ʿAbd Allah ibn Sabaʼ: Fact not Fiction

The existence of Abd Allah ibn Saba’ has not been denied by anyone possessing even the least amount of knowledge and a pinch of intellect, with the exception of some in this era. They are but a few, comprising of the likes of the Orientalists and those who follow them,  a group of ignorant Muslims and extremist Shi`ah from this era. All of them have abandoned the clear truth and have grasped on to contradictory opinions, which are weaker than spider’s web. This book sets out to clarify the errors in this regard, proving the existence and role of this malicious individual in dividing this ummah.

 
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Introduction

 

The stance of the Orientalists

– The followers of the Orientalists: Dr. Taha Husayn, Dr. Muhammad Kamil Husayn, Dr. Hamid Hifni Dawud

– Shi`ah who deny the existence of Ibn Sabaʼ: Muhammad Jawwad Mughniyyah and Ibn Sabaʼ, Murtaḍa al-`Askari, Dr. `Ali al-Wardi, Dr. Kamil Muṣtafa, Dr. `Abd Allah Fayyaḍ, Talib Rifa’i

 

Refutation of these assertions and a brief overview of the sources which prove the existence of Ibn Sabaʼ

Beliefs of Ibn Sabaʼ and his deviation

 

The stance of `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu and the Ahl al-Bayt

– Ibn Sabaʼ propagates his beliefs in Al-Madaʼin

– The narration of `Abd al-Jabbar al-Hamdani regarding the attitude of Ibn Sabaʼ

– The reaction of Ibn Sabaʼs followers when they learnt of `Ali’s radiya Llahu `anhu martyrdom

– The stance of the Ahl al-Bayt towards Ibn Saba’ʼ