Adopting the Sahabah's Justice Contradicts the Sunnah
When going through the Prophet's acts and sayings in regard of the Sahabah, it is realized that he has given every one his proper position, as he used to be angered for God's sake and be pleased for His pleasure. He has also proclaimed freedom from obligation towards anyone opposing God's commandment, as he did in regard of Khalid ibn al-Walid, when he massaced Banu judhaymah, and became angry with Usamah who asked his intercession for the honourable woman who has robbed, uttering his dictum: ''Woe to you seek intecession in respect of one of the limits imposed by Allah? by God, if Fatima bint Muhammad steals, I shall cut her hand. That which caused those before you to perish lies in that they used to pardon the thief if being from a noble class, while punishing the burglar if being from a low class''.
Sometimes he would bless, and be pleased with some of his sincere Companions, praying and seeking forgiveness for them, but would curse those disobeying and neglecting his orders, like his saying:''May God's damnation be upon anyone staying behind Usamah's army'', when they refuted his leadership, refusing to join his army with the plea of his being too young. Other times he would explain to people all facts, preventing their being proud of some false Companions.
Al-Mawardi reports that the Prophet (S) felt thirsty during the Battle of Tabuk, whereat the hypocrites said: Muhammad has the knowledge if Heaven, but is unaware of the place of water. Thereat, jabriel descended upon him, apprising him of their names, and he (S) disclosed them to Sa'd ibn 'Ubadah, who said to the Prophet: If you permit I will smite their necks. the Prophet (S) said: ''No, lest people hould ay that Muhammad slays his Conpanions, but we befriend them as long as they are with us''.299
He (S) has accompanied them as indicated by the Qur'ah in their regard, being pleased with the truthful, and angered with the hypocrites, apostates and covenant-breachers among them, vursing them through many muhkam verses. This subject was fully covered in the book fas'alu Ahl al-Dhikr, chapter of: ''Holy qur'an Discloses Realities of Some Companions''.
We suffice with citing one example of the acts of some hypocrites Sahabah, revealed by God, exposing their doers, who were twelve Companions.They have used remoteness of distance as a medium, for not being able to join the prophet (as prayer), building a mosque then for performing prayers in their due times. Are they truly sincere in their claim and aim? But Allah, from Whom nothing in the earth or in the hravens is bidden, and who knows the traitor of the eyes, and that which the bosoms hide, has been aware of their hidden intention, revealing to His Messenger their truth, disclosing for him their hypocrisy by His saying:
''And as for those who chose a place of worship out of opposition and disbelief, and in order to cause dissent among the believers, and as an outpost for those who warred against Allah and His Messenger aforetime, they will surely swear: We purposed naught save good. Allah beareth witness that they verily are liars". (9:107)
As Allah never disdains from Truth, so it His Messenger who used to disclose expressely to his Companions about their struggle over the world (dunya), following te sunan of the jews and Christians completely, and about their turning back and apostatasy, and entering Hell-fire on Doomsday with only very few of them being saved, and so on.
How do Ahl al-Sunnah try then to convince us, that all the Sahabah being just and all going to Paradise, their rules being binding, their opinions and heresies being obligatory, and that finding fault with any of them being renegading from religion that entails death?!
It is a claim rejected by the insane, not only the sane, and be no more than a false lie uttred by emirs and monarchs, and their followers among the hireling 'ulama' .How can we accept such nonsense while having intellects, since it being a refutation against Allah and His Messenger, an act whose perpetrator is an apostate, due to its opposition to reason and inner conciousness.
We never force Ahl al-Sunnah to disregard or reject it, as they are free in their beliefs, and it is them who shoulder the responsibility of its evil consequences.
But they should not charge with disbelief, that who adheres to the Qur'an and Sunnah in regard of the justice of Sahabah, saying to the benevolent of them: Well-done! and to the evil-doer: You have erred and done bad, the one who befriends Allah and His Messenger, and proclaims freedom from obligation against the enemies of Allah and His Messenger.
Thus it is exposed for us, that Ahl al-Sunnah have contradicted the very Qur'an and the very Sunah, adhering to the dictates of the Umayyad and Abbasid authorities, discarding all the legal and rational criteria.
The strange point, when you talk to any of the Sunni 'ulama' who charge with impiety anyone reviling a companion, and ask him: What prevents you from charging with impiety Mu'awiyah and those who follow his example, in reviling and cursing 'Ali from over the rostrums? Definately his reply will be: "Those are a people who have passed away.Theirs is that which they earned, and yours is that which ye earn. And ye will not be asked of which they used to do."(2:134)!
299. His (S) Saying "Let the people should say that Muhammad kills his Companions, but we should be kind Companions to thm...", has an express evidence that the hypocrits being among the Sahabah. So Ahl al-Sunnah's claim that the hypocrites being not among the Sahabah is totally refuted and rejected, since it is a refutation against the Messenger of Allah, who counted the as his Companions.
Adapted from the book: "The Shi'ah; The Real Followers of the Sunnah" by: "Dr. Muhamad al-Tijahi al-Samawi"
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