أبشر يا علي، حياتك وموتك معي.
Rejoice, O ‘Ali. Your life and death is with me.
Al Tabarani and others narrate — from ‘Ubadah ibn Ziyad al Asadi — Qais ibn al Rabi’ — from Abu Ishaq — from Abu al Bakhtari — from Hujr ibn ‘Adi who said, “I heard Sharahil ibn Murrah say: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam say to ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu…’”
The chain of transmission is wah (feeble). It contains the following defects:
- Qais ibn al Rabi’’s son inserted hadith into his father’s collection that are not his.
- Abu Ishaq is a mudallis (obfuscates when he narrates) and a mukhtalit (commits serious errors).
- There is a difference of opinion regarding ‘Ubadah ibn Ziyad al Asadi. He has ahadith that are manakir (unacceptable) regarding fadaʾil (virtues).
Ibn ‘Asakir also narrates this hadith with a chain of transmission that is saqit (wholly unreliable). It contains the narrator ‘Amr ibn Shimr. He is suspected of lying.
It also contains Jabir. He is (also) suspected of lying.
It also contains Abu Tawq. I could not trace him.
 Al Tabarani: al Mujam al Kabir, 10/4929 and al Mujam al Awsat, 6/5842.
 Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 12/208.