my deeds, which You have noted down. And mercy be on me when You will order Your Angels to imprison me. Verily I lament upon this imprisonment. The prisoner
whose retribution of sins will not even save his group. And while group would not reach up to help him, and the people of Qayamat will pity his bad state. O that fire, which melts the liver and kidneys, and cracks the skulls". Then Ali (A.S.) started weeping bitterly and his voice faded away. I thought to myself that He must have dozed off due to remaining awake. I decided to wake Him for the morning Prayers. I shook him constantly but found no signs of life. His body had turned solid like a dry stick. I thought that He had died due to grief and said: "Surely we are Allah's and
to Him we shall surely return". (Surah-al-Baqarah: 156).I ran to the house of Hazrat Fatema (A.S.) to give Her the news of the death of Ali (A.S.) I narrated to Her whatever I had seen. She (A.S.) replied, "O Abu Darda! This frequently happens to Ali because of fear of Allah". I took some water with me and went to that place where He was lying and sprinkled some on his face.He gained consciousness and looked at me weeping. He asked me as to why I was weeping, to which I narrated the whole incident. Then Ali (A.S.) said, "O Abu Darda ! Do you assume that I will be able to enter paradise, when all the evil-doers know that undoubtedly they shall be chastised.