4. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam applauding ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu for the firmness of his faith

3. Glad tidings of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu together with a misfortune that shall afflict him
April 15, 2019
5. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala marrying Umm Kulthum radiya Llahu ‘anha; daughter of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu with a dowry like that of Ruqayyah radiya Llahu ‘anha
April 15, 2019

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4. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam applauding ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu for the firmness of his faith

 

أَخْبَرَنَا زَاهِرُ بْنُ طَاهِرٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا إِسْمَاعِيْلُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ إذْنًا، أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَبْدُ اللهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللهِ، حَدَثَنِي أَبُو بَكْرٍ بْنُ أَبِي الحُسَيْنِ الحِيْرِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الحُسَيْنُ بْنُ نَصْرٍ البَارِيُّ – وَبَارٌ قَرْيَةٌ مِنْ قُرَى نِيْسَابُورَ، حَدَّثَنَا الفَضْلُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ الرَّازِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ الحِمْصِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا يَعْقُوْبُ بْنُ الجَّهْمِ، حَدَّثَنِي عَمْرُو بْنُ جَرِيْرٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ صُهَيْبٍ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ: عَطَسَ عُثْمانُ بْنُ عَفَّانَ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ   ثَلَاثَ عَطْسَاتٍ مُتَوَالِيَاتٍ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ  : يا عُثْمَانُ، ألا أُبَشِّرُكَ؟ قَالَ: بَلَى، بِأَبِي أَنْتَ وَأُمِّي، فَقَالَ: هَذَا جِبْرِيْلُ يُخْبِرُنِي عَنْ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنَّ مَنْ عَطَسَ ثَلَاثَ عَطْسَاتٍ مُتَوَالِيَاتٍ إلَّا كَانَ الإيْمَانُ ثَابِتًا فِي قَلْبِه

قُلْتُ: إِنَّمَا أَرَادَ بِهِ مَنْ عَطَسَ هَكَذَا وَهُوَ عَلَى مِثْلِ مَقَامِ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَفَّانَ فِي الحَيَاءِ والإِيْقَان

  1. Zahir ibn Tahir informed us—Ismail ibn ‘Abdul Rahman narrated to us in commission[1]—Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah narrated to us—Abu Bakr ibn Abi al Hussain al Hiriyy narrated to us —Abu ‘Ali al Hussain ibn al Nasr al Bari (Bar is a district of Nisabur) narrated to us—Al Fadl ibn Ahmed al Razi narrated to us—Sulaiman ibn Salamah al Himsi narrated to us—Ya’qub ibn al Jahm narrated to us—’Amr ibn Jarir narrated to us—from ‘Abdullah ibn Suhayb—from Anas ibn Malik:

‘Uthman sneezed three consecutive times in the presence of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam then said, “O ‘Uthman, should I not give you glad tidings?”

‘Uthman said, “Certainly O Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, may my parents be of sacrificed for you.”

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Jibril recently informed me that Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala said, ‘An individual does not sneeze three consecutive times except faith is well rooted in his heart.’”[2]

The author notes that the purport of the narration is: If someone sneezes in this manner and is of the calibre of ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu in modesty and conviction.

 

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[1] The purport of the statement is the narration was carried via Ijazah. See the Muqaddimah Ibn Salah pg. 96.

[2] The isnad is Matruk (suspected of forgery), due to the unreliability of Sulaiman ibn Salamah, ‘Amr ibn Jarir, and Ya’qub ibn al Jahm; they are all suspected of lying. Lisan al Mizan 3/111, 4/313, and 6/375. I could not find this narration in the published works of al Hakim, perhaps it is found in his lost work Tarikh Nisabur. What is indicative of this is the chain of the author, wherein he explained the geographical positioning of the district Bar. This could very much be al Hakim’s words under the biography of Hussain ibn Nasr in his Tarikh. And Allah knows best.

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