Sayyidina Amr ibn al As radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the great sage, renowned for his outstanding wisdom, high intellect, and far-sightedness. The sincere believer with a submissive heart―as attested to by Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He is the intrepid leader and audacious commander who is unequalled. He is the just governor who conquered and ruled over Egypt, the heart of the world at the time.
This book is an exposé of misrepresentation that uproots the allegations levelled at Amr ibn al As radiya Llahu ‘anhu in an academic manner. It addresses the allegations and provides a fitting response to each.
A must read for historians, scholars, and theologians alike.
Biography of Sayyiduna ‘Amr ibn al ‘As radiya Llahu ‘anhu
Walid Muhammad Salim ‘Abdul Haqq
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Gratitude and Appreciation
Discussion One: The status of the Sahabah in Islam and an overview of the Islamic belief regarding them.
Discussion Two – The Fitnah that broke out between the Sahabah
A Brief Biography of the Eminent Sahabi ‘Amr ibn al ‘As radiya Llahu ‘anhu
A Brief Biography of the Eminent Sahabi ‘Amr ibn al ‘As radiya Llahu ‘anhu Continued
Section Two – Doubts cast against the eminent Sahabi Amr ibn al ‘As radiya Llahu ‘anhu
Misconceptions related to the lineage of ‘Amr ibn al ‘As
Misconception 1: The verses of Surah al Kawthar was revealed about his father
Misconception 2: What has been said regarding his mother in that she was a harlot
Misconceptions related to his integrity
Misconception 1 – Characterising him as treacherous
Misconception 2 – His admitting to following his desires and being inclined towards the world at his death
Misconception 3 – The fortune he left behind after his death
Misconceptions related to his relationship with Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
Misconception 1 – Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam cursed him when he ridiculed the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
Misconception 2 – Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam prayed against him
Misconception 3 – Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam warned against the coalition of ‘Amr and Muawiyah and that their coalition would bring no good
Misconceptions related to his relationship with the Sahabah
Misconception 1 – Inciting the murder of ‘Uthman
Misconception 2 – Being partial to the camp of Muawiyah in hopes of materialistic gain
Misconception 3 – Saving himself from ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu in combat by revealing his private regions
Misconception 4 – His killing and burning Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr
Misconceptions relating to his conquest of Egypt, his governance, his relation with its people, and more specifically the Copts
Misconception 1 – Seizing the wealth of the Copts and humiliating them
Misconception 2 – Portraying the people of Egypt in a negative and unseemly manner in a letter to Amir al Mu’minin ‘Umar
Misconception 3 – ‘Amr ibn al ‘As burnt the library of Alexandria
Misconception 4 – Refraining from demolishing the Sphinx of Giza and the pyramids
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