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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Status of Sahabah: Companions of Prophet


The Shia paradigm is based on slandering the Sahabah, the friends, companions of the Prophet of Islam (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم). Using a process of disinformation, the Shia will portray the false idea that the Sahabah were involved in oppressing the Ahlel Bayt, in particular the family of Ali ibn Abi Talib (رضّى الله عنه). The historical narrative of the Shia is based on this lie, and here we defend the Sahabah and show that they were lovers of the Ahlel Bayt.The Shia paradigm is based on slandering the Sahabah, the friends of the Prophet of Islam. Using a process of disinformation, the Shia will portray the false idea that the Sahabah were involved in oppressing the Ahlel Bayt, in particular the family of Ali ibn Abi Talib (رضّى الله عنه). The historical narrative of the Shia is based on this lie, and here we defend the Sahabah and show that they were lovers of the Ahlel Bayt.
  • Hadith About Muawiyyah: “May Allah Not Fill His Belly” [A Sunni Perspective]

    The Shia will look within the Hadith collection of the Ahlus Sunnah in order to prove their viewpoint. However, the Shia will oftentimes need to make use of academic deciet when they quote such Hadith. One such example can be found when they procure Hadith about Muawiyyah.


  • Fadak, Part I: Shia Hadith Confirms Abu Bakr’s Justice (رضّى الله عنه)

    The Shia attack the personality of Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) by criticizing his position in regards to Fadak. They accuse him of fabricating Hadith and thereby denying Fatima (رضّى الله عنها) from recieving her inheritance. However, we see that the argument of the Shia propagandists becomes impotent when we show them their own Shia Hadith in Al-Kafi in which the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) categorically states that Prophets do not leave behind inheritance but rather his property should be given as alms.


  • Fadak, Part II: Why Didn’t Ali (رضّى الله عنه) Return Fadak?

    The Shia criticize Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) for not giving Fadak to Fatima (رضّى الله عنها), and they also criticize Uthman (رضّى الله عنها) for refusing to “restore” Fadak to the progeny and inheritors of Fatima (رضّى الله عنها). And yet, the Shia completely forget (or decietfully ignore) the fact that Ali (رضّى الله عنه) himself upheld Abu Bakr’s decision (رضّى الله عنه). Ali (رضّى الله عنه) continued to use Fadak as a Waqf of the state. Thus, if blame is to be put on the shoulders of Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه), then equal blame should be put on Ali (رضّى الله عنه).


  • Fadak, Part III: Ahlus Sunnah is Not Abandoning the Quran

    When the Ahlus Sunnah points to Hadith (including the Shia’s own Al-Kafi) to prove that Prophets do not leave behind inheritance, the Shia propagandists resort to rhetoric and accuse the Ahlus Sunnah of abandoning the Quran. This article exposes the weakness of the Shia’s claims and gives examples to show how the Ahlus Sunnah has analyzed the Quran and Hadith in a fair and accurate manner.


  • Fadak, Part IV: Shia Women Do Not Inherit Land Anyways

    An astounding revelation–of which many people happen to be uninformed of–is the fact that in the Shia Fiqh a woman does not inherit land or fixed property. How is it that the Shia accept it for Fatima (رضّى الله عنها) to inherit Fadak, when their own jurisprudence does not allow the succession of a woman to land or fixed property? So the Shia Fiqh itself would deny the inheritance to Fatima (رضّى الله عنها) even if the Prophets were allowed to give inheritance to their heirs (even though they are not). This makes the Shia arguments against Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) even more useless.


  • Fadak, Part V: Fatima’s Anger (رضّى الله عنها)

    The Shia propagandists declare that because Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) angered Fatima (رضّى الله عنها), this is proof of his guilt on the matter. They will even show a Hadith narrated by Aisha (رضّى الله عنها) to “prove” their claims. This article will fairly analyze and take into perspective Fatima’s feelings over the issue of Fadak.


  • Fadak, Part VI: Fadak Was Not a Gift

    The Shia propagandists argue that Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) denied Fatima (رضّى الله عنها) her inheritance. When the Ahlus Sunnah replies by showing them their own Hadith in Al-Kafi [i.e. regarding how Prophets do not leave behind inheritance], then the Shia will suddenly claim that Fadak was a gift given to Fatima (رضّى الله عنها), and not inheritance at all! This article examines this claim and proves it to be false.


  • Fadak, Part VII: Charity is Good

    The Shia will make it sound as if Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) took Fadak and made it his own. Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) did not take a cent from Fadak, but rather he made it part of the Waqf for the benefit of the Ummah and the emerging Muslim state. Thus, the only crime that Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) can be charged with is donating to help poor people.


