IslamQA.org Logo

Looking at the face of ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by HadithAnswers.com

What is status of following narration?

 النظر إلى وجه علي عبادة

“Looking at the face of ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is an act of worship”

 

Answer

This narration has been recorded with several chains. Most of these chains consist of either fabricators, extremely weak narrators, weak narrators or unknown narrators.

Due to this, many Muhaddithun have declared the Hadith unreliable, although some Muhaddithun have differed with this ruling.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 141/142, Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 2 pg. 385/386, Kitabul Mawdu’at of Ibnul Jawzi, vol. 2 pg. 124-131, Hadith: 671-683, Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at, Hadith: 259, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 246, number: 5946 and vol. 5 pg. 43, number: 8641. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 119, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 382-383, Tadhkiratul Mawdu’at of ‘Allamah Fatani)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

Find more answers indexed from: HadithAnswers.com
Read more answers with similar topics:
Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

You will receive 5 Q&A in your inbox every week



We have sent a confirmation to you. Please check the and confirm your subscription. Thank you!