Tag Archives: Khalifah

insurgency of the khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn ‘Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij When the Hurooreeyah rebelled, they isolated themselves in a place. There were 6000 of them and they were united in rebelling against 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu). Continuously people would come to 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu) and say: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Verily these people are rebelling against you." He said: "Leave them, verily I will not fight them until they fight me and [they will fight me] that's what they will do." So when it came to that day, I came to 'Ali before the Zuhr prayer and I said to him: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Delay the prayer until it is cooler perhaps I will speak Read more ...

Prophet’s dream: Drawing water from a well

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out as many buckets of water as Allah wished from it. Ibn Abi Quhafah then took the bucket from me and pulled out one or two full buckets, but there was weakness in his pull – may Allah forgive him. Then the bucket turned into a very large one and 'Umar ibn al-Khattab took it. I have never seen any person draw water with such strength as 'Umar did, until the people [drank to their satisfaction and] watered their camels to their fill; whereupon the camels sat beside the water." Read more ...

The stance of Ahlus-Sunnah with regards to Yazeed, the son of Mu’aawiyah

The belief of Ahlus Sunnah and the Scholars of the Ummah is that Yazeed, the son of Mu'aawiyah, should not be insulted nor loved. This is due to the following. Saalih the son of Ahmad bin Hanbal (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "I said to my father: "Some people say that they love Yazeed." He replied, "O my son, is it possible for a person who believes in Allah and the Last Day to ever love Yazeed?" So I said, "O my father, why do you not then curse him?" He replied "O my son, when did you ever see your father curse any person?"" It has also been narrated from him (Imaam Ahmad) that it was said to him, "do you write the hadeeth narrated by Yazeed Read more ...

Humble Message from the Life of Omar

When the Muslims surrounded Jerusalem, the inhabitants said they would surrender the city only if the Muslim ruler himself — Omar, the second successor or “Caliph,” of the Prophet Muhammad— came to them. [1] So Omar sojourned by camel from Damascus, Syria to Jerusalem in the Holy Land. As Omar approached the city, his servant became weary, so he ordered his servant to ride the steed while he walked it by the reins. When they entered Jerusalem —records indicate it very well could have been Easter— the people of the city mistook the servant for the Caliph. When corrected, they couldn’t believe that this man in tattered and dirty clothes, leading Read more ...

Khalifah Ali

One day Khalifah Ali was carefully recording all the money that came into the treasury and all that was spent from it by the light of a candle. At that time, Talha and Jubair came to him for personal reasons. When they sat down, Ali lit another candle and put out the first candle. The guests exchanged a glance of surprise and then one of them asked: "O Ali, we have come on some important business. But why did you put out the first candle?" "That was a candle bought with Treasury funds. As long as I worked for treasury, I used it. Now you have come for some personal work, so I use the candle bought from my personal fund." replied the Khalifah. Read more ...

The Assassination of Umar ibn Al-Khattab

Martyrdom of Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) was the second khalifah, and one of the ten companions promised Jannah in their lifetimes. Umar (radhiallahu anhu) used to be a soldier – one of the best. But when he became the khalifah, the other companions refused to let him fight – he disagreed with them, but in the end, he stayed back in Madinah while the battles waged. Yet he always made one du’a, publicly and privately, throughout his khilafah: “Allahumma ruziqniy shahaadah,” “O Allah, provide me with martyrdom.” People told him he was crazy – he was the Khalifah, of all people, and Read more ...

Remove Him from this Land

In the book, Muslim Judges of Andalus, Abu Al-Hasan Ibn Abdullaah Al-Maaliqee recounts a story about a great scholar of our Ummah : Muhammad ibn At-Tayyib Abu Bakr Al-Baaqillaanee (d. 1013). Let’s spend a moment in his sandals, so that we may feel the power that Islam had in the hearts of those Muslims. Here is a passage from when the Khalifah of the Muslims sent Abu Bakr Al-Baaqillaanee to the Roman King. Ibn Hayyaan says: The transgressor (the King of the Romans) invited Abu Bakr Al-Baaqillaanee to a Christian banquet, and on the appointed day, Abu Bakr Al-Baaqillaanee arrived. The hall was lush with Christian noblemen, the walls and tables dazzled Read more ...