115. Reason for the Higher Hairline of Amir Al-Momineen (asws), and the reason due to which he (asws) was called ‘Al-Anza’a Al Bateen’

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حدثنا أبى ومحمد بن الحسن رضى الله عنهما قالا: حدثنا احمد بن إدريس ومحمد بن يحيى العطار جميعا عن محمد بن احمد بن يحيى بن عمران الاشعري باسناد متصل لم احفظه، ان أمير المؤمنين " ع " قال: إذ أراد الله بعبد خيرا رماه بالصلع فتحات الشعر عن رأسه وها أنا ذا.

1. My father and Muhammad Bin Al Hassan narrated to us, from Ahmad Bin Idrees and Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Ataar together, from Muhammad Bin Ahmad Bin Yahya Bin Imran Al Ash’ary, by an unbroken chain which I did not memorise, (It has been narrated) from Amir Al-Momineen (a.s.) having said: ‘If Allah (azwj) Intends good with a servant, Casts him with the higher headline in openings of the hair from his head, and see, I (a.s.) am like that’.

حدثنا احمد بن الحسن القطان قال: حدثنا احمد بن يحيى بن زكريا القطان قال: حدثنا بكر بن عبد الله بن حبيب عن تميم بن بهلول عن عباية بن ربعي قال: جاء رجل إلى ابن عباس فقال له: اخبرني عن الانزع البطين علي بن أبى طالب فقد اختلف الناس فيه؟ فقال له ابن عباس: أيها الرجل والله لقد سألت عن رجل ما وطئ الحصى بعد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله أفضل منه وانه لاخو رسول الله وابن عمه ووصيه وخليفته على أمته وانه الانزع من الشرك، بطين من العلم، ولقد سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله يقول: من أراد النجاة غدا فليأخذ بحجزة هذا الانزع يعني عليا عليه السلام.

2. Ahmad Al Hassan Al Qatan narrated to us, from Ahmad Bin Yahya Bin Zakariyya Al Qataan, from Bakr Bin Abdullah Bin Habeeb, from Tameem Bin Bahloul, from Abaya Bin Rabie who said, ‘A man went to Ibn Abbad, so he said to him, ‘Inform me about the ‘Al Anza’a Al Bateen’ Ali (a.s.) Bin Abu Talib (a.s.), for the people are differing with regards to it?’ So Ibn Abbas said to him, ‘O you man! By Allah (azwj), you have asked me about a man, none has trodden the gravel after Rasool-Allah (saww) more meritorious than him (a.s.), for he (a.s.) is a brother of Rasool-Allah (saww), and a son of his (a.s.) uncle (as), and his (saww) successor (a.s.), and his (saww) Caliph over his (saww) community, and he (a.s.) is removed from the Polytheism, full up from the knowledge. And I have heard Rasool-Allah (saww) saying: ‘Whoever wants the salvation tomorrow, so let him hold on to a part of this ‘Al Anza’a’, meaning Ali (a.s.)’.