أوحى الله إلي في علي ثلاثا إنه سيد المؤمنين و إمام المتقين و قائد الغر المحجلين
Allah revealed to me three facts about ‘Ali: he is the chief of the believers, the leader of the pious, and the commander of the unique.
Hafiz says, “Al Hakim remarked in al Manaqib, ‘Its isnad is sahih.’ I say: Rather it is extremely da’if and munqati’ as well.”
Al Dhahabi has rejected this hadith. Check the footnotes on this hadith. He substantiates this by asserting that ‘Amr ibn al Hussain al ‘Uqayli and his Sheikh Yahya ibn al ‘Ala’ al Razi are matruk (suspected of hadith forgery). He even went to the extent of classifying the hadith as mawdu’.
The hadith appears with other wording:
يا أنس من يدخل عليك من هذا الباب أمير المؤمنين و سيد المسلمين و قائد الغر المحجلين و خاتم الوصيين
O Anas! The one to enter your presence through this door is the leader of the believers, chief of the Muslims, commander of the unique, and the seal of the wasis.
Al Albani labelled it mawdu’.
 Ithaf al Maharah vol. 1 pg. 344.
 Al Mustadrak vol. 3 pg. 139.
 Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah Hadith: 353, 4886, 4889.Back to top