Hadith 45: (Anas radiya Llahu ‘anhu says,) “I entered the presence of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he was visiting him while he was sick…

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Hadith 46: O ‘Ali, soon the rebellious group will fight you and you will be upon the truth. Therefore, whosoever does not support you on that day, he is not from me.
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Hadith 45

 

دخلت مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه يعوده وهو مريض، وعنده أبو بكر وعمر رضي الله عنهما، فتحولا حتى جلس رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، فقال أحدهما لصاحبه: ما أراه إلا هالك. فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إنه لن يموت إلا مقتولا، ولن يموت حتى يملأ غيظا.

(Anas radiya Llahu ‘anhu says,) “I entered the presence of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he was visiting him while he was sick. Abu Bakr and ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhuma were with him. They both moved and the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam sat down. One of them said to the other, ‘I do not think he will survive.’ The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, ‘Verily he will never die except that he will be killed. And he will never die until he is filled with anger.’”

 

This hadith is narrated from Anas ibn Malik and ‘Imran ibn Hussain radiya Llahu ‘anhuma.

 

The Hadith of Anas ibn Malik

Al Hakim and others narrate — from Nasih ibn ‘Abdullah al Mahmali — from ‘Ataʾ ibn al Saʾib — from Anas ibn Malik radiya Llahu ‘anhu.[1]

Nasih ibn ‘Abdullah al Mahmali is da’if (weak). It has been said that he is matruk (suspected of forgery).

‘Ataʾ ibn al Saʾib is mukhtalit (commits serious errors). Therefore, al Dhahabi says the chain of transmission is wah (feeble).[2]

 

Ibn ‘Asakir also narrates this version of the hadith with a chain of transmission that contains the narrators ‘Ubays ibn Hisham and Mansur ibn Yunus.[3] I could not trace them.

It also contains the narrator ‘Abdul Muʾmin ibn al Qasim. He is da’if (weak).

 

The Hadith of ‘Imran ibn Hussain

Ibn ‘Asakir narrates this version of the hadith with a chain of transmission that contains the narrator Yahya ibn al ‘Alaʾ.[4] He is suspected of fabricating hadith.

It also contains the narrator al Hassan ibn ‘Attiyah al ‘Aufi and his father. They are both da’if (weak).

Therefore, the hadith is wah (feeble) in both its chains of transmission.

 

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[1] Al Hakim: Mustadrak al Hakim, 3/4673.

[2] Ibn al Mulaqqin: Mukhtasar Talkhis al Mawdu’at, 3/1491.

[3] Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/422.

[4] Ibid.

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