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What is the cause of the revelation of Wilayah verse according to Abuzar Ghafari?

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It has been quoted from Abuzar Ghafari that he said: “O people! One day, I was saying my prayer with the Prophet (s.a.w.) in mosque, a beggar entered the mosque and asked people for help, but no one gave him anything, he raised his hands to the sky and said: “O Allah! You be witness that I asked for help in )our prophet’s mosque, but no one gave me anything, at that time Imam Ali (a.s.) who was in the bowing position pointed with his his finger to the person who took his ring and left. The Prophet (s.a.w.) who was saying his prayer saw this event, when he finished his prayer, he raised his head toward heaven and said: “O Allah, my brother Musa said to You: expand my breast, make easy my tasks and make my tongue eloquent so that people can understand my words,. and make my brother Harun my successor and vizier and strengthen meby him and enters him to my partnership. O Allah! I am Muhammad, Your prophet and chosen, (h) spread my soul, make works easy for me, and (jaye ina balaeeha ro Prophet, make Ali my successor from my household so that he will be my powerful supporter”. Abuzar says that: “the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) prayer had not been finished yet when Jibra’il came to the earth and said to the Prophet (s.a.w.) that: “read!” The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “what should I read?” he said: read﴿إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ...﴾
[2]“Only Allah is your Vali and His Messenger and those who believe …”
This narration has been quoted from ibn Abbas, Amar Yasir, Abdullah ibn salam, Salmah ibn Kuhayl, Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) and another group of Companions. [3]

resources and references

[1] Ihqaq al- Haq, vol. 2, p. 399 - 410; al- Muraji’at, p. 155; Zakha’ir al- Uqba, p. 88; Fath al- Qadir, vol. 2, p. 50; Jami’ al- Usul, p. 478; Asbab al- Nuzul, Wahidi, p. 148; Dur al- Manthur, vol. 2, p. 393; Kanz al- Ummal, vol. 6, p. 391.
[2] Quran, Al-Ma'idah, verse. 55.
[3] Ali Asghar Rizwani, Imamology and answering to the doubts, vol. 1, p. 216.
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