Mu'awiya : Restorer of the Muslim Faith

 Mu'awiya, Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, Restorer of the Muslim Faith,
*[A5] Paperback - 103 pages,
by Aisha Bewley,
Published by Dar al-Taqwa.

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Synopsis : Mu'awiya ibn Abi Sufyan, may Allah be pleased with him, is a crucial figure for the history of Islam and one who has either been ignored because of the lack of information on this period of history, vilified for political reasons by the Shi'ites, or transformed into a completely secular ruler by certain Western orientalists. When Mu'awiya, may Allah be pleased with him, became the caliph in 41/661, he put an end to a period of destructive civil war and initiated the Umayyad dynasty which lasted for roughly 90 years until it was overthrown by the Abbasids. Indeed, it is hard to imagine how the crisis would have been resolved without his success in drawing the Muslim community together again.

In Mu'awiya, may Allah be pleased with him, we have the master politician and diplomat who set about developing a form of governance in which Islam could express itself in the wider social and economic circumstances in which it found itself as a result of the success of the early conquests. The Umayyads represent the fusion of Islam with Arab democratic individualism and the Byzantime legacy.

So what was it about Mu'awiya, may Allah be pleased with him, which made his rule so successful to such an extent that the famous historian, adh-Dhahabi, points out that after Imam al-Hasan, may Allah be pleased with him, had surrendered his claim to the khalifate, "Mu'awiya reigned without a rival, and without losing any of the conquests of Islam. Neither 'Abdu'l-Malik, nor al-Mansur, nor Harun ar-Rashid, may Allah be pleased with them, earned this praise, unique in the annals of Islam"?  'Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "Do not mention Mu'awiya with anything but good. I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'O Allah, guide him!'" Abu Musa al-Ash'ari called him, "Aminu'llah," the trusty one of Allah."

Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, the conqueror of Iraq and Iran and one of the oldest Companions and one of the ten promised the Garden, said that after 'Uthman, Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, he did not see anyone who judged by the truth more than Mu'awiya. He also said, " After 'Uthman I did not see anyone giving more judgement for what was right than Mu'awiya." 

Table of Contents :


---[1] Mu'awiya's Early Life,
---[2] Governer of Syria,
---[3] The Fitna (Civil War),
---[4] Khalif of All the Muslims,
---[5] Mu'awiya's Achievements,
---[6] Observations,
---[7] Conclusion,

---Select Bibliography,

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*Dimensions : 21.5 x 13.5cm.


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