“Why do Americans hate beheadings but love drone killings?”
BOTH BEHEADING AS WELL AS DRONE BOMBING IS QATL , BUT ISN’T BEHEADING MORE CRUEL ,MORE DEHUMINISING THE KILLERS & WHAT WHEN THE KILLERS ARE SO CALLED MUSLIMS AND KILL IN ITHE NAME OF ISLAM , FI SABEELILLAH AND THE KILLED ARE THEIR OWN BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THEIR OWN MUSLAK ,NEITHER KAFFIR NOR ATHEAST , EVEN THEIR KILLING IS HARAAM UNLESS THEY ATTACK FIRST.

ONE FAILS TO IMAGINE HOW A MAN HAS THE CHEEKS TO CRITICISE THE OTHER COMMUNITIES WHO ARE KNOWN AND BENT TO HATE MUSLIMS, IF NOT ALL , MAJORITY OF THEM, BUT BEFORE DOING THIS, DON’T LOOK INTO THEIR OWN CHEST WHAT THEIR BROTHERENS ARE DOING ,ISN’T. AS PER ISLAM , IF YOU KILLED JUST ONE MAN AND ALLAH SAYS YOU HAVE KILLED THE ENTIRE HUMINITY , AND SEE THE EVIL MEN OF THE (may be late) ABU BAKAR BAGHDADI HAVE SHOT PEOPLE TYING THEIR HANDS ON THE BACK SO THAT WHEN THEY FALL,THEY FALL ON THEIR FACE , THEY ARE RAPING WOMEN, THEY ARE SELLING WOMEN AND JUSTIFYING ALL THIS IN THE NAME OF ISLAM , TO ESTABLISH ONCE AGAIN A KHILAAFAH E RASHIDA. THOUSANDS OF SUNNI MUSLIMS, KURDS AND YAZDIS HAVE BEEN MERCILESSLY KILLED FOR NO FAULT . SHIAS ARE MARTYRED FOR THEY ARE DEFENDING THEIR SACRED LANDS OF IRAQ AND SYRIA.
ALLAH HUMMAH LA’AN ON ZALEMEEN WA MUNAFEQEEN WA KAAFEREEN WHO KILL IN THE NAME OF ISLAM OR OTHERWISE.
ZAHEER HUSAIN KHAN
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War and Peace: Western
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By Mahboob
Khawaja
A “war of religion”
is unfolding, with a view to justifying a global
military crusade. In the inner consciousness of many
Americans, the “holy
crusade” against Muslims is justified. While President
Obama may uphold freedom
of religion, the US inquisitorial social order has
institutionalized patterns of
discrimination, prejudice and xenophobia directed against
Muslims.”
(Michel Chossudovsky,
“America’s Holy Crusade against the Muslim
World.”
Global Research:
8/30/2010).
American
War Agenda and Killing
of Humanity
To the
US bankrupt economy,
war is a good business. All wars kill human beings. Across
the Iraq and Syrian
war theatres, aerial bombing and shelling are destroying
human habitats and
ecological systems. Millions of Arabs have been displaced
and murdered by the
US-led military interventions. The panicky acts of
belligerency represent a
sadistic foreign policy towards the Arab world. The US war
agenda aims at
killing of the Arabs not taking preventive measures to stop
the ISIS advances or
using diplomacy to pursue peace talks. The Arab coalition
lacks sense of
rationality of the US proxy war to undermine the freedom of
Palestine and to
occupy the oil producing Arab countries. The mindless Arab
rulers are
collaborating in a war against Islam. All international
institutions are defying
logic and their responsibility in protecting the lives of
entrenched human
beings and natural environment. Is man that ignorant and
wicked and knows not
how to ensure his own future
sustainability?
The UNO and other
global political powers
are utterly a failure in preventing major conflicts from
happening. The weapon
sales to oil exporting Arab rulers are the hallmark of
American-European
policies of militarization. Most global institutions are
manned by those people
lacking rational understanding of the interests and
priorities of the global
community. Some have no potentials and talents to be
effective and intelligent
leaders. Once again, the global political culture is
culminating dark clouds of
vengeful animosities demonstrating failure of rational
thinking and intelligence
apparatus. Everywhere egoistic political interests assume
greater importance
than the survival and interests of the global mankind.
Unjustifiable killing of
one human being is equal to killing of the whole of mankind.
Former FBI agent
Coleen Rawley asks “Why do
Americans hate beheadings but
love drone killings?”
(HuffingtonPost: 9/28/2014): The answer lies in human
psychology. And probably
like the old observation about history, people who refuse to
understand human
psychology are doomed to be victims of psychological
manipulation. War has never
been a prelude to peacemaking. Internationally acclaimed
scholar Noam Chomsky,
professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT speaks of
America as the leading
force of global terrorism (“America, the
World’s Leading # 1
Terrorism State: Cunning of
Reason: 11/3/2014), and notes that ‘U.S. covert
operations routinely resemble
acts of terrorism’ and adds that: Jihadism’s most
fearsome current manifestation
is the Islamic State, or ISIS, which has established its
murderous caliphate in
large areas of Iraq and Syria. “I think the United
States is one of the key
creators of this organization,” reports former CIA
analyst Graham Fuller, a
prominent commentator on the region. “The United States
did not plan the
formation of ISIS,” he adds, “but its destructive
interventions in the Middle
East and the War in Iraq were the basic causes of the birth
of ISIS.” To this we
may add the world’s greatest terrorist campaign:
Obama’s global project of
assassination of “terrorists.” The
“resentment-generating impact” of those drone
and special-forces strikes should be too well known to
require further
comment.
The mankind has
realized that politics is
a game of pretension and always remains problematic.
Politicians need problems
to get public attention. The global community is not a
silent spectator but
understands the deliberate destruction of humanity in
Iraq-Syria and has the
capacity to challenge the politically imperiled
insensitivity to universal
accord and brutality of Terrorism of Wars. Professor Noam
Chomsky outlines how
Obama administration continued the anti-human policies and
practices of the
George Bush era: “America is
Running the Worlds
Largest Terrorism Operation.” Global Research: 4/22/2014):
“The Obama administration is dedicated to
increasing terrorism. In fact, it’s doing it all over
the world. Obama is
running the biggest terrorist operation that exists,
maybe in history: the
drone assassination campaigns, which are just part of it
[…] All of these
operations, they are terror operations.” Professor
Chomsky has previously
extensively documented U.S. terrorism and concluded that
the global rise in
state terror was a result of U.S. foreign policy. In
1991, a book edited by
Alexander L. George [the Graham H. Stuart Professor of
Political Science
Emeritus at Stanford University] also argued that other
Western powers sponsored
terror in Third World countries. It concluded that the
U.S. and its allies
were the main supporters of terrorism throughout the
world.
Is ‘war a good
business’ wonders Bill
Dores (“War is Good
for Business”: Big Oil,
Wall Street and the Pentagon’s “New Cold War”
Against Russia: Global Research: 5/8/2014): The U.S.
invasion of Iraq devastated that country. And it hit hard at
working class and
oppressed communities in the United States. For Big Oil and
Wall Street it was a
bonanza….Energy is the world’s most profitable
commodity…Then there is the
heart of the system — Wall Street itself. Bankers and
politicians know that war
and crisis abroad drive capital into the United States,
cutting the deficit,
propping up the dollar and helping keep U.S. banks at the
center of the world
economy.
Are the
Arab Masses Waiting for
Salahudeen Ayoubi?
The core issue of the Arab Middle East is not the
bombing of ISIS or Shiia-Sunnis sectarian bloodbaths. These
consequential
developments are the outcomes of decade old American-British
military aggression
and occupation of Iraq. The ISIL or other groups do not have
the capacity to
change the governments in Iraq and Syria. The focal problem
is the establishment
of an independent State of Palestine and recognition of the
State of Israel and
normalization of relations between the Arab states and
Israel. Nothing has
happened to change the continuing status quo and occupation
of the West Bank,
East Jerusalem and Gaza by Israel. Are the Arab people
waiting for a Salahudeen
Ayoubi to come and rescue them from political annihilation?
Paul Laurdee
(“Waiting for
Waiting for Saladin
(Salaheddine al-Ayyoubi)”
Dissident Voice: 3/27/2013), one of the founders of the Free
Gaza and Free
Palestine Movements and an organizer in the International
Solidarity Movement
points out that: Palestinians have a long history of
resistance to occupation,
expulsion and ethnic cleansing… Every struggle in the
world – whether
successful or unsuccessful – has included a combination of
armed and nonviolent
resistance in varying proportions. If it can be argued that
armed resistance has
failed in Palestine, so has nonviolent resistance…. Should
Palestinians wait
for a champion to recover Palestine from the Zionist
invaders much as
Salaheddine al-Ayyoubi (known in the West as Saladin)
liberated Jerusalem and
other parts of Palestine after 88 years of Crusader
rule?
The Arab
world and Israel have lost
many opportunities to strike peace accord. More than fifty
years of so called
peace talks sound an insult to conventional wisdom. Israel
is not at peace with
occupation of Palestine. The divided and leaderless
Palestinians lack coherent
strategy of peace. Where would the peace come from? If there
were people of new
generation – young and educated people of vision and
peaceful change, both
Palestinians and Israelis could have resolved the major
political conflicts. How
strange, Muslims believe that Jews and Christians are part
of the Islamic faith
originating with Prophet Abraham. Yet, they breathe in
conflicting time zones
and cannot face each other as normal human beings at dinner
tables or
interactive social communication to talk and come up with
workable solution.
When would they realize to be conscientious human beings
rather than political
actors? Perpetuated animosities and occupation of Palestine
have crippled their
inward minds and souls to exit the hatred and fear box and
to see beyond the
obvious horizon to make peace.
The oil producing
Arab leaders operate
from a position of weakness not strength in global affairs.
America enjoys some
influence but the lobbyists control its political nerves and
thinking hubs. For
the last few weeks, East Jerusalem is again a scene of
tragic events, firing on
civilians, running street battles and killings outside the
Al-Aqsa Masjid.
Should the future generations be captive of the political
adversaries of today’s
politics? Both need focused minds and souls to replace
insane behaviors with
respect and human dignity. To counter-balance Israel
political activism, Arab
masses should phase-out the dormant and dummy leaders and
phase-in educated and
intelligent people of young generation. The need is urgent
for both Palestinians
and Israelis to resume peace talks with an honest commitment
and time table to
end the occupation and hostilities and to establish State of
Palestine and to
ensure both nations could complement a peaceful co-existence
and future. Is
reconciliation and peacemaking possible by direct
negotiations between the
parties? Yes, given the will and sincerity of purpose, all
man-made problems are
solvable. Late Professor Edward Said (Peace and
its Discontents: Essays on
Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process. Random House, 1996)
was a visionary and
enriched with proactive thoughts and a truly dedicated
intellectual and active

