Distorting the Shari’ah

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Distorting the Shari’ah

 

The Shia forge reports in the name of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the Ahlul Bayt with the intention of rendering the shari’ah redundant and to distance the Muslims from fulfilling the commands of Allah and abstain from His prohibitions. They consider salah, fasting, hajj, and Zakat to be a burden, a waste of time and money. Similarly, do they consider the other dictates of shari’ah as constraints in one’s daily activities and to be unnecessary. While relishing in following and being drowned in their desires.

In order to fulfil their desires they have refined the restrictions and ethics of the shar’iah, thus, now it is permissible to fornicate in the name of Mut’ah, even if one male practices it with a thousand different females and vice versa. This, in essence, is no different to adultery and fornication, which we have substantiated using their own literature. They have taught it and have even elevated it to the status of other acts of worship.

In addition to having forged reports in the name of Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the Ahlul Bayt, the Shia have also fabricated reports from Allah, the most High:

 

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is my proof over my creation, my light in the lands, and the custodian of my knowledge. I will not enter into hell he who has recognised ‘Ali, even if he had disobeyed me. Nor will I enter into paradise he who had denied him, even if he had obeyed me.[1]

 

What is intended hereby is that the obedience and disobedience of Allah is irrelevant and that everything is dependent on ones love for ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu. Thereafter he may do as he pleases not having to fear any retribution.

If it has been decided that he should go to hell, then whilst being turned away from the Hawd (pond) and being driven to hell due to perpetrating major sins, then too, he will still be made to enter Jannat and be given from the Hawd to drink on account of him having been from the Shia.

They also attribute to Allah (and who is more unjust than one who invents about Allah untruths) in various reports, from Abu Jafar:

 

On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will gather everybody on one plane. Everybody will be naked and barefooted. They will be standing on the plane, sweating profusely and will remain there for a period of fifty years.

وَخَشَعَتِ الْأَصْوَاتُ لِلرَّحْمٰنِ فَلَا تَسْمَعُ إِلَّا هَمْسًا

And [all] voices will be stilled before the Most Merciful, so you will not hear except a whisper [of footsteps][2]

Thereafter a caller will call out, “Where is the unlettered Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, where is the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam of mercy, where is Muhammad, the son of ‘Abdullah?”

He salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam will then go forward in front of everyone, until he reaches the Hawd (pond), the length of which will be from Aylah to Sana. And he will stand by it. Thereafter ‘Ali will be called and he will move forward in front of the people, and stand with him salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Permission will then be granted to the people to proceed. And on that day it will become apparent as to who will drink from the Hawd, and who will be turned away.

Suddenly the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam will see from amongst those who are being turned away are our lovers (Shia).

He will then cry out, “O my Rabb why are the supporters of ‘Ali prevented from the Hawd, and proceeding towards the fire?”

Allah will then send to him an angel who will ask, “O Muhammad what is it that makes you weep?”

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam will reply, “The Shia of ‘Ali.”

Thereafter the angel will say, “Allah says, ‘O Muhammad! The supporters of ‘Ali have been granted to you, and their sins have been forgiven on account of their love for you and your family. I have joined them with you and those who believed in him (‘Ali). We have made them part of your group, so give them to drink from your Hawd.’”

Abu Jafar adds, “How many a distressed person won’t call out, “O Muhammad,” after they have witnessed that. Thus not a person will remain behind from amongst those who supported and loved us, and hated and disassociated themselves from our enemies, except that he will be with us on that Day drinking from our Hawd.”[3]

 

Al Bahrani transmits from al Ikhtisas by al Mufid that Abu Sa’id al Mada’ini said:

 

I asked Abu ‘Abdullah what is meant by the verse:

وَمَا كُنْتَ بِجَانِبِ الطُّوْرِ إِذْ نَادَيْنَا

And you were not at the side of the mount when We called.[4]

He replied, “O Abu Sa’id, it is a book that Allah had written for us on paper, a thousand years prior to creation. Which is with Him on his Arsh (throne), or beneath it. On it is written, ‘O the supporters of Muhammad! I have forgiven you before having disobeyed me.[5] He who will come without having rejected the leadership of Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his family, I will make him enter My paradise through My mercy.”[6]

 

In the same manner they have attributed to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:

 

He who has been endowed with the love of the Imams of my household then indeed he has attained the best of both worlds, thus he should not doubt the fact that he will be made to enter Jannat.[7]

 

They have also attributed to ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu:

 

He who loves me will be successful and will be resurrected with the Prophets on the Day of Resurrection.[8]

 

In other words there is no need for such a person to tire himself with recitation of the Qur’an, offering salah, giving Zakat, or fasting in Ramadan, etc. Rather all that is required from him is to love the Ahlul Bayt, and Allah will save him from hell and enter him into paradise as is clearly stated in their books. Al Saduq transmits from Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:

 

O ‘Ali! He who sincerely loves you from his heart, it is as if he has recited a third of the Qur’an. He who loves you from his heart and verbally supports you, it is as if he has recited two thirds of the Qur’an. And he who loves you from his heart, verbally and physically supports you, it is as if he has recited the entire Qur’an.[9]

 

As for salah, Zakat, and hajj; they transmit from Jafar al Sadiq:

 

Allah withholds his punishment from our supporters who do not offer salah on account of those supporters who perform their salah… Allah withholds his punishment from our supporters who do not give Zakat, on account of those who are giving Zakat… and Allah withholds his punishment from our supporters who do not perform hajj on account of those supporters who perform hajj.[10]

 

Thus, it is not necessary for all of them to offer salah, give Zakat, and perform hajj; as long as others are doing it. All of these obligations are substituted by the love for the Ahlul Bayt, visiting them, crying for their dead, and visiting their graves after they have passed away. The religion of the Shia is a fabricated religion, which is not related to Islam in the least.

Islam is that religion which was taught by the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. It is a religion of action; fulfilling commands and abstaining from prohibitions. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam himself makes it very clear that the Ahlul Bayt will not be able to protect themselves from the punishment of Allah except by holding on to the Rope of Allah, carrying out that which Allah and His Messenger have commanded them with, and abstaining from those matters which He had prohibited from. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam addressed his household, i.e. aunts, uncles, and daughters, each and every one of them individually:

 

O Banu ‘Abdul Muttalib, Banu ‘Abd Manaf, Fatimah bint Rasulullah, ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib, and Safiyyah aunt of Rasulullah! Save yourselves from the Hell Fire because I will not be able to spare you from Allah.[11]

 

In another narration the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam says:

 

Do good deeds! Ask me from my wealth as much as you wish. However, I will not be able to spare you from Allah.[12]

 

This is the household of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and not even they were absolved from the punishment of Allah, nor will they be made to enter paradise on account of their love, support, and kinship to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. It is only through good deeds and obeying Allah and His messenger that they will be saved. Other than that the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam will not be able to spare them in anyway. This is in conformity with the verses of the Qur’an:

 

وَلَا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِّزْرَ أُخْرٰى

And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another.[13]

 

لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعٰى وَأَنَّ سَعْيَهُ سَوْفَ يُرٰى ثُمَّ يُجْزَاهُ الْجَزَاءَ الْأَوْفٰى

And that there is not for man except that [good] for which he strives. And that his effort is going to be seen. Then he will be recompensed for it with the fullest recompense.[14]

 

فَأَمَّا مَنْ طَغٰى وَآثَرَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا فَإِنَّ الْجَحِيْمَ هِيَ الْمَأْوٰى وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِ وَنَهَى النَّفْسَ عَنِ الْهَوٰى فَإِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ هِيَ الْمَأْوٰى

So as for he who transgressed. And preferred the life of the world. Then indeed, Hellfire will be [his] refuge. But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from [unlawful] inclination. Then indeed, Paradise will be [his] refuge.[15]

