A Warning Against the Spread of the Deen of the Rawafidh (Shia) in Algeria and Other Muslim Lands – Shaykh Rabee

Compiled by The Eminent Shaykh, the Muhaddith, Rabee bin Haadee Umair al-Madkhalee
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

All praise belongs to Allaah, may Salaat and Salaam be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his Companions and all those who follow his way.

To proceed:

Indeed that which brings great sadness is that the destructive math-hab of the Rawafidh has been given scope and many opportunities to spread in the region of the Arab Muslim lands.  It has actually become intensely widespread and those behind its propagation are the Rulers of the Iranian Persian lands, Ayaat of Iran and the Mullahs who are the enemies of Islaam, of The Truth, of Tawheed and its people.  They exert themselves with everything that is precious and of value in disseminating this math-hab which is accompanied with harsh zeal and a frightening plot to seize all the Muslim lands.

They do this with their destructive math-hab which is established on:

–        Making Takfeer (declaring to be non-Muslims) of the Companions of Muhammad-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.

–       Rejecting the Sunnah of Muhammad -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- because it has come via the truthful and faithful Companions of Muhammad -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.

–       Distorting the Qur’aan and applying texts regarding the Kuffaar and Munaafiqoon(hypocrites) to the Companions of Muhammad -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.

–        Further applying texts, which mention the threat of the Hellfire to the Companions of Muhammad -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, especially to Abu Bakr and Umar Radi Allaahu anhuma.

–       Applying the Ayaat (verses) of praise and the promise of Allaah exclusively to themselves and the Family of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.  However, Allaah has freed the family of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- from the extremist math-hab of the Rawafidh and their principles of disbelief which are founded upon this disbelief.

From their deviance is that they apply the Ayaat (verses) of the Tawheed of Allaah which indicate worshipping Him alone – such as the saying of Allaah:

<<And Allaah has said: Do not take for yourselves two deities. He is but one God>> [an-Nahl: 51] – to their Imaams!

How much have they distorted the texts of the Qur’aan? Whoever wishes to know the reality of their religion should read their fundamental sources such as ‘al-Kafi’ by Kullayni, Tafseer al-Qummi and Tafseer al-‘Ayaashi, which has even exceeded the Jews and the Christians in terms of distortion!

From what fills the heart with grief is that this deviant, destructive math-hab has begun to be disseminated in Algeria.  Indeed we have read and heard that a large number of these people have embraced the ‘Aqeedah of Rafdh (Shia).  A number of them study in the Rafidhi city called Qum, though there has been opposition to this from the government and from some of the scholars, however it has been weak.  Where is the required concern from them for Islaam and Tawheed?!

And where is the concern for the Qur’aan and the Sunnah?  Where is the concern for the Companions of Muhammad -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam?!

O you Algerians – government and the people – indeed your remaining silent on the spread of this movement and its math-hab will – and I swear by Allaah – have disastrous results in relation to your Deen, your worldly matters, your politics and your Hereafter when you meet your Lord because you remained silent about the greatest of evils and the greatest of dangers upon your Deen and your worldly matters.

I ask Allaah to awaken the senses of the Muslims and their intellects in order to face this destructive danger.  An imperative aspect of what they are facing is keeping away from their websites, which promote and spread evil and major deviancy.

A clarification of some of the Principles of the Rafidhah (Shia)

1. From their principles is making Takfeer of the Companions and to attack them.  This is a type of destruction of Islaam, which has never been known except to cause destruction.  This is why they try to convey this Takfeer in the best way they can.

2. From their principles is that Imamate is from the fundamentals of the Deen, which is extremism from them.  The fundamentals of the Deen were explained by the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and Imaamate is not from them.

3. According to them, knowing the twelve Imaams is from the fundamentals of theDeen and whoever is ignorant of the twelve Imaams is regarded by them to be a Kaafir(disbeliever).

4. The Imaams are, in their view, infallible (protected from sinning) and are protected from any neglect or forgetfulness.  They favour them over the Prophets and Messengers –alayhim as-Salaam.

