Good, bad and ugly side of Takfiri evangelism
The piece under the name Muhammad Qaddam Sidq laboured so hard to persuade the gullible minds into believing that Shia and by association, Iran are the two enemies all must hate with passion. Since time immemorial this has been a recurring decimal in the history of Takfiri “Evangelism”.
In the said piece, Muhammad Qaddam Siqd assumes the role of the prosecutor, the witness, the judge and the executioner all at the same time. What comes to mind is the “trial” of Fadak in Saqeefa. Yet his argument is anything but logical. In the piece I am making reference to, Muhammad Qaddam Sidq made simultaneous accusations against the Islamic republic of Iran as well as Shia.
For God’s sake, Iran lost 465 of its people in this mishap, and it’s the highest, shouldn’t it say anything? Haba! We should be just!
Muhammad Qaddam Sidq considers it a crime that the Islamic Republic of Iran demands to play a role in the management of Hajj operations. For argument sake, let us assume this narration is correct. If Hajj is an act of good deed, and it is, then what is wrong in seeking to be a party to organising of good deeds? And Iran did not say they alone should be involved, but all Muslim countries should contribute ideas and help in implementing them in anyway that could be allowed. What’s wrong with that? Remember it is the Almighty Allah (SWT) that command all believers to help one another in discharging good deeds. Yet according this author being obedient to divine command is a crime. Muhammad alleged that “… according to Shia doctrine, which is its (Islamic Republic of Iran’s) official religious ideology, Makkah is inferior to Karbala in terms of holiness…”. In part 2 of the same piece he added: “In one of their thousands of fabricated narrations attributed to Imam Ja’afar As-sadiq, he was reported to have said “He who pays homage to the grave of Hussain on an ordinary day (not Eid) believing in his (i.e. Hussain’s) privileged status, Allah will give him the same amount of reward earned from performing accepted Hajj and Umrah twenty times…” One wonders what then were they doing at the Hajj in such big numbers as to warrant sustaining the highest casualty? A quick one; a nation can not look down on something and yet continue to record such a highly impressive roll call.
All the same time have this one from me. The issue can be handled from three different perspectives. First being that the Hadith is a fabricated one. If it is so then, throw it away! Secondly if it is a fabricated Hadith found in the books of Shia. As such Shia is guilty of a wrong doing. It can’t be so. This is because fabricated Hadiths are equally found in Sunni authored books. And it will tantamount to academic fraud and intellectual incompetence to condemn Sunni Schools of thoughts because of such. And if you insist that Shia is guilty because of a fabricated Hadith found in their books, then read what I lifted from Tariykh Tabari Volume 2 Pages 75 -76:
“It is said that the chiefs of Quraysh like Walid, Aswad and Umayyah met the Prophet and requested that both parties should acknowledge the gods of each other. At that moment ‘Surah al-Kafirun’ was revealed in reply to their proposal and the Prophet was ordered to speak thus: “I do not worship that which you worship, nor do you worship Him whom I worship.”
However, one day as the holy Prophet was sitting near the Ka’bah and reciting Surah alNajm aloud, he reached these two verses. “Have you thought on al-Lat and al-Uzza and thirdly on Manat?” Satan suddenly made him utter another two sentences viz: “these are ‘Gharaniq’ who are high in position and their intercession is acceptable”, and then he recited the remaining verses. When he reached the last verse of the Surah the Prophet himself as well as all others present, whether Muslims or idolaters, performed Sajdah before the idols…
Please be reminded that some Sunni authors of Qur’anic commentary equally quoted same in their books. In alleging that the devil “tricked” the Holy prophet into worshipping idols, the foundation of Islam comes to naught. Now shall we accuse the Sunni world of plotting against Islam? Never! So what applies here shall and must apply there.
The third possibility is that the Hadith is authentic. Then does that imply that Mecca is inferior to Karbala, even according the authors account? Here him one more time: “the same amount of reward earned from performing accepted Hajj and Umrah twenty times” How can you be this naïve? Where is the word inferior? For instance, Tirmidhi reported a Hadith: “Whosoever reads Sura Ya-seen in Ramadhan will receive the same amount of reward earned from reading the whole Qur’an ten times”.
Qaddam Sidq accused the Islamic Republic of condemning the United States and Israel for their endless atrocities against Islam and the Muslim and he does not seem to be happy with that. Well…birds of the same feather flock together. For us we are happy being in the “bad” books of the gangsters. That is a charming cosmetics. A medal of honour. Yes, it can not for the chicken-hearted. The accusation of invading the Grand Mosques is as laughable as it is ridiculous. Qaddam Sidq accused Iran of secretive alliance with its purported enemy. But how do you know if it is really secretive?
The author suggests that chanting Ya-Hussein is unIslamic. This is my take on that. The usual proof advanced include verse 18 in Surat AlJinn: “And that the mosques are Allah’s, therefore call not upon anyone besides Allah”. The last verse in Surat Al-Yunus says: “And do not call besides Allah on that which can neither benefit you nor harm you.” Anybody that considers “Dua” to be synonymous to worshipping should as well explain this; “He (Prophet Noah) said: my Lord! I have called (“Da’autu” from “Dua”) my people night and day” (71:5). Does that mean Noah has been worshipping his people night and day? Absolutely not! With this we come to appreciate the fact that there is nothing wrong in a servant calling another servant for help. Now the question is that Hussein is in his grave and he is as such d***. Never, because he is martyr. And in the Glorious Qur’an we were warned again not only saying but even thinking that a martyr is dead. So we are calling on a glorious servant of Allah (SWT) that is live and alive. Inna haazihiy tazkira. Faman shaaat takhaza ilaa Rabbihiy sabiyla…
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