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In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
"Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are hard against the unbelievers, merciful to the believers..." (48:29)
"Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are
with him are hard against the unbelievers, merciful to the believers..." (48:29)
al-Suyuti's Commentary on al-An`am, 97
Al-Suyuti said in al-Durr al-manthur, in commenting on the
verses 97 of Surat al-An`am ("And He it is Who hath set for you
the stars that ye may guide your course by them amid the darkness of the land and the sea.
We have detailed Our revelations for a people who have knowledge"):
al-Khatib narrated from `Umar: I heard Allah's Messenger say: "Do not ask about what
is in the stars, and do not explain the Qur'an according to your opinion, and do not
insult any of my Companions: that is true faith."
Al-Zuhri has a saying related by Darimi in the introduction to his Sunan:
"Beware of evaluating things for yourself. By the One in Whose hand is my soul, if
you evaluate things for yourself you will assuredly declare lawful the unlawful and
declare unlawful the lawful. Rather, whatever reaches you from those who learned from
the Companions of Muhammad -- peace be upon him -- put it into practice."
Narrations from Bukhari's Sahih on the rank of Abu Bakr and `Umar:
Narrated Ibn `Abbas: While I was standing amongst the people who were invoking Allah for `Umar ibn al-Khattab who was lying (dead) on his bed, a man behind me rested his elbows on my shoulder and said: "(O `Umar!) May Allah bestow His Mercy on you. I always hoped that Allah will keep you with your two companions, for I often heard Allah's Messenger saying: I, Abu Bakr and `Umar were there; I, Abu Bakr and `Umar did this; I, Abu Bakr and `Umar set out. So I hoped that Allah will keep you with both of them." I turned back to see that the speaker was `Ali ibn Abi Talib. (Bukhari)
Narrated Anas: Allah's Apostle ascended the mountain of Uhud with Abu Bakr, `Umar, and `Uthman, and the mountain shook. Allah's Apostle said: "Be calm, O Uhud!" I think he stroked it with his foot and added: "There is none on you but a Prophet, a siddiq, and two shahid." (Bukhari)
Narrated Ibn `Umar: "During the lifetime of the Prophet we considered Abu Bakr as peerless and then `Umar and then `Uthman and then we used not to differentiate between the companions of the Prophet." (Bukhari)
Imam Malik's Sayings Concerning the Companions
Allah Almighty said:
Malik ibn Anas and others said: "Whoever hates the
Companions and curses them does not have any right to Muslim booty. This judgement is
taken from the verse:
Malik also said: "Whoever is exasperated by the
Companions of Muhammad is an unbeliever, for Allah said:
Others from the Salaf on the Love of the Companions (r)
`Abd Allah ibn al-Mubarak said: "There are two
qualities which are the cause of salvation for whoever has them: truthfulness and love for
the Companions of Muhammad."
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