Hadith 67: ‘Ali is the leader of the believers and wealth is the leader of the munafiqin (hypocrites).

Hadith 66: (‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu said,) “I am the servant of Allah and the brother of His Messenger. I am the greatest Siddiq. No one will say these words after me except for a liar. I made salah seven years before everyone else; before anyone from this Ummah worshipped him.”
January 29, 2019
Hadith 68: (Al A’mash said,) “(Abu Jafar) al Mansur called for me. I said to his messenger, ‘What does Amir al Muʾminin want from me?’ He said, ‘I do not know.’ I said, ‘Inform him that I am coming. …
January 29, 2019

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Hadith 67

 

علي يعسوب المؤمنين، والمال يعسوب المنافقين.

‘Ali is the leader of the believers and wealth is the leader of the munafiqin (hypocrites).

 

The false chains of transmission for this hadith were mentioned in the previous hadith.

Ibn ‘Adi narrates (and Ibn al Jawzi in a similar manner) — Muhammad ibn Ahmed ibn Hilal narrated to us — Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn Durays narrated to us — ‘Isa ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib narrated to us — my father narrated to me — from his father — from his grandfather — from ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”[1]

‘Isa is munkar al hadith (unacceptable in hadith). In fact, Ibn Hibban writes, “He narrates fabricated things from his father, from his forefathers. It is not permissible to consider him a valid form of proof.”[2]

Ibn Jarir narrates this hadith with a chain of transmission that contains the narrator Musa ibn Tarif al Asadi al Kufi.[3] Abu Bakr ibn ‘Ayyash deemed him a kadhdhab (liar).

‘Abayah ibn Rib’i al Asadi is another narrator in the chain of transmission. He is da’if (weak).

Muhammad ibn Humaid al Razi is another narrator in the chain of transmission. He is matruk (suspected of forgery). In fact, a number of huffaz (masters of hadith) deemed him a kadhdhab (liar).

Ibn Humaid enjoys a tabi’[4] (parallel narration). Abu Nuaim narrates it; however, it is displeasing.[5] I have explained this in the original work.

Ibn al Maghazili narrates this hadith from ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmed ibn ‘Amir al Taʾi: “My father narrated to us…”[6]

One of these two narrators is suspected of fabricating this hadith.[7]

Abu Nuaim narrates this hadith with a chain of transmission that is saqit (wholly unreliable).[8] It contains the narrator Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ibn Maymun. He is not a thiqah (reliable).

It also contains the narrator ‘Ali ibn ‘Abis. He is da’if (weak).

It also contains the narrator Abu Mis’ar. He could not be traced.

In short, the hadith is batil (false). The matn (text) is munkar (unacceptable). And all of its chains of transmission are severely weak.

 

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[1] Ibn ‘Adi: al Kamil, 5/244.

[2] Ibn Hibban: Kitab al Majruhin, 2/121.

[3] Ibn Jarir: Tahdhib al Athar, 1/506.

[4] For an explanation of this term. Click Here [translator’s note]

[5] Abu Nuaim: Ma’rifat al Sahabah, 1/335.

[6] Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 93.

[7] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 2/390.

[8] Abu Nuaim: Ma’rifat al Sahabah, 1/336.

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