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Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن الحسين بن سعيد، عن فضالة بن أيوب، عن أبان بن عثمان، عن أبي الجارود، عن حكيم بن جبير، عن علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام في قول الله عز وجل: " وأذان من الله ورسوله " قال: الاذان علي عليه السلام.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed, from Hussain bin Sa’eed, from Fadala bin Ayub, from Aban bin Uthman, from Abu’l-Jaroud, from Hukaim bin Jubayr, from Ali bin Hussain, peace be upon them both, with regards to the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And (it is) an announcement from Allah and His Messenger» (9:3). He said: The announcement was Ali, peace be upon him.



Hadith #2

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب، عن علي بن أسباط، عن سيف بن عميرة، عن الحارث بن المغيرة بن النصري، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: سألته عن قول الله عز وجل: " وأذان من الله ورسوله إلى الناس يوم الحج الأكبر " فقال: اسم نحله الله عز وجل عليا صلوات الله عليه من السماء لأنه هو الذي أدى عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله براءة وقد كان بعث بها مع أبي بكر أولا فنزل عليه جبرئيل عليه السلام فقال: يا محمد إن الله يقول لك: إنه لا يبلغ عنك إلا أنت أو رجل منك فبعث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله عند ذلك عليا عليه السلام فلحق أبا بكر وأخذ الصحيفة من يده ومضى بها إلى مكة فسماه الله تعالى أذانا من الله، إنه اسم نحله الله من السماء لعلي عليه السلام.

2. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan al-Saffar, from Muhammed bin Hussain bin Abi’l-Khattab, from Ali bin Asbat, from Saif bin ‘Umayra, from Harith bin Mughaira bin Nasri, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: I asked him about the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And (it is) an announcement from Allah and His Messenger to the people on the day of the greater pilgrimage» (9:3). He said: It is a name whom Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, gifted to Ali, Allah’s blessings be upon him, from the Heaven, because he was, indeed, the one who delivered on behalf of Allah’s Messenger, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, (the chapter of) Bara’a [1]. He had sent it with Abu Bakr at first, at which Jibra’eel, peace be upon him, descended unto him and said: «O Muhammed, indeed, Allah says to you: Indeed, none shall deliver on behalf of you except for you or a man from you». Then the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, sent Ali, peace be upon him, therein, and so he caught up with Abu Bakr, took the journal from his hand and went with it to Mecca. Allah then named it an Announcement from Allah. It is, indeed, a name gifted by Allah from the Heaven to Ali, peace be upon him.