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You will clarify for my ummah what they differ in after me


حدثنا عبدان بن يزيد بن يعقوب الدقاق من أصل كتابه ثنا إبراهيم بن الحسين بن ديزيل ثنا أبو نعيم ضرار بن صرد ثنا معتمر بن سليمان قال سمعت أبي يذكر عن الحسن عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال لعلي أنت تبين لأمتي ما اختلفوا فيه بعدي

‘Abdan ibn Yazid ibn Ya’qub al Daqqaq narrated to us from his original book―Ibrahim ibn al Hussain ibn Dayzil narrated to us―Abu Nuaim Dirar ibn Surad narrated to us―Mu’tamir ibn Sulaiman narrated to us that he heard―his father reporting from―Hassan from―Anas ibn Malik radiya Llahu ‘anhu that the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to Ali: “You will clarify for my ummah what they differ in after me.”


Al Hakim says: “This hadith is sahih according to the standards of al Bukhari and Muslim who have not recorded it.”[1] however he has been refuted by al Dhahabi in his Talkhis.

Abu Nuaim Dirar ibn Surad al Tahan appears therein.

Abu Nuaim Dirar ibn Surad al Tahhan

  • Al Dhahabi has accused him in his examination of al Mustadrak by saying that this narration is the fabrication of Dirar.[2]
  • It is reported from Yahya ibn Ma’in that Dirar was a kadhab.
  • Al Nasa’i says, “He is not reliable.”
  • Abu Hatim remarks, “Truthful. Cannot be used as proof.”
  • Al Daraqutni classified him as da’if.

Al Dhahabi then mentioned this narration as an example for his fabrications.[3]


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[1] Al Mustadrak vol. 3 pg. 122.

[2] Kashf al Hathith vol. 1 pg. 138.

[3] Mizan al I’tidal vol. 3 pg. 449.

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