Companions Who Refused To Pledge Allegiance To Abu Bakr

Praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ), for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Despite Abu Bakr’s usurpation of power at Saqifa, Sunni wizards spread lies that all the people, including all Companions (sahaba) gave him bayʿah (an oath of allegiance), and therefore (Shia) Muslims are wrong in opposing his election or favoring Companions who remained loyal to the Prophet’s closest family.

A number of migrants and the helpers refused to swear allegiance to Abu Bakr, inclined as they were to favor Ali ibn Abu Talib. Al Abbas bin Abd al-Muttalib, Al-Fadi bin Al-Abbas, Al-Zubayr ibn Al-Awwam, Khalid bin Said, Al Miqdad, Salman the Persian, Abu Zar Ghaffari, Ammar ibn Yasir, Al-Bara’a, Ubayy bin Ka’b were part of this group.

Sunni source: Tarikh al-Yaqubi, in Taʾrik ibn Wadih or popularly known as Tarikh Yaqubi, vol. 2, p. 114.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 82 Hadith 817

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

I used to teach (the Qur’an to) some people of the Muhajirln (emigrants), among whom there was ‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf. While I was in his house at Mina, and he was with ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab during ‘Umar’s last Hajj, Abdur-Rahman came to me and said, “Would that you had seen the man who came today to the Chief of the Believers (‘Umar), saying, ‘O Chief of the Believers! What do you think about so-and-so who says, ‘If ‘Umar should die, I will give the pledge of allegiance to such-and-such person, as by Allah, the pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr was nothing but a prompt sudden action which got established afterwards.’ ‘Umar became angry and then said, ‘Allah willing, I will stand before the people tonight and warn them against those people who want to deprive the others of their rights (the question of rulership).” ‘Abdur-Rahman said, “I said, ‘O Chief of the believers! Do not do that, for the season of Hajj gathers the riff-raff and the rubble, and it will be they who will gather around you when you stand to address the people. And I am afraid that you will get up and say something, and some people will spread your statement and may not say what you have actually said and may not understand its meaning, and may interpret it incorrectly, so you should wait till you reach Medina, as it is the place of emigration and the place of Prophet’s Traditions, and there you can come in touch with the learned and noble people, and tell them your ideas with confidence;
and the learned people will understand your statement and put it in its proper place.’ On that, ‘Umar said, ‘By Allah! Allah willing, I will do this in the first speech I will deliver before the people in Medina.” Ibn Abbas added: We reached Medina by the end of the month of Dhul-Hijja, and when it was Friday, we went quickly (to the mosque) as soon as the sun had declined, and I saw Sa’id bin Zaid bin ‘Amr bin Nufail sitting at the corner of the pulpit, and I too sat close to him so that my knee was touching his knee, and after a short while ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab came out, and when I saw him coming towards us, I said to Said bin Zaid bin ‘Amr bin Nufail “Today ‘Umar will say such a thing as he has never said since he was chosen as Caliph.” Said denied my statement with astonishment and said, “What thing do you expect ‘Umar to say the like of which he has never said before?” In the meantime, ‘Umar sat on the pulpit and when the callmakers for the prayer had finished their call, ‘Umar stood up, and having glorified and praised Allah as He deserved, he said, “Now then, I am going to tell you something which (Allah) has written for me to say. I do not know;
perhaps it portends my death, so whoever understands and remembers it, must narrate it to the others wherever his mount takes him, but if somebody is afraid that he does not understand it, then it is unlawful for him to tell lies about me. Allah sent Muhammad with the Truth and revealed the Holy Book to him, and among what Allah revealed, was the Verse of the Rajam (the stoning of married person (male &
female) who commits illegal sexual intercourse, and we did recite this Verse and understood and memorized it. Allah’s Apostle did carry out the punishment of stoning and so did we after him. I am afraid that after a long time has passed, somebody will say, ‘By Allah, we do not find the Verse of the Rajam in Allah’s Book,’ and thus they will go astray by leaving an obligation which Allah has revealed. And the punishment of the Rajam is to be inflicted to any married person (male &
female), who commits illegal sexual intercourse, if the required evidence is available or there is conception or confession. And then we used to recite among the Verses in Allah’s Book: ‘O people! Do not claim to be the offspring of other than your fathers, as it is disbelief (unthankfulness) on your part that you claim to be the offspring of other than your real father.’ Then Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Do not praise me excessively as Jesus, son of Marry was praised, but call me Allah’s Slave and His Apostles.’ (O people!) I have been informed that a speaker amongst you says, ‘By Allah, if ‘Umar should die, I will give the pledge of allegiance to such-and-such person.’ One should not deceive oneself by saying that the pledge of allegiance given to Abu Bakr was given suddenly and it was successful. No doubt, it was like that, but Allah saved (the people) from its evil, and there is none among you who has the qualities of Abu Bakr. Remember that whoever gives the pledge of allegiance to anybody among you without consulting the other Muslims, neither that person, nor the person to whom the pledge of allegiance was given, are to be supported, lest they both should be killed. And no doubt after the death of the Prophet we were informed that the Ansar disagreed with us and gathered in the shed of Bani Sa’da. ‘Ali and Zubair and whoever was with them, opposed us, while the emigrants gathered with Abu Bakr. I said to Abu Bakr, ‘Let’s go to these Ansari brothers of ours.’ So we set out seeking them, and when we approached them, two pious men of theirs met us and informed us of the final decision of the Ansar, and said, ‘O group of Muhajirin (emigrants) ! Where are you going?’ We replied, ‘We are going to these Ansari brothers of ours.’ They said to us, ‘You shouldn’t go near them. Carry out whatever we have already decided.’ I said, ‘By Allah, we will go to them.’ And so we proceeded until we reached them at the shed of Bani Sa’da. Behold! There was a man sitting amongst them and wrapped in something. I asked, ‘Who is that man?’ They said, ‘He is Sa’d bin ‘Ubada.’ I asked, ‘What is wrong with him?’ They said, ‘He is sick.’ After we sat for a while, the Ansar’s speaker said, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ and praising Allah as He deserved, he added, ‘To proceed, we are Allah’s Ansar (helpers) and the majority of the Muslim army, while you, the emigrants, are a small group and some people among you came with the intention of preventing us from practicing this matter (of caliphate) and depriving us of it.’ When the speaker had finished, I intended to speak as I had prepared a speech which I liked and which I wanted to deliver in the presence of Abu Bakr, and I used to avoid provoking him. So, when I wanted to speak, Abu Bakr said, ‘Wait a while.’ I disliked to make him angry. So Abu Bakr himself gave a speech, and he was wiser and more patient than I. By Allah, he never missed a sentence that I liked in my own prepared speech, but he said the like of it or better than it spontaneously. After a pause he said, ‘O Ansar! You deserve all (the qualities that you have attributed to yourselves, but this question (of Caliphate) is only for the Quraish as they are the best of the Arabs as regards descent and home, and I am pleased to suggest that you choose either of these two men, so take the oath of allegiance to either of them as you wish. And then Abu Bakr held my hand and Abu Ubada bin Abdullah’s hand who was sitting amongst us. I hated nothing of what he had said except that proposal, for by Allah, I would rather have my neck chopped off as expiator for a sin than become the ruler of a nation, one of whose members is Abu Bakr, unless at the time of my death my own-self suggests something I don’t feel at present.’ And then one of the Ansar said, ‘I am the pillar on which the camel with a skin disease (eczema) rubs itself to satisfy the itching (i.e., I am a noble), and I am as a high class palm tree! O Quraish. There should be one ruler from us and one from you.’ Then there was a hue and cry among the gathering and their voices rose so that I was afraid there might be great disagreement, so I said, ‘O Abu Bakr! Hold your hand out.’ He held his hand out and I pledged allegiance to him, and then all the emigrants gave the Pledge of allegiance and so did the Ansar afterwards. And so we became victorious over Sa’d bin Ubada (whom Al-Ansar wanted to make a ruler). One of the Ansar said, ‘You have killed Sa’d bin Ubada.’ I replied, ‘Allah has killed Sa’d bin Ubada.’ Umar added, “By Allah, apart from the great tragedy that had happened to us (i.e. the death of the Prophet), there was no greater problem than the allegiance pledged to Abu Bakr because we were afraid that if we left the people, they might give the Pledge of allegiance after us to one of their men, in which case we would have given them our consent for something against our real wish, or would have opposed them and caused great trouble.So if any person gives the Pledge of allegiance to somebody (to become a Caliph) without consulting the other Muslims, then the one he has selected should not be granted allegiance, lest both of them should be killed.”

