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A narration regarding the knowledge of ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Salman Al-Farisi reported: “Ali is the most knowledge from my Ummah after myself.” Ad Daylami

 

Answer

This narration appears in Musnadul Firdaws of Imam Daylami. The chain is located in Kitabul Manaqib of Khuwarazmi. The chain consists of an extremely weak narrator who has also been declared a liar by Imam Ibn Ma’in.

(Musnadul Firdaws, Hadith: 1491, Kitabul Manaqib of Khuwarazmi, pg. 82. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 300, number: 3756 and vol. 4 pg. 195, number: 7449)

 

The narration is not suitable to quote.

 

The following narration should be quoted instead:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The most capable in judgement is ‘Ali..” (See the references here and here)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar