Islamic history reality uncovered & myths exposed

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Islamic history reality uncovered & myths exposed

  1. 1. Bismillah ar-Rahman nir-Raheem JAMAAT-UL-MUSLIMEEN www.aljamaat.org ISLAMIC HISTORY: REALITY UNCOVERED & MYTHS EXPOSED The world witnessed the greatest and most astonishing series of conquests by Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen in the era of Muhammad Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) and his successors i.e. the twelve Caliphs. In only a few years, Muslim controlled areas were spread over a vast territory from Medina to all of Mesopotamia, Syria and Palestine. Egypt had been wrested from the Byzantine Empire; the numerically superior Persian armies had been over run decisively, later the Muslim armies swept completely across North Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. There they turned north and, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, overwhelmed the Visigoth Kingdom in Spain. This was later followed by the surrender of India and its adjoining areas. Thus in a matter of a few decades hundreds of thousands of miles of world territory was effectively under Muslim control. It was only because the enemies of Islam could no longer fight the invading Muslim armies that they devised a covert, satanic strategy of creating disunity in the Muslim ranks. The enemies of Allah tried to create feelings of discord and neglect among the masses and later by inventing lies against the noble Muslim Caliphs in order to create unrest in the Islamic state. When this strategy did not yield the desired results they devised a more sinister plan to derail the spread of Islam. This evil plan was spread over decades and centuries and the real objective was to distort the glorious history of Islam and the common Muslims of that time, but the real target was the Islamic Caliphate. Unverified reports made their way into books on Islamic history which presented such a dark and gloomy image of our noble Caliphs that the subsequent Muslim generations could only hang their heads in shame and the followers of Islam were left embarrassed when questions were raised by Western researchers about these historical events! The reason for this distorted history taking its roots in the later books is briefly outlined below. Historians who compiled the earliest books on Islamic History only collected the narrations from the sources without actually filtering through them. They only recorded the events, as they were narrated and not according to the authentication of the source. Thus, the authentic and the false narrations were all intermingled in the collective works and the subsequent readers of history considered all of them to be the true Islamic History. The enemies of Islam then exploited these shortcomings and created myths and fictitious
  2. 2. tales out of these incomplete and unverified historical collections and these were later published in huge numbers and distributed throughout the Islamic world as HISTORICAL FACTS. An example of this is the Maqtal e Hussain based on the tragedy of Karbala by Abu Mikhnaf Lut Ibn Yahya. The so-called HISTORICAL FACTS in various books on Islamic history are unreliable to say the least because no effort was made to verify whether the narrations in these books were authentic or not? Did they even have a chain of narrators or Sanad? Who was the narrator? From which source did he get the record of these events when he was not even alive at the time these alleged wars and sieges between the Sahaba took place? All these simple questions were left unanswered and great quantity of historical works was based on such unverified myths and lies. If we are to trust these so called historical works then we will have to put aside the Quran and Saheeh Ahadeeth because they give us quite a different picture of the Sahaba (Radi Allah u Anhum) than what is given in these historically distorted books. Thus we should reject all such narrations as these are purely an effort by the enemies of Islam to taint the bright age of Islam which was based on the principles laid down by Allah Subhana hu Wa Ta'alaa in the Quran and perfected in action by Muhammad Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) and his Companions (May Allah be pleased with all of them). The twelve Caliphs of Islam whose era was the golden age of Islamic dominance are mentioned below: 1.Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi Allah u Anho) 2.Umar Ibn Khattab (Radi Allah u Anho) 3.Usman Ibn Affan (Radi Allah u Anho) 4.Ali Ibn Ali Talib (Radi Allah u Anho) 5.Hasan Ibn Ali (Radi Allah u Anho) 6.Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyaan (Radi Allah u Anhuma) 7.Yazeed Ibn Muawiyah (Rahmatullah Alaihi) 8.Marwaan (Rahmatullah Alaihi) 9.Abdul Malik Ibn Marwaan (Rahmatullah Alaihi) 10.Abdullah Ibn Zubair (Radi Allah u Anho) 11.Waleed (Rahmatullah Alaihi)
  3. 3. 12.Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz (Rahmatullah Alaihi) All these above mentioned personages enjoyed tremendous respect of their subjects and they were leaders of the highest caliber, not only this but they served their people with absolute honesty and gave the highest priority to the welfare of the Muslim community. We cannot in one article present their virtues in totality but a modest effort is being made to let the readers know the fine qualities of these exemplary men. Allah thus mentioned collectively regarding the virtues of the Sahaba: So (O Companions of the Prophet!) if these people bring faith the way you have brought faith, then they shall be rightly guided, but if they turn away, then they are only in opposition. So Allah will suffice you against them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (Surah Al Baqarah: ayat 137) (The Companions of Muhammad are) Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allah, nor from offering Salaat perfectly, nor from giving the Zakat. They fear a day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of torment). (Surah An Noor: ayat 37) When those who disbelieve had put in their hearts pride and haughtiness-the pride and haughtiness of the era of ignorance, -then Allah sent His calmness and tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers, and made the word of piety (Taqwa) stick to them, and they were indeed well entitled to it and worthy of it. And Allah is the All-Knower of everything. (Surah Al Fath: ayat 26) If the Lord Almighty Himself praises the belief, piety and good deeds of a people, how can we ever have even the slightest of doubt about their greatness? But Satan spawned an evil web upon the minds of such people who lost the sight of such immortal words as found in the Quran and challenged the integrity and faith of these people by believing in the lies concocted by the enemies of Islam! Innaa Lillahi Wa Innaa Ilaihi Rajeun! It was not such a huge task to separate the chaff from the grain and present the true and authentic Islamic History based on the most correct of all sources, but it remains a mystery why the mainstream historians never paid any attention to this. By the grace of Allah Subhana hu Wa Ta'alaa it was Syed Masood Ahmad
  4. 4. (Rahmatullah Alaihi), who took up this task and presented the most authentic book ever written on the History of Islam and Muslims. This is no exaggeration by any means because the sources he has cited in his book are the most authentic sources of Islamic law, history and practice, namely the HOLY QURAN, SAHEEH BUKHARI AND SAHEEH MUSLIM. No one can ever doubt the authenticity of these three books and thus there remains no doubt that this history is by far the most correct of all. The title he rightly chose for this unparalleled book on Islamic History was "Saheeh Tareekh ul Islam wal Muslimeen". Jamaat ul Muslimeen only cites historical references from Quran and Saheeh Ahadeeth because these two are the only sources of Islamic law, history and all else related to Islam. Jamaat ul Muslimeen strongly refutes and rejects the lies that are quoted from all such unverified sources by scholars, historians and Western researchers on Islam, which contradict the Quran and Hadeeth. We say that our Sahaba (Radi Allah u Anhum) were the best people who ever walked upon the face of this Earth. They were all on the right path; they never fought among themselves, as the distorted history would have us believe. This we say because our Lord Almighty Allah Subhana hu Wa Ta'alaa Himself testifies in the Quran: Muhammad (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) is the Messenger of Allah, and those, who are with him, are SEVERE AGAINST THE DISBELIEVERS AND MERCIFUL AMONG THEMSELVES. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate in their Salaat, seeking bounty from Allah and His pleasure. There are marks on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of their prostrations. This is their description in the Torah and in the Injeel (the Gospel / Bible), (their similitude is) like a sown seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong. It then becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers- that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward. (Surah Al Fath: ayat 29) Who can dare challenge the Words of Allah and have the audacity to say that the Sahaba fought against one another in an evil power struggle while the Quran states in no uncertain terms that they were merciful among themselves? But there are such people and they are not few in number who challenge the Quran' s statement and even go on to say that the Sahaba and their successive generations killed the house hold of their own Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam), stopped them from drinking water and mercilessly killed even small children from among them to wipe out the entire offspring
  5. 5. of one of the grandsons of Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam). May Allah guide them to the right path! We can only convey the word of Allah and His Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) to them and let them decide the course they wish to take, whether they want to believe in the Quran or they prefer to accept the distorted history books! Whatever is done in the name of mourning during the first ten days of the Islamic Calendar i.e. in the month of Muharram is without any proof and Jamaat ul Muslimeen stays well clear of such practices. The historical aspects of this mourning aside, since Islam is a complete way of life, we have also been given guidelines regarding mourning Narrated Abdullah Ibn Masood (Radi Allah u Anho): The Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Who-ever slaps the face or tears the bosom of the dress, or calls the calls of the Period of Ignorance (in mourning), is not from us." (Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim Kitab ul Iman) Whatever is done every year in the name of mourning is clearly against the above words of Muhammad (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam). Not only do the mourners slap their faces and tear away their dresses they even use knives and spears to torture their bodies and all this is committed in the name of religion! Along with this the mourners use extremely derogatory language against some of the noble Caliphs and all this is done with utter disregard to the words of Allah and His Messenger (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam). We are presenting herein a few selected ahadeeth from the most authentic sources, which convey to us the wonderful characteristics of the noble Caliphs in particular and the Sahaba (Radi Allah u Anhum) in general: Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (Radi Allah u Anho): Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "A time will come upon the people, when a group of people will wage a holy war and it will be said, 'Is there amongst you anyone who has accompanied Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam)?' They will say, 'Yes.' And so victory will be bestowed on them. Then a time will come upon the people when a group of people will wage a holy war, and it will be said, "Is there amongst you anyone who has accompanied the companions of Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam)?' They will say, 'Yes.' And so victory will be bestowed on them. Then a time will come upon the people when a group of people will wage a holy war, and
  6. 6. it will be said, "Is there amongst you anyone who has been in the company of the companions of the companions of Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam)?' They will say, 'Yes.' And victory will be bestowed on them." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 1) Narrated Imran Ibn Hussain (Radi Allah u Anho): Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "The best of my followers are those living in my generation (i.e. my contemporaries), and then those who will follow the latter". Imran (Radi Allah u Anho) added, "I do not remember whether he mentioned two or three generations after his generation," then the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) added, 'There will come after you, people who will bear witness without being asked to do so, and will be treacherous and untrustworthy, and they will vow and never fulfill their vows, and fatness will appear among them." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 2 and Saheeh Muslim) Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi Allah u Anho): The Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "The Israelis used to be ruled and guided by prophets (Alaihim us Salaat u was Salaam): Whenever a prophet died, another would take over his place. There will be no prophet after me, but there will be Caliphs and they would be numerous." The people asked, "O Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam)! What do you order us (to do)?" He said, "Obey the one who will be given the pledge of allegiance first. Fulfil their (i.e. the Caliphs) rights, for Allah will ask them about (any shortcoming) in ruling those Allah has put under their guardianship." (Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim) Narrated Abu Said (Radi Allah u Anho): The Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Do not abuse my companions for if any one of you spent gold equal to (the mountain of) Uhud (in Allah's Cause) it would not be equal to a Mudd (780 grams) or even a half Mudd (390 grams) spent by one of them." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 22 and Saheeh Muslim) Narrated Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi Allah u Anho): I said to the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) while I was in the Cave. "If any of them should look under his feet, he would see us." He said, "O Abu
  7. 7. Bakr! What do you think of two (persons) the third of whom is Allah?" (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 5) Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (Radi Allah u Anho): Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) addressed the people saying, "Allah has offered the choice to a slave to choose this world or what is with Him. The slave has chosen what is with Allah." Abu Bakr (Radi Allah u Anho) wept, and we were astonished at his weeping caused by what the Prophet mentioned as to a Slave (of Allah) who had been offered a choice, (we learned later on) that Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) himself was the person who was given the choice, and that Abu Bakr (Radi Allah u Anho) knew best of all of us. Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) added, "The person who has favored me most of all both with his company and wealth, is Abu Bakr. If I were to take a Khalil other than my Lord, I would have taken Abu Bakr as such, but (what relates us) is the Islamic brotherhood and friendliness. All the gates of the Masjid (un Nabawi) should be closed except the gate of Abu Bakr." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 6) Narrated Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (Radi Allah u Anho): We used to compare the people as to who was better during the lifetime of Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam). We used to regard Abu Bakr as the best, then Umar, and then Usman. (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 7) Narrated Jubair Ibn Mutim (Radi Allah u Anho): A woman came to the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam). He ordered her to return to him again. She said, "What if I came and did not find you?" as if she wanted to say, "If I found you dead?" The Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "If you should not find me, go to Abu Bakr." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 11) Narrated Abu Ad-Darda (Radi Allah u Anho): The Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Allah sent me (as a Prophet) to you (people) but you said (to me), 'You are telling a lie,' while Abu Bakr said, 'He has said the truth,' and consoled me with himself and his money." He then said twice, "Won't you then give up harming my companion?" After that nobody ever harmed Abu Bakr (Radi Allah u Anho).
  8. 8. (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 13) Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi Allah u Anho): Once Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) offered the morning Salaat and then faced the people and said, "While a man was driving a cow, he suddenly rode over it and beat it. The cow said, "We have not been created for this, but we have been created for sloughing." On that the people said astonishingly, "Subhan Allah! A cow speaks!" Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "I believe this, and Abu Bakr and Umar too, believe it, although neither of them was present there. While a person was amongst his sheep, a wolf attacked and took one of the sheep. The man chased the wolf till he saved it from the wolf, where upon the wolf said, 'you have saved it from me; but who will guard it on the day of the wild beasts when there will be no shepherd to guard them except me (because of riots and afflictions)? ' The people said surprisingly, "Subhan Allah! A wolf speaks!" Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "But I believe this, and Abu Bakr and Umar too, believe this, although neither of them was present there." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 4 Hadeeth Number 677) Narrated Muhammad Ibn Al-Hanafiya (Rahmatullah Alaihi): I asked my father (Ali Ibn Abi Talib Radi Allah u Anho), "Who are the best people after Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam)?" He said, "Abu Bakr." I asked, "Who then?" He said, "Then 'Umar. " I was afraid he would say "Usman, so I said, "Then you?" He said, "I am only an ordinary person from among the Muslimeen." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 20) Narrated Hudhaifa (Radi Allah u Anho): Once Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (Radi Allah u Anho) said, "Who amongst you remembers the statement of Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) regarding the afflictions?" Hudhaifa replied, "I remember what he said exactly." Umar (Radi Allah u Anho) said. "Tell (us), you are really a daring man!'' Hudhaifa said, Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, 'A man's afflictions (i.e. wrong deeds) concerning his relation to his family, his property and his neighbors are expiated by his Salaat, giving in charity and enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil.' " Umar (Radi Allah u Anho) said, "I don't mean these afflictions but the afflictions that will be heaving up and down like waves of the sea." Hudhaifa replied, "O Ameer ul Mumineen! You need not fear those (afflictions) as there is a closed door between you and them." Umar (Radi Allah u Anho) asked, "Will that door be opened or broken?" Hudhaifa replied, "No, it will be broken." Umar (Radi Allah u Anho) said, "Then it is very likely that the door will not be closed
  9. 9. again." Later on the people asked Hudhaifa, "Did Umar (Radi Allah u Anho) know what that door meant?" He said. "Yes, Umar (Radi Allah u Anho) knew it as everyone knows that there will be night before the morning. I narrated to Umar (Radi Allah u Anho) an authentic narration, not lies." We dared not ask Hudhaifa (Radi Allah u Anho); therefore we requested Masruq who asked him, "What does the door stand for?" He said, "(The door stands for) Umar (Radi Allah u Anho)." (Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim) Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas (Radi Allah u Anhuma): While I was standing amongst the people who were invoking Allah for Umar Ibn Al-Khattab who was lying (dead) on his bed, a man behind me rested his elbows on my shoulder and said, "(O Umar!) May Allah bestow His Mercy on you. I always hoped that Allah will keep you with your two companions, for I often heard Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) saying, "I, Abu Bakr and 'Umar were (somewhere). I, Abu Bakr and Umar did (something). I, Abu Bakr and Umar set out." So I hoped that Allah will keep you with both of them." I turned back to see that the speaker was Ali Ibn Abi Talib (Radi Allah u Anho). (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 26) Narrated Sahl Ibn Saad (Radi Allah u Anho): Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Tomorrow I will give the flag to a man with whose leadership Allah will grant (the Muslims) victory (at Khaibar)." So the people kept on thinking the whole night as to who would be given the flag. The next morning the people went to Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) and every one of them hoped that he would be given the flag. Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Where is Ali Ibn Abi Talib?" The people replied, "He is suffering from eye trouble, O Allah's Messenger." He said, "Send for him and bring him to me." So when Ali came, the Prophet spat in his eyes and invoked good on him, and he became alright as if he had no ailment. The Prophet then gave him the flag. Ali said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I fight them (i.e. enemy) till they become like us?" Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Proceed to them steadily till you approach near to them and then invite them to Islam and inform them of their duties towards Allah which Islam prescribes for them, for by Allah, if one man is guided on the right path (i.e. converted to Islam) through you, it would be better for you than (a great number of) red camels." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 51 and Saheeh Muslim)
  10. 10. Narrated Abu Hazim: A man came to Sahl Ibn Saad (Radi Allah u Anho) and said, "This is so-andso," meaning the Governor of Medina, "He is calling Ali (Radi Allah u Anho) bad names near the pulpit." Sahl asked, "What is he saying?" He replied, "He calls him (i.e. Ali) Abu Turab." Sahl laughed and said, "By Allah, none but the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) called him by this name and no name was dearer to Ali than this." So I asked Sahl to tell me more, saying, "O Abu Abbas! How (was this name given to Ali)?" Sahl said, "'Ali went to Fatima (Radi Allah u Anha) and then came out and slept in the Masjid. The Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) asked Fatima, "Where is your cousin?" She said, "In the Masjid." The Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) went to him and found that his (i.e. Ali's) covering sheet had slipped of his back and dust had soiled his back. The Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) started wiping the dust off his back and said twice, "Get up! O Abu Turab (i.e. O. man with the dust)." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 53) Narrated 'Ali (Radi Allah u Anho): Fatima complained of the suffering caused to her by the hand mill. Some captives were brought to the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam). She came to him but did not find him at home. Aisha (Radi Allah u Anha) was present there to whom she told (of her desire for a servant). When the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) came, Aisha (Radi Allah u Anha) informed him about Fatima's (Radi Allah u Anha) visit. Ali (Radi Allah u Anho) added "So the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) came to us, while we had gone to our bed I wanted to get up but the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Remain at your place". Then he sat down between us till I found the coolness of his feet on my chest. Then he said, "Shall I teach you a thing which is better than what you have asked me? When you go to bed, say, 'Allahu-Akbar' thirty-four times, and 'Subhan Allah thirty-three times, and 'Alhamdu-lillah thirty-three times for that is better for you both than a servant." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 55) Narrated Ubaida: Ali (Radi Allah u Anho) said (to the people of 'Iraq), "Judge as you used to judge, for I hate differences (and I do my best) till the people unite as one group, or I die as my companions have died." And narrated Saad that the Prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said to Ali (Radi Allah u Anho), "Will you not be pleased from this that you are to me like Haroon was to Musa? But there will not be any prophet after me".
  11. 11. (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 56) Narrated Al-Miswar Ibn Makhrama (Radi Allah u Anho): Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry, makes me angry." (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Hadeeth Number 61) Narrated Uqba Ibn Al-Haris (Radi Allah u Anho): (Once) Abu Bakr (Radi Allah u Anho) offered the Asr Salaat and then went out walking and saw Hasan (Radi Allah u Anho) playing with the boys. He lifted him on to his shoulders and said, "Let my parents be sacrificed for your sake! (You) resemble Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) and not (your father) Ali," while Ali (Radi Allah u Anho) was smiling. (Saheeh Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, Hadeeth Number 742) These are just a few narrations from among hundreds of authentic ahadeeth and these need no elaboration. The above quoted ahadeeth prove without a doubt the integrity, moral greatness, unity, love for one another and exceptional faith of all the Sahaba (May Allah be pleased with all of them). Despite all this there are people who disrespect these great people and specifically two Caliphs are targeted by them, this is because these people believe more in the distorted history books as compared to the words of Allah Subhana hu Wa Ta'alaa and His prophet (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam). These are the Sixth Caliph Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyaan (Radi Allah u Anhuma) and his son and successor Yazeed Ibn Muawiyah (Rahmatullah Alaihi). Such derogatory remarks are used against these two noble Caliphs that any decent man would not utter even for enemies. Both these Caliphs were given glad tidings by Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) as is evident from the following hadeeth: It has been reported on the authority of Anas Ibn Malik (Radi Allah u Anho) that Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) used to visit Umm Haram daughter of Milhan (Radi Allah u Anha, who was the sister of his fostermother or his father's aunt). She was the wife of Ubada Ibn Samit (Radi Allah u Anho). One day Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) paid her a visit. She entertained him with food and then sat down to rub his head. Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam) dozed off and when he woke up (after a while), he was smiling. She asked: What made you smile O Messenger of Allah? He said: Some people from my Ummah were presented to me who were fighters in the way of Allah and were sailing in this sea. (Gliding smoothly on the water), they appeared to be kings or like kings
  12. 12. (sitting) on thrones. This will be the first naval expedition of my Ummah and they all have been promised paradise. She said: Messenger of Allah! Pray to Allah that He may include me among these warriors. He prayed for her. Then he placed his head (down) and dozed off (again). He woke up smiling, as before. (She said): O Messenger of Allah! What makes you smile? He replied: A people from my Ummah were presented to me. They were fighters in Allah's way, they appeared like kings (sitting) on thrones, this will be the first expedition from my Ummah to invade the city of Qaiser, (Constantinople) and all of them have been forgiven. She said: Messenger of Allah! Pray to Allah that He may include me among these warriors. He said: You are among the first ones. Umm Haram daughter of Milhan (Radi Allah u Anha) sailed in the sea in the time of Muawiyah (Radi Allah u Anho). When she came out of the sea and (was going to mount a riding animal) she fell down and died. (Saheeh Bukhari Kitab ul Jihad Book 022, Chapter 62 and 75 & Saheeh Muslim Kitab ul Imarah Book 020, Chapter 49 Hadeeth Number 4699) The first expedition was undertaken with Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyaan (Radi Allah u Anhuma) as its supreme commander. The second expedition, which invaded Constantinople, was led by Yazeed Ibn Muawiyah (Rahmatullah Alaihi). (Saheeh Bukhari Kitab us Salaat) What more do we need to prove that both these noble Caliphs were given the glad tidings of going to paradise and being forgiven! Yet if people doubt their faith and integrity then we can only ask Allah to guide such people to the right path. Such people who take refuge in the lies concocted by Abu Mikhnaf Lut Ibn Yahya in his "Maqtal e Hussein" and tarnish the images of these great Sahaba (Radi Allah u Anhum) and their off spring are rebelling against the words of Rasoolullah (Sall Allah u Alaihi wa Sallam). Moreover, they are doing no service to Islam but are only saying to the West that Islam's history was much like the European dark ages when in fact it was not! For authentic and 100% verified Islamic History please go through "Saheeh Tareekh ul Islam wal Muslimeen" by Syed Masood Ahmad (Rahmatullah Alaihi) based on the Holy Quran, Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim. For the actual reality behind the Karbala Tragedy please read "Waqia e Karbala aur Afsana e Karbala" by the same author. A few other thought proving research works by the same author which have uncovered the lies invented by the enemies of Islam namely Saif Ibn Umar,
  13. 13. Hisham Ibn Muhammad Kalbi and Abu Mikhnaf Lut Ibn Yahya include: 1.Waqia e Saqeefa aur Afsana e Saqeefa 2. Waqia e Jamal aur Afsana e Jamal 3. Waqia e Siffeen aur Afsana e Siffeen 4. Waqia e Harra aur Afsana e Harra Shahid Ali, 4th Muharram, 1429 A.H. 13th January 2008

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