For the Last 13 Centuries, Nasibies are blaming Shias for being Killers of Uthman (in name of fictious Story

of Abdullah Ibn Saba which was forged by Saif Ibn Umar Kadhab). It’s a CHALLANGE to our opponents to show even a Single Authentic Tradition (whose chain is free of Saif Ibn Umar) which shows that it were Sabaies/Shias who killed Uthman. But there are tens of traditions (from different multiple chains) in their own books, which show that Aisha played major role in agitation and finally killing of Uthman. But these people keep on following Saif Ibn Umar, and turning totally blind eyes towards the role of Aisha.

Aisha’s role during the life of Uthman
Many Sunni historian reported that Once Aisha went to Uthman and asked for her share of inheritance of Prophet (after so many years passed from the death of Prophet). Uthman refrained to give Aisha any money by reminding her that she was one those who testified and encouraged Abu-Bakr to refrain to pay the share of inheritance of Fatimah (AS). So if Fatimah does not have any share of inheritance, then why should she? Aisha became extremely angry at Uthman, and came out saying: "Kill this old fool (Na'thal), for he is unbeliever." References: 1. History of Ibn Athir, v3, p206 2. Lisan al-Arab, v14, p141 3. al-Iqd al-Farid, v4, p290 4. Sharh al-Nahj, by Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v16, pp 220-223 5. Manaqib by Khawarzmi, page 117 6. Tadkhirath al Khawwas page 38 7. Asadul Ghaba Volume 3 page 14, "Dhikr Jamal" 8. Al Istiab Volume 2 page 185 9. Al Nahaya Volume 5 page 80 10. Qamus page 500 "lughut Nathal" by Firozabadi 11. Iqd al Fareed Volume 2 page 117 "Dhikr Jamal" 12. Shaykh Mudheera page 163 Ibn Atheer in Nahaya page 80 Volume 5 and Ibn Mansur in Lisan al Arab Volume 11 Chapter "Lughuth Nathal" page 670 both record that: "Nathal is one who has a long beard and Ayesha said kill this Nathal, by Nathal she was referring to ‘Uthman". Note: Today Nasibies try to deny that Aisha ever called Uthman to be a “NATHAL” (Old Fool). But in coming traditions, we will see that many Sahaba were witness to this

saying of Aisha, and they mentioned it to Aisha (after the killing of Uthman) that it was she herself who used to say Nathal to Uthman e.g. 1. Ubayd bin Abi Salma (His tradition is coming just in next section) 2. Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (His tradition is also coming just in next section) So, after these multiple references (in which this incident of Nathal has been mentioned by different Sahaba at different Times in history), Nasibies have no chance of denying this tradition. Another Sunni historian, al-Baladhuri, writes:

"When situation in Madina became very bad, then Uthman sent Marwan bin Hakam and Abdur Rahman to Aisha to convince here that she stop inciting people against Uthman. They came to Aisha when she was leaving for Hajj. They said: "We pray to Allah that you stay in Madina and may Allah protect Uthman from you. Aisha answered: ""I have prepared my means of transportation and vowed to perform the pilgrimage. By God, I shall not honor your request. Upon this Marwan said: "You put the fire and you have to extinguish it now".
Upon that Aisha replied: You blame me for all this, but I wish he (Uthman) was in one of my sacks so that I could carry him. I would then through him into the sea."

Sunni reference:
1. Ansab al-Ashraf, by al-Baladhuri, part 1, v4, p74-75 2. Tabqat Ibn Sa'ad (Urdu Edition), Nafees Academy, volume 5, page 37 3. History of Ibn Sahibah al-Umairi (died 262 Hijri), page 1172 Aisha wanted that Uthman should be killed as soon as possible and her cousin Talha become the next caliph. Sunni historian Tabari writes when Uthman was besieged, Ibn Abbas came to Aisha before her journey to Mecca. Aisha appealed Ibn Abbas to incite people against Uthman. Imam Tabari recorded this conversation in his book: While Ibn Abbas was setting out for Mecca, he found Aisha in al-Sulsul (seven miles south of Medina). Aisha said: "O' Ibn Abbas, I appeal to you by God, to abandon this man (Uthman) and sow doubt about him among the people, for you have been given a sharp tongue. (By the current siege over Uthman) people have shown their understanding, and light is raised to guide them. I have seen Talha has taken the possession of the keys to the public treasuries and storehouses. If he becomes Caliph (after Uthman), he will follow the path of his parental cousin

