Imam Ali (as) said, “By Allah! Neither my father nor my grandfathers Abdul Muttalib, Hashim, or Abd Manaf had worshipped an idol at all. They offered prayers towards the house (Kaaba) according to the religion of Prophet Abraham, to whose beliefs they had kept.”[i]

Imam Ali (as) said, “By Allah Abu Talib was a faithful Muslim, but he kept his faith a secret fearing for the Hashimites that Quraysh might harm them”[ii]

Imam Baqir (as) was asked about the false tradition fabricated against Abu Talib saying that Abu Talib would be in Hell. He (as) answered, “If the faith of Abu Talib is put in a scale of a balance and the faith of the people is put in the other scale the faith of Abu Talib would outweigh.”[iii]

Abu Bakr and Abbas said “Abu Talib didn’t die until he had said: “There is no god except Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”[iv] 

Abu Dharr (ra) said, “By Allah whom there is no god other than! Abu Talib didn’t die until he became a Muslim.”[v]

 

[i] Abu Talib the Faithful of the Quraysh by Abdullah Al-Khunayzi p 167

[ii] Abu Talib the Faithful of the Quraysh by Abdullah Al-Khunayzi p 168

[iii] Abu Talib the Faithful of the Quraysh by Abdullah Al-Khunayzi p 175

[iv] Abu Talib the Faithful of the Quraysh by Abdullah Al-Khunayzi p 183, Sharh Nahjul Balagha vol 3 p 312, Sheikhul Abtah p 71, Al-Ghadeer vol 7 p 370 & 401, Ayan Ash-Shia vol 39 p 136

[v] Abu Talib the Faithful of the Quraysh by Abdullah Al-Khunayzi p 184

 

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