Hadith regarding Allah’s descent between the adhan and iqamah on the Day of Jumu’ah—adorning a cloak

Hadith regarding Allah’s descent between the adhan and iqamah on the Day of Jumu’ahadorning a cloak

 

عن أبي حفص بن سلمون، ثنا عمرو بن عثمان، ثنا أحمد بن محمد بن يوسف الأصبهاني، ثنا شعيب بن بيان الصفار، ثنا عمران القطان، عن قتادة، عن أنس رضي الله عنه مرفوعا ” إذا كان يوم الجمعة ينزل الله بين الأذان و الإقامة عليه رداء مكتوب عليه: إنني أنا الله لا إله إلا أنا، يقف في قبلة كل مؤمن مقبلا عليه، فإذا سلّم الإمام صعد إلى السماء”

Anas radiya Llahu ‘anhu narrates (a report elevated to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “When it is the day of jumu’ah Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala descends between the adhan and iqamah, adorning a cloak which has written on it: Verily, I am Allah; there is no deity besides Me. He devotedly stands in the qiblah of every believer. When the imam completes the salah (i.e. makes salam), He ascends (back) into the heavens.[1]

 

Al Hafiz ibn Hajar said that this is the narration of Abu ‘Ali al Ahwazi. Al Ahwazi has collected many forged and spurious reports in his book. In fact, al Hafiz al Dhahabi al Hafiz ibn Hajar al ‘Asqalani both used this exact narration as evidence of these forgeries.

Ali al Kurani deceitfully comes along and presents them as if they are from our reliable narrations, and that it forms part our beliefs. Had al Kurani documented the line prior to this paragraph, his lies and deceit would manifest themselves. Al Dhahabi merely presents the narrations by which he is accused of lying. From these lies is the hadith regarding the sifat (attributes) of Allah; and thereafter he quotes the (same) narration. Al Kurani was compelled to present a partial text—cut off from the beginning—and deceitfully omit the narrator of this text, Abu Ali al Ahwazi.

Look at the entire paragraph and you will realize his lies and deception:

 

Al Dhahabi said: Ali ibn al Khadir al Uthmani said there is some discussion around Abu Ali al Ahwazi. He has writings which they (i.e. the hadith critics) claimed contain his lies. Among these narrations is the following narration concerning the sifat (attributes of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala):

 

حدثنا أبو حفص بن سلمون، ثنا عمرو بن عثمان، ثنا أحمد بن محمد بن يوسف الأصبهاني، ثنا شعيب بن بيان الصفار، ثنا عمران القطان، عن قتادة، عن أنس رضي الله عنه مرفوعا “إذا كان يوم الجمعة ينزل الله بين الأذان و الإقامة عليه رداء مكتوب عليه: إنني أنا الله لا إله إلا أنا، يقف في قبلة كل مؤمن مقبلا عليه، فإذا سلّم الإمام صعد إلى السماء”

Anas radiya Llahu ‘anhu narrates (a report elevated to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “When it is the day of Jumu’ah, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala descends between the adhan and iqamah, adorning a cloak which has written on it: Verily, I am Allah; there is no deity besides Me. He devotedly stands in the Qiblah of every believer. When the imam completes the salah (i.e. makes salam), He ascends (back) into the heavens.

 

He narrates with his chain of transmission from Ibn Salmun:

رأيت ربّي بعرفات على جمل أحمر عليه إزار

I saw my Lord at Arafat on a red camel, wearing trousers.

 

Therefore, al Dhahabi swore that this hadith is a forgery, and whoever doubts therein is a sophist.[2] Ibn al Jawzi has included a similar narration among the other false ahadith.[3]

 

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[1] Ibn Hajar al ‘Asqalani: Lisan al Mizan 238/2; Imam Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal 264/2

[2] Imam Dhahabi: Tarikh al Islam 30/129.

[3] Ibn al Jawzi: Kitab al Mawdu’at 80/1.