Hadith 89: It is not permissible for a believer to see me bare or naked except ‘Ali.

Hadith 88: Inscribed on the door of Jannat (are the following words), “Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam; ‘Ali, the brother of the Messenger of Allah,” one thousand years before the creation of the Heavens and the earth.
January 29, 2019
Hadith 90: (The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to Abu Bakr and ‘Umar), “Go to ‘Ali; he will inform you of what transpired with him last night, I will follow you.”
January 30, 2019

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Hadith 89

لا يحل لمسلم يرى مجردي أو عورتي إلا علي.

It is not permissible for a believer to see me bare or naked except ‘Ali.

 


This hadith is narrated from al Saʾib ibn Yazid, Jabir, and ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhum.

 

The Hadith of al Saʾib ibn Yazid

Ibn al Maghazili narrates this version of the hadith — from Harun ibn Abi Burdah — my brother Hussain narrated to us — from Yahya ibn Ya’la — from ‘Ubaidullah ibn Musa — from al Zuhri — from al Saʾib ibn Yazid who said, “The Messenger of Allah said…”[1]

Ibn al Maghazili is da’if (weak).

Harun ibn Abi Burdah and his brother Hussain are both majhul (unknown).

Yahya ibn Ya’la. He is Yahya ibn Ya’la al Aslami. He is da’if (weak).

‘Ubaidullah ibn Musa. I think it should rather be ‘Umar ibn Musa al Wajihi the kadhdhab (liar); as it appears in the (following) hadith of Jabir.

 

The Hadith of Jabir

Ibn al Maghazili narrates this version of the hadith.[2] It contains the narrator ‘Umar ibn Musa al Wajihi. He is a kadhdhab (liar) and a wadda’ (fabricator).

It also contains the narrator Harun ibn Abi Burdah and his brother Hussain. They are both majhul (unknown).

It also contains the narrator Yahya ibn Ya’la. He is Yahya ibn Ya’la al Aslami. He is da’if (weak).

 

The Hadith of ‘Ali

Al Bazzar and others narrate this version of the hadith.[3] It contains the narrator Yazid ibn Bilal ibn al Harith al Fizari. He is munkar al hadith (unacceptable in hadith)

It also contains the narrator Kaysan Abu ‘Umar al Qassar. He is da’if (weak) in hadith.

Al Dhahabi says this hadith is munkar jiddan (extremely unacceptable).[4]

In short, the hadith is mawdu’ (fabricated). Ibn al Jawzi, al Suyuti, Ibn ‘Iraq and al Shawkani mention it in their respective works on fabricated narrations.[5]

 

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[1] Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 137

[2] Ibid., hadith no. 138.

[3] Al Bazzar: Musnad al Bazzar, 3/925

[4] Al Dhahabi: Mizan al I’tidal, 3/418.

[5] Al Shawkani: al Fawaʾid al Majmu’ah, hadith no. 328.

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