“In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent the most Merciful”
A converted Muslimah came to know from the scholars of different schools of Muslim thought that they all were united on Prophet’s Hadith “This Ummah will split into seventy-three sects, all of them in the Fire (of Hell) except one”
She decided to find the right path of Heaven but that was only possible after studying & discussing the “Origin of Sects in Islam”.
Besides the Holy Qur’an She collected six most important books of Islam ( Bukhari, Muslim, Mishqaat, Termizi, Ibn-e-Majah & Tarikh-e-Tibri) & found out the most important incident, mentioned in all the six books related to her search:
On the last days of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) when he was seriously ill on his bed. All the family members were present including few companions, whispering each other. Suddenly Prophet asked Umer bin Al-Khattab (Second Khalifah) to provide him with material (pen & paper) to write down his last “WILL” (Waseeha) “ so that you would never be astray (misguided)”.
Umer bin Al-Khattab answered loudly to Prophet (p.b.u.h) “Inner-rajula Layahjur. Hasboona-Kitaab-Allah” (This guy has lost his senses. Allah’s book is enough for us) When Prophet (p.b.u.h) heard his answer & said to him “Qoomu Enni” ( get out from here). But in Bukhari it is mentioned in same Arabic words with different (light) English translation:
(Bukhari) Volume 7, Book 70, Number 573:
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
When Allah’s Apostle was on his death-bed and in the house there were some people among whom was ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab, the Prophet said, “Come, let me write for you a statement after which you will not go astray.” ‘Umar said, “The Prophet is seriously ill and you have the Qur’an; so the Book of Allah is enough for us.”
The people present in the house differed and quarrelled. Some said to Umar “Go near so that the Prophet may write for you a statement after which you will not go astray,” while the others said as Umar said. When they caused a hue and cry before the Prophet, Allah’s Apostle said to Umar “Go away!”
Narrated ‘Ubaidullah: Ibn ‘Abbas used to say, “It was very unfortunate that Allah’s Apostle was prevented from writing that statement for them because of their disagreement and noise.”
Let us see what the Holy Qur’an says about the Pen & the Holy Prophet in Sura Al-Qalam verses 1 to 4:
1- By the Pen & what they write,
2- You (O’ our Prophet ) by the grace of the Lord, are not mad,
3- And verily there is for you a recompense unending,
4- And most certainly you stand on sublime morality,
The Al-Mighty Allah’s love expressed for His beloved Prophet Mohammed (SAW) in Sura-Al-Ahzab Verse 56:
“Verily God & His angels bless the Prophet ! O’ ye who believe ! send ye blessings on him and ye greet him with a salutation worthy of the respect (due to him)” When this verse was revealed someone asked the Holy Prophet as how should the believers recite salawat “Darood” or salutation to him. He said “Allahumma sale Ala Mohammed Wa-aale Mohammed Kama sallaita wa Barakta ala Ibrahim wa Aale Ibrahim Innaka Hamidun Majeed”. (O’ Lord bestow the mercy & grace upon Mohammed & the progeny of Mohammed (Ahlul-Bait) as thou didst bestow the mercy & blessing upon Abraham & the progeny of Abraham, verily thou are the Most Praised & the Most Glorious One)
If the Holy Qur’an had been enough (known) for Umer bin Al-Kattab then he should have recited the salawat in the above mentioned incident in stead of saying to Prophet “Inner-rajula Layahjur. Hasboona-Kitaab-Allah” (This guy has lost his senses. Allah’s book is enough for us)
Umer bin Al-Khattab got angry & left Prophet’s bed with all his companions to Bani-Saqifah to choose a Khalifah. During the process he came to know about Prophet’s (p.b.u.h) demise & his funeral timings, announced by Syedna Ali’s messenger but some of them were stopped by Omer bin Al-Kattab, those who wanted to attend the funeral with these words “decision of a Khalifah after the Prophet’s demise is more important than joining Prophet’s funeral”. Syedna Ali performed Prophet’s (saw) funeral prayers & was laid to rest by his only family members.
