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Hadith #6

6ـ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو يَعْقُوبَ قَالَ رَأَيْتُهُ يَعْنِي مُحَمَّداً قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِ بِالْعَسْكَرِ فِي عَشِيَّةٍ وَقَدِ اسْتَقْبَلَ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ وَاعْتَلَّ مِنْ غَدٍ فَدَخَلْتُ إِلَيْهِ عَائِداً بَعْدَ أَيَّامٍ مِنْ عِلَّتِهِ وَقَدْ ثَقُلَ فَأَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّهُ بَعَثَ إِلَيْهِ بِثَوْبٍ فَأَخَذَهُ وَأَدْرَجَهُ وَوَضَعَهُ تَحْتَ رَأْسِهِ قَالَ فَكُفِّنَ فِيهِ قَالَ أَحْمَدُ قَالَ أَبُو يَعْقُوبَ رَأَيْتُ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) مَعَ ابْنِ الْخَضِيبِ فَقَالَ لَهُ ابْنُ الْخَضِيبِ سِرْ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ فَقَالَ لَهُ أَنْتَ الْمُقَدَّمُ فَمَا لَبِثَ إِلا أَرْبَعَةَ أَيَّامٍ حَتَّى وُضِعَ الدَّهَقُ عَلَى سَاقِ ابْنِ الْخَضِيبِ ثُمَّ نُعِيَ قَالَ رُوِيَ عَنْهُ حِينَ أَلَحَّ عَلَيْهِ ابْنُ الْخَضِيبِ فِي الدَّارِ الَّتِي يَطْلُبُهَا مِنْهُ بَعَثَ إِلَيْهِ لاقْعُدَنَّ بِكَ مِنَ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَقْعَداً لا يَبْقَى لَكَ بَاقِيَةٌ فَأَخَذَهُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِي تِلْكَ الايَّامِ.

6. Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from a man from Ahmad ibn Muhammad who has said the following. “Abu ya‘qub informed me saying, ‘ I saw him (Muhammad) before his death in the army camp in an evening. Abu al-Hassan received him and looked at him and he became ill the next day. After several days I went to visit him during his illness and his illness was worsening. He informed me that he (abu al-Hassan (a.s.) has sent him cloths which he had folded to use as a pillow. The narrator has said that he was shrouded in that cloth.” Ahmad has said that abu ya‘qub said, “I saw abu al-Hassan (a.s.) with ibn al-Khadib who said to him, “May Allah take my soul in service for your cause, go ahead.” The Imam (a.s.) said, “You go first.” Only after four days he was put in shackles and the news of his death was given out. The narrator has said that it is narrated that when ibn al-Khadib insisted in his demand from him the house he sent him this messages. “I will ask Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, to place as such that not even your traces would be found.” Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most gracious, took him away in those days.”