‘Shia infallible’ Imam al-Jawad admits to Abu Bakr’s virtues


al-Salamu `Aleykum,

We often stumble upon things in Arabic websites and forums which we don’t translate due to their numbers and size, yet I thought of translating something just for old time’s sake.
There’s a very weak narration in praise of Abu Bakr which is found in some books, such as al-Majrouhin by ibn Hibban, where Jibreel tells Muhammad (saw) to ask Abu Bakr:

فاقرأه من الله السلام وقل له يقول لك ربك أراض أنت عني

“The giver of peace greets him with peace and tells you (O Muhammad) to ask (Abu Bakr): Your Lord asks, are you pleased with me?”

Now some Shia decides to ask about this narration on “Aalulbayt Global Information Center” better known as “al-shia.org”, this is a renowned Shia website established by Sistani’s office as they themselves claim:

برعاية مكتب سماحة آية الله العظمى السيد علي الحسيني السيستاني ( دام ظلّه ) ، تمّ تأسيس مركز آل البيت ( عليهم السلام ) العالمي للمعلومات في مدينة قم ، وذلك في ذكرى عيد الغدير الأغر 18 ذي الحجة 1418 هـ ـ 1998 م

Here is the text of the Fatwa:

السؤال:
ما ردكم على : يا أبا بكر ، إن السلام يقرئك السلام ، ويقول : إني راضٍ عنك ، فهل أنت راضٍ عني ؟

الجواب:
نجيبك بهذه المحاورة التي وقعت بين يحيى بن أكثم في حضور المأمون العباس وبين الإمام محمد الجواد( عليه السلام ) :

إن ابن أكثم ناظر الامام أبا جعفر محمد بن علي الجواد ( عليه السلام ) مرة بحضور المأمون و جماعة كبيرة .

فقال يحيى بن أكثم : ما تقول يا بن رسول الله في الخبر الذي روي أن جبرائيل نزل على رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) وقال : يا محمد إن الله يقرؤك السلام ، ويقول لك : سل أبا بكر هل هو راض عني ؟ فإني راض عنه .

فقال ( عليه السلام ) : ( لستُ بِمنكرٍ فضل أبي بكر ، ولكن يجب على صاحب هذه الخبر أن يأخذ مثال الخبر الذي قاله رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) في حجة الوداع : قد كثرت عليَّ الكذابة وستكثر ، فمن كذَّب علي متعمداً فليتبوأ مقعده من النار .

فإذا أتاكم الحديث فاعرضوه على كتاب الله وسنتي ، فما واقع كتاب الله وسنتي فخذوا به ، وما خالف كتاب الله وسنتي فلا تأخذاو به .

وليس يوافق هذا الخبر كتاب الله ، قال الله تعالى : ( وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ ) ق : 16 .

فالله عزَّ وجل خفي عليه رضا أبي بكر من سخطه حتى سأل عن مكنون سره ؟! هذا مستحيل في العقول ) .

[Question: What is your response to: “O Abu Bakr, the giver of peace greets you with peace and says: I am pleased with you, are you pleased with me?”

Answer: We respond to you by this discussion between Yahya bin al-Aktham(Sunni scholar) and Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (as) in the presence of (Caliph) al-Ma’moun al-`Abbasi.

Yahya said: What say you O son of Rasul-Allah about the narration where Jibreel descends on Rasul-Allah (saw) and says: “O Muhammad, Allah greets you with peace and says: Ask Abu Bakr if he is pleased with me? As I am pleased with him.”

He (as) replied: I do not deny the virtue of Abu Bakr, but the narrator of this Hadith has to remember what Rasul-Allah (saw) said in his farewell sermon: “Many people lie about me and they will increase. Whoever attributes a lie to me intentionally, let him take his seat in hell.”

When you encounter a Hadith attributed to me, present it to Allah’s book and my Sunnah, whatever agrees with them take it, and whatever conflicts with Allah’s book and my Sunnah then reject it.

And this narration does not agree with Allah’s book, as Allah says: {And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein}

Is Allah ignorant of Abu Bakr’s opinion of Him so that He may ask him about it!? That is impossible intellectually.]

First of all, the big disaster here is that al-Jawad says “I do not deny the virtue of Abu Bakr” which for extremist Rafidah who curse him day and night is like a kick to the face.

Secondly and what is more interesting, is the sheer weakness of the argument of al-Jawad, his rule of accepting and rejecting is what opposes the Qur’an and the Sunnah, yet in this narration he openly rejects the “Sunnah”. Then he says the Hadith does not agree with Allah’s book, as how can Allah ask him a question when Allah already knows what is in his heart? That is impossible!

Well it’s only impossible if you don’t know Allah’s book, since Allah in his book says:

{Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?’}

And Allah says:

{And what is that in your right hand, O Moses?” – He said, “It is my staff; I lean upon it, and I bring down leaves for my sheep and I have therein other uses.”}

Rather this narration although weak, agrees perfectly with Allah’s book as He says:

{Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him}

Alas the Shia insist on fabricating these reports and attributing them to Ahlul-Bayt in order to insult the Companions of Rasul-Allah (saw).

 

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By Hani

Posted here by 13S2010

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