I left you behind to be my successor over my family. He asked: will I assume succession after you

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I left you behind to be my successor over my family. He asked: will I assume succession after you

 

حدثنا العباس بن محمد المجاشعي قال نا محمد بن أبي يعقوب الكرماني قال نا يزيد بن زريع عن سعيد بن أبي عروبة عن قتادة عن سعيد بن المسيب عن علي أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال خلفتك أن تكون خليفتي في أهلي قال أتخلف بعدك يا نبي الله قال ألا ترضى أن تكون مني بمنزلة هرون من موسى

‘Abbas ibn Muhammad al Mujashi’i narrated to me saying―Muhammad ibn Abi Ya’qub al Kirmani narrated to me saying―Yazid ibn Zuray’ narrated to us from―Sa’id ibn Abi ‘Arubah from―Qatadah from―Sa’id ibn al Musayyab from―’Ali that the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

“I left you behind to be my successor over my family.”

He asked< “Will I assume succession after you, O prophet of Allah?”

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Are you not pleased to be to me like the position of Harun to Musa?”

 

I have not found any biography for ‘Abbas ibn Muhammad al Mujashi’i and Muhammad ibn Abi Ya’qub.

Even if regarded as authentic, the simple answer to this narration is that it is not an emphatic declaration of Imamah. “My successor over my family,” means over Fatimah and her children who are the family of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

 

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