Response to: Cursed Lineage

The following is a response to SlaveOfAhluBait’s article entitled: Cursed Lineage. The article can be found here.

SoA in this article quotes several narrations that suggest that the Prophet (salalahu alaihi wa salam) dreamed that Bani Umayyah will be jumping up and down upon the pulpit of the Prophet (salalahu alaihi wa salam) and that he cursed them.

However, SoA failed in providing any authentic chains for these narrations. On the other hand, SoA uses the secondary source, Tafseer Al-Dur Al-Manthoor by Al-Suyuti, who quoted from the lost source of Tafseer of Ibn Mardawaih, or by using tafaseer that don’t use hadith chains in the first place. SoA also quotes a narration from Tafseer Al-Tabari that makes no mention of Bani Umayyah making it useless.

The only relevant narration that is quoted that actually includes a chain is the narration of Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyab, the tabi’ee. However, his narration comes from the path of Ali bin Zaid bin Jad’aan, who was weakened by Ibn Sa’ad, Ahmad, Yahya, Al-Jawzajani, Abu Zur’ah, Abu Hatim, Al-Nasa’ee, Ibn Khuzaima, Abu Ahmad Al-Hakim, Al-Daraqutni, Ibn Hibban, and others.

Ironically, SoA also quoted Ibn Al-Jawzi as a source, however, they have failed at quoting his opinion of the hadith of Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyab, which is:

رواه علي بن زيد بن جدعان عن سعيد بن المسيب ، وإِن كان مثل هذا لا يصح ، ولكن قد ذكره عامة المفسرين
“The narration of Ali bin Zaid bin Jada’an from Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyab, was mentioned by most mufasireen, even though it is not correct.”

Surprisingly, in their follow-up article, SoA quotes another narration that says:

holy prophet asws say in his dream that bani hakam were jumping up and down on his pulpit; when it got morning, prophet said i saw bani hakam jumping on my pulpit like monkeys; narrator said that the prophet did not smiled afterwards till his death

SoA quotes authentication for the narration, and we are in agreement that the chain seems solid enough. However, this narration is not about Bani Umayyah, but rather, about Bani Al-Hakam. Also, there is nothing about them being cursed in this narration, but that the Prophet (salalahu alaihi wa salam) disapproves of what some of them said on his Mimbar.

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