Introduction- Chapter One

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Introduction

All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him; we seek His help, forgiveness and guidance. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own souls and misdeeds. None can mislead whomsoever Allah guides, and none can guide whomsoever Allah causes to go astray.

I testify that there is no deity worthy worship except Allah. He is One and He has no partner. I equally testify that Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is the servant of Allah and His Messenger.

It is authentically reported that the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

This ummah shall be divided into seventy three factions; all save one of them shall be in Hell.[1]

 

The group which will attain salvation is the one that upholds the path of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and that of his noble and righteous Companions radiya Llahu ‘anhum, who are the best of mankind after the Prophets and the best community ever evolved for mankind. Allah says:

 

وَمَنْ یُّشَاقِقِ الرَّسُوْلَ مِنْۢ بَعْدِ مَا تَبَیَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدٰی وَیَتَّبِعْ غَیْرَ سَبِیْلِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلّٰی وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَؕ وَسَآءَتْ مَصِیْرًا

And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after the right path has become manifestly clear and follows other than the believers’ way, We shall leave him on the path he has chosen, and enter him in Hell, what an evil destination.[2]

 

Adhering to the Sunnah of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and following the path of the believers in belief and practice are the distinct characteristics of the victorious and the saved group known as Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah.

In the course of studying the erroneous fundamentals of the seventy-two misguided groups, the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah unanimously agreed that the most erroneous of the deviated groups is the Shia sect. This is the reason why this misguided sect is sometimes called ‘Shia of falsehood’ or ‘Shia of desire’

However, Allah so wished that I should contribute somewhat in challenging these people and their falsehood that He brought to me a confused young man from among the Ahlus Sunnah. The cause of his confusion was that the Shia had seized him as a result of his ignorance and inadequate knowledge about the belief of Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah and the reality of the erroneous ideology of the Shia. Therefore, they were able – through deception, demonstration of false love, fake generosity and claims of bogus love for members of the Prophet’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam household – to attack his pure and untainted correct belief. These deceptions worked on this poor youth to such an extent that he believed that these Shia were angels and advocates of truth.

The following is an account of his story and the subsequent debates that took place in establishing the truth.

I beseech Allah to make it useful for the Muslims and to regard it as a humble and accurate contribution towards acquainting the Muslims with the reality of their enemies. I hope for my reward from Allah alone. He is Sufficient for us and Excellent is He as a Protector! All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds.

(Abridged)

Majdi Muhammad ibn ‘AIi ibn Muhammad

 

Chapter One: The First Debate

Prologue:

The following pages are an account of the debate that took place between myself and the leaders of the Ithna ‘Ashariyyah (Twelvers) Shia. I did not prepare for it. It was rather pre-ordained by Allah in order to show the truth to the deceived members of Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah who are carried away by the vicious da’wah activities of the Shia establishments, whose apparent goal is to unite the ranks of all those who call themselves Muslims, but whose real hidden agenda is to spread the Shia ideology among the youth of Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah, who are not firm-rooted in their knowledge of the truth.

They aim to mislead the youth into doubting the Qur’an and the Sunnah; to mislead them from their belief in the righteousness of the Companions radiya Llahu ‘anhum into insulting, cursing and regarding them as apostates as well as from having a good opinion of every Muslim who believes in the oneness of Allah into regarding the life, property and honour of such a Muslim as violable.

They want to mislead them from truth to falsehood and from guidance to error through mischievous and deceptive means; but never shall falsehood prevail over the truth, for Allah says:

 

وَ قُلْ جَآءَ الْحَقُّ وَ زَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ ؕ اِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ کَانَ زَهُوْقًا

And say: “Truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism or this Qur’an) has come and batil (falsehood) has perished. Surely, batil is ever bound to perish.[3]

 

Reasons for the debate

I am strongly convinced that engaging in any debate with the Shia is futile because their reputation in lying precedes them. They regard lying as an act of worship and an integral part of their religion. Therefore, argument with such people is a waste of time.

There was a young man from among the Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah who had good manners but little knowledge. As a result of his limited knowledge about the books of Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah, he fell into the hands of the Shia, who were able to penetrate his heart and mind and attack his pure belief through their deceptions and shrewdness. They pretended to love him and they showered him with their artificial generosity to the extent that he was driven into believing that they were the best of all people in religion and manners.

After they had won his confidence, they told him about the pure and righteous members of the Prophet’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam household. The Shia convinced him that they were the supporters of ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu – the Prophet’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam cousin and son-in-law – whom he appointed as his brother and placed him in relation to himself as Prophet Harun was to Prophet Musa R. They added that it was this same ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu about whom the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

O Allah, be a friend to him who befriends him (‘Ali) and be an enemy to him who shows enmity to him.

They also convinced the young man that they, the Shia, alone are the lovers of Hassan radiya Llahu ‘anhu and Husayn radiya Llahu ‘anhu – the chiefs of the youth of Paradise – and their mother Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha – the leader of the women of Paradise.

All the above left our young man in little doubt that the Shia were the angels of truth whom Allah had sent down to guide him.

 

NEXT⇒ The Cause of the Confusion


[1] Tirmidhi

[2] Surah al Nisa’: 115

[3] Surah Al Isra: 81

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