Question on Ahlul Aba


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)?


Salamu Alaikum

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

About Khalid Aboulela

A Sudanese Egyptian living in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Hajj Khalid graduated from the American University in Cairo majoring in Chemistry and Imperial College, London with an MBA. He has studied under Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani and Shaykh Hisham Kabbani for almost 30 years. He is fluent in classical Arabic prose and poetry and has ijaza from Shaykh Nazim to lead dhikr, answer questions to students of Islamic sciences, and to interpret dreams.
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