9. ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the upright legitimate leader endorsed by Allah on the day of the Fitnah (civil strife).

8. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam informing ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu at the time of civil strife he will be besieged while he is on the right path.
April 15, 2019
10. Ibn ‘Umar defending ‘Uthman from three accusations cast at him.
April 15, 2019

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9. ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the upright legitimate leader endorsed by Allah on the day of the Fitnah (civil strife).

 

أَخْبَرَنَا المُوَفَّقُ بْنُ سَعِيْدٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الحَسَنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصَّفَّارُ، أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو سَعْدٍ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ حَمْدَانَ النَصْرَوِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ السِمِّذِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ شِيْرَوَيْهِ وَجَدِّي لِأُمِّي أَحْمَدُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ ابْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ، قَالَا: حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ رَاهَوَيْهِ الحَنْظَلِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا المَخْزُوْمِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا وَهِيْبٌ، حَدَّثَنَا مُوْسَى بْنُ عُقْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنِي جَدِّي أَبُو أُمِّي أَبُو حَبِيْبَةَ، سَمِعْتُ أبَا هُرَيْرَةَ وَعُثْمَانَ مَحْصُوْرًا يَسْتَأْذِنُ فِي الكَلَامِ، فَقَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ   يَقُوْلُ: إِنَها تَكُوْنُ فِتْنَةٌ واِخْتِلَافٌ – أو: اِخْتِلافٌ وَفِتْنَةٌ، قُلْنَا: يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ فَمَا تَأْمُرُنَا؟ قَالَ: عَلَيْكُمْ بِالأَمِيْنِ وَأَصْحَابِهِ، وَأَشَارَ إِلَى عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَفَّان.

  1. Muwaffaq ibn Sa’id narrated to us—Abu ‘Ali al Hassan ibn Muhammad ibn al Saffar narrated to us—Abu Sa’d ‘Abdul Rahman ibn Hamdan al Nasrawi narrated to us—Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Ziyad al Simmidhi narrated to us—Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Rahman ibn Shirawayh and my paternal grandfather, Ahmed ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Abi al Nasr narrated to us—Ishaq ibn Ibrahim al Hanzali narrated to us—Makhzumi[1] narrated to us—Wahib[2] narrated to us—Musa ibn ‘Uqbah narrated to us—my paternal grandfather, Abu Habibah narrated to us:

I heard Abu Hurairah requesting permission to speak when ‘Uthman was besieged.

He said, “I heard the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam saying, ‘There shall be civil strife and differences—or differences and civil strife,’

We said, ‘O Rasul of Allah, what do you command us to do?’

He said, ‘Stick with the trustworthy one and his companions.’

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam pointed to ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan while saying this.[3]

 

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[1] He is Mughirah ibn Salamah al Makhzumi.

[2] Wahib ibn Khalid al ‘Ijlan al Basri.

[3] The chain of narration is weak. The author narrates from a lost portion of Ishaq ibn Rahuyah’s Musnad. The narrators are all reliable except Abu Habibah. No one considered him a reliable narrator besides al ‘Ijli and Ibn Hibban. Imam Ahmed in his Musnad (8531) and Ibn Shabbah in Tarikh al Madinah (1924) narrate from ‘Affan ibn Muslim from Wahib.

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