Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Signs of Nasabis Who Are Hidden Among the Sunnis

Syed Ninowy exposes the Nisabis that are found among the Sunnis. The Nawasib are so corrupt that they try to inject their blasphemous views toward the Sunni Madhab. How do they do this?
They do this by giving us shaytaini inspirations. They tell the average Sunni to:
  • Prevent naming their children Ali, Hassan or Hussain
  • Not name their mosques after Imam Ali (as)
  • Not talk about Imam Ali (as) seerah or gives his examples
  • Not wear black cause that is a color which is restricted to the people of the shia sect
  • Not mention the merits of Imam Ali (as)
On top of that the Nisabis deny the merits of Imam Ali (as) which are graded as sahih.

The Nawasib in reality are not Sunnis. The reason is Sunnis believe in Imam Ali (as) as a guide and acknowledge his merits.

Syed Ninowy also points out the Nisabi leaning of Ibn

Ibn Tamiyah states

ابن تيمية في منهاج في الجزء الثالث في ص175

فإن عليا قاتل على الولاية وقتل بسبب ذلك خلق كثير عظيم ، ولم يحصل في ولايته لا قتال للكفار ولا فتح لبلادهم ، ولا كان المسلمون في زيادة خير

Taymiya says : Ali fought for politics and because of this scores were killed and nothing good happened in his rule, no war with kuffar, no gain of other lands and for moslims there was no 'khair' Good (in his reign) for Muslims (Minhaj as Sunnah)

This paragraph has a few things that Ibn Taymiya is saying:

1- That Imam Ali fought his wars for the sake of the chair, not for Islam, contrary to the multiple hadiths by the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam himself.

2- He blames Sayydina Ali for the death of the people who died in the battles. Which means: if we use Ibn Taymiya's logic: the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, is to blame for the killing of Sayidina Hamza!!!! and all the Shuhada of the companions (ra).

3-That in the Khilafa os Sayyidina Ali, no fighting of the Kuffar took place.
Remember a minute ago, he blamed sayyidina Ali for the people who fought for the Haqq, now he turns around and says why didn't you fight.

4- That in the Khilafa of Sayyidina Ali, no concurring of other lands happened.
Well, the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, himself, stayed in macca 13 years spreading and teaching Islam, and not only didn't concur lands, he lost his home and land, and the Sahaba lost their homes and lands...

The Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, however, and Sayyidina Ali did concur the hearts of the those who love the Haqq, were on the Haqq, and supported the Haqq.

5- That during the Khilafa of Sayyidina Ali, Muslims did not increase in Khayr (goodness and prosperity).
What more Khayr do you want than to be able to look at the honorable face of Ali bin Abi Taleb. A look that is considered Ibada, an act of worship by itself!!!!!!
The Hadith is " looking at the face of Ali is ibadah", and Shaykh Ninowy said it was Saheeh, and its narrated in Musnad Ahmad.

Another narration by Ibn Taymiyya showing his flagrant Nasibi/yazidi ideology by negating the bounties (fazael) of Sayyidina Ali:

Ibn Taymiyya says in the "Minhaaj of "his" Sunnah" Vol.4/ page 86:
( the hadith that : {whosoever I am his Mawla, Ali is his mawla} is not in the authenic references, but it is the sayings of some scholars, and people disagreed in its authenticity).

Al-Albani (another salafi) refutes Ibn Tamiyah:
Al-Albani said in "his" (silsilah Saheehah) vol. 4 page 344, and vol. 5 page263-264 ( What is odd that shaykhul Islam ibn Taymiyya dares to deny this Hadith, and he rejected it in "minhaj as Sunnah"., and I don't really know the reason for such a denial to this Hadith (saheeh), except rushing and exxagerative refutation against the Shia).

Did Bibi Ayesha (ra) Repent For Opposing Imam Ali (as) And Is Cursing Her Legitimate ?

A lot of 12r shias always ask me for evidence regarding Bibi Ayesha's (ra) repentance after the battle of Jaml. Well I looked into the 12r books and sources, and I got different information. Anyway here is one source which says she repented.

The battle of Jamal was fought, Ali 's army was victorious, both Talha and Zubair were killed by their own men and bibi Ayesha was sent back to Madina under the escort of her brother Muhammad ibne Abibakr. She always repented this venture and asked forgiveness from God. When with the connivance of Moawiya her brother Muhammad ibne abi bakr was killed and his body was put into the body of a dead camel and burnt, she cursed Moawiya five times a day after every prayer, throughout her life..

As for other sources there are many in the Sunni books.

