Salaam alaykum wa rahmatullah,
At the outset, I would like to thank Allah (swt) without Whom knowledge would not have reached us and after sending peace and blessings upon the Prophet (saw), Ahlul Bayt (ra) and Sahaba (ra), I would like to thank the brothers on this forum for equipping me with tools to defend authentic Islam.
After a long time, I decided to go to dhikr today (as some of you might recall, I attend Naqshbandi dhikr). Dhikr takes place every Saturday in Maryland (an adjacent state to the one I live in) and on the way, I pass by a Shia mosque. Traditionally, I take the exit, visit the Shia mosque, offer Asr prayers and then continue down the highway to the zawiyah. It was no different today except it was snowing and I noticed some commotion at the Shia mosque which, usually on Saturday afternoons, is either quiet or closed.
Post-Asr, I went to the zawiyah and found out that dhikr had been canceled, thanks to snow. The email was sent literally 30 minutes before dhikr so I was a bit upset. In order to pray maghrib, I thought I’d drive back to the Shia mosque and pray there (since it was on my way back and due to its proximity, it would afford me to offer maghrib before it expired).
When I got to the Shia mosque, Continue reading
1. There was a Meccan man who was born 6 years after Prophet Muhamad ﷺ. He lived a respectful & honorable life, and when Muhammad ﷺ began to preach Islam in Mecca, he was one of the first individuals from Quraish to accept Islam, due to the efforts of the earliest Meccan Muslims
2. He accepted Islam in his 30s in Mecca, when Muslims were a persecuted minority with no socio-political affluence. He eventually reached such a respected status with the Prophet ﷺ and the Muslims that he was given the honor of marrying a daughter of the Prophet ﷺ, Himself.
3. When the persecution of Muslims got out of hand, he was among the first to migrate to Abyssinia (along with his wife, the Prophet’s daughter) in hope of a safer and more tolerant setting, to freely practice Islam.
The Iranian protesters chant: “Death to Dictator, Death to Khamenei” while taking down huge billboard with Khamenei’s picture on it.
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One of the main beliefs of the Twelver Shia sect is that their concept of Imamate is superior to Prophethood and the twelve people they claim to be their Imams are higher in rank than all the Prophets of Allah (علیهم سلام) except the last Prophet Muhammad (saw).
We have taken all these quotes directly from the famous Twelver Shia website:
“The Shi’a further believe that the twelve Imams of the House of Prophet Muhammad have the rank higher than that of ALL the messengers (be Imam or not) except Prophet Muhammad (S).”
A Shi’ite Encyclopedia Imamat versus Prophethood Part 1
“…which proves that the office of Imamate, with the ability to exercise inner influence on the ummah in order to advance on the inner path, was a higher and more exalted office than his prophethood.”
Imamate and Leadership – Lesson 17: The Imamate and Inner Guidance of Man
“The rank of imamate is higher than that of general prophethood”
“Since prophethood and the title of Khalil (Friend) did not apparently warrant a higher rank, the office of Imamate was the only office of a higher order to which even a Prophet of Allah could be entrusted.”
Peshawar Nights Fourth Session, Sunday night, 2nd Rajab 1345 A.H.
“The Imamate is a stage lower than the highest stage of prophethood, but it is a stage higher than all other ranks of prophethood. Since ‘Ali was raised to the stage higher than prophethood and was one in spirit with the Holy Prophet, he was endowed with the office of the Imamate and was thus superior to all previous prophets.”
“The rank of the Imamate is higher than the rank of general prophethood, but lower than special prophethood. The last Prophet is the highest stage of special prophethood.”
Peshawar Nights Fourth Session, Sunday night, 2nd Rajab 1345 A.H.
“Since the Holy Prophet was superior to all other prophets, ‘Ali was also superior to them”
“Therefore, ‘Ali Ibn Abu Talib was definitely superior to the prophets,…”
Peshawar Nights Seventh Session, Wednesday Night, 29th Rajab 1345 A.H.
More can be read on these links: http://www.sjiieten-ontmaskerd.nl/AhlelBayt.com/www.ahlelbayt.com/articles/imamah/imams-superior-to-prophets.html or http://www.chiite.fr/en/imamah_05.html
Book name: Islamic leadership after Muhammad: The True Story of Succession to the Messenger of God (peace be upon him)
This book will present the in-depth politics of Caliphate as well as the events that took place after the passing of Islam’s Prophet (saw) by relying on a vast amount of early Arabic sources that are unavailable to western readers. The history presented in our book will clarify the truth and reveal the secrets that led to heated disputes between Sunni & Shia Muslims for centuries to come.
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
Not only the Sunnis took knowledge from Ahlulbayt but in the history of Islam from early times to modern day there have been thousands of scholars and Imams from the Ahlulbayt among the Ahlu-Sunnah wal-jam’ah – who constitute the vast majority of Muslims.
Unlike the minority Shia sects – the Ahlu-Sunnah did not restrict the Ahlulbayt to 5 or 7 or 12 etc people and claim only they have the knowledge rather they took knowledge from whoever were the scholar and Imam from the Ahlulbayt.
Here, I would like share some books that lists major Sunni scholars from past to modern times who are from the Ahlulbayt – keep in mind they are major scholars not random scholars. Sadly, most of the works are only available in Arabic but fortunately there is an English translation of one of the books that list the names and biographies of the Hanafi scholars from the Ahlulbayt. It can be read here:
Note: The rest of the books that cover the scholars from the Maliki, Hanbali and Shafi’i schools are the following:
أعلام الحنفية من أهل البيت
A’alam Al-Hanafiyyah min Ahl Al-Bayt (Hanafi scholars from Ahlul-Bayt) by Wa’el bin Mohammad Al-Hanbali
Link to Arabic book: https://islamhouse.com/ar/books/414083/
أعلام المالكية من أهل البيت
A’alam Al-Malikiyya min Ahl Al-Bayt (Maliki scholars from Ahlul-Bayt)by Rizq Mohammad Abdul-Haleem
Link to Arabic book: https://islamhouse.com/ar/books/414085/
أعلام الشافعية من أهل البيت
A’alam Al-Shafi’eeya min Ahl Al-Bayt (Shafi’i scholars from Ahlul-Bayt) by Bassam Abdul-Kareem Al-Hamzawi
Link to Arabic book: https://islamhouse.com/ar/books/414087/
أعلام الحنابلة من أهل البيت
A’alam Al-Hanabila min Ahl Al-Bayt (Hanbali scholars from Ahlul-Bayt) by Mohammad Yusuf Al-Muzaini.
Link to Arabic book:
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