A very famous Shia du’a called “Saname Quraish” condemns Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) and Umar bin Khattab (رضّى الله عنه), as well as their two daughters: Aisha bint Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنها) and Hafsa bint Umar bin Khattab (رضّى الله عنها), the two lovely wives of the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم). In this du’a, Abu Bakr (رضّى الله عنه) and Umar (رضّى الله عنه) are referred to as the “two idols of Quraish.” And their daughters are condemned alongside them. We do not know how the Shia can look us in the face and say that they don’t hate the Prophet’s wives.
That du’a is available on the following Shia site: https://www.duas.org/alaviya/dua-120.htm
Duas.org says“In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.
O Allah! Curse the two idols of Quraish [Abu Bakr and Umar]…and their two daughters [Aisha and Hafsa]. Rebuke them, they have consumed Your sustenance and have denied Your obligations. Both have discarded Your commands, have rejected Your revelation, have disobeyed Your Prophet, have destroyed Your religion, have distorted Your book, have made Your laws ineffective, have declared Your obligatory actions as incorrect, have disbelieved in Your signs, have oppressed Your friends, have loved Your enemies, have spread corruption among Your people, [and] have made Your world incur losses.
O Allah! Send Your curses on them and their helpers as they have ruined the house of Your prophet, have dug the door of his house, broken the roof, have brought down the walls, have made the skies [into] the ground, have destroyed its inhabitants, have killed their supporters, have put to death their children, have deserted his pulpit…
O Allah, send Your chastisement on them to the extent of the [combined] sins of every disobedient person.
…and to the number of pious people whom they have troubled, and whom they have driven out of their cities and [thereby] helped the disbelievers, and the Imam on whom they were cruel…
…and [they] have changed the obligatory laws, and have destroyed the practise of the Holy Prophet.
…and whatever evils they have concealed, the blood which they have shed…
[They] have changed the goodness and have altered the commands, have created disbelief…
…the lie for which they have cheated, the inheritance which they have plundered…
…[they have] stopped the booties from [being given to] them, and [they] have consumed the prohibited wealth, and that ‘Khums’ (the fifth part) which they considered as permitted for them, and that evil whose foundation was put, and that cruelty which they made common, that oppression which they spread, those promises which they dishonored, those covenants which they broke, those lawful things which they termed as unlawful, and those unlawful things which they termed as lawful, that hypocrisy which they have concealed in their hearts…
…and to the amount of treachery which they bore in their hearts, and those stomachs which they have split open…and that door which they broke-open, and those gatherings which they dispersed and those degraded people whom they gave honor to, and those honorable people whom they insulted, and by the number of rights which they have usurped…
…and the order of the Imam which they opposed, bestow Your wrath on them to the extent of their atrocities!
O Allah! Your curses on them to the extent of alteration in the Quran and the covering of truth, rendering the will worthless, and breaking the promises, and declaring all the claims as void, refusing all allegiances, presenting excuses, introducing breach of trust…Bestow Your curses on them!
O Allah curse those two, secretly and openly, with such a beating which is forever continuous, nonstop and innumberable. Such a whipping which commences in the morning but does not end at night.*
Such a beating should be on those tyrants, and their helpers, their assistance, their friends and their lovers, those attracted to them and those who acknowledge their deeds, those who present proof for them, and those who follow their words, and those who approve their actions.
(Then recite four times).
O Allah! Send such a harsh chastisement upon them that the dwellers of Hell start screaming. O Lord of the Universe, accept this prayer from me.
This is the Supplication of the Two idols of Quraysh, which the Shia bestowed a great importance to and the Shia scholars consider it as a valid supplication.
The Shia claim that Ali ibn Abi Talib used to recite Du’a Saname Quraish in the Qunoot of his prayers, and that he said:
“He who recites this Du’a is (in terms of reward) like a marksman who have shot 1000 arrows in the battle of Badr and Uhud beside the Prophet.”
