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O Allah, keep his tongue steadfast and guide his heart

 

حدثني علي بن حمشاد ثنا العباس بن الفضل الأسفاطي ثنا أحمد بن يونس ثنا أبو بكر بن عياش عن الأعمش عن عمرو بن مرة عن أبي البختري قال قال علي رضي الله عنه بعثني رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إلى اليمن قال فقلت يا رسول الله إني رجل شاب و أنه يرد علي من القضاء ما لا علم لي به قال فوضع يده على صدري و قال اللهم ثبت لسانه و اهد قلبه فما شككت في القضاء أو في قضاء بعد هذا

‘Ali ibn Hamshad narrated to me―’Abbas ibn al Fadl al Asfati narrated to us―Ahmed ibn Yunus narrated to us―Abu Bakr ibn ‘Ayyash narrated to us from―al A’mash from―’Amr ibn Murrah from―Abu al Bakhtari who relates that ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu said:

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam sent me to Yemen. I submitted, “O Messenger of Allah, I am a young man and such cases will face me which I have no knowledge of.”

He placed his hand on my chest and prayed, “O Allah, keep his tongue steadfast and guide his heart.”

Thus, I never hesitated in any judgement after that.

 

Al Hakim declared that the hadith is sahih according to the standards set by al Bukhari and Muslim but they have not narrated it; Hafiz al Dhahabi, however, corrected him by affirming that Abu al Bakhtari from ‘Ali is a munqati’ isnad.[1]

 

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[1] Ithaf al Maharah vol. 11 pg. 404.

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