View of the Ahle Tasannun on companions

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The Ahle Tasannun have a rather benevolent and charitable view on companions many of who

  • fled battles,
  • raised their voices in the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) presence,
  • regularly antagonized the Prophet (s.a.w.a.),
  • threatened to marry his (s.a.w.a.) widows after him,
  • prevented him (s.a.w.a.) from writing his will,
  • assaulted the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) beloved daughter (s.a.) & his brother and successor (a.s.).

Notwithstanding their heinous crimes, the companions are considered just and error-free by the scholars of the Ahle Tasannun.

The renowned Ahle Tasannun personality, Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, records:

The consensus of the Ahle Sunnah regarding all the companions of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) is that they were just. None opposes this view except the most deviated of innovators.

  • Al-Isabah p 17

While companions are above board, ironically, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) for them was a mere mortal and prone to making mistakes!

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