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The Shia Of Today Pose a Greater Danger To Islam Than The Shia Of The Past

 

One might say that the Shia of today are dismissive of the ancient differences that was, between their predecessors and the Ahlus Sunnah.

Seeking the assistance of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, we reply by saying, the Shia of today are worse than the Shia of old. We say this after having studied much of their works for half a century.

Consider the following:

  1. We reproduced the words of Mirza Hassan al Ha’iri from his book Al Din Bayn al Sa’il wa al Mujib wherein he ascribes to the belief of interpolation of the Qur’an.
  2. We have quoted the work published from Dar al Tawhid, Kuwait. This work was distributed in the various cities of the Islamic world. From the same publishing house, another work emerged entitled, Mabadi’ Awwaliyah. On page 14 the following can be found, “The second pillar of Islam is to believe in Nubuwwah and Imamah.” Linking Nubuwwah to Imamah is misguidance. In their other books they also separately mention the doctrine of Imamah. Amongst these books are:
    • Muhammad Rida al Muzaffar: ‘Aqa’id al Imamiyyah 65. Published in 1370 A.H. and reprinted in 1380 A.H.
    • The book Al Salah. The author states that it is in line with the legal rulings issued by their senior Marja’, al Khoei. In these two and other books, they opine that belief in the infallible Imams form part of the pillars of Islam.
    • Amongst their most important contemporary books is Al Murajaat of ‘Abdul Hussain Sharaf al Din al Musawi. The author opines that this was a dialogue that occurred between himself and the Sheikh of al Azhar, Salim al Bishri.

The fabrications in this book is self-evident. The Sheikh of Azhar presents as a student asking questions with al Musawi answering. The book presents as the latter convincing the former to adopt his view in every correspondence till the end of the book. Why then did al Bishri not become a Shia after being convinced of the principal and secondary aspects of the creed? Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala exposed al Musawi and he himself admitted to adding much into the dialogue that never happened. Further the book al Muraja’at was published 25 years after the death of the Sheikh al Azhar Salim al Bishri, as acknowledged by the author in the foreword to the book.[1]

    • In Iran, Dar al Tabligh published a journal named al Hadi. The journal was published under the pretence of bridging the gap between Islamic sects. It appears as though some of the Ahlus Sunnah became involved with them as well. The Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Hassan Khalid and a delegation of scholars accompanied him after the Islamic solidarity conference and in the same month Ustadh Salih Abu Rafiq visited the publishers of the journal. He authored a piece in the journal entitled, Tahtim al Iman fi Qulub al Muslimin and the Mufti of Lebanon spoke at the event that took place for him. In his speech he said, “Dissension and division has ended, never to return.”[2]

However, it appears that dissention and division did make a return. Our evidence for this claim is that in the very same edition of the journal which spoke of his visit – Jumada al Awwal 1393 A.H. – there was severe criticism of ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu and ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh. The journal also vilified Muawiyah radiya Llahu ‘anhu, pg. 20-21.

 

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[1] Muqaddimah al Muraja’at, pg. 32. The book was first published in 1355.

[2] Majallah al Hadi, pg. 107.

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