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.
According to sociologists, anti-Clericalism tends to appear whenever clerics gain political and social influence. People of a different persuasion – religious or non-religious – may begin to criticise what they consider is the overly powerful position of the clergy.
First things first. Let me refresh your memory and remind you that Qassem Soleimani aka *Kotlet (cutlet) Soleimani got fried and smoked in a missile attack under the authority and the command of the following freak of nature:
*Many Iranians gave Soleimani the nickname 'Kotlet' which is a Persian dish made with ground beef and lamb mixed with spices and eggs and fried in a pan.
Over the course of the last forty years, Iran has burnt tens of thousands of American and ‘Israeli’ flags, has chanted ‘Death to Israel’ and of course claims to be the flag bearer of the Palestinian cause.
Omid Sharifi ‘Dana’ (he dislikes his actual Arab last name ‘Sharifi’ as he hates anything related to Arabs and the Arab language) is an infamous Shia-born convert to Zoroastrianism (common amongst Iranian born-Shias), Iranian ultra-nationalist, racist, and apologist of Shi’ism and the Iranian Khomeinist Shi’ite regime. Sounds contradicting? You will find out why there is no contradiction in that and why certain groups of Iranian ultra-nationalists have always championed and supported Shi’ism as a tool to fight Muslims and distort Islam in the name of Islam.
‘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’).
The worst bid’ah with regards to clothing is that of the Rafidah (and some Sufis) who have institutionalised the hideous bid’ah of clerical attire that is literally designated for a specific class of society i.e. the clergy.
This is an ugly bid’ah taken from other polytheists (Church, etc.) and started during the Safavid take-over of Persia (when modern-day Iran was forced from a majority Sunni country into a majority Rafidi Shia one) and is ever since an essential part of their religious institutions (‘scientific seminaries/al-Hawzat al-‘Ilmiyyah’) and those who graduate from them (or are given the ‘blessing’ of wearing the Rafidi turban by one of their scholars).
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’:
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).
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)→
“Jesus Christ, this great divine prophet has spent all his life among the people: fighting or resisting oppression”, says the hypocrite Khamenei who is allied with the biggest enemies and oppressors of Muslims and Islam.
The hypocrisy of these Neo-Safawi Rafidis is something else.
Nahj al-Balagha (Arabic: نهج البلاغة) (the Peak of Eloquence) is a collection of sayings and writings attributed to ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (رضي الله عنه). It is a highly revered Twelver Shia book often referred to by Shia ‘Ayatollahs’ as the brother of the Qur’an (then they have the audacity to claim that Sunnis exaggerate with Sahih Bukhari who nobody dares to compare to the Qur’an).
Read between the lines, it’s neither difficult nor conspiracy BS. ‘Ahlul-Bayt loving Sunni Islam’. As if Sunni Islam’ by definition does not teach the love of Ahlul-Bayt!
In every Aqidah book, including in Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah’s (‘Nasibis’) ‘Aqeedah al-Wasitiyyah you can read the testimony of Ahlus-Sunnah with regards to their love of Ahlul-Bayt that is based on a balance i.e. they neither hate the Ahlul-Bayt (like Nawasib) nor have fallen into extremism with them (like the Rawafid), it is a middle path where the Ahlul-Bayt are given their due right, love for them is incumbent upon every Muslim and the scholars of Islam from Bukhari to the smallest Muhaddith have filled their books with chapters of the merits of the Ahlul-Bayt.
Of course, Rawafid will never be satisfied with that, just like the Christians will never be satisfied with Muslims expressing their love for Jesus (peace be upon him). Both – Imam and Messiah worshippers – will only rest until you follow their false religions and exaggerate with Ahlul-Bayt/Jesus as they have done.
Back to Omid Safi. His ‘Ahlul-Bayt loving Sunni Islam’ echoes similar statements like when Rawafid refer to themselves as ‘lovers of Ahlul-Bayt’ or ‘followers of the school of Ahlul-Bayt’ like as if Muslims (who reject Imamism, NOT the Ahlul-Bayt) are opponents of the Ahlul-Bayt.
The Ahlul-Bayt are part of the Sahabah and the chief of the Sahabah are the Muhajirs and Ansar (Qur’an 9:100), they are the role models for every Muslim after them, Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, etc. have to follow them and not vice versa as per the clear-cut nass (text) of the Qur’an.
