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7. The Caliphate of Abu Bakr and Umar

18. Uthman's Concept of the Caliphate

19. Governors of Uthman

22. Campaigns Against Nubia

25. Conquest of the Island of Cypress

26. Campaigns in Syria, Armenia, and Asia Minor

32. Transoxiana

35. Abdur Rahman bin Auf

50. Naila's Letter to Amir Muawiyah

52. What the Companions Said About Uthman's Assasination

59. Politics in the time of Uthman

In his elegy Hassan b Thabit said:

"O ye miscreants, instead of going to the frontiers to undertake Jihad,

You have come here to fight against the Muslims.

How regrettable and deplorable is your action ?

You have assassinated the Caliph of the Muslims.

Evil was your intention;

And heinous is the crime you have committed.

I grieve for Uthman who suffered from trials and tribulations.

He fell a victim to your high handedness.

The house of Uthman is today empty;

Some doors have been broken and some burnt.

At one time people in need called on him,

And he administered relief to them

And he administered relief to them.

Today this place is desolate,

Uthman the Ghani is no more.

O people of Madina give vent to your grief.

You have lost who was the first citizen of this city.

Mourn his death who was like a father to his people.

Curse the people whose hands are stained with his blood.

His blood will not go unavenged.

The people of Syria will rise to demand vengeance.

O the murderers of Uthman, beware that Allah is most

powerful. He will not forgive you for the murder of Uthman.

Great punishment awaits you both in this world and the