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The desire of Allah the Almighty

Shaykh Tusi has, through reliable chains, narrated from Imam Zainul Abideen (peace be upon him) that one day the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) gave his ring to Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon  him) and  said: Inscribe  the words: Muhammad bin Abdullah on it. Ali (peace be upon him) entrusted it to an engraver who inscribed the desired words.

The next day when Ali (peace be upon him) took back that ring from the engraver he saw that the words ‘Muhammad Rasoolullaah’ were engraved on it. Ali (peace be upon him) said: “I did not tell you to engrave these words.” He replied: “O Ali! You are right. I made a mistake. My hands moved that way.”

Ali (peace be upon him) brought that ring back to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) and told him about the event. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) wore it and said: “I am both Muhammad bin Abdullah and Muhammad Rasoolullaah.” Next morning when it was seen, the words ‘Aliyun Waliyullah’ were also found written thereon. It astonished the Holy Prophet

(peace be upon him and his holy progeny). Jibraeel (peace be upon him) came and said that the Almighty Allah says: “My beloved! You inscribed  what  you  desired  and  I  inscribed what I desired.”

References:
  1. Amaali, p. 705, H. 1510
  2. Me’ah Manaqeb, 49, Manaqeb No. 24
  3. Isbaat al-Hodaat, 1, p. 319, H. 204
  4. Behaar al-Anwaar, 16, pp. 91-92, H. 25

 

Allah the High loves those who love the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)

Ibn Abbas informs, “I saw the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) prostrate five times without ruku’. I asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, (You performed) prostrations without ruku?’ He (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) replied,

‘Yes. Jibraeel (peace be upon him) came to me and informed, ‘O Muhammad! Verily, Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – loves Ali’ so I prostrated and raised my head. Then, he told me, ‘Verily, Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He

– loves Fatema’ so I prostrated and raised my

head.  Then,  he  told  me,  ‘Verily,  Allah  loves

Hasan’ so I prostrated and raised my head. Then, he told me, ‘Verily, Allah loves Husain’ so I prostrated and raised my head. Then, he told me, ‘Verily Allah loves those who love them, so I prostrated and raised my head’.

References:

  1. Al-Durr al-Nazeem, 718
  2. Manaqeb of Ibn Shahr Ashoub, 1, p. 286,
  3. Hulyah al-Abraar, 1, p. 337, H. 3
  4. Behaar al-Anwaar, 83, p. 219

 

Allah cannot be worshipped except through the obedience of His Proof

Imam Ja’far Sadeq (peace be upon him) in a letter to Mufazzal bin Umar wrote:

“If a man prays namaz, gives zakat, performs hajj and umrah but does not recognize the one

whose obedience has been made compulsory on himthen its like he never prayed and neither gave zakat or performed hajj and umrah. He did not take ceremonial bath of janabat or purified himself. He had no clue what is haraam or halaal as if he never observed them. His namaaz can never be namaaz despite his multiple ruku and sujud. For him it’s no zakat and hajj as well. All these actions from him will only take shape after he acquires recognition of the one whose obedience is made compulsory by Allah and did a huge favour to them.”

References:
  1. Elal al-Sharaae, 1, p. 250, H. 7
  2. Wasaael al-Shiah, 1, p. 124, H. 314
  3. Behaar al-Anwaar, 27, pp. 175-176, H. 61