Chapter Two

The Allegations Made by `Abd al-Husayn Sharf al-Din al-Musawi
December 9, 2015
Chapter One
December 9, 2015

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Clearing the Doubts Raised by the Deviants Against Abu Hurairah and His Narrations

 

This is the Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu we know before and after embracing Islam, we know of his hijrah and his companionship of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He was a trustworthy Companion of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and a dedicated student. He remained in the company of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam when at home and when on a journey, sharing in the joys and grief of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. We know of his adherence to the blessed Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his taqwa, and piety in his youth and old age. We know of his status in the field of knowledge, abundant narrations, and remarkable memory. We have seen what his standing was in the eyes of the Sahabah as well as the praises he received from the scholars.

This is the Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu which history has painted for us after careful analysis. However, a few malicious deviants are unhappy to see Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu holding this lofty position and honourable status. Thus, their prejudice has spurred them to conjure a version of events contrary to the reality. They see his adherence to the company of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to be only a means of filling his belly, they depict his trustworthiness to be deception, his generosity to be boastfulness, his memory to be trickery, his abundant pure narrations to be fabrications upon the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his poverty to be a blemish, his humility to be disgrace, and his praise to be taunts. They portray his encouraging of good and prohibiting evil to be a mere ploy to deceive people, his seclusion during the fitnah (the battles that ensued during the caliphate of ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu) as having taken sides, his words of truth to be bias; he is portrayed to be an employee of the Umayyad’s and a propagator of their political authority, on account of which he is amongst the liars and fabricators of the blessed hadith of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

In the following pages, we will discuss the false allegations, fabrications and doubts they cast upon the noble personality of Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu. We begin first with the allegations made by ‘Abdul Hussain al Musawi in his book Abu Hurairah, which will be followed with a substantiated reply.

 

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