I was discussing with a Shi’a about Abu Bakr, Omar, Uthman and Aisha. He said to me: “I challenge you to bring me one narration from Shi’a books of any of the Imams (may peace be upon them) who cursed these people by their names”. So he doesn’t even believe that we have one narration on this issue. Moreover, he argued with the following:
Allah says: ‘Had you been rough, hard-hearted, they would have dispersed from around you.’
The Qur’an 3:160
I had a reply to him, but it wasn’t enough
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
You may watch the series of lectures given by the Sheikh entitled: “The statements of the Family of Mohammad against their enemies” A powerful and valuable series of lectures by His Eminence Sheikh Yasser al-Habib in which he presented and clarified the narrations and statements of Ahlul-Bayt (may peace be upon them) against their enemies.
In which he mentioned tens of narrations that speak about this issue, including narrations which mention that Ahlul-Bayt (may peace be upon them) cursed and condemned their enemies by their names.
Among these narrations is the following that is narrated by the Pride of Islam, Al-Kulayni, and the Great Sheikh of our Sect, Al-Tousi (may Allah’s satisfaction be upon them both), with a reliable chain of narrators on the authority of Hussain, son of Thuwayr, and Abi-Salama al-Sarraj, who both said:
We heard Aba-Abdillah (Imam al-Sadiq- may peace be upon him) while he was cursing four men and four women after each obligatory prayer: Such-a-man, and such-a-man, and such-a-man, and Mu’awiya – and he named them – and such-a-woman, and such-a-woman, and Hind, and Umm-ul-Hakam, the sister of Mu’awiya.
Al-Kafi, by Al-Kulayni, volume 3, page 342, and Tahdheeb-ul-Ahkam, by Al-Tousi, volume 2, page 321
In the narration of Al-Tusi, we find the following words used: “The Taymi, the Adawi, and such-a-man, and Mu’awiya – and he named them – and such-a-woman, and such-a-woman, and Hind, and Umm-ul-Hakam, the sister of Mu’awiya.”
Notice that the narration says that the Imam (may peace be upon him) used to name these individuals when he cursed them. These people were:
- Abu Bakr
However, since the narrators weren’t capable of clearly stating their names due to the difficult circumstances of their era, they would use words such as: “Such-a-man and such-a-man” or “The Taymi and the Adawi” or: “Such-a-woman and such-a-woman”. However, they still didn’t want us to suppose that the Imam (may peace be upon him) didn’t clearly state their names when cursing them, which is why they stressed on saying the following: “…and he named them…”. This implicates that Imam al-Sadiq (may peace be upon him) used to say after each obligatory prayer:
O Allah, curse Aba Bakr, and Omar, and Uthman, and Mu’awiya, and Aisha, and Hafsa, and Hind, and Umm-ul-Hakam.
It is a shame for any person who has neither read nor is educated; to just randomly and purposelessly claim that there is not a single narration of our Imams (may peace be upon them) in which they curse their enemies by their names. What is more shameful is that even some turbans, who wear religious clothing but aren’t deserving of doing so, claim this.
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