Life of Prophets (peace be upon him) and Death of Martyrs

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عَنْ اَبِي جَعْفَرٍؑ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ ﷺ مَنْ اَحَبَّ اَنْ يَحْيَا حَيَاةً تُشْبِهُ حَيَاةَ الْاَنْبِيَاءِ وَ يَمُوتَ مِيتَةً تُشْبِهُ مِيتَةَ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَ يَسْكُنَ الْجِنَانَ الَّتِي غَرَسَهَا الرَّحْمَنُ فَلْيَتَوَلَّ عَلِيّاً وَ لْيُوَالِ وَلِيَّهُ وَ لْيَقْتَدِ بِالْاَئِمَّةِ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ فَاِنَّهُمْ عِتْرَتِي خُلِقُوا مِنْ طِينَتِي اللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْهُمْ فَهْمِي وَ عِلْمِي وَ وَيْلٌ لِلْمُخَالِفِينَ لَهُمْ مِنْ اُمَّتِي اللَّهُمَّ لَا تُنِلْهُمْ شَفَاعَتِي

Imam Abu Ja’far (al-Baqer a.s.) informs that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) said,

“Whover loves that he lives a life similar to that of the Prophets, dies a death akin to the death of the martyrs and lives in the gardens which is planted by the Beneficent (Himself), then he must accept the mastership of Ali (peace be upon him), love his friend and follow the Imams (peace be upon them) after him. For, they are my progeny and are created from soil. O Allah! Grant them my understanding and my knowledge. Woe unto their opponents from my nation! My intercession will not reach unto them.”


Acceptance of mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) and Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) is the main criterion for success and good-fortune. Such acceptance automatically implies the rejection of their enemies and those who usurped their rights.

Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are created from the soil of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)

Those who oppose the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) in any form, be it their positions, miracles, teachings, knowledge, etc. will be deprived of the intercession of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)


1.    Kaafi, vol. 1, p. 208, H. 3

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