كنا مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، وعنده جماعة من أصحابه، فقالوا: والله يا رسول الله إنك أحب إلينا من أنفسنا وأولادنا، قال: فدخل حينئذ علي بن أبي طالب، فنظر إليه النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، وقال له: كذب من زعم أنه يبغضك ويحبني.
We were with the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and there was a group of his Companions with him. They said: “By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, you are more beloved to us than our own selves and our own children.” At that time, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib had just entered. Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam looked at him and said to him: “Whoever claims to hate you and love me (at the same time) has lied.”
This hadith is narrated by Anas ibn Malik, al Salsal, Abu Sa’id, Umm Salamah, Jabir, ‘Ali and ibn ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhum.
Ibn al Maghazili narrates — Ahmed ibn al Muzaffar informed us — ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad al Hafiz informed us — Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Hisham ibn Yunus al Luʾluʾi narrated to me in Kufah — my grandfather, Hisham ibn Yunus al Luʾluʾi narrated to me — Hussain ibn Sulaiman al Raffaʾ narrated to me — ‘Abdul Malik ibn ‘Umair narrated to me — from Anas ibn Malik.”
As mentioned previously, Ibn al Maghazili is da’if (weak).
I do not know Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Hisham ibn Yunus al Luʾluʾi and Hussain ibn Sulaiman al Raffaʾ. Perhaps the latter’s name is Hussain ibn Sulaiman al Talhi. His name appears in the next narration.
Ibn ‘Adi narrates from — Hussain ibn Sulaiman al Talhi from — ‘Abdul Malik ibn ‘Umair — from Anas: “Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali: ‘Whoever claims to love me and hate you (at the same time) has lied.’”
Al ‘Uqayli: “This hadith does not enjoy any tawabi’ (parallel narrations). Al Talhi is not known to transmit (hadith).”
Ibn Hibban and Ibn ‘Asakir narrate from Muhammad ibn al Dawʾ ibn al Salsal — from his father, al Dawʾ — from his grandfather, al Salsal.
Muhammad ibn al Dawʾ is a kadhdhab (liar).
Ibn ‘Asakir narrates — from al Rabi’ ibn Badr — from Abu Harun — from Abu Sa’id who said: “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali: ‘O ‘Ali, whoever claims to love me and hate you (at the same time) has lied.’”
Al Rabi’ ibn Badr is Matruk (suspected of forgery) and Abu Harun al ‘Abdi is a Kadhdhab (Liar).
Al Mukhallis narrates this hadith with a chain of transmission that contains the narrators Jabir al Ju’fi and al Hussain ibn al Hassan al Ashqar. They are both da’if (weak).
Ibn Sam’un narrates — from Ibrahim ibn al Hassan al Tha’labi — Yahya ibn Ya’la narrated to us — ‘Abdullah ibn Musa narrated to us — from Abu al Zubair — from Jabir.
Yahya ibn Ya’la is (Yahya ibn Ya’la) al Aslami. He is da’if (weak).
Ibn Hibban is the only person to deem Ibrahim ibn al Hassan al Tha’labi a thiqah (reliable). Abu Hatim says he is a sheikh (venerable).
It is not clear to me who ‘Abdullah ibn Musa is.
Abu al Zubair is a mudallis (obfuscates when he narrates).
This version forms part of the longer hadith al munashadah. As mentioned, this hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated).
Ibn al Maghazili narrates — from Hussain ibn Nasr ibn Muzahim — Khalid ibn ‘Isa al ‘Ukli narrated to us — Hussain ibn Mukhariq narrated to us — Jafar ibn Muhammad narrated to us — from his father — from Nafi’, the mawla (client) of Ibn ‘Umar —, from Ibn ‘Umar.”
He went on to mention the hadith, the end of which states: “…Whoever claims to hate you and love me (at the same time) is a liar.”
Al Daraqutni deemed Hussain ibn Mukhariq a kadhdhab (liar).
Hussain ibn Nasr ibn Muzahim and Khalid ibn ‘Isa al ‘Ukli could not be traced.
In short, all the different chains of transmission are wahiyah (feeble) and saqitah (wholly unreliable).
 Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 75.
 Ibn ‘Adi: al Kamil, 2/363.
 Ibn ‘Adi: al Kamil, 2/363.
 Al ‘Uqayli: al Du’afaʾ al Kabir, 1/252.
 Ibn Hibban: Kitab al Majruhin, 2/310; ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/283.
 Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/268.
 Al Mukhallis: al Mukhallisiyyat, hadith no. 2731.
 Ibn Sam’un: al Amali, hadith no. 203.
 Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 309.