Tags: Excellence of Ameerul Momineen (a.s.)
The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) said: O Ali, your example in my nation is like the Messiah Isa (b. Maryam). His people were divided in three groups: one group were the believers and they were the disciples; another group was against him and those were the Jews; and the third group exaggerated about his status (thought he was the son of Allah) so they are out of the circle of belief.
Likewise, my nation will be divided in three groups: one group is your Shia and they are the believers; one group is your enemies and they are the ones with doubt; and one group will be those who exaggerate your status (they call you Allah) and they are disbelievers.
Therefore, you, O Ali, your Shia, and those who love your Shia are in Paradise. Your enemies and those who exaggerate (who call you Allah) are in Hell.
Al-Manaaqib p 226 Yanaabi al-Mawaddah p 109 Behaar al-Anwaar v 25 p 264