Plots in Early Muslim History
There was much political intrigue in days and weeks surrounding the death of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his holy family.
The famous "PEN AND PAPER" incident occurred just 4 days before his death. Prophet lay dying. He wishes to write an important document. Some disciples prevent the Prophet from making his last will in writing. Why?
Here are some shocking incidents that occurred in early days:
PLOTS BEFORE THE DEATH OF THE PROPHET
1. Ghadir Plot – disciples plot to grab political power from Prophet's named successor.
2. Prophet Poisoned – disciples ask Aisha and Hafsa to get rid of the Prophet.
3. Prayer Coup – disciples appoint Abu Bakr to lead prayers when Prophet is too ill.
4. Osama's Army Order – disciples disobey the Prophet and refuse to join the Army.
5. Pen and Paper – disciples refuse to let the dying Prophet write his last will.
PLOTS AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PROPHET
6. Saqifa Coup – disciples secretly choose Abu Bakr as the new leader.
7. Fadak Confiscation – Fatima's inheritance is stolen by Abu Bakr.
8. Attack on Fatima's home – disciples headed by Umar burn the house of
10. Zakat Massacres – Abu Bakr kills thousands of believers who deny his leadership.
11. Knowledge Banned - New rulers ban teachings of Prophet's sayings and his sunnah.
PLOTS DURING CALIPHATE
12. Uthman Murdered – disciples kill the 3rd caliph for his corruption.
16. Murder of Ali – Muawiya assassinates Ali.
PLOTS AGAINST FAMILY OF THE PROPHET
17. Hasan Poisoned – Muawiya bribes Hasan’s wife to poison him.
18. Hasan Desecrated – Aisha fires arrows on body of Prophet's grandson Hasan.
19. Karabla Massacre – Yazid slaughters Prophet’s grandson Husayn in
20. Sacking of
21. Destruction of Kaba – Yazid’s army destroys Kaba the House of God.
22. Holy Imams Jailed - Omeya and Abbasi leaders imprison holy descendents of the Prophet.
23. Islam Corrupted - Unauthorised scholars try to alter history and doctrines of Islam.
Details of all these terrible events are contained in famous books of Tareekh and Hadees.
Full details of history are found on this website.
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