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I was listening to the radio this morning, and heard a New York Times writer discussion the growing trend of “Shiitization” in Syria.

“Shiitization” refers to Sunnis converting to Shiaism (and hence beginning to curse the companions) and he says that this is happening because they see them as standing up. He has an article that is supposed to be coming out in the New York Times this Sunday (April 29, 2007)

Last year, I saw this potential danger in praising vile, terrorist (yes, terrorist!) thugs who curse the companions like “Hezbollah’s” Hasan “Nasrullah” because they use this as a recruiting tool that only leads to the evil slander of Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Aisha, Muawiyyah and other noble companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) so I was not surprised when I heard it. It makes me sad that in spite of their slander upon the companions, we saw Muslims jumping on the “Hezbollah” bandwagon and buying their propaganda without looking into their alterior motives.

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Our brother Amir Butler wrote an excellent piece on this last year while everyone else was singing “Hezbollah’s” praises and putting out misguided rap songs about them as in:

few people seem willing to question Hezbollah’s motives, method or meaning. Muslim leaders across the Arab world have dutifully supported Hezbollah and even the so-called moderate Muslim leadership in Australia are calling for Hezbollah to be de-listed as a terrorist organisation. The principle reasoning for all this support seems to be that Hezbollah are killing Jews, rather than any nuanced or considered assessment of Hezbollah’s political and religious ideology. Yet, before even more Sunnis line up behind Hezbollah and start waving their flag (as many Muslims seem to have been doing at recent rallies), perhaps somebody should ask some questions; beginning with: what on earth are we supporting when we endorse Hezbollah as freedom fighters and heroes?

I will be looking for the article in the New York Times on Sunday, Insha Allah, but in the meantime, I did a search to see if I could find any other articles on this trend. I found this which says:

Such mainstream Sunni Islamist movements as the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in Egypt and Jordan, however, as well as Hamas, have so far favored an alliance with Iran, Hezbollah and the Shi’a against their common enemies: Israel and the United States. But this strategy faces another potential threat: the apparently growing trend of Sunnis converting to Shiism (tashayyu’), most remarkably in predominantly Sunni Egypt and Jordan, but also in Sunni-majority Syria and in countries as far away as Sudan and Morocco.

This trend has been attributed to intensive Iranian missionary activity, the growing popularity of Iran under President Ahmadinejad, and the rising star of Hezbollah as a result of its feats in the July-August 2006 war with Israel and the emergence of its charismatic secretary general, Hasan Nasrallah, as a new Arab hero. Many Sunni Arabs now see Iran and Hezbollah as the only forces willing and capable of standing up to the United States and Israel. And their political enthusiasm has affected the religious sphere, prompting numerous conversions to Shiism.

Are some Muslims so filled with blind hatred of Israel and the West that they would begin to curse the companions as – what they see as – a successful means of putting them down?

It seems that Hamas’ machivellian methodology (“enemy of my enemy is my friend”) is coming back to bite everyone and could lead to more confusion and disaster. Other countries such as Sudan are now learning the hard way that inviting them in only led to a stabbing in the back:

In Sudan, meanwhile, a coalition of Sunni religious organizations has launched a campaign against Iran’s missionary activities there. The Supreme Council for Coordination Among the Islamic Associations has warned of a major conspiracy, led by new converts to Shiism and backed by Shi’a organizations and Iran, to spread Shiism in Sudan. To illustrate what it termed the “Shi’a danger,” the Council claimed that whole villages have been converted to Shiism, and that Shi’a mosques and husainiyyat (worhip places smaller than mosques) have proliferated in Khartoum. The Council urged the government to close down the Iranian Cultural Center in Khartoum.

So they are learning the hard way that the machiavellian method does not work…

It was extremely frustrating to watch Muslims in protests last year irrationally refuse to denounce the gangsters known as “Hezbollah”, and even flying their flag. I knew that ultimately it would lead to what “Hezbollah” and the unislamic Republic of Iran really wants: More muslims following their way of cursing Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and the other companions.

To those who think that I am harsh: You probably haven’t seen what they regularly say about Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her). Anyone who reads it and loves her will cry.

Even people like Yusuf Qaradawi – who once did not see a danger from them – are realizing that these people have alterior motives:

He accused them of trying to penetrate Egypt and convert its people to Shiism; he warned that if such efforts were allowed to continue, Egypt could become a second Iraq within the next two decades; and he blasted Hasan Nasrallah for being a fanatic. On November 26, 2006 Qaradawi again denounced the Shi’a, this time for trying to exploit Hezbollah’s victory against Israel in order to penetrate Sunni societies and convert the Sunnis to Shiism.

But other prefer to keep their heads in the sand and quote slogans:

One would have expected the largest and most influential Sunni Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood (which in many ways is deeply influenced by Qaradawi), to react publicly to the Shiitization debate. That, however, has not happened; as a rule, the Brotherhood has preferred to remain silent. Its spokesmen usually evade the question, speaking generally about the unity of Islam and the need to avoid sedition

Machiavellianism is what is at the heart of the matter, and it will eat away at us

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39 Comments

39 Comments

  1. Amad

    April 27, 2007 at 12:32 PM

    Readers should see the picture of the shrine built over Abu Lulu’s grave. Abu Lulu, for those who don’t know, was Umar’s (RD) murderer. This helps to put into context some of the hatred in some Shia quarters.

    Click on ‘P.S’. on the tab above and scroll down to the shrine’s picture.

    We should note though that Shias, like Sunnis, are not monolithic. So, I am sure many of them repudiate the shrine and Hezbollah’s policies.

  2. Abu Bakr

    April 27, 2007 at 4:56 PM

    Assalamu alaykum

    Sadly, this is not something new. Many of Iraq’s Sunnis converted to Shi’ism around the 60’s. The way in which this was done was to woo the major tribal leaders. When they would convert, whole tribes would follow. Although Basra is now a predominantly Shi’a city, this was not the case some decades ago. In fact, this is the reason you will find some of Iraq’s largest tribes are divided between Sunni and Shi’a. This has not always been the case.

    Another such sad story happened in the 70’s or 80’s. A large tribe in Madinah was converted to Shi’ism as I was informed by one of my teachers.

  3. Aziz

    April 27, 2007 at 6:24 PM

    Salam alaikum ,

    For those Sunnis who don’t see any Shea propaganda in Indo-Pak-Bangla belt, they have to understand it’s the Bereily and Deobandi scholars who are working for their designs. Many narrations in Fazail-e-Amal (the book of Tableeghi-Jamaat) filled with Sufi ideas borrowed from shia clerics. No wonder they get religious visas to visit Iran and Israel.

    http://www.ahya.org/tjonline/eng/index.html

    So wake up sunnis!

  4. Hassan

    April 27, 2007 at 6:28 PM

    Salaam. My Sheikh mentioned an incident in Houston, during last year leabnon war. One sunni muslim (apparently not very practicing) got impressed how hezbollah stood up to Israel, so he decided to covert. His friend tried to stop him, but he went to shia masjid at Maghreb time. Next morning after fajar, he came back to his friend, and starting cursing Abu Bakr (RA), Umar(RA) etc. His friend said, what kind of religion is this that on first day teaches how to curse!!

    Shias and sunnis who are converting to shiism are losers and obsessed with mehdi, and does not want to do anything themselves. My Sheikh exactly said the same thing which is title of this post. Spreading political shiaism.

    Shias awaited mehdi according to them would kill sunnis!! And yet when you meet shias they try to be nice using “tuqiyah”, which is nothing short of hyopcrisy.

  5. Hassan

    April 27, 2007 at 6:47 PM

    By the way I thing the title is misspelled. There should be one “i” in second word. That would describe them better.

