Hadith 107: The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam experienced severe hunger once. He came to the Ka’bah, took hold of its covers and said, “O Allah, do not make Muhammad hungrier than You have already made him.”…

Hadith 106: I entered the presence of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam during the illness in which he (eventually) passed away. Suddenly, Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha appeared near the Prophet’s head. She began crying such that the sound of her crying became loud.
January 31, 2019
Hadith 108: The remembrance of ‘Ali is ‘ibadah (worship).
January 31, 2019

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Hadith 107

جاع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم جوعا شديدا، فأتى الكعبة فأخذ بأستارها، وقال: اللهم لا تجع محمد ا أكثر مما أجعته، قال: فهبط عليه جبريل ومعه لوزة، فقال: إن الله تبارك وتعالى يقرأ عليك السلام، ويقول لك: فك عنها. ففك عنها، فإذا فيها ورقة خضراء، مكتوب فيها: لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله، أيدته بعلي، ونصرته به، ما أنصف الله من نفسه من اتهمه في قضائه، واستبطأه في رزقه.

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam experienced severe hunger once. He came to the Ka’bah, took hold of its covers and said, “O Allah, do not make Muhammad hungrier than You have already made him.” Jibril descended upon him; and with him were some almonds. He said, “Verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala sends his salam (greetings) upon you and says to you, ‘Split it open.’” And so he split it open. Just then, there was a green leaf inside of it with the following words written on it, “La ilah illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah. He assisted him with ‘Ali and granted him victory through him. He who finds fault regarding Allah’s decree and seeks an increase in his wealth from Him has not been fair with Allah.”

 


This hadith is narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas, Abu al Hamraʾ, Anas, Abu Hurairah, and Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah radiya Llahu ‘anhum.

 

The Hadith of Ibn ‘Abbas

Ibn al Maghazili narrates this version of the hadith — Abu Nasr Ibn al Tahhan informed us ijazatan (he authorized us to narrate this hadith) — from al Qadi Abu al Faraj al Khuyuti — ‘Umar ibn al Fath al Baghdadi narrated to us — Abu ‘Umarah al Mustamli narrated to us — Ibn Abi al Za’za’ al Raqi narrated to us — from ‘Abdul Karim — from Sa’id ibn Jubayr — from Ibn ‘Abbas…[1]

This hadith is batil (false) and mawdu’ (fabricated). It contains the following defects:

  • Abu Nasr Ibn al Tahhan could not be traced.
  • I have not seen anyone regard ‘Umar ibn al Fath al Baghdadi as a thiqah (reliable).
  • I could not trace Abu ‘Umarah al Mustamli.
  • It is possible that ‘Abdul Karim’s name is Ibn Malik al Jazri. He is a thiqah (reliable). Or ‘Abdul Karim Abu Umayyah al Basri. He is da’if (weak).
  • Ibn Abi al Za’za’’s correct name is Ibn Abi al Zu’ayza’ah. His name is Muhammad and he is matruk (suspected of forgery). In fact, Ibn Hibban says, “He is a dajjal from the dajjals. He used to narrate fabrications. He is the person who narrated from Abu al Mulayh — from Maymun ibn Mihran — from Ibn ‘Abbas.”[2] Ibn Hibban went on and quoted this hadith.

Ibn ‘Asakir also narrates this version of the hadith with a chain of transmission that is saqit (wholly unreliable).[3] Al Dhahabi says, “Ishaq ibn Muhammad ibn Ishaq al Susi is that ignoramus who brings forth loathsome fabrications regarding the virtues of Muawiyah. ‘Ubaidullah ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmed al Saqati narrates it from him. Therefore, he is accused of fabricating them or his majhul (unknown) teachers.”[4]

Similarly, it contains the narrators Abu ‘Amr al Zahid and ‘Ali ibn Muhammad ibn al Sayigh. I could not trace them.

Ibn ‘Asakir says, “This hadith is munkar (unacceptable). I do see the chain of transmission being contiguous to al Hussain.”

Al Suyuti mentions this hadith in his work on fabrications.[5]

 

The Hadith of Abu al Hamraʾ

Al Tabarani and others narrate this version of the hadith with a chain of transmission that is wah (feeble).[6] It contains the following:

  • Abu Hamzah al Thumali. His name is Thabit ibn Abi Safiyyah and he is matruk (suspected of forgery).
  • ‘Amr ibn Thabit. He is not a thiqah (reliable).

Al Albani ruled the hadith of Abu al Hamraʾ a fabrication.[7]

Ibn al Jawzi narrates this version of the hadith from Ahmed ibn al Hassan al Kufi.[8] He fabricates hadith. Al Dhahabi says, “Ahmed ibn al Hassan al Kufi fabricated this hadith.”[9]

 

The Hadith of Anas

Al Khatib narrates this version of the hadith.[10] The chain of transmission contains the narrator ‘Isa ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah al Baghdadi. He is majhul (unknown).[11]

It also contains the narrator Hussain ibn Ibrahim al Babi. He (too) is majhul (unknown).

Al Dhahabi says, “Perhaps he is responsible for fabricating this hadith.”[12]

Al Suyuti mentions this hadith in his work on fabrications.[15]

The Hadith of Abu Hurairah

Ibn ‘Asakir narrates this version of the hadith from ‘Abbas ibn Bakkar.[13] Al Daraqutni says he is a kadhdhab (liar).[14]

 

 

The Hadith of Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah

The hadith of Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah has already been mentioned in which he said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, ‘Written on the door of Jannat (are the words) La ilah illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah. He assisted him with ‘Ali two thousand years before Allah created the Heavens and the earth.’”

As mentioned, the hadith is batil (false).

 

In short, the hadith is batil (false) and mawdu’ (fabricated) in all of its variant chains of transmission.

 

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[1] Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 239.

[2] Ibn Hibban: Kitab al Majruhin, 2/289.

[3] Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 14/113.

[4] Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 1/374.

[5] Al Suyuti: al Ziyadat, 1/279.

[6] Al Tabarani: al Mujam al Kabir, 22/526.

[7] Al Albani: Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah, 10/4902.

[8] Ibn al Jawzi: al ‘Ilal al Mutanahiyah, 1/378.

[9] Al Dhahabi: Talkhis al ‘Ilal, hadith no. 79.

[10] Al Khatib: Tarikh Baghdad, 11/173.

[11] Ibid., 11/173.

[12] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 1/530.

[13] Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/360.

[14] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 2/382.

[15] Al Suyuti: al Ziyadat, 1/268.

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