I have written about This topic before, and given examples of Tehreef in Musnad Ahmad. You can read about that in following links 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Let us see another example

We find a Narration in Musnad Ahmad, 28/195, which states that shadad Abi Ammar met Wathila and there were few people with him. And Imam Ali was mentioned. When They left, Wathila told them that should I tell You what I saw with Holy Prophet (asws). Shadad told him: Yes. He said that He went to House of BiBi Fatima (asws) to ask for Imam Ali. She told him that He had gone to Holy Prophet. So He sat waiting for Him. Then He came alongwith Holy Prophet, Imam Hasan and Imam Hussein, and they had held hands of each other. So He combined them in His Cloak. And recited verse of Purification. And that They are His AhluBait, and They have more right on Him. Arabic text for the Narration is:-

16988 – حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُصْعَبٍ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا الْأَوْزَاعِيُّ، عَنْ شَدَّادٍ أَبِي عَمَّارٍ، قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَى وَاثِلَةَ بْنِ الْأَسْقَعِ، وَعِنْدَهُ قَوْمٌ، فَذَكَرُوا (1) عَلِيًّا، فَلَمَّا قَامُوا قَالَ لِي: أَلَا أُخْبِرُكَ بِمَا رَأَيْتُ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ؟ قُلْتُ: بَلَى، قَالَ: أَتَيْتُ فَاطِمَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهَا أَسْأَلُهَا عَنْ عَلِيٍّ، قَالَتْ: تَوَجَّهَ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ. فَجَلَسْتُ أَنْتَظِرُهُ حَتَّى جَاءَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَمَعَهُ عَلِيٌّ وَحَسَنٌ وَحُسَيْنٌ رَضِيَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُمْ، آخِذٌ كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمَا بِيَدِهِ، حَتَّى دَخَلَ فَأَدْنَى عَلِيًّا وَفَاطِمَةَ، فَأَجْلَسَهُمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ، وَأَجْلَسَ حَسَنًا، وَحُسَيْنًا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمَا عَلَى فَخِذِهِ، ثُمَّ لَفَّ عَلَيْهِمْ ثَوْبَهُ – أَوْ قَالَ: كِسَاءً – ثُمَّ تَلَا هَذِهِ الْآيَةَ: {إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا} [الأحزاب: 33] وَقَالَ: ” اللهُمَّ هَؤُلَاءِ أَهْلُ بَيْتِي، وَأَهْلُ بَيْتِي أَحَقُّ “

Now, this very narration is also present in Fadail us Sahaba, Ahmad bin Hanbal, 2/577. And there we find words which I have highlighted in RED

978 – حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي، نا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُصْعَبٍ، وَهُوَ الْقَرْقَسَانِيُّ، قثنا الْأَوْزَاعِيُّ، عَنْ شَدَّادٍ أَبِي عَمَّارٍ قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَى وَاثِلَةَ بْنِ الْأَسْقَعِ وَعِنْدَهُ قَوْمٌ، فَذَكَرُوا عَلِيًّا فَشَتَمُوهُ، فَشَتَمْتُهُ مَعَهُمْ، فَلَمَّا قَامُوا قَالَ لِي: لِمَ شَتَمْتَ هَذَا الرَّجُلَ؟ قُلْتُ: رَأَيْتُ الْقَوْمَ شَتَمُوهُ فَشَتَمْتُهُ مَعَهُمْ، فَقَالَ: أَلَا أُخْبِرُكَ بِمَا رَأَيْتُ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ؟ 

Here we find that Shadad Abi Ammar says that He met Wathila, and there were people with him, So Imam Ali was mentioned, and They insulted Him. So Shadad also insulted him.

These wordings are not present in Musnad Ahmad.

There is another example as well. Hafiz Ibn Hajr points out in Fath-ul-Bari, vol 7, page 4 about Rabia bin Umaya bin Khalaf. He was a Companion who turned away from Islam. And Ibn Hajr says that His Narration was present in Musnad Ahmad. And He says that Grading that Narration is difficult, and that May be Ahmad bin Hanbal was not aware of Him turning away from Islam. Arabic text is

 وَقَدْ وَقَعَ فِي مُسْنَدِ أَحْمَدَ حَدِيثُ رَبِيعَةَ بْنِ أُمَيَّةَ بْنِ خَلَفٍ الْجُمَحِيِّ وَهُوَ مِمَّنْ أَسْلَمَ فِي الْفَتْحِ وَشَهِدَ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَجَّةَ الْوَدَاعِ وَحَدَّثَ عَنْهُ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهِ ثُمَّ لَحِقَهُ الْخِذْلَانُ فَلَحِقَ فِي خِلَافَةِ عُمَرَ بِالرُّومِ وَتَنَصَّرَ بِسَبَبِ شَيْءٍ أَغْضَبَهُ وَإِخْرَاجُ حَدِيثِ مِثْلِ هَذَا مُشْكِلٌ وَلَعَلَّ مَنْ أَخْرَجَهُ لَمْ يَقِفْ عَلَى قِصَّةِ ارْتِدَادِهِ وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ

Can anyone show me where this Narration is in present day Copy of Musnad Ahmad?

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