Answering the Baseless Shi`i Allegations Against Sayyiduna `Umar

The rancour which the Shi`ah harbour for the noble Sahabah radiya Llahu `anhum needs no introduction and it is quite commonplace to find them levelling unfounded tenuous accusations against the esteemed companions and students of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam on account of their bigotry. This article answers the baseless allegations of the Shi`ah against Sayyiduna `Umar radiya Llahu `anhu, and explains the true nature of events — in light of authentic narration — thus exposing the feeble conjecture of the Shi`ah.

 

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Virtues and Outstanding Traits of Sayyiduna `Umar ibn al-Khattab al-Faruq

Birth, Name and Lineage

His Islam

His Migration to Madinah

His Virtues That Were not Mentioned in the Biography of Abu Bakr

The Testimony of the Ṣahabah and Pious Predecessors with regards to `Umar ibn al-Khattab

His Conformity with the Qur’an

Miraculous Feats

Synopsis of His Life

 
 
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The Incident of Qirtas and the Background

Days of the Final Illness

Summary of the Incident of Qirtas

Research of Ibn Kathir

Narration of Umm al-Mu’minin Sayyidah `A’ishah al-Siddiqah

Narration of Sayyiduna `Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr

Research of `Allamah al-Bayhaqi

Explanation of the Narration

Support from the Shi`ah

A doubt and the reply

Other points

Leading the Salah

Support from the Shi`ah

Statement of Shaykh al-Ash`ari

Narration of Sayyiduna Abu Mas`ud al-Ansari

Research of Shah Wali Allah

Removal of doubts

Answer

Summary

Conclusion

Final word

Conclusion of the discussion, on a critical basis

 

Accusation of Doubt in his Verification of Iman

Answer

Proof and supporting narrations

Answer to the narration

Answer to an Objectionable Narration

Answer

Proof and Supporting Narrations

 

If it were not for `Ali, `Umar would have been destroyed

Answer

Another incident

Summary

 

The Allegation Regarding Tarawih

Introduction

During the Era of Nubuwwah

First form

Worthy of Note

Corroboration

Second Form

Narration of Nu`man ibn Bashir

Third form

Clarification

Removal of a doubt

During the Era of the al-Khilafah al- Rashidah

Khilafah of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr

Khilafah of Sayyiduna `Umar

Removal of a doubt

Summary

Supporting narration

Replying another misconception

Khilafah of Sayyiduna `Uthman

Participation of the women

Khilafah of Sayyiduna `Ali

Summary

Rasulullah’s salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam Emphasis on Adhering to the Practice of the al-Khulafa’ al-Rashidin

The practice of the Sahabah

The practice of Sayyiduna Ubay ibn Ka`b

The practice of Sayyiduna Ibn Mas`ud

The Method of Ibn `Abbas in Shar`i rulings

The practice of the Ummahat al-Mu’minin

Ijma` Sukuti

Statements of the Tabi`in and Taba` al-Tabi`in

Ibrahim Nakha`i

`Ata’ ibn Abi Rabah

Ibn Abi Mulaykah

`Ali ibn Rabi`ah

Explanations of the senior scholars of the ummah

A Few Questions Regarding Tarawih Being Eight Raka`at

Answer

Consolidating the Narrations

Counter Argument

Summary

 

Answering the accusation on Sayyiduna Mughirah ibn Shu`bah

Answer

A further explanation

 

Biography of Sayyiduna `Amr ibn al-`As

The status of Sayyiduna `Amr ibn al-`As

Some Harbour Hatred Against the Sahabah

Name and Lineage

Life Before Islam

Acceptance of Islam

Testimony of Iman

Another Testimony

Testimony of his Piety and Righteousness

Other Characteristics

Narration of Hadith

Ability in Warfare

The Battle of Dhat al-Salasil

Sincerity in Religion and Love for Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam

Destroying Idols

Natural Ability and Confidence in Religious Matters

The Letter of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam and Leadership of `Amman

Services During the Khilafah Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna `Umar

Services to the Ummah in Egypt

The Arbitration Incident

Attack

Final Moments

Date of Demise

A Misconception

Removing the Misconception

Final Words