The Fortunate and the Wretched

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عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ فَاطِمَةَ الصُّغْرَى عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ اُمِّهِ فَاطِمَةَ بِنْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَوَاتُ اللهِ عَلَيْهِمْ قَالَتْ خَرَجَ عَلَيْنَا رَسُولُ اللهِ ص عَشِيَّةَ عَرَفَةَ فَقَالَ اِنَّ اللهَ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالٰى بَاهَى بِكُمْ وَ غَفَرَ لَكُمْ عَامَّةً وَ لِعَلِيٍّ خَاصَّةً وَ اِنِّي رَسُولُ اللهِ اِلَيْكُمْ غَيْرَ مُحَابٍ لِقَرَابَتِي هٰذَا جَبْرَئِيلُ يُخْبِرُنِي اَنَّ السَّعِيدَ كُلَّ السَّعِيدِ حَقَّ السَّعِيدِ مَنْ اَحَبَّ عَلِيًّا فِي حَيَاتِهِ وَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهِ وَ اَنَّ الشَّقِيَّ كُلَّ الشَّقِيِّ حَقَّ الشَّقِيِّ مَنْ اَبْغَضَ عَلِيًّا فِي حَيَاتِهِ وَ بَعْدَ وَفَاتِهِ

Imam al-Husain Ibn Ali (peace be on them both) reports from his mother, Fatemah the daughter of Muhammad (peace be on them both), “In the eve of Arafah (9th Zilhajj), the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him and his progeny) came to us and said, ‘Surely, Allah – Blessed and High be He – takes pride in you and His forgiveness envelopes you in general and Ali in particular. Verily, I am the Messenger of Allah to you. I don’t praise you due to my relation (with you). This is Jibraeel informing me that certainly the fortunate one, completely fortunate and the right of being fortunate is the one who loves Ali during his lifetime and after his death; and surely, the wretched one, completely wretched and the right of being wretched is the one who bears malice against Ali during his lifetime and after his death.”


1.    Al-Amaali of al-Shaikh al-Saduq (r.a.), p. 182, H. 8, Majlis 34

2.    Bashaarah al-Mustafa (peace be on him and his progeny) le Shiah al-Murtaza (peace be on him), p. 149 (with slight variations)

3.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 27, p. 74, H. 1

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