Shi'ism & Hatred
IntroductionShi'isms fundamental basis--the cornerstone of its religion--is its principle of reviling, abusing and rejecting the Companions of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). The murderers of Uthman (r.a.) realized that their politically inspired movement can never be successful as long as the authority of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) Companions is retained. They had, therefore, no alternative other than formulating Shi'ism on the basis of opinions which necessitated the denial of the authority of the Companions of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). They thus propagated the doctrine of the rejection of the Companions with brutal blasphemy, conspiracy, murder, fraud and fabrication of statements which they shamelessly attributed to Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). Their religion is based on the vilification of those whom Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) loved so dearly and whose authority is established, not on the basis of opinion and love, but on the basis of Divine Directive. Without the Companions there can be no Islam, no Quran, no Sunnah, no Shariah, no Iman (faith).
The religion of Allah (Ta'ala) came to us and to all and will continue to travel to the end of time by means of Naql (authoritative and authentic narration), the first link in the chain of narration and transmission joining us with Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) being the noble Companions of Prophet Mohammad. Their hatred to most of the Companions necessitated for them to bypass the Companions. So, Shi'ism has broken that very first and vital link with Prophet Mohammad. The way they have sought to overcome this hurdle is by their doctrine of fabricating Hadith (narrations about the prophet) to substantiate their claims.Hypocrisy is a principle of the Shia religion. They technically call such hypocrisy as taqiyah which means the permissibility to conceal one's true beliefs for the sake of any expediency. Thus they attribute even such hypocrisy to Ali (r.a.). It is the Shia belief that although Ali (r.a.) believed that Abu Bakr and Umar (r.a.) usurped the Khilafat and deliberately betrayed Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.), he nevertheless pledged loyalty to these senior Companions on account of some political expediency. This blatant falsehood and blasphemy attributed to Ali (r.a.) exhibits the crookedness of Shia mentality. The Shia who have gone out of their way to belittle the Companions and to drop them from the pedestal of authority which the Shariah assigns to them can never be the lovers of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) nor can Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) have love for them. About such hatred for his Companions, Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) said: "Those who hate the Companions, hate them because (in reality) they hate me." Muhammad Baqir Sadr, a leading Shia theologian states: "The Shia believed that Ali should have ruled instead of these three Caliphs, and should have assumed the Caliphate immediately after the Prophet (s. a. w.)." "According to Shia belief, the Companions in general and Abu Bakr and Umar (r.a.) in particular, defied Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.)- rejected his appointment of Ali (r.a.) as the Caliph after him.
Hence, the Shia revile, abuse and slander these great Companions of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) on the basis of the fallacy concocted by the murderers of Caliph Sayyidina Uthman (r.a.). The actual founders of the Shia sect were the murderers of Uthman (r.a.).It is a Shia contention that the great Companions, especially Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, etc. (r.a.m) did not understand the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). They further shamelessly and blasphemously assert that these illustrious Khulafa Raashideen are usurpers, frauds, fabricators of ahadith and wholly incompetent in religious matters. In spite of their slander being shocking and despicable in the extreme, it is not surprising, since they are the worst fabricators and frauds peddling their nafsaani opinions in the name of Islam and attributing it to Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). They have accused the Companions of being involved in conspiracies to eliminate Islam and supplant it with the Arab tribal systems of the time of jaahiliyyah (Pre-Islamic Age of Ignorance). The blasphemous drivel which clutters their books and preachings exhibits their wickedness and detestation for the Islam of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.).
In another crude aspersion cast against the mission of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.), the Shia scholar, Baqir Sadr states:"Everything that has gone before Proves that the instruction given by the Prophet (s. a. w.) to the Muhajirun and the Ansar did not reach a level which would have been necessitated by the conscious, intellectual and political preparation required to guide the future path of the Da'wa and the process of change which had been instigated by the Prophet (s. a. w.)." Muslims should now realize that it is haram to support in any way the Shia. Shiism falls within the purview of the following statements of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.): "My Ummah will be split into 73 sects. Of these, all but one, will be in the Fire." (Tirmizi)
Companions be in the one sect which will go to paradise or in the 72 sects
condemned to hell?
