Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Imami Shia Scholar Says 75-80% Of Imam Jafar's (as) Student were Sunni

Whenever I ask a 12r Shia to give me an estimate of how many shias existed during the time of the 11 imams, they are unable to give an answer. The above clip says majority of Imam Jafar's (as) students were Sunni. Now for the remaning percentage I am are not sure what type of shias were the Imam's students. For example Abbad bin Yaqub ar-Rawajini was a shia of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (as) but we can't say he was an Imami shia. This shia had a narration through Imam Jafar as Sadiq (as) which declared Muta to be haraam. Jabir bin Hayan (ra) is another student, but both sunnis and shias claim that he belonged to their school. Then again there are some shias who you can say are Imami shias. These shias would be Zurara bin Ayan and Hisham ibn Hakam. As for the rest, I am not who are actually 12r Shias or who are not. Below is another clip where a 12r Shia Scholar states that Imam Jafar (as) was not even able to find 17 Shias who would support his Imamate.

Again, when I write my blog many shias get offended, and tell me to remove a lot of material which they believe is untrue. The purpose of a blog is to be able to express my views freely. If any shia objects my blog then feel free to comment on them. This way you can let the public decide who is correct and who is spreading false information.

As for the Imam Jafar as Sadiq's (as) Imamate there was a population in Iraq who wanted him to become the calipah of the Ummah. However, Imam Jafar as Sadiq (as) saw how these people of Kufa betrayed so many Aalids in the past, so he never made any claims for Imamate.

Sectarianism in Pakistan

Saturday, October 3, 2009

They Are Shia And Nasabi Among Animals, Plants and Fruits too

Also, from Shaykh Mufid book ""Kitab al Irshad: The Book of Guidance" where it is report:

The waters of the Euphrates overflowed and grew so big that the people of Kufa became anxious about drowning. They resorted to the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him). He rode out on the mule of the Apostle of God (may God bless him and his family), and the people went with him until he reached the banks of the Euphrates. He, peace be upon him, dismounted and performed the ritual ablution and prayed alone, by himself while the people watched him. Then he called on God with prayers which most of them heard. He went toward the Euphrates, leaning on a stick which was in his hand. He struck the surface of the water with it and said: "Abate, with God's permission and His will".

The waters sank so that the fish at the bottom (of the flood) appeared. Many of them greeted him with the title of the Commander of the Faithful. However, some kinds of fish did not speak. They were eels, a scaleless fish (marmaliq) and mudfish (zumar). The people were amazed at that and they asked for the reason that the ones that spoke spoke and the ones who were silent were silent. He said: "God made those fish which were ritually pure speak to me and he kept those silent towards me which were forbidden, impure and worse." (p263)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Saudi Arabia has opened the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) near Jeddah, its first co-educational university.

The propaganda starts at 2:00. Yes, we Muslims want our women covered, and not be able to freely socialize with other men. However, the allegation that we want women to stay at home and not get educated is absurd. Saudi Arabia could have opened another institute for women as well. King Abdullah is slowly allowing open corruption into his country. If this continues it will lead to the downfall of the Saudi Royal monarchy. Inshallah !