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Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha told Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to be just

 

They substantiate their claim with what has been reported from al Qasim from Muhammad from Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anhu, who says:

 

كان بيني و بين رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم كلام فقال بمن ترضين أن يكون بيني و بينك أترضين بأبي عبيدة بن الجراح قلت لا ذاك رجل لين يقضي لك علي قال أترضين بعمر بن الخطاب قلت لا إني لأفرق من عمر فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و الشيطان يفرق منه فقال أترضين بأبي بكر قلت نعم فبعث إليه فجاء فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم اقض بيني و بين هذه قال أنا يا رسول الله قال نعم فتكلم رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فقلت له اقصد يا رسول الله قالت فرفع أبو بكر يده فلطم وجهي لطمة بدر منها أنفي و منخاري دما و قال لا أم لك فمن يقصد إذا لم يقصد رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فقال صلى الله عليه و سلم ما أردنا هذا و قام فغسل الدم عن وجهي و ثوبي بيده

There was a dispute between me and Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam so he said, “Who would you like to be an arbitrator between us. Are you happy with Abu ‘Ubaidah ibn al Jarrah?”

I said, “No. He is a lenient man and will pass judgement in your favour over me.”

He asked, “Are you happy with ‘Umar ibn al Khattab?”

I said, “No. I fear ‘Umar.”

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam commented, “Shaitan also dreads him.”

He then said, “Are you happy with Abu Bakr?”

I replied in the affirmative. Hence, he sent a message for him. Accordingly, he came.

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Decide between me and her.”

Abu Bakr asked, “Me, O Messenger of Allah?”

“Yes,” he confirmed.

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam then spoke.

I said to him, “Be fair, O Messenger of Allah!”

Hearing this, Abu Bakr lifted his hands and smacked me on my face so hard that blood began to ooze out of my nose and nostrils. He then scolded, “You have no mother! Who will be fair if Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is not?”

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “We did not want this.”

He got up and washed the blood from my face and clothes with his hands.[1]

 

Answer

This narration is da’if due to the following factors:

Mubarak ibn Fudalah ibn Abi Umayyah al Qurashi al ‘Adawi appears in the chain who is da’if.

Mubarak ibn Fudalah ibn Abi Umayyah al Qurashi

  • ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmed says, “I asked Ibn Ma’in about Mubarak ibn Fudalah. He said, ‘He is da’if al hadith. He is like al Rabi’ ibn Sabih in du’f.’”
  • Nasa’i also declared him da’if.
  • Imam Ahmed said, “Whatever he narrates from Hasan can be cited as proof.” It is understood from here that whatever he narrates from others besides Hasan it cannot be cited as proof.

Al Tayalisi says, “He practices tadlis (omits the narrator he heard the narration from and links it further up the chain) very often.”[2] And he did not clearly mention the one having heard it here, hence his hadith is not accepted.

 

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[1] Tarikh Baghdad vol. 11 pg. 239

[2] Tahdhib al Tahdhib vol. 10 pg. 29

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