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    Martyrdom of Hadrath Uthman
    Deepening of the crisis

    With the departure of the pilgrims from Madina to Makkah, the hands of the rebels were further strengthened, and as a consequence the crisis deepened further. The rebels apprehended that after the Hajj, thc Muslims gathered at Makkah from all parts of the Muslim world might march to Madina to the relief of the Caliph. They therefore decided to take action against Uthman before the pilgrimage was over.

    Mugheera b Shu'ba

    It is related that during the course of the siege, Mugheera b Shu'ba went to Uthman, and placed three courses of action before him, firstly to go forth and fight against the refuels; secondly to mount a camel and go to Makkah; and thirdly to betake himself to Syria. Uthman rejected all the three proposals He rejected the first proposal saying that he did not want to be the first Caliph during whose time blood in shed. He turned down the second proposal to escape to Makkah on the ground that he had heard from the Holy Prophet that a man of the Quraish would be buried in Makkah on whom whom would be half the chastisement of the world, and he did not want to be that person. He rejected the third proposal on the ground that he could not forsake the city of the Holv Prophet.

    Ten distinctions

    It is recorded on the authority of Abu Thaur al Fahami that he visited Uthman when he was besieged, and Uthman referred to his ten distinctions vis-a-vis Islam, namely:
    1. He was one of the first four converts to Islam.
    2. He had the distinction of marrying two daughters of the Holy Prophet.
    3. He had not applied his hand to worldly use since he had offered allegiance to the Holy Prophet.
    4. He liberated a slave every week.
    5. He never committed fornication.
    6. He never committed a sin.
    7. He preserved the text of the Holy Quran.
    8. He was one of the ten persons who were given the tidings of paradise during their lifetime.
    9. He freely spent his wealth in the way of Allah.
    10. The Holy Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar were happy with him.

    Abdullah b Salam

    Abdullah b Salam, a companion visited the house of Uthman and he is reported to have addressed the besiegers as follows:
    "Slay him not, for by Allah not a man among you shall slay him, but he shall meet the Lord mutilated without a hand, and verily the sword of God has continued sheathed, but surely by Allah if you slay him the Lord will indeed draw it, and will never sheath it from you. Never was a Prophet slain, but there were slain on account of him,70,000 persons, and never was a Caliph slain. but 35,000 Persons were killed on his account.

    Nayyar b Ayyad

    A companion Nayyar b Ayyad Aslami who joined the rebels exhorted them to enter the house and assassinate Uthman. When the rebels under the leadership of Nayyar b Ayyad advanced to rush into the house, Kathir b Salat Kundi a supporter of Uthman shot an arrow which killed Nayyar. That infuriated the rebels. They demanded that Kathir b Salat Kundi the man who had killed Nayyar should be handed over to them. Uthman said that he could not thus betray a person who had shot an arrow in his defense. That precipitated the matters. Uthman had the gates of the house shut. The gate was guarded by Hasan, Hussain, Abdullah b Zubair, Marwan and a few other persons. Open fighting now began between the rebels and the supporters of Uthman. There were some casualties among the rebels. Among the supporters of Uthman Hasan, Marwan and some other persons were wounded.

    Assassination of Uthman

    The rebels increased their pressure, and reaching the door of the house of Uthman set it on fire. Some rebels led by Muhammad b Abu Bakr climbed the houses of the neighbors and then jumped into the house of Uthman. It was the seventeenth day of July in the year 856 C.E. uthman was keeping the fast that day. The previous night he had seen the Holy Prophet in a dream. The Holy Prophet had said, "Uthman, break your fast with us this evening. We will welcome you". That made Uthman feel that it was his last day of life. He prepared himself for death. He sat reading the Holy, Quran, and his wife Naila sat by his side. Some rebels entered the room of Uthman, but they could not dare murder the Caliph. Then Muhammad b Abu Bakr entered the room and held the beard of Uthman. Uthman said that he was like a nephew to him, and he would be false to the memory of his father Abu Bakr if he contemplated any violence against him. That made Muhammad b Abu Bakr waver in his resolve, and he walked out of the room. Seeing this some of the rebels entered the room, and struck blows at the head of Uthman. Naila threw herself on the body of Uthman to protect him. She was pushed aside, and further blows were struck on Uthman till he was dead. From God he had come and to God he returned. He died while keeping the fast, and true to his dream he broke the fast in the company of the Holy Prophet that evening.
    Some slaves of Uthman fell on the person whose blows had killed Uthman and killed him. There was some fighting between the rebels and the supporters of Uthman. There were casualties on both the sides. Rowdyism prevailed for some time, and the rebels looted the house. When the women raised loud lamentations over the dead body of Uthman, the rebels left the house.

    The Funeral of Hadrath Uthman
    The vengeance of the rioters

    Even after the gruesome murder of Uthman, the rioters did not feel satisfied that they had taken the full revenge. They wanted to mutilate the dead body of Uthman. They were also keen that the dead body was denied burial. When some of the rioters came forward to mutilate the dead body of Uthman, his two widows covered the dead body, and raised loud lamentations which deterred the rioters from pursuing their nefarious design. Thereafter the rioters hovered round the house with a view to preventing the dead body being carried to the graveyard.

    The funeral

    The dead body of Uthman lay in the house for three days. Naila the wife of Uthman approached some of the supporters of Uthman to help in the burial of Uthman. Only about a dozen persons responded to the call. These included Marwan b Hakam, Zaid b Thabit,'Huwatib b Alfarah, Jabir b Muta'am, Abu Jahm b Hudaifa, Hakim b Hazam and Niyar b Mukarram. The dead body was lifted at dusk. In view of the blockade no coffin could be procured. The dead body was not washed as water was not available. Uthman was carried to the graveyard in the clothes that he was wearing at the time of his assassination. According to one account permission was obtained from Ali to bury the dead body. According to another account, no permission was obtained, and the dead body was carried to the graveyard in secret. According to another account when the rioters came to know that the dead body was being carried to the graveyard they gathered to stone the funeral, but Ali forbade them to resort to any such act, and they withdrew. According to one account Ali attended the funeral. There is however overwhelming evidence to the effect that Ali did not attend the funeral. Naila the widow of Uthman followed the funeral with a lamp, but in order to maintain secrecy the lamp had to be extinguished. Naila was accompanied by some women including Ayesha a daughter of Uthman.

    The burial

    The dead body was carried to "Baqi' al Farqad", the graveyard of Muslims. It appears that some persons gathered there, and they resisted the burial of Uthman in the graveyard of the Muslims. The supporters of Uthman insisted that the dead body would be buried in the graveyard of the Muslims. Those who were opposed to such burial grew in strength, and fearing lest such opposition might take a more ominous turn. the dead body of Uthman was taken to the neighboring graveyard of the Jews "Hush Kaukab", and buried there in a hurry. The funeral prayers were led by Jabir b Muta'am, and the dead body was lowered in the grave without much of ceremony. After burial, Naila the widow of Uthman and Ayesha the daughter of Uthman wanted to speak, but they were advised to remain quiet as danger was apprehended from the rioters.

    Assessment of the accounts about the burial of Uthman

    When we reflect at the accounts that have come down to us about the funeral of Uthman we cannot help but grieve at the hapless state of affairs to which the Muslim polity had become a victim. What a pity that the Caliph of the Muslims could not be given even a decent burial. No tragedy could be more tragic than that. It is not understood Wily the people of Madina had become so callous that they could not attend the funeral of the Caliph who had looked after their interests for twelve years, and who had done so much for the promotion of their interest. It is most ironical that he who had been the Caliph of the Muslims was denied burial in the graveyard of the Muslims and had to find a resting place in the graveyard of the Jews who had worked for the subversion of Islam. When Muawiyah came to power he had the wall between the Muslim graveyard and "Hush Kaukab" demolished. More Muslims were buried around the grave of Uthman, and this part of "Hush Kaukab" became a part of "Baqi' al Farqad; the graveyard of the Muslims.

    Funeral Oration
    Funeral oration of Ayesha b Uthman

    When the dead body of Uthman left the house, Ayesha the daughter of Uthman gave a funeral address in the following terms:
    "I bitterly mourn the death of my father Uthman. He was not a father to me alone, he was a father to the entire Muslim community. Alas, those whom he regarded as his sons have murdered him.
    O ye murderers of Uthman bear in mind that we all are the creatures of God, and all of us have to return to Him. How deplorable that in the sacred city of the Holy Prophet, a person so close and dear to the Holy Prophet was murdered in cold blood. Even after his assassination, the murderers created difficulties in the burial of his dead body.
    O God, if the murdered Caliph had chosen to exercise his authority many persons would have arisen to defend him. Truth and justice were on his side, and God fearing people would have certainly taken up cudgels on his behalf. In that case the rioters would have been shot at, their heads would have been cut off, and there would have been lot of bloodshed. But that was not the way of Uthman. What you considered right he held it to be wrong. He was against any bloodshed. He preferred to give up his own life rather than resort to measures which were likely to promote civil war.
    O ye murderers, as Muslims you had to be loyal and faithful to your Caliph at whose hands you had taken the oath of allegiance. By murdering your Caliph you have betrayed Islam; you have proved false even to yourself. You let loose a flood of false propaganda against him, and made allegations against him which were groundless. He refuted all such allegations in categorical terms, but you persisted in your evil design. You have murdered an innocent man, and his blood cries for vengeance.
    Father, may Allah have mercy on you. You resigned yourself to the will of God as a true Muslim. In the midst of trials and tribulations you exhibited patience, and bore all hardships without complaint. You met your death with a smiling face. You are martyr in the cause of Allah. In the heavens your place is now in the company of the Holy Prophet.
    Now dissension have broken up among your enemies, and they are quarrelling among themselves. Mischief is abroad, and tyrannies of your enemies are now becoming manifest. Now the veil of their hypocrisy is being turn, and they have begun to indulge in conspiracies against one another.
    O the murderers of Uthman, how cruel and unjust you have been. You were actuated by extraneous considerations, and you raised preposterous demands. Uthman merely followed in the footsteps of his predecessor. Why did you not raise any demand in the time of Umar. He was harsh, and you did not raise a voice against him as you were afraid of him. On the contrary Uthman treated you kindly. You took undue advantage of his kindness, and instead of appreciating his kindness and mildness you indulged in a vilification campaign against him. That was ingratitude of the worst type. Ingratitude is a great crime before man and God. Ungrateful persons have never prospered. Know that history would never forgive you for your betrayal and ingratitude. Also know that in the world to come severe punishment awaits those who are unjust. Hell will be their abode.
    You may recall that the caliphate of Umar was a period of great trial for you. You lived in an atmosphere of awe and fear. He imposed restrictions on your movements. He curtailed your liberties. You submitted to him without raising any protest. You could not dare speak before him, you could not criticize him. He was the Caliph who always carried a whip in his hand. He treated you as dumb cattle and you submitted to this fate. Uthman treated you as men. He allowed you full liberties. He removed all the restrictions on your movements. He increased your stipends, and looked after your welfare in every way. You have recompensed him by murdering him. That is very strange. You have falsified all Islamic values. You have repaid good with evil. Today the Grace of God has been estranged from you. You have been guilty of a great crime. Know that evil cannot hold for long. Ultimately truth will triumph, you will be called to account for your misdeeds. I have perfect faith in God, and I am sure God will duly avenge the murder of Uthman. May the soul of Uthman rest in eternal peace in the heaven! He has been the victim of grave injustice in this world, I am sure Allah will duly compensate him in the next world."

    Funeral oration of Naila the widow of Uthman

    On the occasion of the funeral of Uthman, Naila the widow of Uthman, addressed the people of Madina in the following terms:
    "O brethren of Islam do not be surprised at my standing before you and giving expression to what is in my heart. Do not regard my talk as vain or superfluous. I am most aggrieved and distressed. The shock of the assassination of my dear husband before me is too deep to be expressed in words. I have wept bitterly, and now the tears have frozen in my eyes. A great calamity has befallen. I have suffered irreparable bereavement. But in such matters we human beings are helpless. What cannot be cured has to be endured From God he came and to God he has returned. I mourn his death. His death is not a personal tragedy for me, his assassination is a great tragedy for the entire Muslim community.
    Uthman was a close companion of the Holy Prophet. Uthman had the unique honor of marrying two daughters of the Holy Prophet one after the other. For this he won the title of "shun Nurain" the possessor of two luminaries. He was a counselor of the Holy Prophet. After the Holy Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar held him in great esteem, and consulted him in important affairs of the State. In qualities of head and heart he was second to none. He was most noble, most modest, most generous, most magnanimous, most gentle, and most kind. He promoted good and suppressed evil. His generosity knew no bounds. He supported many orphans and widows. He was always active in affording relief to those in distress. His beneficent acts are fully known and too numerous to be cited.
    He ruled as Caliph for twelve years. His period of caliphate was longer than the period of the caliphate of his predecessors. His rule was historically memorable. In his rule extensive conquests were made. Under him the Muslims became the masters of the sea for the first time.
    Uthman was a beneficent ruler. He increased your stipends. Under his rule the country became prosperous. When he became the Caliph Madina was not a large town, under him Madina grew into metropolitan dimensions. He embellished Madina with many works of public character. He enlarged and embellished the Prophet's mosque. He constructed numerous wells to provide adequate supply of water to you. In the time of famines he distributed large stocks of grain purchased by him out of his own money, in the way of Allah.
    Uthman was the first citizen of your city. He did much for you, but, you did little for him. He was assassinated by rioters in front of you, but you remained confined to your houses. Every murder is heinous, but the murder of Uthman is the most heinous and most grievous of ail murders in history. The murder of their Caliph by the people is a betrayal of Islam. He was assassinated in the sacred city of Madina and that was a great sacrilege. He was murdered during the sacred month of the Hajj, and thereby the sanctity of the sacred month was violated.
    Islam came as a great blessing to mankind. Islam stood for a complete break with the age of ignorance. The brutal murder of Uthman amounts to the revival of the age of ignorance. His murder has opened the door of dissension among the Muslims. With his death the process of our conquests will come to standstill. Henceforward the Muslims instead of fighting against the non-Muslims will fight among themselves. I see dark days ahead for the Muslims. May God have mercy on us! May He have mercy on Uthman and assign him a fitting abode in the paradise!"
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    Eulogies on the Death of Hadrath Uthman
    Hassan b Thabit

    In his elegy Hassan b Thabit said:
    "O ye miscreants, instead of going to the frontiers to undertake Jihad,
    You have come here to fight against the Muslims.
    How regrettable and deplorable is your action ?
    You have assassinated the Caliph of the Muslims.
    Evil was your intention;
    And heinous is the crime you have committed.
    I grieve for Uthman who suffered from trials and tribulations.
    He fell a victim to your high handedness.
    The house of Uthman is today empty;
    Some doors have been broken and some burnt.
    At one time people in need called on him,
    And he administered relief to them
    And he administered relief to them.
    Today this place is desolate,
    Uthman the Ghani is no more.
    O people of Madina give vent to your grief.
    You have lost who was the first citizen of this city.
    Mourn his death who was like a father to his people.
    Curse the people whose hands are stained with his blood.
    His blood will not go unavenged.
    The people of Syria will rise to demand vengeance.
    O the murderers of Uthman, beware that Allah is most powerful. He will not forgive you for the murder of Uthman.
    Great punishment awaits you both in this world and the hereafter.

    Ka'ab b Malik Ansari

    In his elegy Ka'ab b Malik Ansari said:
    "O Ka'ab b Malik what has happened to the people,
    Why have they been bereft of their senses,
    Why have they been guilty of the murder of their Caliph.
    My eyes are flooded with tears
    I am overwhelmed with grief at the death of Uthman.
    It appears as if the earth has been rent asunder by an earthquake.
    On the death of the Caliph
    Even the stars have lost their luster and gone into mourning;
    The sun stands eclipsed,
    The earth has been enveloped in complete darkness.
    Verily Uthman is a martyr.
    He died defending the Truth;
    His reward is with his God.
    How generous and magnanimous was he?
    What large bounties did he give to the people?
    What a large number of orphans did he support?
    How many widows were cared for by him?
    He met every one with a smiling face;
    He shared the distress of every one;
    His heart flowed with the milk of human kindness.
    Alas such a man is now no more!"
    He has fallen a victim to the blows of misguided persons.
    His murderers have forfeited the right to be called Muslims.
    Grievous penalty awaits them both here and in the here after.
    They will roast in the fire of hell.
    O Uthman, Ka'ab grieves for you,
    You were so good, so kind and so noble,
    I bear witness to your generosity, your magnanimity and your large heartedness."

    Hatab b Yazid Mujashe

    In his elegy Hatab b Yazid Mujashe said:
    "With the death of Uthman, the age of good has passed away,
    Now evil will stalk the earth.
    The people have become estranged to their religion.
    Everyone is now treading the path of evil and destruction.

    O God have mercy on Uthman,
    He was so good and noble.
    He stood firm in the cause of Truth,
    He welcomed death and did not compromise with the principles for which he stood;
    Those who murdered him stand cursed
    They are traitors to Islam.

    Qasim b Umayya b Abi Al Salat

    In his elegy Qasim b Umayya b Abi Al Salat said:
    "I swear by God that the murder of Uthman is the most heinous crime.
    By assassinating a person who was so dear to the Holy Prophet.
    You have incurred the wrath of the Holy Prophet.
    By murdering the Caliph you have betrayed your faith in Islam.
    You are traitors to Islam;
    And grievous will be your punishment both in this world and the next.

    Zainab bint Al Awaam

    In her elegy the poetess Zainab bint Al Awaam said:
    "You kept Uthman thirsty in his house, You deprived him of the use of water from the well Which he had purchased and dedicated to the public use. In hell you will have to drink hot boiling water, Which will burn every limb of yours. None can be more accursed than you; You are guilty of the worst crime in history."

    Laila Akhaylya

    In her elegy the poetess Laila Akhaylya said:
    "Uthman the Caliph, the son of Affan has been assassinated.
    All affairs of the Muslims have fallen in the state of disorder.
    The good stands suppressed, and evil predominates.
    The blood of Uthman cries for vengeance.
    O Muawiyah demand the "Qasaas" for the murder of Uthman;
    We will not rest content until his death is avenged."

    Ibn Khazima

    In his elegy the poet Ibn Khazima said:
    "Uthman has been killed in the sacred month,
    What a heinous crime have the miscreants committed?
    They have the dishonor of killing the Caliph of the Muslims;
    They have opened the door to mischief and disunity.
    May God curse them;
    And may God have mercy on the soul of Uthman"

    Walid b Uqba

    Walid b Uqba a step brother of Uthman mourned on the death of Uthman in the following verses:
    "What happened to this night,
    It is so long and dreary.
    The stars have dimmed in their luster.
    O miscreants do not plunder the house of Uthman
    O Banu Hashim do not be in a hurry about assuming the caliphate !
    Before us those who killed Uthman;
    And those whom they elevate to the caliphate
    Are both guilty.
    A river of blood flows between you and us,
    By God I can never forget the tragedy of the assassination of Uthman;
    How can a thirsty man be indifferent to the well?
    They have killed Uthman so that they may succeed him;
    We will fight against you.
    O Muslims rise up to take revenge for the murder of Uthman.
    If you hesitate you will not be your mother's son
    The blood of Uthman cries for vengeance
    And you must respond to the call.

    Aiman b Hazim b Fatik Asadi

    In his elegy Aiman b Hazim said:
    "The people conspired to murder Uthman
    They shed the blood of the Caliph in the sacred city of the Holy Prophet.
    They have betrayed Islam.
    His murderers have forfeited the right to be called Muslims
    They stand condemned before man and God;
    The murderers of Uthman stand cursed; And grievous will be their end."

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    • #3
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      Saiyidina 'Uthman radhiyAllahu 'anhu was the 2nd Khalifah of Islam who was assasinated by Shia Munafiqeen after Saiyidina 'Umar radhiyAllahu 'anhu.

      These Kufi Munafiqeen couldn't spread their fitnah after Saiyidina 'Umar but after the martyrdom of Saiyidina 'Uthman they were able to sow the seed of discord among Ummah and use the family of Saiyidina 'Ali radhiyAllahu 'anhu in order to overthrow the system of Khilafah of Islam.

      These Shia Munafiqeen have always been an Enemy to Islamic Khilafah, their forefathers didn't only try their best to throw this Ummah into anarchy and civil war after Saiyidina 'Uthman radhiyAllahu 'anhu but they were the same black sheep who caused the fall of Khilafah of Banu Umaiyah and Banu 'Abbas and facilitated the fall of 'Uthmaniyah Khilafah as well. Their minorities living in Sunni states have been busy to stop the way of Khilafat by promoting Secularism from the key positions they have acquired through their conspiracies.

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      • #4
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        Wow! Thanks for all this information....

        but one thing just keeps bothering me....

        I have read with my own eyes in Sahih Bukhari (one the most authenticated hadith books) that Usman ordered all the Qurans to be burnt and only the one he had arranged (thru helpers), to be distributed?

        This sounds like a horrendous act...and someone just posed that he never committed a sin?

        please advise. this is bothering me.

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        • #5
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          Can someone explain,

          in Bukhari it says thatHazrat Usman (RAHM) ordered all copies to the Quran to be burnt, except the one he had arranged (thru helpers).

          Is this not a horrendous deed? someone posted that he never comitted a sin, but why would he do this.

          We know that Bukhari is one of the most authentic book of hadith, so me must accept the truth...
          but can someone explain to me why he (RAHM) would burn the Quran?
          Im very bothered by this.

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            sorry for the double post. it never showed up the first time. so i posted again :(

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Debater View Post
              Saiyidina 'Uthman radhiyAllahu 'anhu was the 2nd Khalifah of Islam who was assasinated by Shia Munafiqeen after Saiyidina 'Umar radhiyAllahu 'anhu.

              These Kufi Munafiqeen couldn't spread their fitnah after Saiyidina 'Umar but after the martyrdom of Saiyidina 'Uthman they were able to sow the seed of discord among Ummah and use the family of Saiyidina 'Ali radhiyAllahu 'anhu in order to overthrow the system of Khilafah of Islam.

              These Shia Munafiqeen have always been an Enemy to Islamic Khilafah, their forefathers didn't only try their best to throw this Ummah into anarchy and civil war after Saiyidina 'Uthman radhiyAllahu 'anhu but they were the same black sheep who caused the fall of Khilafah of Banu Umaiyah and Banu 'Abbas and facilitated the fall of 'Uthmaniyah Khilafah as well. Their minorities living in Sunni states have been busy to stop the way of Khilafat by promoting Secularism from the key positions they have acquired through their conspiracies.
              wow..those are some powerful words against the shi'ites.

              Im a sunni, but I have been doing alot of research and am in the process of deciphering the correct path....i read about wahabism, sunnism, and shiism.

              some things don't make sense to me....and some do...

              its interesting...alot of us Sunnis are strongly against the Shia.

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                Originally posted by bismillah786-92 View Post
                wow..those are some powerful words against the shi'ites.

                Im a sunni, but I have been doing alot of research and am in the process of deciphering the correct path....i read about wahabism, sunnism, and shiism.

                some things don't make sense to me....and some do...

                its interesting...alot of us Sunnis are strongly against the Shia.
                Well, if you take your cloak of Taqiyyah off and admit that you are a Shia, no one is going to harm you on this forum and would feel happy to answer all your shiatic questions which shias ask sunnis on most of the forums as the one you asked above. Certainly the question you have asked is the result of your lack of knowledge in this matter. So please come out as a sincere shia, no games here please.

                Originally posted by bismillah786-92 View Post
                some things don't make sense to me....and some do...

                its interesting...alot of us Sunnis are strongly against the Shia.
                Does it make sense to you that your favourite religion of Shias is totally depending on history and hadiths and interestingly both of them are NOT the work of any INFALLIBLES rather both hadiths and history which form the backbone of Shia faith have been recorded by FALLIBLE shia scholars whose reliability can never be accepted as they believed in Taqiyyah and so whatever they recorded in the name of history might be the false representation of the ACTUAL events and facts?
                Last edited by Debater; 10-02-07, 05:50 PM.

