In oh-so-ascetic Buddhism, the oh-so-humble and ascetic monks (often living in impoverished countries) insist on statues of their founding father (these idols have become a source of income for them, from which they fund their monasteries, much like Shia and Sufi shrines are a source of income for ‘pirs’ and ‘ayatollahs’).
The great achievements of a fallible man – no matter how great, even if he is a Shaykh al-Islam – do not blind the Muslim or lead him to fanaticism. In the words of Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him) who one day pointed towards the grave of the Final Messenger of Allah (ﷺ):
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 batinizanadiqah and mushrikun exactly how they are to this very day (if not worse).
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)?!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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:
When you confront the extremists amongst the grave and saint worshippers about their Shirk, they try to vindicate themselves by saying, that they don’t believe that the Prophet (ﷺ) or Imam, Wali (saint), etc., himself helps us (well, some actually do!), rather when we call out to them for help it is meant in a figurative meaning (Majaz), not literal meaning (Haqiqah).
The Ghuluww (exaggeration) of modern day Batini (esoteric fake) Sufis is mind-boggling.
Can someone show the following bloke pics and videos of Syrian children eating leaves and scouring rubbish dumps for food in Syria 2016 when the axis of the Rafidah Majoos besieged them?
A Facebook Sufi page with tens of thousands of followers responded to me after asking them a simple and straightforward question regarding the invocation of other than Allah in du’a i.e. literally beseeching and calling upon other than Allah (which is not tawassul in any shape or form, it’s pseudo-tawassul, a misuse of the term of tawassul).
The answer I got was expected, but still, it is always shocking, just imagining that someone can claim Islam and Tawhid whilst holding the folding abhorrent pagan beliefs that resemble Catholicism more than they resemble Islam:
A few months ago I stumbled online upon the project of a rather dull and monotonous speaker, Rafidi turban head Seyed-Ali Hosseini (‘Sayed Ali Shobayri’). A loser channel on YouTube, dead, views so low, one feels almost pity and wonders how useless their own kind are who seem not to be too enthusiastic and supportive of their ‘learned’ ones.
However, as I always say: you cannot always choose your opponents, sometimes you have to take what is available, so that is why I and my team respond, refute and humiliate them occasionally. They should be proud that anybody gives them any attention. The Rafidah have not many speakers, so refute their outspoken ones, even if they are not famous.
What the Rafidah like other Quburis simply cannot fathom (some of them may understand but they pretend not to, in order to justify the mainstream polytheistic practices of their coreligionists, including top Ayatullats) is that
Qassem Soleimani, aide-de-camp to Rafidi dictator Khamenei, lifesaver of secular Nusayri-Rafidi pagan Bashar la-Assad, butcher of Syrian children, has been turned into a cringe idol not long after he was turned into a Persian kabab/cutlet (kotlet) by the foolish WTF (Wilayatul-Faqih) regime.
‘Abdul-Masih the Copt and ‘Abdul-Hussain (and all those who are upon his Quburi creed of invoking the buried and tombed ones).
As for the ‘Abdul-Hussain and his friends:
Yes, they literally invoke their buried and tombed demigods just like Muslims invoke Allah. They literally pray to them (directly) like Catholics pray to their saints. They ask them for all their needs (hajat), often than not they even bypasses Allah (who isn’t even worth a mention in their most famous invocations such as ‘ya ‘Ali madad’).
For those who don’t know, the Rafidah are on the exact same ‘Aqidah as al-‘Awni, Qadhi, and other Shirk-apologists when it comes to the issue of Istiqlal.
I can provide you with plenty of lectures, in Arabic, Persian, etc. where they idolatrous turban-heads of the Rafidah literally say that invoking the Imams/Ali ibn Abi Talib (or even Fatimah 500+ times in prostration!) for rizq, children, literally anything you wish, is the purest form of Tawhid and can never be shirk. How? Well, like other heretical Quburis they add their favourite clause/cop-out ‘with the permission of Allah’ i.e. rejecting Istiqlal (dependency from Allah) for their buried and tombed demigods.
The grave worshippers argue that their tombed demigods are depending on Allah i.e. Allah is superior to them and they are not mustaqil (independent) from Allah and they can’t do anything without His will and permission and thus they (Quburis) are not committing any form of shirk whatsoever. He (Allah) chose to give them (buried saints) these powers, which of course is nothing but a lie.
So because the Rafidah affirm with their tongues that Allah has chosen to bestow the Imams/Ahlul-Bayt with the power to hear and respond to every du’a (even if you bypass Allah and call directly on the Imams without mentioning Allah at all!), they (the Rafidah) can now totally invoke their Imams exactly like one is supposed to invoke Allah in du’a, the Rafidi just has to add the clause ‘with the permission of Allah’.
