In Sahih Muslim, Ibn Umar said: ‘’I heard the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) saying while pointing to the East: ‘The Fitna is right here. – Muslim 2905.
The ‘Sunnis’ say that the Prophet pointed towards Iraq. In some narrations, it was mentioned that he pointed to A’isha’s residence, so which is it?
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
What the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) meant by ‘’Fitna (discord) is here’’ was A’isha because he pointed to her residence, not Iraq or the East, as the ‘Sunnis’ claim.
The ‘Sunnis,’ broadly speaking, are the ones who throughout history argued in favour of religious decrees, edicts and commands on the strength of basic and plain religious texts. They had always claimed that they strictly adhere to textual meanings based on how the text looks or reads. They are against working out and cracking connotations of religious wordings, so how do they justify their attempts at deciphering the wordings of this narration when it is utterly pointless to do so?
Despite the wording of the narration clearly showing what the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) intended when he pointed towards A’isha’s residence, the ‘Sunnis’ attempted to interpret it differently to suit the corrupt ideology of their faith and defend their mother, A’isha.
Why do they make up silly narrations to push for the case of their favourite personalities?
The narration you quoted says: “right here”; the Arabic word, ‘hona’ was used. Anyone with a basic understanding of the Arabic language would understand that (Hona) is a signal used for pointing to a very nearby or immediate place, not a place that is located thousands of miles away from where the individual is standing. Iraq had nothing to do with the narration and its content.
When you review the biography of A’isha, you will realise that she is a true embodiment of “Head of Disbelief and Horn of Satan”.
Is Iraq the Horn of Satan?
Hypothetically speaking, if Iraq was the direction the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) was pointing to as the ‘’place of fitna’’, then how do the ‘Sunnis’ explain the rise of the ‘’rightly guided’’ Abbasid Empire in Iraq? It is the source of discord (and the Horn of Satan), yet it housed those who the ‘Sunnis’ consider rightful ‘’Caliphs.’’ The horn of satan is the woman who was barked at by the dogs of Hawa’ab village, who by all accounts, is none other than A’isha.
Was it Iraq that issued the filthy edict of breastfeeding adults? Or was that A’isha herself who issued it?
She wanted an excuse to sneak men into her residence. Therefore, she invented a narration allowing the breastfeeding of adults whereby men were allowed to meet with her sisters, nieces and herself in private to suckle milk from their breasts, claiming that by doing so, these men will be considered foster brothers.
It is indeed fitting that the woman who started the first civil war in the history of Islam and legitimized so many misdeeds is the one who would be described as the source of discord and the Horn of Satan.
In a previous reply to a similar question, Shiekh al-Habib stated:
The Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) repeatedly warned Muslims not to fall into the traps of A’isha. He revealed that she was a Head of Disbelief, Head of Satan, and a Gate of Fitna.
Al-Bukhari reported that Ibn Umar said:
The Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) delivered a sermon. He pointed to A’isha’s residence and said: ‘Fitna is right here, Fitna is right here, Fitna is right here, three times, and that is where the Horn of Satan emerges
Sahih Bukhari vol. 4 p. 100.
It is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) left A’isha’s residence and immediately declared:
Fitna is right here. This is where the Horn of Satan emerges.
Sahih Muslim vol. 2, p. 560.
When they try and force the issue of east and Iraq onto the obvious location of A’isha residence, you realize that they are being absurd, at the very least. If someone wanted to allege that Prophet ((peace be upon him and his pure family) did not reveal to Muslims the true nature of A’isha, his claim would be groundless. The proof is in the above Sahih (authentic) narrations.
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