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.”

Hadith 89: It is not permissible for a believer to see me bare or naked except ‘Ali.
January 30, 2019
Hadith 91: Verily you exceptional accolades; I was ordered to conduct your marriage from the Heavens; and your killing of the mushrikin (polytheists) on the Day of Badr; and (the fact that) you will be killed following my Sunnah after me; and you will fulfill my covenant.
January 30, 2019

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Hadith 90

امضيا إلى علي يحدثكما ما كان منه في ليلته، وأنا على أثركما، قال أنس: فمضيا، ومضيت معهم، فاستأذن أبو بكر وعمر على علي، فخرج إليهما، فقال: يا أبا بكر حدث شيء؟ قال: لا، وما حدث إلا خير، قال لي النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ولعمر: امضيا إلى علي يحدثكما ما كان منه في ليلته. وجاء النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وقال: يا علي حدثهما ما كان منك في ليلتك، فقال: أستحي يا رسول الله! فقال: حدثهما، إن الله لا يستحي من الحق. فقال علي: أردت الماء للطهارة، وأصبحت وخفت أن تفوتني الصلاة، فوجهت الحسن في طريق، والحسين في طريق، في طلب الماء، فأبطآ علي، فأحزنني ذلك، فرأيت السقف قد انشق، ونزل علي منه سطل مغطى بمنديل! فلما صار في الأرض، نحيت المنديل عنه، وإذا فيه ماء، فتطهرت للصلاة، واغتسلت، وصليت، ثم ارتفع السطل والمنديل، والتأم السقف، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لعلي: أما السطل فمن الجنة، وأما الماء فمن نهر الكوثر، وأما المنديل فمن استبرق الجنة، من مثلك يا علي في ليلته وجبريل يخدمه.

(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.” Anas said: They went, and I went with them. Abu Bakr and ‘Umar sought permission from ‘Ali (to enter). He came out to them and said, “O Abu Bakr, has something happened?” He said, “No. Only something good happened. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me and ‘Umar, ‘Go to ‘Ali; he will inform you of what transpired with him last night.’” The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (eventually) came and said, “O ‘Ali, inform them of what transpired with you last night.” ‘Ali said, “I feel shy, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Inform them, for Allah does not shy away from the truth.” ‘Ali said, “I desired water for purification purposes. I awoke in the morning fearing that I would miss salah so I directed Hassan and Hussain to collect water. They delayed in their return and this caused me distress. Suddenly, I saw the roof split open. A pail wrapped in a cloth descended (through the roof) upon me. When it reached the ground, I removed the cloth; lo and behold, there was water inside it. I purified myself for salah and made ghusl (ritual bath). I prayed salah. Thereafter, the pail and cloth ascended (back into the Heavens) and the roof restored itself.” The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Ali, “As for the pail, it was from Jannat. With regards to the water, it was from the River of al Kawthar. As for the cloth, it was from the silk brocade of Jannat. Who is like you, O ‘Ali, in his night—while Jibril is serving him?”

 


Ibn al Maghazili narrates — Abu al Hassan Ahmed ibn al Muzaffar ibn Ahmed al ‘Attar al Faqih al Shafi’i informed us (I read to him and he approved) — Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Uthman (known as Ibn al Saqqaʾ al Hafiz al Wasiti) informed you — Abu al Hassan Ahmed ibn ‘Isa al Razi narrated to us in Basrah — Muhammad ibn Mandah al Asfahani narrated to us — Muhammad ibn Humaid al Razi narrated to us; Jarir ibn ‘Abdul Hamid narrated to us — from al A’mash — from Abu Sufyan — from Anas ibn Malik who said, “The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to Abu Bakr and ‘Umar…”[1]

 

This hadith is batil (false) and mawdu’ (fabricated). It contains the following defects:

  • Ibn al Maghazili is da’if (weak).
  • Ahmed ibn ‘Isa—I think his name is Ibn ‘Ali ibn Mahan Abu Jafar al Razi. He is da’if (weak). He narrates an unacceptable hadith regarding the virtues of ‘Ali.[2]
  • Muhammad ibn Mandah—I think is al Asbahani al Razi. He is da’if (weak). In fact, he is accused of lying.[3]
  • Muhammad ibn Humaid al Razi is matruk (abandoned). In fact, a number of huffaz (hadith masters) considered him a kadhdhab (liar).

Al Shawkani states, “A similar report has been narrated about ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. It makes mention of the words ‘pail and ‘cloth’. Everything is a lie and fabrication.”[4]

 

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[1] Ibn al Maghazili: Manaqib ‘Ali, hadith no. 139.

[2] Ibn Hajar: Lisan al Mizan, 1/243.

[3] Ibid., 5/393.

[4] Al Shawkani: al Fawaʾid al Majmu’ah, hadith no. 293.

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