Please read the hadith which some Companions who remained in the Company of the Holy Prophet, they did innovations after the death of the Messenger of Allah.
We have mentioned this hadith here because our Sunni fellows claim that all the Companions of The Holy Prophet used to follow The Prophet promptly and exactly. But this narration from Sahih Muslim say something different.
This hadith is about those 12 hypocrites who tried to kill The Holy Prophet in the valley of UQBA while The Prophet was on his way to Medina. The Holy Prophet told their names to his righteous companion Hudhaifa Yamani who kept their names secret. Those names remained hidden among the Companions and The Holy Prophet who was true picture of mercy did not punished them.
Although there were lots of other hypocrites among the Companions. The Holy Quran says about those hypocrites (9:101) ” And among those around you of the bedouins are hypocrites, and [also] from the people of Madinah. They have become accustomed to hypocrisy. You, [O Muhammad], do not know them, [but] We know them. We will punish them twice [in this world]; then they will be returned to a great punishment.”
Our Sunni fellows still insist all Companions are righteous, follow anyone you will guided. The above verse invalidates their theory. They don’t know if they pick a companion to follow him, he could be hypcrite according to the above verse!
Some times our Sunni fellows tell us stories that actually all the Companions are righteous but those who did bad stuff, they are automatically out of companionship.They are no more Companions !
But this hadith of Sahih Muslim invalidates their theory. The Holy Prophet counted those bad people as HIs Companions even they tried to kill The Holy Prophet. This narartion invalidates the Sunni definition of Sahabi.
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Please read the narration in Sahih Muslim that a Companion who was the Governot of third Caliph Uthman, he came is the mosque as a drunk. He lead the morning prayer 2 rak’ats while he was drunk and said I can increase more.
Please read the last part of the narration.
” This cousin of yours, Mu’awiya, orders us to unjustly consume our wealth among ourselves and to kill one another, while Allah says:” O ye who believe, do not consume your wealth among yourselves unjustly, unless it be trade based on mutual agreement, and do not kill yourselves. Verily, God is Merciful to you” (iv. 29). The narrator says that (hearing this) Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-As kept quiet for a while and then said: Obey him in so far as he is obedient to God; and diqobey him in matters involving disobedience to God.
It is hard to understand the theory of our Sunni fellows that all the Companions are righteoues and stars, follow anyone you will be guided!
We have mentioned such narrations here just to correct our Sunni fellows who claim that all the Companions of The Holy Prophet are like stars follow anyone you will be guided. But in Bukhari and Muslim we find some shocking facts that not all the Companions are righteous, some of them were involved in adultery and drinking. Please read the narration in sahih Muslim.
Please also read the last part of the narration.
” `Uthman further said, ‘The what are these talks which are reaching me from you? As for what you ha mentioned about Al-Walid bin ‘Uqb; Allah willing, I shall give him the leg; punishment justly. Then `Uthman ordered that Al-Walid be flogged fort lashes. He ordered `Ali to flog him an he himself flogged him as well.”
We have mentioned such narrations here just to correct our Sunni fellows who claim that all the Companion of The Holy Prophet are like stars follow anyone you will be guided. But in Bukhari and Muslim we find some shocking facts that all the Companions are not righteous, even they falsely sworn in front of The Holy Prophet (pbuh). Please read more narrations in chapter The Book of Inovoking curses.
We have shared earlier that how Umar bin Khattab changed the laws of Quran and Sunnah, changed the law of divorce and about Hajj knowingly said that I do not allow the that practice. we want to share some more interesting narrations from the other companions.
We can see in these narrations that Uthman (third caliph) knowingly performed Hajj against the Sunnah of the Prophet While Imam Ali argued with him. In first narration Uthman says leave us alone and in second narration he says that we were in fear at the time of the Prophet. At the end of the narration arabic word KHAIFEEN is used which means that with the Prophet we had no other choice but following the Prophet but now we are not scared from anyone, leave us alone and let us do what we want!