As Muslim, it is our responsibility to adopt whatever Allah and His beloved messenger has given us and refrain from whatever they have prevented us from. That is the criteria which will determine our success in the hereafter.
We do many things which we see our parents and their forefathers do without much focus on identifying their roots. This gives an opening to many un-Islamic beliefs and acts based on specific cultures, social, economic, demographic and other relevant factors.
Therefore, it is important to critically review and examine our believes and single-out any innovations (bid'aah).
This section aims to provide reference material to enable this research and exploration.
Our recommended Solution: - Leaving behind any ego and making ourselves sincere to seeking the truth - Critical analysis of all available information (from both sides) and fact-finding - Peaceful debates - Agreement and mass-communication
Though, it seems simple on paper, it can only be successful if we ourselves have right level of knowledge, have courage to question ourselves, leave ego and be open to listening to other sides' views. We believe the simple model above can be scaled down or up as required. It can even be applicable at individual person's level. Being aggressive and rigid would only bring hate and division.
As a condition for use, this material can only be used for research purposes. Library team has not read all the material provided here and accordingly takes no responsibility for its correctness (Readers discretion is therefore requested). It is totally immature if difference of opinion leads to aggression and oppression. We, therefore, denounce, all forms of violence and oppression arising from improper use of this material or otherwise in strongest possible terms. We request any such material to be highlighted to us with reasons for such opinion by completing this form. We will remove the references if they are found to be promoting any form of violence. However, if it is only a difference of opinion, the requests will not be processed as we believe in freedom of opinion and speech.
May Allah guide all of us to the right path.
Word of Advice from Molana Khalil ur Rehman Chishti (Quoutation from Tafheem ul Masail):
English: It is an undeniable fact that major texts, considered as authentic by Shiites, mention a number of indecent and inappropriate things. One of such examples is the belief that Quran, as we see it today, is incomplete (mentioned in Kafi and Safi) and the copy of Quran preserved with their Imams has 17,000 verses (despite the fact the Quran, as we have it today has 6666 verses). There are no authentic, reliable and technically correct grounds for such a claim from them. It is also mentioned in one of the their books that the one who does not do 'Taqiyah' (lying) does not have any religion or belief (May Allah protect us from such sins).
Having said that, it should be kept in mind that most of the shiites in our country (Pakistan), neither claim that Quran we have got is incomplete nor display any other non-islamic belief openly.
Therefore, it is not correct to outrightly say that all Shia's are disbelievers. It is Allah who knows the inside and our judgement is based on what we see from outside.
Scholars of Ahl us Sunnah wal Jama'ah (vast majority of them through-out the history) attach conditions to it and say: - Whoever believes that Quran is forged or un-preseved, - or that Ali (R.A.) was God or Prophet - or consider the allegations on our mother Ayesha (R.A.) from the hypocrites to be true - or does not consider Abu Bakr (R.A.) to be a companion - or deny any clear principles and creed of Islam ARE DISBELIEVERS.
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