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June 21, 2017

Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah Khadijah

Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah Khadijah   Undoubtedly, the most challenging position to have ever been held by a human was the position of nubuwwah. Along with bearing the excessive weight of revelation, the Prophets were faced with many challenges from those who opposed them. Thus Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “The people who undergo the severest trials are the Prophets, followed by the best after them, and then those […]
June 21, 2017

The Battle Of Badr

The Battle Of Badr The First Decisive Battle In The History Of Islam   وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللہُ بِبَدْرٍ وَّاَنۡتُمْ اَذِلَّۃٌ ۚ فَاتَّقُوا اللہَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُوۡنَ And indeed He [Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala] aided you at Badr when you were few in number. So fear Him so that you may show gratitude.[1]   Reason Of The Battle   It all began with the al ‘Ushayrah Invasion when a caravan belonging […]
June 21, 2017

Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah Aisha

Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah Aisha   Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala says in the Qur’an: إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُّسْرًا Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.[1]   We have already discussed the enormous grief and difficulty experienced by Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the ‘year of sorrow’, wherein he lost both, his uncle as well as his loving and supportive spouse, Sayyidah Khadijah radiya Llahu ‘anha. The grief was such […]
November 23, 2016

Zaid ibn ‘Ali rahimahu Llah

The month of Muharram having passed, Shia around the world would still be recovering from their ritual practices and self-flagellation. The yearly commemoration of the Shia needs no introduction and the level of zealotry displayed by the Shia requires no elaboration. But while Shia the world over would have mourned the martyrdom of Sayyidush Shuhada’ Sayyidina Hussain ibn ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhuma, little mention is made of the Shia betrayal […]
July 12, 2016

Answering the Shia Allegation Against the Ummahat al-Mu’minin

Ramadan 1437: Scholars and Islamic institutions around the world in Masjids, over the airwaves, and even through social media sought to enlighten the ummah regarding the numerous historical events associated with this month. On the 17th of Ramadan they shed light on the incidents of Badr expounding at great length the virtues of the Noble Companions radiya Llahu `anhum who participated in this decisive battle. The 17th of Ramadan also […]
December 8, 2015

Accusation Regarding the Hadith of the Pond

The rancour which the Shi`ah harbour for the noble Sahabah radiya Llahu `anhum needs no introduction and it is quite commonplace to find them levelling unfounded tenuous accusations against the esteemed companions and students of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam on account of their bigotry. One such accusation has been levelled against the Sahabah in general that they all became apostate after the demise of Rasulullah , and will […]
November 25, 2015

The Four Daughters of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam

  Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam had Four Daughters   The Shi`ah claim that Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu `anha was the only daughter of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam. A claim in conflict with the Qur’an, ahadith of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam, and the statements of the A’immah of the Ahl al-Bayt. It is also a denial of all the Shi`i scholars from the early eras […]
September 28, 2015

Accusation of Abu Bakr and `Umar not being present during the boycott

The rancour which the Shia harbour for the noble Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum needs no introduction and it is quite commonplace to find them levelling unfounded tenuous accusations against the esteemed companions and students of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam on account of their bigotry. One such accusation has been levelled against Sayyidina Abu Bakr and Sayyidina ‘Umar radiya Llahu `anhuma, that they were not present during the boycott […]
September 18, 2015

Virtues and Outstanding Traits of Sayyiduna Umar

If one were to scan through the annals of history, one would find the life stories of many great personalities. Men who influenced the lives of those around them, creating a new way of thinking and in all formed new ideologies. However, most of their lives have been tainted with stories of their greed, lust and hunger for power. As one continues to search through the books of our past, […]
September 11, 2015

Virtues and Outstanding Traits of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

If one were to scan through the annals of history, one would find the life stories of many great personalities. Men who influenced the lives of those around them, creating a new way of thinking and in all formed new ideologies. However, most of their lives have been tainted with stories of their greed, lust and hunger for power. As one continues to search through the books of our past, […]
August 13, 2015

Accusation regarding Abu Bakr and `Umar not being present at the Janazah of Rasulullah

