What is the reference for this narration?

Hisham ibn ‘Urwah, from his father: It is recounted that his books were consumed by fire on the day of catastrophe. He would often express, “I wish I had my books in exchange of my loved ones and my possessions.”



‘Allamah ibnu ‘Abdil Barr (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration.

Hisham ibn ‘Urwah relates regarding his father [‘Urwah ibn Zubayr] (rahimahumallah) that his books were burnt during the incident of Al Harrah. He used to say, “I wish I had my books in exchange for my family and wealth.”

(Jami’u Bayanil ‘ilmi wa Fadlihi: 427)


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