 

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَنْ تَزَكّٰى وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلّٰى

He has certainly succeeded who purifies himself. And mentions the name of his Lord and prays.[16]

 

Allah further states:

فَمَنْ يَّعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَّرَهُ وَمَنْ يَّعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَّرَهُ

So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it. And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.[17]

 

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُوْنَ الَّذِيْنَ هُمْ فِيْ صَلَاتِهِمْ خَاشِعُوْنَ وَالَّذِيْنَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُوْنَ وَالَّذِيْنَ هُمْ لِلزَّكَاةِ فَاعِلُوْنَ وَالَّذِيْنَ هُمْ لِفُرُوْجِهِمْ حَافِظُوْنَ إِلَّا عَلٰى أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُوْمِيْنَ فَمَنِ ابْتَغٰى وَرَاءَ ذٰلِكَ فَأُولٰئِكَ هُمُ الْعَادُوْنَ وَالَّذِيْنَ هُمْ لِأَمَانَاتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَاعُوْنَ وَالَّذِيْنَ هُمْ عَلٰى صَلَوَاتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُوْنَ أُولٰئِكَ هُمُ الْوَارِثُوْنَ الَّذِيْنَ يَرِثُوْنَ الْفِرْدَوْسَ هُمْ فِيْهَا خَالِدُوْنَ

Certainly will the believers have succeeded. They who are during their prayer humbly submissive. And they who turn away from ill speech. And they who are observant of Zakat. And they who guard their private parts. Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed. But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors. And they who are to their trusts and their promises attentive. And they who carefully maintain their prayers. Those are the inheritors. Who will inherit al Firdaws. They will abide therein eternally.[18]

 

Allah says in the Qur’an, that Book which He has sent down as a constitution, guidance, and mercy for humanity:

 

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ رَهِيْنَةٌ إِلَّا أَصْحَابَ الْيَمِيْنِ فِيْ جَنَّاتٍ يَتَسَاءَلُوْنَ عَنِ الْمُجْرِمِيْنَ مَا سَلَكَكُمْ فِيْ سَقَرَ قَالُوْا لَمْ نَكُ مِنَ الْمُصَلِّيْنَ وَلَمْ نَكُ نُطْعِمُ الْمِسْكِيْنَ وَكُنَّا نَخُوْضُ مَعَ الْخَائِضِيْنَ وَكُنَّا نُكَذِّبُ بِيَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ حَتّٰى أَتَانَا الْيَقِيْنُ فَمَا تَنفَعُهُمْ شَفَاعَةُ الشَّافِعِيْنَ

Every soul, for what it has earned, will be retained. Except the companions of the right. [Who will be] in gardens, questioning each other. About the criminals. [And asking them], “What put you into Saqar?” They will say, “We were not of those who prayed. Nor did we used to feed the poor. And we used to enter into vain discourse with those who engaged [in it]. And we used to deny the Day of Recompense. Until there came to us the certainty [i.e. death].” So there will not benefit them the intercession of [any] intercessors.[19]

 

Allah says on the tongue of Nuh ‘alayh al Salam, when he saw his son drowning, he called out to his Rabb:

 

وَنَادٰى نُوْحٌ رَّبَّهُ فَقَالَ رَبِّ إِنَّ ابْنِيْ مِنْ أَهْلِيْ وَإِنَّ وَعْدَكَ الْحَقُّ وَأَنتَ أَحْكَمُ الْحَاكِمِيْنَ قَالَ يَا نُوْحُ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ أَهْلِكَ إِنَّهُ عَمَلٌ غَيْرُ صَالِحٍ فَلَا تَسْأَلْنِ مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ إِنِّيْ أَعِظُكَ أَنْ تَكُوْنَ مِنَ الْجَاهِلِيْنَ قَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَسْأَلَكَ مَا لَيْسَ لِيْ بِهِ عِلْمٌ وَإِلَّا تَغْفِرْ لِيْ وَتَرْحَمْنِيْ أَكُنْ مِّنَ الْخَاسِرِيْنَ

