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Allama Sayyid Murtaza Askari - The Role of Aisha in the History - Volume III

Allama Sayyid Murtaza Askari - The Role of Aisha in the History - Volume III


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Mu'awiyah sent an-Nu 'man ibn Bashkr with one thousand men to 'Ayn at-Tamr and they
destroyed the city.

He was one of the Ansar and of the al-Khazraj tribe who was born six or eight years before the
Prophet's decease. In the riots and rebellions of 'Uthman's time, which had started because of
'Uthman's wrong deeds, he was a supporter of 'Uthman. After 'Uthman's death he joined
Mu'awiyah, and after him he cooperated with his son, Yazid. His conduct was wholly contrary to
the conduct of almost all his tribe, since the Ansar helped both Imam 'Ali and Imam al-Hasan al-
Mujtaba during their caliphates and exhibited every kind of loyalty and self-sacrifice.
an-Nu'man ibn Bashir is the man who brought the bloody shirt of 'Uthman from Medina to ash-
Shim, and, as we saw Mu'awiyah hung it by the pulpit of Damascus in order to rouse the simple-
minded people of ash-Sham against the Alawite Islamic front and Imam 'Ali. During the rule of
Mu'awiyah he was governor of Kufah and then governor of the city of Him a. After Mu'awiyah,
ibn Yazid, the third Umayyad caliph, chose to support 'Abd Allah ibn az-Zubayr, and so the
Umayyad forces killed an-Nu'man at Marai Rahit in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the year 64 of
the Hijrah.(150)
In the year 39 oft he Hijrah Mu'awiyah sent an-Nu'man with a thousand men to 'Ayn at-Tamr
(151) a town where a garrison of the Imam existed consisting of a hundred men. an-Nu'man
made a violent raid, but the brave defenders of the city took arms and fought bravely against
the ash-Shami plunderers. During the engagement fifty men of the surrounding lands came to
their aid. The Umayyad raiders took them for a big reinforcement so they fled during the night
towards the frontiers of ash-Sham.(152)

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