Abu-Bakr." Ibn Abbas said: "O' Mother (of believers), if something happens to that man (i.e., Uthman), people would seek asylum only with our companion (namely, Ali)." Aisha replied: "Be quiet! I have no desire to defy or quarrel with you." Sunni reference: History of al-Tabari, English version, v15, pp 238-239 When Hadhrath ‘Uthman was killed Ayesha who was making her way to Hajj announced that her camp be pitched, she then declared: “I believe that ‘Uthman shall bring ill luck on the people (Ummayads) just as Abu Sufyan brought ill luck on the people on the Day of Badr”. Sunni Reference: al Baladhuri, Ansab al Ashraf Volume 5 page 91

Sahaba had highlighted Ayesha’s shift in policy after the death of Uthman
The change in circumstances in Ayesha’s portrayal of ‘Uthman from a kaafir to victim occurred when Imam ‘Ali (as) had attained power. Hadhrath ‘Ali (as) had openly questioned Ayesha’s motives in the correspondence that we had cited earlier, and her new policy of regret had not gone unnoticed. She may well have denied this later, but the fact is Sahaba were fully aware that Ayesha WAS responsible for ‘Uthman’s killing and they pointed this out to her. In Tareekh Kamil Volume 3 page 100 Ibn Atheer records that: "Ubayd bin Abi Salma who was a maternal relative of Ayesha met her as she was making her way to Madina. Ubayd said "‘Uthman has been killed and the people were without an Imam for eight days" to which Ayesha asked "What did they do next?". Ubayd said "The people approached '‘Ali and gave him bayya". Ayesha then said 'Take me back! Take me back to Makka". She then turned her face towards Makka and said, 'Verily ‘Uthman was murdered innocently, and By Allah, I shall avenge his blood'. Ubayd then said 'You are now calling ‘Uthman innocent, even though it was you who said 'Kill Nathal, this Jew". People didn`t forget the behaviour of Aisha during the life of Uthman, and after his killing they are reminding Aisha of that. Imam ‘Ali (as) wrote a letter to Ayesha as recorded in Seerath al Halabiyya Volume 3 page 356 "You have acted in opposition to Allah (swt) and his Rasul (s) by leaving your home, you have made demands for those things that you have no right. You

claim to wish to reform the Ummah, tell me, what role do women have in reforming the Ummah and participating in battles? You claim that you wish to avenge ‘Uthman's murder despite the fact that he is a man from Banu Ummayya and you are a woman from Banu Taym. If we look in to the matter it was only yesterday that you had said 'Kill this Nathal May Allah (swt) kill him because he has become a kaafir". Therefore, there are atleast 3 testimonies in history from different Sahaba (at 3 different occasions) that Aisha used the word "Nathal" (old fool) for Uthman. Hence, our opponents have no lame excuse to deny it). Note: It was so famous that Aisha used to say Nathal to Uthman, that people of Madina also openly started abusing Uthman by using this word: Ibn Kathir Damishqi writes in his book "Al-Badaya wa Al-Nahaya": "Waqadi reported from Usama bin Zaid – from Yaha bin Abdur Rahman bin Hatib – from his father that Uthmand had the staff of Prophet Muhammad (saw). Jahjah Ghafari said to Uthman: "O Nathal! Stand up and get away from this Minbar of Rasool (saw)". Reference: al-Badaya wa al-Nahaya, volume 7, page 346. And on the next page, Ibn Kathir recorded one more tradition about Nathal: "Waqidi from Muhammad bin Saleh – from Ubaid bin Rafeh – from Uthman bin Shareed : Once Uthman passed by Jabla bin Sa'adi…… He said: "By Allah! I will kill you O Nathal." Sunni Reference: al-Badaya wa al-Nahaya, volume 7, page 347 Note: Both of these 2 incidents of Jahjah Ghafari and Jabla bin Amr al-Sa'adi (where they abused Uthman by saying him Nathal) occurred in Madina when people of Egypt already left Madian (after Mawla Ali (as) sent them away) i.e.
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People of Madina were alone there. And both of them belonged themselves to Madina. And both of them abused Uthman openly in front of other people of Madina, but neither they stopped them nor took side of Uthman.

Ibn Jarir Tabari recorded one more incident about Nathal:

"Jaffar from Amr and Ali – from Hussain – from his father – from al-Mujalid – Yassiar bin abi Karaib – from his father, who was treasurer of Uthman: Uthman was burried during night, and Marwan bin Hakam was with him along with three slaves and his daughter. His daughter started lamenting in loud voice. People took stones in their hands and shouted loudly: … Nathal…. Nathal ….. and they almost stoned them. Sunni Reference: History of Tabari, English Edition, volume 15, page 247 Note:

No one from people of Madina participated in the funeral of Uthman (except 7-8 people from Bani Ummaiyyah) i.e. neither Mawla Ali (as) , Imam Hassan (as), Imam Hussain (as) nor other Sahaba like Talha and Zubair, Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas, Abu Huraira etc. participated in his funeral But we have Nasibies who are still shouting on the bases of Saif ibn Umar Kadhab that whole Madina was full supporter of Uthman and it were only few Sabaies who opposed Uthman and finally killed him.

(You will read about more interesting facts about Funeral of Uthman in our separate Article here ). In Iqd al Fareed page Volume 2 page 210 we learn that: "Marwan approached Ayesha and said ‘Uthman died because of you, you wrote to people and incited them against him". Also in Iqd al Fareed on Volume 2 page 219 we read that: "Mugheera bin Shuba approached Ayesha and she said to him, 'In Jamal some of the arrows that were fired, nearly pierced my skin.' Mugheera replied 'If only an arrow had killed you, that would have acted as repentance for the fact that you had incited the people to kill ‘Uthman". "Ibn Jarir Tabari - Ziyaad bin Ayub - Muassab bin Sulaiman al-Tamimi - Muhammad Asim bin Kulayb: (Kulayb said when they came back from Jahaad, then it became famous that after some days Talha and Zubayr were arriving and Umm Momineen 'Aisha is also with them. People were astonished to hear it as they thought that they themselves were angry with 'Uthman and they made people to rovolt against him. And now they were taking the name of avenge of Uthman in order to make them free of this charge).

'Aisha said: "We became angry at 'Uthman on your behalf because of three things he did: giving command to youths, expropriating common property and beating (people) with whips and sticks" . Sunni Reference: History of Tabari, English Edition, volume 16, page 100. And Ibn Sa'ad recorded: ‫قال أخبرنا أبو معاوية الضرير قال أخبرنا العمش عن خيثمة عن مسروق عن عائشة‬ ‫قالت حين قتل عثمان تركتموه كالثوب النقي من الدنس ثم قربتموه تذبحوه كما يذبح‬ ‫الكبش هل كان هذا قبل هذا فقال لها مسروق هذا عملك أنت كتبت إلى الناس تأمرهم‬ ‫بالخروج إليه قال فقالت عائشة ل والذي آمن به المؤمنون وكفر به الكافرون ما كتبت‬ ‫إليهم بسوداء في بيضاء حتى جلست مجلسي هذا قال العمش فكانوا يرون أنه كتب على‬ ‫لسانها‬ It is narrated from Aisha when Uthman was killed, she said: "…You people slaughtered Uthman like a sheep. Upon that, Masrooq said to Aisha: "But it was you. You are the one who incited people against Uthman by writing letters to them and asking them to revolt against him."Aisha swore that she didn't write those letters. People thought that those letters were written upon the orders of Aisha. Sunni Reference: Tabaqat Ibn Sa'ad, Urdu Edition, Nafees Academy, volume 2, page 177 And many Sunni historians also recorded this incident of Hadhrat Ammar Yasir: "When Aisha knew about the killing of Uthman, she wept and said: "May Allah show His mercy upon him." Upon that Hadhrat Ammar Yasir (as) said: "You are the same person who used to incite the people against Uthman, and now you are weeping." ( ‫)فقال لھا عمار یاسر: انت بالامس تحرضین علیہ ثم انت الیوم تبکینہ‬ Sunni References: 1. Tabqaat ibn Sa'ad, volume 5, page 25. 2. History of Tabari, volume 5, page 140, 166, 172, 176. 3. Ansaab ul Asharaaf by al-Baladhuri, volume 5, page 70, 75 and 91 Ibn Qutaybah recorded in his book "al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah": "At place of Autaas, Mugheera bin Shuba met Aisha. He asked her: "O Umm Momineen! Where are you going and for what purpose?" She replied towards Basra, in order to take revenge of blood of Uthman. He siad to her: "But killers of Uthman are in your own army."

Then he turned towards Marwan and said: "And where are you going and for what purpose?" Marwan replied: "I am also going towards Basra in order to kill the killers of Uthman." He said to him: "But Killers of Utman are already with you. These same Talha and Zubair killed Uthman."

