“Zādhān bin ‘Umar has narrated: I heard ‘Alī (AlahisSalam) in a
meeting ask people on oath: Who h as heard the Messenger
of Allāh (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) say something on the day of Gadhīr Khum?
At this, thirteen men stood up an d they con firmed that
they had heard the Messenger of Allāh (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) say this: One
who has me as his master has ‘Alī as h is master.
Ahmad bin Hambal narrated it in al-Musnad (1:84), and Fadā’ilus-sahābah (2:585 # 991); Ibn Abī ‘Āsim, as-Sunnah (p.604 #
1371); Tabarānī, al-Mu‘jam-ul-awsat (3:69 # 2131); Bayhaqī, asSunan-ul-kubrā (5:131); Abū Nu‘aym, Hilyat-ul-awliyā’ wa
tabaqāt-ul-asfiyā’ (5:26); Ibn Jawzī, Sifat-us-safwah (1:313);
Haythamī, Majma‘-uz-zawā’id (9:107); Hindī, Kanz-ul-‘ummāl (13:158 # 36487); and Shawkānī in Darr-us-sahābah (p.211).
Ibn Kathīr in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:169) has copied the
tradition on the authority of Zādhān Abū ‘Umar and has put the
number of witnesses at twelve.
Ibn Kathīr has put the number of witnesses at thirteen in the
tradition narrated through Zādhān who narrated it on the authority
of Ibn ‘Umar in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (5:462).
“It is related by ‘Abd-ur-Rahmān bin Abī Laylā that
‘Alī (AlahisSalam) addressed (the people) and said: I make the
person swear by Allāh an d Islam to come forward
who may have heard the Prophet (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) say on the day of
Ghadīr Khum while holding my hand: O Muslims! Am I
not nearer than your lives? All of them said: Why not! O
Messenger of Allāh. He said: One who has me as his
master has ‘Alī as his master. O Allāh! Befriend him who
befriends him and be his enemy who is his (‘Alī’s) enemy,
assist him who assists him, help him who help s him and
disgrace him who (wishes to) disgrace him (‘Alī). At this,
more than thirteen persons stood up and bore witness and
those who concealed these facts turned blind or died of
Related by Hindī in Kanz-ul-‘ummāl (13:131 # 36417).
Ibn Athīr narrated it in Asad-ul-ghābah (3:487) through Abū Ishāq who had said: Yazīd bin Wadī‘ah and ‘Abd-ur-Rahmān bin
Mudlij suffered because they concealed the facts.
Ibn ‘Asākir related it in Tārīkh Dimashq al-kabīr (45:158).
“Asbagh bin Nubātah has narrated that ‘Alī (AlahisSalam) made
people swear in an open plain and asked anyone who had
heard the Prophet (صلى-الله-عليه-و-آله-وسلم) say this to stand up. At this more
than thirteen person s stood up including Abū Ayy ūb al An sārī, Abū ‘Amrah bin ‘Amr bin Muh san, Abū Zayn ab,
Sahl bin Hunayf, Kh uzaymah bin Thābit, ‘Abdullāh bin
Thābit al-An sārī, Hubshā bin Junādah as-Salūlī, ‘Ubay d
bin ‘Āzib al-An sārī, Nu‘mān bin ‘Ajlān al-An sārī, Thābit
bin Wadī‘ ah al-Ansārī, Abū Fadālah al-An sārī an d ‘Abdur-Rahmān bin ‘Abd Rab al-Ansārī ((رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)). All of them said:
We bear witness that we heard from the Messenger of
Allāh (): Beware! Allāh is my Guardian and I am
the guardian of the believers. I warn you! One who has me as his master has ‘Alī as his master. O Allāh! Befriend
him who befriends him (‘Alī) an d be his enemy who is his
(‘Alī’s) enemy, love him who loves him (‘Alī), bear
malice towards him who bears malice towards him and
help him who helps him (‘Alī).”
Ibn Athīr narrated it in Asad-ul-ghābah fī ma‘rifat-is-sahābah
(3:465); and Tahāwī in Mashkal-ul-āthār (2:308).
Ibn Athīr narrated it through Ya‘lā bin Murrah in Asad-ulghābah fī ma‘rifat-is-sahābah (2:362) and mentioned Yazīd or
Zayd bin Sharāhīl among the witnesses. Najiyah bin ‘Amr was also
mentioned among the witnesses at another place (5:282). ‘Āmir bin
Laylā has been mentioned in another tradition through Ya‘lā bin