3. Jabir asked the Prophet about his successor

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3 - قال: أخبرني أبو نصر محمد بن الحسين المقري قال: حدثنا أبو عبد الله الحسين بن علي الرازي قال: حدثنا جعفر بن محمد الحنفي قال: حدثني يحيى بن هاشم السمسار قال: حدثنا عمرو بن شمر قال: حدثنا حماد، عن أبي الزبير ، عن جابر بن عبد الله بن حرام الأنصاري قال: أتيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم فقلت: يا رسول الله من وصيك؟ قال: فأمسك عني عشرا لا يجيبني، ثم قال: يا جابر ألا أخبرك عما سألتني؟ فقلت: بأبي وأمي أنت، أم والله لقد سكت عني حتى ظننت أنك وجدت علي . فقال: ما وجدت عليك يا جابر، ولكن كنت أنتظر ما يأتيني من السماء، فأتاني جبرئيل عليه السلام فقال: يا محمد إن ربك [يقرئك السلام و] يقول لك: إن علي بن أبي طالب وصيك وخليفتك على أهلك وأمتك، والذائد عن حوضك، وهو صاحب لوائك، يقدمك إلى الجنة . فقلت: يا نبي الله أرأيت من لا يؤمن بهذا أقتتله؟ قال: نعم يا جابر، ما وضع هذا الموضع إلا ليتابع عليه ، فمن تابعه كان معي غدا، ومن خالفه لم يرد علي الحوض أبدا.


3. He said: Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al-Muqri reported to me from Abu Abdillah al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali al-Razi, who reported from Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Hanafi, who reported from Yahya ibn Hashim al-Simsar, who reported from Amru ibn Shimr, who reported from Hammad, from Abu al-Zubair, from Jabir ibn Abdillah ibn Harram al-Ansari, who said: Once I came to the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, and asked: "O messenger of Allah, who is your successor?" He said that the Prophet kept silent for a while, not answering me. Then he said: "O Jabir, may I not answer your question?" So I said: "My father and my mother be your ransom; By Allah, you maintained a silence, till I thought you were not pleased." He said: "O Jabir, I was not displeased with you. I was waiting for what the heavens would reveal, and then Jibraeel came to me saying: O Muhammad, your Lord sends you salutations and says unto you: Surely, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is your executor and your successor over your kinsfolk and the Ummah; and a protector of your Pool (al-Hawdh). He is the bearer of your standard, preceding you into Praradise." I said: "O Prophet of Allah! Would you say that if someone did not believe in this, I should fight him?" He said: "Yes O Jabir. This status has not been established except for being followed. So whoever follows it, he will be with me tomorrow, (i.e. on the day of Judgement) and whoever opposes it, he will never arrive near me at the Pool (al-Hawdh)."