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Answering Al-Tijani in his claim that the Four Sunni Imams Learned Knowledge from Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq

Al-Tijani, when he was about to  discuss some kids (as he  mentioned), says:

“One of the boys asked me,  “Which Madhhab (religious school) is followed in Tunis’?” I  said, “The Maliki Madhhab.” And  noticed that some of them  laughed, but I did not pay much  attention. He asked me, “Do you  not know the Jafari Madhhab?” I  said, “What is this new name? No we only know the four Madhahibs, and apart from that is not within Islam.”

He smiled and said, “The Jafari  Madhhab is the essence of Islam,  do you not know that Imam  Abu  Hanifah studied under Imam  Jafar al-Sadiq? And that Abu  Hanifah said, “Without the two  years al-Numan would have  perished.” I remained silent and  did not answer, for I had heard a  name that I had never heard  before, but thanked Allah that he – i.e. their Imam Jafar al-Sadiq – was not a teacher of Imam Malik, and said that we are Malikis and not Hanafis. He said, “The four  Madhahibs took from each other,  Ahmed ibn Hanbal took from al-Shafii, and al-Shafii took from Malik, and Malik took from Abu  Hanifah, and Abu Hanifah from  Jafar al-Sadiq, therefore, all of  them were students of Jafar ibn  Muhammad, who was the first to  open an Islamic University in the  mosque of his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah. and under  him studied no less than four  thousand jurisprudents and  specialists in Hadith (prophetic  traditions).”

I say:

1.  The claim that Imam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) was taught by Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (rahmatullah alayh) is a lie that is known to anyone who  reads something about the life of Imam Abu Hanifah. What is  known and famous is that Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) was taught by some of the grandest scholars of his time, most notably Isma’eel bin Hammad Abu Sulayman Al-Kufi who was one of the most distinguished teachers of Imam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh). In addition, Abu Hanifah was taught by Ibraheem bin Muhammad Al-Muntashir, Ibraheem bin Zayd Al-Nakh’ai, Ayyub Al-Sikhtiyani, Al-Harith Al-Hamdhani, Rabee’iah  Al-Madani, Salim bin Abdullah  bin Umar bin Al-Khattab  (radhiyallahu anhum), Sa’eed bin Masrooq the son of Sufyan Al-Thawri, Sulayman Al-Hilali, A’asim bin Kaleeb and many others.

2.  Even if Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (rahimahullah) taught Imam Abu Hanifah, then the matter will not be more than that Imam Abu  Hanifah (rahimahullah) took  knowledge from Imam Al-Sadiq and it does not mean that  Abu  Hanifah became a so-called ‘Jafari’. I am saying this as a supposition, otherwise it is confirmed that Imam Abu  Hanifah used to give religious verdicts at the time of Abi Jaffar, the father of Jaffar Al-Sadiq!  And Al-Tijani’s saying that the  four famous Sunni schools  follow the ‘Jafari’ school is a degraded saying. Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) did not read for al-Shafi’i (i.e. read for him hadiths’ strengths as a student), but sat  with him. Al-Shafi’i (rahimahullah) read Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik (rahimahullah) and the book has only 9 hadiths that are  narrated by Imam Jaffar Al-Sadiq (rahimahullah). And no one said  that Imam Malik (rahimahullah) was one of the students of Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), but  they said that Imam Malik  (rahmatullah alayh) was contemporary with Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah).

3.  The Shia themselves narrate  in their most trustworthy books  what proves that Imam Abu  Hanifah (rahimahullah) was never a pupil of Abi Jaffar, let alone  Imam Jaffar Al-Sadiq. Instead,  the Shia claim that Imam Abu Hanifah was their enemy! 

