant of the most righteous believer, the inheritor of prophets, the greatest of custodians, the highest of Muslims, the prince of believers, the light of strivers, the leader of weepers, the beauty of worshipers, the lantern of the foregone ones, the light of those who pray, the best of the pious, the tongue of the Messengers of the Lord of the Worlds, the first believer from the household of Yasseen, he who is aided by the trustworthy Jibraeel, advocated by the powerful Mikaeel, the one praised by all the occupiers of the sky, the master of the Muslims and the former ones as well, the annihilator of the oath breakers, the apostates and the oppressors. He is the protector of the sanctity of Muslims, he who fights his Nasibi enemies and puts out the fire they ignite, he who is the most honorable one amongst all of Quraish Clan, the first to answer and obey Allah, the Prince of Believers (Ameer Elmo’mineen), the custodian of His Prophet sent to all the worlds, His trustworthy one sent to His creations, the successor of all those He sent to them, the Master of the Muslims and the foregone ones and the abolisher of the polytheists, an arrow fired by Allah towards the hypocrites, he who is the tongue of the worshipers’ words, the advocate of Allah’s religion, the Wali of Allah, the tongue of Allah’s word, His advocate in His Land, the holder of His knowledge, the haven of His religion, the Imam of the pious, with whom the High and Almighty is pleased, the kind, bounteous, humble one who holds all kinds of goodness, spends all his nights awake, the virtuous, pure one who gushes the waters in the valley, the ultimate trustee, the courageous, ardent, noble, openhanded king, the enduring, the intense faster, the guided fearless one, the ender of progenies, the disperser of the parties who has power over people’s lives, the most eminent who has the strongest heart, the lofty perfect, brave, audacious master, the fierce lion, strict and devoted, the perfect minded orator, the man of argument of honorable and dignified origin, the most praiseworthy one in the clan, the pure one of the kinsfolk, the majestic trustworthy one of Banu Hashem, the cousin of the Prophet (pbuhp), the Imam of guidance, the demolisher of corruption, he who is solid and in power, the great hero, the conquering defending lion, the Badri, Makki, Hanafi, the spiritual one and the shining bright light, the greatest of mountains, the peak of hills, the master of Arabs, the lion of battle, the majestic hero, the courageous lion, the full moon, the touchstone of believers, the inheritor of the two sacred monuments, the father of the two grandsons, Al-Hassan and Al-Hussein. By Allah, it is indeed Ameer Elmo’mineen, may Allah’s pure prayers and high blessings be upon him!”“[6][7]



* Al-Hafith Bin Rajab Al-Barsi states in Mashareq Anwar Al-Yaqeen Book: It was reported that when Ameer Elmo’mineen (pbuh) slit Marhab into two and felled him, Jibraeel came smiling in wonder, so the Prophet (pbuhp) said to him: “What wonders you?” He said: “The angels are calling out from the dwellings of worship and Mosques of the sky: ‘There is no fellow but Ali and there is no sword but Thulfiqar.’ As for what is wondering me, it is that when I was ordered to abolish the people of Lut, I carried and raised their cities which were seven cities from the seventh lowest land to the seventh highest sky on one of the feathers of my wing, until the carriers of the Throne heard the crow of their roosters and the weeping of their children. I held them until the morning without moving, waiting for the order. Yet today when Ali struck his Hashimite strike, I was ordered to hold the end of his sword so that his strike would not reach the ground, crack it into two and thus the earth would topple over its people; the end of Ali’s strike was heavier to me than Lut’s cities and here are Israfeel and Mikaeel holding his upper arm in the air.”“


* Al-Hafith Bin Rajab Al-Barsi states in Mashareq Anwar Al-Yaqeen Book: Ammar said that Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh) said: “O Ammar! By my name, all creatures and things were formed and prophets preached by my name. I am the Divine Board; I am the Divine Pen; I am the Divine Throne; I am the Divine Chair; I am the seven skies; I am the Superior Names of Allah and I am the Highest Words.”[8]


* Sharaf Al-Deen Al-Husseiny states in Ta’weel Al-Ayat: Mohammad Bin Thabet reported that Imam Abou Al-Hassan Moussa (Pbuh) said that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said to Ali (Pbuh): “I am the messenger of Allah who delivers His message and you are the face of Allah who is followed. Thus, there is no equal to me but you and there is no equivalent to you but me.”[9]


* Ibn Shaher Ashoub states in Al-Manaqib Book: Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh) said: “This verse is about me {Lo! unto Us is their return*Then surely upon Us is their judgment}”[10]


* Mohammad bin Ahmad Al-Qummi states in Al-Ma’at Manqiba Book: Abdellah Bin Masoud reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say: “The sun has two sides: One side shines on the people of the sky, the other side shines on the people of the earth and there are writings on the two sides” and then he said: “Do you know what that writing is?” We said:” Allah and His Messenger are more knowledgeable.” So he (pbuhp) said: “The writing that faces the people of the sky says:{Allah is the Light of the skies and earth.} As for the writing that faces the people of the earth, it says: “Ali (pbuh) is the Light of the lands.”“[11]


