The author of Sunan al Darami is Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdul Rahman ibn al Fadl al Tamimi al Darami al Samarqandi (d. 255 A.H).
حدثنا جعفر بن عون حدثنا ابو حيان عن يزيد بن حيان عن زيد بن ارقم قال قام رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يوما خطيبا فحمد الله و اثنى عليه ثم قال يا ايها الناس انما انا بشر يوشك ان ياتينى رسول ربى فاجيبه و انى تارك فيكم الثقلين اولهما كتاب الله فخذوا به و حث عليه و رغب فيه ثم قال واهل بيتى اذكركم الله فى اهل بيتى ثلث مرات
Jafar ibn ‘Awn — Abu Hayyan — Yazid ibn Hayyan — that Zaid ibn Arqam said:
Once Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam stood to deliver a sermon. He praised Allah abundantly and thereafter said: “O people, indeed I am only a human and it is possible that soon the messenger of my Rabb will come to me and I will respond to Him. Indeed I will leave amongst you the Thaqalayn: the first one being the Book of Allah, so hold fast onto the Book of Allah and never let it go!” He continued to encourage and urge regarding the Book of Allah. Then he added: “And my Ahlul Bayt! I remind you to fear Allah regarding my Ahlul Bayt!” He said this thrice.
This narration has an authentic and sound chain, and is the same as the narration which appears in Muslim under the chapter of the virtues of ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu, which is narrated from Zaid ibn Arqam radiya Llahu ‘anhu. The only difference is that this narration has less detail to it. All the necessary explanation will be presented under the narration of Muslim. Readers are requested to refer to the narration of Muslim for the explanation.
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