Allah, in the Name of, the Affectionate, Most Merciful
Nahmadahu Wanusalli A'la Rasoolihil Kareem
The Sunni Muslims of today have become targets of Iranian propaganda. By reading through Shia literature, they conclude that Khomeini was the great modern day Islamic leader who despised the separation of the Sunnis and Shias within the Islamic Community. They also believe that Khomeini preferred a total Islamic Unity of both Sunnis and Shias and that Khomeini respected the Great Prophet of Islam (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the Khulafa-e-Rashideen and all the Sahaba (radi Allahu anhu anhum ajma'in). They are also under the impression that Khomeini labelled as "Shaitaan" those who spoke of a separate Shia and Sunni group within the Muslim Community.
Since the Shias subscribe to the holding of Meelad and Urs celebrations, the reading of Salat or Salaam on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), visiting of graves, reading of Majaalis during Muharram, etc. Sunni Muslims are fraudulently led to believe, through the local Iranian agency, that there are no differences in Aqaaid (Beliefs) between Sunnis and Shias, more so, because the Shias also reject and refute the Najdi and Wahabi beliefs.
In this manner, it would be a matter of time before the Shias gain closeness to the hearts of the Sunnis. This will give them a better and quicker chance to convert them to the Shia fold. This in reality, is the real basis of Taqiyyah.
WHAT IS TAQIYYAH?
TAQIYYAH, in Shia'ite doctrine, is the concealing of the truth for the purposes of misleading the innocent believers in the name of religion. This, in Shia'ite belief, is regarded as a great form of Ibaadah carrying a very great reward. In essence, Taqiyyah involves lying and deceitfully misleading innocent Muslims into the Shia'ite fold.
For this purpose, it is important to clearly present to the Sunni Muslims the beliefs of "Imam" Khomeini. These beliefs are written by himself in two of his books, "KASHFUL ASRAR" and "AL HUKUMATUL ISLAMIA." It is from these books that one would discover the false Islam as propagated by the Iranians. It would further help us to stop their fierce propaganda work in South Africa.
Alhamdulillah! The Sunnis, with the help of Quranic commentaries, examples from the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the history of the Khulafa-e-Rashideen and the history of the Sahaba-e-Kiraam (radi Allahu anhum ajma'in), Tableegh work and Islamic propagation is vigorous and successful amongst the South African Muslim communities. However, the Shia movement has attempted to undermine and retard the good Islamic propagation work carried out by the Sunnis.
The Shia brand of Islam or so-called "Islam" incorporates the following beliefs:-
(a). The HOLY QURAN in its present form is MUHARRAF (i.e. it has been changed and it is in an incomplete form).
(b). The KHULAFA-E-RASHIDEEN - The first three Khulafa who ruled after Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), namely, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu), Sayyiduna Umar Farooq (radi Allahu anhu) and Sayyiduna Uthman Ghani (radi Allahu anhu) are regarded as wicked and sinful; and insults are heaped upon the beloved Companions of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to the extent that they are called MURTADD or apostate(one who is out of the fold of Islam).
It is the responsibility of every Muslim to use every means at his or her disposal to wipe out the pest of Shia'ism and propagate the TRUE form of Islam.
SHIA AQAAID OR BELIEFS:
We have listed some of the major Shia beliefs below:-
1. Together with the testifying of the Oneness of Allah and accepting the Prophethood of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), it is also a condition of Imaan to testify to the Imaamat of the 12 Imaams.
2. It is Fardh to follow the A'IMMA in the same manner as a Muslim ought to follow Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
3. MU'TAH (Temporary Marriage) is not only JAA'IZ but also a source of great blessings and Sawaabs. Temporary marriage amongst the SHIAS does not require the procedure of Nikah as shown to us by Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). It is just a temporary agreement between a man and a woman either to spend the night, a week, a month or a year together for the purposes of satisfying their lust.
4. The chain of Prophethood is not complete, but rather it is still in progress in the form of the appearance of Imaams from time to time.
5. The QURAN SHAREEF has two-thirds of its volume missing. The present form only represents one-third of the original Quran.
6. The original Quran was that which was compiled by Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) and Imaam-e-Ghaib, the hidden Imaam who will appear with it in the future.
7. TAQIYYAH is Fardh. Taqiyyah is a Shia'ite practice of concealing the truth for the purposes of misleading unsuspecting people into the Shia'ite fold.
