2. The Prophet commanded to reveal virtues of ‘Ali (as)

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2 - قال: أخبرني أبو بكر محمد بن عمر الجعابي قال: حدثنا أبو محمد عبد الله بن محمد بن سعيد بن زياد المقري من كتابه قال: حدثنا أحمد بن عيسى بن الحسن الحوبي قال: حدثنا نصر بن حماد قال: حدثنا عمرو بن شمر، عن جابر الجعفي، عن أبي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر عليهما السلام، عن جابر بن عبد الله الأنصاري قال: نزل جبرئيل على النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم فقال: إن الله يأمرك أن تقوم بتفضيل علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام خطيبا على أصحابك ليبلغوا من بعدهم ذلك عنك، وقد أمر جميع الملائكة أن تسمع ما تذكره، والله يوحي إليك يا محمد إن من خالفك في أمره فله النار ، ومن أطاعك فله الجنة. فأمر النبي صلى الله عليه وآله مناديا فنادى: الصلاة جامعة، فاجتمع الناس وخرج حتى علا المنبر، وكان أول ما تكلم به: " أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم، بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم "، ثم قال: أيها الناس! أنا البشير، وأنا النذير، وأنا النبي الأمي، إني مبلغكم عن الله تعالى في أمر رجل لحمه من لحمي، ودمه من دمي، وهو عيبة العلم ، وهو الذي انتجبه الله من هذه الأمة واصطفاه وتولاه وهداه، وخلقني وإياه من طينة واحدة، ففضلني بالرسالة، وفضله بالتبليغ عني. وجعلني مدينة العلم وجعله الباب، وجعله خازن العلم، والمقتبس منه الأحكام، وخصه بالوصية، وأبان أمره، وخوف من عداوته، وأوجب موالاته، وأمر جميع الناس بطاعته ، وإنه عز وجل يقول: من عاداه عاداني، ومن والاه والاني، ومن ناصبه ناصبني، ومن خالفه خالفني، ومن عصاه عصاني، ومن آذاه [فقد] آذاني، ومن أبغضه [فقد] أبغضني، ومن أحبه [فقد] أحبني، ومن أطاعه [فقد] أطاعني، ومن أرضاه [فقد] أرضاني، ومن حفظه حفظني، ومن حاربه حاربني، ومن أعانه أعانني، ومن أراده أرادني، ومن كاده [فقد] كادني. أيها الناس! اسمعوا لما آمركم به وأطيعوه، فإني أخوفكم عقاب الله عز وجل " يوم تجد كل نفس ما عملت من خير محضرا وما عملت من سوء تود لو أن بينها وبينه أمدا بعيدا ويحذركم الله نفسه " . ثم أخذ بيد أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام فقال: معاشر الناس هذا مولى المؤمنين، وقاتل الكافرين، وحجة الله على العالمين. اللهم إني قد بلغت، وهم عبادك، وأنت القادر على صلاحهم فأصلحهم برحمتك يا أرحم الراحمين. ثم نزل على المنبر، فأتاه جبرئيل عليه السلام فقال: يا محمد [إن] الله يقرئك السلام ويقول لك: جزاك الله عن تبليغك خيرا، فقد بلغت رسالات ربك، ونصحت لأمتك، وأرضيت المؤمنين، وأرغمت الكافرين . يا محمد إن ابن عمك مبتلى ومبتلى به " وسيعلم الذين ظلموا أي منقلب ينقلبون ".


2. He said: Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Umar al-Ji’abi reported to me from Abu Muhammad Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Saeed ibn Ziyad al-Muqri from his book, reporting from Ahmad ibn Isa ibn al-Hasan al-Hawbi, who reported from Nasr ibn Hammad who reported from Amru ibn Shimr, from Jabir al-Ja’fi who reported from Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari said: The Angel Jibraeel descended unto the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, and said: "Allah commands you to address the people around you, informing them about the excellence of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) and has commanded all the angels, to listen to what you will say; and He reveals to you that whoever will oppose you about his affair, he shall enter hell fire, and Paradise is for him who obeys you." Then the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, caused the announcement: "(Join) the congregational prayers." People assembled and the Prophet climbed the pulpit and commenced first by saying: "I seek refuge from Satan, the condemned and I begin in the name of Allah, Most Merciful." Then he said: "O people, I am the bringer of good tidings and I am the warner. I am the Prophet, born in Ummul Qura’. I am now conveying to you, from Allah, Most High, about a man whose flesh is from my flesh and whose blood is from my blood; he is treasure-house of the knowledge and he is the one who Allah has selected from this Ummah, chosen him, befriended him and guided. Allah created me and him from one essence and blessed me with the Prophethood and blessed him with the task of purveying on my behalf. He made me city of the knowledge and made him its gate. He made him a treasurer of the knowledge and the source from whom divine laws are received. He blessed him with specific divine appointment, made clear his position, forwarned against animosity to him and made affection towards him obligatory, enjoining all people to obey him. And He, Most High, says: "Whoever hates him, hates Me and whoever befriends him, befriends Me. Whoever rises against him, rises against Me and whoever opposes him, opposes Me. Whoever disobeys him, disobeys Me and whoever harms him, harms Me. Whoever despises him, despises Me. And whoever loves him, loves Me and whoever obeys him, obeys Me. Whoever pleases him, pleases Me and whoever protects him, protects Me. Whoever fights him, fights Me and whoever helps him, helps Me. Whoever intends foul against him, does so against Me and whoever plots against him, plots against Me." O People! Listen to my command and obey it. For I warn you against the severe punishment by Allah. On the Day when every soul will find present before it every good deed it has done; and whatever evil it has done, it will wish that there be between it and the evil it has done, a great distance. And Allah cautions you of Himself." Then he took Amirul Mu’mineen (i.e. ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib), peace be upon him, by his hand and said: "O people! This is the master of the believers and the annihilator of the infidels and the proof of Allah to all mankinds. O Allah, I have indeed, conveyed and they are your servants. And You are able to reform them so reform them by Your mercy, O Most Merciful." Then he came down from the pulpit and the angel Jibraeel came unto him saying: "O Muhammad, Allah sends you Salaam and says: May Allah reward you best for having conveyed. You have indeed conveyed the message from your Sustainer and given your Ummah the correct advice. You have pleased the faithfuls and constrained the infidels. O Muhammad, your cousin will be stricken with affliction and because of him, some will be surely tried. And those who do wrong, shall soon come to know what punishment awaits them."