6. The Chosen ones

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6 - قال: حدثنا أبو بكر محمد بن عمر الجعابي قال: حدثني جعفر بن محمد بن سليمان أبو الفضل قال: حدثنا داود بن رشيد قال: حدثنا محمد بن إسحاق الثعلبي الموصلي أبو نوفل قال: سمعت جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام يقول: نحن خيرة الله من خلقه، وشيعتنا خيرة الله من أمة نبيه صلى الله عليه وآله.


6. He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Umar al-Ji’abi reported to me from Ja’far ibn Muhammad ibn Sulaiman Abul Fadhl, who reported from Dawood ibn Rushaid, who reported from Muhammad ibn Ishaq al-Tha’labi al-Mosili Abu Nawfil, who said: I heard Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be upon him, say: "We are the Chosen ones by Allah among His creation, and our Shi’ahs are His Chosen ones from the Ummah of Muhammad, peace be upon him and his progeny."