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IMAM ALI a.s IN AHLE SUNNAT BOOKS

Postby Reyhana » 05 Apr 2012, 12:26

I have dedicated this page for posting ''merits of Imam Ali a.s from Ahle sunnat books proving HIS unique position in ISLAM.''

Imam Ali (AS) having the highest virtues of the early great Messengers:

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH&HF) said: "He who wants to see
Noah (AS) in his determination, Adam (AS) in his knowledge,
Abraham (AS) in his clemency, Moses (AS) in his intelligence
and Jesus (AS) in his religious devotion should look at Ali
Ibn Abi Talib (AS)."


Sunni references:
- Sahih al-Bayhaqi
- Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, as quoted in
- Sharh Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v2, p449
- Tafsir al-Kabir, by Fakhruddin al-Razi, under the commentary of the
Verse of Impreciation (Mubilah), v2 p288. He wrote this tradition
has been accepted as all genuine.
- Ibn Batah has recorded it as a tradition related by Ibn Abbas as is
stated in the book "Fat'h al-Mulk al-Ali bi Sihah Hadith-e-Bab-e-
Madinat al-Ilm", p34, by Ahmed Ibn Muhammad Ibn Siddiq al-Hasani al-
Maghribi.
- Among those who have admitted that Imam Ali (AS) is the store house
of the secrets of all the Prophets is the Chief of Gnostics, Muhi al-
Din al-Arabi, from whom al-Arif al-Sha'arni has copied it in his al-
Yuwaqit wa al-Jawahir (p172, topic 32).
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Postby Reyhana » 07 Apr 2012, 12:59

The Light (Noor) of the Prophet (PBUH&HF) and Ali (AS) preceded the
creation of Adam (AS):

Salman al-Farsi (RA) narrated that:

I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH&HF) saying: "I myself, and
Ali were one light in the hands of Allah fourteen thousand years
(14,000) before He created Adam (AS). When Allah created Adam
(AS) He divided that light into two parts, one part is me and one
part Ali."


Sunni References:
- Mizan Al-Ei'tidal, by al-Dhahabi, v1, p235

- Fada'il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v2, p663, Tradition #1130

- al-Riyadh al-Nadhirah, by al-Muhib al-Tabari, v2, p164, v3, p154

- History of Ibn Asakir

Remark: "hand of Allah" means His power. The phrase "within the hands
of Allah" means in His presence, domain, realm, kingdom.

This clearly shows that the rank of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HF) and
Imam Ali (AS) are better than any human being ever created by Allah.
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Re: IMAM ALI a.s IN AHLE SUNNAT BOOKS

Postby Reyhana » 11 Apr 2012, 10:47

No one crosses the Path except by a passport from Ali (AS):

Anas Ibn Malik narrated:

"When Abu Bakr neared death,..., Abu Bakr said that he heard the
Messenger of Allah (PBUH&HF) saying: That there is an obstacle on
the Path which no one crosses unless with a passport (permission)
from Ali Ibn Abi Talib (AS). And I heard the Messenger of Allah
(PBUH&HF) saying: "I am the seal of the prophets and you, Ali,
the seal of the Awliyaa."


Sunni references:
- Tarikh, by al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi, v10, p356

- al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 9, subheading 2, p195


Imam Ali (AS) narrated:

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH&HF) said: When Allah gathers the
first-ones and the last-ones on the Day of Judgment, and the Path
has been erected on the bridge of Hell, no one can cross it
unless he had along proof of allegiance (Wilaya) to Ali Ibn Abi
Talib."

Sunni reference:
al-Riyadh al-Nadhirah, by Muhibbuddin al-Tabari, v2,
p172
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Postby Reyhana » 14 Apr 2012, 11:42

The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ""Loving Ali is believing, and hating him is hypocricy''.

Sunni reference:
Sahih, Muslim, vol 1 p 61
Sunan, al Nasai, vol 6 p 117
Sahih, al Tirmidhi, vol 8 p 306
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Postby Reyhana » 17 Apr 2012, 17:14

He s.a.w.w also said the following to Ali:
"You are to me as Aaron was to Moses, but there will be no prophet after me."

