Ruhama’ Baynahum (vol. 1)

The scholastic masterpiece of Moulana Muhammad Nafi’ comprising of three volumes wherein he highlights the relationship between the Sahabah and Sayyiduna ‘Ali radiya Llahu `anhum, his affinity towards them and their recognition of his virtue, as well as the role he played during their khilafah. The first volume deals specifically with his relationship with Sayyiduna Abu Bakr radiya Llahu `anhu, and also addresses a number of Shi’i misconceptions regarding the first khalifah of Islam.

 
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Introduction

The Title of the Book and its Subject Matter:

Preliminary Aspects

Verdicts of the Honourable A’immah from Shi`i Sources:

Few References from Ahl al-Sunnah Sources

Core Discussions

 

Siddiqi Section: Chapter One

 

The Wedding of Sayyidah Fatimah

First Narration

Second Narration

Third Narration

 

The Services of Abu Bakr and `Uthman in Making Arrangements for the Wedding of Fatimah

Overview of the Narrations

Manaqib al-Khawarzimi

Kashf al-Ghummah

Bihar al-Anwar

An Analysis of the Position of Akhtab al-Khawarizmi

 

The Presence and Testifying of Abu Bakr, `Umar and `Uthman in the Nikah of Fatimah

First type of Narrations

Second type of Narrations

Few References From the Books of the Ahl al-Sunnah

 

The Invaluable Help that `A’ishah and Umm Salamah had Rendered During the Reception of Fatimah

 

Relations Between Fatimah and `A’ishah

1. `A’ishah Praises Fatimah

2. Instructions of Nabi salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam to Fatimah to Revere `A’ishah

3. The Mutual Understanding and Reliance of `A’ishah and Fatimah

4. Fatimah Informs `A’ishah of a Very Crucial Secret

 

The Relationship Between `A’ishah and `Ali

1. `A’ishah Approbates the Verdicts of `Ali

2. Another Example of Rendering Assistance to Each Other

3. `A’ishah Commends `Ali and Supplicates for him

`Abd Allah ibn `Abbas Gives Glad Tidings to `A’ishah

 

The Secured Monetary Rights of the Family of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam During the Khilafah of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

 

The Share of the Dhu al-Qurba (the Family of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam) and Their Right in Khums, During the Khilafah of Abu Bakr

 

The Wealth of fay’ and the Family of Nabi salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam During the Reign of the Three Khulafa’

Deductions from the Previous Narrations

The Ahl al-Bayt Sanctioned the Undertakings of Abu Bakr and `Umar in This Regard

Approbation of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir

Approbation of Zayd ibn `Ali ibn Husayn

Few More Corroborative Narrations

Concluding Remarks

 

Treatise Regarding the Narration Pertaining to the Demand of Fatimah

1. Zan al-Rawi (assumption of the narrator)

2. Idraj al-Rawi (additions made by a narrator)

Names of books

Narrations in Which “He Said” Appears

The Position of Abu Bakr al-Jowhari

Some Important Notes Regarding Al-Zuhri

A Counter Argument to the Misconception

An Interesting Point Regarding This Hadith

The Narration of Tabaqat Ibn Sa`d

Narration of al-Sunan al-Kubra

The Narration of Imam al-Awza`i

Narrations from Shi`i Sources

 

Asma’ bint `Umas, the Wife of Abu Bakr, and Fatimah

A Brief Insight into Life of Asma’ and her Relationship With the Banu Hashim

The Services of Asma’ in the Final Moments

 

The Bequest of Fatimah and her Final Moments

 

The Contention Around the Funeral Prayer of Fatimah

Narrations Which Establish his Presence in the Funeral

 

The Ruling in Islam With Regard to Being the Leader in Salah

Historical Evidence Corroborating This Ruling

 

Few Pertinent Aspects for the Benefit of the Scholars

The Addition of al-Zuhri and him Being Alone in Narrating This Narration

A Valid Interpretation of the Narration

Giving Preference To One of The Two Types of Narrations

The Importance of the Narration of Ibn `Abbas

 

Chapter Two

 