  6. Sequoia

    April 27, 2007 at 7:18 PM

    I agree that it is sad, that people support wholey a goup just beacuse “they” stand up to Israel. I truely believe it hurts the intellectual movement when one wholey supports a group, country, movement and turns a blind eye to the mistakes ot barbaric acts they commit. This was also I believe an issue in another thread when a post about the failures of American policy in Afganistan lead to the community in Kandahar wishing that the Taliban would come back. That thread turned into a cheerleading session for a few beacuse the Taliban were “Muslims” and standing up against Amercians..so they must be good. Ignored was the horrific abuses the Taliban commited in the past and still commit. I feel this way about supporters of the Iraq war also. Many people turned a blind eye to the injustices and crimes commited by America forces. The tribal nature of humans is hard to relinquish. we like to identify ourselves as Americans or muslims or shia or luthern or Man U fans or Chelsea fans. It is fine to be proud of who we are, but also need to try harder to respect others..including myself.

  7. Ruth Nasrullah

    April 27, 2007 at 7:32 PM

    Asalaamu alaikum. How do you “convert” to Shiism?

    • Gibran

      November 9, 2012 at 12:05 AM

      Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

      How do you jump into black fire which is 69 times hotter then the fire on earth?

  8. Hassan

    April 27, 2007 at 7:55 PM

    I guess you convert by believing in concept of imamate and cursing sahabah.

  9. Amad

    April 27, 2007 at 8:47 PM

    ASA, On a serious note, I don’t believe there is any formal ‘conversion’ as such, from Sunnism to Shiism, just like there is no formal conversion from Shiism to Sunnism.

    Basically, in order to be a Shia, you have to accept Ali (RD) as the rightful khalifa for starters. Then there are fundamental differences in Aqeedah (like aspects of Allah’s dominion which are transferred to Imams, etc.) as well as what you believe is the transmitted Sunnah. For instance, Shias believe in hadith transmittal really only from the Ahl-Bayt (the family of the Prophet-S).

    In any case, I don’t think Tariq’s point of the post was a theological debate, it was more the political overtones in the Middle East that have led to people converting for the ‘wrong’ reason. Tariq has talked before about ‘movement mentality’ or ‘cult mentality’, where people are motivated to convert or become part of a movement by virtue of just that. When this movement momentum dies, then their whole world collapses around them.

    So, it seems that in these Arab countries, people are being moved by the lore of the Shia fighters and Ahmedijanad’s stand-up comedy to Bush… and really for this non-theological and mirage of a reason, they are trading in their Sunni identities for for the Hezbollah cult image.

  10. UmmZahra

    April 28, 2007 at 12:42 PM

    Cursing the sahabah isn’t a pillar of the shi’ite faith. There are many more issues or reasons a person would think of “conversion”. I think you are over simplifying the issues here.

    Anyway, I think this post further goes to create misunderstandings and hatred. What are the Shias evil plot? What are they out to do? There are more similarities then differences between Shias and Sunnis. They are not out to get anyone.

    The truth will always be the truth. If what AhlulsSunnah (or perhaps your individual manhaj or madhab) claims is truth is indeed the truth then there is no reason to feel threatned.

  11. Umm Layth

    April 28, 2007 at 4:04 PM

    The shi’a are divided amongst themselves Umm Zahra. I know you know that well.

    Many shi’a are ignorant and many only differ in ‘smaller’ (important still) issues. However, we can’t say that because we have ‘similiarities’ that we will just ignore the reality that a majority are rawaafidh, and you know that very well as well.

  12. Abu Bakr

    April 28, 2007 at 5:43 PM

    One who does not curse the Sahaba will not be considered a true shi’i by any of the large shia sects of our time.

    As for it being a pillar of the Shia religion, pehaps not. For most Shia (e.g. Ithna Asharis) worshipping Husayn takes center-stage.

  13. abu ameerah

    April 28, 2007 at 5:47 PM

    @ Aziz:

    I agree! You GAVE IT!

  14. Logic

    April 28, 2007 at 6:36 PM

    Another article out to spread misconception and create animosity between Muslims. Shiaism is more about Imamat then cursing Companions like Abu Bakr etc etc. There is no rule that you have to curse them to be a true Shia this is like me saying that i have to admit to Abu Bakr being the first caliph to be considered a Muslim.

    I personally have no respect for Qaradhawi since i saw his video where he supports Saddam Hussain. It is available on youtube if you wish to see it yourself.

    I would like to know that IF standing up to the jews can cause such mass conversions then isnt it about time the Sunni countries in the Middle East start taking their leashes out and get off their knees?

    I think it is great that people are finally waking up and realizing that it is actions that matter in Islam not lip service .

  15. Tariq Nelson

    April 28, 2007 at 8:13 PM

    The spread of the evil slander of Aisha and other sahaabah is what I would call an evil plot. One so serious that Allah Himself clarified Aisha’s innocence in the Qur’an. They not only spread slander against her, but against the other sahaabah as well.

    They are not convincing people on the strength on any theological arguments, but playing on the blind hatred people have of Israel and the West.

    Obviously the people are ignorant of the deen to begin with in order to accept that cursing the sahaabah and the ‘imamate’, Husein worship, whatever.

    The major point here is that we should not have such blind hatred of a people that because the seem to be “successful” that some will curse and slander the sahaabah as a means to do so. This is not a small point. This is an AQEEDAH POINT.

    As Amad said, the problem is that once whatever and whomever the opposition is ceases to exist, the movement is dead. For example: Islam during the crusades was not all about stopping the crusaders at any and all costs.

    Islam is about actions, belief in the heart and affirmation on the tongue (what was referred to as “lip service”) ALL must be present…not just some misguided actions…

    We can be tolerent, but the issues here are crossing the line

  16. Logic

    April 28, 2007 at 9:32 PM

    Mr Tariq What you are doing here is now twisting the arguments and trying misguide people by spreading wrong ideas.

    Sahabas have nothing to do with Aqeedah and unless you can prove this to me from Quraan i will hold this view and btw if you open up major Shia books you will see they do respect Sahabas just not all.

    I did take the time to explore this website and can very easily say a lot of points cross the beliefs of mainstream Sunnis. I am not going to bother posting Sunnis website to prove my point because i aint interested in a sect debate at this point.

    P.S: Action is the only way where you can show the intentions of your heart and silent affirmation on your tongue…

  17. BintMuhammed

    April 28, 2007 at 11:39 PM

    Assalamualaykum

    Logic how is not following the sahabas part of Aqeedah. When Rasulullah (salalahu alayhi wasalam) himself said that whoever follows the first three generations will not be misguided, and in another hadeeth where he mentioned that the khulafaa ar-rashedeen are never in error. So if we dont follow them then who do we take our AQEEDAH from.And if sahabas have nothing to do with aqeedah why are they or their stories mentioned in the Quraan.
    I dont mean to hate but shias freak me out, especially when Ashoorah comes around and they start literally beating/slicing/cutting/hitting/ stabbing themselves, now what in Allahs name is right with that? Logic I guess you have to be ignorant not to know the idiocrisy of shiasim.

  18. Logic

    April 29, 2007 at 1:52 AM

    BintMuhammed i made a very small request to mr Tariq and now you to prove me from the “Quraan” not Hadith that belief in the Sahabas is compulsory and an “Aqeedah Point” as Tariq put it.

    Now we can agree that the Prophet (Saww) did say on the event of Ghadeer that i am leaving behind 2 things “Quraan and the Ahlulbayt” take some time out to think how they compliment each other.

    Judging by your ignorant comment about the three generation i am assuming you are a Salaf?

    Repeating myself for the third time for the slow people i am not interested in a debate here but instead i just need some proof of your claim. For your debate click on the website and we can talk about it until the cows come home.

