Ibn Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger (s) came out from the house of ‘Aisha and said: “It would be from this side that there would appear the height of unbelief, viz. where appear the horns of Satan.”
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“I once asked Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’ (tenth of Muharram). He (the Imam) said, ‘It is a discarded fast after the coming of the month of Ramadan, and what is discarded and abandoned is heresy.’ Najabah has said that I then asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, after his father about it and he answered me just like the answer of his father. He (the Imam) then said, ‘It is a fast about which there is nothing in the book or an established Sunnah except the Sunnah of the family of Ziyad for their murdering al-Husayn ibn Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam.’”
Al Kafi H 6545, Ch. 14, h 4
Anonymous asked: i'm sunni. and although i am sunni i agree with your post about sunni/shia debates. simply because iv come across so many debates over things that do not matter such as why you beat yourselves and why you pray on a stone. that is irrelevant and the root of difference between sunni and shia is who the first imaam is. thats where all differences stem from, thats the main point. and its rarely ever what the argument is about. its as simple as you believe Ali(RA) is the successor after the prophet..
(2)(SAWS) and we disagree. i only recently even knew this was the main difference, and no its not because im at 1st grade level and im an ignorant sunni muslim with superiority complex. its simply because the differences between sunni and shia muslims where always pointed out with things like ‘they beat themselves’ + ‘they pray on a stone’. however i do have one question to ask you and all my shia brothers and sisters insha’Allah. if we differ on the status of who the 1st imaam is, …. (3)shouldnt that be our only difference. why isit that despite our definition of the 1st imaam we follow the sunnah of what the prophet(SAW). whereas you follow the sunnah of those that follow?? forgive me if i’m wrong in anyway, im simply trying to gain knowledge on the topic.
The people after the Prophet (s) are the ones who are responsible for taking care of Islam, safeguarding it from corruption, keeping it pure and untainted from error, correct?
So no, you aren’t following the sunnah of the Prophet (s). You are following something that is claimed to be his sunnah by the people after him who are his followers.
Whether you like it or not, you aren’t following the sunnah. Neither am I. We are both following the sunnah based on who we believe are the true bastions of knowledge after the Prophet (s).
Because he is dead.
And he can’t tell us what the sunnah is.
So we have to ask those after him who inherited that knowledge and spread it down the generations to us.
And this is why the question of successorship is so important.
You see, the ignorants of our ummah will say extremely deceiving things like “I follow the Prophet (s) and that’s it” yet they take their hadiths from Imam Bukhari, their salat from Imam Abu Hanifa, their fiqh courses from Al Azhar, their history from Imam Tabari, etc.
I don’t see the Prophet (s) in that at all. I see a bunch of people that came generations after him. That’s a big difference and the reason why so many people are left in darkness because that’s just the beautiful thing about being Sunni. The word Sunni is meant to highlight the followers of the Sunnah. So why would you want to be anything else - right?! Sadly, the world isn’t that simple. Just because you put a label on a jar of onions that says “carrots” - that doesn’t mean you have a jar of carrots - no matter how you try and cover it up and word it - it’s still a jar of onions.
And to be sorely frank about this - the Sunnis are following Islam filtered through a filtration system known as the empire of Bani Umayyah and Bani Abbas. People that burned the Kaaba, put spears through the Qur’an and murdered millions of innocents.
The Shia, however, are following Islam passed on through a pure fibre optic tube known as the ahlul bayt. The chosen, thoroughly purified, englightened flesh of blood of the Prophet (s) himself. The ones that were employed by God to safeguard Islam.
Not a group of people who one year were worshipping date trees and having alcohol induced orgies then suddenly a few years later are now “rightly guided caliphs” of the pure and divine religion of God.
With regards to Sunni-Shia polemics, as some of you are well aware, I’ve spent a lot of time involved with debate and discussion but I always look back and think to myself that 90% of the encounters were useless, ill intentioned ego trips, from both parties.
