Their Belief That This World and the Afterlife Both Belong to the Imam

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Discussion Two

Their Belief That This World and the Afterlife Both Belong to the Imam

 

The author of al Kafi has established a chapter by the name, ‘chapter regarding the earth being the soul property of Imam’. One of the narrations which appear therein reads thus:

 

عن أبي بصير عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: أما علمت أن الدنيا و الاخرة للإمام يضعها حيث يشاءويدفعها إلي من يشاء جائز له ذالك من الله.

Abu Basir narrates from Abu ‘Abdullah, “Do you not know that the world and the afterlife are the properties of the Imam. He can operate as he desires and can confer either of them upon whomsoever he wishes. This is the permission granted to him by Allah.”[1]

 

Does this not amount to equating the Imam to Allah in his authority as the Rabb? Because Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala says:

 

أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللّٰهَ لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ

Do you not know that for Allah alone is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth?[2]

 

وَللّٰهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَإِلَيْهِ الْمَصِيْرُ

For Allah is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them and to Him is the return.[3]

 

للّٰهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا فِيهِنَّ

For Allah is the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is within them.[4]

 

ُالَّذِيْ لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدًا وَّلَمْ يَكُنْ لَّهُ شَرِيْكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ

The One to Who belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; Who has no children and Who has no partner in kingdom.[5]

 

فَلِلّٰهِ الْآخِرَةُ وَالْأُوْلٰى

And for Allah is the next life and the first life.[6]

 

قُلْ مَنْ يَّرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ قُلِ اللّٰهُ

Say, “Who provides for you from the heavens and the earth?” Say, “It is Allah.”[7]

 

هَلْ مِنْ خَالِقٍ غَيْرُ اللّٰهِ يَرْزُقُكُمْ مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ

Is there any other creator besides Allah who is sustaining you from the heavens and the earth?[8]

 

فَابْتَغُوْا عِندَ اللّٰهِ الرِّزْقَ وَاعْبُدُوْهُ وَاشْكُرُوْا لَهُ

Search for sustenance by Allah, worship Him, and thank Him.[9]

 

How do the Shia then claim abilities for their Imams which no human has authority over and how do they accord their Imams a characteristic which is from the necessary attributes of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala as the Rabb. They have no evidence in this regard besides that which the devils dictate and their irreligious write. Even more surprising is the fact that they attribute the kingdom, knowledge, rights, and actions of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala to their Imams and then they say, “That is with the consent of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala and His approval.” Is this not conveniently veiling their blasphemy? Or is it not an endeavour to conceal the prime objective of their devils which is to deify the Imams and confer upon them the attributes of Allah?

 

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[1] Usul al Kafi 1/409

[2] Surah al Baqarah: 107

[3] Surah al Ma’idah: 18

[4] Surah al Ma’idah: 120

[5] Surah al Furqan: 2

[6] Surah al Najm: 25

[7] Surah al Saba’: 24

[8] Surah al Fatir: 3

[9] Surah al ‘Ankabut: 17

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