The Calamity of Thursday represents one of the significant events during the first Muslim generation, who were responsible for the divide-to-be in the Islamic nation. Though the name ‘Calamity’ carries much weight, a minority of Muslims are aware that this momentous event that took place on the last Thursday before the martyrdom of the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his family). In this short publication, you are invited as an audience to the trial that was conducted by His Eminence Sheikh Yasser al-Habib against the second tyrant in Islamic history, Umar ibn al-Khattab (the eternally damned).
Through this trial, His Eminence presents historical facts relating to the Calamity of Thursday, where the second tyrant and his associates performed a heinous offence towards the Holiness of the Prophet. The Sheikh also clarifies potential misconceptions relating to the incident and refutes justifications brought by the adherents of the tyrant that aim to legitimise his crime.