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Misconception: She would say at the end, “I fought ‘Ali. I wish I was in oblivion, forgotten.”[1]

 
  1. This wording of the narration is not sahih. Even if it had been sahih, there is nothing therein that may be used to criticise her. What is sahih is that when she would recall the Battle of Jamal, she would cry profusely until her scarf would get wet.[2]

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.[3]

 
  1. It is verified that Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu sighed:
 

والله لوددت أني مت من قبل اليوم بعشرين سنة

By Allah, I wish I had died twenty years before this day.[4]

 

But no one has used this as a criticism against Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu.

 

 

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[1] Mukhtasar al Tuhfah al Ithna ‘Ashariyyah pg. 269

[2] Ibid pg. 270

[3] Sahih al Bukhari Hadith: 4753.

[4] Tarikh al Tabari vol. 3 pg. 57; al Kamil fi al Tarikh vol. 2 pg. 611.

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