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A man called Abu Ayman once came to Imam al-Baqir (AS) saying, ?O Abu Ja'far, you delude people by saying, Muhammad?s intercession [will help you], Muhammad's intercession!' At this , the Imam (AS) got so angry that his face was glowering, and said, 'Woe betide you Abu Ayman! If your belly and your private parts keep you away from sin, does that mean they delude you? You would only have to see the atrocities of the Day of Resurrection to need Muhammad (SAWA)'s intercession. Woe unto you! In any case, do you think that he will only intercede for those whose punishment in the Fire is obligatory?!' Then he continued, saying, 'Every single person, from the first to the last, will need the intercession of Muhammad (SAWA) on the Day of Resurrection.'

Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al-Baqir [as]
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 8, p. 38, no. 16

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Question : #307 Category: Hadiths / Traditions
Subject: praying 1000 rakats in hadith
Question: Hi,
I'm not a Shia so i find this quite strange, i hear that there are there these traditions that state that Imam Ali (ra) used to pray 1000 rakats of prayer every night?
If such traditions do exist, could you please give me a source.
Answer: There are many Hadeeths that Imam Ali (AS) used to pray 1000 Rak'ats. These are some references:

Bihaarul Anwar, Vol. 41, Page:132 Mustadrak Al Wasa'el, 2:481 narrated from Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) It was not Imam Ali (AS) alone but other Infallible Imams who used to pray 1000 Rak'ats, as you see in Sunni book (Al Sawa'eq al Muhriqah by Ibn Hajar) that Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) used pray 1000 Rak'at in one day and night.(Vol. 2, Page 582).

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