My Lord, indeed my son is of my family; and indeed, Your promise is true; and You are the most just of judges! He said, “O Nuh, indeed he is not of your family; indeed, he is

work was other than righteous, so ask Me not for that about which you have no knowledge. Indeed, I advise you, lest you be among the ignorant.” [Nuh] said, “My Lord, I seek refuge in You from asking that of which I have no knowledge. And unless You forgive me and have mercy upon me, I will be among the losers.”[20]

 

Allah informs us about the discussion that had taken place between Prophet Ibrahim ‘alayh al Salam, and his father. Ibrahim said to his father:

 

يَا أَبَتِ إِنِّيْ قَدْ جَاءَنِيْ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَمْ يَأْتِكَ فَاتَّبِعْنِيْ أَهْدِكَ صِرَاطًا سَوِيًّا يَا أَبَتِ لَا تَعْبُدِ الشَّيْطَانَ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ كَانَ لِلرَّحْمٰنِ عَصِيًّا يَا أَبَتِ إِنِّيْ أَخَافُ أَنْ يَّمَسَّكَ عَذَابٌ مِّنَ الرَّحْمٰنِ فَتَكُوْنَ لِلشَّيْطَانِ وَلِيًّا قَالَ أَرَاغِبٌ أَنْتَ عَنْ آلِهَتِيْ يَا إِبْرَاهِيْمُ لَئِنْ لَّمْ تَنتَهِ لَأَرْجُمَنَّكَ وَاهْجُرْنِيْ مَلِيًّا قَالَ سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكَ سَأَسْتَغْفِرُ لَكَ رَبِّي إِنَّهُ كَانَ بِيْ حَفِيًّا

O my father, indeed there has come to me of knowledge that which has not come to you, so follow me; I will guide you to an even path. O my father, do not worship [i.e. obey] Satan. Indeed, Satan has ever been, to the Most Merciful, disobedient. O my father, indeed I fear that there will touch you a punishment from the Most Merciful so you would be to Satan a companion [in Hellfire]. [His father] said, “Have you no desire for my gods, O Ibrahim? If you do not desist, I will surely stone you, so avoid me a prolonged time.” [Ibrahim] said, “Peace [i.e. safety] will be upon you. I will ask forgiveness for you of my Lord. Indeed, He is ever gracious to me.”[21]

 

Allah further states:

 

وَمَا كَانَ اسْتِغْفَارُ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ لِأَبِيْهِ إِلَّا عَنْ مَّوْعِدَةٍ وَعَدَهَا إِيَّاهُ فَلَمَّا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ أَنَّهُ عَدُوٌّ لِّلّٰهِ تَبَرَّأَ مِنْهُ إِنَّ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ لَأَوَّاهٌ حَلِيْمٌ

And the request of forgiveness of Ibrahim for his father was only because of a promise he had made to him. But when it became apparent to him [i.e. Ibrahim] that he [i.e. the father] was an enemy to Allah, he disassociated himself from him. Indeed was Ibrahim compassionate and patient.[22]

 

Allah alludes to the fact that there is no salvation and success except through holding onto His Rope, acting upon His book, obeying Him and His Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, executing the commands, seeking closeness through good deeds such as performing salah, giving alms, fasting, and performing hajj. In other words, entering into religion completely while abstaining from the prohibitions. It is irrelevant as to whether the person has kinship with a friend of Allah, the pious, or even a Messenger of Allah; because it is righteous deeds that are required.

