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Hadith 170

أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال في مرضه: ادعوا إلي أخي. فدعوا له أبا بكر، فأعرض عنه، ثم قال: ادعوا إلي أخي. فدعوا له عمر، فأعرض عنه، ثم قال: ادعوا إلي أخي. فدعوا له عثمان، فأعرض عنه، ثم قال: ادعوا إلي أخي. فدعي له علي بن أبي طالب، فستره بثوب، وانكب عليه، فلما خرج من عنده، قيل له: ما قال؟ قال: علمني ألف باب يفتح كل باب ألف باب.

Verily the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said in his illness, “Call my brother for me.” They called Abu Bakr for him and he turned away. Then he said, “Call my brother for me.” They called ‘Umar for him and he turned away. Then he said, “Call my brother for me.” They called ‘Uthman for him and he turned away. Then he said, “Call my brother for me.” ‘Ali was called for him. He covered him with a cloth and bent over him (i.e. to tell him something). When ‘Ali (eventually) left his presence, it was said to him, “What did he say (to you)?” He said, “He taught me (about the) one thousand doors; each door opens (another) one thousand doors.”

 


Ibn ‘Adi and Ibn Hibban narrate this hadith — Abu Ya’la narrated to us — Kamil ibn Talhah narrated to us — Ibn Lahi’ah narrated to us — Huyay ibn ‘Abdullah narrated to us — from Abu ‘Abdul Rahman al Hubuli — from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr…[1]

Ibn ‘Adi said that this hadith is munkar (unacceptable).

Ibn al Jawzi said, “This hadith is not authentic. Ibn Lahi’ah is dhahib al hadith (weak in hadith). Abu Zur’ah said, “He is not from among those who are considered a valid form of proof.”

Yahya (ibn Ma’in) said, “Kamil ibn Talhah is laysa bi shayʾ (worthless).”

Al Dhahabi said, “This hadith is munkar (unacceptable). It is as if it is mawdu’ (fabricated).”[2]

Al Albani ruled the hadith to be both munkar (unacceptable) and mawdu’ (fabricated).[3]

Al Shawkani mentions this hadith in his work on fabrications.[4]

Ibn Hajar ruled the hadith to be a lie.[5]

 

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[1] Ibn ‘Adi: al Kamil, 2/450; Ibn Hibban: Kitab al Majruhin, 2/14.

[2] Al Dhahabi: Siyar A’lam al Nubalaʾ, 8/24.

[3] Al Albani: Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah, 10/4968, 14/6627.

[4] Al Shawkani: al Fawaʾid al Majmu’ah, hadith no. 328.

[5] Ibn Hajar: Fath al Bari, 5/363.

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