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THE LIFE OF
ALI IBN ABU TALIB (RA)

APRIL (08-09) 2014 / 09-10 JUMADA AL THANI 1435 HIJRI

BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL FAISAL

NOTES TAKEN BY: AT16 & AT8

HADITH HUJJAH BY AT3 & AT15
QURAN HUJJAH BY AT19

EDITED BY ABU HAFIZA & AT8

DARS 1

Ali Ibn Abu Talib (RA) was born 600 CE, he was the only person to be born inside of the Ka'ba.

He was the first cousin of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) because his father was Abu Talib, who was the uncle of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), which makes Ali (RA) the first cousin of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

The name of his mother was Fatima bint Assad.

Ali (RA) embraced Islam at age 10.

He was the first male to embrace Islam.

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) gathered all his cousins and asked them who would support him. Ali (RA) was 10 years old. And was the only one to agree to give his full support and then publicly announced that he would support the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

Ali (RA) was brought up in the house of the prophet and Khadija (RAA).

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and Khadija were the ones who brought up Ali (RA) as a child.

So Ali (RA) was raised by the prophet and Khadija (RAA).

Fatima (RAA) was also raised by Khadija (RAA).

Ali was the fourth of the rightly guided Caliph.

When the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was migrating from Makkah to Medina, Ali (RA) slept in his bed to outmanoeuvre Quraish to make them think it was the prophet under the blanket.

When the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) migrated out of Makkah to Medina, seven young men were outside of his doorstop. He recited 36:9.

And We have put a barrier before them, and a barrier behind them, and We have covered them up, so that they cannot see.

(Ya-Sin 36:9)

Ali (RA) was 22 years old when he slept in the bed of the prophet (he was willing to sacrifice his life for the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

The reason why Ali (RA) was willing to sacrifice his life to protect the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is because the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is closer to the believers than themselves.

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their ownselves, and his wives are their (believers') mothers (as regards respect and marriage). 

(Al-Ahzab 33:6)

To make the necessary preparations for the implementation of their devilish plan, the chiefs of Makkah had chosen eleven men: Abu Jahl, Hakam bin Abil Al-‘As, ‘Uqbah bin Abi Mu‘ait, An-Nadr bin Harith, Omaiyah bin Khalaf, Zama‘a bin Al-Aswad, Tu‘aima bin ‘Adi, Abu Lahab, Ubai bin Khalaf, Nabih bin Al-Hajjaj and his brother Munbih bin Al-Hajjaj. All were on the alert. As night advanced, they posted assassins around the Prophet’s house. Thus they kept vigil all night long, waiting to kill him the moment he left his house early in the morning, peeping now and then through a hole in the door to make sure that he was still lying in his bed. Abu Jahl, the great enemy of Islam, used to walk about haughtily and arrogantly jeering at Muhammad’s words, saying to the people around him: "Muhammad claims that if you follow him, he will appoint you rulers over the Arabs and non-Arabs and in the Hereafter your reward will be Gardens similar to those in Jordan, otherwise, he will slaughter you and after death you will be burnt in fire."

[Ibn Hisham 1/483]

He was too confident of the success of his devilish plan. Allâh, the All-Mighty, however, in Whose Hands lie the sovereignty of the heavens and earth, does what He desires; He renders succour and can never be overpowered. He did exactly what He later said to His Prophet: critical time the plans of Quraish utterly failed despite the tight siege they laid to the Prophet’s house, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and ‘Ali were inside the house. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) told ‘Ali to sleep in his bed and cover himself with his green mantle and assured him full security under Allâh’s protection and told him that no harm would come to him. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) then came out of the room and cast a handful of dust at the assassins and managed to work his way through them reciting verses of the Noble Qur’ân: proceeded direct to the house of Abu Bakr who, immediately accompanied him and both set out southwards, clambered up the lofty peak of Mountain Thawr, and decided to take refuge in a cave.

[Ibn Hisham 1/483; Za'd Al-Ma'ad 2/52]

Ali (RA) slept in the bed of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), because war is deception (to deceive the Quraish).

When the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) migrated to Medina, Ali (RA) was the last to migrate because the prophet left him behind to give back to Quraish their belongings that they gave to the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) for safekeeping.

Verily! Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching, which He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All­ Hearers, All­ Seers.

(An-Nisa 4:58)

When you are trusted for safekeeping, you should return the trust by giving back the items to their rightful owners

When Ali (RA) arrived in Medina, two years later he participated in the battle of Badr.

The Battle of Badr belonged to Ali (RA) and Hamza (RA) because they killed the most Kuffar. From the 70 Kuffar who got killed at Badr, 36 were killed by Ali (RA).

It is said nobody killed more Kuffar than Ali (RA).

He dispatched many infidels to the Hell fire to abide forever.

No Sahaba killed more kuffar than Ali (RA).

Two months after the battle of Badr, Ali (RA) proposed to Fatima (RAA).

When he proposed to her, it was the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)who took the proposal to Fatima (RAA).

Fatima (RAA) kept quiet and when she kept quiet, it means the answer is "yes".

So according to Sharia law silence is consent.

Fatima (RAA) was 19 years old when the marriage took place, Uthman (RA) paid the expenses.

It was Uthman (RA) who paid for the marriage expenses and Ali (RA) was 24 years old at the day of the marriage.

It is possible for a wali to perform the Nikah

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) performed the Nikah

So it is possible for a Wali to perform the Nika of a girl because the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) performed the marriage.

They were emotionally, spiritually compatible.

This marriage was a success because it was based on love and compatibility.

It was based on the foundations of love and spiritual compatibility.

They were compatible because they grew up together, both of them were brought up by the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and Khadija (RAA), they grew up in the same home.

So you're not supposed to marry someone where there is no love or chemistry, and no compatibility.

You have to be sure before you marry someone.

This marriage bore four children:

1) Hassan,

2) Hussian,

3) Umm Kultum, and

4) Zainab.

Abu Sa’eed (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Hasan and Hussain are the chief of the youth of paradise.”

[Musnad Ahmad (3/3) No. 11012, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/656) No. 3768, Mustadrak al-Haakim (3/182) No. 4778]

Ali (RA) is revered, respected by all aspects of Islamic theology.

According to the Shiites he was the first Caliph.

They don’t acknowledge the Caliphate of Abu Bakr (RA) and Umar (RA).

So the Shiites have what they call "12 Imams".

These 12 imams are from the lineage of Ali (RA) and Fatima.(RAA)

Because of this ideology, they are called the "12vers".

This is the ideology found in Iran, Pakistan, Iraq and Lebanon.

