"Actions speak louder than words. A tree is known by its fruits."
Does it make any sense that Allah (swt) honours and trusts a kafir to take care and nourish His most noble Prophet, Sayyidul Mursaleen, Ashraful Mursaleen, Khatimun nabiyyin?
2. What kind of kafir was this who did not believe and confess the religion of his nephew yet he supported him all the way in his mission and also fought against the enemies of the Prophet of Allah?
3. What kind of kafir was Abu Talib about whom Allah says to His Prophet in the holy Qur'an, "I found you an orphan and gave you a shelter." How can Allah call the action of a kafir as His own action?
4. People like Abu Sufyan, Mu'awiyyah and many others who hated the holy Prophet and his holy progeny, waged wars against them, transgressed and oppressed them are considered as great sahabas and worthy of being "radhiallahu anhum" but Abu Talib who sacrificed his sweat and blood, his own children for the holy Prophet and his divine mission is considered as a kafir.
5. Hazrat Abu Talib is such a noble personality whom Allah had entrusted the custody of His Grand Prophet. The wife of hazrat Abu Talib, Fatema bine Asad took care of the holy Prophet and nourished him like her own son. The son of Abu Talib, Ali is the first and immediate successor/Khalifa/Imam of the holy Prophet. The two grandsons of Abu Talib, Imam Hasan and Imam Husain (a.s.) are the two Princes of the youths of paradise. The twelve sons amongst the descendants of Abu Talib are the Rightful successors of the holy Prophet.
If nothing else this proves the extent of enmity, jealousy and hatred against hazrat Ali (a.s.) by accusing his beloved father to have died as a kafir.
The truth of the matter is, because the parents of none of the other khalifas were Muslims, the enemies of Abu Talib and his descendants are trying to degrade him by fabricating this hadith like many others to show that hazrat Abu Talib died as a kafir.
People who hated the holy Prophet all their life, waged wars against him and embraced Islam to save their skin are considered as sahabas! And someone like hazrat Abu Talib who sacrificed his whole life in helping and supporting the holy Prophet in propagating his divine mission himself was a kafir.
All those who call such a muhsin-e-Islam kafir may Allah raise them all with Abu Lahab, Abu Jahl, Abu Sufyan and aal-e-Abi Sufyan and their eternal abode be the same as their heroes and masters. Ameen.
The fire of hatred against hazrat Abu Talib and his descendants is raging in their hearts. They cannot bear the honour Allah has bestowed upon hazrat Abu Talib and his holy household.
Remember, we are proud to say that our Iman is no different to that of hazrat Abu Talib and his descendants.