The Danger of Shi’ism

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الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونؤمن به ونتوكل عليه ، ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات أعمالنا ، من يهده الله فلا مضل له ومن يضلله فلا هادي له ، ونشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، ونشهد أن سيدنا ونبينا ومولانا محمدا عبده ورسوله ، ونشهد أن الله سبحنه وتعالى جعله خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين ، وأرسله إلى الناس كافة بشيرا ونذرا ، وداعيا إلى الله وسراجا منيرا ، صلى الله عليه وعلى اله وصحبه ومن تبعهم باحسان إلى يوم الدين. أما بعد:

The Distinguishing Characteristic of Islam

The distinguishing characteristic of Islam compared to all other religions of the past is the aspect of authenticity and reliability. Every detail of Islam has been accurately and precisely preserved from the very inception of wahi (revelation) up to this day.

Fourteen centuries have gone by, yet the Holy Qur’an has remained to this day in its original form without the slightest change. Let alone a verse of the Qur’an, not even a single letter has been distorted or changed. Its preservation is not limited to the scrolls and pages; instead it is preserved in the recesses of the hearts of even little children of this ummah. Similarly the Mubaarak Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) – which in reality is the commentary of the Qur’an Shareef – have been preserved with sound authentic chains joining up to Hazrat Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

How can it not be so, when Allah Ta’ala himself had taken the divine onus and responsibility of protecting and preserving the Shari’ah of Islam till the end of time? Allah Ta’ala states:

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ ﴿الحجر: ٩﴾

 “Indeed, We are the Ones who have sent down the Zikr (the Qur’aan), and We will surely protect it.” (Surah Al-Hijr, Aayah 9)

 

Main causes for the Misguidance of Jews and Christians

Among the many reasons for the deviation of the Jews and the Christians, the main two reasons which the Quran highlights are as follows:

Firstly, they distorted and interpolated their books and divine scriptures (the Tawraah and Injeel) to such an extent that not even a single narration remains that is authentically linked to their Ambiya’ , Hazrat Musa (Alayhis Salaam) and Hazrat Isa (Alayhis Salaam).

Secondly, they adopted the path of extremism in their Deen. In the case of the Jews, they disrespected their Ambiya and pious and bore hatred against them, to such an extent that they hurled abuse and physically tormented them, and even went to the point of killing them. In the case of the Christians, they praised and extolled Nabi Isa (Alayhis Salaam) beyond limits, till finally they elevated him to the position of a deity.  Hence we gauge that the misguidance of these two deviant sects revolved around distortion (of their divine religion) and extremism (the elements of extreme love and excessive hatred).

 

Shi’ism under the Microscope

An in-depth study of Shi’ism will bring one to the realisation that it is nothing but a combination of Judaism and Christianity in various respects.

Apart from the element of distortion which is evidently witnessed in the books of the Shia – where a concerted effort was made to fabricate narrations and distort the true facts of Islam and attributing them to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) – the elements of love and hatred stand out distinctly in nearly every branch of Shi’ism. They have limited their innovated religion to the extreme love and extolment of some prominent personalities from the Ahle Bayt, and have exhibited hatred beyond limits and bounds for the rest of the family of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the galaxy of Sahaabah.

 

The difference between Islam and Shi’ism

The superstructure of Islam with all its pillars rest on a rock-solid foundation of faith and correct beliefs. Merely practising on the main tenets of Islam, viz. Salaah, zakaat, fasting, Hajj, etc., without bringing true faith, will render one a kaafir and take him out of the fold of Islam. A person can strive to be a devoted worshipper and have mountains of good deeds apparently to his credit. However due to the lack of correct beliefs, all those good deeds will prove worthless on the day of Qiyaamah. Hence studying the religion of shi’ism brings one to the realisation that they have denied the main tenets of Islam and disbelieve in those fundamental beliefs upon which true salvation lies. In regard to the one whose beliefs are corrupt, Allah Ta’ala explains in the Holy Qur’an:

مَثَلُ الَّذينَ كَفَروا بِرَبِّهِم أَعمـلُهُم كَرَمادٍ اشتَدَّت بِهِ الرّيحُ فى يَومٍ عاصِفٍ لا يَقدِرونَ مِمّا كَسَبوا عَلى شَىءٍ ذلِكَ هُوَ الضَّلـلُ البَعيدُ ﴿ابراهيم: ١٨﴾

“The likeness of those who reject faith in their Lord is that their (good) deeds are as (worthless) as dust, on which the wind blows furiously on a stormy day; they shall acquire nothing of what they have earned. That indeed is being misled and straying far (from the right path, (Surah Ebrahim, Aayah 18)

In yet another verse of the Qur’an Allah Ta’ala says:

قُل هَل نُنَبِّئُكُم بِالأَخسَرينَ أَعمـلًا ﴿١٠٣﴾ الَّذينَ ضَلَّ سَعيُهُم فِى الحَيوةِ الدُّنيا وَهُم يَحسَبونَ أَنَّهُم يُحسِنونَ صُنعًا ﴿١٠٤﴾ أُولـئِكَ الَّذينَ كَفَروا بِـٔايـتِ رَبِّهِم وَلِقائِهِ فَحَبِطَت أَعمـلُهُم فَلا نُقيمُ لَهُم يَومَ القِيـمَةِ وَزنًا ﴿١٠٥﴾ ذلِكَ جَزاؤُهُم جَهَنَّمُ بِما كَفَروا وَاتَّخَذوا ءايـتى وَرُسُلى هُزُوًا ﴿الكهف: 106 – ١٠٣﴾

