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سنی شیعہ تصفیہ اور اتحاد کے لئے چند تجاویز – Some proposals for Sunni Shia unity – by Abdul Nishapuri

Related web site: Sunni and Shia

سنی شیعہ تصفیہ اور اتحاد کے لئے چند تجاویز

از عبدل نیشاپوری

پاکستان میں گزشتہ چند عشروں سے ہونے والی فرقہ وارانہ دہشت گردی سے چند چیزیں نمایاں ہوتی ہیں

اول پاکستان میں سنی اور شیعہ اختلافات تو موجود ہیں لیکن شیعہ کے خلاف تشدد میں سنی بریلوی، معتدل دیوبندی اور معتدل اہلحدیث ملوث نہیں

دوئم سپاہ صحابہ اور طالبان کے تکفیری دیوبندی دہشت گرد نہ صرف شیعہ مسلمانوں کا قتل کر رہے ہیں بلکہ یہی لوگ اولیاللہ کے مزاروں پر حملے کر کے سنی بریلوی مسلمانوں کو بھی قتل کر رہے ہیں اور انہی نے معتدل دیوبندی اور معتدل اہلحدیث علما کو بھی قتل کیا ہے اس کے جواب میں کچھ تکفیری دیوبندی بھی سنی بریلوی اور شیعہ کے ہاتھوں قتل ہوۓ ہیں

سوم سنی اور شیعہ عوام کی اکثریت آج بھی ایک دوسرے کے ساتھ پیار محبت اور رواداری کے ساتھ رہتی ہے تکفیری دیوبندی گروہ سپاہ صحابہ اور طالبان کا حلقہ اثر بہت محدود ہے دوسرے لفظوں میں پاکستان میں فرقہ وارانہ دہشت گردی تو موجود ہے لیکن فرقہ واریت کی جڑیں معاشرے میں گہری نہیں

ان تمام حقائق کے با وجود اس بات کی ضرورت ہے کہ سنی اور شیعہ میں اتحاد اور وحدت کو مضبوط کیا جائے

اس سمت میں تین طریق کار ہیں

اول اس موضوع پر بات ہی نہ کی جائے اور سب اچھا ہے کہ کر اس سلگتے ہوۓ شعلے کو قالین کے نیچے چھپا دیا جائے دوسرے الفاظ میں ایک دوسرے کے خلاف غلط فہمیاں موجود رہیں جن کو دونوں طرف کے فرقہ وارانہ عناصر مزید بھڑکا کر اندر ہی اندر سے اتحاد کو کھوکھلا کر دیں

دوئم اتحاد کی بات کی جائے – بظاھر کہا جائے کہ کوئی اپنے آپ کو سنی یا شیعہ نہ کہے لیکن مقصد یہ ہو کہ شیعہ لوگ سنی عقائد کو درست تسلیم کر لیں یعنی پہلے تین خلفا (حضرت ابو بکر، حضرت عمر ، حضرت عثمان) کو جائز اور برحق خلیفہ راشد تسلیم کر لیں اور دوسرے صحابہ جن کا مقام سابقون الاولون سے کمتر یا تاریخی طور پر متنازعہ ہے یعنی ابو سفیان، معاویہ اور ہندہ وغیرہ کو بھی محترم سمجھیں یا دوسری صورت میں مقصد یہ ہو کہ سنی اپنا عقیدہ چھوڑ کر شیعہ عقیدہ اپنا لیں یہ بھی غلط شرط ہے

سوم اتحاد کی بات کی جائے اور مقصد یہ ہو کہ ایک دوسرے کو تمام تر تاریخی اور عقائد کے اختلاف سمیت کھلے دل سے قبول اور برداشت کیا جائے نہ شیعہ اس بات کی توقع رکھیں کہ سنی ان کے عقیدہ امامت اور دوسرے مختلف عقائد کو مان لیں گے نہ سنی اس بات کی توقع کریں کہ شیعہ حضرت علی کو خلیفہ بلا فصل ماننا چھوڑ دیں گے اور خلفا ثلاثہ کی خلافت کو جائز اور واجب تقلید سمجھیں گے وغیرہ

شیعہ اور سنی فرقے کو بنے ہوۓ چودہ سو سال گزر چکے ہیں آج جن علاقوں میں رسول اکرم اور ان کے بعد خلفا راشدین کے دور میں اسلامی ریاست قائم تھی (یعنی حجاز، یمن، عراق، ایران وغیرہ – مصر کو چھوڑ کر) ان علاقوں میں آج شیعہ مسلمان کل آبادی کا تقریبا چالیس فیصد ہیں پاکستان اور ہندوستان میں بھی شیعہ مسلمان بڑی تعداد میں موجود ہیں پوری دنیا میں شیعہ مسلمانوں کی کل تعداد بیس کروڑ سے زیادہ ہے دوسرے لفظوں میں پوری دنیا میں مسیحیوں، سنی مسلمانوں، ہندوؤں اور بدھ مت کے ماننے والوں کے بعد شیعہ مسلمانوں کی تعداد سب سے زیادہ ہے

کہنے کا مقصد یہ ہے کہ سنی اور شیعہ مسلمان آج ایک بہت بڑی حقیقت ہیں یہ ایک دوسرے کو ختم نہیں کر سکتے لیکن ایک دوسرے کواچھی طرح سمجھ کر رواداری کے ساتھ رہ ضرور سکتے ہیں

نہ سنی مسلمان اپنے آپ کو شیعہ مسلمانوں سے بہتر سمجھیں نہ شیعہ مسلمان سنیوں کو اپنے سےکمتر مسلمان سمجھیں کوئی فرقہ دوسرے کو کافر یا کمتر مسلم نہ کہے دونوں ادرک کریں کہ تاریخ اور احادیث کی مختلف تعبیروں کی وجہ سے آج یہ دونوں مختلف فرقے موجود ہیں جن میں سے دونوں صحیح ہو سکتے ہیں ایک دوسرے کو دشمن صحابہ یا دشمن اہلبیت کہنا، رافضی یا ناصبی کہنا، یہودیوں یا مسیحیوں کی سازش کا نتیجہ کہنا، ایک دوسرے کے عقائد کو بدعت اور شرک پر مبنی قرار دینا تشدد اور عدم برداشت کی طرف لے جاتا ہے

آج سنی اور شیعہ میں تصفیہ گولی اور گالی سے ممکن نہیں نہ ہی تصفیہ کے لئے یہ شرط جائز ہے کہ سنی اور شیعہ ایک دوسرے کے ہیرو اور ولن کو اپنا لیں سنیوں کے کچھ ہیرو شیعوں کے ولن ہیں اور شیعوں کے سب ہیرو سنیوں کے ہیرو نہیں اس حقیقت کا ادراک کرنا اور اسے کھلے دل سے تسلیم کرنا ہی اصل عقلمندی ہے

اس کے ساتھ ساتھ سنی اور شیعہ دونوں مسلمانوں کو ایک دوسرے کے مذہبی جذبات اور احساسات کا خیال رکھنا چاہیے شیعوں کے لئے جائز نہیں کہ خلفا ثلاثہ کو گالیاں دیں یا ان کو کافر کہیں لیکن سنیوں کے لئے بھی جائز نہیں کہ شیعوں کو مجبور کریں کہ خلفا ثلاثہ کی خلافت کو جائز یا واجب تقلید سمجھیں یا معاویہ اور ابو سفیان وغیرہ کا احترام کریں شیعہ عقیدے کے مطابق خلفا ثلاثہ نے حضرت علی کا حق غصب کیا تھا اس لئے شیعہ مسلمان ان کا اس طرح احترام نہیں کرتے جس طرح سنی مسلمان کرتے ہیں اس تاریخی حقیقت اور اختلاف کو تسلیم کیا جانا چاہیے

