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‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu), The most capable in judgement in Madinah

Is Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

“We used to say that the best judge among the people of Madinah was ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu)”


Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud and has declared it authentic.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 135. Also see Musnad Bazzar, Hadith: 1616 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 116)

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wherein he states, “And our best judge is ‘Ali”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4481)

Also see here.

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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