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December 8, 2015

The Nusayris: An Extremist Shi`i sect

Amongst the ghulat sects or extremists Shi’i sects are the Nusayri, who have attracted the most attention from contemporary writers — from both east and west — on account of them gaining political control over Syria in the early seventies and more recently on account of the war which plagues the country. The Nusayri are an extreme splinter group from the Imamiyyah Ithna Ashariyyah of the Shi`ah who hold a […]
December 8, 2015

Accusation Regarding the Hadith of the Pond

The rancour which the Shi`ah harbour for the noble Sahabah radiya Llahu `anhum needs no introduction and it is quite commonplace to find them levelling unfounded tenuous accusations against the esteemed companions and students of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam on account of their bigotry. One such accusation has been levelled against the Sahabah in general that they all became apostate after the demise of Rasulullah , and will […]
December 8, 2015

Scrutiny of Shi`ah Narrators Part 2

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Zurarah ibn A`yun   The Shi`ah are in consensus upon declaring this individual as reliable and ruling his narrations to be authentic despite him being cursed by the Aʼimmah of the Ahl al-Bayt, as has been elucidated by al-Tusi in his al-Fahrist[1]. In spite of this, `Abd al-Husayn still praised him in his al-Muraja`at, which he fabricated in the name of the Shaykh […]
December 8, 2015

Scrutiny of Shi`ah Narrators Part 3

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Burayd ibn Mu`awiyah al-`Ajali   Al-`Amili has said regarding him in al-Wasaʼil (20/145-146):   وجه من وجوه أصحابنا ، ثقة فقيه، له محل عند الأئمة قاله العلامة ونحوه النجاشي وعده الكشي من أصحاب الاجماع كما مر، وروى له مدحا جليلا ، وفيه بعض الذم يأتي الوجه في مثله في زرارة . A facet of our companions, a reliable faqih. He has a unique […]
December 8, 2015

`Abd al-Husayns Criticism of the Morality of the Sahabah

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   `Abd al-Husayns Criticism of the Morality of the Sahabah   As for his claim that there exists no evidence to prove the morality of the Sahabah, which he claims in statements such as this:   This is our opinion regarding the narrators of hadith irrespective of whether they were Sahabah or not. The Qur’an and Sunnah have echoed this opinion. The majority have […]