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Section Ten

The traditions that mention he is from the nine Imams from the descendants of (Imam) al-Ḥusayn, peace be on them

Comprised of 165 traditions

532. Kifāyat al-athar1: Muḥammad b. `Abd-Allah b. al-Muṭṭalib, from Ibrāhīm b. `Abd al-Ṣamad b. Mūsā b. Isḥāq al-Hāshimī, from his father, from `Abd-Allah b. Bukair [or Bakr] al-`Anawī [or al-Ghanawī], from Ḥakīm b. Jubair, from Abū l-Ṭufail `Āmir b. Wāthila, from Zaid b. Thābit, from the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be on him and his family, who said:

`Alī b. Abī Ṭālib is the leader of the righteous and the annihilator of the transgressors. Whoever helps him will be helped and whoever deserts him will be deserted. One who has doubts about `Alī, peace be on him, has doubts about Islam. He is the best [person] that can succeed me after me. The best of my companions is `Alī; his flesh is my flesh and his blood is my blood. He is the father of my two grandsons. From the loins of al-Ḥusayn, peace be on him, will emerge nine Imams and from them is the Mahdī of this nation.

The traditions with the following numbers also show the aforementioned concept: 127, 129, 168, 170, 173, 181, 191, 193, 205–308, 533–541, 543, 545, 550, 551, 558, 560–571, 590, 786–807, 859, 902, and 973.

  • 1. Kifāyat al-athar, “What has been narrated from Zaid b. Thābit from the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be on him and his family, concerning the reports about the twelve Imams, Allah’s blessings be on them”, chap. 12, pp. 96–97, no. 2; Biḥār al-anwār, vol. 36, chap. 41, p. 318, no. 168.
    I say: `Abd-Allah b. Bukair is al-Ghanawī al-Kūfī; it has been mentioned in al-Lisān that ibn Ḥibbān has mentioned him amongst the reliable ones (al-thiqāt) narrators. He has narrated from Ḥakīm b. Jubair.

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