And I always try and remember the saying of Aba Abdillah (a) “The mark of ignorance is to argue with irrational people.” Indeed, history has taught us that most recipients of divine favour are irrational people.
But you know what my main point is here? It’s what I like to ‘logic leaping.’
We get so bogged down and argue over the silly things rather than the important ones?
"Why do you do mutah? Why do you hit yourself? Why do you pray on a stone? How can your Imam be hiding in another world?"
The last question is always my favourite. But our biggest problem and collective amnesia? It’s wilayat and imamate. You cannot go wrong as long as you link everything back to wilayat and imamate.
So why do I believe in a veiled Imam you ask? Well, do you even believe in the first Imam? No? So why am I going to waste my time explaining the 12th Imam when you can’t even comprehend something as simple as the 1st appointed Imam?
And that’s our problem in this field as Shia, we’re treating elementary school level understanding with degree level arguments.
So why accept mutah? Because it’s sunnah - why don’t you? Why hit yourself? Because it’s sunnah - why don’t you?. Why do you pray on a stone? Because. It. Is. Sunnah. Why don’t YOU?
We’re too apologetic and are too content with being ‘the other sect’ and suffer terribly from minority mentality. Our beliefs are simple, concrete, rational, logical, divine. We don’t need to prove to ourselves. You do.
For too long, the Sunni Muslim community has been suffering from collective amnesia with regard to the martyrdom of Imām al-Ḥusayn. For too long, many in the Muslim community have not only failed to engage with, but have even failed to acknowledge, the historical reality of the massacre of an entire branch of the Prophet’s family by those who claimed to be leaders of the Muslim community. ‘Ashūrā’ is often a time marked by fasting and prayers, but rarely do we find a reflection upon the tragic events of the 10th of Muḥarram of the year 61 A.H, the day when one of the lights of the Ahl al-Bayt was permanently extinguished.
Hadith Thaqalayn - The Hidden Truth
The biggest lie and scam of “Qur’an and Sunnah” debunked and destroyed utterly by Sayyed Ammar.
WAKE UP Y’ALL.
al-Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab:
"Jews accuse Maryam of zina, while Raafidhah accuse Aa’ishah of zina."
(Radd ala Rafidhah, p.43)
So what does that make the sahaba who accused Maria (I bet you don’t even know who that is) of zina?
Muslims more than happy to gleefully reblog Reza Aslan’s interview on Fox News with tens of thousands of notes, while at the same time making takfir on Shia Muslims (like Reza Aslan). The irony.
99% of the serious and in depth conversations I have with Sunnis about Tashayyu end up with them breaking down and having some sort of mid life crisis and epiphany they’ve been lied to their whole lives. I feel too guilty to talk about my beliefs these past few months, hence much of my silence on here.
Anonymous asked: How is it being a shia in Algeria?
Well I am living in (mostly) taqiyyah so I haven’t really had any problems here apart from family who are quite well aware of my rafdh.
I don’t pray on a turbah, I break my fast and pray early for Maghreb, so there’s nothing really too outwardly Shia about me for people to pick up on and notice. I am sure I would have a lot of difficulties if I was to pray on a turbah for example.
Anyway, the experience has been poor at best. You ask them about Shia and their only input is “the people who worship Ali” and “the people who whip themselves.” You mention ‘Ahlul bayt’ and ‘Karbala’ they’re like - what’s that?
Nothing else to it really, people here genuinely seem to be good hearted and are very loving but I always believed in forgiving illiteracy, not ignorance. Thankfully, a lot of people here are mostly illiterate in Tashayyu rather than ignorant.
I used to doubt my faith a lot because of the numbers thinking wow how can this path of ahlul bayt be so blatantly true yet 80% of the ummah is deviated away from it?
And then you go out and speak to the majority of those 80% and you realise, oh, now I see why numbers mean nothing. Most of them are blind, deaf, three legged sheep at best without a shepherd.