By : Allamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
Translated by : S. G. Khawajah
Edition First (in Pakistan) 1996
Banda-e-Parwur Digaaram Ummat-e-Ahmad Nabee
A slave of Rabb of all the worlds and a follower (Ummatee) of Prophet
To all four friends*
I give allegiance and am subservient to Alee’s progeny. **
Dust from under the feet of Ghaus-e-A’zam, I am a devotee of all (Auliyaa) the friends of Al-Laah.
** Hazrat Imaam Hasan, Hazrat Imaam Husain (Radiyal Laahu Anhuma)
Al-Laahu Rabbu Muhammadin Salla ‘Alaihi Wa Sallama
I think I owe it to my readers to first state my credentials. By Al-Laah’s grace (Al Hamdu Lil Laah), it is my pride and privilege to be a right-guided and steadfast Musalmaan: Muhammadi, Sunni, Hanafi, Maa Tureedi. I also am a believer in all the well-known and extant spiritual orders established by the great Soofi saints of Islam (Auliya’ Al-Laah) (May Al-Laah be pleased with them), and owe allegiance to four of such renowned orders, namely, Naqsh-bandiyah, Qandiriyah, Chishtiyah and Suhrwardiyah. I should also state why I have undertaken to write this tract. It is simply this. During the course of my recent tour of African countries for the purpose of the propagation of the Faith, I found to my horror that many Muslim youths had come under the spell of Khomeini, erstwhile leader of the revolution in Iran. It had occurred simply because although the strident propaganda literature about the legendary exploits of the Iranian leader incessantly poured out- by the Iranian Government had reached the ears of these Muslim youths, but they had remained woefully ignorant about the beliefs and postulates held by the leaders of Shiite thought. I, therefore, felt that it was incumbent on me to expose the Shiite jurists and scholars, including Khomeini, through their own writings, so that Muslim youths become informed of the truth, and are thus able to remain steadfast to the tenets of the Sunni faith.
Now, let us see what that great savant of Islaam, Hazrat Mahboob-e-Subhaani, Saiyyidina Shaikh Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani, better known as Hazrat Ghaus-i-A’zam (May Al-Laah be pleased with him)’ has written about the Shiites in his book Ghunyatut Taalibeen.
On page 170 of the book, he says: “The Shiite faith is much akin to the Jewish faith. According to Allamah Sha’bi, the “love” borne by the Raafzis (Shiites) is like the love borne by the Jews. The Jews hold that no man, unless he is from the House of David, is fit to be an Imaam. The Shiites reject the claim to Imaamat of any man who is not from the
House of Ali Ibne Abi Taalib. The Jews are of the view that until Dajjaal appears and until Hazrat ‘Isaa (May peace and blessings be upon him) does not—delayed so long for one reason or another—descend from the heaven, it is wholly wrong to wage a holy war (Jihaad). Similarly, the Raafizis (Shiites) hold that unless Imaam Mahdi appears and unless the heaven testifies to his Imaamat, it is not permitted to unleash a war for the sake of Al-Laah. The Jews delay their Maghrib prayers (Namaaz) until the stars join together. Similarly, the Shiites delay their Maghrib prayers. The Jews say their prayers while removed from the Qiblah and a bit tilted from it. The Shiites do the same. The Jews move to and fro while saying their prayers. The Raafizis (Shiites) do likewise. While praying, the Jews let their outer garments touch the ground. The Shiites do likewise. The Jews deem the killing of every Musalmaan to be permitted to them. The Shiites hold the same view. The Jews do not attach any importance to the provision of Id-dat (waiting period) for divorced women. The Raafizis also are like them in this matter. The Jews do not think that any harm attaches to pronouncing talaaq (divorce) thrice. The Shiites also believe likewise. The Jews tampered with the Thauraat. The Shiites tampered with the Qur’aan. They say that changes and distortions had already been made in the Qur’aan and alterations had been affected in the arrangement of its verses. They further say that the order in which the Qur’aan was revealed has not been retained and the way it is now recited is not proved by a reference to the Prophet (May Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him). The Shiites, therefore, maintain that additions and subtractions have been made in the Qur’aan. The Jews have an enmity with Hazrat Jibra’eel (May peace be upon him), and they say that he is an enemy to them from amongst the angels. Similarly, one faction of the Shiites says that Jibra’eel grossly erred in delivering (Wah’y) Al-Laah’s Message to Hazrat Muhammad (May Al-Laah’s peace and blessing be upon him) instead of to Hazrat Ali for whom, according to them, it was in fact meant. The Shiites are liars. May they perish till Doomsday!”
One of the giants among the scholars of the sub-continent, Shah Abdul Azeez Muhaddis Dehlvi (May Al-Laah have mercy on him), has written a remarkable book in denunciation of the obnoxious beliefs of the Shiites. It is called Tuhfah Isnaa Ashariyah and is available throughout the Arab and the non-Arab world in all four languages, Arabic, Persian, Urdu and English. Given below are some extracts from the book, exposing some of the most contemptible beliefs of the Shiites, so that Muslim youths are able to know by themselves, instead of asking any Mufti (An expounder of muslim law) whether persons holding such beliefs could be called Musalmaan.
* The Qur’aan extant today is not correct because the companions of the holy Prophet
* The “Gharaabiyah” faction of the Shiites maintains that Jibreel (May peace be upon him) grossly erred in delivering (Wah’y) Al-Laah’s Message. Originally intended for Hazrat Ali, it was wrongly delivered to Hazrat Muhammad (May Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him).
* Three of the Caliphs, i.e. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq, Hazrat ‘Umar Farooq and Hazrat ‘Usmaan Ghani (May Al-Laah be pleased with them) were definitely not Mu’min and, as such, were also not fit to be Ameers and Caliphs.
* Whosoever bears love for Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Taalib (May Al-Laah be pleased with him) will be blessed with Jannat (Paradise), be he a Mushrik (polytheist) or a Jew or a Christian. On the other hand, whosoever bears love for the companions (Sahaabah) (May Al-Laah be pleased with them) of the Prophet of Al-Laah (May Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him) will go to Hell, howsoever good and righteous he may be and howsoever much he may be in love with the House of the Prophet (Ahl-e-Baiet, May Al-Laah be pleased with them.)
* Cursing Hazrat Abu ‘Bakr Siddeeq and Hazrat ‘Umar Farooq brings as much good reward (from Al-Laah) as reciting Bismil-Laah and the food that is eaten after cursing these two personages is 70 times more blessed.
* Al-Laah sent all His Prophets and Messengers to the world merely to confirm Hazrat Ali’s Vilaayat (sainthood). Had there been no Hazrat Ali, Prophets would not have been created.
* Al-Laah’s Prophets can lie and slander.
* Revelations used to descend upon Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Taalib (May Al-Laah be pleased with him).
* Al-Laah was so pleased at the assassination of Hazrat Umar Farooq that He forbade the Kiraaman Kaatibeen
* Pretending to be a Sunni and saying prayer’s behind a Sunni is as great a virtue as saying prayers behind a Prophet. This is meant to show that Taqiyyah (deception) by itself is a great virtue. (May Al-Laah protect us from such beliefs!)
It should be noted that at present there are Shiites who protest their ignorance about the above-mentioned blasphemous beliefs, just as some Deobandi Wahaabi*
Let us take heed that those who merely say that they have no such knowledge are not to be deemed separate and different from those who hold such blasphemous and wrong beliefs and propagate them unless they declare on oath that they do not subscribe to these views and also that they consider those who hold such views to be infidels, wicked and strayed.
Let him who says that it is not right to altogether condemn a person for doing one bad deed reflect on the fate of Shaitaan, to whom all his prayers for millions of years, his beliefs in the Oneness of Al-Laah (Tauheed) and all his knowledge was of no avail because of a single misdeed he committed. It should be clearly understood that to be a Mu’min and a Muslim, it is absolutely essential to fully subscribe to all the essentials of the Faith, and denying any one of these is enough to condemn a man as an infidel.
Readers ought to realise that there is absolutely no room for any doubt about the correctness and the truth of the Holy Qur’aan. It is a miracle acknowledged to be so by the whole world. But let us now consider the view the Shiites hold about the Qur’aan. On page 228, volume one, of the renowned book of the Shiites, Usool-e-Kaafi, Kitaabul Hujjah, (published by Daar-ul-Kutub Al-lslaamiyah, Tehran), it is stated thus: “It is narrated from Jaabir that he heard it from Aba Ja’far Imaam Muhammad Baaqir, (May Al-Laah be pleased with him) that none amongst mankind could claim to have gathered the whole of the Qur’aan as it had descended. He who makes such a claim is a liar. No one gathered it in the manner it was sent down, and no one memorised it thus, except Ali Ibne Abi Taalib (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) and the Imaams who came after him”. May Al-Laah protect us from such vile thoughts!.
On page 633 of volume 2 of the same book, it is stated “that a man recited the Qur’aan in the presence of Abu Abdul Laah (Imaam Ja’far Saadiq, may Al-Laah be pleased with him) during which some words were recited in a manner which was not according to how people used to generally recite them. Upon this, Abu Abdul Laah (May peace on him) said: “Do not recite like this but recite it as people have been reciting it till Imaam Mahdi makes his appearance. The Qur’aan, as it was originally sent down, will be recited only when Imaam Mahdi appears on the eve of Doomsday, and then the Qur’aan scribed by Hazrat Ali will be brought out”. Al-Laah protect us form such evil thoughts!
Renowned Shiite scholar of the sixth century A.H., Abu Mansoor Tabrasi, on page 254 of volume one of his book, Al-lhtijaaj Lit-Tabrasi, published by Al Matba’ Sa’eed Mashhad-al-Muqaddasah, Iran’ and the 11th century A.H. Shiite researcher, Mulla Mohsin Kaashaani, on page 32 of volume one of his book, Tafseer As-Saavee, published in Iran, have denied in clear terms the veracity and the truth of the Qur’aan.
Despite denying the veracity and the truth of the Qur’aan, Shiite scholars have yet written commentaries of the Qur’aan. Renowned Shiite commentator of the Qur’aan, Ali Bin Ibraaheem Al-Qumi, on page 35, volume one, of his commentary, Tafseer Qumi (published by Mu’as-sisah Daar-ul-Kitaab Lit-Taba’ati wan-Nashar), explaining the Qur’aanic verse, “Of course, Al-Laah does not refrain form giving the likeness of even the smallest of things, be it a gnat in this verse or any thing bigger than this”, says that “gnat in this verse refers to Hazrat Ali
and the words ‘bigger than this’ refer to ” Dear readers! I dare not,
even in translation, name the most scared being which the Shiite scholar
Readers will have no realisation of the deep anguish I have been going through while reproducing such abominations. But it is a fact that whereas his fatwa (religious verdict) of death against Shaitaan Rushdie has earned Khomeini all-round applause and approbation, people are generally not aware that Khomeini himself is guilty of a similar blasphemy. As a humble servant of Ahle Sunnat I deem slandering against anybody to be a major sin. Readers would have, therefore, noticed that I have all along this tract been quoting from the writings of Shiite scholars along with the names of the presses from which they had been published and with the fullest sense of responsibility. The idea behind reproducing them is merely to make our simple but enthusiastic youths keep away from being influenced by the apparent charms of Khomeini’s so-called feats in the light of knowledge gained by them regarding this wicked faith (Shiism) and its followers.
On page 671 of the famous book of the Shiites, Usool-e-Kaafi, published from Lucknow, an assertion is made that Abu Abdul Laah (Imaam Ja’far) reportedly held that “the Qur’aan brought to Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) by Jibra’eel (peace be upon him) contained 17,000 verses”. Readers know that the Holy Qur’aan contains only 6,666 verses, while the Shiites believe that 10,344 verses have been expunged. This means that, according to the Shiites, Al-Laah failed to keep His promise He himself made in the Book of preserving the Qur’aan. How ridiculous! (May Al-Laah forbid it!).
Several renowned Shiite scholars have repeatedly made the assertion that the extant version of the Qur’aan is not the original one, and the blame for saying so has been clearly pinned down on venerated Imaama of the House of Muhammad (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him).
All Muslims know it full well that mut’ah (temporary marriage) is forbidden. But a reliable Shiite scholar, Mulla Fathul Laah Kaashaani, on page 493 of his book, Manhaj-us-Saadiqeen, volume 2, published by Intishaaraute llmiyah Islaamiyah, Baazaar Shirazi Junb Nouroz Khan, writes the following and alludes it to the Holy Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessing be upon him) himself. Mulla Kaashaani asserts: “He who contracts mut’ah once gets to the status of Imaam Husain (May Al-Laah be pleased with him); he who contracts it twice gets to the status of Imaam Hasan (may Al-Laah be pleased with him); he who contracts it thrice gets to the status of Hazrat Ali (may Al-Laah be pleased with him); and he who contracts it four times gets to my status (that is to say, the status of the Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessing be upon him) himself)”. Readers should realise how wicked would be the faith according to which contracting a forbidden act like mut’ah four times raises the person so doing to the status of the Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him). May Al-Laah protect us from this wicked faith and its evils!
Shiite Shaikhs, Toosi and Nu’maani, narrate the following from the 8th Imaam, Hazrat Raza (may Al-Laah be pleased with him): “The sign of the appearance of Imaam Mahdi will be that he will be seen in the nude in front of the sun, and a crier will announce that the Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen has come again”. And Mulla Baqir Majlisi, on page 347 of volume 2 of the book Haq-qul-Yaqeen, published by Intishaaraate llmiyah lslaamiyah, asserts thus: “The first to owe allegiance to the (naked) Mahdi will be Muhammad (May Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him)”. According to the same book, “When our Imaam Mahdi will reappear he will raise up Aayishah (May Al-Laah be pleased with her) and take revenge on her on behalf of Hazrat Faatimah (May Al-Laah be pleased with her)”. The same Mulla Baqir Majlisi writes: “Thus the two accursed men, (meaning, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq and Hazrat Umar Faarooq, may Al-Laah be pleased with them), and the two accursed women meaning, wives of the holy Prophet, Saiyyidah Aayishah Siddeeqah and Saiyyidah Hafsah (may Al-Laah be pleased with them), conspired among themselves to poison the holy Prophet (May Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him)”—page 610 of volume 2 of the book, Hayaat-ul-Quloob, published by Intisharaate Jaawedaan. This assertion clearly means that Al-Laah failed in His promise of protecting the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings he upon him) from the people.
Those influenced by Khomeini himself might say that all this was not written by Khomeini himself. I should ask such of them to read what Khomeini himself has written on page 121 of the book, Kashf-ul-Asraar, published by lntisharaate Mustafavi. Khomeini exhorts his co-religionists thus: “Continue reading the Persian books written by Mulla Baqir Majlisi for the Persian speaking people so that you do not fall into the mischief of some kind of foolishness”. I put it to my readers whether supporting blasphemy does not itself constitute blasphemy! Also to be noted is this pronouncement by Khomeini: “The belief that the status of our Imaams is such that it is not achievable by any of the angels who may be near to Al-Laah, or any Prophet (sent by Al-Laah), is one of the fundamentals of our Shiite faith”, page 58 of Vilaayat-e-Faqeeh, published by Intisharaate Aazaadi, Qum, Seh Rah Mozah.
Dear readers! We of the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at believe, in the light of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, that all the companions (may Allah be pleased with them) of the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him) are true and steadfast Mu’min, are definitely entitled to Jannat (Paradise) and are exalted in ranks in the sight of Al-Laah. Al-Laah has Himself testified in the Qur’aan to the companions of the holy Prophet (May Al-Laah’s peace and blessing be upon him) being Mu’min and entitled to Jannat. Everybody is aware that Islaamic tenets are based on the news given in the Qur’aan and the Hadeeth. Any news given by an Imaam (religious guide) or a Mujtahid (A supervisor of religious matters) or a Mufti (An expounder of muslim law) should be rejected if it is opposed to the Qur’aan and the Hadeeth.
Mulla Baqir Majlisi, in his book Haq-qul-Yaqeen, (page 342), in his usual abusive and filthy style, “likens Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq and Hazrat Umar Faarooq to Fir’aun and Haamaan” (Al-Laah forbid). On page 259 of the same book Mulla Baqir has this to say about Hazrat Umar (may Al-Laah be pleased with him): “It is not necessary to repeat what has already been written in larger books about the meanness of the family background and about his being born outside of wedlock”. The same Mulla Baqir, writing on page 522 of the same book, makes bold to quote Imaam Zainul Aabideen (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) as having said, “on being questioned about the affairs of Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) that both Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) were infidels, and he who bears love to these two is also an infidel” (Al-Laah forbid). And yet it is this Mulla Baqir whom Khomeini exhorts his followers to keep drawing inspiration from! Can Khomeini, even after this; be called a “leader and guide?”
Besides this, the greatest Muhad-dis of the Shiites, Muhammad Bin Ya’qoob Koleini, on page 285 of his book, Ar-Raudah Kaafi, volume 8 (published by Daarul Kutub Al-lslaamiyah, Tehran) has used the name of Imaam Muhammad Baaqir (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) for the assertion that “all except our Shiites are bastards”. It is mentioned in Haq-qul-Yaqeen, volume 2, page 527, that, “on appearing, Imaam Mahdi will first kill all Sunni ulama before killing all other infidels”. And Majma-ul-Bayaan also carries the same Hadeeth with its source pegged on to the Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him) himself. (Al-Laah forbids!).
– On page 521 of Haq-qul-Yaqeen, volume 2, such people who approve of the Imaamat and Khilaafat of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq, Hazrat Umar Faarooq (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) and who consider these two to precede Hazrat Ali (may Al-Laah be pleased with him`), have been called “Naasibi”. And Mulla Baqir Majlisi, in his writings, says: “A ‘Naasibi’ is worse than a bastard. It is true that Almighty Al-Laah has not created a worse creature than a dog, but in the sight of Al-Laah a Naasibi is more mean than a dog”.
