Hadith 38: I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and with him were his Companions barefooted. ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib entered and the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to him, “O ‘Ali, you are their genius.”

Hadith 37: ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is my close confidant.
December 12, 2018
Hadith 39: Regarding the verse, “You are only a warner, and for every people is a guide,” the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is ‘the warner’ and ‘the guide’ is a man from Banu Hashim.
December 12, 2018

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Hadith 38

 

كنت عند النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وعنده أصحابه حافين به إذ دخل علي بن أبي طالب فقال له النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: يا علي إنك عبقريهم.

I was with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his Companions were around him. ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib entered and the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to him, “O ‘Ali, you are their genius.”

 

Al Khatib narrates — from Dawood ibn Rashid my father narrated to me, “One day, I was with al Mahdi and he mentioned ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. He said: ‘My father narrated to me — from my grandfather — from his father — from Ibn ‘Abbas who said the hadith.’ Al Mahdi said, ‘He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam meant ‘Ali is their Sayed (leader).’”[1]

This hadith is batil (false).

Al Khatib mentions a biography of Rashid, the mawla (client) of al Mansur and the father of Dawood ibn Rashid al Khawarizmi; however, he does not mention anything regarding his status as a narrator.[2] It is possible that he is the problem in the hadith.

 

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[1] Al Khatib: Tarikh Baghdad, 8/436.

[2] Ibid.

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