Abdullah Ibn Abbas has Quoted The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ta’ala wa’ala aale hi Wasallam as Having Said To Imam Ali Alaihisalam: O Ali, Your Position Among People is like the Position of Surah Ikhlas in the Quran. Whoever Recites this Surah once, it is as if he has recited one third of the Holy Quran. Whoever recites it twice, it is as if he has recited two thirds of the Holy Quran and whoever recites it thrice, it is as if he has recited the whole Quran.
Whoever loves you verbally, he has indeed loved one third of Islam. Whoever loves you verbally and whole-heartedly, he has loved two thirds of Islam and whoever loves you with his tongue, heart, and hands and fights the enemies of Islam on your order, his love for Islam is perfect.
I swear by One who has rightfully appointed me as prophet, if those living on the earth love you like the dwellers of heaven, Allah will not punish them with the fire.
- Manaqib, Maghazili, pg.69 #100
- Manaqib, Khawarizmi, pg.22 #2
- Yanabi al Mawaddah, Qanduzi, pg. 125
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّد