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Hadith #21

21 - حَدَّثَنا عَبْدِ اللَّه بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدُالْوَهَّاب قالَ أَخْبَرنا أَبُو نَصْرِ مَنْصُورِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّه بن إِبْراهيم الأصفهانِي قالَ: حَدَّثَنا عَلِىِّ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّه الإسكندرانِي قالَ: حَدَّثَنا أَبُو عَلِي أَحْمَدِ بْنِ عَلِى بْنِ مَهْدِيٌّ الرَّقِّيِّ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا أَبي قالَ: حَدَّثَنا عَلِىِّ بْنِ مُوسَى الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قالَ: حَدَّثَني أَبي مُوسَى بْنِ جَعْفَر عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَن أَبيهِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّد عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَن أَبيهِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِى‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَن أَبِيهِ عَلِيِ‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَن أَبِيهِ عَلِىِّ بْنِ أَبِي طالِب‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قالَ: قالَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ يا عَلِيِّ طُوبى‏ لِمَنْ أحبك‏صدق بِكَ وَويل لِمَنْ أبغضك وَكذب بِكَ محبوك معروفون فِي السَّماءِ السَّابِعَة وَالأَرْض السَّابِعَة السفلى وَما بَيْنِ ذلِكَ هم أَهْل الدِّين والوَرْع وَالسمت الحَسَن وَالتواضع لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ خاشعة أبصارهم وجلة قلوبهم لذكر اللَّه عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَقَدْ عرفوا حَقٌّ وِلايَتِك وَألسنتهم ناطقة بفضلك وَأَعْيُنِهِمْ ساكبة تحننا عَلَيْكَ وعَلَى الأَئِمَّةِ من وُلْدَكَ يدينون لِلَّهِ بِما أَمْرهم بِهِ فِي كِتابِهِ وَجاءَهم بِهِ البرهـان من سِنَةَ نَبِيِّهِ عامِـلُون بِما يَأْمُرهـم بِهِ أولـوالأَمْر مِنْهُمْ مُتَوَاصِلُونَ‏ غَيْرُ مُتَقَاطِعِينَ مُتَحَابُّونَ غَيْرُ مُتَبَاغِضِينَ. إِن المَلائِكَة لَتُصَلِّي عَلَيْهِمْ وَتؤمِّنُ عَلَى دُعَائِهِمْ وَتسْتَغْفِرُ لِلمُذْنِبِ مِنْهُمْ وَتشْهَدُ حَضْرَتَهُ وَتسْتَوْحِشُ لِفَقْدِهِ إِلى يَوْمِ القِيامَةِ.

26-21 Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab narrated that Abu Nasr Mansoor ibn Abdullah ibn Ibrahim al-Isfahani quoted on the authority of Ali ibn Abdullah al-Iskandarani, on the authority of Abu Ali Ahmad ibn Ali ibn Mehdi al-Raqi, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Ali ibn Musa Al-Ridha (s), on the authority of his father Musa ibn Ja’far (s), on the authority of his father Ja’far ibn Muhammad (as-Sadiq) (s), on the authority of his father Muhammad ibn Ali (s), on the authority of his father Ali ibn Al-Hussein (s), on the authority of his father Al-Hussein ibn Ali (s), on the authority of his father Ali ibn Abi Talib (s) that God’s Prophet (s) said, “O Ali! Blessed be whoever loves you and acknowledges you. Woe be to whoever hates you and denies you. Your lovers are known in the seventh heaven and the lower seventh earth and in between. They are religious, pious, good- mannered and humble to the Honorable the Exalted God. Their gazes are humble and their hearts are wary of remembering the Honorable the Exalted God. They have recognized the worth of your Mastery. Their tongues are busy mentioning your nobilities. Their eyes are full of tears out of their love for you and the Divine Leaders from your progeny. They adhere to what God has ordained in His Book and what His Prophet (s) has brought in his traditions and is supported by reasons. They follow what the one incharge of the affairs amongst them orders. They are united and are not separate from each other. They love each other and have no despise for one another. The angels will send blessings upon them, say Amen when they pray, implore forgiveness for those of them who repent, are present when they die, and feel lonely when they perish up until the Resurrection Day.”