A very bold, sideways alternative take which, though at first blush not politically-correct, actually is profoundly thought-provoking in today’s cultural milieu.
If the companions of the Prophet ص were alive today, we would be calling them out all over social media. Some imam sitting in a high rise apartment somewhere would probably be saying; brothers need to check them companion dudes.
Umar ibn Al-Khattab would be blasted for having anger issues, having a big stomach, being dismissive to any opinion that contradict the words of the Messenger, and we’d call him a bully. Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq would be excoriated for marrying his young daughter to his best friend. Ali ibn Abi Taalib would get arrested for threatening to cut a womans head off, and for gangsterism. Hasan ibn Ali, the grandson of Rasoolillaah ص who was married 20 times would be a predator and called a failure in marriage, and so would Abdul-rahman ibn Auf who was married 16 times, and Mugheera ibn Shu’ba would be called a sexual predator for…
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