WHO ARE THESE TWELVE SUCCESSORS OF THE HOLY PROPHET (Peace

and blessings of Allah be upon him and his immaculate progeny)?

Narrated Jabir ibn Samura: I heard the Prophet (pbuhf) saying, “There will be Twelve Commanders.” He

then said a sentence which I did not hear. My father said, the Prophet (pbuhf) added, “All of them will be

from Quraysh.” [Sahih Bukhari (English), Hadith: 9:329, Kitabul Ahkam; Sahih Bukhari, (Arabic), 4:165,

Kitabul Ahkam]

The holy Prophet (pbuhf) said: “The Religion (Islam) will continue until the hour (Day of Resurrection),

having Twelve Caliphs for you, all of them of them will be from Quraysh.” [Sahih Muslim, (English),

Chapter DCCLIV, vol.3, p.1010, tradition #4483, Sahih Muslim (Arabic), Kitab al-Imaara, 1980 Saudi

Arabian Edition, vol.3, p. 1453, Tradition #10]

What the Sunni Scholars say:

We have counted the Amirs after the holy Prophet (pbuhf) as twelve. We found them as follows: Abu

Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthman, Ali, Hasan, Mu’awiyah, Yazid, Mu’awiyah bin Yazid, Marwan, Yazid bin ‘Abd al-
Malik, Marwan bin Muhammad bin Marwan, As-Saffah…After this there were twenty seven caliphs from

Now if we consider twelve of them we can reach only till Sulayman. If we take the literal meaning we have

only five of them and to these we add the four Righteous Caliphs, and ‘Umar bib Abd al-Aziz.

I cannot understand the meaning of this hadith. (Ibn al-‘Arabi)

Qadi ‘Iyad al-Yahsubi:

The number of Caliphs are more than that. To limit their number to twelve is incorrect. The holy Prophet

(pbuhf) did not say that there will be only twelve and there is no scope for more. Hence it is possible that

there can be more. (Al-Nawawi, Sharh Sahih Muslim, 12:201-202; Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Fath al-Bari, 16:339)

Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti:

There are only twelve Caliphs until the Day of Judgement. And they will continue to act on truth; even if

they are not continuous.

We see that from the twelve, four are Righteous Caliphs, then Hasan, then Mu’awiyah, then ibn Zubayr, and

finally ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz. They are eight. Four of them remain. May be Mahdi, the Abbasid could be

included as he is an Abbasid like ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-Aziz was an Umayyad. And Tahir ‘Abbasi will also be

included because he was a just ruler. Thus two more are yet to come. One of them is Mahdi because he is

from the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) [Al-Suyuti, Tarikh al-Khulafa, p.12; Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Sawaiq al-Muhriqa

Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani:

No one has much knowledge about this particular hadith of Sahih Bukhari.

It is not correct to say that these Imams will be present at one and the same time. (Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani,

Fath al-Bari 16:338-341)

The first Caliph of Bani Umayya was Yazid ibn Mu’awiyah and the last, Marwan al-Himar. Their total is

thirteen. Uthman, Mu’awiyah and ibn Zubayr are not included as they were among the Companions of the

holy Prophet (pbuhf).

If we exclude Marwan bin al-Hakam because of the controversy about his being a Companion or that he was

in power even though Abdullah ibn Zubayr had the support of the people. Then we can get the figure of

Twelve. …when the Caliphate came out of the Bani Umayya, a great disturbance arose. Until the Bani Abbas

established themselves. Hence the original conditions had changed completely.

(Ibn al-Jawzi, Kashf al-Mushkil, as quoted in Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Fath al-Bari, 16:340 from Sibt ibn al-

It could also mean that the twelve Imams will remain during the period of Islam’s supremacy. The time when

Islam will be a dominant religion. These Caliphs will, during their tenure, glorify the religion.

(Al – Nawawi, Sharh Sahih Muslim, 12: 202-3)

This number (twelve) is found till the period of Walid ibn ‘Abd al-Malik. After this, there was chaos and

disturbance. Then came the Abbasid dynasty. This report has increased the number of Imams. If we neglect

some of the characteristics which came after the disturbance, then their number will be much higher.

(Ibn Kathir, Tarikh, 6:249; Al-Suyuti, Tarikh al-Khulafa p.11)

Whosoever follows Bayhaqi and agrees with his assertion that Jama’ah means those Caliphs who came

intermittently till the time of Walid ibn Yazid ibn ‘Abd al-Malik the transgressor comes under the purview of

the tradition quoted by us criticising and denouncing such people.

And if we accept the Caliphate of Ibn Zubayr before ‘Abd al-Malik, the total shall be sixteen. Whereas their

total should be twelve before ‘Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz. In this method Yazid ibn Mu’awiyah will be included

and not Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz. However, it is established that that the majority of ulama accept Umar ibn

Abd al-Aziz as a truthful and a just Caliph. (Ibn Kathir, Tarikh, 6:249-250)

We need another Sunni scholar to finally clarify who these Twelve Successors, Caliphs, Amirs and Imams

The famous scholar al-Dhahabi says in Tadhkirat al-Huffaz, vol.4, p.298, and Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani says in

al-Durar al-Kaminah, vol.1, and p.67 that Sadruddin Ibrahim bin Muhammad bin al-Hamawayh al-Juwayni

al-Shafi’i was great scholar of hadith. The same al-Juwayni reports from Abdullah ibn Abbas (r.a.) from

the holy Prophet (pbuhf) who said, “I am the chief of the Prophets and Ali ibn Abi Talib is the chief of

Successors, and after me my successors shall be twelve, the first of them being Ali ibn Abi Talib and the last

of them being Al Mahdi.”

Al-Juwayni also narrates from Ibn Abbas (r.a.) from the holy Prophet (pbuhf): Certainly my Caliphs and my

legatees and the Proofs of Allah upon His creatures after me are twelve. The first of them is my brother and

the last of them is my (grand) son.” He was asked: “O Messenger of Allah, who is your brother?” He said,

“Ali ibn Abi Talib. “ Then they asked, “Who is your son?” The holy Prophet replied, “Al Mahdi, the one

who will fill the earth with justice and equity like it would be brimming with injustice and tyranny. And by

the One Who has raised me as a warner and a giver of good tidings, even if a day remains for the life of this

world, the Almighty Allah will prolong this day to an extent till He sends my son Mahdi, then He will make

Ruhullah ‘Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) to descend and pray behind him (Mahdi). And the earth will be illuminated

by his radiance. And his power will reach east and the west.”

Al-Juwayni also narrates that the Messenger of Allah informed, “I and Ali and Hasan and Husayn and nine

of the descendants of Husayn are the purified ones and the inerrant.” (Al-Juwayni, Fara’id al-Simtayn,

Mu’assassat al-Mahmudi li-Taba’ah, Beirut 1978, p.160)

Amongst all the Islamic schools of thought, only Shia’h Imamiyyah Ithna-Ashariyyah (Twelver Shi’ites)

believe in these individuals as the Twelve Rightful Successors of the holy Prophet (peace and blessings of

Allah be upon them all) and obtain their understanding of Islam from them.

The Prophet (s) said:

“The Religion (Islam) will continue until the Hour (Day of Resurrection), having Twelve Caliphs for you, all

of them will be from Quraysh.”

1)  Sahih Muslim, (English), Chapter DCCLIV, v3, p1010, Tradition #4483; 

      Sahih Muslim (Arabic), Kitab al-Imaara, 1980 Saudi Arabian Edition, v3,   

         p1453, Tradition #10

2)  Sahih al-Bukhari (English), Hadith: 9.329, Kitabul Ahkam;

         Sahih al-Bukhari, (Arabic), 4:165, Kitabul Ahkam

3)      Sunan al-Tirmidhi (Arabic) Chapter of Fitan,  2:45 (India) and 4:501 

4)      Tradition # 2225 (Egypt)

5)      Sunan Abu Dawud (Arabic) 2:421,  Kitab al-Mahdi.  Sunan Abu Dawud (Arabic)

3:106, Kitab al-Mahdi.

Who are these twelve Caliphs?

Sunni Explanation of this Hadith

  1) ibn Arabi after putting different scenario and counting all the caliphs from Quraish finally concluded

that he cannot understand the meaning of this Hadith

Ibn al-‘Arabi, Sharh Sunan Tirmidhi 9:68-69

2) Qadi ‘Iyad said that the number of caliphs is more than twelve so it is incorrect to limit number

Al-Nawawi, Sharh Sahih Muslim, 12:201-202. 

Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Fath al-Bari 16:339.

3) Al-Suyuti says:  There are only twelve Caliphs until Qiyamat. And they will continue to act on truth, even if

they are not continuous.  Al-Suyuti, Tarikh al-Khulafa, Vol 12

4)  It is mentioned in Fath al-Bari that:

Four of them (the Righteous Caliphs) have passed. The rest also must pass before Qiyamat.

Al-Bayhaqi, Ibn Kathir, Ibn al-Jawzi and other great sunni scholar discussed this Hadith in depth and put

all sencrio even including Yazeed and excluding Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Hassan as they claimed that Muslims

were divided on their rule.

But could not reach any conclusion and

Finally Ibn Hajar after reviewing the explanation of all great Sunni scholar says

“No one has much knowledge about this particular hadith of Sahih Bukhari.”

Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Fath al-Bari 16:339.

Correct Explanation of this Hadith by Great Sunni Scholar

Al-Juwayni  reports that Abdullah ibn Abbas remarked that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said, “I am the

chief of the Prophets and Ali ibn Abi Talib is the chief of successors, and after me my successors shall be

twelve, the first of them being Ali ibn Abi Talib and the last of them being Al Mahdi.”

Al-Juwayni has also mentioned another tradition from Ibn ‘Abbas (r.a.) that he narrates from the Messenger

of Allah (s.a.w.s.):

“Certainly my Caliphs and my legatees and the Proofs of Allah upon his creatures after me are twelve. The

first of them is my brother and the last of them is my (grand) son.”

He was asked: “O Messenger of Allah, who is your brother?”

He said, “Ali ibn Abi Talib”

Then they asked, “And who is your son?”

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied, “Al Mahdi, the one who will fill the earth with justice and equity like it

would be brimming with injustice and tyranny. And by the One Who has raised me as a warner and a give

of good tidings, even if a day remains for the life of this world, the Almighty Allah will prolong this day to

an extent till he sends my son Mahdi, then he will make Ruhullah ‘Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) to descend and pray

behind him (Mahdi). And the earth will be illuminated by his radiance. And his power will reach to the east

Al-Juwayni also narrates from his chain of narrators that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) informed:

“I and Ali and Hasan and Husayn and nine of the descendants of Husayn are the purified ones and the

Reference: Al-Juwayni, Fara’id al-Simtayn, pg 160

  Al-Dhahabi says in  Tadhkirat al-Huffaz, vol. 4, p. 298, that Sadruddin Ibrahim bin Muhammad bin al-
Hamawayh al-Juwayni al-Shafi’i was a great scholar of Hadith. Also see his biographical note in Ibn Hajar

al-‘Asqalani, al-Durar al-kaminah, vol. 1, p. 67.

Why such confusing explanation

There are many such Hadith clearly mentioning the names of all

Caliphs then why such confusing explanation because

Among the scholars of the School of the Caliphate it was the general tendency, due to the political

expediency, to conceal such traditions from the people. A majority of their scholars have tried their best

to explain away these traditions in a confusing manner. They have endeavoured to make vague guesses

regarding the names of the Caliphs mentioned in these reports. On the other hand the Holy Prophet

(s.a.w.s.) has mentioned clearly, by name, his Twelve Successors.

Explanation of this Hadith by Old Tastament.

And as for Isma’il, I have blessed him, and I have made him fruitful. And I have truly multiplied him, he will

beget twelve leaders and I will provide for him a large nation.

Genesis (17-18:20)

This also indicates that the blessings, fruits and multiplication is in the generation of Isma’il (a.s.).

In Hebrew version of old testament the word use are ”Shanim Asaar” means “twelve”; and the word “Asaar”

is used for a compound number when the counted things are masculine. The singular “Naasi” means: Leader,

chief, head, etc.

Jews who accept Islam view about this Hadith

Ibn Kathir says:

We see the following prophecy in the Taurat which is in the hands of the Jews and the Christians: “Indeed

Allah, the Exalted, has given Ibrahim (a.s.) the glad tidings of Isma’il, and he has bestowed a favour and

multiplied it and placed in his progeny twelve mighty (personalities).”

Ibn Taymiyya said: “And these are the same, regarding whom the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has given the glad tidings

in the tradition of Jabir bin Samurah and stated their number; indeed this is with regard to the Imams and the

Hour will not come till they last. And many of those who accepted Islam from among Jews think they are

the same Imams of the Shia sect.”

Reference: Ibn Kathir, Ta’rikh, 6:249 and 250.

One of the points in the traditions mentioned above is that each of the twelve will be from the Quraysh.

After them there will be chaos. Another point is that the religion will remain established till the twelve

Caliphs of Quraysh are present. When they die, the earth will swallow its inhabitants.

The above two points thus prove that after the twelve Caliphs of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) the earth will be

Therefore it is necessary that one of these twelve successors should have such a long life that it should

surpass the age of this earth.

This is exactly how it happened. The Twelfth successor of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) was bestowed with a

long life. He is Al-Mahdi Muhammad ibn Hasan Al Askari (a.s.).

The traditions discussed in this treatise prove the Imamat of these Twelve Noble Personalities. Not anyone

What about the various divisions and sub sects within Sunni Islam?

On one hand you deride the Hanafi, Shafe’i, Hanbali and maliki and in the same breath you claim that they

are all on the “straight path” and then you even utter a prayer….lol ! …then you claim that “sunni” is the right

way but Qur’an makes no mention of the word “Sunni”….

So do you follow the sunnah or do you follow the Qur’an? and whose sunnah?..you make as usual a felicitous

claim..”that Shi’ism is a separate religion completely in opposition (rival) to Islam…

You haven’t been able to explain why most of you followed Yazid and Muawiya ? Why you rebelled against

your own Caliph and why you sided with the butchers of the Prophet’s family and yet you say you follow

Prophet’s “sunnah” ! if someone was to kill your family and then tell you that they love and revere you and

follow your sunnah, would this make any sense?

Narrated Jabir ibn Samura: I heard the Prophet (pbuhf) saying, “There will be Twelve Commanders.”  He

then said a sentence which I did not hear.  My father said, the Prophet (pbuhf) added, “All of them will be

from Quraysh.”  [Sahih Bukhari (English), Hadith: 9:329, Kitabul Ahkam; Sahih Bukhari, (Arabic), 4:165,

Kitabul Ahkam]

The Holy Prophet (pbuhf) said: “The Religion (Islam) will continue until the hour (Day of Resurrection),

having Twelve Caliphs for you, all of them of them will be from Quraysh.”  [Sahih Muslim, (English),

Chapter DCCLIV, vol.3, p.1010, tradition #4483, Sahih Muslim (Arabic), Kitab al-Imaara, 1980 Saudi

Arabian Edition, vol.3, p. 1453, Tradition #10]

What the Sunni Scholars say:

We have counted the Amirs after the Holy Prophet (pbuhf) as twelve.  We found them as follows: Abu

Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthman, Ali, Hasan, Mu’awiyah, Yazid, Mu’awiyah bin Yazid, Marwan, Yazid bin ‘Abd al-
Malik, Marwan bin Muhammad bin Marwan, As-Saffah….

So did you read the list above? Now how come the sunnis don’t consider the rest of them (apart of the first

Four) as Khulafa e Rashdeen?

After this there were twenty seven caliphs from Bani Abbas….

Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti:

There are only twelve Caliphs until the Day of Judgement.  And they will continue to act on truth; even if

they are not continuous….now do the count for yourself….you guys are way off the mark….

According to the Sunnis, the Prophet (s) said:

“The Religion (Islam) will continue until the Hour (Day of Resurrection), having Twelve Caliphs for you, all

of them will be from Quraysh.”

1)  Sahih Muslim, (English), Chapter DCCLIV, v3, p1010, Tradition #4483;   

      Sahih Muslim (Arabic), Kitab al-Imaara, 1980 Saudi Arabian Edition, v3,   

         p1453, Tradition #10

2)  Sahih al-Bukhari (English), Hadith: 9.329, Kitabul Ahkam;

         Sahih al-Bukhari, (Arabic), 4:165, Kitabul Ahkam

3)      Sunan al-Tirmidhi (Arabic) Chapter of Fitan,  2:45 (India) and 4:501   

4)      Tradition # 2225 (Egypt) 

5)      Sunan Abu Dawud (Arabic) 2:421,  Kitab al-Mahdi.  Sunan Abu Dawud (Arabic)

3:106, Kitab al-Mahdi. 

Who are these twelve SUNNI Caliphs?

Sunni Explanation of this Hadith

  1) ibn Arabi after putting different scenario and counting all the caliphs from Quraish finally concluded

that he cannot understand the meaning of this Hadith

Ibn al-‘Arabi, Sharh Sunan Tirmidhi 9:68-69 Qadi ‘Iyad said that the number of caliphs is more than twelve so

it is incorrect  …Al-Nawawi, Sharh Sahih Muslim, 12:201-202. 

Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Fath al-Bari 16:339.

Al-Suyuti says: 

There are only twelve Caliphs until Qiyamat. And they will continue to act on truth, even if they are not

continuous.  Al-Suyuti, Tarikh al-Khulafa, Vol 12

4)  It is mentioned in Fath al-Bari that: 

Four of them (the Righteous Caliphs) have passed. The rest also must pass before Qiyamat.

Al-Bayhaqi, Ibn Kathir, Ibn al-Jawzi and other great sunni scholar discussed this Hadith in depth and put all

scenario even including Yazeed and excluding Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Hassan as they claimed that Muslims

were divided on their rule.

But could not reach any conclusion and

Finally Ibn Hajar after reviewing the explanation of all great Sunni scholar says

“No one has much knowledge.” 

Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Fath al-Bari 16:339.

Correct Explanation of this Hadith by Great Sunni Scholar

Al-Juwayni reports that Abdullah ibn Abbas remarked that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said, “I am the

chief of the Prophets and Ali ibn Abi Talib is the chief of successors…

And so is this the straight path you are boasting?

Why such confusing explanations?

Among the scholars of the School of the Caliphate it was the general tendency, due to the political

expediency, to conceal such traditions from the people.  A majority of their scholars have tried their best

to explain away these traditions in a confusing manner.  They have endeavoured to make vague guesses

regarding the names of the Caliphs mentioned in these reports. …but isn’t it clear that Muawiya and Yazid the

butchers and rebels are mentioned as your caliphs…lol ! in your own books !

Explanation of this Hadith by Old Tastament.

And as for Isma’il, I have blessed him, and I have made him fruitful.  And I have truly multiplied him, he will

beget twelve leaders and I will provide for him a large nation. Genesis (17-18:20)

This also indicates that the blessings, fruits and multiplication is in the generation of Isma’il (a.s.).

In Hebrew version of old testament the word use are ”Shanim Asaar” means “twelve”; and the word “Asaar”

is used for a compound number when the counted things are masculine. The singular “Naasi” means: Leader,

chief, head, etc. …IT IS THE ALE IMRAN NOW AS PER THE QURAN OF ALLAH WHICH YOU DO

NOT FOLLOW….OR KNOW MUCH ABOUT…

One of the points in the traditions mentioned above is that each of the Twelve Sunni CALIPHS will be from

After them there will be chaos CLAIMS THE SUNNI SCHOLARS.  Another point is that the religion will

remain established till the Twelve Caliphs of Quraysh are present…not THEREAFTER. When they die, the

earth will swallow its inhabitants. 

The above two points thus prove that after the Twelve Caliphs of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) the earth will be

Therefore it is necessary that one of these Twelve successors OR SUNNI should have such a long life that it

should surpass the age of this earth….AS THE WORLD HAS NOT SWALLOWED ITS HABITANTS… 

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Debunking the innovation(bidah) of celebrative rituals by Nasibis on Ashura.
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Debunking the innovation(bidah) of celebrative rituals by Nasibis on Ashura.

Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad Ibn Taymiyah(rah) said:

Because of the killing of al-Hussain(ra), shaytaan caused the people to introduce two innovations: the innovation of mourning and wailing on the day of ‘Ashoora’, by slapping the cheeks, weeping, and reciting eulogies. … and the innovation of rejoicing and celebrating. … So some introduced mourning and others introduced celebration, so they regarded the day of ‘Ashoora’ as a day for wearing kohl, doing ghusl, spending on the family and making special foods. … And every innovation is a going astray. None of the four imams of the Muslims or any other (scholars) regarded either of these things as mustahabb. (Minhaaj al-Sunnah (4/554).

To counteract the extreme position of the Shias, another extreme group called “the Nawasib(Nasibis)” took this day as a day of happiness. The Nawasib, which consisted mainly of the Khawārij, held animosity against Sayyidna Hussain(ra) and the Ahlal-Bayt. They celebrated this day by wearing new clothes, cooking special food and spending extra money on their family. These people now take the day of Ashura for a seasonal celebration like that of festivals and weddings.

Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad Ibn Taymiyah writes in his Fatāwā:

“As for cooking special foods, wearing new clothes, applying kohl, spending extra money on the children, doing special prayers, having a special bath…all of this is a wretched innovation (bid`ah) which the Messenger of Allāh(saw) never practiced nor did the rightly guided caliphs, and neither was it recommended by any of the great Imāms such as, Mālik, at-Thawrī, al-Layth b. Sād, Abū Hanīfah, al-Awzāī, ash-Shāfi’ī, Aḥmad b. Hambal, Ishāq b. Rāhūyeh (may Allāh be pleased with them all), nor by other such scholars. Rather some of the later followers started to instruct in some of these things and claimed that there were some authentic ahadith supporting their view. But these people are clearly mistaken and are in error according to the people of knowledge.

Imām Aḥmad was asked about the ḥadīth: “One should spend on his family on the day of `Āshūra” and He regarded it as unauthentic.

In fact the best narration they have is what is reported from Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad b. al-Muntashir from his father that he said: “It reached us that one who increases (his spending) on his family on [the day of] `Ashura, Allāh will increase it for him throughout the year.” Sufyān b. ‘Uyaiynah said: “Ibrahīm b. Muḥammad was from Kūfa and he did not mention from whom he heard it or how it reached him. It is most likely that the one who related this [to him] was someone from the people of Bid`ah who hates the companions and wants to oppose the Rāfidhah with lies. So they oppose corruption with corruption and an innovation with an innovation.” [Source: Majmū`ah al-Fatawā, Volume 13, page 169]

Therefore, The Shiah and the Nawasib opposed each other by introducing an innovation in the religion. So while one group lamented and mourned on this day the other group celebrated and made it a day of happiness. As for the Ahl as-Sunnah they oppose both of these groups, neither making it a day of celebration nor a day of mourning. This is the established practice of the companions and the pious predecessors, including the four Imāms: Imām Abū Hanīfah, Imam Mālik, Imām ash-Shāfi’ī and Imām Aḥmad.

The Sunni Stance on Yazeed:

Here are the views of some renowned scholars of Ahlusunnah regarding Yazeed.

(i). Imam of Ahlesunnah Ahmad ibn Hanbal(rah):

قيل : لأحمد ابن حنبل أيؤخذ الحديث عن يزيد فقال : لا ولا كرامة أو ليس هو فعل بأهل المدينة ما فعل ؟ وقيل له : إن أقواما يقولون : إنا نحب يزيد فقال : وهل يحب يزيد من يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر ؟ فقيل له : أو لا تلعنه ؟ فقال : متى رأيت أباك يلعن أحدا

“It was said: Ahmad ibn Hanbal was asked: Would you take narrations from Yazeed?” He said: “No, and no karamah (honour?) for him, was that not him who done to people of Madina what he has done?”. It was said to him: “Group says that they love Yazeed”. He asked: Does anyone love Yazeed who believes in Allaah and the Last Day?” It was said to him: Would you curse him?”. Imam answered: When did you ever see your father curse anybody?. (Ibn Muflih Hanbali in “Adabu sharia” ,1/336).

(ii). Ibn Rajab

He did not hold the opinion of cursing and declaring Yazid to be a disbeliever. He refuted the allegation on Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal that he cursed Yazid. So he writes: “The statement of Imam Ahmad only establishes cursing on all of the oppressors and there is no clarification or specification for the permissibility of cursing Yazid only.” (Dhayl Tabaqaat al-Hanabillah, 2/356).

(iii). Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyya[The brother of Hussain(ra)]

وقد رواه أبو الحسن على بن محمد بن عبد الله بن أبى سيف المدائنى عن صخر بن جويرية عن نافع..ولما رجع أهل المدينة من عند يزيد مشى عبد الله بن مطيع وأصحابه إلى محمد بن الحنفية فأرادوه على خلع يزيد فأبى عليهم فقال ابن مطيع إن يزيد يشرب الخمر ويترك الصلاة ويتعدى حكم الكتاب فقال لهم ما رأيت منه ما تذكرون وقد حضرته وأقمت عنده فرأيته مواضبا على الصلاة متحريا للخير يسأل عن الفقه ملازما للسنة

It is narrated by Abul Hasan Ali bin Muhammad Madaini from Sakhar and he from Naf’e that.. Abdullah bin Mutee and his companions went to Muhammad bin Hanafiya [The brother of Hussain(ra)].. Abu Mutee said Yazeed is a drinker, he left salah and he goes against the laws of Allah. Muhammad bin Hanafiya said I have not seen anything of it in him as you say., i went to him and stayed. I saw him offering prayer, seeker of khayr(good), seeker of fiqh, follower of sunnah. [AlBidaya wal Nihaya 8/295]

Comment: According to Shaykh Zubair Ali Zai this narration is not proven rather munqata(disconnected) because it is not mentioned that Ibn Kathir quoted this from the book of Imam Madainee. If for the sake of argument it is proven, then Abdullah bin Mutee`s saying that Yazeed used to leave salah and he was a drinker is more correct as he was a sahabi, and against the sahabi, Muhammad bin Hanafiya is a tabiyee. So the saying of Sahabi is Muqaddam on Tabiyee. But according to him this narration is not proven so these accusations are also not correct. [see Majallah al Hadith no: 107].

(iv). Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani(rah):

In his book “al-Imta bil al-Arba’in al-Matbainatus Samah”, he said:

وأما المحبة فيه والرفع من شأنه فلا تقع إلا من مبتدع فاسد الاعتقاد فإنه كان فيه من الصفات ما يقتضي سلب الإيمان عمن يحبه لأن الحب في الله والبغض في الله من الإيمان والله المستعان

Loving and glorifying him (Yazid) is not done except by innovator who has void belief because he (Yazid) had such characteristics that his lover deserves to be faithless, because to love and hate just for the sake of God is a sign of faith. (Source: “al-Imta bil al-Arba’in al-Matbainatus Samah p 96.)”

Hafidh Ibn Hajar also said:

- يزيد بن معاوية بن أبي سفيان الأموي أبو خالد ولي الخلافة سنة ستين ومات سنة أربع ولم يكمل الأربعين ليس بأهل أن يروى عنه من الثالثة مد

Yazeed bin Muawiyah bin Abi Sufiyan al Amwi Abu Khalid.. He was not in those to whom one can narrate ahadith.[Taqreeb at Tahdeeb 7777]

(v). Imam Abul Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi(rah)

Imam Ibn al-Jawzi(ra) wrote a whole book with the name of “الرد على المتعصب العنيد المانع من ذم يزيد” (Refutation of The bigot and stubborn who says it is not alowed to condemn Yazid.)

(vi). Imam al-Ghazzali said:

فإن قيل هل يجوز لعن يزيد لأنه قاتل الحسين أو آمر به قلنا هذا لم يثبت أصلا فلا يجوز أن يقال إنه قتله أو أمر به

“And if it would be said: Is it permitted to curse Yazeed because he killed Hussain or ordered to? We would say: It’s not established, and it’s not permitted to say that he killed him or ordered to kill him”.(Ihya uloom al-Din , 3/125).

(vii) Imam Ibn Salaah says:
لم يصح عندنا أنه أمر بقتل الحسين رضي الله عنه
“It is not authentic according to us that He(Yazid) commanded to kill Husayn.” ( قيد الشريد page 58, Al Khulaasa fi bayaani rayi 1/151)

(viii). Allama Ayni stated:
وَقَالَ الْمُهلب: فِي هَذَا الحَدِيث منقبة لمعاوية لِأَنَّهُ أول من غزا الْبَحْر، ومنقبة لوَلَده يزِيد، لِأَنَّهُ أول من غزا مَدِينَة قَيْصر. انْتهى. قلت: أَي منقبة كَانَت ليزِيد وحاله مَشْهُور؟ فَإِن قلت: قَالَ، صلى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسلم، فِي حق هَذَا الْجَيْش: مغْفُور لَهُم. قلت: لَا يلْزم، من دُخُوله فِي ذَلِك الْعُمُوم أَن لَا يخرج بِدَلِيل خَاص، إِذْ لَا يخْتَلف أهل الْعلم أَن قَوْله، صلى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسلم: مغْفُور لَهُم، مَشْرُوط بِأَن يَكُونُوا من أهل الْمَغْفِرَة حَتَّى لَو ارْتَدَّ وَاحِد مِمَّن غَزَاهَا بعد ذَلِك لم يدْخل فِي ذَلِك الْعُمُوم، فَدلَّ على أَن المُرَاد مغْفُور لمن وجد شَرط الْمَغْفِرَة فِيهِ مِنْهُم

al-Mulhab said: In this hadith there is virtue of Muawiyah(ra) because He is the first one who won naval expedition. And there is also a virtue of Yazeed because invaded Caesar’s City. I (al-Ayani) say what kind of Virtues of Yazeed? When his haal(condition) is famous? and If someone says that Prophet(saw) prayed for forgiveness in the right of this army. Then I say: It is not obligation that everyone is included in it without any specific evidence. There is no disagreement in people of knowledge that the saying of Prophet(saw) regarding maghfirah(forgiveness) is conditional that is If someone becomes murtad after the victory than he will not be the one who is forgiven with the agreement (of scholars). This is a proof that the forgiveness is conditional..[Umda tul Qari 14/198]

(ix). Imam al Qurtubi(rah):

He mentioned some ahadith regarding the destruction of Ummah by youngsters and commented

وكأنهم والله اعلم يزيد بن معاوية وعبيد الله بن زياد

As If they are Yazeed bin Muawiyah and Ubaidullah bin Ziyad. [alTadhkirah fe ahwaal al Akhirah page 562]

(x). Shaykh Allama Muqbil ibn Hadi al-Wadi(rah) said:

مختلفٌ فيه بين أهل السنة ، فمنهم من يراه كافراً ، ومنهم من يراه فاسقاً ، والذي رجحه الحافظ الذهبي – ولعله الصواب إن شاء الله – أنه يعتبر فاسقاً ، وأمره إلى الله .

Ahlesunnah differed in regards to him. And from them who called him Kaafir, and from them who called him Faasiq. And hafidh adh-Dhahabi preferred opinion – which is more correct, inshAllah – that he was Faasiq. And his ruling upon Allah. (Source)

(xi). Shaykh Zubair Ali Zaee(rah) said:

“We do not send lanah(curse) nor declare him(yazeed) Kaafir, We consider him a Tyrant, Majrooh and whose trustworthiness is not known. We give his case to Allah and we announce that we are free from all the Tyrants”. [His article on ten lies of Sanabili page 24]

(xii). Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah described people’s attitudes towards Yazeed ibn Mu’aawiyah, and said:

شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية الموقف من يزيد بن معاوية فقال :

افترق الناس في يزيد بن معاوية بن أبى سفيان ثلاث فرق ، طرفان ووسط .

فأحد الطرفين قالوا : إنه كان كافراً منافقاً ، وأنه سعى في قتل سبط رسول الله تشفِّياً من رسول الله وانتقاما منه ، وأخذاً بثأر جده عتبة وأخي جده شيبة ، وخاله الوليد بن عتبة وغيرهم ممن قتلهم أصحاب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بيد على بن أبى طالب وغيره يوم بدر وغيرها . وأشياء من هذا النمط وهذا القول سهل على الرافضة الذين يكفرون أبا بكر وعمر وعثمان فتكفير يزيد أسهل بكثير .

والطرف الثاني : يظنون أنه كان رجلًا صالحاً وإمام عدل ، وأنه كان من الصحابة الذين ولدوا على عهد النبي وحمله على يديه وبرَّك عليه . وربما فضَّله بعضهم على أبى بكر وعمر ، وربما جعله بعضهم نبيَّا …

وكلا القولين ظاهر البطلان عند من له أدنى عقل وعلم بالأمور وسِيَر المتقدمين ، ولهذا لا ينسب إلى أحد من أهل العلم المعروفين بالسنة ولا إلى ذي عقل من العقلاء الذين لهم رأى وخبرة

والقول الثالث : أنه كان ملكا من ملوك المسلمين له حسنات وسيئات ولم يولد إلا في خلافة عثمان ، ولم يكن كافرا ، ولكن جرى بسببه ما جرى من مصرع الحسين وفعل ما فعل بأهل الحرة ، ولم يكن صاحبا ولا من أولياء الله الصالحين ، وهذا قول عامة أهل العقل والعلم والسنة والجماعة .

ثم افترقوا ثلاث فرق فرقة لعنته وفرقة أحبته وفرقة لا تسبه ولا تحبه وهذا هو المنصوص عن الإمام أحمد وعليه المقتصدون من أصحابه وغيرهم من جميع المسلمين قال صالح بن أحمد قلت لأبي : إن قوما يقولون : إنهم يحبون يزيد فقال يا بني وهل يحب يزيد أحدٌ يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر !! فقلت يا أبت فلماذا لا تلعنه ؟ فقال : يا بني ومتى رأيت أباك يلعن أحداً .

وقال أبو محمد المقدسي لما سئل عن يزيد فيما بلغني لا يُسَب ولا يُحَب وقال : وبلغنى أيضا أن جدنا أبا عبد الله بن تيمية سئل عن يزيد فقال : لاننقص فيه ولا نزيد وهذا أعدل الأقوال فيه وفي أمثاله وأحسنها

The people differed concerning Yazeed ibn Mu’aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan, splitting into three groups, two extreme and one moderate.

One of the two extremes said that he was a kaafir and a munaafiq, that he strove to kill the grandson of the Prophet(saw) to spite the Messenger of Allaah and to take revenge on him, and to avenge his grandfather ‘Utbah, his grandfather’s brother Shaybah and his maternal uncle al-Waleed ibn ‘Utbah and others who were killed by the companions of the Prophet SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), by ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib and others on the day of Badr and in other battles – and things of that nature. To have such a view is easy for the Raafidis who regard Abu Bakr, ‘Umar and ‘Uthmaan as kaafirs, so it is much easier for them to regard Yazeed as a kaafir.

The second extreme group think that he was a righteous man and a just leader, that he was one of the Sahaabah who were born during the time of the Prophet and were carried and blessed by him. Some of them give him a higher status than Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, and some of them regard him as a prophet. Both views are obviously false to one who has the least common sense and who has any knowledge of the lives and times of the earliest Muslims. This view is not attributable to any of the scholars who are known for following the Sunnah or to any intelligent person who has reason and experience.

The third view is that he was one of the kings of the Muslims, who did good deeds and bad deeds. He was not born until the caliphate of ‘Uthmaan. He was not a kaafir but it was because of him that the killing of al-Husayn happened, and he did what he did to the people of al-Harrah. He was not a Sahaabi, nor was he one of the righteous friends of Allaah. This is the view of most of the people of reason and knowledge and of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah.

Then they divided into three groups, one which cursed him, one which loved him and one which neither cursed him nor loved him. This is what was reported from Imaam Ahmad, and this is the view of the fair-minded among his companions and others among the Muslims. Saalih ibn Ahmad said: I said to my father, some people say that they love Yazeed. He said, O my son, does anyone love Yazeed who believes in Allaah and the Last Day? I said, O my father, why do you not curse him? He said, O my son, when did you ever see your father curse anybody?

Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi said, when he was asked about Yazeed: according to what I have heard he is neither to be cursed nor to be loved. He said, I also heard that our grandfather Abu ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Taymiyah was asked about Yazeed and he said: we do not deny his good qualities or exaggerate about them. This is the fairest opinion. (Source: Majmoo’ Fataawa Shaykh al-Islam, part 4, p. 481-484).

The correct Sunni stance regarding the killers of Sayyidna Imam Hussain(ra).

Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad Ibn Taymiyah(rah) stated:

فِتَنٌ وَقِتَالٌ فَلَمَّا قُتِلَ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ رضي الله عنهما يَوْمَ عَاشُورَاءَ قَتَلَتْهُ الطَّائِفَةُ الظَّالِمَةُ الْبَاغِيَةُ , وَأَكْرَمَ اللَّهُ الْحُسَيْنَ بِالشَّهَادَةِ , كَمَا أَكْرَمَ بِهَا مَنْ أَكْرَمَ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ . أَكْرَمَ بِهَا حَمْزَةَ وَجَعْفَرَ , وَأَبَاهُ عَلِيًّا , وَغَيْرَهُمْ , وَكَانَتْ شَهَادَتُهُ مِمَّا رَفَعَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مَنْزِلَتَهُ , وَأَعْلَى دَرَجَتَهُ , فَإِنَّهُ هُوَ وَأَخُوهُ الْحَسَنُ سَيِّدَا شَبَابِ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ , وَالْمَنَازِلُ الْعَالِيَةُ لا تُنَالُ إلاّ بِالْبَلاءِ , كَمَا قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم { لَمَّا سُئِلَ : أَيُّ النَّاسِ أَشَدُّ بَلاءً فَقَالَ : الأَنْبِيَاءُ ثُمَّ الصَّالِحُونَ ثُمَّ الأَمْثَلُ فَالأَمْثَلُ يُبْتَلَى الرَّجُلُ عَلَى حَسَبِ دِينِهِ , فَإِنْ كَانَ فِي دِينِهِ صَلابَةٌ زِيدَ فِي بَلائِهِ وَإِنْ كَانَ فِي دِينِهِ رِقَّةٌ خُفِّفَ عَنْهُ , وَلا يَزَالُ الْبَلاءُ بِالْمُؤْمِنِ حَتَّى يَمْشِيَ عَلَى الأَرْضِ وَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ خَطِيئَةٌ } . رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ وَغَيْرُهُ . فَكَانَ الْحَسَنُ وَالْحُسَيْنُ قَدْ سَبَقَ لَهُمَا مِنْ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى مَا سَبَقَ , مِنْ الْمَنْزِلَةِ الْعَالِيَةِ , وَلَمْ يَكُنْ قَدْ حَصَلَ لَهُمَا مِنْ الْبَلاءِ مَا حَصَلَ لِسَلَفِهِمَا الطَّيِّبِ , فَإِنَّهُمَا وُلِدَا فِي عِزِّ الإِسْلامِ , وَتَرَبَّيَا فِي عِزٍّ وَكَرَامَةٍ , وَالْمُسْلِمُونَ يُعَظِّمُونَهُمَا وَيُكْرِمُونَهُمَا , وَمَاتَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَلَمْ يَسْتَكْمِلا مِنْ التَّمْيِيزِ , فَكَانَتْ نِعْمَةُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِمَا أَنْ ابْتَلاهُمَا بِمَا يُلْحِقُهُمَا بِأَهْلِ بَيْتِهِمَا , كَمَا اُبْتُلِيَ مَنْ كَانَ أَفْضَلَ مِنْهُمَا , فَإِنَّ عَلِيَّ بْنَ أَبِي طَالِبٍ أَفْضَلُ مِنْهُمَا , وَقَدْ قُتِلَ شَهِيدًا وَكَانَ مَقْتَلُ الْحُسَيْنِ مِمَّا ثَارَتْ بِهِ الْفِتَنُ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ . كَمَا كَانَ مَقْتَلُ عُثْمَانَ رضي الله عنه مِنْ أَعْظَمِ الأَسْبَابِ الَّتِي أَوْجَبَتْ الْفِتَنَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ , وَبِسَبَبِهِ تَفَرَّقَتْ الأُمَّةُ إلَيَّ الْيَوْمِ

