Hadith 144: (‘Ali said,) I went out one day with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. We were walking in the streets of Madinah when we passed by one of its date palm trees….

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Hadith 145: The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ordered us to present[1] our children to the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.
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Hadith 144

خرجت مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ذات يوم، نمشي في طرقات المدينة، إذ مررنا بنخل من نخلها، صاحت نخلة بأخرى: هذا النبي المصطفى، وعلي المرتضى، ثم جزناها فصاحت ثانية بثالثة: موسى وأخوه هارون، ثم جزناها فصاحت رابعة بخامسة: هذا نوح وإبراهيم، ثم جزناها فصاحت سادسة بسابعة: هذا محمد سيد المرسلين، وهذا علي سيد الوصيين. فتبسم رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، ثم قال: يا علي إنما سمي نخل المدينة صحائي ا لأنه صاح بفضلي وفضلك.

(‘Ali said,) I went out one day with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. We were walking in the streets of Madinah when we passed by one of its date palm trees. One of them exclaimed to the other, “This is al Nabi al Mustafa (the Chosen Prophet) and ‘Ali al Murtada (‘Ali the Chosen One).” Then we passed by it when a second one exclaimed to a third, “Musa and his brother Harun.” Then we passed by it when a fourth one exclaimed to a fifth, “This is Nuh and Ibrahim.” Then we passed by it when a sixth one exclaimed to a seventh, “This is Muhammad, the leader of the sent (Messengers). And this is ‘Ali, the leader of the wasis (executors).” The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam smiled and said, “O ‘Ali, the date palm tree of Madinah is named sahaʾi (one that cries out) only because it exclaims mine and your virtue.”

 


Ibn al Jawzi narrates this hadith — Ibrahim ibn Dinar al Faqih informed us — Abu ‘Ali Muhammad ibn Sa’id ibn Nabhan informed us — Abu ‘Ali al Hassan ibn al Hussain ibn Radma[1]Abu Bakr Ahmed ibn Nasr al Dhari’ informed us — Sadaqah ibn Musa narrated to us — my father narrated to us — al Rida narrated to us — from his father, Musa ibn Jafar — from Jafar ibn Muhammad — from his father, Muhammad ibn ‘Ali — from his father, ‘Ali ibn al Hussain — from his father, al Hussain ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib — from his father, ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu[2]

Ibn al Jawzi said, “This is of the coldest fabrications and the most repugnant. Whoever made it did not consider Allah. We have no doubt it is from the work of al Dhari’.”

We have mentioned from al Daraqutni that he said, “He is a dajjal and a kadhdhab (liar).”

Al Dhahabi made this hadith from the lies of al Dhari’.[3]

Whoever criticized this hadith overlooked two other defects: al Hassan ibn Duma is da’if (weak) and Muhammad ibn Sa’id ibn Nabhan is mukhtalit (commits serious errors).

Al Suyuti mentions another chain of transmission for this hadith.[4] The chain of transmission contains the narrators Hamdan ibn ‘Abdullah al Razi, Ibn Yahya al Mu’iti, and al Fadl ibn Harun. They could not be traced. There is no doubt that one of them is responsible for forging this hadith.[5]

 

In short, the hadith is a lie attributed to the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. There are enough reports authentically reported regarding the virtues of ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu that suffice (us) from this type of ugly lie.

 

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[1] This is how the name appears in the printed book. The correct name is actually Duma.

[2] Ibn al Jawzi: Kitab al Mawdu’at, 1/369.

[3] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 1/161.

[4] Al Suyuti: al Laʾali al Masnu’ah, 1/324.

[5] Ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/355.

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