Answering the Baseless Shi`i Allegations Against Sayyiduna `Uthman

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 `Uthman 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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Introduction

Name, Family, Virtues, Status and Service to the Ummah

 

Objection of not participating in the Battle of Badr

Answer

Similitude between Sayyiduna `Uthman and Sayyiduna `Ali

 

Objection for fleeing from the Battle of Uhud

Answer

 

Objection for not Participating in the Pledge of Ridwan

Answer

 

Objection of Performing Four Raka`at in Mina

Answer

 

Objection of Adding the Second Adhan in Jumu`ah

Answer

 

Objection to Taking the Special Grazing Pasture in Madinah

Answer

Summary

 

Objection Regarding the Burning of the Masahif

Answer

Retraction of Ibn Mas`ud

Consensus of the Sahabah Upon the Mushaf `Uthmani

Summary

 

Objection Regarding the Alleged Ill-Treatment and Oppression Upon the Sahabah

Sayyiduna `Abd Allah ibn Mas`ud

Final Moments of Ibn Mas`ud

 

Sayyiduna Abu Dhar al-Ghifari

An incident

Another incident   Scrutiny and Criticism from the Scholars

The Final Moments of Sayyiduna Abu Dhar al-Ghifari

 

Sayyiduna `Ammar ibn Yasir

Answer

 

Objection Regarding Implementation of the Hudud

Answer

 

Objection of the Khilafah of `Uthman Being an Intermission

Answer

Verses of the Qur’an

Ahadith

A Few Incidents From the Era of Sayyiduna `Uthman ibn `Affan

A letter to the governors

Address to the Public

Another Letter to the Governors

A letter to the Officers of the Army

Point to Consider

Explanations of the Senior Scholars

Explanation of Salim Ibn `Abd Allah

Explanation of Imam al-Bukhari

Statement of Ibn al-`Arabi al-Maliki

Explanation of Shaykh `Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani

Final Word on This Discussion

 

Demise of Sayyiduna `Uthman ibn `Affan

Answer

Date of his martyrdom

Dispelling a doubt