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Ali’s refusal to accept Caliphate and his desire to be an ordinary citizen of the Islamic State

Posted by answersforshiafriend on April 7, 2015

The author of the book Nahj al-Balagha – a reliable Shia source reports that Ali RadiaAllahu Anhu refused to be the Caliph after the martyrdom of Uthman when people gathered around him requesting him to assume the caliphate and besought them to accept their leadership.

Leave me alone; go in search of somebody else….If you leave me alone I shall be just like you as an ordinary citizen of the Islamic State…As a matter of fact I like to guide you and advise you more than I would wish to rule over you.1

These statements from the Imam nullifies the Shia madhab in totality, for how can he ask to be relieved from a post you believe has been ordained by Allah and acceptance of which Allah made compulsory upon all mankind and which you claim that Ali himself used to ask Abu Bakr to return to him?

1. Nahjul Balagha p 136, see also pg 366-367 and pg 322.  See pg 263 the Nahjul Balagha published by Islamic Seminary Publication Translated by Askari Jafri.(Sermon 95.)


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