Hadith 101: Verily the two angels of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib boast to all the other angels because they are with ‘Ali. This is because they have never ascended unto Allah with regards to something (concerning ‘Ali) that upset Him.

Hadith 100: O ‘Ali, glad tidings to the person who loves you and believes in you. And destruction upon the person who hates you and belies you.
January 31, 2019
Hadith 102: I was sitting with Abu Bakr when a man came to him and said, “O Khalifah of the Messenger of Allah, verily the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam promised me that he would pick up for me (and give) three handfuls of dates.” …
January 31, 2019

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Hadith 101

إن ملكي علي بن أبي طالب ليفتخران على سائر الملائكة، لكونهما مع علي، لأنهما لم يصعدا إلى الله منه قط بشيء يسخطه.

Verily the two angels of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib boast to all the other angels because they are with ‘Ali. This is because they have never ascended unto Allah with regards to something (concerning ‘Ali) that upset Him.

 


This hadith is narrated by Jabir and ‘Ammar ibn Yasir radiya Llahu ‘anhuma

 

The Hadith of Jabir

Ibn al Maghazili narrates this hadith — Abu ‘Ali ibn ‘Abdul Karim ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Rahman al Shuruti informed us imlaʾan (he dictated to us from his book) — al Qadi Abu al Faraj Ahmed ibn ‘Ali ibn Jafar ibn Muhammad al Khuyuti narrated to us — ‘Ali ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Mubashshir narrated to us — from Abu al Ash’ath Ahmed ibn al Miqdam al ‘Ijli — from Hammad ibn Zaid — from ‘Amr ibn Dinar — from Jabir who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”[1]

Al Dhahabi accused Ahmed ibn ‘Ali al Khuyuti of this hadith.[2] However, he is a thiqah (reliable).[3] He is not al Abbar, as Ibn Hajar presumed.[4]

Ibn al Maghazili is da’if (weak).

I do not know who his teacher is.

Ibn al Maghazili also narrates this hadith — from Ibrahim ibn Mahdi al Abli — Muaz ibn Shu’bah narrated to me — Sharik narrated to us something similar, except that he said, “Verily the two protector angels of  ‘Ali.”[5]

Ibrahim ibn Mahdi al Abli is suspected of fabricating hadith.

Ibn Hibban is the only one to regard Muaz ibn Shu’bah as a thiqah (reliable).

Sharik is da’if (weak).

 

The Hadith of ‘Ammar ibn Yasir

I have mentioned three different chains of transmission for this version in the original work. All of them are saqitah (wholly unreliable).

Aside from Ibn al Jawzi; al Shawkani, and Ibn ‘Iraq both mention this hadith in their respective works on fabrications.[6]

In short, the hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated). All of its chains of transmission are saqitah (wholly unreliable) and wahiyah (feeble); they are not free from a kadhdhab (liar) or someone suspected of lying.

 

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[1] Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 167.

[2] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 1/121

[3] Khamis al Hawzi: Suʾalat al Silafi, no. 70.

[4] Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 1/225.

[5] Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 169.

[6] Al Shawkani: al Fawaʾid al Majmu’ah, hadith no. 325; Ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/360.

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