Al-Khiṣāl > The Prophet was ordered to love four people
Hadith #1

4-126 حدثنا علي بن محمد بن الحسن المعروف بابن مقبرة القزويني قال: حدثنا عبيد الله بن عبدالرحمن بن واقد ببغداد قال: حدثنا إسماعيل بن موسى قال: حدثنا شريك، عن أبي ربيعة الايادي عن ابن بريدة، عن أبيه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قال: إن الله عز وجل أمرني بحب أربعة، فقلنا: يا رسول الله من هم سمهم لنا، فقال: علي منهم وسلمان وأبوذر والمقداد، وأمرني بحبهم، وأخبرني أنه يحبهم

4-126 Ali ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hassan, known as Ibn Muqayrih al-Qazvini narrated that Ubaydullah ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Vaqid in Baghdad quoted Isma’il ibn Musa, on the authority of Sharik, on the authority of Abi Rabi’a al-Ayadi, on the authority of Ibn Barida, on the authority of his father that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “Indeed the Honorable the Exalted God ordered me to love four people.” He (MGB) was asked, “O Prophet of God! Who are they?” The Prophet (MGB) replied, “Ali is one of them. I was also ordered to love Salman, Abuzar and Miqdad. I was told that God also loves them.”