ثم ينادي مناد من تحت العرش: نعم الأب أبوك إبراهيم، ونعم الأخ أخوك علي، أبشر يا علي، إنك تكسى إذا كسيت، وتدعى إذا دعيت، وتحيا إذا حييت.
… Then a caller will call out from beneath the ‘Arsh (Throne), “What an excellent father your father, Ibrahim is! And what an excellent brother your brother, ‘Ali is!” Rejoice, O ‘Ali! You will be clothed when I am clothed, you will be called when I am called, and you will be greeted when I am greeted.
This hadith is narrated from Mahduj ibn Zaid and ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhuma.
Al Qati’i and Ibn ‘Asakir narrate this version of the hadith with a chain of transmission from Mahduj ibn Zaid. They went on to mention a lengthy hadith which contains the above words.
This has already been mentioned in the hadith of the standard.
Ibn ‘Asakir and Ibn al Maghazili narrate this version of the hadith — from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Ali ibn Ahmed ibn ‘Amir al Taʾi — my father narrated to me — ‘Ali ibn Musa al Rida narrated to me — from his father, Musa — from his father, Jafar ibn Muhammad — from his father, Muhammad ibn ‘Ali — from his father, ‘Ali ibn al Hussain — from his father, al Hussain — from his father, ‘Ali…
As mentioned previously, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Ali ibn Ahmed ibn ‘Amir al Taʾi and his father have both been accused of lying.
I have mentioned in the original work two tabi’ (supporting parallel narrations) for al Taʾi; however, they too contain kadhdhabs (liars) like him.
Ibn al Jawzi narrates this hadith with a chain of transmission that contains the narrators ‘Amr ibn Nasr al Naysaburi and ‘Uthman ibn ‘Abdullah al Maghribi. I could not trace either of them.
It also contains the narrator Muslim ibn Khalid al Zanji. He is da’if (weak).
Ibn al Jawzi said, “This hadith is not authentic. Ibn al Madini said Muslim ibn Khalid is laysa bi shayʾ (worthless).”
Al Dhahabi said, “The chain of transmission contains ‘Uthman ibn ‘Abdullah. He forged the report onto al Zanji.”
In short, the hadith is a lie. As mentioned, al Dhahabi, al Suyuti, and al Albani all ruled the hadith to be a fabrication.
 Al Qati’i: Zawaʾid Fadaʾil al Sahabah, 2/1131; Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/53.
 Hadith: 72, Mawdu’ section.
 Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/57, 58; Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 96.
 Ibn al Jawzi: al ‘Ilal al Mutanahiyah, 1/346.
 Al Dhahabi: Talkhis al ‘Ilal, hadith no. 75.Back to top