I was talking to my borderline shia workmate and he was complaining about how iran was absolutely destroyed by the invading arab armies. I said well at least Ali wasnt part of it so it showed the shia stance that the 'expansion' was a biddah but he said he was sure as heck that Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain were part of the invading armies.
Is this true? Were Hasanain part of these battles???
His claim was that in a book written by a persian author called something baihaqqi... is a famous history book that documents these events.
Edited by La fata illa Ali, 27 February 2012 - 12:21 PM.