Ali versus the Prophets?

You would have already read the authentic Shiite belief that Adam was expelled from the paradise due to jealousy towards Ali, and Eve was expelled due to jealousy towards Fatima.

But the Shiite degradation of the Prophets for glorifying Ali and his family doesn’t stop here. Rather to show their higher rank, the Shiites have much more to present.

We read in the famous Shiite tafsir Burhan of Bahrani

It has been narrated from Salman Farsi that he said to Ali : My father and mother be sacrificed over you, you are the hujjah of Allah due to whom the tawba of Adam was accepted, and due to you Joseph (Yusuf) got out of the well, and due to you Ayyub was relieved (from the trouble) and Allah showered His blessings upon him.

Tafsir Burhan, Muqaddimah, p. 27

We read in Tafsir Nur al thaqalayn

Abdullah bin Umar came to Ali bin Hussain (Zainul Abideen) and asked:

O son of Hussain! Do you say that Junah (Yunus) was put in the belly of the fish because the wilayah of my grandfather was presented to him, than he didn’t accept it? He said : Yes, may your mother weep over you. He (i.e Ibn Umar) said : If you are truthful, than show me a sign. He told us to close our eyes. When he ordered us to open our eyes, we saw that we were standing near a huge sea.

Ibn Umar said: My master! fear God regarding me. He said : Be comfortable, than he said : O fish! Than a huge fish’s head appeared in the sea, as if a huge mountain. It said: O wali of Allah, I am present. I am present. He (i.e Zainul Abideen) said : Who are you? It said ! My master! There was no such prophet from Adam till Muhammad, your grandfather, upon whom , the wilayah of you ahlelbayt was not presented. So those prophets who acceptd the wilayah, they remained safe. And those who didn’t , they were put in trouble. That is why Adam was put in trouble, and that is why Noah was put in flood, and that is why Abraham was put in fire, and that is why Joseph (Yusuf) was put in well, and that is why Ayyub was put in trouble, and that is why David made a mistake, than God sent Junah, and sent wahi upon him, that O Junah, accept the wilayah of Amir ul Momineen (i.e Ali)

Tafsir Nur al thaqalayn Vol. 3, p. 435

We read in Usul Kafi

Sayf Tammar says:

We a group of Shiites, were present with Abu Abdullah in a room. He said : Is there any spy over us? We saw here and there, and said : We didn’t saw anyone. He said: By the God of Kaaba, By the God of Kaaba, he said it thrice. “If I were present with Moses and Khidr , than I would have told them that I have more knowledge than they, I would have told them things which was out of their reach.”

Usul Kafi, Vol. 1, p. 261

We read in Tafsir Qummi

The Prophet (s) was at Mecca, no one would annoy him due to Abu Talib. But the children would annoy him, when the Prophet (s) would go out, they would start throwing mud and stones at him. The Prophet (s)  complained to Ali . Ali said : My father and mother be sacrificed over you, when you go out, I will also go along with you. Hence the Prophet (s) went out and Ali was along with him. The children started annoying him, as was their habit, Amir ul Momineen (i.e Ali) attacked them, and started biting their faces , noses and ears.

Tafsir Qummi Vol. 1, p. 114

Arbali says in Kashaful Ghummah that the Prophet (s) was aked:

“In which lughat, your God talked to you on the night of Miraj?” He said: “In the lughat of Ali bin Abi Talib, so much so that I said: Are you talking to me or Ali?”

Kashaful Ghummah, Vol. 1, p. 106

We read in Tafsir BurhanThe earth and the skies have been made from the Nur (light) of Prophet (s), hence he is superior to the earth and the skies, but from Ali’s light have been made the Arsh and Kursi, hence he is superior to the Arsh and Kursi.

Tafsir Burhan Vol. 4, p. 236

Again, we read in Tafsir Burhan that the Prophet (s) said

When I reached the heavens (on the night of Miraj) than I saw Ali and his children there, they had reached there even before me.

Tafsir Burhan Vol. 2, p. 404

Similarly we read in the Holy Quran [2:238]

حافظوا على الصلوات والصلاة الوسطى وقوموا لله قانتين

Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before God in a devout (frame of mind).

The Shiite scholars say, “prayers” mean the Prophet (s), Amir ul Momineen (i.e Ali) , Fatima, Hasan and Hussain, and “middle prayer” means Ali.

Tafsir Ayyashi Vol. 1, p. 128 , Tafsir Nur al thaqalayn Vol. 1, p. 238

It has been narrated through a reliable sanad that Amir ul Momineen (i.e Ali) said : Allah presented my wilayah to the people of the earth and the heavens, so those who accepted it, accepted it and those who rejected it, rejected. When Yunus rejected it, Allah imprisoned him in the belly of the fish till he accpeted it (i.e my wilayah).

Hayat ul Quloob, Vol. 1, p. 459

Similarly we read in the Holy Quran [94:4]

And exalted for you your esteem

ورفعنا لك ذكرك

But according to Shiite  scholars ,  the verse was actually

ورفعنا لك ذكرك بعلي صهرك

And exalted for you your esteem because of Ali, your son in law.

And it was Uthman who removed it from Quran.

Tafsir Burhan Vol. 4, p. 475

Bihar  al anwar Vol. 36, p. 116

Al rowza fi fadhail Ali, by Shadhan bin Jabrail Qummi, p. 168

Adam (as) again

Imam Baqir (as) was asked about the tafsir of the verse  But when He gives them a good one, they set up with Him associates in what He has given them [007:190] He said “This refers to Adam and Eve for they committed Shirk by obeying Satan the Cursed.

Hayat ul Qulub, Vol. 1, p. 74


روَى أخطَبُ خَوارِزمَ عَن عَبدِ اللهِ بنِ مَسعودٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ: يَا عَبدَ اللهِ؛ أتانِي مَلَكٌ فقالَ: يَا مُحَمَّدُ سَل مَن أَرسَلْنا قَبلكَ مِنْ رُسُلنا عَلَى مَا بُعثُوا؟

قَالَ: قُلتُ: عَلَى مَا بُعثوا؟

قَالَ: عَلَى وِلايَتِكَ وَولايَةِ عَلِيِّ بنِ أبِي طالبٍ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ.

الثَّالثَةُ: إنَّ اسْمَهُ مَكتوبٌ عَلى العَرشِ:

رَوَى أخطبُ خَوارِزمَ عَن عبدِ اللهِ بنِ مَسعودٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ: لَمَّا خَلقَ اللهُ تَعالَى آدَمَ وَنفخَ فيهِ مِن رُوحِهِ عَطَسَ آدَمُ فَقالَ: الحَمْدُ للهِ. فَأوحَى اللهُ تَعالَى إلَيهِ: حَمَدتنِي عَبدِي! وَعِزَّتي وَجَلالِي لَولاَ عَبدَانِ أُرِيدُ أنْ أخلُقَهُما فِي دَارِ الدُّنيَا مَا خَلقتُكَ. قَالَ: إلَهي فَيكُونانِ مِنِّي؟ قَال: نَعَمْ!َ يَا آدَمُ ارفَعْ رَأسَكَ وَانظُرْ. فَرفعَ رَأسَهُ فإذا هُوَ مَكتُوبٌ علَى العَرشِ: لاَ إلَهَ إلاَّ اللهُ، مُحَمَّدٌ نَبِيُّ الرَّحمَةِ، عَلِيٌّ مُقِيمُ الحُجَّةِ. وَمَن عرَفَ حَقَّ عَليٍّ زَكا وَطابَ. ومَنْ أنكَرَ حَقَّهُ لُعِنَ وَخابَ. أَقسَمْتُ بِعزَّتي أُدخِلُ الجَنَّةَ مَن أطاعَهُ وَإن عَصانِي. وَأقْسَمتُ بِعزَّتِي أُدخِلُ النَّارَ مَن عَصاهُ وإنْ أطَاعنِي.

Khawarizmi has reported `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud on the authority of the Holy Prophet (s.a) as saying:  When God created the universe and Adam and blew in him His spirit, Adam sneezed and began to praise Allah immediately. God said: My servant! Now that you praised me, by My glory, were if not for the sake of two of my servants, I would never have created you. Adam said: O God! Are those two worthy servants from my issue? God said: Yes. Now raise your hand and behold what you see. Adam opened his eyes towards heaven and saw an inscription reading: There is no god but Allah and Muhammad (the prophet of mercy) is His Messenger and `Ali is Allah’s proof for the people. Whoever recognizes `Ali’s right, he is pure inwardly and whoever denies his right will be deprived from my mercy and will suffer. I swear by My glory that whoever obeys `Ali, I will give him a place in heaven even if he is sinful and by My glory, if anyone disobeys him, I will punish him with fire even if he has obeyed me.

Kashf al-yaqin, by Allamah Hilli , p. 16-17

Another tradition in Bihar al anwar, Imam Musa Kadhim is reported to have said:

Due to us , Adam was forgiven, due to us, Ayub got in trouble, and due to us, Yaqub had to suffer , and due to us , Yusuf was imprisoned, and due to us, they were relieved of their troubles, and due to us, the sun shines, and these are our names which are written on the Throne.

Bihar al anwar, Vol. 26, p. 257

Again we read in Al Kafi,

عن أبي بصير قال: قال أبوعبدالله عليه السلام: اصول الكفر ثلاثة: الحرص، والاستكبار، والحسد، فأما الحرص فان آدم عليه السلام حين نهي عن الشجرة، حمله الحرص على أن أكل منها

Abu Basir narrates that the usool of Kufr are three : Greed , arrogance and jealousy. As far as (the kufr of) greed is concerned, it was present in Adam (as). When he was prohibited from eating the fruit of the tree, it was greed which persuaded him to eat it.

Al Kafi, Vol. 2, p. 249 , baab fi usul al-kufr wa arkanuhu

We read in Bihar al anwar

When Hazrat Adam (a.s.) reached the desert of Karbala, grief and sadness captured him, his heart was restless. When he came on the place of martyrdom of Imam Hussain , he hit one stone and his foot started bleeding. Allah Ta’ala revealed: On this land my Chosen one Hussain  will be martyred, I wished that you should also share his grief, and your blood should be shed on this land as well, like his blood will be shed. Hazrat Adam (a.s.) cursed on Yazeed Laeen .
Hazrat Ibraheem (a.s.) was passing through the desert of Karbala riding on his horse, the horse fell on its head. The head of Hazrat Ibraheem (a.s.) hit a stone, and started bleeding. Allah Ta’ala said: This is that land on which the Noor of Eyes of Mohammad (s.a.w.a.w.) and Ali will be martyred, I wished that you should also share his hardship, your blood should also be shed on this land, on which land his blood will be shed. Hazrat Ibraheem (a.s.) cursed on Yazeed Laeen  and his horse was saying ‘Amen’
When Hazrat Musa (a.s.) came to Karbala, the strap of his foot-wear broke, his feet were injured. Allah Ta’ala revealed: On this land the blood of Hussain  will be shed, I wished your blood should be also shed on this land. Hazrat Musa (a.s.)  cursed on Yazeed  and Yousha bin Noon  said ‘Amen’
Biharul Anwaar, Vol.  1, p. 82-84

we read in another Shiite book,

Allah Ta’ala said: “If Ali was not there, then there was no match of Syyeda Fatima , neither Adam (a.s.) nor someone else.”
Uyoon e Akhbar e Raza s.a., Vol. 1, p. 396

Another Shia hadith

عن جابر بن يزيد، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام في قوله الله عزوجل: ” ولقد عهدنا إلى آدم من قبل فنسي ولم نجد له عزما ” ” قال: عهد إليه في محمد والأئمة من بعده فترك

Jabir bin Yazid narrates from Imam  Baqir regarding the verse : [We had already, beforehand, taken the covenant of Adam, but he forgot: and We found on his part no firm resolve] He (i.e Imam Baqir) said : The covenant from him was regarding Muhammad [s] and the Aimma after him, which he ignored/didn’t fulfil.

Tafsir Qumi Vol. 2, p. 65
Al Kafi Vol. 1, p. 46
Bihar al anwar, Vol. 11, p. 35

Again,we read in Bihar al anwar

قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام): أتدري ما قصة أيوب وسبب تغير نعمة الله عليه ؟ قال: الله أعلم وأنت يا أمير المؤمنين، قال: لما كان عند الانبعاث للنطق (2) شك أيوب في ملكي (3) فقال: هذا خطب جليل وأمر جسيم، قال الله عزوجل: يا أيوب أتشك في صورة أقمته أنا ؟ إني ابتليت آدم بالبلاء فوهبته له وصفحت عنه بالتسليم عليه بامرة المؤمنين وأنت تقول: خطب جليل وأمر جسيم ؟ فوعزتي لاذيقنك من عذابي أو تتوب إلي بالطاعة لامير المؤمنين. ثم أدركته السعادة بي، يعني أنه تاب وأذعن بالطاعة لامير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) وعلى ذريته الطيبين

Ali said : Do you know the story of Ayyub and the reason why Allah took His blessings from him? (Salman) said: Only God and you know O leader of the believers. He said : Ayyub doubted in my imamate and said : This is a very heavy and burdensome matter. Allah said : Do you doubt in the one whom I have selected My self? Due to this very reason, I put Adam in trouble than forgave him when he accepted the imamate of Ali. And you say that this is a very burdensome matter? I will give you such a punishment till you accept his (i.e Ali’s) imamate. (Ali says) Than due to me, he got the previlige to repent and accepted the rulership of Amir al Momineen and his progeny.

Bihar al anwar, Vol. 26 , p. 293


Well the reader can draw a better conclusion himself.

We had already, beforehand, taken the covenant of Adam, but he forgot: and We found on his part no firm resolve.

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