4. In praise of ‘Ali (as)

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4 - [قال:] حدثنا أبو جعفر محمد بن علي بن الحسين قال: حدثني أبي قال: حدثني محمد بن يحيى العطار قال: حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن علي بن الحكم، عن هشام بن سالم، عن سليمان بن خالد، عن أبي عبد الله جعفر بن محمد الصادق، عن آبائه عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لعلي عليه السلام: يا علي أنت مني وأنا منك: وليك وليي ووليي ولي الله، وعدوك عدوي وعدوي عدو الله. يا علي أنا حرب لمن حاربك، وسلم لمن سالمك. يا علي لك كنز في الجنة وأنت ذو قرنيها . يا علي أنت قسيم الجنة والنار، لا يدخل الجنة إلا من عرفك وعرفته ، ولا يدخل النار إلا من أنكرك وأنكرته. يا علي أنت والأئمة من ولدك على الأعراف يوم القيامة تعرف المجرمين بسيماهم، والمؤمنين بعلاماتهم. يا علي لولاك لم يعرف المؤمنون بعدي.


4. He said: Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn reported to me from his father, who reported from Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attar, who reported from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, from ‘Ali ibn Al-Hakam, from Hisham ibn Salim, from Sulaiman ibn Khalid, from Abu Abdillah Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, from his forefathers, peace be upon them, who said: The Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, told ‘Ali, peace be upon him: "O ‘Ali, you are from me and I from you. Your friend is my friend and my friend is Allah’s friend. And your enemy is my enemy and my enemy is the enemy of Allah. O ‘Ali, I am at war with the one who fights you and at peace with one who is at peace with you. O ‘Ali, you have a treasure in the Heaven and you are the master of its both sides. O ‘Ali, you are the divider of heaven and hell. None shall enter the heaven unless he has recognized you, and you have recognized him! And none shall enter hell unless he has rejected you and you have rejected him. O ‘Ali, you and your descendants shall be on the heights (al-A’araaf) on the Day of Judgment, recognizing the sinners by their marks, and the believers by their signs. O ‘Ali, the believers would not have been distinguished, after I have departed, if you were not there."