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2-14: Uthman And Abu Dharr

Uthman has been accused of often appointing his family members to high positions. And in many instances that was true.

But some of his appointments were still very good, even if they were related to him. An example of that is Muawiyyah ibn Abu Sufyan.

In addition to finding favor with the Prophet of Islam, Muawiyyah was a competent governor of Syria. One of his earliest successes was the building of the first Muslim navy.

But he would run into trouble when another companion, Abu Dharr, begins to criticize the way some Muslims lived.

Abu Dharr was not one to hold his tongue; not even for the governor of Syria nor for the Caliph. When Abu Dharr's speech begins to rub people the wrong way, Uthman has to make some changes.

Unfortunately, he was unaware how those changes would damage his reputation.

Show notes for this episode are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Uthman2

Some things you'll find interesting in the show notes are:

  • Transcript for this episode
  • "Married Almost 10 Years!" By Subhanah Wahhaj
  • Video for favorite Nasheed of the week, "Muslim Queen" by Deen Squad.

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Direct download: 2-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

2-13: Uthman And Egypt

Uthman Ibn Affan has always been compared to others. Both during his lifetime and after, he has been compared to the Caliph that came before him and the one that would come after him.

There are many factors that contributed to his popularity among a small segment of the Muslim society. Some of them were based on decisions that Uthman made.

But some things were out of his control, such as:

  • Not as many conquests as before
  • Minority Muslim Arabs ruling over a conquered, non-Muslim people.
  • Economic strain from entitlements established by Umar Ibn Al-Khattab.

Still, there were some decisions that Uthman made that make us pause.

One of his most questionable decisions was replacing a popular and successful general like Amr Ibn Al-As with Ibn Abi Sarh.

It did not help that Ibn Abi Sarh had once betrayed Prophet Muhammad. And the fact that he was Uthman's cousin just made things even worse.

Show notes for this episode are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Uthman1

Some things you may find interesting in the show notes:

  • Transcript for this episode
  • "I Don't Need Any Reminders" by Subhanah Wahhaj (Available 9-27-2016)
  • Video for favorite Nasheed of the week, "Good Life" by Harris J.

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

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Direct download: 13.mp3
Category:Islamic History -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

Bonus: The Nation Of Islam

A problem with my internet service delayed the release of this bonus episode.

This is another in-between/bonus episode as we continue to work on the series on the first 100 years after the Prophet's death.

This week we're going to discuss the Nation of Islam; an African-American religious and political group that gained fame during the 50s and 60s.

Some of their most famous members include the founder Elijah Muhammad, his protege Malcolm X, the famous boxer Muhammad Ali, Louis Farrakhan, and Imam W.D. Mohammed.

Show notes available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/noi

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Direct download: bonus-noi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Another in-between bonus episode where we discuss the current Syrian conflict.

In my opinion, there are three main factors that led to the Syrian Civil War:

  1. Repressive rule from a minority Alawite leadership
  2. Uncommon strain on Syria's economy in the early to mid 2000's
  3. The Arab Spring upgrisings

We'll go into all three factors in the off-the-cuff discussion.

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Show notes for this episode can be found at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/BonusSyria

Direct download: bonus-syria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

2-12: Assassination And Election

We're back!

After a long hiatus we discuss the assassination of Umar ibn Al-Khattab and the choice of Uthman as the 3rd Caliph of the Muslim world.

Show notes available at islamiclearningmaterials.com/election

Direct download: 12.mp3
Category:Islamic History -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

2-11: Nihavand And Caltrops

By 641, the Muslims had captured most of the Southwestern part of the Persian Empire.

This area contained the best and most fertile lands and would be modern day Iraq, Kuwait, and parts of northwestern Iran.

As mentioned previously, Umar had grown weary of all the fighting and was grateful for their current holdings.

However, the Persian pride was wounded and they couldn't accept a peace treaty with the Muslims.

Emperor Yesdijird made his base in Nihavan and began to build another army to attack the Muslims.

Continue Reading

Direct download: 2-11.mp3
Category:Islam History -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

2-10: Alexandria And Fustat

The Muslims arrived at Alexandria in July 641
It was perhaps the most magnificent and biggest city they've encountered so far
Alexandria was founded by the Greek general Alexander the Great and is named after him
In Arabic it is called Al-Iskandariyah
Alexander meant for it to be a great center of Hellenistic culture
However Alexander left the city under the command of one of his generals soon after founding it. Then he went back on the warpath and never came back
At one point, it was the second most important city in the world after Rome; if Rome was like NYC then Alexandria was like London
Alexandria linked the Greek and Roman parts of Europe with and Arabia and Asia

Continue Reading....

Direct download: 2-10.mp3
Category:Islamic History -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

2-9: 'Amr And Cyrus
  • The Romans, either from fear or incompetence, had done little to stop Amr during this time
  • Finally, they had to march out from Babylon to meet Amr near Heliopolis and try to drive him from Egypt for good
  • Amr's spies told him of their movements and he planned to go out to meet them in battle.
  • But during the night he sent out two smaller forces; one in the hills overlooking the plains...Continue Reading
Direct download: 2-9.mp3
Category:Islam History -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

2-8: Copts And Egypt
  • In 451, 115 years before Prophet Muhammad, several men representing various facets of Christianity met in Chalcedon in modern Turkey.
  • They were discussing how to define the true nature of Christ. They believed he was divine, yet he lived and died like a man.
  • 3 weeks later, they decided Jesus Christ had two natures in one: he was both God and man.
  • Any Christians who deviated from this belief were declared heretics which immediately led to a schism in the Church
  • While most Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians accepted the Chalcedon decree, Armenian, Ethiopian, and Coptic Christians did not...Continue Reading
Direct download: 2-8.mp3
Category:Islamic History -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

2-7: Plague And Famine
  • In 639, a plague broke out, originating in Nicopolis, or Imwas, in the modern state of Israel.
  • The city no longer exists as it was destroyed by Israeli army during Six Day war.
  • It is estimated around 20000 people died from this plague. Among them were many prominent Sahabas.
  • The most well-knonw of all was Abu Ubaidah, the general that succeeded KIW in Syria
  • Another companion was Muadh ibn Jabal - most famous for these instructions he received from Prophet Muhammad before embarking to Syria

Continue reading...

Direct download: 2-7.mp3
Category:Islamic History -- posted at: 12:00am EDT