  19. Abu Bakr

    April 29, 2007 at 4:03 AM

    Brother Logic,

    Firstly, I commend you for your desire to adhere to the Qur’an in all of your beliefs. Indeed, every Muslim should be careful to never hold any beliefs which run counter to the Qur’an in any matter, large or small. I ask Allah Ta’ala that He guides all of us to understanding His Book, believing in it, and acting upon it. Aameen.

    I am working on writing an explanation concerning the status of the Sahaba as detailed in the Qur’an and, in sha Allah, will post it up on this blog later today.

  20. Tariq Nelson

    April 29, 2007 at 5:58 AM

    “Logic”

    First of all there are many ayaat in the Qur’an that praise the Companions including the one at the end of Suratul Fath.

    HUNDREDS of past scholars have AGREED UPON the fact that respecting and honoring the Companions is from our *AQEEDAH* and it is written it in many classical works

    I will leave the rest to our very capable brother Abu Bakr who will show the status of the Companions in this deen and why they should not be cursed and reviled *at all*. Much less in an unrelenting manner

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  22. Abu Umar

    April 29, 2007 at 9:19 AM

    “Logic”,

    Firstly, the Sahabah were the means by which Allah protected and preserved the Qu’ran for future generations. An attack on them is therefore an attack on the integrity of the Qu’ran. It is also an attack on the Prophet (saw) because he chose these people as his companions.

    Secondly, as for your specific question, then there are many ayaat that refer to the Sahabah. For example, in the last verses of al-Fath, Allah says:

    Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward.

    Allah praises the Prophet (saw) and his companions (sahabah) and then goes on to describe the disbelievers who become enraged by them. As an aside, Quturbi mentions in his tafsir that therefore those who become angered and enraged by the mention of the sahabah is similar to the disbelievers mentioned in this verse.

    Your suggestion that we open up the books of the Shi’a is an excellent idea. I’ll post some quotes later insha’Allah so people can see first-hand the hatred that the rafidha have of the sahabah and those most beloved to the Prophet (saw) such as Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Aisha (r)

  23. Logic

    April 29, 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Well i am glad to read all your responses, Tariq i gotta hand it to you for not providing a reference. I knew that was going to happen

    Mr Abu Bakr i will await your response

    Mr Muslim matter
    New york times newspaper is a major outlet that says negative things about Muslims. I understand in your hate of Shiaism you might take it as a valid source but for the sake of the religion you claim to follow dont pick and choose articles that suit your agendas.

  24. Logic

    April 29, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    Abu Umar:
    Obviously you people are going to turn this into a debate that too on a blog of all things!

    Now what i am seeing here is blame on the teacher for shortcoming of the student. You can look at the world best teacher and even in his class you will see some people who will fail and anybody who has any sense will come to the conclusion that it is the student fault not the teacher. So please save me the excuses, I will not point the finger at Prophet (saww) to save the companions.

    for your quote
    There are Hadith in Bukhari/Muslim that attest that these companions used to quarrel and have called each other with bad names

    Secondly
    What you are referring to could be 5 people or could be 50,000 (ofcourse that is highly doubtful)

    Nobody is enraged with the Sahabas and it is a very bunk argument used by others to misguide and present a false face towards Shiaism. If you really want to see then open up. The Shias dont believe in “Blanket immunity” and are choosy on who they take as the Prophet (saww) true companion.

    So now even if we consider Bro Abu Umar article it still does not prove that belief in the companions is an “AQEEDA POINT” if it was it would have been included in the Shahada……

    Now if you people wish to debate this further you can pass me a link to your forum.

  25. Mujahideen Ryder

    April 29, 2007 at 1:48 PM

    Man, who cares if they are shia or want to be shia. They are also shia who are switching to sunni.

    At the end of the day it doesn’t matter, because everything is the will of Allah.

    • Gibran

      November 9, 2012 at 12:08 AM

      Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

      I believe we need to educate Muslims about the right beliefs and how deviants want to get them. However, if they incline to Shiism after that, it’s Allah’s will. If He wanted, all of us would have been guided,. Who cares then, about them? I agree in this.

