خرج رسول الله على أصحابه ذات يوم، فقال: يا أصحاب محمد؛ لقد أراني الله عز وجل الليلة منازلكم في الجنة، وقرب منازلكم من منزلي. ثم أقبل على علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه فقال: يا علي؛ أما ترضى أن يكون منزلك في الجنة مقابل منزلي؟ قال: بلى بأبي وأمي يا رسول الله. قال: فإن منزلك في الجنة مقابل منزلي، ثم أقبل على أبي بكر الصديق فقال: يا أبا بكر إني لأعرف رجلاً ، أعرف اسمه، واسم أبيه، واسم أمه، إذا دخل الجنة فليس من باب من أبوابها، ولا غرفة من غرفها، إلا وهو يقول له: مرحبا مرحبا… فذكر حديثا طويلا.
The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam came to his Companions one day and said, “O Companions of Muhammad, last night, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala showed me your houses in Jannat. They are near my house.” Thereafter, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu approached. He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “O ‘Ali, are you not pleased that your house in Jannat will be facing my house?” He said, “But of course, may my father and mother be sacrificed (for your sake), O Messenger of Allah.” He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Your house in Jannat will face my abode.” Thereafter, Abu Bakr al Siddiq approached. He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “O Abu Bakr, verily I know a man; I know his name, the name of his father and mother, when he enters Jannat, he will not enter a door from its doors nor a room from its rooms except that it is saying to him, “Welcome, welcome.” He went on to mention a lengthy hadith.
This hadith is narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Awfa and ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhuma.
Khaythamah and others narrate — from Muhammad ibn Jafar al Kufi al ‘Allaf — Al Muharibi narrated to us — from ‘Ammar ibn Saif — from Ismail ibn Abi Khaffar — from ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Awfa…
The chain of transmission is saqit (wholly unreliable).
Muhammad ibn Jafar al Kufi al ‘Allaf is majhul (unknown). As mentioned previously, only Ibn Hibban regards him a thiqah (reliable).
‘Abdul Rahman ibn Muhammad al Muharibi is a saduq (sincere) but a mudallis (obfuscates when he narrates).
‘Ammar ibn Saif is da’if (weak). Some say he is even matruk (suspected of forgery) and munkar al hadith (unacceptable in hadith).
Ibn al Jawzi and al Bazzar narrate an abridged version of this hadith.
Al Dhahabi states: “This hadith is narrated with a chain of transmission that is muzlim (murky) from ‘Ammar ibn Saif—who is da’if (weak), from Ibn Abi Khalid, from Ibn Abi Awfa.”
Al Albani says: “The hadith is munkar (unacceptable) and mawdu’ (fabricated). The signs of it being falsely manufactured and fabricated are clear.”
Al Shajari narrates — from al Hakam ibn Sulaiman — from Nasr ibn Muzahim, from Abu Khalid — from al Imam al Shahid Abu al Hussain Zaid ibn ‘Ali — from his father — from his grandfather — from ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu who said, “I enjoy ten (things) from the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam; I would not give up even one of them for everything upon which the sun rises (i.e. the entire world). He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me, ‘O ‘Ali, you are my brother in the world and the Hereafter; you will be the closest of the entire creation to me on the Day of Resurrection; my abode will face your abode in Jannat just as the houses of others face (each other) in the world…’”
Nasr ibn Muzahim is matruk (suspected of forgery) and accused of lying.
Abu Khalid and al Hakam ibn Sulaiman could not be traced.
 Khaythamah ibn Sulaiman: Min Hadith Khaythamah Ibn Sulaiman al Qurashi, hadith no. 121.
 Ibn al Jawzi: al ‘Ilal al Mutanahiyah, 1/402; al Bazzar: Musnad al Bazzar, 8/3343.
 Al Dhahabi: Talkhis al ‘Ilal, hadith no. 85.
 Al Albani: Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah, 14/6592.
 Al Shajari: al Amali, 1/694.Back to top