Burning Someone With Fire, Part 4


During the Riddah wars, a man named Al-Fujaa’ah came to Abu Bakr (ra) claiming to be a Muslim, and asked Abu Bakr to prepare an army for him to lead in the fighting against the Murtadeen. Abu Bakr did so, and the man wound up killing and robbing anyone he came across, including Muslims.

When this reached Abu Bakr, he sent an army to detin him. He was brought back, and Abu Bakr ordered that he be taken to the area of Al-Baqi’ (next to masjid An-Nabawi) and burned alive.

[Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah, by Ibn Katheer]

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