The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
“Whoever hurts Ali, has hurt me”
- Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v3, p483
- Fada’il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Hanbal, v2, p580, Tradition #981
- Majma’ al-Zawa’id, by al-Haythami, v9, p129
- al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 11, section 1, p263
- Ibn Habban, Ibn Abd al-Barr, etc.
- The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
“Whoever reviles/curses Ali, has reviled/cursed me”
- al-Mustadrak, by al-Hakim, v3, p121, who mentioned this tradition is Authentic.
- Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v6, p323
- Fada’il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Hanbal, v2, p594, Tradition #1011
- Majma’ al-Zawa’id, by al-Haythami, v9, p130
- Mishkat al-Masabih, English version, Tradition #6092
- Tarikh al-Khulafa, by Jalaluddin al-Suyuti, p173
- and many others such as Tabarani, Abu Ya’la, etc.
SCHCOLARLY DISCUSSION BETWEEN HAZARATH HASSAN BASRI SHAFIQ BALQI AND MALIK-E DINAR
In this connection pertaining to non feeling sense of taste Maulana Jami states that there was a discussion about the attribute of sincerity of taste between Basri, Shafiq Blaqiand Mailk-eDinar in the house of Hazarat Rabia. Hassan Basri declared, “One who does not endure patience of Divine ill luck is not sincere about his assertion of claim about patience.” Hazrat Rabia said “it is true but there is a sign of self and or ego in this assertion.” Shafiq Balqi said “one is not sincere who does not complain about one’s Beloved’s cruelty.” Hazrat Rabia said, “True but to think Beloved’s cruelty as an oppression is against a lover’s etiquette” Ultimately Hazrat Rabia said, “one who is insincere in his claim while observing the Beloved does not forget his difficulty.”
Thus Sarkar Waris was very punctilious with regard to his food and stroll after supper and the way he slept. He was also very particular about his dress
THE CARETAKER OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
The Prophet used to look after the widows and orphans and he taught his followers to look after them too. He said: “The one who strives in caring for a widow or a poor person is like the one who strives in the path of God.”¹ In another narration, he said: “I and the caretaker of an orphan shall be in Paradise like this,” and he pointed with his index and middle finger and separated them a bit.²
He highlighted the plights of orphans and taught his followers their rights. He said: “The best house among the Muslims is the house in which resides an orphan who is treated well. And the worst house among the Muslims is the house in which resides an orphan who is treated badly.” On another occasion, he said: “A man once complained about his hard heart to God’s Messenger, and so the Prophet told him, “If you wish for your heart to become soft, feed the poor and take care of the orphan.” ⁹⁹4
I Set forth by al-Bukhārī in al-Ṣaḥīḥ, 5:2047 S5038. •Muslim in alŞaḥīḥ, 4:2286 $2982.
2 Set forth by al-Bukhārī in al-Ṣaḥīḥ, 5:2032 S4998. •Abū Dāwūd in al-Sunan, 4:338 $5150.
3 Set forth by Ibn Mājah in al-Sunan, 2:1213 $3679. •al-Bukhārī in al-Adab al-Mufrad, p. 61 $137.
4 Set forth by Aḥmad b. Hanbal in al-Musnad, 2:263 §7566. ●Abd b. Humayd in al-Musnad, 1:417 S1426.