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Shi'ah And The Sahabah Of The Holy Prophet by AlBaqir(m): 7:51pm On Jul 29, 2020
SHI'AH AND THE SAHABAH OF THE HOLY PROPHET


INTRODUCTION

Few decades ago, the derogatory description of the Shi'a by the Salafiyyah of Ahlu Sunnah is, "those that believe angel Jubril made a mistake in giving Muhammad ibn Abdullah the Prophet-hood, instead of Ali ibn Abi Taalib."

Before this imaginary description could die down, few other descriptions and allegations were added. For example, "Shi'a are those that practice mut'ah (temporary marriage), they use taqiyah (dissimulation), they have their own Qur'an different from the general widely accepted Qur'an etc."

However, with the evolution of modern civilization in science and technology where information can be easily reached, some of the abovementioned fallacies and misconceptions  became vanished although the remnants still linger to this date.


TODAY'S BEST SELLING PROPAGANDA

If you ask any regular Ahlu Sunnah especially those of Salafiyyah sect to describe the Shi'a in one sentence, he will not hesitate to say, "those are people who used to abuse and curse the Sahabah and the wives of the noble Prophet." Others will even add that, "they believe the Sahabah turned kuffar (unbelievers) after the demise of the Prophet."

The central point of this description by the Salafiyyah is nothing but to appeal to the world that these sect (Shi'ah) could never have been part of the Muslim Ummah, and this fact will be established by another sympathetic appeal like: "imagine, they always abuse the Sahabah that compiled and preserved the Qur'an and Sunnah; the Sahabah that Allah says He has pleased with them all."

The abovementioned sympathetic appeals of the Salafiyyah are their strongest allegations against the Shi'a and no doubt this has worked for them like magic in demonizing the Shi'a especially in an environment with low access to real and sincere investigation.


USING THE YASIRIYYAH

The Shi'a world will never deny the fact that there is a certain deviant Shi'a group called "the Yasiriyyah" led by Yasir al-Habib and Alayaser with a vibrant satellite tv [in London and U.S respectively] who used to abuse and curse the Sahabah especially Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Aisha and Hafsah. In fact, the Salafiyyah in their description of the Shi'a always give reference to the YouTube videos of this "Shi'ah" group.


SALAFIYYAH DECEPTION I

While the Yasiriyyah videos are loved to be spread by the Salafiyyah in their bid to paint the Shi'a black, OPPOSING videos:

* where the same Yasiriyyah are abusing and cursing Shi'ah most famous figures and personalities like Ayatullah Khomeini, Ayatullah Khamenei, Ayatullah Sistani etc

* or videos where the Yasiriyyah were exposed of their excesses [guluw] by several notable Shi'ah scholars; for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbL9KHRZCSA


* or videos where Shi'a Maraji' [source of references] like Ayatullah Khamenei, Ayatullah Sistani etc have declared abusing and cursing of ANY Sahabah or wives of the Prophet as HARAM; for example:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ7gOUo

http://english.khamenei.ir/news/3905/Ayatollah-Khamenei-s-fatwa-Insulting-the-Mother-of-the-Faithful

... NONE of these opposing videos will ever receive publicity of the Salafiyyah since it doesn't suit their mission of propaganda against the Shi'a.


SALAFIYYAH DECEPTION II

The world known "Muslim" terrorists like ISIS, AL-QAEDA, BOKO HARAM etc are known to be of the Salafiyyah sect. Even the former Imam of the holy mosque [Ka'ba in Makah] Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani testified to the fact that DAESH (ISIS), al-QAEDA etc do not only share the same ideology of the Salafiyyah but are also using their books as references to their heinous crimes. Here's his video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWORE6OBfhc

Interestingly, if you ask any Salafi individual or group about ISIS or Boko haram etc, he will deny of having anything to do with them and will not hesitate to label them as perverted group. If this is the case, why then do Salafiyyah love using another perverted group as source of reference to describe the Shi'a and their beliefs?


SHI'AH SOURCE OF REFERENCES

It is known in academic world that to know the beliefs of a group or sect or religion, one need to refer to its main book(s) of references or what the representatives of that group or religion say about their faith.

Some Salafiyyah have assumed [obviously with no verification] that Shi'a books of ahadith are replete in abusing and cursing the Sahabah. Some Salafiyyah scholars will even lie and fabricate what does not exist.

The obvious is there is no SINGLE authentic Shi'a hadith that abuse or curse any of the Sahabah or wives of the Prophet. And there is no SINGLE Shi'a representative that does such lowly undignified act. This is an open challenge to the Salafiyyah: bring one single Shi'a *authentic* hadith of their Imams that abuse or curse any of the Sahabah or wives of the Prophet?! In fact, authentic ahadith in Shi'a books are warning against being abusive.


SUNNI SOURCE OF REFERENCES

Authentic Ahlu Sunnah ahadith showed how Sahabah used to abuse, curse, fight and even kill themselves. Our intention is not to make this write up bulky otherwise we would have cite few examples. Nonetheless, Ibn Taymiyyah gives an example when he declares:


This was not the case for ‘Alī. This is because the MAJORITY of the Sahābah and Tābi’īn HATED, CURSED and FOUGHT him.

Source: Minhāj al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah (Muasassat al-Qurtbah; 1st edition, 1406 H) [annotator: Dr. MuHammad Rashād Sālim], vol. 7, p. 137-138

According to the same Ahlu Sunnah authentic narration, it was a Sahabah by the name 'Abd al-Rahman b. ‘Udays al-Balawi al-Misri who murdered Uthman ibn Affan.

What the Ahlu Sunnah especially the Salafiyyah have in their books are enough to expose them. Unfortunately, such tactics is not in the interest of Islam and Muslim.


SHI'AH PROBLEM WITH THE CALIPHS [ABU BAKR, UMAR AND UTHMAN] AND CERTAIN SAHABAH

First, while the true Shi'a distance themselves from abusing and cursing these personalities, our main fracas and opposition to the Caliphs is that we do not accept their leadership after the Prophet. We believe the position of authority they assumed after the Prophet was usurped. On this, we welcome any Salafiyyah group or movement or Individual to civil debate or dialogue.


Second, the Shi'ah believes that as there were righteous and impeccable ones from amongst the Sahabah of the Prophet, there were also hypocrites, innovators and apostates from amongst them as stated by the Qur'an (surah Tawbah: 101, surah Munafiqun etc) and  Prophet's declarations:

Narrated Ibn Al-Musaiyab:

The companions of the Prophet (s) said, the Prophet said: "Some men from my Sahabah will come to my Lake-Fount and they will be driven away from it, and I will say, 'O Lord, my Sahabah!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge of what they innovated after you left: they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam)


Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6586
https://sunnah.com/bukhari/81/174

Yet, Salafiyyah want to force their believes upon the Shi'a throat that Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman Caliphates were legitimate and that ALL the Sahabah were righteous. The fact that Shi'a believe otherwise has led to their campaign against the Shi'a.


SHI'AH DO NOT FIGHT GUTTER GAMES

While the Salafiyyah continue to paint the Shi'a black with the slogan "the Shi'a are cursing the Sahabah," there are several tools the Shi'a can use to destroy the Sunnah acclamation of the Salafiyyah. For example, it is recorded in Ahlu Sunnah books:

* that chiefs of some sahabah that wanted to murder the Prophet were Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman

* that Umar ibn al-Khattab led some armed men to the house of Fatimah (the beloved daughter of the Prophet) and vowed to set her house ablaze if the sahabah that took the place as refuge [in order to avoid giving Abu Bakr oath of allegiance] did not come out. The chaos of that scene led to Fatimah's miscarriage and her eventual death

* that some of those the Ahlu Sunnah recognized as their Salaf (righteous predecessors) murdered, mutilated and decapitated the head of Husein [grandson of the Prophet] together with Prophet's family.

These are enough to sink the boat of the Salafiyyah, and nobody will care whether they believe it or not so long it is recorded in their books.

However, playing this kind of gutter game will do nothing for Islam and Muslims other than adding tension and fitnah that are already exist within the Muslim world.


FINAL NOTE

We plead to the Salafiyyah movement to stop causing fasad and fitnah in using propaganda tactics in their ceaseless and careless efforts to paint the Shi'a black and excommunicate them from the fold of Muslim Ummah.

We advice the Salafiyyah to take the path of academics and scholarship in engaging their opponents rather than using crude method by poisoning people's heart. They should learn from their Imam Adel al-Kalbani who rescinded from calling the Shi'a kuffar (disbelievers) [on the basis of rejecting the caliphate of Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman]. Here's his video interview:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YynKcm9ll3c&t=6s

Common problems that face the Muslim world are enough to face and fight compare to fighting ourselves and using propaganda against each other over issues that are not usul-deen [fundamentals of religion]. The more we fight each other, the more Muslims get weakened and vulnerable. If the differences between us cannot be resolved, then:

 Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 69:

Allah will judge between you on the day of resurrection with respect to that in which you differ."

Wa salam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

✒ Abdulwasi Olawale A.

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Re: Shi'ah And The Sahabah Of The Holy Prophet by qwertyboss(m): 8:16pm On Jul 29, 2020
AlBaqir:
SHI'AH AND THE SAHABAH OF THE HOLY PROPHET


INTRODUCTION

Few decades ago, the derogatory description of the Shi'a by the Salafiyyah of Ahlu Sunnah is, "those that believe angel Jubril made a mistake in giving Muhammad ibn Abdullah the Prophet-hood, instead of Ali ibn Abi Taalib."

Before this imaginary description could die down, few other descriptions and allegations were added. For example, "Shi'a are those that practice mut'ah (temporary marriage), they use taqiyah (dissimulation), they have their own Qur'an different from the general widely accepted Qur'an etc."

However, with the evolution of modern civilization in science and technology where information can be easily reached, some of the abovementioned fallacies and misconceptions  became vanished although the remnants still linger to this date.


TODAY'S BEST SELLING PROPAGANDA

If you ask any regular Ahlu Sunnah especially those of Salafiyyah sect to describe the Shi'a in one sentence, he will not hesitate to say, "those are people who used to abuse and curse the Sahabah and the wives of the noble Prophet." Others will even add that, "they believe the Sahabah turned kuffar (unbelievers) after the demise of the Prophet."

The central point of this description by the Salafiyyah is nothing but to appeal to the world that these sect (Shi'ah) could never have been part of the Muslim Ummah, and this fact will be established by another sympathetic appeal like: "imagine, they always abuse the Sahabah that compiled and preserved the Qur'an and Sunnah; the Sahabah that Allah says He has pleased with them all."

The abovementioned sympathetic appeals of the Salafiyyah are their strongest allegations against the Shi'a and no doubt this has worked for them like magic in demonizing the Shi'a especially in an environment with low access to real and sincere investigation.


USING THE YASIRIYYAH

The Shi'a world will never deny the fact that there is a certain deviant Shi'a group called "the Yasiriyyah" led by Yasir al-Habib and Alayaser with a vibrant satellite tv [in London and U.S respectively] who used to abuse and curse the Sahabah especially Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Aisha and Hafsah. In fact, the Salafiyyah in their description of the Shi'a always give reference to the YouTube videos of this "Shi'ah" group.


SALAFIYYAH DECEPTION I

While the Yasiriyyah videos are loved to be spread by the Salafiyyah in their bid to paint the Shi'a black, OPPOSING videos:

* where the same Yasiriyyah are abusing and cursing Shi'ah most famous figures and personalities like Ayatullah Khomeini, Ayatullah Khamenei, Ayatullah Sistani etc

* or videos where the Yasiriyyah were exposed of their excesses [guluw] by several notable Shi'ah scholars; for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbL9KHRZCSA


* or videos where Shi'a Maraji' [source of references] like Ayatullah Khamenei, Ayatullah Sistani etc have declared abusing and cursing of ANY Sahabah or wives of the Prophet as HARAM; for example:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ7gOUo

http://english.khamenei.ir/news/3905/Ayatollah-Khamenei-s-fatwa-Insulting-the-Mother-of-the-Faithful

... NONE of these opposing videos will ever receive publicity of the Salafiyyah since it doesn't suit their mission of propaganda against the Shi'a.


SALAFIYYAH DECEPTION II

The world known "Muslim" terrorists like ISIS, AL-QAEDA, BOKO HARAM etc are known to be of the Salafiyyah sect. Even the former Imam of the holy mosque [Ka'ba in Makah] Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani testified to the fact that DAESH (ISIS), al-QAEDA etc do not only share the same ideology of the Salafiyyah but are also using their books as references to their heinous crimes. Here's his video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWORE6OBfhc

Interestingly, if you ask any Salafi individual or group about ISIS or Boko haram etc, he will deny of having anything to do with them and will not hesitate to label them as perverted group. If this is the case, why then do Salafiyyah love using another perverted group as source of reference to describe the Shi'a and their beliefs?


SHI'AH SOURCE OF REFERENCES

It is known in academic world that to know the beliefs of a group or sect or religion, one need to refer to its main book(s) of references or what the representatives of that group or religion say about their faith.

Some Salafiyyah have assumed [obviously with no verification] that Shi'a books of ahadith are replete in abusing and cursing the Sahabah. Some Salafiyyah scholars will even lie and fabricate what does not exist.

The obvious is there is no SINGLE authentic Shi'a hadith that abuse or curse any of the Sahabah or wives of the Prophet. And there is no SINGLE Shi'a representative that does such lowly undignified act. This is an open challenge to the Salafiyyah: bring one single Shi'a *authentic* hadith of their Imams that abuse or curse any of the Sahabah or wives of the Prophet?! In fact, authentic ahadith in Shi'a books are warning against being abusive.


SUNNI SOURCE OF REFERENCES

Authentic Ahlu Sunnah ahadith showed how Sahabah used to abuse, curse, fight and even kill themselves. Our intention is not to make this write up bulky otherwise we would have cite few examples. Nonetheless, Ibn Taymiyyah gives an example when he declares:


This was not the case for ‘Alī. This is because the MAJORITY of the Sahābah and Tābi’īn HATED, CURSED and FOUGHT him.

Source: Minhāj al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah (Muasassat al-Qurtbah; 1st edition, 1406 H) [annotator: Dr. MuHammad Rashād Sālim], vol. 7, p. 137-138

According to the same Ahlu Sunnah authentic narration, it was a Sahabah by the name 'Abd al-Rahman b. ‘Udays al-Balawi al-Misri who murdered Uthman ibn Affan.

What the Ahlu Sunnah especially the Salafiyyah have in their books are enough to expose them. Unfortunately, such tactics is not in the interest of Islam and Muslim.


SHI'AH PROBLEM WITH THE CALIPHS [ABU BAKR, UMAR AND UTHMAN] AND CERTAIN SAHABAH

First, while the true Shi'a distance themselves from abusing and cursing these personalities, our main fracas and opposition to the Caliphs is that we do not accept their leadership after the Prophet. We believe the position of authority they assumed after the Prophet was usurped. On this, we welcome any Salafiyyah group or movement or Individual to civil debate or dialogue.


Second, the Shi'ah believes that as there were righteous and impeccable ones from amongst the Sahabah of the Prophet, there were also hypocrites, innovators and apostates from amongst them as stated by the Qur'an (surah Tawbah: 101, surah Munafiqun etc) and  Prophet's declarations:

Narrated Ibn Al-Musaiyab:

The companions of the Prophet (s) said, the Prophet said: "Some men from my Sahabah will come to my Lake-Fount and they will be driven away from it, and I will say, 'O Lord, my Sahabah!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge of what they innovated after you left: they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam)


Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6586
https://sunnah.com/bukhari/81/174

Yet, Salafiyyah want to force their believes upon the Shi'a throat that Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman Caliphates were legitimate and that ALL the Sahabah were righteous. The fact that Shi'a believe otherwise has led to their campaign against the Shi'a.


SHI'AH DO NOT FIGHT GUTTER GAMES

While the Salafiyyah continue to paint the Shi'a black with the slogan "the Shi'a are cursing the Sahabah," there are several tools the Shi'a can use to destroy the Sunnah acclamation of the Salafiyyah. For example, it is recorded in Ahlu Sunnah books:

* that chiefs of some sahabah that wanted to murder the Prophet were Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman

* that Umar ibn al-Khattab led some armed men to the house of Fatimah (the beloved daughter of the Prophet) and vowed to set her house ablaze if the sahabah that took the place as refuge [in order to avoid giving Abu Bakr oath of allegiance] did not come out. The chaos of that scene led to Fatimah's miscarriage and her eventual death

* that some of those the Ahlu Sunnah recognized as their Salaf (righteous predecessors) murdered, mutilated and decapitated the head of Husein [grandson of the Prophet] together with Prophet's family.

These are enough to sink the boat of the Salafiyyah, and nobody will care whether they believe it or not so long it is recorded in their books.

However, playing this kind of gutter game will do nothing for Islam and Muslims other than adding tension and fitnah that are already exist within the Muslim world.


FINAL NOTE

We plead to the Salafiyyah movement to stop causing fasad and fitnah in using propaganda tactics in their ceaseless and careless efforts to paint the Shi'a black and excommunicate them from the fold of Muslim Ummah.

We advice the Salafiyyah to take the path of academics and scholarship in engaging their opponents rather than using crude method by poisoning people's heart. They should learn from their Imam Adel al-Kalbani who rescinded from calling the Shi'a kuffar (disbelievers) [on the basis of rejecting the caliphate of Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman]. Here's his video interview:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YynKcm9ll3c&t=6s

Common problems that face the Muslim world are enough to face and fight compare to fighting ourselves and using propaganda against each other over issues that are not usul-deen [fundamentals of religion]. The more we fight each other, the more Muslims get weakened and vulnerable. If the differences between us cannot be resolved, then:

 Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 69:

Allah will judge between you on the day of resurrection with respect to that in which you differ."

Wa salam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

✒ Abdulwasi Olawale A.
Great write up...
I mean the uniting aspect though

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Re: Shi'ah And The Sahabah Of The Holy Prophet by Rashduct4luv(m): 10:42am On Jul 30, 2020
I once discussed with a Shi'a imam in my area before who heard one of our lectures during Ramadan with a title related to "Ahl Sunnah wal Jam'ah". He thereafter called me and started a convo with me. He started with statements like "you know all the problem in Islam were caused by the Sahabah", "they are this and that" I just asked him if he was a Sh"i? And he replied asking me "Am i an Ahl Sunnah? And i said Yes! Yet he refused to answer that question.

This Imam is someone i'd known while growing up and never knew he was a Shi'a. It's only when it's Muharram Ashurah you'll see them with white men from Iran in the mosque.

Your post still stinks of the Sunni vs Sh'ia brouhaha and the hatred for the Sahaabahs as much as you are trying to avoid it.
It's like someone angered you somewhere or there's an incidence somewhere hence this write-up.
Re: Shi'ah And The Sahabah Of The Holy Prophet by AlBaqir(m): 2:20pm On Jul 30, 2020
Rashduct4luv:
I once discussed with a Shi'a imam in my area before who heard one of our lectures during Ramadan with a title related to "Ahl Sunnah wal Jam'ah". He thereafter called me and started a convo with me. He started with statements like "you know all the problem in Islam were caused by the Sahabah", "they are this and that" I just asked him if he was a Sh"i? And he replied asking me "Am i an Ahl Sunnah? And i said Yes! Yet he refused to answer that question.

This Imam is someone i'd known while growing up and never knew he was a Shi'a. It's only when it's Muharram Ashurah you'll see them with white men from Iran in the mosque.

Your post still stinks of the Sunni vs Sh'ia brouhaha and the hatred for the Sahaabahs as much as you are trying to avoid it.
It's like someone angered you somewhere or there's an incidence somewhere hence this write-up.


Where was that super story of yours happened? Who is the co-actor of that sensational movie?


Hatred of Sahabah? Hatred for what? Abeg, address the candid issue at the OP and stop the outdated propaganda. Oju ti la, ile ti mo.
Re: Shi'ah And The Sahabah Of The Holy Prophet by Rashduct4luv(m): 1:30pm On Aug 14, 2020
AlBaqir:



Where was that super story of yours happened? Who is the co-actor of that sensational movie?

Hatred of Sahabah? Hatred for what? Abeg, address the candid issue at the OP and stop the outdated propaganda. Oju ti la, ile ti mo.

Well, believe it or not it was played in Lagos mainland not too far from Yaba.
Re: Shi'ah And The Sahabah Of The Holy Prophet by frankyychiji(f): 8:37pm On Aug 14, 2020
As long both sects support the killing of someone because they insulted a certain pedophile, same shit different toilets.
Re: Shi'ah And The Sahabah Of The Holy Prophet by NeoWanZaeed(m): 10:39am On Aug 21, 2020
AlBaqir:
SHI'AH AND THE SAHABAH OF THE HOLY PROPHET


INTRODUCTION

Few decades ago, the derogatory description of the Shi'a by the Salafiyyah of Ahlu Sunnah is, "those that believe angel Jubril made a mistake in giving Muhammad ibn Abdullah the Prophet-hood, instead of Ali ibn Abi Taalib."

