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  • AnExpositionAndRefutationOfTheSourcesOfShi'ism

    TableOfContents

    1Publisher'sNote1

    2Introduction2

    3ThePredeterminedFactOfSectarianism3

    4TheCallToReconciliationOfTheVariousSectsAndSchoolsOfThought6

    5IslamicJurisprudence9

    6TheQuestionOfTaqiyyah10

    7Shi'iteAttackOnTheNobleQur'an10

    (SoCalledSuratulWilaayah)12

    [FatwaAgainstCompanions]12

    8Shi'iteLies,EvenAgainst`Ali15

    9RejoicingOfTheMissionariesAndOrientalists15

    10Shi'iteViewsOnTheMuslimRulers18

    11MaliceAgainstAbuBakrAnd`Umar18

    12Shi'itesExaltTheAssassinOfTheCaliph`Umar20

    13DesireForRevengeAndDestruction21

    14Shi'ites'WayOfThinkingUnchanged24

    15DistortionOfHistoricalFacts26

    16TheShi'itesPlaceTheirImamsAboveTheMessenger27

    17Shi'iteTreacheryTowardsIslamicGovernments29

    18TheTreacheryOfAl'AlqamiAndIbnAbilHadeed30

    19AnImpedimentToReconciliation30

    20SalvationCannotBeAttainedWithoutPledgingAllegianceAndGrantingSovereigntyToAhlilBait31

    21Shi'itesDifferWithMuslimsInFundamentals,NotOnlyInTheSecondaryIssues32

    22TheTaleOfTheDoorAndTheTunnel34

    23TheConceptOfPledgingAllegianceAccordingToTheMuslims35

    24FriendshipAndAffectionAmongTheRightlyGuidedCaliphs37

  • 25WhyWeMustRidOurselvesOfAnyConnectionWithTheShi'ites37

    26Shi'itesPreferPropagationOfTheirSectarianTenetsToTaqreeb39

    27TheIntrigueOfBaabismAndBahaismAndTheEnsuingUpheavalInIran40

    28FromShi'IsmToCommunism40

    Publisher'SNote

    With theadventof Islam inArabia, thepolytheists,JewsandChristianshad to retreatas theycouldnot withstand the challenge thrown by Islam to accept the reality of monotheism. These forcesparticularlytheJewsweremostvociferousintheiroppositiontoIslam.Astheywerenot inapositiontochallenge Islamopenly, they resorted to strike fromwithin. ItwasAbdullahbinSaba,aJew,whopretending tobeaMuslimcoinedandpropagated theDivine right ofAliBinAbiTalib,MayAllahbepleasedwithhim,totheCaliphateasthesuccessortotheprophetMuhammad(MayAllahbepleasedwithhim),byvirtueofhispositionasthesoninlawoftheProphet( ).Byandbytheideawasturnedin toadoctrineand thoseprofessing it called themselvesasShi'ites.Thisdoctrinewasbaseduponthecontemptandanimosity towards thepiouscaliphsparticularlyAbuBakrandUmar (MayAllahbepleasedwiththem).SinceitsveryinceptionthisbreakawaygrouphasbeenplayinganegativeroleintheMuslimWorldandhasbroughtuntoldmiseries to theUmmah.Theannals,of the Islamichistorybeartestimonytotheabovefact.TheassassinmovementofHasanbinSabbahandtheroleplayedbyIbneAlqami in thedevastationofBaghdadbyHolaguaresomeof the instancesof thepast Islamichistory. The upsurge of Khomenieism in Iran is also the part of the old game of the Shi'ite history.Khomenieism has assumed a new and most dangerous dimension which has surpassed all theprevious dangers. The uncompromising attitude in the ruinous war with Iraq, the turmoil at Meccaduring the last yearHaj pilgrimage, themischievousmove to internationalize the control of the holycitiesof Islamand thesinisterpropagandaagainst thegovernmentofSaudiArabiahasexposed theKhomeiniregime.

    Thisarticlewastakenfromabookcalled"AlKhutootAlAreedah"togiveavividpictureoftheShi'itebeliefandfaith.Thereaderwillcomeacrosswithsomepainfultruthsandhorriblefacts.

    2Introduction

    In the name of Allah. the Beneficent, theMerciful All praise is due to the AlmightyGod, Allah.WepraiseHimandseekHishelpandforgiveness.AndweseekrefugeinAllahfromtheevilsofourownselvesand fromourwickeddeeds.WhosoeverhasbeenguidedbyAllah, there is none tomisguidehim.AndwhosoeverhasbeenmisguidedbyAllah,nonecanguidehim.AndIbearwitness that thereisnoothergodexceptAllah,alone,withoutpartnerorassociate.AndIbearwitnessthatMuhammadisHis servant andmessenger.MayAllah theExaltedbestowHis peace and blessings on theProphetMuhammad, upon his good and pure family as well as upon all of the noble Companions and uponthosewhofollowedtheminrighteousnessuntiltheDayofJudgment.

    It is intended through this translationofAlKhutootAl'Areedah topresent to readersofEnglish,bothMuslims and nonMuslims accurate information about the faith and tenets of the Shi'ite sect knownastheTwelveImamersorJa'faris.

    It isessential for theSunniMuslim toknow the factof theShi'itedeviation from thestraightpathofIslamtaughtbytheProphetMuhammad( )andhisnobleCompanions(r.a.a.).AlKhutootAl'AreedahclearlyandbrieflypresentstheactualteachingsoftheShi'itesingeneral,andtheTwelveImamersinparticular.ThereaderwillderivefromthetextanunequivocalunderstandingoftheShi'itesectandwilldistance himself from them and their beliefs. He will realize that there can be no reconciliation norreunification of the Sunnis and the schismatic Shi'ites until and unless the latter renounce theirperversetenets.TheymustreturntothepureunadulteratedteachingsofIslamheldandmaintainedbyAhlusSunnahwallama'ah(theSunnis).

    Unfortunately, it is a common view in the West that the Irani Shi'ites and their socalled "Islamicrevolution" with all its attendant turmoil, injustice and barbarism, are representatives of Islam. It ishoped that the nonMuslim reader of thisworkwill come to perceive the abysswhich separates the

  • Shi'ites fromtheMuslimmajority,andthathewillno longercondemnallMuslims for theactivitiesofonedeiantsect.

    3ThePredeterminedFactOfSectarianism

    Theexistenceofnumeroussects,themajorityofwhicharedeviant,isapredeterminedfactreferredtointheGloriousQur'an:

    And ifyourLord [Allah]hadsowilled,Hecouldhavemademankindasingleunifiedcommunity,buttheywillnotceasetodisputeanddifferexceptthoseuponwhomyourLordhasbestowedHismercy.AndforthisdidHecreatethem,andthewordofyourLordwillbefulfilled: lwill fillHellwith jinnsandmenaltogether.(11118,119)

    Furthermore,Allah'sProphet (pbug)hadsaid: "Verily thisnation [ofMuslims]willdivide intoseventythreesects",andinanothernarration:"Allofthem[thesesects]willbe intheFireexceptone.'Whenaskedwhich itwas, theProphet replied: "Theonewhichadheres tomySunnah (wayof life)and theSunnahofmyCompanions.'(1)

    Thus, itwasincumbentuponustobringto lightthestarkdifferencesamongthesectssothat itmaybeperfectlyclearwhateachsectbelievesinandadherestothatAllahsproofagainstHisslavesmaybeestablished:

    ButthatAllahmightaccomplishamatteralreadyordained[inHisknowledge]sothatthosewhoweredestroyed[byrejectingfaith]mightbedestroyedafteraclearsign[hadbeen.given]andthosewholive[i.e.believers]mightliveafteraclearsign[hadbeengiven].AndsurelyAllahisAllHearer,AllKnower.(8:42)

    Shi'ismoriginatedinthefirstcenturyofIslamasanexaggeratedaffectionforandpartisanshipofAhlulBait(thefamilyanddescendantsoftheProphetMuhammad[ ]).Lateron,itdevelopedintoasetofmisbeliefs and erroneous concepts which ultimately constituted a new religion a religion other thanthatwhichwastaughtbytheProphetMuhammad( ),andbyhisCompanionsafterhim.

