Lessons Learned from the Companions – Muawiya Ali and the Kharijites!

After the Battle of Nahrawan, many Kharijites went to Makkah and sought sanctuary in the Kaaba. However they discovered that Muawiya’s troops had come and forced the people to give allegiance to Muawiya. They remained in the Kaaba and were in refuge there when Ali’s troops arrived and got the people to give their allegiance back to him. The Kharijites felt sore that in this way the sanctity of the process of oath taking was violated, and instead of establishing the kingdom of God on earth, the parties were trying to establish their own kingdoms. According to their view all those who were fighting for power had committed sin and had ceased to be Muslims. Fanatics as they were, they had the conviction that they would be serving the cause of God, if they murdered all such persons who were the principal characters in the struggle for power. They singled out three men for such murder: Ali, Muawiyah and ‘Amr b Al-A’as.

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About lailanasheeba

Laila Nasheeba is a graduate of Cleveland State University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications and Ancient Civilizations.  She is also a certified Para-Legal.  She has studied Islam with concentration in AlHadis since the age of six from various others beginning with Imam Mutawwaf Abdus Shaheed to her present teacher, Shaykh Mustapha Morsy Abu AtTayyib -  who in turn gave her permission to teach from varous books of Aqeedah and Hadis, and due to her understanding of the Sunnah, permission to answer Questions about Islam.   Position at AlQuran wa Sunnah: Laila Nasheeba is the founder and Managing Director of AlQuran Wa Sunnah Islamic Site of Learning - an online Islamic Institute- wherein she devotes her time to teaching and calling the Muslims back to the Quran and Authentic sunnah.
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