O ‘Ali, you are the first believer to embrace Islam

O ‘Ali, certainly Allah commanded me to warn
March 12, 2019
O ‘Ali, glad tidings to the one who loves you and believes you and woe to the one who hates you and belies you
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O ‘Ali, you are the first believer to embrace Islam

 

يا علي أنت أول المؤمنين إيمانا

O ‘Ali, you are the first believer to embrace Islam

 

It is baseless. Not found in any hadith compilation except in Tarikh Dimashq[1] of Ibn ‘Asakir. He reports it with a chain filled with leaders of the ‘Abbasi dynasty like Ma’mun, al Rashid, and his father and grandfather whom the Shia hate.

‘Abd ibn Muhammad ibn Muharib is in the sanad.

  • His ahadith are accepted. They criticised him.[2]

There are many majhul narrators in the isnad like Abu Ghalib al Bana and ‘Abdullah ibn Adhran al Khayyat.

 

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[1] Tarikh Dimashq vol. 42 pg. 167.

[2] Lisan al Mizan vol. 3 pg. 351.

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