31. Imam Ali Had Four Characteristics Whenever He Went to a Battle

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4-42 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله قال: حدثنا محمد ابن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب، عن محمد بن سنان، عن المفضل بن عمر، عن جابر بن يزيد الجعفي، عن أبي الزبير المكي، عن جابر بن عبد الله الانصاري قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله:والذي نفسي بيده ما وجهت عليا قط في سرية إلا ونظرت إلى جبرئيل عليه السلام في سبعين ألفا من الملائكة عن يمينه، وإلى ميكائيل عن يساره في سبعين ألفا من الملائكة، وإلى ملك الموت أمامه، وإلى سحابة تظله حتى يرزق حسن الظفر


4-42 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Muhammad ibn al-Hussein ibn Abil Khat’tab, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Sin’an, on the authority of Al-Mufaz’zal ibn Umar, on the authority of Jabir ibn Yazid al-Jo’afy, on the authority of Abil Zubayr (Muhammad ibn Muslim ibn Tadras Al-Asady) al-Macci, on the authority of Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “I swear by Him in whose Hands is my soul that whenever I sent Ali to a battle I saw Gabriel along with seventy-thousand angels on his right side and Michael with seventy-thousand angels on his left side. I also saw that the angel of death (Israel) was in front of him and there was a cloud shadowing over his head all the way until he became victorious.”