“Say: Shall We inform you of those who are the greatest losers in terms of their deeds? Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds. They are those who deny the aayaat (proofs, verses, signs) of the Lord and the meeting with Him (in the Hereafter). So their deeds are in vain, and on the day of resurrection, we shall assign no weight for them. That shall be their recompense: Hell, because they disbelieved and took my signs and my Messengers as means of jest and mockery. (Surah Al-Kahf, Aayah 103- 106)

Below is a comparative study of the beliefs of Islam contrasted with the beliefs of Shi’ism. We hope that through this basic study one will be able to gauge the true position of Shi’ism.

The Beliefs of the Shias regarding the Sahaabah

1. Mullah Muhammed bin Yaqoob Kulaini, regarded as being among the most prominent Shi’ite scholars of Hadith, states:

وان الشيخين فارقا الدنيا ولم يتوبا ولم يتذكرا ما صنعا بامير المؤمنين عليه السلام فعليهما لعنة الله والملائكة والناس اجمعين (فروع كافي كتاب الروضة ص115)

‘Abu Bakr and Umar did not repent before they parted from the world. In fact, they did not even mention what they had done to Ali. So may Allah, His angels and all of mankind curse them.’  [1]

2. Mullah Baqir writes:

واعتقاد ما در برات آنست کہ بیزاری جوئند ازبت ہائے چہار گانہ یعنی ابو بکر وعمر وعثمان ومعاویہ وزنان چہار گانہ یعنی عائشہ وحفصہ وہند وام الحکم واز جمیع اشیاع واتباع ایشاں وآنک ایشاں بدترین خلق خدا  یند وآنک تمام نمے شود اقرار بخدا و رسول وائمہ مگر بہ بیزاری ازدشمنان ایشاں (حق الیقین ج۲ ص۵۱۹)

‘Regarding the doctrine of Tabarri [2] we believe that we should seek disassociation from four idols, namely, Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan and Mu’awiyah; and  from four women namely, Ayesha, Hafsa, Hind and Ummul Hakam, along with all their associates and followers. These are the worst creation of Allah. It is not possible to believe in Allah, His Messenger and the Imams without disassociating oneself from their enemies.’  [3]

3. The first to take the oath of allegiance at the hands of Abu Bakr was Iblees (Kitaabul Raudah pg. 159/160)

4. Mullah Baqir further writes:

‘One should say after each prayer: O Allah! Curse Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan, Mu’awiyah, Ayesha, Hafsa, Hind and Ummul Hakam.’   [4]

5. Mullah Baqir Majlisi is a renowned personality in Shi’ite circles; whenever he mentioned the name of Sayyidina Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) in his books he would write: “May Umar be cursed.”

6. Shi’ites believe that the most auspicious day of the year is the day on which Sayyidina Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) was murdered by Abu Lu’lu’ the fire worshipper. (Nahjul Balaagha)

7. They believe that the mercy of Allah Ta’ala descends on the murderer of Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu).

8. The day when Sayyidina Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) was killed is such an occasion of rejoicing that Allah Ta’ala declared the permissibility of sinning for three consecutive days. That is, every year on the anniversary of the assassination of Sayyidina Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu), for three days Shi’ites are permitted to fornicate, consume alcohol, steal and commit all sorts of sins and crimes with complete enjoyment since sins are not recorded during these three days. (Nahjul Balaagha)

9. Abu Moosa al-Ashari and Amr ibn al-Aas sold their souls to the devil. (Nahjul Balaagha)

10. Khomeini said: “When we establish our hold over Makkah and Madinah and I enter as conqueror, the first thing I shall do, is to dig out two idols, Abu Bakr and Umar, lying by the side of the Prophet’s grave.” (Khomeini and Islam pg. 8)

11. Any murder committed in Islam, any unlawful wealth earned by anyone as well as any adultery committed until the appearance of our Imaam – the sin of all these is on the necks of Abu Bakr (Radiyallahu Anhu) and Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu). (Rijal Kashi, pg. 135)

12. Khomeni writes about Abu Bakr and Umar (Radiyallahu Anhuma): ‘Those people who, in their greed to rule, attached themselves to the Deen of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and formed their own cliques, could not possibly refrain from their actions on the basis of Quranic advice. They had to materialise their aims at any cost. (Kashful Asraar: 114)

He also writes: ‘Those who had no affiliation with the Quran and Islam except through their desire for the world and power. They had made the Quran a vehicle to promote their agenda.’ (Kashful Asraar: 114)

13. Khomeni writes about Uthmaan (Radiyallahu Anhu):

ما خدائے را پرستش مے کنیم ومے شناسیم کہ کارہائش براساس خرد پائیدار  وبخلاف گفتہ ہائے عقل ہیچ کارے نہ کند نہ آں خدائے کہ بنائے مرتفع از خدا پرستی وعدالت ودینداری بنا کند وخود بخرابی آں بکوشد  ویزید ومعاویہ وعثمان وازیں قبیل چپاولچی ہائے دیگر را بمردم امارت دہد  (کشف الاسرار ص107)

