“Abū Ishāq narrated that he heard Sa‘īd bin Wahb say :
‘Alī (AlahisSalam) took oath from the people, at which five or six
Companion s ((رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)) stood up and bore witness that Allāh’s
Messenger (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) had said: One who has me as his master
has ‘Alī as his master.”
Ahmad bin Hambal related it in al-Musnad (5:366), and Fadā’ilus-sahābah (2:598, 599 # 1021); Bayhaqī, as-Sunan-ul-kubrā (5:131); Ibn ‘Asākir, Tārīkh Dimashq al-kabīr (45:160); and
Muhib Tabarī in ar-Riyād-un-nadrah fī manāqib-il-‘ashrah
Nasā’ī graded it sahīh (sound) in Khasā’is amīr-il-mu’minīn
‘Alī bin Abī Tālib (p.90 # 83).
Diyā’ Maqdisī narrated it with a sound chain of authorities in
al-Ahādīth-ul-mukhtārah (2:105 # 479).
Haythamī related it in Majma‘-uz-zawā’id (9:104) and
declared that Ahmad’s men are sound (rijāluhū sahīh).
Ibn Kathīr said in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:170; 5:462) that
its chain of authorities is jayyid (fine).
“‘Amīrah bin Sa‘d ((رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)) has narrated that he
heard ‘Alī (AlahisSalam) make people swear in an open plain and
asked them who had heard the Prophet (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) say that who
has him as his master has ‘Alī as him master. At this six
persons stood up an d bore witness to it.”
Nasā’ī related it in Khasā’is amīr-il-mu’minīn ‘Alī bin Abī Tālib
(pp.89, 91 # 82, 85); Tabarānī, al-Mu‘jam-ul-awsat (3:134 #
2275); Bayhaqī, as-Sunan-ul-kubrā (5:132); and Mizzī in Tahdhībul-kamāl (22:397, 398).
Ibn ‘Asākir’s narration in Tārīkh Dimashq al-kabīr (45:159)
has eighteen witnesses.
Tabarānī related it in Mu‘jam-us-saghīr (1:64, 65) and it had
twelve witnesses, including Abū Hurayrah, Abū Sa‘īd and Anas
bin Mālik (). Haythamī copied in Majma‘-uz-zawā’id (9:108).
“Abū Tufay l narrated it on the authority of Zayd bin
Arqam ((رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)) that ‘Alī (AlahisSalam) asked people on oath who among
them had heard the Messenger of Allāh (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) say on the
day of Ghadīr Khum: Don’t yo u know that I am nearer
than the lives of the believers? They said: Why not! He
said: On e who has me as his master has ‘Alī as his master.
O Allāh! Befriend him who befriends him (‘Alī) an d be
h is enemy who is his (‘Alī’s) enemy. (At Ali’s
conversation,) twelve person s stood up an d bore witness
to this incident.”
Tabarānī related it in al-Mu‘jam-ul-awsat (2:576 # 1987);
Haythamī, Majma‘-uz-zawā’id (9:106); Ibn ‘Asākir, Tārīkh
Dimashq al-kabīr (45:157, 158); Muhib Tabarī, ar-Riyād-unnadrah fī manāqib-il-‘ashrah (3:127); Hindī, Kanz-ul-‘ummāl (13:157 # 36485); and Shawkānī in Darr-us-sahābah (p.211).