Another Proof of Double Policy of Aisha
We seek Allah's refuge, indeed Aisha played a very dangerous role. We are presenting 2 Traditions below, and then we request the Readers to do Justice themselves in name of Allah.

Aisha Declaring Egyptians to be Mazloom in order to Oppose Uthman
Perhaps Allah wanted to make the intentions of Aisha clear, therefore first false news came to Aisha that Uthman was not killed, but he killed all the Egyptians. The reaction of Aisha on this news is very interesting. Ibn Jarir Tabari from Umar bin Shaybah – from Abul Hassan Madani – from Sahim – from Ubaid bin Umar al-Quraashi: When Aisha left Madina for Hajj, Uthman was besieged at that time. In Mecca, one person came to Aisha, whose name was Akhdhar. Aisha asked him: "What people did in Madina." He replied: "Uthman killed all the Egyptians." Upon hearing this, Aisha said: "Inna Lillahe wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon." And then further said: "How can these poor people of Egypt be killed while they come in order to seek Justice for their Rights and against oppression? By Allah, I am absolutely not happy with Uthman. " After this, another person came from Madina and Aisha asked him too about situation in Madina. He replied: "The Egyptians have killed Uthman." Upon this Aisha said: "Akhdhar is strange and he told a big lie." History of Tabari, English Edition, volume 16, page 39

Aisha Declaring Egyptians to be Evil People in order to Oppose Mawla Ali (as)
Before we present the next tradition, we request to keep the following facts in your mind: 1. Aisha just declared Egyptians to be a poor Mazloom people in the above tradition.

2. Also when Aisha met Ibn Abbas, she showed her wish to install her cousin Talha bin Ubaidullah as next Caliph (and she seems to be quite confident that Uthman is going to be killed sooner or later). 3. Ibn Abbas told her that in case Uthman is killed, then people will only give their allegiance to Mawla Ali (as). Aisha became furious after hearing it. 4. Then Ibn Umm Kalab (Abd bin Abi Salma) came to Aisha and confirmed her that people chose Ali (as) as their Caliph. 5. After hearing the Caliphate of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Aisha became angry and at once turned back to Mecca and gave the following Sermon there where she declared same Egyptians People to be Evil Agitators. Ibn Jarir Tabari reported: At place of Sarif, Aisha met Ibn Umm Kalab. He told her, "Do you know that Uthman has been killed and Medina remained without Caliph for 8 days." Aisha asked what people did then? He replied: "The people of Medina chose Ali ibn Abi Talib as Caliph and gave allegiance to him." Hearing this, Aisha returned back to Mecca (instead of going to Madina) and didn't talk with anyone during the travel … When Aisha came to place of "Hateem", many people gathered there. Aisha addressed them: "O people! The evil agitators from other city and People of Madina together blamed the Shaheed Uthman that he was spreading Fitna, and he made such young boys their leader … Therefore these Evil Agitators turned against Uthman and wanted to snatch Caliphate from him, but they showed that they came fore betterment. When they found no excuse in Uthman then they started the revolt and people came to know about contradiction in their actions. (Note: Would that the people could have also recognised the contradictions between behaviour of Aisha at that moment then thousands of people would have not been killed in Jamal) Aisha further says: "By Allah, if whole earth would be filled with dead bodies of these Agitators, then still it is not equal to one finger of Uthman. Therefore I ask you people to help me against these Evil Agitators in order to punish them. Sunni Reference: History of Tabari, Urdu Edition, volume 3, page 457 till 458 Our Readers would have recognized this dangerous "Double Policy" of Aisha that: 1. She at once blamed the same people of Egypt to be Evil Agitators, who were earlier Poor People who came to sought Justice. 2. And how long did it take for this change? The answer is this change took place during the return journey from place of "Sarf" to "Mecca" (Sarf is 6-12 miles away from Mecca).

3. And what made Aisha to take this change? Yes, only the news that instead of Talha bin Ubaydullah, people gave oath of allegiance to Ali bin Abi Talib. And we only seek Allah's refuge from all types of Evils.