The list includes, but is not limited to, the following Companions (sahaba) who refused the rule of Abu Bakr:

Zayd ibn Arqam
Uthman ibn Hunaif Dhu’sh-Shahadatain
Khalid ibn Sa`d ibn al-`As al-Amawi
Buraida Aslami
Khuzaima ibn Thabit Dhu’sh-Shahadatain
Abu’l-Hathama ibn Tihan
Sahl ibn Hunaif
Hudhaifa ibn Yaman
Sa’d ibn Ubaida
Qais ibn Sa’d
Farwah ibn `Amr ibn Wadqah al-Ansari
al-Bara’ ibn `Azib
Muhajirun
Salman the Persian
Abu Dharr al-Ghifari
Miqdad ibn Aswad
Ammar ibn Yasir
Buraida Aslami
Khalid ibn Sa`id
Miqdad
Banu Hashim
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Fatima Zahra
`Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib
Fadl ibn Abbas
`Abd Allah ibn `Abbas
The rest of the Banu Hashim
Banu Asad
Zubayr ibn al-Awwam
Ansars
Abu Ayyub al-Ansari
Jabir ibn Abd-Allah
Uthman ibn Hunaif
Abu’l-Hathama ibn Tihan
Khuzaima ibn Thabit Dhu’sh-Shahadatain
Sahl ibn Hunaif
Banu Khazraj
Ubay ibn Ka’b
Sa’d ibn Ubadah
Qays ibn Sa’d
Ubay ibn Kab
Abu Ayyub Ansari
Others
Miqdad ibn Aswad
Abu Dhar al-Ghifari
Ammar ibn Yasir
Khalid ibn Sa`id
Buraida Aslami
Salman the Persian
Bilal Ibn Rabah
Malik ibn Nuwayrah

Sunni sources: The main Sunni sources, on which this list is based are; Ibn Qutaybah, Al-Masudi, Ibn Abi’l-Hadid, Al-Tabari, Al-Baladhuri, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, last three in their Ta’rikh, Muhammad Bin Khawind Shah in his Rauzatu’s-Safa and Ibn Abdu’l-Birr in his Isti’ab.

What happened to them?

For example, Malik ibn Nuwayrah died during the Ridda wars, which broke out in Arabia after the election of Abu Bakr. Malik ibn Nuwayrah was killed by Khalid ibn al-Walid, general in Abu Bakr’s armies. Al-Walid then raped his beautiful wife, Layla Layla bint al-Minhal. Muslims demanded from Abu Bakr the immediate dismissal of Khalid. They said that Khalid had to be put on trial for the twin crimes of murder and adultery. According to Islamic law, Khalid had to be stoned to death. But Abu Bakr defended Khalid, and said that he had simply made “an error of judgment.” So much for the “rightly guided” usurper who is in hell.

The eminent historian of Islam John Bagot Glubb writes that:

“Abu Bakr sent Khalid b. Waleed into Nejd with 4000 men. Many clans of Banu Tamim, hastened to visit Khalid but the Banu Yarbu’ branch of the tribe, under its chief, Malik ibn Nuweira, hung back. Malik was a chief of some distinction, a warrior, noted for his generosity and a famous poet. Bravery, generosity and poetry were the three qualities most admired among the Arabs. Unwilling perhaps to demean himself by bowing to Khalid, he ordered his followers to scatter and he himself moved away across the desert alone with his family. Abu Bakr had given orders that the test to be applied to suspected rebels was that they be asked to repeat the Muslim formula and that they answer the call to prayer. Khalid, however, preferred more aggressive methods and sent out parties of horsemen to round up the fugitives and plunder their property. One such party seized Malik ibn Nuweira and his family and brought them in to Khalid, although they claimed to be Muslims. The men of Medina who were with the army protested vigorously against Khalid’s ruthlessness, but without avail. The prisoners were placed under guard but, during the night, Malik ibn Nuweira and his supporters were killed in cold blood. Within 24 hours Khalid had married the widow of his victim.

Malik ibn Nuweira had been executed while professing to be a believer. Indeed Khalid’s marriage to the beautiful Layla gave rise to the suspicion that Malik had been killed with the object of making her available to the conqueror.

The men of Medina, who had already opposed Khalid’s ruthless actions, were outraged by the death of Malik. A certain Abu Qatada, an erstwhile friend and companion of Muhammad, hastened to Medina to complain to Abu Bakr, who summoned Khalid to answer the accusation. Umar b. Khattab pressed the caliph to deprive Khalid of his command. Khalid, returning to Medina, claimed that he had not ordered the execution of Malik, but that his instructions to the guards had been misunderstood. The wise Abu Bakr, whatever he may have thought of the morals of his lieutenant, was aware of his prowess. ‘I will not sheathe a sword which God has drawn for His service,’ he exclaimed. Khalid’s excuses were accepted.”

Source: John Bagot Glubb (1963). The Great Arab Conquests. p. 112.

For example, Ali ibn Abi Talib’s (cousin and son-in-law of Allah’s Messenger) rule will be further opposed by Aisha bint Abu Bakr, Abu Bakr’s daughter. She stirred armed rebellion against him and tried to kill him in the battle of Jamal.

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

 

Sunni Insanity: Prophet Muhammad Was Sinful And Fallible

Praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ), for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

According to the Sunni teachings/theology, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) was a sinful and fallible person.

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), forgot parts of the Qur’an and needed to be reminded:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 61 Hadith 556 & 557

Narrated Aisha:

The Prophet heard a man reciting the Qur’an in the mosque and said, “May Allah bestow His Mercy on him, as he has reminded me of such-and-such Verses of such a Surah.”

Narrated Hisham:

(The same Hadith, adding): which I missed (modifying the Verses).

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the second (after Sahih al-Bukhari) most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih Muslim Book 4 Hadith 1720

‘A’isha reported that the Apostle of Allah (Peace be upon him) heard a person reciting the Qur’an at night. Upon this he said: May Allah show mercy to him;
he has reminded me of such and such a verse which I had missed in such and such a surah.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the second (after Sahih al-Bukhari) most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih Muslim Book 4 Hadith 1721

‘A’isha reported that the Apostle of Allah (Peace be upon him) listened to the recitation of the Qur’an by a man in the mosque. Thereupon he said: May Allah have mercy upon him; he reminded me of the verse which I had been made to forget.

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), forgot how to pray, made multiple basic mistakes while performing them, was publicly confronted about it:

 (Due to the number and quantity of such Sunni narrations, we will recall only few of them)

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Sunan Abu Dawood. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered one of the most authentic books after the Quran.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 2 Hadith 1003

Abu Hurairah said:

The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) led us in one of the evening (‘Asha) prayers, noon or afternoon. He led us in two Rak’ahs and gave the salutation. He then got up going towards a piece of wood which was placed in the front part of the mosque. He placed his hands upon it, one on the other, looking from his face as if he were angry. The people came out hastily saying: the prayer has been shortened. Abu Bakr and ‘Umar were among the people, but they were too afraid to speak to him.A man whom the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) would call “ the possessor of arms” (Dhu al-Yadain) stood up (asking him): Have you forgotten. The Messenger of Allah, or has the prayer been shortened? He said: I have neither forgotten nor has it been shortened. He said : Messenger of Allah , you have forgotten. The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) turned towards the people and asked : did the possessor of arms speak the truth? They made a sign , that is, yes. The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) returned to his place and prayed the remaining two Rak’ahs, then gave the salutation; he then uttered the takbir and prostrated himself as usual or prolonged. He then raised his head and uttered the takbir; then he uttered the takbir and made prostration as usual or made longer (prostration). Then he raised his head his and uttered the takbir (Allah is most great). The narrator Muhammad was asked : Did he give the salutation (while prostrating) dueto forgetfulness? He said : I do not remember it from Abu Hurairah. But we Are sure that ‘Imran b. Husain (in his version) said; he then gave the salutation.

Classification of hadith: Dae’ef (weak)

Sunni collection: Sunan Abu Dawood. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered one of the most authentic books after the Quran.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 2 Hadith 1007

This tradition has also been transmitted by Abu Hurairah through a different chain of narrators. This version goes:

he did not make two prostrations (at the end of prayer) due to forgetfulness until Allah gave him satisfaction about it.

(Note that the Ḍaʻīf (ضَعِيْف) is the categorization of a hadith as “weak”. Sunni “scholar” Ibn Hajar described the cause of a hadith being classified as weak as “either due to discontinuity in the chain of narrators or due to some criticism of a narrator.” (Nuzhah al-Nuthr, published with ”Al-Nukat”, pg. 108, ”Dar ibn al-Jawzi”, al-Damam, 6th edition.) This discontinuity refers to the omission of a narrator occurring at different positions within the isnād. It does NOT mean that the hadith is invalid or not authentic in itself, it only means that it misses one of a hadith narrators by error, mistake or simply by being overlooked in the process of writing it down.)

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Sunan Abu Dawood. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered one of the most authentic books after the Quran.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 2 Hadith 1008

Ibn Shihab (al-Zuhr) reported on the authority of Abu Bakr b. Sulaiman b. Abi Hathmah that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) did not make two prostrations when are made when one is doubtful until the people met him.

Abu Dawud said; this tradition has also been transmitted by al-Zahidi from al-zuhr from Abu Bakr b. Sulaiman b. Abi HAthman from thre prophet (Peace be upon him). This version goes:

he did not make two prostrations on account of forgetfulness.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Sunan Abu Dawood. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered one of the most authentic books after the Quran.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 2 Hadith 1009

Abu Hurairah reported; The Prophet (Peace be upon him) offered the noon prayer and he gave the salutation at the end of two rakahs. He was asked. Has the prayer been shortened ? then he offered two rakahs of the prayer and made two prostrations (at the end of it).

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Sunan Abu Dawood. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered one of the most authentic books after the Quran.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 2 Hadith 1010

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

When the Prophet (Peace be upon him) finished two rak’ahs of an obligatory prayer, a man asked him: Messenger of Allah, has the prayer been shortened, or have you forgotten? he replied: I did not do all that. The people said: Messenger of Allah, you did that. Therefore, he offered another two rak’ahs or prayer and did not make two prostrations due to forgetfulness.

Abu Dawud said: This tradition has also been narrated by Dawud al-Hussain from Abu Sufyan, freed slave of Ibn Abi Ahmad on the authority of Abu Hurairah from the Prophet (Peace be upon him). This version goes: He then made two prostrations while he was sitting after the salutation.

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), didn’t perform wudu (mandatory ablution) before his prayers:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 11 Hadith 643

Narrated Ja’far bin ‘Amr bin Umaiya:

My father said, “I saw Allah’s Apostle eating a piece of meat from the shoulder of a sheep and he was called for the prayer. He stood up, put down the knife and prayed but did not perform ablutilon.

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), prayed with his shoes on:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 8 Hadith 383

Narrated Abu Maslama:

Said bin Yazid Al-Azdi: I asked Anas bin Malik whether the Prophet had ever, prayed with his shoes on. He replied “Yes.”

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), performed wudu (mandatory ablution) without taking off his khuffs (leather socks/thin shoes) and turban:

(Due to the number and quantity of such Sunni narrations, we will recall only few of them)

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 4 Hadith 201

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:

Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas said, “The Prophet passed wet hands over his Khuffs.” ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar asked Umar about it. ‘Umar replied in the affirmative and added, “Whenever Sa’d narrates a Hadith from the Prophet, there is no need to ask anyone else about it.”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 4 Hadith 202

Narrated Al-Mughlra bin Shu’ba:

Once Allah’s Apostle went out to answer the call of nature and I followed him with a tumbler containing water, and when he finished, I poured water and he performed ablution and passed wet hands over his Khuffs.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 4 Hadith 203

Narrated Ja’far bin ‘Amr bin Umaiya Ad-Damri:

My father said, “I saw the Prophet passing wet hands over his Khuffs.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 4 Hadith 204

Narrated Ja’far bin ‘Amr:

My father said, “I saw the Prophet passing wet hands over his turban and Khuffs (leather socks).

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 8 Hadith 384

Narrated Ibrahim:

Hammam bin Al-Harith said, “I saw Jarir bin ‘Abdullah urinating. Then he performed ablution and passed his (wet) hands over his Khuffs, stood up and prayed. He was asked about it. He replied that he had seen the Prophet doing the same.” They approved of this narration as Jarir was one of those who embraced Islam very late.

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), was seen naked by other people:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the second (after Sahih al-Bukhari) most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih Muslim Book 3 Hadith 671

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) was carrying along with them (his people) stones for the Ka’ba and there was a waist wrapper around him. His uncle,” Abbas, said to him: O son of my brother! if you take off the lower garment and place it on the shoulders underneath the stones, it would be better. He (the Holy Prophet) took it off and placed it on his shoulder and fell down unconscious. He (the narrator) said: Never was he seen naked after that day

Classification of hadith: ?

Sunni collection: Jami` at-Tirmidhi. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered one of the most authentic books after the Quran.

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Book 40 Hadith 2732

Narrated ‘Aishah:

“Zaid bin Harithah arrived in Al-Madinah while the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) was in his house. So he went and knocked at the door, so the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) stood naked, dragging his garment – and by Allah! I did not see him naked before nor afterwards – and he hugged him and kissed him.”

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), didn’t offer certain prayers while others did:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 21 Hadith 273

Narrated ‘Aisha:

I never saw the Prophet offering the Duha prayer but I always offer it.

Conclusion

Mockery after mockery of Islam by the Sunni religion. (Shia) Muslims believe that Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله), and his purified family, were always infallible (incapable of making mistakes or being wrong – otherwise how could they lead the Muslim nation?).

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

Is Abu Bakr In Hell Or Paradise?

Praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ), for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

According to Sunni wizards, Abu Bakr is in paradise. Is that so?

What does Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) tell us about Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) and those that do not follow his words:

Indeed, those who abuse Allah and His Messenger – Allah has cursed them in this world and the Hereafter and prepared for them a humiliating punishment. [33:57]

And what Allah restored to His Messenger from the people of the towns – it is for Allah and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and orphans and the [stranded] traveler – so that it will not be a perpetual distribution among the rich from among you. And whatever the Messenger has given you – take; and what he has forbidden you – refrain from. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty. [59:7]

What does Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) tell us about his own daughter, Fatima (سلام الله علیها):

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

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Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry, makes me angry.

