The following is a response to SlaveOfAhlubait, Hasan Molai, and Khair Talab’s collaborative article, entitled: “Abu Huraira: Enemy of Allah & His Book, and a Thief.” The article was published on Wilayat.net on the 11th of February, 2011, and can be found here.
The narration quoted to prove what the title suggests is the following:
umar told abu huraira that o enemy of allah and islam or he said o enemy of allah and his book, you have theft possessions of allah
[tabaqat ul kubra]
SlaveOfAhlubait includes an additional narration that words it slightly differently. It says:
abu huraira said that umar told me: o enemy of allah and islam, you did treachery in property of allah
we see in mustadarak, vol 3, page 191
Not surprising, both narrations are not quoted in full, since doing so would be problematic for these “academic.” Both narrations finally end with Omar offering Abu Huraira a position. Abu Huraira refuses to take the position.
The very narration suggests that Omar went back from his accusation, for it is not logical to hire a thief that you distrust.
In a similar narration, from the path of Ayoub Al-Sakhtiyani from Ibn Sireen, we find that Omar finally returns Abu Huraira’s money to him. See Musanaf Abd Al-Razzaq #20659 (the chain is saheeh). This supports what we have suggested earlier, which is that Omar has went back on his opinion.