هذا أمير البررة، وقاتل الفجرة، منصور من نصره، مخذول من خذله، مد بها صوته. ثم قال: أنا مدينة العلم وعلي بابها، فمن أراد الحكم فليات الباب.
“This is the amir (leader) of the righteous and the killer of the profligates. Triumphant is he who assists him. Forsaken is the one who abandons him.” He prolonged his voice with these words and then said, “I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is its door. Whoever desires wisdom should come to the door.”
Al Hakim and others narrate this hadith — from Ahmed ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Yazid al Muktib — ‘Abdul Razzaq narrated to us — al Thawri narrated to us — from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uthman ibn Khuthaym — from ‘Abdul Rahman ibn ‘Uthman who said, “I heard Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah say, ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam say on the Day of al Hudaybiyyah while holding the upper arm of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib…’”
The wording of the hadith is Ibn Hibban’s.
It has already been stated in the hadith of “I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is its door” that it is mawdu’ (fabricated).
Al Albani ruled the first portion of the hadith as fabricated.
 Al Hakim: Mustadrak al Hakim, 3/4639-4644.
 Al Albani: Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah, 1/357.Back to top