Is this strange narration authentic?!

One day ‘Ali attacked Amr ibn Aas, he threw a spear and Amr fell to the ground, Amr fell to the ground and he then exposed his buttocks. ‘Ali then turned away his face [people said] this was Amr bin Aas. ‘Ali replied he showed me his anus and this made me merciful to him. When Amr ibn Aas returned, Mu’awiya said ‘You should praise Allah and your anus”.

Al Bidayah wa al Nihayah, Volume 7 page 293

It's been mentioned on ShiaChat and it's listed at PurifiedHousehold.com who supply the following:

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  • A hadith scholar like al-hafidh ibn Kathir would have added his qualification of a narration or a narrator chain or source. So why you post only a quote without context?
    – Sassir
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 6:23
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    I don't have access to English translation of this book, i found this hadith on a Shia site and need clarification, I'am not quoting out of context so idk what ibn kathir qualification is...
    – Ali
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:25
  • Im not quoting out of context i found some of these questions in anti muslims sites or shia sites so i come here to get clarification, to know if these narrations are authentic. For the purpose of edification i want to defend my faith from islamophobes and study ahadeeths.
    – Ali
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:45
  • @Ali - Any updates about this narration?
    – Ren
    Commented Sep 29, 2021 at 20:45


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