Response to: Taqayya of Abu Saeed Khidri?


The following is a response to SlaveOfAhlubait’s article entitled: “Taqayya of Abu Saeed Khidri?” The article was published on the 29th of April, 2012, and can be found here.

SoA quotes:

There is an interesting Narration in Urdu version of Musnad Ahmad, 5/92, Narration 11267, and It states

حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ عِيسَى، حَدَّثَنِي حَمَّادُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ بِشْرِ بْنِ حَرْبٍ، أَنَّ ابْنَ عُمَرَ، أَتَى أَبَا سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيَّ، فَقَالَ: يَا أَبَا سَعِيدٍ، أَلَمْ أُخْبَرْ أَنَّكَ بَايَعْتَ أَمِيرَيْنِ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَجْتَمِعَ النَّاسُ عَلَى أَمِيرٍ وَاحِدٍ؟ قَالَ: نَعَمْ، بَايَعْتُ ابْنَ الزُّبَيْرِ، فَجَاءَ أَهْلُ الشَّامِ، فَسَاقُونِي إِلَى حُبَيْشِ بْنِ دَلَجَةَ فَبَايَعْتُهُ، فَقَالَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ: إِيَّاهَا كُنْتُ أَخَافُ، إِيَّاهَا كُنْتُ أَخَافُ

Ibn Umar came to Abu Sa’eed and asked Him that I have heard that You have done Bay’at of Two Amirs before Nation could gather on One? He replied: Yes, I had done Bay’at of Ibn Zubair, but then People of Syria came and took me by force to Army of Ibn Dalja, so I had to give Bay’at. Ibn Umar said: I fear this, I fear this.

Brother Hani explained in a previous article, based on the book of Faysal Noor, that taqiyyah is permissible in the eyes of Ahl Al-Sunnah in matters of life and death. Refer to that article here.

Even though we do not have an issue with such a concept, we would like to make it known that the above narration is weak because of Bishr bin Harb. He was weakened by Ibn Al-Madeeni, Yahya bin Sa’eed, Ahmad, Ibn Ma’een, Ibn Sa’ad, Sulaiman bin Harb, Abu Dawud, Al-Ijli, Al-Uqaili, Abu Ahmad Al-Hakim, Ibn Khirash, and Ibn Hibban. See Tahtheeb Al-Tahtheeb 1/226.

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