Before this imaginary description could die down, few other descriptions and allegations were added. For example, "Shi'a are those that practice mut'ah (temporary marriage), they use taqiyah (dissimulation), they have their own Qur'an different from the general widely accepted Qur'an etc."

However, with the evolution of modern civilization in science and technology where information can be easily reached, some of the abovementioned fallacies and misconceptions  became vanished although the remnants still linger to this date.


TODAY'S BEST SELLING PROPAGANDA

If you ask any regular Ahlu Sunnah especially those of Salafiyyah sect to describe the Shi'a in one sentence, he will not hesitate to say, "those are people who used to abuse and curse the Sahabah and the wives of the noble Prophet." Others will even add that, "they believe the Sahabah turned kuffar (unbelievers) after the demise of the Prophet."

The central point of this description by the Salafiyyah is nothing but to appeal to the world that these sect (Shi'ah) could never have been part of the Muslim Ummah, and this fact will be established by another sympathetic appeal like: "imagine, they always abuse the Sahabah that compiled and preserved the Qur'an and Sunnah; the Sahabah that Allah says He has pleased with them all."

The abovementioned sympathetic appeals of the Salafiyyah are their strongest allegations against the Shi'a and no doubt this has worked for them like magic in demonizing the Shi'a especially in an environment with low access to real and sincere investigation.


USING THE YASIRIYYAH

The Shi'a world will never deny the fact that there is a certain deviant Shi'a group called "the Yasiriyyah" led by Yasir al-Habib and Alayaser with a vibrant satellite tv [in London and U.S respectively] who used to abuse and curse the Sahabah especially Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Aisha and Hafsah. In fact, the Salafiyyah in their description of the Shi'a always give reference to the YouTube videos of this "Shi'ah" group.


SALAFIYYAH DECEPTION I

While the Yasiriyyah videos are loved to be spread by the Salafiyyah in their bid to paint the Shi'a black, OPPOSING videos:

* where the same Yasiriyyah are abusing and cursing Shi'ah most famous figures and personalities like Ayatullah Khomeini, Ayatullah Khamenei, Ayatullah Sistani etc

* or videos where the Yasiriyyah were exposed of their excesses [guluw] by several notable Shi'ah scholars; for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbL9KHRZCSA


* or videos where Shi'a Maraji' [source of references] like Ayatullah Khamenei, Ayatullah Sistani etc have declared abusing and cursing of ANY Sahabah or wives of the Prophet as HARAM; for example:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ7gOUo

http://english.khamenei.ir/news/3905/Ayatollah-Khamenei-s-fatwa-Insulting-the-Mother-of-the-Faithful

... NONE of these opposing videos will ever receive publicity of the Salafiyyah since it doesn't suit their mission of propaganda against the Shi'a.


SALAFIYYAH DECEPTION II

The world known "Muslim" terrorists like ISIS, AL-QAEDA, BOKO HARAM etc are known to be of the Salafiyyah sect. Even the former Imam of the holy mosque [Ka'ba in Makah] Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani testified to the fact that DAESH (ISIS), al-QAEDA etc do not only share the same ideology of the Salafiyyah but are also using their books as references to their heinous crimes. Here's his video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWORE6OBfhc

Interestingly, if you ask any Salafi individual or group about ISIS or Boko haram etc, he will deny of having anything to do with them and will not hesitate to label them as perverted group. If this is the case, why then do Salafiyyah love using another perverted group as source of reference to describe the Shi'a and their beliefs?


SHI'AH SOURCE OF REFERENCES

It is known in academic world that to know the beliefs of a group or sect or religion, one need to refer to its main book(s) of references or what the representatives of that group or religion say about their faith.

Some Salafiyyah have assumed [obviously with no verification] that Shi'a books of ahadith are replete in abusing and cursing the Sahabah. Some Salafiyyah scholars will even lie and fabricate what does not exist.

The obvious is there is no SINGLE authentic Shi'a hadith that abuse or curse any of the Sahabah or wives of the Prophet. And there is no SINGLE Shi'a representative that does such lowly undignified act. This is an open challenge to the Salafiyyah: bring one single Shi'a *authentic* hadith of their Imams that abuse or curse any of the Sahabah or wives of the Prophet?! In fact, authentic ahadith in Shi'a books are warning against being abusive.


