syed-mohsin naquvi wrote:
You cannot be friends with Allah and Sahytan at the same time.
Some of the great Sunni scholars are confused about Muawiyyah and Ali. The great Hanafi interpreter named Abu BAkr Jassaas wrote (when he was discussing the Battle of Siffeen) that between the two parties one of them is MUNAAFIQ, but we do not know which one. But, the problem with you is that you will go half-way through the discussion and then suddenly you would throw your arms in the air and scream: But all reports are written by the Shia and they are unlreliable. So I am saving my time and effort and let you continue on your sweet dreams.
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Dear Syed Sahab,
Abu Bakar Jassas or even 4 Sunni Imams are not Hujjat [Proof] if they are in any way discuss the Companions [both Hazrat Ali and Muawiyah - May Allah be pleased with them] which tarnishes the image of companion. If you insist on relying on Hanafi or any other School of thought's opinion then I wonder how would you define this opinion and there is no confusion in the text below. Dr Kaukab and your's favourite scholar first:
Abul-A'la Maududi: wrote an introduction to the book, "Ar-Riddah bain al-Ams wa al-Yaum" In it was written, regarding the Imami Ja'fari Shia, "despite their moderate views (relative to other shi'ia sects), they are swimming in disbelief like white bloodcells in blood or like fish in water."
Imam Abu Haneefah: It is reported that often Imam Abu Hanifah used to repeat the following statement about the Raafidi Shia; "Whoever doubts whether they are disbelievers has himself committed disbelief."
Imam Ash-Shafi'i: On one occasion Imam Shafi'ee said concerning the Shia, "I have not seen among the heretics a people more famous for falsehood than the Raafidi* Shia." and on another occasion he said; "Narrate knowledge from everyone you meet except for the Raafidi* Shia, because they invent ahaadeeth and adopt them as part of their religion." (Minhaj as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah)
Imam Malik: Once when asked about the Raafidi Shia, Imam Malik said; "Do not speak to them or narrate from them, for surely they are liars." During one of Imam Malik's classes, it was mentioned that the raafidi Shia curse the sahaba. Imam Malik recited the verse, "Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and those with him are harsh with the disbelievers and gentle among themselves. So that the disbelievers may become enraged with them." (48:29) He then said, "Whoever becomes enraged when the Sahâbah are mentioned is the one about whom the verse speaks." (Tafseer al-Qurtubi)
Abu Zur'ah ar-Razi: He said of the raafidi Shia doctrine of cursing the Sahâbah, "If you see someone degrade any of the companions of the Prophet SAWS know that he is a disbeliever.
Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi: During the period of Muslim rule in Spain, Imam Abu Muhammad ibn Hazm would often debate with the Catholic priests about their religious texts. He brought before them evidence of textual distortions in the Bible and the loss of the original manuscripts. When they replied by pointing out the Shia claims that the Qur'an has been distorted and altered, Ibn Hazm informed them that Shia claims were not valid evidence because the Shia were not themselves Muslims.
Imam Al-Alusi: He declared the raafidi Shia disbelievers because of their defamation of the Sahaba. His position was based on the rulings of Imam Malik and other scholars. In response to their claim to be followers of the Ahl al-Bayt (the Prophet's SAWS family) Al-Alusi said, "No, they are really followers of the devils and the Ahl al-Bayt are innocent of them."
Muhammad Rasheed Rida: This scholar was among those who worked sincerely for rapproachment between the shia and the sunni, and they in turn pretended moderation for his benefit. However, in the midst of his efforts, they caught him by surprise by presenting him with a number of their books which slander Islam. He then replied in a paper called As-Sunnah wa Ash-Shia in which he exposed their false doctrines and idolatrous practices.
Not only me but every Muslim should throw his arms in the air when the Companions of the Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] are discussed in a derogatory way because they were not ordinary men they were the men of Best Generation. One should throw his arms in the air because these blessed men have passed away [May Allah be pleased with everyone of them that Includes Ali and Muawiyah] and I dont want to be amongst Naasibis [who hate Ahl Al Bayt], Rafidhi [who hate Abu Bkar, Ayesha, Omar, Uthman and Muawiyah] and Khawarijs [who declare both the group of Companions as Infernal and Apostate]. They are no longer with us and Quran says...
تِلْكَ أُمَّةٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَلَكُم مَّا كَسَبْتُم وَلاَ تُسْـَلُونَ عَمَّا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
Those are a people who have passed away; theirs is that which they earned and yours that which ye earn. And ye will not be asked of what they used to do. [AL-BAQARA (THE COW) Chapter 2 - Verse 141]