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Salman al-Farsi

Salman the Persian, the slave of Allah, and the bosom friend of Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a.) and Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.), died in A.D. 656 – within three months of the accession of Ali (a.s.) to the throne of caliphate, and within a few weeks of his own arrival in Madaen as its governor. He was 88 years old at his death, and was buried in Madaen.

May Allah be pleased with His loving slave, Salman al-Farsi, and may He overwhelm his soul with His Bounty, Grace and Mercy.

 

Allah has written Aliyyun Waliyyullah across the heavens and the earth

The narrator says, “I said to Imam Sadeq (a.s.) – These people narrate a tradition of their version of Me’raj that when Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) ascended to the heavens he saw that on the Arsh it was written on it, “There is no god but Allah, Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah, Abu Bakr is the most truthful.” He (a.s.) exclaimed, “Glory be to Allah! They have distorted everything to such an extent, have they distorted even this?”

I said, ‘Yes’.

He (a.s.) said, “Surely Allah Mighty and Majestic be He when He created the Arsh, He wrote upon it, “There is no god but Allah, Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Chief of the Believers”.

When Allah created Israafeel, He wrote on his forehead, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Chief of the Believers”.

When Allah created Jibraeel, He wrote on his wings, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the

Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Chief of the Believers”.

When Allah created the heavens, He wrote on its limits, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Chief of the Believers”.

When Allah created the earths, He wrote in its layers, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Chief of the Believers”.

When Allah created the mountains, He wrote on its peaks, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Chief of the Believers”.

When Allah created the sun, He wrote upon it, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Chief of the Believers”.

When Allah created the moon, He wrote upon it, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Chief of the Believers” and that is the darkness, which you see on the moon.

Therefore, whenever any of you says, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah” then he MUST also say, “Ali is the Chief of the Believers”.

References:

  1. Al-Ehtejaaj, 1, p. 158
  2. Madinah al-Ma’ajiz, 2, p. 375, H. 612

 

Allah the High loves those who love the Ahle Bait (a.s.)

Ibn Abbas informs, “I saw the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) prostrate five times without ruku’. I asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, (You performed) prostrations without ruku?’ He (s.a.w.a.) replied, ‘Yes. Jibraeel (a.s.) 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,