Abu Lahab, the uncle of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the former father in-law of his two daughters, was the immediate family of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, yet Allah states in the Qur’an:

 

تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ مَا أَغْنٰى عَنْهُ مَالُهُ وَمَا كَسَبَ سَيَصْلٰى نَارًا ذَاتَ لَهَبٍ وَّامْرَأَتُهُ حَمَّالَةَ الْحَطَبِ فِيْ جِيْدِهَا حَبْلٌ مِّن مَّسَدٍ

May the hands of Abu Lahab be ruined and ruined is he.His wealth will not avail him or that which he gained. He will [enter to] burn in a Fire of [blazing] flame. And his wife [as well] — the carrier of firewood. Around her neck is a rope of [twisted] fibre.[23]

 

The following verse was revealed regarding the Prophet’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam uncle Abu Talib, when the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam intend to seek forgiveness for him:

 

مَا كَانَ لِلنَّبِيِّ وَالَّذِيْنَ آمَنُوْا أَنْ يَّسْتَغْفِرُوْا لِلْمُشْرِكِيْنَ وَلَوْ كَانُوْا أُولِيْ قُرْبٰى مِنْۢ بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُمْ أَصْحَابُ الْجَحِيْمِ

It is not for the Prophet and those who have believed to ask forgiveness for the polytheists, even if they were relatives, after it has become clear to them that they are companions of Hellfire.[24]

 

It is not concealed from he who contemplates on the Qur’an and its meanings that the only salvation is through believing in the Oneness of Allah, the message of His Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and practicing upon what is in the Qur’an and Sunnah:

 

إِلَّا مَنْ تَابَ وَآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا فَأُولٰئِكَ يُبَدِّلُ اللّٰهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِمْ حَسَنَاتٍ وَكَانَ اللّٰهُ غَفُوْرًا رَّحِيْمًا وَمَنْ تَابَ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَإِنَّهُ يَتُوْبُ إِلَى اللّٰهِ مَتَابًا وَالَّذِيْنَ لَا يَشْهَدُوْنَ الزُّوْرَ وَإِذَا مَرُّوْا بِاللَّغْوِ مَرُّوْا كِرَامًا وَالَّذِيْنَ إِذَا ذُكِّرُوْا بِآيَاتِ رَبِّهِمْ لَمْ يَخِرُّوْا عَلَيْهَا صُمًّا وَّعُمْيَانًا وَالَّذِيْنَ يَقُوْلُوْنَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَّاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِيْنَ إِمَامًا أُولٰئِكَ يُجْزَوْنَ الْغُرْفَةَ بِمَا صَبَرُوْا وَيُلَقَّوْنَ فِيْهَا تَحِيَّةً وَّسَلَامًا خَالِدِيْنَ فِيْهَا حَسُنَتْ مُسْتَقَرًّا وَّمُقَامًا

Except for those who repent, believe, and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful. And he who repents and does righteousness does indeed turn to Allah with [accepted] repentance. And [they are] those who do not testify to falsehood, and when they pass near ill speech, they pass by with dignity. And those who, when reminded of the verses of their Lord, do not fall upon them deaf and blind. And those who say, “Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us a leader [i.e., example] for the righteous.” Those will be awarded the Chamber for what they patiently endured, and they will be received therein with greetings and [words of] peace. Abiding eternally therein. Good is the settlement and residence.[25]

 

These verses of the Qur’an sit in stark contradiction with what the Shia believe:

 

The love for ‘Ali is such which no sin effects.[26]

Our love for the Ahlul Bayt disposes of the sins of a slave just as a strong wind blows leaves from a tree.[27]

 

The Shia have also attributed to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam the following:

 

Allah has granted my brother (‘Ali ibn Talib) virtues that cannot be enumerated. Whomsoever mentions any of his virtues and believes therein, Allah forgives him all his present and future sin. Whomsoever writes down any of those virtues, an angel will continue to seek forgiveness on his behalf for as long as that writing remains. He who listens to the virtues of ‘Ali, Allah pardons his sins perpetrated with his ears. And he who reads about the virtues of ‘Ali, Allah forgives him the sins perpetrated by his eyes.[28]

 

The Shia also believe that it is not necessary for them to do good deeds:

 

From Jafar al Sadiq, he said to the Shia, “By Allah let alone two, not even one of you will be entered into hell.”[29]

