6. "O, Allah! I love ‘Ali, so you also love him"

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6 - قال: أخبرني أبو نصر محمد بن الحسين المقري قال: حدثنا أبو عبد الله الحسين بن عبيد الله الزراري قال: حدثنا أبو عبد الله جعفر بن عبد الله العلوي المحمدي قال: حدثنا يحيى بن هاشم الغساني قال: حدثنا إسماعيل بن عياش، عن معاذ بن رفاعة ، عن شهر بن حوشب قال: سمعت أبا أمامة الباهلي يقول: والله لا يمنعني مكان معاوية أن أقول الحق في علي عليه السلام، سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم يقول: علي أفضلكم، وفي الدين أفقهكم، وبسنتي أبصركم، ولكتاب الله أقرؤكم. اللهم إني أحب عليا فأحبه، اللهم إني أحب عليا فأحبه.


6. He said: Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al-Muqri reported to me from Abu Abdillah al-Husayn ibn Ubaidullah al-Zurari, who reported from Abu Abdillah Ja’far ibn Abdullah al-Alawi al-Muhammadi, who reported from Yahya ibn Hashim al-Ghassani, who reported form Ismail ibn Ayyash, from Muadh ibn Rafaah, from Shahr ibn Hawshab, who said: By Allah, I cannot be stopped by Mu’awiya’s authority to speak the truth about ‘Ali, peace be upon him. I heard the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, say: "‘Ali is the best among you; and in matter of religion, he is the most learned jurist among you, and he knows incisively about my Traditions, more than any of you. And as far the Book of Allah (i.e. the Qu’ran), he is its best student among you all. O, Allah! I love ‘Ali, so You also love him; O Allah! I love ‘Ali, so You also love him."