3. The status of ‘Ali on the Day of Qiyamah

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3 - قال: حدثنا أبو جعفر محمد بن علي بن الحسين بن بابويه رحمه الله قال: حدثني أبي قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أيوب بن نوح، عن صفوان ابن يحيى، عن أبان بن عثمان، عن أبي عبد الله جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام قال: إذا كان يوم القيامة نادى مناد من بطنان العرش: أين خليفة الله في أرضه؟ فيقوم داود النبي عليه السلام، فيأتي النداء من عند الله عز وجل: لسنا إياك أردنا وإن كنت لله خليفة، ثم ينادي ثانية: أين خليفة الله في أرضه؟ فيقوم أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام، فيأتي النداء من قبل الله عز وجل: يا معشر الخلائق هذا علي بن أبي طالب خليفة الله في أرضه وحجته على عباده، فمن تعلق بحبله في دار الدنيا فليتعلق بحبله في هذا اليوم ليستضئ بنوره، وليتبعه إلى الدرجات العلى من الجنان. قال: فيقوم أناس قد تعلقوا بحبله في الدنيا فيتبعونه إلى الجنة، ثم يأتي النداء من عند الله جل جلاله: ألا من ائتم بإمام في دار الدنيا فليتبعه إلى حيث [شاء و] يذهب به، فحينئذ " يتبرأ الذين اتبعوا من الذين اتبعوا ورأوا العذاب وتقطعت بهم الأسباب * وقال الذين اتبعوا لو أن لنا كرة فنتبرأ منهم كما تبرأوا منا كذلك يريهم الله أعمالهم حسرات عليهم وما هم بخارجين من النار ".


3. He said: Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibnAli ibn al-Husayn ibn Babawayh, may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from his father, who reported from Sa’d ibn Abdillah, from Ayyub ibn Nuh, from Safwan Ibn Yahya, from Aban ibn Uthman, who reported that: Abu Abdullah, Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: On the Day of Resurrection, an announcer will announce from inside the Throne: "Where is the Khalifa of Allah on earth?" So Dawood, the Prophet, will stand up and the voice from Allah, Most High, will say: "We do not mean you, although you were Allah’s Khalifa." Then a second announcement will be made: "Where is Allah’s Khalifa on earth?" Then Amirul Mu’mineen, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, peace be upon him, will rise. So a voice will come from Allah, Most High: "O people! This ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the khalifa of Allah on His earth and His proof over His slaves. So whoever adhered to his rope while on earth, should hang on to his rope here (also), so that he may have the benefit of his light and may follow him in the rising ranks of Paradise." He said: A group of people will rise who had adhered to his rope during life on earth, and will follow him into Paradise. Then there will be announcement from Allah, Most High: "O those who followed a leader while living on earth, follow him as he goes, and they will go with him." That will be the time when those who led will dissociate themselves from those who followed them, and they will see the chastisement, and all relations between them will be severed. ’And those who followed will say: if only we had one more chance, we would dissociate ourselves from them, as they have disowned themselves from us. Thus will Allah show them their deeds as anguish for them and never will they come out of the hellfire.’ (2:166,167).