* Al-Hafith Rajab Al-Barsy states in Mashareq Anwar Al-Yaqeen: A man said to Imam Sadiq (Pbuh): “Tell me why the prophet raised Ali above his shoulders?” The Imam (pbuh) said: “So that people would know his rank and highness.” He said: “Tell me more O son of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp).” The Imam (pbuh) said: “So that people would know that he is the most worthy one of the rank of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp).” He said: “Tell me more.” The Imam (pbuh) said: “So that people would know that he is the Imam and the raised banner after him.” He said: “Tell me more.” The Imam (pbuh) said: “How impossible! I swear to Allah, if I told you the true meaning of this you would have left me, saying that Jaa’far Bin Mohammad is a liar or a crazy man. How can the secrets be revealed to someoneother than the righteous!”[12]


* Mohammad Bin Jareer Al-Tabari states in Nawadir Al-Mojizat Book: Aban Bin Taghlob reported from Imam Jaa’far Bin Mohammad Bin Ali Al-Sadiq (Pbuh) that he said that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said: “When I was ascended to the sky, I heard a voice say:”How much I yearn for Ali Bin Abi Talib (pbuh)!” So, I said to Jibraeel: “O Jibraeel, what is this?” He said: “This is the Final Frontier (Sudrat Al-Muntaha). It is yearning for your cousin Ali Bin Abi Talib.” When I approached it, I saw angels wearing crowns of gold and wreaths of jewels, saying: “Mohammad is the greatest prophet and Ali is the greatest custodian.” Thus I said: “O Jibraeel, who are they?” He said: “These are the intercessors of those who are loyal to Ali Bin Abi Talib (pbuh).”“[13]


* Tafseer Al-Imam Al-Askari Book: Imam (Pbuh) said that Imam Moussa Bin Jaa’far (Pbuh) said: “When the hypocrites apologized apparently to the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp). He accepted their apparent apology out of his generosity and left what they hid in their inner-souls to Allah. Yet Jibraeel came to him and said: “O Mohammad, the Highest of All greets you and tells you: “Expel these demons that I am speaking to you of, who broke their pledge of allegiance to Ali and made their heartsconsistent with disobeying him, so that the miracles that Allah honored him with would be revealed, as of the obedience of lands, mountains, sky and the rest of creations to him. For, he is at your status and rank. So that they know as well that Ali who is the custodian of Allah is in no need of them and that he will not hold backhis revenge from them but by Allah’s will that controls him and them. He is at the level of control and has the wisdom by which he actsaccording to whichhe manages things.” Thus the Messenger of Allah ordered this group who collectively agreed on disobeying Ali to leave. Thereafter, he (pbuhp) said to Ali (Pbuh) when they stopped at the foot of one of Al-Madina mountains: “O Ali, Allah ordered these people to advocate you, aid you, steadily pursue serving you and to striveto obey you. Hence, if they obey, it is good for them, for they will end up in Allah’s heavens as immortal blessed kings, but if they oppose you, it is bad for them, for they will end up being tormented in Hell eternally.” Afterward, the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said to the group: “Know that when you obey Ali (Pbuh), you shall attain happiness and if you oppose him, you shallattainmisery and Allah shall make him in no need of you, because of what and whom He will show you.” The Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said after that: “O Ali, ask your Lord, in the name of Mohammad and the kind Householdof Mohammad whose master is you after me, to turn these mountains into anything you want.” So he asked his Lord and thus the mountains turned into silver. The mountains called him and said: “O Ali, O custodian of the Messenger of the Lord of all realms. Allah made us for you if you want to spend us. Whenever you call us, we shall respond to your order and we are awaiting your will to be accomplished in us. Thereafter, the mountains turned into red gold and said as the silver said and then they turned into Musk, Amber, aroma, jewels and rubies. Each one of them called saying: “O Abou Al-Hassan, O brother of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp). We are subjected to your will. Call upon us whenever you want to spend us in what you want. We will respond to you and turn into anything you want.” Aferward, the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said: “Did you see that. Allah enriched Ali with that, so that he wouldbe in no need of your money” and then the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said to Ali: “O Ali, ask Allah, in the name of Mohammad and the Household of Mohammad whose master is you after Mohammad the Messenger of Allah, to turn these trees into men as wielders of weapons and these rocks into lions, tigers and snakes.” So Ali asked Allah for that and thus the mountains, hills and lands were filled with men wielding weapons and every man was greater than ten thousand ordinary men and theywere filled with lions, tigers and snakes to their fullest. All of them were saying: “O Ali, O custodian of the Messenger of Allah. Here we are. Allah made us for you, subjected us to your will and ordered us to respond to you whenever you call upon us to annihilate whoever you want. Whenever you shall ask us, we will answer you and whatever you order us, we shall obey. O Ali, O custodian of the Messenger of Allah, you have a great rank in the sight of Allah; such a rank where Allah would gather the whole earth in one bag for you if you want. He would send the sky down to earth or lift the earth to the sky if you want. He would turn the brine of seas into pure fresh water or into mercury or any drink or liquid you like. If you want, he would freeze the seas and turn the lands into seas. So let not the defiance of these rebellions or the opposition of these opposers grieve you. When they die,their remembrance will die too, as if they were not in this earthly world. When they reach the Final Realm, they will abide eternally therein. O Ali, The One who delayed their time despite their disbelief, obscenity, and defiance that prevented them from obeying you is the One who delayed the time of Firaon,Thou Al-Awtad, Namroud Bin Kana’an, every tyrant who claimed to be a god and the greatest tyrant of all, Iblees, the head of delusion. Neither you nor they were created for the perishing home, but you were created for the eternal home. However,you are moved from one home into another. Allah is in no need ofsomeone to lead and shepherd them.However, Allah wanted to honor you above them and distinguish you by your virtues among them, for if He willed, he would have guided them to the right path.”“ The Imam (Pbuh) continues saying: “The hearts of these people became ill because of what they saw and worsethan the illness that was already in their hearts as of the envy they had towards him and Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh). So Allah said concerning this matter: {There is illness in their hearts,} meaning the hearts of these doubters, rebellions, and disloyal ones to the pledge of allegiancethey declared to Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh). {Thus Allah increased their illness,} because their hearts became more astray when they saw these signs and miracles. {They will receive a painful punishment, because of the liesby which they used to belie} Mohammad and because they used to lie whensaying: “We are loyal to the pledge of allegiance and we still abide by the covenant.”“[14]


