Anas’s ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding the love of ‘Uthman and ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

قال أنس بن مالك: قالوا: إن حب عثمان وعلي لا يجتمعان في قلب مؤمن وكذبوا , قد جمع الله عز وجل حبهما بحمد الله في قلوبنا

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr Al Ajurry (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Kitabush Shari’ah: 1226-1227)

 

The narration is corroborated and suitable to quote.

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “They [the Sahaba’s detractors] say, ‘The love of ‘Uthman and ‘Ali can never be found together in the heart of a Believer. The have spoken lies. Alhamdulillah, Allah ‘Azza wa Jalla has certainly combined their love in our hearts.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar