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The judgment for anyone who curses Imam ‘Ali (as)

1. On his own chain of transmission, al-Tirmidhi narrates from Umm Salamah that the Holy Prophet (S) always used to say,

    «لا يحبّ علياً منافقٌ ولا يبغضه مؤمنٌ.»

“No hypocrite loves ‘Ali, and no believer hates ‘Ali.”69

2. Al-Tirmidhi also recounts that Imam ‘Ali (S) said,

    «لقد عهد الی النبي الأمي صَلَّی اللهُ عَلَيهِ وآله: انّه لا يحبّك الاّ مؤمنٌ، ولا يبغضک الاّ منافقٌ.»

“Verily, the unlettered Prophet (S) gave me a firm promise when he said that no one will love you except a true believer; and no one will hate you except a hypocrite.”70

Another hadith narrated by Muslim confirms the above-mentioned hadith.71

3. Al-Tirmidhi relates that Abu Sa‘id said,

    «انّا کنّا لنعرف المنافقين ـ نحن معشر الانصار ـ ببغضهم علي بن ابي طالب.»

“Indeed, the Helpers [ansar], used to recognize and distinguish who the hypocrites were by observing who hated ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (as).”72

Notes:

69. Al-Tirmidhi, Sunan, vol. 5, p. 635, hadith 3717; Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Al-Musnad, vol. 10, p. 176, hadith 26569.

70. Al-Tirmidhi, Sunan, vol. 5, p. 635, hadith 3717; Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Al-Musnad, vol. 10, p. 176, hadith 26569.

71. Muslim, Al-Sahih, vol. 1, p. 86, hadith 78.

72. Al-Tirmidhi, Sunan, vol. 5, p. 635, hadith 3717.

Adapted from: "The Uprising of Ashura and Responses to Doubts" by: "‘Ali Asghar Ridwani"