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A Prophet's patience over his nation who severely harmed him

bukhari:3477ʿUmar b. Ḥafṣ from my father > al-Aʿmash > Shaqīq

As if I saw the Prophet ﷺ talking about one of the prophets whose nation had beaten him and caused him to bleed, while he was cleaning the blood off his face and saying, "O Allah! Forgive my nation, for they have no knowledge."  

البخاري:٣٤٧٧حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي حَدَّثَنَا الأَعْمَشُ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي شَقِيقٌ قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ

كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ ﷺ يَحْكِي نَبِيًّا مِنَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ: ضَرَبَهُ قَوْمُهُ فَأَدْمَوْهُ، وَهْوَ يَمْسَحُ الدَّمَ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ وَيَقُولُ: اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِقَوْمِي فَإِنَّهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ۔»  


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bukhari:6929ʿUmar b. Ḥafṣ from my father > al-Aʿmash > Shaqīq

As if I am looking at the Prophet ﷺ while he was speaking about one of the prophets whose people have beaten and wounded him, and he was wiping the blood off his face and saying, "O Lord! Forgive my, people as they do not know."  

البخاري:٦٩٢٩حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي حَدَّثَنَا الأَعْمَشُ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي شَقِيقٌ قَالَ قَالَ

عَبْدُ اللَّهِ كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ ﷺ يَحْكِي نَبِيًّا مِنَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ ضَرَبَهُ قَوْمُهُ فَأَدْمَوْهُ فَهْوَ يَمْسَحُ الدَّمَ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ وَيَقُولُ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِقَوْمِي فَإِنَّهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ  

muslim:1792aMuḥammad b. ʿAbdullāh b. Numayr > Wakīʿ > al-Aʿmash > Shaqīq > ʿAbdullāh

It appeared to me as if I saw the Messenger of Allah ﷺ (and heard him) relate the story of a Prophet who had been beaten by his people, was wiping the blood from his face and was saying. My Lord, forgive my people, for they do not know.  

مسلم:١٧٩٢aحَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ نُمَيْرٍ حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ حَدَّثَنَا الأَعْمَشُ عَنْ شَقِيقٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ

كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ يَحْكِي نَبِيًّا مِنَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ ضَرَبَهُ قَوْمُهُ وَهُوَ يَمْسَحُ الدَّمَ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ وَيَقُولُ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِقَوْمِي فَإِنَّهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ  

ibnmajah:4025Muḥammad b. ʿAbdullāh b. Numayr > Wakīʿ > al-Aʿmash > Shaqīq > ʿAbdullāh

“It is as if I can see the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, telling us the story of one of the Prophets: ‘His people beat him, and he was wiping the blood from his face and saying: “O Lord forgive my people, for they do not know.’”  

ابن ماجة:٤٠٢٥حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ نُمَيْرٍ حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ حَدَّثَنَا الأَعْمَشُ عَنْ شَقِيقٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ

كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ وَهُوَ يَحْكِي نَبِيًّا مِنَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ ضَرَبَهُ قَوْمُهُ وَهُوَ يَمْسَحُ الدَّمَ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ وَيَقُولُ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِقَوْمِي فَإِنَّهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ  

ahmad:4107Wakīʿ Waʾabū Muʿāwiyah > al-Aʿmash > Abū Wāʾil

“It is as if I can see the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, telling us the story of one of the Prophets: ‘His people beat him, and he was wiping the blood from his face and saying: “O Lord forgive my people, for they do not know.’” (Using translation from Ibn Mājah 4025)   

أحمد:٤١٠٧حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ وَأَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ قَالَا حَدَّثَنَا الْأَعْمَشُ عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ

قَالَقَالَ عَبْدُ اللهِ كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ وَهُوَ يَحْكِي نَبِيًّا مِنَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ ضَرَبَهُ قَوْمُهُ فَهُوَ يَنْضَحُ الدَّمَ قَالَ أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ يَمْسَحُ الدَّمَ عَنْ جَبِينِهِ وَيَقُولُ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِقَوْمِي فَإِنَّهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ  

ahmad:3611Abū Muʿāwiyah > al-Aʿmash > Shaqīq > ʿAbdullāh

“It is as if I can see the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, telling us the story of one of the Prophets: ‘His people beat him, and he was wiping the blood from his face and saying: “O Lord forgive my people, for they do not know.’” (Using translation from Ibn Mājah 4025)   

أحمد:٣٦١١حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ حَدَّثَنَا الْأَعْمَشُ عَنْ شَقِيقٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ قَالَ

لَكَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ يَحْكِينَبِيًّا ضَرَبَهُ قَوْمُهُ فَهُوَ يَمْسَحُ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ الدَّمَ وَيَقُولُ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِقَوْمِي فَإِنَّهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ  

ibnhibban:6576Aḥmad b. ʿAlī b. al-Muthanná > ʿAbd al-Ghaffār b. ʿAbdullāh al-Zubayrī > ʿAlī b. Mushir > al-Aʿmash > Shaqīq > ʿAbdullāh

“It is as if I can see the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, telling us the story of one of the Prophets: ‘His people beat him, and he was wiping the blood from his face and saying: “O Lord forgive my people, for they do not know.’” (Using translation from Ibn Mājah 4025)  

ابن حبّان:٦٥٧٦أَخْبَرَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْمُثَنَّى حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْغَفَّارِ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الزُّبَيْرِيُّ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُسْهِرٍ عَنِ الْأَعْمَشِ عَنْ شَقِيقٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ

كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ حَكَى نَبِيًّا مِنَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ ضَرَبَهُ قَوْمُهُ حَتَّى أَدْمَوْا وَجْهَهُ فَجَعَلَ يَمْسَحُ الدَّمَ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ وَيَقُولُ «رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِقَوْمِي فَإِنَّهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ»