Hadith 7: (‘Ali said that the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me) “Shall I not teach you some words that if you were to say them, you will be forgiven…

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Hadith 7

 

ألا أعلمك كلمات، إذا قلتهن غفر لك مع أنه مغفور لك: لا إله إلا الله الحليم الكريم، لا إله إلا الله العلي العظيم، سبحان الله رب السماوات السبع، ورب العرش العظيم، الحمد لله رب العالمين

(‘Ali said that the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me) “Shall I not teach you some words that if you were to say them, you will be forgiven—even though you are already forgiven? (He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam then said) There is no deity but Allah, the Most Forbearing, the Generous. There is no deity but Allah, the Most High, the Magnificent. Glory to Allah, the Lord of the Seven Heavens and the Lord of the Magnificent Throne. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

 

Imam Ahmed, Ibn Hibban and others narrate this hadith from ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu who said: “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me…”[1]

Abu Ishaq al Sabi’i is the central narrator in this hadith. As mentioned previously, he is a mudallis (obfuscates when he transmits) and a mukhtalit (commits serious errors). Furthermore, his narration is inconsistent in this narration. Therefore, the hadith is da’if (weak), as I have mentioned in the original work.

 

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[1] Imam Ahmed: Musnad Ahmed, 1/92; ibn Hibban: Sahih Ibn Hibban, hadith no. 6928.