When al-Hussain ibn ‘Ali(ra) was killed on the day of ‘Aashura’, he was killed by the sinful, wrongdoing group. Allaah honoured al-Husayn with martyrdom, as He honoured other members of his family, and raised his status, as He honoured Hamzah, Ja’far, his father ‘Ali and others. Al-Husayn and his brother al-Hasan are the leaders of the youth of Paradise. High status can only be attained through suffering, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said, when he was asked which people suffer the most. He said, “The Prophets, then righteous people, then the next best and the next best. A man will suffer according to his level of faith. If his faith is solid, he will suffer more, but if his faith is shaky, he will suffer less. The believer will keep on suffering until he walks on the earth with no sin.” (reported by al-Tirmidhi and others). Al-Hasan and al-Husayn achieved what they achieved and reached the high status they reached by the help and decree of Allaah. They did not suffer as much as their forefathers had, for they were born and raised during the glory days of Islam, and the Muslims respected and honoured them. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died when they were still young, and Allaah blessed them by testing them in such a manner that they would be able to catch up with the rest of their family members, as those who were of a higher status than them were also tested. ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib was better than them, and he was killed as a shaheed (martyr). The killing of al-Husayn was one of the things that caused fitnah (tribulation) among the people, as was the killing of ‘Uthmaan, which was one of the greatest causes of fitnah, because of which the ummah is still split today.(Source: Al-Fataawa al-Kubra, part 5)

Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad Ibn Taymiyah(rah) also said:

وأما من قتل ” الحسين ” أو أعان على قتله أو رضي بذلك فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والناس أجمعين ; لا يقبل الله منه صرفا ولا عدلا . قال : فما تحبون أهل البيت ؟ قلت : محبتهم عندنا فرض واجب
.“As regards the one who killed Al-Husain or helped in his killing or was pleased with that, then upon him will be the Curse of Allaah and of the angels and of all the people, and Allaah will not accept from him either obligatory acts or supererogatory acts.” He said: What about loving ahlul bayt? I say Loving them is Fardh and Waajib according to me. [Majmoo’ Fataawa Shaykh al-Islam, part 4, p. -488]

Conclusion:

To conclude, what is authentically established from the Sunnah is the fasting on the day of Ashura. As for mourning, lamenting or celebrating by making special foods, wearing new clothes, etc, then it is all innovations(biddah).

Finally, We leave you with the statement of Imām Mālik(rah), who said: “He who introduces an innovation (Bid’ah) in Islam, regarding it as something good has claimed that Muḥammad(saw) has betrayed his trust to deliver the message. As Allāh says: ‘Today have I completed your Deen(religion)’ Whatever was not part of the Deen(religion) during the time of the Prophet cannot be considered as part of the Deen(religion) today.” [al-I`tisām, ash-Shāṭibī]

Imam Malik also said: “Nothing will benefit the later ones from this Ummah, except that which benefited the earlier ones (i.e., the companions).” [Ibn Taymiyyah, al-Qā’idah al-Jalīlah]

May the Peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muḥammad, his family, and his companions.

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I AM GOING TO DISMISS THIS BASTARD , LIAR , HATER OF AHLEBAYT & HIS FOLLOWERS IN JUST A FEW LINES AGAINST THIS HUGE WRITE UP .

MOHARRAM AND AASHHORAH IN PARTICULAR MOURNING , LAMENTATION, MATAM AND TAZKIRAH (majalis e aza) IS A SUNNAH OF RASOOL E KAREEM (saaws). IN THE BATTLE OF OHUD , HIS UNCLE WAS MARTYRED, HE WAS THE FIRST . THE RASOOL E KAREEM CRIED ON HIS BODY, HE CRIED WHEN HE LAID HIM AT REST , AND WHEN WENT HOME HE NOTICED THAT NO CRYING IS TAKING PLACE FROM HIS HOUSE AS THERE WERE NO LADIES IN . SO HE INSTRUCTED HIS SAHABIS TO ASK THEIR WOMEN GO TO HIS HOUSE & MOURN.

WHEN H JIBRAEIL INFORMED HIM ABOUT THE MARTYRDOM OF HIS GRANDSON, HE WEPT , WHEN HE TOLD HIS DAUGHTER, SHE WEPT & IT IS ALSO REPORTED
THAT WHEN JANAB AYESHA CAME TO KNOW OF RASOOL (s) DEATH, SHE BEAT HER CHEST, PICKED HER HAIRS, CRIED LOUD .

WAS ALL THIS AS THE IDIOT TAIMIYYA OR HIS FOLLOWERS SAY , THEY WERE ALL THE BLESSED FAMILY WERE THEMSELVES DOING BIDA’A .AND THEN YOU ARE ASKED TO FOLLOW THE SAHABAH . UMAR IBNAL KHATTAB WHEN BURIED ALIVE HIS DAUGHTER , HE WAS A PAGAN AN IDOL WORSHIPPER , BUT LATER HE WAS BURYING HIS SON ,
AS A MUSLIM , DIDN’T HE WEPT , HE CRIED . SO ? HOLD YOUR SOUND AND HOLD YOUR TEARS WHEN YOU BURY
YOUR FATHER, YOUR MOTHER . GO AGAINST NATURE OR ELSE IT IS BIDA’A ?.

DOES THIS TAIMIYYA FOOL AND YOU HIS FOLLOWERS KNOW WHAT BIDA’A IS?
BIDA’A IS ONLY NEW, CHANGE OR INTERFERENCE IN AHKAAM E DEEN , NOT IN ALL OTHER NATURAL AND WORDLY AFFAIRS .

MOST PEOPLE TODAY GO TO HAJJ BY PLANE , RASOOL E KAREEM (s) USED TO GO BY CAMEL, IS TODAYS HAJJ A BIDDA’A . IS USING A WC A BADA’A, EXHUME TAIMIYYA AND ASK HIM THESE QUESTION . HE WAS THE BIGGEST CREATOR OF FITNA , AND I TELL YOU FRANKLY NORMAL SUNNIS , & SHIAS PARTICULARLY
ARE NOT INFLUENCED BY THIS TAIMIYYAH , BUT MOSTLY WAHABI – SALAFI ARE THE CHEIF VICTIM, HE IS THEIR HERO, HE IS THEIR EVIL INFORMER AND HE WILL PUSH THE VULNERABLE LOOSE MUSLIMS TO HELL , SURE HE WILL GO HIMSELF AND WILL TAKE OTHERS TOO, DO YOU WANT TO GO TOO WRITER ? ..

BISMILLAH HIR REHMAN NIR RAHEEM .RASOOL KAREEM’S (saaws) PARTING ADDRESS
.” INNI TAREKUM FI SAQLAIN, KITAB ALLAH WA ITRATI / AHLEBAYTI
(I am leaving behind two grand things, the book of Allah and my Ahlebayt,
they will never be seperated from each others, all those who will keep
tamassuk with both will never go astray and shall meet me at the kauser
pond )

EID E GHADEER THE PRETTIEST OF ALL EIDS IS THE DAY WHEN THE RASOOL E
KAREEM (saaws) RETURNING FROM THE LAST HAJ STAYED AT A PLACE CALLED KHUM OF
GHADEER ON THE WAY TO MADINAH FROM MAKKAH. HE ASKED TO CALL BACK ALL THOSE
WHO HAVE GONE AHEAD AND WAIT FOR THOSE LEFT BEHIND . THEN HE ASKED FOR A
STAGE AND MIMBER BE ERECTED WITH THE WOODEN SEATS ON CAMELS.. HE HAD
RECIEVED THE COMMAND .” CONVEY WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, AND IF YOU
DIDNOT, IT WILL BE AS IF YOU DID NOT DO THE RISALA’S TASK ”.
ALL COMPLETE , HE TOOK ALI WITH HIM MOUNTED ON THE STAGE AND ASKED THE
AUDIENCE . AM I NOT HAVE MORE POWERS ON YOU THAN YOU YOURSELF . THE
AUDIENCE SHOUTED ” BALA ” , ”YES YA RASOOL ALLAH ” THEN HE LIFTED THE
HAND OF ALI IBNE ABI TALIB (a s ) AND ANNOUNCED ” MAN KUNTO MAULA , FA
HAZA ALI AN MAULA ” ALI IS YOUR MASTER FOR ALL THOSE FOR WHOM I AM THE
MASTER”. THEN HE ASKED THE PROMINENT SAHABAS TO GO AND PAY YOUR ALLEGIANCE
ON THE HANDS OF YOUR NEW MASTER AS SUCH 70 SAHABAS AFFIXED THEIR ALLEGIANCE
. THE FIRST TO DO WAS THE SHAIKHAIN, UMAR IBNAL KHATTAB,, ABU BAKAR IBNE
QAHAFAH AND USMAN IBNE AFFAN. . UMAR EARLIEST CONGRITULATION IS RECORDED
IN HISTORY IN THE WORDS ” BAKHAN BAKHAN, YA ABUL HASAN, FROM NOW ON YOU
ARE MY MASTER ” THIS ENTIRE EVENT WAS WITNESSED BY OVER 1, 20,000 HAJIS
AND IS WELL RECORDED BY OVER 120 NARRATORS OF AHLE SUNNAH WAL JAMA’A . AND
THUS THE AAYAE TAKMEEL E DEEN WAS REVEALED.
” TODAY I HAVE PERFECTED YOUR DEEN”

SO ISNT IT A DIVINE DECLARATION OF WILAYET, WASI AND JA-NASSHEENI OF MAULA
HAZRAT ALI IBNE ABI TALIB (a s ) AND A DAY OF ALL ROUND REJOICING FOR THE
ENTIRE BELIEVING UMMAH ? HOW PLEASING IS THIS FACT THAT THE FAMOUS
PROFESSOR , DOCTOR WILFRED MADELUNG RECOGNISED THIS EVENT OF HISTORY IN
HIS PRIZE WINNING BOOK ” THE SUCCESSION OF MOHAMMAD” (saaws)

TEHSEEN O MUBARK .
(*****) 1st Zilhijjah. wedding Sayyedah Aalam,Maulae Kaenaat , 1st
.Zillhijjah.Birthday of Hazrat Ibraheem Founder Deen e Ibraheemi,10th
Zillhijjah.Eid al Azha ,18th.Zilhijjah. Eid e Ghadeer , 24 th
Zilhijjah Eid e Mubahilah

ZAHEER HUSAIN KHAN

JAFRYA NEWS.
200,000 Indian Sunni , Shia , Christian & Hindus Volunteer to fight against IS terrorist in Iraq
JNN 10 Oct 2014 Delhi : Leaders at the Karbala Mosque in New Delhi said 200,000 people across India – including Sunni Muslims, Christians and Hindus – had registered their interest to volunteer in Iraq since June.
On Fri, 10/10/14, Jafria News wrote:

Subject: [New post] 200,000 Indian Sunni , Shia , Christian & Hindus Volunteer to fight against IS terrorist in Iraq
To: zaheerhusainkhan@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, 10 October, 2014, 10:21 PM

THE FIRST & FOREMOST THING IS THEY MAY BE CALLING THEMSELVES AN ISLAMIC STATE , WHICH THEY ARE NOT. IRAQI’S HAVE IRAQI NATION, SYRIANS HAVE SHAAMI , IF SOME KAFFIRS, NON MUSLIM THUGS HAVE USURPED SOME AREAS BY BRUTAL FORCE , THEY HAVE NOT ESTABLISHED A KHILAFAT , NEITHER THEY WILL EVER BE , THEY HAVE ONLY INVADED SOME POCKETS OF IRAQ AND SYRIA AND SHOULD BE REPELLED AND COMPLETELY INNHALLATED ONCE FOR ALL .THE LEADER OF THE TERRORIS OUTFIT , ABU BAKR , ALREADY SEEMS TO HAVE REACHED HIS DESTINATION .

I SOLUTE THE NON SHIA VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE OFFERED TO FIGHT THE EVIL FORCES OF SO CALLED ISIS / ISIL . THIS IS THE MOST NOBLE HUMANATARIAN OFFER FROM INDIAN SUNNI MUSLIMS , HINDUS AND THE CHRISTIANS . IT SHOWS HUMANITY STILL SURVIVES IN INDIA DESPITE SOME VERY ABNOXIOUS HAPPENING THAT UNFORTUNATELY HAPPENED A DECADE BACK ..

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ONLY SHIAISM IS THE TRUE, ORIGINAL, UNINNOVATED, UNADULTRATED ISLAM BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF MOHAMMAD WA AAL (s,a s )
KHWARJI MEANS THOSE WHO LEFT ISLAM, , BECAME MUNAFIQ AND THUS ARE KHARIJ FROM ISLAM .
WHO EVER DID ENIMITY WITH THE RASOOL AND HIS AAL WHEREVER, WHENEVER BECAME KHARJITES .
THE FIRST MAN OF THE SERIES WAS THAT WHO CONFISCATED THE PROPERTY OF RASOOL’S DAUGHTER HIS SON-IN LAW’S RIGHTS
THE SECOND WAS WHO FOLLOWED HIS MASTER AND KILLED THE GRANDSON OF PROPHET & HIS DAUGHTER.ABUSED THE RASOOL(s) THE THIRD WAS THE MAN WHO SERIOUSLY INJURED THE RASOOL (s) IN OHUD. WAS A RAPIST BAD CHARACTER TOO, FAKED ISLAM
THE FOURTH MAN WHO RAN AWAY FINDING THE RASOOL (s) INJURED & DYING.CAME BACK THE 3RD DAY , TORTURED SAHABIS .
THE 5TH WHO FOUGHT THE FAMILY OF RASOOL ALSO KILLED HIS WIFE , HER BROTHER, HIS SAHABIS AND UMMAH IN THOUSANDS.
THE SIXTH WAS HIS FASIQ O FAAJIR SON WHO ORDERED MARTYRDOM OF ALMOST ALL THE MEMBERS OF RASOOL (s ), IMPRISONED THE LADIES AND CHILDREN . MANY CHILDRENS MARTYRED IN THE PROCESS .

THE GREAT KHWARIJIS & KHWARJI LOVERS WHO EMERGED IN RECENT YEARS ARE LA-DEEN , MULLAH OMAR, ABUBAKR ETC ALLAH’S LA’AN ON ALL KHWARJITES, THEIR ADMIRERS & FOLLOWERS .

SHIAS , NOBLE AND MODERATE SUNNIES , SUFIAN E KARAAM ARE THE WORST ENEMIES FOR KHWARJITES.
WAHABI – SALAFIS , JEWS , AL-QAEDAH , TALEBAN , JAISH, L.E.T., SIPAHE SAHABAH ARE THE FEW OUTFITS ASSOCIATES OF KHARJITES.
ANY ONE ADMIRER OF THEM, ASSICIATES WITH THEM IN ANY MANNER , WORK FOR THEM OR ARE SYMPATHETIC TO THEIR CAUSE ARE KHAIJITES TOO . THEY HAVE THEIR FATES SEALED WITH THE KHAREJITES IN THEIR HEREAFTER .

ZAHEER HUSAIN KHAN

WHERE ARE THE ADVOCATES OF HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRICIES, EQUALITY AND JUSTICES. WHAT THEY ARE DOING , IF ANY.

I WONDER WHY THE MATTER OF THESE FIVE MONARCHIES IS NOT BEEN TAKEN WITH THE ITERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE .
NOT SURE THAT U.S. DOMINATED INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE AT HAUGE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE JUSTICE, BUT IT MUST BE TRIED ONCE .AND THEN IF EVERYTHING FAILS , A JOINT UNITED STRUGGLE MUST BE STARTED .

I WANT THAT THE HARMAIN – SHARIFAIN SHOULD WITHIN A YEAR GET A VATICAN LIKE INDEPENDENT STATUS WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE FROM THE SAUDI ROYALITY .SET UP OF AN ELECTION COMMISSION AND A FAIR AND FREE ELECTION SHOULD FOLLOW THIS PROPOSAL OR START A WORLD WIDE PROTEST AND STRUGGLE .
ZAHEER HUSAIN KHAN.
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Date: Wednesday, 1 October, 2014, 8:48 PM

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:17 AM, syed-mohsin naquvi wrote:

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