8. After Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) left this world only few Sahabas were steadfast in spreading Islam. The rest turned apostate or MURTADDS (one who is out of the fold of Islam). The four Ashaabs accepted by the Shi'ites are:-
a. Hazrat Salman Farsi (radi Allahu anhu),
b. Hazrat Abu Zarr Ghaffari (radi Allahu anhu),
c. Hazrat Miqdad bin Aswad (radi Allahu anhu) and
d. Hazrat Amaar bin Yaasir (radi Allahu anhu)
9. Imamat is the fifth pillar of Islam, the rejection of which amounts to Kufr.
All the above Shia'ite beliefs are in direct conflict with established Islamic practices as shown by Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the teachings of the Holy Quran. The lives and character of the illustrious Sahaba (radi Allahu anhum ajma'in) have been confirmed by both Muslim and non-Muslim historians alike. The distorted views regarding the Sahabas, as presented by the Shia'ites, contradicts confirmed historical proof on the lives of the Sahabas. The Shia'ites believe that Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) was without distinction the first Caliph. They reject the Khilaafat of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu), Sayyiduna Umar Farooq (radi Allahu anhu) and Sayyiduna Uthman Ghani (radi Allahu anhu).
HAZRAT ALI ON HAZRAT ABU BAKR AND HAZRAT UMAR (RADI ALLAHU ANHUM AJMA'IN):
The Muslim Revivalist (Mujaddid) of the 14th Century, A'LA HAZRAT IMAAM AHMED RAZA AL-QADERI (RADI ALLAHU ANHU) in his book, "GHAYATUT TAHQEEQ FI IMAAMATUL 'ALI AS SIDDEEQ," quotes from "SAWA IQUL MUHARRIQAH" that: "Imaam Abul Qaasim Ismaeel Muhammad Bin Al Fazl Balkhi in his Kitaab, 'AS SUNNAH' stated that Imaam ibn Hajjar Makki reported that Alqamah (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) was once informed that some people declared that he (Hazrat Ali) is higher in status than Hazraat Shaykhain (Abu Bakr and Umar) - radi Allahu anhuma.
"Upon hearing this, he (Hazrat Ali) stood on the mimbar and declared after praises to Allah and His Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), 'O People! News had reached me that some people are saying that I have a higher status than Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) and Umar (radi Allahu anhu). Had I clarified the ruling earlier on this matter, then the subscribers to such a view would have certainly been punished by me.
" 'As from today, whosoever is heard to make such utterances is a slanderer (MUFTARI), and he shall be liable for the punishment of a slanderer, which is 80 lashes.'
"Thereafter, he (Hazrat Ali) said, 'Without any doubt, after Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the most excellent in the Ummah is Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu), followed by Umar, and after him Allah knows best whose status appears next.'"
"Alqamah states that Sayyiduna Hassan Mujtaba (radi Allahu anhu) was present in that gathering and remarked, 'By Allah! If he (Hazrat Ali) was to make mention of the third name (after Umar Farooq), he would have mentioned the name of Uthman (radi Allahu anhu).' "
VIEWS OF KHOMEINI FROM HIS BOOK, "KASHFUL ASRAR":
"From the examples I (Khomeini) have given, it shows that the Sheiks Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) and Umar (radi Allahu anhu) had acted against the Quran. For these people to behave in such a manner amongst the Muslims was not surprising. The Muslims (Sahaba-e-Kiraam) were also in such a state that they were either part of the same group (Abu Bakr - radi Allahu anhu - and Umar -radi Allahu anhu) or they had similar intentions of becoming the government in power.
"If they (the Muslims) did not side them (Abu Bakr - radi Allahu anhu - and Umar - radi Allahu anhu) then it was certain that they did not have the courage to speak out against those who behaved badly towards Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and his beloved daughter (Fathima - radi Allahu anha).
"In short, even if mention was made in the Quran in clear words on this matter (The succession of Ali - radi Allahu anhu - as Caliph), they would not have changed their intentions, and even at the Command of Allah they would not have given up the seat (of Government).
"Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu), who had harboured pre-meditated plans, if anything, would have falsely forged a Hadith to put an end to this matter, just as he had done so to prevent Hazrat Fathima (radi Allahu anha) from receiving her inheritance. And it was not impossible for Umar (radi Allahu anhu) in the matter regarding the Imaamat and Khilaafat of Ali (radi Allahu anhu) to negate such a verse (regarding the Khilaafat of Ali - radi Allahu anhu) either by saying that there was a mistake in Allah's Revelation of the Ayah, or that Gibraeel had erred in transmitting (Allah's Message) correctly to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)."
(KASHFUL ASRAR, PAGES 119-120)
KHOMEINI ON QURAN IN HIS "KASHFUL ASRAR":
"TAHREEF (deliberate alteration of words to change the meaning of the holy books, namely, the Bible, etc.) is that fault which Muslims accuse Jews and Christians of indulging in, has proved to be found in the Ashaabs (of Rasoolullah - sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)."
(KASHFUL ASRAR, PAGE 114)
"It was easy for the Ashaabs (of Rasoolullah - sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to remove verses from the Holy Quran and deliberately add verses to it, and in this way forever concealing from the people of the world the true Quran."
(KASHFUL ASRAR, PAGE 114)
Yes, the above shocking statements are in Khomeini's book. Yet, it is the firm belief of the Muslims that the Holy Quran is the direct Word of Almighty Allah. The Holy Quran has been protected from any type of changes, removals and additions of verses or increase in volume, by Almighty Allah Himself.
But, in the corrupt Shia propagation of Islam, the present day Quran is accepted as a changed version like the Tauraat and the Bible. And according to Mr. Khomeini, the Sahaba-i-Kiraam of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had prevented the entire world from gaining access to the original Quran. MA'AAZALLAH! Allah forbid!
The Shia'ite belief on the Quran even insults the glorious Khulafa-e-Rashideen, whose names are mentioned from the mimbars of every Masjid in the Khutbah in every Jummah; those two Khulafa (Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar) who are resting alongside of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) under the Green Dome; and those upon whom thousands of Muslims around the world send their Tribute and Salaams.
Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) himself makes mention of the great service that Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) had provided to the Holy Quran. In the introduction of "FATHUL BARI" and "KANZUL A'MAL" appears a narration of Ibne Mubarak that Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) stated that:
"In the service (compilation) of heavenly books (MASAAHIF), Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) would receive the greatest reward. May Allah's Mercy be on Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu). He was the first person to have started the compilation of the Holy Quran (Kitabullah)."
THE STATUS OF IMAAMAT IN SHIA BELIEFS:
Khomeini in his book, "AL HUKUMATUL ISLAMIA", states that: "In our sect, from the necessary and fundamental beliefs, one necessary principle of our faith is that our Imaams have ranks that exceed those of close angels and the appointed Messengers."
(AL HUKUMATUL ISLAAMIA, PAGE 52
MUTAH (TEMPORARY MARRIAGE):
Khomeini, in his Kitaab "THEHREERUL WASEELA," states in the section called Kitaabun Nikah that whilst Mutah is permissable with an adulterous woman, it is undesirable (KARAHAT) especially if the woman is a prostitute.
SHIAS HATRED FOR SUNNIS:
In his ploy to pose as a leader of the Muslim world immediately after the revolution, and to gain popularity among Muslims, Khomeini stated in his reply to a question on SHIA-SUNNI differences, as follows:
"I entreat Allah to consolidate Muslims on the basis of Kalimah. The superfluous differences between the Shia and Sunni brethren have been created by a group of international criminals. Our brethren must realise that we are all Muslims and followers of the Quran. We should not harbour mutual differences. May Allah grant us mutual consolidation." (Ruhollah Khomeini, Qom, Iran - 27 March 1979)
This statement was made by Khomeini in reply to a certain Moulana Yusuf of Jamaat-e-Islamia Hind who questioned Khomeini in Qom (Iran) about the SHIA-SUNNI differences. The interview and reply which appears above in the Urdu and Persian language (not very clear, unfortunately) can be obtained from RAMADAN ANNUAL, Durban, July/August 1979 edition, Page 116. The statement was first published in "Radiance Views Weekly" of New Delhi, India.
While one may think that there is nothing objectionable in Khomeini's statement, we would like you to now look at this "great world leader" and see how "tolerant" he is in his beliefs regarding Sunnis and others when he PRAISES a book with the following statement:
"When Mahdi (alaihis salaam) appears, he will deal with the Sunnis and their Ulema first before dealing with the Kuffar, and he will kill and annihilate all of them (the Sunnis, their Ulema and the Kuffar)."
(HAQQUL YAQEEN, ALLAMA BAAQIR MAJLISI, PAGE 139)
This is the very same book that Khomeini PRAISES in his "Kashful Asrar" and has encouraged people to read it. This is in fact one of the cornerstones of Shia belief. If Khomeini says that the Shia-Sunni difference is the work of "international criminals" then how is it that he supports and praises Allama Baaqir Majlisi's statement that Imam Mahdi will FIRST kill the Sunnis before dealing with the Kuffar!
WHAT THE GREAT SAINTS AND SCHOLARS HAVE SAID IN REFUTATION OF THE BELIEFS OF THE SHIAS:
IMAM-I-RABBANI SHAIKH AHMAD SIRHINDI MUJADDID ALF THANI (RADI ALLAHU ANHU), who lived almost 400 years ago, has written a good deal about the Shias and their sect in many of his letters. He confirms the Caliphate of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu). In his famous book, "RADD -E-RAWAAFID", he states:
Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) acknowledged Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique's (radi Allahu anhu) Caliphate willingly. The Shias, who knew this fact said, "He admitted it unwillingly." The Shias did not make any further comments.
However, after Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) left this world physically, the Sahaba (radi Allahu anhum ajma'in) embarked on a job of appointing the Khalifa before the interment (burial). They considered this to be Wajib (necessary). This was due to the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) commanding that the guilty should be punished as prescribed by the Shariat and that they (the Muslims) should be ready for war. In addition to other things which the government should do, it was Wajib to elect the representative who would execute these Wajibs.
Therefore, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) stood up and said, "If you worship Hazrat Muhammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), know that he passed away. If you worship Allahu Ta'ala know that Allah never dies, His is always alive."
"You have to choose someone to carry out His Commandments. Think, find, and choose!" Everybody agreed with him.
Hazrat Umar (radi Allahu anhu) immediately stood up and said,
"We want you, Abu Bakr!"
All those present there said, "We have elected you."
Then, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) mounted the mimbar and looked around, "I cannot see Zubair. Call him."
When Hazrat Zubair (radi Allahu anhu) came, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) said to him, "The Muslims have elected me as the Khalifa. Will you disagree with their concensus (unanimity)?"
"O You, the Messenger's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Khalifa! I do not disagree," and held out his hand and did musaafaha (shook hands in a manner prescribed by Islam) with him.
Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Zubair (radi Allahu anhuma) apologised to the Khalifa for being late for the election, and said, "We did not come because we were not notified in advance. We are sorry about it. We consider Hazrat Abu Bakr to be more worthy of the Caliphate. He was Rasoolullah's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) companion in the cave. He is the most honoured and the best of us. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) chose him as the Imaam from amongst us. We performed Salaah behind Him."
From the above we can safely say that if Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) had not been worthy of the Caliphate, Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) would NOT have accepted him and would have said, "It is my right." As a matter of fact, he refused Hazrat Muawiyya (radi Allahu anhu) as being the Khalifa. Although Hazrat Muawiyya's (radi Allahu anhu) army was very strong, he strove hard so that he himself would be the Khalifa. As a result of this, many lives were lost. Since he asked for his right at such a difficult situation, it would have been much easier to ask for it from Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) if he had considered it his right. He would have asked to be chosen, and that would have been done immediately.
After choosing Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) as the Khalifa and paying homage to him, Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) sat in front of the mimbar. In their next conversation he gave effective answers to the Khalifa's questions and supported him.
One of the greatest guides of the Sufiya-e-Alawiyyah, GHOUS-E-AZAM, SAYYID ABDUL QAADIR JILANI (RADI ALLAHU ANHU), writes in his book, "GHUNYAT-UT-TAALIBIN", that:
Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) became the Khalifa with the unanimity of the Muhajirs and Ansars, as follows:-
When Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) passed away, the Ansar-i-Kiram said, "Let one Amir be from you and one Amir be from us."
Hazrat Umar (radi Allahu anhu) stood up and said, "O Ansar! Have you forgotten how Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) called Abu Bakr, 'the Imam of my Sahaba'?"
They said, "We know, O Umar."
Hazrat Umar (radi Allahu anhu) went on, "Is anyone among you higher than Abu Bakr?"
The Ansar replied: "We trust ourselves to Allah's protection from considering ourselves higher than Abu Bakr."
