Tag Archives: former shia

Meet the ex-Shia preacher now Sunni


Dr.Sayyed Mahdi Musawi is a former Shia cleric and activist from Iran left the Twelver Shia sect and the fairy tales through the guidance of the Quran and embraced the original Islam, the Ahl-Sunnah wal Jama’ah. May Allah protect him and guide other Shias through him.

إِنَّ هَـٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا كَبِيرًا
Indeed, this Qur’an guides to that which is most suitable and gives good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a great reward. [Quran 17:9]

ex-Shia-mahdi_musawi

From Darkness to Light

ex-Shia-mahdi_musawi_more

[Top-Right image] When he appeared on Velayat TV – an anti-Sunni channel

Leave a comment

Filed under Guided Ones

Iranian Ex-Shia and TV presenter – tells his journey to Sunni Islam


Iranian brother, a former Shia and TV presenter, talks about his journey from Shia Twelver sect to Ahl-Sunnah, the original Islam, the Islam of Ahlulbayt and Sahaba.

Part 1

Part 2

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Guided Ones

From Shia to Sunni – Iranian ex-Shia Interview


Ex-Shia from Iran brother Hamid explains why he abandoned the Twelver Shia sect and joined the authentic Islam.

 

 

3 Comments

Filed under Guided Ones

Why I reverted to AhlusSunnah – by an ex-Shia


Bismillah, Alhamdulillah May Allahs peace and blessings be upon Rasoolillah and his family and companions.

Assalaamu alaikum

I found this forum through the twelvershia twitter account who asked me to share my reversion story here, so Inshaallah I will try although im not very good at writing/expressing myself.

I was brought up in the west, in a shi’a family, who were not very religious, nor was I, however I did attend shi’a “islamic” school on weekends for 3 years as a child. During that time I really hated going there as I didn’t find any spiritual satisfaction, and to this day some of the only things i can remember learning about while attending that school were the 12 imams and having to memorize their full names and titles. I also can remember one teacher going on about how great Ali [r] is and saying “he’s sooo great that some people in the world even worship him!….but thats haraam, dont do that.” So he was almost justifying the Alawi’s worship of Ali by saying “thats how great he is”. Also he never said its an act of shirk, but only said its “haraam”…as if worshipping Ali is similiar in sin to drinking alcohol. To be fair and just, the one benefit I got from there was learning to read arabic.

Anways once I got to high school, I had stopped going to the shia weekend school, and at this part of my life I had turned to the sinful life and all the evils that many youth fall into, I was engaged with those things and pretty much forgot religion, although many of my friends who drank and did drugs with me were muslims, and sunnis too, but they never really gave me da’wah, or if they tried to they were too ignorant to know how, for example one would just say “Shi’ism is no good, Sunni is the truth”, and when I asked why, they wouldnt have any answer.

It wasnt until my early twenties that I encountered a Sunni who gave me da’wah in a real way. I was at a friends place one night and we were smoking and getting high, the usual thing. I was introduced to a Palestinian brother and it had been mentioned to him that I was Shi’a. This brother immediately started speaking to me about Shi’a and Iranian hypocrisy and all this politic stuff which, at that time I knew very little about, I was a whitewashed type of guy.

So we started debating about shi’ism, and It was only when the brother mentioned one thing to me that a doubt about shi’ism entered my heart…and it was that he mentioned that Mu’awiyah [r] was the one who opened India, or sent an army there. Now today I’m not quite sure if it was even Mu’awiyah or someone else from Banu Umayya who sent that army, but the point is that when I heard this, i was kind of shocked because up until that point I had never heard anything positive about Mu’awiyah [r] or Abu bakr [r] or Umar[r], because I had learned as a kid that they were usurpers and hypocrites. At the end of the debate, i told the brother that I am open minded and that I intend to read both Sahih al Bukhari and Al-Kafi and then i’ll decide which is true.

From that point I started my research, and this point in my life happened to be a point where I was also reflecting on my sinful past and wanted to change, and had started reading the Qur’an again. I never actually read ALL of al-bukhari or al-Kafi, or even close to all of them. But i looked at both sides and their arguments and I eventually came accross a video with Bilal Philips where he was breaking down the shi’a creed and explained how its basically a polytheistic creed with regard to what they believe about their imams. Some of you may have seen the video. This put a major doubt in my heart about shi’ism because if they dont have Tawheed, then why would anything else even matter?? Why even talk about fiqh differences or issues related to the sahaaba [r] ?? Once their tawheed was shattered, then that basically destroyed their entire religion. Tawheed was always left in my Fitra….in fact when I was jaahil in high school I used to listen to rastafarian type of reggae songs because they preached about God in a more monotheistic way than Shi’ism.

The last thing which sealed the deal for me that Sunni Islam was the truth was after visiting an islamic bookstore with the same palestinian brother who i debated with before. While there, I noticed the book Kitaab-at-Tawheed, and i noticed the author Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab who I had negative pre-concieved notions about. I remembered my father had told me that the “Wahhabis” were the worst among Sunnis and the most extreme. This actually made me want to read the book even more because I was very curious and interested in this “wahhabi” stuff that i’d heard so much about and wanted to know what it actually was from the source. So i bought the book and read it, and after coming to the chapter called “Seeking help in other than Allah is an act of Shirk” and I read the evidences from the Qur’an and Hadith and then stopped and thought about my father and others who say “Ya Ali Madad.” It was at this point i decided shi’ism cannot be the truth and that i wanted to follow the path of Tawheed which seemed to only be the way of Ahlus Sunnah Wa’l Jama’ah.

And that is how I became Sunni, w’alhamdulillah, and have remained for 7 years now.

Some other reasons I chose Sunni Islam over Shi’a:

1) It’s not logical that throughout thousands of years of mankind that all the prophets send to mankind came to just inform us that in the end of time there will be another prophet whos family you must obsess over and worship. That cannot be the purpose of life.

2) There can only be One true religion, but could it possibly be shi’ism? imagine if the whole world accepted twelver shiism….imagine now the month of muharram, everyone in the world doing mattam…..How bloody would that month be??

3) Sunni islam is multi-cultural….while shi’ah for the most part are just Persians/Arabs/Indo-Pak….and their books contain racism as well so maybe its for that reason.

3) The description of the Dajjal in Sunni books seems to be almost identical to the description of what the 12th Imam will be like when he “returns” according to Shi’ah books….so the person who the shi’ah take as their 12th imam when he “returns” will most likely be in fact the Dajjal. (Note: There really was no 12th imam since the 11th one never had any children according to historical records)

There are many other reasons but I cant list them all. The more I studied the matter the more and more I became certain that shi’ism is not the truth and that the Sunnah is the truth.

I praise and thank Allah that he guided me to the truth and saved me from the darkness of falsehood. I ask Allah to forgive my sins and keep me steadfast on his religion.

“Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower. – Qur’aan 3:8

Source link

5 Comments

Filed under Guided Ones

Why I left the Shia sect?


Note: We will keep updating this post as the brother makes new posts. 

Written by brother Husayn
Original article link

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Assalamu Alaikum,

As requested by some of the brothers on this and other forums, I am officially announcing my rejection of Shiism and my acceptance of true Islam – that of Ahlul Sunnah wal Jama’a.

I’m going to keep this as a short introduction for the time being, and later on, insha’ Allah, I will expound in further detail on exactly why I made this decision.

For some background information regarding myself – all that I will divulge at present is that I currently live in the western world and was born and raised as a Shi’i, and am in my late 20s. Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Articles, Guided Ones

‘My first Sunni sitting’ – by an ex-Shia brother


So, just wanted to share a little experience I had over the weekend.

I attended the ‘aqd of my cousin (my auntie’s daughter). My mothers side of the family are of Ahlul Sunnah – though not the very knowledgeable types, they are the “we are all Muslims” type of people, and wouldn’t be able to point out a single difference between Sunni-Shia (beyond the typical & obvious things).

Anyway – all the people in attendance at the ‘aqd were of Ahlul Sunnah, and I met a few Shuyuqh, a few random brothers, and sat and listened to a lecture.

I can honestly say that this was the first time in my life that I felt I was truly in the presence of mu’mineen.

That’s not to say that I view Shi’s negatively (the laymen) – but the difference was startling.

The sheikh giving the lecture mentioned only a single person – Rasul Allah (SAWS). Every hadith he quoted was from Rasul Allah (SAWS), every example he gave was from Rasul Allah (SAWS).

There was no exaggerating & no fantastic fairy tales – anyone who has listened to a Shi’i giving a lecture will understand what I am talking about.

There was no hateful speech, or hidden innuendo.

In contrast, I attended a majlis ‘aza for a family member who passed away recently (Shi’i). The sheikh (Shii) giving the lecture and doing the Majlis took approximately 15 minutes before bringing up the issue of Mu’awiyah and ridiculing the Sahabah. During a majlis for a person who just passed away! Allahu Akbar

So anyway – what I am getting at is that there is absolutely no doubt in my mind who are the true followers of Rasul Allah (SAWS).

By a former Shia brother
Original post link

Leave a comment

Filed under Guided Ones, Revealing Shia sect

Why a Shia brother rejected Shia sect and embraced Original Islam


بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

A Former Shia brother, who recently abandoned Shia sect, was asked what made him leave the sect of Twelver Shiism and embrace original Islam, AhlusSunnah wal Jama’ah, the Islam of Prophet (saw), his Ahlulbayt and Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them).

Here is his response (Check the end of article for original link):

:JazakAllah: Akhi, and may Allah(swt) always guide us towards the Haq.

There many issues that changed my mind over time, however the main one was the concept of Imamate. I wouldn’t say that i had doubts over it while I was a Shirazi, but rather, i tended to avoid looking at the details of the doctrine and focused a lot on Sahaba(ra) and other non important issues (which Yasser Al-Habib focuses a lot more). If you have noticed or not from Yasser Al-Habib, he is not as open on the Immamate doctrine as he is on Aisha(ra) and the rest of the Sahaba(ra), in which all of his baseless and deceptive accusations against them have been eloquently refuted on the behalf of the AhlulSunnah. There was one short clip of him where one person asked him why the Immamate doctrine is not in descriptive details in the Quran as other fundamental beliefs are, for example ; Tawheed, prophet hood, Qiyama,  justice of Allah(swt), Salat, Zakat and Hajj. His answer was that one must look for the details in the Hadith jin order to fully understand immamate just as one needs to know the details of Salat in the Hadith, because the details on how we pray is not in the Quran. However, this argument is flawed on so many levels, because firstly, Salat according to the Shia falls under Furu’ Al-Din and Immamate falls under Usool Al-Din making it not only more important than Salat, but a fundamental pillar of the Shia faith that is even more important than prophethood, hence, Al-Habib’s comparison of Immamate with Salat is clearly invalid.

Moreover, when we read the Quran, we find no mention of this concept any where. For example, there are numerous verses in the Quran that fully describe the general fundamental islamic such  Tawheed, Prophet hood, the angels, resurrection ect, but the Quran is completely silent on imamate. Salat, which according to Shias is less important than the belief of Imamate, is mentioned humorously over 700 times in the noble Quran, where Allah(swt) describes that one must prostrate, face the Qibla and not associate any partner with him during salat, but there are no verses explicitly declaring that a believer must obey the infallible and divinely appointed Awsiya of their time in order to reach salvation . Instead the Allah(swt) describes in the Quran that the believers are those who obey him, obey his prophet(pbuh), do righteous deeds, pay zakat and pray.

Moreover, let us now compare, the doctrines of Tawheed, prophet hood, with the verses that the Shias use to support  Immamate to see how much each is described by Allah(swt) and emphasized. Lets start of with Tahweed.

Tawheed(Ones of God)



“And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” [Az-Zariyat 51:56]

And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him…” [Al-Isra’ 17:23]

Say: Serve ye in place of Allah that which possesseth for you neither hurt nor use? Allah it is Who is the Hearer, the Knower.” [Quran 5:76]

“And indeed when we heard the Guidance (this Qur’an), we believed therein (Islamic Monotheism), and whosoever believes in his Lord shall have no fear, either of a decrease in the reward of his good deeds or an increase in the punishment for his sins” [Al-Jinn 72:13]

“Indeed, We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people and he said: “O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him. Certainly, I fear for you the torment of a Great Day!” [Al-A’raf 7: 59]

“And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) all false deities” Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).” [An-Nahl 16:36]

“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him…” [Al-Isra’ 17:23]

“You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything)” [Al-Fatihah 1:5]

“That is Allah, your Lord!. There is no god but He, the Creator of all things. Then worship Him, and He has power to dispose of all affairs” [Al-An’am 6:102]


Prophet Hood



Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things.”(The Holy Quran, Al-Ahzab 33:40)

“Say (O Muslims): We believe in God and that which is revealed to us and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael, and Isaac and Jacob, and their children, and that which Moses and Jesus received and that the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them and unto Him we have surrendered.” (Quran 2:136)

“Say: “O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided.” (The Holy Quran, Al-Araf 7:158)

And when Jesus son of Mary said, ‘Children of Israel. I am indeed the messenger to you, confirming the Torah that is before me, and giving good tidings of a Messenger who shall come after me, whose name shall be the praised one…” (Quran 61:6)

This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who fear Allah, believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, give charity from what We have provided for them, and believe in the Revelation sent to you (O Muhammad) and before you, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter. They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, and it is these who shall be successful. “(The Holy Quran, Al-Bagara 2:2-5)

And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk, that he [Hazrat Muhammad(SAW)] might make (the message) clear for them. Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Wise.” (The Holy Quran, Ibrahim 14:4)

It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.” (The Holy Quran, Al-Ahzab 33:36)
This Aya directly above ^ , portrays a very important point. Notice how Allah(swt) emphasized on him and the prophet being obeyed and that only a true believer is the one who fully obeys him and his prophet. At the same time, you see in this Aya nothing mentioned about the believers being obliged to obey a divinely appointed imam after the prophet as the Shia claim as a requirement to be a true believer. 

