The great debate of Ibn Abbaas (radiAllahu anhu) with the khawarij
The great debate of Ibn ‘Abbas (radhiAllaah ‘anhu) with the Khawaarij
Translated By ‘Abbas Abu Yahya
When the Hurooreeyah rebelled, they isolated themselves in a place. There were 6000 of them and they were united in rebelling against ‘Alee. Continuously people would come to ‘Alee and say: O Ameer ul-Mu’mineen! Verily these people are rebelling against you.
He said: ‘Leave them, verily I will not fight them until they fight me and [they will fight me] that’s what they will do.’
So when it came to that day, I came to ‘Alee before the Zuhr prayer and I said to him: ‘O Ameer ul-Mu’mineen! Delay the prayer until it is cooler perhaps I will speak to these people.
He said: ‘Verily, I fear for you.’
I said: ‘Never! I used to be known as a man of good manners, I never harmed anyone.’
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