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
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
الحمد لله و الصلاة و السلام على رسول الله
This is a series of audio lectures refuting the famous Shia propaganda book of al-Murājaʿāt, A Shi’i-Sunni dialogue (also known as ‘The Right Path’), whose author was `Abdul-Husayn Sharaf-ul-Deen al-Musawi.
P.S. There is already some textual refutation of different parts of the book in English:
read onFamous Shi’i scholar Ibn Mutahhar al-Hilli said while speaking about Abu Bakr:
“The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) did not appoint him as a leader in any matter during his lifetime… And when he sent him with Bara’ah he took him back after three days. So how any sane person would accept the leadership (of whole Ummah) of someone who is not liked by the Prophet, through the revelation from Allah, for the conveying of even ten verses of Bara’ah.”
This is utter falsehood to claim that Abu Bakr As-Siddiq was not appointed as an Ameer in any matter. We are sure about the following cases:
1. Hajj during 9 AH
2. Imam of Prayer
3. Expedition towards Banu Fizarah during 7 AH
There is no dispute regarding his leadership during Hajj in 9 AH and even Al-Hilli accepted it but he claimed that he Abu Bakr (ra) was replaced by ‘Ali (ra) after three days. However there is no evidence to suggest it. Sunni sources almost unanimous that Ali (ra) was sent to announce the Bara’ah not as an Imam. In fact, Ibn Ishaq reports through Hakeem b. Hakeem b. ‘Abbad from Abu Ja’far al-Baqar that when ‘Ali (ra) reached, Abu Bakr asked him, “You have come to lead or to be leaded” [i.e. Ameer or Ma’moor]. He replied, “Rather to be leaded.” [Al-Bidayah, Seerah Ibn Hisham] This isnad is Hasan as Ibn Ishaq has mentioned his hearing from Hakeem.
Abu Hurairah (ra) was the one who used to announce Bara’ah alongside ‘Ali (ra) as it has been reported authentically from him in Sahih. Bukhari (1622, 4363,4655, 4657).
As for Imamah of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq in prayer then it is as much famous and mutawatir that no sane person would deny it.
Regarding his leadership in the expedition towards Banu Fizarah then it is mentioned by Ibn Katheer in al-Bidayah,Ibn Sa’d in Tabaqat etc and its hadith has been reported by Muslim, Ahmad etc.
Written by Muhammad Moin
Posted here by 13S2010
Update: Detailed article of this article can be read on TwelverShia.net:
In the name of Allah, the Lord of the Heavens and the earth
Answering and refuting famous Shia websites/blogs and defending the beliefs of the AhlulSunnah wal Jama’ah.
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See part 1 here.
By Farid (islamic-forum.net)
Posted here By 13S2010
My apologies for the delay in posting this refutation. I have written most of this many months ago, but have completely forgotten about completing and posting it. I have brother Captain to thank for bringing it to my attention.
Those that do not have the time to go through this whole refutation should just scroll down to the bottom to the bolded and underlined hadiths to be both educated and entertained.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
by Brother Efendi
May Allah protect our brother Qasurah from alsrdaab.com. He gave a very interesting question regarding famous saying of Ali which is used by shias.
Ali (ra) said: Ask me before you lose me. Rarely you would find shia book on Ali, which wouldn’t mention this saying.
We would try to look at this saying in the prism of famous shia belief that each Imam use to inherit knowledge from previous one.
In the life time of Ali there were two other Imams: Hasan and Husayn.
Why Ali was persisting that people should ask him questions before they would loose him, if after him were two other Imams which inherited knowledge from him and could answer to questions of people?