Biography of Sayyiduna ‘Amr ibn al ‘As radiya Llahu ‘anhu

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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

By:
Walid Muhammad Salim ‘Abdul Haqq

 

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Foreword

 

Gratitude and Appreciation

 

Introduction

 

Preface

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

 

Section One

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 

Preface

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

 

Epilogue

Conclusions

Advices

 

The translation of the book is complete, by the grace of Allah, the pdf. file too has been updated.