Hadith 198: I am the mizan (balance) of knowledge and ‘Ali is its scales. Al Hassan and al Hussain are its strings and Fatimah is its connection. The aʾimmah (leaders) of my Ummah are its pillars. The deeds of those that love us and those that hate us are weighed on it.

Hadith 197: (‘Ali said,) “While I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in a garden of Abu Talib, he (i.e. Abu Talib) looked over us……
February 5, 2019
Hadith 199: Jibril came to me from Allah with a green leaf from a myrtle plant. Written in it with white (was), “Verily I have enjoined the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib upon My creation. So convey that to them on My behalf.”
February 5, 2019

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Hadith 198

أنا ميزان العلم، وعلي كفتاه، والحسن والحسين خيوطه، وفاطمة علاقته، والأئمة من أمتي عموده، يوزن فيه أعمال المحبين لنا والمبغضين لنا.

I am the mizan (balance) of knowledge and ‘Ali is its scales. Al Hassan and al Hussain are its strings and Fatimah is its connection. The aʾimmah (leaders) of my Ummah are its pillars. The deeds of those that love us and those that hate us are weighed on it.

 


Al Daylami narrates this hadith — ‘Abdul Rahim al Razi informed us, he took an oath from me that I should not alter it — Abu al Fath ‘Abdul Razzaq ibn Mardak informed us, he took an oath from me that I should not alter it — Yusuf ibn ‘Abdullah narrated to me in Ardabil, he took an oath from me that I should not alter it — al Hassan ibn Sadaqah al Shaybani narrated to me, he took an oath from me that I should not alter it — Sulaiman ibn Nasr informed us, he took an oath from me that I should not alter it — Ishaq ibn Sayyar narrated to me, he took an oath from me that I should not alter it — ‘Ubaidullah ibn Musa narrated to us, he took an oath from me that I should not alter it — al A’mash narrated to me, he took an oath from me that I should not alter it — Mujahid narrated to me — from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”[1]

The following people mention this hadith in their respective works on fabrications/weak hadith: al Suyuti, al Daylami (without a chain of transmission), Ibn ‘Iraq, and al Sakhawi—who regarded the hadith as da’if (weak).[2]

Most of the narrators are unidentified, i.e. everyone except ‘Ubaidullah ibn Musa and Ishaq ibn Sayyar—I think he is mentioned by Ibn Hajar and Abu Hatim; however, he is majhul (unknown).[3]

 

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[1] Al Daylami: Musnad al Firdaws.

[2] Al Suyuti: al Ziyadat ‘ala al Mawdu’at, 1/251, 252; al Daylami: Musnad al Firdaws, 1/107; Ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/397; al Sakhawi: al Maqasid al Hassanah, pp. 88, 89.

[3] Abu Hatim: al Jarh wa al Ta’dil, 2/222; Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 1/364.

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