نحن ولد عبد المطلب سادة أهل الجنة: أنا، وحمزة، وعلي، وجعفر، والحسن، والحسين، والمهدي.
We are the children of ‘Abdul Muttalib, the leaders of the inhabitants of Jannat: Me, Hamzah, ‘Ali, Jafar, Hassan, Hussain and al Mahdi.”
Ibn Majah narrates — Hadiyyah ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab narrated to us — Sa’d ibn ‘Abdul Hamid ibn Jafar narrated to us — from ‘Ali ibn Ziyad al Yamami — from ‘Ikrimah ibn ‘Ammar — from Ishaq ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Talhah — from Anas ibn Malik who said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam…”
‘Ali ibn Ziyad al Yamami is majhul (unknown). Al Mizzi and Ibn Hajar rectified his name; it is ‘Abdullah ibn Ziyad. Al Bukhari mentions him (i.e. ‘Abdullah ibn Ziyad) and says that he is munkar al hadith (unacceptable in hadith) and laysa bi shay (worthless). Ibn Hibban mentions him in Kitab al Thiqat and al ‘Uqayli mentions his in al Du’afaʾ al Kabir.
What further proves this is the fact that al Hakim and others narrate this hadith from ‘Abdullah ibn Ziyad al Yamami — from ‘Ikrimah ibn ‘Ammar — from Ishaq ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Talhah — from Anas ibn Malik.
Al Hakim authenticated the hadith. However, al Dhahbi disagreed and said that it is fabricated.
Al Khatib writes, “This hadith is entirely unacceptable. It is not established. There is more than one unknown narrator in the chain of transmission.”
Al Dhahabi and al Albani ruled the hadith a fabrication.
It is as they say.
 Ibn Majah: Sunan Ibn Majah, 2/4087.
 Al Mizzi: Tahdhib al Kamal, 20/433; Ibn Hajar: Tahdhib al Tahdhib, 7/283.
 Al Hakim: Mustadrak al Hakim, 3/4940.
 Ibn al Mulaqqin: Talkhis al Mustadrak, 4/1822.
 Al Khatib: Tarikh Baghdad, 9/434.
 Al Dhahabi: Talkhis al ‘Ilal al Mutanahiyah, hadith no. 76; al Albani: Silsilat al Ahadith al Da’ifah, 10/4688.Back to top