Many shia ask & many claim that sahaba or muawiyah[ra] killed hazrat aisha[ra]! i.e. One day, he deceitfully invited her for dinner as a pretense and threw her in a cavity, in which he had placed bare swords and daggers. She was very elderly and weak, became wounded and passed away due to the concussion caused by the wounds.
But this is not true.
This is the narration use to oppose the fact that Aisha[ra] was killed by Muawiyah[ra] or any other sahaba.
It is a meeting of Ibn Abbas[ra] with Aisha[ra] in her final hours. i.e. she died the natural death.
Source: Musnad of Ahmad bin Hanbal, vol. 4 (Musnad of Ibn `Abbaas), pg. 297 – 298, hadeeth # 2496
According to the Rijaal and Science of Hadeeth, this Hadeeth is considered Sahih.
Here is what Shuy`ab Al-Aran’ut has said concerning this hadeeth:
Here is some more research on `Abd Allaah bin `Uthmaan bin Khuthaym:
Taken from Ibn Hajr’s Lisaan Al-Meezaan:
– بن خثيم اسمه عبد الله بن عثمان بن خثيم القاري المكي عن صفية بنت شيبة وأبي الطفيل وعنه السفيانان وثقه يحيى بن معين والعجلي
– He is said to be thiqah (trustworthy) by Ibn Ma`een and Al-`Ajalee
Here is what the Rijaal Scholars of the Sunnees say about `Abd Allaah bin `Uthmaan bin Khuthaym:
Ibn Ma’een – Thiqah
Al-`Ajalaee – Thiqah
Aboo Haatim – maa bihi ba’as, Saalih Al-Hadeeth
Nisaa’ee – Thiqah
In Ibn Hibbaan’s Kitaab Al-Thiqaat
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