9. Allah protects the righteous

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9 - قال: أخبرني أبو الحسن علي بن بلال المهلبي قال: حدثنا علي بن عبد الله الإصفهاني قال: حدثنا إبراهيم بن محمد الثقفي قال: أخبرني محمد بن علي قال: حدثنا إبراهيم بن هراسة قال: حدثنا جعفر بن زياد الأحمر، عن زيد بن علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام قال: قرأ " وأما الجدار فكان لغلامين يتيمين في المدينة وكان تحته كنز لهما وكان أبوهما صالحا فأراد ربك أن يبلغا أشدهما ويستخرجا كنزهما " ، ثم قال: حفظهما ربهما لصلاح أبيهما، فمن أولى بحسن الحفظ منا؟ رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله جدنا، وابنته سيدة نساء الجنة أمنا، وأول من آمن بالله ووحده وصلى أبونا .


9. He said: Abul Hasan ‘Ali ibn Bilal al-Mahlabi reported to me from ‘Ali ibn Abdillah al-Ishfahani, who reported from Ibrahim b Muhammad al-Thaqafi, who reported from Muhammad ibn ‘Ali, who reported from Ibrahim ibn Harasah, who reported from Ja’far ibn Ziyad al-Ahmar, who reported that Zaid ibn al-Husayn, peace be upon him, once read the verse: ’And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the town and there was beneath it a treasure belonging to them; and their father was a righteous man. So your Sustainer (i.e. Allah) willed that they should attain their maturity and bring forth their treasure....’ (al-Kahf, 18: 82) Then he said: "Allah guarded their treasure because of their father’s righteousness; so who is worthier for the best protection than us? The messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his progeny, is our grandfather and his daughter, the leading lady of the women of Paradise, is our mother. And the first one to confirm his faith in Allah, His Oneness, and to offer prayers to Him was our father."