12) As-Sayed Razi ad-Din Abu’l-Qasim ‘Ali ibn Musa ibn Tawus al-Husayni al-Hulli (d. 664 A.H) has related this sermon from Kitab al-Ghardi with the following chain of authorities:
This sermon was related to us by Mohammed ibn Yusuf who related it from Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn ‘Abd al-Karim az-Za’farani and he from Mohammed ibn Zakariyyah al-Ghallabi and he from Ya’qub ibn Ja’far ibn Sulayman and he from his father and he from his grandfather and he from ibn-Abbas ( Translation of at-Tara’if; p:202).
13) Shaykh at-Taifah Mohammed ibn Hasan at-Tusi (d.460 A.H) writes:
(Abu’l Fath Hilal ibn Mohammed ibn Ja’far) al-Haffar related this sermon to us. He related it from Abu’l-Qasim (Ismail ibn ‘Ali ibn ‘Ali) ad-Di’bili and he from his father and he from his brother Di’bili(ibn ‘Ali al-Kuza’i) ans he from Mohammed ibn Salamah ash-Shami and he from Zurarah ibn A’yan and he from Abu Ja’far Mohammed ibn ‘Ali (ash-Shaykh as-Saduq) and he from ibn-Abbas(Al-Amali; p:237).
14) Ash-Shaykh al-Mufid (Mohammed ibn Mohammed ibn an-Nu’man (d.413 A.H)) who was the teacher of as-Sayed ar-Razi , writes about the chain of authorities of this sermon:
A number of relatives of traditions have related this sermon from ibn-Abbas through numerous chains (al-Irshad; p:135).
15) ‘Alam al-Huda (emblem of guidance) as-Sayed al-Murtaza who was the elder brother of as-Sayed ar-Razi has recorded it on pp: 203-204 of his book ash-Shafi.
16) Abu Mansur at-Tabarsi writes:
A number of relaters have given an account of this sermon from ibn-Abbas through various chains. Ibn-Abbas said that he was in the audience of Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) at ar-Rahbah (a place in Kufah) when conversation turned to caliphate and those who had preceded him as caliphs when Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) breathed a sigh and delivered this sermon (al-Ihtijaj; p:101).
17) Abu’l Muzaffar Yusuf ibn ‘Abdillah and Sibi ibn al-Jawzi al-Hanafi (d.654 A.H) writes:
Our ash-Shaykh, Abu’l-Qasim an-Nafis al-Anbari related this sermon to us through his chain of authorities that ends with ibn-Abbas who said that after allegiance had been paid to Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) as caliph, he was sitting on the pulpit when a man from the audience enquired why he had remained quiet till then, whereupon Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) delivered this sermon ex-tempore (Tazakarat Khawass al-ummah; p:73).
18) Al-Qazi Ahmed ibn Mohammed , ash-Shihab al-Khafaji (d. 1069 A.H) writes with regard to its authenticity:
It is stated in the utterances of Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) that “ It is strange during life time that he (Abu baker) wanted to give up the caliphate but he strengthened its foundation for the other one after his death” (Sharh durrat al-ghawwas; p:17).
19) Ash-Shaykh ‘Ala ad-Dawah as-Simnani writes:
Amir-ul-Momineen Sayyid al-Arifin Ali (AS) has stated in one of his brilliant sermon “this is the shiqshiqah that burst forth.” (ah-Urwah li ahl al-khawah wa’l-jalwah;p:3, manuscript in Nasiriah Library, Lukhnow, India).
20) Abu’l Fadi Ahmed ibn Mohammed al-Maydani (d. 518 A.H) has written in connection with the word shiqshiqah:
One sermon of Amir-ul-Momineen Ali(AS) is known as Khutbah ash-Shiqshiqiyyah (the sermon of the camel’s foam) (Majma al-amsal; vol:1; p:369).
21) In fifteen places in an-Nihayah , while explaining the words of this sermon, Abu’s-Sa’ddat Mubarak ibn Mohammed ibn al-Athir al-Jazari (d. 606 A.H) has acknowledged it to be utterance of Amir-ul-Momineen(AS).
22) Shaykh Mohammed Tahir Patni, while explaining the same words in Majma ‘bihar al-anwar, testifies this sermon to be Amir-ul-Momineen’s(AS) by saying “ Ali(AS) says so…”
23) Abu’l Fazl ibn Manzue (d.711 A.H) has acknowledged it as Amir-ul-Momineen’s (AS) utterance in Lisan al-Arab; vol: 12; p: 54, by saying. “In the sayings of Ali(AS), in his sermon ‘It is the camel’s foam that burst forth then subsided .’ “
24) Majdu’d-Din al-Firuz ‘abadi (d.816/817 A.H) has recorded under the word “Shiqshiqah” in his lexicon (al-Qamus; vol: 3; p: 251):
Khutbah ash-Shiqshiqiyyah is by Ali(AS), so named because , when ibn-Abbas asked him to resume it where he had left it, he said, “O’ ibn-Abbas ! it was the foam of a camel that burst forth , then subsided.”
25) The compiler of Muntahd al-adab writes:
Khutbah ash-Shiqshiqiyyah of Ali(AS) is attributed to Ali(AS).
26) Ash-Shaykh Mohammed ‘Abduh, Mufti of Egypt, recognizing it as Amir-ul-Momineen’s(AS) utterance, has written its explanations.
27) Mohammed Muhyi’d-Din ‘Abd al-Hamid, professor in the faculty of Arabic language , al-Azhar university has written annotation on Nahulbalagha , adding a foreword in the beginning wherein he recognizes all such sermons which contain disparaging remarks to be utterances of Amir-ul-Momineen(AS).
In the face of these evidences and undeniable proofs, is there any scope to hold that it is not Amir-ul-Momineen’s(AS) production and that as-Sayed ar-Razi prepared it himself?