Hadith 47: (Abu Thabit, the mawla (client) of Abu Dharr said,) “I was with ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu on the Day (of the Battle) of the Camel.

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.
January 28, 2019
Hadith 48: (The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said,) “I will surely fight the Amaliqah in a battalion.” Jibril ‘alayh al Salam said to him, “Or ‘Ali (will surely fight the Amaliqah).” He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam then said, “Or ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.”
January 29, 2019

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Hadith 47


كنت مع علي رضي الله عنه يوم الجمل، فلما رأيت عائشة واقفة دخلني بعض ما يدخل الناس، فكشف الله عني ذلك عند صلاة الظهر، فقاتلت مع أمير المؤمنين، فلما فرغ، ذهبت إلى المدينة، فأتيت أمسلمة، فقلت: إني والله ما جئت أسأل طعاما ولا شرابا، ولكني مولى لأبي ذر فقالت: مرحبا. فقصصت عليها قصتي، فقالت: أين كنت حين طارت القلوب مطائرها؟ قلت: إلى حيث كشف الله ذلك عني عند زوال الشمس. قالت: أحسنت. سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: علي مع القرآن والقرآن مع علي، لن يتفرقا حتى يردا علي الحوض.

(Abu Thabit, the mawla (client) of Abu Dharr said,) “I was with ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu on the Day (of the Battle) of the Camel. When I saw ‘Aʾishah standing, some of that (doubt) which entered other people (also) entered me. Allah disclosed that for me (i.e. removed from me the reservations I had to fight) at the time of Salat al Zuhr and so I fought alongside Amir al Muʾminin. When he finished, I proceeded to Madinah. I came to Umm Salamah and said, ‘I have come, by Allah, not asking for food or drink; rather, I am the mawla (client) of Abu Dharr.’ She said, ‘Welcome.’ I told her my story and so she said, ‘Where were you when the hearts flew their course (i.e. when the fighting broke out)?’ I said, ‘I was such that Allah disclosed it for me (i.e. removed the reservations I had) at noon (and then I went to fight alongside Amir al Muʾminin).’ She said, ‘Excellent! I heard the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam say: ‘‘Ali is with the Qurʾan and the Qurʾan is with ‘Ali. They will never separate until they meet me at the Hawd (Cistern).’”


Al Hakim and al Tabarani narrate — from ‘Ali ibn Hashim ibn al Barid — from his father who said — Abu Sa’id al Taymi narrated to me — from Abu Thabit, the mawla (client) of Abu Dharr…[1]

Al Hakim says, “This hadith has a sahih (authentic) chain of transmission. Abu Sa’id al Taymi is (Abu Sa’id al Taymi) al ‘Aqisaʾ. He is a thiqah (reliable) and maʾmun (trustworthy). Imam al Bukhari and Imam Muslim did not include it in their respective collections.”

Dinar Abu Sa’id ‘Aqisa al Tamimi (or al Taymi) is not as al Hakim supposed. Imam al Nasaʾi says he is not a thiqah (reliable). Al Daraqutni says he is matruk al hadith (suspected of forgery). Al Sa’di says he is not a thiqah (reliable).

Additionally, Abu Thabit could not be traced.

Therefore, the hadith is wah (feeble). However, the meaning is sound. And Allah knows best.


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[1] Al Hakim: Mustadrak al Hakim, 3/4628; al Tabarani: al Mujam al Awsat, 5/4880 and al Mujam al Saghir, 2/720.

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