Hadith 74: “Whoever lends a helping hand to someone from my Ahlul Bayt (Family of the House), I will recompense him on the Day of Resurrection.” And he said, “The right of ‘Ali over the Muslims is like the rights of a father over his child.”

Hadith 73: Verily Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala made a promise to me about ‘Ali. I said, “O my Lord, explain it to me!” …
January 29, 2019
Hadith 75: We are the children of ‘Abdul Muttalib, the leaders of the inhabitants of Jannat: Me, Hamzah, ‘Ali, Jafar, Hassan, Hussain and al Mahdi.”
January 29, 2019

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Hadith 74

 

من صنع إلى أحد من أهل بيتي يدا، كافأته عنها يوم القيامة. وقال: حق علي على المسلمين، كحق الوالد على الولد.

“Whoever lends a helping hand to someone from my Ahlul Bayt (Family of the House), I will recompense him on the Day of Resurrection.” And he said, “The right of ‘Ali over the Muslims is like the rights of a father over his child.”

 

This hadith is narrated by ‘Ali, ‘Ammar ibn Yasir, and Abu Ayub radiya Llahu ‘anhum.

 

The Hadith of ‘Ali

This version of the hadith is narrated via two chains of transmission:

  1. Ibn ‘Adi, Ibn Hibban, and Ibn ‘Asakir (from Ibn ‘Adi).[1] Ibn al Maghazili also narrates this version from ‘Isa ibn ‘Abdullah al ‘Alawi, “My father narrated to us — from his father — from his grandfather — from ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said…”[2]

‘Isa ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is matruk al hadith (suspected of forgery in hadith).

 
  1. Ibn ‘Asakir and others narrate this version with a chain of transmission that is saqit (wholly unreliable).[3] It contains the narrator Sulaiman ibn al Rabi’ al Nahdi al Kufi. He is da’if (weak).

It also contains the narrator Kadih ibn Rahmah. He is accused of fabricating hadith.

It also contains the narrator Ziyad ibn al Mundhir. He is (Ziyad ibn al Mundhir) Abu al Jarud al A’ma. He is a kadhdhab (liar).

 

The Hadith of ‘Ammar ibn Yasir and Abu Ayub

Ibn ‘Asakir and Ibn Tahir narrate this version with a chain of transmission that is saqit (wholly unreliable).[4] It contains the following defects:

  • I could not trace ‘Isa ibn ‘Ali. Perhaps he is ‘Isa ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. He was mentioned in the beginning of this hadith. He is accused of lying.
  • I could not trace Ahmed ibn al Mufaddal ibn ‘Umar and Abu Rafi’.
  • There is a difference of opinion regarding the status of Jafar ibn Ziyad al Ahmar.
  • ‘Ubaidullah or ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdul Rahman could not be traced. Perhaps he is ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdul Rahman ibn Abza. He is a thiqah (reliable). His father narrates from ‘Ammar.
 

In short, all of the chains of transmission are halikah (ruined). And the hadith is batil (false).

 

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[1] Ibn ‘Adi: al Kamil, 5/243; Ibn Hibban: Kitab al Majruhin, 2/122; Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/308.

[2] Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 70.

[3] Ibn ‘Asakir: Tarikh Dimashq, 42/307.

[4] Ibid., 42/308.

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