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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

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Shia Ayatollah Fatwa against using Quranic verses related to Tawheed


بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Shia Ayatullah Qazvini who spends his days and nights on velayat TV fighting Tawheed (monotheism) and the Sunnah recently issued a Fatwa1 against the people who write on the side or back of their vehicles “Only Say Allah” or write the verse of the Quran: “Is not Allah sufficient for His Servant (39:36)3.

He says there is a hidden agenda against the religion (Shiism) and it is from Wajibaat of the religion to stop these people and remove these writings. He says that the enemies of the religion want to separate Ahlulbayt from Quran.

Subhan’Allah! see how they oppose those who call only upon Allah.

Allah has spoken the truth:

وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّـهُ وَحْدَهُ اشْمَأَزَّتْ قُلُوبُ الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْآخِرَةِ ۖ وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ الَّذِينَ مِن دُونِهِ إِذَا هُمْ يَسْتَبْشِرُونَ 

And when Allah is mentioned alone, the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion, but when those [worshipped] other than Him are mentioned, immediately they rejoice. (39:45)

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The word ‘Rabb رب’ mentioned in the Quran is the Prophet or Ali


By Kalaam
Posted by 13S2010

We read in Quran

وجوه يومئذ ناضرة ‏ الى ربها ناظرة

Some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty);- Looking towards their Lord;

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Ali Namazi Shahrodi says in Athbat wilayat takwiniya:

“Perhaps Rabb in this verse refers to Muhammad (S) or Ali (a.s), the momineen will be looking towards them on the day of judgement.”

 

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Shirk in Tawheed or Shirk in Wilayah?


Article by Kalaam
Posted by 13S2010

We read in the Holy Quran

ولقد أوحي إليك وإلى الذين من قبلك لئن أشركت ليحبطن عملك ولتكونن من الخاسرين

And certainly, it has been revealed to you and to those before you: Surely if you associate (with Allah), your work would certainly come to naught and you would certainly be of the losers.

Quran Surah az Zumr, 39/65

Now lets read its tafsir in Shia books

عن ابى جعفر (عليه السلام) قال: سألته عن قول الله لنبيه: (لئن أشركت ليحبطن عملك ولتكونن من الخاسرين) قال: تفسيرها لئن أمرت بولاية أحد مع ولاية على صلوات الله عليه من بعدك ليحبطن عملك ولتكونن من الخاسرين

It is narrated from Imam Baqir that he was asked about the saying of Allah Almighty (Surely if you associate (with Allah), your work would certainly come to naught and you would certainly be of the losers) he said : Its tafsir is that If you order the wilayah of someone along with Ali, Allah’s blessings be upon him, after you than your work would fail and you would be amongst the losers.

Tafsir Nur al thaqalayn
Tafsir Qummi
Tafsir Safi

This is completely against Quran, because Quran says that this was revealed to the previous nations as well,

ولقد أوحي إليك وإلى الذين من قبلك لئن أشركت ليحبطن عملك ولتكونن من الخاسرين
And certainly, it has been revealed to you and to those before you: Surely if you associate (with Allah), your work would certainly come to naught and you would certainly be of the losers.

And if the wilayah of Ali was really as such that it was mentioned to the previous nations, and such strict warning were given to them as well, than we would have found in the Quran many verses about the wilayah of Ali. But in fact we don’t find a single verse which points to the wilayah of Ali. The Shias have attributed something to the Imam which if authentic would prove his negligence in the interpretation of the clear verse of Quran. This verse is clearly about the Oneness of Almighty Allah, not the wilayah of Ali.

More clearer, and according to Quran as well, and against the Shia religion, is the revelation to the previous nations about the sahaba of the Prophet (s)

Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of (their) prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, it then becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. 

Quran/48/29

Think over the description of the Sahaba in injeel.
1. A seed which sends forth its shoot (the way Sahaba increased in number in the beginning)
2. Then makes it strong (the Sahaba gaining strength)
3. Then it becomes think and it stands straight on its stem (the Sahaba gaining more strength with the passage of time)
4. delighting the sowers that He may enrage the disbelievers with them (The disbelievers and after them, their children i.e the Shias, angry at the esteemed rank of the Sahaba)

According to Shias, a large portion of Sahaba were Munafiqeen. Who were Munafiqeen, they were the friends of the Disbelievers. How would the increase in number of the Munafiqeen enrage the disbelievers? The Shia logic is fail.

Again if we think over this verse

1. those who are with him are severe against disbelievers
2. merciful among themselves

What do the Shia believe? They believe that they were severe amongst themselves and merciful against the Disbelievers. Just like this munazir (debater) of Shiaforums has written in his signature. We don’t mind if the Shia believe so, may they succeed in gaining the deepest place in the hell, who cares, but the thing is that what they are saying is absolutely against Quran. When Quran is telling us exactly the opposite of the Shia religion. Perhaps the Quran with the Imam would have the words ‘merciful against the disbelievers, severe amongst themselves’.

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How to invite Shiites to Tawheed (Monotheism)?


How to invite Shiites to Tawheed (Monotheism)?

Simple question and answer on Shirkul Dua specially prepared for open hearted, open minded shias…may they be guided to true Tawheed.

Q1: I hear a lot shias calling or invoking upon Ali, Hussein with words like Ya Ali Madad, is this wrong?

Yes, this is wrong as it is not allowed in Islam to call upon anyone besides Allah. We have no other choice but to invoke Allah BECAUSE Allah COMMANDED and not requested us to invoke Him alone. Anything that comes under command then it automatically becomes an act of worship.

Q2: Are you sure that Allah (swt) Commanded us to invoke Him only?

Yes Allah commanded us to invoke Him and the ayats are:-

And your Lord says: “Invoke on Me, I will answer your prayer.” [40:60]

“Call ye, then, upon Allah with sincere devotion to Him, even though the Unbelievers may detest it.” [40:14]

He is the Ever Living, La ilaha illa Huwa, so call upon Him, giving Him sincere devotion. [40:65]

The most beautiful names belong to Allah: So invoke on Him by them. [7:180]

Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. He likes not the aggressors.” [7:55]

…and Call upon Him, making your devotion sincere as in His Sight.” [7:29]

And Invoke not besides Allah any such that will neither Profit you nor Hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the Zalimin. [10:106]

All these ayats clearly Command us to invoke Allah, so invocation is must upon every believer.

Q3: Suppose I don’t invoke Him or invoke anyone besides Him, will I be punished?

Yes, you will be punished, because Allah created you to worship Him and not to forget that He commanded you to worship Him alone. As He (swt) said:

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

Q4: But I was talking about invocation and not worship.

Invocation is not different from worship. I have already told you that anything that comes under command equals to worship. And invocation is worship, nay but the best forms of worship.

Q5: Can you provide clear evidence from Qur’an on what you are saying?

Insha Allah

And your Lord says: “Invoke on Me, I will answer your prayer.” Verily! Those who scorn My worship they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!” (Surat Ghafir 40:60)

In this aya Allah calls invocation as worship and those who do not invoke Him are charged with arrogance.

Q6: But the aya might have some other hidden meanings as shia scholars say that Qur’an can only be understood by Imams. So can you provide clear ahadeeths from shia source, like saying of Imams for example?

Yes there are many ahadeeths of shia Imams written in their most revered ahadeeths book affirming that invocation is worship.

Messenger (SAW) said: “Invocation is weapon of believer, pillar of religion and light of heavens and earth”
(Al-Kafi: 2/339)

Imam Abu Ja3far (as) said: “Best form of worship is invocation”
(Al-Kafi: 2/338)

“The dearest deeds towards Allah on earth is invocation”
(Al-Kafi: 2/339)

Imam Al-Saadiq (as) said: “Invocation is worship”
(Al-Kafi: 2/339)

“Verily invocation repels decree and catastrophe”
(Al-Kafi: 2/341)

Messenger (SAW) said: “Invocation is the brain of worship, none perish with invocation”
(Bihar Al-Anwar 93/300)

After all these evidence it becomes clear that those who invoke other than Allah are in grave danger of committing shirk in worship or ‘shirk fi d-dua’. And such people have been clearly given warning by Allah in His Book Al-Qur’an, where He (swt) said:-

So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.” [18:110]

So whoever hopes for meeting with Allah should ward off shirk in dua or worship.

And Lastly I would like to remind that Shirk is unforgiveable sin.

Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases; and whoever sets up partners with Allah, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. [4:48]

Wa Salam Ala men it-taba3 alhuda.

By Brother UmarbinKhatab
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