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.”

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.
January 28, 2019
Hadith 49: Do not curse ‘Ali; for he was touched in the dhat (essence) of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala.
January 29, 2019

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Hadith 48

 

لأقتلن العمالقة في كتيبة، فقال له جبريل عليه السلام: أو علي قال: أو علي بن أبي طالب.

(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.”

 

Al Hakim and others narrate — from Ibrahim ibn Ismail ibn Yahya ibn Salamah ibn Kuhayl — My father narrated to me — from his father — from Salamah — from Mujahid — from Ibn ‘Abbas radiya Llahu ‘anhuma, “The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said in a sermon delivered on the Farwell Hajj…”[1]

Al Dhahabi says, “Ismail ibn Yahya ibn Salamah ibn Kuhayl from his father; they are both matruk (suspected of forgery).”[2]

Ibrahim is similarly da’if (weak).

Al Tabarani narrates this hadith with a chain of transmission that contains the narrator Salamah ibn Ibrahim ibn Ismail ibn Yahya ibn Salamah ibn Kuhayl.[3]

I could not trace Salamah ibn Ibrahim ibn Ismail ibn Yahya ibn Salamah ibn Kuhayl.

His father (Ibrahim ibn Ismail ibn Yahya ibn Salamah ibn Kuhayl) is da’if (weak).

His grandfather (Ismail ibn Yahya ibn Salamah ibn Kuhayl) is matruk (suspected of forgery).

Ibn ‘Adi narrates — from Yahya ibn ‘Abdul Hamid al Himmani — Yahya ibn Salamah ibn Kuhayl narrated to us — from his father — from Mujahid — from Ibn ‘Abbas.[4]

Yahya ibn ‘Abdul Hamid al Himmani and Yahya ibn Salamah ibn Kuhayl are both matruk (suspected of forgery).

In short, the hadith is wah (feeble) and saqit (wholly unreliable) in both of its chains of transmission.

 

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[1] Al Hakim: Mustadrak al Hakim, 3/4636.

[2] Ibn al Mulaqqin: Mukhtasar Talkhis al Dhahabi, 3/1368.

[3] Al Tabarani: al Mujam al Kabir, 11/11088.

[4] Ibn ‘Adi: al Kamil, 7/197.

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