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Which companions of the Prophet peace be upon him are respected by the Shi'a? Can we make list? Sunnis always accuse us of believing that all but 3 companions are kafir, but surely this can't be right?

Also is this hadith about all but 3 companions becoming kafir acceppted by any Shi'a? Since its historically inaccurate?

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Salman al-Farisi

al-Miqdad b. `Amr

`Ammar b. Yasir

Abu Dharr al-Ghifari

Bilal al-Habashi

Zayd b. Haritha

`Abdullah b. Mas`ud

`Abdullah b. `Abbas

Abu Sa`eed al-Khudri

Jabir b. `Abdullah

`Abbas b. `Abd al-Muttalib

Malik b. Nuwayra

Zayd b. al-Arqam

Umm Salama

al-Bara'a b. `Azib al-Ansari

`Amr b. Wathila aka Abu Tufayl

`Uthman b. Hunayf

Sahl b. Hunayf

Khuzayma b. Thabit

Hudhayfa b. al-Yaman

(Note: some in this list are of a higher calibre than others, and some in this list were deviant and became guided later)

I am sure there are many I have forgotten. Do not forget those who died and were martyred during the Prophet's lifetime, such as Hamza b. `Abd al-Muttalib, Abu Talib, Yasir, Sumaya, etc.

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As a shia of Ali (as), I believe Sahaba (ra) as only those muslims who accepted Islam during the life of our Prophet (SAAWS), saw Prophet (SAAWS) as muslim and died as believers in the state of Eimaan.

There were people who saw our Prophet (SAAWS) but if they died either munafiq or kafir are not considered as sahaba.

There are certain tests to be applied to see whether someone can be considered as sahabi.

Anybody who denies Prophet (SAAWS) teachings or sayings is considered as kafir.

There were people who denied Prophet (SAAWS) before his death.

There were people who hurt Bibi Fatima (SA) and thus hurt Prophet (SAAWS)

There were people, who were against Imam Ali (as) and denied Prophet (SAAWS) hadith about Haqq & Imam (as).

These kind of people might be muslim during life of Prophet (SAAWS) but their actions removed them from category of sahaba.

Instead of list of people who are sahaba or not, just apply the above criteria.

Thus, all sahabas (ra) are to be respected.

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As a shia of Ali (as), I believe Sahaba (ra) as only those muslims who accepted Islam during the life of our Prophet (SAAWS), saw Prophet (SAAWS) as muslim and died as believers in the state of Eimaan.

There were people who saw our Prophet (SAAWS) but if they died either munafiq or kafir are not considered as sahaba.

There are certain tests to be applied to see whether someone can be considered as sahabi.

Anybody who denies Prophet (SAAWS) teachings or sayings is considered as kafir.

There were people who denied Prophet (SAAWS) before his death.

There were people who hurt Bibi Fatima (SA) and thus hurt Prophet (SAAWS)

There were people, who were against Imam Ali (as) and denied Prophet (SAAWS) hadith about Haqq & Imam (as).

These kind of people might be muslim during life of Prophet (SAAWS) but their actions removed them from category of sahaba.

Instead of list of people who are sahaba or not, just apply the above criteria.

Thus, all sahabas (ra) are to be respected.

Sunnis believe that a sahabi can never lose that status. They do not believe in judging the sahaba individually based on their adalah, and they wouldn't be able to do so anyway because the majority of the sahaba are unknown, to my knowledge.

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Courtesy of wikipedia

Edited by south-lebanon

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Sunnis believe that a sahabi can never lose that status. They do not believe in judging the sahaba individually based on their adalah, and they wouldn't be able to do so anyway because the majority of the sahaba are unknown, to my knowledge.

I would be interested to know, for Sunnis, in which category Manafaqeen fall.

Definitely, Holy Quran has declared in both Sura Baqra & Sura Munafaqoon that there were people during the life of Holy Prophet, who saw him, accepted Islam by reciting Kalima but they are not to be considered even muslim. Do Sunnis, consider that Munafaqeen are also God Forbid, Sahaba.

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Malik b. Nuwayra

Out of curiosity, why is he in that list? Does being killed by Khalid ibn Waleed, or rejecting Abu Bakr automatically make one a friend of the shia? He didn't actually support Ali, did he...

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Out of curiosity, why is he in that list? Does being killed by Khalid ibn Waleed, or rejecting Abu Bakr automatically make one a friend of the shia? He didn't actually support Ali, did he...

He did support imam Ali (as), he was present at Ghadir khum, and as far as he was concerned, imam Ali (as) was the successor to the prophet (pbuhp), not Abu Bakar.

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He did support imam Ali (as), he was present at Ghadir khum, and as far as he was concerned, imam Ali (as) was the successor to the prophet (pbuhp), not Abu Bakar.

Being present at Ghadir doesn't prove anything, as there were many many more people there. And how did he accept Imam Ali as the successor? Do you have any proof for that?

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Being present at Ghadir doesn't prove anything, as there were many many more people there. And how did he accept Imam Ali as the successor? Do you have any proof for that?

