|The hadeeth of Abu Dawood [Eng. Trans no.4273] from Umm Salamah that the Prophet (SAW) said, "disagreement will occur at the death of a Khaleef and a man of the people of Madeenah will come forth flying to Mecca. Some of the people of Mecca will come to him, bring him out against his will and swear allegiance to him between the corner and the maqaam. An expeditionary force will then be sent against them from Syria but will be swallowed up by the desert between Mecca and Madeenah, and when the people see that, the Abdaal of Syria and the best people of Iraaq will come to him and swear allegiance to him between the corner and the Maqaam."|
Al-Albaanee says in 'ad-Da'eefah' (no. 1965), "Da'eef." Reported by Ahmad (6/316), Abu Dawood (4286), and via their route ibn Asaakir (1/280) from the route of Hishaam from Qataadah from Abu Khaleel from a companion of his from Umm Salamah from the Messenger (SAW).
I say: it's narrators are all thiqah except for the companion of Abu Khaleel for he is not named and is therefore majhool.
Then Abu Dawood and at-Tabaraanee in 'al-Awsat' (9613) report it via the route of Abu al-Awaam from Qataadah from Abu Khaleel from Abdullaah bin al-Haarith from Umm Salamah from the Prophet (SAW).
At-Tabaraanee said, "no one reports this hadeeth from Qataadah except Imraan.
I say: the majhool narrator has been named as Abdullaah bin Haarith, and he is ibn Nawfal al-Madanee and he is thiqah being depended upon in the Two Saheehs. But in the route to him is Abu al-Awaam who is Imraan bin Dawood al-Qattaan and he has some weakness arising due to his memory.
Al-Bukhaaree said, "truthful but makes mistakes."
Ad-Daaruqutnee said, "he used to commonly be inconsistent and make mistakes."
And al-Haafidh depended upon this saying of Bukhaaree in his 'Taqreeb' Therefore his adding a thiqah narrator (in the isnaad) is something that the soul does not find tranquillity in.
Al-Haakim also reports this hadeeth via him (4/431) with the wording, "a man from my nation shall be sworn allegiance to between the Corner and the Station by a number of people like the number of the people of Badr, then the best of the people of Iraaq shall come to him and the Abdaal of Shaam. Then a expedition from Shaam will set out against him…."
Al-Haakim did not give it a ruling but adh-Dhahabee said, "Abu al-Awaam Imraan has been declared da'eef by more than one, and he was a Khaarijee."
Then I saw the hadeeth in 'Mawaarid al-Dham'aan' (1881) via the route of Abu Ya'la (4/1651) from Muhammad bin Yazeed bin Rifaa'a from Wahb bin Jareer from Hishaam bin Abu Abdullaah from Qataadah from Saalih Abu Khaleel from Mujaahid from Umm Salamah.
The narrators of this isnaad are the narrators of the Two Saheehs except for ibn Rifaa'a, and he is Abu Hishaam ar-Rifaa'ee and he is da'eef. And he additionally mentioned Mujaahid in his isnaad but his addition is not counted. Then I found a follow-up to this hadeeth reported by at-Tabaraanee in 'al-Awsat' (1164) via the route of Ubaidullaah bin Umru from Mu'mar from Qataadah from Mujaahid and at-Tabraanee said, "Ubaidullaah bin Umru said: Then I narrated it to Layth and he said Mujaahid reported this to me."
At-Tabaraanee said, "this hadeeth has not been reported from Mu'mar except by Ubaidullaah."
I say: and he is thiqah like the rest of the narrators of this isnaad. But they have differed about it's isnaad to Qataadah in 4 ways: