Hadith 53: ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the door of repentance (i.e. the path to the removal of sins). Whoever enters it is a believer. And whoever exits from it is a disbeliever.

Hadith 52: ‘Ali is my asl (foundation) and Jafar is my far’ (branch).” Or he said: “Jafar is my asl (foundation) and ‘Ali is my far’ (branch).
January 29, 2019
Hadith 54: I saw the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam embracing ‘Ali and kissing him, and he was saying, “By my father, the only martyr; by my father, the only martyr.”
January 29, 2019

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Hadith 53

علي بن أبي طالب باب حطة، من دخل منه كان مؤمنا، ومن خرج منه كان كافرا.

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the door of repentance (i.e. the path to the removal of sins). Whoever enters it is a believer. And whoever exits from it is a disbeliever.

 

Al Daraqutni narrates (and Ibn al Jawzi in a similar manner) — Ahmed ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr narrated to us — Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Khalaf narrated to us — Hussain al Ashqar narrated to us — Sharik narrated to us — from al A’mash — from ‘Ataʾ — from Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”[1]

Al Daraqutni says Hussain al Ashqar narrates this in isolation from Sharik. He is (also) not strong (in hadith).

I have explained previously how he is da’if (weak).

Sharik is (also) da’if (weak).

There is a difference of opinion regarding the status of Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Khalaf al ‘Attar.[2] Al Khatib regarded him as a thiqah (reliable). Ibn ‘Adi and Ibn al Jawzi suspected him of lying.

Al Dhahabi and al Albani say this hadith is batil (false).[3]

Al Sakhawi says the hadith is da’if jiddan (extremely weak).[4]

 

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[1] Al Daraqutni: Afrad al Daraqutni; Ibn al Jawzi: al ‘Ilal al Mutanahiyah, 1/384.

[2] Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 5/289.

[3] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 1/532; al Albani: Silsilat Ahadith al Da’ifah, 8/3913.

[4] Al Sakhawi: al Maqasid al Hassanah, hadith no. 97.

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