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In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
In this article we would like to present why tawaf of Kaaba is set in harmony with worshiping and praising Allah by all of Allah’s creation in one same direction (anticlockwise) and the importance of having an Imam which Allah has ordained to follow inclusive of scientific facts through video and images Stepwise.
Worshiping and Praising Allah by all of Allah’s creation in one same direction (anticlockwise) and the importance of following the right Imam, which Allah ordained for our true guidance.
1. Verse (Quran 6:101)
[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing.
2. Verse [Quran 51:47]
And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander.
3. Verse [Quran 21:33]
And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.
Verse [Quran 36:38]
And the sun runs on to a term appointed for it; that is the ordinance of the Mighty, the Knowing.
Verse [Quran 51:7]
By the Sky with (its) numerous Paths
4. Now science proves that:
Electrons in atoms move around the nucleus anticlockwise.
The electrons of an atom revolve around its nucleus in the same manner as making Tawaf around the Kaabah, in an anti-clockwise direction. The ovum, prior to fertilisation actually taking place, surrounded by sperms, turns remarkably in anti-clockwise direction, thereby resembling the Tawaf.
Sprawling plants are also observed to have climbed their way according to this movement.
The human blood circulatory starts its movement anticlockwise.
Moons, planets, and stars ROTATE around their axis anticlockwise
The sun with all its solar system and all galaxies move around a certain point in the galaxy anticlockwise.
5. [Quran 3:96] The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings:
When performing Tawaf Movement in Kaabah, our left shoulder will remain on the left and our hearts will be closer to Kaabah as compared to the clockwise direction. Our Tawaf Movement will be in tandem with the movement of all the things available in the universe; the planet, moon, the sun, the cells, the atom and the blood in the body simultaneously making us calmer afterwards. The age-old Tawaf Movement rotation in Kaabah which inception was centuries ago, if studied scientifically, can produce an electromagnetic wave that moves upwards. The principle used is identical to the one used in Physics class, namely the Right Hand Rule.
6. The Kaaba is the golden mean point of the earth.
7. A Muslim, when circumambulating around Meca should start from where the black Stone is, his motion should be anticlockwise, it is noteworthy that everything in the universe from atoms to galaxies moves anticlockwise. Everything in this universe move the same direction a Hajj does.
8. The Message.
[Quran 62:2] He it is Who raised among the inhabitants of Mecca an Messenger from among themselves, who recites to them His communications and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and the Wisdom, although they were before certainly in clear error,
[Quran 22:18] Do you not see that Allah is He, Whom obeys whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and the sun and the moon and the stars, and the mountains and the trees, and the animals and many of the people; and many there are against whom chastisement has become necessary; and whomsoever Allah abases, there is none who can make him honorable; surely Allah does what He pleases.
[Quran 17:71] One day We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams: those who are given their record in their right hand will read it (with pleasure), and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.
[Quran 5:67] O Messenger! deliver what bas been revealed to you from your Lord; and if you do it not, then you have not delivered His message, and Allah will protect you from the people; surely Allah will not guide the unbelieving people.
Now just as Allah has set a center for everything in the form of nucleus, axis, sun etc. and to follow its path or revolve around it, he also has ordained evryone to follow the right Imam and everyone will be raised with their respective Imams that they choose in their life (Quran 17:71).
Imam Ali (as) was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad (pbuhahf), was now 30 years old. Ali's (as) parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib (as), and Fatima (as), the daughter of Asad (as), both of the clan of Hashim (as).
By the declaration of Ghadir Prophet (pbuhahf) chose Imam Ali (as) as his successor and Imam of the Ummah.
9. Imam Ali (as) was born inside the Kaaba in Makkah.
The great historian, Masoodi, the Herodotus of the Arabs, writes on page 76 of Volume II of his book, Murooj-udh-Dhahab (The Golden Meadows), that one of the greatest distinctions that Ali enjoyed was that he was born in the House of Allah.Some of the other authorities who have affirmed Ali's birth in the Kaaba, are:
1.Muhammad ibn Talha el-Shafei in Matalib-us-saool, page 11.
2.Hakim in Mustadrak, page 483, Vol. III.
3.El-Umari in Sharh Ainia, page 15.
4.Halabi in Sira, page 165, Vol. I.
5.Sibt ibn al-Jauzi in Tadhkera Khawasil Ummah, page 7.
6.Ibn Sabbagh Maleki in Fusoolul Mohimma, page 14.
7.Muhammad bin Yousuf Shafei in Kifayet al-Talib, page 261.
8.Shablanji in Nurul Absar, page 76.
9.Ibn Zahra in Ghiyathul Ikhtisar, page 97.
10. Edvi in Nafhatul Qudsia, page 41.
Among the modern historians, Abbas Mahmood al-Akkad of Egypt writes in his book Al-'Abqarriyet al-Imam Ali, (Cairo, 1970), that Ali ibn Abi Talib was born inside the Kaaba.
Another contemporary historian,Mahmood Saeed al-Tantawi, of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Arab Republic of Egypt, writes on page 186 of his book, Min Fada-il al-‘Ashrat al-Mubashireen bil Janna, published in 1976 by Matab’a al-Ahram at-Tijariyya, Cairo, Egypt:
“May God have mercy upon Ali ibn Abi Talib. He was born in the Kaaba. He witnessed the rise of Islam; he witnessed the Da’wa of Muhammad, and he was a witness of the Wahi (Revelation of Al-Qur’an al-Majid). He immediately accepted Islam even though he was still a child, and he fought all his life so that the Word of Allah would be supreme.”
An Arab poet composed the following distich on the birth of Ali:
He (Ali) is the one for whom the House of Allah was turned into a maternity home; And he is the one who threw the idols out of that House; Ali was the first and the last child ever to be born in the Kaaba.
10. Please also refer to The Event of Ghadir Khumm in the Qur'an, Hadith, History. Click here.
11. 40 hadiths on Wilayath of Imam Ali (as) (Click on hadith number for references and hadith in Arabic).
It has been narrated from Ziyad ibn Muhammad that he said, “I went to see Abi 'Abdillah [Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) and said to him, “Do the Muslims have an 'Eid other than the day of Jumu'ah and al-Fitr and al-Adhha”The Imam (peace be upon him) replied to me, “Yes, the day which the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) appointed Amirul Mo’minin (peace be upon him) [as the leader of the Ummah after him].”
Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 736
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said: “The day of Ghadir Khumm is the best 'Eid of my nation.It is the day on which Allah, the High, ordered me to mention the appointment of my brother, 'Ali ibn Abi Talib as the flag and standard of my nation.People shall be guided by him after me and this is the day in which Allah completed the religion and perfected the bounties upon my nation and on which He was pleased with Islam as their religion.”
Al-Amali of as-Saduq, Page 125, Hadith 8
It has been narrated from as-Sadiq [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) that he said, “This is the greatest 'Eid of Allah, and every Prophet appointed by Allah celebrated this day as an 'Eid, and knew the sanctity of this day.The name of this day in the heavens is the Day of the Allegiance and Well-Known Pact, and on the Earth this Day is known as the Day of the Promise which is taken and the Day of the Gathering of those who witnessed (the event).”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 5, Page 224, Hadith 1
“It was said to Abi 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him): “Do the true believers have an 'Eid other than the two 'Eid (of al-Adhha and al-Fitr) and the Jumu'ah”The Imam replied, “Yes, they have one which is even greater than these ones and that is the day when Amirul Mo'minin (peace be upon him) was designated by the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) with the Wilayah (at Ghadir Khumm) which rests on the necks of all the men and women.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 325, Hadith 5
It has been narrated from 'Ammar ibn Hariz that he said, “I went to see Abi 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) on the 18th of Dhul Hijjah and found him fasting.He said to me, ‘This is a great day.Allah has magnified the sacredness of this day for the true believers and perfected the religion for them and completed upon them the bounties and renewed the pledge which He had taken from them (previously).”
Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 737
Al-Ridha [Imam 'Ali ibn Musa] (peace be upon him) has said, “My father related to me from his father (peace be upon them) that, ‘The Day of Ghadir is more well known in the heavens than it is on the Earth.’”
Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 737
Imam 'Ali (peace be upon him) has said, “Surely this is a highly recognized day, on it the succor was brought, and the station (of the one who was worthy of it) was elevated, and the proofs (of Allah) were made manifest.This is the day when from a pure station, words were clearly and straightforwardly stated, and this is the day of the completion of the religion and the (day) when the promise and pact were taken…”
Biharul Anwar, Volume 97, Page 116
As-Sadiq [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) has said, “I swear by Allah that if people knew the true greatness of this day, the Angels would shake hands with them ten times every day … and Allah would grant a person who recognizes (the greatness of this day) what can not be enumerated.”
Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 737
Abu 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said, “The Day of Ghadir, in comparison to the ('Eids of) al-Fitr, al-Adhha and the day of Jumu'ah, is like the moon in relation to the rest of the planets.”
Iqbal of Sayyid Ibn Tawus, Page 466
Abu 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said, “When the Day of Judgement comes about, four days shall hasten towards Allah, the Noble and Grand, just as a bride hastens towards her bridal chamber: the day of al-Fitr, the day of al-Adhha, the day of al-Jumu'ah, and the day of Ghadir Khumm.”
Iqbal of Sayyid Ibn Tawus, Page 466
The Worthy and Deserving Day of Ghadir
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, “O’ assembly of Muslims – those who are present must convey the following to those who are not, “I advise the person who believes in me and has confirmed me (as being the final Prophet) to accept the Wilayat (mastership of 'Ali).Now surely the mastership of 'Ali is my mastership, and my mastership is the mastership of my Lord.This is a pledge from my Lord which He commanded me to convey to all of you.”
Biharul Anwar, Volume 37, Page 131, Hadith 35
Abu 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said, “…and surely this is the day when the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) appointed 'Ali (peace be upon him) as the flag for the people and made known his greatness and successorship; and he fasted on this day as a sign of thanks to Allah, the Glorious and Noble.This day should be taken as one of fasting, feeding others, establishing ties with brothers (in faith), and on this day is the pleasure of the Most Merciful (al-Rahman) and the rubbing in the dust (humiliation) of the face of Shaitan.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 328, Hadith 12
It has been narrated from Amirul Mo’minin ['Ali ibn Abi Talib] (peace be upon him) that he said, “…when you meet each other (on the Day of 'Eid Ghadir), shake hands with one another with greetings (of peace) and exchange gifts on this day and let those who are present convey this to those who are not, and let the rich person give something to the poor, and the powerful one to the weak, as the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) commanded me to (also) do this.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 327
It has been narrated form Amirul Mo’minin ['Ali ibn Abi Talib] (peace be upon him) that he said, “…how shall the state of that person be who has taken the responsibility upon himself for a number of the believing men and believing women (on the Day of Ghadir) since I personally have guaranteed that person protection from disbelief and poverty, in the presence of Allah, the Most High.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 327
Abu 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said: “…this is the day (18th of Dhul Hijjah) of worship and prayers and thanks to Allah and His praise, and is a day of happiness due to the obligation which Allah has laid upon all of you in regards to our (the Ahlul Bait’s) Wilayat, and surely I love to see you fast on this day.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 328, Hadith 13
It has been narrated from as-Sadiq [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) that he said, “…giving one dirham to a brother in faith and who has cognizance (of the greatness and importance of the day of Ghadir) is equal to giving 1,000 dirham (at any other time).Therefore on this day, give to your brothers and make all of the believing men and believing women happy and delighted.”
Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 737
Abu 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said: “Surely this day [18th of Dhul Hijjah] is a day of festivity, joy and happiness and it is a day of fasting as a sign of thanks to Allah, the Most High.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 326, Hadith 10
Imam 'Ali (peace be upon him) said: “When your assembly adjourns, may Allah have mercy on you, then show generosity towards your dependants, kindness to your brethren, and gratitude to Allah for what He has bestowed upon you.Come together that Allah may unite you, do good to one another that Allah may increase your mutual love; and congratulate one another for Allah’s favour as He has given you the good tidings of a reward many times greater than previous or future 'Eids, except an 'Eid like it [when 'Eid falls on a Friday].”
Biharul Anwar, Volume 97, Page 117
It has been narrated from Hasan ibn Rashid from Abi 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, “May I be sacrificed for you!Do the Muslims have a festivity other than the two 'Eid celebrations”The Imam (peace be upon him) replied, “Yes O’ Hasan!(There is one) greater than these two and much worthier than them.”The companion replied, “And what day is that”The Imam said, “The day upon which Amirul Mo'minin ['Ali ibn Abi Talib] (peace be upon him) was appointed as the flag (of guidance) for the people.”The companion then asked, “May I be sacrificed for you!And what should we do (on this day)”The Imam replied, “You should fast on it, O’ Hasan, and recite many prayers upon Muhammad and his family and disavow yourself towards Allah from all of those who oppressed them; surely the Prophets (of the past) also commanded their successors to consider the day of their appointment a day of celebration and 'Eid.”
Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 680
It has been narrated from Abi 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, “…(on the day of 'Eid Ghadir) you should remember Allah, the Noble, on this day through fasting and worship and through remembering Muhammad and the family of Muhammad since surely the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) had advised Amirul Mo’minin to take this day as a day of 'Eid, and this is the same thing which the (previous) Prophets also did; they too advised their successors who took this day as a day of 'Eid.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 327, Hadith 1
It has been narrated from Abi 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, “The worth of (good) actions performed on this day (18th of Dhul Hijjah) is equivalent to 80 months (of good deeds) and one is advised to frequently remember Allah, the Noble and Grand, and send prayers upon the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) and that a man be generous to his family (by presenting them with gifts).”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 325, Hadith 6
It has been narrated from our master, Abul Hasan 'Ali ibn Muhammad [al-Hadi] (peace be upon him) that he said to Abi Ishaq: “The Day of Ghadir is the day when the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) appointed his brother 'Ali as the flag (of guidance) for the people and the Imam after him.”Abu Ishaq said, “You have spoken the truth, may I be sacrificed for you.It is for this reason (alone) that I came to see you.I bear witness that truly you are the proof of Allah over all of His creations.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 324, Hadith 3
Imam 'Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (peace be upon him) has said, “Allah will grant a person who visits a true believer on it (the Day of 'Eidul Ghadir) seventy types of Divine Light in his grave and will expand his grave.Every day, 70,000 Angels will visit him in the grave and they will grant him the glad tidings of Paradise.”
Iqbal al-A'mal, Page 778
Imam as-Sadiq [Ja'far ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) has said, “It is advisable for you (on the day of Ghadir) to become close to Allah, the Most High, through good deeds, fasting, prayers, establishing (and maintaining) family ties and establishing ties between (your) brothers.The Prophets (peace be upon all of them) did the same thing when they appointed their successors, and also advised them to act similarly.”
Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 736
It has been narrated from Abi 'Abdillah Imam [Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that: “Surely it is recommended to pray inside Masjid al-Ghadir since verily the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) introduced the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) [as the Imam] to the people here and this is the spot in which Allah, the Noble and Grand, made known The Truth.”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 3, Page 549
It has been narrated from Abi 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that: “A person who performs a two Rak'at Salat any time he wishes (during the Day of 18th of Dhul Hijjah), though it is best that this (Salat) be performed as close to the time of Zawwal (mid-day when the sun begins its decline; this is when the time for Salatul Zuhr beings) as possible because this is the time at which Amirul Mo'minin (peace be upon him) was appointed at Ghadir Khumm as the flag of the people and … (the reward for this Salat) is as if the person had been present on the Day (of Ghadir Khumm)…”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 5, Page 225, Hadith 2
It has been narrated from as-Sadiq [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) that: “Fasting on the Day of Ghadir is equivalent to fasting the time span of the (existence of the) entire world – meaning that if a person were to live a life of the entire existence of the world and were to fast this whole time, the reward for this fasting would be equivalent to fasting (this one day of Ghadir).”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 324, Hadith 4
It has been narrated from al-Ridha ['Ali ibn Musa] (peace be upon him) that: “…and this is a day of congratulations and felicitations in which you should greet and congratulate one another.When a believer meets another, one should say, ‘All praise belongs to Allah who has made us amongst those who hold firm to the Wilayat of the Commander of the Faithful and the A’immah (prayers be upon all of them); and this is a day of smiling at other people and those of true faith.”
Iqbal al-A'mal, Page 464.
Wilayat in Ghadir
It has been narrated from Abi Sa'id that: “When the day of Ghadir Khumm came, the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) commanded the caller to call out, ‘Gather for the Salat.Then he took 'Ali (peace be upon him) by the hand and said, ‘O’ Allah!Whomsoever I am his master, this 'Ali is also his master.O’ Allah!Be a friend to that person who is a friend to him, and be an enemy to that person who is an enemy to him.’”
Biharul Anwar, Volume 37, Page 112, Hadith 4
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said: “A person who wishes to live the life that I lived and wishes to die the way I die, and wants to reside in the perpetual Paradise which has been promised to me by my Lord should accept the Wilayat of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him), because he will never drag you away from the path of true guidance and he will never misguide you.”
Al-Ghadir, Volume 10, Page 278
It has been narrated from Jabir ibn 'Abdullah al-Ansari that: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) say to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him): ‘O’ 'Ali!You are my brother and my successor and my executor and my caliph over my nation both during my life and also after my death.Those who love you, love me; and those who hate you, hate me; and your enemy is my enemy.”
Al-Amali of as-Saduq, Page 124, Hadith 5
It has been narrated form Abi Ja'far [Imam Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) that: “Islam is built on five foundations: Salat, Zakat, Sawm, Hajj and Wilayat – and there was no call to any of these resembling that which the people were called towards in order to accept the Wilayah on the Day of Ghadir.”