اسی طرح اگر کسی نام نہاد شیعہ عالم یا ذاکر نے خلفا ثلاثہ پر لعنت بھیجی ہے یا ان کو کافر کہا ہے تو ایسے نام نہاد عالم یا ذاکر کے خلاف شیعہ مسلمانوں کو خود ایکشن لینا چاہیے تاکہ سنی بھائیوں کے احساسات مجروح نہ ہوں یاد رہے کہ حال ہی میں ایران کے مذہبی رہنما آیت الله خامنہ ای نے فتویٰ دیا ہے جس میں خلفا ثلاثہ اور امہات المومنین کی توہین کو حرام قرار دیا گیا ہے – اسی طرح اگر کسی سنی عالم یا مصنف نے حضرت ابو طالب کو کافر کہا ہے یا یزید کو امیر المومنین اور رحمت الله علیہ کہا ہے تو اس کے خلاف سنی مسلمانوں کو خود ایکشن لینا چاہیے مزید برآں سنی مسلمانوں کو اس بات پر اصرار نہیں کرنا چاہیے کہ شیعہ مسلمان یزید کو امیر المومنین کہیں یا ابو سفیان، معاویہ ، ہندہ وغیرہ کو بدری صحابیوں رضی الله عنھم کے برابر سمجھیں

ہندوستان اور پاکستان میں حنفی مکتب سے تعلق رکھنے والے دیوبندی علما نے شیعہ اثنا عشری مسلمانوں کی تکفیر کی ممانعت کی ہے اور شیعہ اثنا عشری اور غالی شیعوں میں تفریق پر زور دیا ہے جس طرح چند تکفیری دیوبندی دہشت گرد جو سنی و شیعہ مساجد، امام بارگاہوں یا معصوم افراد پر حملہ کرتے ہیں وہ تمام سنی مسلمانوں کی نمائندگی نہیں کرتے اسی طرح چند غالی شیعہ جو پہلے تین خلفا کو کافر کہتے ہیں یا حضرت علی کو خدا کا درجہ دے دیتے ہیں تمام شیعہ مسلمانوں کی نمائندگی نہیں کرتے جس طرح تکفیری دیوبندی دہشت گرد وں کا دیوبندی مسلک سے تعلق رکھنے والے اعتدال پسند اور امن پسند دیوبندی مسلمانوں سے کوئی تعلق نہیں جس طرح یزید کو امیر المومنین کہنے والے اور حضرت ابو طالب علیہ السلام کو کافر کہنے والے چند تکفیری گمراہ لوگ ہیں اسی طرح چند غالی شیعہ جو خلفا ثلاثہ کو کافر کہتے ہیں یا قران کو تحریف شدہ کہتے ہیں ان کا شیعہ مسلمانوں کی اکثریت سے کوئی تعلق نہیں

ہم نے ہمیشہ وطن عزیز میں سنی اور شیعہ مسلمانوں کے درمیان وحدت اور محبت پر زور دیا ہے ہم ہر بے گناہ فرد کے قتل کی مذمت کرتے ہیں – ہمارا دیرینہ مطالبہ ہے کہ ایک دوسرے کے عقیدے کو کھلے دل سے تسلیم اور برداشت کیا جائے کسی کو گالی یا دھمکی کی بنیاد پر کسی دوسرے مسلک کے خلاف نفرت پھیلانے اور کافر کافر کے نعرے لگانے کی اجازت نہیں دی جا سکتی – شیعہ فرقہ پر علی الا طلاق کفر کا فتویٰ لگانا غیر شرعی جسارت ہے محدثین اور فقہاء مجتہدین میں سے کسی نے بھی فرقہ شیعہ پر کفر کا عمومی فتویٰ صادر نہیں کیا

اس ضمن میں ہماری تجویز ہے کہ سنی دیوبندی بریلوی اور اہلحدیث علماء جامعہ الازہر مصر کے مرحوم مفتی محمود شلتوت اور دار العلوم دیوبند کے مفتی احمد علی سعید کے فتاویٰ کی مکمل تائید اور توثیق کا فتویٰ جاری کریں تاکہ وطن عزیز میں تکفیری دہشت گردوں کے ہاتھوں بے گناہ لوگوں کی شہادت کا سلسلہ بند ہو سکے

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Dr Tahir ul Qadri

سنی اور شیعہ دونوں گروہوں کو چاہیے کہ اپنے لوگوں کو تاریخ کی اصلی اور قدیم کتابیں پڑھنے کی ترغیب دیں اس سے دونوں گروہوں پر ظاہر ہو گا کہ مذھب اور مسلک کی مختلف تعبیریں تاریخی طور پر موجود ہیں

دونوں گروہ ذاتی اور معاشرتی سطح پر سنی شیعہ فرقوں ، تاریخوں اور عقائد کے اختلاف پر کھل کر بات کریں مقصدایک دوسرے کو غلط ثابت کرنا نہ ہو بلکہ سمجھنا ہو

دونوں گروہ ہر طرح کے تشدد کی نہایت سختی سے حوصلہ شکنی کریں اور ایسے لوگوں کے خلاف قانونی کاروائی کریں

دونوں گروہ کے لوگ ایک دوسرے کی مساجد میں ایک دوسرے کے پیچھے نماز پڑھیں اور ایک دوسرے کے ساتھ میل ملاپ میں اضافہ کریں

آج تک شیعہ اور سنی اتحاد کی جتنی باتیں ہوئی ہیں وہ سطحی، ناقابل عمل یا یکطرفہ ہیں لیٹ اس بلڈ پاکستان بلاگ نے مخلصانہ طور پر ایک چارٹر پیش کر دیا ہے امید ہے دونوں فرقے اس پر غور فرمائیں گے

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Maulana Ishaq on Sunni Shia Unity

Who is Kafir?

Fictional story of Abullah ibn Saba

Maulana Tariq Jamil’s (Deobandi) views on Sunni Shia unity

Dr. Tahir ul Qadri’s views

Sunni Barelvi (Sunni Tehreek’s) Views

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  • تجاویز نہایت اخلاص مگر سادہ لوحی پر مبنی ہیں. پہلی بات تو یہ کہ اسلامی تاریخ کو بھارتی فلموں کے پلاٹ کی طرح سکولوں اور میڈیا پر پیش کرنا بند کرنا ہوگا جس میں لازما ایک ہیرو ہوتا ہے اور دوسرا ولن. ظاہر ہے کہ اس طرح کے سادہ پلاٹ میں اس پیچیدگی کی گنجایش نہیں ہوتی کہ اکثر اوقات قاتل و مقتول دونوں اپنی اپنی جگه درست اور کبھی حالات کے جبر کے شکار ہوتے ہیں. دوسری بات یہ کہ اس نفرت انگیزی سے بہت سے لوگوں کا حلوہ مانڈہ جڑا ہوا ہے. وہ کب چاہیں گے کہ دونوں طرف بھڑکتے شعلے سرد ہوں. اگر حکومت کوئی قدم اٹھاے تو یہی علماے سو اسے مداخلت فی الدین کا نام دے فتنہ گری کریں گے. سب سے مناسب تو یہ ہے کہ ذرایع ابلاغ میں مذہبی عنصر ختم کیا جاے اور مساجد اور امام بارگاہوں سے لوڈ سپیکر اتار لئے جائیں تاکہ صرف وہی لوگ مذہبی گفتگو سن سکیں جو ان جگہوں کے اندر جانے کی تکلیف گوارہ کرنا چاہیں.

  • میں راہنبرد کی رائے سے اتفاق کرتا ہوں

    موسیٰ بھی اپنی جگہ ٹھیک تھے فرعون بھی اپنی جگہ درست اور حالات کا شکار تھا

    یہی حال محمد رسول الله اور ابو لھب کا تھا

    یہی صورت علی اور معاویہ ، حسین اور یزید، اور یہودیوں اور ہٹلر پر بھی صادر ہوتی ہے

    قرآن میں سے سورہ ابو لھب بھی مٹا دیں کیونکہ ابو لھب بھی اپنی جگہ درست تھا

    راہنبرد اسی دقیانوسی نظریے کی ترجمانی کر رہے ہیں جس کی رو سے تنگ نظر دیوبندی حضرت فاطمه کے ہاتھ کاٹے جانے والی حدیث تو بیان کرتے ہیں لیکن صحابیوں کو شہید کرنے والے اور حضرت علی پر لعنت بھیجنے والے شخص معاویہ کو عادل صحابی سمجھتے ہیں

  • تاریخیں لکھی جا چکی ہیں ان کو مٹانے کی جتنی کوششیں ناصبی، رافضی، سنی یا شیعہ کر لیں ان کو تبدیل نہیں کیا جا سکتا

    سعودی وہابی حکومت، امن احسن اصلاحی، جاوید غامدی وغیرہ تاریخ کو اور احادیث کو اپنی مرضی کے مطابق مٹانا اور نئے سرے سے لکھنا چاہتے ہیں ایسا ممکن نہیں

    سنی اور شیعہ کو ایک دوسرے کی تاریخ، تعبیر اور اختلاف کو کھلے دل سے قبول کرنا ہو گا اس کے علاوہ کوئی چارہ نہیں ایک دوسرے پر اپنا عقیدہ یا اپنے ہیرو ٹھونسنا ممکن ہی نہیں اسی سے نقصان ہوتا ہے

  • SHIA-SUNNI UNITY

    The centuries-old Shia-Sunni differences are the major obstacle to Muslim unity. The enemies of Islam to their benefit have always fanned these differences. Unfortunately, some so-called Muslim scholars on their payroll have also played a key role in keeping these differences alive.

    Although I was born into a Sayyid Sunni family, I did not know of many differences while growing up as a child. Our families always respected Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) and his parents and participated in ceremonies marking the anniversary of his martyrdom (the 10th day of the month of Muharram which is called Ashura) by reciting the first chapter of the Quran (al-Fatihah) and other chapters and verses of the Quran and fasted on the ninth and tenth days of that month.

    Now when I give lectures on Islam to non-Muslims, one of the questions they always ask me is if I am Shia or Sunni. I ask them if they know the difference. They have no knowledge, other than what has been given to them by the media. So they say Shias are the ones who are the bad guys, the militant version of Islam, and cause all the trouble in the Middle East these days.

    These non-Muslim American audiences of mine are surprised to learn that some of the known tyrants like Saddam Hussain and troublemakers like the PLO and Hamas are all Sunnis, just as they are surprised to learn that Tariq Aziz (Iraq’s Foreign Minister) was Christian and not a Muslim.

    This is what I say to them about Shi’ites.”If Ali Ibn Talib (cousin of Prophet Muhammad) was a Shia, then I am a Shia. If he was a Sunni, then I am a Sunni [i.e., a follower of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)]. In Islam there are five recognized schools of Divine Law: 1) Hanafi; 2) Shafi; 3) Maliki; 4) Hambali and 5) Jafari.

    The first four are called Sunni, and the fifth one, who in addition to following sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), also follows those of Ali and consider him as the rightful successor of the Prophet, are called Shia. The first four have many major theological differences among themselves and according to a Christian friend of mine, “The only time Sunnis are united is when they are fighting Shias.” Shi’ism started as a political movement (Shia means follower or partisan) to help Ali become successor of Muhammad (PBUH).

    Around every successful popular figure, there are some admirers whose own future interests rest with the rise of their leader. Thus in Indiana, we have “Friends of Lugar Club”, who are hoping that some day Senator Richard Lugar will become a US President. Nationally, we now have a “Hillary Rodham Clinton Fan Club” with 4,000 members! Thus, there were the Followers of Ali Club, which later on became a political movement. During the initial battles with unbelievers, Ali, the Sword of Islam, was in the forefront and defeated and killed many of their leaders whose children and grandchildren, even when they became Muslims, always remembered who killed their father (animosity).

    Ali was raised by Prophet Muhammad as a child so he knew Islam very well. Thus, when he became a judge, his judgments were based on strict Islamic principles, much to the disappointment of many who expected him to be lenient to the rich and powerful. He was so well respected and trusted by both Caliph Abu Bakr and Umar, that in difficult cases they asked his opinion.

    Nevertheless, I tell my non-Muslim audience that both Shia and Sunni have many things in common. They both believe in One God (Allah), follow the same Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as the last Prophet, offer five daily-prescribed prayers, perform the prescribed fast in the month of Ramadan, go to Mecca for the pilgrimage (hajj), read the same Quran, and pay the poor-due.

    However, my answers can only satisfy my uninformed non-Muslim audience. The Sunni brothers, misguided by western propaganda, who are ready to embrace non-Muslims (especially the white ones), in the pretext of invitation to Islam, will not do so for Shia. They are ignorant Sunnis. Our job as a missionary should be to invite both groups to the true Islam and not chase them out. There is a movement in the Sunni world to have Shias labeled as disbelievers. I have been told that Shaykh Bin Baz of Saudi Arabia has declared an edict that the meat of the People of Book (Jews and Christians) is permissible for Sunni Muslims to eat but not the meat slaughtered by Shias.

    There are scholars on both sides, like Imam Khomeini and Shaykh Shaltut of al-Azhar who have done their best to minimize these differences and bring unity, but it is not working due to the misinformation prevailing in the common masses of Sunnis about Shi’ism. Thus I am listing their misconceptions of Shia belief and practices. For answers, I have consulted two Shia scholars in America. Dr. A. S. Hashim of Washington and Imam Muhammad Ali Elahi of Detroit.

    Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr wrote to me “to ignore and not waste time in responding to such wrong allegations.” He also mentioned that “a great deal of money and effort is being spent in the last few years to fan the fire of hatred between Shia and Sunni in the Persian Gulf region with obvious political and economical fruits for powers to-be.” However, in the interest of Islamic unity, I must deal with the questions rather than shun them. Please note that Imam Jafar (peace be upon him), founder of the Shia school of law, was the teacher of Imam Abu-Hanifa (peace be upon him).

    Misconception #1: Shias have a different Quran. They add another 10 chapters to the original Quran.

    Response: Not true. I have checked many times Quran kept in Shia homes and mosques. I still find it the same as the original Quran. More recently, I took care of an Iranian lady patient hospitalized here. I saw a copy of the Quran by her side. I borrowed it from her and browsed through cover-to-cover. In Arabic it was the same as our Quran. Of course, since I did not know the Persian language, I can’t say much about the translation. It is a sin to even say that the Quran can be changed or added to by Shia when God protects it.
    Misconception #2: Some Shia considers Ali as God.

    Response: Not true. It is disbelief to even think of such a thing. During the time of Ali, some pagan groups called Gholat did consider Ali as Lord. When he found out, they were burned to death.
    Misconception #3: Shias have different declarations of faith and they add to the call to prescribed prayer.

    Response: The declaration to become a Muslim, as administered to non-Muslims, is the same. Some Shia add to themselves, “Ali is a friend of God (PBUH) or Ali is a spiritual leader of God,” after the call to prescribed prayer, but not as part of the call to prescribed prayer.
    Misconception #4: Shias do not perform Sunnah prayers. Sunnah prayers are non-obligatory prayers performed by Prophet Muhammad.

    Response: Shias do perform non-obligatory prayers, 36 cycles per day in total, but call it Nawafil and not Sunnah.
    Misconception #5: Some Shia believes the Angel Gabriel made a mistake and prophet hood was meant for Ali and not Muhammad (PBUH).

    Response: Not true. No Shia thinks of such false claims. “Only demented minds think of such questions.”
    Misconception #6: Shias slander and ridicule the first three caliphs (Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman) and Prophet Muhammad’s wife, Ayisha.

    Response: Shia considers the first three caliphs as companions and administrators, but not spiritual leaders (Imams). Imam Jafar Sadiq, whose mother and grandmother came from the line of Abu Bakr, said of Abu Bakr, “He gave me birth twice.” Ayisha is respected by Shias as the”Mother of Believers,” as Ali respected her when he sent her back from Basra to Madinah after the Battle of the Camel. If some Shia do slander the three caliphs and Ayisha, they do it out of ignorance and should ask God’s forgiveness. (As we have witnessed how Imam Khomeini The Shia bravely declared death of Salman Rushdie -The author of Satanic Verses who abused the wife of Prophet Ayesha and Shia Leader declared blasphemy, just for his Fatwa the whole western countries became against Iran. See how much price did Shia pay to defend Ayesha – while Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE etc. etc. as the Sunni government were silent they did not defend Ayesha. Now who loves Ayesha?)
    Misconception # 7: Shias combine all five prayers into one prayer in the evening.

    Response: Not true. In Shia mosques, whether in Iran or the USA, all five daily prayers are performed. Shia do combine noon and afternoon and evening and night, but Shia scholars recommend performing them separately. Such combinations may not be ideal, but better than not praying at all. How can a Sunni who does not pray at all be better than a Shia who combines prayers?
    Misconception # 8: Shias do not pay zakat (poor-due).

    Response: Not true. They not only pay 2.5% left over from savings as zakat, but also an additional 20% as Khums or general charity. However, they prefer to pay directly to the needy rather than corrupt Sunni government.
    Misconception #9: Shias practice temporary marriages (Mutah).

    Response: Mutah (temporary marriages) was allowed during the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and he himself practiced it. Ibn Zubayr was born out of the temporary marriage. Later on Caliph Umar prohibited it due to social reasons as the Islamic world was rapidly expanding. Shias discourage Mutah but do not consider it prohibited. Some do abuse this. As a temporary privilege during travel, it is better than adultery.
    Misconception #10: They consider Imams infallible and above the Prophets.

    Response: Not true. All prophets are born Prophet but as mentioned in Quran about Abraham that after passing the test, a prophet becomes a leader (Imam). Muhammad (PBUH) is the Prophet (Nabi), Messenger (Rasul) and leader (Imam). Imams are carriers of the message of Islam. Shias consider Ali only as an Imam and not prophet.

    With the little knowledge I have, I have tried to do my best as a Sunni in defending my Shia brothers in Islam with the hope and prayer to God Almighty that He will “instill love in the heart of the believers” and bring us closer to each other so that we jointly can fight our common enemy, Satan and his followers.

    May God forgive my mistakes in this article and this book (Amin).

    “Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. It decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge, the more it increases. What you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you.”

    Dr. Shahid Athar M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana, and a writer on Islam.

  • Pakistanis are being killed by faceless enemies…in other words, gneral kiani wants us not to name the deobandi militants’ names. just call them militants,terrorists.

  • Sunni-Shia Unity

    A lecture by
    Shaykh Ahmad Deedat

    The Following speech By Shaykh Ahmad Deedat, who is a world renowned scholar from South Africa was made following his trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran on 3 March , 1982.

    INTRODUCTION
    In the Holy Quran, Allah (SWT) says “It is he who has sent his apostle with guidance and the religion of truth so that he may make it prevail over all religions even though those who worship false Gods may detest it” (Quran 9:33). Even though the United States, Russia and all the superpowers may detest it. Allah’s promise is not conditional on the strength of the superpowers. In its widest sense the Islamic movement spans the entire ummah, in its narrowest it represents that part of the ummah which is most advanced in its struggle towards establishing Islam as a total way of life.

    A few years ago one could not recognize a single leading edge in the Islamic movement. This was the bleak outlook which faced the ummah as history moved into the final decade of the 14th century Hijra. But the world was unaware of the Islamic movement in Iran. Iran under the ex-shah was beyond the pale of Islam. Iran was a blind spot. We were Sunni and our age old ignorance was deep and total, and thus when the Islamic revolution in Iran began to make headlines in early 1978. The bulk of Muslims, who called themselves Sunni, were caught unaware. The Shah’s propaganda had then blamed the Islamic masters. The western media, and the Muslim media manipulated by the west, and the alienated regimes of Muslim countries had then dismissed the events in Iran as insignificant. All of us were slow in recognizing the new reality in Iran. There has been a systematic attempt at smearing Islamic Iran. And the western media deliberately promoted false accounts of the events of the Islamic revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini who was indeed the founder of the revolution, and the leader of the Islamic republic of Iran.

    This campaign against Iran is nothing new. Right from the beginning vested interests have carried on an unending campaign against the Islamic revolution in Iran. this evening our guest speaker, Mr. Ahmad Deedat who is a distinguished scholar of Islam, who hardly needs any introduction to the public and who has just returned from his trip to Iran, will present to us his first hand account on Iran. I now call upon Mr. Ahmad Deedat to speak to you.(applause).

    Shaykh Ahmad Deedat

    I seek refuge from the accursed Satan, In the name of God the Beneficent the Merciful.

    The Holy Quran says:

    “And if you turn away (from Islam and the obedience of Allah), He will substitute you for some other people, and they will not be like you.” Quran 47:38

    Mr. chairman and brothers: While we are looking skeptically of the miracle of a nation reborn. Allah’s inexorable decree is finding its fulfillment in the rise and fall of nations which is mentioned in the verse I have just read to you from Surah Muhammad. In the last section of the last verse Allah(swt) reminds us, and warns us that if ye turn back from your duties and responsibilities if you do not fulfill your obligations then he will replace you with another nation.

    Our urdu speaking brethren use these words so beautifully when they describe some mishap that occurs in the community in talking about that other nation that can replace them. It is actually Quranic. And this really has been happening throughout history again and again. Allah (swt) first chose the Jews, the Bani Israel as he tells it in the holy Quran: “O children of Israel! call to mind My favor which I bestowed on you and that I preferred you to all other nations.”(Quran 2:47). That favor was that they should become the torchbearers of the knowledge of God to the world. This was the honor, this was the privilege that was at first given to the Jews But because they did not fulfil their end of the obligation, a Jew amongst the Jews Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) as recorded in the Christian gospels told them “That the kingdom of God shall be taken away from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”(The Bible, Matthew 21:43). And that nation, we will happily own up is the Islamic ummah. It was taken away from the Jews and given to the Muslims. The Muslims then, among them who were the Arabs at first, were given by Allah (SWT)the privilege that they became the torchbearers of light and learning to the world , but when they relaxed and failed to bring forth the fruits, Allah(swt) replaced them with another nation. In history, we remember the Turks and Mongols destroyed the Muslim empire and when they accepted Islam they became the torchbearers of light and learning to the world.

    As Iqbal beautifully describes this situation: “O’ you Muslims, you will not perish if Iran or the Arabs perish, that the spirit of the wine is not dependent on the nature of it’s container.” The container is our nations, our boundaries and the spirit of Islam is not dependent on our geographical boundaries or national limitations. So this is what Allah (swt) does again and again, he chose the Jews then he chose the Arabs then when they became lax he chose the Turks and when they became lax another people and so on and this is a continuous process. If you don’t do the job, Allah(swt) will chose another people who will. In the world today there are a thousand million Muslim, that is ,one billion we boast! And 90 percent of this one billion happens to be the Sunni branch. We have stopped delivering the goods so Allah(swt) chooses a nation that we have all been looking down upon. The Iranians! The Shias! History has been very unkind to our brethren in Iran that the shah happened to be the ruler, and his name happened to be Muhammad. Imagine, that this mans name happened to be Muhammad and he really wasn’t a believer. It’s hard for us to imagine today, but once you go to that country and you go into the details and find out what was going on. That this Iranian the shah it seems to be,that he was a foreigner. If Hitler conquered this land and oppressed them, then we could understand. If the Russians conquered the people, we can understand. But here is a man who is an Iranian, speaking Persian, whose name was Muhammad, and look at what he was stooping to. For sixteen years he had forbidden Jummah prayers. Sixteen years. We had been equating Iran with the shah and the shah with Iran. To us they were synonymous terms. But when you go into details we learn that the shah and the Iranian people were both apart. They were in reality foreigners to one another.

    Now about this visit of mine to Iran and my impression. Let me begin with the place where I had the first fragrance of this Iranian brotherhood of ours and it happened to be in Rome. First I smelled it, and then some of my companions had smelled it in the Rome airport. We were waiting to get on the plane, and we had some problems with visas and one of our men was given the responsibility of overcoming these problems. So he goes to the Iran air office and he tells our problem to a young lady wearing full Islamic attire with her body well covered. It was Beautiful, Just beautiful to look at. And I mean that when you look at these people in this attire you see that they are beautiful people. So there was a lady in Rome and you brothers should have seen the way she handled these problems. And someone came to me and told me, man if you want to see a real Iranian Muslim girl you should come over and I went and some others went and we saw. And that was the first whiff we had of the Iranian ummah in Rome.

    When we landed in Iran, we were taken to a five star hotel which was there before the revolution known as the Hilton hotel but is now known as Hotel Istiqlal. And we were taken around. to places of interest and I will relate to you some of the things we saw and I will try to describe the feelings one has. If I remember correctly, the first thing we visited was the Behesht Zahra cemetery. Behesht means paradise in Persian and Zahra is the title of Fatima Al-Zahra (AS) who was the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (saw). And Zahra means the radiant one. So it was called Radiant paradise. And before arriving in Iran, I had read about the Behesht Zahra cemetery. And I remember when Imam Khomeini had arrived in Tehran he made a trip to the cemetery. And I’m thinking why does one go to the cemetery? To make du’a? Yes. For the departed souls? Yes. And when you think of cemeteries here in South Africa you think of Brookstreet and Riverside. You cant imagine that this cemetery is square kilometers by square kilometers. You Just cant imagine. It is a big open ground where about a million or two million people can be accommodated. And people gathered here because it is the easiest place where people can release their emotional and spiritual baggage because there you have the martyrs. Their were 70,000 or so people who were martyred in this revolution and 100,000 maimed. Unarmed people with only the slogan “Allahu Akbar” as their weapons had toppled the mightiest military force in the middle east. So we went to this cemetery There were about a million people there. There were men and women and children and we were greatly inspired by the enthusiasm and the feeling of our brothers and sisters there. It was mid winter there, and the men and women and children were sitting on the cold ground for hours on end. In mid-winter on the ground with no carpets or chairs! A nation that could endure that discipline for hours on end , you can only imagine what destiny Allah(swt) has planned for them. A day or 2 later on my program I read Behesht Zahra cemetery, again. The first time we went for a lecture, but we had seen the graves people reciting poems of sorrow and reciting dua’ and I thought this second visit would be redundant. Why should one go a second time? I’ve seen what a cemetery is. But all my companions were going and I thought if everyone else was going, it wouldn’t be good for me to stay in the hotel relaxing when all my companions are going in these buses to a cemetery. But I went and I became very happy. And the second time I went it was a Thursday afternoon and Thursdays in Iran is like Saturdays for us. And tens of thousands of people were in the cemetery. This was a custom. It was like Eid. Tens of thousands are there, for what else, but to charge their spiritual batteries. It was a constant reminder to not forget. “My son gave his life for Islam” or “my father gave is life for Islam ” that they gave their life for Islam. With that kind of system, Every Thursday is a spiritual injection and reminder that they are willing to give their life for Islam.

    There was a town hall that accommodated 16,000 people, compared to the biggest town hall in South Africa which is the Good Hope Center in Capetown for 8,000. This was built by the shah to boast his own “Aryan myth”. He was boasting not only that he was the shahanshah or king of kings, but also that he was the aryamehr, light of the Aryans. What is this Aryan sickness? Remember Hitler bragging about being Aryan because the Germans are Aryans. And the Hindus boasting we are Aryans. If my people, the Gujarati people, weren’t Muslims we’d be boasting about being Aryans as well. The ex shah claimed to be the light of Aryans and he built this monument as a tribute. He built another monument spending millions to commemorate his ancestor Cyrus the great, a pagan, a mushrik and squandering the wealth of this nation for this project. In 1984 he was supposed to have the world Olympics in Tehran to boost his ego even further. In this town hall we saw athletics, gymnastics, acrobatics. Unfortunately we Muslims here in South Africa are like jellyfish, that is we have made ourselves into jellyfish. Our young men do not participate in that kind of activity. Who here does athletics, gymnastics, acrobatics we do not do that here. It’s not for us. Who does jogging, You know the young people here, when I meet them I shake hands with them and they are like jellyfish. Almost every young man you meet in Iran appears to be an athlete. They are doing sports on a world standard and it makes one feel so happy because there they are not projecting Iran. They are not talking about Iran “we are Iranians, we are Aryans” instead they are talking about Islam, about Islam, about Islam. There was not one semi-naked girl, not a single girl who was half naked there. If the shah had his way, if he was alive and organized it, there would have been semi-naked girls for everyone to stare at and feast upon.

    In Iran everything is Islamic to strengthen the morality of the people, boosting the men and women by the thousands. We were thrilled , we were thrilled to see our children, we felt as if theses were our children, our own brothers and sisters, we were really thrilled. We saw these as things that our children can do. Then we went through a military parade with different groups of Iranian men and there was no shortage of man power. You know, some people want to go and help our Iranian brethren. Alhamdulilah there is no shortage of man power they only want the tools, and the weapons. If the Iranians had the military weapons that the Israelis had, the whole of the middle-east would be free from every kind foreign intervention in no time. This is a nation that can do it. The spirit is there, the spirit of Jihad is there in each and every man and woman in the nation. It seems that the whole nation is involved in promoting Islam. We are talking about 20 million people that they can put into the field. If they had the weapons and the materials, every man woman and child would can go and do jihad.

    Then we visited the Iraqi prisoners of war. As you know when this war started Iraq attacked Iran. The whole country was in turmoil. Iraq felt that the Jews did it to the Arabs in 6 days, then they will do it to the Iranians in 3 days and the whole world thought that in one weeks time, Iran would crumble to pieces. And do you know how long it has been now? It’s been a year and a half, and even more. And in the beginning there were twenty to one odds against them in men and materials and the Iranians turned the tables and brought the odds to 3 to one still against them. And they were able to push them back. They recaptured all their land and a hill that was named Allahu Akbar. Before I went to Iran Dr . Kalim Siddiqui from the UK jokingly remarked that “you guys have half a chance of becoming martyrs (shahid)..” It was a joke and it nearly became true. While we were coming out of a city on the war front there was a field of tanks. And our young men came out of the buses and started to climb onto the tanks taking pictures to show people back home. Then one of the tanks in the courtyard came out for a training demonstration on how it works and suddenly we hear gunfire and in the distance we saw smoke coming from a few places and some of our young men got scared and started hiding behind bushes., and it turns out that we were under attack from the Iraqis. And there were bombs exploding all around us and Allah (swt) saved us. And remember Khaled had said that was half a chance that we would become martyrs, well it almost became a full chance. (laughter).

    We visited those wounded in the war and no one was complaining about what had happened to them. One man had his leg amputated, and there were no tears, I never saw a single tear from anyone, and they were asking if it was possible to go back to the front. Their regrets were not about their injuries but why they can’t go back to the front to fight and become shahid, this is the ambition of each and every Muslim there. When we visited the prisoners of war the Iranians had captured 7000 prisoners of war and they looked healthy, well clothed, well fed. One of my friends was interested in finding out what the Iraqi prisoners felt about their condition first hand. And anyone he asked said that they were being looked after very well. Then I had an idea. Some were here for over a year and others for a few months and I was wondering how many people had committed suicide. And I asked each group of the prisoners of war and asked each group how many people committed suicide. They said not one. I then asked the next group and so on. Not one single person committed suicide amongst the 7800 prisoners of war. And if we look at our so called civilized western country of South Africa, 46 people committed suicide in our prisons this year alone and they are well fed well clothed have their own cells and 46 committed suicide so far. And if people are not well treated some are going to want to find an easy way out but there was not one single person who committed suicide amongst the 7800 prisoners of war.

