2. The Prophet (SAW) on his successor

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2 - قال: أخبرني أبو حفص عمر بن محمد بن علي الصيرفي قال: حدثنا أبو الحسين العباس بن المغيرة الجوهري قال: حدثنا أبو بكر أحمد بن منصور الرمادي قال: حدثنا عبد الرزاق قال: أخبرنا أبي، عن مينا مولى عبد الرحمن بن عوف، عن عبد الله بن مسعود قال: خرجنا مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ليلة وفد الجن قال: فحط على ، ثم ذهب فلما رجع تنفس وقال: نعيت إلي نفسي يا ابن مسعود، فقلت: استخلف يا رسول الله. قال: من؟ قلت: أبا بكر، قال: فمشى ساعة ثم تنفس وقال: نعيت إلي نفسي يا ابن مسعود، فقلت: استخلف يا رسول الله. قال: من؟ قلت: عمر، فسكت، ثم مشى ساعة وتنفس وقال: نعيت إلي نفسي يا ابن مسعود، فقلت: استخلف يا رسول الله. قال: من؟ قلت: عثمان، فسكت، ثم مشى ساعة فقال: نعيت إلي نفسي يا ابن مسعود، فقلت: استخلف يا رسول الله قال: من؟ قلت: علي بن أبي طالب؟ فتنفس ثم قال: والذي نفسي بيده لئن أطاعوه ليدخلن الجنة أجمعين أكتعين .


2. He said: Abu Hafs Umar ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Sayrafi reported to me from Abul Husayn al-Abbas ibn al-Mughairah al-Jawhari, who reported from Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn Mansoor al-Ramadi, who reported from Abdul Razzaq, who reported from his father, who reported from Mayna, the client of Abdul Rahman ibn Auf, who reported from Abdullah ibn Mas’ood who said: On the night of the delegation of Jinn (i.e. during the battle of Tabuk), we were with the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, when he made a station at Ula. Then he went away, and when he returned, he heaved a sigh. Then he said: "O Ibn Mas’ood, I have been warned of my impending death." So I said: "O messenger of Allah, appoint a successor." He asked: "Who?" "I said: "Abu Bakr." He said: (The Prophet) walked for sometime, and heaved a sigh and then said: "My death has been announced to me O Ibn Mas’ood." Then I said: "Appoint a successor, O messenger of Allah." He asked: "Who?" I said: "Umar." He remained silent, and then walked for sometime, heaved a sigh, and said: "I have been given news of my death, O Ibn Mas’ood!" So, I said: "Appoint a successor!" He asked: "Who?" I said: "Uthman." He kept silent, walked for sometime, heaved a sigh and said: "O Ibn Mas’ood, my death has been announced to me!" I said: "Appoint a successor, O Prophet of Allah" He asked: "Who?" I said: "‘Ali ibn Abi Talib." He heaved a sigh and said: "By He Who controls my soul, if they obey him (i.e. ‘Ali), they will definitely enter Paradise, everyone of them."