Unsheathing the Arrowhead in Defense of Mu`awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan

15. The Nusayris, Sunnites, and Twelver Shiites
December 10, 2015
Chapter One
January 19, 2016

This book is a response to a number of scathing remarks which have been cast upon Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu — in particular by a Saudi journalist, Hassan Farhan al-Maliki. The illustrious author, Sheikh Sa’d al-Subay’i, responded to these accusations and established the false nature of the narrations quoted by the critics to disparage Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu. In addition he has pointed out the ambiguity of the narrations which appear to infer criticism upon Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu and also addressed the spurious tales that had been invented by some of the Shia regarding this Sahabi — all in an academic and unbiased manner. Lastly, he enumerates the status and virtue of Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu in light of the Qur’an and sound ahadith, with which he seals the door against any criticism towards this noble personality.

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Preface by ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdur Rahman al-Sa’d

The Virtues and Merits of Muawiyah

  1. His Islam
  2. His Companionship
  3. He was a Scribe of the Prophet ‘salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
  4. The Praise of the Sahabah and Tabi’in

Praise for him by ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib and his Senior Companions

The Pledge of Allegiance to Muawiyah by Hassan, Hussain, the Members of Their Household, and the Rest of the Sahabah

The Narrations of the Ahlul Bayt from Muawiyah

Some of the Incidents From His Life

Regarding the Authentic Hadith, “The Rebellious Party Will Kill ‘Ammar,” and Relating it to Other Texts


Authors Preface


Chapter One

Responding to Those Ahadith Which Have Been Quoted in Criticism of Muawiyah


Chapter Two

Responding to the Narrations That Have Been Declared Weak, Which Indicate Virtue for Muawiyah


Chapter Three

Dealing with the Fabrications that Have been Invented about Muawiyah


Chapter Four

The Virtues and Merits of Muawiyah


Chapter Five

The Consensus of Ahlus Sunnah on Remaining Silent on What Occurred Between the Sahabah

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