Here, their master Al-Kulayni narrates in their most  trustworthy book which equals Al-Bukhari for us,“Usool Al-Kafi”:

“Sadeer said: “I heard Abu Jafar, peace be upon him saying, while holding my hand and exiting then he stood in front  of the house: “O’ Sadeer,  the matter of the people is that  they come to these rocks and go  round them and then they come  to us and let us know their  wilayah for us and it is Allah’s  saying: “I am the most forgiver  for those who repented, believed,  and did good deeds and then  were guided.” Abu Jafar pointed  to his chest and said: “Guided to  our wilayah.” Then he said: “O’  sadeer, let me show you those  who hinders the religion of  Allah.” Then he looked to Abu  Hanifah and Sufyan Al-Thawri  at that time and they were in a  circle in the mosque. Abu Jaffar  said: “Those are who hinders the  religion of Allah without guidance from Allah and without an obvious book. If those dirts sat  in their houses, then the people who would look for someone to  tell them about Almighty Allah and about His prophet would come to us and we would tell them about the almighty Allah and about His prophet.”

So, according to Shia’ Mythology, Imam Abu Hanifah was an ‘enemy’ so does that make any sense to claim Sunni Imam’s connectivity to ‘Jafari’ Madh-hab??!

4. And what Al-Tijani says that Jaffar Al-Sadiq taught more than four thousands jurisprudents and specialists in hadith is a very normal thing.

I say! And why not when the Shia narrates: “Some people from around the city asked for the permission of Jafar Al-Sadiq to enter. Al-Sadiq allowed them to enter. They entered and asked him, in one sitting, thirty thousands questions and he, peace be upon him, answered them and he was only ten years old.” Then what is the value of the knowledge of the four Sunni Imams in comparison to these scholars!

For more detailed refutation on this topic please visit the following posts:

Shiite contention: Imam Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) studied under Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (rahimahullah)

Ja’fari Madhhab: The So-called “Fifth Madhhab” is a Shiite Myth

The Roots of Sunni-Shi’i Differences in Fiqh

Refuting Muhammad al-Tijani Al-Samawi Raafidhi’s Baatil Accusations on Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu)

[Abu Sulaiman]

Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu), is the master of retainers and endurance, and the companion of Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam). He was with the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) in his dwellings and travels. His name is Abdulrahman bin Sakhr. Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) transmitted a lot of knowledge from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam). Not even him was saved from the tongue of this hating person who accused Abu Hurayrah of lying on Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) by making up fabricated hadiths. I will present his doubts about this companion and I will refute them by the permission of Allah.

Tijani’s Claim That Abu Hurayrah Narrates Fabricated Hadiths And The Answer To This Claim:

Al-Tijani says: “Perhaps they assigned the second half of the religion to Abu Hurayrah, who told them what they wanted to hear, so they bestowed on him various honors: they gave him the governship of al-Medinah, they gave him al-Aqiq palace and gave him the title of “Rawiat al-lslam” – the transmitter of Islam. He made it easy for the Umayyads to create a completely new religion which took whatever pleased them and supported their interests and power from the Holy Qur’an and the tradition of the Prophet.” [Muhammad Al-Tijani Al-Samawi, “Then I was Guided” p. 120]

He also says: “Then I read “Abu Hurayrah” by Sharaf al-Din and Shaykh al-Mudira” by Shaykh Mahmud Abu Rayyah al-Misri, and learnt that the Companions who changed after the departure of the Messenger of Allah were two types. The first, changed the rules. because of its power and authority. The second, changed the rules by attributing false Hadiths to the Messenger of Allah.” [Muhammad Al-Tijani Al-Samawi, “Then I was Guided” p. 131]

And again he says: “The virtues of Abu Bakr were also mentioned by Amr ibn al-‘As, Abu Hurayrah…” [Muhammad Al-Tijani Al-Samawi, “Then I was Guided” p. 142]

And I will answer his lies as the following:

About his sayings that Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) told the Ummayads what they desired to hear, therefore the Ummayads bestowed on him various honors, that they gave him the governship of Al-Madinah, that they gave him Al-Aqiq palace when he had nothing, and that they gave him the title “Rawiat Al-Islam” (The Narrator of Islam) is a plain lie for the following reasons:

Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) was not with any of the two warring factions. He secluded himself from the battle and did not fight with anyone. Moreover, Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated some seclusion hadiths  from the Prophet (radhiyallahu anhu). An example, Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: “There will be afflictions (in the near future) during which a sitting person will be better than a standing one, and the standing one will be better than the walking one, and the walking one will be better than the running one, and whoever will expose himself to these afflictions, they will destroy him. So whoever can find a place of protection or refuge from them, should take shelter in it.”   [Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Book of the “Fitan” (Afflictions), Number 6670-6671] 
To be secluded was also the opinion of grand Companions.

Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) was not a destitute and his governship of Al-Madinah was not the first! But what could we say about an ignorant who monkey with history? In his caliphate, Umar bin Al-khattab (radhiyallahu anhu) gave Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) the governship of Al-Bahrain, and Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) had the money.

Muhammad bin Sireen (rahmatullah alayh) says: “Umar handled Abu Hurayrah the governship of Bahrain, and Abu Hurayrah came to Umar with 10,000 Dinars. Umar said to him: “O’ you the enemy of Allah and the enemy of His book! You took exclusive possession of this money?” Abu Hurayrah answered: “I am not the enemy of Allah nor the enemy of His book, but I am the enemy of who take enmity against them.” Umar asked: “Then from where did you get this money?” Abu Hurayrah answered: “I got this money by breeding my horses, my slave labors, and by getting consecutive gifts.” They examined his claim and found him saying the truth. Then Umar asked Abu Hurayrah to take the governship, but Abu Hurayrah refused. Umar said: “You hate to work while a better person than you was seeking it i.e. Yusuf (alayhissalaam)?” Abu Hurayrah said: “Yusuf is a prophet, a son of a prophet who was a son of another prophet and I am Abu Hurayrah the son of Umaymah and I am afraid of three things that have 2 folds each.” Umar asked: “Why would not you say five?” Abu Hurayrah answered: “I am afraid to speak without knowledge, to quell without clemency, afraid that my back would be beaten, that my money would be taken, and that my honor would be insulted.” [Al-Dhahabi. “Siyar A’alam Al-Nubala’a,” Vol.2 p.612 – the Examiner said that the narrators are trustworthy.]

The reason that the Ummayads gave Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) the governship of Al-Madinah was because Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) was one of the grand Companions who were left in Madinah and the other cities. He was one of the prominent signs in Madinah especially if we knew that he was asked to advance in prayer at the time of Ali and Mu’awiyah (radhiyallahu anhum). If other than the Ummayads ruled, they would certainly give Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) the governship of Madinah. He was the best candidate, and why not if he was asked to govern by a better person i.e. Umar (radhiyallahu anhu)? This escapee tries to portray Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) as the person who adheres to life and its lust. He tries to picture him as the sycophant to the rulers who lies in order to get instinctive benefits! Is this what should be said about Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) and he is the one who narrated from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam): “There are three persons whom Allah will not look at on the Day of Resurrection, nor will he purify them and theirs shall be a severe punishment. They are … a man who gave a pledge of allegiance to a ruler and he gave it only for worldly benefits. If the ruler gives him something he gets satisfied, and if the ruler withholds something from him, he gets dissatisfied.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhari, book of “Al-Musaqah” (Distribution of Water), Chapter: Preventing the wanderer from water, Number 2230 vol.2] 

And how could he ask for something and he narrates from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam): “One would rather cut and carry a bundle of wood on his back than ask somebody who may or may not live him.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Book of “Al-Biyoo’a” (Sales and Trade), Chapter: A man’s reward and work is by his hands, Number 1964] 

