The Hidden Truth About
Karbala

Author: A.K.ahmed B.Sc., B. L.
Editor: Abdullah al-shahin
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications
First Edition 1386-1428-2007
Quds Press
Quantity: 2000
Number of Pages: 358
Size: 162 x 229 mm
ISBN: 978-964-438-921-4

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Dedication of the first Edition 4
Preface to the First Edition 9
Introduction to the First Edition 15
Preface to the Second Edition 17

Chapter 1

Preamble 18

Chapter 2

Historical Background 26

Chapter 3

The Antagonists 33
  Migration 34

Chapter 4

Nomination of Ali to the Caliphate by the Prophet 46
  The Feast of Youm ad-Dar
The Night of Emigration
The Bond of Brotherhood
The Sura of at-Tawba
Mubahala
Madinatul Ilm (the city of knowledge)
Ghadir Khum
Authenticity of the event of Ghadir Khum
The Last Will
The Oral Will
Miscellaneous Traditions
Conclusion
47
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59

Chapter 5

The Intrigue 63

Chapter 6

Attributing fallibility to the Prophet 68
Disobeying the Prophet 71
The Myth of Leading the Prayers 72
Anguish of the Ansar before the Saqifa 74
Introduction of Fatalism 79

Chapter 7

Hadith 81
  Prohibition of Narrating the Hadith
Coining and Propagating False traditions
The Effect of Prohibiting the Narration of Hadith
82
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Chapter 8

Mutilation of the Concept of Jihad 93
  Greed and Territorial Expansion:Motive for the Early Wars 97

Chapter 9

Mutilation of the Concept of Zakat and Khums 104
Dispute about the Caliph’s Authority to Collect Zakat 107

Chapter 10

The Caliphate 109
  The Saqifa
Conclusion
119
126

Chapter 11

Imam Ali The only Caliph by Public Choice 129

Chapter 12

Imamate 136

Chapter 13

The Muslim Empire 146

Chapter 14

Yazid bin Mu’awiya 153

Chapter 15

Imam Husain migrates to Mecca 160

Chapter 16

Muslim bin Aqeel: Imam Husain’s Ambassador to Kufa 166

Chapter 17

Imam Husain’s Migration from Mecca 177

Chapter 18

Imam Husain’s journey to Karbala 185

Chapter 19

Yazid’s forces gather at Karbala 201

Chapter 20

Seventh and eighth of Muharram 206

Chapter 21

The Ninth of Muharram 212

Chapter 22

Ashura; the Tenth of Muharram 220
  The Martyrdom of al-Qasim ibn al-Hasan
The Martyrdom of Abbas and other sons of Imam Ali
The Martyrdom of Ali al-Akbar
The Martyrdom of Ali al-Asghar
The Martyrdom of Imam Husain
228
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238

Chapter 23

The Martyrs 246

Chapter 24

The Burial of the Martyrs 254

Chapter 25

Persecution after Karbala 258

Chapter 26

Miracles 281

Chapter 27

Persecution of the Shia 292

Part A

Demolition of the Shrines 293

Part B

Persecution of the Shia by the Umayyads 298
Persecution of the Shia by Mu’awiya 299
Persecution by Mu’awiya between 30-60 AH 316
Between 61 to 64 AH under Yazid bin Mu’awiya 323
The Shia Martyred between 64 & 73 AH 324
Persecution between 64 to 85 AH 325

Part C

Persecution of the Shia by the Abbasid kings 330

Part D

Persecuton of the Shia during various reigns 340

Part E

Persecution under the Mongols and Recent Times 344
  Persecution by the Mongols 344
Appendix 349
The Martyrs at Karbala 349
Bibliography 355
A Prayer 358