Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 54, Hadith Number 3 (384).
The aim of Imaam Tirmidhi was to mention that the ambiyaa do not leave heirs, which has been done here. For this reason the complete hadith is not narrated. Imaam Abu Daawud has mentioned it with a bit more detail. After mentioning a little, carried it over to the hadith of Sayyidina Maalik bin Aws Radiyallahu ‘Anhu, which is mentioned in hadith number six. The hadith of Sayyidina Maalik bin Aws Radiyallahu’Anhu is better known. It has been mentioned many a time in Bukhaari, Muslim and Abu Daawud. And to mention the complete hadith every time in detail will result in it becoming too long. The translation of the narration in Abu Daawud is this: Sayyidina Abul Bakhtari Radiyallahu’Anhu says: ‘I heard a hadith from a person which appealed very much to me. I requested him to write it for me. He presented it in a very clear writing’. Haafiz Ibn Hajar says this person is probably Sayyidina Maalik bin Aws Radiyallahu ‘Anhu himself. In this hadith it was written that Sayyidina ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu and Sayyidina ‘Ali Radiyallahu ‘Anhu came to ‘Umar Radiyallahu ‘Anhu. At that time Sayyidina Talhah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu, Sayyidina Zubayr Radiyallahu ‘Anhu, Sayyidina Sa’d Radiyallahu ‘Anhu and Sayyidina Abdurrahmaan Radiyallahu ‘Anhu were present there. Both Sayyidina ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu and Sayyidina ‘Ali Radiyallahu ‘Anhu were arguing among themselves. i.e. they were accusing one another of negligence. Sayyidina ‘Umar Radiyallahu ‘Anhu while making the four Sahaabah Radiyallahu ‘Anhum who were present witnesses, asked: ‘Do you not know that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said, “Every possession of a Nabi is sadaqah, but that portion which he spends in feeding and clothing his wives and children. This is because we (the ambiyaa) do not leave heirs”‘. All our Sahaabah Radiyallahu ‘Anhum that were present agreed and said verily Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasalla’m said so. Sayyidina ‘Umar Radiyallahu ‘Anhu said: Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam spent from his wealth during his life-time and what was left was given away in sadaqah. After the death of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallalalhu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, Sayyidina Abubakr Radiyallahu ‘Anhu became the khalifah. In this two-year reign he did that which was the practice of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam’. Imaam Abu Daawud says further, approximately the complete story is narrated in the hadith of Sayyidina Maalik bin Aws Radiyallahu ‘Anhu.