Sermon 230: The Prophet manifested….

Amir al-muminin delivered this sermon at Dhiqar on his way to Basrah, and the historian al-Waqidi has mentioned it (in Kitab al-Jamal)
About the Holy Prophet

فَصَدَعَ بَمَا أُمِرَ بِهِ،

The Prophet manifested whatever he was commanded

وَبَلَّغَ رِسَالَةِ رَبِّهِ،

and conveyed the messages of his Lord.

فَلَمَّ اللهُ بِهِ الصَّدْعَ،

Consequently, Allah repaired through him the cracks,

وَرَتَقَ بِهِ الْفَتْقَ،

joined through him the slits

وَأَلَّفَ بِهِ بَيْنَ ذَوِي الاْرْحَامِ،

and created (through him) affection among kin

بَعْدَ الْعَدَاوَةِ الْوَاغِرَةِ فِي الصُّدُورِ،

although they bore intense enmity in (their) chests

والضَّغَائِنِ الْقَادِحَةِ فِي الْقُلُوبِ.

and deep-seated rancour in (their) hearts.


Alternative Sources for Sermon 230:  Al-Mufid, al-Jamal, 127; al-Mufid, al-'Irshad, 115; from al-Waqidi, al-Jamal, Ibn ‘Abd Rabbih, al-’Iqd, II, 227.