"There is no better man than Ali, and no sword better than Dhul-Faqaar"

Q: I need to know the status of this oft-quoted hadeeth: " There is no better man than `Ali, and no sword better than Dhul-Faqar"

“An angel called Radwan announced from the Heavens in (the Battle of) Badr ‘No sword other than Dhu Al-Faqar and no man better than `Ali.’”

Please provide references from traditional scholars in order to convince lay people.


A: This is not a Hadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

خبر لا سيف إلا ذي الفقار ولا فتى إلا علي هو أثر عن محمد الباقر وكونه من كلام ملك نادى به يوم بدر فهو أثر أيضا وسنده واه لم يصح (أسنى المطالب في أحاديث مختلفة المراتب #1705)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)