we find in musnad imam ahmad, urdu translation, here is the snapshot from it


[musnad ahmad, vol 2, page 431, narration 3311]

TRANSLATION:-

ibn abbas narrates that there were some people in hudaibia who shaved their heads, and some who just cut their hair;

so holy prophet said:- o allah! show mercy on those who shaved their heads;

so he was asked to pray for those who just cut their hair, and he replied:- o allah! have mercy on those who shaved their heads;

he was asked again to pray for those who cut their hair, and he again replied:- o allah! have mercy on those who shaved their heads;

he was asked again:- and those who cut their hair

he asws said:- and those who cut their hair

so he was asked:- why did you show this much of mercy for those who shaved their hair?

he replied:- because they did not doubt, and he returned

now

molvi zafar iqbal did the following changes

first; he translated “show mercy” to “forgive them”
i guess, since i do not know what was there in his heart then; that this is an attempt to show that even those who had shaved their heads, even they made a mistake; and so prophet was asking for their forgiveness

secondly, as far as i can see; all he said for those who cut their hair is

“and those who cut their hair”

thats all

and this shows his dislikeness
but the translator wrote full that

“o allah! forgive those who cut their hair”

in deed, a nice attempt to save those who had doubted holy prophet asws……………….

as regards to authenticity

it is in deed authentic

ahmad shakir= isnaad sahih
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sheikh shoaib = sahih with support ; this chain is hasan

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