Hadith Al-Muqatalah

Abu Said al Khudri reports:
“We sat waiting for the Messenger of Allah (pbuh&hp) when he
came out to meet us. The strap of his sandal was broken and he
tossed it to Ali. Then he (pbuh&hp) said: “A man amongst you will
fight the people over the tawil (interpretation) of the Quran in the
same way as I have fought over its tanzil (revelation).” Thereupon
Abu Bakr said, ‘Is that I?’ The Prophet (pbuh&hp) said: “No.” Then
Umar asked him, ‘Is that I?’ “No.” said the Prophet (pbuh&hp). “It is
the mender of the sandal (i.e. Ali).”
Sunni References:

  • al Hakim in Mustadrak, iii, 122;
  • Ahmad ibn Hanbal in his Musnad, iii, 33, 82;
  • Abu Nuaym in Hilyat al Awliya’, i, 67;
  • Ibn al Athir in Usd al Ghabah, iii, 282, iv, 33;
  • Ibn Hajar, al Isabah, i, 22, iv, 152;
  • Ibn Abd al Barr, al lsti`ab, ii, 423;
  • al Haythami, Majma al Zawa’id, v, 186;
  • al Muttaqi, Kanz al Ummal, vi, 155, 390, 391.

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