* The Book of Saleem bin Qays: Aban Bin Abi Ayash reported from Saleem Bin Qays that he said to Abou Thar: “May Allah be merciful to you, tell me about the stangestmatter you heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say about Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh).” Abou Thar said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say: “There are ninety thousand angels around the Throne whose exaltation and worship only is obeying Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh), disowning his enemies and asking forgiveness for his followers.”“ He said: “Tell me something other than this. May Allah be merciful to you!” He said: “I heard him (Pbuhp) say: “Allah enjoined Jibraeel, Mikaeel, and Israfeel to obey Ali, disown his enemies and ask forgiveness for his followers.”“

He said: “Tell me something other than this. May Allah be merciful to you!” He said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say: “Allah is still using Ali as an argument over every nation that has a sent prophet and the more knowledgeable ones of Ali are the ones who have higher rank in the sight of Allah.”“

He said: “Tell me something other than this. May Allah be merciful to you!” He said: “Yes. I heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say: “If it had not been for me and Ali, Allah would have not been known. If it had not been for me and Ali, Allah would have not been worshiped. If it had not been for me and Ali, there would have not been rewards or punishments. There is neither a veil that veils Ali from Allah nor a cover that covers Allah from him. Yet he is the veil and the cover between Allah and His creations.”“

Saleem said that he asked Al-Meqdad: “May Allah be merciful to you. Tell me about the best matter you heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say about Ali Bin Abi Talib(Pbuh).” He said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say: “Allah singularly owns His dominion thus He let His lights know His Self and then gave them full authority over His matter and granted them His heaven. When Allah wants to purify someone’s heart from Humans and Jinn, He allows them to know and acknowledge the Divine Guardianship (Wilaya) of Ali. When Allah wants to block someone’s heart, Heprevents them from knowing the Divine Guardianship of Ali. I swear by the One who holds my soulin His hand, Allah did not create Adam, breathe His soul in him, accept his repentance and bring him back to Heaven but by my prophecy and the Wilaya of Ali after me. I swear by the One who holds my soulin His hand, Allah did not show Ibrahim the dominion of the skies and earth or take him as a Khaleel (Close Friend), but by my prophecy and admitting Ali after me. I swear by the One who holds my soulin His hand, Allah did not set Issa as a sign forallthe realms, but by my prophecy and knowing Ali after me. I swear by the One who holds my soulinHis hand, No prophet attained his prophecy, but by knowing us and admitting our Wilaya. No creation deserved to earn a look from Allah, but by worshiping Him and admitting Ali after me.” Thereafter, he stopped talking.”

