One of the main themes of Rafidism is the “oppression of Ahlul Bayt”. Ali (RA), according to the Rafida, was oppressed after the Prophet (SAWS) died. He was denied his rightful Khilafa, his wife was beaten up, his wife’s inheritance was stolen (Fadak) – amongst other things.
The Rafida go to great lengths to bewail, mourn and eulogise this severe oppression.
The Rafida also pride themselves on being a people of “logic”. They berate the Ash’aris and their literalism, their backwardness, and take pride in their use of ‘Aql and Ijtihad in interpreting the Qur’an and Ahadith.
So, I ask the Rafida to “logically” interpret the following facts about ‘Ali (RA), and to reconcile them with their belief in his oppression:
– Ali (RA) married 8 women.
– Ali (RA) had 28 children.
Taking the above facts into account:
– Logically – does a man who marries 8 times and has 28 children sound like he lived in oppression?
– Can a poor and oppressed man marry and maintain 8 women? – even if you don’t marry them at the same time
– Can a poor and oppressed man maintain and support 28 children? – let’s assume most of them make it to adulthood
– Where did ‘Ali get the money for this? Was he a known as a rich man?
– So where did he get this money?
Written by a former Shia brother
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