The first time in human history that people commited the sin of idol-worship was around the time of Prophet Nuh (عليه السلام). A very pious man passed away. Shaytan whispered in the ears of the tonwnspeople: he urged them never to forget this pious man lest the towns people abandon his example and be lost to sin. Once Shaytan had convinced them of the necessity to revere the memory of this pious dead man, he then then convinced them to erect a shrine over the grave of this man, hang up images and idols of him. Eventually, the people started praying in the shrine, and soon thereafter Shaytan convinced them to pray to the deceased man (under the pretext of intercession, as most poltheists do, like the Catholics).
بسم الله و الحمد لله الذي رفع راية التوحيد إلى يوم الدين, و الصلاة و السلام على إمام الموحدين و قائد المتوكلين, نبينا و سيدنا محمد و على آله الطيبين و صحبه الغر الميامين, و بعد:
Here’s a compilation (of Shia and Sunni) SAHIH (authentic) narrations about the prohibition of erecting structures over graves, venerating graves, kissing them etc. Many Shias are not even aware that these reports exists in their books, this might be due to the allergy their scholars have when it comes to Tawhid. Shia scholars usually do not mention the narrations we are going to present you, and if they do (only due to pressure of the Internet that has exposed their religion), they (as usual) come up with abstract and far-fetched interpretations to explain the monothestic narrations that are deeply buried somewhere in their Madhhab (yes, even in their Madhhab, despite all the lies they have attributed to the Ahl al-Bayt) away in order to secure their money-machines, which you will soon find out are the exravagant palace+5* looking tombs, shrines and mausoleums.
Muhaqiq al-Hilli said, as it is in the book of ayatullat Ridha Ustadi “Rasail al-Muhaqiq al-Hilli” p 399;400, said: Continue reading
Shaykh of shias al-Mufid in his book “al-Ihtisas” p- 18 narrated: Continue reading
Shia scholar Muhammad Jamil Hamud al-Amuli in his book “”Abhaul Madad Sharhul Mutamaru Ulamau Bagdad” (2/5) said: Continue reading
Shia scholar allamah Ali Khan al-Madani ash-Shirazi in his book “Riyadu Salikin” (5/329) said: Continue reading
Shia scholar Mir Ali at-Tahrani in his book “Tafsiru Muqtanayatid Dar” (1/38) said: Continue reading
Shaykh of that group, Abu Jafar at-Tusi said in “ar-Rasailu al-Ashra” p 328: Continue reading
If you will ask this question to shia scholars, you will be surprised.
Husayn Nuri Tabarsi in “an-Najmu Thakib fi Ahwal Imam al-Hujjatul Qaib” 2/257: Continue reading
Allama of shias Muhammad ibn Muhammad ath-Thabzawari in his “Jami al-akhbar au maarij al yaqin fi usul ad deen” p 456 cited report: Continue reading
Shaykh of shias at-Tusi in his “Talkhis ash shafi” 4/131 said: Continue reading
Muhammad Ismail al-Mazandarani in his book “ar-Rasail Itiqadiyah” 1/400 during disucussion of marriage Umar and Umm Qulsum bintul Ali ibn Abu Talib, said: Continue reading
Shaykh Hasan al-Husayni al-Wasani in his book “Nurul afham fi ilmul kalam” 2/52-53 said: Continue reading
Imam al-Sadiq would have made Takfir on the ‘Ayatullahs’ and the absolute majority of the Shi’ites who are indulged in such paganism in the name of Islam and the Prophet’s Household (peace be upon them):
The actual position of the Ahl al-Bayt from Shia sources whom Shias are either ignorant of or chose not to follow (due to them agreeing with the monotheistic nature of Sunnism i.e. Islam):
عن عباس بن يزيد عن ابي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: قلت له: ان هؤلاء العوام يزعمون ان الشرك اخفى من دبيب النمل في الليلة الظلماء.. فقال: لا يكون العبد مشركا حتى يصلي لغير الله أو يذبح لغير الله أو يدعو لغير الله عز وجل..»
وسائل الشيعة 341/28
وبحار الانوار 96/69
On the authority of Abbas Ibn Yazid [nice name for a Shia, isn’t it?], from Abi Abdillah (al-Sadiq), peace be upon him, whom I [Ibn Yazid] told: The people claim that shirk is more hidden than the creeping of an ant in the pitch-darkness of the night. He (Al-Sadiq) said: “The slave (of Allah) does not become a Mushrik until he prays to other than Allah, sacrifices for other than Allah or invokes other than Allah ‘azza wa jall”.
Wasa’el Al-Shia 341/28
Bihar Al-Anwar 96/69
All the prohibitions are done by Imamite Shi’ites and sanctified by their Grand Ayatullahs. From praying (or invoking) the Ahl al-Bayt (under the pretext of Tawassul) to sacrificing for Imams, [Abu al-Fadhl] al- ‘Abbas etc.
Have you every heard Shia scholars warning agains the dangers of superstitions, exeggeration with Awliyah (i.e. saints, Imams) or Shirk? We not saying that you might find some lectures by more rational Shi’ites (who are closer to Sunnis) about these topics, however, the mainstream of the Imamites, their top Ayatullahs and preachers in the west constantly talk about everything in regards to the Ahl al-Bayt but the dangers of Shirk? The sheer thought of seeing the banner, video titled etc. by Shi’ites, warning against Shirk seems to abstract, in fact an oxymoron.
Now what does constitute Shirk to them? This important topic must be somewhere covered by them. Is it the over-exaggeration with the Ahl al-Bayt? Dangers of grave/shrine veneration? Lets see: