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The reallty of mukhtar al thaqafi in the light of authentic traditions:

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TAHIR

The reallty of mukhtar al thaqafi:
In the light of authentic traditions:
Based upon a lecture by hafiz Abu Yahya noorpori:
All the reports mentioned are sahih or Hassan according to hafidh Abu Yahya noorpori.
1. Explicit evidence of mukhtars heretical beliefs
Imam fasawi relays  in Al ma'rifah wal tareekh:

حَدَّثَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُوسَى قَالَ: ثنا عِيسَى بْنُ عُمَرَ الْأَسَدِيُّ عَنِ السُّدِّيِّ [5] عَنْ رِفَاعَةَ الْفِتْيَانِيِّ [6] قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَى الْمُخْتَارِ ذَاتَ يوم فقاليا جارية (321 ب) هَاتِ لِرِفَاعَةَ نُمْرُقَةً. قَالَ: قُلْتُ: أَلَيْسَ هَذِهِ نَمَارِقَ؟
قَالَ: فَقَالَ: إِنَّمَا قَامَ جِبْرِيلُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ عَنْ هَذِهِ وَمِيكَائِيلُ عَنْ هَذِه
قَالَ: ثُمَّ دَخَلْتُ عَلَيْهِ الْيَوْمَ الثَّانِي وَهُوَ يَعْمَلُ الْكُوسَ. فَقَالَ: أَلَا تُعِينُنَا نَتَّخِذُهُ ثُمَّ نَحْرِقُهُ ثُمَّ نَنْسِفُهُ فِي الْيَمِّ نَسْفًا. قَالَ: فَأَرَدْتُ قَتْلَهُ فَذَكَرْتُ حَدِيثَ أَخِي عَمْرُو بْنُ الْحَمْقِ: حدثني أَخِي عَمْرِو بْنِ الْحَمْقِ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: مَنْ آمَنَ رَجُلًا عَلَى دَمِهِ فَقَتَلَهُ فَأَنَا مِنْهُ بَرِيءٌ وَإِنْ كَانَ الْمَقْتُولُ ككَافِرً

Rafay entered upon mukhtar al thaqaffi, mukhtar ordered a girl to get a cushion for rafay , rafay exclaimed there were cushions already in the room, to which mukhtar replied, on one of them seated jibreel and on another one seated Mikael.
The following day rafay entered upon Mukhtar ,who was tightining the string of his bow,
Mukhtar asks rafay for help :
And then mukhtar speaks about the bow
"We will surely burn it and blow it into the sea with a blast."
(This basically is chapter 20 verse 97, the false prophets will often manupalte Quranic verses as if these had anything to do with their own self)
Rafy says: i intended to kill the heretic ,but then i remembered the hadith of Prophet (s.a.w)
"if anybody kills a person whom he has given sanctity, then i disaccsossicate from him , even if it the person is a kafir "
Link to the book
https://al-maktaba.org/book/12403/1745

2. Mukhtar doubly cursed by the imams of ahl al bayt:
Imam Ibn sad records:

قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا الْفَضْلُ بْنُ دُكَيْنٍ قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا عِيسَى بْنُ دِينَارٍ الْمُؤَذِّنُ قَالَ:

سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ عَنِ الْمُخْتَارِ فَقَالَ: إِنَّ عَلِيَّ بْنَ حُسَيْنٍ قَامَ عَلَى بَابِ الْكَعْبَةِ فَلَعَنَ الْمُخْتَارَ فَقَالَ لَهُ رَجُلٌ: جَعَلَنِي اللَّهُ فِدَاكَ. تَلْعَنُهُ وَإِنَّمَا ذُبِحَ فِيكُمْ؟ فَقَالَ: إِنَّهُ كَانَ كَذَّابًا يَكْذِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ وَعَلَى رَسُولِهِ] .


Isa bin dinar asked imam Abu jafffar (Muhamad ibn Ali ) about mukhtar al thaqaffi.
He replies Ali ibn Hussain (imam jaffar's father , also called as zain ul aabideen).was standing on the door of kabbah and did laan upon mukhtar .
Isa bin dinar asks(Abu Jaffar) , sacrificed i be upon you , you curse him while he was killed for you.
To this imam Abu Jaffar responds
He was a liar ,who lied upon Allah and his Prophet

Direct link to the source:

https://al-maktaba.org/book/1686/1576

Will continue tonmorow from here on wards

TAHIR

Re: The reallty of mukhtar al thaqafi in the light of authentic traditions:
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 07:56:40 AM »
Opinions of reliable contemporaries about Mukhtar:
1-Imam Ibn Sad records :
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•   حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ قَالَ: أخبرنا رَوْحُ بْنُ عُبَادَةَ وَسُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ قَالا: حَدَّثَنَا الأَسْوَدُ بْنُ شَيْبَانَ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ سُمَيْرٍ قَالَ: قَدِمَ الْكَذَّابُ الْمُخْتَارُ بْنُ أَبِي عُبَيْدٍ ا

Khalid ibn sumayr (a reliable contemporary of Mukhtar), said Mukhtar al kazzab came...
https://al-maktaba.org/book/1686/1536

2. Imam Ibn saad also mentions
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•   قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ أَبُو دَاوُدَ الطَّيَالِسِيُّ قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا شُعْبَةُ عَنْ أَبِي حَصِينٍ قَالَ:
أَوْصَى عَبِيدَةُ السَّلْمَانِيُّ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْهِ الأَسْوَدُ بْنُ يَزِيدَ. فَقَالَ الأَسْوَدُ: اعْجَلُوا بِهِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَجِيءَ الْكَذَّابُ. يَعْنِي الْمُخْتَارَ. قَالَ فَصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ قَبْلَ غُرُوبِ الشَّمْسِ


Ubayda ibn salmani ,made the will, that his funeral may be prayed upon by Al- Aswad ibn yazeed .


https://al-maktaba.org/book/1686/2071

It is worth notice how people despised Mukhtar ,to the effect they didn't even want him to participate in jinazah .
« Last Edit: September 07, 2020, 08:08:48 AM by TAHIR »

TAHIR

Re: The reallty of mukhtar al thaqafi in the light of authentic traditions:
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 08:04:43 AM »
 أَخْبَرَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ أَبُو دَاوُدَ الطَّيَالِسِيُّ قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا شُعْبَةُ عَنْ أَبِي حَصِينٍ قَالَ:
أَوْصَى عَبِيدَةُ السَّلْمَانِيُّ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْهِ الأَسْوَدُ بْنُ يَزِيدَ. فَقَالَ الأَسْوَدُ: اعْجَلُوا بِهِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَجِيءَ الْكَذَّابُ. يَعْنِي الْمُخْتَارَ. قَالَ فَصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ قَبْلَ غُرُوبِ الشَّمْسِ

Ubaidah ibn salmani :made the will for Al-aswad ibn yazeed to pray his funeral, Al-aswad hastened the affairs so that ," mukhtar Al kazzab ,may not join the prayer"
« Last Edit: September 07, 2020, 08:12:42 AM by TAHIR »

TAHIR

Re: The reallty of mukhtar al thaqafi in the light of authentic traditions:
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 09:54:19 AM »
Mukhtar : the promised liar:
Asma bint Abi Bakr (r.a) relays in sahih Muslim
إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَدَّثَنَا ‏ "‏ أَنَّ فِي ثَقِيفٍ كَذَّابًا وَمُبِيرًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَأَمَّا الْكَذَّابُ فَرَأَيْنَاهُ وَأَمَّا الْمُبِيرُ فَلاَ إِخَالُكَ إِلاَّ
إِيَّاهُ - قَالَ - فَقَامَ عَنْهَا وَلَمْ يُرَاجِعْهَا

Verily Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) told us that in Thaqif, there would be born a great liar and great murderer. The liar we have seen, and as far as the murderer is concerned, I do not find anyone else besides you.

So prophet (s.a.w) said in Thaqif, there would be a great liar and a an oppressor.

After we have looked into the contemporary testimonies and his own Heresies, we cannsay with much confidence that indeed it must have been mukhtar.

What is more interesting is that word kazzab, here would refer to false prophet not a mere liar.
There are more instances of Prophet (s.a.w) simply saying kazzab , when he intends to say imposter Prophet.

Consider two examples for this:

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) further said, ''While sleeping, I was given the treasures of the world and two golden bangles were put in my hands, but I felt much annoyed, and those two bangles distressed me very much, but I was inspired that I should blow them off, so I blew them and they flew away. Then I interpreted that those two bangles were the liars between whom I was (i.e., the one of San`a' and the one of Yamama).

So prophet (s.a.w) calls th people liars ,while they are actually false prophets

https://sunnah.com/bukhari/91/51

Another example is the prophecy of thirty liars :

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

The Last Hour would not come until there would arise about thirty impostors, liars, and each one of them would claim that he is a messenger of Allah.
Notice how the liars is explained away as being ones who calim to be prophets .

https://sunnah.com/muslim/54/108

This is also supported by mukhtars own actions as we have already seen .

To be continued....

TAHIR

Re: The reallty of mukhtar al thaqafi in the light of authentic traditions:
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 12:02:03 PM »
Scholarly testimonies about mukhtar:

Imam Ibn hibban (r.a) ,under the section of safiyyah bint Abi Ubaid (the wife of ibn Umar(r.a)) says ,
وهى أُخْت الْمُخْتَار بْن أَبِي عبيد المتنبي بالعراق
She was the sister of mukhtar, the one who claimed prophethood in Iraq.
https://al-maktaba.org/book/5816/1507

Commenting on the narration Asma bint Abi Bakr  of sahih Muslim :
Imam al nawawi says
الْكَذَّابِ فَرَأَيْنَاهُ تَعْنِي به المحتار بْنَ أَبِي عُبَيْدٍ الثَّقَفِيِّ كَانَ شَدِيدَ الْكَذِبِ وَمِنْ أَقْبَحِهِ ادَّعَى أَنَّ جِبْرِيلَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَأْتِيهِ وَاتَّفَقَ الْعُلَمَاءُ عَلَى أَنَّ المراد بالكذاب هنا المحتار بْنُ أَبِي عُبَيْدٍ
As for as the kazzab , then it means mukhtar ,for he was excessive in lies ,the worst of his lies is that he claimed that jibreel descended upon him and ulama are unanimous over the fact that the liar in this narration refers to mukhtar Al thaqafi.
https://al-maktaba.org/book/1711/3592

Hafidh dhahbi in mizan al itidaal says :
المختار بن أبي عبيد الثققى الكذاب.
لا ينبغي أن يروى عنه شئ ،لانه ضال مضل ،كان يزعم أن جبرائيل عليه السلام ينزل عليه،وهو شر من الحجاج أو مثله
So he continues the tradition by appropriately choosing the heading, ' mukhtar bin Abi Ubaid the liar ....'
It isn't fair to transmit anything from him ,he is misled and misleader , he claimed that jibreel descends upon him he is worst than hajaj.
https://al-maktaba.org/book/1692/2119
He repeatedly lashes mukhtar elsewhere in siyar and tarikh ul islam etc

Hafidh ibn kathir says in al bidaya :
 وَقَدْ تَوَاتَرَ خَبَرُ الْمُخْتَارِ بْنِ أَبِي عُبَيْدٍ الْكَذَّابِالَّذِي كَانَ نَائِبًا عَلَى الْعِرَاقِ وَكَانَ يَزْعُمُ أَنَّهُ نَبِيٌّ، وَأَنَّ جِبْرِيلَ كَانَ يَأْتِيهِ بِالْوَحْيِ، وَقَدْ قِيلَ لِابْنِ عُمَرَ وَكَانَ زَوْجَ أُخْتِ المختار وصفيه، إن المختار يزعم أن الوحي يأتيه. قال: صَدَقَ، قَالَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى: وَإِنَّ الشَّياطِينَ لَيُوحُونَ إِلى أَوْلِيائِهِمْ
Hafidh ibn kathir commenting upon the narration
" From thaqif will be a liar and an oppressor.."
States :
The reports regarding the liar being mukhtar are plentiful, he was a deputy to Iraq and claimed to be prophet and receive revelations,it was asked to ibn Umar (ibn Umar (r.a) was the husband of mukhtars sister, mukhtar claims to recieve revelations.
To which he replied,ay be mukhtar is truthful in the fact that he recieves revelations,
As Allah says ," shaytan delivers revelations to his friends.."
http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D8%AA%D8%A8/3598_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D9%87%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D8%A8%D9%86-%D9%83%D8%AB%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%AC-%D9%A6/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AD%D8%A9_264
Note : the statement of ibn Umar isn't authentically established upto him , beacause it includes Tadlees of Abu ishaq.

Similarly ibn hajjar , imam sayooti  qadhi ayadh and others, inferred mukhtar as to be one prophesied in the hadith of muslim as being a promised liar ....

And indeed all praise is for Allah
And may peace and blessings be upon the last Prophet,his progeny and his companions.

« Last Edit: September 07, 2020, 12:05:31 PM by TAHIR »

 

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