He said: “Tell memore. May Allah be merciful to you.” He said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) say: “Ali is the judge of this nation, its witness and the one who will take over its judgment. He has the highest rank, the path of the bright truth and the straight path of Allah. By him, people are guided away from delusion after me.  By him, people see after the prevalence of blindness. By him,peopleare saved. By him people are protected from death and feel safe after the prevalence of fear. By him, sins are remitted, grief is removed and mercy is bestowed. He is the looking eye of Allah. He is His listening ear, His speaking tongue to his creations, His open hand with mercy for His servants, His face in the skies and earth, His right apparent side, His strong rope, His firm handhold that is not separated, His door that leads to Him, His house that brings safety to he who enters it and His banner that is on Al-Sirat (The straight Path) in the Day of Resurrection. He who knows him shall be saved and enter Heaven and he who denies him shall fall into Hell.”“[15]


* Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Qummi states in his Tafseer Book: Ibn Abbas reported that he said about this saying of Allah {He who turns away from remembering his Lord}: “Remembering his lord means the Wilaya (Divine Guardianship)of Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh).”[16]


* Mohammad Bin Masoud Al-Ayashi states in his Tafseer Book: Boraid Al-Ijli reported from Imam Abou Jaa’far (Pbuh) that he said: “{This is my path Straight, so follow it and do not follow the diverse ways for that it diverts you away from His way}. Do you know what {My Path Straight} means?” He said: “Wilaya(Divine Guardianship) of Ali and the custodians.” The Imam (pbuh) said: “Do you know what {follow it} means?” He said: “No.” The Imam (pbuh) said: “It means Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh).” Thereafter,the Imam (pbuh) said: “Do you know what {don’t follow the diverse ways for that it diverts you away from his way} means?” He said: “No.” The Imam (pbuh) said: “I swear to Allah, it is followingthis man and that. Do you know what {it diverts you away from his way} means?” He said: “No.” The Imam (pbuh) said: “The way of Ali(Pbuh).”[17]


* Al-Sheikh Al-Moufeed states in Al-Ikhtisas Book: Abdellah Bin Souleiman reported from Imam Abou Abdellah (Pbuh) that he said: “When Ali was brought out chained, he stopped by the grave of the Prophet (Pbuhp) and said “{Son of mother; people reckoned me as naught and went near to slaying me.}” Thus a hand emerged from the grave of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp); a hand they know is his hand and a voice they know is his voice said to Abi Baker: “O You {Did you disbelieve in Who created you from soil and then from a seed and then made you a man}”.”[18]


* Al-Moafaq Al-Khawarizmi states in Al-Manaqib Book: Abdellah Bin Omar reported that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) was asked: “In what tonguedid your Lord speak to you on the night you ascended (Mi’raj)?” He (Pbuhp) said: “He talked to me in the tongue of Ali Bin Abi Talib and so I was inspired to say: “O lord, are you speaking to me or is Ali?” Allah said: “O Ahmad, I am a thing that is not like things. I cannot be compared to people and I cannot be described by similarities. I created you from My light and created Ali from your light. So I took a look at the profound depths of your heart and did not find anyone in your heart belovedmore than Ali Bin Abi Talib. Thus I spoke to you by his tongue so that your heart finds relief and feels safe”.”[19]


* Al-Allama Al-Majlisi states in Al-Bihar Book: Ammar Bin Yasser that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuh) said: “At the night when I was ascended to the sky and when I was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or even nearer (to Allah), the Most High, Allah said to me: “O Mohammad, which one of My creations do you love most?” I said: “O Lord, you are more knowledgeable!” Thus Allah said: “I am more knowledgeable, but I want to hear it from your mouth.” So I said: “My cousin Ali Bin Abi Talib.” Thus Allah sent a revelation to me telling me to turn, so I turned and saw Ali standing with me. The veils of the seven skies were penetrated while Ali was standing and listening to what Allah was saying. Hence, I threw myself to the ground and prostrated before Allah the Most High.”[20]


* Al-Rawda Book stated thatAbdelmalek Bin Souleiman said: “In the grave of Al-Zamazimi, I found a paper with its date written as one thousand and two hundred years. It was written in Syriac language. Its explanation in Arabic is: When the dispute occurred between Moussa Bin Omran and Al-Khodor (pbut) as Allah mentioned in Al-Kahef Surat about the story of the ship, the boy and the wall, he went back to his people, so his brother asked him about the knowledge that he attained from Al-Khodor (pbuh). He said: “knowledge that if carried does not harm. Yet what is weirder than that happened.” Haroun said: “What is weirder?” Moussa said: “When we were on the shore standing, a bird came down to the sea and picked a drop of water by his beak and threw it to the east, he picked another one and threw it to the west, he picked another one and threw it to the north, he picked another and threw it to the south, he took another and threw it to the sky, he took another and threw it to the land and then he took another and threw it on the sea. Thereafter, he flew. We were stunned not knowing why the bird did this. Thus Allah sent an angel in the image of a human and he said to us: “Why are you stunned?” We said: “We are stunned because of what the bird did?” He said: “Don’t you know what he wanted from this?” We said: “Allah is more knowledgeable.”

