We all know how the Muslim scholar ibn Tayymiyah (rah) destroyed the beliefs of the Shia in his book “Minhaj al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah”, and from the topics he discussed was the Ghaybah of the 12th Imam, he said in volume 1 pages 120-121:
فإنهم يقرون بأن الإمام الذي هو صاحب الزمان مفقود لا ينتفع به أحد وأنه دخل السرداب سنة ستين ومائتين أو قريبا من ذلك وهو الآن غائب أكثر من أربعمائة وخمسين سنه فهم في هذه المدة لم ينتفعوا بإمامته لا في دين ولا في دنيا
[They accept that their Imam “Sahib al-Zaman” is missing, no one can benefit from him, and that he entered the Sirdab around 260 AH and remains missing for more than 450 years, in this period they did not benefit from his Imamah in their Deen(religion) or their Duniya(life)]
One of the Shia Ayatullats of our time is arrogant and stubborn, this `Ali al-Milani does not accept the simple fact that their Imam is useless so he decided to take a shot at refuting Ibn Tayymiyah (rah) by stating in his book “Sharh Minhaj al-Karama” volume 1 page 264:
أقول : هذا كذب ، بل المتفق عليه بينهم هو الانتفاع منه في الدين والدنيا ، بل الانتفاع واقع مستمر ، ولكن المنافقين لا يعلمون !!
[I say: This is a lie, but rather what is agreed upon between them is that there is benefit from him in Deen and Duniya, it is a continious reality but the hypocrites know not!!]
Although Milani’s words are pathetic and not backed by any actual proof, yet Allah in his wisdom would have it that one of the biggest Shia scholars of our times would refute him, Muhammad Asif Muhsini says in “Mashra`at Bihar al-Anwar”, volume 1 page 408:
الغيبة التي امتدت أكثر من ألف سنة وربما تمتد إلى آلاف أو ملايين السنين. فإن المؤمنين لم ينتفعوا ولا ينتفعون من إمامهم الغائب – عجل الله تعالى فرجه – في الأصول والفروع ، وما يقال بخلاف ذلك فهو تخيل وتوهم ولعب بالعقول
[This Ghaybah that has taken more than a thousand years and maybe it shall keep going for thousands or millions of years. The believers living in it did not and do not benefit from their hidden Imam – may Allah hasten his appearance – in Usool or Furu`, and all else which is said is nothing but illusions and imaginations and playing with people’s minds.]
He said in volume 2 page 223:
ولا يمكن القول بانتفاعنا منه عليه السلام في زمن الغيبة في الأمور الدينية إلا ممن سلب الله عقله
[It is not possible for us to say that we benefit from him peace be upon him in religious matters during his Ghaybah, except those whom Allah has robbed them of intellect.]
Finally he said in footnote #1, in volume 1 page 82:
وأي فائدة لهذه الأحكام المخزونة عند الأئمة: والمكلفون يحرمون منها في أكثر من ألف سنة ولعله في ألف مليون سنة
[And what benefit does this knowledge stored with Imams hold: when the Mukallafoun(Shia) are deprived from it for more than a thousand years, and maybe it’ll last for a billion years.]
1- What sheikh al-Islam ibn Tayymiyah (rah) says regarding them not benefiting from their Imam was completely true, it proves that the theory of Imamah has reached a blocked road, since humanity was left deprived of knowledge and guidance and Lutf from the so called infallible.
2- `Ali al-Milani lied when he claimed consensus, how can there be one when al-Muhsini publicly shouts “The believers living in it did not and do not benefit from their hidden Imam”!?
3- According to what the big shia scholar Asif Muhsini says, we can safely assume that Ayatullat al-Milani is:
a- Deprived of intellect. b- Has wild imaginations and illusions c- Is lying to play with the minds of Shia
Will the Shia admit that they reached a blocked road and they dropped Imamah altogether like Khomeini did?
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