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Hadith #1

أبي رحمه الله، قال: حدّثني سعد بن عبد الله قال: حدّثنى عباد بن سليمان عن محمد بن سليمان، عن أبيه، عن أبان بن تغلب، عن أبى عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قلت: جعلت فداك (فَلاَ اقْتَحَمَ الْعَقَبَةَ). قال: فقال: من أكرمه الله بولايتنا فقد جاز العقبة، ونحن تلك العقبة، من اقتحمها نجا. قال: فسكت، ثمّ قال: هلا اُفيدك حرفاً خيراً من الدنيا وما فيها؟ قال: قلت: بلى، جعلت فداك. قال: قوله تعالى: (فَكُّ رَقَبَةٌ.) الناس كلّهم عبيد النار غيرك وأصحابك فانّ الله عزّ وجلّ فكَّ رقابكم من النار بولايتنا أهل البيت.

My father (r) narrated to me from Sa’d bin Abdullah from Ebbad bin Sulaiman from Mohammed bin Sulaiman from his father from Eban bin Taghlib that he asked Abu Abdullah (a): "May Allah make me your sacrifice. What it the meaning of ’Yet, he has not entered into Aqaba - obstacle-? (90:11)’" The Imam (a) answered: "Only he whom Allah grants favor through the loyalty to us will pass that Aqaba. We are that Aqaba. He who enters into that Aqaba will be saved." The Imam kept silent for a while, then said: May I tell you about another piece of knowledge that is better for you than the world along with all that which is in it? I said: "Yes, you may. Allah may make me your sacrifice." He said: "It is the setting free of a slave. (90:13)" All people are the slaves of this world except your acquaintances and you. Allah, Powerful and Majestic is He, will set you free from Hell because of your loyalty to us-the Prophet’s household.