Uthman’s love and respect for Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them)

Uthman struck a man during a quarrel in which the latter had belittled al-Abbas b. Abd al-Muttalib. When people brought this up to him , he said “So, if the Messenger of God shows honor to his uncle, shall I allow contempt for him?
Tabari , Volume XV ,page 228
Translated by R. Stephen Humphreys

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