A Gift for the Shia (Hadiyyat al-Shia) by Hujjatul Islam Molana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi

The book Hadiyyat al Shia is the scholastic masterpiece of Hujjat al Islam Molana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi, which uproots the very premise of Shi`ism and establishes the veracity of the Ahlus Sunnah wa l Jama’ah. The book itself is a reply to letter by a Shia scholar, which comprised of a number of Shia deceptions and propaganda. Molana refuted these fabrications, relying upon proof from the Qur’an, Hadith and common logic, in such a unique manner that it leaves one astonished as to how the Shia could have thought the proof cited by them actually proves their baseless assertions, whereas in actual fact the very proof they cite proves the standpoint of the Ahlus Sunnah.

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Part 1

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Biography of Hujjat al Islam Molana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi

 

Foreword

 

Introduction

 

Hadiyyat al-Shiah

 

Chapter One

– The Ahlus Sunnah are in conformity with the Qur’an

– The Shia deprivation of reciting the Qur’an

– Why are the Shia deprived of reciting the Qur’an

– The belief of the Shia regarding the Qur’an

– Many verses of the Qur’an prove the Ahlus Sunnah are on the truth

– The practice of the Ahlul Bayt negates any changes having occurred in the Qur’an

– The wide availability of the Qur’an clears ‘Uthman from all accusations

– The falsehood of Al-Kulayni

– The laws which the Shia Imam al-Mahdi will enact

- Commentary of the verse in Surah al-Taubah

– The status of Abu Bakr

– Shia attempts to undermine the right of Abu Bakr to khilafah

 

Chapter Two

– The Promise of Succession and Authority

– This verse contradicts Shia beliefs

– The sequence of khilafah is also established from this verse

– This verse refers to the four Rightly Guided Khulafa

– This verse also reveals the secret behind khilafah being reserved for the Quraysh

– This verse proves the innocence of ‘Umar

– The weight of ‘Umar’s opinion

– `Umar was not the one instructed to bring the pen and paper

– Where did the Shia learn of the intention of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam 

– Accusing the first three khulafa of apostasy is tantamount to accusing Allah of deceit

– Who does “Those who are ungrateful after this” refer to?

 

Chapter Three

– The lofty status of the Sahabah in the light of the verse of Surah Fath

– The wisdom of first mentioning the quality of “Hatred for Allah” before the other qualities

– The Sahabah are stern against shaitan and their inner selves

– If someone errs due to some misunderstanding, not due to the effects of shaitan and the nafs

– The disputes amongst the Sahabah were not due to the effects of shaitan and the nafs

– Those who are stern against the kuffar may err but shaitan cannot gain control over them

– Even the most honourable at times can regard good to be evil due to misinterpretation

– Such praise despite the possibility of error indicates Allah’s forgiveness and pleasure

– Such praise despite the possibility of error is a slap in the face of their enemies

– The Shia are indebted to the Sahabah as well

– The meaning of iman and the levels of conviction

– The credibility of the narrators upon whose narrations Shi`asm is founded

– The reason for Allah’s pleasure in this verse rests only upon Hijrah

– The words of the verse: “Superior in Rank” establishes superiority of the Sahabah over the Imams

 

Chapter four

– The belief of badaʼ and confusion of the Shia scholars

– The difference between badaʼ and naskh

– The extended absence of the final Imam is a sad plight indeed

– Refutation of badaʼ from the Qur’an

– The Shia principle dictates that Allah may err but not the infallible Imams

– Discussion on the Imams possessing knowledge of `ilm al-ghayb (knowledge of the unseen)

– The virtues of the khulafa and the Sahabah in the words of `Ali and the other Imams

– The virtues of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

– The merits of `Umar in the words of `Ali-

 

Chapter Five

– The belief of taqiyyah

– Taqiyyah in light of Shia narration

– `Ali recited an eulogy for Abu Bakr after his demise, when there was no fear for his life

– The narrations of the Shia themselves refutes any possibility of taqiyyah

– Amir al-Muʼminin orders one to be truthful in all circumstances

– If taqiyyah was incumbent then the martyrdom of Hussain  would be a sin

– The Imam strikes awe into ‘Umar with his miraculous feat

– Taqiyyah in light of logic and common practice

– Taqiyyah in light of the Qur’an

– Taqiyyah deprives one of Jannah

– The purpose of the prophets and their deputies is to warn and convey glad-tidings

– Propagation of din is compulsory upon the prophets and imams

– The Makkan period eliminates any possibility of taqiyyah

– Migration is compulsory when practicing the truth is not possible

– Imam al-Baqir curses those who refute the title of Al-Siddiq

– Why was taqiyyah haram for Imam al-Baqir?

– An objection against Imam Jafar by the Shia themselves

 

Part 2

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- ‘Ammar ‘Ali’s Letter

- Response to the Allegation that The Prophet Had Only One Daughter

- Nikah of Umm Kulthum bint ‘Ali to Sayyidina Umar ibn al Khattab

- Fadak estate

- ‘Ammar ‘Ali – evidence of forgery and fabrication

- The Fadak Estate was from Fay’

- False Allegation Against Sayyidina ‘Umar

- A Second Dimension of Conformity Between Qur’an and Hadith

- Determining the Nature of the Inheritance of the Ambiya’

 

The translation of the book is still ongoing, In Sha Allah, the book will be updated as soon as new content becomes available, the pdf. file too will be updated accordingly.