Hadith 217: Abu Bakr is the crown of Islam, ‘Umar ibn al Khattab is the adornment of Islam, ‘Uthman is the coronet of Islam, and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the fragrance of Islam. ….

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Hadith 217

أبو بكر الصديق تاج الإسلام، وعمر بن الخطاب حلة الإسلام، وعثمان بن عفان إكليل الإسلام، وعلي بن أبي طالب طيب الإسلام. فمن أحب أن يتتوج ويتحلل ويتكلل ويتطيب، فليحب أئمة الهدى، ومصابيح الدجى. فإن مثل حبهم كمثل الغيث حيث وقع نفع.

Abu Bakr is the crown of Islam, ‘Umar ibn al Khattab is the adornment of Islam, ‘Uthman is the coronet of Islam, and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the fragrance of Islam. Whoever desires to wear a crown, and adorn their self, and wear a coronet, and be fragrant should love the leaders of guidance, and the lanterns of darkness. For verily the example of expressing love for them is like the example of abundant rain; when it falls, we acquire benefit.

 


Al Daylami narrates this hadith — from Khalaf ibn ‘Umar al Madaʾini — Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah ibn Hilal al Ghazi al Zanjani narrated to us — Abu Muslim Ibrahim ibn ‘Abdullah al Kashshi narrated to us — Abu ‘Asim al Nabil narrated to us — Sufyan al Thawri narrated to us — from al A’mash — from Zirr ibn Hubaysh — from Ibn Mas’ud marfu’an (he attributes the hadith to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).[1]

This hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated).

Al Dhahabi states (and Ibn Hajar quotes something similar), “Khalaf ibn ‘Umar al Hamdani… is suspected of lying.”[2] He went on to quote this hadith with this chain of transmission and said, “This is a lie.”[3]

Ibn ‘Iraq followed al Suyuti (in quoting this hadith) in his compilation of fabricated narrations.[4]

 


[1] Al Daylami: Musnad al Firdaws, 1/1788 (the hadith appears without a chain of transmission); Al Suyuti: al Ziyadat ‘ala al Mawdu’at, 1/225, 226.

[2] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 1/661; Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 2/403.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/388.

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