Authenticity of Hadith : I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate


Assalamu Alaykum

What is the correct view on the authenticity of the hadith of “I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate” :

انا مدينة العلم وعلي بابها فمن اراد العلم فليات من بابها

Is it Mawdu, Sahih or Hasan (as in the view of Ibn Hajar)



Wa alaykumus-salam,

The Hadith master Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani in al-Ajwiba `ala al-Qazwini at the end of al-Baghawi’s Masabih al-Sunna (Ma`rifa ed. 3:1791) and at the beginning of al-Qari’s Mirqat al-Mafatih (Fikr ed. 1:548-549) said that this hadith was da`if (weak) and possibly hasan (fair).

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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