إن الله عز وجل خلق الأرواح قبل الأجساد بألفي عام، ثم حطها تحت العرش، ثم أمرها بالطاعة لي، فأول روح سلمت علي روح علي رضي الله عنه.
Verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala created the souls two thousand years before He created the physical bodies. Then He placed them under the ‘Arsh (Throne) and ordered them to obey me. The first soul to greet me was the soul of ‘Ali.
Ibn al Jawzi narrates — Muhammad ibn Nasir informed us — al Mubarak ibn ‘Abdul Jabbar informed us — ‘Abdul Baqi ibn Ahmed informed us — Muhammad ibn Jafar ibn ‘Allaq informed us — Abu al Fath al Azdi al Hafiz informed us — Hashim ibn Nusayr narrated to us — Shayban ibn Muhammad narrated to us — ‘Abdullah ibn Ayub ibn Abi ‘Ilaj narrated to us — my father narrated to me — from Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Hussain — from his father — from his grandfather ‘Ali who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”
Ibn al Jawzi says this hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated).
Al Azdi said, “‘Abdullah ibn Ayub and his father are both liars; it is not permissible to narrate from them.”
Al Dhahabi, al Suyuti, Ibn ‘Iraq, and al Shawkani all mention this hadith in their works on fabrications.
 Ibn al Jawzi: Kitab al Mawdu’at, 1/401.
 Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 1/349; Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 3/261.
 Al Dhahabi: Talkhis al Mawdu’at, hadith no. 137; al Suyuti: al Laʾali al Masnu’ah, 1/349; Ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/368; al Shawkani: al Fawaʾid al Majmu’ah, hadith no. 332.Back to top