رحم الله أبا بكر، زوجني ابنته، وحملني إلى دار الهجرة، وأعتق بلالا من ماله، رحم الله عمر، يقول الحق وإن كان مرا، تركه الحق وماله صديق، رحم الله عثمان، تستحييه الملائكة، رحم الله عليا، اللهم أدر الحق معه حيث دار.
May Allah have mercy upon Abu Bakr; he married his daughter to me, carried me to Dar al Hijrah (i.e. Madinah), and freed Bilal from his own wealth. May Allah have mercy upon ‘Umar; he speaks the truth even if it is bitter. The truth caused him to be left without a friend. May Allah Have mercy upon ‘Uthman; the angels are shy of him. May Allah have mercy upon ‘Ali; O Allah, place the truth with him where he turns.
Al Tirmidhi and others narrate this hadith — from al Mukhtar ibn Nafi’ — Abu Hayyan al Taymi narrated to us — from his father — from ‘Ali who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”
Al Mukhtar ibn Nafi’ al Taymi, it has also been said that he is al ‘Ukli, Abu Ishaq al Tammar al Kufi. He is munkar al hadith (unacceptable in hadith).
Al Hakim said, “This hadith is sahih (authentic) according to the conditions of Imam al Bukhari and Imam Muslim and they did not include it in their respective collections.”
Al Dhahabi disagreed and said, “He (i.e. al Hakim) said this and (yet) it contains Mukhtar ibn Nafi’. He is saqit (wholly unreliable). Al Nasaʾi and others said that he is not a thiqah (reliable).”
Al Dhahabi says (in another place), “Mukhtar ibn Nafi’ is wah (feeble).”
 Imam al Tirmidhi: Sunan al Tirmidhi, 5/3714.
 Ibn Hajar: Tahdhib al Tahdhib, 10/62.
 Ibn al Mulaqqin: Talkhis al Mustadrak, 3/1363.
 Al Dhahabi: Talkhis al ‘Ilal, hadith no. 87.Back to top