Muslim narrates in his Saheeh that Abu Zar’ah says: “Abu Hurayrah and I entered Marwan’s house. Abu Hurayrah saw some pictures so he said: “I heard the messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) saying that Allah asked: “who is more wrong than a person who tries to create something like my creatures? Let them therefore create an atom, a seed or a barley.” [Saheeh Muslim with explanation, Book of “Al-Libas and Al-Zeenah” (Clothes and Adornment), Number 2111] 

Al-Hakim narrated in his  Mustadrik that Abu Maryam, the slave of Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu), says: “Once, Abu Hurayrah passed by Marwan while Marwan was building his house, which is located in the middle of the city. So I set near him while the workers are working. Abu Hurayrah said: “Build strongly, aim for far, and die nearly.” Marwan said: “Abu Hurayrah, you are talking to the workers, what are you telling them?” Abu Hurayrah answered: “I told them to build strongly, aim for far, and to die nearly. O’ people of Quraysh! Remember three times how you were yesterday and how you are today. Before you used to serve your Persian and Roman masters. Eat today the semolina bread and the fat meat, but do not eat each other and do not hate and malice each other’s as the hackneys do. Be small today and tomorrow you would big. By Allah, none of you will rise a level save that Allah will bring him down at Judgement Day.” [Al-Hakim, Al-Mustadrik Vol.4 p.563] 

Look my dear brother to the clear truth and do not give attention to the holder of an obvious lie and a slandering desire.

The Virtues Of Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu)  From Shia’s Books!

Tijani’s allegation that Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates what people desire, that Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates fabricated stories about the virtues of the Companions, especially Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu anhu) – and that Al-Tijani became more sure of this when he read books about Abu Hurayrah by Sharaf Al-deen and Mahmoud Abu Rayyah, I say refuting his weak arguments:

The Companions agreed unanimously about the virtue, reliability, and good memorization of Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu). The Companions agreed also that Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) possessed the most knowledge about the Prophet’s hadiths. Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) says about Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu): “Abu Hurayrah, you were the most adhered to the Prophet and the most memorizing of his sayings than anyone of us.” [Sunan Al-Tirmidhi Vol.3, Book of “Manaqib Abi Hurayrah” (Virtues of Abu Hurayrah) Number 3836] 

It was said to Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu): “Do you deny anything that is said by Abu Hurayrah? Ibn Umar answered: “No, but he had the courage and we lacked it.” [Al-Thahabi, “Siyar A’alam Al-Nubala’a,” Vol.2 p.608] 

Ash’ath bin Saleem narrated from his father who says: “When I came to the Madinah, I saw Abu Ayyub narrates from Hurayrah who narrated from the Prophet  (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam). I asked him how he could do that and he is the companion of the Prophet? He answered: “To hear and narrate from Abu Hurayrah who narrated from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is more beloved to me than to narrate directly from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).” [Al-Dhahabi, “Siyar A’alam Al-Nubala’a,” Vol.2 p.606] 

Mu’awiyah bin Abi A’aysh Al-Ansari narrates that once he was sitting with Ibn Al-Zubair (radhiyallahu anhu) when Muhammad bin Eyas bin Al-Bakee came and asked about the religious verdict of a man who divorced his wife three times before sexual intercourse. So Ibn Abi Ayash sent the man to Abu Hurayrah and Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhum) who both were with Aysha (radhiyallahu anha). The man left and asked Abu Hurayrah and Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhum) the same question. Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhu) asked Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu): “Here you got an enigma, give him an answer Abu Hurayrah.” Abu Hurayrah answered: “The first divorce makes your wife a Bayyinah divorcee, and the third one makes her forbidden on you.” Ibn Abbas said the same thing. [Al-Dhahabi, “Siyar A’alam Al-Nubala’a,” Vol.2 p.607] 

Therefore, is it possible to call a man as a liar when Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhu) – the companion of Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) – have trust in him, behave with respect to him and ask him to give the religious verdict?

The reason that Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates a lot from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is because he was with the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) in his travels and stays. A work or a wife did not occupy Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu), because he did not have a job or a wife. So Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) took good care to accompany the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) to wherever the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) goes; whether to pilgrimage or to war (jihad). Abu Anas Malik bin Abi A’amir says: “Once a man came to Talha bin Ubaydullah and said: “O’ father of Muhammad! Do you know this Yamani – Abu Hurayrah –? Is he more knowledgeable about the Prophet’shadeeth than you? Because we hear things from him that we do not hear from you. Or does he narrate what the Prophet did not really say?” Ibn Ubaydillah answered: “That Abu Hurayrah heard from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) what we did not hear then there is no doubt about it. Let me tell you about it. We always had to take care of our houses, goats and works. We used to visit the messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) at the two folds of daylight and Abu Hurayrah was there and poor. He was a guest at the Prophet’s house, and had nothing in his hands. Therefore we do not doubt it that he heard from the Prophet what we did not hear, and you would never find a man who has goodness in his self that he would say what the messenger of Allah did not say.” [Al-Dhahabi, “Siyar A’alam Al-Nubala’a,” Vol.2 p.605-606]

In addition to his numerous collaterality with the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) that made him the most Companion narrator from the Prophet, in addition to that, his strong memorization, and accuracy through the teaching of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) characterized Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu).

Al-Bukhari narrated from Al-Zahari who says: “Narrated Abu Hurayrah: You people say that Abu Hurayrah tells many narrations from Allah’s Apostle and you also wonder why the emigrants and Ansar do not narrate from Allah’s Apostle as Abu Hurayrah does. My emigrant brothers were busy in the market while I used to stick to Allah’s Apostle content with what fills my stomach; so I used to be present when they were absent and I used to remember when they used to forget, and my Ansari brothers used to be busy with their properties and I was one of the poor men of Suffa. I used to remember the narrations when they used to forget. No doubt, Allah’s Apostle once said, “Whoever spreads his garment till I have finished my present speech and then gathers it to himself, will remember whatever I will say.” So, I spread my colored garment which I was wearing till Allah’s Apostle had finished his saying, and then I gathered it to my chest. So, I did not forget any of that narrations.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Book of “Al-Biyoo’a” (Sales and trade) Number 1942]

I have to document the opinion of one of the Shia Imami Imams about Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) and the Imam’s trust in him. This Imam is the fourth Imam, Zayn Al-A’abideen Ali bin Al-Hussein (rahmatullah alayh). Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ardabili narrated in his book “Kashf Al-Ghimmah” that Sa’eed bin Marjanah says: “Once I was with Ali bin Al-Hussein and I said: “I heard Abu Hurayrah saying: “The Messenger of Allah said that whoever frees a believer Allah will free part by part of him from the Hellfire. Even Allah would free a hand by a hand, a leg by a leg, and hole by hole” Ali alayhi al-salam said: “You heard that from Abu Hurayrah?” Sa’eed answered by a yes. Ali bin Al-Hussein said to his slave: “To my most intelligent slave boy -Abdullah bin Jaffar proposed to buy this slave by one thousand Dinar, but Ali bin Al-Hussein refused – you are free for the sake of Allah.” [Al-Ardabili, “Kashf Al-Ghimmah,” Vol.2 “Virtues of Imam Zayn Al-A’abideen,” p.290] 

Did you see my dear brother the truth and faithfulness of Abu Hurayrah in the eyes of Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein to a degree that the Imam would execute what Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates without hesitation? Therefore, it is not strange that one of the Shia Imamiyah scholars authenticated Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) and reckoned him one of the praised men in hadith. Abu Dawood Al-Hilli says: “Abdullah Abu Hurayrah is a known person and one of the Companions of the Prophet.” [“Rijal Ibn Dawood Al-Hilli,” p.198] 

