Never forget: The wretched French 🇨🇵 granted exile to Khomeini+let him preach+literally escorted him to take over Iran.
Shaykh al-Islam Abul-‘Abbas Ibn Taymiyyah denounced and refuted Rafidis AND Nasibis:
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).
Are you aware of the famous hadith of Muadh ibn Jabal (ra) who was sent to the great people of Yemen to teach them Islam and its fundamentals?
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).
Visit to Khomeini’s grave:
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.
Fact from where I’m from (Iran) names like Abdallah, Abdul-Rahim, Abdul-Razzaq etc. are only common in Sunni regions, in Shia regions you can barely find such names, although there are plenty of: Abdol-Hossein, Abdol-Reza, Ghulam Ali etc.
There are so many examples of high profile Shia clerics and their laypeople carrying shirki names, I don’t even know where to start.
On the other hand you will hardly find Abdul-Aziz, Abdul-Qadir i.e Tawhidi names amongst Shias in general, that’s a fact, that’s even common knowledge to the extent that Lebanese, Iraqi and other Arab Shias assume that any person from their country who’s name is Abdallah is most likely Sunni! What a rotten culture the Rafidi culture is, it is the farthest culture from the culture of the Qur’an and Ahlul-Bayt (a).
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.