6. The Prophet’s (SAW) last assembly

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6 - قال: أخبرني أبو حفص عمر بن محمد بن علي الصيرفي قال: حدثنا جعفر بن محمد الحسني قال: حدثنا عيسى بن مهران قال: أخبرنا يونس بن محمد قال: حدثنا عبد الرحمن ابن الغسيل قال: أخبرني عبد الرحمن بن خلاد الأنصاري، عن عكرمة، عن عبد الله بن عباس قال: إن علي بن أبي طالب والعباس بن عبد المطلب والفضل بن العباس دخلوا على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم في مرضه الذي قبض فيه، فقالوا: يا رسول الله هذه الأنصار في المسجد تبكي رجالها ونساؤها عليك. فقال: وما يبكيهم؟ قالوا: يخافون أن تموت، قال: أعطوني أيديكم فخرج في ملحفة وعصابة حتى جلس على المنبر، فحمد الله وأثنى عليه ثم قال: " أما بعد، أيها الناس! فما تنكرون من موت نبيكم؟ ألم أنع إليكم وتنع إليكم أنفسكم؟ لو خلد أحد قبلي ثم بعث إليه لخلدت فيكم. ألا إني لاحق بربي، وقد تركت فيكم ما إن تمسكتم به لن تضلوا: كتاب الله تعالى بين أظهركم، تقرؤونه صباحا ومساء، فلا تنافسوا ولا تحاسدوا ولا تباغضوا، وكونوا إخوانا كما أمركم الله، وقد خلفت فيكم عترتي أهل بيتي وأنا أوصيكم بهم، ثم أوصيكم بهذا الحي من الأنصار ، فقد عرفتم بلاهم عند الله عز وجل وعند رسوله وعند المؤمنين، ألم يوسعوا في الديار ويشاطروا الثمار ، ويؤثروا وبهم الخصاصة؟ فمن ولي منكم أمرا يضر فيه أحدا أو ينفعه فليقبل من محسن الأنصار، وليتجاوز عن مسيئهم " . وكان آخر مجلس جلسه حتى لقي الله عز وجل.


6. He said: Abu Hafs, Umar ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Sayrafl, reported to me from Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Hasani, who reported from Isa ibn Mehran, who reported from Yunus ibn Muhammad, who reported from Abdul Rahman Ibn al-Ghaseel, who reported from Abdul Rahman ibn Khallad al-Ansari, from Ikrarmah, from Abdullah ibn Abbas who said: ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (as), al-Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib and al-Fadhl ibn al-Abbas called upon the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, in the last days of his illness, and said: "O messenger of Allah, these Ansar have gathered in the mosque, ladies and men, weeping over you." He asked: "What makes them weep?" They said: "They fear you might die." He said: "Hold me by your hands," then he came out, wrapped in his blanket and headcloth and sat on the pulpit. He thanked Allah and glorified His name, and then said: "O people, what makes you feel unusual about your Prophet’s death? Have I not announced death to you and have you not announced deaths among your own people? If there had been someone before me, and then the angel of death had come to him later, I would have also remained with you for that long. Be it known that I am going to meet my Sustainer, and I have left among you something, if you adhere to it, you will not be lost. The Book of Allah is with you, read it at dawn and dusk. And do not be each others’ rivals, nor envious, not harbour any enmity against each other. Remain brothers as commanded by Allah. And then I have left behind my family, my Ahlul Bayt, and I enjoy upon you about them. And then I enjoy upon you about these people of Ansar, whose hardship for the sake of Allah, His Prophet and the believers are known to you. Did they not widen their houses and distribute equally their fruits? Did they not prefer others above themselves, though they were afflicted with poverty? So, whoever from among you is given any worthwhile authority, enabling him to harm or benefit, he should accept the righteous men from Ansar, and also forgive their evil-doers." This was the last assembly in which he sat before he met with his Lord.