Muawiyah was the first one who used the term “Ahlussunnah and al-Jama’ah”?!






Where does the term Ahl Al-Sunnah originate from?! If we were to ask the professional liars, the Rafidah, they would tell us fairy-tales such as:

al-islam . org (Rafidi website)

Muawiyah And The Origin Of The Word “Al-Jama’ah”

al-Tabari recorded that: Sajah remained with Banu Taghlib untill Muawiya transferred them in his days on the “year of the union (al-Jama’ah)”. When the people of Iraq agreed (to recognize) Muawiyah (as caliph) after ‘Ali, Muawiyah took to expelling from al-Kufa those who had been vehement in the cause of ‘Ali, and to settle in their homes those people of Syrai and al-Basrah and the Jazirah who were most vehement in his own cause; it was they who were called the “transfers”in the garrison towns.

(The translator of the work writes in reference to the year of the union as follows:)

Aam al-Jama’ah the year 40 A.H/A.D 660-661, so called because the Muslim Community came together in recognizing Muawiyah, ending the political division of the first civil war. Pace Caetani, 648; see Abu Zahrah al-Dimashqi, Tarikh, 188 (no. 101) and 190 (no. 105)

Sunni reference:

History of al-Tabari, English version, v10, p97

Tafsir Al-Tabari, a book of TARIKH (history), where the author himself (Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari the Persian Sunni) CLEARLY stated (in the preface of his book) that he merely COLLECTED historical account (inlcuding the chains of narrations of the narrators) and it is up to the hadeeth scholars to VERIFY the authenticity of each narration. Don’t the Rafidah propagandists know this simple fact?! Whom are they going to fool by radnomly quoting from an history book, the very Tarikh Al-Tabari that states that the Shia cult was founded by a Jew! Anyway, no Muslim will ever have a problem if the narration above is true, since it has NOTHING to do with the hateful claim of the Rafidah, namely that Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan (رضي الله عنهما) ‘invented’ the term ‘Ahl Al-Sunnah’ and that the rest of the Sahabaa+Tabi’een+Atbaa’ Al-Tabi’een+the rest of the scholar and the Ummah were as naive to simply following him in that. This is something the heretical Rafidite sect wants us to believe.

Another lying Rafidi website, al-shia . org

Who was the first one that used the term “Ahlussunnah and al-Jama’ah”?

If one searches through the history books, he will find that they agreed to call the year in which Muawiyah seized the power as “The Year of al- Jama’ah” meaning the majority of people. It was called so, because the nation had already become divided into two factions after the death of Uthman: The Shia of Ali and the followers of Muawiyah. When Imam Ali (AS) was martyred and Muawiyah took over the power, the year was called “al- Jama’ah”. Out of these two parties, the majority leading by Muawiyah won the throne, and the other party was considered as a dangerous rival. Therefore the name of “Ahl al-Sunnah and al-Jama’ah” indicates the Sunnah of Prophet merged by the innovations by Muawiyah, and the agreement on his leadership.

The ultimate charlatan and clown (literally looks even like a clown) Al-Tijani (Ex-Sufi heretic, now Rafidi who was literally destroyed at the 2002 London/UK based ‘Mustakillah TV’ Sunnah/Shia debates) says in his book ‘Then I was Guided*:

Left in Tunisian (predom. Sufi) cloth (just turned Rafidi a few years ago). Right a turbanised SAYYID (!) Tijani with a black tyre.

Left in Tunisian (predom. Sufi) cloth (just turned Rafidi a few years ago). Right a turbanised SAYYID (!) Tijani with a black tyre.

Who was the first to use the term Ahl al-Sunnah [Sunni Traditions] and al-Jamaah?