"When Hadhrath Ayesha used to recite the Ayat ("And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance;.." Al-Quran 33:33) she used to cry so much that her cover used to get wet with tears".(Tafsir Durre Manthur Volume 5 page 196 commentary of Surah Ahzab, Hilayat al Awliya Volume 2 page 48, Chapter "Dhikr Ayesha" and Tabaqat al Kabeer Volume 8 page 81 under the Chapter "Dhikr Ayesha")

The 12r say that since she fought against the Imam of the time, its legitmate for them to curse her. Are the 12rs not aware of what Imam Ali (as) said regarding the people who fought against him ? In the Battle of Siffin, there were people who cursed the opposite camp. When Imam Ali (as) came to know this is how he responded.
I dislike for you to be damning people. If only you were to describe what they do and mention their condition that would have been a more accurate statement and it would have served the purpose of rationality and instead of you using, saying or vocalizing this cursing, cussing, damning, defaming and blaspheming language say O Allah save our blood and their blood and reconcile what is between us and what is between them, i.e. have this difference that we have among us reconciled; and guide them out of their waywardness so that he who is ignorant of the truth and the fact will become familiar and knowledgeable of it and he will be withheld from transgression and aggression. (Nahaj Al Balagha SERMON NO.206(or in some editions,no.202))

Imam Ali (as) openly condemns his supporters from cursing. Why is it so hard for the 12rs Shia to apply these rules for Bibi Ayesha (ra)
? This rule Imam Ali (as) gave was openly for those who fought against him. Are you 12r shia going to follow Imam Ali (as) here or your marjas to whom you blindly give your khumms to ?

As for critisizm, a proper Sunni would never say Bibi Ayesha (ra) was correct in her stand against Imam Ali (as). Let me post some Sunnis views on what our view is.

Those who fought against Imam Ali (as) they are regarded as transgressors.

أقوال أئمة أهل السنة والجماعة رضي الله عنهم وتسميتهم البغاة بغاة :

- قال الإمام الحافظ أحمد بن حجر العسقلاني في كتابه تلخيص الحبير ج4\44:

"ثبت أن أهل الجمل وصفين والنهروان بغاة". اهـ.

-Imam Ibn Haj’ar Al-Asqalani in his book “Talkhis AlHabir”, Vol.4 page 44:

“It is established that the people of Jamal, Siffin, and Nahrawan, are transgressors”.

The battel of Siffin was between Ali and Mu’awiya.

- قال الإمام الحافظ أحمد بن حجر العسقلاني في شرح صحيح البخاري ج13ص67:

" وقد ثبت أن من قاتل علياً كانوا بغاة". اهـ.

- Imam Ibn Haj’ar Al-Asqalani in his book : Shar’h Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 13, page 67, said: “It is an established fact that all those who fought against Ali were Transgressors”.

- قال ابن خزيمة فيما روي في" الإعتقاد والهداية" ص248:

" وكل من نازع أميرالمؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب في إمارته فهو باغ , على هذا عهدت مشايخنا وبه قال ابن ادريس-يعني الشافعي-رحمه الله". اهـ.

- Hafeth Ibn Khuzaymah said in his Book “ Al-I’tiqaad”, page 248:

“Everyone who fought Amirul’Muminin Ali bin Abi Taleb during his Khalafah, is a transgressor. On this belief were all our Mashayekh, and this is what ibn Idris (Imam Shafi’iy) said”.

- قال الإمام الحافظ البيهقي رحمه الله تعالى في كتاب مناقب الشافعي ج1ص451:

" قال يحيى: إني نظرت في كتابه –يعني الشافعي- في قتال أهل البغي فإذا به قد احتج من أوله إلى آخره بعلي بن ابي طالب". اهـ. أي بقتال عليّ لأهل البغي.

- Imam Bayhaqi said in his book “manaqeb Al-Shafi’iy”, Vol. 1, page 451:

“ I looked in his book ( Imam Shafi’iy’s book) about fighting Transgressors, and found that he substantiated it all the rules based on Ali bin Abi Taleb”. i.e. Based on his dealings with them.

- قال الإمام الحافظ ابن حجر الهيتمي المكي في فتح الجواد بشرح الإرشاد , باب البغاة وأحكامهم 2\295:

" وقد قال الشافعي رضي الله عنه: أخذت أحكام البغاة من قتال علي لمعاوية". اهـ.

- Imam Ibn Haj’ar Al-Haytami in his book “Fat’h Al-Jawad” Vol.2/295:

“ –Imam- Shafi’iy radiya’Allahu anhu said: I took all the rules of transgressors from Ali fighting Mu’awiyah”.

- قال الامام الحافظ ابن حجر في "الاصابة في تمييز الصحابة" ج3ص508:

"وظهر بقتل عمّار أن الصواب كان مع عليّ واتفق على ذلك أهل السنة". اهـ.

-Imam Ibn Haj’ar in his book “Al-Isabah”, vol.3, page 508, said:

“By killing Ammar, it appeared clearly that the truth was with Ali, and Ahlus Sunnah consent on that”.

- قال الامام العلامة شيخ أهل السنة أبومنصور عبد القاهر البغدادي (تـ429) رحمه الله تعالى وهو من أعلام السلف الصالح في كتابه القيم " الفرق بين الفِرَق" ص302 ناقلاً اجماع أهل السنة والجماعة:

" وقالوا –أي علماء أهل السنة في ذلك الوقت- في صفين: ان الصواب كان مع عليّ رضي الله عنه؛ وان معاوية وأصحابه بغوا عليه" ثم أردف قائلاً: "ولم يكفروا بخطئهم". اهـ.

- Imam Of Ahlus Sunnah, Abu Mansur Abdul Qaher Al-Baghdadi (429 H.) said in his infamous book “Al-Farq baynal Firaq” stating the CONSENSUS ( IJMA) of the Scholars of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’a:

“They declared in Siffin: that Ali radiya’Allahu anhu, was right, and Mua’wiya and his people transgressed upon him” “ but did not commit Kufr by this mistake”.