5. They believe that their Imaams know the Unseen and that they manage and control every single atom within the universe.  This is from the greatest acts of disbelief as they have made their Imaams associates with Allaah regarding the knowledge of the Unseen and the control of the universe.

6. They falsely claim that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-recommended that Ali Radi Allaahu anhu be the Khaleefah.  They claim that the Companions illegally and forcefully took the Khilafah from him.  This claim is the greatest of lies and it is the foundation of their misguidance and their tyranny against the Companions, their Takfeer of them and their cursing them.

7. From their superstitions and stories is that they have a Mahdi from the Prophet’s -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- family whom they await and that he has been in a cave for more than 1200 years who they claim is the 12th Imaam.  This Imaam does not exist, this Mahdi has not even been created.  The Mahdi that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- mentioned is true, however, he is not the one that the Rawafidh (Shia) claim is the Mahdi.  From their stories is that Musa bin Jafar (d. 183AH)- who the Rawafidh claim is one of their Imaams – said to a person during his time: ‘If you live then you will meet him.’  Since then, 1249 years have passed and they still have not met him.  This is proof that this was a slander and a lie against Musa.

8. From their fundamental principles is having Eemaan (faith) that a person is brought back to life after having died and that, according to their Deen, whoever does not believe this is a Kaafir.  Al-Aloosi said in ‘Mukhtasir at-Tuhfa al-Ithna Ashareeyah’ (pp200-201):

‘The Math-hab of Ahlus-Sunnah is that the dead do not return to the worldly life before the Day of Judgement.  All of the Imaamiyyah (Shia) sect and some of the other sects of the Rawafidh (Shia) say that some of the dead will return.

They claim that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and the one that he bequeathed (meaning: Ali), the two generous ones (Hasan and Hussain) along with their enemies – by which they mean the three Khulafaa’, Mu’aawiyah, Yazeed, Haaroon, Ibn Ziyaad and their likes – and other Imaams and their people who were killed will all be brought back to life after the Mahdi appears and they (i.e. the Prophet-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, Ali, and Hasan and Hussain) will punish everyone that oppressed their Imaams and they will take revenge from them, before the arrival of the Dajjaal, then they will die awaiting resurrection on the Day of Judgement.’  May Allaah fight the Rawafidhah.

9. From the foundations of their beliefs is their claim against the Companions that they distorted the Qur’aan.  Allaah forbid that the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- – may Allaah be pleased with them all- distorted even one word from the Book of Allaah.  Rather, those who distorted it are actually the Rawafidh.  How many times have they distorted the wordings of the Qur’aan and its meanings?  Most of their distortion concerns the Ayaat of the promises of Allaah and His warnings and Ayaat regarding the Kuffaar and Munaafiqoon, which they apply to the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- whereas it is the Rawafidh who rightfully deserve that these Ayaat are applied to them.

10. From the greatest of their fundamentals is Tuqeeyyah (lying to cover up their falsehood).  They regard it to be nine tenths of their Deen and that whoever does not have Tuqeeyah has no Deen.  They ascribe this saying to Abu Jafar that he said: ‘Allaah -Azza wa Jall– insisted for us and you to have Tuqeeyah.’  They also say that he said: ‘Tuqeeyah is from my religion and the religion of my fathers and whoever does not have Tuqeeyah has no Eemaan.’ [See al-Kafi by Kulaani 2/217-218]

11. From their religion is to build structures over graves, especially the graves of their Imaams, and to perform Tawaaf around them and to seek aid from the inmates of the graves.  They give huge amounts of money to them and take oaths and sacrifices at the doors to these structures.  These are from the greatest types of Shirk.

12. From the important matters of their Deen is temporary marriage – which the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- only made a concession for when there was a need and it was a necessity.  However, this was later abrogated by Allaah on the tongue of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.  From the narrators of the prohibition of temporary marriage was Ali Radi Allaahu anhu himself.  The Shia made temporary marriage permissible and narrated so-called ‘narrations’ showing its virtue something which both the Sharia’ and the intellect reject. For example, their saying: ‘Whoever gratifies his pleasure with a believing woman then it is as though he visited the Ka’bah 70 times.’

