Is this Hadith authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“No one will be permitted to cross [an incline] by the bridge (sirat) on the Day of Qiyamah except through the permission/wilayah of Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)”
Hafiz Khatib Baghdadi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a longer narration. However, he as well as other Muhaddithun have declared the Hadith a fabrication.
(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 12 pg. 78-79, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 5 pg. 339 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 366)
A similar narration has also been recorded through two other chains. Both these chains also consist of fabricators.
(Refer: Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at of ‘Allamah Dhahabi, Hadith: 295 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 366-367)
The Hadith in question is not suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar