1-IMAM ALI IS FROM AHLUBAIT, AND NONE CAN BE COMPARED TO HIM

we find that abdullah bin ahmad bin hanbal said that my father narrated hadeeth of safina, and i asked him what do you say about tafdeel (that is, who was greater than whom) ?so he said: in caliphate, abu bakar, then umar and then uthman, so i asked him what about ali ? he said: he is from ahlubait; none can be compared with him

[manaqib imam ahmad bin hanbal, ibn joozi]

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2-IMAM ALI GLORIFIED CALIPHATE

abdullah bin ahmad bin hanbal said that once a group came from karkhia and they talked about caliphate of abu bakar, umar and uthman, then they talked about caliphate of ali and talked in detail; so my father lifted his head, and said

“you talked about ali and caliphate of ali, but let me tell you that caliphate did not give glory to ali, rather ali gave glory to caliphate”

[manaqib imam ahmad, ibn joozi]

[tabaqat ul hanabala]

[hayat ahmad bin hanbal, abu zahra misri]

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SCAN FROM MANAQIB IMAM AHMAD, IBN JOOZI

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TABAQAT UL HANABALA

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FROM HAYAT IMAM AHMAD, BY ABU ZAHRA

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3- SAHIH AHADEETH IN GLORY OF IMAM ALI

ahmad bin hanbal said that there is none amongst sahaba whose fadail come with so many sahih chains like that of imam ali

[manaqib imam ahmad]

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and it is also present in tabaqat ul hanabala

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it is also present in hayat imam ahmad, and that scan is already there under heading 1.


4- HE IS WORSE THAN DONKEYS WHO DOES NOT CONSIDER IMAMAT OF ALI PROVEN

ahmad bin hanbal said that whosoever does not consider imamat of ali proven, he is worse than donkey of house

[manaqib imam ahmad, ibn joozi]

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imam abu zahra explains it further and saysthat

whosoever does not believe in imamat of ali is worse than donkeys, ali asws erected the hudood of allah; received and distributed sadaqa; no doubt he was caliph on haq; companions were happy with him and accepted him; and offered prayers behind him, and fought alongwith him, and accompanied him in battles and  haj ; and called him amir ul momineen; and agreed to it and never rejected it, we follow them”

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5- ALI IS THE DISTRIBUTOR OF HELL


mohammad bin masoor said that we were with ahmad bin hanbal when a person asked

“what do you say about this hadeeth that ali asws said that i am the distributor of hell?”

he said: what is your objection to this hadeeth? did u not hear this hadeeth where prophet said that none will keep u friend but a momin and none will keep u enemy but a monafiq?

we said: yes we have heard it

he asked: where will be momin?

we said in heaven

he asked: where will be monafiq ?

we said: in hell

he said: so is he not a distributor of hell.

[tabaqat hanabala]

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translated from urdu article by brother syed hasni