What is the actual truth regarding the Zaydi (Zaydiyyah) Shia sect? How true is their claim to the Ahlul-Bayt (عليهم السلام) where they (like every Shia sect) claim to be their exclusive true followers (and everybody else is misguided)?
How true is their attribution to Imam Zayd (رحمه الله)? At least the Zayid Shia possess a book, an entire musnad, that was reportedly verified by none other than the Imams of Ahlul-Bayt, similar to the Twelver Rafidah Shia, whose ‘infallibles’ did not write or left a single book for their fallible followers, however, of course, they secretly (Batiniyyah…) sanctified entire books of Kufr (such as al-Kafi by the zindiq Kulayni) and other works of their zanadiqah aka Maraji’, many of whom who claimed that their hidden (non-guiding) ‘Imam’ guided them – in the secret of course – and at times even verified their books. Charlataniyyah in the name of Ahlul-Bayt from day one.
These are but a few of many questions I’d like to answer in a series of posts and articles dedicated to the false and heretical Zaydi Shia sect.
With the help of Allah, I will be writing refutations against their creed by providing pieces of evidence (against them) from their books and statements of their authorities and leaders.
I’ve been inspired by Ex-Zaydi scholars (who became Sunnis) and our beloved brother (منذر الزيدية), who has accumulated a large following amongst Arabs and Arabic speakers on Twitter. He is one of the foremost experts on Zaydi Shi’ism and its falsehood, the crimes of their Imamah against Ahlus-Sunnah (الله يثبتهم) and their false attribution to the Ahlul-Bayt (عليهم السلام). You should definitely follow him here >>>.
Before I finish this introductory piece, I’d like to answer a question that some of you might raise: Is Zaydism really such a threat to be dedicated any time to?
Zaydis and their sect by large are definitely not a threat to the Ummah at large, after all, they are a minority amongst the minority, however, they’ve always had extreme elements amongst their ranks, including major scholars of theirs who haven’t attacked Ahlus-Sunnah less than the Twelver Rafidah have.
On top of that, we have the emergence of the criminal goons and spawns of the Majoos of Qom and Tehran, the Houthis, many of whom have literally studied and Qom and their enmity towards Ahlus-Sunnah (‘Wahhabis’) is so severe, that you will find most of their followers openly preferring pagan Sahabah-abusing Twelver Rafidah over Ahlus-Sunnah, and with Ahlus-Sunnah I am certainly not referring to the Saudi government and its allies, but Sunnis in general.
This and many other factors, starting from theological to geopolitical make it imperative to shed more light on Zaydism, especially on their links with Twelver Shias in our time. This task should have been done years ago by Sunni countries and think tanks (if we even have such things…), not by an Iranian Ex-Rafidi Twelver Shia myself with little to no support.
Nip it in the bud, they say, and since many Sunnis (including some learned one) have a too watered-down and almost romanticised understanding and view of Zaydism, and are pretty much clueless of all the evil, Ghuluw with Ahlul-Bayt and semi-Twelver (and Jahmite and Mu’tazilite) beliefs in their books and by their scholars, it is about time that the English speaking world gets educated on them so that the mirage (that they tried to parrot in the Arab world but miserably failed) that Zaydism is some balanced sect between Twelverism and Sunnism can be shattered just as it has been shattered in the Arab world, especially due to Iran’s crimes in the Arab world and the Rafidified Houthi Shias (قاتلهم الله).
Important note: I’ve personally encountered Zaydi laypeople, they – like many Twelver Shia (mostly Iranian and borderline agnostics) are decent people. The Zaydis in general are very close to Ahlus-Sunnah. Even many Zaydi scholars have been Sunni-leaning and treated Ahlus-Sunnah well during their Imamate, so the matter isn’t black-and-what nor do I attempt to paint all Muslims who ascribe to the Zaydi sect with the same brush.