The aim of this blog is to remove whatever doubts that may have entered some people’s minds regarding denial of any violence against Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) at her home, or against Hazrat Ali (a.s.) at the house of Janabe Fatima Zahra(s.a.).
Authentic references have been provided in the fond hope of a definitive conclusion and the eradication of all doubts Inshallah.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ahl’ul Sunnah believe that the testimony of the Sahaba without witnesses but Abubakr rejected Hazrat Fatima Zahra testimony

In the annotations of this tradition, Imam Badruddin al A’ini in Umdatul Qari said:

وقال بعضهم وفيه قبول خبر الواحد العدل من الصحابة ولو جر ذلك نفعا لنفسه لأن أبا بكر لم يلتمس من جابر شاهدا على صحة دعواه
“Some (scholars) said that according to it (the tradition) the evidence of one just companion is accepted although it may be in his own favour, because Abu Bakr did not ask Jabir to produce any witness to prove his claim.”
 Umadat ul Qari, Volume 12 page 121


Subhanallah! If Jabir’s claim is acceptable without witnesses due to his station of being a Just Companion, then Sayyida Fatima (as) in addition to the rank of Sahaba and Just, had also attained the rank of purity and infallibility, and hence her exceptional testimony should have been accepted without question, yet Abu Bakr’s heart was not willing to concede to her claim, he considered her claim to be of lesser value than that of an ordinary Sahabi.
We also read in Umadat ul Qari, Volume 12 page 120:
“I say: By not seeking additional witnesses to back up Jabir’s claim was an adherence the principles of the Qur’an and Sunnah, since in the Qur’an Allah (swt) says that you are the Khayr ul Ummah (Best of Ummah’s), an wasat Ummah (Just Ummah) – if Jabir is not counted in the best and most just of Ummah’s then who is? He acted on a Hadeeth in this way, Rasulullah (s) said ‘Whoever intentionally attributes a lie to me shall enter Hell’ hence whilst the comments of a normal Muslim cannot be relied upon, it cannot be that a Sahabi would attribute lies to the Prophet (s). If this problem arose today it would be unacceptable without proof.”
 Umadat ul Qari, Volume 12 page 121
We should also highlight the fact that we read in Ahle Sunnah’s authority work Al Alam al Moqeen page 36:
“The truth is when you have just one witness; a ruling should be based on their truthfulness. It is established that the Prophet (s) ruled on the Abu Qathada’s killing a Pagan, on the basis of sole testimony, and rewarded him his armour on this basis, he did not even ask for the clear testimony of Abu Qatada, rather the testimony of a single witness was deemed acceptable”.


We appeal to justice – It’s hard to believe that a Sahaba neigh a common run of Muslim would ever attribute a false utterance to Rasulullah (s) which is why Jabir’s testimony was accepted by Abu Bakr without the need for witnesses. Then we have Sayyida Fatima (as) superior in rank than other Muslims, including the Sahaba, a woman in whose honour Allah (swt) sent down the verse of purity, who has been given the title of Sayyida tul-Nisa’ ul-Jannah [Leader of the Women of Paradise]. We cannot believe that this pure and truthful woman would attribute a false statement to her father Rasulullah (s). It was incumbent on Abu Bakr to immediately accept the claim that had been made by Sayyida Fatima (as).