Hadith 57: O ‘Ali, if you are in charge after me, expel the people of Najran from the Arabian Peninsula.

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Hadith 57

 

يا علي إن أنت وليت الأمر بعدي، فأخرج أهل نجران من جزيرة العرب.

O ‘Ali, if you are in charge after me, expel the people of Najran from the Arabian Peninsula.

 

Imam Ahmed and Ibn Abi ‘Asim narrate — from Qais — from al Ash’ath ibn Sawwar — from ‘Adi ibn Thabit — from Abu Zabyan — from ‘Ali who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”[1]

This chain of transmission is da’if (weak). Qais is ibn al Rabi’. He is da’if (weak). His son inserted ahadith (in his father’s collection) which are not his.

Ash’ath ibn Sawwar is da’if (weak).

They both enjoy a tabi’ (parallel narration). ‘Abdul Razzar narrates — Hassan ibn ‘Umarah informed us — from ‘Adi ibn Thabit — from Abu Zabyan who said, “I heard ‘Ali say, ‘The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me: ‘O ‘Ali, if you are in charge after me, expel the people of Najran from the Arabian Peninsula.’”[2]

However, Hassan ibn ‘Umarah is matruk (suspected of forgery).

 

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[1] Imam Ahmed: Musnad Ahmed, 1/87; ibn Abi ‘Asim: Kitab al Sunnah, hadith no. 1184.

[2] ‘Abdul Razzaq: Musannaf ‘Abdul Razzaq, 6/58, 10/361.