Fundamental Principles Of Shia Religion

Peace and blessings be to Prophet Muhammad whenever
his name is mentioned.

ACCORDING TO SHIA RELIGION THERE ARE FIVE PRINCIPLES
OF DEAN AS STATED IN THEIR FAMOUS BOOK (TOHFATUL
AWWAM) . THESE ARE "TAWHEED AD'L (JUSTICE), NUBUWAAH
(PROPHETHOOD) IMAMATE AND QIYAMAH (DOOMSDAY).

1. TAWHEED STANDS FOR THE UNITY OF GOD (ALLAH).
(HOWEVER, SHIA DOCTRINES LIKE BADA AND IMAMATE NEGATA
TAWHAAD).

2. AD'L i.e. ALLAH IS JUST (ADIL). IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
AGAINST THE JUSTICE OF GOD IF AFTER THE CESSATION OF
PROPHETHOOD BY MUHAMMAD , THE IMAMS WERE NOT APPOINTED
BY ALLAH ONE AFTER THE OTHER IN SUCH A WAY AS PREVIOUS
PROPHETS WERE GIVEN THEIR DEPUTIES.

3. NUBUWWAH i.e. MUHAMMAD , IS THE NABI (PROPHET)OF
ALLAH.

ALTHOUGH SHIAS ACKNOWLEDGE PROPHET MUHAMMAD AS THE
LAST OF PROPHETS BUT BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEF IN
IMAMATE WHICH IS CONSIDERED HIGHER THAN PROHETHOOD AND
THAT THE IMAMS CAN ALTER THE SHARI'AH, THE CONCEPT OF
NUBUWWAH BECOMES MEANINGLESS . AS THE ISSUE OF
FINALITY OF THE PROPHETHOOD IS THE CENTERAL CORE OF
ISLAM TO WHICH SHIAS ALSO SUBSCRIBE OUTWARDLY, ANYONE
WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE IN IT OR UNDERMINES ITS
IMPORTANCE BY VARIUOS INTERPRETATION IS THROWN OUTSIDE
THE PALE OF ISLAM. THE DIVINE INSTITUTION OF NUBUWWAH
AND IMAMATE OF THE SHIAS ARE OPPOSITE ENTITIES WHICH
CANNOT BE RECONCILED.

4. IMAMATE: THERE ARE TWELVE IMAMS IN SHIA RELIGION
FROM HADHRAT ALI TO IMAM MAHDI WHO LIKE THE PROPHETS
ARE NOT ONLY MASOOM (SINLESS AND INFALLIBLE) AND
HAVING BEEN COMISSIONED BY ALLAH BUT THEY ARE EVEN
SUPERIOR TO HADHRAT IBRAHIM KHALILULLAH, HADHRAT MUSA
ROOHULLAH, HADHRAT ISSA KALIMULLAH AND REST OF ALL
OTHER PROPHETS.

THIS IS THE STATEMENT OF THE SHIITTE BUT ACCORDING TO
RESEARCH AND HISTORICAL EVIDENCE THE SO-CALLED 12
IMAMS OF THE SHIA NEVER IN THEIR LIVES CLAIMED THAT
ARE DIVINELY APPOINTED IMAMS OR LEADERS OF THE MUSLIM
COMMUNITY. THEY LIVED LIKE ORDINARY CITIZENS AND
OFFERED CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS ALONG WITH OTHER
MUSLIMS IN THE MASJID BEHIND THE IMAM OF THE
AREA/LOCALITY. IN FACT SHIA AS A SEPERATE ORGANISED
RELIGION DID NOT EXIST FOR SOME 200 YEARS OF ISLAM.
FURTHER DETALIS ARE DISCUSSED IN CHAPTER 17 "THE BASIS
OF FIQH JAFARI'AH."

5. QIYAMAH: THE SHIAS BELIEVE IN THE LAST DAY
(QIYAMAH) BUT WITH SOME DIFFERENCE FROM WHAT HAS BEEN
STATED IN THE QUR'AN AND HADITH.

ACCORDING TO BELIEF OF AHLE-SUNNAH AS TAUGHT BY THE
HOLY QUR'AN AND RASUL-ALLAH (SAW), ALL THE HUMAN
BEINGS WHETHER MUSLIMS OR KAFIRS WILL BE BROUGHT TO
LIFE AGAIN ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT (QIYAMAH) AND WILL
BE PUNISHED OR REWARDED ACCORDINGLY BY ALMIGHTY ALLAH.
HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO SHIAS, THERE WILL BE A SMALLER
QIYAMAH WITH THE ADVENT OF IMAM MAHDI BEFORE THE
GREATER QIYAMAH. IN THIS SMALLER QIYAMAH,THE AUTHORITY
FOR GIVING PUNISHMENT OR REWARD WILL BE IMAM MAHDI
HIMSELF. IN THIS WAY HE WILL BE THE POSSESSER OF
DIVINE ATTRIBUTE (MIGHTY,ABLE TO REQUITE THE WRONG)

IT MAY BE NOTED HERE THAT ACCORDING TO SHIA RELIGION,
BELIEF IN IMAMATE IS A FUNDAMENTAL IN ISLAM LIKE
TAWHEED, RISALAT AND QIYAMAH (DOOMSDAY). ANYONE WHO
DOES NOT HAVE FAITH IN IT IS A KAFIR (INFIDEL) AND
DESTINED TO HELL.*

ACCORDING TO SHIA BELIEF THE NAME OF THEIR 12 IMAMS
ARE INSCRIBED ON THE THRONE . ALMIGHTY ALLAH HAS
DECLARED ABOUT THEIR LEADESHIP IN THE QUR'AN . KHOMENI
IN EXPOSITION OF VERSE 67 OF SURAH AL-MAIDAH* WRITES
THAT THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD WASAFRAID * TO DECLARE THE
IMAMATE OF ALI AS HE SENSED SERIOUS OPPOSITION FROM
HIS PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT FAVOURABLY DISPOSED TOWARDS
ALI (R.Z). IN THE LONG RUN ACCORDING TO KHOMENI THE
PROPHET DID MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT ALI'S (R.Z)
SUCCESSION ON RECEIVING DIVINE PROMISE OF PROTECTION
BUT THE MAJORITY OF SAHABAH (BELONGING TO THE
OPPOSITION PARTY* OF HADHRAT ABU BAKR (R.Z) AND
HADHRAT UMAR (R.Z) WHO WERE AGAINST ALI (R.Z) DEFIED
THIS PROCLAIMATION AND INSTEAD OF ALI (R.Z) BECAME
THEMSELVES THE CALIPHS BY COERCION.

THIS IS A GREAT TRAVESTY OF TRUTH HADHRAT ALI HAD THE
UTMOST LOVE AND REGARD FOR HADHRAT ABU BAKR (R.Z)
HADHRAT UMAR (R.Z) AND OTHER SAHABAH OF RASUL-ALLAH .
HE CONSIDERED HADHRAT ABU BAKR (R.Z) MOST SUITED AND
DESERVING FOR THE OFFICE OF CALIPHATE AFTER THE DEMISE
OF RASUL-ALLAH .* IF HOWEVER , FOR A MOMENT FOR THE
SAKE OF ARGUMENT WE ADMIT THAT KHOMENI IS CORRECT IN
WHAT HE HAS SAID ABOVE WHICH IS THE BASIS OF SHIA
RELIGION THAT RASUL-ALLAH . NOMINATED HADHRAT ALI
(R.Z) FOR THE OFFICE OF CALIPHATE AND IMAMATE AND MADE
A DECLARATION TO THIS EFFECT AT GHADIR-KHUM, THEN IT
WILL HAVE TO BE ADMITTED AS ITS LOGICAL OUT COME THAT
RASUL-ALLAH MISERABLY FAILED IN THE TRAINING AND
CHARACTER BUILDING OF HIS UMMAH TO THE EXTENT THAT NO
PREVIOUS PROPHET OR REFORMER HAD FAILED SO CONSPIOUSLY
RASUL-ALLAH SINCE THE DAWN OF PROPHET HOOD UNTIL HIS
DEMISE REFORMED AND REFINED THOSE PEOPLE WITH HIS
TEACHINGS, PREACHINGS AND EXAMPLE WITH WHOM HE LIVED,
TRAVELLED AND WHO WERE TAUGHT IN HIS COMPANY BUT THOSE
VERY PEOPLE AS SOON AS HE DIED COMMITTED SUCH A
TREACHERY THAT IN PURSUIT OF WORLDLY GAIN AND POWER,
THEY OVER TURNED THAT VERY DIVINE SYSTEM ESTABLISHED
BY RASUL-ALLAH DESTINED TILL QAIYMAH FOR THE WELFARE
OF UMMAH AND ABOUT WHICH ONLY A FEW DAYS BACK (BEFORE
THE DEMISE OF RASUL-ALLAH ) THEY HAD PLEDGED AND GIVEN
ALLEGIANCE CAN THERE BE ANY EXAMPLE OF SUCH GROSS
FAILURE OF A REFORMER ?