‘We worship and recognise only that God Whose Actions are based on concrete rationalism and Who does not rule against that rationalism. We do not worship a god who creates a building for Divine worship and justice and then strives to destroy that very building himself by giving authority to rascals like Yazid, Mu’awiyah and Uthman.” [5]

15. Mullah Muhammed bin Yaqoob Kulaini, the most prominent Shi’ite scholar of Hadith, quotes Imam Baqir as saying:

كان الناس أهل ردة بعد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم الا ثلاثة (فقلت ومن الثلاثة فقال) المقدار بن الاسود وابو ذر الغفاري وسلمان الفارسي رحمة الله عليهم وبركاته

‘People became apostates after the death of the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, except for three people: Miqdad ibn Aswad, Abu Dharr Ghifari and Salmaan Farsi.’

 

The Beliefs of the Muslims regarding the Sahaabah

In every era of human history, for the reformation of mankind Allah Ta’ala sent down two sources of guidance. The first source was the revelation of Allah Ta’ala (i.e. the heavenly books and scriptures) and the second was the men of Allah Ta’ala (the Ambiya). The Ambiya (Alayhimus Salaam) were sent down in order to practically demonstrate before the people the correct application of the laws of Shari’ah through their noble example. It was the divine system of Allah Ta’ala that He selected companions from among the Ummah of every Nabi in order to support them in accomplishing the mission of Nubuwwat. From among the ummah of Hazrat Nabi-e-Kareem (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), those who were divinely chosen by Allah Ta’ala were none other than the illustrious Sahaabah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) himself highlighted this, as reported in the following Hadith

عن عويم بن ساعدة رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : إن الله اختارني واختار لي أصحابا (مجمع الزوائد 9/738)

Hazrat Uwaimir bin Saaidah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Allah Ta’ala chose me to be the final messenger and chose for me my Sahaabah (as my supporters).”

It is reported in the Mubaarak Hadith that Allah Ta’ala looked at the hearts of the creation. He found the heart of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to be the best of hearts. Therefore he selected him for Himself and sent him with His message. Thereafter Allah Ta’ala looked at the hearts of the rest of creation after selecting Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). He then found the hearts of the companions (Sahaabah) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to be the best hearts (from the entire creation after the Ambiya). Hence, He divinely selected them as the supporters of His Nabi who will fight against the kuffaar for the course of His deen.”  [6]

 

Their sacrifices and love for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

The Sahaabah spared no effort in supporting Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in fulfilling his mission and they strove tirelessly to establish the structure of Islam. They preserved the Qur’an, Sunnah and every minute detail of the Mubaarak life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in its original form and conveyed it to the Ummah. After the demise of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), they travelled far and wide propagating the Deen of Islam and the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) to the four corners of the globe. The submission and obedience they displayed before the commands of Allah and His Rasool (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) were unparalleled.

When Urwah bin Mas’ood came as an envoy of the Quraish (prior to embracing Islam), he witnessed the reverence and respect the Sahaabah showed Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). He was amazed by this and upon returning to the Quraish he presented the following report: “I have been present at the courts of great kings and monarchs as an envoy. I have met the Emperors of Persia, Rome and Abyssinia. Nowhere have I witnessed the subjects of any king or leader show him such respect as I had seen the companions of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) respect him. When he spits, they do not allow his blessed saliva to fall on the ground. They immediately take it and anoint it to their faces and bodies. When he issues an order, every person among them hastens to carry it out. When he makes wudhu, they race and compete with one another to acquire some of the used water which fall from his limbs, in such a way that an observer would think they are going to fight over the water. When he speaks, everybody is silent and listens attentively to what he says. None of them raises his eyes and looks at him in his face, out of respect.” [7]

On account of the true love they possessed for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the unflinching loyalty they exhibited before his commandments, they became the greatest of this ummah and the most beloved in the sight of Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala declared in the Holy Qur’an:

رَضِىَ اللَّـهُ عَنهُم وَرَضوا عَنهُ ﴿التوبة: ١٠٠﴾

Allah Ta’ala is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Allah Ta’ala.

Allah Ta’ala praising the Sahaabah in the Qur’an

At the battle of Badr

وَلَقَد نَصَرَكُمُ اللَّـهُ بِبَدرٍ وَأَنتُم أَذِلَّةٌ ۖ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ لَعَلَّكُم تَشكُرونَ ﴿١٢٣﴾ إِذ تَقولُ لِلمُؤمِنينَ أَلَن يَكفِيَكُم أَن يُمِدَّكُم رَبُّكُم بِثَلـٰثَةِ ءالـٰفٍ مِنَ المَلـٰئِكَةِ مُنزَلينَ ﴿١٢٤﴾ بَلىٰ ۚ إِن تَصبِروا وَتَتَّقوا وَيَأتوكُم مِن فَورِهِم هـٰذا يُمدِدكُم رَبُّكُم بِخَمسَةِ ءالـٰفٍ مِنَ المَلـٰئِكَةِ مُسَوِّمينَ ﴿١٢٥﴾ وَما جَعَلَهُ اللَّـهُ إِلّا بُشرىٰ لَكُم وَلِتَطمَئِنَّ قُلوبُكُم بِهِ ۗ وَمَا النَّصرُ إِلّا مِن عِندِ اللَّـهِ العَزيزِ الحَكيمِ ﴿ آل عمرآن: ١٢٦﴾

