Unity of the Sahaaba


The Ulema of iran (i.e. the Shias) had sent a message to the king of India who was famous as Akbar Badshah that we wish to debate with your Ulema but our debate will be in sign language. Who is going to take up such a debate which is in sign language?



Mullah Do Piyaaz was a minister in the court of Judge Akbar. He was a not an Alim but was prepared to take up the challenge. The stage was set and all the people were seated. Firstly, Mullah comes late for the programme. The opponents objected, how can we debate with a man that doesn’t respect time? The second wrong was that he didn’t leave his shoes in the shoe racks where the shoes of others were placed. He keeps his shoe under his armpits, comes onto the stage and leaves his shoe on the stage. Again, people objected that he displayed no respect for the king and audience that are present. He said, “According to my research, I found out that the Shias in the time of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to steal shoes, so i have brought it with me.” The people said, “Where were there Shias in the time of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam?” He said, “I made a mistake, it was in the time of Abu Bakr R.A.” He was then told that Shia’s did not exist in the time of Abu Bakr R.A. He said, “Oh ho! I don’t know whats wrong with me, it was the time of Umar R.A..” Then he said, “During the rule of Uthman, so they gave the same answer as before.” Shia’s came after Ali h. He said, “If they weren’t existing in the time of Rasulullah g, Abu Bakr h, Umar h, Uthman h, then where have they come from?” He already scored against them, now they started the actual debate. First, the Shias were asked to comment.


They showed him a finger, he showed them two fingers. They showed their hand, he showed them a fist. They showed him an egg, he showed an onion. The Shias said, “We lose, and all became Sunnis as you people have got a great Alim yet he was a normal person.” Now, none of us know what was meant in this conversation. Shias were asked, “What does it mean as the public hasn’t understood.” The Shias explained first. They said, “When we indicated with one finger, we said La Ilaha Illalah.” He showed us two fingers which meant that Muhammad Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam is the messenger of Allah and Kalimah cannot be completed without this. The Shias showed their hand indicating that Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam, Ali, Fatima, Hassan and Hussain R.A, were five. He replied by showing his fist that they weren’t five, in fact all the Ahle Bait and Sahaaba were one and united. Their relationship was solid as the relationship between husbands and wives. The spouses fight amongst themselves but if an outsider tries to harm anyone of them, then they united against the enemy.


Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam corrects one Sahaabi for his error. He was boycotted by Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam and Sahaaba. He receives a letter from one the kings from the foreign lands telling him that we have heard that your Nabie has boycotted you. The king wrote, “You may come to us for we will offer you the best of treatment.” He threw the letter into the fire. We may have differences but our enemy is common. So the Shia’s said that Ahle Bait were five and he said that they were one group.


We showed him an egg indicating that eggs are healthy. He showed us an onion indicating that an egg is no good until fried with onion. Now, it was Mullah do Piyaaz’s turn to explain. What did you mean? He said, “They said that they will remove my eye, I told them that I will remove both their eyes.” They said that they will slap me, I said that I will fist them. They said that the world is oval shaped like an egg, so I said that there are seven layers of the earth. The Sahaaba were united and one solid group.