In the photo above you can see me standing right next to Khomeini’s seat from where he addressed the Iranian nation and the world. This site is actually a Shia temple of lamentation and self-flagellation (“Husayniyyah”) in Jamaran, Tehran, right next to what was then the home of Khomeini (today he is buried in a Sassanian Majoosi-like mega-palace).
Over the years I’ve received many messages from ex-Shias i.e. converts from Imamism to Islam/Ahlul-Sunnah and pro-Shia-Sunni unity (gullible) Sunnis alike.
I can still remember the case of a Palestinian brother. He used to curse me on a daily basis, the number of messages where I was called a ‘Wahhabi, Nasibi, Zionist’ etc. reached a level where I stopped trying to explain myself. Subtitling clips for various channels and writing articles for various platforms was my focus in the da’wah. All in defense of Ahlul-Sunnah and in refutation of Rafidism.
One day, that very brother sent me a long Email, apologising for all the insults and cursing and how after he studied my work, the websites I contributed to, etc. he finally realised that Imamism is nothing but falsehood masquerading as the school of Ahlul-Bayt.
No doubt, al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) always invoked Allah alone and taught others to do so.
No doubt, al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) never raised flags of shirk and slogans such as ‘Ya Husayn’, rather his slogan and that of the companions were slogans of Tawhid (such as ‘ya Allah’ and the Takbir that Sunnis are known for).
Al-Husayn never said ‘ya myself madad’ nor ‘ya ‘Ali madad’, rather he prayed to Allah alone, so do Sunnis.
Sunnis are the true Husaynis, they are upon the Tawhid of al-Husayn, Ali ibn Abi Talib, the family of the Prophet (ﷺ):
In 2012, Shaykh Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer, the son of the lion of Islam and Ahlus-Sunnah of Pakistan, Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (may Allah have mercy upon him), visited us in London, UK, in our modest studio (Toweed TV, formerly known as Wesal Farsi TV).
I was born in Iran, in the Persian town of Shemiran, in the mid-80s into a Shia family (father’s side traditionally conservative and religious, well, at least once upon a time, mother’s side less religious, since like forever). My father and mother’s side of my family claims Arab ancestry, my grandfather was very proud of that and always emphasised on our (alleged) ancestry. Arab tribes did indeed settle all over Iran after the Islamic conquest, there is no doubt about that, however, I’ve always been very sceptic about Hashimite ancestry claims, and thus have always introduce myself as a Muslims who was born into an Iranian Persian Shia family first and foremost. Anyways, I mention this because I am from the Abbasi family (Abbasi is my actual surname).
I was invited on the TV channel (الأئمة) of the legend Mohammad Saber (Egypt) who interviewed me about my story (from Shi’ism to Islam/Sunnah).
Honestly, I’ve never spoken a full hour (in one session) in Arabic to anybody, not even to my wife (native Arabic speaker), let alone to an Egyptian (fast pace speaker). It’s not easy but possible and fun. You learn from your mistakes (which I definitely made a lot), and what is important is the Da’wah.
My birthplace is a 100% Shia town (well, it changed today with many Iranian Sunnis from all over Iran having flocked to the capital, some areas of Tehran boast now entire Sunni neighbourhoods, Al-Hamdulillah),of course most of its population was Sunnis just few centuries ago (before the predecessors of the Khomeinists and the modern-day Shia clergy i.e. the Anti-Sunni Safavids, slaughtered and expelled as many Sunnis as they possibly could) called Shemrān (also known as Shemirān and in local dialect it’s called Shemroon).
Here a recording where I interviewed a good old friend of mine who is none other than the grandson of Ex-Shia Grand Ayatollah Abul-Fadhl Borqei (may Allah have mercy upon him). This is an exclusive interview for the first time in the English language about his (brother Mohsin, the grandson) grandfather’s fascinating life and how he left Twelver Shiism, started refuting it and his own previous Shia works, as well as translating Ibn Taymiyyah’s devastating refutation of Twelver Shiism- Minhaj as-Sunnah to Farsi, his harassment by the Iranian regime and much more. Don’t miss it!
