Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates:
When Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) – Ali b. Abi Talib (a.s.), returned from the Battle of Nahrawan to Kufa, he heard that Muawiya had been cursing and insulting him, and was killing his Shias. So he gave a speech in which he started by praising
Allah and by sending Salawaat on the Prophet (s.a.w.a.). He mentioned the blessings that Allah had bestowed on His Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and on him.
Then he said:
If it was not for this verse in the Quran, I would not mention what I am about to say.
Allah says – Keep recounting (make mention of) the bounties of your Lord (Surah Zoha (93):11).
O Allah, praise is only for You for Your countless blessings and Your unforgettable favours.
O people! I have heard the news (of Muawiya’s behavior) and I can see that my death is approaching and that you are ignoring my status.
O people! I leave behind that which the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) left for you, the Quran and my family, which is the family of the Guide to Survival, the last of the prophets, and the Master of Nobility, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.).
O People! You will not hear this after me except from a liar. I am the brother of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) and his cousin; I am the sword of his revenge and his pillar of intense strength and support.
I am the round molar of Hell and I am its fierce teeth.
I am the supporter of orphans.
I am the taker of souls.
I am Allah’s strength that cannot be suppressed.
I am the disputer of wrong.
I am the killer of knights.
I am the destroyer of disbelief (Kufr).
I am the son-in-law of the best of all creations.
I am the master of all of the successors and I am the heir of the best of prophets.
I am the door of the city of knowledge.
I am the keeper of the knowledge of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) and I am his heir.
I am the husband of Batool ‘O the Master of All of the Worlds’ Women, Fatema, the pure, the pious, the guided, the benevolent, the love of the love of Allah (the Prophet(s.a.w.a.), the best of his progeny, and the flower of the Messenger of AlIah (s.a.w.a.). His (Prophet) grandsons are the best of grandsons and my sons are the best of sons.
Is there anyone who can deny this?
Where are the Muslims who believe in Quran?
My name in the Bible is “ILlYA,” and in the Torah is “BARI,” and in the Psalm is “ERI.” Indians know my name as “KABER,” Romans know me as “BIT’RISA,” Persians know me as “JOBEIR,” Turks know me as “TABIR,” blacks know me as “HEYTAR,” priests know me as “BUSI,” Abyssinians know me as “BITRIK,” my mother knows me as “HEYDARA,” my nurse knows me as “MAYMOUN,” Arabs know me as “ALI,” Armenians know me as “FAREEQ,” and my father knows me as “ZAHEER.”
Beware that I am the special one in the Quran with many names. Do not change these or you will lose your religion.
Allah says, “Fear Allah and be with the truthful ones” (Surah Tauba (9):119). I am the truthful one.
I am the muezzin in this life and in the Hereafter, as Allah says, “Then a muezzin between them will say, ‘The curse of Allah be on the unjust’ (Surah Araaf (7):44).” I am that muezzin.
And Allah says, An announcement from Allah and His messenger” (Surah Tauba (9):3). I am that announcement.
And Allah says, “Verily Allah is with those who do good” (Surah Ankaboot (29):69). I am the one who does good.
And Allah says, “Verily there is a reminder in this for whosoever has a heart” (Surah Zaariyaat (50):37). I am the one who has a heart.
And Allah says, “Those who remember Allah standing, sitting and reclining” (Surah Ale Imran (3):191). I am the one who remembers.
And Allah says, “On the heights shall be men who know them all by their marks” (Surah Araaf (7):46). Those men are my uncle (Hamza), my brother (Jaafar), my cousin (the Prophet (s.a.w.a.)), and I.
I swear to Allah, the creator of seeds, that Hell will not touch any of our lovers, and none of those who hate us will enter Paradise.
Allah says, “He is who has created man from water, and made for him a relationship and son-in-law” (Surah Furqan (25):54). I am that son-in-law.
Allah says, “It might be retained by the retaining ears” (Surah Haaqqah (69):12). I am the retaining ear.
Allah says, A man wholly belonging to one man” (Surah Zumar (39):29). I am that man for the Prophet (s.a.w.a.).
Mahdi is from my sons.
I have been made your test. The hypocrite is exposed through his hatred for me, and Allah tests the believers with my love.
The Prophet (s.a.w.a.) promised me O Ali, no one loves you but a believer, and no one hates you but a hypocrite.
I am the owner of the flag of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) in this life and in the Hereafter.
On the Day of Judgement, the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) will precede me, and I will precede my Shia. I swear to Allah that none of my Shia will be thirsty and none of them will be scared (on the Day of Judgement).
I have authority on my Shia, and Allah has authority on me.
Those who love me, love someone who loves Allah. Those who hate me, hate someone who loves Allah.
I have heard that Muawiya has insulted and cursed me! O Allah! Increase Your punishment on him and descend the curse on the one who deserves it, Ameen. O Lord of the Worlds, Lord of Ismaeel, and the sender of Ibrahim, You are Glorious.
Then he (Imam Ali(a.s)) descended from the pulpit and he never addressed the public like that again for the rest of his life, which came to an end when Ibn Moljam (may Allah’s curse be on him) killed him.
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