Salaam Al Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
My Question is regarding this video
Whole world is under ahlul aba which is Muhammed (s) Ali (A) Fatema (A) Hasan (A) and Hussain (A) and they are so important in whole universe, yet Imam Ali is 4th khalifah and not 1st, how come? How come Imam Ali is not the first and only successor of Muhammed (s)?
The issue of Khilafah/Succession is a political issue and not a spiritual one. All companions of Prophet (pbuh) took bayah with Sayyidina Abu Bakr, and as we are Ahl-Sunnah wal-Jamaah, we are accepting all companions as they represent the jamaah.
This question is about history of Islam and it should not concern us as we were not there and, therefore, we are not responsible or knowledgeable of what happened in detail at that time. We are not in a position to criticize the companions of the Prophet (pbuh) and their actions. We are only responsible for our own actions and should be concerned with our own akhira.
And Allah and His Prophet know best.
Hajj Khalid Aboulela