Refuting Those Who Say the Shi’aa are Our Brothers : Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzaan حفظه الله

indexQuestion: Some of the Du’at (Callers to Islaam) and students of knowledge say that the Shi’aa and the Raafidhah are our brothers. Is it permissible for us to say this and what is required [of us] in this regard?

Answer by Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzaan حفظه الله: We absolve and clear ourselves to Allaah of them and this speech. They are NOT our brothers. [Swearing by Allaah] They are not our brothers. Rather they are the brothers of Shaitaan because they blaspheme and slander the Mother of the Believers Aa’isha رضي الله عنها, the wife of the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم.

Allaah chose her for His Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم. As-Siddiqah Bint As-Siddiq. The truthful, daughter of the truthful (her father, Abu Bakr as-Siddiq). They also declare Abu Bakr and Umar to be disbelievers and curse them both. They declare the Sahaba in their entirety to be disbelievers except Ahlul Bayt, [one of whom is] Ali Ibn Abi Talib (رضي اللّه عنـه).

Nevertheless, they are enemies of Ali Ibn Abi Talib رضي اللّه عنـه. He is innocent of and free from them. Ali رضي اللّه عنـه is our Imaam and not theirs. He is an Imaam of Ahlus-Sunnah and not of the malevolent (spiteful, mean) and wicked Raafidhah. So we free ourselves to Allaah from them and they are not our brothers.

Whoever says that they are his brothers, he must seek forgiveness from Allaah and resolve to change. Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى has made mandatory upon us al-Bara’ah (absolving and distancing oneself) from the people of misguidance and drawing near to the people of Eemaan.

Posted on August 27, 2014, in Fatwa and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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