كن مع علي فوالله ما ضل
Be with ‘Ali for by Allah, he did not stray
Maimunah told this to Jurayy. It is da’if due to the jahalah (obscurity) of the condition of Jurayy ibn Kulayb and the du’f in the memory of al Harith ibn Mansur.
Despite the du’f of the narration, the Ahlus Sunnah were always and will always be with Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu. They will always hold the belief that he was correct in fighting Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu. There is consensus on this belief of theirs. And this is not tashayyu’ from them. Similarly, those who fought on his side against Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu were Ahlus Sunnah, not Shia.
Study what al Munawi writes in the commentary of the hadith: The killer and taker of the possessions of ‘Ammar is in Hell, “There is a clear virtue for ‘Ali and ‘Ammar and a rebuttal of the nawasib who think that ‘Ali was not correct in his wars.”
 Mukhtasar Istidrak al Dhahabi vol. 3 pg. 1504.
 Fayd al Qadir vol. 4 pg. 467.Back to top