I have searched through the history books and found that they agreed to call the year in which Muawiyah seized power “the year of al-Jamaah”. It was called thus because the nation became divided into two factions after the death of Uthman: The Shia of Ali and the followers of Muawiyah. When Imam Ali was martyred and Muawiyah seized power after his pact with Imam Hasan which enabled him to become commander of the believers the years was then called “al-Jamaah”. Therefore the name Ahl al-Sunnah [Sunnah Traditionists], and al-Jamaah indicates the Sunnah [tradition] of Muawiyah, and the agreement on his leadership, and does not mean the followers of the Sunnah [tradition] of the Messenger of Allah.

source: ‘Then I was [mis]guided’

As you can see, all of them recycle the same claim i.e. that the term ‘Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama’ah’ was actually invented by Muawiyah and that the Sunnis are those followers of Muawiyah instead of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him).

Now rest assured that the Rafidah are the most evil and lying creatures on planet earth, just as the Khalaf AND Salaf Al-Saleh said:

Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (the thorn in the throat of the Rafidah):

قال الإمام الشافعي: ما رأيت أحدًا أشهد بالزور من الرافضة

Imam Al-Shafi’i said:

‘I have not seen anyone amongst the people of desires more famous for falsehood (bearing witness to more lies) than the Rafidah‘.

(narrated by Imam Al-Lalaka’ie, Imam Ibn Taymiyyah in his Minhaj, Ikhtisaar Uloom Al-Hadeeth, by Ibn Katheer and many other books)

Now let us nuke the Rafidi lies and accusation with AUTHENTIC narrations (something the Rafidah and their ‘guided’ ones don’t give a damn about in their ‘researches’).

Imam Al-Lalaka’i mentions in his ‘Sharh Usul I’tiqad Ahl as-Sunnah’ (1/72) – a book where many SAHIH narrations from Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq against the Rafidah are reported – that the first person to have actually used the term ‘Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama’ah’ was Ibn ‘Abbas the Hashimite Sahabi of the Ahl Al-Bayt, when explaining the verse:

{“…on the day when some faces will be brightened, and some faces will be blackened…”} [Al ‘Imran; 106]

He said: “Those whose faces will be brightened are Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama’ah. As for those whose faces will be blackened, then they are the people of innovation and misguidance (Ahl Al-Bida’ wa Al-Dhalalah).”

So the FIRST person who used the term Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama’ah was not just any student and companion (Sahabi) or the Prophet (peace be upon him),  rather it was Ibn Abbas (who was LITERALLY praised by the Prophet for his Qur’an understanding) who himself is from Bani Hashim i.e. Ahl Al-Bayt. He learned the Tafseer of the Qur’an from the Prophet (peace be upon him), he was not infallible (he made mistakes like in the issue of Mut’ah where ALI refuted him), yet in this case NONE of the Sahabah opposed him, on the contrary, others agreed with him:

Ibn Mas’ood commenting on the verse in the Qur’an in surah A’-Imraan (which means);

 “And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves.” (3:103)

explained that the rope mentioned in the verse was the Jama’ah. The derivation of Ahlus Sunnah can be made from the following verse, also in Al’ Imraan:

 “On the Day (of Resurrection) when some faces will become white and some faces will become black.” (3:106)

Similar narrations have been narrated from Abdullah Ibn Omar. Imam Muslim (in the Muqaddimah of his Sahih) narrates it from Muhammad Ibn Sirin and Imam Al-Darimi narrates it in his Musnad from Al-Hassan Al-Basri.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen summarized Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah as ‘those who adhere to the Sunnah and who unite upon it, not turning to anything else, whether that be in matters of belief or matters of actions which are subject to Islamic rulings. Hence they are called Ahlus Sunnah because they adhere to it (the Sunnah), and they called al-Jamaa’ah because they are united in following it.’

So much for the Rafidi lie that the ‘Umayyads’ invented this term, ironically this term has been authentically narrated by the Ahl Al-Bayt (Ibn Abbas) themselves.


*‘Then I was [mi]sguided’. A book that has been refuted by a number of Sunnah scholars, unfortunately NONE of those refutations have been translated into the English language, except a few excerpts, SEE HERE>>>)