It was further proved by the above mentioned books that after coming back from the Bani-Saqeefah, Abu-Baker as chosen Khalifah, forfeited the garden of FID’K owned by the Prophet’s daughter Syeda Fatima (SA). When Umer bin Al-khattab came to know that Ali Ibn Abi-Talib had refused to follow (Baiyat) Abu-Baker as Khalifah then he attacked Syedna Ali’s house, burned & broke the door (which fell on Syeda Fatima & her child inside her body was killed who was named Mohsin later on) & pulled Syedna Ali out, asked him to follow the chosen Khalifah Abu-Bak’r.
The above mentioned incidents proved the converted Muslimah about the origin of two sects in Islam at that time. One started from the Prophet’s (saw) bed & other from Bani-Saqeefah. These two were divided into 72 by the battles of Jamal, Sifeen, Karbala & so one—– but it is easy to find out the right path from the two sects (Prophet’s bed & Bani Saqeefa) in stead of 72 now-a-days.
The above mentioned Incident was the origin of second sect in Islam & diversion from the right path. The Holy Qur’an proves the right path in Sura Al-Imran verse 61; This verse is a reference to the historic Mubahila or the Spiritual Contest with the Christians of Najran when the Holy Prophet declared the personnel of his Ahlul-Bait (AS) as the only Right Path:
61- Say, (O our Apostle Mohammed !) (unto them) come ye, let us summon our sons.
And (ye summon) your sons, and (we summon) our women, and (ye) your women, and (we summon) our selves and (ye) your selves and then let us invoke & lay the curse of God on the liars!” (Ref of the above mentioned verse from the Holy Qur’an, translated by Sheikh Mahmoodul Hasan, Documentary by Shabbir Ahmed Osmani, printed by Malik Fahad printing complex, Saudi Arabia in 1989:)
“It was a spiritual context between Prophet & Head of Christians of Najran who (Christians) believed that Jesus Christ was son of God. Curse of God was decided on liars. Prophet took out with his daughter Fatima, Ali, Hasan & Hussein. When the head of Christian named “laat” looked at Prophet’s family members from distance, started shouting “ such lights are coming out from their faces (Ahlul-Bait) if they order these mountains to leave their places, they (mountains) will obey” He warned his followers not to invoke with them “otherwise no Christian will be left safe on earth by their curse. They decided to withdraw, promised to pay annual tax as fine & went back.
The above mentioned documentary is accepted by all schools of Islamic thoughts. The Christians of Najran realized & did not confront but Alas! Few Muslims could not.& their followers have still been killing the followers of Ahlul-Bait (AS).
“(The Holy Prophet) who spoke nothing but the revelation from God” said “ I leave behind me amidst you two great things, the Book of God (The Holy Qur’an) & my Ahlul-Bait; should ye be attached to these two, never never shall ye get astray after me, for verily these two will never be separated from each other until they meet at the spring (of Kauthar)” (Ref > Tafir-e-Kabir, Tafir-e-Durre-Manthur, & other—)
The newly converted Muslimah asked only one question from Wahabi, Salafi & Daubandi scholars first about the above mentioned incident. “ Was Syedana Mohammed (p.b.u.h) considered as Prophet by Umar Ibn Al-Kattab when he refused to listen him & said: Hasboona Kitaab Allah, (Allah’s book is enough for us”? She was told by the scholars that Umer bin Al-Khattab was right in his answer to Prophet (saw) because Quraish in their old ages used to loose their senses. He also never saw him reading or writing.
She contacted Sunni scholar who said“ We can not say who was wrong or lost his senses. If we say Syedna Umer was wrong then he is responsible of all the misguidance, warned by the Prophet (saw) . We can not also say that our Prophet (saw) was wrong”.
The newly converted Muslimah was not satisfied & contacted a Shia scholar. She was made clear in the lights of the verses of the Holy Qur’an, Agreement of Suleh Hudaibiya changed & signed by Prophet, his other miracles & the most important incident mentioned in all six books (Bokhari, Muslim, Termizi——including Sunni’e Tafseer Dure-Mansoor Volume-2 page 259) when Prophet (saw) was coming back from Hajj.
He stopped his caravan on 18th Zil-Hajjah at the place of “Ghadeer Khum” gathered all the followers, made a stage & raised Imam Ali’s hand with these words “ man kuntu moula fa Aliun moula” (Whomsoever master (mawla) I am, this ‘Ali is also his master) All the followers congratulated Imam Ali including Umer Ibn Kattab. Prophet (saw) then recited the verse of the Holy Qur’an Sura Al-Maidah Verse 3 “ Al-Youm Akmaltu Lakum Deenakum—–“ (This day,I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion)
The Holy Prophet (saw) was not out of his senses due to his sickness but Umer Ibn Kattab knew what Prophet (saw) wanted to write, was not acceptable to him otherwise it was obligatory for Umer to listen him as alive Prophet(saw) saying “so that you (Umer) would not go astray”. Instead of Umer’s saying “ this guy has lost his senses, Allah’s book is enough for us”
The incident of Ghadir Khum was not only a thorn in Umer Ibn Al-Kattab’s mind (which in fact made him out of senses not Prophet due to his sickness) but also in the minds of his followers due to these following reasons:
The Arabs (in particular, the Quraysh) were reluctant to accept ‘Ali as the Prophet’s successor not only because of his young age but also because he had killed their leaders in the early battles of Islam. According to the Shi’as, Allah also knew about this reluctance and that is why after ordering the Prophet to proclaim ‘Ali as his successor (“O the Messenger! Convey what had been revealed to you…”), He reassured His Messenger by saying that, “Allah will protect you from the people.”
(5:67) The Prophet was commissioned to convey the message of Allah, no matter whether the Arabs liked it or not. They accepted command of Syeda Aeysha Bint Abu Bak’r (daughter of first Khalifah) in the battle of Jamal against Imam Ali (more younger than him) but refused to honour the Prophet’s words of Ghadir Khum.
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said: O’ Fatimah! Every eye shall be weeping on the Day of Judgment except the eye which has shed tears over the tragedy of Husain (A.S.) for surely, that eye shall be laughing and shall be given the glad tidings of the bounties and comforts of Paradise. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 44 pg. 193)
The Famous Verse of the Holy Qur’an Sura Al-Shura verse 23 “Qul Laa-asalokum Alaihey Ajran Illal Mawaddatah Fil Qurba” (Prophet>tell them (People) Allah does not ask (need) anything except the extreme love for Prophet’s Ahlul-Bait.
May Allah bring peace in Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine & Kashmir, unity among Muslims but those who are killing Shias in Iraq & Pak, follow the Sunnah of their leaders who attacked on the Prophet (SAW)’s mind first then his daughter Sayeda Zahra’s (SA) house.
If someone made mistake as a human then his mistake should not be followed to divide Islam. The above mentioned thorns of history are more fatal than the bullets they fire on Shias. There is no room for terrorism in Islam, neither Prophet (SAW) killed or attacked on a single innocent human / creature nor twelve Imams in their whole lives. After studying the history of Islam a student can easily find out the fact that they ( Ahlul-Bait & Imams) were in fact the victims of terrorism. True Islam was spread with tolerance not sword.
It is requested to the Muslim brothers who believe that Umer ibn Kattab was right in his answer to Prophet (SAW), Yazeed Ibn Ma’awiya was right Khalifah (who killed Prophet’s family in Karbala) & your present believes are same that by killing a follower of Ahlul-Bait (Shia) you will get a house in Heaven like Umer ibn Kattab & Yazeed; Please read this verse of the Holy Qur’an Sura An-Nisa Verse 93 “And whosoever kills a believer (Momin) intentionally, his compensate shall be Hell, he shall abide therein & God’s wrath shall be on him & His curse, & (there) is prepared for him a great torment”.
Please answer this simple question : if Qur’an is enough for you without Ahlul-Bait, Q; Is there any other biggest Momin than the unborn child of Prophet’s daughter Syeda Zahra (SA) killed by Umer Ibn Kattab’s attack & Prophet’s grand son Hussein killed by Yazeed Ibn Wa’awiya in Karbala ?
What will happen to them in the lights of the above mentioned verse of the Holy Qur’an & also you who believe that they were right ?
Why did Prophet (saw) not take these companions with him against the Christians of Najran If they were more important than Ahlul-Bait ?
Why did they attack on Syedna Ali against the teachings of the Holy Qur’an & Sunnah while he was also one of the companions of Prophet (saw) & part of Ahlul-Bait. There are true companions of Prophet (p.b.u.h) like Syedna Ali, Amar Ibn Yaser, Salman Farsi & Bilal Habashi, Ibn Abbas —— who never attacked on his bro & always followed the Sunnah.
Historical events like Ghadir Khum, Prophet’s last words with Umer Ibn Al-Kattab, & battles fought among Prophet’s companions can never be denied but all schools of Islamic thoughts are agreed on this principle “
If a Hadith is contradicted by the verse / verses of the Holy Qur’an is considered as false”. So many false hadiths were produced by the factories of those companions in their favours to justify their injustices against the Allah’s book & Prophet’s (p.b.u.h) Ahlul-Bait.
As for as the verses of the Holy Qur’an are concerned regarding the companionship, Shias have respects for those companions, who did not attack on Prophet’s (p.b.u.h) mind & his Ahlul-Bait for sake of Allah’s Book & His Happiness.
How can we ignore the facts (battles) of the Islamic history in which thousands of Muslim were killed from both sides & With their bases of Justice on those facts, their followers have still been killing the followers of Prophet (p.b.u.h) & his Ahlul-Bait.
World leaders are still unable to find the definition of “Terrorism” which can be defined in simple words “ Attack on an innocent with intension to create chaos / terrors in the whole community, city, country or world, called Terrorism.
Historical definition of Terrorism:
The whole world knows very well that Osama bin Laden was the most favourite son of his parents against the Russian invasion of Afghanistan & Saddam was for the invasion of Iran.
When Saddam was using chemicals against Iran then his parents were enjoying the firework of their beloved son but when Osama bin Laden hit the World Trade Centre then whole world started crying “Terrorism”. In July,2005 some innocent people were killed by misguided children (terrorists) in London & the world again got united to eliminate terrorism from England but every day 50 to 100 innocent civilians (Shia-Muslim) have been killed by Zarqawi no one cares about them except.
It is duty of his parents to stop him from Iraq but are they again enjoying the play of their 3rd son ? while innocent Iraqi civilians are just like other, killed in act of terrorism in NY & London. Is this a family conflict or an act of terrorism ?
After the incident of WTC. A documentary was shown by CNN with proofs that America spent millions of dollars to organise Taleban in Pakistan against Iran as substitute of Saddam. After invading Afghanistan they wiped out the whole Shia community including the Iranian Embassy & consulates staff to please their dad with same brutal acts exercised by Saddam in Iraq & Yazeed in Karbala.
Pakistan also supported them with hopes that they would help to liberate Kashmir but they not only started helping Sipa-e-Sahaba to kill Shias in Pakistan but also providing shelter to its terrorists in Afghanistan. Sipa-e-Sahaba is an army of Yazeed created by late Gen. Ziaul-Haq to take revenge from Shias who refused to pay him Zaqaat by force while they never refused to pay the Zaqaat according to the teaching of the Holy Qur’an & our Prophet (p.b.u.h).
This organisation has been still killing Shias in Pakistan including attacks on Gen. Musharraf who has been trying to cut the tree planted by another Gen.
The term “Wipe Out”
A kiss should never be expected in response of the spit “Axis of Evils” based on lies & cheating to the whole world. Iran used the term in defence of Muslim Ummah with truth & proofs to change the Zionist Regime in the same way as America changed the terrorist regimes in Afghanistan & Iraq to protect Israel.
In their opinions Zionists lobby is in fact Mother of all Evils, who also hanged a follower of Jesus Christ ( but Christians belief that he was the Jesus Christ ) & do not love peace in the world. That term was not used against those Jews who love peace in the Muslim world.
The America is called the most hated nation of the world not because of his people who are mostly good by nature but because of its regimes. It is not only in the Muslim world but what is also happening in the Central American States against American policies is proof of the fact that wherever there is unrest in any country of the world a Zionist hand will be found directly or indirectly.
When the Zionist lobby threatened Iran first to wipe out its Islamic regimes with the words” Axis of Evils” then Iran had the right to respond in war of the words “Wipe Out” as “kill it before it kills you”, done by America & Britain in Afghanistan & Iraq due to the chaos created by their disobedient sons to protect Israel. If the wipe out of innocent civilians would have been allowed in Shia Islam then Ayatullah Sistani had the best opportunity to wipe all the followers of Saddam out of Iraq by issuing Fatwa to his followers. After another occupation,
Shias of Iraq have only two options left, either they keep silent to keep the lion in the cage who had been eating their meats for the last 30 years or help Zarqawi would mean “come bull hit us again” Shia Islam believes a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a hand for a hand, a leg for a leg. Not a son for a dad, a cousin for a brother, a civilian for a soldier.
These were the beliefs of Yazeed Ibn Ma’awiya when Imam Hussein’s head was presented to him, he said “would that today my grandfathers had been present here. I would have shown how I took revenge of (battles) Bad’r, Ohad & Khandaq”
Those countries, have given birth to Muslim terrorists for their own greed & selfishness must learn lessons now that the principle of “Divide & Rule” has more side effects than their greed. How can these kids (Saddam & Osama), given birth by such parents cry for “Jihad” with the feeders in their mouths. The America & Britain must follow the example of Scandinavia to bring peace in the world where there is no room for “Divide & Rule”. States treat every human equally with respect of his culture & religion.
In Islam both acts mentioned above are called “Terrorism”. Oppressor is born from the backbone of a coward. As much as the coward gets weaker the more & more an oppressor gets stronger but end of every oppressor is the worst. The biggest oppressor of the history of mankind was found & taken out from a spider hole whose son Udah used to feed his lions with Shias legs & arms.
Islam prefers forgiveness instead of revenge if someone really repents on his sin. The famous verse of the Holy Qur’an. “Innallaha Ya Maroo Bil Adle Wal-Ahsaan” ( Allah orders (prefers) to make Justice with forgiveness)
Imam Ali (AS) said:
“Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company”. “If you overpower your enemy then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah for being able to subdue him”.
The Holy Qur’an further says in Sura Al-Imran verse:
103- And hold fast to the cord of God All together, & be not divided (among yourselves). Dear brothers & sisters in Islam. Please read the verse of the Holy Qur’an & Prophet’s Hadith (73 Sects) mentioned above are the strongest warnings against the disunity among you. Disunity among you will serve the principle of “Divide & Rule”. Your Qalema is One with basic principles of Deen.
Please do not listen to your own Mulla with one yard beard if he makes you fool by telling lies that Shias do not believe in the same Qur’an, their Qalima is different, Pray three Salaats instead of five or do not pay Zaqaat.
Either he is completely ignorant of Shia’s beliefs / obligations or intentionally cheating you like Yazeed who knew the Importance of Imam Hussein.
Please do not kill your innocent brothers in Deen due to someone’s mistake in history. You will never get a palace in Heaven if you remember The Holy Prophet’s very famous hadith “Al-Hasan Wal- Hussein Syeda Shababe Ahlil Janna” (Hasan & Hussein are Heads of Heaven) Yazeed will never build a house in heaven for you after killing an innocent Muslim bro.
Follow the path of (Ahlul-Bait) Sura Al-Imran verse 61; as mentioned above if Allah’s book is enough for you.
(May All Mighty Allah show the 72 sects of Islam the right path, unite all Muslims, keep our coming generations & us safe from the path of terrorists, oppressors & enemies of Islam (Aameen)
Written by (M.Hasnain. Sweden)
and Aminah Naila Johansen ..denmark..