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Ali (A.S.)     - The Miracle of Muhammad (S.A.W.
Who is this Ali?
The genealogy of Ali (A.S.)
Abu Talib (A.S.) - The Obliger of Islam.
The Birth of Ali (A.S.)
Ali (A.S.) - Under the guidance of the Prophet (S.A.W.)
The personality of Ali (A.S.)

The fate of Ali (A.S.)'s followers.
Ali (A.S.) - As viewed by the historians
The proclamation of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
The death of Khadija (S.A.)
The death of Abu Talib (A.S.)
The Hijrat
The Prophet (S.A.W.) in Madina
The marriage of Fatema (S.A.)
The battle of Badr
The battle of Ohad
The battle of Khandaq
The treaty of Hudaibia
The battle of Khaibar
The conquest of Mecca
The battle of Hunain
The despatch of Surah Baraat
Mubahela (Maledictory Conflict)
The expedition to Yemen
The last Hajj
Ghadeer -e-Khum
The Last days of the Prophet (S.A.W.)
The will of the Prophet (S.A.W.)
The death of the Prophet (S.A.W.)
The conspiracy of Saqifa
Abu Bakr becomes Caliph
The regime of A bu Bakr
The usurping of Fadaq
The death of Fatema (S.A.)
   

THE EXPEDITION TO YEMEN

 

In 632 A.D. the Prophet (S.A.W) deputed Ali (A.S.) to preach Islam in Yemen. Khalid Bin Waleed had laboured for six months to bring the Yemenites to Islam but had miserably failed, because the people of Yemen were proud of their heritage and culture and took the greatest pride in their traditions and institutions. The Jewish and Christian colonies in and around Yemen were also famous for their soldiers who were well versed with their scriptures and spoke with authority in the matter of their religion.

Before Ali (A.S.) left for Yemen, the Prophet (S.A.W) examined the three hundred people Ali (A.S.) was taking with him. He gave a black flag to Ali (A.S.) and tying a black turban on his head said, "Proceed to Yemen and preach its inhabitants the divine law of Islam. You have to enlighten them with the commandments of Allah as revealed in the Quran. Teach them the methods of prayers and extend them the invitation to accept Islam. I swear by Allah that one conversion by you is far nobler and better than all the wonders of nature on
which the sun rises and sets."

On reaching Yemen, Ali (A.S.) read the Prophet (S.A.W)’s letter to the people and spoke to them the doctrine of Islam in such a way that the entire Hamadani tribe embraced Islam on the very first day. The Christian priests and the Jewish Rabies held daily discussions with him on religious doctrines and dogmas and Ali (A.S.)’s sermons on the unity of Allah and the Islamic expositions of the values of life greatly impressed them. After one of his sermons the Christian priest Kaab a distinguished scholar and critic embraced Islam and others soon followed him. Similarly many Jewish Rabies and other tribes of Yemen embraced Islam.