Sahabah

Meaning of the word حليف

Question

Kindly explain the meaning of the word حليفه in the following Hadith:

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت: جاءت سهلة بنت سهيل إلى النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم فقالت يا رسول الله إنى أرى فى وجه أبى حذيفة من دخول سالم وهو حليفه. فقال النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم: أرضعيه . قالت: وكيف أرضعه وهو رجل كبير؟ فتبسم رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وقال:  قد علمت أنه رجل كبير

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Loving the Ansar

Question

Please mention the reference for this Hadith?

من أحب الأنصار أحبه الله ومن أبغض الأنصار أبغضه الله

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A narration regarding ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) not killing a polytheist who spat on him

Question

Is the following narration authentic and what is its reference?

This is just the gist of the narration:

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was fighting a polytheist and was about to kill the polytheist when the polytheist spat in his face. Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) stopped and walked away. When asked he said that at first he was going to kill him for the sake of Allah, but after he spat at my face I was angry and was going to kill him out of personal anger so I didn’t.

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