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['Aalim Network QR] Silence of Imam Ali(AS)- Follow-up

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Salaamun alaykum,

	The follow-up question below on the marriage of the daughter 
of Imam Ali (AS) to Omar was answered by Mohammed Soleiman-Peneh.


Mustafa Rawji
Acting Moderator,ABDG-A


I read in  the Shia Encyclopedia that Omar did not marry Ume Kulsum. Now 
here Learned Aalim is giving a different Answer. Now I am confused what 
is right and wrong. Could someone further elaborate this?


			Besmehi Ta'ala

Assalamu Alaykum. Here is my response to the follow up question asked.

	I Like to thank you for your trust in me and considering me a learned 
scholar, but I also like to mention that I am not a scholar by any means. 
I am only a student in some areas related to Islam. Our great scholars 
(may God protect them all) are stars of in the sky of knowledge and taqwa.

	As far as the discrepancy between my reply and the Shia 
Encyclepedia - Which is a respectful text- is concerned, I'd like you to 
know that what I said concerning the marriage of Omar with Um-e Kulthum 
is not based on my personal historical research , I relied on the work of 
Dr. Sayyed Ja'far Shahidi " Life of Fatemeh Zahra(SA)" Pp.263-265. Dr. 
Shahidi is in my opinion the most distinguished contemporary Shia 
Historian, and I know of no contemporary Shia historian to be more 
reliable than him, but at the same time we all may make mistake. I have 
no basis to challenge Shia Encyclepedia, but if I have to choose between 
Dr. Shahidi's work and Shia Encyclepedia, I believe it is safer to choose 
former in the case of discrepancy. However this by no means takes way 
from the value of the Shia Encyclepedia which is a great work and I have 
relied on it in many cases (may God rewards those responsible for it's 

	Having said this, I like to call your attention to the fact that
in my response I intended to argue that even in the case of such marriage
it cannot be used as a sign of agreement of Imam Ali (AS) with Omar's

With Regards


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