The Commander Of The Faithful – An Abridgment of the Virtues of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

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A General Overview Concerning the Phenomenon of Fabrications in the Reports on the Virtues of Sayyidina ‘Ali


Section 1

Hadith 1:

Whoever’s mawla I am, ‘Ali is his mawla.


Hadith 2:

You are to me as Harun was to Musa.


Hadith 3:

Tomorrow, I will give this standard to an individual upon whose hands victory will be granted; he loves Allah and his Messenger, and Allah and his Messenger love him.


Hadith 4:

Only a believer loves me. And only a munafiq (hypocrite) dislikes me.


Hadith 5:

Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan appointed Sa’d as the governor and said, “What prevents you from cursing Abu Turab (ref. to ‘Ali)?” …


Hadith 6:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam went out one morning wearing a striped cloak (made) of a black camel’s hair. …


Hadith 7:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam handed the standard to ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu on the day of Badr and he was twenty years old.


Hadith 8:

The most learned is Ubayy and the most capable in judgement is ‘Ali.


Hadith 9:

One day Allah’s Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam stood up to deliver a sermon near a watering place known as Khumm, situated between Makkah and Madinah….


Hadith 10:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali, “You are from me and I am from you.”…


Hadith 11:

We were carrying one adobe (clay bricks) at a time while ‘Ammar was carrying two….


Hadith 12:

A faction will renegade at a time when there is division among the Muslims; the party, among two parties, which is closer to the truth, will fight them.


Hadith 13:

We were with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam while he was distributing (something which was given to him) when Dhu al Khuwaysirah, a man from the tribe of Banu Tamim came and said, “O Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam! Be just!” …


Hadith 14:

(The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said) “Verily, you shall encounter after me much difficulty.”…


Hadith 15:

We did not recognise the Munafiqin in the time of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam except by means of their hatred for ‘Ali.


Hadith 16:

It was said to ‘Ali and Abu Bakr on the Day of Badr, “Jibril is (present) with one of you two and Mikaʾil with the other. Israfil is a great angel who witnesses the battle.”…


Hadith 17:

‘Ali was the first (male) to embrace Islam.


Hadith 18:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “There is someone from among you who will fight for the (correct) interpretation of this Qur’an, just as I fought for its revelation.” …


Hadith 19:

Verily me, you (referring to Fatimah), this person sleeping (i.e. ‘Ali), and those two (referring to Hassan and Hussain) will be in one place (together) on the Day of Judgement.


Hadith 20:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “A man from the inhabitants of Jannat will appear before you from beneath these date palm trees.”…


Hadith 21:

Sadaqah ibn al Muthanna said, I heard my grandfather Riyah ibn al Harith mention that he witnessed al Mughirah ibn Shu’bah….


Hadith 22:

I was seated in the masjid with two other men. We spoke ill of ‘Ali. The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam approached in an angry state; the anger could be seen on his face….


Hadith 23:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam sent Abu Bakr with the (announcement of) (surah) Bara’ah. Then he summoned him and said, “It is not right for anyone to convey this except a man from my family.” So he called ‘Ali and gave it to him.


Hadith 24:

‘Ali and I (i.e. ‘Ammar ibn Yasir) were companions in the Battle of al ‘Ashirah.


Hadith 25:

(Abu Sa’id al Khudri narrates) the people complained about ‘Ali. The Messenger of Allah stood up and delivered a khutbah (sermon). …


Hadith 26:

When Fatimah was given to ‘Ali (in marriage) we found nothing in his house except for some sand that was spread out on the floor, a pillow stuffed with palm-fibre, a jug and a jar (for water). …


Hadith 27:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam ordered for the doors (of the masjid) to be closed except for the door of `Ali.


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