Question – Assalam o Allaikum,
Many Shias always quote that It is in Tareekh e Tabari by Ibne Jareer Tabari(Rah.) that Hazrat Fatima (r.a) was killed by Hazrat Umer Farooq(r.a) [Naozubillah] and also on one website i have read that In this book, It is mentioned that Hazrat Umer Farooq(r.a) brought fire outside the house of Hazrat Ali(r.a) to threaten him (Naozubillah) . Is it really in it? If yes, please give me its answers.
Answer – Salam alaikum.
Chain of narration from Tabari is extremely weak. It comes via chain:
ابن حميد قال حدثنا جرير عن مغيرة عن زياد بن كليب
There are several problems in this chain.
1) Jarir ibn Hazim was thiqat, but he got confused in the end of his life. Abdurrahman ibn Mahdi noted that no one heard from him in that time (Abu Saeed al-Alai “al-Mukhtalitin” №8) Ibn Hajar said that he has errs when narrated from his memory. (Taqrib).
2) Mughira ibn Muqsim made tadlis, as he was described by Nasai, and this hadith he reported in muanan form.
3) Ziyad ibn Kulaib Abu Muashar al-Kufi. He was thiqat, but he wasn’t companion. In “Tahzib al-kamal” written the he died in 110 or 119 hijri. Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam) died in 11 hijri. So this ibn Kulaib very unlikely was a eye witness of that alleged forced bayah to Abu Bakr (r.a).
Ibn Abi Effendi.