The Shee’ahs And The Sahaabah
The Virtues Of The Sahaabah
One of the fundamental beliefs of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama`ah that distinguishes them from heretics is their belief in the Companions of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and all that has been mentioned in the Qur’aan and Sunnah about their virtues, merits and characteristics. The Companions are praised in many Qur’aanic verses:
“And the first to embrace Islaam of the Muhajiroon (the Emigrants from Makkah) and the Ansaar (the citizens of Al-Madeenah who helped the Muhajiroon) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allaah is well-pleased with them as they are well pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success.” [9:100]
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Do not abuse my Companions, for if any of you were to spend gold equal to (mountain of) Uhud in charity, it would not equal a handful of one of them or even half of that” [al-Bukharee, Muslim].
And he said,
“Whoever abuses my Companions, upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people” [Saheeh, At-Tabaranee].
The Shee’ah Declare The Sahaabah To Be Disbelievers
According to the Shee’ah, the vast majority of the Sahaabah were liars and apostates. One of the leading scholars of the Shee’ah, al-Kashshi, reported that Abu Ja’far said: “The people all became apostates after the Prophet’s death except for three.” When asked who they were, he replied, “Al-Miqdad ibn Aswad, Abu Dharr, and Salmaan, as mentioned in the verse, ‘If he (Muhammad) dies or is killed, will you then turn on your heels.'” 1
Mullah Baqir Majlisi is a renowned scholar among the Shee’ah clergy. They have given him the title, the seal of the hadith scholars. Khomeini has praised and recommended his writings. Mullah Baqir Majlisi says: ‘We believe that we should seek disassociation from four idols namely, Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan and Mu’aawiyah; from four women namely, Aa’ishah, Hafsah, Hind and Ummul Hakam, along with all their associates and followers. ‘These are the worst creation of Allaah. It is not possible to believe in Allaah, His Messenger and the Imaams without disassociating oneself from their enemies.2
The book “al-Kafi fil-Usool, is a collection of hadith falsely attributed to the Prophet and some of the Shee’ah Imaams. It is held in the same esteem amongst the Shee’ah in the same way that Sahih Bukhari is held amongst Muslims. In this book we find the following ‘hadith’: “Whoever sets up another Imaam besides ‘Alee and delays ‘Alee’s caliphate is a polytheist” 3 This “hadith” refers to everyone who accepts the validity of the caliphates of Abu Bakr, ‘Umar and Uthmaan. The Shee’ah claim that the caliphate was stolen from ‘Alee, and only he and his descendants have the right to rule the Muslims.
Cursing The Rightly Guided Caliphs
Mullah Baqir Majlisi also writes: “One should say after each prayer: O Allaah! Curse Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan, Mu’aawiyah, Aa’ishah, Hafsah, Hind and Ummul Hakam.” 4 The Shee’ahs have never been able to explain why ‘Alee named three of his eighteen sons as Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman. Out of the hundreds of names he could have chosen, he chose these three blessed names. This fact is recorded by the classical Shee’ah scholar, Shaikh Mufid, in “Kitab al- Irshad”, pp. 268-269, where these three sons of ‘Alee are listed as numbers 12, 6 and 10 respectively. This shatters the very basis of Shi’ism which is centered around the supposed oppression of the Ahlul-Bayt at the hands of the Sahaabah.
Celebrating The Death Of Umar al-Farooq
The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “If there were to be a prophet after me it would be Umar ibn al-Khattaab.” [at-Tirmidhee] On the other hand, Mullah Baqir Majlisi mentions in Zadul Ma’ad that the significance and excellence of the 9th Rabi’ul Awwal is because “Umar, the enemy of Rasulullaah and the enemy of the Ahlul-Bayt” was killed on this date. The Shee’ah actually have a shrine erected for this pagan murderer.
Slander Against The Prophet’s Wives
Mullah Baqir Majlisi, in his book, Hayatul Quloob – one of the most authoritative books of the Shee’ah religion alleges: “Aa’ishah and Hafsah martyred Rasoolullaah by giving him poison.” 5 and: “Thus these two male munafiqs (referring to Abu Bakr and Umar) and those two female munafiqs (referring to Aa’ishah and Hafsah) agreed to martyr Rasoolullaah by administering poison to him”.6
Their Du’aa Against The Companions
The Shee’ahs have a special du’aa, called “Du’aa Sanamay Quraysh” (the two Idols of the Quraysh) against the beloved Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Here is a portion from this cursed du’aa which was approved by Khomeini in the book, Tuhfat Al-Owam Maqbool, as well as by a number of contemporary Shee’ah scholars.
O’ Allaah, sal ala Muhamed wa ala aal Muhamed and curse the two idols of Quraysh (Abu Bakr and Umar), its (Quraysh’s) two sorcerers, its two tyrants, its two liars, and their two daughters (Aa’ishah and Hafsah) who (i.e Abu Bakr and Umar) disagreed with your order, denied your revelation, rejected your goodness, disobeyed your messenger, altered your religion, tampered with your Book, loved your enemy, rejected your lovers, suspended your verdicts, invalidated your orders, did not believe in your proves, antagonized your lovers, patronized your foes, ruined your country, and corrupted your slaves, O’ Allaah curse them both, their followers, their lovers, their people, their adherents, their partisans, their disciples ………….” 7
The Present-Day Shee’ah
So do our present-day Shee’ah really believe in these books and curse the Sahaabah? Simply typing the word “Shee’ah” into YouTube will bring forth many videos of current Shee’ah scholars from around the world cursing the noble companions and the wives of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). The following fatwa is found on the Official Website of Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Shahroudi.
Question 51: “My Habibi, my question is regarding the cursing that is found in the Dua’s of the Ziyarat of Ashura, and I talk in particular about the cursing of: the First (Abu Bakr), the Second (Umar), the Third (Uthman). Is it part of the Ziyarat and has it been reported by the Infallible (a.s)? Or has it been rejected? And did the Imams from Ahl al-Bayt allow the cursing of these three and did they say the person who does it is rewarded?”
Answer: “Yes, cursing is permissible in the Ziyarat of Ashura. Repeat it hundreds of times. It has been reported that the Imams cursed and this was not just the cursing of the oppressors of Ashura, but repeatedly (others as well). And this is found in a lot of similar Hadiths. And yes, the cursing must not be done in a matter to reveal the Taqiyyah”.
Note how the Grand Ayatollah allows the cursing but in such a way as not to reveal the Taqiyyah (hiding beliefs) in front of the Sunni masses. The most famous Shee’ah of the 20th century, Khomeni says: “They, Abu Bakr and Umar had nothing to do with Islaam and Qur’aan, except to seize worldly power, and had been using the Qur’aan as a smokescreen to fulfill their evil intentions” 8
What Is The Ruling On The One Who Curses The Sahaabah
It was mentioned to Imaam Maalik that the Shee’ah curse the Sahaabah. So he recited the verse, “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah and those with him are harsh with the disbelievers and gentle among themselves. So that the disbelievers may become enraged with them” (48:29). He then said, “Whoever becomes enraged when the Sahaabah are mentioned is the one about whom the verse speaks.” 9
Abu Zur’ah ar-Raazi said: “If you see someone degrade any of the companions of the Prophet, (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), know that he is a disbeliever.”
Why Do The Shee’ah Curse The Sahaabah?
Allaah, the Most High chose the Sahaabah to convey all of His religion from the noble Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) to us. They are the ones who compiled, preserved and transmitted the Qur’aan. Likewise they preserved the Prophet’s Sunnah. Hence in order to destroy Islaam, one only needs to cast doubt on the integrity of the Sahaabah. This is exactly what the Yemeni Jew, Abdullah ibn Saba – the founding father of the Shee’ah, and his followers from the Zoroastrians did in their attempt to destroy this noble religion. Don’t be fooled by the political rhetoric of today’s Shee’ah. Judge them by their beliefs.