وَبِهِ قَالَ السَّمْعَانِيُّ: أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو الفَتْحِ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا الحُسَيْنُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرَ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيْلَ، عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ، عَنْ أَيْوُبَ السَّخْتِيَانِيِّ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ أَنَّ عُثْمَانَ أَصْبَحَ يُحَدِّثُ النَّاسَ، فَقَالَ: إِنِّي رَأَيْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ فِي المَنَامِ، فَقَالَ: يَا عُثْمَانُ أَفْطِرْ عِنْدَنَا، فَأَصْبَحَ صَائِمًا، وَقُتِلَ مِنْ يَوْمِه
‘Uthman spoke to the masses one morning and said, “I saw the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in my sleep and he said to me, ‘O ‘Uthman, break your fast with us. He started fasting that day and was killed the same day.”
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 Abu Jafar al Razi is famous by his agnomen. His full name is ‘Isa ibn Abi ‘Isa ‘Abdullah ibn Mahan, a Suduq (truthful narrator) with a weak memory. He died around the year 100 A.H.
 The isnad is Da’if. Ibn Abi Shaibah in his Musanaf (30502), al Ajuri in Al Shari’ah (1488), and al Hakim in his Mustadrak (4554) all narrate with their respective chains of transmission from Ishaq ibn Sulaiman al Razi—from Abu Jafar—from Abu Ayub—from Nafi’—from Ibn ‘Umar. Abu Nuaim narrates it in Akhbar Asbahan (216) and Abu Sheikh al Asbahani in Tabaqat al Muhadithin bi Asbahan (2/297) from ‘Abdullah ibn Jafar—from Ishaq ibn Ismail al Fulfulani—from Ishaq ibn Sulaiman from Abu Jafar al Razi. This is indicative of the fact that the scribe omitted Ishaq ibn Sulaiman by mistake. Ibn Sa’d (3/17) narrates it from Hamad ibn Usamah and Yazid ibn Harun—from Sa’id ibn Abi ‘Arubah—from Ya’la ibn Hakim—from Nafi’ Mursal (without meeting him). Al Bayhaqi reports in Dala’il al Nubuwwah (7/48) from the chain of Ya’la ibn Hakim—from Nafi’ Mursal. This narration that is Mursal is stronger than the previous narration which contains Abu Jafar al Razi, a weak narrator. Tahdhib al Tahdhib 4/503. Dr Al Gaban, the author of the book Fitnah Maqtal ‘Uthman (1/376) states after accepting that Nafi’’s narration is weak, “With these two chains the narration is lifted to Hassan li Ghayrihi (sound due to corroborating narrations). However this is questionable as will become clear under narration 43 and narration 58.Back to top