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The Creed of the Rafidah was Expounded First by a Munafiq (hypocrite) and Zindiq (heretic)

al-Imam al-Qadi al-Allama Ali ibn Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Abi'l Izz ad-Dimashqi al-Hanafi (731-792H)
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ومن أحسن القول في أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وأزواجه الطاهرات من كل دنس وذرياته المقدسين من كل رجس ؛ فقد برئ من النفاق

"Anyone who speaks well of the Companions of Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and his wives and offspring, who are all pure and untainted by any impurity, is free from the accusation of Nifaaq (hypocrisy)."

"…The reason the author (i.e., Tahawi) has put above Nifaaq those who honor the Prophet’s Companions, his wives and descendants is that Rafd or the creed of the Rafidah was expounded first by a Munafiq (hypocrite) and Zindiq (heretic). He wanted to destroy Islam denigrate the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), as is stated by a number of scholars. This was Abdullah ibn Saba.1 When he announced his Islam he intended to undermine Islam through his evil designs, just as Paul had done with Christianity. Ibn Saba first posed as a pious devotee, engaged in enjoining good and forbidding evil. He then began to incite people against Uthman (radiyallahu anh) and worked for his murder. When Ali (radiyallahu anh) went to Kufah, he defied him and rallied people round him so that he might achieve his evil designs. When Ali (radiyallahu anh) came to know this, he ordered ibn Saba killed. But ibn Saba left the place and fled to Qargis. His story is well-known in the history books...

This explains how Rafd is the gateway to the undoing Islam. Qadi Abu Bakr ibn’ut Tayyib has discussed at length the Batiniyyah and their designs to undermine Islam. He says:

“Their missionaries first persuade a Muslim to accept the beliefs and practices of the Shia. When he accepts them they tell him that Salaf (the elders) did an injustice to Ali (radiyallahu anh) and killed Husayn (radiyallahu anh). Then they ask him to repudiate the Banu Taym, Banu Adiy, Banu Umayyah and Banu Abbas and to believe that Ali (radiyallahu anh) will come back, that he has no knowledge of Ghayb (the Unseen) that Allah entrusted to him the creation of he world and so on and so on; all the foolish ideas of the Shia. When they see that he responds to their call and feels for the injustices and cruelties that Ali (radiyallahu anh) and his sons had to suffer, they think they have achieved their goal.”

In fact these people begin by maligning the Companions of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), then they malign his wives and then even the Prophet himself, for in the view of these mistaken people, the family of the Prophet went no less astray than his companions."



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1- Abdullah ibn Saba (40H/660), the leader of an extremist Shii sect, as-Sabi’ah, was from Yemen. He was first was a Jew, and then embraced Islam (!), only to undermine it. He moved from one place to another and instigated people against Islam and its leaders. Starting from Hijaz, he went to Basrah and Kufah then to Damascus. He tried to arouse people against the third caliph Uthman ibn Affan (radiyallahu anh) but could not succeed and was driven out to Egypt. He preached that Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) would return like Isa (alayhi salam), that every prophet has a Wasi (i.e., legatee) and Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu anh) was the Wasi of Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and the last of the legatees, that Ali (radiyallahu anh) is alive and living up in the clouds, that the souls transmigrate from one body to another after death. (Ibn Asakir, Tarikh Dimashq, 7/41; Dhahabi, Mizan’il I’tidal, 2/426; Ashari, Maqalat’ul Islamiyyin, 15; Shahristani, al-Milal wa’n Nihal, 6/174)
Shaykh’ul Islam Ibnu Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) said:

وكل قول ينفرد به المتأخر عن المتقدمين، ولم يسبقه إليه أحد منهم، فإنه يكون خطأ كما قال الإمام أحمد بن حنبل‏‏

"All statements that had been said by the Mutaakhirrin (latter ones) differing from the Mutaqaddimin (predecessors) and that had not been previously mentioned by any other, is a mistake. As Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (rahimahullah) said:

‏إياك أن تتكلم في مسألة ليس لك فيها إمام‏

"Refrain from speaking about a matter without an Imam!.." (Ibnu Taymiyyah, Majma’ul Fatawa, 21/291)