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Origin of Shiism
Exposing Shia's Beliefs
Shia's Imams
Sermon of the Gulf
Fallacy of Shiism
Alawi Sect
Khomeini Views
Khomeini - British Agent
Shia converts to Islam
Ahmad Al-Katib
Ali Isa Mallah
Shia Videos: Arabic
Shia view of Sunnis
Quran's Distortion
Shia & Hadith
Refutation of Shiism
Shiism & Hatred
Ghadir Khumm
Rulings on Shiites
Answering Shiism
Who Killed Al-Hussain
Women in Shiism
Shia's Rituals
Shia vs Companions
Succession of Rulership
Shia: Prophet's Wives
Shia & Monotheism
Nahj ul Balagha





                          Shia's view of Prophet Mohammad's Companions

2.  Shia's view of  Prophet Mohammad's Companions

According to a Shia doctrine, the vast majority of the Sahaba (Prophet Mohammad's Companions) were liars and apostates. One of the leading scholars of the Shia, Al-Kashshi, reported that Abu Ja'far said: "All people (including the Sahaba) became apostates after the Prophet's death except for three." When asked who they were, he replied, "Al-Miqdad ibn Aswad, Abu Dharr (Zarr), and Salman (Al-Farsi) as mentioned in the verse, 'If he (Muhammad) dies or is killed, will you then turn on your heels.'" (Rijal Al-Kashshi p.12-13) .

In the book "Al-Kafi fil-Usool, a Shia collection of ahadith attributed to the Prophet SAWS and some of the Imams of the Shia, and held in the same esteem amongst Shia as Sahih Bukhari is amongst the Ahl us-Sunnah (Sunnis), we find the following:

"Obedience to 'Ali is true humility and disobedience to him is disbelief in Allah." (vol.10 p.54)

"Whoever sets up another Imam besides 'Ali and delays 'Ali's caliphate is a polytheist." (vol.10 p.55) (this "hadith" refers to everyone who accepts the validity of the caliphates of Abu Bakr, 'Umar and Uthman. The Shia claim that the caliphate was stolen from 'Ali, and only he and his descendants have the right to rule the Muslims)

"Syrians are worse than the Romans, Madinites worse than Meccans, and Meccans openly disbelieve in Allah." (vol.10 p.107)

In explaining the verse: "On the day when the wrong-doer bites his hands saying, 'O if only I had taken the right path with the Prophet! O woe is me, if only I had not taken so-and-so as a friend!" (25:27-28), one of the most highly respected scholars of Tafseer amongst the Shia, Al-Qummi, states that "so-and-so" is 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab (RA). (astagfiruallah)

In reference to Talhah (RA) and az-Zubayr (RA), Al-Qummi claims that Abu Ja'far said that the following verse was revealed about them; "Verily the doors of Heaven will not open for those who deny Our signs and are arrogant towards them, nor will they enter paradise until a camel passes through the eye of a needle."(7:40) He also adds that the camel in the verse refers to their camel. Thus, according to Al-Qummi, Talhah(RA) and az-Zubayr(RA), who were both amongst the ten who received glad tidings of paradise from the ProphetSAWS himself, will never enter paradise!

A Shia doctrine holds that most of the Sahaba were the worst sort, liars and apostates all. There is even a special dua, called "Dua Sanamay Quraysh" (The two Idols of the Quraysh). In this prayer (falsely attributed to Abdullah ibn Abbas) Both Abu Bakr(RA) and 'Umar(RA) are cursed, and called "the two idols of the Quraysh". Shirk (disbelief) is attributed to the two caliphs, and their daughters, Ayesha and Hafsah, both wives of the Prophet SAWS, are vilified. The prayer is published with the endorsement of the following major Shia scholars: (a) Ayatallah al-Udhma Muhsin al-Hakeem, (b) Ayatallah al-Udhma Abul-Qasim al-Khoi, (c) Ayatallah al-Udhma Roohullah al-Khomeini, (d) Ayatallah al-Udhma Mahmood al-Husaini, (e) Ayatallah al-Udhma Muhammad Kadhim Shri'atmadari, (f) The chief scholar 'Ali Taqi at-Taqwa.

Another Shia doctrine in fact holds that all who do not follow their doctrine are disbelievers and apostate from Islam, with the following hadith from Al-Kafi cited in support:

"Doubt about the Imamate of 'Ali is like doubt about the mission of Muhammad SAWS and one who doubts both should be killed if possible, if he claims to be a Muslim. On the other hand, disbelievers are like the Jews and Christians and should not be killed for these reasons." (Al-Kafi vol.6 p.393)

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What is the Shi'ites belief regarding the Companions of the Messenger of Allah [saw]?

