Hadith 194: If thickets were pens, and the ocean was ink, and the jinn were considered hisab (reckoning) and man was considered a kitab (book), they would not be able to enumerate the virtues of ‘Ali.

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Hadith 194

لو أن الغياض أقلام، والبحر مداد، والجن حساب، والإنس كتاب، ما أحصوا فضائل علي.

If thickets were pens, and the ocean was ink, and the jinn were considered hisab (reckoning) and man was considered a kitab (book), they would not be able to enumerate the virtues of ‘Ali.

 


Nur al Huda Abu Talib al Zainabi narrates this hadith — from Muhammad ibn Ahmed ibn ‘Ali ibn al Hussain ibn Shadhan — from al Mu’afa ibn Zakariyya — from Muhammad ibn Ahamd ibn Abi al Thalj — from al Hassan ibn Muhammad ibn Bahram — from Yusuf ibn Musa al Qattan — from Jarir — from Layth — from Mujahid — from Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”

Al Dhahabi mentions this hadith and says, “This is a lie.”[1]

Thereafter, al Dhahabi says, “’Nur al Huda narrated — from him (Muhammad ibn Ahmed ibn ‘Ali ibn al Hussain ibn Shadhan)— Al Hassan ibn Ahmed al Makhladi narrated to us — from Hussain ibn Ishaq — from Muhammad ibn Zakariyya — from Jafar ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ammar — from his father — from Jafar ibn Muhammad — from his father — from his grandfather — from his father — from ‘Ali marfu’an (he attributed it to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “Verily Allah has granted ‘Ali so many virtues that they cannot be enumerated. Whoever affirms a virtue for him, Allah will forgive his past sins. Whoever writes a virtue for him, the angels will continue seeking forgiveness for him as long as the kitab (book) remains. Whoever attentively listens to a virtue of his, Allah will forgive the sins that he earned with his sight. Looking at ‘Ali is ‘ibadah (worship). Allah does not accept the iman (belief) of a servant except with his walaʾ (allegiance) and baraʾah (disavowal) from his enemies.’ This is of the most reprehensible forgeries.”

Akhtab Khawarizmi cites several false reprehensible and weak ahadith from this dajjal, Ibn Shadhan, regarding the virtues al Sayed ‘Ali. From those ahadith—with a chain of transmission that is muzlim (murky) is: (Narrated) from Malik, from Nafi’, from Ibn ‘Umar marfu’an (attributed to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “Whoever loves ‘Ali, Allah will grant him for every vein in his body a city in Jannat.”

Ibn Hajar followed al Dhahabi in this regard.[2]

 

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[1] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 3/466.

[2] Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 5/62.

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