Saturday, January 24, 2009

Comedy of Shia Sunni Differences - 5

Bilal Ali Bokhari wrote:

As per my understanding, Shia's are the people who follow the Fiqah of Imam Jaffar Al-Sadiq. The person descending from the family of the Prophet himself and taught and trained by the very people who were raised and educated by the Prophet (PBUH) himself. Kufis who claimed to be the Shia were the agents of Yazid Bin Muawiyyah who reptreesented the kingship instead of the norms of Caliphate that was the way of Islam and were planted and tasked to mislead the house of the Prophet so they could be eliminated to validate the clan's right to rule. Banu Ummaiyah were never about the relegion and its glory. They simply wanted the power and prominence back in their folds that was taken away form them by the House of Banu Hashim's light (PBUH)

Dear Bokhari Sahab,

You should get an Arabic Nehjul Balagaha [attributed to Hazrat Ali by Sharif Razi - A Shia Scholar] and read as to how Hazrat Ali [May Allah be pleased with him] declared that him and Muwiyah have differences but Muawiyah is a Muslim like us:


يقول الإمام علي عليه السلام : (( وكان بدء أمرنا أن إلتقينا والقوم من أهل الشام، والظاهر أن ربنا واحـد ونبينا واحـد، ودعوتنا في الإسلام واحدة ، ولا نستزيدهم في الإيمان بالله والتصديق برسوله ولا يستزيدوننا، الأمر واحد إلا ما اختلفنا فيه من دم عثمان ونحن منه براء ))

نهج البلاغة جـ3 ص 648


Ibn Katheer related from Jareer Ibn Abdul Hameed from Mugheera: “ When the news of the murder of Ali reached Muawiya he cried. His wife said: Why do you cry when you have fought against him? He said: Woe to you ! You do not realize what the people have lost of merit, feqh and knowledge (i.e by Ali’s – May Allah be pleased with him - death)”

It is narrated that when Ali –[May Allah be pleased with him] - came back from Siffin he said: “ O People! Do not dislike the rule of Muawiya , for if you lose him you will see heads falling of the shoulders as if it is Khandhal” [Nehjul Balagha]

In my humble opinion, one must be very careful while discussing Hazrat Ameer Muawiyah [May Allah be pleased with him] through the doubtful 'sources of history' because Hazrat Ameer Muawiyah [May Allah be pleased with him] was a Companion of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] not just an ordinary man whom you can declare Power Hungry Politician [Perish the thought - God Forbid].

1- The Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] said : "The best of my nation is my generation then those who follow them and then those who follow them." [Saheeh Bukhari]

2- And he also said, "Do not abuse my Companions, for if any of you were to spend gold equal to (mountain of) Uhud in charity, it would not equal a handful of one of them or even half of that" [Bukhaaree and Muslim].

3- Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] advised us: "When my Companions are mentioned then withhold" [Saheeh, at-Tabaranee] .

4- Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] said, "Whoever abuses my Companions, upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people" [Saheeh, At-Tabaranee] .

5- "The sign of faith is love of the Ansar and the sign of hypocrisy is the hatred of Ansar" [Bukhaaree and Muslim].

Muslims affirm that which has been narrated in mutawaatir reports Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) and others, that the best among this ummah after its Prophet is Abu Bakr, then ‘Umar. It was narrated that Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah said: “I said to my father (‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib), ‘Which of the people is the best after the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)?’ He said, ‘Abu Bakr.’ I asked, ‘Then who?’ He said, ‘ ‘Umar.’ I was worried that he would say ‘Uthmaan, so I said, ‘Then is it you?’ He said, ‘I am just a man among the Muslims.’” (Bukhari).

We must be very careful when through History [Unreliable] we discuss the Companions [May Allah be please with everyone of them] of the Prophet Mohammad [PBUH]. Rather it is obligatory [Farz] upon us that whenever anybody [i mean anybody even the Four Sunni Imam] try to quote history to malign the Companions then he/she will be rejected through Quran and Hadith and no history is valid before Quran and Hadith.

When there is a discussion on the Companions [May Aallh be pleased with all of them] of the Prophet Mohammad [Peace be upon him] then Wisdom, Academic eyes, and Qeel-Qaal-Jirah-Taweel-Tadeel and History should take a hike. Hazrat Jaffer Sadiq [May Allah have mercy on his soul] was the Great Grandson of Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiq [May Allah be pleased with him] and Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiq [May Allah be pleased with him] was 'Siddiq' i.e. friend of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] and this friendship is mentioned in Quran and Hadith as well, then Mohammad [PBUH]'s Hadith are final word on Hazrat Muawiyah [May Allah be pleased with him]. How can one condemn Muawiyah when the friend [Mohammad -PBUH] of Hazrat Jaffar Sadiq's Grandfather [Abu Bakar - May Allah be pleased with him] praising and giving him tidings of paradise?

Muáwiya (May Allah be pleased with him) was even privileged to be the brother-in-law of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] since Umme Habiba (May Allah be pleased with her), the sister of Muáwiya, was one of his [PBUH]'s wives. Once Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] came home to find Muáwiya (May Allah be pleased with him) with his sister. He asked her whether she loved him. To this Umme Habiba (May Allah be pleased with her) declared that he was her brother and therefore she definitely loved him. It was then that Muáwiya (May Allah be pleased with him) received tremendous glad tidings from Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] , where he said, 'Allah and His Rasul definitely love Muáwiya.' (Tabrani).

