Tags: Excellence of Ameerul Momineen (a.s.)
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) declared – O Quraish! Allah will send to you whose heart has been tested by Allah, he will either subjugate you so that you follow religion or he will kill you. Abu Bakr: Is it me? Prophet (s.a.w.a.): No! Umar: Is it me? Prophet (s.a.w.a.): No, rather it is the one who is mending my shoes. Prophet (s.a.w.a.) had given his shoes to Ali (a.s.).
Sunan Kubra v 7 p 420 Musnad Ahmad v 1 p 155 Sunan al-Tirmidhi trad 3,724 Tarikh Dimishq v 42 p 342-343 Riyaaz al-Nazarah v 4 p 135