“Once, Jibril brought from Paradise two pieces of pomegranate to the Messenger of Allah. The Messenger of Allah ate one of them and broke the other one into two pieces. He then ate one half and gave the other half to Ali (as) who also ate it. The Messenger of Allah said, ‘O Ali, the first one that I ate was prophet-hood. There is no share in it for you. The other one is knowledge in which you are my partner.’”

Sanad: Ali has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ibn ‘Udhayna from Zurarah from abu Ja‘far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 1, Chapter 106, Hadith #2 (See Image 1 below)

Grading: Allaamah al-Majlisi (rh) graded the chain a Hasan (Good) chain (حسن) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 3, Page 135 (See Image 2 below)]

“Once Jibril descended to Muhammad (sawa) (and) brought two pieces of pomegranate from Paradise. Ali (as) met him and asked, ‘What (kind of) pomegranates are those in your hands?’ He replied, ‘As to this one, it is the prophecy in which there is no share for you. As to this one, it is knowledge. Then the Messenger of Allah broke it into two halves. He then gave one half to him (Imam Ali) and the Messenger of Allah kept the other half and then said, ‘You are my partner and I am your partner in it.’ The Imam then said, ‘I swear by Allah that there was nothing of all the knowledge that was taught to the Messenger of Allah without his teaching them all to Ali (as) and thereafter knowledge was transferred to us. He then placed his hand over his chest.’”

Sanad: Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn al-Hassan from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Hamid from Mansur ibn Yunus from ibn ’Udhayna from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has said that he heard abu Ja‘far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, say the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 1, Chapter 106, Hadith #3 (See Image 1 below)

Grading: Allaamah al-Majlisi (rh) graded the chain a Muwathaq (Reliable) chain (موثق) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 3, Page 135 (See Image 2 below)]

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