The Shi’ah claim that the Sahaabah did not attend the funeral


Asslam o alaikum..
Shia claims that Hazrat Abu Baker, Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Usman were not present at time of Janaza e Rasool. Is it true? If no! Then plz provide some authentic proves about Janaza e Rasool..
Jazak Allah…



wa Alaikum Salam.

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Q/A about Ashura

Q – A0A! I was very curious about why shias observe faqa on 10th muharram whereas the sunnis fast? And also i came to know the Holy Prophet(SWT) said it was better to observe fasting before the karbala incident! so aren’t we giving more importance to observe faqa just because Yazeed ki maa ne mannat maanni thi k agar un k betay ko fata hui tu wo roza rakhein gi? shouldn’t we focus more on what the prophet thought was right?

A – Bismillah.

Your question could be divided in two parts. First what shias do during the Ashoora and why we don’t.

You should know that What the Shi’ah do on ‘Ashoora’ is bid’ah (innovation) and misguidance.

Second part regarding fast during Ashoora.

The virtue of fasting ‘Ashoora’.

Wa Sallamu Alaikum.

What is the position on the 12 Imams of the Shia, especially the later ones?

Praise be to Allaah.Firstly:The Raafidis, Imamis or Ithna ‘Asharis (“Twelvers”) are one of the branches of Shi’ism. They are called Raafidis because they rejected (rafada) most of the Sahaabah and they rejected the leadership of the two Shaykhs Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, or because they rejected the imamate of Zayd ibn ‘Ali, and deserted him. They called Imamis because they are primarily focused on the issue of imamate, and they made it a basic principle of their religion, or because they claim that the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stated that ‘Ali and his descendents would be imams. They are called Ithna ‘Asharis (“Twelvers”) because they believe in the imamate of twelve men from the Prophet’s family (ahl al-bayt), the first of whom was ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) and the last of whom was Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-‘Askari, the supposed hidden imam, who they say entered the tunnel of Samarra’ in the middle of the third century AH and he is still alive therein, and they are waiting for him to come out!

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Did Imaam Nasaa’ie insult the Sahaaba[ra]??

Q: Muhtaram; Kindly advise. Abdur-Razzaaq as-San’aani was a Muhaddith and he insulted the Sahaaba. Also Imaam Nasaa’ie was a Shi’a and insulted the Mu’awiyah [radhiallaahu anhu].

A: ‘Abd ar-Razzaq as-San’ani was admittedly a most trustworthy and expert muhaddith. However, it is also a fact that he had certain Shi’i proclivities founded upon an excessive partiality for Sayyiduna ‘Ali radiyallahu ‘anhu that manifested itself in a certain degree of opposition to his political opponents. This opposition was expressed in certain disparaging remarks made by ‘Abd ar-Razzaq about persons like Mu’awiyah. These remarks, instead of being a blemish upon Mu’awiyah, came to taint ‘Abd ar-Razzaq himself.

As for Imam an-Nasa’i, towards the end of his life he traveled to Damascus where he found a lot of partiality against Sayyiduna ‘Ali. He therefore compiled a booklet comprising of ahadith on the merits of Sayyiduna ‘Ali and read this book in his hadith sessions, intending thereby to bring the people back to the way of the Ahl as-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah. Anti-‘Ali sentiments in the city incited some of its denizens to request from him a similar book on the merits of Mu’awiyah, which he refused, citing the the paucity of such hadith material in comparison with the merits of Sayyiduna ‘Ali. This led to him being physically manhandled with such a degree of violence that it led to his death.

It is from here that some opportunists would infer that Imam an-Nasa’i held anti-Mu’awiyah sentiments. The ridiculousness of such an inference will be evident to anyone who considers the following:

1. Mu’awiyah is credited with having narrated about 50 ahadith (roughly 10 repetitions included) in the Sihah Sittah. At least 29 of these ahadith are included by Imam an-Nasa’i into his works. At least 13 of these are narrated only by Imam an-Nasa’i, to the exclusion of the rest of the authors of the Sihah Sittah. (See al-Mizzi: Tuhfat al-Ashraf, vol. 8 p. 434-455) Had Imam an-Nasa’i been possessed of anti-Mu’awiyah sentiments he would have avoided the inclusion of any ahadith narrated by Mu’awiyah at all costs.

2. Hafiz Abul Qasim ibn ‘Asakir has documented in Tarikh Dimashq that Imam an-Nasa’i was asked about Mu’awiyah. His reply was: “Islam is like a house with a door. The door of Islam is the Sahabah. Whoever speaks ill of the Sahabah seeks but to harm Islam, just like one who knocks a door to enter a house. As for Mu’awiyah, whoever speaks ill of him seeks to find a way to speak ill of the Sahabah.” (Cited in Tahdhib al-Kamal, vol. 1 p. 339)

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Moulana Taha Karaan
Darul Uloom al-Arabiyya al-Islaamiyyah, Western Cape (SA)

Q/A – On pen and paper

Q: Salamu aleykom.

Could you anser this question.
Allah swt say that does who do not obey the messenger and allah swt will go to hell and forever to…. here is the verse [72:23]

And in sahih bukhari when the prophet saw wanted Umar to bring a paper and pen he didnt do it. So does that mean that Umar R.a will go to hell.

