A book of a loyalist of Ismail Safavi shamelessly attributed to Sunnis

Answering-Ansar  is filled with attribution of  non-Sunni books to Sunnis to prove their point, and yeah of course, to show the reference list as a long one, thus making it seem that what they are saying is indeed reliable.

But what we are going to expose now is going to surprise lots of people. This time, not a book of a common Shia scholar, but a book of a Shia who was a Safawi also, has been exposed to have attributed to Sunnis in one of the most shameless acts of treachery and deception one could have ever seen on internet.

Answering-Ansar says:

The historian, Habib as Sayr writes regarding the battle of Hunayn that:

Purseed Abu Bakr wa Umar kujaa Budand? Guft aan neez dar goshe rafte budand.

Meaning when it was enquired where Abu Bakr and Umar were?, the narrator replied they had also fled to some corner. Contemplate over this narration, let it be very clear that in your Tafseer Qaweri, Tafseer Hussayni, Rawdhatus Safaa, Taareekhul Khamseen, Rawdhatul Ahbab, Ma’aarijun Nubuwwah, etc it is mentioned that the three gentlemen had fled from the battle of Hunayn. Why did they break the covenant of the Bay’at of Ridhwan? Reply after reading all these books.

First of all , Habib al siyar is a name of a book, it is not a historian. Secondly, its author is Ghiyas ud din  Khwandamir (1475-1537 AD). Thirdly, the term Habib in the title of the book actually refers to Habib ullah , a vizier of Ismail Safavi. So you can imagine what non sense this book can have against the Sunnis when its title contains the name of vizier of Ismail Safavi, the person who massacred Sunnis in Iran to convert Iran into a Shia state for political reasons (though he himself was not Persian, not even Baqir Majlisi who was brought in from Lebanon to preach the non existent religion to the Persians). Fourthly, rawzat al safa is also a Shia book, as we shall prove in this article.

David J. Roxburgh says in Prefacing the image : the writing of art history in sixteenth century Iran

Unlike some intellectuals who had served the Timurids, Khvandamir appears to have kept his distance from the Safavid court, though he dedicated his major historical book, Habib al-siyar, completed in 1524, to Khvaja Karim al-Din Habib Allah Savaji, vizier of Khurasan under Shah Ismail’s rule.
Prefacing the image : the writing of art history in sixteenth century Iran, p. 25

We read in Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World By NK Singh

The most valuable work of Khwandamir is the Habib al-siyar, a general history from the earliest times down to near the end of the life Shah Ismail I (died 930/1524). The title refers to Karim al-Din Habib Allah, the Safavid governor to whom the work was eventually dedicated, after the death of the original patron of the writer, Sayyid Ghiyath al-Din Amir Muhammad.
Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World, p. 557

We read in the same book

The most interesting part of the work is of course the treatment of contemporary history from the moment where the sixth volume of Mirkhwand’s work had stopped, i.e, at the time of the death of Sultan Abu Said in 873/1469. Khwandamir used this part of his own works also for the continuation of the seventh volume of the Rawdat al-safa which was left unfinished by his uncle.
Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World, p. 558

We read in E.J. Brill’s first encyclopedia of Islam, By M. Th. Houtsma

Khwandamir’s most valuable work, and the only one that has been printed, is the Habib al-Siyar. It was begun in 1521 and substantially finished in 1523-1524, though he made additions to it after visiting India. The Habib al-Siyar – so called after his second patron Habib Ullah – is a General History from the earliest times down to near the end of life of Ismail Safawi I … He bestows too much praise on Sultan Hussain and Ismail Safawi, and he is also sometimes prolix. For instance, he writes with wearisome detail of the adventures of Muhammad Zaman. The Habib al-Siyar has been lithographed at Tihran and Bombay. Khwandamir was also the author of the 7th vol. of  the Rawdat al-Safa.
E.J. Brill’s first encyclopedia of Islam, 1913-1936, , p. 900, By M. Th. Houtsma

Why do ye clothe Truth with falsehood, and conceal the Truth, while ye have knowledge? [Quran 3:71]

Note :  We haven’t commented on some of the other references, it doesn’t mean that they are accurate references. We exposed what we came to know from our research.

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  • Hassan Ali shah  On December 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Please brother i want urdu artical about the exposing Shiti web Answering ansar.com —
    thanks …..

  • Shah Sunni  On July 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    yeah yeah…. very true… please can you also write an article on Hazrat Amir Umayya r.a and Bibi Hinda r.a…I am a reverted muslim…and some quotes about Hazrat Abu Sufyan r.a…Jazakallah!!

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