Sunni Interpretation of The Battle of Siffin / the First Fitna or the first Muslim civil war .
According to Ibn Katheer in his book Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah, Imam Ahmed was asked about what had happened between Muawiyah and Ali, he recited the Verse “That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earned. And you will not be asked of what they used to do” Al-Baqarah 2:134
Unfortunately we have always had sectorian understanding of history and these incidence define Sunnism and shiasm . This incident of “Battle of Siffin ” has a different shia and sunni interpretation. When a sunni write about these incidence-The Sunni believes that all sahabas were righteous and they interpret it in certain manner while Shia historian cannot hear a single Word against Ali (RA).As a Sunni Muslim,We believe that Our religion is independent of what happened in that time frame.Our aqeedah (Iman in Allah,Quran and day of judgement) does not change on what happened after the death of Prophet SAW. These Battles are history and not a theology for us. So the earliest book on Battle of siffin may reflect the Shia Opinion Whose whole aqeedah depend upon what happened after the death of Prophet Muhammad(SAW).
I listened to this lecture of Yasir Qadhi on the “Battle of Siffin” .It Very beautifully explains the incidence from a Sunni point of View. So,I would like to share it with all of you ,So that we all can benefit.
Hope You benefited from the lecture . Jazak Allah Khair.
Rabbana Duas from Quran بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ Listen to the Recitation of this Dua . 1.Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing[2:127] Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas Sameeaul Aleem رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ 2.Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful[2:128] Rabbana wa-j'alna Muslimayni laka wa min Dhurriyatina 'Ummatan Muslimatan laka wa 'Arina Manasikana wa tub 'alayna 'innaka 'antat-Tawwabu-Raheem رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ 3.Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire[2:201] Rabbana atina fid-dunya ... Continue reading
The Muadhin of Masjid Al-Sulaimani in Jeddah has passed away whilst waiting to call the Adhan for Fajr prayers. Inna lillahe Wa inna ilaehi rajeun. 60-year-old Abdul Haq al Halabi was sitting reciting the Qur’an and passed away with just minutes left before the time of Adhan. The deceased muezzin, who has two sons, Khaldun and Anas, and three daughters, spent 40 years of his life in Saudi Arabia and he was known to frequent the mosque and was often seen reciting the Qur’an. May Allah grant him Jannah. The deceased was praised for his efforts in helping pilgrims during his life. His live culminated with dedicating the last three years in his life with serving the mosque and worshippers, as well as calling for the adhan. May Allah grant him jannah. Ref :Arabic News Source Also read : When 22 Muazzen became shaheed while trying to complete adhan ... Continue reading
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