Research by brother Ismaeel Deobandi

Ahlsunnah hold this concept of “Justice of Sahaba”, and as they call it

الصحابۃ کلھم عدول

All of Sahaba are just

And they believe that We should not criticise what they did.

But interestingly, they ignore this rule, knowingly or unknowingly, and propagate that it was Shias who cheated upon Imam Hussein asws and did not show loyalty, resulting in his martyrdom.

They ignore that one of the front men in writing letters to Imam asws, and then not participating in battle of Karbala, was Hazrat Sulaiman bin Sard Khizraji. Let us see opinion of Ibn Kathir, who writes in Al Bidaya

وقد كان سليمان بن صرد الخزرجي صَحَابِيًّا جَلِيلًا نَبِيلًا عَابِدًا زَاهِدًا، رَوَى عَنِ النَّبيّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَحَادِيثُ فِي الصَّحيحين وَغَيْرِهِمَا، وَشَهِدَ مَعَ عَلِيٍّ صِفِّينَ، وَكَانَ أَحَدُ مَنْ كَانَ يَجْتَمِعُ الشِّيعَةُ فِي دَارِهِ لِبَيْعَةِ الْحُسَيْنِ، وَكَتَبَ إِلَى الْحُسَيْنِ فِيمَنْ كَتَبَ بِالْقُدُومِ إِلَى الْعِرَاقِ، فَلَمَّا قَدِمَهَا تَخَلَّوْا عَنْهُ وقتل بكربلاء بعد ذلك، وَرَأَى هَؤُلَاءِ أَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا سَبَبًا فِي قُدُومِهِ، وَأَنَّهُمْ خَذَلُوهُ حَتَّى قُتِلَ هُوَ وَأَهْلُ بَيْتِهِ، فندموا، على ما فعلوا معه، ثُمَّ اجْتَمَعُوا فِي هَذَا الْجَيْشِ وَسَمَّوْا جَيْشَهُمْ جيش التوابين، وسموا أميرهم سُلَيْمَانَ بْنَ صُرَدٍ أَمِيرَ التَّوَّابِينَ، فَقُتِلَ سُلَيْمَانُ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ فِي هَذِهِ الْوَقْعَةِ بِعَيْنِ وَرْدَةَ سَنَةَ خَمْسٍ وَسِتِّين

And Sulaiman bin Sard Khizraji was a Sahabi, of high status, pious, and worshipper. He narrated from Holy  Prophet asws, and his narrations are in Sahiheen (Bukhari and Muslim). and He was with Imam Ali asws in battle of Siffen. And He was one of those in whose house Shias would gather for the sake of Bayat (oath) of Imam Hussein asws. And He wrote to Imam Hussein asws to step in Iraq. And when he stepped, they left and He was martyred in karbala after that. And they thought that they were the reason for his coming. and then they left resulting in his death and that of His family. So they repented and combined to make an army named “Tawabeen”, and they named Sulaiman bin Sard as their leader. So He got martyred in the battle which was fought in year 65 hijri

[Al Bidaya wa Nihaya, 8/280]


Most important question is

Do ahlusunnah actually believe in “All Sahaba are Just”?

And is it not that by targeting those who wrote letters to Imam, they are not actually targeting a Sahabi?