God commanded the Holy Prophet of Islam to invite his close relatives :
( warn your tribe and your near kinsmen. ) Chapter 26: AL-SHUARA (214) - (1)
ساری,گاهنوشته های محمود زارع
   In this way , backbiters could not say , " Why do you not call your own relatives to worship the One God , and warn them of God,s severe punishment ? " Moreover , the support of the relatives of the Holy Prophet (S.) would help the promotion of Islam. So the Holy Prophet (S.) told Imam Ali (A.S.) to prepare a meal and invite their relatives , who were about 40 people. Imam Ali (A.S.) invited them , and prepared a meal. All the relatives of the Holy Prophet accepted the invitation and ate the meal prepared by the blessed hands of Imam Ali (A.S.) Although the food was not sufficient for even one person , all the 40 people were full after eating that blessed food and strangely enough , the food did not diminish at all. This amazed all of them, but the obstinate Abu Lahab said without thinking , " This is magic and charms. "

   The silly man disregarded the fact that magic and charms cannot feed people !

   On that day , the Prophet (S.) made no heed on that matter. Perhaps his silence was due to the fact that he wanted them to realize the difference between a , miracle , and a , magic , because , if magic were the cause , the guests would feel hungry after leaving the house of the Holy Prophet (S.).

   Since this gathering did not give any favorable result , the Holy Prophet invited them for the next day. Again the same reception was repeated and all were full. Yet the food was not reduced the least bit after the meal was over.

   Then the Prophet (S.) said , " O sone of Abdul Mutalib ! God has assigned me to warn you of the painful torments for the wrongdoers and give you the good news of his reward to the pious believers. Become Muslims and follow me to achieve salvation , both in this world and the Hereafter. The Gracious God has commanded me to call you all to worship Him. Now which one of you is willing to help me with the task ? Anybody who first announces his readiness to help me , will be my brother , my successor and the executor of my will."
ساری,گاهنوشته های محمود زارع
   Nobody answered but Imam Ali (A.S.), who was the youngest. He stood up and said , " O Prophet of God ! I am your assistant. I am your supporter , " The Prophet asked him to sit down. Then he repeated the same saying three times , but no one except Imam Ali (A.S.) replied to him. Then the Prophet pointed to him and said , " He is my brother , my successor and my executor , listen to him and obey him " (2)

(1) وَأَنذِرْ عَشِیرَتَكَ الْأَقْرَبِینَ  ( شعرا / 214 )
(2) ان هذا اخی و وصیی و خلیفتی علیکم فاسمعوا له و اطعیوه ( این - اشاره به علی - برادر و وصی و جانشین من بر شما است ، سخنان او را گوش دهیدو از او اطاعت كنید )

توجه: استفاده از تصویر برای سایتها و وبلاگها بدون انجام تغییر آزاد است؛ کپی برداری از متن با ذکر نام و درج لینک بلامانع میباشد. برای تبادل لینک بعد از برقرای لینک تارنمای ما؛اطلاع دهند تا بررسی شود.