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Hadith #543

جَمِيلٌ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَحَدِهِمَا (عليهما السلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ (صلى الله عليه وآله) لَوْ لَا أَنِّي أَكْرَهُ أَنْ يُقَالَ إِنَّ مُحَمَّداً اسْتَعَانَ بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى إِذَا ظَفِرَ بِعَدُوِّهِ قَتَلَهُمْ لَضَرَبْتُ أَعْنَاقَ قَوْمٍ كَثِيرٍ.

543. Jameel, from Zurara, from one of them (asws) (Fifth or Sixth Imam (asws)) having said: ‘The Rasool Allah (saww) said: ‘Had it not been for my (saww) disliking that they would say, ‘Muhammad (saww) sought support of the people so that he (saww) would be victorious over his (saww) enemies’, I (saww) would have killed a lot of people by striking their necks’.