- قال شيخنا الحافظ العارف بالله سيدي أبا الفضل عبد الله بن الصدّيق الغماري الحسني –أعلى الله في الفردوس الأعلى درجته- في كتابه خواطر دينية ج 2\17:

" أجمع العلماء على أن معاوية كان باغياً".

- Shaykh Al-Hafeth Abdullah bin Assiddiqq Al-Ghumari, said in his book “ Khawater Diniya”, vol.2 page 17:

“The scholars have a consensus that Mu’awiyah was a transgressor”.

- قال الامام ابن حزم الأندلسي (تـ456) في كتابه "الفِصَل في الملل والأهواء والنِحَل" ج3ص87:

" فإذا قد بطل هذا الأمر وصح أن علياً هو صاحب الحق فالأحاديث التي فيها التزام البيوت وترك القتال إنما هي بلا شك فيمن لم يلح له يقين الحق أين هو؛ وهكذا نقول فإذا تبين الحق فقتال الفئة الباغية فرض بنص القرآن". اهـ. (أي على جميع المسلمين ومن تخلف فهو مخالف لأوامر الله ورسوله).

- Imam Ibn Hazm Al-Andalusi (456H.) in his infamous book “Al-Fisal” Vol.3, page 87:

“Once it became clear that Ali is the one with the truth, then the Ahadith that orders to avoid fighting are for him who has not yet found truth. Hence, once the truth is apparent –to any person- then fighting the Transgressor group is obligatory as commanded by the Qu’ran”.

- قال الامام لسان أهل السنة الناطق العلامة السعد التفتازاني (793هـ) رحمه الله تعالى في كتابه المقاصد –في شرح عقائد أهل السنة والجماعة- الجزء 3\534:

"وأما في حرب الجمل وحرب صفين وحرب الخوارج، فالمصيب عليّ، لما ثبت له من الامامة وظهر من التفاوت، لا كلتا الطائفتين على ماهو رأي المصوبة ولا احداهما من غير تعيين".

- The speaking power of Ahlus Sunnah, Imam Sadduddin At-Taftazani ( 793H.) in his infamous book “ Al-Maqased” in elucidation of the Aqidah of Ahlus Sunnah, Vol. 3, page 534, said:

“ as for the battles of Jam’al, Siffin, and Khawarej, the one on the truth is Ali, as the khilafah was already established for him, and the difference between –him and the other side- appeared. It is not that both are right, and not that neither is right”. i.e. the Sahaba with the leadership of Ali are the ones who are right.

ثم قال شارحاً لحديث النبي عليه وآله السلام لسيدنا عليّ :"إنك تقاتل الناكثين والمارقين والقاسطين".، قال رحمه الله:

"والقاسطون –أي البغاة الظالمون- معاوية وأتباعه الذين اجتمعوا عليه، وعدلوا عن طريق الحق الذي هو بيعة عليّ رضي الله عنه والدخول تحت طاعته".

- In the same book, same page, Allama Sa’d Taftazani said:

“ The Transgressors are Mua’wiyah and his followers who gathered with him, and deviated from the true path which is giving Bay’ah to Ali radiya’Allahu anhu, and obeying him”.

ثم قال رحمه الله عرضاً لما أجمع عليه أهل الحق واستحسنوه 3\534:

"والذي اتفق عليه أهل الحق أن المصيب في جميع ذلك عليّ رضي الله عنه لما ثبت من امامته ببيعة أهل الحل والعقد وظهر من تفاوت إما بينه وبين المخالفين سيما معاوية وأحزابه، وتكاثر الأخبار في كون الحق معه، وما وقع عليه الاتفاق حتى من الأعداء إلى أنه أفضل أهل زمانه، وأنه لا أحق بالامامة منه، والمخالفون له بغاة لخروجهم على الامام الحق".

- Then he concluded Vol. 3, page 534:

“ That what the people of Truth (Ahlul Haqq) have agreed upon that Ali radiya Allahu anhu was righteous in all these events, as is established by his superiority, and differences between him and his opponents, especially Mu’awiyah and his parties. Also due to the large number of narrations pointing that Ali is righteous, so that even his enemies gave in that he is the best of his time, and no one is worthy of Khilafat more than him. And that his opponents are Transgressors, as they opposed the righteous Khalifah”.

ثم انتهى الى القول 3\535: ما نصه:

"ولهذا ذهب الأكثرون إلى أن أول من بغى في الإسلام معاوية".

- Then he finalized the chapter by saying:

“ Therefore most people went to the belief that the first Transgressor in Islam is Mu’awiyah”.

