Which of you will assist me in this matter and be my brother, wasi, and khalifah

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Which of you will assist me in this matter and be my brother, wasi, and khalifah

 

أيكم يعينني على هذا الأمر فيكون أخي و وصيي و خليفتي و وزيري من بعدي فلم يجبه إلا علي عليه السلام و كررها ثانية و ثالثة و في كل مرة يجيب الإمام علي عليه السلام فقال الرسول الكريم أنت أخي و خليفتي و وصيي من بعدي فاسمعوا له و أطيعوا فخرج القوم مستهزئين ساخرين يقولون لأبي طالب قد أمر ابنك عليك

“Which of you will assist me in this matter and be my brother, wasi, khalifah, and vizier after me?”

No one besides ‘Ali ‘alayh al Salam answered him. He repeated it a second and third time, but it was only Imam ‘Ali ‘alayh al Salam who responded every time. The Noble Messenger then announced, “You are my brother, khalifah, and wasi after me. So listen to him and obey him.”

The people left mocking and jeering, telling Abu Talib, “He has appointed your son as leader over you.”[1]

 

My comments: Were they the Shia of Kufah that they left mocking and jeering?

 

Which of you will be my brother, wasi, heir, vizier, and khalifah among you after me

 

عن علي قال لما نزلت وَأَنذِرْ عَشِيرَتَكَ الْأَقْرَبِينَ و رهطك المخلصين دعا رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله و سلم بني عبد المطلب و هم إذ ذاك أربعون رجلا يزيدون رجلا أو ينقصون رجلا فقال أيكم يكون أخي و وصيي و وارثي و وزيري و خليفتي فيكم بعدي فعرض عليهم ذلك رجلا رجلا كلهم يأبى ذلك حتى أتى علي فقلت أنا يا رسول الله فقال يا بني عبد المطلب هذا أخي و وارثي و وصيي و وزيري و خليفتي فيكم بعدي قال فقام القوم يضحك بعضهم إلى بعض و يقولون لأبي طالب قد أمرك و تطيع لهذا الغلام

‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu relates, “When the verse: And warn, [O Muhammad], your closest kindred[2] and your exclusive group was revealed, Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam called the descendants of ‘Abdul Muttalib who were at the time forty in number, more or less. He said, “Which of you will be my brother, wasi, heir, vizier, and khalifah among you after me?”

He presented this to each man among them, but all of them denied. Finally, he came to me and I said, “I, O Messenger of Allah.”

He announced, “O descendants of ‘Abdul Muttalib, this is my brother, heir, wasi, vizier, and khalifah among you after me.”

They stood up, laughing among themselves and told Abu Talib with scorn, “He appointed him leader over you. You will obey this lad!”

 

‘Abdul Hussain Sharaf al Din al Musawi in his book al Muraja’at says, “Take the narration Ahmed documented in his Musnad. You will find that he documented a hadith from Aswad ibn ‘Amir from―Sharik from―al A’mash from―al Minhal from―’Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah al Asadi from―’Ali who attributes it to Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He then says, “All the narrators in this chain are a hujjah (proof) according to the opposition. And all of them are the narrators of al Sihah without a debate.”

He then says, “‘Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah al Asadi is ‘Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn al Zubair ibn al ‘Awwam al Qurashi al Asadi. Al Bukhari and Muslim have used him as proof.”

This highlights the lack of intellectual trust of al Musawi.

‘Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah al Asadi is totally different from ‘Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn al Zubair ibn al ‘Awwam. They are two totally separate people.

 

Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah al Asadi

  • Al Minhal narrates from him and he narrates from Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu.

‘Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn al Zubair does not narrate from Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu nor is al Minhal his student. Author of al Tahdhib Hafiz Ibn Hajar rahimahu Llah documents the biographies of both these individuals separately on the same page. He says regarding the former:

‘Abbad ibn ‘Abdullah al Asadi. Al Minhal narrates from him and he narrates from Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu … da’if.

 

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[1] Al Intisar vol. 6 pg. 185.

[2] Surah al Shu’ara’: 214.

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