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Fadak: A Power Point Presentation

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Here is a Power Point presentation on Fadak which will enlighten the users about the background of Fadak, the events connected to it as well as understanding the behaviour of the caliphs towards Hazrat Zahra (sa).

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October 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm

References for Fadak from Ahle Sunnat

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Aisha narrated, Fatima and Al `Abbas came to Abu Bakr, seeking their share from the property of Allah’s Apostle and at that time, they were asking for their land at Fadak and their share from Khaibar. Abu Bakr said to them, ” I have heard from Allah’s Apostle saying, ‘Our property cannot be inherited, and whatever we leave is to be spent in charity, but the family of Muhammad may take their provisions from this property.” Abu Bakr added, “By Allah, I will not leave the procedure I saw Allah’s Apostle following during his lifetime concerning this property.” Therefore Fatima left Abu Bakr and did not speak to him till she died.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 80 {Book Name: LAWS OF INHERITANCE (AL-FARAA’ID)} Hadith Number 718

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October 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

What is the Incident of Fadak

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Fadak was one of the villages around Medinah situated at a distance of 140 kilometres from Khaybar. In the year 7 AH when the forts of Khaybar fell one after another to the soldiers of Islam and the central power of the Jews was smashed, the inhabitants of Fadak approached the Noble Prophet in submission and handed over one half of their land and gardens to him retaining the other half for themselves. In addition, they also agreed to shoulder the responsibility of cultivating his share of the land and used to receive some benefits for this effort of theirs.

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October 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Fadak: Was Abu Bakr merely implementing the will of Rasulullah (s)?

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The author of ‘The Issue of Fedek: A rebuttal to common lies propagated against Ahl al-Sunnah regarding Ahlul-Bayt’ makes this curious unfounded claim in his article, namely that Abu Bakr used the land in exactly the same manner that Rasulullah (s) wished.

 Ahmad Jawdat Pasha al-Lofji writes in his Qisas-e-Ambiya:

“Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam devoted his date orchard named Fadak in Khaybar to the pious foundation and dictated how it was to be utilized. He advised in his will that income from the orchard should be given to foreign ambassadors, to visitors, guests and travellers. Hadhrat Abu Bakr, Radhi Allahu ‘Anhu implemented this will during his Khaleefat”.

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October 14, 2011 at 10:05 am

Detailed Facts on Fadak and Replies to Objections

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What is Fadak?

For evidence as to how much area constituted Fadak, we are relying on the following esteemed Sunni works:

  • Maujam ul Buldan by Yaqoot Hamawi, v14, p238
  • Tareekh Khamees, v2, p88
  • Wafa-ul-Wafa by Noor-ud-Deen Al-Samhoodi, v4, page 1480

 “Fadak was a city, which was situated 2 or 3 days of travel from Madina. There were wells of water and trees of dates in it. It was the same Fadak, about which Fatima Zahra (sa) said to Abu Bakr, “My father gave me this Fadak as a present”. Abu Bakr asked her in reply to produce witnesses.”

 Note: Upon this demand of Abu Bakr, Fatima (as) recited this verse of the Qur’an:

 “Nay, but ye have yourselves contrived a story (good enough) for you. So patience is most fitting (for me).

Al-Qur’an, Surah 12, Ayah 83, translation by Yusufali

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October 14, 2011 at 10:03 am

A glance at the life of Janabe Zahra (sa) (Part III)

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This is the third part of a series on the celebrated life of Hazrat Zahra (sa). Here are the links to Part I and Part II of this series.

The fourth year after Hijrat, which corresponds to the thirteenth year of the life of Hazrat Zahra (as) marks the birth of Hazrat Imam Hussain (as) in Medina.

It was in this year that the event of Rajee’ took place. For the Muslims, this event was very sorrowful. This event took place at Rajee’ in which sx Muslims were killed through treachery. The tribe of Azul Waqar professed the faith before the Holy Prophet (sawa) and invited people to their area to teach them the Quran. When this group of Muslims went there for this purpose, the tribe of Bani Lehyaan surrounded them and killed them. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

A Glance at the life of Janabe Zahra (sa) (Part II)

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The Holy Prophet (sawa) stayed in the cave of Thaur for three days. Imam Ali (as) used to deliver food to him (sawa) everyday. Miraculously, the polytheists of Quraysh were unable to see him (as).

The Holy Prophet (sawa) stayed for 12 or 15 days in Quba. Abu Bakr was unhappy about this and objected to the Prophets’ (sawa) stay in Quba. He therefore questioned this decision of the Holy Prophet (sawa). The Holy Prophet (sawa) told him that he was waiting for Hazrat Ali (as), to which Abu Bakr replied that Hazrat Ali (as) may not come at all. The Holy Prophet (sawa) said that Ali will come.

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May 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

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