Hz. Ali[ra] on people who fought against him


Majleese reported in “Biharal anwar” 32/324, that imam Jafar as-Sadik ra.gif said:

إن عليا لم يكن ينسب أحدا من أهل حربه إلى الشرك ولا إلى النفاق ولكنه كان يقول: هم أخواننا بغوا علينا
“Ale didn’t attributed anyone from those who fought against to shirk or hypocrisy, but he said: “The are our brothers, which rebel against us”.

Ale ibn Abe Taleb (r.a) said regarding army of Moawiya (r.a) in “Nahjul-balaga”:

“The thing began in this way: We and the Syrians were facing each other while we had common faith in one Allah, in the same Prophet and on the same principles and canons of religion. So far as faith in Allah and the Holy Prophet was concerned we never wanted them (the Syrians) to believe in anything over and above or other than what they were believing in and they did not want us to change our faith. Both of us were united on these principles. The point of contention between us was the question of the murder of Uthman. It had created the split. They wanted to lay the murder at my door while I am actually innocent of it.”

16490 – أخبرنا أبو عبد الله الحافظ أنبأ أبو الوليد الفقيه ثنا الحسن بن سفيان ثنا أبو بكر بن أبي شيبة ثنا يزيد بن هارون عن شريك عن أبي العنبس عن أبي البختري قال سئل علي رضي الله عنه عن أهل الجمل أمشركون هم قال من الشرك فروا قيل أمنافقون هم قال إن المنافقين لا يذكرون الله إلا قليلا قيل فما هم قال إخواننا بغوا علينا

Source: Beykhake “Sunnan al-kubra” vol 8, p 173. Tahkeek by Muhammad AbdulQader Ata.

“(Chain) Abu Bukhture asked Ale (r.a) about people of Jamal. “Are they mushreeks?”. He replied: “They ran from shirk”. Then i asked: “Are they hypocrites?” He replied: “Hypocrites use to mention Allah seldom”. He was asked: “Then who are they?”. Ale ra.gif replied: “They are our brothers that rebel against us”.

This narration was also reported:

37763 – حدثنا يزيد بن هارون عن شريك عن أبي العنبس عن أبي البختري قال سئل علي عن أهل الجمل قال قيل أمشركون هم قال من الشرك فروا قيل أمنافقون هم قال إن المنافقين لا يذكرون الله إلا قليلا قيل إخواننا بغوا علينا

“Mosannaf” ibn Abu Shayba, Maktabatul Rashid-Riad 1409