    We went to visit the Imam, Ayatollah Ruhollah Musawi Khomeini. There were about forty of us who waited for the Imam and the Imam came in and was about ten meters away from where I was, and I saw the Imam. He delivered the Lecture to us for about half an hour, and it was nothing but the Quran, the man is like a computerized Quran. And the electric effect he had on everybody, his charisma, was amazing . You just look at the man and tears come down your cheek. You just look at him and you get tears. I never saw a more handsome old man in my life, no picture, no video, no TV could do justice to this man, the handsomest old man I ever saw in my life was this man. There is something unique to his name, too. First he is called Imam Khomeini. The word Imam is to us a every cheap word. Wherever we go somewhere we ask who is the Imam of the Masjid here. To the Shia there is only one Imam in the world and he is the Twelfth Imam , they believe in the concept of Imamate and that the Imam is the spiritual leader of the ummah. And the first Imam according to the school of Imamate is Hazrat Ali(RA). Then comes Imam Hassan who is the second Imam, Imam Hussein the third Imam all the way until the twelve Imam, Imam Mohammad who disappeared at the age of 5 and they are expecting his return. They use the term “occultation” something like a spiritual hibernation like the Ashab Al-cahf. And that he is expected to come back and he is the only one in the world who can be called Imam. Most of their scholars are called mullah, and Ayatollah means Allamah And Ayatollah Khomeini is called Imam out of respect but they are waiting for the real Imam to come. Ruhollah is the name his father gave him and do you know what it means? Ruhollah means the ‘word of God’ and this is the title of Hazrat Isa(as) in the Quran. Then he is Ayatollah which is another title of Hazrat Isa(as) in the Quran. Al-Musawi is from the family Musa and from the city of Khomein which is where his last name Khomeini comes from. …(break in audio at 41: 05 seconds). But they are waiting for the Mahdi, and not Khomeini. They want to clean the stables and make preparations for the Mahdi to come. In the Sunni world we are also waiting for the Mahdi to come but we want him to clean the stables for us, make us masters of the world and to make us sit on the thrones. The Sunni world is just passively waiting. Until then we can carry on with all our petty little squabbles, whatever we are carrying on now. And it is only the Imam Mahdi which can clean the world for us. This is the Sunni line of thinking. Khomeini on the other hand tells his followers that we must help prepare the way so that when he does come everything is already set up for him to act on. While we, the Sunni world are waiting for Imam Mahdi to pull the chestnut out of the fire for us, the Shias are preparing the world for his arrival.

    You know there were many people with us from all over the world. And I found types and types and types of sick people, a mental sickness that is. I came across an alim from Pakistan Mauna Sahib and he thought that there was something wrong with our Shia brothers. You see in Iran when someone is lecturing and the name Khomeini is mentioned people stop and everyone says durood on the Prophet(S) three times. But when the name Mohammad is mentioned they send durood once. And this alim from Pakistan says ” look at these people just look at them. What kind of Muslims are these people. When the name Mohammad is mentioned they send durood on the Prophet(s) once but when the name Khomeini is mentioned they send Durood on KHOMEINI three times.”

    I said ” What do they say , what do they say in this so called ‘durood on Khomeini’. ”

    He said: Peace be upon Mohammad and the family of Mohammad.

    I said ” Who is Mohammad? Khomeini? Who named Khomeini as Mohammad. Their durood is on Prophet Mohammad(s) and you say it is on Khomeini.”

    You know it’s a sickness. There are many learned men but their minds are so prejudiced. They are just looking for faults. [1]

    Another example is that the Shia brothers when they make salat, they have a piece of clay (turbah) that they do sajjdah on. And he says “see what they are doing here. This is shirk. They are worshipping a piece of clay. ” I said why don’t you ask them why they place their foreheads on a piece of clay and learn the logic behind this. You see, the first time I experienced this was in Washington D.C., the Iranian students there had invited me to give a lecture there at the university where they were studying in America. At that time, it was time for Isha and we made salat. And everyone was given a piece of clay. I at the time thought it was so funny, so I put it aside and I made my salat with the Iranian students. And after salat I wanted to know about this and I asked them. Why do you carry this clay tablet everywhere you go in your pocket. They said ” we are supposed to do sujood on Allah’s earth with our foreheads touching the earth. We say “subhanna rabia Allah” three times with our foreheads touching the earth.” So the Shia want to actually touch the earth with their foreheads and not a manmade carpet. They want to be true to the expression of praying with the forehead actually touching Allah’s earth. You see they don’t worship the clay tablet as many wrongly think. And this is always something that we Sunnis are always making fun of and mock the Shia, but on my way out from Tehran across the plane in the aisle were two Shias and when prayer time came one of them took his clay tablet out of his pocket and, Allahu Akbar, performed salat right there on the plane in his seat, and when he finished he gave this to his neighbor and he performed salat. And this may seem like a joke to us. Isn’t it? And there were dozens of Sunnis on the plane and out of those dozens of Sunnis only one young man did the salat, and I tell you that young man wasn’t me. But we are laughing at the other Guy. He is sitting there and doing something better than we are and we make fun of them and sit in judgement. He may not as polished and refined as we are in South Africa. You know we Muslims in South Africa are very polished and refined in our salat. The Arabs are no match for us, the Iranians are no match for us, the Americans bilalans, the Negroes they are no match to us. With the Arabs you are bowing down in ruku and the guy next to you pushes you aside to make space.(laughter) Who knows brothers, maybe it is valid, we don’t know. You know, between the four Sunni mazhabs the Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki and Shafei there are over two hundred differences in salat alone. Did you know that? Two hundred. But we take it for granted. The Shafei says amin loudly and we say it silently, they say bismillah loudly we say it silently and there is there is no problem. A s a child my father would repeat the famous formula that he in turn learned from his father. : “all the mazhabs are equally valid and the truth for them is in the hadith and the Quran.” And so we accept it. When it comes to the Shafei, Hanbali, Hanafi and Maliki we are tolerant but when it comes to the Shia you see he is not in the formula that we are taught as a child, so what ever little idiosyncrasies there exists between us and them we cant tolerate and reject we say that he is out because we are programmed to believe in only the four. But we accept the idiosyncrasies between the four.

    I say why cant you accept the Shia brothers as a fifth madhab. And the astonishing thing is that he is telling you that he wants to be one with you. He is not talking about being Shia. He is shouting “there is no Sunni nor Shia there is one thing, Islam.” But we say to them “no you are different you are Shia.” This attitude is a sickness of the devil. He wants to divide us. Can you imagine we Sunnis are 90% of the Muslim world and the ten percent who are Shias want to be partners and brothers with you in faith and the 90% are terrified. I cant understand why should you the 90% be so terrified. They should be the ones terrified. And if you just knew the feelings that they have for you. During Jummah prayers in Iran, there are a million people. And you should see the way they look at you when you pass by, they recognize that you are a foreigner and not one of them and tears start rolling down their cheeks. This is the feeling that they have for you, but you say no, you want to keep they out, afraid that they will absolve you. You can only be absolved if there is something better than what you have. I don’t know, maybe some of you think I am a Shia, but I’m still with you all here. What is all this Shia-Sunni tensions? It is all politics. These antagonisms we have are all politics now. If a Sunni brother somewhere does something wrong you say oh the individual is not being very Islamic, he is a kaffir, But if a Shia does something wrong you want to condemn the whole Shia community, the whole nation of millions, and say they are all rubbish just because one Shias actions are not very Islamic. At the same time where we look the other way if one of your relatives does something serious because he is your father or your uncle. One group of Sunnis says to another “you are not a Muslim” another group of Sunnis says “you are not a Muslim you are a kaffir” look that’s among us, and we fight among ourselves. And some of us do funny things.

    I met one brother who told me when you go to Newcastle go visit Mr. So and so and inshallah everything will be taken care of for you. So I went to the man and exactly as I was told he took me home for lunch and when I’m sitting at the table I see on the wall ‘burat’ you know what burat is? A donkey like animal with the face of a woman its supposed to provide electrical force. I told him this is not right. Allah(swt) created electrical force, you can not create it with a statue of a donkey with a woman’s face. Oh and he was so upset. But he’s a Sunni, he was a brother and is still my brother. This Sunni-Shia tensions is the work of the devil to divide us.

    Let me say something about Iran. What I found was that everything is islamically oriented. The whole nation is geared towards Islam. And they are talking about nothing but the Quran. I have never had a single experience with an Iranian when the man contradicted me when I’m talking about the Quran. Whereas our Arab brethren again and again you quote them the Quran and they try to contradict you with the Quran. They are Arabs, they are supposed to know the Quran better than us, but the Iranians seem to be on the wavelength of the Quran. Everything he is doing everything he is thinking about is the Quran. You remember Tabas[2] when the American people wanted to free the hostages. The mightiest most technologically advanced nation on earth, a nation that can land a man on the moon and bring him back, a nation which tells you which part of the moon they will land and bring them back, they send mars and Jupiter probes. A nation that warned Pakistan about the tidal wave tragedy and they didn’t heed the warning. They warned the Israelis in 1973 that the Arabs were on the move, they didn’t heed the warning. That nation couldn’t land in Iran. Imagine they went there with their helicopters and crashed them selves and got themselves killed. Imagine. A nation that lands on the moon and comes back cant land in Iran. And the Iranian people were not in any position to do anything to them. The Americans could have gone and done what they wanted to do. I went and saw the American embassy and you think that its just a big building, but man its acres and acres right in the center of Tehran. They could have easily gone in and gotten these people out, even if they lost a few men. They could have achieved their goals. It was very well planned. But you know what happened? Fiasco, retreat failure, the Imam Khomeini is told what has happened. He doesn’t say Subhananla, he doesn’t say Alhamdulilah, you know what he said. He quotes the Quran : “Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant?” 105:1 These are the words that came out of him. I tell you he is a Quranic computer.

    You know what they call those huge helicopters? Jumbo helicopters, and those big planes are called jumbo planes. You know what jumbo means in Swahili, Elephant. It’s a Swahili word. That’s where they got the name. So these elephant sized helicopters go and the Imam says: “Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with the possessors of the elephant? Did He not cause their war to end in confusion,” Quran 105:1-2

    But we are so skeptical, the Muslim world has become so skeptical we don’t believe in the Quran anymore. You don’t really believe in the Quran, for most people it is all for entertainment, for the good spiritual feelings that you get when reciting the Holy Quran. But the directives that Allah(swt) gives, nobody seems to care. May Allah (swt) make these brothers of ours, the torchbearers and light of learning today to the Muslim world . And here is a nation geared to do the Job. When you look at them the earnestness that is in them, a nation that is not afraid, when you look at them with the enthusiasm they have. They are not afraid to say “marg bar amrika” death to America.. Then say “marg bar shuravi ” death to USSR. Imagine that! (laughter from the audience). And death to Israel.” Can you imagine a nation doing that and not in the least afraid. This is not the Islamic spirit that is in us here, but the Iranians are all heart and mind. They don’t say “this is an Iranian revolution “or “we are Iranians”. They are talking about Islam, an Islamic Revolution. This is not an Iranian revolution but that this is an Islamic revolution. It’s a revolution for Islam and little wonder why the nations of the world cant stomach it because it is Islam that they cant stomach. So my dear brothers and sisters I have taken so much of your valuable time already. And with these words I take leave of you to sit down and to take your Questions.

    [1] ” O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him,- lowly with the believers, mighty against the rejecters, fighting in the way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as FIND FAULT. That is the grace of Allah, which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth. And Allah encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things.” Quran 5:54

    http://www.inminds.com/unity.html

  • Message for my Shia brothers from Dr.Tahir ul Qadri
    I want to say this clearly & categorically to all Muslims that any person who Denies that maula Ali(as) was not on Haq in Jang-e-Jamal & Siffien etc ..he is not from Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamat Sawad-e-Aazam !
    From Imam Abu Al Hasan Ashari to Imam Maturidi Imam Tahawi Imam Nasawi & till today Shyakh- ul-haq Muhadith Dehalvi , Imma Behaqi Imam Shahristani infact 1400 of Islamic Literatre of aqeeda Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamat Sawad-e-Aazam speaks that all Imams Fuqaha Muhaditeen have acceped this reality that Maula Ali was on Truth !!! After battle of Siffien Maula Ali has predicted the situation of Muslim Ummah( Sunni Shia Rifts) Imam Ali (as) (in Nahj-ul-Balaga) has described the Characteristics of people having Khawarji ideology. He said ”
    With regard to me, two categories of people will be ruined, namely he who loves me too much and the love takes him away from rightfulness, and he who hates me too much and the hatred takes him away from rightfulness. The best man with regard to me is he who is on the middle course. So be with him and be with the great majority (of Muslims) because Allah’s hand (of protection) is on keeping unity. You should beware of division because the one isolated from the group is (a prey) to Satan just as the one isolated from the flock of sheep is (a prey) to the wolf.

    Beware; whoever calls to this course, kill him, even though he may be under this headband of mine. ”

    Maula Ali(as) mentioned two extreme Parties will go astray from right path. 1 Group in excess love of Ali(as) and 2nd group because of Bugaz-e-Ali (as) now question arises who was that group which was with Maula Ali…that group was very moderate in approach !that saved group was of sawad-e-aazam.

    Maula Ali(as) predction were right and true today we can easliy see these two groups one group targetting Abusing Sihabas Companions in excess love of Maula Ali and other group group of khawarjies who praise Yazeed and say RA for him….this is the same group who left imam ali(as) Laskar Army during Jang-e-jamal & siffien & Abused Maula Al. all these events are mentioned in Shia Texts Nahj ul Balaga.

    The Nigah-e-Wilayat-e-Maula Ali(as) was seeing the future happenings & conflicts which will arise in the Ummah.he had warned us from fitnas which will emerge later in the Islamic History..as we have seen that later it happened in Banu Ummaya Government ..maula ali predicted about the fitnas which will arise in Ummayad Government..that there will emerge a group of foolish people who will be having bugas-e-Ali like Yazeed and his lovers maulvie takfiri group… who will abuse maula ali & Ahl-e-Bait and will ban to take his name on Masajids etc..and later this chain continued in Abbasid Government..it was done openly in Ummmayd Government and later in Abbasid’s under leader ship of caliph abu jafar al mansoor .Abbasid came in power on the name of Hub-eAli and got sympathies with them) it was done secretly by Abbasid’s ..To take revenge from banu Ummay Abbasid eploited the karbala and got sympathies of Muhiban-e-Mula Ali(as) then they take the government killed lacs of people of Ummayad to get trust of Lovers of Ali(as) just to show that Abbasid’s are true love rof mauala ali..these kahrjies of Abbasid’s had gone to such a low level and they they even used the black flags and imamas to to deceive the mohiban e ali … but when Abbasid government get stroger…then these hypocrite later started to Kill many Imams & Aaima of Ahl-e-Bait like Imam Musa Kazim Imam Ali Riza(as) etc .beacuse Bugaz-e-Ali started in ummay and then later its was utilized by abbasid’s
    because Abbasids had danger from Ahl-e-Bait because Hazrat Imam Hasan-e-Mujtaba(as) had done arbitration with hazrat ameer Muawya that later khilfat was to be given back to Hazrat Imam Hasan-e-Mujtaba(as) but this didnt happend and khilafat wa given to yazeed lanti no one was aware of this fact that later this yazeed lanti will go to such a low leval(& become kafir) that he will kill imam hussian. even hazrat Ameer Muwaya had serverly warned yazeed to never ever disrespect Imma Hussian(as) in anyway possible.After incident of Karbala the recation had taken a stronger grip which was predicted by Hazrat Ali as.he had warned the ummah that do not go to extremes even if you defend me or in my love …don’t open your mouth for beloved companions sihabas khulafa-e-Rashideen in reaction. because they have nothing to do with these incidents.

    Referance Nahjul Balagha Sermon 127 of Ameer al-Mu’mineen, the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)

    Dr.Tahir Ul Qadri

    http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/showthread.php?76151-Message-for-my-Shia-brothers-from-Dr-Tahir-ul-Qadri

  • اگر عوام اپنے مسلک کے بزرگ علمآ سے صرف اپنے مسلک کی تعلیمات حاصل کریں اور دوسرے مسالک کے متعلق جاننے کیلۓ انکے بزرگ علمآ کی کتب سے رجوع کریں تو آپس میں نفرت اور بدگمانی کی کوئ وجہ نہیں ہے_ ہر طرف نور ہی نور ہے، صرف اپنی سوچ کو مثبت کرنے کی دیر ہے_ بہت بلند اہداف اور فتوحات ہماری پرواز کی منتظر ہیں_ مجھے اسلامی فرقوں کے مستند علمآ کی بے شمار کتابوں میں سے ایسی مختصر مگر جامع کتابوں کی تلاش تھی جو کسی فسادی شخص کے الزامات کے رد یا کسی دوسرے مسلک کو اپنے سے کمتر ثابت کرنے کی بجاۓ صرف اپنے مسلک کی بنیادی تعلیمات کو اگلی نسلوں تک پہنچانے کیلۓ لکھی گئ ہوں_ اس سلسلے میں جن مسلمان بھائیوں اور بہنوں نے تعاون کیا انکی شکرگذار ہوں_ ذیل میں ان تیں کتابوں کا لنک دیا گیا ہے جو شیعہ، دیوبندی اور بریلوی مکاتب فکر کے عقائد کو بیان کرتی ہیں_ اگرچہ ان کتب کے مصنفین اپنے مکتب کے بڑے علمآ ہیں تاہم انسانی خطآ کا امکان سبھی علمآ کی طرح ان حضرات کیلۓ بھی وجود رکھتا ہے:- http://www.mediafire.com/?sr54odviw7js315

    1. بریلوی مکتب فکر
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/45977217/TAKMEEL-UL-IMAN-BY-SHEIKH-ABDUL-HAQ-MUHADDITH-E-DEHLVI

    2. دیوبندی مکتب فکر
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/29372211/Aqaid-Ahle-Sunnat-Wal-Jamaah-By-SHEIKH-ILYAS-GHUMMAN

    3. شیعہ مکتب فکر
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/24606252/Usool-e-Aqaid-by-Ayatullah-Nasir-Makarim-Sherazi

    اس پوسٹ کا مقصد یہ ہے کہ ایک دوسرے پر الزام تراشی کے بجائے ایک دوسرے کو سمجھنے کی کوشش کی جائے، اور مناظرہ بحث ایک دوسرے کو غلط کہنےکی بجائے مختلف مکاتب کی عقائد کی دی گئی کتب کا مطالعہ کیا جائے اور پھر اس کا تقابلی جائزہ پیش کیا جائے۔ جزاکم اللہ خیرا

    http://www.facebook.com/samfaroqi/posts/416664431737644

  • The Quran and the Ahle Bait are two main legacies of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):

    حوالہ جات دیکھنے کیلئے دیئے گئے لنک پر کلک کریں:
    صحیح مسلم شریف، کتاب فضائل صحابہؓ،ج3 ،ص523 ،ح1514
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    صحیح مسلم شریف، کتاب فضائل صحابہؓ،ج3 ،ص524 ،ح1517
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197789_353418374730522_25441168_n.jpg

    جامع ترمذی شریف ،ج2،ص578 ،ح3555
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/60638_391965440875815_2017743787_n.jpg

    سنن دارمی ،ج2 ،ص695 ،ح3359
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    سنن ترمذی ج ۔5 /ص 262 /ح 3786
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    احادیثِ صحیحہ البانی،ج3 ،ص56 ،ح2504
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/421316_391941164211576_1907232893_n.jpg

    صحیح الجامع الصغیر البانی،ج1 ،ص482 ،ح2457
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/47210_391989987540027_1796735563_n.jpg

    المستدرک علیٰ الصحیحین ،ج3 ، ص168 ،ح4576
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    اسدالغابۃ فی معرفۃ الصحابۃ،ج3 ،ص561
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    مشکوٰۃ المصابیح،ج5،ص215،ح6140
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    مسند احمد بن حمبل ،ص512 ،ح 21654
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/576968_391989084206784_735627614_n.jpg

    صحیح مسلم بشرح النووی،ج 1 ،ص89-90
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/564940_391990257540000_1133202734_n.jpg

    الخصائص الکبریٰ،ج2،ص537
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    مدارج النبوت،ج2،ص467
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    صوائق محرقہ، ابن حجر، ج 2، ص 428، شائع شدہ بیروت
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    المستدرک ،ج 3 ص 118 /ح 4576 /ج 3 ص 613 / 6272 ،
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    الخصائص النسائی ص 150
    کمال الدین ص 234 / 45 ص 238 / 55)
    ینابیع المودة 1 ص 109 /ح 31 —

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=410990978973261&set=a.338752089530484.78549.100001870870815&type=1&ref=nf

  • Fitna Azeem Final Part Must Watch Full and Share to All plz.

    Nasibis and Nusairis

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=412206225518403

    اللہ تعالیٰ تمام مسلمانوں کو اس جیسے فتنے سے بچائے اور سب مسلمانوں کو آپس میں اتحاد عطا کرے۔ آمیں یا رب العالمین

    امیر المومنین حضرت علی(کرم اللہ وجہہ) نے خارجی شخص کی نشاندہی کرتے ہوۓ فرمایا: “یہ شخص وہ ہے جس نے جہالت کی باتوں کو (ادھر ادھر سے ) بٹور لیا ہے ۔امن و آشتی کے فائدوں سے آنکھ بند کر لیتا ہے ۔ اگر کوئی الجھا ہوا مسئلہ اس کے سامنے پیش ہوتا ہے تو اپنی رائے کے لئے بھرتی کی فرسودہ دلیلیں مہیا کر لیتا ہے اور پھر اس پر یقین بھی کر لیتا ہے۔ اس طرح وہ شبہات کے الجھاؤ میں پھنسا ہوا ہے جس طرح مکڑی خود ہی اپنے جالے کے اندر ۔ وہ خود یہ نہیں جانتا کہ اس نے صحیح حکم دیا ہے یا غلط۔؟ نہ اس نے حقیقت علم کو پرکھا نہ اس کی تہ تک پہنچا ۔ وہ روایات کو اس طرح درہم و برہم کرتا ہے جس طرح ہوا سوکھے ہوئے تنکوں کو ۔ جس چیز کو وہ نہیں جانتا اس کو وہ کوئی قابلِ اعتنا علم ہی قرار نہیں دیتا اور یہ سمجھتا ہی نہیں کہ جہاں تک وہ پہنچ سکتا ہے اس کے آگے کوئی دوسرا پہنچ سکتا ہے۔ جو بات اس کی سمجھ میں نہیں آتی اسے پی جاتا ہے، کیونکہ وہ اپنی جہالت کو خود جانتا ہے ۔ ان لوگوں میں قرآن سے زیادہ کوئی بے قیمت چیز نہیں جب اسے اس طرح پیش کیا جائے جیسا پیش کرنے کا حق ہے اور جب اس کی آیتوں کا بے محل استعمال کرنا ہو تو قرآن سے زیادہ ان میں کوئی مقبول اور قیمتی چیز نہیں!!”۔
    نهج البلاغة، خطبہ 17