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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Verdict

Unanimous Fatwa (Verdict) Of Ulama About Kufr (Infidelity) And Irtidad (Apostacy) Of Shias
QUESTION :

ITHNA ASHRAH WHICH IS THE LARGEST SECT OF THE SHIAH RELIGION FOUND IN OUR COUNTRY, IS MUSLIM OR KAFIR? AND WHETHER INTER-MARRI AGES WITH SHIAS ARE LAWFUL, WHETHER ONE CAN LAWFULLY TAKE THEIR ZABIAH (MEAT OF ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED BY THEM) AND WHETHER IT IS PERMISSIBLE TO SAY THEIR FUNERAL PRAYER OR INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FUNERAL PRAYER OF SUNNI MUSLIMS? BESIDES IF THE SHIAS WISH TO MAKE DONATIONS FOR MASJID WHETHER SUCH DONATIONS SHOULD BE ACCEPTED OR NOET?

ANSWER:

SHIA ITHNA ASHRAH RAFIDA ARE DEFINITELY OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM. OUR ULAMA IN THE EARLIER GENERATIONS WERE NOT FULLY AWARE OF THE REALITIES OF THE SHIA RELIGION BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT THE SHIA USED TO HIDE THE TEACHINGS OF THEIR FAITH ON THE PRINCIPLE OF TAQIYA AND THEIR BOOKS ABOUT RELIGION WERE ALSO NOT AVAILABLE. AS SUCH SOME OF THE EARLIER RESEARCHERS/ALIMS DID NOT DECLARE THEM AS KAFIRS ON THE BASIS OF EXTREME CARE THAT THEY TOOK IN SUCH MATTERS. BUT TODAY THEIR BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDY AND THE REALITY OF THE SHIA RELIGION WHICH WAS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY EARLIER HAS NOW BECOME CRYSTAL CLEAR TO ALL AND SUNDRY. HENCE ALL THE RESEARCHER IN RELIGION HAVE BECOME UNANIMOUS IN THE KUFR OF SHIAS (ON ACOUNT OF THEIR BELIEFS BORDERING ON KUFR). DENIAL OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DEEN IS KUFR AND AMONG THE FUNDAMENTALS, AL-QUR'AN OCCUPIES THE MOST PROMINENT POSITION AS IT IS THE FOUNDTAIN-HEAD OF ALL THE BELIEFS AND PRINCIPLES OF ISLAM AND SHIAS IN ALL THE AGES WITHOUT ANY DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONSUBSCRIBE TO THE BELIEF OF TAHRIF (ALTERATION) IN THE QUR'AN. IN THE AUTHENTIC BOOKS OF SHIA RELIGION, THERE ARE NO LESS THEN 200 NARRATIONS ABOT TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN. THE FOLLOWING FIVE TYPES OF TAHRIF HAVE BEEN MENTIONED IN THOSE BOOKS: (i) CORRUPTION OF TEXT. (ii) CHANGING OF WORDS. (iii) CHANGING OF LETTERS, (iv) DEFECTIVE CHRONOLOGIGAL ORDER AND (v) DEFECTIVE CHRONOLOGY FOLLOWED IN SURAHS, AYATS AND WORDS.

ACCORDING TO SHIA ULAMA THE ABOVE MENTIONED FIVE TYPES OF TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED ON THE BASIS OF ( ) UN-INTERRUPTED NARRATIONS WHICH LEND SUPPORT TO THE THEORY OF TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN AND SHIAS ARE FIRM OF THEIR BELIEF IN THIS REGARD.

THE FOUNDERS OF SHIAS RELIGION EVER SINCE THEY LAID ITS FOUNDATION HAVE PASSED THROUGH THREE HISTORICAL PHASES. IN THE FIRST PHASE, NO ONE AMONG THE SHIAS HELD THE BELIEF THAT QUR'AN IS COMPLETE AND UNCORRPUTED. HOWEVER IN THE SECOND PHASE ONLY FOUR PERSONS/ PRIESTS AMONG THE SHIAS PROFESSED OUT OF SHEER TAQIYA THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN. THEY WERE (1) ABU JAFFAR SANI MUHAMMAD BIN ALI BIN HUSSAIN BIN MUSSA BIN BAYYBAH ALLAMA SADDUQH, DIED 381 H (2) SHARIF MURTAZA ABUL QASIM ALI BIN HUSSAIN BIN HASSANAIAN BIN MUSSA BAGHDADI ILMUL HUDA, DIED 436 H (3) SHAIKH AT-TAIYFAH ABU JAFFAR MUHAMMAD BIN HUSSAIN BIN ALI TOOUSI MUFASIR, DIED 460 H. (4) ABU ALI TABRISI AMINUDDIN FAZAL BIN HUSSAIN BIN FAZAL MASHUDI, AUTHOR TAFSIR MAJMAH AL-BAYAN, DIED 548 H.

