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(Ihtijaj) against 'Amr b. al-'Asi

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S133 Ibn Qutaybah, `Abd Allah b. Muslim, Abu Muhammad al-Dinawari Reliability of this narrator Chains of narration (Isnad) with this narrator
Al-Imamah wa'l-Siyasah  
Cairo: al-Halabi (2 vols), 1388/1969  vol. 1, p. 109   
[p. 93] 
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C94 `Amr b. al-`As (al-`Asi), Abu `Abd Allah
(d. 43 AH/663 CE)
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وذكروا ان رجلا من همدان يقال له: برد. قدم على معاوية فسمع عمروا يقع في علي عليه السلام فقال له يا عمرو إن أشياخنا سمعوا ‏‏رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: من كنت مولاه فعلي مولاه. فحق ذلك أم باطل؟ فقال عمرو: حق وأنا أزيدك: انه ليس أجد ‏‏من صحابة رسول الله له مناقب مثل مناقب علي. ففزع الفتى فقال عمرو: إنه أفسدها بأمره في عثمان. فقال برد: هل أمر أو قتل؟ ‏قال‏‏: لا ولكنه آوى ومنع. قال: فهل بايعه الناس عليها؟ قال: نعم. قال: فما أخرجك من بيعته؟ قال: إتهامي إياه في عثمان، قال: له ‏‏وأنت أيقد اتهمت: قال صدقت فيها خرجت إلى فلسطين. فرجع الفتى إلى قومه فقال: إنا أتينا قوما أخذنا الحجة عليهم من أفواههم، ‏‏علي على الحق فاتبعوه.‏

They reported that a man from Hamadan called Bard came to Mu`awiya and heard `Amr slandering `Ali, peace be upon him. He said to him: O `Amr, our elders heard the Messenger of Allah, blessings and salutations of Allah on him, say: ‘Of whomsoever I am master (mawla), `Ali is his master. Is that true or false?

`Amr said: ‘True, and I will tell you more. I have not found any companion of the Messenger of Allah who has the virtues possessed by `Ali.’

The young man was startled. `Amr said: ‘He undermined them by his command concerning `Uthman.’ Bard said: ‘Did he give the command or kill?’ He said: ‘No, but he protected (him) and prevented (his killing).’

He said: ‘Then did the people pledge allegiance to him notwithstanding it?’ He said: ‘Yes.’

He said: ‘Then what caused you to withdraw from his allegiance?’ He said: ‘My suspicion of him concerning `Uthman.’

He said to him: ‘You too had suspected (him)?’

He said: ‘I spoke the truth in it. I left for Palestine.’

The young man returned to his people and said: ‘We have come from a people against whom we have taken evidence from their mouths. `Ali is on the truth, so follow him.’

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