Hadith 23: O Allah, do not allow me to die until You show me ‘Ali.

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Hadith 23

 

اللهم لا تمتني حتى تريني عليا.

O Allah, do not allow me to die until You show me ‘Ali.

 

Imam Ahmed, Imam al Tirmidhi, and others narrate this hadith — from Abu ‘Asim al Nabil — from Abu al Jarrah — Jabir ibn Subh narrated to me — Umm Sharahil narrated to me — Umm ‘Attiyah narrated to me, :Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam dispatched an army in which ‘Ali was (also) a part of. I heard Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, with his hands raised, saying…’”[1]

Imam al Tirmidhi says, “This hadith is Hassan gharib (fair rare); this is the only way we know it appears.”

However, Abu al Jarrah and Umm Sharahil are both majhul (unknown). Therefore, the hadith is da’if (weak). Imam al Tirmidhi is known for being lenient in his criticism of narrations.

 

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[1] Imam Ahmed: Fadaʾil al Sahabah, hadith nos. 1039 and 1116; Imam al Tirmidhi: Sunan al Tirmidhi, hadith no. 3737.