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May 31, 2016

`Ali was a Close Advisor to Abu Bakr

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   `Ali was a Close Advisor to Abu Bakr   During the khilafah of Abu Bakr radiya Llahu `anhu whenever there would be a battle at hand he would consult the Sahabah radiya Llahu `anhum and they would equally be of support and assistance to him. Among his councillors was `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu. In order to prove this I shall present ahead a […]
May 31, 2016

`Ali Gladly Accepted Bonuses, Booty and Gifts From Abu Bakr

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   `Ali Gladly Accepted Bonuses, Booty and Gifts From Abu Bakr   The books of hadith and history attest to the fact that Abu Bakr radiya Llahu `anhu would grant `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu monetary gifts and monthly stipends which he would very gladly accept irrespective of whether they were derived from the one fifth of Booty, from his (`Ali’s) share of the wealth […]
May 31, 2016

`Ali was Instrumental in Executing the Hudud

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   `Ali was Instrumental in Executing the Hudud   Hereunder I would like to establish that `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu, just like the rest of the Sahabah, was very instrumental in carrying out the Hudud (penal law) of Allah. There are many a narrations that allude to this. I present a few before you:   Narrration 1 عن محمد بن المنكدر أن خالد بن […]
May 31, 2016

Theme One: Narrations Regarding the Virtues of Abu Bakr and`Umar

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Chapter Four Praise of Abu Bakr and `Umar by `Ali   In this chapter I intend to present before you all those narrations which appear in our books wherein `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu is reported to have commended Abu Bakr and `Umar radiya Llahu `anhuma or to have made mention of their merits and accolades. I shall likewise present Shi`i narrations that corroborate […]
May 31, 2016

Theme Two: The Status of Abu Bakr and `Umar radiya Llahu `anhuma in Light of the Statements of `Ali

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Theme Two: The Status of Abu Bakr and `Umar radiya Llahu `anhuma in Light of the Statements of `Ali   `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu had during his khilafah delivered a sermon to the people, in which he stated that after the demise of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam the best was Abu Bakr radiya Llahu `anhu and thereafter `Umar radiya Llahu `anhu. […]