It appears in Sahih al Bukhari that after Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbas radiya Llahu ‘anhuma entered into her presence and began praising her before her demise, she said:
وددت أني كنت نسيا منسيا
I wish I had been in oblivion, forgotten.
والله لوددت أني مت من قبل اليوم بعشرين سنة
By Allah, I wish I had died twenty years before this day.
But no one has used this as a criticism against Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu.
 Mukhtasar al Tuhfah al Ithna ‘Ashariyyah pg. 269
 Ibid pg. 270
 Sahih al Bukhari Hadith: 4753.
 Tarikh al Tabari vol. 3 pg. 57; al Kamil fi al Tarikh vol. 2 pg. 611.Back to top