Aisha's defence by Sapah Sahaba
Sapah Sahaba is the worst enemy of Shias in Pakistan, and have killed thousands of innocent Shias. They have published a book where they have defended Aisha. This book can also be read online on Sapah Sahaba's own Website. In question 17, he was asked: Question 17: “How were the relations between Aisha And Uthman at the time of his death? Did Aisha incited people by saying "Kill this old Nathal"? And if she incited people and then she went towards Mecca and after hearing the Caliphate of Ali , how she accepted that Uthman was innocent? Tell us if she has personal enmity towards Mawla Ali and if battle of Jamal was fought while Aisha wanted to support Ali or it was the result of enmity towards Mawla Ali ?” In answer to this question, Mawlana Mehr Miyanwalli gives a long description that Uthman was both son and son-in-law for her and they had excellent relations. Then he quotes first tradition in defence of Aisha: First Tradition in Defence of Aisha: "Ashtar Nakhi'i asked Aisha what was her opinion on the killing of uthman. She replied: Ma'adh Allah ‫ ,معاذ اللہ‬how can I give order for the killing of person, who was Imam (leader) of the Imams (leaders).” Sunni Reference: Tabqat Ibn Sa'as, p 356 Comments: In our opinion, this tradition is instead of defending Aisha, again making this reality clear that Aisha changed her policy after the death of Uthman and started showing Uthman to be an innocent person. That's why people came to her in SURPIRCE, and asked her about this change of policy (like Ashtar Nakhi'i asked). And Aisha also knew this fact that poeple had not forgotten her previous behaviour and activities, which she did in order to kill Uthman. That's why she immediately tries to defend her by saying: "How can I order the killing of leader of leaders?

Suppose a person comes to you and ask about your opinion about Shah Faisal of Saudia (who was killed). In reply you will only say: Ah, he was a good guy. May Allah bless him….. etc But you will not at once start defending yourself by saying: “How can I order the killing of Shah Faisal……….. “. You would utter those words ONLY then when you know that people are suspecting you to be main killer of Shah Fahad. So, in order to defend yourself, you will start your speech with these words. That is why this tradition is only showing that People didn’t forget the earlier Role of Aisha and Aisha knew that very well. 2nd Tradition in Defence of Aisha: Then Mehr Muhammad Miyanwalli presents the 2nd tradition in defence of Aisha: "Hahrat Aisha once remembered Uthman in these words: By Allah, I never wished that someone insults Uthman. And if I ever wished so, then may Allah make others to insult me in same way. And by Allah, I never wished that Uthman be killed. And had I wished so, then may Allah I be killed too..... Imam Bukhari noted this speech in his Kitab Khalq-ul-Afal Al-Ibad, page 76 (This reference is given in Sirat of Syeda Aisha, p 121, by Syed Sulaiman Nadawi, who was the student of Shibli Numani)." Comments: Allahu Akbar! This tradition is once again providing the proof that Aisha was involved in anti-Uthman activities, and later (when she changed her policy after the death of Uthman) wanted to get herself escaped from these accusations. That is why she is saying: " …….. If I had insulted Uthman, then may Allah insult me...... and if wished the killing of Uthman, then may Allah killed me…….". Such a speech can only come out of such a person who has something black in his/her heart, otherwise what Aisha needed to talk about herself in the story of killing of Uthman? 3rd Tradition in Defence of Aisha:

Sapah Sahaba Mawlana narrates this 3rd tradition from Umm Kalab when he asked Aisha why she wanted to take revenge of Killing of Uthman, while it was she herself who used to criticize Uthman. Aisha replied: "The agitators compelled Uthman to repent, and even after this they killed him. I criticized him while I believed in Agitators who told wrong things about Uthman. But my last saying is better than my first saying." Sunni Reference: History of Tabari, volume 4, page 459 Reply 1: Tehreef in this tradition by Sapah Sahaba Alim Neither Aisha said: "… Agitators told me wrong things about Uthman" but her actual words were: "If I used to incite people for killing Uthman, then all others also used to say the same." Nor the narrator of this tradition (i.e. Umm Kalab) believed the alleged Aisha SADDIQAH to be Truthful for this lie, but he immediately denied Aisha. We are presenting the complete Tradition from History of Tabari, so that people can themselves see the deception from Sapah Sahaba Alim, and also see the truth about Aisha: As Aishah arrived at Sarif on her way back from visiting Mecca, Ubayd bin Umm Kilab met her. He was Ubayd bin Abi Salamah but named after his mother. ""What is the matter?" "Aishah asked him." They killed Uthman and then did nothing for eight nights." "What did they do then?" she asked. "The people of Medina handled the affair by consensus and matters proceeded very well for them. They agreed upon Ali bin Abi Talib. " "By Allah!" she replied, "Would that the sky were overturned if the command is decided in favour of your leader (i.e. Ali bin Abi Talib).! Take me back! Take me back! So she departed for Mecca, saying: "By Allah! Uthman has been killed unjustly, and I will seek revenge for his blood!" Ibn Umm Kilab said to her: "How is that? By Allah! You were the first to incline the blade against Uthman and were saying "Kill Nathal", for he has become a disbeliever!" "They asked him to repent," she replied, "and then they killed him. I said things, and they said things, but my latter statement was better than my former one." Ibn Umm Kilab then recited: "From you come new opinions, from you comes change, from you are the winds, and from you the rain! You ordered the killing of the imam, and told us that he was an unbeliever.

