Monthly Archives: December 2018

Lessons learned from the Companions – The Taking of Basrah and its Aftermath!

Ali spoke of how the demand for the vengeance for the blood of Othman was merely a pretext for gaining some ulterior end. As regards Ayesha he said he had the greatest respect and regard for her. There were some … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Companions – The Battle of the Camel

The loss on both the sides was considerable. Over ten thousand persons were killed in the battle. Among the dead on both the sides, there were many prominent companions of the Prophet who had fought in the wars under the … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Companions – Ali’s drive for Peace with Ayesha!

The arguments advanced by Qa’aqa had their way. They were most effective and impressive. Ayesha asked Qa’aqa, “Then, what do you suggest ?” He said, “I suggest that instead of fighting make peace. Strengthen the hands of Ali, and when … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Companions – Ali Gains an Army!

When the Bedouin tribes who had heretofore followed the policy of sitting on the fence saw that the people of Kufa had joined Ali in large numbers, they also decided to cast in their lot with Ali, and offered to … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Companions – Ali and the March to Basrah!

Hasan arrived at Kufa on a Friday at the time of noon day prayers, and he proceed straight away to the main mosque. The agents of Ali had brought the supporters of Ali to the mosque in large numbers. As … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Companions – Ayesha and the Battle for Basrah!

Over six hundred persons belonging to Basra or the neighboring tribes were executed or killed as the Qasas” for the blood of Othman. Supreme authority vested in Ayesha, and Talha and Zubair acted as her Ministers. The Baitul-Mal was seized, … Continue reading

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