The Battle of Siffin

June 3, 2015

Warning against some books which distort the history of the Sahabah

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Warning against some books which Distort the history of the Sahabah 1. Al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah One of the books that distort the history of early Islam is al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah, which is [falsely] attributed to Ibn Qutaybah. Dr. `Abd Allah `Usaylan, in his book al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah fi Mizan al-Tahqiq al-`Ilmi, lists a number of points proving that this book attributed to Imam […]
June 3, 2015

The text of the arbitration document

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   The text of the arbitration document In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. This is what has been agreed upon between `Ali ibn Abi Talib and Mu`awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan and their supporters, as they have agreed to refer to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Rasul `salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam for judgment. In this […]
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, […]
June 3, 2015

Outbreak of fighting

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Outbreak of fighting Fighting resumed after the sacred months, in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, with encounters between battalions, groups and individuals, for fear of all-out fighting taking place. More than twenty skirmishes had taken place between the two sides during the first week of Dhu al-Hijjah; it was also said that the number was ninety.[1] `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu announced to his […]