By Ebn Hussein aka مرعب المجوس
With the name of Allah, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our master al-Mustafa, his wives, progeny, companions and all those who follow them with righteousness until the Day of Judgment.
Imam ‘Ali b. Musa al-Rida (148 AH – 203 AH), was a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (عليه الصلاة و السلام), son of Imam Musa al-Kadhim son of Ja’far al-Sadiq son of Muhammad al-Baqir son of ‘Ali Zayn al-‘Abidin son of Hussein al-Shahid son of al-Hassan al-Mujtaba son of ‘Ali b. Abi Talib, the lion of Allah. Imam al-Rida is highly respected by Sunni scholars (as righteous scholar and Imam from the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt of the Salaf era) and Zaydi Shias alike (who reject extreme Rafidi views such as infallibility and divine appointment) and of course revered as a demi-God like holy saint and (8th) Imam by the Twelver Shias, the Rafidah (Extremist Rejectionists of the truth) . He lived in a period when Abbasid caliphs were facing numerous difficulties, the most important of which was Shia revolts.
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.
Iraqi Twelver Shia soldier thanking his Persian looking deity (they are fooled to believe that is ‘Ali or Hussein or Abul-Fadhl etc.) by postrating to his image. Have you ever seen such forms of extremism in Sunnis, even in it’s most esoterical form i.e. Sufism? Images of ‘Omar, people prostating to him? Of course not, it’s not the nature of Sunnism, it’s the nature of Twelver Imamism (Shi’ism) where such practices naturally envolve due to the Ghuluww with the Ahl al-Bayt.
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:
Famous rafidi scholar ibn Mutahhar al-Hilli said in his “Minhaj al-Karamah” (100-101):
وقال أبو بكر : ليتني في ظلة بني ساعدة ضربت يدي على يد أحد الرجلين ، وكان هو الأمير وكنت الوزير ! وهو يدل على أنه لم يكن صالحا يرتضي نفسه للإمامة . أ.هـ
Abu Bakr said: Woe to me in the shadow of Banu Saadah, when I hit hand of one of the men with my hand (1). And (better) him to be ruler and me to be counsellor. (ibn Mutahhar comment upon this) And this is a proof that he didn’t consider himself valid for Imamate.
Now let us check one of the most authentic shia books “Nahjul Balagha” and see how basically Ali used very same words.
When people decided to Swear allegiance at Amir al-mu’minin’s hand after the murder of `Uthman, he said:
“Leave me and seek some one else. We are facing a matter which has (several) faces and colours, which neither hearts can stand nor intelligence can accept. Clouds are hovering over the sky, and faces are not discernible. You should know that if I respond to you I would lead you as I know and would not care about whatever one may say or abuse. If you leave me then I am the same as you are. It is possible I would listen to and obey whomever you make in charge of your affairs. I am better for you as a counsellor than as chief.”
So, same words, same expression. In the very same way, we will repeat after ibn Mutahhar, these words is a proof that Ali – didn’t consider himself valid for Imamate
- Meaning when he got pledge of allegiance.
Bismillah wa salatu wa salamu ala rasulullah. Salam alaikum, shaykh and muhadith of shias al-Kulayni narrated in his book “al-Kafi”, chapter Birth of Abul Hasan Musa ibn Jafar: Continue reading
Bismillah wa salatu ala rasullulah. Salam alaikum, Rafidi shaykh al-Muhadeth al-Kulayni narrated in his al-Kafi 1/83: Continue reading
The Ahl Al-Bayt are of course innocent of filth and heresies the Rafidha polytheists ascribe to them, a simply book in the books of the guardians of the Qur’an and the Sunnah (the Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama’ah) proves that to every truth-seeking, non-biased individual. CHOSE in which Ahl Al-Bayt you want to believe in, in the cursed ones who (although not in need in any written down knowledge since they are perfect anyway and know everything according to Rafidhi Shiism) concealed essential knowledge because of their apparent beef with some Sahaba, or the real Ahl Al-Bayt in the books of the Muslims who always declared themselves innocent of the heresies the Shias ascribed to them:
Long time ago, when I was a child and like to read fairy tales, even in that time, I wouldn’t believe in this idiocy!
Narrated by shaykh of shias, al-Muhadith as-Saduq in his “al-Khisal” (2/567-568): Continue reading