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3. Virtues Of Hazrat Ali (A.s.)
He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Umar al-Je'abi reported to me from Abu Muhammad Abdullah b. Muhammad b. Saeed b. Ziyad al-Muqri from his book, reporting from Ahmad b. Isa b. al-Hasan al-Hawbi, who reported from Nasr b. Hammad who reported from Amru b. Shimr, from Jabir al-Ja'fi who reported from Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Ali al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that Jabir b. Abdullah al-Ansari said:
The Angel Jibraeel descended unto the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, and said: "Allah (S.w.t.) commands you to address the people around you, informing them about the excellence of Ali b. Abi Talib (A.s) and has commanded all the angels, to listen to what you will say; and He reveals to you that whoever will oppose you about his affair, he shall enter hell fire, and Paradise is for him who obeys you."
Then the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, caused the announcement: "(Join) the congregational prayers." People assembled and the Prophet (S.a.w.w.) climbed the pulpit and commenced first by saying: "I seek refuge from Satan, the condemned and I begin in the name of Allah (S.w.t.) , Most Merciful." Then he said:
"O people, I am the bringer of good tidings and I am the Warner. I am the Prophet, born in Ummul Qura'. I am now conveying to you, from Allah (S.w.t.) , Most High, about a man whose flesh is from my flesh and whose blood is from my blood; he is treasure house of knowledge and he is the one who Allah (S.w.t.) has selected from this Ummah, chosen him, befriended him and guided.
Allah (S.w.t.) created me and him from one essence and blessed me with Prophet hood and blessed him with the task of purveying on my behalf. He made me city of the knowledge and made him its gate. He made him a treasurer of the knowledge and the source from whom divine laws are received. He blessed him with specific divine appointment, made clear his position, forewarned against animosity to him and made affection towards him obligatory, enjoining all people to obey him.
And He (S.w.t.) , Most High, says: "Whoever hates him, hates Me and whoever befriends him, befriends Me. Whoever rises against him, rises against Me and whoever opposes him, opposes Me. Whoever disobeys him, disobeys Me and whoever harms him, harms Me. Whoever despises him, despises Me.
And whoever loves him, loves Me and whoever obeys him, obeys Me. Whoever pleases him, pleases Me and whoever protects him, protects Me. Whoever fights him, fights Me and whoever helps him, helps Me. Whoever intends foul against him, does so against Me and whoever plots against him, plots against Me."
O People! Listen to my command and obey it. For I warn you against the severe punishment by Allah (S.w.t.) . On the Day when every soul will find present before it every good deed it has done; and whatever evil it has done, it will wish that there be between it and the evil it has done, a great distance. And Allah (S.w.t.) cautions you of Himself."
Then he took Amirul Momineen (i.e. Ali b. Abi Talib (A.s.) ), peace be upon him, by his hand and said: "O people! This is the master of the believers and the annihilator of the infidels and the proof of Allah (S.w.t.) to all mankind.
O Allah (S.w.t.) , I have indeed, conveyed and they are your servants. And You are able to reform them so reform them by Your mercy, O Most Merciful."
Then he came down from the pulpit and the angel Jibraeel came unto him saying: "O Muhammad (S.a.w.w.) , Allah (S.w.t.) sends you Salaam and says: May Allah (S.w.t.) reward you best for having conveyed. You have indeed conveyed the message from your Sustainer and given your Ummah the correct advice. You have pleased the faithful and constrained the infidels.
O Muhammad (S.a.w.w.) , your cousin will be stricken with affliction and because of him, some will be surely tried. And those who do wrong, shall soon come to know what punishment awaits them."
(Ref: Al-Amali Shaikh Mufeed: The Ninth Assembly : Hadees No.2)