My wasi and confidant is ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

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My wasi and confidant is ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

 

إن وصيي و موضع سري هو علي بن أبي طالب و خير من أترك من بعدي و ينجز عدتي و يقضي ديني علي بن أبي طالب

My wasi, confidant, the cream of who I leave behind, the one to complete my term, and fulfil my debt is ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

Al Haythami mentioned it in Majma al Zawaid and attributed it to al Tabarani and stated, “Nasih ibn Abdullah is present therein and he is matruk.”[1]

It appears with other wording as the sabab al nuzul of the verse:

 

وَأَنذِرْ عَشِيْرَتَكَ الْأَقْرَبِيْنَ

And warn, [O Muhammad], your closest kindred.[2]

 

The narration goes as follows:

 

لما نزلت دعا رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم رجالا من أهل بيته فقال من يضمن عني ديني و مواعيدي و يكون معي في الجنة و يكون خليفتي في أهلي فقال علي أنا فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم علي يقضي عني ديني و ينجز مواعيدي

When this verse was revealed, Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam summoned some men from his household and asked, “Who will stand guarantee for my debt and promises and will be my companion in Jannat and my khalifah in my family.”

‘Ali volunteered saying, “I will.”

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “‘Ali will settle my debt and fulfil my promises.”

 

Its isnad is da’if. Yahya al Himmani, Abbad ibn Abdullah, and Sharik are present in the isnad. Hafiz said, “Al Bazzar said, ‘This hadith is munkar.’ I say: Abu Nuaim Dirar ibn Surad is extremely da’if.”[3]

Even if considered then his statement, “My khalifah in my family,” does not categorically refer to Imamah after him. It only means that he will be his khalifah (successor) over his family, i.e. Fatimah and her children.

 

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[1] Majma’ al Zawa’id vol. 9 pg. 114.

[2] Surah al Shu’ara’: 214.

[3] Mukhtasar Zawa’id al Bazzar vol. 2 pg. 309.

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