This is a clearer assessment on the shia view of malik, right here.

-it may not have been from ghadir after all, not that, being present at ghadir wasn't clear enough for someone to know who was the rightful person to succeed the prophet anyway.

Plus i'm positive this has been discussed on shiachat before, so its somewhere in the archives.

A short account of Malik bin Nuwayrah (ra) from a Shia source

It would be relevant to mention the Shi’a view of Malik bin Nuwayrah, so that after reading the entire article, all knowledge seekers (amongst both Sunni and Shi’a) can make a more informed conclusion. Ibn Shazan records in Al-Fadael, page 75:

Al-Bara bin Azeb said: When we were sitting with Allah’s Messenger (s) a delegation from Bani Tammim (tribe) came to Him (s). Malik bin Nuwayra said: ‘Oh Allah’s Messenger, teach me faith (Iman). Allah’s Messenger said: ‘To testify that there is no god but Allah only, and I’m the messenger of Allah, pray the five prayers, fast during the month of Ramdhan, pay Zakat, perform pilgrimage to (Allah’s) house, and follow my Wasi after me, and he (prophet) pointed his hand to Ali. And don’t shed blood, don’t steal, don’t betray, don’t eat orphan’s money, don’t drink alcohol and follow my laws, permit what is lawful and forbid what is unlawful, give the rights from your own self to the poor and strong, to the old and young. Till (the prophet) mentioned to him the Islamic laws. (Malik) said: ‘Oh Allah’s messenger, I’m a man who quickly forgets, please repeat again’. Then He (s) repeated, then he (Malik) left pulling his cloth and saying: ‘By the God of the house, I learnt faith (Iman).’

When he (Malik) went far away from Allah’s messenger, He (s) said: ‘Who ever wants to see a man of heaven, he should look at this man.’ Abu Bakr and Umar said: ‘Oh Allah’s messenger, who are you referring to?’ He (s) looked down to the earth, then they (Abu Bakr & Umar) followed him (Malik) and said to him: ‘Good news from Allah and His messenger to you to have been promised Paradise.’ He (Malik) replied: ‘May Allah bless you if you are testifying by what I testify, because you learnt what Prophet Muhammad taught me. But if you don’t, then may Allah not bless you.’ Abu Bakr said: ‘Don’t say that, I’m the father of Ayesha, the wife of the prophet.’ He (Malik) said: ‘What do you want ?’ They (Abu Bakr & Umar) said: ‘You are from the people of Paradise, so ask for forgiveness for us’. He (Malik) said: ‘May Allah never forgive you, you leave the Messenger of Allah who owns intercession and ask me for forgiveness!’ Then they returned back and signs of sadness appeared on their faces, when Allah’s Messenger saw them, He smiled and said: ‘Is their sadness because of truth?’

When Allah’s Messenger died and Bani Tamim (tribe) returned to Madina with Malik bin Nuwaira being with them, he went to see as to who became the successor after Allah’s messenger, he entered the mosque on Friday and Abu Bakr was giving an address on the pulpit. He (Malik) looked at him and said: ‘Oh brother of Taim’. (Abu Bakr) said: ‘Yes’. He (Malik) said: ‘Where is the Wasi of Allah’s messenger, who ordered I was ordered to follow?’ They (people) said: ‘Oh you desert Arab, things have changed.’ (Malik) said: ‘By Allah, nothing has changed, but you betrayed Allah and His messenger.’ Then he (Malik) got closer to Abu Bakr and said: ‘Who allowed you to climb onto the pulpit while the Wasi of Allah’s Messenger is here?’. Abu Bakr said: ‘Throw out this desert Arabian who urinates on his heels from Allah’s Messenger mosque.’ Qunfud and Khalid bin al-Walid went to him and kept pushing him until they removed him from the mosque.

Then he (Malik) rode on his camel and said (poem): ‘We obeyed Allah’s messenger as long he was amongst us, Oh people, what I have to do with Abu Bakr….’ When every thing was under Abu Bakr’s control, he sent Khalid bin al-Walid and said to him: ‘You heard what Malik said in front of the people, I’m worried that he would cause a crack we wont be able to fix. Kill him.’ When Khalid arrived (to Malik’s land) he (Malik) rode on his horse and he was a knight equal to thousand knights, hence Khalid was scared of him, therefore he (Khalid) gave him oath, and then when (Malik) dropped his weapon, Khalid betrayed him he killed him, placed his head in a cooking pot, and married his wife the same night, raping her like a donkey.’

Also according to the Shia source al-Estighatha by Abu al-Qasim al-Kufi (d. 352 H), Volume 1 page 7, Malik’s tribe refused to submit Zakat to Abu Bakr because they believed that they were supposed to submit it to Ali bin Abi Talib (as)

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Out of curiosity, why is he in that list? Does being killed by Khalid ibn Waleed, or rejecting Abu Bakr automatically make one a friend of the shia? He didn't actually support Ali, did he...

Some narrations support the view that he was a just companion of the Prophet (pbuh). The traditional Sunni story is that he apostatized after the death of the Prophet back to the religion of the jahiliyya, and he was trying to unite the tribes against the Caliph when he was killed by Khalid b. Walid. We don't endorse everyone killed by the Caliphs, after all, we do believe that Musaylama and his wife were kufar. In the case of Malik, it would seem that even `Umar was upset with how Khalid had dealt with him, saying that he was a Muslim. Khalid "married" his wife - how could a Muslima be married to a non-Muslim? Khalid married her on the same day he killed her husband, without waiting for an `idda, and you can see why we would have considered this to be rape.

What's more likely to me is that he simply opposed Abu Bakr and he was killed for it. After all, Abu Bakr declared all of those who refrained from paying zakat to him to be apostates. Convenient?

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Some narrations support the view that he was a just companion of the Prophet (pbuh). The traditional Sunni story is that he apostatized after the death of the Prophet back to the religion of the jahiliyya, and he was trying to unite the tribes against the Caliph when he was killed by Khalid b. Walid. We don't endorse everyone killed by the Caliphs, after all, we do believe that Musaylama and his wife were kufar. In the case of Malik, it would seem that even `Umar was upset with how Khalid had dealt with him, saying that he was a Muslim. Khalid "married" his wife - how could a Muslima be married to a non-Muslim? Khalid married her on the same day he killed her husband, without waiting for an `idda, and you can see why we would have considered this to be rape.

What's more likely to me is that he simply opposed Abu Bakr and he was killed for it. After all, Abu Bakr declared all of those who refrained from paying zakat to him to be apostates. Convenient?

I would dislike to 'hijack' the thread but have a few points on this.

Malik being a just sahabi doesn't automatically make him pro-shia, as we could argue that most sahabis were just and pious but according to shias became lost once they rejected Imam Ali. I'm well aware of Umar's view on what should have been done, yet when he came into power less than two years later he didn't bring this up again - although he did remove Khalid from the leadership of the army this wasn't one of his reasons.

And it would be interesting to know what exactly would have been the stance of the Imams if they had indeed become Caliphs and Muslims had withheld their zakat...

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Which companions of the Prophet peace be upon him are respected by the Shi'a? Can we make list? Sunnis always accuse us of believing that all but 3 companions are kafir, but surely this can't be right?

Also is this hadith about all but 3 companions becoming kafir acceppted by any Shi'a? Since its historically inaccurate?

All Momin Sahaba(rz) are respected . .

Remember . .

But the sunnis disrespect Sahaba by including the likes of Hind , Abusufyan , Muawiah and even Wahshi ibn Harb into the list of Pious Sahaba !!

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All Momin Sahaba(rz) are respected . .

Remember . .

But the sunnis disrespect Sahaba by including the likes of Hind , Abusufyan , Muawiah and even Wahshi ibn Harb into the list of Pious Sahaba !!

What's wrong with Wahshi? By all accounts he was forgiven for what he did before accepting Islam.

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Malik being a just sahabi doesn't automatically make him pro-shia, as we could argue that most sahabis were just and pious but according to shias became lost once they rejected Imam Ali.

In this scenario, we have a sahabi who was pious in the Prophet's time, and - if the narrations are correct - he recognized the right of `Ali and was martyred for it, along with the rape of his wife. As I said in the original post, some companions were on a higher level than others. But this man did his duty and was one of the first to be unjustly killed in the fitna.

And it would be interesting to know what exactly would have been the stance of the Imams if they had indeed become Caliphs and Muslims had withheld their zakat...

They too would be punished, but zakaat can be paid at any point in the year, and it does not need to be given to the Imam like khums. On the other hand, Abu Bakr went to war with the zakat-withholders right after he became in charge of the Caliphate. For all we know, maybe the people had already paid zakat earlier that year, or were planning to pay it later in the year. When the Mahdi returns, he will punish the zakat-withholders - but the alleged rejection of zakat in my opinion is not the reason for the ridda war.

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What's wrong with Wahshi? By all accounts he was forgiven for what he did before accepting Islam.

Thats another of the Sunni stories - defending yet another savage !!

If he was forgiven . . Why did he avoid the Prophet(s) . .??

Wahshi says: "So long as Muhammad was alive I kept myself hidden from him. After his death the battle with Musaylimah took place. I joined the army of Islam and used the same weapon against Musaylimah and succeeded in killing him with the help of one of the Ansar. If I killed the best of men (Hamza ibn Abd al-Muttalib) with this weapon, the worst man, too, did not escape its terror."

Al-Sirah al-Nabawiyyah: Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Hisham; Cairo, Mustafà al-Bābī al-Halabī

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As per my personal opinion, only the Caliphate of Hazrath Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (Radhiy-Allahu Anho) is rightly guided, we are not bothered about rest of the 3 caliph's Caliphate.

dude, you sound like a NakshBandi Sufi... !

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As per my personal opinion, only the Caliphate of Hazrath Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (Radhiy-Allahu Anho) is rightly guided, we are not bothered about rest of the 3 caliph's Caliphate.

I can see you be soon honored by suspension.

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