The rancour which the Shia harbour for the noble Sahabah radiya Llahu `anhum needs no introduction and it is quite commonplace to find them levelling unfounded tenuous accusations against the esteemed companions and students of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam on account of their bigotry. One such accusation has been levelled against Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna `Umar radiya Llahu `anhuma, that they did not participate in the funeral […]
July 2, 2015

The true nature of the relationship between Abu Dhar al-Ghifari and `Uthman ibn `Affan

Amongst the many praise worthy traits which Allah Ta’ala attributed to the Sahabah of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the noble Qur’an is the quality of compassion, as mentioned in the concluding verses of Surah al-Fath: “Muhammad is the Rasul of Allah, and those with him are severe against the disbelievers compassionate amongst themselves.” Much effort has been made to undermine the status of the Sahabah and to […]
June 3, 2015

Biography of `Amr ibn al-`As

If one were to scan through the annals of history, one would find the life stories of many great personalities. Men who influenced the lives of those around them, creating a new way of thinking and in all formed new ideologies. However, most of their lives have been tainted with stories of their greed, lust and hunger for power. As one continues to search through the books of our past, […]
June 3, 2015

Biography of Abu Musa al-Ash`ari

If one were to scan through the annals of history, one would find the life stories of many great personalities. Men who influenced the lives of those around them, creating a new way of thinking and in all formed new ideologies. However, most of their lives have been tainted with stories of their greed, lust and hunger for power. As one continues to search through the books of our past, […]
May 20, 2015

`Uthman’s appointment as khalifah

Sayyiduna `Uthman radiya Llahu `anhu was appointed the third khalifah of the Muslim ummah, whose appointment was approved of by the noble companions of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam; the first of whom being Sayyiduna `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu. Regrettably, the version of events surrounding the appointment of Sayyiduna `Uthman has been manipulated by the Shi`ah in a manner that entirely contradicts historical fact. Tales of false promise, betrayal, […]
May 8, 2015

Biography and martyrdom of Talhah ibn `Ubayd Allah

If one were to scan through the annals of history, one would find the life stories of many great personalities. Men who influenced the lives of those around them, creating a new way of thinking and in all formed new ideologies. However, most of their lives have been tainted with stories of their greed, lust and hunger for power. As one continues to search through the books of our past, […]
May 8, 2015

The life and martyrdom of Zubayr ibn al-`Awwam

If one were to scan through the annals of history, one would find the life stories of many great personalities. Men who influenced the lives of those around them, creating a new way of thinking and in all formed new ideologies. However, most of their lives have been tainted with stories of their greed, lust and hunger for power. As one continues to search through the books of our past, […]
May 8, 2015

`A’ishah the Mother of the Believers and Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali ibn Abi Talib

If one were to scan through the annals of history, one would find the life stories of many great personalities. Men who influenced the lives of those around them, creating a new way of thinking and in all formed new ideologies. However, most of their lives have been tainted with stories of their greed, lust and hunger for power. As one continues to search through the books of our past, […]
April 28, 2015

Khalid bin Walid and the alledged killing of Malik bin Nuwayrah

  Question: It is alleged that during the Caliphate of Sayyidina Abu Bakr radiya Llahu `anhu, Khalid ibn al Walid radiya Llahu `anhu, the Sahabi military commander, killed Malik ibn Nuwayrah, and married his widow on the very eve of his murder, without even waiting for her `iddah to expire. What is the truth of this allegation? Answer: The incident of Malik ibn Nuwayrah is one of those cases which […]
April 23, 2015

Who were the governors of `Uthman?

The historians talk a great deal about `Uthman’s radiya Llahu `anhu alleged favouritism (or nepotism) towards his relatives and say that they held the reins of power during his khilafah, to such an extent that they provoked many people against him and they revolted in protest at his giving power to his relatives. Dr. `Ali  al-Sallabi has examined this false allegation leveled against Sayyiduna `Uthman radiya Llahu `anhu  and illustrates the […]
April 14, 2015

The greatest achievement of `Uthman

Sayyidina Uthman radiya Llahu `anhu, the son-in-law of the Rasul of Allah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam, was an eminent Sahabi of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam, endowed with many salient and meritorious traits which earned him the guarantee of Jannah from none other than Al Sadiq Rasulullaah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam. Amongst the many commendable deeds he carried out in his lifetime, his role in preserving the Qur’an is his crowning achievement. […]
April 9, 2015

