The likeness of my Ahlul Bayt among you is like the door of forgiveness

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The likeness of my Ahlul Bayt among you is like the door of forgiveness

 

حدثنا محمد بن عبد العزيز بن ربيعة الكلابي أبو مليل الكوفي حدثنا أبي حدثنا عبد الرحمن بن أبي حماد المقرئ عن أبي سلمة الصائغ عن عطية عن أبي سعيد الخدري سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله و سلم يقول إنما مثل أهل بيتي فيكم مثل باب حطة في بني إسرائيل من دخله غفر له

Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Rabi’ah al Kilabi Abu Malil al Kufi narrated to us―my father narrated to us―’Abdul Rahman ibn Abi Hammad al Muqri’ narrated to us from―Abu Salamah al Sa’igh from―’Attiyah from―Abu Sa’id al Khudri―I heard Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam saying:

Certainly, the likeness of my Ahlul Bayt among you is like the door of forgiveness; whoever enters it is forgiven.

 

This hadith revolves around a series of weak and abandoned narrators. In the chain is Hassan ibn Abi Jafar and he is matruk (suspected of forgery), and ‘Ali ibn Zaid who is a weak transmitter.

In al Tabarani’s chain of this hadith appears ‘Abdullah ibn Dahir and he is matruk.[1] The editor of the published version of Fada’il al Sahabah of Ahmed agrees because a narrator in the chain Mufaddal ibn Salih al Nahhas al Asadi who the scholars of verification grade as weak. Al Dhahabi says about him, “Mufaddal is weak.”[2]

Tijani referenced the second hadith to Majma al Zawa’id by al Haythami but when we referred to the book we found:

 

From Abu Dharr, who said, the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “The likeness of my Ahlul Bayt is the likeness of Nuh’s ark. Whoever boards it is saved and whoever lags behind drowns. And whoever fights at the end of days he is like the one who fights Dajjal.” This is narrated by al Bazzar and al Tabarani in the three. In al Bazzar’s sanad is al Hassan ibn Abi Jafar al Jafari and in al Tabarani’s sanad is Abdullah ibn Dahir and both of them are matruk.

From Ibn ‘Abbas, he said, the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “The likeness of my Ahlul Bayt is the likeness of Nuh’s ark. Whoever boards it is saved and whoever lags behind drowns.” This is narrated by al Bazzar and al Tabarani and in it is al Hassan ibn Abi Jafar and he is matruk.

From ‘Abdullah ibn Zubair that the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “The similitude of my Ahl al Bay is the similitude of Nuh’s ark. Whoever mounts it is saved and whoever lags behind drowns.” This is narrated by al Bazzar and in it is Ibn Lahi’ah and he is a weak transmitter.

From Abu Sa’id al Khudri, he said, I heard the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam saying, “The example of my Ahlul Bayt amongst you is the example of Nuh’s ark. Whoever mounts it is saved and whoever lags behind drowns. And the example of my Ahl al Bay amongst you is the example of the door of Hittah amongst the Bani Isra’il. Whoever enters it is forgiven.’ This is narrated by al Tabarani in al Saghir and in al Awsat and in it is a group (of transmitters) I do not know.[3]

 

Furthermore the narration cited above contains the narrator ‘Attiyah al ‘Aufi; he had given his teacher Muhammad ibn Sa’ib al Kalbi—the infamous liar—the agnomen Abu Sa’id so as to give the impression that he is narrating from Abu Sa’id al Khudri the Sahabi.

 

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[1] Refer to Mujam al Tabarani al Kabir, Hadith: 2632, 2637, 2638, 12388.

[2] Fada’il al Sahabah, vol. 2, Hadith: 1402.

[3] Majma’ al Zawa’id wa Mamba’ al Fawa’id by Al Haythami, vol. 9, p. 167.

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