HISTORY OF ISLAM
CORRECT UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE TRIBULATIONS THAT STRUCK ISLAMIC NATION DURING 632-80
We did not go into details about the history of Islam, or the tribulations that struck the Islamic nation during 632-80 as these can be read in many related Ahle Sunnah books. We have discussed briefly certain events of great significance during this period. Correct comprehension of these issues is very important because a slight misunderstanding will have profound affect on Sahih Iman. It is important that we safeguard our Iman from the extreme opinions of Shias, Salafis, Ikhwan, Deobandis and their like minded groups.
There are 11 articles in this series which cover various misunderstandings and differences of opinions about the happenings during 50 years, immediately after the death of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). For better understanding, it is important that you read these articles in the same sequence, from part 1 to 11.
We have refrained from expressing our personal opinions throughout these articles. We have described facts as contained in authentic History books/Islamic literature. Ahadith, Quranic verses and scholars' opinions have been cited all through the articles. If you think some information related to a particular issue has been left, please write to us, giving authentic references. We will try to accommodate it as far as possible. Please note that these articles are aimed at clearing the misunderstanding on historical issues. We hope our readers will greatly benefit from this effort.