Rather, Misguided!

Fabrications and Contradictions; these have been two of the most resourceful tools in the Shia box of tricks. Many neatly crafted propaganda books were brought into circulation during the past century. These books include Peshawar Nights, al Muraja’at and Thumma ihtadaytu (Then I was guided) by Muhammad Tijani Samawi.

Tijani retells his journey of enlightenment which ultimately led to his ‘guidance’ to the faith if the Rafidah. This fantasy tale serves as the tapestry into which his criticisms against Sahabah have been carefully woven. The lies and forgery which constitutes the bulk of his book have been patched over by empty claims of objectivity and impartiality.

The success of this book has been phenomenal which resulted in it being translated into many languages including English. To date no rebuttal of it has been penned in the English language.

The Mahajjah institute has undertaken to undo the knots on Tijanis work and expose it for the deceit and lies it is. In this regard they have used Khalid Asqalanis ‘Bal Dalalta’ as a guideline in their refutation of Then I was guided titled: Rather, Misguided!

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Chapter 1

Sunni-Shia divergence on classifying the Sahabah


Chapter 2

The Sahaba at Hudaybiyyah

Refuting of Tijani on ‘The Companions and the Raziyat Yawm al Khamis (The Calamity of Thursday)’

Refuting Tijani on ‘The Companions in the Military Detachment under Usamah’


Chapter 3

Refuting Tijani’s Claim that the Qur’an Dispraises the Sahabah


Chapter 4

Refuting Tijani’s claim that the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam dispraised the Sahabah


Chapter 5

Refuting Tijani’s claims that the Sahabah Vilified One Another


Chapter 6

Refuting Tijani’s Criticisms against Abu Bakr:

1. Tijani’s Claims that Abu Bakr Condemned Himself

2. Tijani’s condemnation of Abu Bakr on the issue of Fadak

3. Tijani’s debates on Abu Bakr

4. Tijani’s enlightenment and his attitude towards Abu Bakr

5. Tijani’s proofs for the superiority of ‘Ali over Abu Bakr

6. Tijani criticises Abu Bakr for applying the Law of Allah

7. Tijani’s condemnation of Abu Bakr for how he dealt with Khalid ibn al Walid


Chapter 7

Refuting Tijani’s Criticisms of the Second Khalifah, ‘Umar ibn al Khattab:

1. Tijani’s claim that ‘Umar Contradicted the Sunnah

2. Tijani’s claim that ‘Umar was Unjust

3. Tijani accuses ‘Umar of ignorance

4. Tijani accuses ‘Umar of contravening revealed text

5. Tijani’s Claim That ‘Umar Testified Against Himself

6. Tijani’s position on ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhu in the discussion, “A conversation with a scholar”

7. Tijani’s objections to ‘Umar’s Caliphate


Chapter 8

Refuting Tijani’s Criticisms of the Third Khalifah, ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan


Chapter 9

Refuting Tijani’s criticism of Sayyidah Aisha, the Prophet’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wife


Chapter 10

Refuting Tijani’s Criticisms of Talhah and Zubair


Chapter 11

Refuting Tijani’s criticisms of Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan


Chapter 12

Refuting Tijani’s Criticisms of Abu Hurairah


Chapter 13

Refuting Tijani on Miscellaneous Issues:

1. Tijani’s Proofs for ‘Ali’s radiya Llahu ‘anhu immediate succession

2. Tijani’s proofs for the obligation of following the Ahlul Bayt

3. Tijani’s Confusion about the salutation appearing after ‘Ali’s name in Sahih al Bukhari

4. Tijani’s claim that the four Schools of Fiqh are traced back to Jafar al Sadiq

5. The Rafidah Deny the Existence of Shia sects which consider ‘Ali Divine

6. Tijani presents al Khu’i’s defence of the Shia on the issue of distortion

7. Tijani on the significance of the addition in the Adhan, “‘Ali Waliullah”

8. The proof for self-flagellation during the commemoration of Hussain’s murder

9. Explanation of the hadith of division in the Ummah.

10. Tijani distorts the hadith of the Bedouin urinating in the Masjid

11. Tijani’s criticism of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar

12. Tijani ridicules some of the Sahabah calling them al Munqalibin (those who turned back on their heels)

13. Tijani associates the term Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah with Muawiyah

14. Tijani claims that the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam mentioned the Twelve Imams by name

15. Tijani claims that the Sahabah killed ‘Ali

16. Another distortion of hadith by Tijani

17. Tijani claims that the differences between the four Imams is symptomatic of contradiction between Qur’an and Hadith

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