The poisoning of Sayyiduna Hasan radiya Llahu `anhu

Amongst the false allegations directed towards Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu is the poisoning of Sayyidina Hassan radiya Llahu ‘anhu. The claim is made that Ja`dah (the wife of Hassan radiya Llahu ‘anhu) was the one who poisoned him upon the incitement of Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu. This article proves the fallaciousness of this claim, establishing his innocence from the brazen accusations leveled against him.     Question It […]
March 3, 2015

The Verse of Wilayah

Shia propagandists often cite verse: 55 of Surah al-Ma’idah – commonly referred to as the verse of wilayah – as proof for their false claims, that it refers to `Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu `anhu and is a proof for his wilayah. Once again through the deceptive art of  misrepresentation, narrations are presented to the unsuspecting Sunni public which are portrayed to be the correct interpretation  of the verse. He knows that most— if not […]
February 26, 2015

The Verse of Tabligh

Shia propagandists often cite verse: 67 of Surah al-Ma’idah as proof for their false claims, they claim that this verse was revealed on the day of Ghadir Khumm in connection with `Ali ibn Abi Talib. This is one of the greatest examples of misrepresentation, wherein narrations are presented to the unsuspecting Sunni public as if it is the only material which exists on the revelation of the verse. He knows that most— if […]
January 7, 2015

The Roots of Sunni Shi’i Differences in Fiqh

Protagonists of Sunni-Shia unity claim that the differences between Shia and Sunni are no different than the differences between the four Sunni schools of jurisprudence and thus should be treated with the same tolerance and acceptance as Hanafi – Shafi‘i differences. In this article, the fundamental differences between Shia and Sunni are examined, and the obtuseness of such claims made apparent.     The Roots of Sunni-Shia Differences in Fiqh […]
January 7, 2015

Are there Hypocrites among Rasulullah’s Companions?

Are there Hypocrites among Rasulullah’s salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam Companions? by Muhammad Al-khider   The following verse of the Noble Qur’an suffices as an answer to the above-presented question: Allah Almighty says:   “The vanguards (of Islam) the first of those who forsook (their homes) and those who gave them aid, and (also) those who followed them in (all) good deeds, well-pleased is Allah with them, as are they with […]
January 7, 2015

The Marriage of Umm Kulthum

The marriage of Sayyidah Ummi Kulthum radiya Llahu `anha, daughter of Sayyiduna `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu, to Amir al-Mu’minin Umar al-Khattab radiya Llahu `anhu is a historical fact which cannot be denied. This noble union lays waste to all Shi`i claims of great enmity existing between `Ali and `Umar radiya Llahu `anhuma. This article scrutinises the Shi`i claims and proves the certainty of this union from both Sunni and Shi`i […]
January 5, 2015

Answering the Shi-ah misconception of Ibn-Saba

On the 16 August 1999 the Iranian embassy objected to an article published in “Al Rasheed” which accurately proved Abdullah Ibn Saba’ to be the founder of the Shia creed. Hereunder is the reply to this objection, wherein the Shia tactic of denying his existence, which is so often used, was completely uprooted and his existence proven from the canonical works of the Shiah. In addition, the very sources cited by the embassy […]
December 22, 2014

The Myth of the Shia Mahdi

The 15th of Sha’ban is a very significant date, both to the Ahlus Sunnah and the Shia. The Shia, however, have their own reason for ascribing significance to this night. To them it is the night of the birth of their twelfth Imam, the Hidden Mahdi. Who is this Mahdi whose return to this world is so eagerly awaited by the Shia, and belief in whose existence in occultation forms […]
December 18, 2014

The Qur’an and Imamah

This article investigates the usage of the word “Imam” in the Qur’an to see whether the Qur’an provides any support to the Shia concept of Imamah. In it a description is first given of Imamah as conceived of by the Shia, and that is followed by a detailed scrutiny of every place in the Qur’an where the word “Imam” or its plural “A’immah” has been used by Allah Ta‘ala.   […]