Khomeini Between Extremism And Moderation – Foreword

Khomeini Between Extremism And Moderation
May 12, 2020
Chapter One – Glimpses into the Iranian revolution and the stance adopted by the Muslims
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Khomeini Between Extremism And Moderation

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم



Verily all praises are for Allah. We glorify Him, seek His assistance, and beg for His forgiveness. We seek the refuge of Allah from the evil of ourselves and from our wicked acts. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray and whomsoever He leads astray, none can guide. I testify that there is no God but Allah alone who has no partner and I testify that Muhammad is his servant and Messenger.

For the past twenty plus years, I have been studying the publications of the Shia in the form of books, pamphlets, and magazines; and its written matter comprising of attacks and fabrications against individuals of the best of eras, the Sahabah, Tabi’in, and those scholars who have maintained their ideology.

I have always been pained at the complacency and negligence of the Ahlus Sunnah in the face of the conniving schemes of the Shia laid out for them. The following couplet has been at my side all these years:

أرى خلل الرماد ومیض جمر

وأخشى أن يكون لها ضرام

فان النار بالعودین تذکی

وان الحرب مبدؤها کلام

I see between the ashes and glow of live ember;

I f ear that it will break into a blaze,

For verily, fire is kindled on timber;

As is war, initiated with words of phrase.


Then came the Khomeini revolution which beguiled many of the troubled Muslims who misconstrued this as a glimmer of hope. They readied themselves for migration and to pleadge allegiance to Khomeini under the delusion of a true caliphate being established.

A great number of Islamic organisations rivalled each other in supporting the Iranian Revolution with its leaders preaching the love of Khomeini. These leaders and those organisations were, in their own right, at odds with each other; the concept of unity between them a mere dream. However, they were all unanimous in the necessity of supporting the Iranian Revolution and coordinating with Khomeini, whom they thought to be, a new hero of the Islamic cause.

In the pursuit of unveiling the truth and exposing the skeletons of the evil-mongers, it becomes necessary to expound the truth so that the leaders of the various Islamic da’wah movements and its youth fully grasp the dangerous elements which have been hidden behind an Islamic front. Whoever does not take heed should consider Islamic history through the lens of those who infiltrated its ranks and caused havoc from within. Consider the likes of ‘Abdullah ibn Saba’ and his ‘Islamic call’, the French Emperor Napoleon and his supposed attachment to Islam, the grey wolf Atatürk and his widespread invitation to Islam, only to turn on Islam and be unveiled as a Jew of the Dönmeh sect. Consider further, the Libyan dictator whom many thought to be an Islamic revolutionary, only for him to reject the sunnah and announce the necessity of amending the Qur’anic verses and replacing it by al Kitab al Akhdar (The Green Book), may he receive from Allah what is destined for him. Today people are coming to the realization that he hails from the ‘Ubaidiyyin Zoroastrians who called themselves the Fatimiyyin as a diversion and in order to misguide.

Then along came Khomeini with his white beard and black turban and the preachers turned into cheerleaders. When their bubble of euphoria and passion was punctured by irrefutable facts they said, “Our differences with the Shia is a historical one, not one based on Islamic principles”.

إن كان في القلــــب إسلامٌ وإيمان

لمثل هذا يــــــــذوبُ القلبُ من كمدٍ

For this the heart melts in anguish;

If there is in the heart Islam and Iman.


Those that utter such statements have no knowledge of the Rafidah beliefs, they have not studied their principal books, and have not explored the depths of their Hawazat[1] and Hussainiyyat.[2]

It is therefore imperative to mention the beliefs they adhere to. Regarding the Qur’an, they assume a belief of interpolation and further the existence of another Qur’an three times the size of the current scripture which does not contain a word of the Qur’an we read today. They call this the Mushaf Fatimah.

It may be asked, why place Khomeini and his revolution under a microscope, whilst forgetting the regimes under which Muslims have been languishing; regimes which are steeped in disbelief and hypocrisy to a greater degree than that of Khomeini and the Jafari Shia?

This objection is misplaced. An open enemy is less dangerous than an enemy who makes a show of being a bosom friend. A hypocrite, in the Muslim lines, who exhibits an appearance of Islam whilst concealing disbelief can prove more devastating than a disbeliever in the opposing army.

To conclude, this short treatise forms part of the second chapter of our book Wa Ja’ Dawr al Majus (And Then Came the Age of the Zoroastrians) entitled Dirasah fi ‘Aqa’id al Shia (Examination of Shia Beliefs). A caution to the oblivious, a lesson to the unaware, and warning to the ummah. This is done on the basis of our sensitivity to the correct Islamic creed, out of reverence for Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, and in defence of the faith.

O Allah, accept it from me and include it in my book of good deeds. Verily you are All Hearing and You fulfil all prayers. We conclude by saying, Verily all forms of praise are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

Dr ‘Abdullah Muhammad Gharib


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[1] A Hawzah or Hawzah ‘Ilmiyyah is a seminary where Shia Muslim clerics are educated.

[2] A congregation hall for Twelver Shia commemoration ceremonies.

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