The book “Blood on the Chair of the Caliphate” by the journalist Ali Muqalled leads the front of Al-Jumhuriya newspaper outlet and Dar Al-Tahrir at the Cairo International Book Fair. On our contemporary life, which is the issue of the Islamic caliphate.
The activities of the Cairo International Book Fair, in its 54th session, kicked off on the twenty-fifth of this January and will continue until the sixth of next February.
1047 Egyptian, Arab and foreign publishers from 53 countries, including new countries such as Argentina, Colombia and the Dominican Republic, are participating in the Cairo Book Fair this year, in addition to nearly 500 cultural events that include meetings with creators, writers, thinkers, artists, symbols, and Egyptian, Arab and international figures.
The current session of the book fair bears the slogan “In the Name of Egypt – Together: We Read… We Think… We Create.” Its activities will continue during the period from January 25 to February 6, at the Egypt International Exhibition Center in New Cairo.
The book “Blood on the Chair of the Caliphate” monitors the struggle of the early Muslims for power, and the extent of the influence of ancient history on the present and the future, as some tend to cut historical facts out of their context and try to forcibly impose them on a different reality and a different time, and Maklad explains that the chair of the “Caliphate” represents the essence of the conflict Between Islamic groups and groups, not only at the present time, but this happened for nearly thirteen centuries.
Since the killing of the third caliph, Othman bin Affan, on Friday, corresponding to the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah in the year 35 AH, and until Mustafa Kemal Ataturk fired the final bullet against the Ottoman caliphate on the twenty-seventh of the month of Rajab for the year 1342 AH, much blood was shed, necks were cut, women were widowed, and women were violated. Sanctities and honours, mosques, homes and cities that were safe and reassuring were destroyed, and even the Kaaba, the holy of holies, was not spared from harm by all Muslims. All of this is for one of the warlords to sit on the throne of power and put on his head the crown of the caliphate.
Muqalled explains that the period that followed the killing of Imam Ali and until the fall of the Ottoman caliphate was not the Islamic nation under one caliph except in very few periods. into warring states and gradually began to fade away until it came to an end.
Maklad draws attention to the fact that the book is a neutral reading in the mothers of Islamic books and an honest transfer of what was stated in it about the battles of the early Muslims for power, stressing that this is not a matter of digging up the past as much as it is an explanation to people that the struggle over the caliphate was a political struggle, not a religious one and the majority. The Muslim caliphs “who came after the Rightly Guided Caliphate – except for a few – are nothing but warlords whose main goal was power, and the author hopes that his attempt will be the beginning of dismantling other ideas adopted by terrorists and political Islamic groups as a pretext to recruit supporters and create environments that incubate violence and extremism, pointing out that The abolition of the Khilafah system did not affect the religion itself, as Muslims in the east and west of the earth establish their religion without deficiency, as the two testimonies fill the heavens and the earth, the prayers are established, the zakat is paid, the fasting remains, and the pilgrimage is full.