Divine Imam – Protected and Hoped One

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عَنْ اَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ عَنْ آبَائِهِؑ قَالَ قَالَ اَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَؑ لَا يَزَالُ فِي وُلْدِي مَاْمُونٌ مَاْمُولٌ

Imam Abu Abdillah (peace be upon him) reports from his ancestors (peace be upon him) that Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Talib (peace be upon him) said, “There will always be in my progeny a protected and hoped one.


q     Protected is used in its absolute sense. That is, he is protected from every negative trait like sins, errors, indecencies, ignorance, etc. 

q     Hoped one means every positive hope and expectation is from him. Hopes of all the weakened people of the earth are pinned on him.  Everybody – other than him – from whom people hoped, will disappoint them.


1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p. 40, Chapter 1, H. 76

2.    Kamaal al-Deen, vol. 1, p. 228, Chapter 22, H. 22

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