The Prophet frowned and turned away was revealed concerning ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan

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The Prophet frowned and turned away was revealed concerning ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan


نزلت عَبَسَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ في عثمان بن عفان

The Prophet frowned and turned away[1] was revealed concerning ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan.


Where is the isnad of this narration which claims that these verses were revealed concerning Sayyidina ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan radiya Llahu ‘anhu?


Rather, they report that Jafar al Sadiq rahimahu Llah said:


كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله إذا رأى عبد الله بن أم مكتوم قال مرحبا مرحبا لا والله لا يعاتبني الله فيك أبدا و كان يصنع له من اللطف حتى كان يكف عن النبي صلى الله عليه و آله و سلم مما يفعل به

When Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would see ‘Abdullah ibn Umm Maktum, he would say, “Welcome! Welcome! No by Allah, Allah will not reprimand me regarding you ever again.”

He would display such compassion and softness to him that the latter would avoid Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam due to his extreme compassion.[2]


If frowning is contrary to the lofty character of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam as you suppose, then what will the Rawafid’s stance be on verses likes:

وَتُخْفِيْ فِيْ نَفْسِكَ مَا اللَّهُ مُبْدِيْهِ وَتَخْشَى النَّاسَ وَاللَّهُ أَحَقُّ أَنْ تَخْشَاهُ

While you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him.[3]


وَلَوْلَا أَنْ ثَبَّتْنَاكَ لَقَدْ كِدْتَّ تَرْكَنُ إِلَيْهِمْ شَيْئًا قَلِيْلًا إِذًا لَّأَذَقْنَاكَ ضِعْفَ الْحَيَاةِ وَضِعْفَ الْمَمَاتِ ثُمَّ لَا تَجِدُ لَكَ عَلَيْنَا نَصِيْرًا

And if We had not strengthened you, you would have almost inclined to them a little. Then [if you had], We would have made you taste double [punishment in] life and double [after] death. Then you would not find for yourself against Us a helper.[4]


And how Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala addressed Sayyidina Nuh ‘alayh al Salam―one of the Ulu al ‘Azm Ambiya:


قَالَ يَا نُوْحُ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ أَهْلِكَ إِنَّهُ عَمَلٌ غَيْرُ صَالِحٍ فَلَا تَسْأَلْنِ مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ  إِنِّيْ أَعِظُكَ أَنْ تَكُوْنَ مِنَ الْجَاهِلِيْنَ

He said, “O Nuh, indeed he is not of your family; indeed, he is (one whose) work was other than righteous, so ask Me not for that about which you have no knowledge. Indeed, I advise you, lest you be among the ignorant.”[5]


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[1] Surah ‘Abasa: 1.

[2] Majma’ al Bayan vol. 10 pg. 266; Bihar al Anwar vol. 17 pg. 77; Tafsir Nur al Thaqalayn vol. 5 pg. 509; Tafsir al Mizan vol. 20 pg. 204; Tafsir al Burhan vol. 3 pg. 161; al Tarihi: Majma’ al Bahrayn vol. 3 pg. 112.

[3] Surah al Ahzab: 37.

[4] Surah al Isra’: 74, 75.

[5] Surah Hud: 46.

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