Certainly Allah Ta’ala divinely assisted you (O Sahaabah) at Badr, when you were a small army; then fear Allah; so that you may be grateful. Remember the time when you  (O Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said to the believers (Sahaabah): “Will it not suffice you that Allah Ta’ala sends down three thousand angels to aid you in battle?”Certainly, if you remain firm and adopt taqwa, even if the enemy should rush towards you, your Lord would help you with (another) five thousand angels.  Allah made it but a message of hope for you and an assurance to keep your hearts at ease. There is no help except from Allah The Exalted, The Wise.

At the battle of Uhud

وَلا تَحسَبَنَّ الَّذينَ قُتِلوا فى سَبيلِ اللَّـهِ أَموٰتًا ۚ بَل أَحياءٌ عِندَ رَبِّهِم يُرزَقونَ ﴿١٦٩﴾ فَرِحينَ بِما ءاتىٰهُمُ اللَّـهُ مِن فَضلِهِ وَيَستَبشِرونَ بِالَّذينَ لَم يَلحَقوا بِهِم مِن خَلفِهِم أَلّا خَوفٌ عَلَيهِم وَلا هُم يَحزَنونَ ﴿١٧٠﴾  يَستَبشِرونَ بِنِعمَةٍ مِنَ اللَّـهِ وَفَضلٍ وَأَنَّ اللَّـهَ لا يُضيعُ أَجرَ المُؤمِنينَ ﴿١٧١﴾ الَّذينَ استَجابوا لِلَّـهِ وَالرَّسولِ مِن بَعدِ ما أَصابَهُمُ القَرحُ ۚ لِلَّذينَ أَحسَنوا مِنهُم وَاتَّقَوا أَجرٌ عَظيمٌ ﴿ آل عمرآن: ١٧٢﴾

And never think that those who have been slain in the path of Allah Ta’ala (from the Sahaabah at Uhud) are dead. Rather, they are alive and receiving sustenance by their Lord. They are rejoicing (in the hereafter) in what Allah Ta’ala has bestowed upon them of His bounty, and they receive glad tidings about those (to be martyred) after them who have not yet joined them – that there will be no fear upon them in the hereafter and nor will they grieve. They receive glad tidings of the favours from Allah Ta’ala and the bounties and Allah Ta’ala does not allow the reward of the believers to be lost .Those Sahaabah who responded to Allah and the Messenger after being inflicted with injury (at the battle of Uhud), for those among them who did good and feared Allah is a great reward.

At the pledge of Hudaibiyah

لَقَد رَضِىَ اللَّـهُ عَنِ المُؤمِنينَ إِذ يُبايِعونَكَ تَحتَ الشَّجَرَةِ فَعَلِمَ ما فى قُلوبِهِم فَأَنزَلَ السَّكينَةَ عَلَيهِم وَأَثـٰبَهُم فَتحًا قَريبًا ﴿الفتح: ١٨﴾

Certainly Allah Ta’ala was pleased with the believers (Sahaabah) when they pledged allegiance to you, [O Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)], under the tree (at Hudaibiyah), and He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquillity upon them and rewarded them with an imminent conquest.

Apart from the battle of Badr, Uhud and the pledge at Hudaibiyah, Allah Ta’ala praised the Sahaabah in many other places of the Holy Qur’an. Allah Ta’ala shows the Ummah the courage Sahaabah displayed at the battle of Ahzaab, the expedition of Tabouk, the hijrah they made to Madinah Tayyibah and the hardships and persecutions they endured at the hands of the kuffaar for the cause of Deen. On account of their sacrifices for Deen, Allah Ta’ala has declared his perpetual happiness for them. There is no other nation for whom Allah Ta’ala has declared His everlasting happiness in the Holy Qur’an, other than the Sahaabah. Every other nation that will come into this world before Qiyaamah will not receive the guarantee of Allah Ta’ala’s pleasure as the Sahaabah have received; instead their acquiring success is dependent upon them treading on the path of the Sahaabah. Allah Ta’ala says:

وَالسّـٰبِقونَ الأَوَّلونَ مِنَ المُهـٰجِرينَ وَالأَنصارِ وَالَّذينَ اتَّبَعوهُم بِإِحسـٰنٍ رَضِىَ اللَّـهُ عَنهُم وَرَضوا عَنهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُم جَنّـٰتٍ تَجرى تَحتَهَا الأَنهـٰرُ خـٰلِدينَ فيها أَبَدًا ۚ ذٰلِكَ الفَوزُ العَظيمُ ﴿التوبة: ١٠٠﴾

The first people of the Ummah to lead the way; the Muhajireen and the Ansar and those who followed them in goodness – Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him, and He has prepared for them Gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever. That is the supreme success.

