A summary of the answers to the objections of Fadak

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A summary of the answers to the objections of Fadak

 

Whichever Shia vilifies the first khalifah due to the Fadak issue will do so by either claiming it to be gifted or inherited. In each case there are three preliminary issues that is necessary for them to establish.

In the case of claiming it to be gifted, the following three preliminary issues have to be established:

  1. That the Fadak Estate was in the ownership of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.
  2. That the gifting took place.
  3. That possession of the gift was taken.

Similarly, in the case of claiming it to be inherited, the following three preliminary issues have to be established:

  1. That the Fadak Estate was in the ownership of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.
  2. That the link of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to this world has come to an end, that the connection between his body and soul was broken.
  3. That the verse:

 

يُوصِيْكُمُ اللَّهُ فِيْ أَوْلَادِكُمْ لِلذَّكَرِ مِثْلُ حَظِّ الْأُنْثَيَيْنِ

Allah instructs you all concerning your children: for the male, what is equal to the share of two females.[1]

 

Includes in its purport the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the same manner as it does the rest of the Ummah.

Those cognizant of the sciences of argumentation and deliberation (Munazarah) will be aware that the Ahlus Sunnah are defendants in this case and as such aren’t obliged to consider any evidence. Merely rejecting the argument is sufficient. Furthermore, rejecting any one of the preliminary issues in either cases is sufficient to render them and Abu Bakr radiya Llahu ‘anhu safe from any reproach forget rejecting all three. And if they refute all three preliminary issues through clear proofs or establish its opposite by way of robust evidences then their view cannot be challenged.

Those that have studied this book, Hadiyyat al Shia, will be aware that in the case of gifting the last two preliminary issues were not established by the Shia, rather its opposite was established according to the principles of the Ahlus Sunnah.

In the case of inheritance, even though refuting the second preliminary issue was difficult, I have addressed it adequately in the book Ab-e-Hayat which will be published soon, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala willing. Any impartial Shia who studies it will begin speaking the truth. As for the people of the truth, the Ahlus Sunnah, their occupation is to recognise the truth as true and falsehood as false.

The first preliminary issue in the case of both gifting and inheriting and the third in the case of inheriting, have been refuted and its opposites established in detail in this book.

The falsehood of the first preliminary issue in both cases is so clear that only a disbeliever with a rotten heart will have any misgivings regarding it. It is for this very reason that when I was working for the Mujtaba’i publishing house in Meerut [1860-1868] I went to meet the son of Muhammad Quli Kunturi, Molvi Hamid Hussain—Nasir al Din Tusi II and successor of Nur Allah Shustari—when he stayed at the house of Mir Mahdi ‘Ali in Meerut while on his way to Ludhiana. I raised a few of these issues with him and the renowned Molvi Sahib was unable to furnish me with any answer.

 

وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ

And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.

 

 


[1] Surah al Nisa’: 11

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