أمرنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أن نعرض أولادنا على حب علي بن أبي طالب.
The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ordered us to present our children to the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.
Ibn Hibban says — Al Hassan ibn ‘Ali narrated — from Ahmed ibn ‘Abdah al Dabbi — from Ibn ‘Uyaynah — from Abu al Zubair — from Jabir.
Ibn al Jawzi narrates the hadith in a similar manner.
Ibn Hibban says, “This too is batil (false)… The person who attentively listens to this hadith will have no doubt that it its mawdu’ (fabricated).”
I have mentioned previously that al Hassan ibn ‘Ali al ‘Adawi is a kadhdhab (liar) and a wadda’ (fabricator).
Al Suyuti, Ibn ‘Iraq, and al Shawkani all followed Ibn al Jawzi in ruling the hadith a fabrication. 
 In Mahmud Ibrahim Zayid’s print edition, the word nafrid (i.e. (we) enjoin upon) appears. This is a mistake. In the print edition of Hamdi al Silafi and all other hadith references, it appears as na’rid (i.e. (we) present). This is correct.
 Ibn Hibban: Kitab al Majruhin, 1/241.
 Ibn al Jawzi: Kitab al Mawdu’at, 1/370.
 Al Suyuti: al Laʾali al Masnu’ah, 1/325; Ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/355; al Shawkani: al Fawaʾid al Majmu’ah, hadith no. 320.Back to top