Distorting and decontextualising Qur’anic verses and sahih Sunni ahadith and often than not presenting blatant fabrications and weak Sunni narrations as ‘authentic Sunni sources’ have been the most resourceful tools in the Shia box of tricks.
Why do the Twelver Shia balance the Qur’an on their heads during the nights of Ramadan? Where does this bizarre practice stem from? Do they have any evidence for this practice? “It is your Sunni books tho”?
This article shall clarify these questions and shed some light on this bizarre ritual that is falsely attributed to the Imams of the progeny of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ).
By Ebn Hussein
About The Author
Mar’i Ibn Yusuf al-Karmi (d. 1033 AH/1623 CE) was a Shami (Palestinian) Hanbali scholar and top teacher in al-Azhar during the Ottoman era.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This phrase is used to express that it can be easier to show something in a picture than to describe it by speaking words or using the written word. Indeed, a picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.
By Ebn Hussein
No wonder the grave worshippers hate Shaykh al-Islam Abu al-‘Abbas ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy upon him. I’d hate him too if he had exposed my religion to the max. What a legend, around 600 years ago he described these batini zanadiqah and mushrikun exactly how they are to this very day (if not worse).
By Ebn HusseinShaykh Imran b. Ali al-Harithi al-Shafi’i ( للعَلاَّمة عِمْرَانَ بْنِ عليِّ بْنِ رِضْوَانَ الحارثيِّ الشَّافِعيِّ الفَارِسِيِّ اللِّنْجِيِّ) was an Athari-Shafi’i scholar of Arab-Persian descent from the beautiful south of Iran, Hormozgan, the city of Bandar Lengeh (a Shafi’i stronghold in Iran to this very day).
Consider yourself refuted, ya Vahabi Najdi!
‘Shaykh’ ‘al-Sharif’ ‘al-Sayyid’ Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Alawi ibn Abbas ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Maliki al-Hasani al-Idrisi al-Makki (1944–2004) was a Saudi (of Moroccan descent) Sufi cleric hailing from one of the most influential Sufi clans (who infamous for their Shia traits) in the Hijaz region. His entire family of al-Maliki follows the batini quburi Shadhiliyah Sufi order.
Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi was born and raised in Makkah al-Mukarramah and is considered as one of the foremost Sufi-Ash’ari authorities of batini mystical Sufism of contemporary times.
Sufis (like Rawafid) post numerous sources for this fairy-tale. It is based on flimsy reports, filled with majahil and other defects. They will quote some books by some scholars (Hanbalis) like Ibn al-Qayyim and other sources, none of them are authentic.
One of the most vocal (mufawwidh) ‘Hanbalis’ of our time is an Egyptian individual who goes by the name of Muhammad Abdul-Wahid al-Azhari ‘al-Hanbali’ (who suffers from ‘Salafi burn-out’).
As for the Sufi (Barelvi)/Rafidi get-out clause: ‘with the permission of Allah’ (a divine formula that they misuse):
Sufism – Origin and Development | By Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (may Allah have mercy upon him) was from the foremost students of Shaykh Ibnul-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him). He took knowledge from the Shaykh from a long-distance for a while, then on a continuous basis from 1412-1415H and then regularly from 1415H where he became a dedicated student and studied with him until his death in 1421H.
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).