Reply from Moula Ali (asws) to Hz Salman (as)
This narration is taken from a letter from Sheik Abi Jafar al Tulsi. Ibn Shazaan narrated this from Jabir bin Yazid who narrated it from the companions of Ameerul Momineen (asws).
“One day Salman (as) came to Ameerul Momineen (asws) and asked Ameerul Momineen (asws) about Himself.
Moula (asws) replied, “O’ Salman (as)! I am the one whose obedience was presented before every nation. Those who denied Me I threw into hellfire. I am the trustee of Allah. I only speak haq (truth). No one can gain My true marifat except those who were with Me in Malial Alala.
Then Imam Hasan (as) and Imam Hussain (as) came. Moula (asws) said, “O’Salman (as)! They are the glory of the throne of Allah. The heavens shine due to the noor of Hasan (as) and Hussain (as). Their Mother (sa) is the best of creation. One who fulfills His promise with Me associates himself with haq.
One who does not fulfill his promise associates himself with batil (falsehood) and hellfire will be his abode. I am the clear proof of Allah. I am His Immortal Kalima (everlasting word). I am the representative of representatives.”
Salman (as) said, “O’Ameerul Momineen (asws)! I read about You in Taurah and Injeel. May my parents be sacrificed upon You. I swear by Allah, if people had not said they will kill Salman (as), I would have told them Your true attributes. You are that proof of Allah through whom the repentance of Adam (as) gained acceptance. Through You, Yusuf (as) was freed from the well. You are the one through whom Allah sent His mercy upon Ayyub (as).”
Ameerul Momineen (asws) said, “Do you know the reason of Allah’s mercy upon Ayyub (as)?”
Salman (as) said, “Allah knows and You know”.
Ameerul Momineen (asws) said, “Ayyub doubted in My kingdom. Allah said to Ayyub, “O’ Ayyub (as), do you doubt in the one whom I have chosen? I tested Adam (as) and then forgave him through the test of Ali (asws) ibn Abi Talib (as) and you doubt in His kingdom? I swear by My honor, you will taste My wrath or you accept the obedience of Ali (asws) ibn Abi Talib (as) with repentance”. Then Ayyub (as) repented and was forgiven by Allah. He testified to My (Moula asws) obedience”.
(Kanzul Fawaid Second Edition pg 57)