Imam Ali's (as) words about Usman


وذكر الثقفي في تاريخه عن أبي سعيد التيمي، قال: سمعت عليا عليه السلام يقول: أنا يعسوب المؤمنين وعثمان يعسوب الكافرين

Al-Saqafi in his Tareek stated, from Abi Saeed al-Taimi, who said. I heard Ali (as) say, "I am the leader of the believers while Usman is the leader of the disbelievers."

[Source: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 31, Pg. 307  & Taqreeb al-Ma'arif - Sheikh Abu Saleh Taqi bin Najm al-Hilli (374-447 Hirji) , Pg. 293]


وذكر الثقفي عن هبيرة بن مريم، قال: كنا جلوسا عند علي عليه السلام، فدعا ابنه عثمان، فقال له: يا عثمان ! ثم قال: إني لم أسمه باسم عثمان الشيخ الكافر، إنما سميته باسم عثمان بن مظعون

Al-Saqafi in his Tareek stated, from Habeerah bin Maryam who said,

"We were seated with Ali (as) when he called His son Usman and said, "O' Usman". Then He said, "I did not name him after Usman the chief of the disbelievers, verily I named him after Usman bin Mazoon."

[Source: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 31, Pg. 307   &  Al-lahoof, Pg. 149  &  Taqreeb al-Ma'arif - Sheikh Abu Saleh Taqi bin Najm al-Hilli (374-447 Hirji) , Pg. 294]