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                  Sayyidina Uthman radhiyallahu anh - our du'a is that as great is ALLAH's rank over His Creation the same amount, nay more, of ALLAH's mercy descend on your noble grave - ameen.

                  A Mawlana in our locality once did a talk on Sayyidina Uthman radhiyallahu anh - qasam brought tears to a persons eyes. Can a person imagine the humility and piety of a man who had at his beck and call the Youths of Banu Hashim and the Youths of Banu Umayya yet out of respect for the sanctity of his subjects he restrains his hand and his tongue?

                  Another Mawlana (methinks it was one of the SSP Ulama) said that for some martyrs the land of Badr is witness, for some martyrs the land of Uhud is witness, for some martyrs the musalla of the Nabi :saw: is witness - but for one martyr the LETTERS OF THE QURAN are witness. SubhanALLAH. (alluding to the fact that Sayyids holy blood dripped onto his mushaf.
                  Rajab is a month of cultivation, Shaban is month of irrigating the fields, and the month of Ramadhan is a month of reaping and harvesting.

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                    Re: Death of Uthman(ra)

                    in Bukhari it says thatHazrat Usman (RAHM) ordered all copies to the Quran to be burnt, except the one he had arranged (thru helpers).

                    Is this not a horrendous deed? someone posted that he never comitted a sin, but why would he do this.
                    If you would have read the hadith and then read the sharh by Ibn Hajar (Rahimullah) you would have understood it.

                    The Qur`an when it was revealed was revealed in seven different ahrûf this is narrated by many hadiths such as;

                    From Abû Hurairah:

                    The Messenger of God(P) said: "The Qur'an was sent down in seven ahruf. Disputation concerning the Qur'an is unbelief" - he said this three times - "and you should put into practice what you know of it, and leave what you do not know of it to someone who does."

                    The Qur'an continued to be read according to the seven ahruf until midway through Caliph 'Uthman's rule when some confusion arose in the outlying provinces concerning the Qur'an's recitation. Some Arab tribes had began to boast about the superiority of their ahruf and a rivalry began to develop.

                    At the same time, some new Muslims also began mixing the various forms of recitation out of ignorance. Caliph 'Uthman decided to make official copies of the Qur'an according to the dialect of the Quraysh and send them along with the Qur'anic reciters to the major centres of Islam. This decision was approved by Sahaabah and all unofficial copies of the Qur'an were destroyed. Following the distribution of the official copies, all the other ahruf were dropped and the Qur'an began to be read in only one harf. Thus, the Qur'an which is available through out the world today is written and recited only according to the harf of Quraysh. (Abû Jafar Muhammad bin Jarîr al-Tabarî (Translated & Abridged by J Cooper, W F Madelung and A Jones), Jamic al-Bayân 'an Tâ'wil ay al-Qur'an, 1987, Volume 1, Oxford University Press & Hakim Investment Holdings (M.E.) Limited, p. 28-29.
                    The spiritual warrior is he who breaks an idol;
                    and the idol of each person is his Ego.

                    - Imam Abul Qasim al-Qushayri

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                    • #11
                      Re: Death of Uthman(ra)

                      Wow! Thanks for all this information....

                      but one thing just keeps bothering me....

                      I have read with my own eyes in Sahih Bukhari (one the most authenticated hadith books) that Usman ordered all the Qurans to be burnt and only the one he had arranged (thru helpers), to be distributed?

                      This sounds like a horrendous act...and someone just posed that he never committed a sin?

                      please advise. this is bothering me.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Death of Uthman(ra)

                        I smell the stench of fitnah drifting around here.
                        Rajab is a month of cultivation, Shaban is month of irrigating the fields, and the month of Ramadhan is a month of reaping and harvesting.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Death of Uthman(ra)

                          Originally posted by Debater View Post
                          Well, if you take your cloak of Taqiyyah off and admit that you are a Shia, no one is going to harm you on this forum and would feel happy to answer all your shiatic questions which shias ask sunnis on most of the forums as the one you asked above. Certainly the question you have asked is the result of your lack of knowledge in this matter. So please come out as a sincere shia, no games here please.


