إن في الجنة لطيرا مثل البخت، وإن أول من يأكل منها علي بن أبي طالب، لحمها ألين من الزبد، وأحلى من العسل المصفى.
Indeed, in Jannat (Paradise) there is a bird similar to the bakht bird. And indeed, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib will be the first to partake of it. Its meat is tenderer than butter and sweeter than pure honey.
Ibn al Maghazili narrates — from ‘Ali ibn al Hussain al Hashimi — my father narrated to us — Fudayl ibn Marzuq narrated to us — from ‘Attiyah — from Abu Sa’id al Khudri who said, ‘The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”
This hadith is munkar (unacceptable).
There is a difference of opinion regarding the status of Fudayl ibn Marzuq. In fact, Ibn Hibban suspected him of lying. I have mentioned previously that his existence in the chain of transmission renders it hassan (fair), unless he is narrating a hadith with words that are munkar (unacceptable). In such a case, judgement will be suspended. This hadith is one of those cases.
‘Attiyah al ‘Aufi is da’if (weak) and a mudallis (obfuscates when he narrates).
Ibn al Maghazili is da’if (weak).
It remains unclear to me who ‘Ali ibn al Hussain al Hashimi and his father are.
 Ibn al Maghazili: hadith no. 182.
 Ibn Hibban: Kitab al Majruhin, 2/209.Back to top