Sayyidina Muawiyah- Dispelling distortions of History

December 2, 2014

The respected Molana Zafar Iqbal (May Allah Ta’ala increase his status) in this book has refuted all those allegations posed by those who might claim to be of the Ahlus Sunnah and lovers of the Sahabah, but whose words and writings fail to support their claim. Many people have faltered when lifting their pen against Sayyidina Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu such that many a time, they even cause people to doubt and turn against Sayyidina Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu. This is why Molana was extremely cautious in his refutation of such allegations, never straying from the path of fairness nor his use of language becoming degrading in any way. The respected author not only has control of his pen and tongue but also of the topic at hand, which is why his book succeeds in pacifying and convincing the reader. Whoever will read this book without prejudice will find himself agreeing with me entirely.

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– Foreword

– Introduction


The Status of the Sahabah in the Noble Qurʼan

– The Status of the Sahabah in Hadith

– Prohibition against maligning the Sahabah

– The Sahabah in their own words

– Prohibition against maligning the Sahabah in light of ‘aqidah

– The Sahabah do not need accreditation

– The probability of sin falls under divine wisdom


The accusation of Banu Umayyah being the most hated tribe

– Clarification

– Who is responsible for adding Banu Umayyah to this narration?

– Dirayah (explanation)

– Marital relations

– Non-marital associations and virtues

– Sayyidina Ali al-Murtada and the Banu Umayyah Summary of the Discussion


Allegations of not holding any virtue

– Clearing the misconception

– Does the lack of authenticity give credibility to such claims?

– A few ahadith on the virtues of Sayyidina Muawiyah Additional Corroboration

– The comment of Hafiz Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti

– The reference of Ibn Taymiyyah


The allegation of bid’ah (innovation)

– Definition of bid’ah – Argument one 

– Argument two

– Scrutiny of the reference

– Futuhat al-Makkiyyah


Accusation of Committing a Sin

– Muawiyah’s behavior with ‘Ali

– The conduct of Sayyidina ‘Ali

– Closing statement

– The ijtihad of Muawiyah and ‘Ali

– The reference of Molana ‘Abdur Raman Jami

 Shia insertions in the books of the Ahlus Sunnah

 The harms caused to the monumental works of the Ahlus Sunnah

 Are the books of the esteemed sufiyah free from discrepancies?

– The causes of un-Islamic ideas being mixed into Islamic Tasawuf

– The reason for the interpolation in the books of the sufiyah

– The condition of Molana Jami’s books

– A few examples of interpolation in Shawahid al-Nubuwwah

– The status of Molana Jami

– Principles to protect oneself from Shia conspiracies

– Conclusion

– The contentious Orientalist ‘masterpiece’ of Maududi


The accusation of poisoning Sayyidina Hassan


The accusation of an illusory truce

– The truce was fulfilment of the glad tidings of Rasulullah

– Sayyidina Muawiyah’s kindness towards the Ahlul Bayt

– The stipends Sayyidina Muawiyah designated for the Ahlul Bayt

– The Banu Hashim participate in the campaigns of jihad

– The Ahl al-Bayt adhered stringently to the conditions of the treaty

– Addressing Sayyidina Muawiyah with the title of Amir al-Muʼminin



The claim that the khilafah of Muawiyah was not worthy of being followed

– Is a Kingship condemned in Islam?

– The Khilafah of Sayyidina Muawiyah

– Argument 1

– Argument 2

– Argument 3


The al-Khulafaʼ al-Rashidin are four

– Ahadith pertaining to following the Rightly Guided Khalifas


Sayyidina Muawiyah as a scribe of wahi


Closing remarks

– A good dream about the people of Siffin

– The dream of Abu Maisarah

– The dream of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz

– A final word