Monday, October 20, 2008

Veracity of Tabari's Islamic History - 14

aijaz alamdar wrote:

Battle of Jaml is not an incident to be ignored so easily--a score of believers were killed from both sides just because Allah failed to purify either Ali or Aesha.

Dear Alamdar Sahab,

Battle of Jamal that was fought between the Mother of the Believers, Aaishah [May Allah be pleased with her] and Ali [may Allah be pleased with him]. The battle took place as a result of difference of opinion on a political issue. One should respect and revere both the companions of the Prophet Mohammad [PBUH]. One must not favour or oppose any one of them. Be neutral.

In Sunan Bayhiqi it is narrated that on the eve of the war of Jamal, Ali [May Allah be pleased with him] was asked about the opponents:

"Are they Mushrikeen?"

He replied:

"They have run from shirk and come into Islaam"

Then he was asked "Are they Munafiqeen?"

He replied "Munafiqeen are those who don't remember Allah, except a little
(while the opponents do a lot of Zikr)"

As per G. F. Haddad

Imam al-Nawawi in Tahdhib al-Asma' wal-Lughat said that Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr was 3.5 months old when the Prophet passed from this world. I.e. he was under 3 when Abu Bakr passed away. He was raised by `Ali since the latter married his mother - Asma' bint `Umays - after she was widowed of Abu Bakr. `Uthman said he was prone to anger. After the murder in 35, `Ali used him in various official functions, the last of them in the governorate of Egypt in 37, which shows he was satisfied he was responsible for the murder, together with fear of ordering the killing of a Sahabi [see below]. He fought with `Ali at the Camel and Siffin. After the Camel, `Ali deputized him to escort `A'isha back to Madina.

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