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A fabricated Hadith regarding love for ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Is this narration authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If everyone loved ‘Ali, Allah would not have created the Fire/Jahannam”


Imam Daylami (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. However, ‘Allamah Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith a fabrication. ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has also cited this narration in his book on fabricated Hadiths.

(Minhajus Sunnah, vol. 5 pg. 76, Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 260, Hadith: 293, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 399. Also see: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 7 pg. 253-255, number: 7018)

The Hadith in question is therefore not suitable to quote.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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