Sayyidina ‘Amr ibn al ‘As

January 26, 2022

Epilogue

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Epilogue   After this humble offering, I express my gratitude to my Helper subhanahu wa ta ‘ala for granting me the ability to delve into this prestigious domain, the domain of defending the Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum. All praise is to Allah for granting me the ability and keeping me true. I ask Him to increase His blessings and benevolence upon me and to […]
January 26, 2022

Misconception 4 – Refraining from demolishing the Sphinx of Giza and the pyramids

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Misconception 4 – Refraining from demolishing the Sphinx of Giza[1] and the pyramids[2]   This misconception is based on the allegation that ‘Amr ibn al ‘As radiya Llahu ‘anhu desisted from demolishing the Sphinx of Giza and the Pyramids at the conquest of Egypt. This proves that there is no obligation to demolish statues that are not worshipped.[3]   Answer This misconception can be […]
January 26, 2022

Misconception 3 – ‘Amr ibn al ‘As burnt the library of Alexandria

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Misconception 3 – ‘Amr ibn al ‘As burnt the library of Alexandria   This is based on what has been mentioned by Ibn al ‘Anbari in his book. He states:   وفي هذا الزمان اشتهر بين الإسلاميين يحيى المعروف عندنا بغرماطيقوس أي النحوي وكان اسكندرياً يعتقد اعتقاد النصارى اليعقوبية ويشيد عقيدة ساوري ثم رجع عما يعتقده النصارى في التثليث فاجتمع إليه الأساقفة بمصر […]
January 26, 2022

Misconception 2 – Portraying the people of Egypt in a negative and unseemly manner in a letter to Amir al Mu’minin ‘Umar

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Misconception 2 – Portraying the people of Egypt in a negative and unseemly manner in a letter to Amir al Mu’minin ‘Umar   In summary, this misconception is based on what has been said regarding ‘Amr’s portrayal of the Egyptians in an unseeingly manner by, allegedly, stating:   أكيس الناس صغاراً وأحمقهم كباراً Laziest in their youth and stupidest in their old age.[1] […]
January 26, 2022

Misconception 1 – Seizing the wealth of the Copts and humiliating them.

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Misconception 1 – Seizing the wealth of the Copts and humiliating them.   This is based on what has been mentioned by John of Nikiû, the Egyptian Coptic Bishop, in his book Tarikh al ‘Alam chapter 113. He states:   أن عمرو بن العاص… قبض على القضاة الرومان وقد أيديهم وأرجلهم بالسلاسل والأوتاد الخشبية ونهب أموالا كثيرة وقام بمضاعفة الضرائب على الفلاحين وأجبرهم […]