Hadith 34: We were in the streets of Madinah while the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was holding my hands…

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Hadith 34

 

بينما رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم آخذ بيدي ونحن في سكك المدينة، إذ مررنا بحديقة، فقلت: يا رسول الله، ما أحسنها من حديقة. قال: لك في الجنة أحسن منها.

We were in the streets of Madinah while the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was holding my hands. We passed by a garden and I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what a beautiful garden!” He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “You will have an even more beautiful garden in Jannat.”

 

This hadith is reported by ‘Ali, Ibn ‘Abbas, and Anas radiya Llahu ‘anhum.

 

The Hadith of ‘Ali

Al Hakim and others narrate — from al Fadl ibn ‘Umairah — Maymun al Kurdi informed me — from Abu ‘Uthman al Nahdi that ‘Ali said…[1]

Al Hakim authenticated the hadith and al Dhahabi concurred. However, al Fadl ibn ‘Umairah is da’if (weak).

 

The Hadith of Ibn ‘Abbas

Al Tabarani narrates — al Hassan ibn ‘Alawiyyah al QattanAhmed ibn ‘Amr ibn Muhammad al SukkariMusa ibn Abi Sulaim al BasriMindal narrated to us — al A’mash narrated to us — from Mujahid — from Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “I went with Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and ‘Ali in the orchards of Madinah. We passed by a garden and so ‘Ali said, ‘What a beautiful garden, O Messenger of Allah!’ He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, ‘Your garden in Jannat will be more beautiful than this.’ Then, with his hand, he gestured towards his head and beard. He began crying until it got louder. It was said, ‘What makes you cry?’ He said, ‘(It is) the rancour in the hearts of a people; they will not display it for you until they have lost me.’”[2]

Mindal ibn ‘Ali is da’if (weak).

I do not know who al Hassan ibn ‘Alawiyyah al Qattan, Ahmed ibn ‘Amr ibn Muhammad al Sukkari and Musa ibn Abi Sulaim are.

 

The Hadith of Anas

Ibn Abi Shaybah narrates — from Yahya ibn Ya’la — from Yunus ibn Khabbab — from Anas.[3]

Yahya ibn Ya’la is al Aslami. He is da’if (weak).

Yunus ibn Khabbab is of the ghulat (extremist Shia), and the preponderant opinion regarding him is that he is da’if (weak).

Additionally, the chain of transmission is munqati’ (broken) and mudtarib (unresolvably problematic).

In short, the hadith is da’if (weak).

 

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[1] Al Hakim: Mustadrak al Hakim, hadith no. 4672.

[2] Al Tabarani: al Mujam al Kabir, hadith no. 11084.

[3] Ibn Abi Shaybah: Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, 6/371.