In the Name of All?h, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
When Bishr ibn Ghiy?th al-Mar?s? died, not a single person from the people of knowledge and Sunnah attended his jan?zah except for ?Ubayd al-Sh?n?z?. So when he returned from the jan?zah of al-Mar?s?, Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jam??ah confronted him.
They said: O enemy of All?h! You claim to be upon the Sunnah and the Jam??ah but you attend the jan?zah of al-Mar?s??
He replied: Allow me respite until I inform you! I have never attended a jan?zah in which I hoped for [so much] reward as this jan?zah. When he [Bishr al-Mar?s?] was placed in the designated place for the jan?zah, I stood up in the row and said:
O All?h! This slave of yours use to disbelieve in [the believers] seeing you in the hereafter. O All?h, blind him from seeing your face on the day the believers will see you.
O All?h! This slave of yours use to disbelieve in the punishments of the grave. O All?h, punish him this dayŚin his graveŚwith a punishment you have never punished anyone from the creation with.
O All?h! This slave of yours use to disbelieve in the m?z?n [ scale]. O All?h, lighten his scale on the Day of Judgement.
O All?h! This slave of yours use to disbelieve in al-shaf??ah [intercession], O All?h, let not anyone from your creation intercede for him on the Day of Judgement.
So upon hearing this, they [Ahl al-Sunnah] remained silent [i.e. they let him be] and laughed.
Source: T?r?kh Baghd?d lil Kha??b al-Baghd?d?, Tarjamat Bishr al-Mar?s? al-Jahm?, Volume #7, Pg. 66.
Translated by: Mun?b al-?um?l?
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