The Commander of the Faithful (Imam Ali) (s) said, “I stood up and said, ‘O Prophet of God! What are the noblest of the deeds in this month?’ The Prophet (s) said, “O Abul Hassan (s)! The noblest of the deeds in this month are abstaining from what the Honorable the Exalted God has forbidden.” Then the Prophet (s) cried. I asked him (s), “O Prophet of God! Why did you cry?” The Prophet (s) said, “O Ali! I cried for what will be done to you in this month. It is as if I see you while you are praying to your Lord and the nastiest of those of old or those of later times – as nasty as he who killed the she-camel of Thamud – will stand up and deliver such a blow to your head that your beard will get stained (with blood).” The Commander of the Faithful (Imam Ali) (s) said, “O Prophet of God! Will my religion remain intact in this situation?” The Prophet (s) said, “Your religion is intact.”
The Prophet (s) then added, “O Ali! Whoever kills you has indeed killed me. Whoever despises you has indeed despised me. Whoever swears at you has indeed sworn at me. This is because you are from me and just like myself. Your spirit is from my spirit. Your clay is from my clay. In fact, the Blessed the Sublime God has created you and me, and appointed you and me. God chose me for the Prophethood and chose you for the Divine Leadership. Whoever denies your Divine Leadership has, in fact, denied my Prophethood. O Ali! You are my Trustee, the father of my grandchildren, the spouse of my daughter, the Caliph over my nation during and after my life. Your orders are just like my orders. Your admonishing is just like my admonishing. I swear by Him who has appointed me to the Prophethood and established me as the best of the people that you are God’s Proof for His creatures, the one entrusted with His Secrets and His Successor over His servants.”

Sanad: Muhammad bin Ibrahim, from Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Hamdani, from Ali bin al-Hassan bin Ali bin Fadhaal, from his Father, from Abi al-Hassan, from Ali bin Moosa al-Ridha, from his Father Moosa bin Ja`far, from his Father al-Sadiq Ja`far bin Muhammad, from his Father al-Baqir Muhammad bin Ali, from his Father Zain al-Abideen Ali bin al-Hussain, from his Father the Master of Martyrs al-Hussain bin Ali who said the above hadith

Source: al-Amali al-Sadooq, Assembly Twenty, Hadith #4 (See Image below)

Grading: al-Mohsini says it is Reliable [Mu`jim al-Ahadeeth al-Mu`tabarrah, Volume 2, Page 180]


“When Amir al-Mu’minin Ali (as) passed away, al-Hassan ibn Ali stood up in the Mosque of Kufa. He praised Allah and spoke of His Glory. He prayed to Allah to grant blessings up on the Holy Prophet (sawa) and then he said this: ‘People, tonight a man has passed away the like of whom cannot be found in previous and the coming generations. He was the standard bearer of the Messenger of Allah, with Jibril on his right and Micha’il on his left. He would not turn back until Allah granted him victory. All that he has left of the worldly belongings is seven hundred Dirhams extra from his gifts with which he wanted to buy (hire) a servant for his household. By Allah, he died during a night in which the executor of the will of Musa (Moses) Yusha‘ ibn Nun had passed away, the night in which Jesus, son of Mary, was taken to heaven and the night in which the Holy Quran was revealed.’”

Sanad: Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad and Ali ibn Muhammad from Sahl ibn Ziyad all from ibn Mahbub from abu Hamza from abu Ja‘far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, who has said the above hadith

Source: al-Kafi, Volume 1, Chapter 170, Hadith #8 (See First Image below)

Grading: al-Majlisi says it is Sahih/Authentic (صحيح) [Mir’at al-Uqool, Volume 5, Page 310 (See Second Image below)]


May Allah curse the killer of Ameer al-Mu’mineen (as)