Come down from my father’s pulpit and go to your father’s pulpit

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Come down from my father’s pulpit and go to your father’s pulpit

 

عن الحسين بن علي قال أتيت عمر و هو يخطب على المنبر فصعدت إليه فقلت انزل عن منبر أبي و اذهب إلى منبر أبيك فقال عمر لم يكن لأبي منبر و أخذني فأجلسني معه أقلب حصى بيدي فلما نزل انطلق بي إلى منزله فقال لي من علمك قلت والله ما علمني أحد قال بأبي لو جعلت تغشانا قال فأتيته يوما هو خال بمعاوية و ابن عمر بالباب فرجع ابن عمر فرجعت معه فلقيني بعد قلت فقال لي لم أرك قلت يا أمير المؤمنين

On the authority of Hussain ibn ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhuma who reports:

I approached ‘Umar while he was delivering a khutbah on the pulpit. I climbed up and said, “Come down from my father’s pulpit and go to your father’s pulpit.”

‘Umar explained, “My father had no pulpit.”

He then held me and seated me with him, while I played with stones in my hand. After he came down, he walked with me to his home and asked me, “Who taught you.”

I said, “By Allah, no one taught me.”

He said, “May my father be sacrificed for you, you should come and visit us.”

Once, I went to him while he was in seclusion with Muawiyah and Ibn ‘Umar was at the door. Ibn ‘Umar left so I also left with him. Thereafter, ‘Umar met me and said, “I did not see you.” I said, “O Amir al Mu’minin!”

 

Al Dhahabi mentioned it and commented, “Its isnad is sahih.”[1]

The Shia use Sayyidina Hussain’s radiya Llahu ‘anhu remarks to criticise Sayyidina ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhu. Due to their lack of intelligence, they fail to realise that Sayyidina Hussain radiya Llahu ‘anhu at the time, was only 7 years of age. Sayyidina Hussain radiya Llahu ‘anhu himself has a brother by the name of ‘Umar and he also named one of his sons’ ‘Umar. So ponder over this reality.

 

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[1] Siyar A’lam al Nubala’ vol. 3 pg. 285.

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