يا عمار إن رأيت عليا قد سلك واديا، وسلك الناس واديا غيره، فاسلك مع علي، ودع الناس، إنه لن يدلك في ردي، ولن يخرجك من الهدى.
O ‘Ammar, if you see ‘Ali tread through a certain valley, and others tread through another, tread through the way of ‘Ali and leave the others. He will never lead you to ruin. And he will never take you away from huda (guidance).
Al Daylami cites this hadith from Abu Ayub al Ansari. I was unable to locate its chain of transmission.
Al Khatib narrates a lengthy hadith which contains the wording, “O ‘Ammar ibn Yasir, if you see ‘Ali tread through a certain valley, and others tread through another, tread through the way of ‘Ali and leave the others. He will never lead you to ruin. And he will never take you away from huda (guidance).”
The hadith reported by al Khatib from Abu Ayub al Ansari radiya Llahu ‘anhu, and also quoted by Ibn ‘Asakir from al Khatib, has been discussed in Hadith: 30 of the Da’if section. We reproduce the opinions of the scholars concerning this narration for the benefit of the readers:
Al Ma’alla ibn ‘Abdul Rahman al Wasiti is a kadhdhab (liar).
Al Juraqani said, “This hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated), there is no doubt about it.”
Ibn al Jawzi says, “Without a doubt, this hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated).”
The following people concurred with him: al Suyuti, Ibn ‘Iraq, al Shawkani, and al Albani.
 Al Daylami: Musnad al Firdaws, 5/8501.
 Al Khatib: Tarikh Baghdad, 13/186.
 Tarikh Madinah Dimashq, 42/472
 Al Juraqani: al Abatil wa al Manakir wa al Sihah wa al Mashahir, 1/174.
 Ibn al Jawzi: Kitab al Mawdu’at, 2/12.
 Al Suyuti: al La’ali al Masu’ah, 1/374; ibn ‘Iraq: Tanzih al Shari’ah, 1/371; al Shawkani: al Fawa’id al Majmu’ah, hadith no. 345; al Albani: Silsilat Ahadith al Da’ifah, hadith no. 4896.Back to top