He was saying: “I swear by the right of Who made the east east, made the west west, raised the sky and stretched the land that Allah will send a prophet at the end of time named Mohammad (Pbuhp) having a custodian named Ali (Pbuh). Your knowledge to his knowledge is like this drop of water compared to this sea.”“[21]


* Sharaf Al-Deen Al-Husseiny states in Ta’weel Al-Ayat Book: Jaber Bin Abdellah reported that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) told him: “O Jaber, who is the best brother?” I said:”The brother that is from the same father and mother.” He (Pbuhp) said: “We, the prophets, are brothers. I am the greatest one of them and the more beloved brother to me is Ali Bin Abi Talib; however, he is to me greater than the prophets. Thus he who claimed that the prophets are greater than him makes me the least of them and he who makes me the least of them is an unbeliever.For, I did not make Ali my brother until I knew his superiority and virtuesand until my God ordered me to do so.”[22]


* Imam Al-Baqir (pbuh), explaining these words of Allah, the Most High:{Oh! I wish I would have taken a path with the Messenger}said:” It (the path) means Ali Bin Abi Talib (pbuh).”


* Al-Allama Al-Majlisi states in Al-Bihar Book: Jaa’far Bin Mohammad Al-Fazari reported from Imam Abou Jaa’far (Pbuh) that he explained this saying of Allah {And He sends down water upon you from the sky to purify you, remove the taints of Satan from you, strengthen your hearts and let you stand firmly well} saying: “As for {And sends down water upon you from the sky}, according to the unseen knowledge, the sky is the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) and the water is Ameer Elmo’mineen Ali Bin Abi Talib (Pbuh). Allah made Ali from the Messenger of Allah (Pbut). This is why Allah said {And sends water upon you from the sky}. As for {to purify your hearts}, it means Ali Bin Abi Talib. Allah purifies the hearts of those who follow him. As for {removes the taints of Satan from you}, it means that he who follows Ali Bin Abi Talib shall have the taints removed from him by Allah and Allah shall strengthen him against Satan.”



* Forat Bin Ibrahim Al-Kufi states in his Tafseer Book:Ismaeel Al-Farisi reportED from Imam Abou Jaa’far Mohammad Bin Ali (Pbuh) from his forefathers (Pbut) that he said that the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) said: “When I ascended to the sky, I reached the sky of Donia (Earthly world) until I reached the sixth sky. There, I saw a tree that I had never seen better or bigger than it. So I said to Jibraeel: “O my beloved, what is this tree?” He said: “This is Touba Tree, my beloved.” I said: “What is this high powerful sound?” He said: “The sound of Touba.” I said: “What is it saying?” He said: “Oh How much I yearn for you, O Ali Bin Abi Talib.”“[23]



*Mohammad Bin Al-Hassan Al-Saffar states in Basa’er Al-Darajat Book: Abou Hamza Al-Thamaly reported from Abou Abdellah (pbuh) that Ali (pbuh) said: “If governance was a matter of mine,I would have ruled among the people of Quran by the Quranuntil it brightened with the truth. I would have ruled among the people of Tawrat by the Tawrat until it brightened with the truth.I would have ruled among the people of Injeel by the Injeel until it brightened with the truth. I would have ruled among the people of Zabour by the Zabour until it brightened with the truth and if it had not been for a verse that is in the Book of Allah, I would have told you about what will happen until the time of the Hour comes.” [24]


* Al-Sharif Al-Radii states in Khasa’es Al-Imama Book:It is reported that Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh) was sitting once in the mosque. Two men came to him to settle their dispute. One of them was from Al-Khawarij. Ameer Elmo’mineen’s (Pbuh) verdict was against the Khariji, so he sentenced him. Thusthe Khariji said: “I swear to Allah, you weren’t fair in your judgment and you weren’t just in this case. This matter that you have done doesn’t please Allah.” Therefore, Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh) pointed at him and said: “Be debased O enemy of Allah.” Thus the man turned into a black dog. The onespresent said: “We swear that we saw his clothes flying in the air. He started staring at Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh) as his eyes shed tears. We saw that Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh) felt pity from him, so he gazed at the sky and uttered some words that we didn’t hear. We swear to Allah that the man returnedto his human form and his clothes fell from the air on his shoulders. Afterwards, he left the mosque with trembling legs. We were stunned, looking at Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh). So he said to us: “Why are you staringlike that and wondering?” we said: “O Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh): “How could we not wonder when we saw what you did?” Then Ameer Elmo’mineen (Pbuh) said: “Don’t you know that Asaf Bin Barkhia, the custodian of Souleiman, did a matter that is similar to this. Allah states his story in His Book and says: {He (Souleiman) said: “Which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?” *an ‘Afreet’ of the Jinn said: “I will bring it to you before you rise from the council: Indeed I have full strength for the purpose and may be trusted.”*One who has knowledge from the Book said: “I will bring it to you before you blink.” Thereafter, when he (Souleiman) saw it placed firmly before him, he said: “This is by the grace of my Lord; To test me whether I show gratitude or deny. If any shows gratitude, truly his gratitude is (a gain) for his own self; but if any denies, truly My Lord is free of all needs, Supreme in Honor.”} Who has more honor in the sight of Allah, your prophet or Suleiman?” They said: “Our prophet, O Ameer Elmo’mineen.” He (pbuh) said: “So the custodian of your prophet has more honor than the custodian of Souleiman. The custodian of Souleiman had one letter ofthe Grandest Name of Allah. Thus he asked Allah and so Allah cleaved the land between him and the throne of Balqis. So he grabbed it in less than a blink of an eye. Yet we have seventy two letters of the Grandest Name of Allah and there is one letter that Allah kept for Himself,hidden from his creations.” They said: “O Ameer Elmo’mineen, if you have these, then why do you need the advocates to fight Moawia and others? Why are you gathering people for war against him?” He said: {Yet They are honored servants# They do not precede Him in speech and they act by His command} I ask these people to fight him in order to set the argument and complete the test. If I was granted permission to obliterate him, his doom would have not been delayed. Yet Allah wants to test His creations the way He pleases.” They said: “We left thinking great of what he (Pbuh) brought forth.”


