102. The Prophet was ordered to love four people

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4-126 حدثنا علي بن محمد بن الحسن المعروف بابن مقبرة القزويني قال: حدثنا عبيد الله بن عبدالرحمن بن واقد ببغداد قال: حدثنا إسماعيل بن موسى قال: حدثنا شريك، عن أبي ربيعة الايادي عن ابن بريدة، عن أبيه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قال: إن الله عز وجل أمرني بحب أربعة، فقلنا: يا رسول الله من هم سمهم لنا، فقال: علي منهم وسلمان وأبوذر والمقداد، وأمرني بحبهم، وأخبرني أنه يحبهم


4-126 Ali ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hassan, known as Ibn Muqayrih al-Qazvini narrated that Ubaydullah ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Vaqid in Baghdad quoted Isma’il ibn Musa, on the authority of Sharik, on the authority of Abi Rabi’a al-Ayadi, on the authority of Ibn Barida, on the authority of his father that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “Indeed the Honorable the Exalted God ordered me to love four people.” He (MGB) was asked, “O Prophet of God! Who are they?” The Prophet (MGB) replied, “Ali is one of them. I was also ordered to love Salman, Abuzar and Miqdad. I was told that God also loves them.”




4-12 7 حدثنا أبوعبد الله الحسين بن محمد الاشناني العدل ببلخ قال: أخبرني جدي قال: حدثنا إبراهيم بن نصر قال: حدثنا محمد بن سعيد قال: أخبرنا شريك، عن أبي ربيعة الايادي، عن ابن بريدة، عن أبيه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: إن الله عز وجل أمرني بحب أربعة من أصحابي، وأخبرني أنه يحبهم، قلنا: يا رسول الله فمن هم فكلنا نحب أن نكون منهم فقال: ألا إن عليا منهم، ثم سكت، ثم قال: ألا إن عليا منهم وأبوذر وسلمان الفارسي والمقداد بن الاسود الكندي


4-127 Abu Abdullah al-Hussein ibn Muhammad al-Ashnani - the judge in Balkh - narrated that his grandfather quoted Ibrahim ibn Nasr, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Sa’id, on the authority of Sharik, on the authority of Abi Rabi’a al-Ayadi, on the authority of Ibn Barida, on the authority of his father that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “The Honorable the Exalted God ordered me to love four of my companions. I was also informed that God loves them.” He (MGB) was told, “O Prophet of God! Who are they? We love to be amongst them.” The Prophet (MGB) said, “Ali (MGB) is one of them.” They he (MGB) became silent. Then he (MGB) went on saying, “Ali (MGB) is one of them. The rest are Abuzar, Salman and Miqdad ibn al-Aswad al-Kindi.”