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Allah's Apostle used to visit Um Haran bint Milhan, who would offer him reals. Um-Haram was the wife of Ubada bin As-Samit. Allah's Apostle, once visited her and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head. Then Allah's Apostle slept, and afterwards woke up smiling. Um Haran asked, "What causes you to smile, O Allah's Apostle?" He said. "Some of my followers who (in a dream) were presented before me as fighters in Allah's Cause (on board a ship) amidst this sea cause me to smile; they were as kings on the thrones (or like kings on the thrones)." (Ishaq, a sub-narrator is not sure as to which expression the Prophet used.) Um-Haram said, "O Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah that he makes me one of them. Allah's Apostle invoked Allah for her and slept again and woke up smiling. Once again Um Haram asked, "What makes you smile, O Allah's Apostle?" He replied, "Some of my followers were presented to me as fighters in Allah's Cause," repeating the same dream. Um-Haram said, "O Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah that He makes me one of them." He said, "You are amongst the first ones." It happened that she sailed on the sea during the Caliphate of Mu'awlya bin Abi Sufyan, and after she disembarked, she fell down from her riding animal and died. [Bukhari : Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)]

Abdullah Bin Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) once said: " Leave Amir Muawiyah (May Allah be pleased with him) alone because he is a person who has enjoyed the Companionship of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). [Bukhari Chapter Companions of the Prophet]

Narrated Ibn Abu Mulaika: Muawiya offered one Rak'a Witr prayer after the 'Isha prayer, and at that time a freed slave of Ibn 'Abbas was present. He (i.e. the slave) went to Ibn 'Abbas (and told him that Muawiya offered one Rak'a Witr prayer). Ibn Abbas said, "Leave him, for he was in the company of Allah's Apostle." [Sahih Bukhari Chapter Companions of the Prophet]

Narrated Said bin Al-Musaiyab:

When Muawiya bin Abu Sufyan came to Medina for the last time, he delivered a sermon before us. He took out a tuft of hair and said, "I never thought that someone other than the Jews would do such a thing (i.e. use false hair). The Prophet named such a practice, 'Az-Zur' (i.e. falsehood)," meaning the use of false hair. [Sahih Bukhari]

Narrated Humran bin Abbas:

Muawiya said (to the people), "You offer a prayer which we, who were the companions of the Prophet never saw the Prophet offering, and he forbade its offering," i.e. the two Rakat after the compulsory 'Asr prayer.[Sahih Bukhari]

Abi Mujliz reported: "Muawiyah went to Abdullah ibn Zubayr and Abi Amir, when he reached there Abi Amir stood up out of respect to muawiya whereas Abdulla ibn Zubayr remained sitting. Muawiya then said to Abi Amir:"sit down for i have heard the Apostle of Allah(saw) saying:"that person who likes to see others stand up for him, then let him occupy his seat in hell fire."[Sunan Abu Dawood]

'Umar ibn al-Khattab said, "Do not mention Mu'awiyah with anything but good. I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'O Allah, guide him!'" [Mishkatul Misabeeh]

The Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] said, “Oh Allah, make him [Mu’awiyah] a guide, guided, and guide people through him.” [Al-Tirmidhi and Mishkat Al-Masabeeh]

The Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] said, “O’ Allah, teach Mu’awiyah the Quran and math, and save him from the hellfire.” [Mawarid Al-Dam’an, by Al-Haythami]

The Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] prayed for Mu’awiyah more than once. In one of them, the Prophet is quoted to have said: “My Lord, give him guidance and make him a source of guidance.” (Related by Al-Tirmidhi and Al-Tabarani) .

In another prayer for Mu’awiyah the Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] said: “My Lord, teach him the Book (i.e. the Qur’an) and arithmetic, and protect him against suffering.” (Related by Al-Bukhari in his Al-Tareekh).

Such was the love Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] had for him that he was given the following beautiful and concise Dua by Nabi : 'O Allah! make Muáwiya (May Allah be pleased with him) a means of hidaayat and make him one who is himself on hidaayat and give people hidaayat through him.' (Majmaú Zawaaid)

Prophet Mohammad {PBUH] made Dua for the knowledge of Muáwiya (May Allah be pleased with him) where he said, 'O Allah endow Muáwiya with the special knowledge of the Qurân and save him from punishment.' (Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal).

From Ibn Abbas: “Abu Sufyan said to the Prophet : Give me three. He said: Yes.” In that hadith it says: “And Muawiya! Let him to be a scribe in your presence. He said: Yes” – [Muslim]

Ibn Asaker said: “ The most authentic tradition narrated about Mauwiya’s merit is the hadith of Abu Jamrah from Ibn Abbas that he was the scribe of the Prophet ” – related by Ibn Katheer in Al-Bidaya wal Nihaya.

As per Tareekh Ibn Asakar:

Mauwiya [May Allah be pleased with him] did not want Khilafa nor did he object to the Caliphate of Ali Ibn Abi Talib – May Allah be pleased with him-, rather he demanded retaliation against the killers of Uthman – May Allah be pleased with him - and subsequently that they be handed over to him, and then he would pay allegiance to Ali – May Allah be pleased with him-.

Ibn Asaker narrated that Abu Muslim Al-Khawlani came along with other men to Muwaiya – Radia Allahu Anhu- and said: " Do you compete with Ali or are you his like?

He said: No! By Allah I know that he is better than me and has more right to rule than me. But do you not know that Uthman [May Allah be pleased with him] was killed unjustly, and I am his cousin and I am the one who demands his blood so go to him and ask him to hand over to me the murderers of Uthman [May Allah be pleased with him] and I will leave this matter to him.

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