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Uthman argues with Ayesha

He said: Abul Hasan ‘Ali ibn Muhammad al-Katib reported to me from al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali al-Za’farani, who reported from Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Thaqafi, who reported from al-Hasan ibn al-Husayn al-Ansari, who reported from Sufyan, from Fudhail ibn al-Zubair, who reported from Farwah ibn Majashe, from Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali, peace be upon him that:

Ayesha called upon Uthman and said: “Grant me what my father and Umar ibn al-Khattab used to grant me.” He (i.e. Uthman) said: “I do not see any status for you in the Book nor in the (Prophet’s) Traditions. Surely, both your father and Umar ibn al-Khattab, granted you (extra favours) because of their obliging nature, but I shall not do it.”

She said: “Then give me my inheritance from the Prophet of Allah”.

He said: “Did you not come to me, with Malik ibn Aws al-Nasri, to give witness that the messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his progeny, does not bequeath; till you deprived Fatimah from her inheritance and nullified her right? How come you are claiming inheritance today from the Prophet?” She left him and went away.

And when Uthman appeared for the prayers, she raised the Prophet’s shirt on a cane and exclaimed: “Surely, Uthman has contradicted the owner of this shirt and has abandoned his Tradition.”

Excerpts from Al Amali Al Sadooq

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