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Abu Bakr and Ali Related Through Marriage

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The Shia propagandists accuse Abu Bakr and Umar of being Nasibis (enemies of Ahlel Bayt). In reality, however, Abu Bakr and Umar were lovers of Ahlel Bayt, and they were similarly loved by Ahlel Bayt. The Shia claim that Abu Bakr and Umar usurped the Caliphate of Ali. And yet, as is well-known, a point that completely destroys the Shia paradigm is that Ali wed his own daughter, Umm Kulthoom, to Umar. This is confirmed on the Shia website, Al-Islam.org, which admits that Ali wed his daughter to Umar.

But a point that many laypersons are not aware of is that not only were Umar and Ali thus related by marriage, but similarly were Abu Bakr and Ali related by marriage. Shaykh Ehsan Elahi Zaheer writes:

Asma bint Umais, as is already mentioned, was the wife of Ali’s real brother, Jafar ibn Abi Talib. When he died, she was married to Abu Bakr. She also gave birth to Abu Bakr’s son named Muhammad. Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) appointed him the governor of Egypt. After the death of Abu Bakr, Ali ibn Abi Talib married her. A son named Yahya was born out of the marriage.

Shia References:

(1) Haqq al-Yaqeen, by Majlisi
(2) Kitab al-Irshad, by Mufid
(3) Jila ul-Uyoon, by Majlisi
(4) Majalis-il-Mu’mineen, by Shoshtri

(ash-Shia Wa Ahlul-Bayt, p. 121)

Article Written By: Ibn al-Hashimi, www.ahlelbayt.com

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