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13 minutes ago, just a muslim said:

imam muslim uses the term RA for non companions in sahih muslim. hadith books in general use RA for sahaba. i am pretty sure you will find earlier books from tabi'een who use RA. i can look it up or ask around if you want and try to provide references.

i hope this part of the question is unrelated to RA being a bidah, as you said that it is rightly concluded it isnt.

who coined this term and started using it? When? Why?

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53 minutes ago, just a muslim said:

i dont know the who and the when. i know the why. it was meant as a dua.

why is it important who started using it and when? if i may ask.

I was having a discussion with some sunni brothers who kept insisting that I say RA after the names of the first 3 caliphs. I responded that it is not Sunnah of the Prophet so I dont have too. That started a discussion on the origin on RA.

And here we are...

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4 minutes ago, shiaman14 said:

I was having a discussion with some sunni brothers who kept insisting that I say RA after the names of the first 3 caliphs. I responded that it is not Sunnah of the Prophet so I dont have too. That started a discussion on the origin on RA.

And here we are...

ah. their ignorance. i myself dont normally say RA after their names. 

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On 10/31/2017 at 9:37 PM, shiaman14 said:

Salaam,

Can someone please let me know when the tradition (dare I say bidah) of adding RadhiAllahu'anhu (RA) started? Why did it start?

Is this bidah (innovation)?

Its simply a dua. Making dua is not bidah.

And you can use this term (RA) with anyone you want. Same goes for term (AS) which is also a dua.

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Thank you to everyone who clarified that RA is a dua.

I want to delve deeper into this.

RA means "May Allah be pleased with him". Is it not incumbent upon us to be more careful about applying this tag to a sahaba or prominent figure?

For example, we see a lot of Sunni brothers apply RA to Muawiya. He was directly responsible for the death of thousands of Muslims. Does he deserve RA? Same applies for the instigators of Jamal?

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