`Ali Pledging Allegiance to Abu Bakr

Narrations That Establish the Bay`ah

Answering the False Allegations of the Shi`ah

The Addition of al-Zuhri in Light of the Views of the Scholars of Hadith

The Research of Hafiz Ibn Kathir

A Few Narrations That Require Clarification

Narrations that Corroborate the Immediate Bay`ah

Corroboration from Shi`i references

 

`Ali’s Performance of Salah Behind Abu Bakr

Shi`i References

Summary of Chapter Two

 

Chapter Three

 

`Ali Would also Issue Formal Legal Opinions and Would Pronounce Jurisprudential Rulings

 

`Ali was a Close Advisor to Abu Bakr

 

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

Corroborative Narrations From Shi`i Sources:

The Gift of Abu Bakr

 

`Ali was Instrumental in Executing the Hudud

 

Chapter Four

 

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

A letter of `Ali Wherein he Commends Abu Bakr and `Umar

 

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

 

Theme Three: Abu Bakr the one who Excelled in Every Avenue of Good

 

Theme Four: The Companionship of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq During the Hijrah and the

Divine Help of the Angels

 

Theme Five: The First to Compile the Qur’an was Abu Bakr al-Siddiq  

 

Theme Six: Abu Bakr and `Umar will be the Leaders of the Middle Aged People in Jannah  

 

Theme Seven: `Ali Accepted the Narrations of Abu Bakr Without any Investigation

 

Theme Eight: `Ali’s Satisfaction With the Superiority of Abu Bakr in this world and the Hereafter

The Crux of the Narrations

A Shi`i Narration

 

Theme Nine: `Ali’s Grief on Demise of Abu Bakr

Narrations in Which he Conceded the Merits of Abu Bakr

 

Theme Ten: The Conduct of Abu Bakr and `Umar was in Total Conformity With the Conduct of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam

Crux of These Narrations

 

Theme Eleven: The Approbation of Abu Bakr by `Ali From the Mimbar

A Brief Account of the Life of Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah

  1. The narration of Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah
  2. The Narrations of `Abd Khayr
  3. The Narrations of Abu Juhayfah
  4. Narrations of Scattered Narrators
 

Theme Twelve: The Attitude of `Ali Towards Those who Denigrate Abu Bakr and `Umar

A Shi`i Narration

The Narrations and the Amount of Narrators

The Attitude of the Shi`ah Toward the Statements of `Ali

An Incident Worthy of Reflection

 

Chapter Five

 

1. The Stories of Imam Hasan ibn `Ali and his Offspring

Hasan

`Abd Allah ibn Hasan

Muhammad ibn `Abd Allah ibn Hasan

 

2. Muhammad ibn Hanafiyyah and his Incidents

 

3. The Incidents of `Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib, Ibn `Abbas and `Abd Allah ibn Ja`far al-Tayyar

 

4. The Commendation of Abu Bakr by `Ali Zayn al-`Abidin and his Son, Zayd`Ali Zayn al-`Abidin

 

5. The Incidents of Muhammad al-Baqir, Ja`far al-Sadiq and Musa al-Kazim

Muhammad al-Baqir

The Substantiation of Muhammad al-Baqir from the Nikah of Umm Kulthum, the Daughter of `Ali

The Incident of `Ali Cauterising Abu Bakr

Substantiation of Muhammad al-Baqir in Religious Affairs

The Obligation of a Ritual Bath

Farming contract

Dying the Beard

Adorning the Sword with Jewellery

Conceding the Superiority of Abu Bakr

Ja`far al-Sadiq

Shi`i Narrations

Musa al-Kazim

 

6. Kinship between the Banu Hashim (the family of Abu Talib) and the Tribe of Abu Bakr

a.`A’ishah

b. Asma’ bint `Umays

c. `Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr

d. Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr and `Ali ibn Husayn ibn `Ali

e. Ja`far al-Sadiq

 

7. The Children of `Ali Named After Abu Bakr, `Umar and `Uthman

The Children of `Ali

The Children of Hasan

The Son of Zayn al-`Abidin

The Name of the Three Khulafa’ Given to the Family Members of `Ali

The Children of Hasan who had the name of Abu Bakr, `Umar and `Uthman

Abu Bakr in the Children of Husayn

The Name `A’ishah in the Children of `Ali ibn Abi Talib

 

Closing remarks