Al-Hakim, moreover, remarks in his Mustadrak that:
"the Prophet kept confiding in 'Ali till the time of his death. Then he breathed his last."
Ibn al-Wardi points out that the persons who were responsible for giving the Prophet his funeral bath were:
"Ali, Abbas, Fadhl Qutham, Usamah and Shaqran. Abbas, Fadhl and Qutham turned the body. Usamah and Shaqran poured water, and Ali washed the body."