WHO ARE THE 12 IMAMS

1: Ali

2: Hassan

3: Hussain

4: Zain Ul Abideen

5: Muhammad al Baqir

6: Jaffar as Saddiq

7: Musa Al Kadhim

8: Ali ar Ridah

9: Muhammad al Jawwad

10: Ali Al Hadi

11: Hassan al Askari

12: Muhammad al Mahdi

Their 12th imam is also called Muhammad al Mutadhar.

The 12th imam disappeared in Samara , Iraq and he is over 1,500 years old, still alive, and living in a tunnel (Shiites claim so).

He will come back as the awaited Mahdi.

When he comes back he will put life into Abu Bakr (RA) and Umar (RA) and crucify them because they were the two idols of Quraish (they claim).

When he comes back he will bring a third of the Quran, which they claim is missing.

"Only then Islam is complete, at the moment Islam is not complete, a third of the Quran is missing and with the awaited Mahdi" this is the creed of the Shias.

They believe he will take Aisha (RAA) out of the grave and punish her for committing zina.

SHIA HUJJAH: The Shia believe that at the time of Mahdi’s return Imam Mahdi will resurrect Aisha (Prophet Mohammad’s wife) and execute the law of Hudud on her, for committing Zina (adultery) during her marriage.

(Al- Anwar Al- Numaniyah, vol. 1, p. 161, Tafsir al- Shafi, vol. 2, p. 108, Haq al- Yaqeen, vol. 2, p. 256, Hayat al- Qulub, vol. 2, p. 611)

They also believe that the Quran is corrupted.

SHIA HUJJAH: The present Quran is in an altered, corrupted and distorted form.

(Fatuhat-e-Shia, p. 129)

Ali (RA) was famous for his courage on the battlefield.

Therefore whenever the two armies come face to face, the army of the Muslims and the kuffar, they use to have a duel (one to one) before the battle starts.

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) always sent Ali (RA), and he had never lost a battle.

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) always called upon Ali (RA) to take on the enemy and Ali (RA) always killed his opponent.

It’s because of this reason that many Shiites believe Ali is God.

The Alawites believe Ali (RA) is the prophet not Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), and that he is God.

That is the ideology of the Alawites.

Even though Ali (RA) and Fatima (RAA) were compatible, they had a disagreement about household chores.

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) told Fatima (RAA) she is responsible for duties inside of the house, and he was responsible for duties out of the house.

Both parties were happy with the verdict.

Ali (RA) also participated in the battle of Uhud.

Many Sahabas left the battle when they heard the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) had died, they did not flee because of cowardice, the fled because they thought they shouldn’t fight anymore.

When they fled Ali (RA) stood up and saved the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

A woman also saved him as well, Umm Ammaara (RAA).

Those who ran at Uhud, Allah (SWT) forgave them because it was a misunderstanding.

They did not know the news the prophet died was a rumor, because they did not know it was a rumor they were forgiven.

And Allah did indeed fulfil His Promise to you when you were killing them (your enemy) with His Permission; until (the moment) you lost your courage and fell to disputing about the order, and disobeyed after He showed you (of the booty) which you love. Among you are some that desire this world and some that desire the Hereafter. Then He made you flee from them (your enemy), that He might test you. But surely, He forgave you, and Allah is Most Gracious to the believers. 

(Aali Imran 3:152)

This is the Hujja that Allah (SWT) forgave those who ran at Uhud, but the Shias hold it as a permanent grudge against them.

The Shiites use it to assassinate the character of the Sahabas because the Shiites are Khawarij with the Ummah of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and the Khawarij are the dogs of Hellfire.

Ali (RA) was with the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) at the treaty of Hudaybiyah.

He was the scribe of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) at the treaty.

So when the Kuffar told the prophet to scratch out his title, Ali (RA) was the scribe of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

When the kuffar told him to scratch out "Bismillah ar rahman ar rahim" he was reluctant.

The Kuffar asked Ali (RA) to scratch out "Bismillah ar Rahman ar Rahim".

They asked Ali to scratch out "Rasulullah".

It has been narrated on the authority of Bara' who said: When the Prophet (may peace be upon him) was checked from going to the Ka'ba, the people of Mecca made peace with him'on the condition that he would (be allowed to) enter Mecca (next year) and stay there for three days, that he would not enter (the city) except with swords in their sheaths and arms encased in their covers, that he would not take away with him anyone from its dwellers, nor would he prevent anyone from those with him to stay on in Mecca (if he so desired). He said to 'Ali: Write down the terms settled between us. (So 'Ali wrote): In the name of Allah, most Gracious and most Merciful. This is what Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, has settled (with the Meccans), The polytheists said to him: If we knew that thou art the Messenger of Allah, we would follow you. But write: Muhammad b. 'Abdullah. So he told 'Ali to strike out these words. 'Ali said: No, by Allah, I will not strike them out. The Messenger of Allah (may Peace be upon him) said: Show me their place (on the parchment). So he ('Ali) showed him their place and he (the Holy Prophet) struck them out; and 'Ali wrote: Ibn 'Abdullah. (According to the terms of the treaty, next year) the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) stayed there for three days When it was the third day, they said to 'Ali: This is the last day according to the terms of your companion. So tell him to leave. 'Ali informed the Prophet (may peace be upon him) accordingly. He said: Yes, and left (the city). Ibn Janab in his version of the tradition used: "we would swear allegiance to you" instead of "we would follow you". They said they did not accept him as messenger of Allah (SWT).

{Muslim: Book 19, Chapter 33 Number 4403}

It has been narrated on the authority of Anas that the Quraish made peace with the Prophet (may peace be upon him). Among them was Suhail b. Amr. The Prophet (may peace be upon him) said to 'Ali: Write "In the name of Allah, most Gracious and most Merciful." Suhail said: As for "Bismillah," we do not know what is meant by "Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim" (In the name of Allah most Gracious and most Merciful). But write what we understand, i.e. Bi ismika allahumma (in thy name. O Allah). Then, the Prophet (may peace be upon him) said: Write: "From Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah." They said: If we knew that thou welt the Messenger of Allah, we would follow you. Therefore, write your name and the name of your father. So the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) said: Write "From Muhammad b. 'Abdullah." They laid the condition on the Prophet (may peace be upon him) that anyone who joined them from the Muslims, the Meccans would not return him, and anyone who joined you (the Muslims) from them, and you would send him back to them. The Companions said: Messenger of Allah, should we write this? He said: Yes. One who goes away from us to join them-may Allah keep him away ! and one who comes to join us from them (and is sent back) Allah will provide him relief and a way of escape.

{Muslim: Book 19, Chapter 33 Hadith: 4404}

They said "had we accepted him as messenger of Allah (SWT), why did we fight him?"

So they asked Ali (RA) to scratch out that title.

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) told Ali (RA) to scratch out the title, but he refused.

Ali (RA) said "I will never scratch it out".

So the prophet scratched it out himself.

He told him he would one day have to scratch out his title "Amir al Mumineen".

Ali (RA) was the one who brought victory to Muslims at the battle of Khaibar.

This incident at khaibar is used by the shia to prove superiority of Ali (RA) above all the sahaba.

Narrated By Sahl: On the day (of the battle) of Khaibar the Prophet said, "Tomorrow I will give the flag to somebody who will be given victory (by Allah) and who loves Allah and His Apostle and is loved by Allah and His Apostle." So, the people wondered all that night as to who would receive the flag and in the morning everyone hoped that he would be that person. Allah's Apostle asked, "Where is 'Ali?" He was told that 'Ali was suffering from eye-trouble, so he applied saliva to his eyes and invoked Allah to cure him. He at once got cured as if he had no ailment. The Prophet gave him the flag. 'Ali said, "Should I fight them till they become like us (i.e. Muslim)?" The Prophet said, "Go to them patiently and calmly till you enter the land. Then, invite them to Islam, and inform them what is enjoined upon them, for, by Allah, if Allah gives guidance to somebody through you, it is better for you than possessing red camels."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, Hadith #253]

THE BATTLE OF TABUK

Ali (RA) didn’t like the idea of staying behind in medina he had to stay behind to look after the women and children he didn’t like it because he wanted to participate in this historic battle.

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) comforted Ali (RA) by telling him you are to me what Harun (AS) was to Musa (AS).

Narrated By Sad: Allah's Apostle set out for Tabuk. appointing 'Ali as his deputy (in Medina). 'Ali said, "Do you want to leave me with the children and women?" The Prophet said, "Will you not be pleased that you will be to me like Aaron to Moses? But there will be no prophet after me."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith #700]

Except there is no prophet after me.

THE LIFE OF
ALI IBN ABU TALIB (RA)
Part 2
DARS TWO
THE DIRECTIVE OF THE PROPHET (SAWS) TO ABU BARK AS SIDEEQ (RA)

Nine years after the Hijra  Abu Bakr As Sideeq (RA) led the Sahaba to Hajj under the order of the Prophet ((Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam))

At that time Surah Taubah was revealed to the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

The Surah contained certain directives that had to be relayed to Abu Bakr (RA)

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) sent Ali (RA) with a letter to Makkah on horseback to disseminate the message.

This letter contained four directives.

DIRECTIVE # 1 - NO MUSHRIK IS ALLOWED INTO MAKKAH AFTER THIS YEAR

DIRECTIVE # 2 - NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO MAKE THE TAWAAF AROUND THE KAABA WITHOUT BEING CLOTHED OR NAKED

DIRECITVE # 3 - THE MUSHRIKEEN HAVE FOUR MONTHS OF A GRACE PERIOD TO ROAM THE LAND, AFTER WHICH THEY WILL BE KILLED

DIRECTIVE # 4 - NO ONE WILL ENTER JANNAH EXCEPT A BELIEVER

The Prophet ((Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)) chose Ali Bin Abu Talib (RA) to read out the directives to the people at MINA

>>>> THE INCIDENT OF GHADEER KHUMM <<<<

Ghadeer Khumm was a pond where travelers would stop on their journey to water their animals between Makkah and Medina

When the Prophet ((Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)) made his pilgrimage to Makkah in 10 AH, he stopped at a well at Ghadir Khumm.

There were 70,000 Sahaba present at that gathering

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) gave us his last sermon at this location and he delivered it on the 18th of DHUL HIJJAH

This incident of Ghadeer Khumm is very important to the misguided shady Shiites who misuse the story of Ghadeer Khumm to deceive and convert people to their false religion

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) stopped at Ghadeer Khumm and gave an emergency sermon

Ghadeer Khumm is a well situated in between Makkah and Medina.

Narrated Abu Sarihah, or Zaid bin Arqam - Shu'bah had doubt: from the Prophet (): "For whomever I am his Mawla then 'Ali is his Mawla." 

[Jami at-Tirmidhi Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3713]

- The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) referred to Ali (RA) as Mawla during his sermon.

The interpretation of the word Mawla according to the SHIA is MASTER 

Therefore Ali (RA) is the rightful successor of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) according to the Shia and anyone who does not believe the same is considered a NASIBEE (an enemy of Ali)

On the other hand the Sunni interpretation of the word Mawla as used by the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to refer to Ali (RA) is understood as FRIEND.

Therefore Abu Bakr (RA) is the rightful successor of Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to lead the Muslims after the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) death.

According to the Shia, everyone who did not give their pledge to Ali (r.a.) as his Master after the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) death as directed at Ghadeer Khumm is an apostate from the religion

Therefore all of the 70,000 Sahaba present except 3 are considered to be apostates who after the death of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) did not give their pledge to Ali (RA)

And Abu Bakr (RA) is therefore a usurper of the Caliphate and everyone who gave him the pledge after the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) death are considered to be enemies of Islam and Ali (RA) according to the SHIA doctrine.

The Shia believe that the bloodline of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) are the sole successors of the Caliphate.

The Sunnis consider Abu Bakr (RA) to be the rightful successor of the Prophet ((Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)) after his death.

Narrated from `A’isha by: Call Abu Bakr and his son so that I will put something down in writing, for I fear lest someone ambitious forward a claim, and Allah and the believers refuse anyone other than Abu Bakr."

[Muslim and Ahmad in his Musnad]

This is proven by the Hadith above

The other proof given by the Sunnis of Abu Bakr's (RA) being the successor after the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) death was when the Prophet asked Abu Bakr (RA) to lead the Sahabah in Salah

We must recognize that the reason the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) gave the emergency speech at Ghadeer Khumm was because someone admitted that they hated Ali (RA)

The Prophet said: "Anyone whose protecting friend (mawla) I am, `Ali is his protecting friend." `Umar said: "Congratulations, O `Ali! You have become the protecting friend of every single believer."

[Abu Nu`aym, Hilya al-Awliya’ 1:100-128 #4; al-Dhahabi, Siyar A`lam al-Nubala’ 1/2:615-660 #5]

This hatred against Ali (RA) was due to the fact that Ali had killed many of their disbelieving relatives in the battles that were fought between the Muslims and the Kuffaar

During the Tabook expedition, the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) led the Muslims to the front lines, however he asked Ali (RA) to stay behind with the women and children.

This incident and the Hadith related to this incident are used by the Shia to try to trap the Sunnis into believing that Ali is the rightful successor of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

Narrated By Sad: Allah's Apostle set out for Tabuk. appointing 'Ali as his deputy (in Medina). 'Ali said, "Do you want to leave me with the children and women?" The Prophet said, "Will you not be pleased that you will be to me like Aaron to Moses? But there will be no prophet after me."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith #700]

The above Hadith used by the Shia to try to checkmate the believers is found in AL BUKHARI

However, the Shia consider Al Bukhari to be fabricated

Yet they are evil enough to use this particular hadith from a collection they themselves claim is fabricated to spread fitnah among the Muslim

THE AFTERMATH OF THE ASSASSINATION OF UTHMAN (RA)

After the assassination of Uthman (RA), the Ummah of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) plunged into a catastrophic Fitnah.

This Fitnah. was the fulfillment of the prophecy of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) which he made on top of Mount Uhud.

Anas ibn Maalik, narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) climbed the (mountain) Uhud, Abu Bakr (RA), Umar and Uthman (RA) were with him. The mountain shook while they were on top of it. So, the Prophet (SAW) said, “Steady, Uhud, For, on you are a Prophet, a Siddiq (truthful), and two shahids.” (shahids is martyrs).

[Bukhari 3686, Tirmidhi 3717, Ahmed 12107, Abu Dawud 4651]

When Uhud shook the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said be still o Uhud because on top of you are a Prophet, a Sideeq and two Martyrs .

The Muslims rallied around Ali (RA) and chose him to be the rightful Caliph after the death of Uthman (RA)

The caliphate of Ali (RA) was filled with Fitnah because he inherited the Fitnah present during the caliphate of Uthman (RA)

Ali (RA) inherited the aftermath of Uthman's (RA) assassination

The first thing Ali (RA) did when he became Caliph was to try and dismiss all the governors of Uthman (RA) who were accused of mismanagement, corruption and oppression

Ali (RA) asked a number of governors to step down. However when he told Muawiyah (RA) to step down from the governorship of Syria, Muawiyah (RA) refused.

The reason cited by Muawiyah (RA) was that he did not recognize Ali (RA) as Caliph because he did not give him his pledge.

Anas ibn Maalik, narrated that Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) climbed the (mountain) Uhud, Abu Bakr (RA), Umar and Uthman (RA) were with him. The mountain shook while they were on top of it. So, the Prophet (SAW) said, “Steady, Uhud, For, on you are a Prophet, a Siddiq (truthful), and two shahids.” (shahids is martyrs).

[Bukhari: Vol: 5 Book 62 Chapters: 6 Hadith (3686), Tirmidhi 3717, Ahmed 12107, Abu Dawud 4651]

Muaywiyah (RA) enjoyed autonomy in his role as governor of Syria due to the policy set by Uthman (RA). Muawiyah (RA) enjoyed his position for over 20 years.

It was Umar Bin Al Khattab (RA) who had initially appointed Muwaiyah (RA) as governor of Syria during his own Caliphate. 

Muawiyah (RA) was used to the status he enjoyed and refused to give up his power and position.

Each governor enjoyed autonomy and liked this style of governance because the governors had complete control of making decisions with regards to the resources of the Muslims.

Ali (RA) decided to take down Muawiyah (RA) by force due to his refusal of the Caliphs orders

The first Fitnah that the Muslims faced was the battle of the Camel

Aisha (RA) demanded Ali (RA) to find and kill the assassins of Uthman (RA) before he started to govern the Caliphate

The battle of the Camel took place in Basra in Iraq in the year 34 AH

- Ali (RA) was unable to find the killers of Uthman (RA) because every time he investigated the matter he was met with a wall of dead silence.

Infact one of the people who jumped into the chambers of Uthman (RA) was the brother of Aisha (RA) herself

The matter was not as simple as was thought by Aisha and Muwaiyah (RA)

Aisha (RAA) decided to set out for Iraq to demand the justice on the killers of Uthman (RA) because she claimed that the killers have now joined ranks with Ali (RA)

Aisha (RAA) took with her on the journey an entourage, which included the Sahabas Talha (RA) and Zubair (RA)

The secondary purpose of the journey was to convince Ali (RA) to abandon his plan to fight and bring down Muawiyah (RA)

When reading the evil Shi'ite books of history, we find that they accuse Aisha (RAA) and Talha (RA) of having a personal relationship after the death of the Prophet(Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

When Aisha (RAA) arrived in Basra she negotiated a peaceful settlement with Ali (RA)

The two armies decided that they would go their separate ways and there will be no fighting between the armies of Ali (RA) and Aisha (RAA)

The hypocrites when confronted with this peaceful settlement, attacked the men of Ali (RA) pretending to be the men of Aisha (RAA) in order to fuel Fitnah in the Ummah

This is because they knew that if the peace continued then there will be a public inquiry into the death of Uthman and justice will be brought to the hypocrites

Aisha (RAA) never broke her word but the hypocrites fueled a scenario that made it seem so

They planned for and wanted Fitnah over Fitnah in the Muslim world

When the battle ensued 10,000 Sahabas lost their lives

One of the attackers who claimed to be part of the entourage of Aisha (RAA) and attacked the army of Ali (RA) was a Jew called Abdullah ibn Saba who was pretending to be a Muslim.

Finally Ali (RA) gave the order to chop of the feet of the camel that Aisha (RAA) was riding on and the camel fell down and Aisha (RAA) was captured.

At this point Ali (RA) and Aisha (RAA) both forgave each other and Ali (RA) sent Hasan (RA) and Aisha's (RAA) brother to escort her back to Medina

Aisha (RAA) no longer involved herself in politics and spent the rest of her life teaching the Deen

Talha (RA) and Zubair (RA) lost their lives during the battle of the camel and Talha (RA) was killed by Marwan ibn al Hakam (RA) who Aisha (RAA) hated until she died

The commanders of Ali (RA) in this battle were Hasan , Ibn Abbas and Ammar Ibn Yasser (RA)

The commanders of Aisha were Talha (RA), Zubair (RA) and Abdullah Ibn Zubair (RA)

>>>> THE SPIN OF THE SHI'ITE <<<<

The Shia put a spin on the battle of the camel

They write in their history books that Aisha (RAA) spent the rest of her life hating Ali (RA)

Following the murder of Uthmaan (radiallahu anhu), Ali (radiallahu anhu) was given the pledge of allegiance and some of the Companions wanted the murderers of Uthmaan (radiallahu anhu) to be sought out and brought to justice. However, the number of these people (around 2000 from Iraq and Egypt) was too overwhelming for Ali (radiallahu anhu) to do anything. So, to prevent further bloodshed and turmoil, Ali (radiallahu anhu) decided to wait till the situation stabilizes and the leadership is unified. He decided to pursue after the murderers after that. At the same time, the murderers started to mingle among the people of Madinah, concealing themselves because they knew some of the companions would seek revenge for the murder immediately. Talha and Zubayr (radiallahu anhumaa) and Aaishah (radiallahu anha) from Makkah were from those who wanted to take the revenge. They differed on this matter with Ali (radiallahu anhu) and were a little discontent that a immediate justice was not sought. Talha and Zubayr (radiallahu anhumaa) met Aaisha (radiallahu anha) and they left for Basra to bring a reconciliation for this discord between them and Ali (radiallahu anha). When Ali heard of this, he travelled with a large contingent in order to meet up with Talhah, Zubayr and Aa'ishah, and his intent was to come to an understanding between himself and the other party on this matter, to bring all under his obedience, and decide how to proceed in dealing with the perpetrators.
The companion Ammaar bin Yaasir (radiallaahu anhu) was given responsibility in getting this contingent together and it was here he made his famous remark, as is 

{recorded by al-Bukhari and others,}

They claimed this because when the hypocrites of Medina accused Aisha (RAA) of having an affair during the lifetime of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) for which ALLAH (SWT) revealed a verse to prove her innocence,

Aisha (RAA) continued to hold a grudge against Ali (RA) for not supporting her at the time and telling the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) that he could have any woman as wife if he wanted.

The Shia claim that because Ali (RA) did not support Aisha (RAA), she held a grudge against him and when Ali became a Caliph her aim was to topple him and put Talha (RA) in place of him

The Shia claim that after the Prophets (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) death both Talha (RA) and Aisha (RAA) married in secret and therefore were able to travel together for the battle of the camel

>>>> THE FITNAH OF THE BATTLE OF SIFFIN <<<<

Muawiayah (RA) took the bloodstained shirt of Uthman (RA) and the chopped off fingers of his wife Naila to Syria and displayed it to the people in the Masjid.

He gave a fiery speech claiming that the people responsible for Uthman’s (RA) death were now in the camp of Ali (RA) and it was incumbent on the Muslims of Syria to fight Ali (RA) to bring justice to Uthman (RA)

Then Muawiyah (RA) sent a message to Ali, (RA) saying that if you kill those who killed Uthman (RA), I will be the first to give you my BAYAA.

However as long as you do not kill those who killed Uthman (RA) I will not give you my BAYAA and never accept you as Caliph.

In fact, the matter was un-reasonable because there were over 2000 people who revolted against Uthman (RA).

The strategy of Muawiyah (RA) was that he wanted Ali (RA) to bring his army across Iraq into Syria to fight and avoid sending his own army across as they would lose by getting exhausted by travelling to Iraq themselves.

Before the advent of Islam there was hatred between the people of Syria and Iraq because Syria was part of the Byzantium Empire and Iraq was part of the Persian Empire.

The wars and rumors of wars that bred during the time of the opposing empires fueled hatred among the populations and this sentiment continued into the rule of Islam on these lands.

Alif ­Lam ­Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. The Romans have been defeated. In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians)

(Ar-Rum 30:1-4)

THE COMMANDERS OF ALI (RA) AT THE BATTLE OF SIFFIN

COMMANDER # 1 - HASAN (Ali's Son)

COMMANDER # 2 - IBN ABBAS (RA)

COMMANDER # 3 - AMMAR IBN YASSER (RA)

COMMANDER # 4 - MALIK AL ASHTAR (RA)

Ammar Ibn Yasser (RA) was 70 years old during this battle, yet he was a commander for Ali (RA).

THE COMMANDERS OF MUAWIYAH AT THE BATTLE OF SIFFIN

COMMANDER # 1 - AMR IBN AL AAS (RA)

COMMANDER # 2 - MARWAN (RA)

COMMANDER # 3 - WALEED IBN UQBAH (RA)

COMMANDER # 4 - SHIMR IBN DHIL JAWSHAN (RA)

Out of these commanders, Waleed (RA) and Marwan (RA) had weak characters.

Waleed Ibn Uqbah (RA) was an alcoholic and he was caught praying four Rakat for Fajr

Shimr Ibn Dhil Jawsan (RA) was an evil character as well.

The only one good in character was Amr ibn al Aas (RA) during the battle of Siffin, Ali (RA) was winning the battle.

Ali (RA) had fierce fighters with khawaarij tendencies in his ranks. They numbered 80 000 men.

Muwaiyahs (RA) army was more disciplined and numbered 120 000 Syrians.

During the battle ammar ibn yasser (RA) died, fulfilling yet another prophecy of the prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Umm Salama that Allah's Messenger () said to 'Ammar: A group of rebels would kill you

[Sahih Muslim 2916a Book 54, Hadith 88].

Ali (RA) was beating Muawiyah (RA) because Ali's (RA) men were more fervent but Muawiyah’s (RA) men were more disciplined.

Muawiyah (RA) decided to use a trick and asked his men to stab pages of the Quran on their spears and hoist them in the air.

When the men of Ali (RA) saw this scene, they stopped fighting and said they cannot fight people who are upholding the book of Allah (SWT).

Ali (RA) recognized Muawiyah’s (RA) trick and ordered his men to continue the fight, however the lack of discipline in the men disallowed them to follow through with Ali's (RA) order.

This resulted in a stalemate on the battlefield.

A Sahabas when describing the battle said he had never seen a fight so fierce and this was Muslims killing Muslims.

When the battle came to a stalemate, Muawiyah (RA) wanted to start arbitration with Ali (RA), and Ali (RA) agreed to settle the matter with arbitration.

Each side chose a spokes man to negotiate their views.

Ali (RA) chose Ibn Abbas (RA) as his spokes man but his army's lack of discipline caused them to rebel against his decision and he had to send forward Abu Musa Al Ashari (RA).

This however was not Ali’s (RA) choice.

Muwaiyah (RA) chose Amr Ibn Al Aas (RA) as his negotiator.

Before the battle started Ali (RA), who was 60 years old challenged Muawiyah (RA) to a dual and Muawiyah (RA) refused.

Muawiyah (RA) asked Amr Ibn Al Aas (RA) to take up the challenge but Amr retorted by saying that if you Muawiyah (RA) are unable to challenge Ali (RA) in a dual than how can I.

Abu Musa Al Ashari (RA) was from Yemen

The Yeminis supported Ali (RA) and the Syrians supported Muawiyah (RA).

HOW DID AMR IBN AL AAS TRICK ABU MUSA AL ASHARI DURING NEGOTIATIONS

Amr Ibn Al Aas (RA) told Abu Musa Al Ashari (RA) privately that both Ali (RA) and Muawiyah (RA) should renounce their right to the Caliphate and the Ummah should select a new Caliph.

Abu Musa Al Ashari (RA) agreed to this.

Amr Ibn Al Aas (RA) told Abu Musa Al Ashari (RA) to announce this publicly, and as soon as Abu Musa (RA) made the announcement, Amr Ibn Al Aas (RA) , rejected this proposal and lied by saying he never agreed to such a matter because he believed that Muawiyah (RA) was the rightful Caliph.

Amr Ibn Al Aas (RA) was from the city and was a very clever, and a shrewd politician, whereas Abu Musa (RA) was from the village and was slow in comparison to the city dwellers and this is why he got tricked.

THE LIFE OF
ALI IBN ABU TALIB (RA)

Part 3

APRIL 11 2014 / 11 JUMADA AL THANI 1435 HIJRI

DARS THREE

During the battle of Siffin Ali (RA) beat Muawiya (RA); when Muawiya (RA) realised he was losing, He told his men to put the Quran on spears.

When you think you finished off Muawiya (RA) he comes with new ideas.

He knows how to appeal to the emotions of the army of Ali (RA), they were fierce fighters, they were fiercer than the Army of Muawiya (RA); but Muawiya (RA) army was more disciplined, and more obedient to him.

The Army of Ali (RA), they were not as disciplined this lead to Ali (RA) having to agree to arbitration because it came to a stalemate the army of Ali (RA), they were disappointed with the outcome of the arbitration.

They criticized Ali (RA) for appointing Abu Musa al Ashari (RA) to be his judge they said Allah (SWT) is the only judge and claimed a human being is not allowed to judge.

They claim "la hukma illa lillah" there is no lawgiver and there is no legislator other than Allah (SWT),

They make takfir on Ali and Muawiya (RA) because they appointed human beings as judges. The arbitrator for Muawiya (RA) was Amr ibn al As (RA)

When Ali (RA) appointed Abu Musa al Ashary (RA) to be his judge, a group broke away from the camp of Ali (RA).

Narrated Yusair bin `Amr: I asked Sahl bin Hunaif, "Did you hear the Prophet (?) saying anything about Al-Khawarij?" He said, "I heard him saying while pointing his hand towards.  "There will appear in it (i.e.,) some people who will recite the Qur'an but it will not go beyond their throats, and they will go out from (leave) Islam as an arrow darts through the game's body.' "

[Sahih al-Bukhari Vol: 9 Book 89 Chapter 7 Hadith: 6934]

This is called Khawarij from the word "Kharaja" which means to come out; the Khawarij are officially the first sect in the Ummah.

Abu Bukhture asked Ali (RA) about people of Jamal. 'Are they Mushrikun?' He replied: “They ran from Shirk.” Then I asked: 'Are they hypocrites?” He replied: “Hypocrites used to mention Allah rarely.” He was asked: 'Then who are they?' Ali (RA) replied: “They are our brothers that rebelled against us.”

[Bayhaqi in 'Sunan al-Kubra' (8/173) No. 16490 and Ibn Abi Shaybah in 'al-Musannaf', (7/535) No. 37763]

The holy prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), when the khawarij broke away from the camp of Ali (RA) they fulfilled yet again another prophecy of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

Narrated Abu Saeed al-Khudri: 'Ali bin Abi Talib sent a piece of gold not yet taken out of its ore, in a tanned leather container to Allah's Messenger. The Messenger of Allah distributed that amongst four Persons: 'Uyaina bin Badr, Aqra' bin Habis, Zaid al-Khail and the fourth was either Alqama or Amir bin at-Tufail. On that, one of his companions said, "We are more deserving of this (gold) than these (persons)." When that news reached the Prophet, he said, "Don't you trust me though I am a trustee of the One in the Heavens, and I receive the news of Heaven (i.e. Divine Inspiration) both in the morning and in the evening?" There got up a man with sunken eyes, raised cheek bones, raised forehead, a thick beard, a shaven head and a waist sheet that was tucked up and he said, "O Messenger of Allah, fear Allah!" The Prophet said, "Woe to you! Am I not of all the people of the earth the most entitled to fear Allah?" Then that man went away. Khalid bin al-Walid said, "O Messenger of Allah! Shall I chop his neck off?" The Prophet said, "No, for he may offer prayers." Khalid said, "Numerous are those who offer prayers and say by their tongues (i.e. mouths) what is not in their hearts." Allah's Messenger said, "I have not been ordered (by Allah) to search the hearts of the people or cut open their bellies." Then the Prophet looked at him (i.e. that man) while the latter was going away and said, "From the offspring of this (man there will come out (people) who will recite the Qur'an continuously and elegantly but it will not exceed their throats. (They will neither understand it nor act upon it). They would go out of the religion (i.e. Islam) as an arrow goes through a game's body." I think he also said, "If I should be present at their time I would kill them as the nations a Thamud were killed."

[Al-Bukhari (4351) and Muslim (1064)]

Allah (SWT) said in the Qu'ran surah At Tawbah Verse 58:

And of them are some who accuse you (O Muhammad SAW) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms. If they are given part thereof, they are pleased, but if they are not given thereof, behold! They are enraged!

(At-Tawbah 9:58)

When the men broke away from the camp of Ali (RA), they fulfilled another prophecy of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

They were called Khawarij from the Arabic word "kharaja" which means to break away.

The English equivalent for khawarij is "the puritans".

They khawarij are the puritans, the Murji'a are the liberals.

The Mutazilah, are the rationalists.

The Khawarij went about their business killing the Muslims and leaving alone the Kuffar.

Jabriyyah are the fatalists; they blame Qadr.

The Khawarij make takfir on a Muslim who drinks alcohol or has a girlfriend even though no sin can take you out of Islam unless the sin is classified as Major Kufr.

The Khawarij paint every kufr with the same brush.

Even though there are two types of Kufr in Islam: Major Kufr and minor Kufr.

Sometime the Khawarij broke away from the camp of Ali (RA).

REPREMANDING THE KHAWARIJ or DIALOGUE WITH THE KHAWARIJ

Ali (RA) sent envoys to talk to them, they said they broke away from Ali (RA) because he appointed a man to judge and Allah (SWT) is the only judge they said why did Ail (RA) surrender to Muawiya (RA) and put up the caliphate for arbitration?

The speaker said that Ali (RA) did not do Kufr; when Ali (RA) was fighting Muawiya (RA), Ali (RA) was winning the battle, 3-day battle.

Muawiya (RA) realizing he was losing told his soldiers to put the Quran on spears.

They disobeyed Ali (RA) by stopping the fight.

When Ali (RA) chose his cousin Ibn Abbas (RA) to be his representative, they disobeyed again; they said they did not want Ibn Abbas but Abu Musa Al Ashary (RA), who was not Ali's (RA) choice.

Therefore, they are complaining that Ali (RA) put the Caliphate up for arbitration.

When Ali (RA) agreed to arbitration, they broke from his camp and made takfir on him.

Ali (RA) did not want arbitration, he wanted to finish the job, but they put their arms down and said they are not going to fight, so they are impossible to please, because they were not interested in peace, they were interested in fanning the flames of fitnah.

When Ali (RA) agreed to arbitration, they broke away from his camp.

They are only interested in fanning the flames of fitnah.

The historians gave the reason why they fanned the flames of fitnah, these were the same men who killed Uthman (RA).

They think if they have peace and normalcy in the Ummah Ali (RA) would probe who killed Uthman (RA) and they did not want him to find out.

Therefore, it was in their interest to continue to fan the flame of fitnah

They set up checkpoints on the road and stopped people asked them "what is your aqeedah".

If your aqeeda didn't match theirs, they killed.

They saw Abdullah ibn Khabab coming with a caravan he had his wife with him who was pregnant.

They asked him who he was, he told them, and they saw he was the son of a great sahaba.

They asked him to tell them a hadith he learned from his father.

It was narrated from Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allah () said: “Before the Hour comes, there will be tribulation like pieces of black night, when a man will wake up as a believer but be a disbeliever by evening, or he will be a believer in the evening but will be a disbeliever by morning. And the one who is sitting will be better than the one, who is standing, and the one who is standing will be better than the one who is walking, and the one who is walking will be better than the one who is running. So break your bows, cut their strings and strike your swords against rocks, and if anyone enters upon anyone of you, let him be like the better of the two sons of Adam. (i.e. the one killed, not the killer).”

{Sunan Abu Dawud: (4259) & Book 36 Hadith 4246}

Narrated By Abu Musa al-Ash'ari: The Prophet (SAW) said: “Before you there will be commotions like pieces of a dark night in which a man will be a believer in the morning and an infidel in the evening. He who sits during them will be better than he who gets up, and he who gets up during them is better than he who walks, and he who walks during them is better than he who runs.” They (the people) said: What do you order us to do? He replied: “Keep to your houses.”

[Sunan Abu Dawud (4/101) No. 4262, Musnad Ahmad (4/408) No. 19677, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/487) No. 8360; al-Haakim said this hadith has Sahih isnaad but they (Two Shaikhs) did not narrate it]

When he quoted a hadith for them they said "he is talking about us, he thinks we are the source of fitnah" so they killed him and his wife as well.

They split her bosom open and killed her unborn foetus.

This was the straw that broke the camels back.

Ali (RA) was going to fight Muawiya (RA) in Syria when he heard this.

IBN ABBAS (RA) DEBATING WITH THE KHAWARIJ

The behaviour of the Khawarij was strange and bizarre, so he asked them what problems they have with the Ummah, Ail (RA), what grudges they carried against Ali (RA).

They said they carried three grudges against Ali (RA):

The first grudge is that they fought with him at the battle of the camel they defeated the Army of Aisha (RAA) and he did not give them concubines they make the private parts of Muslim women "halal" they wanted sex.

Therefore, their first grudge against Ali (RA) was to do with sex.

Ibn Abbas (RA) checkmated them by saying among the captives with Aisha (RAA), mother of the believers, "which one of you would want to have her as concubine?" when he asked that, they hung their heads in shame.

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their ownselves, and his wives are their (believers') mothers (as regards respect and marriage). And blood relations among each other have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allah (regarding inheritance) than (the brotherhood of) the believers and the Muhajirun (emigrants from Makkah, etc.), except that you do kindness to those brothers (when the Prophet SAW joined them in brotherhood ties). This has been written in the (Allah's Book of Divine) Decrees (Al­Lauh Al­Mahfuz)."

(Al-Ahzab 33:6)

Even when Aisha (RA) was captured, they used her brother to capture her.

Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (RA).

When she was escorted back to Madina, her brother escorted her.

The second grudge is "why did Ali (RA) scratch out his title Amir al Mumineen? We gave him our allegiance, why did he listen to the rebels. When he did that it was a slap in the face for us".

Ibn Abbas (RA) said "don't you remember the treaty of Hudaybiyyah?"

Ali (RA) was the scribe for the prophet writing down things, and the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) himself was forced to scratch out his title Rasulullah. And he told Ail (RA) he would have to scratch out his own title one day.

When Ali (RA) scratched out his title, he fulfilled one of the prophet's prophecies.

It has been narrated on the authority of Bara' who said: When the Prophet (may peace be upon him) was checked from going to the Ka'ba, the people of Mecca made peace with him'on the condition that he would (be allowed to) enter Mecca (next year) and stay there for three days, that he would not enter (the city) except with swords in their sheaths and arms encased in their covers, that he would not take away with him anyone from its dwellers, nor would he prevent anyone from those with him to stay on in Mecca (if he so desired). He said to 'Ali: Write down the terms settled between us. (So 'Ali wrote): In the name of Allah, most Gracious and most Merciful. This is what Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, has settled (with the Meccans), The polytheists said to him: If we knew that thou art the Messenger of Allah, we would follow you. But write: Muhammad b. 'Abdullah. So he told 'Ali to strike out these words. 'Ali said: No, by Allah, I will not strike them out. The Messenger of Allah (may Peace be upon him) said: Show me their place (on the parchment). So he ('Ali) showed him their place and he (the Holy Prophet) struck them out; and 'Ali wrote: Ibn 'Abdullah. (According to the terms of the treaty, next year) the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) stayed there for three days When it was the third day, they said to 'Ali: This is the last day according to the terms of your companion. So tell him to leave. 'Ali informed the Prophet (may peace be upon him) accordingly. He said: Yes, and left (the city). Ibn Janab in his version of the tradition used: "we would swear allegiance to you" instead of "we would follow you".
 They said they did not accept him as messenger of Allah (SWT).

{Muslim: Book 19, Chapter 33 Number 4403}

The third grudge: "why did Ali (RA) use human beings as judge?"

Ibn Abbas said used Quran 4:35:

If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All Knower, Well Acquainted with all things.

(An-Nisa 4:35)

Ibn Abbas (RA) was sent to debate them.

Ibn Abbas (RA) checkmated them on all three points, and 8,000 broke away from the Khawarij and come back to Ahl al Sunnah wa Jama'ah.

4,000 were hardcore khawarij who refused.

The 4,000 who were hardcore Ail (RA) gave orders to fight them those who came back Ali (RA) gave them amnesty.

Ali (RA) said, "hand over the murderers of Abdullah ibn Khabab" they all claimed responsibility for the murder so that Ali could not take revenge, they also took responsibility for killing his wife.

They though Ali (RA) couldn't take revenge because they all took responsibility this battle took place 38 AH.

When Ali said, "fight them and show them no mercy", this battle is called battle of Nahruwaan.

When Ali (RA) massacred them in this battle those who were given amnesty were not killed, those who hang on to their erroneous khawarij aqeedah, Ali (RA) said fight them kill them.

Ali (RA) 40,000 their army was 4,000.

When Ali (RA) finished massacring the khwarij, he did a body count, they only killed 8 of Ali's (RA) soldiers and only 8 Khawarij remained alive the rest were killed.

One of the khawarij, one of his hands looked like the breast of a woman his hand was deformed yet again, Ali (RA) fulfilled another prophecy of Muhammad ((Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

When the massacre of Nahruwan took place, Ali (RA) said that the khawarij were running away from shirk.

Abu Maryam said: The man with the crippled hand was called Nafi' Dhu al-Thadyah (Nafi', man of nipple). He had in his hand something like a female breast with a nipple at it ends like the nipple of the female breast. If had some hair on it like the whiskers of cat.
Abu Dawud said: How was known among the people by the name of Harqus.

{Sunan Abi Dawud 4770 Book 41, Hadith 4752}

Ali (RA) did not make takfir on the khawarij.

Abu Bukhture asked Ali (RA) about people of Jamal. 'Are they Mushrikun?' He replied: “They ran from Shirk.” Then I asked: 'Are they hypocrites?” He replied: “Hypocrites used to mention Allah rarely.” He was asked: 'Then who are they?' Ali (RA) replied: “They are our brothers that rebelled against us.”

[Bayhaqi in 'Sunan al-Kubra' (8/173) No. 16490 and Ibn Abi Shaybah in 'al-Musannaf', (7/535) No. 37763]

In the above mentioned hadith, Ali (RA) did not make takfir on the khawarij he said they are our brothers who rebelled against us.

The khawarij were misguided fanatics.

The verdict on the khawarij is that they were misguided fanatics, some people can be sincere but they are sincerely wrong.

The khawarij reject Qiyas, al Haud, they reject the Sirat, they reject that we will see Allah (SWT) in the hereafter, some khawarij do not believe Surah Yusuf is a chapter in the Quran, they say it is it explicit.

This is the ideology of some khawarij.

Some khawarij do not believe surah Yusuf is apart of the Quran.

They make takfir on animals.

They make takfir on Muslims who commit sins, even though no sin can take you outside of Islam except Major Kufr.

When Ali (RA) inflict a devastating blow on them they were shocked because of what took place at Nahruwan.

What took place at Nahruwan almost annihilated the khawarij.

Those who escaped ran away from the battlefield.

Ali's (RA) plan was to exterminate them completely, but some escaped.

Some of them went to Makkah to lick their wounds and regroup, plan their comeback.

Ali's (RA) plan was surgically remove this cancer of the Ummah but 8 escaped.

So they said that they had to kill Ali (RA), Muawiyah (RA), Amr ibn al As (RA), because all of them became "apostates" and cause "fitnah" in the ummah "when they appointed humans as judges".

All three men used to lead the salah in their province.

Ali (RA) was in Iraq, Muawiya (RA) was in Damascus, Amr ibn al As (RA) was in Egypt

They said "we will plant an assassin in each country to kill Ail (RA), Muawiya (RA), and Amr ibn al As (RA).

The person to kill Amr ibn al As, was Amr ibn al Bakr (RA).

The person to kill Muawiya (RA) was Hajjaj al Tamimi.

The person to kill Ali (RA) was Abdul Rahman ibn Muljum (RA).

All three men were hardcore khawarij who refused to recant from their erroneous ideology.

They did not accept the amnesty given to them by Ali (RA) and continued with their khawarij ideology.

When Amr Ibn Bakr (RA) arrived in Egypt, he arrived in the masjid where Amr ibn al As (RA) comes to lead for Salah al Fajr.

In those days, there was no camera and TV, so they mix up celebrities.

A man came to the masjid to pray fajr and the khawarij killed him.

They asked him why, he said, "he is Amr ibn al As (RA) he is creating fitnah" he was told that's not Amr ibn al As (RA) you killed a different person.

Therefore, he blamed Qadr for killing a different man.

The khawarij are also Jabriyah and Mutazilah.

When the man killed the wrong man in Egypt, the killer said it was Qadr.

He blamed Qadr.

The khawarij their Aqeedah is a cocktail.

Every deviant has a cocktail Aqeedah (i.e. the khawarij, the Jabriyah, the Mutazilah, and Murji'ah).

The Saudi Salafis are Murji with the leaders (i.e. madkhali, Khawarij with the Muslims, they are Jabriyah with the tyrants).

"The taghoot are in power because of Qadr" this is the Aqeeda of the madkhali.

The Madkhalis are Mutazilites with the scholars they can’t use Quran to fight Quran, so they resort to akl, the intellect.

The other man who went to Syria, Hajjaj at Tamimi, when he struck Muawiyah (RA) the blow was not fatal, he did not succeed.

He struck Muawiya (RA) but his blow was not strong enough to kill Muawiyah (RA).

Muawiya was 2 years younger than Ali (RA) was.

Ali (RA) was born 600 CE, Muwaiyah was born 602 CE.

Before they fought they used to be friends, both Muawiyah and Ali (RA) used to be mates.

The other man Abdur Rahman ibn Muljam, went to the seat of the caliphate when he arrived he met a girl.

Historians say this girl was one of the most beautiful girls to ever walk the face of the earth.

This was a khawarij girl who lost her father and brother at Nahruwan and she was in mourning.

Abdur Rahman ibn Muljam proposed to her, she said to him "I will marry you if you can deliver my mahr".

"The Mahr is that you bring me the head of Ali (RA) on a silver platter".

When the girl said that he got excited and said that his mission was blessed.

They chose Ramadan to do their murder.

They said they would kill all three of them on the 19th of Ramadan.

The man hid himself in the Masjid.

Muljam hid in the masjid, Ali (RA) woke up and knocking on the door of those who live close and calling for Fajr, Ali (RA) used to do this every morning without failure.

When Ali (RA) came in the masjid to pray, ibn Muljam who was hiding struck Ali (RA) in his skull with poisoned his sword.

People realised Ali (RA) was going to die, they said they would choose Hassan to be his successor.

Ali (RA) said he didn't command them and did not forbid them.

Ali (RA) gave orders to kill Muljam if he should die, but if he lived, he will decide what to do with him.

Ali (RA) did not survive and Muljam was killed by Hassan.

Ali (RA) died three days later at age 63.

HOW ALI WILL BE REMEMBERED

1: He willed be remembered as first male to embrace Islam at age 10.

2: He will be remembered as one of the staunchest stalwarts of Islam who would never wavered with his loyalty to Islam and the prophet
(Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

3: The haidar (lion) that never lost a single battle nor a duel, he did not lose any duel (one to one combat).

4: The first scribe of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) who wrote down the Quran.

5: One of the greatest scholars of Islam.

6: One of the wisest judges to ever walk the earth; that was willing to sacrifice his life to save the life of the prophet.

7: He will be remembered for his willingness to sacrifice his life to save the life of the prophet.

8: The man who married the most noble of woman of paradise, Fatima (RAA), daughter of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).