    TheShi'itesclaimtohaveaQur'anotherthantheonewhichisunanimouslyrecognizedbyallMuslimsthroughout the history of Islam. Furthermore, they reject the authentic compilations of the sacredtraditions,suchasthoseofthetwogreatimamsAlBukhariandMuslim.Theyconsiderallbutafewofthe Companions of the Prophet Muhammad to be apostates, while they elevate their Imams to apositioncomparableothatofthegodsofancientmythology

    Unfortunately,somenaiveorsimplemindedMuslimsare inclined tobelieve that theShi'itesof todayhaveabandonedtheirdevianttenetsandhaverevertedtotherightpath.Groundsforsuchabeliefareyettobefound.

    AdetailedexpositionoftheShi'itedistortionsandmisconceptionswillfollowinthistreatise,butatthispointIwillbrieflytouchonsomeoftheviewsofthecontemporaryShi'itereligiouselitetheayatullahsandmullahswhosecommandsareobeyedandslavishlyadheredtobytheordinaryShi'ite.

    Ina treatiseentitledTuhfatulAwaamMaqbool, published recent ly, thereappearedan invocation (2)endorsed by six of themost respected contemporary Shi'ite imams including Khomeini and ShariatMadari. In that invocation, Abu Bakr and `Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, are accused ofaltering theQur'an.Those two illustriouscaliphs, alongwith their twodaughters,whowere thenobleandpurewivesoftheProphet( )werecursedandreviledbytheShi'itesoftoday.

    Khomeini, in his book AlHukoomatullslamiyyah (the Islamic government), claims that the TwelveImamsareinfallible,andheraises themtoa levelabovetheheavenlyangelsandthecommissionedprophetsofAllah he stresses: "Certainly, the Imamcommandsanoble stationand lofty position acreativevicegerencytowho'sruleandpowersubmittheveryatomsofallcreation[!]AndanessentialtenetofourShi'itesect is that the Imamshaveapositionwhich is reachedneitherby theangels [inthe highest heaven] nor by any commissioned messenger of God (3)." He further stated: "Theteachings and directives of the Imams are just like those of theQur'an, it is compulsory on one tofollowthemandcarrythemout."(4)

  • Inshort,Khomeiniandhisfellowclergymenadheretoallof theperversetenetsof theShi'ite faithaslaidout indetail inAlKaafi.Khomeiniclearlyadmitsthis inhisbookAlHuloomatulislamiah:"Doyouthinkthatitisenoughforus,withrespecttoourreligion,tocollectitsrulingsanddirectivesinAlKaafi,thenputitonashelfandneglectit?"

    AlKhutootAl'Areedah,providessomedetails fromAlKaafi,a foundationstoneof theShi'itereligion,sothatthenaivegoodheartedMuslimsmayhaveasecondthoughtbeforecherishingtheideathattheShi'itesoftodayaredifferentfromthoseofthepast.

    AbuBilalMustafaAlKanadi,MeccaandVancouverRamadanDhulQa'dah1403A.H./1983C.E.

    4THECALLTORECONCILIATIONOFTHEVARIOUSSECTSANDSCHOOLSOFTHOUGHT

    BringingMuslims closer to eachother in their thoughts, convictions andaims is oneof the greatestobjectives of Islam, and a most vital means of achieving Muslim unity, power, revival andreconstruction.Whenthecalltosuchapurposeisfreefromulteriormotivesandislikelytoyieldmorebenefit thanharm, then itbecomes incumbentonallMuslims to respond to itand tocooperate witheachothertomakeitasuccess.

    Discussion of this call had incre