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Am I not the friend of the believers? They replied, “Most definitely O Messenger of Allah. He said, “Whoever’s friend I am…

 

The entire hadith is as follows:

 

حبشون بن موسى بن أيوب الخلال حدثنا علي بن سعيد الرملي حدثنا ضمرة بن ربيعة القرشي عن بن شوذب عن مطر الوراق عن شهر بن حوشب عن أبي هريرة قال من صام يوم ثمان عشرة من ذي الحجة كتب له صيام ستين شهرا و هو يوم غدير خم لما أخذ النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم بيد علي بن أبي طالب فقال ألست ولي المؤمنين قالوا بلى يا رسول الله قال من كنت مولاه فعلي مولاه فقال عمر بن الخطاب بخ بخ لك يا بن أبي طالب أصبحت مولاي و مولى كل مسلم فأنزل الله اليوم أكملت لكم دينكم

Habshun ibn Musa ibn Ayub al Khallal ― ‘Ali ibn Sa’id al Ramli narrated to us ― Damrah ibn Rabi’ah al Qurashi narrated to us ― from Ibn Shawdhab ― from Matar al Warraq ― from Shahr ibn Hawhshab ― from Abu Hurairah who relates:

Whoever fast on the 18th of Dhu al Hijjah, the fasts of 60 months will be recorded for him. It is the day of Ghadir Khum when Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam took that hand of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib and said, “Am I not the friend of the believers?”

They replied, “Most definitely, O Messenger of Allah.”

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam declared, “Whoever’s friend I am, ‘Ali is his friend.”

‘Umar ibn al Khattab said, “Congratulations to you, O Ibn Abi Talib! You have become my friend and the friend of every Muslim.”

Thereafter Allah revealed:

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ

This day I have perfected for you your religion[1]

 

Al Khatib documented it.[2]

This isnad is da’if due to the du’f of Matar and Shahr ibn Hawshab. The Rawafid’s claim that the verse This day I have perfected for you your religion was revealed at this location is nothing but a blatant lie. This verse was revealed on the day of ‘Arafah which fell on a Friday as documented in Sahih al Bukhari etc. This is reliable since this isnad is sahih and the other isnads besides it are da’if as al Tabari has declared.[3]

Ibn al Jawzi and Ibn Kathir have stated, “This hadith is not sahih and it is not permissible to cite it as proof. All the narrators after him until Abu Hurairah are weak. The verse was revealed on the day of ‘Arafah, undoubtedly. And this has been documented in Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.”[4]

 

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[1] Surah al Ma’idah: 3.

[2] Tarikh Baghdad vol. 8 pg. 289.

[3] Tafsir al Tabari vol. 6 pg. 84.

[4] Al ‘Ilal al Tamahiyyah vol. 1 pg. 226; al Bidayah wa al Nihayah vol. 7 pg. 350.

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