Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the Word of Godfearness
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن عمر الحافظ بمدينة السلام، قال: حدثنا محمد بن القاسم بن ، زكريا أبو عبد الله، والحسين بن علي السلولي، قالا: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن السلولي، قال: حدثنا صالح بن أبي الأسود، عن أبي المظفر المديني عن سلام الجعفي، عن أبي جعفر الباقر عليه السلام، عن أبي بردة، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله قال: إن الله عز وجل عهد إلي في علي عهدا. قلت يا رب بينه لي، قال: استمع ، قلت قد سمعت، قال: إن عليا راية الهدى، وإمام أوليائي ونور من أطاعني، وهو الكلمة التي ألزمتها المتقين ، من أحبه أحبني، ومن أطاعه أطاعني.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Umar, the Keeper, in the City of Peace, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Qasim bin Zakariya, Abu Abdillah, and Hussain bin Ali al-Salouli, that they both said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan al-Salouli, that he said: We were told by Saleh bin Abi’l-Aswad, from Abu’l-Mudaffar al-Madeeni, from Salam al-Ju’fi, from Abu Ja’far al-Baqir, peace be upon him, from Abu Barda, from the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, that he said: Indeed, Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, made a covenant to me with regards to Ali. I said: O Lord, clarify it to me. He said: Listen. I said: I have listened. He said: Indeed, Ali is the Banner of Guidance, the Imam of My Allies and the Light of those who obey Me, and he is the Word that I have bound upon the Godfearing; those who love him have loved Me, and those who obey him have obeyed Me.