Is the following a Hadith?

People are asleep when they die they will wake up


The Muhaddithun have stated that the above narration is actually is the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and not a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

It may be quoted as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Refer: Tabaqatush Shafi’iyyah, vol. 6 pg. 357, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 3611, Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1240 and Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, Hadith: 555)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


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