The Isnad of al-Sam`ani

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The Isnad of al Sam’ani


His name is Abu al Muzaffar Mansur ibn Muhammad al Sam’ani (d. 489 A.H.).

The hadith of Thaqalayn which is in the book, Qawwamiyyah, better known as Fada’il al Sahabah, is as follows:


عن طلحة بن مصرف عن عطية عن ابى سعيد الخدرى عن النبى صلى الله عليه و سلم قال  تنى اوشك ان ادعى فاجيب و انى تارك فيكم الثقلين كتاب الله حبل ممدود من السماء الى الارض وعترتى اهل بيتى وان اللطيف الخبير اخبرنى انهما لن يتفرقا حتى يردا على الحوض

Talhah ibn Musarrif — ‘AttiyahAbu Sa’id — Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Indeed I will soon be called and I will respond to the call. I am leaving amongst you al Thaqalayn the Book of Allah—which is a rope that has been extended from the sky to the earth and my ‘itrah, who are my household. The Knower of the finest details and the One who is well aware of everything has informed me that they will never separate until they meet me at the pond…


Al Sam’ani did not mention the entire isnad; however, the portion that has been mentioned is sufficient for us to reject this narration. ‘Attiyah narrates from his teacher, Muhammad ibn Sa’ib al Kalbi. Thereafter he adds the word al Khudri to deceive the people. The position of this teacher and his student has been explained in detail along with references under the narrations of Tabaqat ibn Sa`d, Musnad Ahmed and Musnad Abi Ya`la. There is no need to keep repeating the discussion. Refer to the details there.


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