Story No. 275 – Enmity of Bani Umayyah (Muawiyah ibn Abu Sufyan) towards Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as)

It is very unfortunate to see on the pages of Muslim history, “That it was in the days of Bani Umayyah, more than seventy thousand minbar (pulpit in mosques) upon which they cursed Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as), in some of what Muawiyah ibn Abu Sufyan made a Sunnah for them.”

When Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) was martyred in Masjid-E-Kufa, while performing Morning Prayer during the month of Ramadan. The news of his death was spread throughout the Muslim world. When the news of his martyrdom in the prayer niche reached Sham (Syria), all the people were surprised. They were so influenced by the speeches delivered against Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) by the men hired by Muawiyah ibn Abu Sufyan that they asked themselves, “Did Imam Ali prays?” The extent of the influence of cursing and false accusation is so much that as you can see the most pious man who lived his whole lifetime to establish the prayer, is presented as being one who does not pray in the minds of the Syrians.

This type of false accusation did not stop till today. The people from the progeny of Muawiyah ibn Abu Sufyan, even today have the same type of thinking, mentality and enmity towards Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as).

On 12th June 2008, one such person Dr. Israr Ahmed on QTV, a component of ARY network, uttered words to the effect that (Naudbillah Thumma Naudbillah) Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) once drank wine and under its influence he misread a verse while leading congregational prayers. Utterance of such nonsense for one “made pure” by Allah in Noble Qur’an (Surah Al-Ahzab 33:33) is something for which Allah (SWT) shall appropriately penalize this person in this world and in the hereafter.

But as one Muslim Ummah, we unanimously condemn the lowly and ignorant speaker, Dr. Israr Ahmed, for his blasphemous statements against the immaculate Imam, Amir al-Muminin Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) based on a fabricated narration from Tirmidhi through unreliable narrators who have been roundly condemned and criticized by all Rejaali scholars, regardless of their sects.

The ignorant Dr. Israr Ahmed should have atleast checked what the Ulema of Rejaal have said about the narrators of this so called hadith. Even common sense requires from an intelligent person to stay away from unnecessary controversies, but this misguided scholar chose to invoke a great fitna. What he did was not an error. He wants to cause a great fitna, he is working for anti-Muslim unity. And this is yet another attempt of the enemies of Islam and Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his Ahlul Bayt (as) to instigate the Muslim Ummah and spur unrest in the Muslim community.

United we stand free with dignity, Divided we get enslaved by the Zionist New World Order.

We Muslims are busy bickering over whether to fold or unfold our hands during Namaz/Salat (Prayer), while the enemy is devising ways of cutting them off. [Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini (ra)]