The reward of Prophethood is the love of his Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)

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سَلَّامِ بْنِ الْمُسْتَنِيرِ قَالَ: سَاَلْتُ اَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع عَنْ قَوْلِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ- قُلْ لا اَسْئَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ اَجْرًا اِلَّا الْمَوَدَّةَ فِي الْقُرْبى‏ فَقَالَ هِيَ وَ اللهِ فَرِيضَةٌ مِنَ‏ اللهِ‏ عَلَى‏ الْعِبَادِ لِمُحَمَّدٍ ص‏ فِي‏ اَهْلِ‏ بَيْتِهِ‏.

Sallaam Ibn al-Mustaneer said: I asked Imam Abu Ja’far (al-Baqer) (peace be upon him) about the word of Allah, “Say: I don’t ask you any reward for it (Prophethood) except the love of my close relatives.” He (peace be upon him) replied,

“By Allah! It is compulsory from Allah upon the people (to reward) Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) (for his efforts in Prophethood) concerning his Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) (i.e. to love them).”

References:

1.    Al-Mahaasin, vol. 1, p. 144, H. 46, Chapter 13

2.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p. 239, H. 7

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