Names of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) draw Allah’s Attention

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اَبِي جَعْفَرٍؑ قَالَ اِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ يَقُولُ مَا تَوَجَّهَ اِلَيَّ اَحَدٌ مِنْ خَلْقِي اَحَبُّ اِلَيَّ مِنْ دَاعٍ دَعَانِي يَسْاَلُ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ اِنَّ الْكَلِمَاتِ الَّتِي تَلَقَّاهَا آدَمُ مِنْ رَبِّهِ قَالَ اللَّهُمَّ اَنْتَ وَلِيِّي فِي نِعْمَتِي وَ الْقَادِرُ عَلٰى طَلِبَتِي وَ قَدْ تَعْلَمُ حَاجَتِي فَاَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ اِلَّا مَا رَحِمْتَنِي وَ غَفَرْتَ زَلَّتِي فَاَوْحَى اللَّهُ اِلَيْهِ يَا آدَمُ اَنَا وَلِيُّ نِعْمَتِكَ وَ الْقَادِرُ عَلٰى طَلِبَتِكَ وَ قَدْ عَلِمْتُ حَاجَتَكَ فَكَيْفَ سَاَلْتَنِي بِحَقِّ هَؤُلَاءِ فَقَالَ يَا رَبِّ اِنَّكَ لَمَّا نَفَخْتَ فِيَّ الرُّوحَ رَفَعْتُ رَأْسِي اِلَى عَرْشِكَ فَاِذَا حَوْلَهُ مَكْتُوبٌ لَا اِلَهَ اِلَّا اللَّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللّهِ فَعَلِمْتُ اَنَّهُ اَكْرَمُ خَلْقِكَ عَلَيْكَ ثُمَّ عَرَضْتَ عَلَيَّ الْاَسْمَاءَ فَكَانَ مِمَّنْ مَرَّ بِي مِنْ اَصْحَابِ الْيَمِينِ آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَشْيَاعُهُمْ فَعَلِمْتُ اَنَّهُمْ اَقْرَبُ خَلْقِكَ اِلَيْكَ قَالَ صَدَقْتَ يَا آدَمُ

Imam Muhammad Baqer (peace be upon him) informs,

“Surely Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – says, ‘None of My creatures that attract My attention is dearer to Me than the one who supplicates for the sake of Muhammad and his Ahle Bait (peace be upon them). Verily, the “words” which Adam (peace be upon him) received from his Lord, he said, ‘O Allah! You are my Master in my bounties, have power over my demands and know my needs, so I ask You for the sake of Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad that You have mercy on me and forgive my errors’. So Allah revealed to him, ‘O Adam! I am the Master of your bounty, have power your demands and know your needs; so why are you asking Me for the sake of these (personas)?’ He replied, ‘O Lord! When You blew your spirit in me, I raised my head towards Your Throne, it was around it, ‘There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.’ So I was sure that he (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) is the noblest of Your creation near You. Thereafter, You presented to me the Names; those that passed by My right side were the progeny of Muhammad and their followers, by which I was sure that they are the closest of Your creatures to You’. He affirmed, ‘You have spoken the truth, O Adam’.”

Note:

Please pay attention: Allah says My creatures and does not say believers. It means that whoever – regardless of his religion or sect – prays for the sake of Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny), Allah loves him and accepts his prayers.

References:

1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 24, p. 1, H. 3 Chapter 23 أنهم عليهم السلام الأبرار و المتقون و السابقون و المقربون و شيعتهم أصحاب اليمين و أعداؤهم الفجار و الأشرار و أصحاب الشمال

2.    Kanz Jaame’ al-Fawaaed under the above verse

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