Appendix 4 – An extract from the book Shajarat Tuba by Muhammad Mahdi al Ha’iri

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Appendix 4

An extract from the book Shajarat Tuba[1] by Muhammad Mahdi al Ha’iri

 

Muhammad Mahdi al Ha’iri says in sitting: 52:

 

When al Mansur ordered that the Banu Hassan be arrested and imprisoned, Muhammad and Ibrahim went into hiding, details concerning them will be mentioned shortly. Their father was taken captive along with the rest of the Banu Hassan. Al Mansur then proceeded to perform Hajj. When he returned, he encamped at Rabdhah and ordered that the Banu Hassan be brought to him, so they were quickly transported to Rabdhah. With them was Muhammad al Dibaj ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan. This Muhammad al Dibaj ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan was arrested along with the Banu Hassan, even though he was not from the children of Hassan, because he was the uterine brother of ‘Abdullah Ibn Hassan—their mother being Fatimah bint Hussain. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman married Fatimah bint Hussain after the demise of Hassan al Muthanna, and she bore him Muhammad. And also [he was arrested with the Banu Hassan] because he was intelligent, wise, and a strategist. He was highly respected among people, and they had hopes that he would become the Khalifah. He was extremely pleasing to the eye, it was as if he was created from silver. He was called al Dibaj (silk) because of his handsomeness. Their necks and feet were shackled, and they were transported without any saddle…

When they all reached Rabdhah, Muhammad al Dibaj was brought before al Mansur. Before the Caliphate had come to the Abbasids, al Mansur had suggested to the Banu Hashim and Banu ‘Abbas to pledge allegiance to Muhammad al Dibaj. He said, “Why do you continue to bluff yourselves, you know very well that there is no one more popular and who will be readily obeyed than this youngster, i.e. Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah al Dibaj.” They all replied, “By Allah, you have spoken the truth. He is as you described.” They all then pledged themselves to Muhammad al Dibaj, and adorned him in the finest clothes.

When Muhammad was brought before al Mansur he said, to him, “…”[2] They continued conversing with each other until al Mansur started becoming harsh in his speech. Al Mansur then ordered his clothes to be stripped off him and he was given 150 lashes, on each strike al Mansur falsely accused him of various crimes…

One of the lashes struck his eyes, and he was blinded. When he was brought out he looked as if he was an Abyssinian…

Al Mansur then ordered his execution, and he was killed. His head was then sent to Khurasan and al Mansur sent witnesses to testify that it was actually the head of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdullah[3]

When Muhammad al Dibaj was murdered, his brother—’Abdullah al Mahd—said, “To Allah do we belong and unto Him shall we return. Verily we thought he would be safe under their authority.”

 

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[1] From the publications of al Maktabah al Haydariyyah of Najaf, published 1385. The purpose of quoting this extract is to prove that Muhammad al Dibaj is the uterine brother of ‘Abdullah al Mahd, both being the sons of Fatimah bint Hussain.

[2] The text is extremely vulgar and revolting, hence I have refrained from quoting it. Ruqayyah, the daughter of Muhammad al Dibaj, was married to Ibrahim ibn ‘Abdullah al Mahd, as has been recorded in a multitude of sources. Al Mansur here insulted and slandered the relationship between the two of them.

[3] His intention thereby was to fool the people into thinking that Muhammad al Nafs al Zakiyyah—who had rose up against the rule of al Mansur—had been killed.

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