Did Ibn Mas’ud consider ‘Ali to be the most superior companions?

Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal narrated in “Fazail as-Sahaba” (1033) through Muhammad b. Ja’far Ghundar who said: Shu’ba narrated to him from Abu Ishaq al-Sabee’i from ‘Abdur Rahman b. Yazeed from ‘Alqama b. Qais from ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud who said: كُنَّا نَتَحَدَّثُ أَنَّ أَفْضَلَ أَهْلِ الْمَدِينَةِ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ “We used to talk that the […]

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Al-Sajjad

This title was given in history to some people known for their long prayers and sujud. Three people whom I know were sons of Sahaba referred to as al-Sajjaad due to their excess in Sujud. 1. Muhammad b. Talha b. ‘Ubaidullah: He died in the battle of Jamal while fighting from the side of his […]

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