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Verse: 13 - Prophet Muhammad (saww) calling to Wilayah of Imam Ali (as)

Chapter: 42, Verse: 13

شَرَعَ لَكُم مِّنَ الدِّينِ مَا وَصَّىٰ بِهِ نُوحًا وَالَّذِي أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ وَمَا وَصَّيْنَا بِهِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ أَنْ أَقِيمُوا الدِّينَ وَلَا تَتَفَرَّقُوا فِيهِ كَبُرَ عَلَى الْمُشْرِكِينَ مَا تَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَيْهِ اللَّهُ يَجْتَبِي إِلَيْهِ مَن يَشَاءُ وَيَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَن يُنِيبُ

"The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah - the which We have sent by inspiration to thee - and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship other things than Allah, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him)." [42:13]

حدثنا عبد الله بن عامر عن عبد الرحمن بن ابى نجران قال آتب أبو الحسن الرضا عليه السلام رسالة واقرأنيها قال قال على بن الحسين عليه السلام ان محمدا صلى الله عليه وآله آان امين الله في ارضه فلما قبض محمد صلى الله عليه وآله آنا اهل البيت ورثته ونحن امناء الله في ارضه عندنا علم البلايا والمنايا وانساب العرب ومولد الاسلام وانا لنعرف الرجل إذا رأيناه بحقيقة الايمان وحقيقة النفاق وان شيعتنا لمكتوبون باسمائهم واسماء آبائهم اخذ الله علينا و عليهم الميثاق يردون موردنا ويدخلون مدخلنا نحن النجباء وافراطنا افراط الأنبياء ونحن ابناء الاوصياء ونحن المخصوصون في آتاب الله ونحن اولى الناس بالله ونحن اولى الناس بكتاب الله ونحن إولى الناس بدين الله ونحن الذين شرع لنا دينه فقال في آتابه شرع لكم يا آل محمد من الدين ما وصى به نوحا وقد وصانا بما اوصى به نوحا والذى اوحينا اليك يا محمد وما وصينا به ابراهيم واسماعيل وموسى وعيسى واسحق ويعقوب فقد علمنا وبلغنا ما علمنا واستودعنا علمهم نحن ورثة الأنبياء ونحن ورثة اولى العزم من الرسل ان اقيمو الدين يا آل محمد ولا تفرقوا فيه وآونوا على جماعة آبر على المشرآين من اشرك بولاية على ما تدعوهم إليه من ولاية على ان الله يا محمد يهدى إليه من ينيب من يجيبك إلى ولاية على عليه السلام

It has been narrated to us Abdullah Bin Aamir, from Abdul Rahmaan Bin Abu Najran who said, Abu Al-Hassan Al-Reza (as) wrote a letter which was read out to me in which He said:

Ali Bin Al-Husain (as) said that Muhammad (saww) was a Trustee of Allah (swt) in His Earth. When Allah (swt) Took (the soul of) Muhammad (saww) , the AhlulBait (as) inherited from Him, and We are Trustees of Allah (swt) in His Earth.

With Us is the knowledge of the calamities and the deaths, and the lineage of the Arabs and the birth of Islam, and I recognise the man if I were to see him, by his true faith and true hypocrisy, and Our Shiites have been in the Books by their names and the names of their fathers. Allah (swt) Took the covenant from us and from them. They respond to Our resource and enter Our gateway.

We are the Rescuers, and Our perfection is the perfection of the Prophets (as), and We are the sons of the successors, and We are the Special Ones in the
Book of Allah (swt) and We are the first of the people by Allah (swt), and We are the first of the people by the Book of Allah (swt), and We are the first of the people by the Religion of Allah (swt), and We are the ones to whom His Religion was Prescribed to. He Said in His Book, [42:13] "He has made plain to you O Progeny of Muhammad (as) of the religion what He enjoined upon Nuh and that which We have revealed to you O Muhammad (saww) and what We had Enjoined upon Ibrahim, and Ismail, and Musa, and Isa, and Is’haq, and Yaqoub.

He Taught Us and it has reached Us what W learnt and have been entrusted with Their knowledge. We are the inheritors of the Determined Ones (Ul Ul Azm) from the Messengers (as). Establish the religion, O Progeny of Muhammad (as) and be not divided therein and be on the group for it is hard to the
Polytheists is that which you call them to the ones who have associated (others) by the Wilayah of Ali (as) which is what You are calling them to, the Wilayah of Ali (as), surely Allah (swt), O Muhammad (swt) and guides to Himself him who turns (to Him), frequently in answering you to Wilayah of Ali (as)."

[Source: Basaair Al-Darajaat, Vol. 3, Chapter. 3, Hadees. 1]
Hadees is Saheeh (Authentic) as per chain of narrators. 
There are couple of more narrations with similar content (Matn), See Basaair Al-Darajaat, Vol.3, Chapter. 3 for more