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Hadith #20

20 - حَدَّثَنا عَبْدِ اللَّه بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْد الوَهَّاب قالَ أَخْبَرنا أَبُو نَصْرِ مَنْصُورِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّه قالَ: حَدَّثَنا المنذر بْنِ مُحَمَّد قالَ: حَدَّثَنا الحُسَيْنِ بْنِ مُحَمَّد قالَ: حَدَّثَنا سُلَيْمان بْنِ جَعْفَر عَنْ‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قالَ: حَدَّثَني أَبي، عَن جَدِّي عَنْ آبائِهِ، عَن عَلِىِّ بْنِ أَبِي طالِب‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قالَ فِي جناح كُلِّ هدهد خلقه اللَّه عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَكْتُوب بِالسريانية آلِ مُحَمَّد خَيْرَ البرية.

26-20 Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Qurashi narrated that Abu Nasr Mansoor ibn Abdullah quoted on the authority of al-Monthir ibn Muhammad, on the authority of Al-Hussein ibn Muhammad, on the authority of Soleiman ibn Ja’far, on the authority of Al-Ridha (s), on the authority of his father (s), on the authority of his grandfather (s), on the authority of his forefathers (s) that Ali ibn Abi Talib (s) said, “It is written in Assyrian on the wings of all hoopoes that are created, ‘The Household of Muhammad are the best of the people.’”