in this series, i ll present sahih ahadeeth from sunni books in glory of mola ali. i will not be giving all chains for that ,however, i ll mention their sources and what great sunni scholars have said about that hadeeth. i have used the work of brother hasan alwi; may allah bless him and give him the strength to serve masoomen


i am quoting from khasais-e-ali, online translation

أخبرني ) محمد بن قدامة ، قال : حدثنا جرير عن مغيرة ، عن ام موسى قالت : قالت أم سلمة : والذي تحلف به ام سلمة ، ان أقرب الناس عهدا برسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم علي رضي الله عنه ، قالت : لما كان غدوة قبض رسول الله صلى الله

عليه وسلم فأرسل إليه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قالت : وأظنه كان بعثه في حاجة فجعل يقول : جاء علي ؟ ثلاث مرات ، فجاء قبل طلوع الشمس ، فلما أن جاء عرفنا ان له إليه حاجة ، فخرجنا من البيت وكنا عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

يومئذ في بيت عائشة وكنت في آخر من خرج من البيت ، ثم جلست من وراء الباب فكنت أدناهم إلى الباب ، فأكب عليه علي رضي الله عنه

فكان آخر الناس به عهدا يساره ويناجيه

Umm musa said that umm salma said while taking oath that

ali was the nearest to prophet in regards to secrets;

then she said

the day prophet died, he sent ali for some job; then he started asking about him : has ali come?

He asked this question thrice, till it was sunset when ali came; when he came, we realized that he had some special task with ali; so we left the home; and on that day, we were in house of ayesha for looking after prophet; and I was the last to leave; then I sat behind the door; and I was very near to them; ali had tilted his head towards prophet; so, he was the last one to do promise, whisper and address.


1- Mustadarak alas sahiheen with talkess of dhabi:-

hakim: sahih
dhabi:- sahih

[vol 3, page 138-139]

2- Musnad imam ahmad, takhreej of sheikh ahmad shakir

hamza zain; isnaad sahih

[vol 18, page 263,hadeeth 26444]


haithmi: narrated by ahmad and abu yala, and tabarani narrated the short version; narrators are narrators of sahih hadeeth except umm musa, and she is thiqa

[vol 9, page 112]

4- al hilli ba takhreej khasais-e-ali

abu ishaq haweeni athani says: isnaad hasan

[page 133, narration 150-151]

5- musnad abu yala

hussein saleem asad durrani:- isnaad sahih

[vol 13, page 364 and 404]

6- dur-us-sahaba

shokani says: narrated by ahmad, abu yala, and tabarani with sanad having thiqa narrators

[page 213, narration 70]

7-fadail us sahaba, imam ahmad

wasi ullah bin mohammad abbas: isnaad sahih

[vol 2, page 755, narration 1171]