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‘Abdul Hussain Rejects the Hadith that the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was a Shepherd

 

On page 176, ‘Abdul Hussain says: “His hadith,

 

أنه ما بعث الله نبي إلا رعى الغنم

Allah did not send any nabi, except that he was shepherd.[1]

 

He then searches for flaws, as usual:

وهذا في البعد إلى حد السقوط

This has reached the pinnacle of being far-fetched.

 

Our comment: If this hadith is the ‘pinnacle of being far-fetched’, then you have just accused your infallible Imam and the one who you call Thiqat al Islam.

Bihar al Anwar quotes from al Kafi with his chain from Jabir who reports from Muhammad al Baqir that the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

 

إني كنت انظر إلى الإبل والغنم وأنا أرعاها وليس من نبي إلا وقد رعى الغنم …

I would look after camels, goats and sheep. I would herd them. There was no Prophet except that he was a shepherd.[2]

 

Al Baqir said, the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:

 

إني كنت أنظر إلى الإبل والغنم وأنا أرعاها وليس من نبي إلاّ وقد رعى الغنم وكنت أنظر إليها قبل النبوة…

I would look after camels, goats and sheep. I would herd them. Every single nabi was a shepherd. However, I was a shepherd before nubuwwah.[3]

 

Again, we ask, why was all the criticism levelled against Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu, when the very same subject matter was narrated by the Ahlul Bayt?

 

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[1]Sahih al Bukhari, al Ij’arah; Sunan Ibn Majah, al Tijarat.

[2] Bihar al Anwar, 6/226 # 28.

[3]  Refer to al La’ali, 5/24; al Mahajjat al Bayda’, 4/128; Ikmal al Din, pg. 491, # 7; al Ambiya’ Qisasuhum wa Hayatuhum, pg. 274, 278.

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