* Qotob Al-Deen Al-Rawandi states in Al-Khara’ij Wal Jara’ih Book: It is reported that Abou Talib stated that he said to Fatima Bint Asad when Ali (Pbuh) was young: “I saw him break the idols, so I was frightened that the disbelievers of Quraish would find out.” Thus, she said: “How strange! I shall tell you a matter stranger than this. When I passed by the place where their idols were built and Ali was inside of me, he pushed his feet with force in me, not allowing me to get near them and steering me to pass through another place, even though I never worshiped them before. I only rotated around the House (Al-Kaa’ba) to worship Allah and not the idols.”[25]


* Al-Sayyid Ibn Tawous Al-Hassani states in Iqbal Al-Aa'mal Book: Imam Rida (Pbuh) said: "On the Day of Resurrection, four days will have a parade like the parade of a bride to her home." One asked: "What are these days?" The Imam said: "Adha Day, Fitr Day, Friday and Ghadeer Day. Ghadeer day amongst the other days is like the moon amongst the planets. It is the day when Ibrahim Al-Khaleel was saved from the fire and so he fasted in thanks to Allah. It is the day when Allah completed the religion when the Prophet (Pbuhp) assigned Ali Ameer Elmo'mineen as a banner and revealed his virtues and custodianship. Thus he fasted on this day. It is the day of perfection and the day of Satan's reluctance. It is the day of accepting the deeds of the followers and lovers of the Household of Mohammad (Pbut). It is the day when Allah will regard the deeds of the opposers as dispersed dust.

It is the day when Jibraeel is ordered to build the Chair of Dignity of Allah near the Established House. Thereafter, Jibraeel will climb on it and the angels will gather from all the skies, praise Mohammad (Pbuhp) and ask forgiveness for the followers of Ameer Elmo'mineen and the Imams (Pbut) and who love them from the descendents of Adam (pbuh). It is the day when Allah orders the Honored Writers to withdraw their pens from writing the wrongdoings of the lovers and followers of the Household of Mohammad for three days since Ghadeer Day. They do not write any of their sins for the sake of Mohammad, Ali and the Imams (Pbut). It is the day made for Mohammad, his household and his descendents as mercy. It is the day when Allah improves the livelihood and saves from Hell who on this day  worships and generously spends on his family, himself and his brothers. It is the day when Allah regards the deeds of the followers as thanked, their sins as forgiven and their deeds as accepted. 

It is the day of relief from grief and the day of eradicating burdens. It is the day of generosity, giving, spreading of knowledge, good tidings, and the Grandest Feast. It is the day when pleas are accepted. It is the day of the heavy situation. It is the day of wearing new clothes and removing one's black clothing. It is the day of the stipulated clause. It is the day of erasing concerns. It is the day of forgiving the sinners among Ameer Elmo'mineen's followers. It is the Prior Day. It is the day of sending prayers upon Mohammad and the Household of Mohammad greatly. It is the day of contentment. It is the Feast of the Household of Mohammad (Pbut). It is the day of accepting the deeds and asking for more, the day of the believers' rest, trade, intimacy, reaching the mercy of Allah, purification, abandoning the great sins, worship, and breaking the fast of the fasting. He who breaks the fasting of a believer on this day is like who fed Fia'ms and Fi'ams" –he (pbuh) repeated it ten times and then said- "Do you know what is a Fi'am?" He said: "No." The Imam (pbuh) said: "It is a crowd of one hundred thousand. This day is the day of congratulations offered to one another. When a believer meets his brother he shall say: "Thanks for Allah that he allowed us to be from those who are steadfast in loyalty to Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh) and the Imams (Pbut). It is the day of smiling in the faces of the people of faith. He who smiles in the face of his brother on Ghadeer Day, Allah shall look at him with mercy on Resurrection Day, serve him a thousand needs, build him a castle of white pearls in Heaven and brighten his face.

