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May 8, 2015

Different views among the Sahabah concerning the way to carry out retaliation against the murderers of `Uthman radiya Llahu `anhu

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Different views among the Sahabah concerning the way to carry out retaliation against the murderers of `Uthman radiya Llahu `anhu The difference that emerged between Amir al-Mu’minin, on the one hand, and Talhah, Zubayr and `A’ishah on the other, and after that between `Ali and Mu`awiyah, was not because these people rejected the khilafah and leadership of Amir al-Mu’minin `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu, […]
May 8, 2015

Impact of the Saba’iyyah in causing turmoil.

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Events that preceded the Battle of the Camel The murder of `Uthman radiya Llahu `anhu was a cause of many other difficulties, and it cast its shadow over the turbulent events that followed. Many factors contributed to the murder of `Uthman radiya Llahu `anhu, including: prosperity and its impact on society; changes in the nature of society during his reign; the fact that […]
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. […]