Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the column whom the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, saw during the Night of the Ascension, whose origin is of silver, center is of ruby and peridot and top is of red gold
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حدثنا أبي - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن الحسن المؤدب، عن أحمد بن علي الأصبهاني، عن إبراهيم بن محمد، قال: أخبرنا الحكم بن سليمان، قال: حدثنا يحيى بن يعلي الأسلمي، عن الحسين بن زيد الجزري ، عن شداد البصري عن عطاء بن أبي رباح، عن أنس بن مالك، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: لما عرج بي إلى السماء إذا أنا بأسطوانة أصلها من فضة بيضاء ووسطها من ياقوت‍ [ة] وزبرجد، وأعلاها من ذهبة حمراء؟ فقلت: يا جبرئيل ما هذه؟ فقال: هذا دينك أبيض واضح مضئ. قلت: وما هذه وسطها؟ قال: الجهاد. قلت: فما هذه الذهبة الحمراء؟ قال: الهجرة، ولذلك علا إيمان علي عليه السلام على إيمان كل مؤمن .

1. We were told by my father, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Hasan, the Teacher, from Ahmad bin Ali al-Esbahani, from Ibrahim bin Muhammed, that he said: We were informed by Hakam bin Sulayman, that he said: We were told by Yahya bin Ya’la al-Aslami, from Hussain bin Zaid al-Jazri, from Shaddad al-Basri, from ‘Ataa’ bin Abi Rabah, from Anas bin Malik, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: When I was ascended to Heaven, I was suddenly by a column whose origin is of white silver, its center is of ruby and peridot and its top is of red gold. So I said: O Jibra’eel, what is this? He said: This is your Religion, white, clear, brightening. I said: And what is this at its center? He said: Striving. I said: And what is this red gold? He said: Migration. Therefore, the faith of Ali, peace be upon him, was elevated above the faith of every believer.