History of Shi`ism by Moulana `Abd al-Shakur Lakhnawi

This book discusses the history and origins of the Shia religion as well as the life story of its founder, the famous munafiq- Ibn Saba’. It clearly explains the manner in which this munafiq outwardly embraced Islam and was successful in sowing discord amongst the Muslims and ultimately becoming the founder of the Shia religion.

The author sheds light on the various deviant Shia practices and beliefs, quoting relevant Shia texts, from which he emphatically proves that the Shia are a deviant sect of Islam.

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– Ibn Saba’

– Ibn Saba’ was from San’a

– The propaganda of Ibn Saba’

– The effects of his propaganda

– Ibn Saba’ is the originator of the belief of Imamah

– What do the Shia `ulama say about Ibn Saba’

– Assault on Tauhid

– Who is responsible for the belief in the divinity of Sayyidina `Ali

– Ibn Saba’s second assault was on nubuwwah


The efforts of Ibn Saba’ against the khilafah of Sayyidina `Uthman

– Sayyidina `Uthman investigated the allegations

– Unrest in Kufah

– The rebels surround the house of Sayyidina `Uthman

– Sayyidina `Uthman’s abhorrence to bloodshed

– Ahadith relating to the martyrdom of Sayyidina `Uthman

– Martyrdom of Sayyidina `Uthman

– The excellent qualities of Sayyidina `Uthman


Sayyidina `Ali is appointed as khalifah

– `Abdullah ibn Saba’ disobeys the order of Sayyidina `Ali

– Sayyidah Aisha travels to Basrah

– Sayyidina `Ali and Sayyidah `Aisha reconcile and the efforts of Ibn Saba’ to obstruct it

– Sayyidina `Ali’s  efforts to reconcile

– The misconception was removed

– Battle of Jamal


A brief look at the beliefs of the Shia

– The Shia belief regarding Allah Ta`ala

– The Shia belief of Bada and its necessity


The Shia belief regarding the ambiya

– The Shia belief regarding Nabi Muhammad


The Shia belief regarding the Sahabah and their attitude towards them

– The position of the Sahabah according to Allah Ta`ala

– Ahadith and the opinions of the Imams regarding the Sahabah

– The Shia belief regarding their Imams






The Qu’ran and its alteration


The Shia group of Kufah

– The character of Zurarah

– The character of Abu Basir

– The narration Eat son! Eat!

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