Alsalam alaykum wa rahmatullah,
This is a challenge to our forum friend Shabeeh Abu Thar (شبيه أبو ذر). It appears as the brother is very fond of this great Sahabi, which is strange in my opinion, because Ahlulsunnah have a monopoly on Abu Thar. We have authentic praise of him, we have an authentic history of his conversion to Islam, we have an authentic history of his last days, we have authentic narrations by him, and we have authentic religious rulings by him.
On the other hand, I have a major doubt that there is any authentic praise for Abu Thar, nor do I know of any authentic history of his life, or any of his narrations. From what I recall, there is perhaps one or two narrations by him in Shi’ee books, both of which are weak. I also know for a fact that there are no religious rulings by him.
In other words, the love that brother Shabeeh Abu Thar (شبيه أبو ذر) has for Abu Thar is based on one of two things:
1- The Sunni Abu Thar,
2- A few scattered around reports by weak narrators about an imaginary Abu Thar.
My challenge is as follows to the brother:
1- Produce one authentic report from Abu Thar from Shia books according to Shia standards.
2- Produce one authentic religious ruling by Abu Thar from Shia books according to Shia standards.
3- Produce one authentic praise about Abu Thar from Shia books according to Shia standards.
If you fail in any of these, then please leave the dark side and accept Ahlulsunnah as the preservers of the deen (or at least change your username).Written By Farid Original Article Link: http://islamic-forum.net/index.php?showtopic=19760 Posted here by 13S2010