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.”

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.
February 5, 2019
Hadith 200: I said to Jibril, “What actions are most beloved to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala?” He said, “Salutation upon you, O Muhammad and the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.”
February 5, 2019

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Hadith 199

جاءني جبريل من عند الله بورقة آس خضراء، مكتوب فيها ببياض: إني افترضت محبة علي بن أبي طالب على خلقي، فبلغهم ذلك عني.

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.”

 


Al Daylami narrates this hadith — my father informed us — Abu al Hassan al Maydani informed us — Abu Muhammad al Khallal informed us — Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn al Muttalib narrated to us — Abu Muhammad al Hassan ibn ‘Ali ibn Nuaim narrated to me in Taʾif — ‘Uqbah ibn al Minhal ibn Bahr Abu Ziyad narrated to us — ‘Abdullah ibn Humaid narrated to us — Musa ibn Ismail ibn Musa narrated to me — from his father — from his grandfather — from his father, Jafar ibn Muhammad — from his father — from Jabir who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”

Al Suyuti mentions this hadith in his work on fabrications.[1]

Ibn ‘Iraq said, “He did not explain the defect in the hadith. It contains (the narrator) Musa ibn Ismail ibn Musa ibn Jafar al Sadiq and others whom I could not find a biography about. And Allah knows best.”[2]

Abu Muhammad al Hassan ibn ‘Ali ibn Nuaim is not a thiqah (reliable).[3]

‘Uqbah ibn al Minhal ibn Bahr, ‘Abdullah ibn Humaid, and Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn al Muttalib could not be traced.

 

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[1] Al Suyuti: al Ziyadat ‘ala al Mawdu’at, 1/252.

[2] Ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/397.

[3] Al Khatib: Tarikh Baghdad, 7/386.

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