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The Umayyads had the practice of cursing Ali during their sermons. Many of the party of Ali did not like that.

One of these men was Hujr ibn Adi, a companion and commander in Ali's army. When he heard the Umayyads cursing Ali, he would shout at them and to make them stop.

But Ziyad ibn Abihi, the governor of Kufah and Basra, would not tolerate such defiance. He decided to find Hujr and make an example of him for others

This episode chronicles the story of Hujr ibn Adi and one of the early incidents that led to the split between Sunnis and Shiites.

After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page.

The Show Notes are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Hujr

Here's some of what you'll find:

  • The transcript for this episode
  • Links to the Muslim Podcast of the Week
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Direct download: 3-3.mp3
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3-2: Muawiyyah And Ziyad

Basra is starting to slip out of control with rampant crime and too much rebellion. Muawiyyah is ready to bring in someone new; however, this new guy has a scandalous past.

In this episode we're introduced to Ziyad ibn Abihi, Muawiyyah's brutal governor of Basra. We'll see how Ziyad rises from obscurity to become the second most powerful man in the Empire.

After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page.

The Show Notes are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Ziyad

Here's some of what you'll find:

  • The transcript for this episode
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  • Links to other related resources

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Direct download: 3-2.mp3
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3-1: Muawiyyah and The Khawarij

Welcome back to another season of the Islamic History Podcast!

In this season, we're going to mostly cover the Umayyad Dynasty. The first several episodes will be focused on the founder of this dynasty, Muawiyyah ibn Abi Sufyan.

Today's episode is an introduction to Syria and Kufah during this period. We'll take a look at the challenges the new Muslim Caliph had to face in the never ending Khawarij threat.

We'll discover how the early Muslim administrations were governed and some amazing details you probably never knew.

This is guaranteed to be an episode that will both educate and entertain you.

After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page.

The Show Notes are available at: IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Kufah

Here's some of what you'll find:

  • The transcript for this episode
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  • Links to other related resources

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Direct download: 3-1.mp3
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2-21: Ali And The Khawarij

As Ali struggled against the Khawarij, his grip on the Caliphate began to slip.

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Direct download: 21.mp3
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2-20: Ali And Muawiyyah

After defeating Aisha at the Battle of the Camel, Ali held most of the Islamic Empire. The only holdout, was Muawiyyah, the powerful governor of Syria.

But things soon started to unravel for Ali.

He was having trouble maintaining control of Egypt, and Muawiyyah was making some strong allies. Nonetheless, the two parties engaged in rigorous negotiations in the hopes of avoiding warfare.

Despite these attempts, fighting looked inevitable. As the year 36 AH drew to a close, Ali began moving his forces toward the Syrian border. This would lead to a showdown with Muawiyyah known as the Battle of Siffeen.

After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page.

The Show Notes are available at: IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Ali3

Here's some of what you'll find:

  • The transcript for this episode
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Direct download: 2-20.mp3
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2-19: Ali and Basra

Talhah and Zubair pledged allegiance to Ali ibn Abi Talib on the condition that he find and punish those responsible for murdering Uthman. But after several months, not much progress had been made.

In fact, many of those who were known opponents of Uthman, were now working with Ali. Because of this, many of the influential companions did support him.

One of those who did not support Ali was the Prophet's widow, Aisha. She had cobbled together a force with the intention of punishing Uthman's killers. Talhah and Zubair joined her, and before long, Aisha had almost 3000 men under her command.

But things quickly spiraled out of hand and Aisha found herself facing off against Ali ibn Abi Talib. This monumental battle would go down in history as one the most damaging and significant in Islamic history.

After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. You'll find various links, articles, and videos related to this episode.

The Show Notes are available at: IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Camel

Here's some of what you'll find:

  • Transcript for this episode
  • This week's book recommendation
  • Audio of one of my past khutbahs

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2-18: Ali And Aisha

Ali's Caliphate was already in trouble.

The Umayyah clan was suspicious of him. Muawiyyah refused to acknowledge his leadership. There were gangs of bandits were roaming through Medina. And many companions refused to support him.

And to make things worse, Aisha, the Prophet's widow, was stirring things up in Mecca.

Aisha was outraged that Uthman's killers were still on the loose in Medina. She decided to take matters into her own hands. She rallied the people of Mecca and organized a group to find those responsible for killing Uthman.

These two figures, Ali and Aisha, are the most divisive figures in Islam. Sunni and Shiite both love and respect Ali, but the Shiites hold him to a much higher degree than Sunnis.

Aisha is a different story altogether. Sunni Muslims adore Aisha, but Shiites hate her. They accuse her of rebelling against Ali and attempting to overthrow him.

After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. You'll find various links, articles, and videos related to this episode.

The Show Notes are available at: IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Ali1

Here's some of what you'll find:

  • Transcript for this episode
  • This week's book recommendation
  • Nasheed of the Week video
  • My recent khutbah

You can support the Islamic History Podcast by doing one (or more) of the following:

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You can do it all at the Show Notes page IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Ali1

 

Direct download: 18.mp3
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2-17: Uthman and Murder

For several years, there had been a low level of discontent in the Muslim empire. While most of the inhabitants were happy, there were a significant number who were not.

Caliph Uthman had already spoken to his governors to try to get a handle on what was happening. Though they had many ideas, no one came up with a decision to fix the problem.

So Uthman decided to hold another meeting, but this everyone was invited. He hoped to speak with the malcontents directly and see what was happening.

The meeting was successful in that Uthman was managed to defend his decisions and found out why so many people were disaffected. He even agreed to several of their demands.

Unfortunately, some of them would not be satisfied until Uthman was completely out of the picture.

There's more to this show than just this single episode. Visit the show notes page for more links, articles, and videos related to this episode.

Show notes for this episode are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Uthman5.

Here's some of what you'll find:

  • Transcript for this episode
  • Link to this week's book recommendation
  • Video to this week's favorite Nasheed

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Direct download: 17.mp3
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2-16: Uthman and the People

Many people mark the beginning of Uthman's troubles with the loss of the Prophet's rings.

But things really got bad for Uthman when he lost the support of the esteemed companion, Ammar ibn Yasir.

The antagonism against Uthman was growing in three main locations: Egypt, Kufah, and Basrah. The rest of the empire was calm and had no problems with his administration.

No matter how what Uthman did, he could not get to the bottom of their malcontent. These mysterious complaints against have led some to believe a nefarious individual was behind everything.

However, the reality was much more mundane. There were simply many people who did not agree with the way Uthman did things. Uthman was an old man and allowed trusted members of his family to run the government.

Unfortunately, when things went bad, it was Uthman who took all the blame

Show notes for this episode are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Uthman4

Here's some of the things you'll find:

  • Transcript for this episode
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  • Video to this week's favorite Nasheed, "Happy" by Omar Esa.

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Direct download: 2-16.mp3
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2-15: Uthman and The Quran

One of the most troublesome spots in the Muslim world was the Iraqi city of Kufah. The people were fickle, restless, and never satisfied with their governor. Uthman had to change their governor no less than three times.

Uthman's popularity took another hit during the Hajj of 649. Seemingly inconsequential actions had major repercussions.

But the most important event during this period was the one that would bring the most benefit. Upon discovering the message of the Quran was in danger of being diluted and fractured, Uthman took immediate stops to reverse this trend.

What came out of this was a standard, official compilation of the Quran that remains to this day.

But even this great achievement came with its problems. Ultimately, it was just another chance for Uthman's opponents to gripe about him.

The fun doesn't end when the podcast does. Visit the Show Notes page for more links, articles, and videos related to this episode

Show notes for this episode are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Uthman3

Here's some of the things you'll find:

  • Transcript for this episode
  • A link to the article "Do You And Your Muslim Spouse Speak the Same Language?" by Subhanah Wahhaj.
  • Video to this week's favorite Nasheed, "Jannah" by Deen Squad.

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Direct download: 2-15.mp3
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