Hadith 195: I was granted five qualities regarding ‘Ali, they are more beloved to me than the Dunya and what it contains. …..

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 196: When Allah created Adam ‘alayh al Salam and Hawwaʾ, they strutted in Jannat and said, “Allah has not created a creation more beautiful than us.”
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Hadith 195

أعطيت في علي خمسا هن أحب إلي من الدنيا وما فيها: أما واحدة فهو تكاي بين يدي الله عز وجل حتى يفرغ من الحساب، وأما الثانية فلواء الحمد بيده، آدم عليه السلام ومن ولد تحته، وأما الثالثة فواقف على عقر حوضي، يسقي من عرف من أمتي، وأما الرابعة فساتر عورتي، ومسلمي إلى ربي عز وجل، وأما الخامسة فلست أخشى عليه أن يرجع زانيا بعد إحصان، ولا كافرا بعد إيمان.

I was granted five qualities regarding ‘Ali, they are more beloved to me than the Dunya and what it contains. As for one, he will be what I lean on in front of Allah until He completes the hisab (reckoning). As for the second, the standard of praise will be in his hand (while) Adam and his entire progeny will be underneath it. As for the third, he will be standing at the center of my Hawd (Pond) giving to drink whoever he knows from my Ummah. As for the fourth, he will conceal my ‘awrah and he will hand me over to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala. As for the fifth, I do not fear that he will commit zina (fornication) after being chaste (ihsan), nor do I fear that he will become a disbeliever after having iman.

 


This hadith is narrated from Abu Sa’id, ‘Ali, and Ibn ‘Abbas radiya Llahu ‘anhum.

 

The Hadith of Abu Sa’id

Al Qati’i narrates this version of the hadith — Muhammad ibn Hisham ibn al Bakhtari narrated to us — al Hussain ibn ‘Ubaidullah al ‘Ijli narrated to us — al Fudayl ibn Marzuq narrated to us — from ‘Attiyah al ‘Aufi — from Abu Sa’id al Khudri who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”[1]

This chain of transmission is saqit (wholly unreliable). Al Hussain al ‘Ijli fabricates hadith.

‘Attiyah al ‘Aufi is da’if (weak) and a mudallis[2] (obfuscates when he narrates).

 

The Hadith of ‘Ali

This version of the hadith has two chains of transmission:

  1. Al ‘Uqayli narrates with a chain of transmission that is saqit (wholly unreliable).[3] It contains the narrator Khalaf ibn Mubarak. His hadith do not enjoy any mutaba’at[4] (supporting parallel narrations) and he is majhul (unknown).

It also contains the narrator al Harith al A’war. He is matruk (suspected of forgery).

It also contains the narrator Abu Ishaq. He is a mudallis (obfuscates when he narrates) and a mukhtalit (commits serious errors).

It also contains the narrator Sharik. He has elements of weakness.

 

  1. Al Khatib narrates with a chain of transmission that is batil (false).[5] It contains the narrator ‘Isa. He is munkar al hadith (unacceptable in hadith).

It also contains the narrator Ahmed ibn Ghalib. Al Khatib did not mention anything regarding his status as a narrator.

Al Albani mentioned this hadith and ruled it a fabrication.[6]

 

The Hadith of Ibn ‘Abbas

This version of the hadith has two chains of transmission:

  1. Ibn ‘Asakir narrates this hadith with a chain of transmission that contains the narrator ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman.[7] He could not be traced.

It also contains the narrators ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud al Shami and Yasin ibn Muhammad ibn Ayman. I could not trace who they are.

It also contains the narrator Abu Salih. It remains to be seen who he is. There are many people with this name. He can possibly be Badham, the da’if (weak) narrator.

 

  1. Al ‘Uqayli narrates this hadith — from ‘Umar ibn Abi al Hajabi.[8] He is accused of lying.

It also contains the narrator Ibn Jurayj. He is a mudallis (obfuscates when he narrates) and he is narrating this hadith with the word ‘an (from) (an expression which does not clearly state he heard the hadith directly from his teacher).

 

In short, the hadith is batil (false) in all of its variant chains of transmission.

 

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[1] Al Qati’i: Zawaʾid Fadaʾil al Sahabah, 2/1127.

[2] For an explanation of this term, Click Here. [translator’s note]

[3] Al ‘Uqayli: al Du’afaʾ al Kabir, 2/22.

[4] For an explanation of this term, Click Here. [translator’s note]

[5] Al Khatib: Tarikh Baghdad, 4/339.

[6] Al Albani: Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah, 10/4957.

[7] Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/330, 331.

[8] Al ‘Uqayli: al Du’afaʾ al Kabir, 3/148.

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