نزلت سَأَلَ سَائِلٌ بِعَذَابٍ وَاقِعٍ فيمن أنكر ولاية علي
The verse: A supplicant asked for a punishment bound to happen was revealed concerning one who rejected ‘Ali’s wilayah.
This is a lie. Al Tha’labi mentioned it in his Tafsir. The rest of the mufassirin quoted it from there. There is consensus of the people that what Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam announced at Ghadir Khum transpired on his return journey from Hajj. Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam did not return to Makkah thereafter. Rather, he returned to Madinah from Hajjat al Wada’.
On the other hand, it is mentioned in this hadith that after he made this announcement at Ghadir Khum and the news spread through the towns, al Harith came to him while he was at al Abtah, whereas al Abtah is in Makkah. This person does not know when the incident of Ghadir Khum took place. Just as this person is not known among the Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum. Furthermore, this Surah is Makki, revealed prior to hijrah. It was revealed 10 or more years before the incident of Ghadir Khum, so how could it be revealed thereafter?
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