They say: ‘Trustworthy narrators narrated from as-Saddiq – alayhis-salaam – saying, ‘Indeed temporary marriage is from my Deen and the Deen of my fathers.  Whoever acts upon it then he has raised our Deen, whoever rejects it then he has rejected ourDeen and has believed in other than our Deen.’

Temporary marriage in this form, according to them, is from their greatest fundamentals such that if one were to leave it, it would be regarded as Kufr (disbelief).

There are some narrations from them regarding this, from them is this:

‘Whoever performs temporary marriage once, then his rank will be like the rank of al-Hussain – alayhis-salaam .  Whoever performs temporary marriage twice, then his rank will be like the rank of al-Hasan – alayhis-salaam .  Whoever performs temporary marriage three times, then his rank will be like the rank of Ali Radi Allaahu anhu.  Whoever performs temporary marriage four times, then his rank is the like of my status.’

This statement of theirs ‘alayhis-salaam’ is from their expressions while, in reality, what should be said regarding the one who is a Companion is ‘-Radi Allaahu anhu-’ or‘Rahimahullaah’ for a Taabi’ee (the follower of the Companions) and those after them.

This is a brief insight into the Deen of the Rawafidh although their deviancy and disbelief fills up volumes of books.

Written by:

Rabee bin Haadee Umair al-Madkhalee

21/Jumada al-Akhiraa/1432 A.H.

Taken from miraath.net

A Glimpse into the Shee’ah – Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Author: Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
Source: Lamhah ‘anil-Firaq-id-Daalah (pg. 38-39)
Produced By: Al-Ibaanah.com

The Shee’ah are those who have split off and taken sides with the Members of the Prophet’s Household (Ahlul-Bayt). Originally, the word tashayyu’ (splitting into factions) meant: Following and Aiding (someone).

Allaah says: “And verily from his (Nooh’s) shee’ah (i.e. those who followed his way) was Ibraaheem.” [Surah As-Saaffaat: 83] Meaning: Ibraaheem was from his followers and among the supporters of his Religion.

Then afterward, this word began to be applied to this deviant sect that claims to be followers of the Members of the Household, which consists of ‘Alee bin Abee Taailb (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) and his offspring.

They allege that ‘Alee (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) deserved to be commissioned with the Khilaafah after the Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and that Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthmaan and the Companions (in general) oppressed ‘Alee, usurping the Khilaafah from him.

This is what they claim. But they are lying in this matter since the Companions unanimously agreed on giving the pledge of allegiance (bay’ah) to Abu Bakr. And amongst these Companions was ‘Alee himself, who pledged his allegiance to Abu Bakr, and thereafter to ‘Umar and then ‘Uthmaan. So this means that in reality, they (i.e. the Shee’ah) hold ‘Alee to be deceitful!

They also deem all of the Companions to be disbelievers except for a few amongst them. And they have turned to invoking curses on Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, labeling them as the “Two idols of Quraish”

From their beliefs and practices is that: They go to extremes with regard to the Imaams from the Members of the Household, giving them the right to legislate laws and abrogate rulings (in Islaam) because they claim that the Qur’aan is distorted and deficient.

This is to the point that they have resorted to taking their Imaams as lords besides Allaah. So they have built tombs over their graves and erected shrines for them, making Tawaaf around them, presenting sacrificial animals to them and swearing oaths to them!

The Shee’aah have split up into further denominations, some less dangerous than others and some worse than others. Amongst these denominations are the Zaydees, the Raafidees, the Isma’eelis, the Faatimees, the Qaraamitees and so on and so forth – a large amount of groups and numerous denominations.

So it is like this – everyone who abandons the truth will not cease to be upon differing and division. Allaah says:

“So if they believe in the same thing you believe (i.e. Prophet and Companions), then they are rightly-guided. But if they turn away, then they are only in divided opposition (amongst themselves). So Allaah will suffice for you against them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” [Surah Al-Baqarah: 137]

So whoever abandons the truth will be tested with falling into falsehood, deviation and division, which all lead to no other result except destruction, and we seek refuge in Allaah!

