Taken from the work of brother Asadullah al Ghalib

We find in Sahih Bukhari

حدثني إبراهيم بن موسى أخبرنا هشام عن معمر عن الزهري عن سالم عن ابن عمر قال وأخبرني ابن طاوس عن عكرمة بن خالد عن ابن عمر قال دخلت على حفصة ونسواتها تنطف قلت قد كان من أمر الناس ما ترين فلم يجعل لي من الأمر شيء فقالت الحق فإنهم ينتظرونك وأخشى أن يكون في احتباسك عنهم فرقة فلم تدعه حتى ذهب فلما تفرق الناس خطب معاوية قال من كان يريد أن يتكلم في هذا الأمر فليطلع لنا قرنه فلنحن أحق به منه ومن أبيه قال حبيب بن مسلمة فهلا أجبته قال عبد الله فحللت حبوتي وهممت أن أقول أحق بهذا الأمر منك من قاتلك وأباك على الإسلام فخشيت أن أقول كلمة تفرق بين الجمع وتسفك الدم ويحمل عني غير ذلك فذكرت ما أعد الله في الجنان قال حبيب حفظت وعصمت قال محمود عن عبد الرزاق ونوساتها

(صحيح البخاري » كتاب المغازي » باب غزوة الخندق وهي الأحزاب )

Online English translation writes

Narrated `Ikrima bin Khalid:

Ibn `Umar said, “I went to Hafsa while water was dribbling from her twined braids. I said, ‘The condition of the people is as you see, and no authority has been given to me.’ Hafsa said, (to me), ‘Go to them, and as they (i.e. the people) are waiting for you, and I am afraid your absence from them will produce division amongst them.’ ” So Hafsa did not leave Ibn `Umar till we went to them. When the people differed. Muawiya addressed the people saying, “‘If anybody wants to say anything in this matter of the Caliphate, he should show up and not conceal himself, for we are more rightful to be a Caliph than he and his father.” On that, Habib bin Masalama said (to Ibn `Umar), “Why don’t you reply to him (i.e. Muawiya)?” `Abdullah bin `Umar said, “I untied my garment that was going round my back and legs while I was sitting and was about to say, ‘He who fought against you and against your father for the sake of Islam, is more rightful to be a Caliph,’ but I was afraid that my statement might produce differences amongst the people and cause bloodshed, and my statement might be interpreted not as I intended. (So I kept quiet) remembering what Allah has prepared in the Gardens of Paradise (for those who are patient and prefer the Hereafter to this worldly life).” Habib said, “You did what kept you safe and secure (i.e. you were wise in doing so).


Ibn Hajar writes in Fath-ul-Bari, about saying of Mawia

خطب معاوية قال من كان يريد أن يتكلم في هذا الأمر

Ibn Hajar writes

قوله : ( أن يتكلم في هذا الأمر ) أي الخلافة .

His saying: (If someone wishes to speak on this matter), this is Caliphate 

He further writes

ووقع في رواية عبد الرزاق عند قوله : ” فلنحن أحق به منه ومن أبيه ” يعرض بابن عمر فعرف بهذه الزيادة مناسبة قول حبيب بن مسلمة لابن عمر هلا أجبته

And it comes in narration of Abdul Razaq regarding the saying that I am more deserving from him and his father…..It was said about Ibn Umar, and this addition is in accordance of Habib bin Muslima to Ibn Umar: Why did you not reply him?

[Fath ul Bari, 7/310 & Another link; and in Urdu translation, Faiz ul Bari, Para 16, page 163]

The narration of Abdul Razaq is present in his book, Musanif Abdul Razaq, 5/464

Badr ud Deen Ai’ni also mentioned

وهذا تعريض منه بابن عمر وعمر رضي الله تعالى عنهما

And this was about Ibn Umar and Umar

He further writes opinion of Ibn Teen

 قَوْله: (أَحَق بِهِ) أَي: بِأَمْر الْخلَافَة. قَوْله: (مِنْهُ) أَي: من عبد الله (وَمن أَبِيه) أَي: وَمن أَبي عبد الله وَهُوَ عمر بن الْخطاب

And the saying: (I have more right) it is about Caliphate. And his saying (From him) it is from Abdullah; (and from his Father) it is about father of Abdullah, and he is Umar bin Khitaab

[Umda tul Qari, 17/185]