"By him who split up the seed and created something living, the Apostle (may peace and blessing be upon him) gave me a promise that no one but a believer would love me, and none but a hypocrite would nurse grudge against me'.
Sahih Muslim, English version, Chapter XXXIV, p46, Tradition #141
Its is little wonder that we have the testimony of Abu Saeed al Khudri:
"We recognized the hypocrites by their hatred of Ali."
1. Fada'il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v2, p639, Tradition 1086
2. al-Isti'ab, by Ibn Abd al-Barr, v3, p47
3. al-Riyad al-Nadirah, by al-Muhibb al-Tabari, v3, p242
and many many sayings on Imam Ali with scans http://www.answering...a/en/chap10.php
Edited by Zurich, 22 April 2012 - 11:05 AM.