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Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه، عن الحسين بن يزيد النوفلي، عن علي بن داود اليعقوبي، عن عيسى بن عبد الله بن محمد بن عمر بن علي بن أبي طالب، عن أبيه، عن جده، عن علي [بن أبي طالب] عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: اللهم ارحم خلفائي، اللهم ارحم خلفائي، اللهم ارحم خلفائي. قيل له: يا رسول الله ومن خلفاؤك؟ قال: الذين يأتون من بعدي يروون حديثي و سنتي.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Ali bin Ibrahim bin Hashim, from his father, from Hussain bin Yazid al-Nawfali, from Ali bin Dawud al-Ya’qoubi, from Isa bin Abduullah bin Muhammed bin Umar bin Ali bin Abi Talib, from his father, from his grandfather, from Ali bin Abi Talib, peace be upon them, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family: O Allah, have mercy upon my successors. O Allah, have mercy upon my successors. O Allah, have mercy upon my successors. It was said to him: O Messenger of Allah, and who are your successors? He said: Those who will come after me, narrate my narration and my tradition.