Hadith 203: O ‘Ali, you are like the status of the Ka’bah; (people) come to it and it does not go (to people). If these people come to you and give power to you regarding this affair, accept it from them. And if they do not come to you, do not go to them.

Hadith 202: If the people gathered upon the love of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, Allah would not have created the Fire (of Jahannam).
February 5, 2019
Hadith 204: A woman came to ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib and said, “Verily I hate you.” ‘Ali said, “Then you are a salaqlaq.” ….
February 5, 2019

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Hadith 203

يا علي، أنت بمنزلة الكعبة، تؤتى ولا تأتي، فإن أتاك هؤلاء القوم، فمكنوا لك هذا الأمر، فاقبله منهم، وإن لم يأتوك فلا تأتهم.

O ‘Ali, you are like the status of the Ka’bah; (people) come to it and it does not go (to people). If these people come to you and give power to you regarding this affair, accept it from them. And if they do not come to you, do not go to them.

 


Al Daylami narrates this hadith — from Muhammad ibn Zakariyya al Ghalabi — Bishr ibn Maymun narrated to us — Sharik narrated to us — from Salamah ibn Kuhayl — from al Sanabihi — from ‘Ali (who attributed it to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)…

Al Suyuti mentions this hadith in his work on fabrications.[1] It appears in Musnad al Firdaws of al Daylami without a chain of transmission.[2]

The chain of transmission contains (the narrator) al Ghalabi. Al Daraqutni says that he fabricates hadith.[3]

It also contains the narrator Bishr ibn Maymun. Perhaps the correct name is actually Ibn Mihran. Abu Hatim abandoned his hadith.

Ibn ‘Iraq mentions this hadith in his work on fabrications.[4]

Therefore, the hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated) and a lie.

 

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[1] Al Suyuti: al Ziyadat ‘ala al Mawdu’at, 1/262.

[2] Al Daylami: Musnad al Firdaws, 3/8300.

[3] Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 5/168.

[4] Ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/399.

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