Is it true that ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib and ‘Uthmaan (may Allah be pleased with him) were killed by some Muslim people? Can you explain what the problem was that arose among the Sahaabah during that period and tell me of some books that deal with this topic?.
Praise be to Allaah.
It should be understood – may Allah protect us and you from confusion and specious arguments, both obvious and subtle – that the Companions of Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) were the best companions of the best Prophet, especially the four Rightly Guided Caliphs.
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajiroon (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansar (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhajiroon) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him”
Ibn Katheer (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Here Allah the Almighty tells us that He is pleased with the first to embrace Islam of the Muhaajireen and Ansaar, and those who followed them in truth. So woe to those who hate them or revile them, or who hate some of them and revile some of them. End quote. Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 4/203
Allah, may He be exalted, says concerning the Muhaajireen (interpretation of the meaning):
“(And there is also a share in this booty) for the poor emigrants, who were expelled from their homes and their property, seeking Bounties from Allah and to please Him. And helping Allah (i.e. helping His religion) and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW). Such are indeed the truthful (to what they say)”
[al-Hashr 59:8]. Continue reading