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Hadith 140

كنت مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ليلة وفد الجن، قال: فتنفس، فقلت: ما شأنك يا رسول الله؟ قال: نعيت إلي نفسي يا ابن مسعود. قلت: فاستخلف. قال: من؟ قلت: أبو بكر. قال: فسكت، ثم مضى ساعة، ثم تنفس، قال: فقلت: ما شأنك؟ قال: نعيت إلي نفسي يا ابن مسعود. قال: قلت: فاستخلف. قال: من؟ قلت: عمر. قال: فسكت، ثم مضى ساعة، ثم تنفس. قال: فقلت: ما شأنك؟ قال: نعيت إلي نفسي يا ابن مسعود. قال: قلت: فاستخلف. قال: من؟ قلت: علي بن أبي طالب. قال: أما والذي نفسي بيده لئن أطاعوه ليدخلن الجنة أجمعين أكتعين.

(‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said,) “I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam on the Night of the Jinn. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam took a breath. I said, “What is with you, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “I feel that my end is near, O Ibn Mas’ud.” I said, “Choose a khalifah.” He said, “Who?” I said, “Abu Bakr.” He remained silent. Some time passed and again, he took a breath. I said, “What is with you?” He said, “I feel that my end is near, O Ibn Mas’ud.” I said, “Choose a khalifah.” He said, “Who?” I said, “‘Umar.” He remained silent. Some time passed and again, he took a breath. I said, “What is with you?” He said, “I feel that my end is near, O Ibn Mas’ud.” I said, “Choose a khalifah.” He said, “Who?” I said, “‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.” He said, “By Him in whose hand my soul is, if they obey him, they will all surely enter Jannat together.”

 


This hadith is narrated by ‘Abdul Razzaq and others from his father — from Minaʾ — from ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud.[1]

Regarding Minaʾ ibn Abi Minaʾ al Zuhri, Ibn Ma’in and al Nasaʾi said that he is not thiqah (reliable). Abu Hatim said he is, “Munkar al hadith (unacceptable in hadith). He narrates unacceptable reports from Sahabah. No attention is to be paid to his hadith. He used to lie.”

After the hadith, al Juraqani said that this hadith is batil (false).

Ibn al Jawzi said, “This hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated). The problem in the hadith is with Mina.”[2]

Al Haythami said, “Al Tabarani narrates this hadith. It contains Minaʾ. He is a kadhdhab (liar).”[3]

However, he enjoys a tabi’[4] (parallel supporting narration) with a lengthier wording.

Al Tabarani narrates this tabi’, however, it has no value because it contains Yahya ibn Ya’la al Aslami.[5] He is matruk (suspected of forgery). It also contains the narrator Harb ibn Subayh and Abu Murrah al San’ani. I could not trace them.

Ibn al Jawzi mentions this hadith in his work on fabrications.[6] Al Suyuti disagreed and cited the aforementioned tabi’ (supporting parallel narration) that is saqit (wholly unreliable). He also cites another shahid[7] (supporting witness narration); however, it is (also) saqit (wholly unreliable), as I have explained in the original work.

In short, the hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated) and batil (false), as mentioned.

 

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[1] ‘Abdul Razzaq: Musannaf ‘Abdul Razzaq, 11/317.

[2] Ibn al Jawzi: Kitab al Mawdu’at, 1/346.

[3] Al Haythami: Majma’ al Zawaʾid, 5/185.

[4] For an explanation of this term, Click Here. [translator’s note]

[5] Al Tabarani: al Mujam al Kabir, 10/9969.

[6] Ibn al Jawzi: Kitab al Mawdu’at, 1/345.

[7] For an explanation of this term, Click Here. [translator’s note]

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