Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 36583
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Jan 27,2019

Title: Status of Sahabah


If  somebody express the status in following words:

"Ststus of a wali cannot even reach equal to the status of dust inside the nostrills of the horse of Sahaba."

Then, is there any disrespect of auliya?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You refer to the following statement:

Abdullah Ibn Al-Mubarak Rahimahullah was asked, who has more virtue, Umar Bin Abdul aziz Rahimahullah or Hadhrat Muaawiyah Radhiallahu Anhu.

Abdullah Ibn Al-Mubarak Rahimahullah replied, the dust in the nose of the horse of Muawiyyah Radhiallahu Anhu  is better than Umar Bin Abdul aziz Rahimahullah .[1]

The above statement indicates towards the virtue of a Sahabi to a Non-Sahabi. There is no form of disrespect to the Awliyaah in this statement.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


مرقاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح (8/ 3397) [1]

وَلِذَا لَمَّا سُئِلَ بَعْضُ الْأَكَابِرِ: عُمَرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ أَفْضَلُ أَمْ مُعَاوِيَةُ؟ قَالَ: لَغُبَارُ أَنْفِ فَرَسِ مُعَاوِيَةَ حِينَ غَزَا فِي رِكَابِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - أَفْضَلُ مِنْ كَذَا وَكَذَا مِنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ. إِذْ مِنَ الْقَوَاعِدِ الْمُقَرَّرَةِ أَنَّ الْعُلَمَاءَ وَالْأَوْلِيَاءَ مِنَ الْأُمَّةِ لَمْ يَبْلُغْ أَحَدٌ مِنْهُمْ مَبْلَغَ الصَّحَابَةِ الْكُبَرَاءِ، وَقَدْ أَشَارَ إِلَى هَذَا الْمَعْنَى قَوْلُهُ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى: {لَا يَسْتَوِي مِنْكُمْ مَنْ أَنْفَقَ مِنْ قَبْلِ الْفَتْحِ وَقَاتَلَ أُولَئِكَ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً مِنَ الَّذِينَ أَنْفَقُوا مِنْ بَعْدُ وَقَاتَلُوا} [الحديد: 10] ، وَكَذَا قَوْلُهُ تَعَالَى: {وَالسَّابِقُونَ الْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنْصَارِ} [التوبة: 100] ، وَقَوْلُهُ: {وَالسَّابِقُونَ السَّابِقُونَ - أُولَئِكَ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ} [الواقعة: 10 - 11]

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