 

The criteria for salvation and success

The Qur’an and Ahaadith are replete with the praises of the Sahaabah. In the Qur’an Allah Ta’ala praised them to such an extent that Allah Ta’ala made them the criteria for success. Allah Ta’ala says:

فَإِن ءامَنوا بِمِثلِ ما ءامَنتُم بِهِ فَقَدِ اهتَدَوا ﴿البقرة: ١٣٧﴾

So if they (the people) believe as you (O Sahaabah) have believed, then indeed they are on the right path.

Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

عن عبد الله بن عمرو قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ليأتين على أمتي ما أتى على بني إسرائيل حذو النعل بالنعل حتى إن كان منهم من أتى أمه علانية لكان في أمتي من يصنع ذلك وإن بني إسرائيل تفرقت على ثنتين وسبعين ملة وتفترق أمتي على ثلاث وسبعين ملة كلهم في النار إلا ملة واحدة قالوا ومن هي يا رسول الله قال ما أنا عليه وأصحابي (ترمذي 2/93)

Abdullah bin Amr (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “My ummah will be faced with conditions similar to which the Bani Israeel experienced; like a pair of shoes, one foot is identical to the other, to such an extent that if there was a situation in the Bani Israeel where a person openly committed incest with his mother, there will be someone in my ummah who will perpetrate such a crime. The Bani Israeel were divided into seventy two sects, and my ummah will be divided into seventy three sects. Each of them will be destined for Jahannam except one.” The Sahaaba-e-kiraam (Radiyallahu Anhum) asked: “Which group will be saved from the fire of Jahannam?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) answered: “Those who tread upon my way and the way of my Sahaabah (Radiyallahu Anhum).”

عن العرباض بن سارية قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَيْكُم بِسنتي وَسنة الْخُلَفَاء الرَّاشِدين من بعدِي (ترمذي #2676)

Hazrat Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “ Hold firmly to my way and the ways of the rightly guided Khulafa who will come after me (Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq, Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Usmaan and Hazrat Ali (Radiyallahu Anhum)).”

قال رسولُ الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم- : أصحابي كالنجومِ ، فبأيِّهِم اقتديتم اهتديتم

My Sahaabah are like guiding stars, whichever one of them you follow, you will be rightly guided.

عن حذيفة قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : اقتدوا باللذين من بعدي أبي بكر و عمر (ترمذي #3662)

Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: After my demise, follow Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu).

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : لا ينبغي لقوم فيهم أبو بكر أن يؤمهم غيره. الترمذي 2/208 

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “In a gathering wherein Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) is present, it does not behove anybody else to lead them in Salaah besides him.

From the above mentioned verse of the Qur’an and Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) we understand that without this Ummah holding firmly to the ways of the Khulafa-e-Rashideen and the Sahaabah and emulating them in all works of life, they will never attain salvation and success.

 

Sahaabah supporting Deen at the time of fithnah

Even after the demise of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), the Sahaabah remained steadfast protecting and safeguarding the Deen of Islam. In the time of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radiyallahu Anhu), the fitnah of irtidaad (apostasy) broke out in the ummah. At that crucial juncture, Allah Ta’ala divinely aided Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radiyallahu Anhu) and the Sahaabah in combating the forces of kufr and preserving the Shari’ah of Islam. The words to Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radiyallahu Anhu) ring aloud, not in the ears, but in the hearts of the believers until this day:

أينقص الدين و أنا حي

“Will any weakness creep into Deen while I (Abu Bakr) am alive?” [8]

In the era of Hadhrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu), the Roman and Persian emperors, Kisra and Qaisar, mobilized their seemingly impregnable armies of a few hundred thousand against Islam. At that critical occasion when Islam was under attack, Allah Ta’ala divinely supported Hadhrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) and the Sahaabah to preserve the Deen of Islam.

In the period of Hadhrat Uthmaan (Radiyallahu Anhu) when  fitnah spread among the Muslims in Armenia and Azerbaijan with regard to the Qur’an, Hazrat Uthmaan (Radiyallahu Anhu) gathered the Sahaabah and transcribed the Qur’an according to the dialect of the Quraish (the original dialect in which the Qur’an was revealed to Rasulullah (Sallalalhu Alayhi Wasallam). Hence Allah Ta’ala assisted Hadhrat Uthmaan (Radiyallahu Anhu) and the Sahaabah to preserve the Qur’an.

During the Khilaafat of Hadhrat Ali (Radiyallahu Anhu), when the deviated sect, the Khawaarij, detached themselves from the Sahaabah (Radiyallahu Anhum) and the rest of the ummah, and began reinterpreting Deen and the Qur’an, Allah Ta’ala divinely empowered Hadhrat Ali (Radiyallahu Anhu) and the Sahaabah against them. Hence, wars and battles were fought by Sahaabah in the defence of Islam and thus the fitnah was eradicated and wiped out.

In essence, whenever a fitnah arose in the period of the Khulafaa-e-Raashideen and the Sahaabah and Islam was under attack or any aspect of the Shari’ah was targeted, Allah Ta’ala assisted the Sahaabah to stand up for the defence of Islam. They were prepared to sacrifice their wealth and property, as well as to lay down their lives for the protection and preservation of the Deen of Islam.