Suppose we did obey you and kill him, nevertheless hi killer, to our mind, was the one who issued the order. The roof did not fall down from over us, our sun and moon were not eclipsed. The people have given allegiance to on with power, who will remove the sting and establish pride. He will put on the clothes for war. He who fulfills is not like he who has broken contract. She then set off for Mecca. She dismounted by the entrance of the mosque and made for the Hijr, where she curtained herself off. The people gathered around her, and she said to them, "Uthman has been killed unjustly and by Allah, I will seek vengeance for his blood." History of Tabari, English Edition, volume 16, page 52 and page 53 By Allah, this latter Statement of Aisha was more dangerous than the first one. Due to her first Statement (i.e. Kill that Nathal) only Uthman bin Affan was killed, but due to her latter Statements, thousands of Muslims were killed in battle of Jamal. And the only reason behind this Later Statements were her hatred towards Mawla Ali (as) and Ahlulbait (as). 4th Tradition in Defence of Aisha: And the last tradition that Mawlana Sahib presents in defence of Aisha is as following:

"Hadhrat Aisha also reported that Rasool (s) said to Uthman: O Uthman! If Allah make you to wear the shirt of Caliphate for even a single day, and these Munafiq (hypocrites) want you remove this shirt then you are not allowed to remove this shirt which Allah made you to wear. Rasool Allah (saw) said these words thrice". The narrator asked (Aisha): O Mother (of believers)! why didn't you tell this Hadith on the day when Uthman was killed?"

Aisha replied: "I forgot"

(Ibn Majah, page 11) Hafiz Ibn Kahir also recorded this traditon in his al-Badaya wa al-Nahaya throught different Chains of narrations (Urdu Edition, Volume 7, page 356) Comments: Aisha completely changed her policy after the killing of Uthman and started portraying him as an innocent. And only in order to fulfill this aim, she lied upon Rasool (s) and fabricated this hadith, so that she might be able to portray innocence to Uthman and thus able to incite people to fight against Mawla Ali in name of "Qasas" of Uthman's blood. But what to do, some people were not so fool to not to understand/forget this behaviour of Aisha (that she played in life of Uthman). That's why narrator asked Aisha why she didn’t tell this Hadith on the day of killing of Uthman. And upon this, what a lame excuse is presented by Aisha that she forgot this on that day. Dear Readers, how is it possible to forget such an important Hadith on such an important day? And most interesting thing is this that people kept Uthman under the siege for a long time and this whole Drama continued about 40 days in Madina. Why was Aisha unable to remember this Hadith for all that time? And why she immediately remembered this hadith at that time, when she had to incite people for fighting against Mawla Ali (as)? Lahoola Wala Quwah. Morevoer, please remember that it was Uthman who first of all used this term of "Shirt of Caliphate" and he said it without referring it to Rasool (saw) (i.e. he used this term as his own). When Malik Ibn Ashtar asked Uthman to withdraw from Caliphate in order to end that agitation, upon that Uthman answered: "I like more that my neck is beheaded as compared to remove that Shirt, which Allah made me to wear." Sunni Reference: History of Tabari, volume 3, page 381 And this is not the alone occasion when Uthman used this term, but right from the first day of demand from withdrawing from Caliphate, Uthman is using this term (and always referring this Statement to him and not for a single time he referred it to Rasool (saw)). But Aisha took this Statement of Shirt and referred it to Rasool Allah (saw) for the first time in order to incite people to fight against Mawla Ali (as). Therefore, again a challenge for Nasibies to show us even a single tradition (which is pure of Saif Ibn Umar Kadhab) and which claims that it were Sabaies/Shias who killed Uthman. If they cannot present, then they have to tell us why they deny all reports about role of Aisha, which is transmitted by far more chain of narrations than Saif Ibn Umar Kadhab.