SHAFAQNA – According to the book of Basha’eral Mostafa, the great scholar, Allama Majlesi narrated: When Fatima bint-e-Assad delivered Ali ibn Abitaleb (AS), the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was 30 years old. The Prophet (PBUH) loved Ali (AS) very much and told Fatima bint-e-Assad: Place Ali’s cradle near me and the prophet (PBUH) personally undertook nurturing and educating Ali (AS). The Prophet used to embrace Ali (AS) and say: This is my brother, my friend, my chosen one, my protector and supporter, my friend, my successor, spouse of my daughter, trustee for my will and used to take Imam Ali (AS) with him to mountains, valleys and deserts of Mecca as well as taking him for Tawaf .
 Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 35, Page 9.