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Characteristics related to the Number Nine

God granted the followers of Ali (A) nine characteristics

قال جابر بن عبدالله الانصاري: “كنت ذات يوم عندالنبي صلى الله عليه واله إذ أقبل بوجهه على علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام فقال: ألا أبشرك ياأبا الحسن فقال: بلى يارسول الله، فقال: هذا جبرئيل يخبرني عن الله جل جلاله أنه قد أعطى شيعتك ومحبيك تسع خصال: الرفق عند الموت والانس عند الوحشة والنور عند الظلمة والامن عند الفزع والقسط عند الميزان والجواز على الصراط و دخول الجنة قبل سائر الناس و نورهم يسعى بين أيديهم وبأيمانهم.”

Jabir Abdullah al-Ansari reports that one day he was with the Prophet (S) when he turned his face towards Ali b. Abi Talib (A) and said: “O Aba al-Hasan! Do you want me to give you glad tidings?” Ali (A) said: “Yes, O Prophet of God!” The Prophet continued: “God - may His Majesty be Exalted - informed me through Gabriel that He granted nine things to your followers and lovers. They will have:

1- gentle treatment at the time of death,

2- a companion at times of fear,

3- light at times of darkness,

4- security at the time of Resurrection,

5- justice at the time of Reckoning,

6- permission to pass through the bridge (to Heaven),

7- entry to Heaven before other people,

8- with the light (of their faith) shining in front of them and

9- on their right side.”1

  • 1. P. 678, N o 2.

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