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Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Verily, I am leaving among you two weighty things. If you adhere to it firmly after me, you will never go astray. The one is greater than the other- the Kitaab of Allah (i.e. the Qur`aan) and my progeny, the Ahl-e-Bait.”

Despite the fact that Shiahs have neither authentic narrational nor rational proof for the authenticity of the abovementioned or for any other Hadith,they nevertheless irrationally are unanimous with the Ahlus Sunnah in acceptance of the authenticity of this Hadith. We shall, therefore, proceed with the refutation of Shi`ism on the basis of this common premise - i.e. the aforementioned Hadith accepted by both groups.

Shiahs concede on the basis of this Hadith that those who do not adhere to the two weighty things mentioned in this Hadith are astray. For saving the Ummah from deviation and perdition, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has assigned us to the Qur`aan and the path of his family. It follows logically that those whose Deen and belief are in conflict with these two weighty objects will necessarily be astray and plodding the path of Baatil (falsehood). Those who deny, dishonour or refute these two weighty things of fundamental importance are Kaafir and the enemies of Allah and His Rasool (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

It now devolves on us and on all sincere and unbiased people to investigate and search for the truth in the light of the guidance and directive of the Hadith which is the subject of this chapter’s discussion. Do Shiahs adhere to the Divine directive of this Hadith or the Sunnis? Do Shiahs reject it or Sunnis?

To acquire the truth, it is imperative that the searcher of Allah’s Path divests himself of all bias. The search by the light of the Torch of Guidance of this Hadith is interesting, revealing, surprising and shocking. Authoritative Shiah records and books have been cited to facilitate the search for the truth.

1. KITAABULLAH - THE QUR`AAN

It has already been earlier shown and conclusively proven that Shiahs-all sects without exception-unanimously (by way of their Ijma or consensus) refute and reject the Qur`aan which in their opinion and belief is in the same category as the interpolated, altered and fabricated versions of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. It is not a book which can be utilised to establish Aqeedah (belief) and Shariah (Divine law).

They categorically assert:

I. That a very great portion of the Qur`aan has been deleted.

II. Numerous Aayats and whole Surahs have been excised.

III. Numerous verses which are Naasikh or abrogators of laws have been deleted.

IV. Numerous verses which are Mukhassis or verses making exceptions to the general law, have been deleted.

V. The narrators and transmitters of the Kitaabullah (viz. The Sahaabah ) have all, except six, reneged from Islam and became Kaafirs after the demise of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

VI. The compiler of the Qur`aan in its present systematic form, viz. Hadhrat Uthmaan (radhiallahu anhu) was a Murtad, usurper, fraud, Kaafir, etc., etc. - Nauthubillah!

This then is the nature and reality of the Qur`aan according to the Shiahs.

2. AHL-E-BAIT

The word in the Hadith used by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to describe his family is Itrati (My family). In the unanimous opinion of the lexiconographs and experts of Arabic, itrat means family members.

Shiahs vilify and denounce certain members of the noble family of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). They regard some of Rasulullah’s relatives as being part of the Nabi’s itrat while excluding others. The following close family members are excluded from the itrat or Ahl-e-Bait of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) by Shiahs:

(a) Hadhrat Abbaas (radhiallahu anhu), Rasulullah’s paternal uncle, and his children.

(b) Hadhrat Zubair (radhiallahu anhu), Rasulullah’s paternal aunt’s son (i.e. cousin).

(c) The majority of the progeny of Hadhrat Faatimah (radhiallahu anha) is considered as enemies, e.g. Zaid Bin Ali Bin Hussein, the grandson of Hadhrat Hussein (radhiallahu anhu). He was a great Alim and saint martyred by the people of Marwaan.

His son, Yahya Bin Zaid (rahmatullahi alayhi) is regarded an enemy.

Ibrahim Bin Musaa Kaazim and Ja`far Bin Musaa Kaazim are similarly denounced. The Shiahs have branded the latter, Kath-thaab (great liar) while in reality he was a great Wali. Hadhrat Baayazid (rahmatullah alayh) acquired the path of Tasawwuf from him. (The claim that Hadhrat Baayazid Bustaami -rahmatullah alayh- was the mureed of Hadhrat Ja`far Saadiq is false).

Ja`far Bin Ali, the brother of Imaam Hasan Askari is also given the title, Kath-thaab. Hasan Bin Hasan Muthanni, his son Abdullah and his (Abdullah’s) son Muhammad are branded Murtad and Kaafir. The following are also declared Murtad and Kaafir:

Ibrahim Bin Abdullah, Zakariyyah Bin Muhammad Baaqir, Muhammad Bin Abdullah Bin Hussein Bin Hasan, Muhammad Bin Qaasim Bin Hasan and Yahya Bin Umar (the grandsons of Zaid Bin Ali Bin Hussein) - rahmatullahi alayhim.

The Sayyids of the Hasan and Husseini lines, who accept Zaid Bin Ali as the Imaam are said to be deviates.

The Jamhoor or majority of the Ithna Ashri (Twelvers) Shiahs believe these followers of Zaid Bin Ali to be Kaafirs and destined for everlasting damnation in Jahannum.

The abovementioned are all the progeny of Hadhrat Faatimah (radhiallahu anha).

(d) A group of the Ithna Ashris believe that Hadhrat Abbaas, Rasulullah’s paternal uncle would be among the people of A`raaf stationed between Jannat and Jahannum. Some Shiahs again say that after receiving severe punishment he would be saved by the intercession of his forefathers. But, even on the basis of their own principles this belief is evil, accursed and absurd because the intercession of Kuffaar is unanimously unacceptable.

Furthermore, there is no logical reason in terms of Shi`i principles for Hadhrat Abbaas (radhiallahu anhu) to be stationed in A`raaf because one who denies Imaamat is doomed to everlasting perdition in Jahannum.

Another incongruency of the Shiahs is their assignment to Hell of the friends of Hadhrat Ali (radhiallahu anhu) in spite of their teaching: “The lover of Ali will not enter the Fire.”

(e) Hadhrat Aishah and Hadhrat Hafsah (radhiallahu anhuma) are considered Kaafirs and remembered with the vilest epithets.

From the aforementioned brief account of the Shi`i attitude towards the Book of Allah (Qur`aan) and he Family (Itrat) of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) it will be understood that inspite of their vociferous slogans claiming adherence to the two weighty objects, they are in reality its worst and vilest deniers. Shiahs have in entirety refuted the pivotal basis of Islam, viz. The two weighty objects, mentioned in the Hadith. Their kufr should thus be manifest and conspicuous.