And here Ibn Babaweh Al-Qummi take Abu Hurayrah’s (radhiyallahu anhu) hadiths as arguments in different places in his book “Al-Khisal” [Al-Qummi, “Al-Khisal,” p.31, 38, 164, 174, 176 ….. etc] and the examiner of the book (Muhaqqiq Al-Kitab) Ali Akbar Ghufari does not criticize Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) in that book although Ghufari criticized a lot of men. In addition, the person who narrates many hadiths from Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) and he is the husband of his daughter; Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyib (rahmatullah alayh) one of his most famous pupils, and the one who narrated from Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu), the hadith of the Prophet’s teachings to Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) on memorizing hadiths. Al-Kashshi – one of the grandest Shia scholars in the Science of Men- says about Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyib (rahmatullah alayh):

“Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyib was raised by the Prince of Beleivers alayhi al-salam.” [Rijal Al-Kashshi, Number 54, p.107] 

Al-Kashshi also narrates that Abu Jaffar says: “Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyib the most knowledgeable person among people in the oldies and the most understandable person at his time.” [Rijal Al-Kashshi, Number 54, p.110] 

Hence, I say to the “guided” Tijani that if Ali raised Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyib “then did not Ali tell ibn Al-Musayyib his opinion about Abu Hurayrah and ibn Al-Musayyib was raised by him? And how could Ali permit ibn Al-Musayyib to marry the daughter of the most lying person and Ali was his guardian and trustee?” [Abdulmun’eim Al-Ali, “Aqbas min Manaqib Abu Hurayrah,” (Lights in the Virtues of Abu Hurayrah) p.147] 

And how could Zayn Al-A’abideen (rahmatullah alayh) trust his knowledge and he was one of most special pupil of the most lying person and his inherited? Answer us you the owner of this said guidance!

And his saying:“The virtues of Abu Bakr were also mentioned by Amr ibn al-‘As, Abu Hurayrah, Urwa and Ikrima, and all of them hated Ali and fought him either with arms or by plotting against him and attributing virtues to his enemies…”  [Al-Tijani, “Then I was Guided,” p.142]

I say: In relation to Amr bin Al-A’as (radhiyallahu anhu), his fight against Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) is true. But Ibn Al-A’as (radhiyallahu anhu) only fought Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) when Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) and his soldiers started fighting them. His participation in the affliction was not because of his enmity against Ali (radhiyallahu anhu). No but because he thought that he was fighting to defend the truth and to abolish the falsehood. But that Ibn Al-A’s (radhiyallahu anhu) was making up virtues for Ali’s (radhiyallahu anhu) enemies is true! Ibn Al-A’s (radhiyallahu anhu) was one of the narrators of the hadith: “Ammar would be killed by the aggressor party!”  He also narrated from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam): “His (Ammar’s) killer and the stealer of his belongings are in hell.” And when someone objected on him for fighting Ammar: “It was said to Amr: “Here you are fighting him (Ammar)?” Amr answered that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said that his (Ammar’s) killer and the stealer of his belongings (are going to hell, not his fighter)” [Musnad Ahmad, Vol.6 Number 17791, Saheeh Isnad] 

Look dear brother to this plotting and fabrication to the virtues of Ali’s (radhiyallahu anhu) enemies! But Ibn Al-A’as (radhiyallahu anhu)’s only real charge is that he asked the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam): “Who is the most beloved person to you?” He said, ” ‘Aa’isha.” I asked, “Among the men?” He said, “Her father.” I said, “Who then?” He said, “Then ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab.” He then named other men.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Book of “Fadha’il Al-Sahabah”, (Virtues of the Companions) Number 3461] 

This only hadith is enough to slander against Ibn Al-A’as (radhiyallahu anhu)! In relation to Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu), Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) isolated himself from the affliction between Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) and Mu’awiyah (radhiyallahu anhu). Therefore, Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) was not biased. The prejudappears by plotting and fabricating virtues for Ali’s (radhiyallahu anhu) enemies as he narrated from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) at the Day of Khaybar: “I would give this banner to a man who loves Allah and His messenger, Allah will open by his hands … Then the Messenger of Allah called Ali bin Abi Talib and gave him the banner.”  [Saheeh Muslim, Book of “Fadha’il Al-Sahabah,” (Virtues of the Companions) Number 2405] 

