Opponents of the Ahl al-Bayt (as) claim that the Amir al-Mo’minin; ImamAli (pbuh) had a nice and friendly relationship with the three caliphs, and to prove this myth, they used lies such as Umm Kulthum’s marriage to Umar, naming the children of Imam Ali (pbuh) after the caliphs, and so on…
However, we have already given a detailed and conclusive answer to these false Shubahat ;But this time and in this article, we try to expose the view point and opinion of Amir al-Mo’minin (pbuh) about the caliphs, from the most Sahih Sunni books, and and let our dear readers to judge by themselves.
According to the authentic narrations of al-Sindi, which are mentioned in the most authentic Sunni books, Amir al-Mo’minin (pbuh) has never had friendly relations with the three caliphs; Rather, he considered them as liars, Sinners, Deceivers, Traitors, Oppressors,Tyrants and so on..
Before presenting the evidence, we note that our aim is not to insult anyone’s sanctity; Rather, it is only to quote from Sunni books, with the Sahih source and Isnad. And we leave the judgment to our dear Shia and Sunni readers.
Muslim Neyshabouri, in his book ‘Sahih’, narrates a long narration from Omar ibn al-Khattab who said to Amir al-Mo’minin (PBUH):
فَلَمَّا تُوُفِّيَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ –صلي الله عليه وسلم– قَالَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ أَنَا وَلِيُّ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ –صلي الله عليه وسلم– فَجِئْتُمَا تَطْلُبُ مِيرَاثَكَ مِنَ ابْنِ أَخِيكَ وَيَطْلُبُ هَذَا مِيرَاثَ امْرَأَتِهِ مِنْ أَبِيهَا فَقَالَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ –صلي الله عليه وسلم– « مَا نُورَثُ مَا تَرَكْنَا صَدَقَةٌ ». فَرَأَيْتُمَاهُ كَاذِبًا آثِمًا غَادِرًا خَائِنًا وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ إِنَّهُ لَصَادِقٌ بَارٌّ رَاشِدٌ تَابِعٌ لِلْحَقِّ ثُمَّ تُوُفِّيَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَأَنَا وَلِيُّ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ –صلي الله عليه وسلم– وَوَلِيُّ أَبِي بَكْرٍ
فَرَأَيْتُمَانِي كَاذِبًا آثِمًا غَادِرًا خَائِنًا.
Then, at the end of the narration we read that omar ibn al-Khattab compelled both Amir al-Mo’minin and Abbas to admit:
“Do you confirm what I have said?” They both said, “Yes.”
Other Sunni books have also narrated the same story using the terms “oppressor and tyrant”. Even Albani, who is a Wahhabi, has confirmed its authenticity as Sahih:
Omar said: You two believed that Abu Bakr was
After narrating the story, Al-Albani affirmed that the source of the narration is Sahih.
The same narration is also found in Ibn Habban’s book, with the research of the Wahhabi researcher Shuaib Al Arna’ut. They both agreed that the source is Sahih.
The narration in these two sources says that Amir al-Mo’minin thought Abu Bakr and Umar were bad people. They were liars, deceivers, oppressors, and tyrants. What’s interesting is that in Sahih Bukhari, these qualities are described as characteristics of hypocrites. Muhammad ibn Ismail wrote about it in Sahih Bukhari.حدثنا سُلَيْمَانُ أبو الرَّبِيعِ قال حدثنا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بن جَعْفَرٍ قال حدثنا نَافِعُ بن مَالِكِ بن أبي عَامِرٍ أبو سُهَيْلٍ عن أبيه عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ عن النبي صلي الله عليه وسلم قال آيَةُ الْمُنَافِقِ ثَلَاثٌ