THAT IS TO SAY IN THE SECOND PHASE FROM 381 H TO 548 H ONLY FOUR PERSON/PRIESTS AMONG THE SHIAS DID NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE HAS BEEN TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN. HOWEVER, SINCE THEIR SAYINGS WERE NOT BASED ON ARGUMENTS AND WERE AGAINST THE UN-INTERRUPTED NARRATIONS ( ) OF THE SHIA RELIGION, THE SHIA ULAMA OF THE SECOND PHASE REJECTED THEIR SAYINGS/FINDINGS. FULL DETAILS IN THIS REGARD CAN BE SEEN IN MY BOOK (I.E. "DISCUSSIONS & DELIBERATIONS REGARDING TAHRIF IN AL-QUR'AN").

ALLAMA BAHRUL ULOOM FARANGI MAHAL MAHAL EARLIER USED TO ISSUE FATWA TO THE EFFECT THAT SHIAS ARE MUSLIMS BUT AFTER SEEING TAFSIR MAJMAH BAYAN HE CAME TO KNOW THAT SHIAS SUBSCRIBE TO THE VIEW ABOUT THE KUFR OF SHIAS AND WROTE THAT WHOSO SUBSCRIBES TO THE VIEW OF TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN, IS DEFINITELY A KAFIR (DISBELIEVER IN ISLAM).

TO BE BRIEF, THE CLAIM OF KUFR ON SHIAS IS NOT SOLELY ESTABLISHED BY THEIR BELIEF OF TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN BUT IS FURTHER SUPPORTED AND AUGUMENTED BY OTHER FACTORS LIKE THEIR BELIEF IN BADA AND QUDZF ( SLANDER OR SCANDALOUS SUGGESTIONS) ABOUT WIVES OF THE HOLY PROPHET (SAW) WHO ARE MOTHERS OF ALL THE BELIEVERS.

HENCE IT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE TO HAVE INTER-MARRIAGE RELATIONS WITH SHIAS, THEIR ZABI'AH IS UNLAWFUL FOR MUSLIMS; THEIR DONATION (FOR MASJIDS) CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AND TO SAY THEIR FUNERAL PRAYERS OR TO INVITE THEM IN THE FUNERAL PRAYER OF SUNNI MUSLIMS - ALL THISIS NOT PERMISSIBLE. THESE PEOPLE (SHIAS) CURSE THE DEAD ONE AMONG THE SUNNI MUSLIMS.

WRITTEN BY: MUHAMMAD ABDUS-SAKOOR FAROOQI, MOHTAMIM, DAR-UL-MOBAALIGHEEN, LUCKNOW (INDIA).

(2) THE SHIA DENIAL OF THE COMPANIONSHIP ( ) OF HAZRAT ABU BAKAR AND LEVELLING OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS ( SLANDER) AGAINST HAZRAT AAISHA (R.A.) THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE PROPHET (SAW) RENDER THEM KAFIR. ALLAMA IBN ABBIDIN WRITES: THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT A PERSON BEING KAFIR WHO LAUNCHES A CHARGE AGAINST THE CHASTITY OF HAZRAT AAISHA (RA) OR DENIES THE COMPANIONSHIP ( ) OF HAZRAT ABU BAKAR." (SHAMI, VOL. II, P. 294).

THE SAME ALLAMA AT ANOTHER PLACE IN THIS VERY BOOK HAS WRITTEN THAT SHIAH ARE MURTADS (APOSTATES) AND LIABLE TO BE KILLED. (SHAMI, VOL. II, P. 683).

"WHOSO BELIEVES IN THE THEORY OF TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN IS A MURTAD AND KAFIR. HE CANNOT BE EQUATED WITH THE "PEOPLE OF THE BOOK" (I.E. THE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS). IT IS UNLAWFUL ( ) TO HAVE INTER-MARRIAGES WITH THEM OR DEVELOP ANY OTHER RELATIONSHIPS. ALMIGHTY ALLAH HAS SAID IN THE QUR'AN:

"THOSE WHO RESIST ALLAH AND HIS APOSTLE WILL BE AMONG THOSE MOST HUMILIATED. . . . . "THOU WILT NOT FIND ANY PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN ALLAH AND THE LAST DAY, LOVING THOSE WHO RESIST ALLAH AND HIS APOSTLES EVEN THROUGH THEY WERE THEIR FATHERS OR THEIR SONS OR THEIR BROTHERS OR THEIR KINDRED." (58:20 & 22).

"HENCE ONE SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE SHIAH WHETHER THESE RELATE TO MARRIAGE CEREMONIES OR OCCASIONS OF GRIEF LIKE FUNDERALS ETC. SHIAS HAVING SUCH BELIEFS ARE NOT ONLY KAFIRS BUT EVEN WORSE THAN KAFIRS."

RIAZUDDIN, MUFTI, DAR-UL-ULOOM, DEOBAND (INDIA) 19-SAFAR 1348 H.

(3) "THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE QUESTION, I.E. RAFIDA ( SHIAS ARE ALSO CALLED RAFIDA WHICH MEANS DENIERS OF THE CALIPHATE OF HAZRAT ABU BAKAR, UMAR AND USMAN) ARE NOT ONLY MURTAD, (APOSTATE) KAFIR AND OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM BUT ARE ALSO ENEMIES OF ISLAM AND MUSLIMS TO SUCH A DEGREE THAT THE OTHERS WOULD FOUND WANTING IN THIS FIELD. MUSLIMS SHOULD CUT-OFF ALL ISLAMIC TIES AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM ESPECIALLY THE BONDS OF MARRIAGE BECAUSE BY DOING SO EITHER ONE INDULGES IN ZINA AND OTHER OBSCENE THINGS HIMSELF OR LEADS OTHERS ON THIS PATH (OF EVIL)."

-MUHAMMAD MURTAZA AHSAN, NAZIM, DEPTT. OF EDUCATION DAR-UL-ULOOM, DEOBAND (INDIA).

(4) "THERE ARE VARIOUS SECTS AMONG SHIA RAFIDA ( ); THEIR DIFFERENT BELIEFS AND CONCEPTIONS ARE BATIL (FALSEHOOD). AMONG THEM SOME ARE THOSE WHOSE KUFR IS MANIFEST SUCH AS ITHNA ASHRAH. AS SUCH IT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE TO ENTER INTO MATRIMONIAL BONDS WITH THEM; RATHER ALL SORTS OF ISLAMIC TIES AND AFFINITIES WITH THEM SHOULD BE DISCARDED."

-MUHAMMAD EZZA ALI, MODARIS ADAB AND FIQH, DAR-UL-ULOOM, DEOBAND (INDIA).

(5) "THOSE PEOPLE WHO POSSES THE ABOVE-MENTIONED BELIEFS, THEY ARE CERTAINLY KAFIR AND OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM."

(6) "ITHNA ASHRAH SHIAS ARE KAFIRS & MURTADS BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT QUR'AN HAS BEEN ALTERED."

-MUFTI MUHAMMAD ABDUL AZIZ, KHATEEB JAMIA MASJID, GUJRANWALA.

(7) "ONE WHO PUTS FAITH THAT THE QUR'AN HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO TAHRIF (ALTERATION) IS A KAFIR WITHOUT ANY SHADOW OF DOUBT."

SHABIR AHMAD USMANI, SHAIKH AL-TAFSIR, DAR-UL-ULOOM, DEOBAND AND JAMIA ISLAMIA DABAEEL, GUJRAT (INDIA).

(8) "THE AFORESAID GREAT ALIM HAS RIGHTLY SAID THAT ONE WHO LEVELLS THE CHARGE OF TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN IS A KAFIR WITHOUT ANY SHADOW OF DOUBT."

-MAULANA MUHAMMAD CHARIQ, AL-MADRIS, ANWAR-UL-ULOOM, GUJRANWALA.

(9) "SHAIS BECAUSE OF THEIR (PECULIAR) BELIEFS ARE OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM AND AS SUCH KAFIRS. HENCE ISLAMIC BONDS LIKE (i) MARRIAGE WITH THEM (ii) USING THEIR ZABIAH (iii) SAYING THE FUNERAL PRAYER OF THEIR DEAD ONES (iv) ALLOWING THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FUNERAL PRAYER OF SUNNI MUSLIMS (v) MAKING THEM SHARERS IN THE QURBANI I.E. SACRIFICAL ANIMALS ON DID-UL-AZHA (vi) MAKING THEM WITNESS IN THE NIKAH OF SUNNI MUSLIMS (vii) ACCEPTING THEIR MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE BUILDING OF MASJID --- ALL THESE THINGS ARE NOT PERMISSIBLE (IN SHARI'AH) AND SHOULD BE GIVEN UP FORTHWITH. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT DO SO IS OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM AND IS SIMILARLY A KAFIR LIKE THE SHIAS.

-MASUD AHMAD, NAIB MUFTI, DAR-UL-ULOOM, DEOBAND (INDIA).

(10) "SHIAS ARE IN FACT KAFIRS BECAUSE BESIDES QADFZ ( -(SLANDER) OF UMM-UL-MOMINEEN AND REVILING OF SHAIKHAIN (I.E. HAZRAT ABU BAKAR AND HAZRAT UMAR) THEY BELIEVE IN TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN."

-MUHAMMAD KAFFIAT ULLAH KHAN, MUFTI AZAM HIND, DELHI.

IN EXPOSITION OF THE ABOVE FATAWA DECLARING SHIAS AS KAFIRS BY THE LEADING ULAMA OF HIND, MAULANA MUHAMMAD HASIB UMARI, FELLOW, DAR-UL-MOBALAGHEEN, LUCKNOW WRITES IN THE APPENDIX AS UNDER :-

ATHNA ASHRAH SHIA RAFIDA BEING KAFIRS AND OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM IS PROVED FROM A VARIETY OF REASONS.

