By as-Sayyid Murtadã al-‘Askarī (Translated by M. J. Muqaddas)
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The following are some stories told by him:1. The Army of Osãma. The Prophet prepared an army to be sent to Syria. The cammander of this army was Osãma. Before the last column of the army left the moat (city limits) of Medina, the Prophet died. Osãma sear ‘Omar to get the approval of Abubakr the successor of the Prophet. ‘Omar also carried a message from some of the helpers (Ansã r) suggesting that commandant Osãma be changed. Abubakr heard the message, jumped up, and grabbed ‘Omar by his beard, insulted him by saying, "The Prophet made Osãma the commandant.
Their names are not mentioned anywhere except in Saif's stories. This peculiarity makes one think, and suspect the truth of the stories. When reliable books, accepted by Sunni leaders are consulted, the deviation from the truth by Saif, in recording the events of Saqīfa, can be readily detected. THE STORY OF THE PAVILION OF BANI SÃ‘EDAH ACCORDING TO AUTHENTIC SOURCES On his deathbed, the Prophet Mohammad wished to make a will. ‘Omar opposed this, and later he made threats against the people if they dared to spread the news of the Prophet's death until Abubakr arrived.
Ahmed Amin continues: "We also know that Ibn alSouda was known as ‘Abdullãh Bin Saba΄ who was a Jew from San‘ã’ (Yemen). " This, we will discuss later. "‘Abdullãh Bin Saba΄," continues Ahmed Amin, "travelled to many cities in Arabia, Basra, Kũfa, Damascus and to Egypt. He may have got this socialistic idea from the followers of Mazdak in Iraq or Yemen. 112 Ahmed concludes that: "The Shi‘a regarded Ali and his sons divine, as did their Persian ancestors and the Pagans regard their Kings of * They were known followers of Prophet (Sa hã bīs).
Abdullâh Ibn Saba and Other Myths by as-Sayyid Murtadã al-‘Askarī (Translated by M. J. Muqaddas)