  • Fadak, Part VIII: The Quran Does Not Say Prophets Give Inheritance

    The Shia propagandists will try to give examples from the Quran to prove that Prophets actually do give inheritance. This is all in an attempt to undermine the words of Prophet Muhammad (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) who clearly said that Prophets do not give material possessions as inheritance. However, this article analyzes the Quranic verses used by the Shia propagandists, and we see that their claims are easily debunked.


  • Fadak, Part IX: Umar (رضّى الله عنه) Upheld Abu Bakr’s Decision (رضّى الله عنه)

    The Shia propagandists will sometimes claim that Umar (رضّى الله عنه) overturned Abu Bakr’s decision (رضّى الله عنه) and gave Fadak back to Ali (رضّى الله عنه). They will use this as “proof” that Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) was wrong, implying that “look, even your Umar gave Fadak back.” This is a blatant lie. Umar (رضّى الله عنه) upheld Abu Bakr’s decision (رضّى الله عنه).


  • Fadak, Part X: The Shia Who Deny Our Interpretation of the Al-Kafi Hadith

    This article is in response to the anti-Sunni websites such as “Answering-Ansar” which tried to undermine the value of the Hadith in Al-Kafi about Prophets not leaving behind material inheritance. We see that the Shia propagandist will get stuck in the web of his own lies.


  • Fadak, Part XI: Respect for Fatima (رضّى الله عنها)

    In regards to Fatima (رضّى الله عنها), she is revered by the Ahlus Sunnah. We do not say that she sinned, nor do we say that she lied, nor do we insult her in any way. We say that she merely made a sincere mistake, something that all human beings do. The claims that the Sunnis insult Fatima (رضّى الله عنها) are lies and merely a part of the Shia propaganda machine.


  • Fadak: Part XII, Conclusion

    This twelve part series on Fadak was paraphrased by Ibn al-Hashimi from an article by Muhammad al-Khider. In the last part, we part the reader with some words on Fadak, and we discuss the bias of the Shia as well as points to remember when debating with the Shia propagandist. It is our sincere hope that our Fadak series was educational and helpful, Insha-Allah.


  • Neither Abu Bakr Nor Umar Was a “Liar, Sinful, Treacherous, and Dishonest”

    The Shia propagandists–including the Answering Ansar website–will oftentimes show us a Hadith from Sahih Muslim in which it appears that Ali thought of Abu Bakr and Umar as being a “liar, treacherous, and dishonest.” Of course–as is usually the case–the Shia propagandists are making use of a technique we like to call “Half Hadith-ing.” They post only half of the Hadith and thereby take it completely out of context. If we examine the entire Hadith, we see that the Shia propaganda is easily debunked.


  • Four Caliphs and Prophet Related by Marriage

    All of the Three Caliphs (which Shia insult and call the “three fools”) were linked to Prophet Muhammad (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) through marriage, blood, or both. That is how close friends the Three Caliphs and the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) were. Furthermore, Ali (رضّى الله عنه) gave his daughter in marriage to Umar (رضّى الله عنه), and this just shows how mischievious the Shia propagandists are when they try to make it look like they were all enemies. Far from it! None of them were enemies. They were all best of friends and Sahabah (Companions) to each other. Indeed, Ali (رضّى الله عنه) was the vizier and top aid to all Three Caliphs.


  • Ali (رضّى الله عنه) Gave His Daughter to Umar (رضّى الله عنه)

    Ali (رضّى الله عنه) gave his daughter, Umm Kulthoom (رضّى الله عنها), in marriage to Umar (رضّى الله عنه). This is a fact which most Shia lay persons have no idea about. It is also a fact that topples the entire paradigm of Shi’ism. It proves that Ali (رضّى الله عنه) approved of Umar’s character (رضّى الله عنه), and it disproves the exaggerated Shia historical accounts of animosity between Ali (رضّى الله عنه) and the Three Caliphs. We quote narrations from Shia Hadith in Al-Kafi which document this marriage. This article was modified from the one written by Abu Muhammad al-Afriki; those who have read the earlier version will be pleased with this updated and revised version.


  • A Comprehensive Rebuttal of Answering-Ansar’s Article on Umm Kulthoom’s Nikah

    The Ansar website wrote an article proving that Ali ibn Abi Talib married his daughter off to Umar ibn al-Khattab. In response to this article, the Answering Ansar website wrote an article denying this marriage. Unfortunately, that article by Answering Ansar was very weak; this is our rebuttal to that article by Answering Ansar. This is a comprehensive rebuttal which refutes Answering Ansar’s article point by point.


  • Shia Websites Confirm Umm Kulthoom’s Marriage to Umar

    There are at least four Shia Hadith in Al-Kafi that confirm the marriage of Umm Kulthoom bint Ali to Umar bin Khattab. Here, we provide Shia websites that quote these Hadith. It is therefore very difficult for the Shia to deny this marriage. Whenever the Shia propagandist goes off on some rambling diatribe about how the marriage could not have taken place, these hyperlinks should be given to him to bring him back to reality.


  • Ali ibn Abi Talib Named His Sons after the Three Caliphs [includes a rebuttal of Answering-Ansar]

    Ali named three of his Sons after the Three Caliphs. This fact is recorded by al-Shaykh al-Mufid in “Kitab al-Irshad”, pp. 268-269, where these three sons of Ali are listed as numbers 12, 6 and 10 respectively. Al-Shia.com itself documents how three of Ali’s sons were named Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman. This fact categorically rejects the Shia paradigm which is based upon the false idea that Ali disapproved of Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman. This article also contains a refutation of Answering-Ansar’s article on the issue of Ali’s sons.


  • Marriages of the Four Caliphs and the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم)

    Uthman (رضّى الله عنه) married two of the Prophet’s daughters, and the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) married Abu Bakr’s daughter as well as Umar’s daughter. Therefore, all of the Three Caliphs (which the Shia insult and call the “three fools”) were linked to Prophet Muhammad (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) through marriage, blood, or both. That is how close companions the Three Caliphs and the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) were.


  • Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه), the Second of the Two

    Allah honors Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) by mentioning him in the Quran in verse 9:40, documenting how it was Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) who was present with the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) on the most historic day of Islam, in which the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) made the Hijra that would be so important that it marks the start of the Islamic calender. We examine this honor given to Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه), and then respond to the feeble Shia justifications.


  • The Four Rightly Guided Caliphs

    In this article, we examine the Hadith in Sunni literature which praise Abu Bakr, `Umar, `Uthman, and `Ali. This serves two functions in the Sunni-Shia debate. The Shia will always bring up isolated Hadith in praise of `Ali and use these as proof of `Ali’s superiority to the Three Caliphs. However, this is only looking at part of the picture; we must look at other Hadith in which the Prophet says similar things to other Sahabah. The second function of this article will be that we can see all the praises given to `Ali in the Sunni literature and thereby reject the Shia rhetoric that the Ahlus Sunnah is Nasibi.


  • Al-Islam.org Admits that Umar Married Ali’s Daughter

    The most reliable and popular Shia website, Al-Islam.org, has a section for fatwas entitled “Aalim Network”. These Shia Aalims refute Answering-Ansar, the Shia Encyclopedia, and Shia Chat by clearly stating that Ali ibn Abi Talib did in fact marry his daughter to Umar ibn al-Khattab. Here, we examine the position of the respected Shia Aalim: Shaykh Mohammed Soleiman-Peneh of Al-Islam.org’s “Aalim Network.”


  • Grand Ayatollah On Cursing the Prophet’s Wives/Companions and Taqiyyah

    The following fatwa is found on the Official Website of Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Shahroudi. Please note how the Grand Ayatollah allows the cursing but it must be done in such a way as not to reveal the Taqiyyah that is being done in front of the Sunni masses. Perhaps this will wake up those Sunnis who are fooled by the Shia lies when they say that they do not curse the Prophet’s wives or Sahabah. This comes from the mouth of the Grand Ayatollah himself.


  • Hadith About the (Non)Incident of the Pen and Paper [A Sunni Perspective]

    The Shia propagandists make a big fuss over the so-called “incident of the pen and paper” or what they ominously refer to as “Black Thursday”. The Shia exaggerate about the Hadiths on this topic, and use them as some sort of proof against Umar ibn al-Khattab. However, the truth of the matter is that these claims are nothing but the melodramatic antics of the Ghullat gossipers who seek to make a mountain out of an anthill. In this article, we shall examine said event in an objective and reasonable manner, after which we will respond to the Shia accusations.


  • Abu Bakr and Ali Related Through Marriage

    Asma bint Umais, as is already mentioned, was the wife of Ali’s real brother, Jafar ibn Abi Talib. When he died, she was married to Abu Bakr. She also gave birth to Abu Bakr’s son named Muhammad. Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) appointed him the governor of Egypt. After the death of Abu Bakr, Ali ibn Abi Talib married her. A son named Yahya was born out of the marriage.


  • The Prophet’s Praise of Abu Bakr

    Allah’s Messenger added, “No doubt, I am indebted to Abu Bakr more than to anybody else regarding both his companionship and his wealth. And if I had to take a Khaleel (friend) from my followers, I would certainly have taken Abu Bakr, but the fraternity of Islam is sufficient. Let no door of the Mosque remain open, except the door of Abu Bakr.”