SUNNI SOURCE OF REFERENCES

Authentic Ahlu Sunnah ahadith showed how Sahabah used to abuse, curse, fight and even kill themselves. Our intention is not to make this write up bulky otherwise we would have cite few examples. Nonetheless, Ibn Taymiyyah gives an example when he declares:


This was not the case for ‘Alī. This is because the MAJORITY of the Sahābah and Tābi’īn HATED, CURSED and FOUGHT him.

Source: Minhāj al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah (Muasassat al-Qurtbah; 1st edition, 1406 H) [annotator: Dr. MuHammad Rashād Sālim], vol. 7, p. 137-138

According to the same Ahlu Sunnah authentic narration, it was a Sahabah by the name 'Abd al-Rahman b. ‘Udays al-Balawi al-Misri who murdered Uthman ibn Affan.

What the Ahlu Sunnah especially the Salafiyyah have in their books are enough to expose them. Unfortunately, such tactics is not in the interest of Islam and Muslim.


SHI'AH PROBLEM WITH THE CALIPHS [ABU BAKR, UMAR AND UTHMAN] AND CERTAIN SAHABAH

First, while the true Shi'a distance themselves from abusing and cursing these personalities, our main fracas and opposition to the Caliphs is that we do not accept their leadership after the Prophet. We believe the position of authority they assumed after the Prophet was usurped. On this, we welcome any Salafiyyah group or movement or Individual to civil debate or dialogue.


Second, the Shi'ah believes that as there were righteous and impeccable ones from amongst the Sahabah of the Prophet, there were also hypocrites, innovators and apostates from amongst them as stated by the Qur'an (surah Tawbah: 101, surah Munafiqun etc) and  Prophet's declarations:

Narrated Ibn Al-Musaiyab:

The companions of the Prophet (s) said, the Prophet said: "Some men from my Sahabah will come to my Lake-Fount and they will be driven away from it, and I will say, 'O Lord, my Sahabah!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge of what they innovated after you left: they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam)


Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6586
https://sunnah.com/bukhari/81/174

Yet, Salafiyyah want to force their believes upon the Shi'a throat that Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman Caliphates were legitimate and that ALL the Sahabah were righteous. The fact that Shi'a believe otherwise has led to their campaign against the Shi'a.


SHI'AH DO NOT FIGHT GUTTER GAMES

While the Salafiyyah continue to paint the Shi'a black with the slogan "the Shi'a are cursing the Sahabah," there are several tools the Shi'a can use to destroy the Sunnah acclamation of the Salafiyyah. For example, it is recorded in Ahlu Sunnah books:

* that chiefs of some sahabah that wanted to murder the Prophet were Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman

* that Umar ibn al-Khattab led some armed men to the house of Fatimah (the beloved daughter of the Prophet) and vowed to set her house ablaze if the sahabah that took the place as refuge [in order to avoid giving Abu Bakr oath of allegiance] did not come out. The chaos of that scene led to Fatimah's miscarriage and her eventual death

* that some of those the Ahlu Sunnah recognized as their Salaf (righteous predecessors) murdered, mutilated and decapitated the head of Husein [grandson of the Prophet] together with Prophet's family.

These are enough to sink the boat of the Salafiyyah, and nobody will care whether they believe it or not so long it is recorded in their books.

However, playing this kind of gutter game will do nothing for Islam and Muslims other than adding tension and fitnah that are already exist within the Muslim world.


FINAL NOTE

We plead to the Salafiyyah movement to stop causing fasad and fitnah in using propaganda tactics in their ceaseless and careless efforts to paint the Shi'a black and excommunicate them from the fold of Muslim Ummah.

We advice the Salafiyyah to take the path of academics and scholarship in engaging their opponents rather than using crude method by poisoning people's heart. They should learn from their Imam Adel al-Kalbani who rescinded from calling the Shi'a kuffar (disbelievers) [on the basis of rejecting the caliphate of Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman]. Here's his video interview:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YynKcm9ll3c&t=6s

Common problems that face the Muslim world are enough to face and fight compare to fighting ourselves and using propaganda against each other over issues that are not usul-deen [fundamentals of religion]. The more we fight each other, the more Muslims get weakened and vulnerable. If the differences between us cannot be resolved, then:

 Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 69:

Allah will judge between you on the day of resurrection with respect to that in which you differ."

Wa salam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

✒ Abdulwasi Olawale A.



you this kafir. you are still alive...go to Iran and be practicing your shia religion there..

America should have bombed all of ya

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