The Shee’ah have split up amongst themselves into numerous sects and denominations, and likewise the Qadariyyah. The Khawaarij have also split up into various denominations (amongst themselves), such as: The Azaariqah, the Hurooriyyah, the Najdaat, the Safriyyah and the Ibaadiyyah. Amongst them are those who are extreme in their beliefs and amongst them are those who are less than that.

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If I Supplicated to Allaah with the name Ali – By: Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzan


May Allaah treat you well. The questioner asks; If I supplicated to Allaah with the name ” O Ali” (without the adding the AL in front of it) intending the name of Allaah; al-Ali العلي (the Most High) is this imitating the actions of the Raafidah (Shia) those who seek aid from other than Allaah?


(Do not say) Ali only (say) علي عظيم (the Most High, the All Mighty) as Allaah says; “He is al-Ali al-Atheem” (2:225)

Why don’t you say ع لي عظ يم Ali Atheem (as mentioned in the ayah) (so) that you will be safe from what you have said; fearing that you maybe supplicating to Ali Ibn Abee Taalib. So if you would have said; O Ali O Atheem (together) as mentioned in the ayah, you would be protected from this accusation.

Translated by: Abu Anas Atif Hasan

Posted with Permission from : Al-Binaa Publishing | Durham NC

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Refuting those who say: “The Shia are our brothers” – Sheikh Salih al-Fawzaan [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

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Shaykh Muhammed Sa’eed bin Raslaan about the killing of Allamah Ihsaan Ilaahi Dhaheer and the Shi’a [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

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Shaykh Muhammad Saeed bin Raslaan on the great pakistani Alim and Mujadid Allamah Ihsaan Ilaahi Dhaheer. Born and raised in Pakistan and after having graduated from the Islamic University of Madeenah he went back to his country to spread ad-Dawatus-Salafiyaah, telling the people to worship the one true God and abandoning grave-worship and refuting the people of innovation such as the Barelwiyyah and Deobandiyyah, Rafidaah and Qadiyaniyyah. He was killed in 1987 and it was said that Shaykh Bin Baaz broke out in tears and led his funeral prayer in Riyaad which millions of people attended. He, rahimahullahu ta’ala, was then carried to the graveyard of Baqee. May Allah have mercy upon him and may Allah give the Rafidaah what they deserve for they have been slaughtering Ahlus-Sunnah to this very day. We advise you with the advice of Shaykh Raslaan: Return to the books of Allamah Ihsaan Ilaahi Dhaheer!

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A Glimpse Into The Creed of The Twelver Shi’a – Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ al-Madkhalee [Audio|Ar-En]

A Glimpse Into The Creed of The Twelver Shi' a

Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d

Muwahhideen Publications organized a LIVE Tele-Lecture with the Noble Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ ibn Hadi’ al-Madkhalee (May Allaah Preserve Him), son of Ash-Shaykh al-Allaamah Rabee’ ibn Hadi al-Madkhalee (May Allaah Preserve Him) and a professor of ‘Aqeedah in TheIslaamic University of Madeenah.

This session was translated LIVE into English.

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Our Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Rabee’ (hafidhahullaah) began by saying that truly the shi’a have been a tribulation and test from Allaah upon the Ummah; it has been a calamity that befell this Ummah and surely this is the way of Allaah, that He tests His slaves. For  this dunya is a life of fitan, assessing the mettle of the servants of Allaah; it is an abode where good and evil mingle, contrary to the aakhirah which is the life of exclusive truth where evil does not mix with the good.

Shaykh Muhammad then went on to describe the history of this deviant group and how they came about. He explained the atmosphere after the murder of ‘Uthmaan (radhiyAllaahu ‘anhu) and the two positions held by the Sahabah concerning how the issue should be dealt with. He explained the role of the hypocrites in this fitnah and then went on to shed some light on the character of ‘Abdullaah Ibn Saba’ and the falsehood and shirkhe injected into the pure Islaamic Creed from within.  From them is his belief that ‘Ali (radhiyAllaahu ‘anhu)  had more right to the khilaafah thanAbu Bakr‘Umar and ‘Uthmaan (radiyAllaahu ‘anhum). He then went a step further and declared ‘Ali (radhiyAllaahu ‘anhu) to be the embodiment of Allaah and exalted be Allaah above the falsehood that he claime d.