                          Does it make sense to you that your favourite religion of Shias is totally depending on history and hadiths and interestingly both of them are NOT the work of any INFALLIBLES rather both hadiths and history which form the backbone of Shia faith have been recorded by FALLIBLE shia scholars whose reliability can never be accepted as they believed in Taqiyyah and so whatever they recorded in the name of history might be the false representation of the ACTUAL events and facts?

                          WHOA! first of all - u are very illmannerly...I asked you a simple question and now ur accusing me of lying? is this how you welcome ppl that are trying to learn? what the hell is your problem?

                          you're saying because of the questions I asked, I AM being catergorized with teh Shias because they ask the same questions? I'm sure that at least ONE sunni other than me in THIS WORLD has asked that question, and I think it is a good one. wow- I asked a SHIATIC question? thats the stupidest think i ever heard.
                          What in the HELL kind of RESPONSE is that...ur so damn ignornat you didnt even answer my question....its ppl like you that give all of US sunnis a bad name..when ppl do question us about something.
                          I thought someone would help me out here. but you have been exceptionally rude and ignorant....and im sure whatever religion you follow- it DOES NOT teach you that.
                          you need to fall back and realize what you just did
                          I ASKED THIS QUESTION BECAUSE I DONT UNDERSTAND THE HADITH AS RECORDED IN BUKHARI_- no need to INSULT Me.....

                          and who the HELL are you to pass judgement or accuse me of lying?
                          arent you suppose to try and help me understand....
                          and your whole blurb about the "infallible" stuff doesnt make any sense. YOU are SO DUMB! you dont even know what ur tallking about.that is not the truth.

                          and I guess no one will help me out....all I did was ask a simple question.
                          with regret.....
                          congrats whoever you are...you just made me hesitant of ever coming back here to ask a question. you ignorant donkey. ive never felt so angry against my own.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Death of Uthman(ra)

                            Originally posted by al-ghazalli View Post
                            If you would have read the hadith and then read the sharh by Ibn Hajar (Rahimullah) you would have understood it.

                            The Qur`an when it was revealed was revealed in seven different ahrf this is narrated by many hadiths such as;

                            From Ab Hurairah:

                            The Messenger of God(P) said: "The Qur'an was sent down in seven ahruf. Disputation concerning the Qur'an is unbelief" - he said this three times - "and you should put into practice what you know of it, and leave what you do not know of it to someone who does."

                            The Qur'an continued to be read according to the seven ahruf until midway through Caliph 'Uthman's rule when some confusion arose in the outlying provinces concerning the Qur'an's recitation. Some Arab tribes had began to boast about the superiority of their ahruf and a rivalry began to develop.

                            At the same time, some new Muslims also began mixing the various forms of recitation out of ignorance. Caliph 'Uthman decided to make official copies of the Qur'an according to the dialect of the Quraysh and send them along with the Qur'anic reciters to the major centres of Islam. This decision was approved by Sahaabah and all unofficial copies of the Qur'an were destroyed. Following the distribution of the official copies, all the other ahruf were dropped and the Qur'an began to be read in only one harf. Thus, the Qur'an which is available through out the world today is written and recited only according to the harf of Quraysh. (Ab Jafar Muhammad bin Jarr al-Tabar (Translated & Abridged by J Cooper, W F Madelung and A Jones), Jamic al-Bayn 'an T'wil ay al-Qur'an, 1987, Volume 1, Oxford University Press & Hakim Investment Holdings (M.E.) Limited, p. 28-29.
                            Salam,'
                            thanks for the info.....I didnt hear something similar to this....
                            I guess it honestly- jus didnt sit well with when I was shown the hadith and wanted some clarification...as to why any Quran would be burnt by a khalifah.

                            thanks again, I appreciate ur explanation, unlike debater who has no manners nor knowledge.
                            Wasalam,

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                            • #15
                              Re: Death of Uthman(ra)

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                              Rajab is a month of cultivation, Shaban is month of irrigating the fields, and the month of Ramadhan is a month of reaping and harvesting.

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