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He displayed great forbearance towards the rashness of ignorant men and great generosity towards the grasping. He made the judgements of the Shari’a binding on everyone with resolution, compassion and diligence.

Muawiyah then delivered a sermon, having stood these five men below the pulpit in full view of the people after which the people pledged allegiance to Yazeed as they stood in silence without displaying their disagreement or opposition for fear of being humiliated.

He was one of the four renowned statesmen of Arab. Reduce my lapses, pardon the shortcomings and overlook my ignorance, for You are All Forgiving. Muawiyah and remaining members of his family were open opponents of the Muslims before the ascendancy of Muhammad. Muawiyah was demanding that Ali hand over Uthman’s killers so that he may take vengeance from them, as he was also an Umayyid.

Muawiyah I – Wikipedia

The ‘true’ merits of Mu’awiya bin Hind: Winter campaign against the Romans; Fadala raid. The Dictations of Sheikh al-Mufid. Do you know that Umar kept Mu’awiyah in office throughout his entire caliphate, and I have only done the same. Rashidun Caliphate strongholds under Ali during the First Fitna.

My mistakes are all my own and not attributable to You; only You can forgive ameee and grant me refuge” [85]. Muawiya used to bring water to Muhammad, and it was in the course of that service that he received the shirt in which he was buried. Prominent positions in the muawiyw governmental structures were held by Christianssome of whom belonged to families that had served in Byzantine governments.


The rules of his caliphate are guidelines for other leaders to lead successfully. Yazid was experienced militarily, after taking part in various expeditions and the siege of Constantinople but politically inexperienced. He also managed through fine diplomacy to balance out the tribal rivalries.

Umayyah bin Abdu Shams was the great grandfather of Muawiyah. Mu’awiyah said to Ibn Amir: Do you need something? According to a claim by a sunni source, Muawiyah warned Yazid against mistreating Husayn ibn Ali. He allowed everyone to live as they wanted. As the governor of Syria, his greatest achievement was the formation of Islamic Marine and the victory of Qabras Cyprus.

The killing of the two children of Ubaydullah ibn Abbas the ancestor of the Abbasids can also be found in Sunni books from the Abbasid period and Shia texts.

Muawiyah I

Along with his two older brothers, Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan and Utbah, Muawiyah was one of the members of the hunting party of his maternal uncle Walid bin Utbah that pursued Muhammad during the hijra migrationwhen Muhammad was hiding in Ghar al-Thawr Cave of the Bull. After embracing Islam, he kept on trying to promote the Islam whole life. If Umar heard a single word concerning him he would flog him, then punish him with the utmost severity.

He said “Shall I not clothe you in a shirt? Under Muawiyah’s governance the Syrian army became a major military force. Al-Tabri was a huge collection including all the text that he could find, from all the sources. By Allah, while taking charge of your government I was not unaware of the fact that you are unhappy over my taking over of government and you people don’t like it. Ali was extremely caring towards the poor and when he became caliph the revenue from the land of Fadak continued to go towards the poor.


It is reported that he passed out and once he regained consciousness, he said to his family, “Fear Allah, for verily He safeguards whoever shows regard for something for His sake and He does not safeguard whoever shows a disregard for something for His sake” and upon uttering this he died. The late Sunni theologian Mawdudi ameeg of Jamaat-E-Islami wrote that the establishment of the caliphate as essentially a monarchy began with the caliphate of Muawiyah I.

Michael G Morony Discontent makes life grim. In order to avoid further bloodshed, Hasan signed a peace treaty with Muawiyah.

Hazrat Sayyiduna Ameer Muawiya

This they all agreed upon and he himself would affirm this to whomever asked him. But I have followed their way of conduct falling short of those before me, but none after me will equal xmeer in it.

Hashim was the great grandfather of Ali and Muhammad. Both of them converted to Islam at the conquest of Makkah.

Ibn Amir got up and Ibn az-Zubayr remained sitting. Even the earliest pro-Shia accounts of al-Masudi are more balanced. Retrieved from ” https: