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في قوله تعالى: إِنَّمَآ أَنتَ مُنذِرٞۖ وَلِكُلِّ قَوۡمٍ هَادٍ [الرعد: 7،] قال: رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم المنذر، والهاد رجل من بني هاشم.
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.
This hadith is narrated from ‘Ali and Ibn ‘Abbas radiya Llahu ‘anhuma.
‘Abdullah ibn Ahmed and others narrate — from ‘Uthman ibn Abi Shaybah — Muttalib ibn Ziyad narrated to us — from al Suddi — from ‘Abd Khayr — from ‘Ali.
This chain of transmission contains Muttalib ibn Ziyad and Ismail al Suddi. There is a difference of opinion regarding their status. However, he does not mention ‘Ali.
Al Hakim and others narrate — from ‘Abdul Rahman ibn Muhammad ibn Mansur al Harithi — Hussain ibn Hassan al Ashqar narrated to us — Mansur ibn Abi al Aswad narrated to us — from al A’mash — from al Minhal ibn ‘Amr — from ‘Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah al Asadi — from ‘Ali, “The verse, ‘You are only a warner, and for every people is a guide,’ the Messenger of Allah is ‘the warner’ and I am ‘the guide’.’”
Hussain ibn Hassan al Ashqar is da’if (weak). Some hadith critics have even suspected him of lying.
‘Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah al Asadi is matruk (suspected of lying).
Despite this, al Hakim authenticated the hadith. Al Dhahabi disagreed and said, “This (hadith) is a lie. May Allah disgrace the person responsible for fabricating it.”
Al Albani says, “He did not mention the name of the person who fabricated it. According to me, it is Hussain al Ashqar. He is matruk (suspected of forgery), as explained earlier.”
Ibn al A’rabi narrates with a chain of transmission that is batil (false). It contains the narrator al Hassan ibn al Hussain al ‘Urni. He is matruk (suspected of forgery).
There is another narrator by the name of Muaz ibn Muslim. He is majhul (unknown).
There is another narrator by the name of ‘Ataʾ. He commits serious errors.
Ibn Kathir says this hadith contains extremely unacceptable elements.
Al Albani says this chain of transmission is muzlim (murky).
Al Diyaʾ also narrates this version of the hadith with a chain of transmission that contains narrators, most of whom I could not trace.
Ibn Taymiyyah explains in detail how the meaning of this hadith is false for numerous reasons. I have mentioned them in the original work.
 Surah al Ra’d: 7.
 ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmed: Zawaʾid al Musnad, 1/126.
 Surah al Ra’d: 7.
 Al Hakim: Mustadrak al Hakim, 3/4646.
 Ibn al Mulaqqin: Talkhis al Mustadrak, 3/1435.
 Al Albani: Silsilat Ahadith al Da’ifah, 10/537.
 Ibn al A’rabi: Mujam Ibn al A’rabi, 3/2328.
 Ibn Kathir: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, 4/372.
 Al Albani: Silsilat Ahadith al Da’ifah, 10/4899.
 Al Diyaʾ: al Ahadith al Mukhtarah, 10/158.
 Ibn Taymiyyah: Minhaj al Sunnah al Nabawiyyah, 7/139.