 

The position of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radiyallahu Anhu) in Deen

The beloved of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

عن أنس رضي الله عنه قال قيل يا رسول الله أي الناس أحب إليك ؟ قال عائشة قيل ومن الرجال ؟ قال أبوها (مشكوة المصابيح ص555)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiallahu Anhu) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was once asked as to which person was most beloved to him. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiallahu Anha).” The person thereupon enquired as to who was the most beloved from amongst the men. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Her father (i.e. Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu)).”

The successor of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

عن جبير بن مطعم رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم أتته امرأة فكلمته في شيء وأمرها بأمر فقالت أرأيت يا رسول الله إن لم أجدك ؟ قال فإن لم تجديني فأت أبا بكر (مشكوة المصابيح ص555)

Hadhrat Jubair bin Mut’im (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that a woman once came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and consulted with Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) regarding a certain matter. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) counselled her and gave her advice. (Before leaving) she asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), in the future if I have to come to Madina Tayyiba for guidance and I do not find you present?” (i.e. if you have already passed away, then who should I go to for guidance?) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “If you do not find me present, then go to Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu).”

Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu)’s sacrifice for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ( ما نفعني مال قط ما نفعني مال أبو بكر ) قال فبكى أبو بكر وقال يا رسول الله هل أنا ومالي إلا لك يا رسول الله (ابن ماجة ص10)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: No person’s wealth benefitted me as much as the wealth of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu). Upon hearing this, Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) wept profusely and said, “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), certainly my entire life and wealth belongs to you.”

The first ummati to enter Paradise

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم  أتاني جبريل فأخذ بيدي فأراني باب الجنة الذي يدخل منه أمتي ” فقال أبو بكر : يا رسول الله وددت أني كنت معك حتى أنظر إليه . فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : أما أنك يا أبا بكر أول من يدخل الجنة من أمتي  . رواه أبو داود  (مشكوة المصابيح ص556 )

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once said: “Hadhrat Jibra’eel (Alaihis Salaam) appeared before me and took me by my hand and showed me the door of Paradise from which my ummat will enter. Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) responded saying: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), how I wish I was with you at the time Hadhrat Jibra’eel (Alaihis Salaam) showed you the door of Paradise. Hadhrat Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “O Abu Bakr, as far as you are concerned, you will be the first of my followers to enter Paradise.”

Doing abundant good in one day

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم  من أصبح منكم اليوم صائما قال أبو بكر أنا قال فمن تبع منكم اليوم جنازة قال أبو بكر أنا قال فمن اطعم منكم اليوم مسكينا قال أبو بكر انا قال فمن عاد منكم اليوم مريضا قال أبو بكر أنا فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما اجتمعن في امرئ الا دخل الجنة (مسلم 2/274)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) narrates that once Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) enquired from the Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum): “Who amongst you is fasting today?” Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) replied: “I am fasting today.” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then enquired: “Who amongst you visited a sick person today?” Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) replied: “I visited a sick person today.” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) further enquired: “Who participated in a Janaazah today?” Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) replied: “I participated in a Janaazah today.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then asked, “Who among you fed a poor person today?” Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) replied:  “I fed a poor person today.”  Thereafter, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who has done all these actions (in one day) will definitely enter Jannah.”

Allah Ta’ala will recompense him on the day of Qiyaamah

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” ما لأحد عندنا يد إلا وقد كافيناه ما خلا أبا بكر فإن له عندنا يدا يكافيه الله بها يوم القيامة وما نفعني مال قط ما نفعني مال أبي بكر ” . )الترمذي 2/207)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “No one has done any favour to me except that I have reciprocated him, except for Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu). For the immense favours that he has done to me, Allah Ta’ala will recompense him on the day of Qiyaamah.  No person’s wealth has benefitted me as much as the wealth of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu).

The companion of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) at the haudh (well) of Kauthar

عن  ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لأبي بكر: أنت صاحبي على الحوض و صاحبي في الغار . (الترمذي 2/208)

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Umar (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once said to Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu): “You will be my companion at the haudh (of Kauthar) and you were my companion in the cave (during the journey of hijrat).

Only Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) can lead the People

وعن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : لا ينبغي لقوم فيهم أبو بكر أن يؤمهم غيره.)الترمذي 2/208)

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “In a gathering wherein Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) is present, it does not behove anybody else to lead them in salaah besides him.

Taking Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq as a bosom friend

عن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه يحدث عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال لو كنت متخذا خليلا لاتخذت أبا بكر خليلا ولكنه أخي وصاحبي وقد اتخذ الله عز وجل صاحبكم خليلا (مسلم 2/273)

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: If I was allowed to take a bosom friend whose love reaches the deepest recesses of the heart, then I would have definitely taken Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) as a bosom friend. However he is my brother in Islam and my close companion. Allah Ta’ala has (blessed me and honoured me) to be His friend (whose love is in the deepest recesses of the heart).

The position of Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) in Deen

Haq flowing on the tongue and heart of Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu)

عن ابن عمر : أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : إن الله جعل الحق على لسان عمر وقلبه (جامع الترمذي 2/209)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Allah Ta’ala causes the Haq to flow on the tongue and heart of Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu).” 

Revelation coming down in support of the opinion of Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu)

قال ابن عمر : ما نزل بالناس أمر قط فقالوا فيه وقال فيه عمر أو قال ابن الخطاب فيه شك خارجة إلا نزل فيه القرآن على نحو ما قال عمر . قال أبو عيسى … وهذا حديث حسن غريب من هذا الوجه و خارجة بن عبد الله الأنصاري هو ابن سليمان بن زيد بن ثابت وهو ثقة . (جامع الترمذي 2/209)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports: “Whenever there was an issue in which Sahaba differed (and Hazrat ‘Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) held a different opinion to the rest of the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum)), very often Allah Ta’ala would reveal wahi (Qur’an) in support of the opinion of Hazrat ‘Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu).”​

Whoever love Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) loves Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

عن أبي سعيد الخدري قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من أبغض عمر فقد أبغضني ، ومن أحب عمر فقد أحبني ، وإن الله باهى بالناس عشية عرفة عامة ، وباهى بعمر خاصة ، وإنه لم يبعث الله نبيا إلا كان في أمته محدث ، وإن يكن في أمتي منهم أحد فهو عمر قالوا : يا رسول الله ، كيف محدث ؟ قال : تتكلم الملائكة على لسانه رواه الطبراني في الأوسط ، وفيه : أبو سعد خادم الحسن البصري ، ولم أعرفه ، وبقية رجاله ثقات (مجمع الزوائد 9/69)

Hadhrat Abu Saeed (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever hates Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) hates me and whoever loves Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) loves me.”​

Allah Ta‘ala being pleased with Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu)

وعن ابن عباس قال : نظر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ذات يوم إلى عمر بن الخطاب وتبسم إليه فقال : يا ابن الخطاب [ أتدري ] مما تبسمت إليك ؟ قال : الله ورسوله أعلم ، قال : إن الله عز و جل باهى [ ملائكته ليلة عرفة ] بأهل عرفة عامة وباهى بك خاصة رواه الطبراني ، وفيه رشدين بن سعد وهو مختلف في الاحتجاج به (مجمع الزوائد 9/70)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports:  Once Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) smiled at Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) and said: “O ‘Umar! Do you know why I smiled at you?” He replied: “Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasul (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) know best.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “On the evening of the Day of ‘Arafah, Allah Ta‘ala boasted to His angels about the people who had converged at ‘Arafah in general, and boasted about you specifically.”​

The Qualities of Nubuwwat

عن عقبة بن عامر قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لو كان نبي بعدي لكان عمر بن الخطاب. هذا حديث حسن غريب (جامع الترمذي 2/209)

Hadhrat Uqbah bin Aamir (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “If there had to be a Nabi after me, it would have been ‘Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu).” 

The Knowledge of Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu)

عن حمزة بن عبد الله بن عمر أن ابن عمر قال : سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول : بينا أنا نائم ، أتيت بقدح لبن ، فشربت حتى إني لأرى الري يخرج في أظفاري ، ثم أعطيت فضلي عمر بن الخطاب قالوا : فما أولته يا رسول الله ؟ قال : العلم (صحيح البخاري 1/18)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saw Himself in a dream drinking milk until He felt satiated and then passed on the leftover to Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu). He interpreted it as an indication of the vast knowledge that Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) has been blessed with​.

Hazrat Ali (Radiyallahu Anhu) being pleased with Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu)

عن سيار أبي الحكم ، أن أبا بكر لما ثقل أطلع رأسه إلى الناس من كوة فقال : يا أيها الناس ، إني قد عهدت عهدا أفترضون به ؟ فقام الناس ، فقالوا : قد رضينا ، فقام علي فقال : لا نرضى إلا أن يكون عمر بن الخطاب ، فكان عمر . (مصنف ابن أبي شيبة 17/71)

When Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallahu Anhu) was nearing his end, he said to the people: “I am appointing a successor, would you be pleased with him?” The people agreed except ‘Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhu) who said: “We will only be pleased if it is Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu).” ​

Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu’s) sacrifice for the Deen of Islam

كتب عمرو إلى عمر بن الخطاب ، فشكا إليه ما يلقى من أهل مصر ، فوقع عمر في قصته كن لرعيتك كما تحب أن يكون لك أميرك ، ورفع إلي عنك أنك تتكئ في مجلسك ، فإذا جلست فكن كسائر الناس ولا تتكئ ، فكتب إليه عمرو : أفعل يا أمير المؤمنين ، وبلغني يا أمير المؤمنين أنك لا تنام بالليل ولا بالنهار إلا معلما ، فقال : يا عمرو ، إذا نمت بالنهار ضيعت رعيتي ، وإذا نمت بالليل ضيعت أمري ( أي أمر ربي ) . (تاريخ دمشق 44/273)

Once Amr bin ‘Aas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said to ‘Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu): “I have heard that you neither sleep during the night nor in the day unless you are overpowered (by sleep).” He replied: “O Amr! If I sleep during the day, I would neglect the rights of my subjects, and if I sleep during the night, I would neglect the rights of my Rabb.” ​

