Husien Aal-‘Asfour on meaning nawasib

Book: “Al-Mahasen Al-Nafsaniyah fee Ajwebat Al-Masael Al-Khurasaniya”

Author: Husien Aal-‘Asfour


He states p. 147:

“… Rather, their narrations [‘Alaihim Al-Salam] are in declaration that the Nasibi is he who is referred to as the Sunni”.

He then brings a narration to support what he is saying, and comments on it saying

“And there is no disagreement that what is meant by the Nasibah in [that narration] are the People of Sunnah (Sunnis), who say that the Azhan was shown to Ubi ibn Kaa’b in a dream. So it became apparent for you that the dispute between those holding these three views [about the definition of the Nasibi] – i.e. those who said that it involves only favoring, carrying hatred to their Shi’ah as was adopted by Muhammad Amin in Al-Fawaed Al-Madaniya, and carrying animosity towards them ‘Alaihim Al-Salam, as is what is chosen by … is only a linguistic dispute, since it is clear how these [three views] are [attached and related] to each other”.

So the Shia have three views on who a Nasibi is:

1. Favoring others over Ali
2. Having animosity to the Shiahs
3. Having animosity to the Shiah Imams

He then says that this is difference is just linguistic … i.e. they are just three different ways of describing the same thing, and that all refer to those who are known as Sunnis.

This was declared by a number of late scholars, such as the examining [scholar] Al-Sayed Nour Al-Din, Abu Al-Husien Al-Musawi in Al-Fawaed Al-Makiyah. It was also chosen by our … scholar Al-Alamah Al-Shaykh Yusuf in Al-Shihab Al-Thaqeb, and it is what is transmitted from Al-Khavaga Naseer Al-Deen. It should suffice you [as evidence] of how strong an opinion this is the agreement it has with the narrations …

Fast forward to p. 157:

And the authentic […] of Muhammad b. Ismael from the way of Al-Ridaa (‘Alaihi Al-Salam), in regards to the narration where he was asked about the Mut’ah, so he said: You ought not to marry, except a Believing woman or a Muslim woman.

Make note of this part closely, and what they say later to see that they do not view a Sunni woman as even a Muslim

What is apparent from the narration of Muhammad b. Al-Fayd that what is meant by propose that matter (i.e. Mut’ah) to her, and tell her about it, and if she accepts then [it is acceptable to] marry her, is that: If this woman was not known to be a Shiah [or not], then propose this matter [of Mut’ah] to her, and if she accepts in that state then marrying her would be valid, due to ruling she is a Believer with that acceptance [she gave].

It is also possible that the one who Mut’ah was proposed to and she accepted it, then her acceptance is evidence that she is not a Nasibiyah, rather [from among the] weak, since what is known that the Mazhab of the People of Al-Nasb (i.e. Nasibis) is that Mut’ah is forbidden.

So not accepting Mut’ah is a criterion through which you can distinguish if someone is a Nasibi or not

And that is all from the matter of leniency and Mercy to the Slaves [of Allah] in their marriages and other. If you only contemplate upon these traditions from their beginning to their end, it becomes apparent to you the certainty in the forbiddance of having Mut’ah with a Nasibiyah, in a manner no doubt can enter, and you have known from earlier that Nasb is nothing more than favoring anyone over Ali (‘Alaihi Al-Salam), whether she declared animosity to them or to their Shiah, or not. Since conditioning forbidding [Mut’ah] by the declaration [of animosity] as some have done is a condition placed on these narrations, which is not needed …

So, basically what they are saying here is that those who favor Abu Bakr over Ali [May Allah be pleased with them] is neither a Muslim or a Moemin. For that reason, they said Mut’ah is not acceptable with a Nasibiyah or one who favors anyone over Ali … since she is not seen as Moeminah or even a Muslimah.

And after we understood that each and everyone from ahle-sunnah is nawasib in their view, let us see what else can they do with nawasib in the light of their narrations.

Shaykh of shia taifa Abu Jafar at-Toose in his “Tahzib al-ahkam” vol 8, p 122, hadith#7 (305):

وعنه عن أحمد بن محمد عن الحسين بن سعيد عن ابن ابي عمير عن حفص بن البختري عن ابي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: خذ مال الناصب حيث ما وجدته وادفع الينا الخمس
(Chain) from Abu Abdullah (alaihi salam): Snatch the possessions of a nawasib (see sunni) whereever you find it and hand over khums to us

And something similar just in other wording on page 123, under number 8

الحسين بن سعيد عن ابن ابي عمير عن سيف بن عميرة عن ابي بكر الحضري عن المعلى قال: خذ مال الناصب حيث ما وجدته وابعث الينا بالخمس.

So moslems watch your wallets when you are in shia company. And watch your lifes when you are in their country.