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Was her motive purely political, or was their an Islamically sanctioned reason? The moderators said this question was a duplicate and referred to a link that had 4 detailed answers. Most of the answers said Aisha's primary motivation was to bring the previous caliph's (Othman ibn Affan) murderers to justice. While I certainly agree that this justice should be pursued, I fail to see how this would justify organizing a revolt (fitna) against Ali.

Ever since this revolt, the ummah have been in turmoil and never had a legitimate Islamic government. The entire history from this point to the present day all we see are tyrants who either inherited rule in a dynasty chain or by violent conquest. Neither of which are sanctioned by Islam.

Again, was there an Islamically sanctioned reason for Aisha's fitna against Ali?

marked as duplicate by III-AK-III, goldPseudo May 4 '17 at 0:55

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  • If the problem is "I fail to see how this would justify organizing a revolt (fitna) against Ali", why not ask about that instead? E.g. the question could become "Why did Aisha persue justice for the murder of Othman ibn Affan by organizing a revolt (fitna) against Ali?" Then it would be a different question. – Rebecca J. Stones May 4 '17 at 15:15