Our Shaykh proceeded to explain that there is a group of shi’a who believed that ‘Ali (radhiyAllaahu ‘anhu) was the best of the companions. However, they did not see the first three khulafaa as evil men but believed in their virtue, loved them for the sake of Allaah and even prayed for them. This group is the smallest and for the most part no longer existent.

Now, the matter has changed and they base allegiance and enmity on a person’s stance on Abu Bakr‘Umar and ‘Uthmaan (radhiyAlllahu ‘anhum); they make it obligatory to hate them and render them enemies of Allaah and if one refuses to do such they claim that this individual is misguided or might even make takfir on him.

The Shaykh then went on to say that the shi’a fall into two groups – the twelvers and the zaydiyyah and between these two are vast differences in understanding and creed. The twelvers epitomize misguidance of the greatest magnitude; their beliefs are deeply rooted in shirk and even the affair of racism has entered upon them as they believe in the virtue of the Persian lineage.

Shaykh Muhammad (hafidhahullaah) continued by enlightening us about the linguistic meanings for the terms ‘shi’a’ and ‘raafidhah’ and explained the story behind them being referred to as the raafidhah.

He then proceeded to touch on their beliefs regarding the twelve Imaams whom they deify and deem to be infallible. Here the Shaykh listed the twelve Imaams and then explained that as for the twelfth Imaam, whom they claim has been alive for over 1200 years has never existed historically as his father, Hasan, never bore any children!

Our Shaykh further delved into some of their atrocious beliefs such as the deifying of Ahlul Bayt and their calling upon them in times of ease and hardship as well as their disgusting notion that the Qur’aan has been tampered with, is missing two thirds and the complete Qur’aan which they refer to as the version of Faatimah will only come in the time of the Mahdi. The consensus of the people of Islaam is that this is clear kufr.

Shaykh Muhammad (hafidhahullaah) concluded this sitting by saying that the danger and enmity of the shi’a is more severe than that of the jews and christians as acquisition of our wealth and land will please them (the jews and christians) but these shi’a have great resolve to spread their creed and would settle for nothing less than to drink our blood and ensure that no one from Ahlus Sunnah remains on the face of the earth. They sleep and awake upon their devilish schemes and plots.

This lecture is a must listen for the seeker of truth who wishes to acquaint himself/herself with the falsehood of the shi’a so that he/she may be wary of them as they seek to spread their repugnant beliefs.

Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam

Source : Posted from mpubs.org with permission

What the Jinn says about Raafidah – Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer – Allaah have mercy upon him – reports the following incident in his tafseer of Surah Al-Jinn, verse 11:

Ahmad b. Sulaymaan al-Najjaad said in his Amaalee: … Abu Mu’aawiyah said, I heard Al-A’mash say,

“ ‘A jinni once came to us and I asked him:

what is the favorite food amongst you?’

He replied, ‘Rice.’

So we gave some to them and I saw handfuls of rice being lifted and I couldn’t see anyone [picking them up].

I asked, ‘Do these false desires (bid’ah) that are amongst us exist amongst you?’

He replied, ‘Yes.’

I asked, ‘How are the Raafidah amongst you?’

He replied, ‘The worst of us.’”

Ibn Katheer said, ‘I presented this chain of narration to our Shaykh, Al-Haafidh Abu Al-Hajjaaj Al-Mizzee and he said, ‘This chain of narration is saheeh all the way to Al-A’mash.’’

Source : Tafsir Ibn Kathir (darussalam english publication)
: Surah Al-Jinn : The Jinns testify that among Them there are Believers, Disbelievers, Misguided and Guided

Prohibition of Using Names Like: Abdul-Naby, Ghulam Ahmad, Ghulam Mustafa

None of Allah’s creatures is permitted to enslave any person of the slaves of Allah to other than Him. Therefore, it is not permissible to name somebody `Abdul-Fadeel, `Abdul-Naby, `Abdul-Rasul, `Abd Aly, `Abdul-Husayn, `Abdul-Zahra’, Ghulam Ahmad, Ghulam Mustafa, or any other name which implies enslaving a created being to another. This is because such names involve excessive reverence of pious and prominent people, and therefore, impudence against the Right of Allah (Exalted be He),and a means to Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) and transgression. Moreover, Ibn Hazm narrated the consensus of scholars regarding the prohibition of using names that imply enslaving people to other than Allah (Exalted be He).

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Chairman:`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz
Members:`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud ,`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan ,`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify

Bearing the name “Ghulam Al-Rasul”

Q: In brief, some one was granted Saudi nationality under his name, i.e. ghulamul-Rasul (lit. Servant of the Messenger). However, he does not feel comfortable with this name and wishes to change it unless it is permissible to be called as such.

A: Apparently, Ghulam according to the dilaect of those who name their children as such means servant. Thus, Ghulamul-Rasul means Servant (worshipper) of the Messenger. It is well-known that names such as Abdul-Rahman (lit. Servant of the Merciful), Abdullah (lit. Servant of Allah) and the like symbolizes the servant’s attachment to his Lord in the aspects of worship and submissiveness. Accordingly, a Muslim may not be called Servant of the Messenger, or the like, as it entails Shirk (associating others in worship with Allah). Therefore, the one seeking the fatwa must go to the proper authorities to change his name to a valid one.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta
Deputy Chairman:`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify
Members: `Abdullah ibn Mani`     `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan

The following is taken from : Taqwiyat-ul-Iman by Shah Ismail Shaheed (Rahmatullah Alehi)

The acts leading to polytheism:

In difficult times and situations people call upon saints, Prophets, Imam, martyrs, angels and fairies for assistance; make their vows to them, invoke them for the fulfillment of their wishes and even make so-called offerings to them so that their wishes may come true. To avoid ailments, they have no scruples about attributing their sons to those false deities by giving them such names as Abdun-Nabi, Ali Bakhsh, Hussain Bakhsh, Peer Bakhsh, Madar Bakhsh, Salar Bakhsh, Ghulam Muhiuddin and Ghulam Moinuddin etc. Someone raises a plait of hair in the name of a deity, someone slaughters an animal in their names, someone invokes them in a distressed situation and someone swears an oath in their names. This means that the way non-Muslims treat their gods and goddesses, these so-called Muslims also give exactly a similar treatment to the Prophets, saints, Imam, martyrs, angels and fairies. Despite committing all the above sinful acts, they still claim to be Muslims. As Allah has rightfully said:

“And most of them believe not in Allah except that they attribute partners unto Him.” (V.12: 106)

It is Not Permissible to distinguish Ali with the Invocation Alaihis -Salam (peace be upon him)


I was looking though the subjects covered in the book Aqd Ad-Durar fee Akhbar Al-Muntathar … in some of the narrations attributed to Ali bin Abi Talib, may Allaah be pleased with him, I find that they are written thus: It is reported on the authority of Ali bin Abi Talib, Alaihis-Salam (upon him be peace) that Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: There will come forth a man from among my family with nine banners. What is the ruling on using this expression, I mean Alaihis-Salam (upon him be peace) or the like for other then the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam)?


It is not appropriate to distinguish Ali with this saying. Rather, what is legislated is that it be said in his case and the case of other Companions: Radhi Allahu Anhu (may Allaah be pleased with him), Radhi Allahu Anhum (may Allaah be pleased with them) or: Rahimahullah (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is because there is no evidence for distinguishing him by it. Likewise is the expression used by some: Karram Allahu Wajhahu (may Allaah bless his countenance), there is no evidence for using it, nor is there any reason to distinguish him by it. It is best to treat him the same as the rest of the Well-Guided Caliphs and not to apply any special words to him which are not applied to the others, when there is no evidence to support it.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz

Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 1 Page 114
Dar-us-salam publication

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