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Hold firmly to our love, the Ahlul Bayt


عن الحسن بن علي أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال الزموا مودتنا أهل البيت فإنه من لقي الله عز و جل و هو يودنا دخل الجنة بشفاعتنا والذي نفسي بيده لا ينفع عبدا عمله إلا بمعرفة حقنا

Hassan ibn ‘Ali reports that Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Hold firmly to our love, the Ahlul Bayt, for whoever meets Allah―the Might and Majestic―having love for us, will enter Jannat with our intercession. By the Being in Whose hands lies my life, a servant’s action will not benefit him except with recognising our right.”[1]


Al Tabarani reports it in al Awsat with his chain of narration which contains:

Hussain ibn al Hassan al AshqarQais ibn RabiLayth


Hussain ibn al Hassan al Ashqar

Al Bukhari said, “There is scepticism concerning him.”

Abu Zur’ah said, “Munkar al Hadith.”

Abu Hatim said, “Not Qawi (strong).”

Al Juzajani said, “Would curse the predecessors.”

Al Nasa’i and al Daraquthni said, “Not Qawi.”

Ibn ‘Adi further pointed out that he narrates solitary contradictory reports.[2]


Qais ibn Rabi’

Abu Hatim said, “He is categorised as truthful but not Qawi.”

Yahya said, “Da’if,” and on another occasion, “His Hadith should not be recorded.”

Ahmed was asked, “Why did you discard his Hadith,” and he replied, “He was a Shia and would make profuse errors. He has many Munkar (solitary contradictory reports).”

Waki’ and ‘Ali ibn al Madini would categorise him as da’if.

Al Nasa’i said, “Matruk (suspected of forgery).”

Al Daraquthni said, “Da’if.”[3]


Layth ibn Abi Sulaim

Ibn ‘Uyaynah ruled him to be da’if, as well as al Nasa’i.

Ahmed said, “Mudtarib al Hadith (a conflicting narrator) but people narrated from him.”

Abu Hatim al Razi and Abu Zur’ah, “Do not become preoccupied with him; he is Mudtarib al Hadith.

Ibn Hibban said, “He became confused later in his life and would thus mix up the asanid. He would turn a Mursal report (narration of a Tabi’i) into a Marfu narration (narration reported from the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and would report from the reliable narrators that which they did not narrate. He was thus discarded by Yahya al Qattan, Yahya ibn Ma’in, Ibn Mahdi, and Ahmed.”[4]


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[1] Majma’ al Zawa’id, vol. 9 pg. 172.

[2] Mizan al Itidal, vol. 2 pg. 285, narrator: 1989.

[3] Mizan al Itidal, vol. 3, pg. 393, narrator: 6911

[4] Al Du’afa’ wa al Matrukin, vol. 3, pg. 29, narrator: 2815.