6. The Place of ‘Ali (as)

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6 - قال: أخبرني أبو جعفر محمد بن علي بن الحسين بن بابويه رحمه الله عن أبيه، عن محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن علي بن النعمان ، عن عامر بن معقل عن أبي حمزة الثمالي قال: قال أبو جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر عليهما السلام: يا أبا حمزة لا تضعوا عليا دون ما رفعه الله، ولا ترفعوا عليا فوق ما جعله الله، كفى عليا أن يقاتل أهل الكرة وأن يزوج أهل الجنة .


6. He said: Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Al-Husayn ibn Babawayh, may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from his father who reported from Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Saffar, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, from ‘Ali ibn al-Nu’man, from Amir ibn Ma’qal, from Abu Hamza al-Thumali, that Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir (peace be upon him) said: "O Abu Hamza, do not place ‘Ali (A.S.) below the level to which Allah has raised him, and do not elevate him above the level where Allah has kept him. It is enough (excellence) for ‘Ali that he is the one who fought the apostates and he is the one who will pair off the inmates of Paradise."