- Status : FABRICATED
In some circles the following ‘hadith’ is often quoted to prove some corrupt agendas (2 narrations) :
1) There is no better man than `Ali, and no sword better than Dhul-Faqar
2) From Al-Hasan ibn `Arafah Al-`Abdi on the authority of Abu Gha`far Muhamad ibn `Ali Al-Baqir who said: “An angel called Radwan announced from the Heavens in (the Battle of) Badr ‘No sword other than Dhu Al-Faqar and no man better than `Ali.'”
1) The first narration is reported by ‘Isa ibn Mihran on whom the following muhaddithun have said :
Ibn Adiy said: “He narrated fabricated Hadith.”
Hâfiz al-Dhahabî said about him: “Liar” (Mizan, #6613)
Ibn Ubaydullah ibn Abu Rafi is weak as well.
Allâmah Sakhâwiy said this narration is “very weak” (Al-Maqaasidul Hasana, 1307)
Imâm al-Bukhâri said: “Munkar al-Hadith.”
Ibn Ma’een said his narrations are nothing.
Abû Hâtim said: “Extremely rejected.” (Mizan, #7904)
Imam al-Suyûtî rejected this narration in “La’ali al-masnu’a” (1/333)
Al-Dhahabî rejected it in “Talkhees Kitab al-Maudua” (1/126/#274).
Hâfiz Ibn Taymiyyah said:
“This narration is from false, fabricated stories–in accordance to the ijma (consensus) of people who know the science of Hadith.” (Mukhtasar Minhaj as-Sunnah)
Al-Shawkânî said in “Fawaid al-Majmua” (372/#68):
“And in the chain is Eesa ibn Mihran, and he is Rafidhi (Shia extremist), who narrated false stories. Ibn al-Jawzi included this narration in his book on fabricated Hadith.”
Ibn Katheer said : “hadith munkar” (al bidayah, 7/293)
Additionally, Mulla ‘Ali Al Qâri also mentions that this hadith has “no basis” and portrays it as this is an innovation of the Shi’a. (Al-Asraarul marfoo’a, 595)
Sa’d bin Tareef is a raawi of this narration and Ibn hajar says he is matrook (rejected) and that he was a raafidi, This hadith is supporting his tashayyu’ thus rendering his narration as unacceptable (Taqreebut Tahzeeb)
On the second hadith :
Mullâ ‘Ali Qari al-hanafi added, “It is proved to be invalid for if something like this had been announced from the Heavens in the Battle of Badr all the honorable Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) would have heard it and thus it would have been reported by the great Imams.
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On a sidenote, Dhul-faqar was but one of the many swords the blessed Prophet ﷺ had, as you can read it here for example.
Note : this post is NOT there to belittle our liege-lord and Khalifah Sayyiduna ‘Ali (RA), one of the best of the Companions of Rasulullah ﷺ; rather it is there to expose how far fabricated ahadith have crippled our minds. Just use authentic narrations, which are plenty for this noble companion.