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Abu Rayyah Rejects the Hadith, “The Sun and Moon Will be Wrapped up on the Day of Qiyamah”

 

Abu Rayyah says (page 93-94):

 

و مما يدل على ان هذا الكاهن الداهية قد طوى ابا هريرة تحت جناحه حتى جعله يردد كلامه بالنص و يجعله حديثا مرفوعا الى النبى (ص) ما نورد لك شيئا منه

روى البخارى عن ابى هريرة ان انبى    قال: الشمس والقمر مكوران يوم القيامة

وهذا الكلام نفسه قد قاله كعب الاحبار بنصه, فقد روى ابو يعلى الموصلى قال: يجاء بالشمس والقمر يوم القيامة كانهما ثوران عقيران فيقذفان فى جهنم يراهما من عبدهما

We will present to you some evidence which proves that this expert soothsayer wrapped up Abu Hurairah under his wing to the extent that he got him to repeat his sayings word for word and then ascribe them to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:

Al Bukhari reports a hadith from Abu Hurairah who narrates from the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: “The sun and moon will be wrapped up on the day of Qiyamah.”

The exact same statement was said by Ka’b al Ahbar. Abu Ya’la al Mawsili reports that he said:

The sun and moon will be brought on the day of Qiyamah as if they are feetless bulls. Thereafter, they will be flung into hell. Whoever worshipped them will see this.

 

Our comment: I will summarise our discussion on this subject by reproducing their statements.[1] This is in conformity to their claim, “The Imami Shia do not accept any ahadith except those which are authentically narrated through the Ahlul Bayt from their fore-fathers, i.e. from al Sadiq — his father, al Baqir — his father, Zayn al ‘Abidin — Hussain al Sibt — his father, Amir al Mu’minin — the Messenger; may the salutations of Allah be upon all of them. As for that which is narrated by the likes of Abu Hurairah, Samurah ibn Jundub, Marwan ibn al Hakam, ‘Imran ibn Hittan, ‘Amr ibn al ‘As and their likes; this holds no weight according to the Imamiyyah.”

Abu Rayyah, his teacher, and Kashif al Ghita[2] have admitted that the narrations of Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu hold no weight according to the Imamiyyah. Thus, we will quote for them the authentic narrations of the Ahlul Bayt who narrate from their grandfather. Al Majlisi reports from Muhammad ibn Muslim who reports that one of them were asked regarding the verse, Mention, (O Muhammad), the Day We will call forth every people with their record (of deeds), and he replied:

 

فقال: ما كانوا ياتمنون به فى الدنيا, و يؤتى بالشمس والقمر فيقذفان فى جهنم و بمن كان يعبدهما

That which they would follow in the world. The sun and the moon will be brought. They will be thrown into the fire along with those who would worship them.[3]

 

Abu Basir reports from Imam Jafar rahimahu Llah:

 

اذا كان يوم القيامة اتى بالشمس والقمر فى صورة ثورين فيقذفان بهما و بمن كان يعبدهما فى النار

The sun and moon will be brought in the form of two bulls on the day of Qiyamah. They will be thrown into the fire along with those who would worship them.[4]

 

Does the author have reservations regarding the ahadith of the Imams just as he accuses and forges allegations against Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu?

 

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[1]  Refer to Al Anwar al Kashifah by Sheikh ‘Abdur Rahman al Yamani, pg. 179, for more details. He has a complete rebuttal of this accusation.

[2]  Kashif al Ghita’: Asl al Shia wa Usuluha, pg. 79.

[3] Bihar al Anwar, 8/12-13.

[4]Tafsir Nur al Thaqalayn, 3/549; Bihar al Anwar, 57/159, Kitab al Sama wa l-Alam, Bab al Shams wa l-Qamar wa Ahwaluhuma.

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