Ruhama’ Baynahum – Vol. 1 Siddiqi Section

June 3, 2016
Answering the Shia Allegation Against the Ummahat al-Mu’minin
July 12, 2016

The scholarly masterpiece of Molana Muhammad Nafi’ comprising of four volumes wherein he highlights the relationship between the Sahabah and Sayyidina ‘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 Sayyidina Abu Bakr radiya Llahu ‘anhu, and also addresses a number of Shia misconceptions regarding the first khalifah of Islam.

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The Title of the Book and its Subject Matter:

Preliminary Aspects

Verdicts of the Honourable Imams from Shia Sources:

Few References from Ahlus 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 Ahlus Sunnah


The Invaluable Help that Aisha and Umm Salamah had Rendered During the Reception of Fatimah


Relations Between Fatimah and Aisha

1. Aisha Praises Fatimah

2. Instructions of Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to Fatimah to Revere Aisha

3. The Mutual Understanding and Reliance of Aisha and Fatimah

4. Fatimah Informs Aisha of a Very Crucial Secret


The Relationship Between Aisha and ‘Ali

1. Aisha Approbates the Verdicts of ‘Ali

2. Another Example of Rendering Assistance to Each Other

3. Aisha Commends ‘Ali and Supplicates for him

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas Gives Glad Tidings to Aisha


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 Ahlul Bayt Sanctioned the Undertakings of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar in This Regard

Approbation of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir

Approbation of Zaid ibn ‘Ali ibn Hussain

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 Shia Sources


Asma’ bint ‘Umays, 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 Shia

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 Shia references


Ali’s Performance of Salah Behind Abu Bakr

Shia 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 Shia 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 Jannat


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 Shia 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 Shia Narration

The Narrations and the Amount of Narrators

The Attitude of the Shia Toward the Statements of ‘Ali

An Incident Worthy of Reflection


Chapter Five


1. The Stories of Imam Hassan ibn ‘Ali and his Offspring


‘Abdullah ibn Hassan

Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Hassan


2. Muhammad ibn Hanafiyyah and his Incidents


3. The Incidents of ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdul-Muttalib, Ibn ‘Abbas and ‘Abdullah ibn Jafar al-Tayyar


4. The Commendation of Abu Bakr by ‘Ali Zayn al-’Abidin and his Son, Zaid’Ali Zayn al-’Abidin


5. The Incidents of Muhammad al-Baqir, Jafar 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

Jafar al-Sadiq

Shia Narrations

Musa al-Kazim


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


b. Asma’ bint ‘Umays

c. ‘Abdul-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr

d. Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr and ‘Ali ibn Hussain ibn ‘Ali

e. Jafar al-Sadiq


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

The Children of ‘Ali

The Children of Hassan

The Son of Zayn al-’Abidin

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

The Children of Hassan who had the name of Abu Bakr, ‘Umar and ‘Uthman

Abu Bakr in the Children of Husayn

The Name Aisha in the Children of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib


Closing remarks



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