Those who can agree to be worse than bastards and dogs, as claimed by Mulla Baqir Majlisi, who has been praised by Khomeini, may accept Khomeini as “leader and guide”. But thanks to Al-Laah, we of the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at do no subscribe to such heathenistic beliefs and postulates.
Apart from Mulla Baqir Majlisi, let us see Khomeini’s own perverse thinking about Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq and Hazrat Umar Faarooq (may Al-Laah be pleased with them). He writes: “It was impossible for those people (Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar, may Al-Laah be pleased with them), who had for many years attached themselves to the Messenger (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and had formed themselves into a group in the hope of one day grabbing power, to resist doing what they did just for the sake of carrying out the commands of the Qur’aan. They had to seize power and run their governments anyhow, somehow”, (page l 14, Kashful Asraar.)
On the same page of this very book, he further says: “They Abu Bakr and Umar (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) 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 fulfil their evil intentions” At the end of this very book, Khomeini has given these headlines to various chapters: “Abu Bakr’s opposition to the text of the Qur’aan; Umar’s opposition to Al-Laah’s Qur’aan”. (Kashful Asraar. pages 114 and 117). On page 120 of this very book, Khomeini has headlined one of his chapters thus: “A glance at the babblers (Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at)”. While ranting against Hazrat Usmaan (may Al-Laah be pleased with him), Khomeini could not hold his pen even regarding Al-Laah. He says: “We worship that Khuda (Al-Laah) and recognise only Him as Khuda (Al-Laah) whose acts are based on mature wisdom and who does not do anything against the dictates of wisdom. Nor do we recognise such Khuda (Al-Laah) who having built the edifice of justice and piety on the exalted foundation of devotion to Khuda (Al-Laah), Himself paves the way for its destruction and ruin, and hands over leadership and governance to such oppressors and scoundrels as Yazeed, Mu’aa Wiyah and Usmaan”. (Kashful Asraar, page 107).
Readers would have noticed that Khomeini has used the words “oppressors and scoundrels” not only for Yazeed but also for the Prophet’s companion, Ameer Mu’aa Wiyah and Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen Saiyyidina Usmaan Ghani (may Al-Laah be pleased with him), and that Khomeini got so excited in the process that he even refused to acknowledge Al-Laah and to worship Him because Al-Laah Himself had bestowed leadership and governance upon Hazrat Usmaan (may Al-Laah be pleased with him). The insolent language, which Khomeini has used about Al-Laah, reminds one of the beliefs held by the Magians (Fire-worshippers) of ancient Iran that there are two separate Gods, one of good and the other of evil. May the merciful Al-Laah protect from such filthy beliefs and such filthy people!
I still have with me a small pamphlet in which Khomeini has declared: “I will fulfil the mission which the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him) failed to fulfil”. This pamphlet had been brought to the notice of members of the Federal Majlis-e-Shoora (Pakistan Parliament) at one of its sessions, and the feelings of the faithful throughout Pakistan had been inflamed by it, and I am sure a glance at other writings of Khomeini would reveal many other blasphemies uttered by him. Knowledge of the contents of this small pamphlet would convince the faithful that Khomeini and his Shiite faith have nothing to do with the Qur’aan and the Sunnah.
Thanks be to Al-Laah that He has raised us among the followers of His beloved and last Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and has allowed us to be among the right-guided Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at.
It is our faith that love of the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and the great personages of his blessed family are the assets of the faith and the means to our redemption.
We also believe in their greatness and truthfulness, in their sense of justice and honesty, in their faith and piety, in their devotion and prayers, in their knowledge and grace and in their nobility and Imaamat.
All these are Al-Laah’s chosen and blessed bondsmen and bearing love to all of them is of the essence of the faith. And to he disrespectful and insolent to any one of them is most hurtful to us and is bound to bring upon us the wrath of Al-Laah and the displeasure of His Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him).
It is our faith that the Qur’aan, from its sending-down to this day’ is preserved in the original form and there is no possibility of any alterations or changes in it, for Al-Laah has made it incumbent upon Himself to preserve the Qur’aan. The very thought that the Qur’aan has been altered, or can be altered, is a wholly reprehensible idea.
We are convinced that it is an act of blasphemy to doubt the veracity and truthfulness of even one word of the Qur’aan.
We hold that any sect which belies the Qur’aan, belies the traditions of the holy Prophet, or is insolent towards the holy Prophet, the spouses of the Prophet (may Al-Laah’s peace and blessings be upon him), the companions of the Prophet, the members of the Prophet’s Household, and the saints (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) ceases to belong to the Faith. We believe that all others are deviationists, except the right guided Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at.
(Wamaa ‘Alainaa Illal Balaagh)
Karachi- 1 990.
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi