Ali killed a man after his own death, another fairy-tale from shia books


Salam alaikum.

Allamah Jamal ad-deen ibn Yusuf al-Hilli in his book Kashf al yageen narrated:


وَكَانَ بِبَلَدِ الْمَوْصِلِ شَخْصٌ يُقَالُ لَهُ: حَمْدَانَ بْنَ حَمْدُونَ بْنِ الْحَرْثِ الْعَدَوِيَّ كَانَ شَدِيدَ الْعِنَادِ كَثِيرَ الْبُغْضِ لِمَوْلاَنَا أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ. فَأَرَادَ بَعْضُ أَهْلِ الْمَوْصِلِ الْحَجَّ فَجَاءَ إلَيْهِ يُوَدِّعُهُ وَيَقُولُ لَهُ: إِنَّنِي قَدْ عَزَمْتُ عَلَى الْخُرُوجِ إِلَى الْحَجِّ فَإِنْ كَانَ هُنَاكَ حَاجَةٌ تُعَرِّفُنِي حَتَّى أَقْضِيَهَا لَكَ. فَقالَ لَهُ: إنَّ لِي حَاجَةً مُهِمَّـةً وَهِيَ سَهْلَةٌ عَـلَيْك. فَقَـالَ
لَهُ: مُرْنِي بِهَا حَتَّى أَفْعَلَهَا. فَقالَ: إذَا قَضَيْتَ الْحَجَّ وَوَرَدْتَ الْمَدِينَةَ وَزُرْتَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ فَخَاطِبْهُ عَنِّي وَقُلْ لَهُ: يَا رَسولَ اللهِ، مَا أَعْجَبَكَ مِنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ حَتَّى تُزَوِّجَهُ بِابْنَتِكَ: عِظَمُ بَطْنِهِ أَوْ دِقَّةُ سَاقَيْهِ أَوْ صَلْعَةُ رَأْسِهِ؟ وَحَلَّفَهُ وَعَزَمَ عَلَيْهِ أَنْ يُبَلِّغَ هَذَا الْكَلاَمَ. فَلَمَّا وَرَدَ الْمَدِينَةَ وَقَضَى حَوَائِجَهُ نَسِيَ تِلْكَ الْوَصِيَّةَ فَرَأَى أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ فِي مَنَامِهِ فَقالَ لَهُ: أَلاَ تُبَلِّغُ وَصِيَّةَ فُلاَنٍ إلَيْكَ؟ فَانْتَبَهَ وَمَشَى لِوَقْتِهِ إلَى الْقَبْرِ الْمُقَدَّسِ وَخَاطَبَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ بِمَا أَمَرَهُ الرَّجُلُ بِهِ. ثُمَّ نَامَ فَرَأَى أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ فَأَخَذَهُ وَمَشَى هُوَ وَإِيَّاهُ إلَى مَنْزِلِ ذَلِكَ الرَّجُلِ وَفَتَحَ الأَبْوَابَ وَأَخَذَ مُدْيَةً فَذَبَحَهُ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ بِهَا ثُمَّ مَسَحَ الْمُدْيَةَ بِمَلْحَفَةٍ كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِ، ثُمَّ جَاءَ إلَى سَقْفِ بَابِ الدَّارِ فَرَفَعَهُ بِيَدِهِ وَوَضَعَ الْمُدْيَةَ تَحْتَهُ وَخَرَجَ. فَانْتَبَهَ الْحَاجُّ مُنْزَعِجاً من ذَلِكَ، وَكَتَبَ صُورَةَ الْمَنَامِ هُوَ وَأَصْحَابُهُ. وَانْتَبَهَ سُلْطَانُ الْمَوْصِلِ فِي تِلْكَ اللَّيْلَةِ وَأَخَذَ الْجِيرَانَ وَالْمُشْتَبَهِينَ وَرَمَاهُمْ فِي السَّجْنِ، وَتَعَجَّبَ أَهْلُ الْمَوْصِلِ مِنْ قَتْلِهِ حَيْثُ لَمْ يَجِدُوا نَقْباً وَلاَ تَسْليِقاً عَلَى حَائِطٍ وَلاَ بَاباً مَفْتُوحاً وَلاَ قُفْلاً. وَبَقِيَ السُّلْطَانُ مُتَحَيِّراً فِي أَمْرِهِ مَا يَدْرِي مَا يَصْنَعُ فِي قَضِيَّتِهِ، فَإِنَّ وُرُودَ أَحَدٍ مِنَ الْخَارِجِ مُتَعَذَّرٌ مَعَ عَدَمِ هَذِهِ الْعَلاَمَاتِ وَلَمْ يُسْرَقْ مِنَ الدَّارِ شَيْءٌ الْبَتَّةَ. وَلَمْ يَزَلِ الْجِيرَانُ وَغَيْرُهُمْ فِي السِّجْنِ إلَى أَنْ وَرَدَ الْحَاجُّ مِنْ مَكَّةَ فَلَقِيَ الْجِيرَانَ فِي السِّجْنِ فَسَأَلَ عَنْ سَبَبِ ذَلِكَ. فَقِيلَ لَهُ: إِنَّ فِي اللَّيْلَةِ الْفُلاَنِيَّةِ وُجِدَ فُلانٌ مَذْبُوحاً فِي دَارِهِ وَلَمْ يُعْرَفْ قَاتِلُهُ. فَكَبَّرَ وَقالَ لأَِصْحَابِهِ: أَخْرِجُوا صُورَةَ الْمَناَم ِالْمَكْتُوبَةَ عِنْدَكُمْ. فَأَخْرَجُوهَا وَقَرَأُوهَا فَوَجَدُوا لَيْلَةَ الْمَنَامِ هِيَ لَيْلَةَ الْقَتْلِ. ثُمَّ مَشَى هُوَ وَالنَّاسُ بِأَجْمَعِهِمْ إلَى دَارِ الْمَقْتُولِ فَأَمَرَ بِإِخْرَاجِ الْمَلْحَفَةِ وَأَخْبَرَهُمْ بِالدَّمِ الَّذِي فِيهَا، فَوَجَدُوهَا كَمَا قَالَ. ثُمَّ أَمَرَ بِرَفْعِ الرَّدْمِ فَرُفِعَ، فَوُجِدَ السِّكِّينُ تَحْتَهُ فَعَرَفُوا صِدْقَ مَنَامِهِ. فَأُفْرِجَ عَنِ الْمَحْبُوسِينَ وَرَجَعَ أَهْلُهُ إلَى الإِيمَانِ وَكَانَ ذَلِكَ مِنْ أَلْطَافِ اللهِ تَعالَى فِي حَقِّ ذُرِّيَّتِهِ.

In the city of Mosel, there was a man named Hamdan ibn Hamdun ibn Harth `Adawi who had a severe rancor against `Ali. One of the residents of the city, who was intent to make a Hajj pilgrimage, went to see him for farewell, saying to him: I will meet your requests if you have any? Hamdan said: I want you to do something for me which is easy. When you go to Medina for the visitation of the Messenger of Allah after you have completed your Hajj rituals, convey my message to the Holy Prophet by telling him: What feature of `Ali pleased you that you married your daughter to him? Was it his big belly, his slim legs, and his bald head that attracted you to do so? Hamdan emphasized his request and asked the Hajj pilgrim not to fail to do so.
After his arrival in Medina, visitation of the Holy Prophet’s shrine, and expressing his own needs, the man forgot Hamden’s message. At night, the man saw in his dream Imam `Ali who said: Why did you not convey Hamden’s message? So next day the man went to the holy shrine and conveyed Hamden’s message to the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa salam), returned home and went to bed. Again in his dream he saw Imam `Ali holding his hand and taking him to Hamden’s house. Opening the door, `Ali beheaded him with the knife he had in his hand. Cleaning the knife with the bed sheet, he put it in a corner of the ceiling and went out of the house. The pilgrim woke up and told his friends the whole story. He also noted down the date of the dream.
As for the house of Hamdan in Mosel, there was such a wailing that the ruler of Mosel woke up and asked for the reason. He was told that the owner of the house had been beheaded in his bed! The ruler ordered necessary investigation and arrest of suspected people. The people of Mosel were surprised as to how the event had happened, for neither the lock of the door had been broken nor was there any trace of the killer in the house. The ruler was at a loss! No one had entered the house and nothing had been stolen! The suspected neighbors were also in prison. There was no solution for this puzzle till the Hajj pilgrims returned home. The dreamer noticed that the neighbors were in prison! He asked the reason. He was told Hamdan had been beheaded in his house and the neighbors were in prison for investigation.
Being surprised and saying “God is the Greatest”, the man took out his note of dream and read it loudly. They all noticed that Hamdan had been killed exactly the same night the Hajj pilgrim had his dream. They went to the house of Hamdan, took out the bed sheet stained with blood. He told them about his dream and then told people to bring down the knife from the ceiling. The ruler ordered all those held in prison to be free, for they found out that it was a true dream in which there was no doubt. Then people confessed to the truthfulness of `Ali. This was a divine favor to the household of the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa salam).