Ayatullah Khomeini of Iran, while delivering a message for a youth rally, said: "The Islamic and non-Islamic powers of the world will not admit our power till such time that we establish our hold over Makkah and Madinah because these are the centers and citadels of Islam. Hence our domination over these places Is an essential requirement ... when as a conqueror I will enter Makkah and Madinah, the first thing to be done at that time by me would be to dig out two idols (Abu Bakr and Umar) lying by the side of the Prophet's grave." (Khomeinism and Islam, by Abu Rehan Farooqi, p. 8)
"A certain person asked the Caliph (Abu Bakr) a point of law and he was unable to answer; he was therefore unfit for the position of a leader and successor to the Prophet. Or again, a certain act he perform was contrary to the laws of Islam, hence he was unworthy of his high past. " (Writing and Declarations of Khomeini)
In an annotation on this statement, Hamid Algar, the compiler of Khomeini's writings and speeches, says: "The reference here is to certain shortcomings Shias have traditionally perceived in the exercise of rule by Abu Bakr."
In his book, Kashful Asrar, on page 115, Khomeini accuses Abu Bakr and Umar (r.a.) of having opposed the clear texts of the Qur'an. Thus he says:"We shall present a few examples of Abu Bakr and Umar having opposed the explicit laws of the Quran and deciding against it. The general body of the Muslims accept their decisions (which were in conflict with the Quran). " On page 119 of his book, Khomeini openly brands Umar (r.a.) as a kafir (disbeliever) and zindeeq (infidel). Khomeini states: "From the examples of Abu Bakr's and Umar's opposition to the Qur'an, cited by us, it is clear that contradicting the Quran publicly and adopting actions in violation of the Quran were not regarded as a serious matter by these two. The Muslims of that time (viz. the Companions) either joined their (Abu Bakr's and Umar's) party in the quest for Political leadership which was their goal, or if they did not join their Party because of not fully supporting them, they never said a word in opposition to those unjust oppressors and powerful hypocrites (referring to 's Abu Bakr and Umar). They lacked the courage for this..."
These are the claims and allegations of Khomeini who vociferously and
deceitfully, raises the slogan: "There is no Sunni'sm and no Shi'ism." In the
above "tract from his book, Kashful Asrar, it is abundantly clear that Khomeini
is echoing the following Shia beliefs:
*That Abu Bakr, Umar and the entire body of the
Companions were apostates and
* That Abu Bakr and Umar interpolated in the Qur'an, changing and deleting to
suit their whims and desires. They fabricated and forged ahadith in conflict
with the Qur'an.
logical conclusion emanating from these Shia beliefs is that the Qur'an which
we have with us today is not authentic since it was the compilation of these
very Companions who are regarded as munafiqs (hypocrites) by Shi'ism. Besides this fact stemming
as the logical conclusion from Shia beliefs, the highest books of the Shia
religion categorically assert the falsity of the present Qur'an.
attitude of Khomeini is not only his personal belief and personal hatred for the
greatest 'Companions, but it mirrors the attitude of hatred and contempt which
Khomeini and his Shia cherish in particular for caliphs Abu Bakr and
Umar (R. A.), and about all the Companions
(R. A.) in general.
While this is the vile and abominable attitude of Khomeini towards the illustrious Companions (R. A.) of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.), the Qur'an states the following word about the Prophet Mohammad's Companions:
"Muhammad is the Rasool of Allah, and those who are with him (i. e. the Companions) are stern against the kuffar and tender among themselves. You will see them (the Companions) in Ruku' and Sajdah searching for the grace of Allah and (His) Pleasure. Their sign is on their faces because of the impression of (abundance of) Sajdah... " (Quran: Surah Fath)."Most certainly, Allah was well pleased with the Mu'mineen (i.e. the Companions) when they took the oath of allegiance to you (0 Muhammad!) under the tree..." (Quran: Surah Fath) "And the early ones, the first one among the Muhajireen and Ansar and those who follow them (the Muhajireen and Ansar) in virtue, Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him. Allah has prepared for them gardens beneath which flow rivers; therein will they dwell forever. Indeed, that is the great victory. " (Quran: Surah Taubah)
thus abundantly clear that Khomeini cherishes a dislike, an aversion, a hatred
for the Companions because of his hatred for Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.).
The closer a Companion was to Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.), the viler
the abuse and the greater the enmity the Shia demonstrate for him.
noble Companions (r.a.m) are the foundation and the pivots of Islam. The
entire basis and superstructure of Islam have been magnificently raised on the
teachings, explanations and expositions of the Companions (r.a.m). The
Qur'an itself has been authentically and authoritatively transmitted to
the Ummah down the centuries in the form presented by the illustrious Companions -
by Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman (r.a.m), the prime targets of Shia and
In the Shia book, Rijal Kashi, Abu Bakr and Umar (r.a.) are denigrated in the following narration attributed to Imam Baqir: "Whatever murder is committed in Islam, whatever unlawful wealth is earned and whatever adultery is committed until the appearance of our Imam Mahdi - the sin of all this is "on the necks of" (to be borne by) the two (i.e. Abu Bakr and Umar)." (Rijal Kashi, p. 135)
In the books of Shia theology, the following noxious beliefs are propagated:* When Imam Mahdi appears, he will order the exhumation of the bodies of Abu Bakr and Umar. Their bodies will be hung on a tree for public show. Their bodies which even according to Shi'ism have not decomposed, will be stripped of their kafan. Thus, the nude bodies of these noble Companions will be put up for a disgraceful show. * The sins of entire mankind, right from the inception of the world until the time of Imam Mahdi's appearance, collectively are borne by these two noble Companions. Imam Mahdi will bring Abu Bakr and Umar back to life and then will put them to death. They will then be resurrected and put to death again and again in a continuous cycle a thousand times daily, forever and ever. These vile allegations are stated in the Shia book, Haqqul Yaqeen, the author of which is among the highest Shia theologians, Mullah Baqir who is also the author of another book Zaadul Ma'aad which likewise contains many vile fabrications about the Companions.
The most authentic book of theology of Shi'ism is Al-Jamiul Kafi. In this book in the section, Kitab Rawdha', the following narration is attributed to the fifth Shia Imam: "After Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) all people became murtads (apostates) except three persons - Miqdad Bin Aswad, Abu Zarr Ghifari and Salman Farsi (r.a.). "
In the same book the following narration is attributed to Imam Baqir who allegedly made the statement in reply to his disciple who had sought the Imam's opinion regarding Abu Bakr and Umar (r.a.):
"What are you asking me about them (Abu Bakr and Umar)? Whoever among us (i.e. the Ahl Bait or the progeny of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) departed from this world, departed in a state of extreme displeasure with them. The elders among us admonished the younger ones to perpetuate it (i.e. this displeasure with Abu Bakr and Umar), Verily, the two of them have unjustly usurped our right. By Allah! These two were the first to settle on our necks (i.e. the necks of the Ahl Bait). Therefore, may the la'nat (curse) of Allah, the Angels and of mankind be on the two of them.
In the same book, on the same page appears the following: "Verily. these two elders (Abu Bakr and Umar) departed from this world without having made tawbah for what they had perpetrated against Ameer Mumineen (Ali). In fact, they did not even think of us (of their wrongs against Ali). Therefore, may curses of Allah, the Angels and of mankind be on them." (Kitabur Rawdha, p. 115)
In Kitabur Rawdha on pages 159-160, the Shia attribute a narration to Salman Farsi (r.a.) in which it is claimed that on the occasion when the oath of allegiance was given to Abu Bakr (r.a.), the first person to swear allegiance to him was an old man who stepped forward crying:"All praise to Allah who has not caused me to die yet, enabling me to see you on this pedestal. Stretch your hand. " Thus he (Abu Bakr) stretched his hand and the old man took the oath of allegiance (at his hand)." According to the narration, when Ali (r.a.) heard this from Salman (r.a.), he asked: "Do you know who he (the old man who took the oath of allegiance) is?" When Salman (r.a.) replied in the negative, Ali (r.a.) allegedly said: "That was Iblees (the Devil), Allah has cursed him." Thus, according to Shi'ism, the first being who accepted the Khilafat of Abu Bakr (r.a.) was Iblees (the Devil) who placed his hand in the hand of Abu Bakr (r.a.). At the end of this narration in Kitabur Raudhah, the following words are falsely attributed by the Shia scholars to Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.): "Then, they (a group of the Saqeefah Bani Saidah) will come to the Musjid (i.e. Musjid-e-Nabawi) and the first to swear allegiance to him (i.e. Abu Bakr) on my Mimbar will be Iblees, the La'nat of Allah on him. Iblees will appear (on that occasion) in the form of an old man and say so (i.e. what Salman Faarsi has allegedly said)." The Shia theologian, Tabatabai, accusing Abu Bakr (r.a.) of having greater concern for Zakaat than the institution of Caliphate says: "Surely the problem of the legitimate caliphate was more important and significant than tithes (Zakaat), and Shi'ism believes that the same principle applied by the first caliph to this matter should have been applied by the whole early community to the problem of succession to the Holy Prophet. " This reflects the Shia belief that Abu Bakr and Umar along with the general body of Companions (r.a.m) usurped the Khilaafat which according to the religion of the Shias was the inherent and divine right of Ali (r.a.). Here the Shia scholar, Tabatabai accuses Abu Bakr of having denied Ali his legitimate rights. He further alleges that Abu Bakr and the Companions (r.a.m) accorded no concern to the question of the appointment of the Khalifah and that they violated the Shariah in installing Abu Bakr (r.a.). The Shia belief in regard to the Khilaafat after Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) is that the Companions failed in applying the principle of 'truth and justice' because they accepted Abu Bakr (r.a.) as the Khalifah of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.).
Mullah Baqir Majlisi is a renowned cleric in Shia circles. He is regarded as a top-ranking Muhaddith. He flourished in the 10th century of the Hijri era. The Shia clergy has accorded him the title, Khatamul Muhadditheen (the seal of the Muhadditheen). His works are regarded as highly authoritative by the Shia scholars. Khomeini has praised and recommended his writings. This Shia scholar, in his books, writes the following statements whenever he mentions the name of Umar (r.a.)
The relevant part of this fabricated narration attributed by the Shia to the famous Companion, Huzaifah (r.a.) is as follows:"Huziifah Bin Yaman narrates: Once on the 9th of Rabiul Awwal I went to Prophet Mohammad. I saw Caliph Ali Murtaza, Imam Hasan and Imam Husain also there. All were busy eating. Prophet Mohammad smiling in great happiness said to Hasan and Husain: 'Sons, today is the day on which Allah will destroy your enemy and the enemy of your grandfather, and Allah will accept the curse of your mother (Fatimah). Eat sons, eat I Today is the day that Allah accepts the deeds of your Shia (partisans), and beloved. Eat sons, eat! Today is the day when the power of your enemy and the enemy of your grandfather will be broken and annihilated in the dust. Eat sons, eat! Today is the day when Fir'on to my Ahl Bait, the one who will oppress and persecute them and who will usurp their rights, will be destroyed." Huzaifah said: I exclaimed: 'O Prophet Mohammad! Will there be such an evil person in your Ummah, who will perpetrate such villainy?'
Among the munafiqs (hypocrites) there will be one idol who will be the leader of
the group of the hypocrites . He will carry in his hand the whip of cruelty and
injustice; he will prevent people from the Path of truth; he will alter the
Qur'an; he will change my Sunnah and my ways; he will oppress my Wasi
(Appointee), Ali Bin Abi Talib and he will deprive my daughter, Fatimah of her
rights. My daughter will then curse him. Allah Ta'ala will accept her la'nat
(curse) and prayers.' Huzaifah then said: 'O Prophet Mohammad! Why do you not
supplicate to Allah to destroy this Fir'on and oppressor in your very lifetime?'
Prophet Mohammad replied: 'O Huzaifah! I do not regard it proper to interfere in the
decisions of Allah Ta'ala... But, I have requested Allah Ta'ala to grant
excellence and superiority to that day when that oppressor and Fir'on is
dispatched to Hell
(e.i. when he is destroyed). That day should be decreed superior to all
other days so that honoring of that day becomes a Sunnah for my Shiane Ahl Bait
(i.e. partisans of my family). Allah (Ta'ala) then sent this Wahi (revelation):
has already been decreed in My Eternal Knowledge that the usurping munafiqs
persecute you and your family. They will inflict many hardships on you and your
family. O Muhammad! Ali has been awarded your rank because of these (impending)
hardships which will be perpetrated on him by the usurper of his rights and the Fir'on of this Ummah. I have commanded the angels of the seven heavens to
rejoice and celebrate Eid on the day he (i.e. Umar) is killed - this is
for the sake of the partisans and lovers of the Ahl Bait. I have commanded the
recording Angels to cease recording the sins of My servants for three days from
that day. This is in honor of that day (on which Umar will be murdered).
O Muhammad! Three days grace and permission in general to commit sins have been
given in your honor and in honor of your appointee (Ali) ... Every year on this
day, will I free from Hell thousands of your Shia.' Huzaifah says: 'After
Prophet Mohammad said this, he arose and left the room and went to the house of Umme
Salmah. After having heard this talk of Prophet Mohammad I was convinced of Umar's
Kufr (disbelief). There remained no doubt in this. Finally, after the demise of
I witnessed the fitnah which he (Umar) created. He exhibited the Kufr (disbelief) which was
concealed in him. He reneged from Islam and usurped the Imamate and Caliphate.
To achieve this end he adopted the most shameless methods. He altered the Qur'an
and burnt the holy house of Prophet Mohammad. He pleased the Jews, Christians and the
Magians and displeased Fatimah and the entire Ahl Bait, and he conspired to
have Ameerul Mu'meen ( Ali) murdered. He made haram what Allah had
made halal and legalized what Allah had made unlawful. He slammed the
door against the face and stomach of Fatimah(r. a.).
Huzaifah then said:'Finally Allah Ta'ala accepted the curses of His Holy Nabi and his daughter in regard to this Munafiq (i.e. Umar) and had him killed at the hands, of his killer (Abu Lu'lu' Irani). May there be the Rahmat (Mercy) of Allah on his (Umar's) killer."
Needless to say, this whole narration, from beginning to end, is a colossal fabrication of the Shia enemies of the Companions in general, and of the first three Caliphs (Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman) in particular. Shia scholars are notorious for the fabrication of narration's which they falsely attribute to their Imams.Shia's fabrications state that:
The day when Umar (r.a.) was killed is such an occasion of rejoicing that Shia's falsely claim that Allah declared the permissibility of sinning for three consecutive days. That is, each year for three days from the date of Umar's murder, Shia are permitted to fornicate, consume alcohol, steal and commit all sins and crimes with complete equanimity since sins are not recorded in these three days. The Shia consider the murderer of Umar (r.a.) to be a great hero for killing Umar.
Also Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) said: "The sternest in the Law of Allah is Umar. "
Nahjul Balaaghah, the
highest theological book of the Shia, have this to say about Abu Bakr
and Umar (r.a.):
The Shia scholar Muhammad Baqir Sadr writes about Prophet Mohammad Companions in general and Umar (r.a.) in particular:
"... we find that it is necessary to accept the existence of a large trend, from the very lifetime of the Prophet, who inclined towards proposing the use of Ijtihad and circumstantial considerations in determining their interests, above strict adherence to the religious texts........This trend was represented by a daring group of important Companions like, Umar bin-al-Khattab, who disputed with the Messenger and made judgements contradicting the text in many subjects, believing that he had the right to do so."The type of 'Ijtihad' which the Shia attribute to Umar (r.a.), in particular, and to other Companions, in general, is described in the following statement of Shia scholar, Baqir Sadr: "...we mean by 'ijtihad' the making of judgements in contradiction to the text or acceptance of such a judgement." A king who pillages and plunders the wealth of a nation is supposed to lead a life of luxury-living in palatial mansions and palaces; relaxing in gardens and orchards; adorning himself in garments of silk, velvet and brocade; indulging in sumptuous feasts and extravagance. But history bears loud testimony to the austere, simple, in fact, life of extreme poverty led by Caliph Umar (r.a.). A dozen patches adorned his kurtah of coarse cloth. The frugality and austerity of Umar (r.a.) have already attained proverbial significance. The most ardent Sunni sympathizer of Khomeini will not fail in acknowledging this glaring historical fact. Yet the Shia scholars dare to accuse a great man such as Umar of having pillaged and plundered the wealth of the Ummah!
HaqquI Yaqeen is another very highly placed book of Shia theology. The author of Haqqul Yaqeen is the same Shia Mullah Baqir Majlisi, author of Zadul Ma'ad from which the lengthy fabricated narration (mentioned earlier) has been cited. In his book HaqquI Yaqeen, Baqi Majlisi cites a very lengthy narration in which Abu Bakr and Umar (r.a.) are subjected to extreme vilification. Some excerpts from this fabricated narration of vilification are reproduced here:
"After Makkah Muazzamah, Imam Mehdi will proceed to Madinah, the city of our grandfather, Prophet Mohammad. At Madinah, he (Imam Mehdi) will demonstrate an astonishing act which will be a cause of great happiness for the Believers and a cause of disgrace for the kuffar (disbelievers) and hypocrites ... When Imam Mehdi will reach the grave of Prophet Mohammad, he will ask the people: "0 people! Is this the grave of our grandfather, Prophet Mohammad?"
The people will say - "Yes, this is his grave." Imam Mehdi will then ask:""Who are these persons who have been buried alongside our grandfather!" The people will say: "They are Abu Bakr and Umar, the closest companions of Prophet Mohammad I" Imam Mehdi (in spite of knowing everything) will say: "Who was Abu Bakr? And, who was Umar? What was their excellence which necessitated their burial alongside our grandfather?"... "After three days, Sahibul Amr (the Shia title for Imam Mehdi) will order the walls to be broken and their bodies exhumed .. After the exhumation of their bodies, he will order their kafan to be removed and their bodies will be hung up on a dried out tree... " Imam Mehdi will command a dark storm to destroy those who loved them (i.e. Abu Bakr and Umar). Imam Mehdi will then order that the bodies be taken down from the tree. With the power of Allah, Imam Mehdi will restore them to life. He will order all mankind to gather. Then these two will be held liable for the sin of all oppression and Kufr (disbelief) which occurred from the beginning of the world. They will be held responsible for all such sin ..... The sin of every murder committed, of every act of adultery committed, of every act of riba, of every act of haram wealth and injustice perpetrated until the advent of Imam Mehdi's appearance, will be charged against them (Abu Bakr and, Umar). Both of them will plead guilty to all these crimes ... Sahibul Amr will then command that they be hanged on a tree. He will command a fire to rise from the earth and devour them. A fire will (miraculously) rise and reduce them (Abu Bakr and Umar) and the tree to ashes.. " "Muhammad Prophet Mohammad, Ameerul Mumineen (i.e. Ali), Fatimah Zahra, Hasan Mujtaba, Husain Shaheed, and all the sinless Imams will come to life. All Mumins (believers) and all kafirs (disbelievers or apostates) will also come to life. "
"... The two (Abu Bakr and Umar) will then be punished so much, that daily, in one day and one night, they will be killed and restored to life a thousand times. After this, Allah will take them away to wherever He desires and continue punishing them as long as He desires. "
This is the official teaching of Shia's religion regarding the two highest & closest Companions of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.).
In his book Kashful Asrar on page 121, Khomeini advises his Shia brethren to study the books of Mullah Baqir Majlisi who has presented these repugnant fabrications regarding the Companions (r.a.).
Nahjul Balaaghah, one of the highest books of Shia theology has the following abuse and vituperation for the Khulafa-e-Raashideen and the illustrious Companions of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.); this scurrilous attack and abuse is ascribed by the Shia to Ali (r.a.).:
"At last the first Caliph died, but while going, he appointed another to fill his vacancy. It is not astonishing that during his lifetime he was always badly in need of the help Of Others to compensate for his imperfections and defects and to cover his faults and failures, but at the time of his death he thought himself to be wise and learned enough to fix and appoint somebody to carry on the duties at which he was a complete failure himself."
"Boldly and unscrupulously he and his successor (a reference to Umar), each in turn, pillaged and plundered the wealth of the community leaving the state in such sadly injured condition that the passage of time was increasing the intensity of the injury ... But it was carried on under the guise of law and order and many unacceptable excuses were offered to justify these irreligious and ungodly arrogation's and many more will be repeated in the future."
"Consequently the third (i.e. Uthman) proudly took charge of the
caliphate, as if it was a private grazing ground, and with bloated stomachs he
and members of his clan (Bani Umayya) started plundering the wealth of the
Muslim world in the same reckless gluttonous manner which characterizes a camel
when it devours harvest grass. However, this man met an untimely death. The
greed of his clan was the cause of his undoing. "
The Shia scholar Ghulam Husain Najfi wrote in his book, Fi Jawab: Nikah Umme Kulthoom: "Umar did not believe in the Quran." (Page 429) "Umar continued to consume liquor even after it was declared unlawful. The last thing which he consumed before his death was liquor." (Page430) "Umar is the lock of Hell." (Page 430)
There are many other statements of extreme filth which these Shia hoodlum scholars gorge out against Umar and Uthman (r.a.). But we feel too ashamed to record and too difficult to write the filthy words of vulgarity and immorality which the scholars of Shi'ism so shamelessly and mercilessly direct against the most illustrious Companions of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.).
The filthiest charges of moral debasement are hurled at Caliph Uthman about whom Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) spoke so glowingly. His modesty and shame were of such a lofty degree that, according to Prophet Mohammad ( s. a. w.), even the Angels felt shy for him. It is only Shia renegades and unbelievers who possess sufficient audacity and shamelessness to besmirch such a paragon of virtue and modesty with the vilest charges of immorality and moral debasement.
The Shia scholar, Muhammad Hussain Dakkoo, states in his book, Tajalliat- e-Sadaqat:
"While the Sunnis consider them Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman) to be the noblest after Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) we (Shia) firmly believe that they were bereft of the wealth of Iman (faith) and Ikhlas (sincerity)." (Tajalliat- e-Sadaqat, p. 201)
"The conquests during the reign of the first three Khalifs sullied the name of Islam." (Tajalliat- e-Sadaqat, p. 95)
Marriage of Ali's Daughter to UmarShia, unanimously regard Ali as the first and highest of their Imams. Some regard him even as God. The main sect of Shi'ism, the Twelvers, to which Khomeini belongs, claims that Ali (r.a.) to be on the same rank as Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) as well as being higher than even other prophets.
Khomeini states: "It is one of the essential beliefs of our Shia school that no one can attain the spiritual status of the lmaam, not even the cherubim or the prophets. " (Writings and Declarations of Khomeini)The Shia book, Usool-e-Kafi states: "The laws brought by Ali ... His rank is like the rank of Muhammad." Ali (r.a.) approved the marriage of his eldest daughter, Umme Kulthoom (r. a.) to Umar (r.a.). Umme Kulthum (r. a.) was the eldest daughter of Fatimah (r. a.). This act of Ali (r.a.) completely confuses the Shia and entirely repudiates the Shia doctrine of hatred for the Companions in general and for Umar (r.a.) in particular. Shia scholars are at pains and to this day remain in the grip of mental labor pains attempting to explain away and misinterpret this act of Ali (r.a.). In struggling to explain away this indictment against Shi'ism, the Shia scholars resort to a variety of Taqiyah Tricks. But, far from satisfactorily explaining this truth, they only succeed in compounding their confusion and exhibiting their mental absurdity. How was it possible for Ali (r.a.) to have consented to his daughter marrying Umar (r.a.) whom Shi'ism unanimously brands as a munafiq, kafir, murtad, murderer, oppressor and a multitude of other vile epithets? Indeed, this holy marriage is perpetually dangling on the necks of the Shia scholars like a dead albatross which they are unable to shed off - with which they have to live and be haunted. Among the most ludicrous explanations fabricated by the Shia to argue away this historical fact, Rawindi the ' Qutubul Aqtab' of the Shia claims that when Umar (r.a.) pressurized and threatened Ali (r.a.) to consent to this marriage with Umme Kulthum, he (Ali) miraculously transformed a female Jinn into the form, and appearance of Kulthum. Thus, Umar (r.a.) married this female Jinn while the real Umme Kulthum remained in concealment. Only plunderers of Iman (faith) could fabricate such nonsensical absurdity. This alleged miraculous transformation of the female Jinn is described in detail in the Shia book, Mawaiz-e-Husainiyah. Regarding this marriage, Abu Ja'far Yaqub Kaleeni, claims in his book Furoo'Kafi (an authoritative book of the Shia) that Umar (r.a.) did not marry Umme Kulthum, but abducted her by force. According to these miserable Shia slanderers, Umar captured her by force, had intercourse with her and kept her in captivity against her wishes and without marrying her.
Contempt for the Other Companions
Qur'an speaks glowingly regarding the Companions. In one place, the Qur'an
praises the Companions in the following terms:
The Shia in the introduction of Nahjul Balaaghah revile the eminent Companion of Prophet Mohammad, Abu Musaa Ash'ari (r.a.) by saying:"A weak and old man, named Abu Moosa Ashari, who was also secretly hostile to Ali be nominated as the arbitrator from this side (i.e. the side of Ali)." "...these arbitrators (i.e. Abu Musaa Ashari and Amr Ibn Aas) sold the cause of Islam along with their souls to the Devil.
"Abu Moosa-e-Ashari, was a man with weak faith more inclined to look after his worldly interest than the cause Of religion."
But, Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) spoke in glowing terms of even the members of Abu Musaa Asha'ari's tribe, leave alone the great Companion known as Abu Musaa Ash'ari. Said Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.): "They (i.e. the tribe members of Abu Musaa Asha'ari) are of me and I am of them." (Bukhari)
Abu Hurairah (r.a.) is a famous name. This illustrious Companion of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) is well-known for his copious narration of ahadith. Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) made special dua for Abu Hurairah (r.a.), but Khomeini has the following to say about this eminent Companion and Muhaddith: "God knows what Misfortunes Islam has Suffered from its inception down to the present at the hands of these evil 'ulama'. Abu Hurairah was one of the fuqaha, but Allah knows what judgments he falsified for Muaawiya and others like him, and what damage he inflicted upon Islam - But when a faqih like Abu Hurairah or a judge like Shurayh joins such a government, he improves its standing while besmirching the reputation of Islam." Commenting on this statement of Khomeini, Hamid Algar the compiler of Khomeini's writings and declarations, states: "Shia scholars have regarded him (Abu Hurairah) as unreliable and even dishonest."
But, Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) made special dua for Abu Hurairah in respect of narration of ahadith, hence we observe the ahadith in abundance narrated by him. The following statement bears out the love which Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) had for Abu Hurairah (r.a.). "O Allah! Endear this, your servant (Abu Hurairah) and his mother to your believing servants and endear the believers to them." (Sahih Muslim) Thus those who are Believers love Abu Hurairah (r.a.). Those who are unbelievers detest Abu Hurairah (r.a.). Khomeini, slandering the eminent Companion, Samura Bin Jundub (r.a.) says: "Dissemination of the ordinances of Islam, as well as the teaching and instruction of the people, is the duty of the fuqaha who are just. For if they are not just, they will be like those who forged traditions harmful to Islam, like Samura ibn Jandab, who forged traditions hostile to the Commander of the Faithful."
Every Muslim knows that Khalid Bin Walid (r.a.) has been given the title, Saifullah (the Sword of Allah) by Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). But, the Shia scholar, Hussain Buksh Jara, offers the following vituperation:"Tyrant Khalid beheaded Malik and two leaders of his tribe. Their heads were put in the oven in which food was cooked for the feast of Walimah. In this way, the Walimah of zina (adultery) was prepared and Khalid himself ate therefrom and served it to his soldiers as well. " (Munazarah Baghdad, p. 100)
In the Shia religion, Zubair (r.a.) is described as a criminal, evil, treacherous and among the people of Hell ! But, Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) said about Zubair, according to Tirmizi :
"Every Nabi had a hawaari (helper) and my hawaari is Zubair.""Zubair will be in Jannat (Paradise)."
The Shia believe that Prophet Mohammad's Companion Talhah (r.a.) is evil, treacherous, a criminal and among the people of the Fire, but Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) said according to Tirmizi: "Talhah and Zubair will be my two neighbors in Jannat."
Another lie which the Shia attribute to Ali (r.a.) is the following statement: "You know very well that Amr-ibn-Aas himself is an inveterate liar, he usually lies, he makes promises without intention of fulfilling them ... He habitually breaks his pledges, never keeps a promise and is unkind and unmerciful In the battlefield before the swords are drawn and fight begins, he is usually very bold in giving orders and very conspicuous in pretension of leading the army; but when the fight actually begins, his greatest tactic is to show his opponents his naked buttocks. " (Source: Nahjul Balaaghah)
SHI'ISM AND THE NOBLE
MOTHERS OF THE UMMAH
"The Prophet has a greater claim on the Believers than their own selves. And, his wives are their mothers."Thus, an article of our faith is honor, respect and love for Umaahatul Mu'mineen, the holy Mothers of the Believers, Viz., the honorable wives of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). Whoever denigrates them and brands them as unbelievers, is himself/herself a kafir. Among the honorable wives of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.), Aisha (Radiallahu Anha) and Hafsa (Radiallahu Anha) are special targets for Shia abuse, slander and vilification. This is because they are the daughters of Abu Bakr and Umar (r.a.) respectively. The same degree of hatred cherished by Shia for Shaikhain (i.e. Abu Bakr and Umar (r.a.)) is gorged out against Aishah and Hafsah (r.a.). Shia narration's shamelessly describe these illustrious and noble wives of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) as disbelievers and hypocrites, etc. The worst of slanders and calumnies are leveled against them. Mullah Baqir Majlisi, in his book, Hayatul Quloob - one of the most authoritative books of the Shia religion - repeatedly described Aisha and Hafsa (r.a.) as munafiqs (hypocrites). In this book, Baqir also alleges: "Aisha and Hafsa mudered Prophet Mohammad by giving him poison." (Vol. 2, p. 870)
Accusing Shaikhain and their daughters of conspiracy to murder Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.), the Shia, Baqir writes in Hayatul Quloob on page 745 of Vol. 2: "Thus these two male munafiqs (referring to Abu Bakr and Umar) and those two female munafiqs (referring to Aisha and Hafsa) agreed to martyr Prophet Mohammad by administering poison to him."
From the above vile remarks made by one of Khomeini's leading Shia theologians, it will be evident that the Shia religion describes Aisha Siddiqah (Radiallahu Anha) the beloved wife of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) as a criminal, evil, treacherous and among the people of Hell.
Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.) warned:"Do not hurt me regarding Aisha." (Bukhari-Muslim) "The superiority of Aishah over women is like the superiority of thareed (a kind of food) over all food." (Muslim) "O' Aisha! Jibraeel recites Salaam upon you." (Muslim)
The Shia scholar,
Muhammad Hussain Dakkoo, states in his book, Tajalliat- e-Sadaqat:
In the a foregoing pages, it has been abundantly clarified that Shi'ism stand on the basis of hatred for the Companions of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). Thus, a perpetual tirade of venom, insult, abuse and vilification permeate the books of the Shia religion. This mass of vituperation is directed against the first three Khulafa-e-Raashideen, Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman (r.a.m) in particular and against all Companions in general. As mentioned earlier, the Shia religion propagates that all the Companions of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.), excepting three, became apostate after the demise of Prophet Mohammad (s. a. w.). Hence, vilification of the Companions is regarded as an honorable and meritorious act in Shi'ism.But, according to Islam, love for the Companions is a fundamental requirement of Iman (faith). Vilification of the Companions is Kufr (disbelief). Those who deny the Iman (faith) of the Khulafa-e-Raashideen and accuse them of Kufr (disbelief), irtidaad and Nifaaq, are themselves kuffar of the worst order.
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