20. Asking Favors from Allah for the Holy Prophet, Muhammad and his Family, recipient of divine supreme covenant

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1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ لا يَزَالُ الدُّعَاءُ مَحْجُوباً حَتَّى يُصَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ.


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn Salim from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “A prayer remains barred until one asks favors (in the form of al-Salat (the special expression called al-Salat ‘ Ala al-Nabiyy) from Allah for Muhammad and his family, recipient of divine supreme covenant.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن كالصحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/86)



2ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَنْ دَعَا وَلَمْ يَذْكُرِ النَّبِيَّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) رَفْرَفَ الدُّعَاءُ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ فَإِذَا ذَكَرَ النَّبِيَّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) رُفِعَ الدُّعَاءُ.


2. It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from his father from al- Nawfali from al-Sakuni from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘Whoever prays and does not mention the Holy Prophet, his prayer remains dangled over his head. When he mentions the Holy Prophet only then his prayer is raised up (to heavens).”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/90)



3ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ عَنْ أَبِي أُسَامَةَ زَيْدٍ الشَّحَّامِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) أَنَّ رَجُلاً أَتَى النَّبِيَّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) إِنِّي أَجْعَلُ لَكَ ثُلُثَ صَلَوَاتِي لا بَلْ أَجْعَلُ لَكَ نِصْفَ صَلَوَاتِي لا بَلْ أَجْعَلُهَا كُلَّهَا لَكَ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) إِذاً تُكْفَى مَئُونَةَ الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ.


3. Abu Ali al-Ash’ari has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from Safwan from abu ‘Usamah Zayd al-Shahham from Muhammad ibn Muslim from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Once a man came to the Holy Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, “I assign one third of my prayer to you. No, in fact, I assign half of my prayer to you. No, I assign all of my prayer to you.” The Messenger of Allah said, ‘That means that you have complete supplies for this and the next life.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/90)



4ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَيْفٍ عَنْ أَبِي أُسَامَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) مَا مَعْنَى أَجْعَلُ صَلَوَاتِي كُلَّهَا لَكَ فَقَالَ يُقَدِّمُهُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ كُلِّ حَاجَةٍ فَلا يَسْأَلُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ شَيْئاً حَتَّى يَبْدَأَ بِالنَّبِيِّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) فَيُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ يَسْأَلَ الله حَوَائِجَهُ.


4. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Sayf from abu ‘Usamah from abu Basir who has said the following: “Once I asked abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) ‘What is the meaning of, “I assign all of my prayer to you?’’ The Imam said, ‘He mentions the Holy Prophet before asking any help. He does not ask Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, anything until he begins with the Holy Prophet. He asks from Allah favors for the Holy Prophet and then asks Allah for help.”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/92)



5ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الأشْعَرِيِّ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) لا تَجْعَلُونِي كَقَدَحِ الرَّاكِبِ فَإِنَّ الرَّاكِبَ يَمْلأ قَدَحَهُ فَيَشْرَبُهُ إِذَا شَاءَ اجْعَلُونِي فِي أَوَّلِ الدُّعَاءِ وَفِي آخِرِهِ وَفِي وَسَطِهِ.


5. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Ash’ari from ibn al-Qaddah from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Do not consider me as the water container of a traveler who fills up his water container and drinks from it whenever he wants. You should place me at the beginning of your prayer, at the end of it and in the middle.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/93)



6ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أَبِي الْعَلاءِ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ النَّبِيُّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) فَأَكْثِرُوا الصَّلاةَ عَلَيْهِ فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَى النَّبِيِّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) صَلاةً وَاحِدَةً صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ أَلْفَ صَلاةٍ فِي أَلْفِ صَفٍّ مِنَ الْمَلائِكَةِ وَلَمْ يَبْقَ شَيْ‏ءٌ مِمَّا خَلَقَهُ الله إِلا صَلَّى عَلَى الْعَبْدِ لِصَلاةِ الله عَلَيْهِ وَصَلاةِ مَلائِكَتِهِ فَمَنْ لَمْ يَرْغَبْ فِي هَذَا فَهُوَ جَاهِلٌ مَغْرُورٌ قَدْ بَرِئَ الله مِنْهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَأَهْلُ بَيْتِهِ.


6. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from Isma’Il ibn Mehran from al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn abu Hamza from his father and Husayn ibn abu al-‘Ala’ from abu Basir who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘Whenever the Holy Prophet is mentioned, ask from Allah favors (in the form of al-Salat) for the Holy Prophet. Ask from Allah a great deal of favors for the Holy Prophet. Whoever does so once, Allah will do the same for him one thousand times in one thousand rows of angels and nothing will be left of the creatures of Allah without doing the same for that servant because of what Allah and angels have done. Whoever is not interested in it is ignorant and deceived, Allah, the Messenger of Allah and his family disavow him.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/95)



7ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الأشْعَرِيِّ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَمَلائِكَتُهُ وَمَنْ شَاءَ فَلْيُقِلَّ وَمَنْ شَاءَ فَلْيُكْثِرْ.


7. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Ash’ari from ibn al-Qaddah from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Whoever asks from Allah favors for me (in the form of al-Salat ), Allah grants him favors and the angels pray for him. It is up to people to perform this (noble) act very little or a great deal.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/98)



8ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) الصَّلاةُ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَى أَهْلِ بَيْتِي تَذْهَبُ بِالنِّفَاقِ‏.


8. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Asking from Allah favors (in the form of al-Salat ) for me and my family removes hypocrisy.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن كالصحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/98)



9ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ حَسَّانَ عَنْ أَبِي عِمْرَانَ الأزْدِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَنْ قَالَ يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ قُضِيَتْ لَهُ مِائَةُ حَاجَةٍ ثَلاثُونَ لِلدُّنْيَا وَالْبَاقِي لِلآخِرَةِ.


9. Abu Ali al-Ash’ari has narrated from Muhammad ibn Hassan from abu ‘Imran al-Azdi from ‘Abd Allah ibn al-Hakam from Mu’awiyah ibn ‘Ammar from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Whoever says, ‘O Lord, grant favors to Muhammad and his family, one hundred times one hundred of his wishes will be granted, thirty of them in this world and the rest in the next life.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/98)



10ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ وَعَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي نَجْرَانَ جَمِيعاً عَنْ صَفْوَانَ الْجَمَّالِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ كُلُّ دُعَاءٍ يُدْعَى الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ بِهِ مَحْجُوبٌ عَنِ السَّمَاءِ حَتَّى يُصَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ.


10. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam and ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn abu Najran all from Safwan al-Jammal from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Every prayer to Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, remains on hold and barred from heavens until he asks from Allah favors (in the form of al-Salat) for the Holy Prophet and his family.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/99)



11ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرٍ الْحَضْرَمِيِّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مَنْ سَمِعَ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) يَقُولُ جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى رَسُولِ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) فَقَالَ أَجْعَلُ نِصْفَ صَلَوَاتِي لَكَ قَالَ نَعَمْ ثُمَّ قَالَ أَجْعَلُ صَلَوَاتِي كُلَّهَا لَكَ قَالَ نَعَمْ فَلَمَّا مَضَى قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) كُفِيَ هَمَّ الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ.


11. It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah from abu Bakr al- Hadrami who has said the following: “One who had heard abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) narrated to me that the Imam said, ‘Once a man came to the Messenger of Allah and said, “I assign half of my Salat (prayers) for you. The Messenger of Allah said, ‘That is fine.’ He then said, ‘I assign all of my Salat, to you.’ The Messenger of Allah said, ‘That is fine.’ When he left the Messenger of Allah said, ‘He is completely sufficed in his matters of this and the next life.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/99)



12ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُرَازِمٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) إِنَّ رَجُلاً أَتَى رَسُولَ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله إِنِّي جَعَلْتُ ثُلُثَ صَلَوَاتِي لَكَ فَقَالَ لَهُ خَيْراً فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ الله إِنِّي جَعَلْتُ نِصْفَ صَلَوَاتِي لَكَ فَقَالَ لَهُ ذَاكَ أَفْضَلُ فَقَالَ إِنِّي جَعَلْتُ كُلَّ صَلَوَاتِي لَكَ فَقَالَ إِذاً يَكْفِيَكَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَا أَهَمَّكَ مِنْ أَمْرِ دُنْيَاكَ وَآخِرَتِكَ فَقَالَ لَهُ رَجُلٌ أَصْلَحَكَ الله كَيْفَ يَجْعَلُ صَلاتَهُ لَهُ فَقَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) لا يَسْأَلُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ شَيْئاً إِلا بَدَأَ بِالصَّلاةِ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه).


12. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Murazim who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘Once a man came to the Messenger of Allah and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I have assigned one third of my prayers for you.” The Messenger of Allah said, ‘That is good.’ He then said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I have assigned half of my prayers for you.’ The Messenger of Allah said, ‘That is better.’ He then said, ‘O the Messenger of Allah, I have assigned all of my prayers for you.’ The Messenger of Allah said, ‘Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, will suffice you in all your needs in this world and in the next life.’ A man then asked, ‘May Allah grant you well being, how could he assign his prayer for him?’ Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) said, ‘He would never pray and plead before Allah, the Majestic, the Glorious, for help before asking from Allah favors for the Holy Prophet and his family.””


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن كالصحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/99)



13ـ ابْنُ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) ارْفَعُوا أَصْوَاتَكُمْ بِالصَّلاةِ عَلَيَّ فَإِنَّهَا تَذْهَبُ بِالنِّفَاقِ.


13. Ibn abu ‘Umayr has narrated from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) saying, ‘The Messenger of Allah has said, “Raise your voices with al-Salat (asking from Allah favors for me); it removes hypocrisy.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن كالصحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/99)



14ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ يَعْقُوبَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الله عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ فَرُّوخَ مَوْلَى آلِ طَلْحَةَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) يَا إِسْحَاقَ بْنَ فَرُّوخَ مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَشْراً صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَمَلائِكَتُهُ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ وَمَنْ صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَمَلائِكَتُهُ أَلْفاً أَ مَا تَسْمَعُ قَوْلَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ هُوَ الَّذِي يُصَلِّي عَلَيْكُمْ وَمَلائِكَتُهُ لِيُخْرِجَكُمْ مِنَ الظُّلُماتِ إِلَى النُّورِ وَكانَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَحِيماً.


14. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Ya’qub ibn ‘Abd Allah from Ishaq ibn Farrukh Mawla Ale Talhah who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) once said, ‘O Ishaq ibn Farrukh, whoever asks from Allah al-Salat (favors) for the Holy Prophet and his family ten times, Allah and His angels will do the same for him one hundred times. Whoever asks from Allah al-Salat for the Holy Prophet and his family one hundred times, Allah and His angels will do the same for him one thousand times. Do you not hear the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, “It is He who forgives you and His angels pray for you so that He will take you out of darkness into light. Allah is All-Merciful to believers.’” (33:43)


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15ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ أَحَدِهِمَا (عَلَيهِما السَّلام) قَالَ مَا فِي الْمِيزَانِ شَيْ‏ءٌ أَثْقَلَ مِنَ الصَّلاةِ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَإِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَتُوضَعُ أَعْمَالُهُ فِي الْمِيزَانِ فَتَمِيلُ بِهِ فَيُخْرِجُ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) الصَّلاةَ عَلَيْهِ فَيَضَعُهَا فِي مِيزَانِهِ فَيَرْجَحُ بِهِ.


15. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from abu Ayyub from Muhammad ibn Muslim from one of the two Imams (a.s.) who has said the following: “On the balance there will be no other thing as heavy as asking from Allah al-Salat (favors) for the Holy Prophet and his family. A man will place his deeds on the balance and it will tilt. Then he will bring forth his deed of asking from Allah al-Salat for the Holy Prophet and his family to place on the balance and it will weigh heavy in his favor.”


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16ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ جُمْهُورٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ رِجَالِهِ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) مَنْ كَانَتْ لَهُ إِلَى الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ حَاجَةٌ فَلْيَبْدَأْ بِالصَّلاةِ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ ثُمَّ يَسْأَلُ حَاجَتَهُ ثُمَّ يَخْتِمُ بِالصَّلاةِ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ فَإِنَّ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَكْرَمُ مِنْ أَنْ يَقْبَلَ الطَّرَفَيْنِ وَيَدَعَ الْوَسَطَ إِذَا كَانَتِ الصَّلاةُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ لا تُحْجَبُ عَنْهُ.


16. Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from ibn Jumhur from his father from his narrators who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has said, ‘Whoever needs help from Allah, the Majestic, the Glorious, should first ask from Allah al-Salat (favors) for the Holy Prophet and his family, then pray and plead before Allah for help, then conclude it with asking from Allah al-Salat for the Holy Prophet and his family; Honor of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, does not allow to accept both ends of the prayer and leave out the middle; asking from Allah al-Salat for the Holy Prophet and his family is never barred from reaching His presence.’”


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17ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَسِّنِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَبَانٍ الأحْمَرِ عَنْ عَبْدِ السَّلامِ بْنِ نُعَيْمٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) إِنِّي دَخَلْتُ الْبَيْتَ وَلَمْ يَحْضُرْنِي شَيْ‏ءٌ مِنَ الدُّعَاءِ إِلا الصَّلاةُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ فَقَالَ أَمَا إِنَّهُ لَمْ يَخْرُجْ أَحَدٌ بِأَفْضَلَ مِمَّا خَرَجْتَ بِهِ.


17. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhsin ibn Ahmad from Aban al-Ahmar from ‘Abd al-Salam ibn al-Nu’aym who has said the following: “Once I said to abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) ‘I entered the house and I did not remember any prayer except asking from Allah al-Salat (favors) for the Holy Prophet and his family.’ The Imam said, ‘You should know that no one has come up with something better than what you have.’”


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18ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الرَّيَّانِ عَنْ عُبَيْدِ الله بْنِ عَبْدِ الله الدِّهْقَانِ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) فَقَالَ لِي مَا مَعْنَى قَوْلِهِ وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّى قُلْتُ كُلَّمَا ذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ قَامَ فَصَلَّى فَقَالَ لِي لَقَدْ كَلَّفَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ هَذَا شَطَطاً فَقُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ فَكَيْفَ هُوَ فَقَالَ كُلَّمَا ذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ.


18. Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ahmad ibn al-Husayn from Ali ibn al- Rayyan from ‘Ubayd Allah ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Dehqan who has said the following: “Once I went in the presence of abu al-Hassan al-Rida (a.s.) and he asked me, ‘What is the meaning of: “. . . remember the name of the Lord, and pray to Him.” (87:15) I said, ‘Whenever he remembered the name of his Lord, he stood up and prayed.’ The Imam said to me, ‘If so, Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, had burdened him heavily, but this is going beyond limits.’ 1 then said, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, how is it then?’ The Imam said, ‘Whenever he remembered the name of his Lord, he asked from Allah al-Salat (favors) for the Holy Prophet and his family.’”


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19ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ مُفَضَّلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ الأسَدِيِّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ هَارُونَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ إِذَا صَلَّى أَحَدُكُمْ وَلَمْ يَذْكُرِ النَّبِيَّ وَآلَهُ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) فِي صَلاتِهِ يُسْلَكُ بِصَلاتِهِ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْجَنَّةِ وَقَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) مَنْ ذُكِرْتُ عِنْدَهُ فَلَمْ يُصَلِّ عَلَيَّ دَخَلَ النَّارَ فَأَبْعَدَهُ الله وَقَالَ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) وَمَنْ ذُكِرْتُ عِنْدَهُ فَنَسِيَ الصَّلاةَ عَلَيَّ خُطِئَ بِهِ طَرِيقَ الْجَنَّةِ.


19. It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from Muhammad ibn Ali from Mufaddal ibn Salih al-‘Asadi from Muhammad ibn Harun from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Whenever anyone of you prays and does not mention the Holy Prophet and his family in his prayer, his prayer will be taken to a direction other than that toward paradise. The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘If a person before whom my name is mentioned does not ask from Allah al-Salat (favors) for me, he will enter the fire and Allah will move him away.’ He also has said, ‘If a person, before whom my name is mentioned, forgets to ask from Allah al-Salat for me, he will get lost on the way of paradise.’”


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20ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأشْعَرِيُّ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ عُبَيْسِ بْنِ هِشَامٍ عَنْ ثَابِتٍ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) مَنْ ذُكِرْتُ عِنْدَهُ فَنَسِيَ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَيَّ خَطَأَ الله بِهِ طَرِيقَ الْجَنَّةِ.


20. Abu Ali al-Ash’ari has narrated from al-Husayn ibn Ali from ‘Ubays ibn Hisham from Thabit from abu Basir from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘If my name is mentioned before a person and he forgets to ask from Allah al-Salat (favors) for me, Allah will make him lose the way to paradise.’”


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21ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَمِعَ أَبِي رَجُلاً مُتَعَلِّقاً بِالْبَيْتِ وَهُوَ يَقُولُ اللهمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ فَقَالَ لَهُ أَبِي يَا عَبْدَ الله لا تَبْتُرْهَا لا تَظْلِمْنَا حَقَّنَا قُلِ اللهمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَأَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ.


21. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ja’far ibn Muhammad from ibn al-Qaddah from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “My father once heard a man, clinging to the Ka’bah, saying, ‘O Lord, grant al-Salat (favors) to Muhammad.’ My father then said to him, ‘O servant of Allah, do not shorten it that way. Do not do injustice to us in our rights. Say, “O Lord, grant al-Salat to Muhammad and his family.’”


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