ALLAMA BAHRUL ULOOM FARANGI MAHAL EARLIER USED TO ISSUE FATWA TO THE

FIRST PROOF OF SHIA'S KUFR: THEIR FIRST PROOF OF KUFR IS ESTABLISHED BY THE FACT THAT THEY SUBSCRIBE TO THE DOCTRINE OF TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN.* ALL THE SHIAS BELONGING TO PREVIOUS GENERATIONS OR PRESENT GENERATION, THEIR IMAMS AND VARIOUS SHIA SECTS ARE UNANIMOUS OF THEIR BELIEF IN THIS REGARD. HENCE SHIAS ARE KAFIRS ON THE BASIS OF IJMA (CONCENSUS OF THE UMMAH).

1 IMAM KAZI AYAZ MALIKI (DIED 544 H) WRITES IN THE CONTEXT OF KUFR BY CONCENSUS: "SIMILARLY ONE IS ALSO A KAFIR WHO DENIED THE QUR'AN OR ANY WORD CONTAINED IN IT OR BELIEVED IN TAHRIF IN THE PRESENT COPY OF THE QUR'AN...." (SHAFA KAZI p. 364).

2 ALLAMA BAHRUL-ULOOM LUCKNOWI (DIED 1235 H) WRITES THAT "ONE WHO SUBSCRIBES TO THE VIEW OF TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN IS A KAFIR" (EUWATAH AL-RAHMOOT, P. 617).

3 IMAM ALI AL-QARI (DIED 1014 H) WRITES IN THE CONTEXT OF KUFR BY CONCENSUS: "WHOSO DENIES THE WHOLE OF THE QUR'AN OR ONE SURAH OR ONE AYAH (OF THE QUR'AN) IS A KAFIR." (SHARAH FIQH AKBAR, P. 205, 1348 H).

4 SHAIKH ABDUL QADIR JILANI, MUFTI AZAM, BAGHDAD (DIED 561 H) HAS TERMED SHIAS AS KAFIRS AND OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM IN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR BLATANT BELIEFS LIKE TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN, THE BELIEF THAT THEIR TWELVE IMAMS ARE INFALLIBLE AND SINLESS ( ) AND THE INSULT THEY HEAPED ON THE ANGELS ETC." (GHANIATUTAILBEEN, P. 320).

5 CCORDING TO SHIA COURCES THERE ARE MORE THAN 2000 AHADITH WHICH WITHOUT ANY MISGIVING OR DUPLICITY SHOW TAHRIF IN THE QUR'AN; THESE ARE NO LESS THAN THE NUMBER OF AHADITH VINDICATING THE DOCTRINE OF IMAMATE. FASILIL KHATAB FI TAHRIF KITAB RAB-AL-RABBAB, BY UDOODULLAH HUSSAIN NOORI TAQI TABRISI. P. 339).

SHIAS ARE OF THE VIEW THAT HAZRAT ALI COLLECTED THE WHOLE OF THE QUR'AN WHICH COMPRISED OF SEVENTEEN THOUSAND AYAHS (USUL-AL-KAFI) p. 671). WHEREAS THE PRESENT QUR'AN CONTAINS ONLY 6136 AYAHS (FASILIL KHATAB P. 104). THAT IS TO SAY THAT 10.864 AYAHS HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED BY THE SAHABAH FROM THE PRESENT QUR'AN. IN ADDITION, THE SHI'I WORLD IS BEREFT FROM THE ORIGINAL QUR'AN BECAUSE THE SAME HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE CARE BY IMAM MAHDI SINCE CENTURIES. (FASILIL KHATAB, P. 97).

WHAT A TRADEGY THAT THE SHIA IMAM HAS DISAPPEARED WITH THE REAL QUR'AN AND IS NOT RETURNING THE SAME FOR THE GUIDANCE OF THE SHIA PEOPLE. . . . . . .

SECOND PROOF OF SHIA'S KUFR: ACCORDING TO SHIA BELIEF, ALLAH IS SUBJECTED TO BADA ( ). THAT IS TO SAY THAT THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALLAH CHANGES FROM TIME TO TIME BECAUSE ALLAH IS NOT FULLY AWARE OF THE CAUSES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES.

AL-KULAINI THE GREAT MUHADDITH OF THE SHIA HAS DEVOTED A COMPLETE INDEPENDENT CHAPTER OF HIS BOOK AL-KAFI UNDER THE CAPTION OF AL-BADA. UNDER THIS CHAPTER HE RELATES A NUMBER OF STORIES NARRATED ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE IMAMS, PRESERVED FROM SINS, AS THE SHIA SUPPOSE THEM TO BE. OR THESE STORIES IS ONE RELATED ON THE AUTHORITY OF AL-RAYYAN IBN AL-SALT, WHO SAYS THAT HE HEARD AL-RADA (ALI IBN MUSA, THE EIGHTH IMAM ACCORDING TO THEM) SAYS: "ALLAH DID NOT EVER SEND A PROPHET BUT THAT HE SHOULD PROCLAIM WINE AS FORBIDDEN, AND THAT HE SHOULD AS WELL AS RECOGNISE BADA (THE PROPOSITION THAT IF A NEW CIRCMSTANCE SHOULD INTERVENE IT MAY CAUSE ALLAH TO ALTER HIS DETERMINATION) FOR ALLAH" (AL-KAFI, BOOK OF TAWHID, CHAPTER ON BADA EDN. IRAN, VOL. I P. 148).

THIRD PROOF OF SHIA'S KUFR: THE SHIA BELIEVE IN REVILLING THE SHAIKHAIN (IE.E HAZRAT ABU BAKR AND HAZRAT UMAR) AND LAUNCH A CHARGE AGINST THE CHASTITY OF HAZRAT AISHA (R.A.).

THE COMIPLERS OF FATAWA ALAMGIRI (A VOLUMNIONS BOOK OF JURISTIC DECISIONS) WRITE IN THIS CONTEXT: "A SHIA RAFIDA WHO CURSES AND REVILES HAZRAT ABU BAKR AND HAZRAT UMAR IS A KAFIR. SIMILARLY ONE WHO DOES NOT ACCEPT THE CALIPHATE OF THESE TWO CALIPHS OF RASUL-ALLAH IS ALSO A CAFIR." (VOL. III, P. 294).

IT IS STATED IN RADUL-MUKHTAR VOL. III P. 406, SHARAH FIQQAH-AKBAR P. 86 AND TAHAWI ALE MARAQI P. 198 AHMAD BIN MUHAMMAD WHO DIED IN 1213 H:

"ANYONE WHO LAUNCHES A CHARGE AGAINST THE CHASTITY OF HAZRAT AISHA (R.A) AND DENIES THE FACT THAT HER FATHER, HAZRAT ABU BAKR WAS NOT A SAHABI IS UNDOUBTEDLY A KAFIR."

IT IS INCUMBENT ON MUSLIMS TO CALL SHIA RAFIDA AS KAFIRS. THIS IS SAID ON THE AUTHORITY OF FATWA ALIMGARI WHERE IT IS STATED:

"TO CALL SHIA RAFIDA AS KAFIRS IS BINDING ON THE BASIS OF THEIR KAFIRIC (HEATHEN OR UN-ISLAMIC) BELIEFS. THESE PEOPLE ARE OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM. THEY FALL IN THE CATEGORY OF MURTADEENS (APOSTATES) AND SHOULD BE DEALT ACCORDINGLY. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT CALL THEM KAFIR IS AN IRRELIGIOUS PERSON AND BY THE SAME TOKEN A KAFIR LIKE THE SHIA." (VOL. I, P. 92).

FOURTH PROOF OF SHIA'S KUFR: THE SHIAS BELIEVE THAT THEIR IMAMS ARE INFALLIBLE AND SINLESS -- ATTRIBUTES & QUALITIES WHICH ARE RESERVED ONLY FOR THE PROPHETS AND MESSENGERS OF ALLAH. WHAT TO SAY OF TWELVE IMAMS OF THE SHIAS, PERSONS WHO ARE MUCH HIGHER IN STATUS, PIETY AND NEARNESS TO ALLAH LIKE HAZRAT ABU BAKAR, HAZRAT UMAR AND WIVES OF THE HOLY PROPHET (SAW) CANNOT EVEN BE CALLED SINLESS.

IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT SOME OF THE SUNNI ALIMS OUT OF SHEER IGNORANCE THINK THAT THE SHIAS BELIEVE IN THE FINALITY OF THE PROPHETHOOD OF MUHAMMAD AND AS SUCH INVITE THEM IS THEIR CONVENTIONS AND CONFERENCES WHEREAS THE FACT IS THAT SHIAS ARE OPENLY THE TRANSGRESSORS OF THE FINAITY OF PROPHETHOOD. SHAH WALIULLAH DELHVI INHIS BOOK P. 224 UNVELLS THE CURTAIN BY SAYING, "ACTUALLY THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE FINALITY OF PROPHETHOOD OF MUHAMMAD THOUGH THEY PROFESS SO VERBALLY.". . . SHIA BELIEF IN 'IMAMATE' IS NOTHING BUT AN EXTENSIONS OF THE PROPHETHOOD WHICH OF COURSE IF FOLLOWED UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME. BUT WHAT IS THEN IN NAME WHEN THE INTENT AND CONTENT IS THE SAME! ! !

APPENDIX-II

(CONTRIBUTED BY MAULANA ABBAS MUJTAHI, FELLOW, DAR-UL-MOBAALIGHEEN, LUCKNOW).

"UNDOUBTEDLY RAFIDA (AND SHIAS) ARE NOT MUSLIMS." (AL-FAZL BY IBN HAZM HANBALI, VOL. II P. 780, PUBLISHED IN 1341 H).

"THESE PEOPLE (I.E. RAFIDA AND SHIA) HAVE NO RIGHT IN THE FAY (I.E. PROPERTY TAKEN FROM THE ENEMY WITHOUT A FORMAL WAR) OF MUSLIMS." (SHAFA-KAZI AYYAZ MALIKI).

