TweetOn the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra رضي الله عنه who said: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, "Allaah, the Almighty, has said, 'Whoever acts with enmity towards a friend (wali) of Mine, I declare war upon him.'"
[al-Bukhari; al-Bayhaqi in az-Zuhd al-Kabeer, Sunan al-Kubra and in some of his other works; al-Baghawi also recorded it in both Sharh as-Sunnah and Maseebah as-Sunnah]
Whoever opposes the noble Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all) is actually opposing the Auliya of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى. This is a point many evil deluded groups, including but not restricted to the Shia, have neglected.
It is clear from the Qur'aan and Hadeeth that the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all) were people of Imaan and Taqwa.
If a person opposes them, then Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is declaring war upon him!
Imam ash-Shawkani رحمه الله points out that the source of enmity between the Shia and the noble Companions رضي الله عنهم is the fact that the Companions رضي الله عنهم preserved the Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. The ahaadeeth of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم provide some of the strongest arguments against the false claims of the Shia and other evil deluded groups.
Therefore, if the credibility of the Companions رضي الله عنهم can be put in doubt - as both the Shia and the Orientalists have tried to do (and failed miserably!) - the entire structure of the Sunnah can be destroyed and the door would be wide open for all these groups. [Qatr, p305]
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