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Analysis of the History of Aale Muhammad (pbuh) Part 1

 

By Qadi Bohlool Bahjat Âfandi

Analysis

of the History of

Aale Muhammad

(Peace be upon them)

By:

The Famous Researcher & Historian

Qadi Bohlool Bahjat Âfandi

Translation: Syed Athar Husain Rizvi

NABA ORGANIZATION

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Table of Contents

Publisher’s Foreword.................................................................1

Introduction – Âyatullâh Al-Uzama Marashi Najafi................2

Name and Lineage of the Author.............................................3

Teachers and Guides................................................................4

Author’s Religious Belief.........................................................5

Writings...................................................................................6

Translator’s Preface.................................................................7

Author’s Preface (In Turkish) .................................................8

Introduction..............................................................................9

History and an account of some historians.............................10

Abu Huraira...........................................................................11

Period of Genghis Khan.........................................................12

Sultan Salim and Shah Ismail.................................................13

Abdullah ibne Zubair.............................................................14

Oppressions on Shias during Abbasid Rule............................15

Mistakes of Historians............................................................16

Companions of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) .................17

Busr bin Artaat’s Attack on Madinah.....................................18

Mistakes of Tabari..................................................................19

Battle of Jamal.......................................................................20

Misunderstandings of historians regarding

some Companions .................................................................21

Legatee of the Messenger of Allâh – Ali Al-Murtada (a.s.) . .22

Logical proof for the Superiority of Ali (a.s.) ........................23

Transgression of Mughairah Ibne Sho’ba...............................24

Imams’ (a.s.) curses for Mughairah Ibne Sho’ba....................25

Prophet’s Prohibition for Imprecations on Ali (a.s.) ..............26

Abu Huraira, the Companion of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) ..........27

Silence of Abu Huraira on Muawiyah’s Evil Deeds...............28

Sack of Madinah by Busr bin Artaat......................................29

Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) Prohibition for Terrorizing the People of

Madinah.................................................................................30

Gluttony of Abu Huraira........................................................31

Verse of Purification..............................................................32

Infallibility of Ahle-Bayt (a.s.) ..............................................33

Verse of Mawaddat (Love) ...................................................34

Tradition of the Two Weighty Things....................................35

Meaning of Itrat.....................................................................36

Influence of Hadith-e-Thaqlayn on the Superiority of Ali (a.s.)

...............................................................................................37

Machinations of Muawiyah in The Battle of Siffeen..............38

Tradition of Ghadeer-e-Khumm.............................................39

Famous Companions who heard the Tradition of

Ghadeer..................................................................................40

Explanation of the Tradition of Ghadeer................................41

Hadith-e-Manzelat..................................................................42

Hadith-e-Tayr.........................................................................43

Hadith-e-Muwakhaat..............................................................44

Meaning of the Tradition........................................................45

Hadith-e-Madinatul Ilm (Tradition of the City of Knowledge) 46

Explanation of the Tradition...................................................47

Hadith-e-Zarbat......................................................................48

Interpretation of the Tradition................................................49

The Event of the Ditch (Khandaq).........................................50

Mamun’s discussion with the Scholars of Baghdad and the

Proofs of Ali’s Superiority.....................................................51

Mamun’s Debate with Ishaq Ibne Ibrahim.............................52

Occasion of the Revelation of Surah Dahr.............................53

Discussion on the Hadith-e-Tayr

(Tradition of the Bird) ...........................................................54

Verse of the Cave...................................................................55

Futility of Ascribing Superiority to Abu Bakr on the basis of the

Ayat-e-Ghâr...........................................................................56

Mamun’s debate on the Battles of Badr and Hunain..............57

Imam Reza (a.s.) martyred at the instance of Mamun............58

Author’s objection against the Scholars who blindly

accept the opinions of Senior Scholars...................................59

Ayat-e-Mawaddat...................................................................60

Proofs regarding the above topics from Prophetic Traditions.61

Allegation of Rafz..................................................................62

Couplets of Shafaee on Rafz...................................................63

Abu Bakr’s Confession of his helplessness on the Seat of

Caliphate................................................................................64

Umar’s congratulations to Ali (a.s.) at

Ghadeer-e-Khumm.................................................................65

Ijtehad and the closing of its doors.........................................66

Meaning of Ijtehad.................................................................67

Bigotry of Ahle Sunnat Scholars............................................68

The Doors of Ijtehad open......................................................69

Allamah Dehlavi and Ijtehad..................................................70

Allamah Shah Waliullâh and Ijtehad......................................71

Caliphate................................................................................72

Umayyad Period.....................................................................73

Early Caliphate.......................................................................74

Scholars and Historians..........................................................75

Imam Hasan (a.s.) .................................................................76

Proofs for the superiority of Aale Muhammad according to

Shuabah..................................................................................77

Verse of the Progeny..............................................................78

Abbasid Period.......................................................................79

Caliphate of Amirul Mo-mineen (a.s.) ..................................80

Ghazzali and the Problem of Caliphate..................................81

Saqifah Bani Sa’dah...............................................................82

No Consensus of Ummah on this Caliphate...........................83

Silence of Companions...........................................................84

Arson at the door of Ali (a.s.) ................................................85

‘Caliphate’ according to the Islamic Encyclopedia of Wajdi. 86

Ali (a.s.) argues with Umar....................................................87

The Second Caliph.................................................................88

Is it Necessary to appoint a Caliph? ......................................89

Shura (Committee) for selecting a Caliph..............................90

Invalidation of Shura..............................................................91

The Second Caliph Confesses the Merit of Ali (a.s.) .............92

Ghazzali and the Nass (divine document) for Caliphate93

Hadith-e-Manzilat..................................................................94

Tradition of “Khaasif al-Na’l” (The Repairor of

Sandals)..................................................................................95

Conveyance of Surah Bara’at.................................................96

Justification of Companions according to Ghazzali...............97

Sexual Escapades of Mughairah bin Sho’bah.........................98

Despicable acts of other Companions.....................................99

Audacity of Umar towards The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.)

Regret of Abu Bakr Regarding Caliphate.............................100

Committee (Shura) of Six Persons.......................................101

Umar Agrees to the Superiority of Ali (a.s.)

Incident of Jamal..................................................................102

Jealousy of Aisha towards Hazrat Khadija and Hazrat Fatimah

(s.a.) ....................................................................................103

Remorse of Aisha before the Campaign of Jamal

Perpetrators of the Battle of Jamal.......................................104

Refutation of those who defend the Perpetrators of the Battle of

Jamal....................................................................................105

Battle of Siffeen...................................................................106

Battle of Naharwan..............................................................107

Qatamah Tempts Abdul Rahman Ibne Muljim.....................108

Martyrdom of Ali (a.s.) .......................................................109

Knowledge of Ali (a.s.) .......................................................110

Prophecy of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) Regarding the

Usurping of the Rights of Ahle-Bayt (a.s.) ..........................111

A Brief History of Fatimah Zahra (s.a.) and her Eleven

Descendants.........................................................................112

Fatimah Zahra (s.a.)

the Beloved Daughter of the Prophet....................................113

What happened to Fadak? ...................................................113

Fatimah Zahra (s.a.) and the Verse of Purification...............114

Faimah (s.a.) Argues her case with Abu Bakr......................115

The Untimely Demise of Zahra (s.a.) ..................................116

Imam Hasan Al-Mujtaba (a.s.) ............................................117

Mission of Imam Husain (a.s.) ............................................118

Kufans and Hazrat Muslim (a.s.)..........................................119

Ali’s Prophecies Concerning the Martyrdom of Imam Husain

(a.s.) ....................................................................................120

Karbala.................................................................................121

Ali Asghar Martyred at the Hands of Yazid’s Forces...........122

Sons of Imam Husain (a.s.) .................................................123

Imam Zainul Âbedeen (a.s.) ................................................124

Unending Grief of the Fourth Imam (a.s.) ...........................125

Role of Imam Sajjad (a.s.) ...................................................126

