Believing Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) to be the most superior after the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)

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عَنْ اَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ اَبِي جَعْفَرٍؑ قَالَ اِذَا كَانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ جَمَعَ اللهُ الْاَوَّلِينَ وَ الْآخِرِينَ فَيُنَادِي مُنَادٍ مَنْ كَانَتْ لَهُ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ يَدٌ فَلْيَقُمْ فَيَقُومُ عُنُقٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ فَيَقُولُ مَا كَانَتْ اَيَادِيكُمْ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللهِ ص فَيَقُولُونَ كُنَّا نُفَضِّلُ اَهْلَ بَيْتِهِ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ فَيُقَالُ لَهُمُ اذْهَبُوا فَطُوفُوا فِي النَّاسِ فَمَنْ كَانَتْ لَهُ عِنْدَكُمْ يَدٌ فَخُذُوا بِيَدِهِ فَاَدْخِلُوهُ الْجَنَّةَ 

Abu Hamzah al-Thumaali (r.a.) reports that Imam Abu Ja’far (al-Baqer a.s.) said, “On the Day of Judgment, Allah will gather the first ones and the last ones; then a caller will call, ‘Whoever had a hand with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) should stand up’. A group of people will rise. The caller will say: ‘What were your hands with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)?’ They will reply: ‘We considered his Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) the most superior after him (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).’ It will be told to them: Go and circumambulate among the people. Whoever had a hand with you, hold his hand and take him to Paradise’.”   

Notes:

1)    True faith and correct beliefs are the most important criteria for divine intercession on the Day of Judgment; the most important of which is to believe in the Imamat of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) after the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) because the correctness of all beliefs lies in believing in them. For, they are the ones who teach the correct beliefs and methods of worship. Otherwise, a person will fall in the precipice of destruction.

2)    Whoever has correct beliefs can himself be an intercessor on the Day of Judgment. 

References:

1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 26, p. 228, H. 4

2.    Tafseer al-Qummi (r.a.)

3.    Wasaael al-Shiah, vol. 16, p. 335, H. 21697

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