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Hadith 190

يا علي، خذ الباب، فلا يدخلن علي أحد، فإن عندي زورا من الملائكة، استأذنوا ربهم أن يزوروني، فأخذ علي الباب، وجاء عمر فاستأذن، فقال: يا علي استأذن لي على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم. فقال: ليس على رسول الله إذن. فقال: ولم؟ قال: لأن زورا من الملائكة عنده، واستأذنوا ربهم أن يزوروه. قال: وكم هم يا علي. قال: ثلاثمائة وستون ملكا. ثم أمر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عليا بفتح الباب، فذكر ذلك عمر لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، فقال: يا رسول الله، إنه أخبرني أن زورا من الملائكة استأذنوا ربهم تبارك وتعالى أن يزوروك، وأخبرني يا رسول الله أن عددهم ثلاثمائة وستين ملكا. فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لعلي رضي الله عنه: أنت أخبرت بالزور. قال: نعم يا رسول الله. قال: وأخبرته بعدتهم؟ قال: نعم. قال: فكم يا علي؟ قال: ثلاثمائة وستون ملكا. قال: وكيف علمت ذلك؟ قال: سمعت ثلاثمائة وستين نقلة، فعلمت أنهم ثلاثمائة وستون ملكا. فضرب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على صدره، ثم قال: زادك الله إيمانا وعلما.

“O ‘Ali, take to the door and do not let anyone in (where I am), for there is a congregation of angels by me. They sought permission from their Lord to visit me.” So ‘Ali took to the door. ‘Umar came and sought permission (to enter) and said, “O ‘Ali, permit me to enter the presence of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.” He said, “There is no permission to enter (the presence) of the Messenger of Allah.” He said, “Why not?” He said, “Because there is a congregation of angels by him. They sought permission from their Lord to visit him.” He said, “How many are they, O ‘Ali?” He said, “Three hundred and sixty angels.” Thereafter, the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ordered ‘Ali to open the door. ‘Umar mentioned what transpired (between him and ‘Ali) to the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and said. “O Messenger of Allah, verily he (i.e. ‘Ali) informed me that a congregation of angels sought permission from their Lord subhanahu wa ta ‘ala to visit you. And he informed me, O Messenger of Allah, that their total amount is three hundred and sixty angels.” The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali, “You informed (him) about the congregation?” He said, “Yes, O Messenger of Allah.” He said, “And you informed him how many they were?” He said, “Yes.” The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam asked, “How many, O ‘Ali?” He said, “Three hundred and sixty angels.” He said, “And how did you know that?” He said, “I heard three hundred and sixty (different) tones and realized there are three hundred and sixty angels.” The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (gently) struck ‘Ali on the chest and said, “May Allah increase you in iman (faith) and knowledge.”

 


Al Harith narrates this hadith — ‘Abdul Rahim ibn Waqid al Khurasani narrated to us — Hammad ibn ‘Amr narrated to us — Ismail ibn Rafi’ narrated to us — from Zaid ibn Aslam or Muhammad ibn al Munkadir—the doubt is from Hammad—who said, “The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali…”[1]

This hadith is a lie. Hammad ibn ‘Amr al Nasibi is a kadhdhab (liar).

His teacher (Ismail ibn Rafi’) is matruk (suspected of forgery).

Regarding ‘Abdul Rahim, al Khatib says, “His hadith contain strange and unacceptable elements because they come from da’if (weak) and majhul (unknown) narrators.”[2]

Ibn Hibban—as is his habit—regarded him as a thiqah reliable).[3]

 

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[1] Ibn Abi Usamah: Bughyat al Bahith ‘an Zawaʾid Musnad al Harith, 2/982.

[2] Al Khatib: Tarikh Baghdad, 11/85.

[3] Ibn Hibban: al Thiqat, 8/413.

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