I was reading some hadith and I pass by this:

114 حدثنا يحيى بن سليمان قال حدثني ابن وهب قال أخبرني يونس عن ابن شهاب عن عبيد الله بن عبد الله عن ابن عباس قال لما اشتد بالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وجعه قال ائتوني بكتاب أكتب لكم كتابا لا تضلوا بعده قال عمر إن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم غلبه الوجع وعندنا كتاب الله حسبنا فاختلفوا وكثر اللغط قال قوموا عني ولا ينبغي عندي التنازع فخرج ابن عباس يقول إن الرزية كل الرزية ما حال بين رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وبين كتابه


Narrated by 'Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah

Ibn 'Abbas said, "When the ailment of the Prophet became worse, he said, 'Bring for me (writing) paper and I will write for you a statement after which you will not go astray.' But 'Umar said, 'The Prophet is seriously ill, and we have got Allah's Book with us and that is sufficient for us.' But the companions of the Prophet differed about this and there was a hue and cry. On that the Prophet said to them, 'Go away (and leave me alone). It is not right that you should quarrel in front of me." Ibn 'Abbas came out saying, "It was most unfortunate (a great disaster) that Allah's Apostle was prevented from writing that statement for them because of their disagreement and noise.

source: http://www.sahih-bukhari.com/Pages/Bukhari_1_03.php

And this is called "Calamity of Thursday" So i have those questions:

  • What is the story of this day?
  • what happens?
  • and why it's called like that?
  • @Sayyid - This is a rather contentious hadith that is usually known as hadith razziatul khamis (the hadith of the Thursday crisis). It has been the fuel of several Sunni/Shi'a flame wars so I haven't answered. Yet. Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 21:19
  • can someone provide a link to an english translation of this hadith. i viewed the link in google translate and there is no mention of a 'thursday' in the google-translated page.
    – user2724
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 7:35
  • @MAKZ I insert the English say Bro
    – Maythux
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 7:42
  • The hadith is OK. it is clear that prophet wanted to give some statemet, but didnot because the companions were at quarrel. but where do you find this is called "Hinge on Thursday"?
    – user2724
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 7:50
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    Can't speak for the accuracy of the translation, but Wikipedia refers to it as the "Calamity of Thursday"
    – goldPseudo
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 8:35

1 Answer 1


Muhammad became ill in the year 632 and his health took a serious turn on a Thursday(wiki). On that day, prophet wanted to give some statemet, but didnot because the companions were at quarrel, as stated in the hadith you quoted.

Both shia and sunni respect this hadith. But it is known as رزية يوم الخميس (The Calamity of Thursday) among shias.

  • What is the story of this day? - you have already mentioned the hadith.
  • what happens?
    'Ubaidullah said: Ibn Abbas used to say:

    There was a heavy loss, indeed a heavy loss, that, due to their dispute and noise. Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) could not write (or dictate) the document for them. [ref]

  • why it's called like that?
    The Hadith is called The Calamity of Thursday, Because, as we can see, the heavy Loss occurred on a Thursday.

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