The virtues of the Commander of the Faithful
There’s a Hadith from the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his pure progeny, saying: "O Ali, if I wouldn’t fear for Muslims to do what Christians did for Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him, I would say things about you that wherever you go, people would take the dust under your feet as tabarruk [to seek blessings from them]."
He didn’t even introduce Ali, peace be upon him, with all the sayings that we have in many Hadiths. The virtues of Imam Ali, peace be upon him, are indescribable; they are right, but indescribable! Because we are weak in faith and intellect and we don’t have the capacity [to hear them]. If the Prophet would express [the virtues of Imam Ali], many people would lose faith and very few would believe; as it happed for Jesus Christ, peace be upon him.