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Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Fatima is a part of me, and whoever makes her angry, makes me angry.

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Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:

I heard Allah’s Apostle who was on the pulpit, saying, “Banu Hisham bin Al-Mughira have requested me to allow them to marry their daughter to Ali bin Abu Talib, but I don’t give permission, and will not give permission unless ‘Ali bin Abi Talib divorces my daughter in order to marry their daughter, because Fatima is a part of my body, and I hate what she hates to see, and what hurts her, hurts me.”

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Miswar b. Makhramah reported Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) as saying: Fatima is a part of me. He in fact tortures me who tortures her.

What does Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) tell us about inheritance laws?

Allah instructs you concerning your children: for the male, what is equal to the share of two females. But if there are [only] daughters, two or more, for them is two thirds of one’s estate. And if there is only one, for her is half. And for one’s parents, to each one of them is a sixth of his estate if he left children. But if he had no children and the parents [alone] inherit from him, then for his mother is one third. And if he had brothers [or sisters], for his mother is a sixth, after any bequest he [may have] made or debt. Your parents or your children – you know not which of them are nearest to you in benefit. [These shares are] an obligation [imposed] by Allah . Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise. [4:11]

And for you is half of what your wives leave if they have no child. But if they have a child, for you is one fourth of what they leave, after any bequest they [may have] made or debt. And for the wives is one fourth if you leave no child. But if you leave a child, then for them is an eighth of what you leave, after any bequest you [may have] made or debt. And if a man or woman leaves neither ascendants nor descendants but has a brother or a sister, then for each one of them is a sixth. But if they are more than two, they share a third, after any bequest which was made or debt, as long as there is no detriment [caused]. [This is] an ordinance from Allah, and Allah is Knowing and Forbearing. [4:12]

These are the limits [set by] Allah, and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will be admitted by Him to gardens [in Paradise] under which rivers flow, abiding eternally therein; and that is the great attainment. [4:13]

And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger and transgresses His limits – He will put him into the Fire to abide eternally therein, and he will have a humiliating punishment. [4:14]

Abu Bakr stole Prophet’s inheritance and made Fatima (سلام الله علیها) die angry with him:

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Narrated Salim’s father:

The Prophet said, “Any person who takes a piece of land unjustly will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection.

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Narrated ‘Aisha:

(mother of the believers) After the death of Allah ‘s Apostle Fatima the daughter of Allah’s Apostle asked Abu Bakr As-Siddiq to give her, her share of inheritance from what Allah’s Apostle had left of the Fai (i.e. booty gained without fighting) which Allah had given him. Abu Bakr said to her, “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Our property will not be inherited, whatever we (i.e. prophets) leave is Sadaqa (to be used for charity).” Fatima, the daughter of Allah’s Apostle got angry and stopped speaking to Abu Bakr, and continued assuming that attitude till she died. Fatima remained alive for six months after the death of Allah’s Apostle. She used to ask Abu Bakr for her share from the property of Allah’s Apostle which he left at Khaibar, and Fadak, and his property at Medina (devoted for charity). Abu Bakr refused to give her that property and said, “I will not leave anything Allah’s Apostle used to do, because I am afraid that if I left something from the Prophet’s tradition, then I would go astray.” (Later on) Umar gave the Prophet’s property (of Sadaqa) at Medina to ‘Ali and ‘Abbas, but he withheld the properties of Khaibar and Fadak in his custody and said, “These two properties are the Sadaqa which Allah’s Apostle used to use for his expenditures and urgent needs. Now their management is to be entrusted to the ruler.” (Az-Zuhrl said, “They have been managed in this way till today.”)

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It has been narrated by ‘Urwa b Zubair on the authority of ‘A’isha, wife of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him), that Fatima, daughter of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him), requested Abu Bakr, after the death of the Messenger of Allah (may peace he upon him), that he should set apart her share from what the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) had left from the properties that God had bestowed upon him. Abu Bakr said to her: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be npon him) said:” We do not have any heirs;
what we leave behind is Sadaqa (charity).” The narrator said: She (Fatima) lived six months after the death of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) and she used to demand from Abu Bakr her share from the legacy of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) from Khaibar, Fadak and his charitable endowments at Medina. Abu Bakr refused to give her this, and said: I am not going to give up doing anything which the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) used to do. I am afraid that it I go against his instructions in any matter I shall deviate from the right course. So far as the charitable endowments at Medina were concerned, ‘Umar handed them over to ‘All and Abbas, but ‘Ali got the better of him (and kept the property under his exclusive possession). And as far as Khaibar and Fadak were concerned ‘Umar kept them with him, and said: These are the endowments of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) (to the Umma). Their income was spent on the discharge of the responsibilities that devolved upon him on the emergencies he had to meet. And their management was to be in the hands of one who managed the affairs (of the Islamic State). The narrator said: They have been managed as such up to this day.

Conclusion

Dear readers can clearly see that Abu Bakr, the first Sunni usurper, is clearly in hell.

But wait, Prophet did not leave inheritance! Said who? Only Abu Bakr! If Prophets were not to leave inheritance, then the Quran would clearly mention so. But the Quran is clear on that matter, every man leaves inheritance, and his daughter(s) are always to be granted a portion of it. Ironically, Abu Bakr left inheritance, so did Umar, Uthman, Umayyads and Abbasids, just allegedly not the Prophets of Islam.

But let’s say that Prophets did not leave inheritance, for the sake of argument, just the fact (mentioned by Aisha bint Abu Bakr herself) that Fatima (سلام الله علیها) lived and died angry with Abu Bakr, according to Sunni hadiths, is enough to judge that he is in hell. For whoever makes Fatima (سلام الله علیها) angry, makes Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) angry, and whoever makes Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) angry, makes Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) angry.

Who Is Mahdi According To Quran And Sunni Traditions

Praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ), for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

According to authentic Sunni traditions, Mahdi is of Prophet’s family:

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Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatimah. Abdullah ibn Ja’far said: I heard AbulMalih praising Ali ibn Nufayl and describing his good qualities.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

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Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: The Mahdi will be of my stock, and will have a broad forehead a prominent nose. He will fill the earth will equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

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Sunan Ibn Majah Book 36 Hadith 4085

It was narrated from ‘Ali that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said:
Mahdi is one of us, the people of the Household. Allah rectifying him in a single night.”

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It was narrated that Sa’eed bin Musayyab said:
“We were with Umm Salamah and we were discussing Mahdi. She said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) say: “Mahdi will be one of the descendents of Fatimah.”

Classification of hadith: Dae’ef (weak)

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It was narrated that Anas bin Malik said:
“I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) say: ‘We, the sons of ‘Abdul-Muttalib, will be leaders of the people of Paradise: Myself, Hamzah. ‘Ali, Ja’far, Hasan, Husain and Mahdi.

(Note that the Ḍaʻīf (ضَعِيْف) is the categorization of a hadith as “weak”. Sunni “scholar” Ibn Hajar described the cause of a hadith being classified as weak as “either due to discontinuity in the chain of narrators or due to some criticism of a narrator.” (Nuzhah al-Nuthr, published with ”Al-Nukat”, pg. 108, ”Dar ibn al-Jawzi”, al-Damam, 6th edition.) This discontinuity refers to the omission of a narrator occurring at different positions within the isnād. It does NOT mean that the hadith is invalid or not authentic in itself, it only means that it misses one of a hadith narrators by error, mistake or simply by being overlooked in the process of writing it down.)

What’s the Mahdi’s full name?