 

Jafar also allegedly stated:

 

A man from amongst you, his book of deeds will be filled without having done any good deeds.[30]

In fact, he will be on the level of the Messengers on the Day of Resurrection.[31]

 

The Shia transmit from Abu al Hassan al Rida (their eighth Imam):

 

The pen has been lifted from our supporters… there is not a supporter of ours who errs or commits a sin, except that those sins will be pardoned. Even if it were as much as that of rain drops, pebbles, and dust, or even that of trees and thorns.[32]

 

The one whose condition is such, for him it is not necessary to exert himself. Rather all that is required from him is to love ‘Ali. And he may do as he pleases, as the pen has been lifted. His sins and mistakes are forgiven. They were even granted Allah’s subhanahu wa ta ‘ala pleasure and paradise. No sin or wrong will affect him, nor is his faith and actions affected. As for the manifestation of this love. It is to visit the graves of Hussain, al Rida, or one of the Imams, and thereby they will receive Allah’s subhanahu wa ta ‘ala pleasure and paradise:

Visiting (the grave) of Hassan is equivalent to a hundred accepted Hajj, and Umrahs.[33]

 

The Shia also falsely attribute the following report to Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:

 

He who visits Hussain after his demise for him is paradise.[34]

 

As for he who is not able to visit Hussain, then the least he should do is cry over his martyrdom; and for him too is paradise. From Baqir ibn Zayn al ‘Abidin:

A tear is not shed over the martyrdom of Hussain except that Allah forgives his sins, even if it be as much as the foam on the ocean.[35]

 

Also, “Paradise becomes compulsory for him.”[36]

In the same manner he who cries over al Rida for him is paradise, as they have attributed to al Rida:

 

There is not a believer who visits us and sheds a tear except that Allah makes the fire unlawful for his body.[37]

 

As for he who visits his grave, the Shia transmit from his son Muhammad, known as al Jawwad (their ninth Imam):

 

He who visits the grave of my father in Tus, Allah forgives all his present and future sins. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will place him on a pulpit next to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam until Allah has finished questioning his slaves.[38]

 

The Shia transmit from his father, Musa ibn Jafar (their seventh Imam):

 

“He who visits the grave of my son, ‘Ali, by Allah for him there is the reward of seventy accepted pilgrimages.”

(The narrator asked) “Seventy?”

He replied, “Yes! Seventy thousand pilgrimages.”

Thereafter he said, “Perhaps the hajj might not be accepted, however he who visits him, or spends the night there. It is as though he had visited Allah on His ‘Arsh.”

I (repeated) said, “Like someone who had visited Allah on His ‘Arsh?”

He replied, “Yes.”[39]

 

They also transmit from ‘Ali al Rida:

 

A day will come when you will be visiting my grave in Tus. Behold! That he who visits me on that day and he is in a pure state. He will return free from sin, as the day his mother had given birth to him.[40]

A believer does not visit his grave except that Allah makes Jannat incumbent upon him. And makes his body unlawful for the fire of Jahannam.[41]

 

He who visits his sister Fatimah bint Musa, for him too is Jannat. They transmit from Sa’d ibn Sa’d:

 

I asked Abu al Hassan al Rida with regards to visiting (the grave of) Fatimah bint Musa ibn Jafar and he replied, “He who visits her, for him is Jannat.”[42]

 

This is the religion of the Shia, based entirely on visiting of graves and lamenting. Love and allegiance all that matters, not that of fulfilling the obligations and dictates of shari’ah.

 

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[1] Muqadimat al Burhan fi Tafsir al Qur’an, pg. 23, by al Bahrani and a similar report in al Khisal, vol. 2 pg. 583, by al Qummi.

[2] Surah Taha: 108

[3] Tafsir al Burhan, vol. 3 pg. 25; al Safi, vol. 2 pg. 78.

