I have noticed that some shia boast about a man called Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq. They claim he was a sunni scholar who converted to shia'ism and then went on to refute sunni beliefs. Here's what the shia website Answering- ansar has to say about him:
"These one hundred questions are from the pen of Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq, a name that needs no introduction for Urdu readers. A former Sunni scholar that converted to Shi'a Islam in the late 1960's, he dedicated his entire life to defending the path of truth. Author of over thirty books, the vast bulk of his works were rebuttals to Nasibi texts attacking the Shi'a, and he managed to silence many leading lights of Mu'awiya's cause, such as Dost Muhammad Qurayshi and Qadhi Mazhar Husayn. A continual thorn in the flabby sides of the Nasibi, the inability of the Marwani Mullah's to refute his books, led to them seeking to ban his books through Court on the grounds that they constituted 'disrespect of the Sahaba'. Despite such efforts, he continued his mission undeterred by Nasibi hate mail and death threats. Some of his most notable books include Furu-e-Deen, wherein he presented one thousand questions for the Ahl'ul Sunnah Ulema to refute and Chodha Masalai (replies to 14 questions typically raised against the Shi'a). A great orator as well as a prolific writer thousands of people in Pakistan converted to the path of truth, through him."
All i want to know is, who was this guy ?, did he really exist or is this just shia propaganda?
Also the shia claim many many sunni scholars have converted to shia'ism and they even provide lists of sunni scholars who have converted. When i look at the list of names i don't recognise any of them, but that could be due to my ignorance. So are these lists just shia propaganda or geniune ?
I would be grateful if someone can answer my questions (my questions are in bold).