Classification of hadith: Hasan (good)

Sunni collection: Jami` at-Tirmidhi. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered one of the most authentic books after the Quran.

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‘Abdullah narrated that the Messenger of Allah(Peace be upon him) said:

“The world shall not pass away until a man from the people of my family rules the Arabs whose name agrees with my name.”

Sunni scholarly opinions:

In 648/1250-1 the Syrian Shafi’i author Muḥammad b. Yusuf al-Gandji al-Kurashi wrote Kitab al-Bayan fi akhbar sahib al-zaman in proving the Mahdiship of the Twelfth Imam using Sunni traditions. In 650/1252 Kamalal-Din Muḥammad b. Talha al-ʿAdawi al-Nisibini, a Shafi’i scholar composed his Maṭalib al-suʾul fi manaḳib al al-rasul answering Sunni objections to the belief that the Twelfth Imām was the Mahdi. The Sibt ibn al-Jawzi wrote Tadhkirat khawass al-umma bi-dhikr khasaʾis al-aʾimma collecting hadiths from Sunni sources about the virtues of ʿAli and his descendants, and at the end affirmed that the Twelfth Imam was the Expected Qaʾim and Mahdi. Among Sufi circles Abu Bakr al-Bayhaḳī (d. 458/1066) had noted that some Sufi gnostics (djamaʿa min ahl al-kashf) agreed with the Imami doctrine about the identity of the Mahdi and his ghayba (occultation). The Persian Sufi Sadr al-Din Ibrahim al-Hammuyi (late 7th/13th century) supported Imami doctrine on the Mahdi in his Faraʾid al-simtayn. The Egyptian Sufi al-Shaʿrani, while generally showing no sympathy for Shiʿa Islam affirmed in his al-Yawaḳit wa ’l-dj̲awahir (written in 958/1551) that the Mahdi was a son of Imam al-Hasan al-ʿAskari born in the year 255/869 and would remain alive until his meeting with Jesus.

Source: Madelung, Wilferd. “al-Mahdī”. In Encyclopaedia of Islam. vol. 5, Khe-Mahi. 2nd ed. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1986. 1231–8. ISBN 90-04-07819-3.

What about the Quran?

Despite what many Sunni wizards would like to conceal, Mahdi is mentioned multiple times in the Holy Quran.

Conclusion

Based upon authentic Sunni traditions, the Holy Quran, one can clearly see that Mahdi is a member of Prophet’s family whose name is Muhammad. He isn’t an unknown figure, as the ignorant Sunnis are made to believe, for his name is Muhammad al-Mahdi, the Twelfth Imam.

Sunni Insanity: Anthropomorphism

Praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ), for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

According to the Sunni teachings/theology, God (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) has feet, hands, can be seen, fights with bodily parts and sits on His throne.

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) puts his foot over Hell fire:

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Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said, “The people will be thrown into the (Hell) Fire and it will say: “Are there any more (to come)?’ (50.30) till Allah puts His Foot over it and it will say, ‘Qati! Qati! (Enough Enough!)'”

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

(that the Prophet said) “It will be said to the Hell, ‘Are you filled?’ It will say, ‘Are there any more (to come)?’ On that Allah will put His Foot on it, and it will say ‘Qati! Qati! (Enough! Enough!).”

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Paradise and the Fire (Hell) argued, and the Fire (Hell) said, “I have been given the privilege of receiving the arrogant and the tyrants.’ Paradise said, ‘What is the matter with me? Why do only the weak and the humble among the people enter me?’ On that, Allah said to Paradise. ‘You are My Mercy which I bestow on whoever I wish of my servants.’ Then Allah said to the (Hell) Fire, ‘You are my (means of) punishment by which I punish whoever I wish of my slaves. And each of you will have its fill.’ As for the Fire (Hell), it will not be filled till Allah puts His Foot over it whereupon it will say, ‘Qati! Qati!’ At that time it will be filled, and its different parts will come closer to each other; and Allah will not wrong any of His created beings. As regards Paradise, Allah will create a new creation to fill it with.”

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Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said, “(The people will be thrown into Hell ( Fire) and it will keep on saying, ‘Is there any more?’ till the Lord of the worlds puts His Foot over it, whereupon its different sides will come close to each other, and it will say, ‘Qad! Qad! (enough! enough!) By Your ‘Izzat (Honor and Power) and YOUR KARAM (Generosity)!’ Paradise will remain spacious enough to accommodate more people until Allah will create some more people and let them dwell in the superfluous space of Paradise. “

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) has hands:

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Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him)

Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, “If one give in charity what equals one date-fruit from the honestly-earned money and – Allah accepts only the honestly earned money – Allah takes it in His right (Hand) and then enlarges its reward for that person (who has given it), as anyone of you brings up his baby horse, so much so that it becomes as big as a mountain”

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “On the Day of Resurrection Allah will hold the whole earth and fold the heaven with His right hand and say, ‘I am the King: where are the kings of the earth?” ‘

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Sunan Ibn Majah. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered one of the most authentic books after the Quran.

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It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Your Lord wrote for Himself with His Own Hand before He created the creation: “My mercy precedes My wrath.”

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) can be seen:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated Jarir bin Abdullah:

We were in the company of the Prophet on a fourteenth night (of the lunar month), and he looked at the (full) moon and said, “You will see your Lord as you see this moon, and you will have no trouble in looking at Him. So, whoever can, should not miss the offering of prayers before sunrise (Fajr prayer) and before sunset (Asr prayer).” Then the Prophet recited: ‘And celebrate the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting.’ (50.39)

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

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Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah:

The Prophet said, “You will definitely see your Lord with your own eyes.”

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Narrated Jarir:

Allah’s Apostle came out to us on the night of the full moon and said, “You will see your Lord on the Day of Resurrection as you see this (full moon) and you will have no difficulty in seeing Him.

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) is terrified, converses during attack with the womb that He created:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Allah created His creation, and when He had finished it, the womb, got up and caught hold of Allah whereupon Allah said, “What is the matter?’ On that, it said, ‘I seek refuge with you from those who sever the ties of Kith and kin.’ On that Allah said, ‘Will you be satisfied if I bestow My favors on him who keeps your ties, and withhold My favors from him who severs your ties?’ On that it said, ‘Yes, O my Lord!’ Then Allah said, ‘That is for you.’ ” Abu Huraira added: If you wish, you can recite: “Would you then if you were given the authority. do mischief in the land and sever your ties of kinship. (47. 22)

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah created the creation, and when He finished from His creation the Rahm (womb) got up, and Allah said (to it). “Stop! What do you want? It said;
“At this place I seek refuge with You from all those who sever me (i.e. sever the ties of Kinship.)” Allah said: “Would you be pleased that I will keep good relation with the one who will keep good relation with you, and I will sever the relation with the one who will sever the relation with you. It said: ‘Yes, ‘O my Lord.’ Allah said (to it), ‘That is for you.” And then Abu Huraira recited the Verse:– “Would you then if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land, and sever your ties of kinship.” (47.22)

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) has a physical throne, writes in His diary:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

Two persons, a Muslim and a Jew, quarrelled. The Muslim said, “By Him Who gave Muhammad superiority over all the people! The Jew said, “By Him Who gave Moses superiority over all the people!” At that the Muslim raised his hand and slapped the Jew on the face. The Jew went to the Prophet and informed him of what had happened between him and the Muslim. The Prophet sent for the Muslim and asked him about it. The Muslim informed him of the event. The Prophet said, “Do not give me superiority over Moses, for on the Day of Resurrection all the people will fall unconscious and I will be one of them, but I will be the first to gain consciousness, and will see Moses standing and holding the side of the Throne (of Allah). I will not know whether (Moses) has also fallen unconscious and got up before me, or Allah has exempted him from that stroke.”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated ‘Imran bin Husain:

Some people of Bani Tamim came to the Prophet and he said (to them), “O Bani Tamim! rejoice with glad tidings.” They said, “You have given us glad tidings, now give us something.” On hearing that the color of his face changed then the people of Yemen came to him and he said, “O people of Yemen ! Accept the good tidings, as Bani Tamim has refused them.” The Yemenites said, “We accept them. Then the Prophet started taking about the beginning of creation and about Allah’s Throne. In the mean time a man came saying, “O ‘Imran! Your she-camel has run away!” (I got up and went away), but l wish I had not left that place (for I missed what Allah’s Apostle had said).

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated Imran bin Husain:

I went to the Prophet and tied my she-camel at the gate. The people of Bani Tamim came to the Prophet who said “O Bani Tamim! Accept the good tidings.” They said twice, ‘You have given us the good tidings, now give us something” Then some Yemenites came to him and he said, “Accept the good tidings, O people of Yemem, for Bani Tamim refused them.” They said, “We accept it, O Allah’s Apostle! We have come to ask you about this matter (i.e. the start of creations).” He said, “First of all, there was nothing but Allah, and (then He created His Throne). His throne was over the water, and He wrote everything in the Book (in the Heaven) and created the Heavens and the Earth.” Then a man shouted, “O Ibn Husain! Your she-camel has gone away!” So, I went away and could not see the she-camel because of the mirage. By Allah, I wished I had left that she-camel (but not that gathering). Narrated ‘Umar: One day the Prophet stood up amongst us for a long period and informed us about the beginning of creation (and talked about everything in detail) till he mentioned how the people of Paradise will enter their places and the people of Hell will enter their places. Some remembered what he had said, and some forgot it

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, “My Mercy overpowers My Anger.”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated Jabir:

I heard the Prophet saying, “The Throne (of Allah) shook at the death of Sad bin Muadh.” Through another group of narrators, Jabir added, “I heard the Prophet : saying, ‘The Throne of the Beneficent shook because of the death of Sad bin Muadh.”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “When Allah created the Creation, He wrote in His Book–and He wrote (that) about Himself, and it is placed with Him on the Throne–‘Verily My Mercy overcomes My Anger.'”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

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Narrated Abu Dharr:

I asked the Prophet regarding the Verse:–‘And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term decreed for it.’ (36.28) He said, “Its fixed course is underneath Allah’s Throne.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic), Qudsi

Sunni collection: Various, see cross references. In Islam, the Qudsi hadith is usually considered the most authentic hadith after the Quran. See here and here.

Hadith Qudsi Hadith 1

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah, who said that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said:

When Allah decreed the Creation He pledged Himself by writing in His book which is laid down with Him: My mercy prevails over my wrath.

It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, an-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah).

Other authentic Sunni ahadith about “Allah’s Throne” can be further viewed here (120 of them) and here (138 of them).

Shia Muslim stance:

The Shi’a firmly believe that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) has NO body, nor face, nor hands, nor feet, nor legs. Shaykh Saduq, one of the most distinguished of Shi’a scholars says:

“Verily, Allah is One, Unique, nothing is like Him, He is Eternal; Hearing, Seeing, Omniscient, Living, Omnipotent, above every need. He cannot be described in terms of substance, nor body, nor form, nor accident, nor line, nor surface, nor heaviness, nor lightness, nor color, nor movement, nor rest, nor time, nor space. He is above all the descriptions which can be applied to His creatures. He is away from both extremes: Neither He is just a non-entity (as atheists and in a lesser degree Mutazilites implied), nor He is just like other things. He is Existent, not like other existing things.”

Source: Shi’ite Creed (al-Itqadat al-Imamiyyah), by Shaykh Saduq

Of course, there are some verses in Qur’an which ascribe the words used for limbs to the person of God. But they are used in metaphorical and symbolic sense, not literal sense as understood by Sunnis. For example, the verse (28:88) of Qur’an says: “Every thing is mortal except His face”, which means ‘except His person’. Taking it literally like Sunnis,  one has to say that only the face of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) will remain, while His other so-called limbs (either physical or not) will die. Similarly, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) has used the word ‘Hand’ (Yad) in several places in the Qur’an. But it means His power and His Mercy, as in the verse (5:64): “But His hands are outspread”. Such metaphorical meanings are greatly used throughout the Quran. For example, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) describes his Prophets as: “Men of Hands and vision.”(Qur’an 38:45). Shia scholars agree that here ‘hands’ means power and strength, and vision means looking beyond here and now, and not that the Prophets have physical hands and can see. Sadly, Sunnis believe otherwise.

Conclusion

Anthropomorphism – The attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to a god, animal, or object.

What does the Holy Quran tells us about Sunni belief in Anthropomorphism?

Can we see Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ)?

Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted. [6:103]

And when Moses arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, “My Lord, show me [Yourself] that I may look at You.” [ Allah ] said, “You will not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it should remain in place, then you will see Me.” But when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious. And when he awoke, he said, “Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers.” [7:143]

The concept that gods sit on a throne originated from pre-Abrahamic, pagan religions. The main deity of Sunni religion, his mythologies and powers are similar, though not identical, to those of Indo-European deities such as Indra, Jupiter, Perun, Thor, and Odin. Therefore, one can clearly see and understand that Sunni belief in the notion that God possesses human-like anthropomorphic qualities is a clear shirk and kufr. Alhamdulillah, (Shia) Muslims don’t limit Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) to human like behaviors and activities, for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) is transcedent and immanent. The god of Sunnism isn’t Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) of Islam.

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

Sunni Insanity: Prophet Muhammad Was Bewitched

Praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ), for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

According to the Sunni teachings/theology, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) was bewitched and controlled by a Jewish magician up to a year.

The biggest and oldest Sunni-Salafi website on internet, IslamQA.info, states:

68814: The story of magic against the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and its meaning

Praise be to Allaah.
The hadeeth of magic against the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is a saheeh hadeeth which was narrated by al-Bukhaari, Muslim and other imams of hadeeth. Ahl al-Sunnah accept this story and no one denies it except an innovator. There follows the text of the hadeeth, its source, its meaning and the refutation by the scholars of those who deny it.

What about the authentic Sunni (not wahhabi, not salafi, not deobandi) sources?

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 53 Hadith 400

Narrated Aisha:

Once the Prophet was bewitched so that he began to imagine that he had done a thing which in fact he had not done.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 54 Hadith 490

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Magic was worked on the Prophet so that he began to fancy that he was doing a thing which he was not actually doing. One day he invoked (Allah) for a long period and then said, “I feel that Allah has inspired me as how to cure myself. Two persons came to me (in my dream) and sat, one by my head and the other by my feet. One of them asked the other, “What is the ailment of this man?” The other replied, ‘He has been bewitched” The first asked, ‘Who has bewitched him?’ The other replied, ‘Lubaid bin Al-A’sam.’ The first one asked, ‘What material has he used?’ The other replied, ‘A comb, the hair gathered on it, and the outer skin of the pollen of the male date-palm.’ The first asked, ‘Where is that?’ The other replied, ‘It is in the well of Dharwan.’ ” So, the Prophet went out towards the well and then returned and said to me on his return, “Its date-palms (the date-palms near the well) are like the heads of the devils.” I asked, “Did you take out those things with which the magic was worked?” He said, “No, for I have been cured by Allah and I am afraid that this action may spread evil amongst the people.” Later on the well was filled up with earth

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 71 Hadith 658

Narrated ‘Aisha:

A man called Labid bin al-A’sam from the tribe of Bani Zaraiq worked magic on Allah’s Apostle till Allah’s Apostle started imagining that he had done a thing that he had not really done. One day or one night he was with us, he invoked Allah and invoked for a long period, and then said, “O ‘Aisha! Do you know that Allah has instructed me concerning the matter I have asked him about? Two men came to me and one of them sat near my head and the other near my feet. One of them said to his companion, “What is the disease of this man?” The other replied, “He is under the effect of magic.’ The first one asked, ‘Who has worked the magic on him?’ The other replied, “Labid bin Al-A’sam.’ The first one asked, ‘What material did he use?’ The other replied, ‘A comb and the hairs stuck to it and the skin of pollen of a male date palm.’ The first one asked, ‘Where is that?’ The other replied, ‘(That is) in the well of Dharwan;
‘ ” So Allah’s Apostle along with some of his companions went there and came back saying, “O ‘Aisha, the color of its water is like the infusion of Henna leaves. The tops of the date-palm trees near it are like the heads of the devils.” I asked. “O Allah’s Apostle? Why did you not show it (to the people)?” He said, “Since Allah cured me, I disliked to let evil spread among the people.” Then he ordered that the well be filled up with earth.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 75 Hadith 400

Narrated ‘Aisha:

that Allah’s Apostle was affected by magic, so much that he used to think that he had done something which in fact, he did not do, and he invoked his Lord (for a remedy). Then (one day) he said, “O ‘Aisha!) Do you know that Allah has advised me as to the problem I consulted Him about?” ‘Aisha said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What’s that?” He said, “Two men came to me and one of them sat at my head and the other at my feet, and one of them asked his companion, ‘What is wrong with this man?’ The latter replied, ‘He is under the effect of magic.’ The former asked, ‘Who has worked magic on him?’ The latter replied, ‘Labid bin Al-A’sam.’ The former asked, ‘With what did he work the magic?’ The latter replied, ‘With a comb and the hair, which are stuck to the comb, and the skin of pollen of a date-palm tree.’ The former asked, ‘Where is that?’ The latter replied, ‘It is in Dharwan.’ Dharwan was a well in the dwelling place of the (tribe of) Bani Zuraiq. Allah’s Apostle went to that well and returned to ‘Aisha, saying, ‘By Allah, the water (of the well) was as red as the infusion of Hinna, (1) and the date-palm trees look like the heads of devils.’ ‘Aisha added, Allah’s Apostle came to me and informed me about the well. I asked the Prophet, ‘O Allah’s Apostle, why didn’t you take out the skin of pollen?’ He said, ‘As for me, Allah has cured me and I hated to draw the attention of the people to such evil (which they might learn and harm others with).’ ” Narrated Hisham’s father: ‘Aisha said, “Allah’s Apostle was bewitched, so he invoked Allah repeatedly requesting Him to cure him from that magic).” Hisham then narrated the above narration. (See Hadith No. 658, Vol. 7)

According to the famous and respected Sunni scholar, Ibn Ishaq:

“Labid bin A’sam . . . bewitched the apostle of God so that he could not come at his wives.”

Source: Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah (The Life of Muhammad), A. Guillaume, tr. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1980), p. 240.

Guillaume adds a note saying that, according to Sunni tradition, “the spell lasted for a year.”(Ibid., p. 240).

Another famous and respected Sunni scholar Ibn al-Qayyim, said:

This has been denied by some people who said that this could not have happened to him, and they thought that it was a shortcoming and a fault. But it is not as they think, rather it comes under the heading of sickness and pain that befell him; it is a kind of illness which befell him just as he was also affected by poison – there is no difference between the two. It is proven in al-Saheehayn that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was bewitched until he thought that he had had intercourse with his wives when he had not done so, and that is the worst kind of witchcraft.” Al-Qaadi ‘Iyaad said: Witchcraft is a kind of sickness which happened to him like other kinds of sickness. That cannot be denied and it does not detract from his Prophethood.

Source: Zad al-Ma’ad (Provisions of the Hereafter), 4/124.

Conclusion

First of all, it is valuable to point out to the fact that this particular insult directed at the Prophet again comes from the “authentic” Sunni ahadith narrated by Aisha. Not the first, nor the last mockery directed against the Prophet of Islam by that woman.

Second, if according to the Sunni religion the Prophets of God could be, and were, bewitched and came under the control of mortal men by the use of magic (even up to one year), then how can we be sure that the message(s) and act(ion)s they preached and carried out were in accordance with the God’s true will and not of those that had control over them? Scary thing. Alhamduillah, such nonsense is refuted by the true scholars of Islam.

Thirdly, Sunnis themselves can’t agree on anything related to this story; some claim it’s fake (despite being narrated in numerous prestigious Sunni books by Aisha herself, and labeled authentic), some claim that the Prophet could engage in minor sins, but not major ones, some claim that Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله) was infallible only during this story, some that only for a period of time in life, and at the end we have a silly justification by IslamQA.info’s for that made up, fake and ridicolous “authentic” story found in the most authentic Sunni books.

Mockery after mockery of Islam by the Sunni religion. (Shia) Muslims believe that Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله), and his purified family, were always infallible (incapable of making mistakes or being wrong – otherwise how could they lead the Muslim nation?), that no Jewish magician ever exercised any control over the Prophet. Seems like Labid bin Al-A’sam wasn’t the only Jew who had a profound control and influence over the Sunni religion.

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

 

The Banu Umayya/Umayyads; Enemies Of Islam At The Sunni Service

Praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ), for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

The Banu Umayya (Arabic: بنو أمية ‎‎), also known as the Umayyads (Arabic: الأمويون / بنو أمية‎‎ al-Umawiyyun), were a clan of the Quraysh tribe descended from Umayya ibn Abd Shams. The clan staunchly opposed Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله), and the spread of Islam. A member of the clan, Uthman, went on to become the third Sunni caliph-usurper, while other members held various governorships. One of these governors, Mu’awiyah I, self-declared himself a caliph in 657, went to war against ruling Ali (the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله), Prophet of Islam), and in 661 established the Sunni Umayyad Caliphate.

Notable members included:

Abu Sufyan ibn Harb

Leader of the most powerful tribe of pre-Islamic Arabia. He fiercely opposed the spread of Islam and fought against Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله) and Muslims in the battles of Badr (624 CE), Uhud (625 CE) and the Trench (627 CE). Once his campaign against the spread of Islam failed, he allegedly converted to the faith, as per ,,if you can’t beat them, join them”. However, sincerity of Abu Sufyan’s conversion is contested due to the fact that he made his entire life a mission to destroy Islam and to kill the Prophet, whilst he allegedly ‘converted’ once basically defeated.

  • Sunni sources (such as ,,The Complete History” by Ali ibn al-Athir, who wrote 600 years after the Abu Sufyan’s death) reported that he (Abu Sufyan) allegedly lost two eyes in the battles (siege of Ta’if and battle of Yarmouk) fighting on the Muslim side. There’s no historical proof that Abu Sufyan ever took part in afromentioned battles, nor that he lost his eyes in them. Such reports have to be taken with a considerable doubt, as Sunni ruling dynasties such as titular Umayyads, and then Abbasids, whitewashed early Islamic history to suit their ideological agendas, and to give themselves legitimacy.

Uthman ibn Affan

The third Sunni caliph-usurper. Uthman as a caliph, relied solely on his own volition in picking his cabinet, which led to decisions that breeded resistance within the Muslim community. The resistance against Uthman originated because he favored family members over any others in choosing his governors. They went so far as to impose authoritarianism over their provinces. Indeed, many anonymous letters were written to the leading companions of Muhammad, complaining about the tyranny of Uthman’s appointed governors. Moreover, letters were sent to the leaders of public opinion in different provinces concerning the reported mishandling of power by Uthman’s family. This contributed to unrest in the empire and finally to Uthman’s killing in a siege on his own house by the Muslims. One of the killers of Uthman was Abu Bakr’s own son, Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr. After the body of Uthman had been on the street for three days, Naila, Uthman’s wife, approached some of his supporters to help in his burial, but only very few people responded. The body was lifted at dusk, and because of the blockade, no coffin could be procured. The body was not washed, as Islamic teaching states that bodies are supposed to be washed before burial. Thus, Uthman was carried to the graveyard in the clothes that he was wearing at the time of his assassination. The body was carried to Jannat al-Baqi, the Muslim graveyard. However, Muslims gathered there, and they resisted the burial of Uthman in the graveyard of the Muslims. Instead, the supporters of Uthman buried him in the Jewish graveyard behind Jannat al-Baqi. Some decades later, the Umayyad rulers demolished the wall separating the two cemeteries and merged the Jewish cemetery into the Muslim one to ensure that his tomb was now inside a Muslim cemetery (1, 2, 3).

  •  R. V. C. Bodley and the Encyclopædia Britannica, mention that during Muhammad’s (صلى الله عليه وآله) lifetime, Uthman was not an outstanding figure and was not assigned to any authority, and was not ever distinguished in any of Muhammad’s (صلى الله عليه وآله) campaigns.

Muʿawiyah ibn Abu Sufyan aka Muawiyah I

The son of Abu Sufyan. The first tyrant of the Sunni Umayyad Caliphate. Appointed as the governor of Syria by the second Sunni caliph-usurper, Umar (who in turn was appointed by the first Sunni caliph-usurper, Abu Bakr). Given even more power and priviliges under the third Sunni caliph-usurper, Uthman (also of Banu Umayya), Muawiyah was dismissed from his post by Ali ibn Abu Talib (first rightful successor to Muhammad ( صلى الله عليه وآله), his father-in-law). Not being able to deal with his dismissal that de facto weakened the Umayyad stronghold in Syria, in 657 Muawiyah declared himself a caliph and went to war with Ali, despite the latter being a ruling caliph and a member of Prophet’s closest family (unlike Muawiyah). Both sides clashed at the Battle of Siffin (657 CE), and thanks only to Ali’s piety, treacherous Muawiyah escaped unharmed. After Ali was assassinated in 661, Muawiyah again declared himself a caliph and established the Umayyad Caliphate. Prophet’s living family members disagreed with that, correctly and logically laying claim to the rulership. When Ali was assassinated and people gave allegiance to Hassan, Muawiyah prepared to fight with him. The battles led to inconclusive skirmishes between the armies of Hassan and Muawiyah. Hassan ibn Ali, Prophet’s grandson and Ali’s son, agreed to a treaty with Muawiyah, to avoid the agonies of a further civil war, and to stop the Umayyad genocide against the Prophet’s family, their loyal followers (Shia Muslims) and Sahaba (Companions of Muhammad). According to the treaty, Hassan for the time being ceded the caliphate to Muawiyah, but the latter was to name no successor during his reign. Authority should be for Hassan after Muawiyah, and if an accident occurs, authority should go to Hussain ibn Ali (Prophet’s grandson and Ali’s son), Muawiyah has no right to entrust authority to anyone. He was also to abandon cursing the Ali ibn Abu Talib and the practice of using the qunut in the salat against him, Muawiyah should also not mention Ali unless in a good manner. Eventually, Hassan ibn Ali was poisoned on the order of Muawiyah, who in turn appointed as successor his own son, Yazid ibn Muawiyah.

  • It’s noteworthy to mention that it was Muawiyah himself who established the Umayyad tradition of cursing Ali from the pulpits of caliphate’s mosques. The cursing finally came to an end with the fall of the Sunni Umayyad dynasty. According to the Sunni books, Muawiyah’s hatred towards Ali was so great, that the people ceased reciting Talbiyah during Hajj out of fear of Muawiyah and the hatred of Ali ibn Abi Talib that he planted in them (1). Not surprisingly, adherents to the Sunni religion till this day invoke Radhiallahu ‘anhu (eng. God is pleased with him) after the Muawiyah’s name.

Yazid ibn Mu‘awiya aka Yazid I

The son of Muawiyah. The second tyrant of the Sunni Umayyad Caliphate. Robert Payne quotes Muawiyah in History of Islam as telling his son Yazid to defeat Hussein ibn Ali (Prophet’s grandson and Ali’s son), as Hussein was a descendent of Muhammad, and so a direct threat to the unjust Sunni Umayyad rule. Even Sunni sources mention that the appointment of Yazid was unpopular, including in Madina too (1). As mentioned in the (Shia) Muslim and Sunni sources (for example, Al-Tabari in his Tarikh Al-Tabari, Ibn Kathir in his Al Bidayah Wal Nihayah, Al-Dhahabi in his Tarikh al-Islam al-Kabir), Yazid is fully responsible for numerous anti-Islamic acts; the death of Hussein ibn Ali (Prophet’s grandson and Ali’s son) and his followers (Prophet’s Companions, Shia Muslims) at the battle of Karbala (680 CE), considered an ambush-massacre; the aftermath of the Battle of al-Harrah (683 CE), in which the troops of Yazid’s general, Muslim bin Uqbah al-Marri, pillaged the town of Medina; the burning of the Kaaba during the siege of Mecca (683 CE), which was done on the orders of Yazid’s commander Husayn ibn Numayr al-Sakuni. He was also an alcoholic and adulterer.

He was strong, brave, deliberative, full of resolve, acumen, and eloquence. He composed good poetry. He was also a stern, harsh, and coarse Nasibi. He drank and was a reprobate. He inaugurated his Dawla with the killing of the martyr al-Husayn and closed it with the catastrophe of al-Harrah. Hence the people despised him, he was not blessed in his life, and many took up arms against him after al-Husayn such as the people of Madînah – they rose for the sake of Allâh.

Sunni source: Al-Dhahabi, Siyar a`lam al-nubala’ (engThe Lives of Noble Figures), 4:37-38.

All of that, however, doesn’t stop modern day Sunnis from rehabilitating Yazid, just as they did with his father, Muawiyah. In the video below, Sunnis are screaming towards the Shia Muslims; “Yazid – Paradise”…

YouTube is full of modern day Sunni apologetics for the man who killed Prophet’s grandson and shelled Kaaba:

  • It is also noteworthy to mention that the Umayyads withdrew from the siege of Mecca in 683 CE only because of the Yazid’s sudden death (he was killed by his own horse after it lost control). However, in 692 CE the Sunni Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan sent his General Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf with a large army to Mecca to put an end to the rule of Muslims that refused to acknowledge the Banu Umayya godless rule. Ibn Yusuf bombarded the Holy City using catapults from the mountain of Abu Qubays. The bombardment continued during the month of Pilgrimage or Hajj. After a long and bloody combat, the city was eventually taken.

Conclusion:

Further Sunni Umayyad Caliphs were responsible for a continuous persecution of the Prophet’s family, until they were overthrown in 750 CE by the Sunni Abbasids who managed to take power over thanks solely to the Shia Muslim masses that were lied to, that after the Umayyads, Abbasids would hand the power over to the Prophet Muhammad’s (صلى الله عليه وآله) family members. Abbasids didn’t, what’s more, they went on a rabid and fanatical persecution of Shia Muslims and the remaining family of the last Prophet of Islam. Not the first, nor a last time, when Sunnis betrayed (Shia) Muslims and insulted Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ). There were countless armed rebellions and uprisings of Muslims disaffected with the Umayyad and Abbasid rulers. Mainly by the family members of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله).

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]