It is the day of ornaments. Allah shall remit all the sins of he who ornaments himself for this day, small or great sins. Thereafter, Allah will send angels to him to write his righteous deeds and raise him in ranks until this day comes agian the following year. If he dies, he shall die as a martyr and if he lives, he lives happily. He who feeds a believer on this day will be as if he fed all the prophets and saints. He who visits a believer on this day, Allah will light his grave with seventy lights and will widen it. Seventy thousand angels will visit him everyday, delivering to him the glad tidings of entering Heaven.

On Ghadeer Day, Allah revealed the Wilaya (Divine Guardianship) of Ali before the seven skies. The first to admit was the seventh sky, so Allah ornamented it with the Throne. Thereafter, the forth sky admitted, so Allah ornamented it with the Established House. Afterwards, the sky of the earthly world admitted and so Allah ornamented it with the planets. Thereafter, Allah revealed the Wilaya of Ali before the lands. The first land to admit was Mecca and so Allah ornamented it with the Kaa'ba and then Medina admitted it and so Allah ornamented it with Al-Mustapha, Mohammad (Pbuhp). Thereafter, Al-Kufa admitted and so Allah ornamented it with Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh). He revealed it before the mountains. Three mountains admitted at first: Ateeq Mountain, Turquoise Mountain and Ruby Mountain. Thus these mountains became theirs and they had the best of jewels. Afterwards, other mountains admitted and they were the mountains of gold and silver. The mountains that did not admit do not grow anything. It was revealed before the waters. Which accepted it became pure and tasty and which denied it became salty and brine. Allah revealed it before the plants. Which accepted became sweet and tasty and which did not accept became bitter. Thereafter, He revealed it before the birds. Which accepted it gained an eloquent tongue and a nice voice and which denied it became mute. The similar to the believers who had loyalty to Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh) in their hearts on Ghadeer Day are the angels when they prostrated to Adam. The similar to who denied loyalty to Ameer Elmo'mineen is Iblees (the Devil). On this day, this verse descended {Today I completed your religion for you}. Allah sent all the prophets on Ghadeer Day and Allah made them know its sanctity, as they assigned the custodians for their nations after them on this Day." 

* Alshaikh Altousy states in Al-Amaly that Anas Bin Malik said: "After we returned from the battle of Tabouk with the Messenger of Allah (pbuh), he said on the way: "Pile your saddles and saddlecloths for me." So, they did. Thereafter, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) climbed over the pile and delivered a sermon. He thanked Allah and praised Him for Who He is and said: "O people! Why do your faces brighten up with happiness when the family of Ibrahim (pbuh) is mentioned, yet when the family of Mohammad (pbuh) is mentioned, you look as if someone is throwing pomegranate seeds at your face!! I swear by who has truthfully sent me as a prophet, if one of you came at the Day of Resurrection, having done mountains of good deeds, but did not follow the Divine Leadership (Wilaya) of Ali Bin Abi Talib (pbuh), he shall be thrown by Allah Almighty in Hell."" 

* Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib (pbuh) said: "On the Day when I opened Khaybar, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "If it was not for some cults in my nation who would say about you what the Christians had said about Issa Bin Mariam, I would have uttered a statement about you that would make every crowd of Muslims, passing by you, take dust from under your feet and the remaining of your bathing water to cure themselves with them. However, all I can say is that you are from me and I am from you.
You inherit me and I inherit you. Your rank to me is as the rank of Haroun to Mousa, yet there is no prophet after me. You fulfill my dept and fight under the banner of my Islamic Law (Sunna). You are the closest to me at the time of the Hereafter. You shall be my successor at the Hawd (the Fountain) and you ban the hypocrites from drinking from it. You are the first to come to me at the Hawd and you are the first to enter Heaven. Your followers shall be on platforms of light satisfied and quenched with bright faces near me in Heaven. I shall intercede for them and thus they will be my neighbors in Heaven. Your enemies shall be extremely parched, have darkened faces and shall be banned from drinking. I am at peace with whomever you are at peace with. Your war is my war, your secret is my secret and your announcement is my announcement. What lies within your soul, lies within my soul. You are the gate of my knowledge. Your flesh is my flesh and your blood is my blood. The truth is with you. It is on your tongue, in your heart and between your eyes. Faith has been blended in your flesh and blood just as it has been blended in my flesh and blood. Allah has ordered me to foretell you that you and your followers shall be in Heaven and your enemies shall be in Hell. None of those who detest you shall drink from the Hawd and all those who love you shall drink from it." Thus Ali (pbuh) said:" I immediately prostrated to Allah Almighty and thanked Him for what He bestowed upon me which are the Islam, Quran and the love of the Last Prophet and the Lord of All Messengers (pbuh)."" 

[1]الأمالي للشيخ المفيد ص144, عنه البحار ج7 ص192/ ج38 ص 10, منازل الآخرة ص195.

[2]أمالي الصدوق ص201، عنه البحار ج38 ص196، تأويل الآيات الظاهرة ج2 ص888، حلية الأبرار ج2 ص122، كشف الغمة ج1 ص109، كشف اليقين ص4، روضة الواعظين ص114، مائة منقبة ص176 (المنقبة 100)، عنه البحار ج26 ص229, غاية المرام ج5 ص134, الصراط المستقيم ج1 ص154، المحتضر ص98، كشف الغطاء للشيخ جعفر كاشف الغطاء ج1 ص13، نهج الإيمان ص25، مناقب الخوارزمي ص32، ينابيع المودة ج1 ص364.

[3]مستدرك الوسائل ج12 ص392، الروضة ص151، عنه البحار ج38 ص199، ينابيع المودة ج2 ص271.

[4]كنز الفوائد ص129، عنه البحار ج40 ص70، الطرائف للسيد ابن طاووس ص139، غاية المرام ج5 ص134, الصراط المستقيم ج1 ص153، حلية الأبرار ج2 ص130، مدينة المعاجز ج1 ص30، مناقب الخوارزمي ص32، تأويل الآيات الظاهرة ج2 ص888، مناقب أمير المؤمنين × للكوفي ج1 ص557.

[5] صحيفة الأبرار ج1 ص489.

[6]  .It was reported that when Al-Hajjaj heard about this, he ordered that he would be decapitated

[7]البحار ج42 ص133، عن الإختصاص ص73، ورجال الكشي ص73، وسائل الشيعة ج20 ص300، إختيار معرفة الرجال للطوسي ج1 ص288، الأنوار العلوية ص473.

[8]مشارق أنوار اليقين ص253.

[9] تأويل الآيات الظاهرة ج2 ص567، إرشاد القلوب للديلمي ج2 ص404.

[10]مناقب ابن شهر آشوب ج2 ص5، بحار الأنوار ج24 ص271.

[11]مائة منقبة ص77 (المنقبة 45)، بحار الأنوار ج27 ص9، مدينة المعاجز ج2 ص406، نهج الإيمان لإبن جبر ص633.

[12]  مشارق الأنوار ص23.

[13] نوادر المعجزات ص65, مناقب أمير المؤمنين × للكوفي ج1 ص239.

[14] تفسير الإمام العسكري × ص114, عنه البحار ج37 ص144, مدينة المعاجز ج1 ص435, تأويل الآيات ج1 ص39, تفسير كنز الدقائق ج1 ص126.

[15]كتاب سليم بن قيس ص381، عنه البحار ج40 ص95.

[16]تفسير القمي ج2 ص390، عنه البحار ج35 ص395/ ج36 ص90، تفسير فرات ص512، التفسير الصافي ج5 ص236.

[17] تفسير العياشي ج1 ص383, عنه البحار ج35 ص371/ ج64 ص31, غاية المرام ج3 ص47/ ج4 ص325, التفسير الصافي ج2 ص171, تفسير الثقلين ج1 ص778.

[18] الإختصاص ص274, بصائر الدرجات ص295, عنهما البحار ج28 ص220, مناقب آشوب ج2 ص85, مدينة المعاجز ج2 ص279/ ج3 ص12.

[19]مناقب الخوارزمي ص78، عنه البحار ج18 ص386، غاية المرام ج1 ص32, كشف الغمة ج1 ص103، الطرائف ص155، عنه البحار ج38 ص312، المحتضر ص95، الجواهر السنية ص295, كشف اليقين ص229، مدينة المعاجز ج2 ص402، التفسير الصافي ج3 ص177, الصراط المستقيم ج1 ص207 باختصار, ينابيع المودة ج1 ص246.

[20]بحار الأنوار ج25 ص383, عن المحتضر ص107.

[21] كتاب الروضة ص143، عنه البحار ج40 ص177، تأويل الآيات الظاهرة ج1 ص104، مدينة المعاجز ج2 ص134، المحتضر ص100، عنه البحار ج26 ص199، ينابيع المعاجز ص20، تفسير كنز الدقائق ج2 ص23، قصص الأنبياء للجزائري ص340 عن رياض الجنان، اللمعة البيضاء ص215, مشارق الأنوار ص119 باختصار, الصراط المستقيم ج1 ص227 باختصار, نهج الإيمان ص294 باختصار.

[22] تأويل الآيات ج2 ص566, الصراط المستقيم ج1 ص210, وورد في تفسير البرهان.

[23] تفسير فرات ص210، عنه البحار ج8 ص150.

[24]بصائر الدرجات ص152/ ص154، عنه البحار ج26 ص182/ ج40 ص136، روضة الواعظين ص118، العمدة ص208، كشف الغمة ج1 ص116، غاية المرام ج5 ص279، تفسير أبي حمزة الثمالي ص104، إلزام الناصب ج1 ص17.

[25]الخرائج والجرائح ج2 ص741، عنه البحار ج42 ص18, مدينة المعاجز ج3 ص147.