Hadeeth: “The Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam) grabbed Hasan and Husayn by the hands and said “Whoever loves me, these two and their parents, shall be with me, in my rank on the Day of Judgement”.
This hadith was narrated by imam Abdullah ibn Ahmad in his additions to “Musnad” (vol 1 pages 412-413 Hadith 576, with notes by shaykh Ahmad Shakir), and in “Fadhail as-sahaba” (#1185), Tirmizi in “Sunnan” (2/301), Abu Shaykh in “Tabakat” (p 281, dhahiriya library), Dawlabi in “Zurriyatu tahira” (#226, shamela), Abu Nuaym in “Akhbarul Isfahan” (1/191-192), Khatib in his history (13/287/#7255), Ibn Qudama al-Makdisi in “al-Mutahibin fi Llah” (#146), Tabarani in “as-Saghir” (#960) from Ali ibn Abu Talib.
In the chain Ali ibn Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq. Tabarani in “as-Saghir” said: (No one) narrated (this hadith) from Mosa ibn Jafar, except his brother Ali ibn Jafar, Nasr ibn Ali (next narrator after Ali ibn Jafar) stayed alone in narrating this”. Tirmizi in “Sunnan” also noticed that this hadith isn’t know from Jafar from other wajh.
Dhahabi in “Mizanul itidal” (3/117/#5799) noticed that he didn’t see anyone who praised or discredited Ali ibn Jafar, and added: “But his ahadeth are extremely rejected (munkar)”. Albani said this hadith in munkar (“Silsila ad-daeefa” #3122), and said it’s daeef in his notes on “Sunnan” Tirmizi. Dhahabi in “Siyar alamun nubala” (3/254) said: “Chain is daeef, text in munkar”. Shaykh Shuayb Arnawut said (hadith) is weak in his notes on “Musnad” (1/#576).
Shaykh Ahmad Shakir in notes on “Musnad” said chain is good (hasan), however he erred. Because as we noted, narrator Ali ibn Jafar is majhool al-khal. Also it’s worse to mention that saying “chain is good” isn’t a same as saying “hadith is good”.