The Sheep, The Donkey, The Dog and The Fire-worshipper?!

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadee Al-Waad’ee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] mentioned in his tremendous book Minhaajus Sunnah Vol: 1 page 13: And from the idiotic behaviour of the (Raafidah) is that they make a similitude of one they are angry with, for example they choose a female sheep that is reddish in colour because Aa’isha [may Allaah be pleased with her] was named Al-Humayraa’u [very white complexion with slight redness (I)]; so, they regard this female sheep to be Aa’isha and punish it by pulling its hair and other than that. And they consider this to be punishment for Aa’isha [may Allaah be pleased with her].

Some of them named two donkeys amongst the millstone donkeys- one Abu Bakr and the other Umar; then they would punish these two donkeys and consider it to be punishment for Abu Bakr and Umar [may Allaah be pleased with them].

Sometimes they wrote the names of Abu Bakr and Umar [may Allaah be pleased with them] under their feet, so one of the Muslim rulers began to beat the feet of those who did so, whilst saying, “Rather, I am beating Abu Bakr and Umar”, and he did not stop beating their feet until it became paralyzed.

Amongst them is one who names his dogs AbuBakr and Umar, and then curses them. And amongst them is the one that when his dog is named Bakeer, he beats the (person) who gave it that name and says, “You name my dog with the name of the inhabitants of the fire!”

And amongst them are those who extol Abu LuLu’a Al-Majoosee Al-Kaafir [The fire worshipper], who was a slave of Mugheerah Bin Shubah [may Allaah be pleased with him] and he killed Umar Ibnul Khattaab [may Allaah be pleased with him]. They extol Abu LuLu’ah for killing Umar, (even though Abu Lulu’ah) was a disbeliever and fire worshipper. [An Excerpt from Ilhaadul Khumeini Fee Ardil Haramayn. Pages 41-45. Slightly paraphrased]

Footnote: (I) Al-Humayraa’u: The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] referred to Aa’isha [may Allaah be pleased with her] as Al-Humayraa’u and this is found in a hadith narrated by Abu Salamah [may Allah be pleased with him] and reported by Imaam An-Nasaa’ee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] in Sunan Al-Kub’raa’ Hadith Number:8951. Imaam Al-Albaanee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said that this Hadeeth is authentic and all its narrators are Thiqaat (trustworthy) [Silsilah Al-Hadeeth As-Saheehah. Hadith Number 3277]

Hafidh Ibn Hajr says that this hadith is Saheeh. See Fathul Baaree under chapter: ‘Al-Hiraab Wad-Darq Yaumul Eed’. He also says that the other narrations containing this word ‘Al-Humaraa’u’ are weak, but only this one reported by An-Nasaa-ee on the authority of Abee Salamah is authentic.

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