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Did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say to Sayyiduna ‘Ali, “You shall inform my ummah the truth after me”?

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Please verify this narration:

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

“You shall inform my nation about the truth regarding what they dispute after me”

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. However, Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared this narration as a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 122. Also see Tarikhul Islam of Hafiz Dhahabi, vol. 9 pg. 590)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

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