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May 3, 2016
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Foreword

الحمد لله رب العلمين و الصلوة و السلام على نبيه و حبيبه سيد المرسلين محمد و اله و اصحابه و ازواجه و امته اجمعين

 

Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala sent His beloved Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam for our guidance, revealed His special word upon him, handed him the lantern of guidance, and out of His all-encompassing Mercy extricated us from the darkness of kufr and shirk and illuminated our hearts with the light of iman. This is such a great favour which we can never ever express sufficient gratitude. However, shaitan caused many Muslims to deviate, thereby darkening their hearts once again with corrupt beliefs. He caused such a split amongst us that seventy-two sects went astray, which Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam prophesised. Hence, we should not be content with a Muslim name, nor regard ourselves worthy of salvation just by merely proclaiming the oneness of Allah and the nubuwwah of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Instead it is of vital importance that we research every belief, and match every belief with the Qur’an and sunnah. It is impossible not to differentiate truth from falsehood for a person who studies the Qur’an with a sound and clean heart only for his salvation and not allowing any prejudice or hatred to creep in. It is impossible for Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala to abandon such a seeker of truth in the abyss of deviation. On the contrary, the one who does not seek the truth — is instead hell-bent on religious prejudice and whose only objective is to quarrel and reign supreme, who believes his religion to be true, following in the footsteps of his forefathers by saying, “Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are in their footsteps [rightly] guided,” — will undoubtedly remain on deviation and would never be able to purify his heart from corrupt beliefs.

After this introduction, this sinful servant Mahdi ‘Ali ibn Sayed Damin ‘Ali — may Allah forgive his sins — appeals to the brothers that two sects among all the sects of the Muslims are more common, viz. the Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah and the Shia Imamiyyah. Each believes his creed to be true and heading for salvation and labels the other as false and which leads to destruction. Thousands of books have been authored and millions of articles have been written, but this fight has still not seen its end. Everyone remains firm on his belief. Very few are the people who searched for the truth, abandoned their forefather’s religion and embraced the other to attain salvation.

I am a million times grateful to my Allah the Majestic and Great, that I am one of those fortunate few who out of hope for their salvation, soundly contemplated upon the doctrines of both creeds; thus finding the religion of the Ahlu Sunnah in conformity to divine speech and the Shia Imamiyyah creed contrary to it. I did not regret forsaking the creed of my forefathers, separating from my family and folk and abandoning the beliefs of the Shia scholars — who are wolves in sheep’s skin — and entered into the true religion of the Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah.

Since my friends, colleagues, brothers and family are still on their previous creed (Shi’ism) and deem me as deviated, I present those rational proofs to them which made me loathe their creed, and reproduce those evidences which showed me the veracity of the religion of the Ahlus Sunnah; thus convincing me to accept it. For this reason I write this book, to extol the virtues of the Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah. May Allah allow my friends to have an unbiased look at it and discard their false beliefs. Amin.

 
 

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