It was narrated to us by Moḥammed bin ʿAlī رحمه الله, from his uncle, Moḥammed bin Abī Qāsim, from Moḥammed bin ʿAlī al-Kūfi, from Moḥammed bin Sinān, from al-Mufadhal, from Jābir bin Yazīd, from Abī Zubayr al-Makki, from Jābir bin ʿAbd Allāh al-Ansāri, who said:
The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وآله said: Indeed Allāh, Blessed and High, chose me and selected me and made me a Messenger, and descended upon me the master of books (i.e. the Qur’ān). So I said: “Oh my God and oh my Master, Indeed You sent Mūsa to Firʿown (Pharaoh), so he asked you to make along with him his brother – Hārun – his Vizier, where through him his support is strengthened, and his words are validated. So I ask you, my God and my Master, to make for me from my family a Vizier, where through him my support is strengthened.”
So Allāh made for me ʿAlī a Vizier and brother, and put bravery in his heart, and the garb of dread upon his enemies. He is the first to have believed in me, and the first in ascribing oneness in Allāh along with me. I asked for this from my Lord, Mighty and Majestic, so he gave it to me. He (ʿAlī) is the Master of Successors; adhering to him is bliss; and death with obedience to him is martyrdom; and his name is within the Torāh, coupled with my name; and his wife – The Great Truthful One (al-Ṣaddiqat al-Kubra) – is my daughter, and his sons – The Masters of the Youth of the People of Paradise – are my sons; and he, and they, are the Imāms after them and the Proofs (Ḥujaj) of Allāh upon the creation after the Prophets; and they are the doors of knowledge in my nation (ummah). Whoever follows them is saved from the fire, and whoever emulates them is guided to the straight path (Ṣirāt al-Mustaqīm). Allāh, Mighty and Majestic, does not gift love for them to a servant – except that he is [also] entered by Allāh into the Paradise.
وصلى الله على رسوله محمد وعلى أهل بيت الأخيار
حدثنا محمد بن علي (رحمه الله)، عن عمه محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن محمد بن علي الكوفي، عن محمد بن سنان، عن المفضل، عن جابر بن يزيد، عن أبي الزبير المكي، عن جابر بن عبد الله الأنصاري، قال: قال النبي (صلى الله عليه وآله): إن الله تبارك وتعالى اصطفاني واختارني وجعلني رسولا، وأنزل علي سيد الكتب، فقلت: إلهي وسيدي، إنك أرسلت موسى إلى فرعون، فسألك أن تجعل معه أخاه هارون وزيرا، تشد به عضده، وتصدق به قوله، وإني أسألك يا سيدي وإلهي أن تجعل لي من أهلي وزيرا، تشد به عضدي. فجعل الله لي عليا وزيرا وأخا، وجعل الشجاعة في قلبه، وألبسه الهيبة على عدوه، وهو أول من آمن بي وصدقني، وأول من وحد الله معي، وإني سألت ذلك ربي عز وجل فأعطانيه. فهو سيد الأوصياء، اللحوق به سعادة، والموت في طاعته شهادة، واسمه في […]