127. The reason due to which Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘Neither has the green (sky) shaded, nor the dust (of the ground) touched anyone with a tone more truthful than that of Abu Zarr (as)’.

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حدثنا أبو الحسن محمد بن عمرو بن علي البصري قال: حدثنا عبد السلام ابن محمد بن هارون الهاشمي قال: حدثنا محمد بن محمد عقبة الشيباني قال حدثنا أبو القاسم الخضر بن ابان، عن ابى هدبة، عن أنس بن مالك قال: اتى أبو ذر يوما إلى مسجد رسول صلى الله عليه وآله فقال: ما رأيت كما رأيت البارحة قالوا: وما رأيت البارحة؟ قال رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ببابه فخرج ليلا فاخذ بيد علي بن ابى طالب وقد خرجا إلى البقيع فمازلت أقفوا اثرهما إلى ان اتيا مقابر مكة فعدل إلى قبر أبيه فصلى عنده ركعتين فإذا بالقبر قد انشق وإذا بعبدالله جالس وهو يقول: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وان محمدا عبده ورسوله فقال له من وليك يا أبة فقال: وما الولي بابني قال: هو هذا علي قال: وان عليا وليى قال فارجع إلى روضتك ثم عدل إلى قبر أمه فصنع كما صنع عند قبر أبيه فإذا بالقبر قد انشق فاذاهى تقول: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وانك نبي الله ورسوله فقال لها من وليك يا أماه، فقالت ومن الولي يا بنى؟ فقال هو هذا علي بن أبى طالب فقالت: وان عليا وليي فقال أرجعي إلى حفرتك وروضتك. فكذبوه ولببوه وقالوا يارسول الله كذب عليك اليوم فقال وما كان من ذلك. قال ان جندب حكى عنك كيت وكيت فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله: ما أظلت الخضراء ولا أقلت الغبراء علي ذي لهجة أصدق من أبى ذر. قال عبد السلام بن محمد: فعرضت هذا الخبر على الهجني محمد بن عبد الاعلى فقال: أما علمت ان النبي صلى الله عليه وآله قال: اتانى جبرئيل فقال: ان الله عزوجل حرم النار على ظهر أنزلك، وبطن حملك، وثدي أرضعك، وحجر كفلك.


1. Abu Al Hassan Muhammad Bin Amro Bin Ali Al Basry, from Abdul Salaam Ibn Muhammad Bin Haroun Al Hashimy, Muhammad Bin Muhammad Uqba Al Shaybani, from Abu Al Qasim Al Khaza Bin Abaan, from Abu Hudba, from Anas Bin Maalik who said, ‘One day Abu Zarr (as) came over to Masjid of Rasool-Allah (saww), so he (as) said, I (as) have not seen the like of what I (as) saw yesterday’. They (people) said, ‘And what did you (as) see yesterday?’ He (as) said: ‘I (as) saw that Rasool-Allah (saww) was at his (saww) door. So he (saww) went out during the night, having grabbed the hand of Ali (asws) Bin Abu Talib (asws), and they (asws) both went out to Baqie (graveyard). So I (as) did not cease to be in their (as) footsteps until they (asws) came to the graveyard of Makkah. So he (saww) turned towards the grave of his (saww) father (as) and Prayed two Cycles of Prayer. So the grave burst open and there was Abdullah (as) seated, and he (as) was saying: ‘There is no god except for Allah (azwj) and Muhammad (saww) is His (azwj) Rasool (saww)’. So he (saww) said to him (as): ‘Who is your (as) Guardian, O father (as)?’ So he (as) said: ‘And who is my (as) Guardian, O my (as) son (saww)?’ He (saww) said: ‘He (as) is this one, Ali (asws)’. He (as) said: ‘And (I (as) testify) that Ali (asws) is my (as) Guardian’. He (saww) said: ‘So return to your (as) Garden’. Then he (saww) turned towards the grave of his (saww) mother (as), and did what he (saww) had done in the presence of the grave of his (saww) father (as). So the grave burst open, and there she (as) was, saying: ‘I (as) testify that there is no god except for Allah (azwj), and you (saww) are the Prophet (saww) of Allah (azwj) and His (azwj) Rasool (saww)’. So he (saww) said: ‘Who is your (as) Guardian, O mother?’ So she (as) said: ‘And who is my (as) Guardian, O my (as) son (saww)?’ So she (as) said: ‘He is this one, Ali (asws) Bin Abu Talib (asws)’. So she (azwj) said: ‘And (I (as) testify) that Ali (asws) is my (as) Guardian’. So he (saww) said: ‘Return to your (as) grave and your (as) Garden’. So they (people) belied him (as) and ridiculed him (as), and they said: ‘O Rasool-Allah (saww)! Today you (saww) have been belied against’. So he (saww) said: ‘And it was not from that’. He said, ‘Jundab (as) (Abu Zarr (as)), told such and such about you (saww)’. So the Prophet (saww) said: ‘Neither has the green (sky) shaded, nor the dust (of the ground) touched anyone with a tone more truthful than that of Abu Zarr (as)’. Abd Al-Salaam Bin Muhammad said, ‘So I presented this Hadeeth to Al-Hajny Muhammad Bin Abdul A’ala, so he said, ‘But do you not know that the Prophet (saww) said: ‘Jibraeel (as) came unto me (saww), so he (as) said: ‘Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic has Forbidden the Fire unto the loin from which you (saww) descended, and the lab which bore you (saww), and the breasts which fed you (saww), and the lap which (took over) your (saww) responsibility’.