There are still many more verses that clearly explain Tawheed and Prophet hood, but these are the only ones I posted to keep this message short. 

Now let us look at the verses that the Shia use to prove their Immamate doctrine. 


Immamate(Divine leadership)



Your ally is none but Allah and [therefore] His Messenger and those who have believed – those who establish prayer and give zakah, and they bow [in worship]”.[5:55]

“And abide in your houses and do not display yourselves as [was] the display of the former times of ignorance. And establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah intends only to remove from you the impurity [of sin], O people of the [Prophet’s] household, and to purify you with [extensive] purification.”[33:33]

O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result“.[4:59]

And this is it for Immamate! Those are the  verses mostly used by the Shias to prove their false doctrine. Now compare these verses with the verses that explain Taweheed and prophet hood. Notice the great vibe in the verses that explain them while you see the complete opposite with the verses that the Shias use to try and prove immamte with. For example, from the Tawheed verses, after simiply reading the Ayas without referring to any exegesis and Hadith, we can easily derive from their meaning that Allah(swt) is one that is to be worshiped alone. Moreover, in the verses that explain prophet hood, we can clearly learn that Muhamed is the last messenger sent by God and like past prophets sent by God to warn the people and bring them to worship Allah(swt) alone. Moreover, aside from these verses, a full chapter (Surat Yusef) in the Quran talks about the history of prophet Yusef(as).

However, when we get to examine the verses that the Shias use to prove Immamate, we do not feel that same vibe and strength when reading the verses that refer to Tawheed and prophet hood. In other words, from these verses , nothing clearly mentions that after the prophet, there will be divinely appointed men by God who will guide the Ummah and just as prophets guided them and that rejecting their authority constitutes to disbelieve just as rejecting a prophet. 

Now to examine this verse that has been misinterpreted to death for the past hundreds of years. “O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result“.[4:59]

This verse, does not prove immamate. In fact, if we look at the context, it’s still isn’t as detailed in a way to support the claim  of the obligation to follow divinely appointed Imams who are infallible and above all prophets except Muhamed(pbuh). The word ” Ulul Al-Amr” from the noble verse in Arabic translates to those in authority among you. This type of authority is not regarded to a specific individual or people, but rather, generally states ANY authority . For example, those in authority can refer to our parents, because in Islam, we are obliged to obey our parents despite the circumstances unless they bring you away from Islam, then you do not have to obey them. Moreover, religious scholars are recognized as those in authority among us. There are many hadiths(both in sunni and Shias texts) which emphasis on the importance and virtuous status of knowledgeable scholars. Moreover, the prophet stated that the scholars of the Ummah have a higher status than the ordinary people and must be respected and obeyed. It is also worth to mention that during the lifetime of the prophet, the prophet would assign leaders that represent him  to armies or caravans that travel to far cities and places where the prophet himself does not accompany them. For example, at times, he would assign Imam Ali(ra) as his representative to lead a group of his companions(ra) on journeys to far cities and towns where the prophet does not accompany them and obliges his companions to obey those in authority among them(being Ali) , otherwise, they would have disobeyed the prophet’s command. 

Moreover, the second part of the Aya is actually an indirect rebuttal to the Shia claim on Immamate. In other words, the second part of the Aya, Allah(swt), tells us that when ever we differ among ourselves, then we refer back to Allah(swt) and the messenger. What Allah(swt) meant by that, is when ideological differences arise between the Muslims then we refer back to him by going back to his book; the noble Quran and the prophet’s Sunnah, being the authentic hadith. With that being said, Allah(swt) does not tell us that if we differ among ourselves, that we refer back to a divinely appointed Imam that guides his people of his time. Allah(swt) in the second part of the verse only tells up to refer back to his book, and the Sunnah of his prophet. Moreover, this verse also helps defend what I’m stating because Allah(swt) described the unbeliever to reject him and the prophet, but no where does he mention that if one rejects a divinly appointed Imam that comes after the prophet, he will be considered a disbeliever as the Shia believe in. In fact the verse and it’s meaning is very clear!. It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.” (The Holy Quran, Al-Ahzab 33:36)


With that being, any unbiased person after reading the noble Quran, can no doubt conclude that the Immamate doctrine is an innovated myth that has no roots in the orthodox teachings of Muhamed(pbuh).


I have more to say on other issues, for example, Tahrif, Saqifa, Sahaba(ra) and other issues,  but time does not permit me to do that for now. Inshallah once I free up sometime in university, I will be fully explaining my position on Immamate and Sahaba(ra) on sc and here. 

:Wassalam:

[ END of RESPONSE ]

Written by Puretruth (Former Shia). 
Original article link
Posted here by 13S2010

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles, Guided Ones