40 Ahadith On Ghadir

Section 3 : Wilayat in Ghadir

Hadith no. 29: The Prophet and the Wilayat of 'Ali

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ قَالَ: لَمَّا كَانَ يَوْمُ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ أَمَرَ رَسُولُ اللٌّهِمُنَادِيًا فَنَادى: أَلصَّلوٌةُ جَامِعَةٌ، فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِ عَلِيٍّوَ قَالَ: أَللٌّهُمَّ مَنْ كُنْتُ مَوْلاَهُ فَعَلِيٌّ مَوْلاَهُ، أَللٌّهُمَّ وَالِ مَنْ وَالاَهُ، وَ عَادِ مَنْ عَادَاهُ

It has been narrated from Abi Sa'id that: “When the day of Ghadir Khumm came, the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) commanded the caller to call out, ‘Gather for the Salat. Then he took 'Ali (peace be upon him) by the hand and said, ‘O’ Allah! Whomsoever I am his master, this 'Ali is also his master. O’ Allah! Be a friend to that person who is a friend to him, and be an enemy to that person who is an enemy to him.’”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 37, Page 112, Hadith 4

Hadith no. 30: Living the Life of a Prophet

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللٌّه:ِمَنْ يَرِيدُ أَنْ يَحْـيـى حَيَاتِي، وَ يَمُوتَ مَمَاتِي، وَيَسْكُنَ جَنَّةَ الْخُلْدِ الَّتِي وَعَدَنِي رَبِّي‏ فَلْيَتَوَلَّ عَلِيَّ ابْنَ أَبِي طَالِبٍفَإِنَّهُ لَنْ يُّخْرِجَكُمْ مِنْ هُدىً، وَلَنْ يَّدْخِلَكُمْ فِي ضَلاَلَةٍ

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said: “A person who wishes to live the life that I lived and wishes to die the way I die, and wants to reside in the perpetual Paradise which has been promised to me by my Lord should accept the Wilayat of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him), because he will never drag you away from the path of true guidance and he will never misguide you.”

Al-Ghadir, Volume 10, Page 278

Hadith no. 31: The Prophet and the Imamate of 'Ali

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللٌّهِ الأَنْصَارِيِ قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ ‏َرَسُولَ اللٌّهَيَقُولُ لِعَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍيَا عَلِيُّ! أَنْتَ أَخِي وَ وَصِيِّي وَ وَارِثِي‏ وَخَلِيفَتِي عَلى ‏أُمَّتِي فِي‏ حَيٌوتِي وَ بَعْدَ وَفَاتِي‏. مُحِبُّكَ مُحِبِّي وَ مُبْغِضُكَ مُبْغِضِي ‏َو عَدُوُّكَ عَدُوِّي

It has been narrated from Jabir ibn 'Abdullah al-Ansari that: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) say to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him): ‘O’ 'Ali! You are my brother and my successor and my executor and my caliph over my nation both during my life and also after my death. Those who love you, love me; and those who hate you, hate me; and your enemy is my enemy.”

Al-Amali of as-Saduq, Page 124, Hadith 5

Hadith no. 32: The Pillars of Islam

عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍقَالَ: بُنِيَ الإِسْلاَمُ عَلى خَمْسٍ: أَلصَّلٌوةُ وَ الزَّكٌوةُ وَ الصَّوْمُ وَ الْحَجُّ وَ الْوِلاَيَةُ ‏َوَ لَمْ يُنَادَ بِشَيْ‏ءٍ مَا نُوْدِيَ بِالْوِلاَيَةِ يَومَ الْغَدِير

It has been narrated form Abi Ja'far [Imam Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) that: “Islam is built on five foundations: Salat, Zakat, Sawm, Hajj and Wilayat – and there was no call to any of these resembling that which the people were called towards in order to accept the Wilayah on the Day of Ghadir.”

Al-Kafi, Volume 2, Page 21, Hadith 8