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 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.
There are many majhul narrators in the isnad like Abu Ghalib al Bana and ‘Abdullah ibn Adhran al Khayyat.
 Tarikh Dimashq vol. 42 pg. 167.
 Lisan al Mizan vol. 3 pg. 351.Back to top