Monthly Archives: December 2018

Lessons learned from the Companions – Ali’s loss of Egypt and Muawiya’s Gain!

Muawiyah commissioned ‘Amr b Al-A’as to conquer Egypt. When ‘Amr departed at the head of on army on the expedition of Egypt Muawiyah said to him, “Amr you were the first conqueror of Egypt, go and reconquer Egypt. “The plan … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Companions – The Arbitration and Betrayal Against Ali!

After the arbitration proceedings, Abu Musa did not have the courage to face Ali. He slipped away to Makkah and from there wrote a letter to Ali offering some sort of apology. Ali replied to this letter as follows: “Verily, … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Companions – The Revolt and Betrayal against Ali!

Ali had to strive hard to restore some semblance of order. He sympathized with the families who had lost their men in the battle and assured them that such deaths would be avenged. In his sermons to the congregation in … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Companions – The Sign of the Death of Ammar

When the people came to know of the martyrdom of Ammaar and recalled the prophecy of the Holy Prophet it demoralized the troops of Muawiyah. Muawiyah tried to keep up the morale of his people by saying that the responsibility … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Companions – The Fight for Syria!

Ali sent a letter to Muawiyah through a delegation. Ali pointed out to Muawiyah that according to the injunctions of Islam as well as according to the rules of warfare, access to water supply could not be denied to the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Companions – Ali’s Quest for Peace with Muawiya!

All the people assembled in the mosque cried with one voice “We all are the murderers of Othman.” Turning to the envoy Ali said “You may tell Muawiyah what you have seen and heard”. Abu Muslim returned disappointed to Syria. … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Companions – Muawiya Governor of Syria

With the murder of Uthman who was Muawiyya’s cousin, Muawiyya wanted revenge. He had promised Uthman that if he were murdered he would revenge him and he wanted to keep that promise. Ali wanted to wait to get revenge and … Continue reading

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