- قال العلامة الفاخوري رحمه الله في كتابه تحفة الأنام في تاريخ الاسلام ص67:

"على أن معشر اهل الحق من اهل السنة والجماعة يعتقدون أن معاوية كان مخطئاً، بغى على الإمام الحق علي بن أبي طالب لسبق البيعة والخلافة له رضي الله عنه، وهو مصيب بمحاربة معاوية وأصحابه بحكم قتال أهل البغي من المسلمين، ولذا لم يعاملهم معاملة المرتدين ولاالكافرين، وأن عائشة وطلحة والزبير رضي الله عنهم قد رجعوا عن خطئهم بخروجهم في وقعة الجمل على أمير المؤمنين، وقد ندموا على خروجهم متأسفين، والندم توبة من الخطيئة، فاتبع الحق ولاتتبع الهوى فيضلك عن سبيل الله والله أعلم". اهـ.

- Allama Al-Fakhouri, the grand Shafi’iy Mufti of Beirut ( rahmatullahi alayhi) said in his book “ Tarikh al-islam” ( History of Islam), page 67:

“ The people of righteousness ( Ahlul Haqq) of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jam’a believe that Mu’awiyah was mistaken, transgressed on the righteous Khalifah Ali bin Abi Taleb. As he had the Bay’ah and Khilafah, radiya’Allahu anhu. And that he –Ali- is righteous in fighting Mu’awiyah and his companions based on the rules of Transgressors of Muslims, hence, he did not treat them as Kuffar (blasphemers) nor rejectors. And that Aisha, Talha and Zubair, radiya’Allahu anhum, all repented for their mistake to go to the battle of Jamal, and they regretted it sorrowfully. Regret is a sign of –sincere- repentance, so follow the truth not your desires, otherwise you will deviate from the path of Allah, and Allah knows best”.

As history shows Bibi Ayesha (ra), Talha (ra) and Zubair (ra) repented after they transgressed. Also, there is a verse in the Quran which asks for sinners to be forgiven.

40:7. Those (angels) who bear the Throne (of Allah) and those around it glorify the praises of their Lord, and believe in Him, and ask forgiveness for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah) (saying): "Our Lord! You comprehend all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who repent and follow Your Way, and save them from the torment of the blazing Fire! (al Quran)

When I showed this evidence to a 12r shia he reponsded by saying that Imam Ali (as) was under Taqiyah, and this is why he didn't curse anyone. Well if that's the case then why did the Imam Ali (as) curse Muawiyah in the Du'a of Qunut ? The Du'a of Qunoot is found in Tabari, ibn Athir's and other references. Also its found in Musnad Zayd which is a Zaydi reference. Imam Ali (as) responded to Muawiyah differently. However, for Bibi Ayesha (ra) he gave her full respect till the end. He did this with sincerity and not taqiyah as the 12rs like to assume.

Also there are some 12r scholars who condemn any form of character assissination against Bibi Ayesha (ra). Here is what Ayatollah Fadhlallah says.

Sayed Fadhlallah says :

"Some people curse some of the Messenger's wives who might have committed some mistakes, but this does not mean that we should curse them, for we should, as one of our old scholar, Sayyed Mohammed Baqir Hujatulislam, says , treat them well, in honour of the one they are linked to."

Friday Sermon- 04/05/2007

Also, Syed Jan Ali Kazmi clip is below where he points our how the extreme 12rs do open tabarra against Bibi Aisyah (ra).

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Moderate Shia Scholar says Tabarra To The Level of Character Assassination is Forbidden

The Shia Scholar quotes Imam Jafar as Sadiq (as) who forbade shias from the level of Tabarra where its forms into character assassination. Those who do extreme Tabaara are the open enemies of Ahlul Bayt. In fact if a shia curses the opponents Imam and the opponent curses the Imams back the shia will get the sinned and not the opponent. We all are aware of how the shia attack the sahaba, and retaliation the 12th imam is attacked by some sunnis. Therefore in the end only the shias are getting sinned and proving themselves to be the enemies of Ahlul bayt.

This is what the shia scholar stated above in the youtube clip.

A Moderate Shia Scholar Opposes The Slandering and Cursing of Bibi Ayesha (ra)

Okay in my previous blogs I posted the extremes views found within the shia sects. To be fair, I have decided to post the moderate views from them too. The shia scholar in the clip above oppose extreme opinions against Bibi Ayesha. He further says Imam Ali (as) gave Bibi Ayesha (ra) full respect even after the battle of Siffin. After the battle Imam Ali (as) ordered women from his side to take Bibi Ayesha (ra) and return her to a safe area. The Imam did this with full respect. This is unlike the emotional shia today who slander and curse Bibi Ayesha (ra). Also, the scholars says its even forbiden for a Muslim to curse a kaffir. However, the other extreme shia scholar attacked Bibi Ayesha (ra) by comparing her to Abu Lahab and his wife. If we do our research its possible to find good people from all the schools of thought. Its just that today people with extreme views tend to get more attention.

Shia Scholar Says Its a Pillar in Deen To Curse Bibi Ayesha

Question: It is permissible to slander, degrade and disrepect Ayesha ? Is there any sin in sharia for this form of character assissination ?

Answer: The Quran has exposed the evil personality of Abu Lahab and his wife. Since Bibi Ayesha opposed Imam Ali (as) it our duty to expose and curse her.

Now whenever you ask a 12r shia if slander the Bibi Ayesha (ra) they reply by saying "we only state facts about her and nothing else." Above the shia scholar was asked if one can slander the wife of Prophet (sawas) and the scholar didn't oppose it. In fact he supports this form of character assassination against Bibi Ayesha, and says on top of it that its a pillar in the 12r madhab.

