Kitab al Sulaim ibn Qais al Hilali, Hadith #4
Aban ibn Abi Ayyash has narrated from Sualym ibn Qays. He (Sulaym) heard from Salman Farsi, who said: "After the Holy Prophet passed away and people did what they did, Abu Bakr, Umar, Abu Ubaydah ibn Jarrah came to people and told the Ansar their argument. The Ansar told them the argument of Hadhrat Ali , They (Abu Bakr, Umar, Abu Ubaydah) said, "O group of Ansar, the Quraysh are more deserving of the Amr (caliphate) than you, because the Holy Prophet was form Quraysh, and Muhajireen are better than you since Allah in his Book has spoken about them first, and has given them merits. The Holy Prophet has said, "Imam will be from Quraysh".
Salman says: "I went to Hadhrat Ali when he was giving the ghusl to the Prophet since the holy Prophet had said that non other than Ali must give him ghusl. When the Holy Prophet said to Hadhrat Ali that non other than him should give him the ritual bath, Hadhrat Ali had asked "O Prophet of Allah, who would help me in giving the bath?" The Holy Prophet had replied "Archangel Jibra'eel will help". So when giving the bath when ever Hadhrat Ali wanted to turn any part of the Holy Prophet's body, the part would turn itself.
After Hadrhat Ali had completed giving the ritual bath, hunut and shroud, he let me in, and he also let Abu Dhar, Miqdad and Lady Fatimah, Hassan and Hussayn in. Hadhrat Ali stood in front and we stood behind him and recited the prayer. And Ayesha was in her room - she did not know any thing. Allah had put a curtain over her eyes.
After that ten people from Muhajireen and ten people from Ansar- they were coming in and praying and going out until such time that there was no one left from the Muhajireen and Ansar who had not prayed."
Salman said: "I todl Hadrhat Ali when he was giving the bath to the Holy Prophet what the community had done and I told him Abu Bakr is at this time on the pulpit of the Holy Prophet and people are not happy to pay allegiance with one hand but they are paying allegiance with both hands , left and right!" (meaning they are very excited to give him allegiance)
Hadhrat Ali replied, " O Salman, do you know who was the first to pay allegiance to him on the pulpit of the Holy Prophet?
Salam:"No, but I can say that I saw him in the shade of Bani Saeedah at the time when the Ansar were quarreling. The first one who paid allegiance was Mughirah ibn Sha'abah, after him Bashir ibn Saeed paid allegiance, then Abu Ubaydah Jarrah, then Umar ibn Khattab, then Saalim Mawla Abi Huzyifah and Ma'aaz ibn Jabal."
Hadhrat Ali said, "I am not asking about these people, but do you know who was the first to pay allegiance when he first went on the pulpit?"
Salman: "No, but I saw one very old man who supported himself with a stick and had a mark in between his two eyes; the mark was very dry. He went to the pulpit first of all and bowed and was crying and sayig, "Praise is due to Allah wo did not make me die until I saw you in this place. You stretch your hand." So he (Abu Bakr) stretched his hand and the old man paid allegiance. Then the old man said: "This religion is like the religion of Adam." Then he got down from the pulpit and walked otu fo the masjid."
At the time Hadhrat Ali asked, "O Salman, do you know who that person was?" Slaman said: "No but I did not like his talk-it was like he was pleased with the sad demise of the Holy Prophet."
Hadhrat Ali said, "This was Iblis -May Alalh curse him. The Holy Prophet had informed me that Iblis and his top companions were present when, by God's command, the Holy Prophet had declared me Caliph in Ghadir Khum, and the Holy Prophet had informed people that I was Mawla of everyone and he (the Prophet) had commanded people present that they should pass this message to those that were not present at Ghadir. So the companions of Iblis (Shaytan) came and told him: "This community is blessed and is infallible. Now you and we have no power to manipulate them since they have been told who is their refuge and who is their leader after their Prophet." At that time iblis was saddended and he went away from there."
Hadhrat Ali said "After this I was informed by the Holy Prophet when he said: "People will pay allegiance to Abu Bakr in the shade of Bani Sa'eedah, when they will quarrel through my right and authority. After that they will come to mosque and the first person that will pay allegiance to him on my pulpit will be Iblis who will come in the form of an old man and say so and so. After that he will go out and gather his companions, Shaytan and Iblis. They will all go in to prostration and say: Oh my Lord and my Almighty You are the one who made Adam come out of Heaven and said which community is it that which will not deviate after the death of our Prophet? Never - You thought that I will not be able to manipulate them (and I will have no ways)- Now how do you people find me with what I did with them when they left Allah's obedience and the command of their Prophet, and this is what Allah has said:
"And certainly the Shaitan found his conjecture concerning them so they follow him except a party of believers." (Surah Saba:20)
Iblis made his thought a true action and people obeyed him except a few faithful ones"
Salman said: "When it was night, Hadhrat Ali made Lady Fatimah ride and took the hands of his sons Hassan and Hussain and went to each and every house of those Muhajireen and Ansar who were of Badr, and reminded them of his rights and called them to help him. But except for four people nobody came forward to help. He asked the helpers to shave their heads and in the morning go to him with their weapons ready to help and pay allegiance to death. In the morning except four, no one kept their promise."
So I (Sulaim) asked: "Who were these four?"
Salman replied: "Myself, Abu Dhar, Miqdad and Zubayr ibn Awam.
Then on the second night Hadhrat Ali returned to all those who did not come and reminded them to fulfil their promise. They all said they would turn up the next morning but except us no one turned up. On the thrid night Hadhrat Ali went again and again on the third day except us no one turned up.
When hadhrat Ali saw their treachery and disloyalty, he remained inside his house and started compiling the Quran, and did not come out of the house until the whole Quran was compiled. At that time verses were written in wood, skin and pieces.
After he had collected all the verses and wrote with his own hands in the manner the verses were revealed with their meanings, and wrote those verses that were revealed to replace previous verses, and also the verses that were those on which action was no longer required, then Abu Bakr sent people to his house to come out and pay allegiance to him. He (Ali) sent a message saying that he was busy and he had taken an oath that except for prayers he wil not wear a cloak until he has collected and compiled the Quran. So for a few days they kept quiet. Hadhrat Ali compiled and completed the whole quran in one piece of cloth and came to people when they were with Abu Bakr in Masjd e Nabawi. He very loudly said "O People since the passing of the Holy Prophet I was busy giving him the ritual bath, and compiling the Quran, until it has been collected in one piece of cloth. There is not any verse that Allah t'ala has revealed which is not n the compilation, and there is not a single verse that the Holy Prophet did not make me read, and there is no verse of which the Holy Prophet did not tell me the meaning. " Then Ali Said to those people: "So that you do not tell me Surely we were heedless of this. " (surah Araf 172)
Then Hadhrat Ali said to them, "So that on the Day of Judgement you do not say that I did not call you to help me and did not remind you of my right, and I did not call you to the book of Allah from beginning to end."
Umar said, "You are calling us to you, but the Quran that we have is sufficiant for us." Then Hadhrat Ali went home.
Umar told Abu Bakr, "Send somebody to Hadhrat Ali to ask him to pay allegiance since until such time he does not pay allegiance there is no value attached to the caliphate, and if he pays allegiance, we will give him amnesty." Abu Bakr then sent a man to Hadhrat Ali to say: "The caliph of the Prophet of Allah was calling you." The man came and said this to Hadhrat Ali. Hadhrat Ali replied: "Glory be to Alalh, how soon have you wrongly accused the Holy Prophet! Abu Bakr knows it and those present near him also know it that Allah and his prophet have not appointed any caliph except my self". The man returned and told Abu Bakr what Hadhrat Ali had said.
Abu Bakr asked the man to return to Hadhrat Ali and say: "Amirul Mumineen, Abu Bakr, is calling you." The man returned to Hadhrat Ali's house and said what Abu Bakr had told him. Hadhrat Ali replied: "Glory be to Allah, by god, it has not been long, when everything is forgotten. By God, he knows that this title is not appropriate for any one except my self. The Holy Prophet orderd him and he was seventh in number, who had saluted me as Amirul Mumineen. So Abu Bakr and his companion Umar, from the seven people asked him (the Prophet) "Is this an order from Allah and his Prophet?", and the Holy Prophet said to both of them: "Yes surrely, this is true from Allah and his Prophet. No doubt, he is Amirul Mumineen (leader of believers), Saydul Muslimeen (leader of Muslims), Sahibu Liwail (the standard bearer on the Day of Judgement), Ghuml Muhajileen (the one whos forehead shines). On the day of Judgment Allah will make him sit on Sirat (the path) and he will make his friends go to Paradise and his enemies to Hell."
The man returend to tell Abu Bakr what Hadhrat Ali had told him. That day the man kept quiet.
At night Hadhrat Ali made Lady fatimah ride and held the hands of his two sons Hassan and Hussain and there was no companion of the Holy Prophet left to whose house he did not go, and bearing Allah as his witness, told of his rights and called them to help him, but except for us four no one agreed. We shaved our heads and offered our help to him. Amongst us the one who had most intelligently helped him was Zubayr.
When Hadhrat Ali saw that people had left him and did not help him, and all of them had joined Abu Bakr and showed him respect and obeyed him, he stayed at home.
Umar asked Abu Bakr, "What is it that has stopped you from sending somebody to Ali to ask him to pay allegiance because, except him and them four, there was nobody left who had not paid allegiance?" Abu Bakr was little softer at heart, kinder cleverer and more thoughtful. The other one was very short-tempered hard-hearted and an oppressor.
Abu Bakr replied by asking whom he should send to Ali, to which Umar replied that he was sending Qunfuz, who was veyr tough, short tempered, an opressor and from Tulaqa (those people who accepted Islam in mecca only after the prophet took over the city) and was from the tribe of Adi ibn Ka'ab.
Abu Bakr sent him to Hadhrat Ali and sent more men to help him.
He went and requested permission from Hadhrat Ali. Hadhrat Ali refused permission. The helpers of Qunfuz returned to Abu Bakr and Umar. These two were siting in the mosque with pepole gathered around them. They all told they were not given permission by Hadhrat Ali. Umar told them to go back and if Hadhrat Ali refuses, enter with out permission. They went and asked permission. Lady Fatimah told them that she was not permitting them to enter. They returned, but Qunfuz, the cursed, remained. His companions told Umar that Lady Fatimah had said such and such and she was not permitting them to enter. Umar said angrily, "What do we have to do with women?"
Then Umar todl those people who had gathered around him to collect wood. They all collected, and Umar himself carried the wood and went to the house of Hadhrat Ali, Lady Fatimah and their two sons and aranged wood all around the house and then said in a voice loud enough to make Hadhrat Ali and Lady Fatimah hear: "By God, O Ali, come out and pay allegiance to the caliph of the Propeht of Allah, otherwise we will burn your house."
Lady Fatimah said: "O Umar, what do you ahve to do with us?"
He replied: "Open the door, otherwise we will burn your house."
Lady Fatimah said: "O Umar, are you not affaid of Allah and are you entering our house?"
Umar refused to return. He asked fire to be brought and he set the door on fire, then he pushed it and entered. Lady Fatimah came in front and scrambled loudly: "O Father, O Prophet of Allah."
Umar raised his sword with the shield and hit her on the side. She screamed: "O Father". He then lifted a whip and hit her on the hand and she cried: "O prophet of Allah, Abu Bakr and Umar have acted very badly after you."
Hadhrat Ali rushed, held him by the neck and pushed him away and Umar fell down and hurt his neck and nose. Hadhrat Ali intended to kill him. He remembered what the Holy Prophet had said and he said, "By him who gave Muahmmad the status of Prophethood, O son of Sahak, if the Book from Allah had not been revealed and if the Holy Prophet had not taken a promise from me before then you would have known you could have never entered my house."
Umar, complaining, sent somebody, and some people came and entered the house. Hadhrat Ali went forward to lift his sword so Qunfuz returned to Abu Bakr and Abu bakr was frightened that Hadhrat Ali would come at him with his sword, since he knew Hadhrat Ali's bravery and determination.
Abu Bakr said to Qunfuz: "Return to Ali's house and if he comes out then fine, otherwise enter the house. If he (Ali) refuses then set the house on fire." Qunfuz, the cursed, returned and entered the house, with out permission, with his companions. Hadhrant Ali went forward with his sword- these people who were so many went forward against him, got hold of him, raised their swords, arrested him and tied a rope around his neck.
Lady Fatimah came in between Hadhrat Ali and those people near the door of the house, so Qunfuz hit her with a whip. When she passed away the mark of the wound was still on her shoulder. May Alalh curse Qunfuz and the one who sent him.
Then they pulled Ali by force until they brought him to Abu Bakr. Umar was standing with a sword behind Abu Bakr. Khalid ibn Walid, Abu Ubaydah ibn Jarrah and Salim Mawla Abu Huzayfah, Ma'az ibn Jabal, Mughirah ibn Sha'aba and others were siting near Abu Bakr with weapons in their hands."
Sulaym says: " I asked Salman: "Did these people enter the house of Lady Fatimah without permission?". He replied: "Yes by God, when she did not even have a chaddor over her. So she screamed: "O father, O Prophet of Allah, Abu Bakr and Umar behaved so badly after you, while your eyes have not even closed in the grave." and she was saying this loudly".
Salman said, " I saw Abu Bakr and those siting near him crying with tears and whoever was there was crying except Umar, Khalid ibn Walid, and Mughirah ibn Sha'aba. Umar was saying, "We have nothing to do with women and their opinion."
Salman said: "Hadhrat Ali was taken to Abu Bakr and he was saying: "By God, if I had my sword in my hand, then you would see that you would have never reached this stage. By God, I do not consider myself bad in doing jihad with you. If I had even forty people then I would disperse your community. May God curse that community who paid allegiance to me and then became disloyal."
When Abu Bakr saw Hadhrat Ali he scramed and loudly said, "Realse him."
Hadhrat Ali said "O Abu Bakr, how soon did you act against the Holy Prophet! And with what rights and reasons you called people to pay you allegiance? Did you not pay allegiance to me (yesterday) by the command of Allah and his Prophet?"
Qunfuz the cursed, had hit Lady Fatimah with a whip when she came in between Ali and the people and Umar had sent him saying: "If Fatimah comes in between you and her husband, hit her", so Qunfuz, the cursed forced her to take refuge behind the door and he pushed the door so her rib hear the side got broken and she had a miscarriage. So she was continuously ill until she attained martyrdom in this.
Salman said: "When Ali was taken to Abu Bakr, Umar very rudely told Ali: "Pay allegiance to Abu Bakr and leave your useless talks." Ali asked: "If I do not pay allegiance what will you people do?" People said "We wil kill you with humiliation and degradation. Ali said: "That will mean that you killed Abdullah and the brother of the Prophet of Allah." Abu Bak said: "As far as Abdullah is concerned it is correct but we do not accept you as the brother of the Prophet of Allah." Ali said: "Do you deny that the Holy Prophet had declared brotherhood between him and myself?" Abu bakr said "Yes". Ali repeated this thrice.
Then Ali turned towards those people who had gathered around Abu Bakr and said: "O group of Muslims, Muhajireen and Ansar. I am asking you to swear By Alalh that you had heard the Holy Prophet say such and such in Ghadeer Khum and say such and such in the Battle of Tabuk." He did not leave anything that the Holy Prophet had said, until he reminded them of absolutely everything.
Everyone replied: "Indeed, Yes" (i.e. we heard it)
When Abu Bakr heard this he got frightened that people might help Ali to stop what was being done. He quickly said: "What you have said is true and I have heard it with my own ears, I knew and my heart remembered it but I also heard after that the Holy Prophet say: "We Ahlulbayt are those whom Allah has chosen and gave us status and has chosen the hereafter against this world for us. And Allah has not decreed that Prophethood and caliphate be the same."
Ali asked: "Is there any one among the companions of the Holy Prophet who can be a witness to what you have said?" Umar said: "The caliph of the Holy Prophet is saying the truth. I have heard the Prophet of Allah saying this." Abu Ubaydah, Salim Mawla Abu Huzayfah and Ma'az ibn Jabal said: "He has told the truth. We have heard it from the Prophet of Allah."
Ali said to him: "You have completed your cursed Sahifa, which you agreed upon in Ka'abah (i.e if Muhammad is killed or dies you people will take away the Amr from Ahlubayt.)
Abu Bakr asked: "How did you know about this? We did not tell you."
Ali said, "O Zubayr you, and Salman you, and Abu Dhar and Miqdad you - I am asking you for the sake of Allah and for the sake of Islam, did you not hear the Holy Prophet say when you were listening: "This one and that one- until he counted upto five- they have made between them a written agreement and have vowed to keep it if I am killed or I die?" They replied: "Indeed, yes we heard that these people have made an agreement and vowed to keep it if he is killed or dies. They will overpower you and O Ali, they will remove you from this caliphate."
Ali said: "When the Holy Prophet said this I asked "O Prophet of Allah may my parents be sacrificed for you, when this happens what do you instruct me to do?" Salman, Abu Dhar, Miqdad and Zubair said, "He instructed you that if you find helpers then you fight against them and get your rights, if you do not get helpers then you pay allegiance and save your blood." Ali said: "By God if those forty peopel who paid allegiance to me had been loyal to me then I would have fought against you in the way of Allah. But remember By God, until the Day of Judgement your generation will not get it (caliphate). And what makes your talks a lie - which you have attributed to the Holy Prophet is Allah's saying: "Or do they envy the people for what Allah has given them of his grace? But inded we have given to Ibrahim's children the book and wisdom and we have given them a grand kingdom. (Surah Nisa : 54)."
What is ment by Book here is Propehthood, wisdom is tradition and grand kingdom is caliphate and we are Ibraheem's children."
Miqdad stood up and said: "O Ali, what is your command for me? By god if you command me I will fight with this sword and if you command me I will stop. Ali replied: "O Miqdad, STOP and remember what promise the Holy Prophet took from you and his will."
Then I (Salman) stood up and said, "By him in whose hands is my life if I knew that I will be able to remove any oppression and the religion of Allah will attain status then I would put my sword on my neck and would fight at each and every step." Then, adressing people, I said: "What! are you attacking the one who is the brother of the Prophet of Allah, his wasi, caliph of his community and the father of his sons? Then I am givin you good news that trouble will come to you and do not hope for any type of ease."
Abu Dhar stoop up and said: "O that community, who after the death of its prophet is puzzled, and whom Allah has stopped helping due to their sins, surely Allah says: "Surely Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the descendents of Ibrahim and the descendents of Imran above the nations. Offspring, one of the other, and Allah is hearing, knowing. (sura Ale Imran: 33 and 34).)"
And the children of Muhammad are the descendents of Nuh and they are children of Ibrahim from Ibrahim and they are chosen ones from Ismaeel and they are progeny of Prophet Muhammad and are a household of Prophethood, are a place for Messages and are those to whom the angels descend and ascend. And they are like high skies and are like those mountains that are firm, and they are like that Ka'abah over which teh veil hangs, and are those springs which are clear and stars who guide people, and a tree like a blessed tree that produces light and its oil is blessed. And Muhammad is the seal of Prophets and is the leader of Bani-Adam and Ali is wasi of Awsiya and Imam of Muttaqeen (pious) and is the leader of those whose forehead shines and he is the Siddique Akbar (the one who never tells a lie), Farooqe Azam (one who differntiates between truth and falsehood) and is wasi of Muhammad, the inheritor of his knowledge and has more rights than any one over the faithfuls. Like what Allah has said: "The Prophet has a greater claim on the faithfuls than they have on themselves, and his wives are as their mothers; and the possessors of relationship have the better claim in the ordinance of Allah to inheritance, one with respect to another, than (other believers, and (than) those who have fled their homes), except that you do some good to your freinds; this is written in the book" (Surah Ahzab: 6)
So you also bring him forward whom Allah has brought forward and put behind him whom Allah has left behind and give wilyat and inheritance to the one whom Allah has given. "Umar stood up and said to Abu Bakr who was sitting on the pulpit. " You are sitting on the pulpit and this man is sitting and is prepaired for war - he is not getting up to pay you allegiance. Give us the order to cut his neck off."
At this time Hassan and Hussain were standing and when they heard what Umar said they started crying. Ali hugged both of them and told them, "Do not cry, By God these people are not able to kill your father."
Umme Ayman, who had brought up the Holy Prophet came forward and said, "O Abu Bakr, how soon have you all revealed your hypocrisy and jealousy!" Umar gave order and she was removed from the Mosque. he said, "What do we have to do with women?"
Buraydah Aslami stood up and said: "O Umar are you attacking the brother and the father of the children of the Holy Propeht? And You are the very person whose reputation in Quraysh is known to us. Are you tow not the ones to whom the Holy Prophet had told to go to Ali and greet him saying 'Amirul Mumimneen'? And you two had asked if this was in accordance with Allah and his Prophet's command, and the Prophet had said yes."
Abu Bakr said:"Yes it was like that but the Prophet of Allah had after that said: "For us Prophethood and caliphate cannot be combined together." Buraydah said: "The holy Prophet had not said that. By God, I will not remain in that city in which you stay Amir."
Umar gave the order and he was beaten and thrown out of the mosque.
Then he (umar) said: "O ibn Abi Talib, stand up and pay allegiance". Ali asked "If I do not do it then?" He said: " At that time we will cut your neck." Ali said it three times. Then he, without opening his palm, stretched his hand and Abu Bakr put his hand on his (Ali's) hand and was happy with that. Before allegiance Ali, with a rope tied to his neck said loudly:
"Son of my mother! Surely the people reckoned me weak and had well nigh slain me .. "(surah Araf: 150).
Zubair was told to pay allegiance - he refused. Umar, Khalid ibn Walid and Mighnirah ibn Sha'aba with a few people rushed to him took away his sword from his hand, threw it on the floor and broke it, and held him by neck. Zubayr said when umar was on his chest: "O son of Sahhak, by God, if my sword was in my hand, then you would not have got away from me." He then paid allegiance.
Salman says: "Then they held me and twisted my neck until it became like a piece of flesh, then took my hand and twisted it, and then forcefully I paid the allegiance. Then Abu dhar and Miqdad also paid allegiance forcefully. And among us there was nobody as outspoken as Zubayr because when he paid allegiance he said: "O son of Sahhak, By God, if these evil people who supported you were not present then you would not be able to come to me, and my sword would be with me, because I know of your cowardice and disgrace, but you have got a few evil people from whom you gained strength and are attacking."
Umar became very angry and said: "Are you talking about Sahhak?" Zubair asked: "Sahhak who? And can you stop me talking about Sahhak, when Sahhak was a prostitute. Do you deny that? Was she not an Ethiopian slave of my grandfather Abdul Muttalib? Your grandfather Nufail commited adultry with her so your father Khattab was born. After Adultery that slave was girl was given to your grandfather by Abdul Muttalib, then your father was born, so he was my father's slave who was born by adultry." Then Abu Bakr made peace between these two (Zubayr and Umar) and then both of them stopped quarreling."
Sulaim ib Qays says: " I said to Salman, " O Salman, you paid allegiance to Abu Bakr and you did not say anything?" Salman replied: "After allegiance I said to all "Forever and forever may you be destroyed. Do you know what you have done to yourselves? You have done good and did bad = it is good because you chose the tradition of those who passed away before - that is fighting and disuniting. And it is bad because you left the tradition of your Prophet, when you removed caliphate from its mines and from him whos right it was."
Umar said: "O Salman, now that your companion has paid allegiance and you have paid too, say what you like and do what you like, and your companion can say what he wants."
Salman said: " I said to Umar, " I have heard the Holy Prophet say that until the day of Judgment the sins of the entire community will be on you (umar) and your companion whom you have paid allegiance and the punishment of that will equale the punishment of the entire community.""
So Umar said: "Say what you like. What! Have you not paid allegiance? And God has not made your eyes calm in a way that your companion gets caliphate."
Salman said, he said: " I bear witness that I have read in various books of Allah that you, with your names, ancestors and attributes are one of the doors of hell." Umar said to me: "Say what you like, has Allah not taken away the caliphate away from the ahlulbayt whom you have made your God, apart from Allah?" SO I said to him: " I bear witness that I have heard from the Holy Prophet. He said it when I asked him about this verse. But on that day shall no one chastise with (anything like) His chastisement. And no one shall bind with (anthing like) His binding (surah Faj: 25,26)
He told me that it ment YOU (Umar)"
Umar said: "Shut up- May Allah make you die - O slave, O the son of the evil tongued."
Ali said, "O Salman I hold you by oath - keep quiet." Slaman said: "By God if Ali had not ordered me to keep quiet I would have told him all that has been revealed relating to him, also all that I have heard from the Holy Prophet concerning him and his companion. When Umar saw that I was quiet, he told me "No doubt, you are very obedient to him and listen to what he says."
When Abu Dhar and Miqdad paid allegiance they did not say anything. Umar said: "O Salman, why did you not keep quiet like your two comapnons who kept quiet? By God, you do not love ahlulbayt any more than these two. You saw them pay allegiance quietly."
Abu Dhar said: "O Umar, are you taunting me about the love of Ale-Muhammad and the respect of their rights? May Allah curse, and he does curse those people who held enmity with them, accused them and took away their rights, and made people ride over their necks and reversed the community to their previous beliefs (deen)". Umar said "Ameen- May Allah curse those who took away their rights. By God, Ale-Muhammad dont have any right in this, and all people and Ale-Muhammad are eqaual in this."
Abu Dhar said: "So why did you challenge Ansar through Ale-Muhammad and their rights?" Ali said to Umar: "O son of Sahhak, if we did not have any right in this, then is it yours and the son of a woman who eats flies (Abu Bakr)?"
Umar said: "O Abul Hassan, now that you have paid allegiance, keep quiet because people were happy with my companion and were not happy with you - what is my fault in this? Ali said: "But God and his Prophet are not happy with anyone except myself so you, your companion and those who obeyed you and those who supported you, good news be for you on Allah's anger with you and His punishment and his degradation of you.
O ibn Khattab may evil befall you, if only you knew how you have erred! If you knew of what you have come out and in what you have entered and what eveil you have done for yourself and your companion!"
Abu Bakr said: "O Umar, now that he has paid alegiance to us and we have been saved from any harm from him, leave him to say what he wants to say."
Ali said: "Except one thing, I do not say anything. O four people (Abu Dhar, Salman, Zubayr and Miqdad) I am reminding you Ihave heard the Holy Prophet say: "No doubt, there will be one coffin of fire in which there will be twelve people - six from Awwaleen (begening) and six from Akhireen (end), that will be in a well which is in the bottom level of the Hell. And this coffin will be the one that will be locked. There will be a stone kept on the well. When Allah wishes the hell fire to be lighted, he will remove that stone from the top of the well. At that time the Hell will set alight with the flames and the heat of the well."
Ali continued: "I asked the Holy Prophet, and you were present, who are the ones from Awwaleen?. He replied, that from Awwaleen there will be Adam's son who killed his brother, and Pharaoh of Pharaohs, and the one who argued with the Prophet Ibrahim concerning God and two people of Bani Israel who changed their Book and their Tradition - one of these two is the one who made Yahudi, a Yahudi, and the other made Nasrani a Nasrani. And the sixth one is Iblis. And from Akhireen there is Dajjal, and these five who are of Sahifah, and Kitab, and are Jibt and Taghut, O my brother, who made an agreement and contract of enmity towards you. This one and this one, until he gave names and counted also."
Salman says he said: "You have told truth - we bear witness that we heard the Holy Prophet say that."
Uthman said: "O Abul Hasan, have you or your companions not got any hadith concerning me?"
Ali said: "Yes, why not? I have heard the Holy Prophet saying that he has cursed you twice, and that he did not even repent when he cursed you."
Uthman got angry at that and said: "What do I have to do with you? You never leave me, neither during the time of the Prophet nor after him."
Ali said: "Yes May Allah humiliate you." Uthman said: "By god I have heard the Holy Prophet saying:"Zubayr will be killed when he has become an apostate of Islam."
Salman says: "Ali told me, and this was between him and myself: "Uthman has said truth, and this will be when after Uthman is killed, he will pay allegiance to me and then will break it and be killed an apostate." "
Slman says: "Then Ali said: "Except four, after the Holy Prophet every one has become an apostate. After the Holy Prophet people became like haroon and those who followed him and like the cow and those who followed it. "So Ali is like Haroon and Atiq (Abu Bakr) like cow, and Umar like Samiri."
I heard the Holy Prophet saying: "No doubt a community of my companions will come who will have a high status with me so that they pass the Sirat and when they will see me and I will see them, they will recognize me and I will recognize them. They will come very near to me. I will say "O god these are my companons, my companions. " It will be said "Do not you know what they did after you? Indeed, they reverted when you parted from them." I will say to them: "Go away and get destroyed."
And I have heard the Holy Prophet say: "My community will choose the tradition of Bani Isreal in exactly the same manner that one foot falls on the other foot, one span equal to another span, one hand like the other, one distance like the other distance, until if they enter a hole, then these people will also enter that hole. Surely Torah and the Quran were written by one Angel and one skin, and with one pen, and all examples with tradition became like one!"
Edited by Al-Mufeed, 10 November 2008 - 07:23 PM.