إن أول أربعة يدخلون الجنة: أنا، وأنت، والحسن، والحسين، وذرارينا خلف ظهورنا، وأزواجنا خلف ذرارينا، وشيعتنا عن أيماننا، وعن شمائلنا.
Verily the first four people to enter Jannat are me, you (‘Ali), al Hassan, and al Hussain. Our descendants will be behind us and our wives will be behind our descendants. Our shia (followers) will be to our right and left.
This hadith is narrated from Abu Rafi’ and ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhuma.
Al Tabarani narrates this version of the hadith — Ahmed ibn al ‘Abbas al Murri al Qantari narrated to us — Harb ibn al Hassan al Tahhan narrated to us — Yahya ibn Ya’la narrated to us — from Muhammad ibn ‘Ubaidullah ibn Abi Rafi’ — from his father — from his grandfather that the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali…
This chain of transmission is batil (false). It contains the following defects:
Al Dhahabi says, “The hadith is batil (false) with this chain of transmission.”
Al Qati’i narrates this version of the hadith with a chain of transmission that is batil (false). It contains the following defects:
Al Albani gave preference to his name being Ismail ibn ‘Amr al Asbahani. He is da’if (weak). I have explained in the original work that the correct name is as I have mentioned above.
Al Albani ruled the hadith a fabrication in both of its chains of transmission. It is as the said.
 Al Tabarani: al Mujam al Kabir, 1/950.
 Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 3/635.
 Al Qati’i: Zawaʾid Fadaʾil al Sahabah, 2/1068.
 Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 1/425.
 Al Albani: Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah, 12/191.
 Ibid., 10/4931 and 12/5591.