Further if you read Mullah Baqir Majalis books they are filled with the character assassination of Bibi Ayesha (ra) and Bibi Hafsa (ra).

12'er alledged-Shi'ite devious Sect Beliefs with Regards to Ayesha - the Wife of the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa aalihi Wasallam)

Mullah Baqir Majlisi writes:

'When Imam Mahdi arrives, Ayesha will be resurrected so that she may be given a prescribed punishment and that Fatima be vindicated.' (Haqqul Yaqeen: 347)

The same author writes about Ayesha that "She was a traitor." (Tadhkiratul Aimmah: 66)

Again, Mullah Baqir Majilisi comments about Ayesha (R.A.) and Hafsa (R.A.) that: "They were both hypocrites." (Hayatul Quloob: 2:745)

Imam Khomeini writes about the prestige and worth of the oft-quoted Mullah Baqir:

'Keep on reading the Persian books written by Majlisi so that you do not fall into any other such stupidity.' (Kashful Asrar: 121)

Maqbool Dehlavi, a Shi'ite translator of the Quran, quotes Imam Baqir as saying:

'Two women poisoned the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) before his death. These are the same two women (Ayesha and Hafsa). May Allah curse them and their fathers (Abu Bakr and Omar respectively). (His translation of Surah Ale Imraan: 134)

From the quotes above I've seen answering ansaar refute the quote about 12th Imam taking revenge against the sahaba and wives. Also, the source about poisoning is only believed by Shia scholar Yasir Habib and his followers. However, the rest of the beliefs are unanimous the mainstream Imami 12r shias.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tabarra (Character Assissination) from the 12r Shia

Whenever you ask the 12r shia/rafida if they curse the sahaba, they respond by saying we only curse those who deserved to be cursed or they say by sending lanaat its just a way of asking Allah (swt) to remove mercy from certain personalities. Now if there is a personality who 12r shia hate the most I would say its hz Umar (ra). The 12rs believe he is responsible for Bibi Fatima's (sa) death so they try to justify one reason to why they curse Hz Umar (ra). Now in my previous post I have talked about the orgins of Tabarra which started by Muawiyah and the Ummavi rulers after him. Muawiyah claimed that Uthmaan (ra) was unjustly killed so he justified why he cursed Imam Ali (as). He also claimed that Imam Ali (as) was unworthy of leadership and that he was jealous of the first 3 calipahs. Muawiyah writes his first letter to Imam Ali (as) saying:

The most in advice to Allah and His Messenger was his successor- that's in reference to Abi Bakr (radi Allahu anhu)- then the successor of his successor- that's in reference to Umar ibn Al Khattab (radi Allahu anhu), and then the 3rd successor who was killed without justice, Uthman. Muawiyah is saying to Ali. You were jealous of all of them- meaning these three successors to the Prophet- you have aggressed against all of them. We could tell that from the smirk on your face and from the words of division which you pronounced and the times of relief that you felt during their reign and the way you were slow in consolidating with them- meaning with the khulafa' to the Prophet. In all of that time period pertaining to the three successors to the Prophet you were being led or drawn as a reluctant camel would be pulled and you were not more expressive in envy to any of them than you were to your paternal aunt's son- this is in reference to Uthman. (Baladhuri)

Here Muawiyah uses two reasons to justify his cursing of Imam Ali (as). One reason is he believed Imam Ali (as) was responsible for Uthmaan's (ra) death. The other reason can be seen from his first letter to Imam Ali (as) where he attacks the legtimacy of Imam Ali's (as) leadership. Imam Ali (as) reponds to this letter by saying

You mentioned that Allah chose for him helpers from the Muslims who supported him, and that they were ranked to Him according to their merits in Islam. You asserted that the most excellent of them in Islam, and the most sincere to Allah and the Messenger (saws) were the caliph [i.e. Abu Bakr] and his caliph [i.e. Umar]. I swear by my life, their stations were indeed great, and the loss of them was a great wound! May Allah be merciful to them and grant them a great reward! You also mentioned that Uthman was third in excellence. If Uthman was good then Allah will reward him for that; if not, he will encounter a Lord who is Most Merciful and forgives any sin, no matter how great. I swear by Allah, I am hopeful that when people are rewarded by Allah for their excellence and sincerity to Him and His Messenger, our share will be the most abundant! ( Ansab of al-Baladhuri and the Wa'qat Siffin by al-Minqari.)

Now there are more details to these letters, but the focus here is emphasize on the concept of Tabarra. which certain sects believe its justitifed. I have listed 2 reasons why Muawiyah did Tabarra against Imam Ali (as). Now I will list 2 main reasons why 12r shias justify their Tabarra against the first 3 calipahs. The main reason is they believe that the first 3 calipahs were unworthy of leadership. The second reason is they actually think Bibi Fatima (sa) was killed and Umar (ra) was responsible for it.

Now again if we look at history Tabarra (character assissination) it was pioneered by Muawiyah and the Ummavi Kings who took power after him. Today on the contrary, its mainly practiced by the 12r shia. The reason why the Ummavis Kings and 12r Shia do Tabaara is similar, and difference is who they do it toward. As for Imam Ali (as) he never cursed the Calipahs, sure he differed from him many times but he never cursed them. As for the narration where 12rs use to say that bibi Fatima (sa) cursed the calipahs in every prayer those narrations don't have any chains.

Also, from the 12rs books we find many narrations which promote Tabarra (character assisination). I've seen these quotes on many websites and many shia sites such as answering ansaar haven't responded to them. On the contary, Answering Ansaar has responded to the hadith of Imam Mahdi (as) taking revenge against the sahaba. Below are quotes taken from the promienent shia scholar Mullah Baqir Al Majlisi. Al Majlisi in the shia sect has the status that ibn Tamiyah has for the salafis/wahabis.

Mullah Muhammed bin Yaqoob Kulaini, the most prominent Shi'ite scholar of Hadith, quotes Imam Baqir as saying:

'People became apostates after the death of the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), except for three people: Miqdad ibn Aswad, Abu Dharr Ghifari and Salmaan Farsi.' He continues:

'Abu Bakr and Omar did not repent before they parted the world. In fact, they did not even mention what they had done to Ali. So may Allah, His angels and all of mankind curse them. (Furu'ul Kafi: Kitabul Rauda: 115)

Mullah Baqir writes:

'Regarding the doctrine of' 'Tabarri' we believe that we should seek disassociation from four idols namely, Abu Bakr, Omar, Uthman and Mu'awiyah; from four women namely, Ayesha, Hafsa, Hind and Ummul Hakam, along with all their associates and followers. 'These are the worst creation of Allah. It is not possible to believe in Allah, His Messenger and the Imams without disassociating oneself from their enemies. (Haqqul Yaqeen: 2:519)

[The doctrine of 'Tabarri' means to have no association with the enemies of Allah.]

Mullah Baqir writes:

'One should say after each prayer: O Allah! Curse Abu Bakr, Omar, Uthman, Mu'awiyah, Ayesha, Hafsa, Hind and Ummul Hakam. (Aynul Hayat: 599)

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa aalihi Wasallam), came to a person from the Ansaar and asked him if he had any food. The Ansaari said he had and slaughtered a goat. The man then grilled some meat and presented it to the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa aalihi Wasallam) who wished that Ali, Fathima, Hasan and Hussain were present with him. Then Abu Bakr and Omar arrived. Ali also arrived shortly after. Allah then revealed the verse:

'We have never sent any messenger prophet or Muhaddath before except that when ever they desired something, the devil interfered in their desire.' (The Prophet then said) This is just as the devil has sent his two agents here right now (Abu Bakr and Omar). (The footnotes of Maqbool's translation: Surah Hajj: 674)

[Muhaddath is a non-prophet but he is inspired by Allah]

Mullah Baqir Majlisi writes:

'Pharaoh and Hamaan refer here to Abu Bakr and Omar. (Haqqul Yaqeen: 342)

The same author also says:

'The references in big books about the illegitimate birth of Omar cannot be discussed in this book. (Ibid: 259)

Allah says in Surah Nahl (90):

"And He prevents you from immorality, unlawfulness and rebellion.'

Ali ibn Ibrahim AI-Qummi comments on this verse: 'These three vices refer to so and so, so and so and so and so.' (Al Qummi's commentary: 218)

Any ambiguity is cleared by the following comment: 'Immorality refers to the first person (Abu Bakr); unlawfulness refers to the second (Omar) and rebellion refers to the third (Uthman). (Footnotes to Maqbool's translation: 522)

Today the government of Iran is promoting a concept of unity where Sunnis and shias unite against a greater enemy. However, the ironic part about this concept is Iran doesn't even want to built any relations with Sunnis within their own country. They presecuted many Sunnis scholars in Iran, and won't allow Sunnis to have even one mosque in Tehran. As for Tabarra, I am sure you can find more than 70,000 mosques in Tehran where the Sahabas are cursed.

Israr Ahmad on Imam Ali (as)

Israr Ahmad a wahabi scholar quoted a hadith from Tirmizi which actually ended up attacking Imam Ali's (as) personality. The hadith taken from Sunan al Tirmizi claims that Imam Ali (as) drank wine before it was prohibited. This is similar to the Bible claiming that some Prophets drank wine since there is no prohibition against it. Here is the version of hadith which is quoted in the clip above.

Ibn Abi Hatim narrated that `Ali bin Abi Talib said, "Abdur-Rahman bin `Awf made some food to which he invited us and served some alcohol to drink. When we became intoxicated, and the time for prayer came, they asked someone to lead us in prayer. He recited `Say, "O disbelievers! I do not worship that which you worship, but we worship that which you worship [misreading Surah 109]."' Allah then revealed [the verse] "(O you who believe! Do not approach Salah when you are in a drunken state until you know what you are saying."(Sunan, Tirmizi)

Of course this is not the only version available for this incident. The Hanafi Imam Abu BakrJassaas under this ayah reports in his classic jurisprudence book 'ahkam al-Quran' another version of this hadith which includes Ata bin Saib, but in that report it says that a man from Ansaar invited people, they drank, and the prayer was lead by Abd Ar-Rehman bin Awf . When Abd Ar-Rehman bin Awf read the surah under the influence of wine the verse of prohibition was revealed. As for Imam Ali (as), he is only the reporter and not as participant in Tirmizi's report.