حدثنا احمد بن الحسن القطان قال: حدثنا الحسن بن علي بن الحسين السكري قال: حدثنا محمد بن زكريا الجوهري الغلابى البصري قال: حدثنا عثمان ابن عمران قال: حدثنا عباد بن صهيب قال: قلت للصادق جعفر بن محمد " ع " اخبرني عن أبى ذر أهو أفضل أم أنتم أهل البيت؟ فقال: يابن صهيب كم شهور السنة فقلت اثنى عشر شهرا فقال: وكم الحرم منها؟ قلت أربعة أشهر، قال فشهر رمضان منها؟ قلت لا، قال فشهر رمضان أفضل أم اشهر الحرم؟ فقلت بل شهر رمضان قال فكذلك نحن أهل البيت لا يقاس بنا احد وان أبا ذر كان في قوم من اصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فتذاكروا فضايل هذه الامة فقال أبو ذر أفضل هذه الامة علي بن أبى طالب وهو قسيم الجنة والنار وهو صديق هذه الامة وفاروقها وحجة الله عليها فما بقي من القوم احد إلا اعرض عنه بوجهه وانكر عليه قوله وكذبه فذهب أبو امامة الباهلي من بينهم إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فاخبره بقول أبى ذر واعراضهم عنه وتكذيبهم له، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: ما أظلت الخضراء ولا أقلت الغبراء - يعنى منكم يا أبا أمامة من ذي لهجة أصدق من أبى ذر.


2. Ahmad Bin Al Hassan Al Qataan narrated to us, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Al Husayn Al Sakary, from Muhammad Bin Zakariyya Al Jowfary Al Ghalaby Al Basry, from usman Ibn Umran, from Abaad Bin Saheyb who said, ‘I said to Al-Sadiq Ja’far (asws) Bin Muhammad (asws), ‘Inform me about Abu Zarr (as), is he (as) higher, or you (asws) the People (asws) of the Household?’ So he (asws) said: ‘O ibn Saheyb! How many months are there in a year?’ So I said, ‘Twelve months’. So he (asws) said: ‘And how many from these are sacred?’ I said, ‘Four months’. He (asws) said: ‘So is the Month of Ramazan from these?’ I said, ‘No’. He (asws) said: ‘So is the Month of Ramazan higher or the sacred months?’ So I said, ‘But, (it is) the Month of Ramazan’. He (asws) said: ‘So we (asws), the People (asws) of the Household are like that, and let no one analogise with us (asws). And Abu Zarr (as) was among a people from the companions of Rasool-Allah (saww), and they were mentioning the merits of this community, so Abu Zarr (as) said: ‘The highest of this community is Ali (asws) Bin Abu Talib (asws), and he (asws) is the Distributor of the Paradise and the Fire, and he (asws) is the Truthful of this community, and its Differentiator, and Proof of Allah (azwj) over it. So there did not remain anyone from the people except that he turned his face away from him, and denied his (as) speech against him (as), and belied him (as). So Abu Amama Al-Bahily went out from among them, to Rasool-Allah (saww) and informed him (saww) of the speech of Abu Zarr (as) and the turning away of the people from him (as) and their belying him (as). So Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘Neither has the green (sky) shaded, nor the dust (ground) touched’ – meaning from you all, O Abu Amama’ – ‘than one who is more truthful of tone than Abu Zarr (as)’.