3 imams and ahlalbait


Sheikh Yusuf ibn Ismail an-Nabhani in his book “Ash-Sharaful Muabad li ali Muhammad” (p 153) said:

هذا الإمام الأعظم أبو حنيفة النعمان رضي الله تعالي عنه والي إبراهيم بن عبد الله المحض ابن الحسن المثني ابن الحسن السبط رضوان الله تعالي عليهم , وأفتي الناس بلزوم وجودهم معه ومع أخيه محمد , وقيل إن سجنه رضي الله تعالي عنه كان في الباطن لهذا السبب , وفي الظاهر لأمتناعه عن القضاء .

وهذا إمام دار الهجرة مالك بن أنس رضي الله تعالي عنه والي إبراهيم بن زيد بن عليّ زين العابدين بن الحسين رضي الله تعالي عنهم , وأفتي الناسبلزوم وجودهم معه واختفي من أجله عدة سنين , وقيل : أن الذي والاه الإمام مالك هو محمد أخو إبراهيم بن عبد الله المحض الذي والاه الإمام أبو حنيفة

This is imam al-Azam Abu Hanifa, may Allah be pleased with him, a friend of Ibrahim ibn Abdullah al-Muhid ibn Al-Hasan al-Musanna ibn al-Hasan as-Sibt, may Allah be pleased with all of them. And he (Abu Hanifa) gave a fatwa to people to be with him and his brother. Even if it’s apparent that imam al-Azam was imprisoned due to his rejection of position of judge, it was said that this (his befriending with ahlalbait members) was a real reason of that.

And this is Imaam of city of Hijra, Malik ibn Anas, may Allah be pleased with him. A friend of Ibrahim ibn Zaid ibn Ali Zaynalabidin ibn Hussain, may Allah be pleased with them. He gave a fatwa for people to be with him, and due to this disappeared for few years. And it was said that imam Malik was a friend of Muhammad brother of Ibrahim ibn Abdullah al-Muhid, the one whose friend was Imam Abu Hanifa.

And at next page he said:

أما الإمام القرشي ابن عم النبي محمد بن إدريس الشافعي رضي الله تعالي عنه , فقد حمل إلي بغداد مكبلا بالقيود بسبب شدة ولائه لآل رسول الله صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم , ووقع له في ذلك أمور يطول شرحها بل بلغ معه الحال في محبتهم إلي أن نسبه أهل الزيغ والضلال إلي الرفض , وحاشاه ثم حاشاه

As for imam al-Qurashi, the son of uncle of prophet, Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafei may Allah be pleased with him. He was escorted till Baghdad (tied) with thick ropes due to his strong love of Ali-Muhammad, sallalahu alaihi wa a ala alihi wa sallam. Due to this (love) he went through lots things to explain. Due to such strong love of them, he was accused by people of deviation and misguidance in being rafidi. And he was far away from it, then far away from it.

So it should be clear that imams of ahlesunnah never were from scholars of court!