[4] Surah al Qasas: 46

[5] Not only have the Shia considered their Imams infallible rather they share with them in it. As Allah has forgiven their sins before even perpetrating it. He whose condition is such is sinless. In conclusion not only are the Imams infallible but they too have a share therein.

[6] Al Burhan, vol. 3 pg. 228.

[7] Tafsir Nur al Thaqalayn, vol. 2 pg. 504.

[8] Kitab al Khisal, vol. 2 pg. 578.

[9] Kitab al Khisal, vol. 2 pg. 180.

[10] Tafsir al Qummi, vol. 1 pg. 83, 84; Tafsir al Ayyashi by Muhammad ibn Mas’ud al Sulami, vol. 1 pg. 135, better known as al ‘Ayyashi.

[11] Tafsir Manhaj al Sadiqin, vol. 6 pg. 488.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Surah al An’am: 164

[14] Surah al Najm: 39-41.

[15] Surah al Nazi’at: 37-41

[16] Surah al A’la: 14, 15

[17] Surah al Zilzal: 7, 8

[18] Surah al Mu’minun: 1-11

[19] Surah al Mudatthir: 38-48

[20] Surah Hud: 45-48

[21] Surah Maryam: 43-47

[22] Surah al Tawbah: 114

[23] Surah Lahab.

[24] Surah al Tawbah 113.

[25] Surah al Furqan 70-76

[26] Tafsir Manhaj al Sadiqin, vol. 8 pg. 110.

[27] Ibid.

[28] Hadiqat al Shia pg. 2 by Ahmed ibn Muhammad also known as Muqaddas al Ardabili and Kashf al Ghummah vol. 1 pg. 112 by ‘Ali ibn ‘Isa al Arbali.

[29] Al Rawdah min al Kafi vol. 8 pg. 78 by al Kulayni.

[30] Op.cit vol. 8 pg. 315

[31] Muqadmiat al Burhan pg. 21

[32]Uyun Akhbar al Rida vol. 2 pg. 236 by ibn Babawayh al Qummi

[33] Al Irshad pg. 252 by al Mufid

[34] Op.cit.

[35] Jala al Uyun vol. 2 pg. 468 by al Majlisi al Farisi

[36] Ibid, pg. 464, under the heading “the chapter on crying over Hussain”.

[37] Ibid, pg. 464, under the heading “the chapter on crying over Hussain”.

[38] Uyun Akhbar al Rida, vol. 2 pg. 227.

[39] Uyun Akhbar al Rida, vol. 2 pg. 259.

[40] Ibid, pg. 260. The present day Shia have exceeded their previous scholars in fabricating. Their jurists and scholars vie with one another, so much so that they have lost track of what their previous scholars had said. It is an established fact that the Shia do not equate anyone to Hassan ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, however, when Ibn Babawayh speaks about al Rida, he exaggerates to such an extent that he forgets what the actual stance of his madh-hab is, and gives preference to visiting the grave of ‘Ali ibn Musa al Rida over that of Hussain. He writes in his book, “Visiting the grave of Hussain is equivalent to one hundred (Hajj) pilgrimages.” And when mentioning the reward of visiting the grave of al Rida he writes that it is equivalent to a thousand pilgrimages. (Uyun Akhbar al Rida, pg. 257) Furthermore, he states that visiting the grave of al Rida is more rewarding than visiting the grave of Hussain. He then transmits from ‘Ali ibn Mahziya, “I said to Abu Jafar (Muhammad al Jawwad), ‘May I be sacrificed in your stead, is visiting the grave of al Rida more virtuous or visiting Hussain’s.’ He replied, ‘My father’s is more virtuous.’” (Uyun Akhbar al Rida, vol. 2 pg. 261) He then adds, “Visiting his grave is more virtuous than visiting the blessed Bayt Allah.” (Uyun Akhbar al Rida, vol. 2 pg. 258)

[41] Uyun Akhbar al Rida, vol. 2 pg. 255.

[42]Uyun Akhbar al Rida, vol. 2 pg. 267.