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Tuesday 25th of July 2017
Kalam and Beliefs

Al-Wahabia and its Founder

The Wahabi sect was founded by Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab ibn Suleiman al-Najdi (1111 - 1206 AH.). After obtaining fundamental religious training he developed a special interest in books on false Prophets such as Musailama al-Kathab, Sajah al-Aswad al-An'si and Tulaiha al- Assadi. In the early period of his scholarship his father and tutors became aware of his deviant thinking and this led them to warn people of him by saying: "This man will go ...

Origins of Wahabi thought

The Wahabi sect has two basic tenets, a declared tenet and a hidden one. The declared tenet is commitment to divine unity and opposition to idolatry and paganism. But as we shall see later, this commitment is not confirmed by the actual history of the Wahabi.The hidden tenet is sowing the seeds of schism, discord, conflict and war among Muslims to serve the goals of foreign domination. This is the real purpose which the Wahabia has sought to ...

Sources of Wahabi thought

The Wahabi sect classified doctrines into two categories. The first category includes all those doctrines based on a text in the Quran or the Prophet Tradition. They claimed that such doctrines can be derived from these two sources directly and without resorting to the logical deductions of religious scholars regarding their meaning - even if these sources happen to be the Prophet's Companions, early Muslims or other scholars.The second category ...

Hadith of Unwan Basri

Allameh Majlisi in Biharul Anwar says, “I have seen this tradition in the handwriting of my teacher, Sheikh Bahai: Sheikh Shams ud-Deen bin Makki has related: From the handwritten notes of Sheikh Ahmad Farahani, I narrated from Unwan Basri (aged 94): For many years I attended Malek bin Anas’s classes. When Ja’far bin Mohammed entered the city of Medina, I began to attend his classes and benefitted from his presence just as I ...

The False Shia

A man from Khorasan (a city in Iran) suggested to Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (the sixth leader for the Shia and the grandson of the prophet Muhammad) to make an armed campaign as the Imam had with him 100,000 followers.  In order to test the man's quality of faith, the Holy Imam said:Just get down into this burning oven.He, the man, became so hesitant to obey the command of the Holy Imam. Meanwhile, a person came and greeted the Imam and the ...

The Wahabi doctrine regarding divine attributes

The Wahabi doctrine on Allah's attributes is the same as that of al- Mujasima:* They claim that Allah possesses actual organs such as a hand, a leg, an eye and a face. They also describe him as literally siting, moving, changing position, descending and ascending. 1This doctrine which they borrowed from Ibn Taimia originated with the Hoshawia who lacked profound knowledge of Islamic tenets and teachings. The Hashawia endorsed the literal ...

The Wahabi and Muslim: The Wahabi [bida'] (corruption)

The Wahabis believe that they are the only true Muslims because they uphold divine unity while other Muslims are idolaters who deserve to lose their lives and possessions. According to them, a person must not be considered a Muslim even if he pronounces al-Shahadatain, the two testimonies, that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his apostle if he also believes that he could be blessed by visiting the Prophet's mosque and ask for his ...

Identifying and recognising Nasibi ideology

Several authoritative Sunni works are being relied on for this section.Al Muhaddith Shah Abdul Aziz states in "Taufa Ithna Ashari" states:"Marwan was a Nasibi and was in fact its leader".Taufa Ithna Ashari" page 95 Chapter 2 paragraph number 74, by Al Muhaddith Shah 'Abdul Aziz DehlaviMaulana Sayyid Lal Shah Bukhari attributes a different name as the actual Imam of the Nasibis, he writes:"The founder of Nasibi ideology was Mu'awiya"."Isthakhlaaf ...

By extolling Mu'awiya the Nasibis have opposed Allah (swt) and his beloved Prophet (S)

Such is their love for Mu'awiya these Nasibis go to huge lengths in extolling his virtues and his reign. They are only harming themselves, by saying Mu'awiya - May Allah be pleased with him, they are further pining their caftans to the gates of hell. This is because they have opposed the words of the Prophet:Such are the double standard of the Salafi Nasibis that whilst on the one hand they advocate the science of hadith authenticity, and accuse ...

The Shi'a position on Ayesha

We do not curse Ayesha; rather we only quote what can be found in the text of the Ahlul Sunnah as well as Allah (swt) words in the Quran. It is sad that when we quote Sunni texts we are called kaffir! Furthermore after a detailed analysis of the Quran and Sunnah it cannot be proven that the standard for determining Iman is Ayesha.Nasibis rather than attacking the Shia why not answer these questions:Are the Sahaba and wives of the Prophet (s) ...

