Asalāmu ‘alaykum waRaḥmatullāhi waBarakātuh
I would just like to share a few narrations of our ancestors regarding the Superiority of Sayyidunā Abū Bakr aṣ-Ṣiddīq (Radi Allāhu ‘Anhu) and Sayyidunā ‘Umar al-Farūq (Radi Allāhu ‘Anhu)
1) It is stated:
“If a Raafzee perceives Sayyidunā ‘Alī superior than all companions (may Almighty Allah be pleased with them), then he is innovator and deviant and if he is the denier of Khilafat of Sayyidunā Abū Bakr, May Almighty Allah be pleased with him, then he is Kafir.”
[Khizānat al-Muftīn Qalamī, Kitāb aṣ-Ṣalāh, Section Fī Man yaṣiḥḥ al-iqutidā bihī wa man lā yasiḥḥu]
2) It is mentioned:
“Amongst the Rawāfiḍ, if there is someone who says that Sayyidunā ‘Alī is superior to the three Caliphs, he is a deviant. And if he refuses the Khilāfah of Sayyidunā Abū Bakr aṣ-Ṣiddīq and Sayyidunā ‘Umar Farooq (may Almighty Allah be pleased with them) then he is a Kāfir.”
3) In its (i.e. Fatāwā ‘Ālamgīrīyah) Volume 3, Page 264, there is quotation from Fatāwā Khulāṣah:
“If a Rāfaḍī was slandering the Shaykhain (Sayyidunā Abū Bakr and Sayyidunā ‘Umar (may Almighty Allah be pleasde with them)) then he is a Kāfir. And if he states that Sayyidunā ‘Alī was superior than Sayyidunā Abū Bakr Siddīq and Sayyidunā ‘Umar Farūq (may Almighty Allah be pleased with them all) then he will be an innovator and deviant, not a Kāfir”.
4) It is stated:
“The Rāfiḍī, if he is only Tafḍīliyah, (i.e. believing that Sayyidunā ‘Alī is better than Shaykhain (may Almighty Allah be pleased with them all) then he is a Badmazhab. And if he is the denier of the Khilāfah of Sayyidunā Abū Bakr Siddīq, then he is a Kāfir.”
5) It is written in Taysīr al-Maqāsid Sharḥ Wahbīniyah Lil-‘Allāmah al-Sharanbulālī, a hand written version, Kitāb as-Sīr:
“If the Rafiḍī swore or cursed the Shaykhain (May almighty Allah be pleased with them) then he became a Kāfir and if he made Sayyidunā ‘Alī superior than them, then he is misguided Badmazhab, and not a Kāfir”.
These have been taken from Sayyidi Ala Haḍrat Imam Ahmad Riḍā Khān’s books Radd ar-Rafḍah (1320A.H)
I request you all, to please make Du’ā for me.
Abdullah ibn Adam Qadri
18th Muḥarram al-Ḥarām 1432 A.H