Sunday, November 27, 2011

If Bibi Ayesha (ra) Is Not Your Mother Then You are Kaffir

A lot of 12er Shias when having historical discussions state "that Bibi Ayesha (ra) is not our mother, but our mother is Bibi Fatima (sa)." On the contrary, Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) when he debated with the Khawarij , he convinced them that the Muslims can't be taken as captives of war, and that Bibi Ayesha (ra) was the mother of believers. On top of that he added whoever states that Bibi Ayesha (ra) is not the mother of believer is a kaffir.

When the Khawarij split Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) wanted to guide them. At first Imam Ali (as) didn't want him to go, but then he told him to go ahead.

One occasion when his formidable powers of persuasion was used was during the caliphate of Ali. A large number of supporters of Ali in his stand against Muawiyah had just deserted him. Abdullah ibn Abbas went to Ali and requested permission to speak to them. Ali hesitated fearing that Abdullah would be in danger at their hands but eventually gave way on Abdullahs optimism that nothing untoward would happen.

Wow! Even Imam Ali (as) himself at feared that extremist were not worth the time. This applies to extremist today who do takfir against the sahaba and other Muslims.

When Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) defended Bibi Ayesha (ra) here is how he replied.

As for your statement that Ali fought and did not take prisoners of war as the Prophet did, do you really desire to take your mother Aishah as a captive and treat her as fair game in the way that captives are treated? If your answer is Yes, then you have fallen into kufr (disbelief). And if you say that she is not your mother, you would also have fallen into a state of kufr for Allah, Glorified and Exalted is He, has said: The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves and his wives are their mothers (entitled to respect and consideration). (The Quran, Surah al-Ahzab, 34:6).

Now some 12ers might say but Bibi Ayesha (ra) was wrong. Yes, we know she was wrong in his opposition, but this did not mount to kufr. If it did then she wouldn't be treated as a Muslim.

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