Not only this, but Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) also narrated that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Who loved them both (Al-Hasan and Al-Hussein), then he has loved me, and who hated them both, then he has hated me.”  [Musnad Ahmad, “Fadha’il Al-Sahabah,” (Virtues Companions), Number 1359; Saheeh Isnad] 

Also Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: “O Allah, I love them both (Al-Hasan and Al-Hussein) therefore love them both too.”  [Musnad Ahmad, “Fadha’il Al-Sahabah,” (Virtues Companions), Number 1371; Saheeh Isnad]

Welcome to your guidance O’ Tijani!

In relation to Urwah, I do not know which Urwah Al-Tijani is meaning but perhaps it is Urwah bin Al-Zubair (rahimahullah) because there is no Urwah as famous as Urwah bin Al-Zubair (rahimahullah) especially when we know that this Urwah (rahimahullah) narrated from Aa’isha and Ibn ‘Umar (radhiyallahu anhum) hadith concerning the virtues of Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu anhu). Urwah (rahimahullah) did not participate in the affliction between Ali and Mu’awiyah (radhiyallahu anhum) because he was young; not more than ten years old. Therefore, Ahmad bin Abdullah Al-A’ajali says: “Urwah bin Al-Zubair, a trustworthy follower (tabe’ei), a good man, and did not partake in the affliction.” [Al-Dhahabi, “Siyar A’alam Al-Nubala’a,” Vol.4 p.433]

About Ikramah (radhiyallahu anhu), there is no doubt that Al-Tijani is pointing towards Ikramah (radhiyallahu anhu) bin Abi Jahl because there is no one named Ikramah (radhiyallahu anhu) but him. Ikramah (radhiyallahu anhu) was martyred, may Allah be pleased at him, in 13 Hijrah and the scholars disagreed on the battle that he was martyred in. Some say he was martyred in Al-Yarmook, and some say in Ajnadayn because both of those two battles happened at the same year. Therefore Ikramah (radhiyallahu anhu) passed away before the affliction by many years and I do not know what Ikramah (radhiyallahu anhu) has to do with this!

It seems that Al-Tijani is enjoying good information about the Islamic History and its men! And his words: “But Allah says: “Surely they will make a scheme, and I too will make a scheme so glad the unbelievers a respite: let them alone for a while”  [Al-Tijani, “Then I was Guided,” p.142]

I say: Allah is the greatest upon the diverted criminals! Allah is the greatest upon who ascribe Kufr verses to the best of people! And charge them with Kufr! May Allah forgive us! And they did not know that these verses suit them better. But I say that Allah disdain other than exposing them in front of the people and to disclose what their hearts hide of hatred and malice against the Companions of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam). I say to this Tijani and his brothers the Rawafids (the rejecters i.e. Shia): “And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!” [Qur’an (26:227)]

It is strange to see Al-Tijani waging a furious attack against Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) charging him in more than one occasion in his book that Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates lied and fabricated hadiths and then he takes those hadiths as arguments to support his claims! We see that Al-Tijani reasons out from the hadith of the Pond [Al-Tijani, “Then I was Guided,” p.104], which slanders against the Companions and he did not know that its narrator is Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu)!
Then Al-Tijani infers the precedence of Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) by the hadith of the Banner at the Day of Khaybar [Al-Tijani, “Then I was Guided,” p.143]  although its narrator is Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu)!

Also he advances as an argument the story of the man who peed in the mosque [Al-Tijani, “Then I was Guided,” p.72] and Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that too! After all that, Al-Tijani claims that Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) make up virtues for the enemies of Ali (radhiyallahu anhu)?