Imam Baqir (a.s.) .................................................................127

Oppression of Bani Umayyah..............................................128

Martyrdom of Imam Baqir (a.s.) .........................................129

Children of Imam Baqir (a.s.) ..............................................130

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) ................................................................131

Intimidation of Mansur-e-Dawaneqi....................................132

Traditions of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim...................133

Children of Imam Sadiq (a.s.) .............................................134

Imam Kadhim (a.s.) .............................................................135

Cruelties of Haroon Ar-Rashid on Imam (a.s.) ....................136

Children of Imam Kadhim (a.s.) ..........................................137

Martyrdom...........................................................................138

Imam Reza (a.s.) .................................................................139

Cruelties of Mamun on Imam (a.s.) .....................................140

Mausoleum of Imam Reza (a.s.) ..........................................141

Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.) ..............................................142

Imam Ali Naqi (a.s.) ............................................................143

Imam (a.s.) imprisoned by Mutawakkil................................144

Children of Imam (a.s.) .......................................................145

Imam Hasan al-Askari (a.s.) ................................................146

Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.) ...........................................................147

Opinions of Muhiyuddin Arabi............................................148

Couplets of Abdul Karim Yamani concerning

Imam (a.s.) ..........................................................................149

Couplets of Sadruddin Qunawi............................................150

Reappearance of Imam (a.s.) ...............................................151

Merits of Belief In the The Last Period ...............................152

Conclusions and Epilogue....................................................153

Publisher’s Foreword

“And do not quarrel for then you will be weak in hearts and your power will depart…” (Surah Anfâl 8:46)

“And hold fast by the covenant of Allah all together and be not disunited…”(Surah Aale Imrân 3:103)

Imam Sâdiq (a.s.) said: We are the Rope of Allâh (Hablullâh), about whom Allâh said, “And hold fast by the covenant of Allah all together and be not disunited…” The above-mentioned verses of the Holy Qurân and the traditions of Ahle-Bayt (a.s.) emphasise upon the importance of unity. Wisdom also dictates the same.

However, true unity among the Muslim Ummah can only be achieved through a common belief in divine leadership. That is why in the School of Imamat, the topic of divine leadership is more emphasized than any other subject. Under the guidance of their infallible Imams (a.s.), the scholars of this school have expounded this belief more and propagated it.

Although, every just person would accept the facts, those desirous of finding the truth will find this book, “Analysis of the History of Aale Muhammad”, by Agha Bohlool Bahjat Âfandi most effective. This is not the only outstanding feature of the book. Though brief, it contains all references and is comprehensive, containing logical as well as documentary proofs.

As per the saying of Imam Ali (a.s.), “The best saying is that which is comprehensive yet short.”

8 No matter how little, but the publication of a book like this is instrumental in spreading the truth and it has a definite effect upon those who seek it. It is hoped that it would attract the kind attention of people of truth. Peace be upon them all.

     Naba Organization

Preface

By: Âyatullâh Al-Uzma Marashi Najafi (r.a.)

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful

After due Praise and Blessings, it should be said that this is one of the most beneficial books. It proves the veracity of Ahle- Bayt (a.s.) and speaks about the injustices inflicted on them. It is simple but sweet in style. Few books can match it on this count. Though it has been printed many times, its demand exceeds supply. Thus Agha Mirza Nasrullah Meherkhwan has decided to publish a fresh edition of this book and requested the humble slave to write a brief introduction, especially about the author. I have complied with his request, albeit briefly, due to my busy schedule.

Biography of the Author

Name and Lineage

Qazi Muhammad is famous by the name of Bohlool Bahjat Âfandi, son of Qadi Muhammad alias ‘Sa’dat’. He was the son of Qadi Muhammad Mukhallis, son of Qadi Muhammad, the writer of Bughyatil Faqih, son of Qadi Salâm. The author himself mentions this same lineage, and it reaches up to Abu Ayyub Ansari, the famous companion of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).

