never make su)h an impli)ation about the $essenger of (ll"h
1 on the )ontrary, 7 respe)t and revere him. =either 7, nor you, nor any of (ll"h#s )reation should say something or do something or eat or drink before the $essenger of (ll"h
7 never imply that the $essenger of (ll"h
is miser, either,2 ishr said. (li
4his is not why 7 said what 7 said. ut this woman who used to be Jewish has )ome here and we do not know her very well. 7f you eat of it a))ording to the order of the $essenger of (ll"h, pea)e and blessings of (ll"h with him and his progeny, he will be the one to guarantee your safety. ut if you eat of it without an order from the $essenger of (ll"h, pea)e and blessings of (ll"h with him and his progeny, you will be on your own.2 (li
)ontinues to narrate this story saying that meanwhile, ishr was already )hewing his morsel. 7t is then that the shoulder spoke out and said,
5 $essenger of (ll"h< @o not eat of me, for 7 am poisoned<2 ishr fell a vi)tim to the swoon of death. e was not lifted from the ground ex)ept to be buried. 4he $essenger of (ll"h
ring me that woman.2 /he was brought to him.
What made you do what you didA,2 the Prophet
asked her. /he said,
?ou have )aused me a great disaster, indeed. ?ou have killed my father, my un)le, my husband, my brother, and my son, so 7 did what 7 did saying to myself, %7f he were a king, 7 would seek revenge against him, but if he were a prophet, as he )laims, having promised to )onuer $e))a and to bring vi)tory, (ll"h will prote)t him from it :from the poison;, and it will not harm him.2 4he $essenger of (ll"h
5 woman, you have said the truth.2 4hen he added,
@o not be fooled by the death of ishr son of al!ar"# ibn $a%r&r, for (ll"h )aused him to fall into a trial and tribulation on a))ount of his doing something ahead of the $essenger of (ll"h. ad he eaten of it with the permission of the $essenger of (ll"h, it would not have harmed him, nor would it have poisoned him.2 4hen the Prophet
ordered a number of his )ompanions to be brought to him in)luding /alm"n, $id"d, (b& @harr, %(mm"r, /uhayb, ilal, and other
totalling ten in number in addition to (li
. 5n)e they were all present, the Prophet told them to sit down around the food like a )ir)le. 4hen the Prophet put his hand on the poisoned shoulder, blew of his breath over it, then said,
7n the =ame of (ll"h
, the ealer1 in the =ame of (ll"h
, the 5ne Who grants good health1 nothing at all )an harm when is =ame is invoked, nor any ailment, not in the earth, nor in the heavens, and e is the earing, the Knowing.2 4hen he added,
Eat in the =ame of (ll"h.2 4he $essenger of (ll"h, pea)e and blessings of (ll"h with him and his progeny, ate of it, and they, too, ate of it to their fill. 4hen they drank water. 4he Prophet ordered the Jewess to be imprisoned.25n the next day, he ordered her brought to him.
@id you not see with your own eyes how these men ate of that poisoned foodA @id you not see how (ll"h prote)ted is $essenger and is $essenger#s
A2 4he woman said,
?es, 7 have, 5 $essenger of (ll"h< efore now, 7 had entertained serious doubts about you being a Prophet, but now 7 am )ertain that you are, indeed, the $essenger of (ll"h1 therefore, 7 testify that8 4here is no god ex)ept (ll"h, the 5ne and 5nly Bod Who has no partner, and that you are is servant and $essenger.2 er a)tions testified to the soundness of her )onvi)tion and belief in 7slam.
7bn ish"m briefly narrates this in)ident on p. DDC, ol. C, of his
, and the edition 7 have is dated CDFF (..GFHHC and is published in eirut, Iebanon, by @"r al!Kutub al!%7lmiyya. 5n pp. F!FD, ol. C, of his
, 7bn al!(th
r narrates a brief biography of ishr,
, ol. CL, pp. CM!CN.