Ghadir Declaration Hadith 17,18&19


“It is narrated by Jābir bin ‘Abdullāh ((رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)) that
when we were at Ghadīr Khum in Juhfah, the Messenger
of Allāh (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) came out, then, holding ‘Alī’s hand, he
said: One who has me as his master has ‘Alī as his

Nasā’ī has narrated this tradition through Sa‘d in Kasā’is
amīr-il-mu’minīn ‘Alī bin Abī Tālib (p.97 # 92) with a slight
difference in the use of words.
Haythamī has referred to it in Majma‘-uz-zawā’id (9:107) that
it has been narrated by Bazzar and its narrators are reliable
Maymūn Abū ‘Abdullāh describes that Zayd bin Arqam ()
related this tradition when someone asked him about ‘Alī (), and
Hindī has reproduced this tradition in Kanz-ul-‘ummāl (13:104,
105 # 36342).
1. Ibn Abī Shaybah related it in al-Musannaf (12:59 # 12121); Hindī,
Kanz-ul-‘ummāl (13:137 # 32433); Ibn ‘Asākir, Tārīkh Dimashq
al-kabīr (45:169, 170, 172); and Ibn Kathīr has written in alBidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:173) that Dhahabī has graded it fair
Dhahabī narrated it through ‘Abdullāh bin Muhammad bin
‘Aqīl in Siyar a‘lām-in-nubalā’, (7:570, 571), who said, “ ‘Alī bin
Husayn, Muhammad bin Hanafiyyah, Abū Ja‘far and I were at
Jābir’s house.” Dhahabī says that the text of the tradition is

“It is narrated by ‘Alī that the Holy Prophet (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) was
standing under a tree at Khum and he was holding ‘Alī’s
hand. He said: O people! Don’t you bear witness that
Allāh an d His Messenger (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) are even nearer than
your lives? They said: Why not! (Then he added: Don’t
you bear witness) that Allāh and His Messenger are
your masters. They said: Why not! He said: One who has
me as  his master has this (‘Alī) as his master.”

Ibn Abī ‘Āsim related it in as-Sunnah (p. 603 # 1360); Ibn ‘Asākir,
Tārīkh Dimashq al-kabīr (45:161, 162); and Hindī has said in
Kanz-ul-‘ummāl (13:140 # 36441) that Ibn Rāhawayh, Ibn Jarīr,
Ibn Abī ‘Āsim and Mahāmilī narrated it in Amālī, and graded it
sahīh (sound).

It is narrated by Hudhayf ah bin Usay d al-Gh ifārī ((رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ))… He (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) said: O peop le! I hav e been told by a
highly reliable source that Allāh gave every prophet
half the life span of his predecessor an d I apprehend I
shall (soon) receive the call an d I shall accept it. I shall be asked (about my responsibilities) and you will (also) be
asked (about me). What do yo u say ( about this) ? They
said: we bear witness that yo u struggled hard to groom us
in the faith and taught us virtuo us things. May Allāh 
bless you with a noble reward! He said: Don ’t yo u bear
witness that there is no go d but Allāh and Muhammadصلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم
is Allāh’s abd and His Messenger; Paradise an d Hell
are a reality an d life after death is a reality an d there is no
doubt about the Day of Judgement and Allāh  will
raise us again from the graves? All o f them replied: why
not! We bear witness to all this. He said: O Allāh ! Be you
a witness. He said: O people! Surely Allāh is my master
an d I am the master of all believers an d I am nearer than
their lives. One who h as me as his master has ‘Alī as his
master. O Allāh! Be h is friend who befriends him and be
his enemy who is h is (‘Alī’s) enemy . O people! I am to
leave before yo u an d yo u will meet me at the Fountain (of
kawthar). This fountain is even wider than the distance
bet ween Basra an d San‘ ā’. It has silver bowls as big as the
stars. When yo u come to me, I will ask yo u about two
highly important things. It is to be seen how yo u treat
them in my absence. The first important thing is Allāh’s
Book which is related in one aspect to Allāh  and, in
another aspect, to His servants. If yo u hold on to it firmly,
yo u will neither go astray nor deviate (from truth); an d
(the second important thin g) is my progeny, that is, the
members of my family. Hold on to them. The highest
authority h as told me that surely these t wo will never
deviate from the truth an d they will meet me at the

Tabarānī related it in al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (3:67, 180, 181 # 2683,
3052; 5:166, 167 # 4971); Haythamī, Majma‘-uz-zawā’id (9:164,
165); Ibn ‘Asākir, Tārīkh Dimashq al-kabīr (45:166, 167); Ibn
Kathīr, al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (5:463); and Hindī in Kanz-ul-
‘ummal (1:188, 189 # 957, 958).
Ibn ‘Asākir related it from Sa‘d also in Tārīkh Dimashq alkabīr (45:169).


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