Then, Hazrat Umar (radi Allahu anhu) asked, "Who among you would tolerate to remove Abu Bakr from the ranking office where Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) appointed him?"
The Ansar said, "None of us will tolerate it. We trust ourselves with Allah's protection from removing Abu Bakr."
With the co-operation of the Muhajirs, they appointed Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) as the Khalifa. Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Zubair (radi Allahu anhuma) came later. Both accepted the Khalifa. Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) stood up three times and said each time, "Is there anyone among you who has given up choosing me as the Khalifa?" Hazrat Ali who was sitting in the front stood up and said, "None of us gives up. Nor shall we ever think of giving up. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has put you ahead of us. Who on earth can remove you?"
Thus, we have heard through strong and sound witnesses that the person who wanted Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) to become the Khalifa and uttered the most influential words, was Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu). For example, after the Camel Event, Hazrat Abdullah bin Kawa (radi Allahu anhu) came to Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) and said, "Did Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) tell you anything about the Caliphate?" Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) replied, "First we mind our duty concerning the Deen. The archstone of the Deen is Salaah. And we like and choose for the world what Allah Ta'ala and His Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) have chosen from among us. We have therefore chosen Abu Bakr as the Khalifa."
As Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was sick during the final days of his life, he appointed Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) as the Imaam in his place so that he would conduct the Salaah. Each time Hazrat Bilal (radi Allahu anhu) called the Adhan, Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to say, "Tell Abu Bakr to be the Imaam for the people." He used to say this repeatedly. This was taken to imply that after his demise Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) would be most suitable for Caliphate, and that each of Umar, Uthman and Ali (radi Allahu anhum ajma'in) was the most suitable for the Caliphate among the people of his time.
A REQUEST TO THE MUSLIM YOUTH:
The Muslim youth, in their eagerness to see the downfall of the enemies of Islam and to see the rise of Islamic Power worldwide, have become restless. In their love for Islam, they are easily drawn to the Iranian revolution and Mr. Khomeini. After becoming aware of Shia'ite beliefs, the new generation of Muslims should keep far away from the LOST (GUMRAH) sect in order to protect their Imaan.
Having read the above brief account of how Shia'ism differs with
true Islam, Muslims must seriously reflect upon the following questions:-
(a). Would you consider reading Salaah behind an Imaam who has totally rejected Rasoolullah's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) instructions on Imaan and who believes that the 12 Imaams have greater status than Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)?
(b). Would you sacrifice the status and honour of Muslim women being used as objects for the gratification of man's carnal desires through sexual means, with the possible result of illegitimate children being conceived, all in the name of and Haraam practice of MUTAH (Temporary Marriage)?
(c). Would you like your Salaatul Janaazah to be performed by one who blatantly disregards the pristine purity of the Holy Quran, a Divine Book which Almighty Allah Himself has promised to protect?
We wish to also remind our readers that all the quotations found in this book can be verified from its original sources.
Regarding this sect, the Muslim Revivalist (Mujaddid) of the 14th Century, A'LA HAZRAT, ASH SHAH IMAM AHMED RAZA AL-QADERI (RADI ALLAHU ANHU) has stated in his fatawah that this sect, i.e. SHIA and RAWAFIZ, are disassociated from the boundary of Islam (Millat-e-Islamia) and they are regarded as APOSTATES. (FATAWAH RAZVEEIAH, VOL. 6, PAGE 25)
Let us make Dua that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala protects us from the insinuations and mischievous designs of our enemies. May He grant us the power and vision so that the Lamp of Righteousness may not grow dim, through our vigilance and foresight. May the Nisbah we bear to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the Great Deen of Islam may grow stronger and stronger every day. Ameen. Allahumma Ameen.
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2. GHUAYATUT TAHQEEQ FI IMAAMATIL ALIYI WAS SIDDIQUE
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3. ISLAAM AUR KHOMEINI MUZHUB
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by Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhadith-e-Dehlwi (radi Allahu anhu)
5. NAAM NIHAAD ISLAAMI INQILAAB
by Sayed Sa'aadat Ali Qaaderi
6. TOHFAA ITHNAA ASHARIYA
by Sheikh Abdul Aziz Muhaddith-e-Dehlwi (radi Allahu anhu)
by Hazrat Mujadid Alf Thaani (radi Allahu anhu)
by Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu)
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Allah, in the Name of, the Affectionate, Most Merciful