- Mustadrak al-Wasa’il, v4, p405, Hadith #5021
- Bihar al-Anwar, v82/85, p260, Hadith #5
The Shia scholars who mentioned that supplication in their books are many and not limited to:
3. Al-Nouri Al-Tubrisi
4. Asadallah Al-Haeiri
5. Murtada Hussain
6. Mandhoor Hussain
8. Al-damad Al-Hussaini
11. Abu Al-Hassan Al-Amily
12. Abdullah Shubbar
14. Mirza Habeeballah
15. and many more…
The above are all Ayatollahs, who have the highest rank in the Shia hierarchy. And perhaps the most powerful of them who accepted it was Ayatollah Khomeini.
In a book called “Tuhfat Al-Owam Maqbool”, the following scholars agreed on the authenticity of the du’a of the two idols of Quraish:
1. Ayatollah Sayyed Muhsin Hakeem Al-Tabtiba’ei
2. Ayatollah Sayyed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Kho’ei
3. Ayatollah Sayyed Rouhallah Khomenie
4. Ayatollah Sayyed Mahmoud Al-Shamroudi
5. Ayatollah Sayyed Muhamed Kazim Shari’atmdar
6. Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Al-Naqi Al-Naqari
The famous du’a is also mentioned in the esteemed Shia book, “Bihar Al Anwar” (p.260) by Allama Majlisi. You can see this here: https://www.al-shia.com/html/ara/books/behar/behar82/125.htm
In the following Shia Hadith, we read that the the two idols (al Lat and al Uza) are the code-names for Abu Bakr and Umar, on p.283 of Bihar Al Anwar:
- ك : السناني ، عن الاسدي ، عن سهل ، عن عبدالعظيم الحسني قال : قلت لمحمدبن علي بن موسى عليهم السلام : إني لارجو أن تكون القائم من أهل بيت محمد الذي يملا الارض قسطا وعدلا كما ملئت ظلما وجورا ، فقال عليه السلام : يا أباالقاسم ما منا إلا قائم بأمرالله عزوجل وهاد إلى دينه ، ولكن القائم الذي يطهر الله به الارض من أهل الكفر والجحود ، ويملا ها عدلا وقسطا هو الذي يخفى على الناس ولادته ويغيب عنهم شخصه ، ويحرم عليهم تسميته ، وهو سمي رسول الله وكنيه ، وهو الذي تطوى له الارض ، ويذل له كل صعب ، يجتمع إليه أصحابه عدة أهل بدر ثلاثمائة وثلاثة عشر رجلا من أقاصي الارض وذلك قول الله عزوجل ” أينما تكونوا يأت بكم الله جميعا إن الله على كل شئ قدير ” ( 2 ) .
فإذا اجتمعت له هذه العدة من أهل الاخلاص أظهر أمره ، فإذا أكمل له العقد ، وهو عشرة آلاف رجل ، خرج بإذن الله عزوجل ، فلا يزال يقتل أعداء الله حتى يرضى الله عزوجل .
قال عبدالعظيم : فقلت له : ياسيدي وكيف يعلم أن الله قد رضي ؟ قال : يلقي في قلبه الرحمة .
فاذا دخل المدينة أخرج اللات والعز ى فأحرقهما
On page 284, you can read the Sharh by Allamah Majlissi about al Lat and al ‘Uza, in which Allamah Majlisi states that these are names for Abu Bakr and Umar:
بيان : يعني باللات والعزى صنمي قريش أبابكر وعمر
Scan of the du’a:
* There are many Shia narrations which talk about the beating the Prophet’s wife will endure at the hands of Imam Mehdi:
“When the Twelvth Imam returns, Aisha will be raised from the dead so as to be whipped as due punishment.” (Al Shafi, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 108)
“When the Twelvth Imam returns, he will bring Aisha to life so as to torment her.” (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 139)
“Imam Mehdi will punish Aisha with stripes.” (Hayat-ul-Quloob, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 901)