      It’s like a purifiying process anyways.

  26. Hassan

    April 29, 2007 at 2:32 PM

    Logic, what is your shahada?

  27. Amad

    April 29, 2007 at 4:53 PM

    MR, on the larger question of whether we should care if sunnis become shias… I believe not only should we care, but if we don’t care, then it reflects on our own concern about our deen.

    For instance, if we see a large social problem brewing in our community, like a spike in divorce rate, etc., I believe it will be the responsibility of the community or at least some people in it to look into it. Isn’t it then more deserving to see people move from a faith revolving around the Sahabah as a whole, to a faith that is revolves around a small percent of it? And not only that, a faith that though is still within the larger circle of Islam inshallah, has still many fundamental creedal differences from the Ahl-Sunnah. I think we SHOULD and NEED to care.

    If we pull ourselves back into the original subject of the topic, it is even more important that we consider the consequences of this. Because when conversions are driven by other than matters of faith, then the end-result could be disastrous and a total loss of faith.

  28. ibnabeeomar

    April 30, 2007 at 8:53 AM

    the post on the sahabah is up now.

  29. logic

    April 30, 2007 at 2:32 PM

    Hassan somehow i think you are fimiliar with my Shahada but i can repeat it in front of you if you promise to be my witness on the day of Qiyamat. IF you cant do that then let my lord be the judge

    The bulk of this comment has been moved to the appropriate topic of Sahabas in the Quran. Also, folks, let’s keep our comments non-personal and non-direct. The better way to ask would be, “Is the Shia kalimah different”? Simple yes or no, Logic? -MM

  30. Hassan

    April 30, 2007 at 3:17 PM

    Logic, Allah would be your witness, you do not need me. And I want to know what is your kalimah and if you have any proof from Quran and Hadith that we all should say that kalimah to be muslim. Thanks.

  31. logic

    April 30, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    I guess i should have known better then to play the flute in front of cows. Finally it has resorted to biased editing and my time is more important then the opinion you hold of Shias.

    Dude the last 2 paragraphs of my coments were in relation to topic in hand and the remaining were from sahih sunni hadith book.

    That being said i am out if you wish to discuss this further google my nick and i will be more then happy to address every point made on the Sahabas and how wrongly addressed it was.

    I still hold strong to the fact that nobody has bought proof on How sahabas are a point of Aqeedah!!

    Hold your horses a bit. Your comments were not deleted but moved to the ‘theological topic’ rather than the political one. This is where it was moved. -MM

  32. Hassan

    April 30, 2007 at 5:09 PM

    Logic your comment was moved to another place where same discussion was going. But if you want, I guess, the editor can move it back here, no big deal perhaps, it should not have caused you to leave.

    I asked you one simple question. What is your kalimah, and if you can provide proof that it needs to be that way, from Quran and sunnah. And if people who converted at time of prophet Muhammad PBUH recited that. If you do not answer, I would consider you do not have answer. If you consider us dumb cows, kindly for sake of dawah, play flute one more time.

  33. Zahra Billoo

    September 27, 2007 at 2:16 PM

    I’m very much with MR on this one.

  34. abu khaled

    September 28, 2007 at 1:04 AM

    Man, when the Mehdi does finally arrive, these poor Shia are going to be so sorely disappointed that they be-all-end-all doesn’t support them.

    BTW, man with a name like Abu-Bakr, thats a name that calls it out, I’m Ahlus-Sunnah, theres no doubt in a name like that, lol.

  35. AbdulHasib

    September 29, 2007 at 8:48 AM

    @ MR

    Salaamu’alaikum wa rahmatAllah,

    The issue here is not questioning the Will of God. It’s supporting these people out of emotional vangaurd.

    Ideaologies such as the Ikhwaan al Muslimeen (who even are now starting to retract their positions with their “It’s all good” attitude.), and others, that poison the youth and lay people’s minds to pile them on their agenda. This is nothing new, rather a manifestation of what the scholars of Ahl As-Sunnah mentioned; i.e. the one who takes up a matter greater and considers it more important than being firm in his belief in God (his ‘Aqeedah), how does he expect Allah to grant him victory?

    And even to the point that this day we hear today supposed scholars, and teachers, and those whom the masses ‘rush’ to, saying things like (and i quote)

    “‘Aqeedah is over talked about.”

    “What is this Tawheed, Tawheed, Tawheed..”

    This poison in people’s minds leads them astray.

    And it is nothing but what the Prophet salAllahu ‘alaihee wa sallam mentioned in the hadith of ibn ‘Omar radyAllahu ‘anh

    “Verily, some speech contains in it magic.”

    Magic just to dazzle and glaze over the eyes of their listeners leading them into the light.. of an on-coming car.

    Indeed it is the Will of God, but God clearly says in Surat An Nisa

    وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدَى وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّى وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ وَسَاءتْ مَصِيراً

    115: And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad salAllahu ‘alaiheew a sallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.

    And wAllahi we make the du’a of Musa ‘alaihis salaam in this blessed month in this regard, and we ask that may Allah accept it, where he said in Surat Al Ma’idah

    قَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي لا أَمْلِكُ إِلاَّ نَفْسِي وَأَخِي فَافْرُقْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ الْقَوْمِ الْفَاسِقِينَ

    25. He [Musa (Moses)] said: “O my Lord! I have power only over myself and my brother, so separate us from the people who are the Fasiqun (rebellious and defiantly disobedient people to Allah and His Messenger and the Sahabah who followed them.)!”

    May Allah give us the success to see the truth as the truth, and see the falsehood as falsehood, and not die except upon Islam and the Sunnah. Ameen.

    and
    @Logic, asking for sources..

    Make sense out of this for me please, because I sincerely ask, anyone calling to Guidance can say such a thing:

    Khomeini’s Teachings on sex with infants and animals

    Islamic Teachings on sex with infants:

    “A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. If he penetrates and the child is harmed then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however would not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister.”

    The complete Persian text of this saying can be found in “Ayatollah Khomeini in Tahrirolvasyleh, Fourth Edition, Darol Elm, Qom”

    I can’t help but think out of all of this, what ibnul Qayyim rahimahullah mentioned,

    How strange is it indeed,
    “If you ask the Jews who was the best among you after Moses (‘alaihis salaam)?
    They will say the Companions of Moses.

    And if you ask the Christians who was the best among you after Jesus (‘alaihis salaam)?
    They will say the Apostles of Jesus.

    But if you ask the Raafidi who is the worst among you?
    He says the companions of Muhammad (salAllahu ‘alaihee wa sallam).”

    May Allah reward brother Tariq..

    And a suggestion to Muslim Matters as the last 10 nights approach… focusing insha’aAllah on posts to benefit the readers in that regard -).

    WAllahu ‘Alam
    WAs-salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatAllah

  36. Faye

    March 14, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    *Comment removed. We are not interested in Shia propaganda.We will certainly not allow any comment that implicitly or explicitly insults the Prophet (S)’s companions and his wives. You guys should think a million times before trying to put the status of Aisha (RD) down, in whose defense Allah HIMSELF revealed Quranic verses -MM

  37. Ahmad Husaini

    August 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM

    Salaam Alaikum everyone.

    La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Illa Billahi Minash Shaytanir Laeen ir Rajeem.
    I am appalled to see such a huge number of people who consider themselves to be pious Muslims do not desist from slandering their Muslim brothers with the worst of slanders.
    We Shi’i Muslim curse the companions? Worse still, it is obligatory for a Shi’i to do that.
    Astaghfirullah.
    Who is the ‘sanctuary’ of us Shi’a according to you? Iran right?
    Who is the leader of Iran? Ayatullah Khamenei right?
    Check out what fatwa he has issued about this, then come back here.
    What a bunch of blind people.
    Yahdeekumullah!
    Wallahu A’lam.

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