Sahih, Bukhari, vol 2 p 305
Sahih, Muslim, vol 2 p 356
Mustadrak, al Hakim, vol 3 p 109
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Postby Reyhana » 19 Apr 2012, 21:15

The Holy Prophet said to Ali "You are from me, and I am from you"

Sahih, Bukhari, vol 1 p 76
Sahih, Tirmidhi, vol 5 p 300
Sunan, Ibn Majah, vol 1 p 44
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Postby Reyhana » 23 Apr 2012, 10:56

The Holy Prophet said: "Ali is the master of all the believers after me"

Musnad, Ahmed Hanbal, vol 5 p 25
Mustadrak, Hakim, vol 3 p 134
Sahih, al Tirmidhi, vol 5 p 296

The Holy Prophet said: "Whoever accepted me as his master, then he should also accept Ali as his master. O Allah be friendly with his friends, and be enemy to his enemy"

Sahih, Muslim, vol 2 p 362
Mustadrak, Hakim, vol 3 p 109
Musnad, Ahmed Hanbal, vol 4 p 281
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Postby Reyhana » 27 Apr 2012, 18:37

The Holy Prophet said "I am the city of knowledge, and Ali is its gate"

SUNNI REF: Sahih, Tirmidhi, vol 5 p 201
Mustadrak, al Hakim, vol 3 p 126/127
Tarikh, Ibn Kathir, vol 7 p 358

This tradition alone should be sufficient to indicate the example that has to be followed after the Messenger of Allah (saw) because the educated man ought to be followed.

Allah - the Most High - said:
Say: "Are those who know and those who do not know alike?"
[Holy Quran 39:9]

HE s.w.t also said:
"Is He then Who guides to the truth more worthy to be followed, or he who himself does not go aright unless he is guided? What then is the matter with you; how do you judge?"
[Holy Quran 10:35]

History has recorded many facts telling us that Ali was the most knowledgeable man among all the Companions and they used to consult him on every important matter, and we do not know of any event in which he declined to give his advice.

Abu Bakr said, "May Allah never put me in a predicament that Abu al-Hasan cannot solve. " And Umar said, "If it was not for Ali, Umar would have perished."

SUNNI REF: al Isti'ab, vol 3 p 39
Manaqib al Khawarizmi, p 48
al Riyadh al Nadirah, vol 2 p 194

And Ibn Abbas said, "My knowledge and the knowledge of the Companions of Muhammad(saw) is but a drop in seven seas if compared with Ali's knowledge."

And this is what Imam Ali said about himself, "Ask me before you lose me. By Allah, if you ask me about anything that could happen up to the Day of Judgement, I will tell you about it. Ask me about the Book of Allah, because by Allah there is no [Qur'anic] verse that I do not know whether it was revealed during the night or the day, or whether it was revealed on a plain or on a mountain."

SUNNI REF: al Riyadh al-Nadirah, vol 2 p 198
Tarikh, Suyuti, p 124
al Itqan, Suyuti, vol 2 p 319
Fath al Bari, vol 8 p 485
Tadhib al Tadhib, vol 7 p 338
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Postby Reyhana » 01 May 2012, 11:27

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, "He who insults Ali, insults me. He who insults me, insults Allah. And he who insults Allah, Allah will throw him into Hell"

SUNNI REFERENCES:
Mustadrak, hakim, vol 3 p 121
Khasais, al Nasai, p 24
Musnad, Ahmed Hanbal, vol 6 p 33
al Manaqib, al Khawarizmi, p 81
al Riyadh al Nadira, Tabari, vol 2 p 219
Tarikh, as Suyuti, p 73
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Postby Reyhana » 06 May 2012, 12:53

The Prophet of Allah (saw) said, indicating Ali. This is my brother, my trustee and my deputy [caliph] after me, so listen to him and obey him."