Teachers and Guides

The writer was well versed in rational and traditional sciences as also gnosis (irfan). In the field of Islamic jurisprudence, he was trained by his father Qadi Muhammad 10 Sa’dat and Shaykh Najibuddin Zangizuri. His peers in the rational sciences were Shaykh Muhammad Shaykhul Islam and Shaykh Muhammad Qadizadaj. In gnosis, he preferred Mashrab Mulla Sirajuddin Naqshbandi and followed this Tariqah (school). He received permission to relate traditions from his father Qadi Muhammad Sa’dat, Sayyid Abul Huda Syadi Rufai, Shaykhul Islam Islambol and related traditions from Sihah Sitta and other books of Prophetic traditions by their permission. This humble servant had the honour of meeting the respected writer a few times and in course of his travel in Iran, he was seen at Tabriz and Hamadan. He was distinguished in numerous

qualities and accomplished in many arts. He was very religious. He sought permission from the humble servant to relate ahadith from Shia books, which was duly given. And this humble ervant in return got permission to quote from him prophetic traditions.

Religion and School (Tariqat)

Initially, the author was a follower of the Hanafi School. In jurisprudence, he followed Abu Hanifah. At last he gave up the Hanafi School and began to follow the Shafei Maslak, which he continued for the rest of his life. In the matter of Tariqah, he followed the Naqhsbandi School, which terminated at Shaykh Bahauddin Naqshbandi.

Writings

The author has penned various works, including the book presently in your hands, Analysis of he History of Aale Muhammad. It can be said that this book was singularly responsible for the popularity of the author. In its impartiality and unbiased reporting, it is incomparable. His other books are Sharhe Aqaid-e-Nasafi, Hundred Days, Study of Battle of Siffeen, Tract on the  teachings of Hamuyi and 11 Hujr bin Adi, The Companion of Amirul Mo-mineen Ali ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) (where his life and martyrdom have been documented).

Another work of his is the supplementary on the Tafseer of Baydawi. Kitab Wadud wa Naqood dar Manazirate Mazhabi is yet another of his important work. He wrote tracts wherein he has collected the names of Ahle Sunnat scholars who have recorded the incident of arson at the door of Fatemah Zahra (s.a.). This book was written at the request of this humble servant (Agha Mar’ashi)( r.a.) A tract on the Naqshbandi Order, A tract on the necessity of Wiping (Masah) of feet, A tract on the monuments of Azerbaijan, A tract on the punctuation of the Confession of the Oneness of God (Kalemtut Tauheed), a book on the exposition of democracy, socialism and other schools.

The writer was from Zangizur. He visited Islambol (Istanbul) a few times, and visited Egypt, Baghdad, Iran and Bukhara once each. He had the grace to perform Hajj once. He was good-natured, honest, brave, humorous and broad faced. He was a handsome personality with a sweet tongue and corpulence. He was born in 1288 A.H. in the city of Zangizur. According to authentic sources, he passed away in 1350 A.H. However some people maintain that he was murdered. He has left three sons and a daughter named, Bahauddin, Abdullah, Ali Jamaluddin and Fatemah. I pray to the Almighty for the tawfeeq for the righteous and those who propagate the faith.

Shahaabuddin Al Husaini al Najafi Al Marashi

11th Jamadi al-Oola, 1362

Introduction

By the Grace of the Almighty and under the shade of the attention and guidance of the universal wisdom, the guide of the path, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.), we begin the book TASHREEH WA MUHAAKAMAH DAR TAAREEKH-EAALE MUHAMMAD [Analysis of the History of Aale Muhammad (s.a.w.s.)]. With all humility, the author hopes this book will be considered as the foremost among such works. It is well known that love and affection for the family of the infallibles and pure ones (Ahle Bayt (a.s.)) is incumbent on the Muslim Ummah. Hence, it is our most important duty to know the conditions and the history of events connected with this pious household (a.s.).

It is highly regrettable that, until now, what is going on is quite the opposite. That is, the Islamic scholars, who have compiled huge tomes on various subjects, have made no contribution to the history of Ahle Bayt (a.s.) whose love and affection is the basic and important condition for true faith. For instance, many works have been published on the history of Samanids, Seljuks, Buwayhids, Ottomans, etc. but we have no book on the history of the Aale Muhammad (s.a.w.s.). Is this not a matter of shame and regret? The Muslim scholars have not paid more attention to any science other than history and the transmission of events.

The works of Ibne Khaldun, Ibne Athir, Ibne Khallekaan, Masoodi and other well-known scholars are the best examples of the science of narration and history. The best examples of the extraordinary importance given by Muslim scholars to such narration and history are History of Damascus by Ibne Asaakir in fifty volumes and History of Baghdad by Khateeb-e-Bagdadi in eighty volumes. In the field of narration too, we have works like Osodul Ghaabah. Also, some of the valuable works have been side tracked despite their importance. In spite of all these works of great importance what is regrettable is that the history of the Holy Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) progeny has not received any serious attention.

Historians have not paid as much attention to Imam Reza (a.s.) as they have given to Mutanabbi (a false prophet). It has paid more regard to Abu Yusuf than to Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.). If prejudice is set aside and the matter is looked into impartially, what will appear is quite the opposite. If somebody claims otherwise, the pages of history would readily support the truth.

It is very regretful that a well-known historian like Tabari, in his famous Tarikh, does not given importance to some really important events and regards them as unworthy of mention. He does not utter even a few words in favour of the established rights of the Holy Progeny of the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) but discusses worthless things like Nimrud riding a vulture, which raises him, high towards the sky! He lifts the head of Awj bin Unaaq right into the clouds! Wonderful! What was the wisdom behind all this neglect and indulgence? Astonishing! Did it not occur to Tabari that his works would be critically evaluated in future?

It is the duty of every impartial historian to make thorough investigation in every matter even if it is minor, because those preceding try their best to enlighten the minds of the coming generations. They do not want to leave them groping in the darkness of superstitions, confused! While facts related to Islam and Muslims remained concealed and unknown to the Muslim world, those, which were vain and had nothing to do with the world of Islam, have been discussed at length. The fact that the position of the Holy Progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has a very high rank is as bright as the sun and nobody is unaware of it.

We have said earlier that love and affection for the Holy Progeny (a.s.) is among the most important duties of a Muslim. It is indeed astonishing as to why a proportionate study has not been made in this significant matter? In my humble opinion, this subject does deserve a detailed study. It is a clear and established fact that in the early period of Islam, Khilafah from the time it got deviated from its original and natural course, the rights of the Holy Progeny of the Prophet

(s.a.w.s.) have been suppressed and trampled upon. The period of caliphs did not last long but the duration was enough to change the course of history for the worse. The oppressive and hated regime, and sinister and usurper rule of Bani Umaiyyah came into power. People lacking in wisdom and Islamic behaviour, gathered around the oppressive and cunning Moaviyah.

Reality was suppressed under pressure of deceit, threat, oppression and punishment. White turned into black and black into white. Hypocrisy flourished and truth vanished. What is more regrettable is that the Companions (of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)), while witnessing a whole series of events, due to absolute cowardice and timidity to testify against the same, did not display the requisite courage to fulfil the duty entrusted to them. The pits were that some companions even rose up openly and followed the path of falsehood and innovation, and dived into the depths of abominable deeds and hateful acts! Let me state a little more explicitly.

Abu Hurayrah, who was a permanent companion of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and has narrated hundreds of thousands of hadiths and events from the Prophet (s.a.w.a.), in order to safeguard his honour and respect, was just a mute spectator in front of the oppressions and tyranny of Bani Umayyah. So much so that he did not feel an iota of shame to dine on the table of Mu’awiyah, the evil oppressor, whose innumerable cruelties and savageries can astonish the reader. (The details, of course, will deviate us from our aim). But Abu Hurayrah supported him shamelessly, devouring royal delicacies. He is reported to have said, “Prayer behind Ali is most perfect but the table of Mu’awiyah is more colourful.” Despite his confession that prayer behind Ali (a.s.) is better, the tasteful food of Syria supplied by Mu’awiyah lured him and he disregarded the best of prayers.

Thus, meanness and voracity made him accept abjectness and drove him to give licence to the deeds of the oppressors and cruel tyrants. The notorious enemy of the Holy Progeny (a.s.), Basar bin Artaat, who had stormed, massacred and plundered Medina on behalf of Mu’awiyah. He was known in history by the name of the Perpetrator of the Night of Hurra, wherein he killed seven hundred companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and dishonoured nearly three hundred women.

In this entire sorry episode, Abu Hurayrah had been his assistant and even his deputy! How lowly and mean can a creature become! What is regrettable is that despite this wickedness, Abu Hurayrah is remembered in history with reverence! Only being a narrator of traditions makes him honourable and respectable! In the humble view of the author, after gaining the honour of being the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) companion, Abu Hurayrah’s friendship with the likes of Mu’awiyah, Marwan and Basar bin Artaat is the proof of his apostasy, the decay of his intent, the hypocrisy behind his deeds and the deception in his righteousness.

Moreover, Mughairah bin Shu’bah, a famous companion, who supervised all these evils, crimes and innovations, gained terrible notoriety and infamy in the world of Islam! In order to serve the lust and greed of Mu’awiyah and to please his commanding desires, he continuously abused the Holy Progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) (we seek refuge in Allah). He cursed Ali (as), in particular, publicly from the pulpit. The description of such heartrending events here is not intended to narrate history but to confirm that in those days, discussion of the excellence and virtues of the Holy Progeny (a.s.) was extremely difficult.

Yes, in the time of the rule of Bani Umayyah, there was no trace of truth and truthfulness. Therefore, facts remained concealed behind the veil of intrigue. The era of Bani Umayyah ended as a result of the great and earnest self-sacrifices of the blessed nation, and through the revolution of Abu Muslim Khurasani. Consequently, the Bani Abbas came to power. During the regime of this autocratic and tyrannical dynasty too, the Holy Progeny of Prophet (s.a.w.a.) was deprived of its rights.

Just as Bani Abbas attained caliphate through the nation’s grand sacrifices, the Holy Progeny, as was its condition during the treacherous rule of Bani Umayyah, continued to remain in the clutches of strangulation and negation. It became forlorn and distanced with the deceit and intrigues of the native and each one of them was either poisoned or killed. Verily, this era also was turned into a time of calamities. Any sympathy for the holy family (a.s.) in itself was extremely risky. Rather nobody dared even the mention their names. The scholars, traditionalists and jurists, who belonged to the Holy Progeny (a.s.) were pushed aside. They were intentionally kept away from the people. Self-interest and greed made people to align with those in power. They alienated Baqir, Kazim, Reza-e- Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) from the nation through perfidy and oppression under the pretext that the progeny of Fatima (a.s.) was desirous of caliphate. So they drove them away one by one from public arena.

If a deep insight is made in the history of the lives of the Holy Progeny, it will be known that all of these precious personalities were either made captive or were made to drink the nectar of martyrdom at the merciless and ruthless hands of the treacherous rulers. It will be understood from the above that during the rule of Bani Abbas, conditions were not favourable for the Holy Progeny and it was difficult to talk about their rights.

After the attack of Genghis Khan on the Islamic world, an era of feudal rule began. This era, which began in the seventh century Hijri, though did not last long, to some extent, was favourable for freedom of expression. The scholars born in this period were, compared to their predecessors, away from blind following and nearer to research and scrutiny.

Among the scholars who came up in this era were Khaandmir, Mirkhaan, the author of the book ‘Rawzatus Safaa’ wherefrom the book ‘Rawzatul Ahbaab’ was translated. Again after this period, conditions turned for the worse. Old politics returned and undue prejudice became the order of the day. Truth and reality again went into concealment. Yes, a kingdom opposed to the Ottoman was founded. The expansion of the circle of this epoch was quite essential. The outward (zahiri) caliphate too shifted to Sultan Salim-I, who was a very competent king. He also made efforts to unite the Muslim countries but, unfortunately, an aim that should have been pursued with logic, was instead sought through force. What a pity that this high and popular view was not followed through proper and natural channels. History has proved, time and again that the structures based on force and false foundations do not yield good results. Against this great conqueror, rose another contender who longed to capture the whole world.

Shah Ismail Safavi, for fulfilling his desire of conquering the world, resorted to some means and ways. To achieve his selfish aim and motive, he used religion to the hilt. Yes, two kings, with a view to expand their territories and strengthen their influence, created a world of a difference (in religious matters) in the nation. Both the parties, following their desires besides wielding the sword, also used the pen.

They wrote books explaining their aims and objects and penned their views unceasingly. Can you imagine the extent to which the truth was concealed? How much falsehood concocted? How much of the white has been turned into black and vice versa, which were later converted to acceptable facts? A group of scholars sacrificed their conscience and intelligence for self interests at the altar of the rulers and influential people. Selfishness and prejudice ruled the roost and consequently, 18 thousands of books were left as heritage for us! Yes, swords were silenced but blood still drips from the body of Islam because of the wounds inflicted by the pen!

Yes, we deeply desire that this wound should be healed through expert medical treatment with pens and self-sacrificing deeds of Islamic scholars. You know that this era also is not congenial for the upliftment and spread of truth. A book has been written about Karbala. Though the intention of the author is to exhibit the heart-rending event he has under cover of the description of the calamities, been partial toward the filthy Yazid and his obstinate companions and says at the end, “On the day of Qiyamat, Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) will arrive in the field of Mahshar with the blood-stained shirt of her son and will complain about the oppression to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.). The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) will say, “O my daughter! This day is not the day for making complaints. This is the day for intercession.” So, all the offenders will be forgiven and admitted to Paradise!” Now, see how the writer of the tragedy while describing the calamities, wants to defend Shimr, Yazid, Umar Sa’ad, Ubaidullah ibne Ziyaad and their cahoots. How he provides the means of their pardon and permits their entry to Paradise! But this shameless fellow, does not, even for a moment, ponder how can the merciless killer of the son of the Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.s.) and the dearest offspring of lady Fatima (s.a.) in the desert of Karbala be forgiven at all? They are unpardonable because the cursed ones had turned deniers and a denier’s permanent abode is hell. So much so that even those who were delighted or satisfied with what happened at Karbala are in the hell-fire too. Yes, what we want to establish is that the history of the Holy Progeny has not been written truthfully. If there are books on this subject, most are based on selfishness and malafide intention. Thus the history of the Holy Progeny has remained under cover of prejudice and selfishness. 19 We want that this problem should be studied more deeply. Just see as to what extent the politics of establishing a state in Islam has created harmful functions and executed them? Here are some examples from Bani Umayyah:

Once when, in the time of Bani Umayyah, Abdullah Ibn Zubair claimed caliphate in Mecca and confronted Abdul Malik Marwan, and fought for few years, Abdul Malik, merely with an intention that the people of Syria and all Muslim countries should stop visiting K’abaa, built a mansion and called upon people to visit that house for performance of Hajj! Imagine the extent the question of kingdom and rule has, through this route, harmed religion, that a cursed fellow, for securing his own kingdom, changes the holy Kaaba, among the greatest pillars of Islam! Here is another example from Bani Abbas: When the people of Medina refused to recognize the caliphate of Ja’far Mansoor Abbasi and paid allegiance to a man from the family of Zahra whose name was Muhammad bin Abdullah, and they battled several times with Ja’far Mansoor. On the one hand, he fought with Muhammad bin Abdullah, and on the other, with an intention of turning away the Muslims from the holy shrine of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and from the holy city of Mecca, built a house and named it “Qubba-e-Khazraa” (Green Tomb) and invited people to visit that place instead of visiting Mecca for Hajj.

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