THE OTHER DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCE OF SUCH A BELIEF WOULD
BE THAT THE WHOLE DEEN WOULD BECOME UNRELIABLE BECAUSE
WE GOT THIS DEEN THROUGH THE AGENCY OF SAHABAH OF
RASUL-ALLAH . IF THESE PEOPLE ARE HELD UNFAITHFUL AND
FOLLOWERS OF THEIR OWN LUST AND PASSION, THEN
NATURALLY ONE CANNOT RELY ON THEIR DEEN & IMAN. THE
QUR'AN ESPECIALLY, CANNOT BE TAKEN AS GENUINE ONE
SINCE THE PRESENT QUR'AN WAS COMPILED AND PUBLISHED
DURING THE CALIPHATE OF HADHRAT'S ABU BAKR (R.Z) UMAR
(R.Z) AND USMAN (R.Z) WHOM THE SHIAS CONSIDER USUPERS
OF HADHRAT ALI (R.Z) CALIPHATE AND UNBELIEVERS AND
RENEGADES. IT IS BUT NATURAL THEN TO CONCEIVE THAT
SUCH PEOPLE WOULD HAVE DONE ALL SORTS OF ALTERATIONS
IN THE QUR;AN TO SUIT THEIR WORDLY PURPOSES AS IT IS
STATED IN THE VARIOUS SACRED BOOKS OF THE SHIAS.

ONE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION BROUGHT
ABOUT BY KHOMENI WITHOUT COMPREHENDING THE CONCEPT OF
IMAMATE AND i.e. PERIOD WHEN THE LAST IMAM GHAIB
(HIDDEN) WILL COME OUT FROM HIS CAVE AND WILL BE
TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL RULER OF THE UMMAH. EVEN DURING
HIS ABSENCE HE CONTINUES TO BE IN THIS POSITION TILL
QIYAMAH. THAT IS WHY THE SHIA'S CONSIDER ALL THOSE WHO
WERE RULERS PRVIPUSLY (i.e. THE FIRST THREE CALIPHS)
OR THE PRESENT-DAY RULERS IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES AS
USURPERS, OPPRESSORS AND AGENTS OF EVIL FORCES
(TAGOOTH) ACCORDING TO THEIR BELIEF, ACCORDING TO THEM
RULERSHIP IS THE RIGHT OF THEIR MASOOM IMAMS WHO HAVE
BEEN COMMISSIONED BY ALLAH FOR THIS PURPOSE ; WHOSE
RANKS IS *****ALENT RASUL-ALLAH AND ARE SUPERIOR TO
OTHER PROPHETS. AS IT IS OBLIGATORY TO HAVE FAITH IN
THE PROPHET AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND OBEY HIM IS A
QUARANTEE FOR SALVATION SIMILARY IT IS BINDING TO
ACKNOWLEDGE THE IMAMATE OF 12 IMAMS AND HAVE FAITH IN
THEM AS ORDAINED RULERS AND NASOOM (SINLESS AND
INFALLIBLE) WHICH IS A CONDITION FOR SALVATION.

KHOMENI IS NOT ONLY A SHIA BUT IS AMONG THE TOP-NOTCH
OF SHIA PRIESTS WHO ARE CALLED (AYAT -ALLUAH). HIS
BOOK (AL-HAKOMAT- AL-ISLAMIA) PROVIDES THE RELIGIOUS
AND INTELLECTUAL BASIS OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION. IN
HTIS BOOK SPREAD OVER 150 PAGES IT HAS BEEN TRIED TO
PROVE THAT DURING THE AWAITING PERIOD (GHIBET-E-KUBRA)
OF THE LAST IMAM (i.e. IMAM MAHDI) WHICH HAD ALREADY
PASSED TO THE EXTENT OF 1000 YEAR AND WHICH MAY
STRETCH FUTHER TO THOUSAND YEARS (P.26), IT IS THE
DUTY OF FUQQAHA (i.e. SHIA MUJTAHIDDIN) THAT THEY
SHOULD TRY TO TAKE THE AFFAIRS OF THE GOVERNMENT IN
THEIR OWN HANDS AS DEPUTY AND ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE
HIDDEN IMAM, WHICH ANY SUCH MUJTAHID WHO IS CAPABLE OF
THIS TASK RISES FOR MAKING SUCH ENDEAVOURS, THEN HIS
OBEDIENCE IN MATTERS IN MATTERS OF SOCIETY AND
STATECRAFT WILL BE BINDING FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE SAME
WAY AS IT IS IN CASE OF AN IMAM AND EVEN A PROPHET AND
RASUL-ALLAH . IN THIS VERY BOOK UNDER THE
CAPTION----- ----- HE WRITES: " WHEN ANY FAQIH
(MUJTAHID) WHO IS WELL VERSED AND IS JUST RISERS TO
ORGANISE THE AFFAIRS OF THE STATE AND FORM A
GOVERNMENT , HE WILL ENJOY THOSE VERY POWERS WHICH ARE
EXERCISED BY A PROPHET AND IT WILL BE OBLIGATORY FOR
THE PEOPLE TO HEAR AND OBEY HIM. HE WILL BE THE
SUPREME COMMANDER, GUARDIAN AND CUSTODIAN OF ALL THE
AFFAIRS OF THE UMMAH IN THE SAME WAY AS RASUL-ALLAH
AND AMEE-UL-MOMINEEN ALI (R.Z) WERE (DURING THEIR
TIME.) "(P.49).
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