And this the result of the Istiqlal nonsense. These extremist Rawafid are monotheists, Muslims, upon the Millah of Ibrahim (i.e. Hunafa`) who (at worst) have erred according to the likes of al-‘Awni, Qadhi, etc. and according to the extremists from amongst the Sufis and the Rafidah this is the purest form of Tawhid. Enjoy their ‘Tawhid’:
Abul Fatḥ Muḥammad ibn Abdil-Kareem al-Shahrastāni (d. 548) lived some two centuries before Ibn Taimiyya (d. 728) and ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751), let alone being some seven centuries before MiAW (d. 1206). Despite that, this is what he had to say about idol-worshipers in his encyclopedic work on religions and sects ‘Al-Milal wan-Niḥal’: Continue reading Al-Shahristani on the Shirk of the Quburis (grave worshippers)→
Twenty-three years of Prophetic da’wah, the call of Islam and Tawhid, was not meant to replace the excessive saint veneration of various polytheists (like the Christians) with a set of new saints who can be invoked in du’a.
Shaykh al-Islam Abul-‘Abbas ibn Taymiyyah (rh) says:
One of the hallmarks of the Quburis is their ignorance of Islamic terminology related to Tawhid. You will often see them mixing up the terms such as bid’ah, shirk, khurafah, zandaqah, etc. You will often find them saying things like, ‘Vahhabis say visiting graves is shirk …’, or ‘Vahhabis say tabarruk is shirk’.
As an introduction, it must be made clear that there are indeed fine details on the subject of calling on someone other than Allah. Of course, not every call (نداء) directed to someone other than Allah is shirk (polytheism) in and of itself.
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, may Allah be pleased with him, a role-model for all idol-breakers who are slandered today as ‘Wahhabis’:
When I raise my hands and say ‘ya Ali madad’ (‘O Ali help me’) with absolute Khushu’ (humility) and Khudhu’ (veneration) then that’s not shirk! That’s Tavassol! It stands for … umm … yeah! It stands for ‘O Ali ask Allah to help me ‘… Nah, ackchyually, it means ‘O Allah help me!’ Like the trinity:
1+1+1 = 1 so Ya dozen Imams madad = Ya Allah madad
Of course, during my stay in Iran I was also eager to visit the infamous Khomeini shrine (which even then resembled a Sassanian Zoroastrian palace rather than the modest grave of an alleged ascetic Muslim and leader of the oppressed).
اللهم صل على نور الانوار ومنبع الاسرار سيد العرب والعجم رسول الله سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه و من والاه.
Even if the Yahud and Nasara wouldn’t have worshipped ‘Uzayr & ‘Isa (عليهما السلام) they would still be idolaters for a simple reason.
Thawban reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Hour will not be established until tribes from my nation join the idolaters and they worship idols. Verily, there will be thirty liars among my nation, all of them claiming to be a prophet, but I am the seal of the prophets. There is no prophet after me.”
The Prophet and his Sahaba (includes Ahlul-Bayt) did not wage Jihad against the Mushrikun in order to replace ‘Ya Hubal, Ya Lāt, Ya Jesus, Ya Mary madad’ (help) with his family (‘Ya Ali, Ya Fatimah, Ya dozen Imams madad’) and a whole plethora of Sufi pirs and other saints.
If you are high on this Shirk you might as well join the Catholic or Orthodox Church (avoid protestants as they would make Takfir on the aforementioned AND you), they have a saint for every specific task (like the Rafidah) and you’ll do just fine.
“Iblis fell into error because he was obsessed with Tawhid and wanted to avoid shirk left and right. Ya Ghous-E-Azam madad, Ya Ali madad!”
Sunni: Iblis actually gave preference to his ‘aql/intellect over the command of Allah, other than that he had undoubtly a better Tawhid understanding than you Mushriks, for even Iblis knew how correct Tawasul (by calling on Allah alone THROUGH his beautiful names and attributes) is done:
عن أبي سعيد الخدري قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول إن إبليس قال لربه بعزتك وجلالك لا أبرح أغوي بني آدم ما دامت الأرواح فيهم فقال الله فبعزتي وجلالي لا أبرح أغفر لهم ما استغفروني
From Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (r): I heard the Prophet (s) saying: “The devil said to his Lord: “By your POWER (‘Izz) and MAJESTY (Jalalah), I won’t stop misleading the children of Adam as long as they are alive”. Then Allah said: “By my honour and majesty, and I won’t stop forgiving them as long as they seek for forgiveness from me”. [Ahmad]