5. Prophet’s declaration about ‘Ali at Qudaid

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5 - قال: حدثنا أبو حفص عمر بن محمد المعروف بابن الزيات رحمه الله قال: حدثنا أبو علي محمد بن همام الإسكافي قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن محمد بن عيسى قال: حدثني أبي، عن عبد الله بن المغيرة، عن ابن مسكان، عن عمر بن يزيد ، عن أبي عبد الله جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام قال: لما نزل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله بطن قديد قال لعلي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام: يا علي إني سألت الله عز وجل أن يوالي بيني وبينك ففعل، وسألته أن يواخي بيني وبينك ففعل، وسألته أن يجعلك وصيي ففعل. فقال رجل من القوم: والله لصاع من تمر في شن بال خير مما سأل محمد ربه! هلا سأله ملكا يعضده على عدوه، أو كنزا يستعين به على فاقته ؟! فأنزل الله تعالى: " فلعلك تارك بعض ما يوحى إليك وضائق به صدرك أن يقولوا لولا أنزل عليه كنز أو جاء معه ملك إنما أنت نذير والله على كل شئ وكيل " .


5. He said: Abu Hafs Umar ibn Muhammad, commonly known as Ibn al-Zayyat, may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from Abu ‘Ali Muhammad ibn Hammam al-Iskafi, from Abdullah ibn Ja’far al-Himyari, from Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, from his father, from Abdullah ibn al-Mughaira, from Ibn Maskan, from Umar ibn Zayd, who reported that: Abu Abdullah Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: When the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, arrived at the middle of Qudaid (near Makkah), he said to ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, peace be upon him: "O ‘Ali, I prayed to Allah for (a firm bond of) love between me and you, and He granted, and I prayed to Him to establish brotherhood between you and me, and He granted, and I prayed unto him that He make you my successor, and He granted." A man stood up from the people and remarked: "By Allah, a (small) measure of dates from an old, coarse sack is better than what Muhammad prayed for from his Lord. Why did he not ask for angel to come and help him against his enemy, or a treasure to help him keep away his paucity?" Then Allah revealed this verse: ’Perhaps you feel like giving away some of what has been revealed to you, and your chest is straitened for it, because they say: Why has a treasure not been sent down to him or an angel come down with him? Surely, you are only a warner, and Allah is the Trustee over all things.’ (11:12)