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Does the Sahaba's failure to support Imam Husayn (as) prove that this was not a battle between truth and falsehood?

This filthy Nasibi then states:

Kr-hcy.com states:IT IS EVIDENT FROM THE FACT THAT SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF SAHABA WERE ALIVE AT THAT TIME BUT ALL OF THEM KEPT ALOOF FROM THIS EVENT TO SAVE UMMAH FROM ENTANGLEMENT AND BLOODSHED. HAD IT BEEN AN ENCOUNTER BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, THE SAHABAH WHO THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES HAD NOT SHIRKED JIHAD WOULD HAVE DEFINITELY THROWN ALL THEIR WEIGHT BEHIND HADHRAT HUSAYN.

Reply One

Azam Tariq seems to suggest that the Sahaba would not be so shameless as to ignore Jihad. These Nasibi claim to be the defenders of the Sahaba, let us leave them aside for a moment and focus on Mu'awiya and the Banu Ummaya clan. Did they not shirk their duties to defend Uthman at the time of his murder? The entire Banu Umayya, including Mu'awiya stood back and allowed their relative Khalifah be slaughtered. Poor old Uthman was left on his own with no support, no son, brother in law or relative sought to protect his dear relative. Is this how the passive Gandhi ethics of Uthman were met? If these Nasibi claim that they were merely following the words of noble Uthman who stated no one whether that be his clan, the people of Medina or Mu'awiya's army support him, then his desire is false since it is even incumbent on a seventy year old man to protect his life. Failure to do so constitutes suicide that contravenes the Shari'a.

Reply Two

If the Sahaba could not shirk the responsibility of Jihad then we should point out that poor old Uthman was cornered in his home for forty days before his end and the Sahaba did not have the decency to fight and protect their imam even though this oppression occurred in the city in which they resided. When they shirked 'jihad' in their own hometown then what likelihood was there to expect these same 'lions' to defend Imam Husayn (as) who had been cornered two thousand miles away by Yazeed in the remote plains of Kerbala? Can these Nasibi produce any evidence that their Imam Yazeed had made a declaration via radio / television / papers that he was intending to fight Imam Husayn (as) on a specific date at a specific venue - and that despite this, the Sahaba shirked their responsibilities?

Reply Three

Rather than protect poor Uthman history testifies that many played a key role in his downfall and killing. Ayesha for example had issued takfeer against Uthman. Why did the Sahaba not raise their objections and seek to head off these libellous claims? Why is this Nasibi trying to use the Sahaba's inaction with regards to supporting Imam Husayn (as) as proof - when the same Sahaba were involved in killing Uthman? On Azam Tariq's assessment can we therefore deem their action against Uthman to be correct?

When the Sahaba had participated in the killing of Uthman, who as they claim was the Khilafah over the Muslims, and this did not bother them in the slightest, then how can Azam Tariq ask us why the Sahaba remained silent and failed to side with Imam Husayn (as)? It's those Santas again - the Nasibis keep hiding behind them while we lift their red Santa kaftans and expose their uncircumcised privates.

Reply Four

If this Nasibi claims that the Sahaba's inaction serves as evidence that no Jihad had taken place then we should point out that in Medina a group of the companions openly advocated their opposition to Yazeed and demonstrated this opposition by removing their shoes from their feet. Then the people of Medina rebelled and fought the army of Yazeed. Tell us, can we describe the Sahaba's rebellion in Medina and fighting Yazeed, as Jihad on their part and a battle between truth and falsehood? Were the people of Medina not on the path of truth? Or were all those who narrated this event of Harra including great Nasibis such as Ibn Kathir Dimishqi misguided by Ibn Saba in this regard?

Reply Five: The Santas are cowards

If Azam Tariq claims that the Sahaba never shirked Jihad then what can we say of the fact that the Sahaba in the Battle Uhud fled for their lives leaving Rasulullah (s) exposed to the enemy forces - does Surah Aal-e-Imran not expose their Jihad phobia in this regards?

Reply Six

Did the Sahaba and Tabieen not leave Umm'ul Momineen Ayesha during the battle of Jamal? She was left on her camel, undefended. What happened to the honourable Sahaba on this occasion. Did they not shirk their Jihad duties here?

Imam Husayn (as) fought Yazeed's army in hand-to-hand combat as he was brave, as were the sahaba who joined him. Most of the other sahaba only fought Yazeed when Yazeed attacked them in Madina i.e. they were set upon. This is because none had the courage of a Shia Imam, who took on the might of the world' most powerful empire rather than abandon his principles. Meanwhile, the Santas were running scared.

Adapted from the book: "Yazeed"