Being inspired with the truth

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :  لقد كان فيما قبلكم من الأمم ناس محدثون ، فإن يك في أمتي أحد فإنه عمر زاد زكرياء بن أبي زائدة ، عن سعد ، عن أبي سلمة ، عن أبي هريرة قال : قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : قد كان فيمن كان قبلكم من بني إسرائيل رجال يكلمون من غير أن يكونوا أنبياء ، فإن يك من أمتي منهم أحد فعمر قال ابن عباس : من نبي ولا محدث . (صحيح البخاري 1/521)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “In the previous nations there were individuals who would be inspired with the truth by Allah Ta‘ala. If there is anyone like this in my Ummah, it is ‘Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu).” ​

Shaitaan moving away from the path of Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ايه يا ابن الخطاب ، والذي نفسي بيده ، ما لقيك الشيطان سالكا فجا قط إلا سلك فجا غير فجك. (صحيح البخاري 1/520)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: O Umar! I take an oath upon that Being in whose hand lies my soul, whenever Shaitaan sees you, he takes a different path and never threads on your path.

The evil consequence of reviling the Sahaabah

The Sahaabah are the forerunners in Deen. They are the medium between the ummah and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Allah Ta’ala used them for the preservation of the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the knowledge of Deen. Since they were responsible for conveying the knowledge of the Qur’an and the Sunnah to the ummah, one can understand that the entire superstructure of Deen rests on the Sahaabah. If one removes the Sahaabah from the equation, nothing of Deen will remain protected and safeguarded. The authenticity of the Qur’an and the reliability of the Ahaadith of Rasululullah (Sallallahu Alayhu Wasallam) will be totally lost. Hence it is the ploy of the shias to defame, revile and criticize the Sahaabah in order to destroy the entire Deen of Islam.

If one examines and studies the religion of Shi’ism, one will realise that their entire religion is based on criticizing and hurling abuse against the Sahaabah. They believe that the more they swear the Sahaabah, the more reward they will receive and their status will rise in the sight of Allah Ta’ala. There is no other religion in the entire world wherein the worship and success of its followers is based upon swearing their forerunners and predecessors. The Shias play on the emotions and sentiments of people in order to win them over to Shi’ism and mislead them from the Deen of Islam. They commence with explaining to people the love that they have for the Ahle Bayt (the family of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)). Any person hearing the praises of the shia in favour of the Ahle Bayt begins to feel attracted towards them on account of the love that every Muslim possesses for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and his Mubaarak household. At the second stage, they present fabricated reports regarding the Sahaabah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and try to convince the masses that the Sahaabah ill treated the Mubaarak household of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Naturally any person who hears such information is enraged and wishes to defend the Mubaarak household of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). However, he is ignorant of the fact that the “information” is merely fabricated reports made up by the shia. Slowly and gradually a person begins to believe whatever they propagate to him and he loses his Imaan. This is the plot and strategy the shia adopt to make inroads into the Muslim ummah and destroy Islam from its very roots.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) foretold the coming of such times where some people will revile the Sahaabah and make them the target of their criticism.

 

The curse of Allah Ta’ala upon those who curse the Sahaabah

1. Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم الله الله في أصحابي لا تتخذوهم غرضا بعدي فمن أحبهم فبحي أحبهم ومن أبغضهم فببغضي أبغضهم ومن آذاهم فقد آذاني ومن آذاني فقد آذى الله ومن آذى الله فيوشك أن يأخذه (ترمذي #3862)

“Fear Allah, fear Allah regarding my Sahaabah! Do not make them  a target of abuse after my demise. Whoever loves them then it is on account of his love for me that he loves my Sahaabah and whoever hates them then it is on account of the hatred he has for me that he hates them. Whoever hurts them has definitely hurt me and whoever hurts me has certainly displeased Allah Ta’ala. Verily the one who displeases Allah Ta’ala, then Allah Ta’ala will certainly take him to task.

2.

عن أبى سعيد رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : لا تسبوا أصحابي ، فوالذي نفسي بيده لو أنفق أحدكم مثل أُحُد ذهبا ما بلغ مُدّ أحدهم ولا نصيفه. (سنن أبي داود 2/640 )

Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Do not hurl abuse against my Sahaabah. I take an oath in the name of that being in whose hand my soul lies, if anyone of you has to spend the entire mountain of Uhud in gold, it will not equate the reward of my Sahaabis spending one mudd (a small measure) or even half a mudd in the path of Allah Ta’ala (on account of their sincerity and sacrifices for Deen).

3.

عن ابن عمر قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا رأيتم الذين يسبون أصحابي فقولوا لعنة الله على شركم (ترمذي #3866)

It is reported by Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “When you see any group of people cursing and hurling abuse against my Sahaabah, then say to them; May the curse of Allah Ta’ala fall upon you evil people!”


[1]                Furu’ul Kafi: Kitabul Raudah: 115

[2]                The doctrine of Tabarri means to have no association with the enemies of Allah.

[3]                Haqqul Yaqeen: 2:519

[4]                ‘Aynul Hayat: 599

[5]                Ibid: 107

[6]                مسند أحمد 6/84

[7]                Fazaail-e-A’maal Pg. 163

[8]                مشكاة #6034

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