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Q&A: Ameer Mua'wiyah (Radiallahu Anhu)



Some people resort to talking ill of Hazrath Ameer Mua’wiya (radhiallahu anhu). What was his status among the Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum)?



Hazrath Ameer Mua’wiya (radhiallahu anhu) was a highly ranked companion of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He is among those Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum) who were the Kaatibul Wahi (scribes of the verses of the Qur’an at the time of revelation). In a narration of Jami Tirmizi it is narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) once made the following dua for him: “O Allah, make him a guide and one who is rightly guided and grant people guidance through him.” Once Ibn Abbaas (radhiallahu anhu) said with regard to Hazrath Ameer Mua’wiya (radhiallahu anhu): “Verily he is a Faqih (one who possesses deep understanding of the Qur’an and Hadith” (Sahih Bukhari). To speak ill of Hazrath Ameer Mua’wiya (radhiallahu anhu) or any Sahaabi (radhiallahu anhu) is a serious crime. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “Do not speak ill of my Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum). Verily if one of you gives in charity the equivalent of Mount Uhad in gold, it will not be equal to one handful of their charity nor to half of it” (Sahih Bukhari). Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) also said: “Honour my Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum) for verily they are the best of my Ummah” (Nasai). Another Hadith states: “Those who love my Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum) do so out of love for me [Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)] and those who despise them do so out of hatred for me” (Tirmizi). When Allah Ta’ala Himself speaks in glowing terms about all the Sahaaba(radhiallahu anhum) in numerous verses of the Qur’an, how dare any person ever speak ill of them. In one verse Allah Ta’ala says regarding the Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum): “Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. ... their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, it then becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers so that He may enrage the disbelievers with them...” (48:29) Imaam Malik (R.A.) has deduced from this verse that to despise the Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum) is a trait of the disbelievers while to love them is a quality of the Believers.  

Hence to speak ill of any Sahaabi (radhiallahu anhu) is a serious sin. May Allah Ta’ala grant us the true love of the Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum). Aameen 

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