Allah will tell the ‘Ulama’ on the Day of Qiyamah when he sits on His Kursi to judge between His servants
يقول الله عز و جل للعلماء يوم القيامة إذا قعد على كرسيه لقضاء عباده
Allah―the Mighty and Majestic―will tell the ‘Ulama’ on the Day of Qiyamah when he sits on His Kursi to judge between His servants …
The entire narration is mawdu’. Al Tabarani narrated it in al Mujam al Kabir.
He adds, “This sanad is mawdu’. It rests upon ‘Ala’ ibn Maslamah Abu Salim.
‘Ala’ ibn Maslamah Abu Salim
It is written in al Mizan:
- Al Azdi says: “It is not permissible to narrate from him. He never worried about what he narrated.”
- Ibn Tahir says, “He would fabricate hadith.”
- Ibn Hibban comments, “He would narrate fabrications from reliable narrators.”
- Similar comments were made in al Tahdhib.
- Hence, no one has given him reliability. Hafiz says in al Taqrib, “Matruk.”
- Ibn Hibban accuses him of forgery.
Despite the apparent worthlessness of the isnad of this hadith, many ‘Ulama’ have followed in succession to give credibility to the narrators which an intellectual person who cares about his din is startled at.
- Al Mundhiri says in al Targhib, “Al Tabarani narrated it in al Kabir and his narrators are deemed reliable.”
- Al Haythami remarks in al Majma’, “His narrators are deemed reliable.”
- Ibn Kathir comments in his Tafsir, “Its isnad is jayyid.”
- Al Suyuti says in al La’ali, “Its isnad is jayyid.”
- Dimishqiyyah al Suyuti says, “al Tabarani narrated it with an isnad which has no problems.”
The hadith is mawdu’ with its context. It has a very repulsive sentence, i.e. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala sitting on the Kursi. I never found this sentence in any sahih hadith. The hadith has been reported without this portion from other chains which are all da’if. Some are weaker than others. It is important to state this so that no one dares to say due to their numbers, “Some strengthen others,” as happened to me before when examining the ahadith of al Targhib. I classified the hadith as Hassan in the footsteps of Ibn Kathir and those I mentioned with him. Now, I retract from that.
 Al Mujam al Kabir vol. 2 pg. 84 Hadith: 1381.
 Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah vol. 2 pg. 257 – 258 Hadith: 867.