Omid Safi’s remark and statements similar to his are sly insults that Rafidis (no matter in what shade, 50 shades of Rafidism are still Rafidism) can’t resist but to utter, even seemingly liberal Sufi types like Omid, the ‘professor’ (!) of Islam.
The actual truth is that a ‘Ahlul-Bayt loving Sunni Islam’ is nothing but another word, a code if you like (used in this form until this very day by the descendants of the Safavids in the Hawzat of Qom and elsewhere), for Batini Quboori Sufi forms of ‘Sunnism’ that were widespread in Sunni/Pre-Shia Persia (especially in the Azerbaijani regions i.e. the homeland of the Safavids) and were one of the factors for the spread of Shiism in Persia before the Safavids even began slaughtering and forcing the majority of Sunni Iranians to Rafidism.
The Rafidis always sell the Safavids as ‘Ex-Sunnis’ without mentioning that the grandfather of Ismail Safavid (who converted to Imamism) actually belonged to a deviant Sufi Tariqah that was just nominally Shafi’i in Fiqh but like many Sufi Tariqahs (even today) shared many heretical beliefs and rituals that are also found in Twelver Shiism, particularly excessive veneration of saints/Imams/Ahlul-Bayt and other forms of Ghuluww (exaggeration).
I remember once studying a research article by a Qom/Hawzah running missionary organisation where the Shia clerics advised on how to convert Sunnis to Imamism. A repeated point (that you will often hear by Rafidis in general) was to stay away from the ‘Wahhabis/Salafis’ (they know they are the flag bearers in refuting Rafidism) and rather focus on the ‘true Sunnis’, those with ‘khosh’ (pleasant/good) beliefs such as the grave and shrine venerating Sufis whom they (Rafidi clergy) sometimes refer to as Twelver (!) Sunnis!
Of course, the ‘true’ and ‘best’ Sunnis (although Shia Ahadith are intrinsically very anti-Sufi, they are a lesser evil to them) are the Sufis who agree with Shias on fundamental (!) issues like calling on other than Allah, celebrating birthdays of saints/Imams, etc. building lavish and luxurious shrines and other structures upon graves, etc. and other heresies that Islam came to uproot from its roots.
In the name of Allah, all praise is due to Allah and may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon His final Messenger Muhammad al-Mustafa, his family and Companions, especially the Rightly Guided Caliphs, Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, ‘Umar al-Faruq, ‘Uthman Dhu al-Nurayn and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, Assadullah al-Ghalib.
Celebrating that day is an innovation (bid’ah), and making it an anniversary for mourning is an innovation.
By Ebn Hussein
Sunni-Salafi scholars have always condemned extremism (tatarruf) and exaggeration (ghuluww) that heretical sects have perpetuated, innovated and propagated in the name of (or in opposition of) the Ahlul-Bayt, peace be upon them. By pondering over the statements presented in this treatise, the non-biased reader will clearly realise that Sunnis (Ahlus-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah) are the middle path between two extremes; namely the extremism of Rafidism (Imamite Shi’ism) and that of Nasibism (the Nasibah or Nawasib i.e. those who embrace the hate of Ali (r) and his family as part of their faith).
Parading corrupt and secular leaders and kings in the Muslim/Sunni world as representatives of Sunnism is as objective as parading the secular former Shah of Iran as a beacon of Shi’ism.
What is definitely hypocritical is if one were to claim to be the flag bearer of Islam and Muslims whilst at the same time allying himself with the worst enemies of Islam against the Muslims (or at the very least preferring the Kuffar over Ahlus-Sunnah).
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).
Even the Taxi driver was perplexed and asked why an Iranian from abroad wants to see Khomeini’s grave. He told me that most Iranians don’t care about him, and if I was being serious, I told him I absolutely am serious. Later I found out how right the driver was, boy was he right, Khomeini’s grave will be turned into a public toilet if the majority of Iranians had a say, there is no doubt about that.
I arrived at the mausoleum during the scorch of the afternoon heat. The mausoleum is located to the south of Tehran in the Behesht-e Zahra (Paradise of Zahra) cemetery. Construction commenced in 1989 following Khomeini’s death on June 3 of that year. It is still under construction, but when completed will be the centerpiece in a complex spread over 20 square kilometres (4,900 acres).
The evolution of Khomeini’s grave is the typical evolution of all Shia graves, especially that of their saints. It’s starts humble and turns into an anti-Islamic wasteful complex where a grave is located in the middle of a place of worship (something the Prophet of Islam condemned and cursed those who induldge in such practices).
During my visit in 2003 the complex was already huge. Visitors flocked around the huge rectangular tomb (Shia and Sufi shrines always resemble a Ka’bah like structure) in the centre of the mausoleum. People unwrapped green silk threads (dakhil) and tied them around the crosses of the lattice frame (common Shia practices) for the sake of Tabarruk (seeking blessings). They kissed the frame and performed Tawaf-like rituals (circumambulating) around the shrine that is bigger in size than the shrines in Karbala, Najaf, and Mashhad.
I could hear people whispering odes and their wishes to Khomeini. There was I, in the midsts of the evolution of the mother of all Shirk (polytheism) i.e. the excessive veneration of saints, saint worship, conducted in the name of ‘intercession’ just as it is done in the Church (Catholics and Orthodox Christians). To my surprise I realised that the many visitors were actually non-Iranians.
They were visitors were either Arabs from Iraq, the Persian Gulf countries and Lebanon or Asians from the Indian subcontinent (especially Pakistanis). I was reminded by the Taxi driver who told me that most Iranians don’t really come down to Khomeini’s resting place. That’s how humiliated the Iranian regime is. Khomeini and the Shia clergy by large are despised and hatred by a very large portion of the population, this is you why you will mostly find non-Iranian Shias idealising and romanticising the Iranian Revolution and the Shia clergy.
As for what I’ve witnessed there: the typical exaggerated and excessive Shia practices and rituals of grave veneration and worship. Shia clerics from all over the world were roaming that place, people were prostrating towards the shrine and they (clerics) didn’t blink an eye (but Tarawih is bid’ah they say…). Why would they anyway? They are the culprits, they are the cause for the ghuluw (exaggeration) in the name of Ahlul-Bayt, they are the one’s who are lenient with such practices (they verbally claim that prostrating to graves is haram, on the other hand they tell their followers that doing so in the form of ‘thanking Allah’ is permissible).
Keep in mind, I visited Khomeini’s tomb in 2003, even back then it was still in development! Today it is nearly finished and looks like a a giant jewellery box, like a royal Sassanian palace (the tombs of Shahs of Iran look more modest), but certainly not like a modest Islamic grave. Its ceiling is decorated with fine rose-tinged quartz, golden stars embedded in between. Fine rugs cover every inch of the mausoleum. Hundreds of them carpet the polished marble floors. The Iranian regime has reportedly devoted 2 billion US dollars to his mausoleum.
Crusaders and even Hindus have more modest/Islamic graves than compared to Khomeini’s palace. Irony: One day none other but the vast majority of Iranians (cultural Shias who hate the regime/clerics will level this waste to the ground & inshallah distribute the gold to the poor.
That’s a fact and not up to debate. Yes, every Muslim nation has its rotten fruits/ apostates, however, the champion (when it comes to apostasy and anti-Islam sentiments) is undoubtly ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶I̶s̶l̶a̶m̶i̶c̶ ̶R̶e̶p̶u̶b̶l̶i̶c̶ ̶o̶f̶ Shia Iran. Three Ex-Muslim councils in three major European countries alone are founded by Shia born Iranian.
Left: Zionist military leader Mosha Dayan in occupied Jerusalem 1976 Right: Qasem Soleimani in Aleppo 2016. History repeated itself on that day. The principle enemies of Islam, the Neo-Sasanian Majus (under the guise of Shi’ism) have shown once again their true face.
Yes, sometimes falsehood does deserve mocking, however, mocking alone will bring no good, at the very least it must be accompanied by knowledge.
The Rafidi practice of praying on the dirt/soil of the grave (!) of al-Husayn (r) in Karbala is nothing but a ugly Bid’ah that was concocted by extremists in the name of the Ahlul-Bayt that has been academically refuted for the falsehood that it is.