A narration stating the seven leaders of Jannah

Question

Please confirm if this Hadith is authentic?

“We seven, the progeny of Abdul Muttalib are the leaders of Paradise: Me, Hamza, Ali, Ja’far, Hasan, Husayn, and the Mahdi.”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say: “We the children of ‘Abdul Muttalib are the leaders of Jannah; Myself, Hamzah, ‘Ali, Ja’far, Hasan, Husayn and the Mahdi.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4087, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 211)

 

‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith a fabrication. ‘Allamah Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has declared the text of the Hadith unreliable (munkar).

(Talkhisul Mustadrak, vol. 3 pg. 211, An Nihayah Fil Fitani Wal Malahim, vol. 1 pg. 46)

 

Hafiz Khatib Al Baghdadi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with his own chain. He has declared this version unreliable as well. (هذا الحديث منكر جدا، وهو غير ثابت، وفي إسناده غير واحد من المجهولين)

(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 11 pg. 93)

 

Note:

1) Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded a reliable narration which states that Sayyiduna Hasan and Sayyiduna Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) will be leaders of the youth in Jannah. See here.

2) In another Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has explained that Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) will also be leaders of the middle aged in Jannah. See here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar