120. The reason due to which Amir Al-Momineen (asws) entered into the consultation

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أبى رحمه الله قال: حدثنا على بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن ابيه باسناده رفعه إلى ابى عبد الله " ع " قال: لما كتب عمر كتاب الشورى بدأ بعثمان في اول الصحيفة وأخر عليا أمير المؤمنين " ع "! فجعله في آخر القوم، فقال العباس: يا أمير المؤمنين يا ابا الحسن أشرت عليك في يوم قبض رسول الله ان تمد يدك فنبايعك فإن هذا الامر لمن سبق إليه فعصيتني حتى بويع أبو بكر وانا أشير عليك اليوم ان عمر قد كتب أسمك في الشورى وجعلك آخر القوم وهم يخرجونك منها فاطعني ولا تدخل في الشورى فلم يجبه بشئ فلما بويع عثمان قال له العباس: الم أقل لك، قال له يا عم انه قد خفى عليك امر، أما سمعت قوله على المنبر ماكان الله ليجمع لاهل هذا البيت الخلافة والنبوة فاردت ان يكذب نفسه بلسانه فيعلم الناس ان قوله بالامس كان كذبا باطلا وإنا نصلح للخلافة، فسكت العباس.


1. My father said, ‘Ali Bin Ibrahim Bin Hashim narrated to us, from his father, by his chain raising it to Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘When Umar wrote the list (of the participants) for the consultation, he began by Usman on the first page, and Ali Amir Al-Momineen (asws) as the last one. So he made him (asws) to be the last of the people. So Al-Abbas said, ‘O Amir Al Momineen (asws)! O Abu Al Hassan (asws)! I indicated to you on the day Rasool-Allah (saww) passed away, to extend your (asws) hand, so that we would pledge our allegiances to you (asws), for this matter (Caliphate) is for the one who precedes to it, but you (asws) disobeyed me until allegiances were pledged to Abu Bakr. And I indicated to you (asws) on the day that Umar had written your (asws) name (to be) in the consultation, and made you (asws) to be at the last of the people, and they were taking you (asws) out from it. So if only you (asws) had obeyed me and not entered into the consultation’. But, he (asws) did not answer him with anything. So when allegiances were pledge to Usman, Al-Abbas said to him (asws), ‘Did I not tell you (asws)?’ He (asws) said to him: ‘O uncle! A matter has been hidden from you. Have you not heard his own speech upon the Pulpit, ‘Allah (azwj) would not gather the Prophet-hood and the Caliphate together for the People (asws) of this Household’? So I (asws) intended him to belie himself by his own tongue, so that the people would know that his speech yesterday was a lie, false, and that we (asws) are the correct ones for the Caliphate’. So Al-Abbas was silent’.