Al-Wahabi Response
Israr Ahmad here has decided to take the report which attacked Imam Ali (as) character. Also the supporters of Israr Ahmad responded that this report is possible for two reasons. One reason is this incident occurred before the prohibition of alcohol and the other reason is that Imam Ali (as) was not infallible so its possible for him to be involved in this incident. Again I have posted another version which shows a contradiction to that report which attacks Imam Ali (as).

12r Shia Response
When this video of Israr was released the 12r shias were among the first ones to post a response. Then we had Tahir ul Qadri and a few Ahle sunnah scholar giving a response. A 12r shia friend of mine fowarded a clip which responded to the allegation made against Imam Ali (as). Now the problem with the 12r response was that it spent 1 1/2 hours bashing hadiths which are narrated in Bukhari. Then it focused on how the shia sect was a more rational sect to follow. When I saw these clip I was unsatisfied. The reason is the hadith quoted by Dr Israr isn't even taken from Bukhari. So why was the shia scholars wasting his time ? As for errors in hadith transmission let me post a shia hadith which attacks a son of Imam Zain Ul Abideen (as).

Sa`id b. al-Mansur, one of the leaders of the Zaydiya circle, asked him:
"What is your opinion about nabidh, for I have seen Zayd
drinking it?" Al-Baqir replied: "I do not believe that Zayd
would drink it, but even if he did, he is neither a Prophet nor
a Trustee of a Prophet, only an ordinary person from the
Family of Muhammad, and he is sometimes right and
sometimes may commit an error."
(Kashshi, Rijal, p.232)

Now Israr Ahmad's supporters believed Imam Ali (as) was not infallible so it was possible for him to drink when the prohibition of wine was not enforced. Likewise, the 12r shia books here say its possible for Imam Zayd bin Ali (as) to drink nabidh since they believe he is capable of sinning.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Refuting Albani, Zakir Naik and the Nasabis

Here is a sahih hadith which expose Ummavi Government, which came to power after the Khulufa Rasid.

Volume 4, Book 56, Number 802:

Narrated Said Al-Umawi:
I was with Marwan and Abu Huraira and heard Abu Huraira saying, "I heard the trustworthy, truly inspired one (i.e. the Prophet ) saying, 'The destruction of my followers will be brought about by the hands of some youngsters from Quraish." Marwan asked, "Youngsters?" Abu Huraira said, "If you wish, I would name them: They are the children of so-and-so and the children of so-and-so." (al Bukhari)

This hadith openly refuted both Albani, Zakir Naik and the nawasib who believed that Yazid's rule shouldn't have been challeged.

The Nawasib of Today

Shaykh Albani of Saudi Arabia has declared Imam Hussain (as) as a sinner for revolting against the cursed Yazid. I always believed 12r shias were a big threat to Ahle Sunnah. However, I was wrong. The Nawasib of today call themselves Sunnis, and they have deviated many other Sunnis Muslims to thier extreme sect. Here the Saudi Grand Mufti has openly attacked Imam Hussain (as). This is only one form of Nisbism. Nowadays, when I enter most of the Sunnis mosques they consider Imam Hussain's (as) decisions in Karabala to irrelevant to Islam. Nauzbillah ! What is going on ?

Another form of Nisbism is the one that Zakir Naik took against Imam Hussain (as). I always thought Zakir Naik was alone when he said Imam Hussain (as) decision was a political one and not a religious one. On the contrary, I've seen many so called Sunni Mosques supporting this view. What is going on Sunnis ? Have we forgotten the Prophet's (sawas) beloved grandson. Do we really need shias to explain to us what common sense is ?

Below is Zakir Naik's Clip where he defends his deviant position.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tabarra (Character Assissination) and the Origins of Nisabism

Tabarra (Character Assissination) and the Origins of Nisabism

As soon as many of us hear or see the term Tabarra, what comes to our of minds is the prominent pillar which is practiced by 12r Imami Shia. This practice of Tabarra among the 12r Imami school usually involves the cursing of sahaba. On the contary, Tabarra was not pioneered by Shia sects. In fact it was kings who of Bani Umaiyya that initiated the pracitce of‘Tabarra’ (Character assassination). The Ummavi tyrants did tabara against Imam Ali, Imam Hussain and other Ahle Bait from the pulpit of the mosques and this continued until Hazrat Umar Bin Abdul Aziz (ra) became the ruler of the Ummah. Al Suyuti mentions Imam Ali (as) was cursed for 80 years on the pulpit and on top that the Bani Ummayah installed 70,000 pupits to curse the Imam.

Abu Hurrirah narrated
"In Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 3, Number 121:
I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Allah's Apostle . I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. killed).

The second type of knowledge referred to in this hadith is the knowledge acquired by Abu Huraira (radiyallaahu anhu) regarding the names of the tyrant rulers to come after the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). He feared his life in disclosing information of these tyrant rulers, for they would of killed him. Therefore, he did not disclose this knowledge to anyone
(Fath Al-Bari, Baabu Hifzil Al-Ilm, vol 1, pg 261, Dar Al-Rayyaan)
The above hadith was narrated by Abu Hurrirrah in 60 AH

Further Hadrat Hassan Al Basri (ra) was among the tabeen, and during his liftime he was not even able to mention Imam Ali's (as) name.