Shia are Muslim - Fatwa of Grand Mufti Shaltoot

What follows is the Fatwa (religious verdict/ruling) of one of the Sunni world's most revered scholars, Shaikh Mahmood Shaltoot with regard to the Shia. Shaikh Shaltoot was the head of the renowned al-Azhar Theological school in Egypt, one of the main centers of Sunni scholarship in the world. It should be of interest to know that a few decades ago, a group of Sunni and Shia scholars formed a center at al-Azhar by the name of "Dar al-Taqreeb ...

Misconception of the Similitude of God to His Creation

The first to come across in researching the hadith narrated by Imam al-Rida (A.S.) in the subject of tawhid is this one: "Anyone who makes a similitude of God with His creation is a mushrik (polytheist), and anyone who attributes to Him what He has prohibited is kafir (disbeliever)" which is, as reported about the Prophet (S.A.W.), a clear answer to those who claim that "God created Adam in His Own Image." In another text, the Imam (A.S.) ...

God's Attributes are His Own Essence

While researching the hadith of Imam al-Rida (A.S.) in this regard, we come across his treatment of the issue of His Attributes which are none other than a description of His Own Essence, and that it is impossible that they should be anything else. For example, al-Husayn ibn Khalid said, "I heard al-Rida (A.S.) saying, "God has always been Knowing, omni-Potent, Living, Eternal, Hearing, Seeing,' so I said to him, `O son of the Messenger of God ...

God's "Hand" is His Might

There are other verses the superficial meaning of which gives the impression that God has limbs just as humans do which He uses to achieve His purpose, such as His statement addressing Iblis when the latter refused to prostrate to Adam as commanded by God: "What prohibited you from prostrating to what I have created in My own hands?" and also like the verse saying, "When a leg will be uncovered and they are invited to prostrate..."The Imam ...

Ka'ba, the center of monotheism

The journey of servitude and love to Mecca has started. It's a fascinating journey. In this journey, the holy Ka'ba, the symbolic House of God, as the focal point of monotheism, is the center of gravity for all pilgrims.It attracts hearts like a powerful magnate to such an extent that the pilgrims circumambulate it like moths going round the lamp. This is indeed a lively sight and a spectacle of Islamic unity. It is the House which God has ...

Muslims mark Eid Al-Ghadir

Millions of Muslims have celebrated the Eid al-Ghadir, marking the occasion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) appointing Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor.Iranians joined Shia Muslims of other countries and celebrated the happy occasion with various ceremonies in different cities.In Tehran, the Milad Tower is brought to life to commemorate the occasion at Ghadir-e Khume, a place near Mecca, where by divine command Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) designated Imam ...

Al-Ghadir in the Qur’an (Part 2)

The Holy Qur’an states: “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” (Surat Al-Ma’idah, Verse 3) One of the controversial interpretations about this verse is that there is no relationship between this verse and what is said before and after it. Whether we regard this verse as Al-Ghadir Verse like all Shia or most of Sunn scholars or we ...

The Last Successor of Prophet in Ghadir Sermon

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) of Islam, on his way back from his last pilgrimage to Mecca, received some commandments from God through Gabriel. Two of these commandments were: “O Prophet! Declare what you were commanded to”‌ and “Your Prophetic mission is not incomplete unless you declare the commandment of God”‌. There would have been no word of Mahdi had the Prophet not introduced him because the people ...

How can we participate in reviving the name of the great Eid of Allah?

Everyone according to his ability and his style can be diligent in reviving the great Eid of the Khilafat and Wilayat and be himself a missionary in this field. We cite some examples as follow: Fathers can: 1. By buying sweets, new clothes or small gifts for his wife and his children. 2. By increasing his children’s pocket money on Eid Ghadir leave good memory of this day in their mind. 3.  By asking his children ...

Prophetic Texts Relating to Imamate of Imam Ali (A.S)

This article is prepared in three parts with these submenus as follows: 1. The Event of the Day of Warning 2. The Tradition of Ghadir and Its Continuity (Part 1) 3. The Tradition of Ghadir and Its Continuity (Part 2)   Once the Holy Prophet addressing his companions said:"Greet Ali and address him as "Commander of the Faithful". He said so on the occasion of Ghadir, but somehow or other this sentence is ...