Widening on the divide
Islam’s rule got already spread to Syria once of Ali’s caliphate. The governor of Damascus, Mu’awiya, irritated with Ali for definitely not getting the killers of their kinsman Uthman to justice, questioned Ali when it comes to caliphate. The popular war of Siffin in 657 show the spiritual fervour of that time if Mu’awiya’s soldiers flagged the closes of the spears with verses through the Qur’an.
Ali along with his supporters noticed morally struggling to combat their Muslim brothers and also the conflict of Siffin demonstrated indecisive. Ali and Mu’awiya agreed to agree the argument with outside arbitrators. Nonetheless this solution of people arbitration ended up being not acceptable to a team of Ali’s followers which utilized the mantra “formula belongs only to Allah”, rationalized by way of the Qur’anic verse:
Buying one is designed for Allah merely. (more…)