Fadak: Part XII, Conclusion
- Bias of the Shia
The Shia is clearly biased: indeed, the Shia believe that Fatima (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนููุง) is infallible and incapable of sin or mistake; to the Shia, she is perfect. This belief of the Shia is Shirk, because only Allah is perfect. How can the issue of Fadak–or any issue for that matter–be judged fairly when we assume that one party is always right? This is not a fair analysis of the event. No matter what Abu Bakr (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) or Fatima (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนููุง) did, the Shia would twist the events in some way or the other to make sure that it was Abu Bakr (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) who was in the wrong. Had it been Abu Bakr (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) who gave the Prophet’s land to Aisha (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนููุง)–and had it been Fatima (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนููุง) who was against this–then it would be the Shia who would condemn Abu Bakr (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) for violating the Hadith about Prophets not giving inheritance.
In any case, the Shia cannot deny that either Fatima (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนููุง) the “infallible” is wrong or Prophet Muhammad (ุตููู ุงููู ุนููู ูุขูู ูุณููู ) the “infallible” is wrong, since their own Shia Hadith in al-Kafi contradicts Fatima (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนููุง). The words of Prophet Muhammad (ุตููู ุงููู ุนููู ูุขูู ูุณููู ) as recorded by the Shia are 100% at variance with the words of Fatima (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนููุง). So how can the Shia exaggerate and say that anyone is above mistake, since two of their so-called infallibles are in disagreement?
In conclusion, Fatima (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนููุง) made a sincere mistake, and Abu Bakr (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) was upholding the words of the Prophet (ุตููู ุงููู ุนููู ูุขูู ูุณููู ), according to both Sunni and Shia Hadith. The Shia propagandists will go in circles when they argue about Fadak, but we advise our readers to continually remind them of two points, both which they cannot refute:
1. There is a Sahih Hadith in Al-Kafi, the Shia book of Hadith:
โThe Prophets did not leave dinars and dirhams as inheritance, but they left knowledge.” (al-Kafi, vol. 1 p. 42)
There is no way around this Hadith for the Shia, and again, we urge our readers to continually bring any arguments about Fadak back to this point. The Shia propagandist will endeavor to drag the conversation away from this fact, but the reader must remind him again and again that the Shia Hadith also confirms that Prophets do not inherit.
2. Ali (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) did not return Fadak, but rather he continued to use Fadak in the exact same manner as Abu Bakr (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) did. All of the Shia counter-arguments to this are of an obviously weak nature. If Ali (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) used Fadak as a Waqf, then there is nothing wrong in Abu Bakr (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู) doing this as well.
These two facts completely nullify the Shia accusations against Abu Bakr (ุฑุถูู ุงููู ุนูู), which are nothing but slanderous lies.
This twelve part series on Fadak was paraphrased by Ibn al-Hashimi from an article by Muhammad al-Khider.