The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) informed: Ali b. Abi Talib is Allahs best creation after me. Hasan and Husain are the Masters of the Youth of Paradise, and their father enjoys an even higher status than they do. And Fatima is the Master of All of the Worlds Women. Ali has proposed to Fatima and if I could find anyone for Fatima better than Ali I would not have married her to Ali.
Usd al-Ghaabah fi Marifat al-Sahaabah v 5 p 522 Al-Istiaab fi Asma al-Ashaab v 4 p 378, 385 Zakhaaer al-Uqba p 43 Maqtal al-Husain v 1 p 79 Shawaahed al-Nabuwwah v 2 p 457 Yanaabi al-Mawaddah p 260 Al-Manaaqeb v 3 p 103 Al-Khesaal p 206 trad 25 Behaar al-Anwaar v 43 p 26 Ma'ani al-Akhbaar p 107 trad 1