SUNNI REFERENCES:
Tarikh, al Tabari, vol 2 p319
al Sirah al Halabiyah, vol 1 p 311
Shawahid al Tanzil, vol 1 p 371
Kanz al Ummal, vol 15 p 15
Tarikh, Ibn Asakir, vol 1 p 85
Tafsir, Ala al Din al Shafi'i, vol 3 p 371
The Life of Muhammad by Hasanyn Haykal, First Edition (Section on: And admonish your nearest, your kinsmen)
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Postby Reyhana » 11 May 2012, 11:08

The Holy Prophet addressing Imam Ali (a.s.) said:

"Only believers will love you and only hypocrites will hate you!"


Sunni Ref:
Sahih al-Tirmidhi. vol. 2, p.299; Ahmad bin Hanbal's Musnad, vol. 6. p 292; al-Nisa'i and Mustadrak al-Sahihain. Vol. 3, p. 129, and others. Look up Fada'il al-Khamsah min al-Sihah al-Sittah. Vol. 2. p 207 and others.
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Postby Reyhana » 14 May 2012, 10:36

"The prophet (PBUH&HF) said to Ali (AS): You are the divider of
Paradise and Hell on the Day of Judgment, you say to Hell: This
one for me and that one for you."


Sunni reference:
Al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 9,
subheading 2, p195

And here is a poem from al-Shafi'i (one of the four Sunni Imams):

"Ali will judge mankind and allot them either paradise or hell.
He was the leader of men and Jinns, the true Testator of the Holy
Prophet. If the followers of Ali are 'Rafidhi' verily I am one of
that sect. Ali at the time of breaking of the symbols in the
Ka'ba put his feet on that shoulder where God had put his hand on
the 'Night of Mi'raj' and verily Ali was that into whose eyes
shone the light of God."
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Re: IMAM ALI a.s IN AHLE SUNNAT BOOKS

Postby Reyhana » 18 May 2012, 21:05

The Prophetic tradition: Ali is from me and I am from Ali and no one can discharge my duty except myself or Ali.
This honourable tradition is another clear indication that Imam Ali was only one whom the Messenger authorized to discharge his duties. The Messenger said it on the day of the great pilgrimage when he sent Ali with Surat Bara'a instead of Abu Bakr, who came crying and asked, "O Messenger of Allah ! Reveal something for me." The Messenger answered, "My Lord ordered me that nobody can discharge my duty except myself or Ali."

SUNI REFERENCES:
Sunan, Ibn Majah, vol 1 p 44
Khasais, al Nasai, p 20
Sahih, al Tirmidhi, vol 5 p 300
Jami al Usul, Ibn Kathir, vol 9 p 471
al Jami al Saghir, al Suyuti, vol 2 p 56
al Riyadh al Nadirah, Tabari, vol 2p 229
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Postby Reyhana » 24 May 2012, 10:40

There is another supporting tradition that the Messenger of Allah, said on another occasion in honour of Ali, "O Ali! You will show them the right path when there will be dissension among them after me."

SUNNI REF:
Tarikh, Ibn Askir, vol 2 p 488
Kunuz al Haqa'iq, al Mauawi, p 203
Kanz al Ummal, vol 5 p 33
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Re: IMAM ALI a.s IN AHLE SUNNAT BOOKS

Postby Reyhana » 31 May 2012, 14:53

The Holy Prophet s.a.w.w said ‘'Ali is with the Truth and the Truth is with 'Ali"

SUNNI REFERENCES:
1.Nuzul ul Abrar, page 24
2.Kanz al-`Ummal, Volume 6 page 157 Chapter "Fadail 'Ali" Hadeeth number3301
3.Tuhfa Ithna Ashariyyah, page 216
4.Tafseer Kabeer, Volume 1 page 180
5.Jama Tirmidhi, Volume 2 page 573 Chapter "Manaqib 'Ali Ibne 'Abi Talib"
6.Fara'id us Simtayn, page 174 Chapter 36
7.Manaqib, by Khawarzmi Chapter 8 page 56
8.Kanzul al Haqaiq page 160
9.Seerath Halbeeya Volume 3 page 236
10.Manaqib by Ibne Maghazli page 144
11.This Hadith is authentic and the great Sunni scholar Shah Abdul Aziz in Tuhfa Ithna Ashari page 211 said:
"The Ahl al-Sunnah accept this and are prepared to place this on our eyes"
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