Shi'ites hold that after the demise of the Prophet [saw], the entire population of the honorable companions became apostates (kafirs), save three, mainly for pledging Bay'ah (allegiance) to Abu Bakr [ra]. This is mainly why they reject the Prophetic Traditions (Ahadith), as in the collections of AhluSunnah wal Jamaa'ah, and replaced them with the traditions of their Imams. Following are some examples:

1.01 (Imam) Abu Ja'far [as]said: The people were people of apostacy after the Prophet save three. I said (the narrator): Who are these three? He said: al-Miqdad bin al-Aswad, Abu Tharr al-Ghafari and Salmaan the Persian....and that is the meaning of His saying: 3:144. Muhammad is no more than a Messenger: many were the Messengers that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will ye then turn back on your heels?

Rijaal al-Kash-shi: pp. 12-13. From:Ash-Shi'a WasSunnah, Ehsan Elahi Zaheer, p.49

1.02 Narrated several of our friends, from Himran bin A'yun: I said to Abu Ja'far [as]: May I be your ransome, indeed we are very few (to the point) if we gathered on a sheep (to eat it), do you think we will finish it? He said: Would you like for me to tell you something more amazing? al-Muhajiroon and al-Ansaar were all gone save, and he pointed with his hand, three. Himran said: May I be your ransome, what about Ammar? He said: May Allah cover Ammar with His mercy, he pledged allegiance and fell a martyr. I said to myself: There is nothing better than falling a martyr, upon which he looked at me and said: Is it possible that you think he's like the three? Your thought is far from truth.

Al-Kafi fil-Usool: al-Kulayni,Kitab al-Iman wal-Kufr, chapter:The Few Number of Believers, Narration No.6, vol.2, p.244

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The Companions (r.a)

Belief of a Shia for Companions (r.a) of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) is:

Shia claim that all companions except three (or four) of them had turned apostate after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w). On the other hand, they grant the Companion "Ali bin Abi Talib" a very special status; some of them consider him vicegerent, and some view him as a Prophet, while others take him for a God!

Shia's pass judgment on Muslims in accordance with the position of such Muslims regarding "Ali". Whoever was elected caliph before "Ali" is held by them to be a tyrant, an apostate or a sinner. The same judgment is passed on every Muslim ruler who did not step down for any of the descendants of "Ali" and his wife "Fatima" (r.a). The Shia's have thus created an atmosphere of animosity throughout the history of Islam, and the question of partisanship of Ahl-e-Bayt developed into a school of thought which preached and perpetuated such detrimental teachings down through the generations.

1. An insulting remarks against two of Prophet Mohammad's Companions: Talha and Zubair (r.a). (Usool Kaafi, Page No. 345)

2. First three caliph and other Companions became infidel by denying the divine right of (Wilayat) of Hazrat Ali. (Usool Kaafi, Page No. 420)

3. After the death of Prophet Mohammad, all of his Companions turned apostate except four. (Israr-e-Muhammad, Page No. 43)

4. All of the Companions became infidel except three. (Hayat-ul-Quloob, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 923)

5. Prophet Mohammad's Companions  turned apostates, except Miqdad, Salman Farsi and Abu Zar. (Quran Majeed by Maqbool Hussain Dehlevi, Page No. 134)

6. Abu Bakr (r.a) could not recite the Shahada (testimony of faith: "There is no god but Allah & Mohammad is Messenger of Allah") at the time of his death. (Israr-e-Muhammad, Page No. 211)

7. Satan was the first to swear the oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr in the mosque. (Israr-e-Muhammad, Page No. 30)

8. It is infidelity (Kufr) to doubt the infidelity (Kufr) of Omar. (Jila-ul-Ayoun, Page No. 63)

9. "Verdict of infidelity on first three caliphs". (Anwaar-e-Naumania, Page No. 81)

10. Those who deny that Ali should have been the first Caliph are infidels. (Anwaar-e-Naumania, Vol. No. 3, Page No. 264)

11. "An insulting remarks against Omar". (Anwaar-e-Naumania, Vol. No 1, Page No. 82)

12. Abu Bakr and Omar were more tyrant than Satan. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 509)


13. The first three Caliphs were tyrant. (Tehqeeq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 468)

14. Abu Bakr and Omar are among the seven gates of Hell. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 500)

15. Abu Bakr and Omar are the pharaohs of this Ummah (Muslim Nation). (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 374)

16. When Shia's Imam Mahdi appears, he will order the digging out from grave of the dead bodies of Shaikheen (Abu Bakr & Omar), resurrect and punish them. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 371) & (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 475)

17. Shia Imam Mahdi will order the hanging of Abu Bakr and Omar. (Basair-ud-Darajat, Page No. 81)

18. Shia Imam Mahdi will exhume the bodies of Abu Bakr & Omar. (Basair-ud-Darajat, Page No. 80)

19. Shia Imam Mahdi will order the whipping (lashing) of Abu Bakr and Omar. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 464)

20. Abu Bakr, Omar, Usman and Muawiyah are like idols; they are worst of God's creatures. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 519)

21. An allegation of hypocrisy on the Caliphs. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 528)

22. A curse on the Shaikheen (Abu Bakr and Omar) and their companions till Day of Judgment. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 159)

23. Shaikheen (Abu Bakr and Omar) will be companions of Namrood, Pharoah, and Haman in Hell. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 522)

24. He who prefers Abu Bakr and Omar over Ali is Naasbi. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 521)

25. Accusation of adultery on the third caliph, Osman (r.a). (Hayat-ul-Quloob, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 723)

26. He who make doubt in the infidelity of Omar is an infidel. (Hayat-ul-Quloob, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 842)

27. Those who swore allegiance to Abu Bakr were hypocrites. (Hayat-ul-Quloob, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 1027)

28. It is an obligation upon every Shia to curse, during prayer, the Shaikheen (Abu Bakr and Omar), Prophet Mohammad's wives Aisha, Hafsa, Hind and Umm-ul-Hakm. (Aain-ul-Hayat, Page No. 599)

29. Abu Bakr is similar to the calf of the Children of Israel (the Jews) and Omar is similar to Saamry. (Behar-ul-Anwaar, Page No. 629)

30. Abu Bakr and Omar are followers of Satan. (Quran Majeed by Maqbool Hussain Dehlevi, Page No. 674)

31. Abu Bakr was the first person to embrace Satan's religion. (Charagh-e-Mustafvi, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 18)

32. According to this Shia translation of the Quran, in the Quran, the word "Fahsha" (means Major Sin) refers to Abu Bakr, the word "Munkar" (means What God Has Forbidden) refers to Umar, and the word "Baghi" (Opression) refers to Usman. (Quran Majeed by Maqbool Hussain Dehlevi, Page No. 551)

33. Abu Bakr used abusive language. (Sheikh-e-Saqifa, Page No. 148)

34. Shia must fast every year on the day of Omar's death on 9th Rabi-ul-Awwal to celebrate it. (Zaad-ul-Meyad, Page No. 404)

35. Aisha died on 22nd Rajab, so all Shia must celebrate that day by fasting annually during that day. (Zaad-ul-Meyad, Page No. 34)

36. Omar committed incest with his own daughter. (Tanzia-ul-Insaab Fee Sheikh-ul-Ashaab, Page No. 23)

37. The father of the third caliph, Usman, was impotent and his mother was a whore. (Tanzia-ul-Insaab Fee Sheikh-ul-Ashaab, Page No. 66)

38. According to different Shia Books, Omar practiced sodomy. (Tohfa-e-Hanfia Dar Jawab Tohfa-e-Jaffria, Page No. 434)

39. Sunnis practiced sodomy like Omar. (Tohfa-e-Hanfia Dar Jawab Tohfa-e-Jaffria, Page No. 122)

40. Omar exhibited disrespect and contempt to Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w). (Tohfa-e-Hanfia Dar Jawab Tohfa-e-Jaffria, Page No. 435)

41. Prophet Mohammad's Companions are described as criminals and hypocrites. (Fasal-ul-Khitab, Page No. 21)

42. The Caliphate of Abu Bakr & Omar is like the penis of a donkey (or ass). (Haqeeqat-e-Fiqah Hanfia Dar Jawab Haqeeqat-e-Fiqah Jaffria, Page No. 72)

43. Writing the names of Abu Bakr & Omar on a man's testicles prevents ejaculation. (Haqeeqat-e-Fiqh Hanfia Dar Jawab Haqeeqat-e-Fiqh Jaffria, Page No. 250)

44. Prophet Mohammad's Companions are perpetual inhabitants of Hell. (Ahsan-ul-Fawaid Fee Sharah-ul-Aqaid, Page No. 356)

45. The first three Caliphs were liars and deniers of doomsday. (Ahsan-ul-Fawaid Fee Sharah-ul-Aqaid, Page No. 599)

46. An allegation that Prophet's Companion Muawiyah committed incest with his sister. (Yazeediat Bokhla Utthe, Page No. 126)

47. Prophet Mohammad's Companions are referred to as dogs of Hell. (Manazara-e-Hussainia, Page No. 76)

48. He who hate the first three Caliphs will be destined to paradise. (Noor-e-Iman, Page No. 321)


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