al Shia wa l-Tashayyu’

July 25, 2022

Introduction

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Introduction   All praise belongs to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, the Most Compassionate, the Most Beneficent, Master of the Day of Requital. Peace and salutations be upon the most honoured amongst Messengers and the Seal of Prophets salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, upon his family members, the Mothers of the Believers, his noble family, his close Companions radiya Llahu ‘anhum, and whoever […]
July 25, 2022

Chapter One – Early Shi’ism and the first Shia

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Chapter One Early Shi’ism and the first Shia   The word shia is generally used for the followers and helpers of a person. It is said:   فلان من شيعة فلان So and so is from the shia of so and so.   Meaning, he is amongst those whose views corresponds with another. As Imam al Zubaidi[1] says:   كل قوم اجتمعوا على […]
July 29, 2022

Chapter Two – Shi’ism and the Saba’iyyah

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Chapter Two Shi’ism and the Saba’iyyah   The original sect of the Shia abandoned the truth and were sluggish in assisting their leader, Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu. They were cowards and deceivers who possessed love for this world and its contents. They gave preference to living over dying in the path of the truth. Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu himself described them […]