The Status of the Sahabah in the Noble Qurʼan – NEW UPLOAD!!!
August 3, 2022
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August 3, 2022

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All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and we seek His assistance, guidance, and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and from the evil of our actions. Whoever Allah guides then there is none who can misguide him and whoever Allah misguides then there is none who can guide him, and you will never find a friend and guide for him.

I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah alone who has no partners and I bear witness that Nabi Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is His servant and Messenger.

O Allah send salutations upon Nabi Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his wives, the Mothers of the Believers and his progeny, family and all the Sahabah, Tabi’in, and those who came after them with goodness till the day of judgment.

Now to the topic of discussion.

Verily the matter which we took up to examine in this concise study is in connection with the lofty status of the Sahabah mentioned in the Qur’an. The testimony of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala in their favour regarding the reality of their iman as well as the glad tidings of His Mercy and Pleasure for them and their everlasting comfort in the Gardens of Bliss.

Without a doubt, knowledge of this topic was widespread and well-known, so much so that it formed part of that known to be of the fundamentals of din, by the scholars and laymen alike, and professed by the specialists and general masses.

Ignorance or refutation of this fact cannot be fathomed from any person, except for a small group who profess affiliation with Islam but have abandoned that which is established by consensus. They now vilify the Sahabah of the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and attribute to them falsehood and absurdities which does not befit their lofty status which is attested to in many verses of the Qur’an.

The matter does not end there, rather they exceed the limits, to the extent that they claim majority of the Sahabah—except for a few—apostatised and abandoned the faith. They further exceed the bounds by attacking the established sources of Shari’ah because it exposes this deviance and destroys their preconceived notions with categorical proofs from the Qur’an, Sunnah, historical facts. Then they follow all of that up with a flood of innovations and falsities.

We do not intend to delve into the details of these false beliefs; that is way beyond the scope of this short treatise, rather we only intend to discuss the rank of the Sahabah in the Qur’an, relying primarily on the testimony of the Qur’an itself. The reason for this is that the Shia constantly claim to believe in the Qur’an and that any attribution of the belief of Tahrif[1] to them is an outright lie and slander.

Thus, we resort to the verses of the Qur’an, wherein we hear the testimony of Lord of the Universe subhanahu wa ta ‘ala in favour of the Sahabah of His Rasul salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam being upon guidance and the clear truth, them being from the best from all of mankind, and the glad tidings of their supreme success in the Gardens of Bliss.

Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala says:


قُلْ أَيُّ شَيْءٍ أَكْبَرُ شَهَادَةً قُلِ اللَّهُ شَهِيْدٌ بَيْنِيْ وَبَيْنَكُمْ وَأُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ هٰذَا الْقُرْآنُ لِأُنذِرَكُمْ بِهِ وَمَنْ بَلَغَ

Say, “What thing is greatest in testimony?” Say, “Allah is witness between me and you. And this Qur’an was revealed to me that I may warn you thereby and whomever it reaches.”[2]


We praise those who were previously ensnared by some of these disastrous beliefs but then read the verses of Allah and reflected over it like a true seeker of the truth, free from the shackles of desire, having conviction in the Day in which Allah will gather all of mankind, questioning all of them about the response they gave to the Messengers? So, some faces will turn white, and some faces will turn black!

Our objective—which we hope to achieve—from this discussion is only to establish the truth and eliminate falsehood, not to defame or criticize, nor to support any political ambitions or any other reason. Verily Allah knows, the pen did not move except out of love for Allah and His Rasul salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and we did not put pen to paper except with noble intentions to Allah, His Rasul salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and to the leaders and masses of the Ummah. Our hope is for the Muslim Ummah to unite upon truth and that the hand that seeks to subdue the verses of Allah as a service to false gods or to attain some worldly desire be paralyzed and wither away!

So, O believers in the Qur’an, hold on firmly to the Qur’an. Whenever differences occur among us we return back to the Qur’an. We seek the protection of Allah and we place our reliance in Him, there is no power nor strength besides Allah.


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[1] The Shia belief that the Qur’an has been interpolated through additions and omissions.

[2] Surah al An’am: 19.

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