Hadith 31: Umm Salamah said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was in my home one day when the khadimah (servant) said, ‘‘Ali and Fatimah are by the door…

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Hadith 31

 

بينما رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في بيتي يوما، إذ قالت الخادم: إن عليا وفاطمة بالسدة، قالت: فقال لي: قومي فتنحي لي عن أهل بيتي. قالت: فقمت، فتنحيت في البيت قريبا. فدخل علي وفاطمة، والحسن والحسين، وهما صبيان صغيران. قالت: فأخذ الصبيين، فوضعهما في حجره، فقبلهما واعتنق عليا بإحدى يديه، وفاطمة باليد الأخرى، فقبل فاطمة، فأغدف عليهم خميصة سوداء، فقال: اللهم إليك، لا إلى النار، أنا وأهل بيتي. قال: قلت: وأنا يا رسول الله؟ قال: وأنت.

Umm Salamah said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was in my home one day when the khadimah (servant) said, ‘‘Ali and Fatimah are by the door.’ He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me, ‘Stand up and step to the side for my family.’ I stepped aside nearby and then ‘Ali, Fatimah, Hassan, and Hussain entered. Hassan and Hussain were two small children at that time. He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam took the two children, placed them on his lap and kissed them. He embraced ‘Ali with one of his hands and Fatimah with the other, and then he kissed her. He shrouded them with a black cloak and said, ‘O Allah, guide me and my family towards you, not towards the fire (of Jahannum).’ (Umm Salamah said) and me, O Messenger of Allah? He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, ‘And you.’”

 

Imam Ahmed and others narrate — from Abu al Mu’addal ‘Attiyah al Tufawi — from his father — from Umm Salamah who said…[1]

The chain of transmission is da’if (weak).

‘Attiyah al Tifawi was considered wah (weak) by al Azdi. Ibn Hibban mentions him in his Kitab al Thiqat. Al Saji said he is da’if jiddan (very weak).[2]

There is no consideration to be given to the fact that Ibn Hibban includes him in his work on reliable narrators, as I have mentioned several times.

His father could not be traced.

 

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[1] Imam Ahmed: Fada’il al Sahabah, hadith no. 986 and Musnad Ahmed, 6/296.

[2] Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 4/176.