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Introduction

 

ان الحمد لله نحمده و نستعينه و نستغفره و نستهديه و نعوذ بالله من شرور انفسنا و سيئات اعمالنا من يهد الله فهو المهتدى و من يضلل فلا هادى له و اشهد ان لا اله الا الله و حده لا شريك له و اشهد ان محمدا عبده و رسوله صلى الله عليه و على آله و اصحابه و سلم تسليما كثيرا اما بعد

All praise belongs to Allah, we laud Him, seek His assistance, His forgiveness and His guidance. We seek the protection of Allah from the evil of ourselves and our misdeeds. Whoever Allah guides is surely guided and whoever He leads astray, there is no one who can guide him. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, Who is one and has no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is His servant and messenger. May Allah shower His blessings and His abundant mercy upon him, his family and Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum.

The muhaddithin and scholars of various branches of Islamic learning such as jarh wa ta’dil (scrutiny of narrators), history, study of deviant sects, biography, grammar, etc all agree on the existence of this evil cunning person. This person is none other than ‘Abdullah ibn Sabaʼ, commonly called Ibn al Sawdaʼ, who was the architect of a most grievous revolution and propagator of evil which incited the munafiqin (hypocrites), defectors and all those with sinister ulterior motives against the khalifah. He outwardly embraced Islam in the khilafah of Sayyidina ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu, expressing love and affection for Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu, and portrayed himself as an advocator for him.

He travelled through the lands of Islam, discouraging people from obeying the khalifah. He began his efforts in Hijaz and then proceeded to Basrah, Kufah, and finally Damascus, but was unable to influence anyone with his propaganda in Syria. The people of Syria expelled him and so he proceeded to Egypt, where he established his base of operations.

He began a series of correspondences with the munafiqin and dissenters, inciting them against the khalifah of the Muslims. Supporters gathered around him and he began propagating his wicked beliefs to them. He sowed the seeds of dissention and renunciation until they finally had the audacity to murder the third of the Rightly Guided Khulafa, the son-in-law of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the compiler of the Qurʼan, Sayyidina ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the martyr of the house, showing no respect to the Haram of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam nor any consideration to ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu reciting the noble Qurʼan or the sacred months.

This has not been denied by anyone possessing even the least amount of knowledge and a pinch of intellect, with the exception of some in this era. They are but a few, comprising of the likes of the Orientalists and those who follow them, as well as those bootlickers of our race, who speak in our tongue. They also include a group of ignorant Muslims and extremist Shia from this era. All of them have abandoned the clear truth and have grasped on to contradictory opinions, which are weaker than even the web of a spider.

 

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