Twelve Caliphs = Twelve Shia Imams? A Classical Imamite distortion debunked by Ebn Hussein
One of the most abused and misapplied verses of the Qur’an are those about the martyrs (الشهداء) who are described as being alive (with their Rabb). The extremists from amongst the heretical sects, present those verses to the gullible and ignorant masses as proof and justification for the heresy and mother of all shirk (polytheism) that is the invocation of the saints (imams, Ahl al-Bayt, shaykhs, pirs, etc.) for one’s needs.
The “but, you ask your mom to make a sandwich for you, to make du’a for you, to pass the glass for you” argument. Ya Allah, where to begin addressing this shallow and superficial understanding that is based on a flawed comparison (logical fallacy)?!
In the Qur’an, the position of Chieftains (nuqaba`) of the Israelites (Bani Israel) is not clearly mentioned. In the Qur’an, it is only mentioned that they were ordered to guard the covenant they were entrusted by God, Allah, Almighty:
The rancour which the Shia harbour for the noble Sahabah (رضي الله عنهم) needs no introduction and it is quite commonplace to find them levelling unfounded tenuous accusations against the esteemed companions and students of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) on account of their bigotry. One such accusation has been levelled against the Sahabah in general that they all became apostate after the demise of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ).
By Shah Waliullah al-Dahlawi
If the following statements by the founder of the Sufi Barelvi sect, Ahmed Raza Khan (1856 CE/1272 AH – 1921 CE/1340 AH) doesn’t constitute shirk and kufr on steroids, then there is no shirk and no kufr in this world.
Siavash is a prince in the Shahnameh, a legendary Persian prince from the earliest days of the Persian Empire. He was a son of Kay Kavoos, then Shah of Iran, and due to the treason of his stepmother, Soodabeh (with whom he refused to have a relation and betray his father), exiled himself to Turan where he was killed innocently by order of The Turanian king Afrasiab. He was later avenged by his son Kai Khosrau. He is a symbol of innocence in Persian Literature.
This book provides an historical rendition of the events which culminated within Karbala. It is made distinct due to the fact that the rendition provided is based strictly upon narrations deemed authentic according to the conditions of the hadith scholars. The chains of narration and references have been provided for every narration.
From the author’s foreword:
There is a valid difference of opinion amongst the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah regarding the issue of the dead being able to hear the living and to what extent. However, both camps agree that praying to the living, the dead or Prophets, martyrs, etc. is strictly forbidden and the mother of all shirk (polytheism).
Typically, flogging is imposed on an unwilling subject as a punishment; however, it can also be submitted willingly for sadomasochistic pleasure, or performed on oneself, in religious or sadomasochistic contexts. This article will deal with the link between self-flagellation in Shi’ism and Christianity, particularly in Catholic societies.
نظر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى علي، والحسن، والحسين، وفاطمة، فقال: أنا حرب لمن حاربكم، وسلم لمن سالمكم
The Prophet (peace be upon him) looked at ‘Ali, Hassan, Husayn, and Fatimah and said: “I am at the state of war with those who you are at war with, and at peace with those who you are at peace with..”
بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
After a productive exchange with a dear friend and actual talib al-‘Ilm, I’d like to share with you his concise rebuttal of a number of Rafidi-Sufi shubuhat that ‘Bro Hajji’ has spread and sold to the gullible as ‘straight from the sources’.
The scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Athar In Yemen have provided one of the best works in refutation of the Qubooris such as the Zaydis, Twelvers, and Sufis (all three are united in the heresy of building lavish structures over graves and venerating the buried saints).
In my previous article, I’ve presented you a plethora of evidence proving that the Rafidi-Sufi ‘proof’ for the claim that Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (may Allah have mercy upon him) permitted touching and kissing of the Prophet’s (ﷺ) grave for the sake of seeking tabarruk (blessings) is nothing but a spoof that opposes the entire Hanbali school and the more authentic reports by Imam Ahmad regarding this issue.
One of the excuses that the extremists (ghulat) from amongst the mystic Sufis and Rafidah employ in order to justify their heresies, is the claim that their blatant kufriyat are merely metaphors, poetry, etc. With these excuses, almost everything can be justified and has been justified and attributed to the Prophet (ﷺ), his Ahlul-Bayt, and the rest of the Awliya under the pretext of ‘loving and honouring them.’ With such excuses, the Rafidah and Mutasawwifah even justify referring to themselves as dogs (i.e. as in being loyal) of their favourite shaykhs, imams, pirs, etc.
Sending salawat upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) is from the greater deeds of ‘ibadah; and making it in abundance is among the reasons to attain immense goodness and invite blessings to oneself, as well as deterrence against evil and calamities. Sending salutations upon the Prophet (ﷺ) is to invoke Allah alone (as praying to anyone other than Allah is polytheism) to bless and raise the rank of the Prophet (ﷺ) even further.
The Isma’ili Rafidis, just like the Twelver Rafidis and extreme batini Sufis, clutch upon fabricated narrations that are so shirki in nature that even a Hindu wouldn’t hesitate a second to declare Islam innocent of such paganism.
The grave-worshippers (Quburis) rely on weak and fallacious analogies (in matters of Tawhid!), they argue:
الحمـــد لله عـلـــــــــى نعمة الإسلام والعقل
البابا الوثني فرنسيس يقبل “الرب” يسوع (الرضيع!!!) حين كان صغيرا
Pope Francis kisses his white and Caucasian looking baby god Jesus and advises kids to pray to him. Idolatry On Steroids.
From Rafidi parts in Lebanon, to the heartland of Iran, names like Abdullah, Abdul-Rahim, Abdul-Razzaq etc. are only common in Sunni regions of those respected countries, in Shia regions you can barely find such names, yet there are plenty of: Abdol-Hossein, Abdol-Reza, Abdol-Amir (Ali b. Abi Talib), Abdol-Zahra (Fatimah), Abdol-Rasul, etc. names that the Ahlul-Bayt and their students never approved.
Shaykh Mohammad Shafi Qurayshi is the Mufti of the Sunni Shafi’i region of Talysh, Gilan (Northern Iran, which is one of the remaining Sunni strongholds of Iran after the anti-Sunni Safawi onslaught in the 16th century on Iranian Sunnis.
What are the four Maqamat?
During (and before) Ottoman rule, for hundreds of years, daily prayers inside al-Masjid al-Haram in Makkah were conducted at different times according to the four most widely accepted Sunni Schools of jurisprudence (madhhab), and at four different locations of the Masjid. Each school of thought had basically its own Mihrab!
In Islam (unlike in Imamism) Images of animals and people are prohibited inside a mosque because of the concern that such images might lead to idol worship (this principle is Sadd al-Dara’i, blocking the means).
Islam came to eliminate saint and grave veneration from its very roots, especially in the forms of erected graves, shrines, mausoleums, statues, and images of revered figures. One of the greatest iconoclasts in Muslim history was none other but the Commander of the Believers, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib: