I once had a discussion with a Rafidi telling him that calling oneself ‘dog of Ahlul-Bayt’ (or bitches for their females…) is repulsive (yet common and advocated by their top Ayatullats, just like some Sufis do), Ahlul-Bayt are free of impurity, simple.
Rafidi: Well, we mean it symbolically, as dogs are extraordinary loyal creatures and so are we to our masters (Ahlul-Bayt). It’s about loyalty not being a literally a dog, you literalist Vahabi!
Me: Nonsense, Allah didn’t just say: “Truly, We have HONOURED the children of Adam” (17:70) for you to go around and attribute such disgusting titles to the Ahlul-Bayt. Fear Allah or at least your Imams!
Rafidi: Well, don’t you know that dogs have been mentioned in the Qur’an, like in Surah al-Kahf?
Me: Yes, I do. Muslims don’t hate dogs but we also don’t call ourselves dogs (in ANY shape or form) let alone to express servitude to ANYONE (not even for Allah!). Besides, Allah also mentioned donkeys and the flesh of pig in the Qur’an. I Now what? I hope you not going to use that as evidence for your mud-bathing rituals in Muharram.
“Truly the mushriks (polytheists) are Najas (impure)” – Qur’an
Fact: It’s not just the infamous Shirazis who advocate such things (tomb crawling and calling oneself dog of Hussein/Ahlul-Bayt/Zaynab etc.) but other top Qom residing ‘grand Ayatollahs’ aswell, here some examples:
Non-Shirazi ‘Grand Ayatollah’ Ali Milani (Rafidi Rabbi from Qom not from Italy):
“…calling oneself DOG of Hussein (Kalb al-Hussain) has been a common practice amongst the Imamites AND their scholars and the people of knowledge since way in the past…”
Here statements by grand ‘Ayatollahs’ in Persian all endorsing the Shia practice of referring to oneself as dog of Ahlul-Bayt, Hussain etc.
Here Rafidis not just referring to themselves as dogs but even barking like dogs….
These rituals are practiced openly in their ‘holy’ cities in close proximity of their shrines and ‘scholars’.
Infamous and doomed Iranian eulogist (highly revered in Iran and by the Iranian regime) Javad Zaker (known for his numerous blasphemous statements such as ‘Haydar/Ali you are the creator of heaven and earth … you are our sustainer…’) like many other Shia eulogists often referred to himself as the dog of Ahlul-Bayt, Hussain etc.
The transition from dogs to cockroaches in the Shia Vatican of Qom:
The example of the grave/tomb crawlers is indeed that of a dog…