It was narrated to us by Amed bin Ziyād, who said – it was narrated to us by ʿAlī bin Ibrāhīm bin Hāshim, who said – it was narrated to us by Jaʿfar bin Salamah al-‘Ahwāzi, from Ibrāhīm bin Moammed al-Thaqafi, who said – it was narrated to us by ʿUthmān bin Abī Shaybah, and Muraz bin Hishām, who said – it was narrated to us by Muṭṭalib bin Ziyād, from Layth bin Abī Salīm, who said:

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله was approached by ʿAlī, Fātima, al-Ḥassan, and al-Ḥussain عليهم السلام with each one saying: “I am more beloved to The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وآله. So he صلى الله عليه وآله took Fātima close to his stomach, and ʿAlī close to his back, and al-Ḥassan close to his right side, and al-Ḥussain close to his left side; and then he صلى الله عليه وآله said:  “You are all from me, and I am from you all.”

حدثنا أحمد بن زياد، قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، قال: حدثنا جعفر بن سلمة الأهوازي، عن إبراهيم بن محمد الثقفي، قال: حدثنا عثمان بن أبي شيبة، ومحرز بن هشام، قالا: حدثنا مطلب بن زياد، عن ليث بن أبي سليم، قال: أتى النبي (صلى الله عليه وآله) علي وفاطمة والحسن والحسين (عليهم السلام) كلهم يقول: أنا أحب إلى رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله). فأخذ (صلى الله عليه وآله) فاطمة مما يلي بطنه، وعليا مما يلي ظهره، والحسن عن يمينه، والحسين عن يساره، ثم قال (صلى الله عليه وآله): أنتم مني وأنا منكم