The following is a response to SlaveOfAhlubait’s article entitled: “Imam Ali is the Best of Creation”. The article can be found here.
In this short article, SlaveOfAhlubait quote the following statement by Ibn Hajar:
Al-Bazzar recorded through the route of al-Sha’bi from Masruq, from Aisha, who said:
Allah’s Apostle, peace be upon him, mentioned the Khawarij and said, “They are the worst of my Ummah, AND THEY WILL BE FOUGHT BY THE BEST OF MY UMMAH.
Its chain is hasan.
However, the Hadith is weak. Al-Haythami comments: In it (the hadith), we find Ata’a bin Al-Sa’ib, who had ikhtilaat (become confused).
Also we add that this doesn’t even mean that `Ali alone is the best of creation, this encompasses all those soldiers in his army, it even encompasses bani Umayyah since they fought against the Khawarij much longer and many more times than `Ali.