Assalam o alaykum,
Verdict of Ibn Hazam
فإن الروافض ليسوا من المسلمين إنما هي فرق حدث أولها بعد موت النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم بخمس وعشرين سنة وكان مبدؤها إجابة من خذله الله تعالى لدعوة من كاد الإسلام وهي طائفة تجري مجرى اليهود والنصارى في الكذب والكفر
"Verily the Rawafid are not from Islam and they are a sect that’s beginning originates about twenty five years after the demise of Holy Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace). Their origin was in the acceptance of the invitation of the one Allah had disgraced ['Abd Allah ibn Saba]; the one who made evil plans against Islam. They are a sect that is equated to the Jews and Christians in their lies and deceit."
(Al-Fasal fi al-Milal, 2:65)
Assalam o alaykum,
Verdict of Imam Abu Zar'ah
He (d: 264H) said,
إذا رأيت الرجل ينتقص أحداً من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فاعلم أنه زنديق
"If you see anyone degrade any of the Companions of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), know that he is a disbeliever (zindiq)."
(Al-Assabah, 1:10; Al-Kifayah, p.49)
Imam Abu Zar'ah was one of the teachers of Imam Muslim.
(may Allah have mercy on them)
Assalam o alaykum,
Verdict of Mulla 'Ali Qari
Mulla Ali Qari (may Allah have mercy on him) wrote extensively refuting Shias. He writes at one place,
قلت وهذا في غير حق الرافضة الخارجة في زماننا فإنهم يعتقدون كفر أكثر الصحابة فضلا عن سائر أهل السنة والجماعة فهم كفرة بالإجماع بلا نزاع
"According to me, this is not the case with the Rawafid who emerged in our time, since they believe that most of the Sahabah were kafir let alone the Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jam’ah, as they [Rawafid] are kafir unanimously (ijma') without any dissent."
He also stated,
ولو انكر خلافة الشيخين يكفر اقول وجهه انها ثبتت بالاجماع من غير النزاع
"If anyone rejects Sayyiduna Abu Bakar and Sayyiduna 'Umar's (may Allah be pleased with them) khilafah, he would be considered a kafir. The reason for this is that their khilafah was established through consensus (ijma') without any dispute."
(Sharah Fiqh al-Akbar, p.198)
And he said,
"A wali cannot reach the status of a prophet. This is because the prophets are: (1) sinless (ma’sum), (2) protected from an evil death, (3) honored with revelation to the extent that their dreams are also revelations, (4) they are able to see angels, and (5) commanded to propagate the injunctions [of Allah]. That which has been narrated regarding the Karramiyyah that it is possible for a wali to be superior to a prophet is kufr, astrayness, heresy and ignorance."
(From Shias and Sunnis, The Difference -Dr. 'Allamah Khalid Mahmud)
I was just reading a book in the masjid on Taqleed by Mufti Afzal Husein Ilyas and he was explaining how the rawafid don't believe in ijma' of Sahaabah and Qiyas,. In the book examples were given how ijma' and qiyas were used with the khulafaa Raashideen
Snap, their dhalaalah is becoming clearer and clearer.
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah
Amazing thread..was good reading all the way...
Im a former Shia....left shia Islam (Twelfer Shia Imam) after many years as devoted Shia...I have been a vitness to very much wrong teachings and wrong behaviers.
During my last years as Shia, I began to investigate all these mistakes and I keept turning back to my Sunni Books, should mention that I was sunni when I came to Islam.
What I have and had difficult by understanding, is that the major Mufti's or Sheikh's rarely talks about this issue of wrong teachings and wrong sect.
For a new Muslim or revert it is very difficult if you are trapped inside a group of Shia's before you actually know about Islam in general.
Any Im back, practicying Sunnah of the Prophet, salallahu alaihi wasallam...foremost living by Quran.
Thanks for this wonderfull thread..
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