1. Narrated by Tirmidhi in 'Manaqib Ahlul-Bait' vol. 2, p. 308, citing Umar bin Abi Salama, the Prophet's adopted son, who said: 'The verse, 'Allah only wants to remove uncleanness far from you, O people of Ahlul-Bait, and purify you a thorough purifying' was revealed in the house of Umm Salama. Then, the Prophet (s.a.w.) called Fatima, Hasan, Husein and Ali, behind himself, covered them with a cover and said: 'O Allah! This is my household, so remove uncleanness from them and purify them a thorough purifying. Umm Salama said: 'Am I with them, O Messenger of Allah?' He said: 'You are at your place. You are alright."'
2. Ibn Mardawaya, on the authority of ibn Abi Shaiba, Ahmad, Tirmidhi, also, Ibn Mundir, Tabarani and Hakim, corrected. For more details, refer to Allama Tabataba'i's al-Mizan fi Tafsir al-Qur'an, the interpretation of the Tathir verse.
3. Taqiyuddin Ahmad ibn Ali Miqrizi (died 845H.), Fadhil Aal al-Bait, p. 21.
4. Zamakhshari, Tafsir al-Kashshaf', Chapter Aal-Imran, verse No. 61, and also, mentioned in the interpretation of al-Tha'alibi on the authority of Mujahid and Kulaini.
5. Fakhruddin Razi, al-Tafsir al-Kabir, interpretation of Chapter Ahzab, verse No. 56.
6- Allamah Tabataba'i, al-Mizan fi Tafsir al-Qur'an.
7 Muhaqiq Hilli, one of the great Shi'i jurists, who lined in the 7th century of the Hijra. Mentioning the obligations of the prayer, he said: Seventhly: The Testimony is obligatory to recite once in a two-Rakat prayer, mad twice in a three and four Rak'at prayer. If one or the two of them were dropped, intentionally, the prayer is regarded as null and void. In each, five things are compulsory: Sitting during the Testimony, reciting the two testimonies, sending blessings of the Prophet (s.a.w.) mad his progeny; Shara'i al-Islam, vol. 1, chapter on prayer.
8. Zamakhshari, al- Tafsir al-Kashshaf interpretation of Chapter Insan. Fakhr Razi states the same narration in al- Tafsir al-Kabir, quoting al-Kashshaf. Tabarasi has also ginen an identical narration in Majma' al-Bayan.
9. Zamakhshari, Tafsir al-Kashshaf interpretation of chapter Ma'ida, verse No. 55.
10. Wahidi, Asbab al-Nuszul, interpretation of chapter Ma'ida, verse No. 55.
11. Narrated Hakim Hasakani in Shawahidal-Tanzil, vol. 1, p.190, Beirut Edition in '1393 H. that Abdullah bin Abi Awfa said: On Ghadir Khum, I heard the Prophet of Allah saying: After reciting the Tabligh nerse, he lifted up AU in his hand until the whiteness of his armpit was disclosed, then continued saying: For whomever I am master, this, Ali, is his master...; It is narrated by Wahidi in Asbab al-Nuzul, p. 135. Suyuti in Dur al-Manthur, vol. 2, p. 198; that Abi Sa'id al-Khidri said: This verse "Tabligh" is revealed concerning Ali b in Abi Talib.
12. Narrated by Hakim Hasskan, vol. 1, p. 192-193.
13. Tarikh ibn Kathir, vol. 5, p. 213.
14. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4, p. 281, Sunan ibn Maja, chapter on the merits of Ali. Tarikh ibn Kathir, vol. 5, p. 209, vol. 5, p. 210.
15. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4, Sunan ibn Maja, chapter on the merits of Ali.
16. Majma' al-Zawa'id; Hakim, vol. 3, p. 109-110, Ibn Kathir, vol. 5, p. 209.
17. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1, p. 118-119, vol. 4, p. 281; Sunan ibn Maja, vol. 1, p. 43,p. 116; in Musnad Ahmad, the word 'na'im' meaning 'yes' is also narrated, vol. 4, p. 281, 368, 370; Ibn Kathir, vol. 5, p. 209, the same narration but with a slight difference.
18. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4, p. 281, 368, 370, 372; Ibn Kathir, vol. 5, p. 209, 212.
19. Narrated by Hakim Hasakani, vol. 1, p. 190, he (s.a.w.) lifted up his hand to the extent that his armpit's whiteness is disclosed, in p. 93, the same narration but with a slight difference.
20. Hakim Hasakani, Shawahid al-Tanzil, vol. 1, p. 191; Ibn Kathir, vol. 5, p. 109: 'I am the master of every believer.'
21. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1, p. 118-119; vol. 4, p. 281, 370, 372, 373; vol. 5, p. 347, 370; Mustadrak al-Hakim, vol. 3, p. 109; Sunan Ibn Maja and Hakim Hasakani, vol. 1, p. 190-191; Tarikh Ibn Kathir, vol. 5, p. 209-213; Ibn Kathir in vol. 5, p. 209 says: I asked Zayid: Have you heard it from the Messenger of Allah? He replied: All those who were present In the area full of lofty trees saw and heard it with their own ears and, then, Ibn Kathir continued saying: 'Our Shaikh, Abu Abdullah al-Dhahabi said: This narration is correct.'
22. Stated by Ibn Jarir Tabari in his Tafsir, Suyuti in Dur al-Manthur in different ways, and also adds that even the Prophet's companions used to say: 'The best of men came', whenever Ali attended them. Sawa'iq al-Muhriqa, p. 96; Shablanchi in Nur al-Absar, p. 70, 101.
23. Muhibuddin Tabari, Dhakha'ir al-Uqba fi Manaqib dhawi al-Qurba, p. 30.
24. This narration, with a slight difference in wording, was stated by Tabarani in al-Mu'jam al-Kabir, vol. 1, p. 24 (MSS). Muttaqi Hindi in Kanz al-Ummal, vol. 6, p. 220; Muhibuddin Tabari in Dhakha'ir al-Uqba, p. 121, and Suyuti in Ihya al-Mayit, p. 29.
25. Kulaini, al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 603.
26. Ibid, p. 605.
27 . 28 & 29 & 30. Ibid, vol. 2, p. 606, 607, 609, 613.
31. Shaikh Tabarasi, Majma' al-Bayan fi Tafsir al-Qur'an, the Preface, Ch. The Fifth Ad.
32. Ibid.
33. Shaikh Balaghi, Aala' al-Rahman fi Tafsir al-Qur'an, vol. 1, p. 18, 2nd edition.
34. Ibid. vol. 47, p. 270,
35. Allama Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar 3rd Edition.
36. Raghib Isfahani, Mu'jam Mufradat alfad al-Qur'an, Mashaf
37. Tabarasi, Majma' al-Bayanfi Tafsir al-Qur'an, the Preface.
38. Zainuddin Amili, al-Diraya, p. 113, Nu'man Press.
39. Kulaini, al-Usul min al-Kafi, vol. 1, p. 59.
40. Ibid, p. 62.
41. Kishi, Rijal al-Kishi, translated by Mughira bin Sa'id.
42. Ibid.
43 & 44. Suyuti, Tadrib al-Rawi fi Sharh Taqrib al-Nawawi.
45. Allama Amin, A'yan al-Shi'a, vol. 3, p. 34.
46. Imam Ali (a.s.), Nahjul-Balagha.
47 & 48. Kulaini, al-Usul min al-Kafi, vol. l, ch. on Tawhid.
49. Saduq, Tawhid, p. 80.
50. Ibid, p. 361.
51. Rijal al-Kishi.
52. Ibid.
53. Ibid.
54. Tarikh al-Tabari, vol. 6, p. 329, 1st Edition in Egypt. Ibn al-Athir, vol. 4, p. 9. 1st Edition, Egypt.
55. Sahih Muslim, vol. 6, p. 20, Book on Imara (principality).
56. Nawawi in his explanation of Sahih Muslim, vol. 12, p. 229. See also Sunan Bayhaqi, vol. 8, p. 158. For more details refer to Allam Askari, Qiyam al-A'imah bi Ihya' al-Sunnah, vol. 1, p. 118.
57. Tabrasi, Makarim al-Akhlaq, p. 39, Al-A'lami Printed House.
58. Ibid, p. 67.
59. Ibid, p. 66.
60 & 61. Ibid.
62. Ibid, p. 72.
63. Ibid, p. 77.
64. Bidayat Mujtahid, vol. 1, p. 125, quoted from 'al-Fiqh ala al-Madhahib al-Khamsa' by Muhammad Jawad Mughniya.
65. Shaikh Muhammad Jawad Maghniya, al-Fiqh ala al-Madhahib al-Khamsa
66. Ibid.
67. Abu Zuhra, Al-Ahwal al-Shakhsiyah, p. 283.
68. Ibid, p. 186.
69. Ibid, p. 284.