What is meant by the following part of the Hadith recorded in Sahih Muslim, Kitabul Hajj?

فقدم علي من سعايته



The literal translation is, ‘Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) returned/came from his collection/task’

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded the words, ”Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) returned from Yemen’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1651)


The commentators explain, Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had went to Yemen as a judge or he went to oversee the collection of Zakah.

(Refer: Ikmalul Mu’lim, Hadith: 1216, vol. 4 pg. 240, Ad Dibaj, vol. 3 pg. 209, Mirqat, Hadith: 2559 and Fathul Mulhim, Hadith: 2919)



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