"THOSE PEOPLE (SHIA) BY CONSENSUS ( ) AND WITHOUT ANY DISPUTE ARE KAFIRS." (MAZAHIR HAQ, p. 84). SHAIKH MUHAMMAD BIN YUSUF, SHAIKH AHMAD BIN YOUNUS, IMAM ABDULLAH BIN IDRESS (DIED 192 H) WERE ALL AGREED ON THE KUFR OF SHIA RAFIDA.

THREE AHADITH OF THE PROPHET (SAW)

(1) "IN THE LATTER TIMES, A GROUP WILL APPEAR WHO WILL BE CALLED RAFIDA. THESE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP ISLAM". (MASNAD AHMAD, VOL. I. P. 103).

(2) "AFTER ME THERE WILL EMERGE A GROUP WHO WILL BE KNOWN BY THE NAME OF RAFIDA. HENCE IF YOU GET HOLD OF THE, KILL THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE MUSHRIKS (POLYTHESISTS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . -- THESE PEOPLE WILL ABUSE ABU BAKAR AND UMAR AND WHOSO ABUSES MY SAHABAH, WILL BE ACCURSED BY ALLAH, ANGELS AND ALL THE HUMAN BEINGS." (DAR-UL-KUTNI).

(3) "A GROUP WILL EMERGE SOON WHO WILL ABUSE MY SAHABAH AND ENDEAVOUR TO FIND FAULTS WITH THEM. AS SUCH YOU SHOULD NOT KEEP THEIR COMPANY, NOR DINE WITH THEM NOR HAVE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM FROM EITHER SIDE. YOU SHOULD NOT GREET THEM EITHER. THE CURSE OF ALLAH BE UPON THEM." (GUNIATUTALIBEEN, P. 179).

NOTE: THE ABOVE FATWA WAS PUBLISHED LONG AGO BY THE MOHTAMIM (PRINCIPAL) DAR-UL-MOBEALIGHEEN, LUCKNOW (INDIA). THIS IS THE ENGLISH RENDERING OF THE AFORESAID FATWA FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE READERS IN AFRICA AND SLSEWHERE WHO DO NOT KNOW URDU LANGUAGE AND ARE BEING CAPTIVATED BY THE AGENTS OF KHOMENI WHO IS BEING PROJECTED AS THE STANDARD-BEARER OF ISLAMIC REVOLUTION, FOUNDER OF ISLAMIC SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, GREAT LEADER, GUIDE AND BENEFACTOR OF THE MUSLIM MASSES. THE STRANGE AND SHOCKING THING IS THAT SOME OF THE SO CALLED ISLAMIC GROUP AMONG THE SUNNI MUSLIMS HAVE ALLIED THEMSELVES TO THE CAUSE OF KHOMENI WITHOUT BOTHERING TO KNOW THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SHIA RELIGION!

THE FATWA PRESENTED IN THE FORGOING PAGES HAS BEEN GIVEN BY HANAFI ULAMA MOSTLY BELONGING TO DEOBAND SCHOOL THOUTH. THE BRELVI SCHOOL OF THOUGHT AMONG AHLE-SUNNAH IN INDO-PAKISTAN HAS A SOFT NORNER FOR THE SHIAS AND INVITE THEM IN THEIR MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES. THEY SHOULD PONDER OVER THE FOLLOWING FATWA (DECLARATION) OF THEIR OWN CHIEF WHICH MERITS SERIOUS ATTENTION OF BOTH LAY MUSLIMS AND ULAMA AMONG THIS GROUP AND THEN MAKE AMENDS ACCORDINGLY:

MAULANA AHMAD RAZA KHAN BRELVI, FOUNDER OF BRELVI SCHOOL OF THOUGHT AMONG THE SUNNI MUSLIMS OF INDO-PAKISTAN SUB-CONTINENT HAS DECLARED IN HIS FATWA (1320 H) THAT RAFIDA BY AND LARGE ARE KUFFAR AND MURTADEEN (APOSTATES). THE MEAT OF ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED BY THEM IS CARRION AND ENTERING INTO MATRIMONIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM IS NOT ONLY HARM (UNLAWFUL) BUT ZINA (FORNICATION) PURE AND SIMPLE. GOD FORBID, IF MAN (HUSBAND) IF RAFIDA AND WOMAN (WIFE) A SUNNI MUSLIM IT IS A SOURCE OF INCURRING GREAT WRATH OF ALLAH. IF MAN (HUSBAND) IS A SUNNI MUSLIM AND WOMEN (WIFE) BELONGING TO SUCH ACCURSED PEOPLE (RAFIDA) EVEN THEN NIKAH WILL NOT BE VALID AND IT WILL BE A MERE ZINA; THE OFFSPRINGS WILL BE PRODUCT OF ZINA AND WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY SHARE IN THE PROPERTY OF SO-CALLED FATHER EVEN IF THE CHILDREN ARE BROUGHT OUT AS SUNNIS BECAUSE ACCORDING SHARI'AH CHILDREN BORN OUT OF ZINA ARE NOT ASCRIBED TO ANY FATHER. SIMILARLY THE WOMAN WILL NEITHER BE ENTITLED TO ANY INHERITENCE NOR TO DOWRY BECAUSE ONE WHO OFFERS HERESELF FOR ZINA HAS NO CONCERN WITH MAHR (DOWRY). A RAFIDA CANNOT CLAIM ANY INHERITENCE EVEN FROM HIS CLOSE RELATIONS LIKE FATHER, SON, MOTHER OR DAUGHTER ETC. WHAT TO SAY OF A SUNNI MUSLIM EVEN A NON-MUSLIM AND WHAT IS MORE EVEN A RAFIDA CANNOT HAVE ANY RIGHT OF INHERITENCE IN THE PROPERTY OF HIS CO-RELIGIONIST. IT IS ABSOLUTELY UNLAWFUL TO HAVE ANY SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS OR DEALING WITH RAFIDA, MEN OR WOMEN, LEARNED OR UNLETTERED. WHOSOEVER CONSIDERED THEM MUSLIM EEN AFTER BEING INFORMED ABOUT THE BELIEFS OF THESE ACCURSED PEOPLE OR DOUBTS ABOUT THEIR BEING KUFFAR, HE IS HIMSELF A KAFIR AND IRRELIGIOUS PERSON BY CONSENSUS OF ALL THE JURISTS. SUCH A PERSON IS TO BE TREATED AT PER WITH RAFIDA AND SUBJECTED TO SAME RULES AND REGULATIONS. IT IS BINDING ON MUSLIMS TO LISTEN TO THIS FATWA WITH RAPT ATTENTION AND BECOME TRUE SUNNI MUSLIMS TO LISTEN TO THIS FATWA WITH RAPT ATTENTION AND BECOME TRUE SUNNI MUSLIMS BY ACTING UPON IT WITH FAITH AND CONVICTION."

THE SAME MAULANA AT ANOTHER PLACE HAS OBSERVED THAT THE SITUATION (OF SOCIAL INTERCOURSE WITH SHIAS) ARISES WHEN IMAN (FAITH) HAS DWINDLED AND LOVE OF ALLAH AND RASUL-ALLAH HAS DEPARED FROM THE HEART, ALMIGHTY ALLAH SAYS IN THE QUR'AN: "AND IF THE DEVIL CAUSE THEE TO FORGET, SIT NOT, AFTER THE REMEMBRANCE, WITH THE CONGREGATION OF WRONGDOERS." (6:68).

RASUL-ALLAH (SAW) IS REPORTED TO HAVE SAID: "KEEP AWAY FROM THEM AND DO NOT LET THEM TO COME NEAR YOU LEST THEY MISLEAD YOU AND LAND YOU IN TROUBLE. ( )".

THERE IS A SPECIFIC HADITH ABOUT RAFIDA: "A SECT IS GOING TO EMERGE WHICH WILL HAVE A BAD CONNOTATION. THEY WILL BE CALLED RAFIDA. THEY WILL COME NEITHER ON FRIDAY NOR IN THE CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS. THEY WILL VILLIFY THE FIRST GENERATION (OF UMMAH). YOU SHOULD NEITHER KEEP THEIR COMPANY NOR DINE WITH THEM, NOR HAVE MATRIMOMIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM. IF THEY FALL ILL DO NOT GO TO GREET THEM AND IF THEY DIE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THEIR FUNERAL PRAYERS".

NOW-A-DAYS RAFIDAS GENERALLY DENY THE FUNDEMENTALS OF DEEN AND (AS SUCH) ARE DEFINITELY RENEGADES ( ). NONE OF THEIR MEN OR WOMEN CAN LAWFULLY BE MARRIED TO A SUNNI MALE OR FEMAL. MAULANA AHMAD RAZA KHAN BRELVI AHD FURTHER SAID THAT (TAZIA MOURNING PROCESSION) AS BIDAH, NOT PERMISSIBLE AND HARAM.

IFTA OF OTHER BRELVI ULAMA

1. PEOPLE OF SUCH A SECT WHO BELIEVE HADHRAT ABU BAKR SIDDIQI, (RA), HADHRAT UMAR (RA) AND HADHRAT USMAN (R.A) AS HYPOCRATES, AND HOLY QURAN AS AN-AUTHENTIC AND MUTA WHICH BY CENSUS OF UMMAH IS HARAAM (UNLAWFUL) AS LAWFUL, SUCH A SECT. SHOULD DEFINITLY BE DECLARED AS A NON-MUSLIM MINORITY. TO CONSIDER THEM AS MUSLIMS IS AN ERROR.

MOLVI MUHAMMAD RAMADHAN
MUFTI, DAR-UL-ULOOM HIZBUL AHNAF, LAHORE (PAKISTAN)

2. THOSE PEOPLE WHO POSSESS SUCH BELIEFS AS HAVE BEEN MENTIONED IN THE ISTIFTAH (QUESTION) OF TANZEEM AHLE-SUNNAH NORTHERN AREAS, INDUS & KOHISTAN (PAKISTAN) -- UNDOUBTEDLY SUCH PEOPLE ARE OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM AND ARE TO BE COUNTED AMONG THE NON-MUUSLIMS. THEY WOULD BE DECLARED NON-MUSLIMS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR BEING IRRELGIOUS AND DENIERS OF GOD ( ). MULHID ( ) AND ZEENDIQ ( ) ARE THOSE PEOPLE WHO OUTWARDLY TAKE THE NAME OF FUNDAMENTALS OF DEEN BUT ARE DENIERS OF THE SAME LIKE QADIANIS (AHMADIS) AND OTHER PEOPLE OF THEIR ILK. THOSE WHO CLAIM TO HAVE BELIEF IN ALLAH, RASUL-ALLAH (S.A.W.) AND SHARI'AH BUT AT THE SAME TIME OPENLY SHOW DISREGARD FOR THEM, SUCH PEOPLE IN FACT ARE OUTSIDE THE PALE OF ISLAM. THE RULING ABOUT THEM IS THAT THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH ULAMA-E-DEEN SHOULD VINDICATE THE TRUTH BEFORE THEM SO THAT NO EXCUSE IS LEFT ANYMORE. IF THEY REPENT AND MAKE AMENDS, IT WILL BE TO THEIR BENEFIT; OTHERWISE TO FINISH (KILL) THEM IS ALSO THE DUTY OF THE ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT. TO DECLARE THEM AS A NON-MUSLIM MINORITY WILL BE MEANINGLESS.

MUFTI GHULAM SARWAR QADIRI,
MUMBER CENTRAL ZAKAT COUNCIL &
MOHTAMIM DAR-UL-ULOOM GHOSIA, GULBERG, LAHORE.

3. ANY PERSON OR GROUP WHO TAUNTS REGARDING THE CHASTITY OF HADHRAT AAISHA (RA) IS A DENIER OF THOSE VERSES OF SURAH AL-NOOR WHICH VOUCHSAFE THE INNOCENCE OF HADHRAT ASISHA (R.A). AND ONE WHO DENIES THE QURAN IS A KAFIR. ANYONE DOES NOT CONSIDER THE PRESENT QURAN AS THE WORD OF ALLAH HE DENIES THIS VERSE OF THE QURAN

AND A DENIER OF ANY VERSE OF THE QURAN IS A KAFIR. AND MASOOM (INFALLIBLE & SINLESS) ARE ONLY THE ANGELS AND THE PROPHETS AND THE CALIPHATE IS JUST AND RIGHT POSITION AND THE SUPERIORITY OF THE CALIPHS IS IN THE SAME ORDER IN WHICH THEY SUCCEEDED. IT IS STATED IN (P. 107): "IT IS WRONG AND MISLEADING TO CALL HADHRAT'S ABU BAKR, UMAR & USMAN (R.A) AS USURPERS BECAUSE THEY THEMSELVES NEVER ASPIRED OR SECURED CALIPHATE RATHER THE MUHAJIREEN AND ANSAR UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED THEM AS CALIPH. HADHRAT ALI (R.A) ALSO GOT THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE ( ) IN PUBLIC FROM THE PEOPLE. ANYONE WHO SHOWS DISRESPECT TO SAHABA AND CALLS THEM ASTRAY PUTS HIMSELF UNDER THE CURSE OF ALLAH.

IBN UMAR REPORTED ALLAH'S MESSENGER AS SAYING, "WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE WHO REVILE MY COMPANIONS (SAHABAH) SAY, MAY ALLAH CURSE YOU AND YOUR MISCHIEF." (TIRMIDHI)

ABU SAID AL-KHUDRI REPORTED THE PROPHET (SAW) SAYING, "DO NOT REVILE MY COMPANIONS, FOR IF ONE OF YOUR CONTRIBUTED AS MUCH GOLD AS UHUD IT WOULD NOT AMOUNT TO AS MUCH AS THE MUDD (I.E. ABOUT A KILO) OF ONE OF THE, OR HALF OF IT." (BUKHARI & MUSLIM)

HENCE IN THE ABOVE STATED ISTIFTAH, A PERSON HOLDING FALSE AND MISLEADING BELIEFS CANNOT BE RIGHTFULLY CALLED A MUSLIM. IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR MUSLIMS TO KEEP CONNECTIONS WITH SUCH A PERSON OR GROUP OR PARTICIPATE IN THEIR GATHERINGS AND CONVENTIONS. IN OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMAND OF THE QURAN (6:68) ----- THE MUSLIMS SHOULD EXPELL SUCH PEOPLE FROM THEIR SOCIETY AND DO NOT KEEP ANY CONNECTION WHATSOEVER WITH THEM.

ABDUL LATIF, TEACHER, JAMIA NAZIMIAH RAZVIA, LAHORE

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