There is a phenomenal bond between the true believers, be it sisters or brothers – that comes under the banner of Brotherhood – so much so that they are created from the same clay, feel the same Pain & Joy and are like one body. The Imams (as) eloquently explain this bond.

“Once I became depressed in the presence of abu Ja’far (as) and asked him, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, why is it that sometimes I feel depressed without any apparent cause or incident? Even my family and friends notice it on my face.’ The Imam said, ‘Yes O Jabir, Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has created the clay of the believers from the clay of paradise and has made the fragrance of His spirit flow through it; thus, a believer is a brother (in belief) of a believer from his father and mother. When a spirit of those spirits is distressed anywhere with a sadness the other spirits also feel sad; this is from that (clay of paradise).’”

Sanad: It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from his father from Fadalah ibn Ayyub from ‘Amr ibn Aban from Jabir al-Juhfi who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 72, Hadith #2 (See First Image below)

Grading: Alaamah al-Majlisi graded the hadith Sahih/Authentic (صحيح) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 9, Page 9 (See Second Image below)

“The believer is a brother (in belief) of a believer, his eyes and his guide. He does not violate his trust, does not do injustice to him, or deceive him, and does not promise him only to ignore it later on.’”

Sanad: Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from ibn Faddal from Ali ibn ‘Uqbah from abu ‘Abd Allah (as) who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 72, Hadith #3 (See First Image below)

Grading: Alaamah al-Majlisi graded the hadith Reliable like Sahih (موثق كالصحيح) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 9, Page 11 (See Second Image below)

“I heard abu ‘Abd Allah (as) say, ‘The believer is the brother (in belief) of the believer. They are like the same body. If one part complains of pain the rest of the body also feels it. Their spirits are from one spirit. The spirit of the believer’s connection with the spirit of Allah is stronger than the connection of the sun’s rays to the sun.’”

Sanad: Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa and A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad all from ibn Mahbub from Ali ibn Ri’ab from abu Basir who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 72, Hadith #4 (See First Image below)

Grading: Alaamah al-Majlisi graded the hadith as having the highest orders of Authenticity (في أعلى مراتب الصحة) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 9, Page 12 (See Second Image below)

al-Bakhtari who has said the following: “Once I was in the presence of abu ‘Abd Allah (as) when a man came in and the Imam asked me, ‘Do you love him?’ I said, ‘Yes, I love him.’ The Imam asked me, ‘How would you not love him when he is your brother (in belief), your partner in religion, your supporter against your enemies and someone other than you provides his sustenance?’”

Sanad: Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hafs ibn al-Bakhtari who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 72, Hadith #6 (See First Image below)

Grading: Alaamah al-Majlisi graded the hadith Good like Sahih (حسن كالصحيح) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 9, Page 14 (See Second Image below)

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