Refuting Kitab Al-Ghadir

Overview on Kitab Al-Ghadir Al-Ghadir fi Al-Kitab wal Sunnah wal Adab (also known as Kitab Al-Ghadir) by Abdul-Hussain Al-Amini has been widely recognized by Shias as the most important book on the subject. Al-Amini, who is seen as the authority on “everything Ghadir Khumm”,...
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Taa’

Talha bin Ubaidullah: The narration of Talha comes through two paths. The first path is through the narration of Hussain Al-Ashqar, who was weakened by many scholars including Al-Bukhari, Al-Zur’ah, Abu Hatim, and was accused of narrating a fabrications. See his biography in...
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Thaa’

Thabit bin Wadee’a Al-Ansari: There is only one report in which Thabit bin Wadee’a is mentioned. In the report, he is among those that Ali asks if they have heard the hadith of Ghadir. Thabit is one of those that affirms that he did. However, the chain includes mostly anonymous...
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Dhaad

Dhumaira Al-Asadi: The narration of Dhumaira Al-Asadi comes through his grandson Al-Hussain bin Abdullah bin Dhumaira. However, he is a liar and was accused of fabricating by Malik and Abu Hatim Al-Razi. See Mizan Al-I’itadal.
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Seen

Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqas: The narrations of Sa’ad are plenty. Below is a breakdown of those chains. The most authentic narration is the hadith of Ayman Al-Makki from Sa’ad which can be found in Khasa’is Al-Nasa’ee. The narration of Abdul Rahman bin Sabit seems solid, however, he did...
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Zaay

Al-Zubair bin Al-Awwam: No chains are provided of him reporting hadith Al-Ghadir.   Zaid bin Arqam: The narration of Zaid bin Arqam is without a doubt an authentic narration. A sign of this is the sheer amount of paths to him when he is not known to be one of the biggest...
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Raa’

Rifa’a bin Abdul Munthir: No chain is provided for the report and therefore it cannot be relied upon.
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Khaa’

Khalid bin Al-Waleed: No chains have been provided for his narration and therefore cannot be relied upon.   Khuzaima bin Thabit: The hadith of Khuzaima bin Thabit comes through Asbagh bin Nubata. In the report, he is among those that Ali asks if they have heard the hadith of...
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Haa’

Hubshi bin Junada: There are two routes that include Hubshi as a narrator. The first is the hadith in Al-Tabarani which comes through the path of Sulaiman bin Qarm who is weak. He has been weakened by Yahya, Abu Zur’ah, Abu Hatim, Al-Nasa’ee, Ibn Hibban, and Al-Hakim. The second...
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Jeem

Jabir bin Samura: The narration comes through one path only. Al-Amini provides another path from Kanz Al-Umaal, however, upon returning to the original source of the quote, which is Musanaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, we found that this is a mistake and it is a quote from Jabir bin Abdullah...
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