Imam Abu Hanifa (ra) and Imam Malik (ra) support the great grandson of Imam Hassan (as) known as Imam Nafs Az Zakiyah (as). Imam Abu Hanifa had provided him funds to the amount of 20,000 Dinars – a step that earned him the wrath of the Abbasids, and Imam Malik (ra) has established a fatwa that Muslims must support Imam Nafs Az Zakiyah (as) revolt. As a result, both these Fiqhi Imams were punished at the hands of the Abbasids, since that both of them had provided moral and material support to Nafs az-Zakiyya (as). For more details refer to Ibn Atheer’s Al-Kamil Fit-Tareekh and Abn Katheer’s Al-Badaya wan-Nahayah.

Imam Shafi (ra) was put in jail for loving the Ahlul Bayt. He is remembered for his famous poetry.

iza fi majlisin zakaru Ali'yanwa sibtayhay wa fatimataz zakiyawa qaala tajawazu ya qaumo an dhafa hadha min hadithir rafidiyabaraitu ila almohayminey min unasinyaraunar rifda hubb al-fatimiyaala aalir Rasuley salatu Rabbiwa la'nattuhu li qaumil jahiliya

Translation: When in a majlis the praise of Ali, Hasanain and Fatima alaihi mu sallam is done then the people say O People lets go from here because this is a rafidi talk. I seek Allah's refuge from such people who label the love of Fatima's salamun alayha progeny as rifd.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Extreme Love and Hate Toward Imam Ali (as)

A group of people came to Imam Ali (as) and told him that he is a God. Nauzbillah! Imam Ali (as) told this extreme group that they were committing shirk with this belief, and that they had one day to repent and become Muslims again. However, the next day these extreme lovers refused to change their minds and kept their opinion. As a result, Imam Ali (as) decided to burn them after issuing many warnings.

Another Group of Extreme of Lovers said Jibrael Ameen made a mistake by giving the message to the Prophet (sawas) instead of Imam Ali (as). This belief was another form of shirk.

Both these extreme groups were not Muslims. They called themselves shias but they were kaffir in reality. Now just because these extremists existed and called themselves shias that doesn't mean all shias have the same belief or that all shias are kaffir. The extreme among the shias were a very small minority and they do not represent the majority of Muslims or even shias. They majority of the shia sects that exist today are categorized as Al Zaydia, Itna Asharee and Ismailiyah. These shias sects do not hold such blasphemous beliefs which are mentioned above.


Now let us focus on the other side of extremist. This side isn't hardly discussed in our society. They are known as al Nawasib. Nawasib are those who hate or dislike Imam Ali (as). The Prophet (sawas) warned us against this other form of extremist as well. According to a sahih hadith in found Imam Nasai Sunan Imam Ali (as) narrated "In truth the Prophet has made a covenant with me saying: ‘None loves you except a believer, and none hates you except a hypocrite." Abu Sa`id al-Khudri subsequently said: "In truth we recognized the hypocrites by their hatred for `Ali." Jabir said: "We did not know the hypocrites of this Community except by their hatred for `Ali." (Sunan An-Nasai)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Imam Ali (as) & Prophet Isa (as)

Imam Ali (as) is among the most important personalities in Islam. He is the 4th Rightly Guided calipah of the Ummah and Spiritual heir of Prophet (sawas). Through him there are 40 sufi Tariqahs traced and one sufi Tariqh which traces to Abu Bakr (ra). There are many parts of Imam Ali's (as) history which are not discussed about in our local masjids. Imam Ali's (as) history is actually very similar to Prophet Isa's (as) history. The reason is both personalities were surounded by three groups. Two of these three groups were extreme. One extreme group loved them too much and one group hated them. Imam Ali (as) life was so similar to Prophet Isa's (as) that the RasoolAllah (sawas) mentioned to Imam Ali (as) that he is like Prophet Isa (as). The reason being is since Imam Ali (as) will come across people who hate him and people who love to the extreme.

The hadith is recorded in Imam Ahmad's Musnad

Narrated Imam Ali bin Abu-Talib (a.s) said: "The Messenger of Allah called me and told me: 'You are alike with Jesus, Yahood hated him till they slandered his mother, and Nasaara loved him till they put him in the position that is not for him.' With regard to me, two categories of people will be ruined, namely he who loves me too much and the love takes him away from rightfulness, and he who hates me too much and the hatred takes him away from rightfulness. Verily, I am not a prophet, and there is nothing revealed to me. But I work with the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of his Prophet (pbuh) as much as I can. So whatever I have asked you in regard of obeying Allah, it is your duty to obey me whether you like it or not." [Ahmad]

The same Hadith is also found in al Hakim's in Mustadrak

As extremes existed in Prophet Isa's (as) time, likewise these type of extremes existed during Imam Ali (as) time as well. A group of people loved Imam Ali (as) so much that they said he declared him to be a God. Another group hated him so much that they began cursing him, declared him as evil being, and even persecuted him.