Whats your answer. Please answer this as soon as you can cause I really need some answer. A shia ask this question.


Bismillah, salam alaikum.

First of all we would ask shias, does it mean that Ali would also go to the hell?

Because both shias and sunni sources are agreed that Ali didn’t obey to prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam), at last in two cases.

1) During the Treaty of Hudaibiyah. When Ali was asked to wipe words “Rasulullah” from the text, and he didn’t obey to this request of prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam).

2) When Ali was asked to stay in the Madina during the battle, and he didn’t obey, and left Madina.

We discussed these two incidents in details at our blog.

Second, shias should present us a proof that Umar was asked to bring paper! Because I didn’t come across with this in any hadith book. But it was reported via weak chain, that it was Ali, who was asked to bring the pen and paper.

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Q: Did Aisha marry before marriage with prophet?

Q: Some dajals are spreading the doubt in the internet, as if before marriage with prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam), Aisha (r.a) was married to another man.

A. They are basing this accusation on two reports from “Tabaqat” of ibn Sad.

First one from ibn Abbas, where stated that when prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam) proposed her, Abu Bakr said that he promised her to Jubair ibn Mutim.

And second from Abdullah ibn Abi Muleika, where stated that Abu Bakr said that he already gave her for Jubair.

Both reports hold no water.

As for the report from ibn Abbas, it was transmitted from the way of Muhammad ibn Saaib al-Kalbi, dajal from the sect of sabaiyah. He was ardent liar.

As for the report of ibn Abu Muleika. First of all ibn Abu Muleika was tabein, and he couldn’t be an eye witness of this incident. Second, chain till ibn Abu Muleika in itself is fishy, it runs via Ajlah al-Kindi. Shia, which was criticized by some great scholars.

Q: Anger of Fatima


FROM: Mohsin.

salam! i’d like to ask you a question about the hadeth: Prophet said: Fatima is a part of me, he who makes her angry makes me angry (Bukhari)…and who makes Prophet angry makes actually Allah angry… so whats the position of AbuBakr then cuz there are lot of tradition which states that Fatima was angry with AbuBakr and she died after 6 month of Prophet’s death (Bukhari)??? So what is the position of whom who have made Fatima, Mohammad and Allah angry????



First of all instead of claiming something you first have to proof existence of many ahadeth.

Second, hadith where anger of Fatima compared to anger of her noble father was said when Ali angered her by purposing marriage to other woman.



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Did ibn Qutaiba mocked Abu Huraira?

Question.  Some shias quoted ibn Quraiba from his book “Tawil mukhtalaful hadith”, where he said: Abu Hurayra was mentioned, and then he said: Umar, Uthman, Ali and Ayesha deemed him to be a liar.

Is true that ibn Qutaiba mocked that companion?

Answer: Bismillah, that’s nothing but a shia trick.

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Q: Regarding Umar ibn Sad and others

Q: I need to ask a question, within the shia kutb, do we find narrators (rijal) who may have been against the imams of ahl al bayt, meaning the enemies of ahl al bayt within the isnads?
Also, shias quote that Umar ibn Sa’d is within the sahih sittah and in bukhari he is within around 800 isnads. Please can I ask, did bukhari use these narratives as corraboratory (shawahid and muta’ba ah) or did he have stand alone narrations with Umar ibn Sa’d within the isnad?
Did bukhari see Umar ibn Sa’d as a just – adl, trustworthy person and was he not of the taabiun?

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Q: Making ablution from one vessel?

Q: Shias are mocking narration from our books, where stated that prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa sallam) and Aisha (r.a) made qusl from one vessel. How can we answer?

A: Bismillah, we would ask them to reffer to their main book of hadeth “al-Kafi”. In volume 3, at page 10 they can find hadith from Abu Abdullah (alaihi salam), that indeed prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam) and Aisha (r.a) made qusl from one vessel.

Hadith was authenticated by Bahbude, Majlisi in “Mirat” said it’s majhool as saheeh. It was also authenticated by allama al-Hilli in “Muntahab al-muttalib” (1/162) and by Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim in “Sharhul misbahul minhaj” (1/499).

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Question about alleged attack of Fatima by Umar

Question – Assalam o Allaikum,
Many Shias always quote that It is in Tareekh e Tabari by Ibne Jareer Tabari(Rah.) that Hazrat Fatima (r.a) was killed by Hazrat Umer Farooq(r.a) [Naozubillah] and also on one website i have read that In this book, It is mentioned that Hazrat Umer Farooq(r.a) brought fire outside the house of Hazrat Ali(r.a) to threaten him (Naozubillah) . Is it really in it? If yes, please give me its answers.

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Question about hadith: Whoever died and …

Question – Prophet Muhammad SAW once said: ”Whoever dies without following an Imam of his time, has died an ignorant death.” – Sunni sources: Musnad Abi Dawood Al-Tyalsi 259, Saheeh Ibn Habaan 10/434:4573, Mujam Al-Kabeer, Tabarani 19/388:910, Musnad Ahmad 61/5:16434, Sharh Al-Maqaased 4/239.
a shi’a provide me this hadith for proving to following imam….

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