1. إيران السنية – الحياة الدينية في إيران قبل الصفوية
‘Sunni Iran – Religious life in Iran before the Safvid era.’ Title says it all. One thing is for sure, the Masajid called to 5 Adhans a day and the scholars knew Tajwid, unlike the ‘Ayatollahs’ of Qom, Najaf, and Karbala.
البدعةَ لا تنمو وتنتشرُ إلاَّ في ظلِّ الجهلِ ، وغيبةِ أهل العلمِ والإيمان، ولذلكَ قالَ الإمامُ أيوب السختياني ت131~: (من سعادة الحدَث والأعجمي أن يُوفِّقهما الله للعالِم من أهل السنة.
Shaykh Abdurrahman bin Sa’ad bin ‘Ali Al-Shithri:
‘Reprehensible innovations in the religion do not spread but in the shadow of darkness and the absence of the people of knowledge and belief (i.e. scholars), that is why Imam Ayyub Al-al Sakhtiyani said,
“From the happiness of the newly entered person in Islam and the non-Arab is if Allah has given them the success to connect with a scholar of Ahlul-Sunnah.”‘
Source: عَقَائِدُ الشِّيعَةِ الاثنَيْ عَشْرِيَّة سُؤالٌ وجوابٌ لفضية الشيخ عبدالرحمن بن سعد بن علي الشثري
As I explained in the following link there is tons of material (Ex-Shia interviews from all over Iran) on our hard drives that haven’t been touched/edited or even released on youtube, let alone being proper translated:
That’s because unlike Rafidi/Khomeinists propaganda, we are not getting any ‘Saudi-Wahhabi petrodollars’. Anyway the following clip is in Persian/Farsi and the very set up couldn’t had been more surreal:
Host: Me Ebn Hussein (Hassan Shemrani): Ex-Shia from Iran, Shemran
Ustadh: Khaled Ansari (not his real name): Ex-Shia from Iran, Gilan
And trust me, we are not alone.
Ustadh Khaled himself has translated numerous articles and book in refutation of Rafidism and has refuted many of their Turban-heads, one of the sharpest minds and most sophistacted experts on Rafidism I’ve ever met. May Allah bless and protect it.
This is the stuff that needs to go viral and translated, yet Ahlus-Sunnah are slumbering while the enemy, the Rafidah are supporting and parading every fool and Zindiq (like Tijani, Shehata and other shaved Kilab) as ‘great former Sunni scholars’. They have these clown and we have these gems and Muwahhids yet the Sunnis themsleves haven’t heard of them (let alone open-minded Shiites).
Allah Himself will support those who support His Cause
I’ve read so many lies about myself, my deranged haters and opponents make up a new claim every second day. One day they say that I’m an Ahwazi Arab from Iran pretending to be born in Tehran, another day they say that I’m actually a born Sunni Iranian Baluch from Zahedan, a ‘fake Ex-Shia’ (if these deluded Asian and Arab Shia zealots would realise how many Shias have become Sunni in Iran, especially in Ahwaz they would literally get an heart attack).
Truth is, in the past I was never fond on telling my conversion story, I couldn’t really bother, writing against Ahlul-Bid’ah had always priority, who cares about me anyway, I’ve got more important things to do I always told myself.
If it wasn’t for teachers and then friends like Muhammad Hijab most of you wouldn’t have even seen my conversion story in HD. Anyway, same goes for tons of other stuff I haven’t revealed.
Fact is, I used to be Twelver Shi’ite and by the blessing of Allah and with the help of an Ex-Shia cleric I accepted Islam and Sunnah and Inshaallah I will die as a believer who relentlessly wrote in defense of Ahlus-Sunnah.
This morning my grandmother, Hajjah Layla Ozgoli passed away in Tehran, Iran, she was on life support for two weeks, fell in coma and finally died peacefully. Her husband, my grandfather, died two decades ago.