9. The Prophet (MGB) took twelve steps to welcome Ja’far ibn Abi Talib upon his return from Ethiopia - Hadith #1

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12-59 حدثني محمد بن القاسم المفسر المعروف بأبي الحسن الجرجاني رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا يوسف بن محمد بن زياد، عن أبيه، عن الحسن بن علي، عن أبيه علي بن محمد، عن أبيه محمد بن علئ. عن أبيه الرضا علي بن موسى، عن أبيه موسى ابن جعفر، عن أبيه الصادق جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه محمد بن علي الباقر، عن أبيه زين العابدين علي بن الحسين، عن أبيه الحسين بن علي، عن أبيه علي بن أبي طالب عليهم السلام أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه واله لما جاءه جعفر بن أبي طالب من الحبشة قام إليه واستقبله اثنتي عشرة خطوة، وعانقه وقبل ما بين عينيه وبكى، وقال: لا أدري بأيهما أنا أشد سرورا بقدومك يا جعفر أم بفتح الله على أخيك خيبر؟ ! وبكى فرحا بروئية


12-59 Muhammad ibn al-Qasim - the interpreter known as Abil Hassan al-Gorjany- may God be pleased with him - narrated that Yusuf ibn Muhammad ibn Zyad quoted his father, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali, on the authority of his father Al-Hassan ibn Ali, on the authority of his father Ali ibn Muhammad, on the authority of his father Muhammad ibn Ali, on the authority of his father Al-Reza Ali ibn Musa (MGB), on the authority of his father Al-Kazim Musa ibn Ja’far (MGB), on the authority of his father As-Sadiq Ja’far ibn Muhammad (MGB), on the authority of his father Al-Baqir Muhammad ibn Ali (MGB), on the authority of his father Ali ibn al-Hussein as-Sajjad (MGB) - the Adornment of the Worshippers, on the authority of his father Al-Hussein ibn Ali, on the authority of his father Ali ibn Abi Talib, “When Ja’far ibn Abi Talib returned from Ethiopia, the Prophet of God (MGB) stood up and took twelve steps towards him to welcome him, hugged him, kissed him in between his eyes, cried and said, ‘O Ja’far! I cannot tell whether I am more pleased by your return or the victory at Khaybar granted by God to your brother Ali.’ The Prophet (MGB) cried out of the joy of seeing him.”


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