Al-Kafi, Volume 2, Page 21, Hadith 8
It has been narrated from Abil Hasan ['Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha] (peace be upon him) that: “The Wilayat of 'Ali (peace be upon him) has been written in all of the books of the (previous) Prophets and Allah did not appoint a single Messenger except with a (pledge to the) Prophethood of Muhammad and the successorship of 'Ali (peace be upon him).”
Safinatul Bihar, Volume 2, Page 691
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, “The Wilayat of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib is the Wilayat of Allah; love for him ('Ali) is worship of Allah; following him ('Ali) is an obligatory act from Allah; his friends are the friends of Allah and his enemies are the enemies of Allah; fighting with him is (like) fighting against Allah; and making peace with him is (like) making peace with Allah, the Noble and Grand.”
Al-Amali of as-Saduq, Page 32
It has been narrated from Ja'far [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) from his father [Imam Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) that: “Iblis, the enemy of Allah, cried out (in hopelessness) four times: The day when he was cursed (by Allah); the day when he was sent down to the Earth; the day when the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) was officially appointed (to convey the message on Earth); and on the Day of Ghadir.”
Qurbul Isnad, Page 10
It has been narrated from the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) that: “Allah, the Glorious and High, has said, “The Wilayat of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib is My fortress, so whoever enters into My fortress will be protected from My fire.”
Jami' al-Akhbar, Page 52, Hadith 7
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, “O’ 'Ali!I am the city of knowledge and you are its gate and no one can enter into the city except by going through its gate … You are the Imam of my nation and you are my successor.Blessed is the person who obeys you and depraved is the person who disobeys you.One who follows you will succeed, while the one who turns away from you will be in a loss.”
Jami' al-Akhbar, Page 52, Hadith 9
Imam as-Sadiq [Ja'far ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) has said: “The fundamental pillars of Islam are three: Salat, Zakat and Wilayat.No one of these will be valid unless accompanied by the other two.”
Al-Kafi, Volume 2, Page 18
Abu 'Abdillah [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said, “O’ Hafsa!I am surprised at what happened to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib!!Despite having tens of thousands of witnesses he could not claim his right when in reality a person needs only two witnesses to claim what is rightfully his!”
Biharul Anwar, Volume 37, Page 140
From the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family), in his address on the Day of Ghadir: “'Ali is the exegesis (Tafsir) of the book of Allah and the one who calls others to it.Verily, that which is permitted and forbidden is more than what I can explain to you; what I command you as permitted and forbid you as prohibited, is all from one position.I was commanded to take your allegiance and your pledge to accept what I brought from Allah, the Exalted, regarding 'Ali, the commander of the believers, and the Imams after him.O’ People!Ponder and understand the verses (of the Qur'an), observe those that are clear and do not follow those that are unclear; for by Allah no one can explain to you its limitations or clarify its meanings except the one whose hand I am holding (meaning Imam 'Ali).”
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 18, Page 142, Hadith 43.
Imam Ahmed writes in his Musnad:
The holy prophet (S) said: “Whosoever dies without an Imam dies the death of Jahiliyyah.”
[Musnad Ahmad, takhreej of sheikh shoaib, 28/88/16876]
The Ummah Will Betray Imam Ali (a.s) after the Prophet (pbuh) Sahih Sunni Hadith
Syed Ammar from his study on how the history has been unfair to Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib (as) and its transcript.
Transcript of video:
You know I have done a study, and I would like to share the study with all of you, I have done a study on the basis of the narrators of hadiths from Bukhari, from Muslim, from many of the main works of Ahlul Sunnah, yes. When you look at the narrators what do you normally do when you look the hadiths? You straight away look at the chain of narrators, correct or no? When you look at the chain of narrators your next task is what? Your next task is to make sure that you go and look at their biographies, correct?
The books you would normally go to there are two main books either Tahdhib Al-Tahdhib or Taqrib Al-Tahdhib. One of them is the work of Dhahabi, and the other is the work of Ibn Hajar Al Asqalani, yes? These two scholars what did they do? They take the names of every narrator of hadiths in the early Muslim history, correct or no? When I am saying early Muslim history, I'm talking the period of the lives of the Imams. People who narrate hadiths they take their names, under their names they write their biographies, correct? So for example, if they take Ammar bin Yasir, they say, “Ammar bin Yasir, early convert to Islam, lover of Rasullallah, his parents were the first martyrs in Islam.” Correct or no? They write their biography.
I studied the sheikhs of Bukhari, the sheikh of Muslim, the people Bukhari and Muslim take hadiths from. Many of them you might find even 30 or 40 of them are Shia let’s say, no problem, followers of Ahlulbait, but then there are some you find when you read their biography an amazing fact emerges, and I will name you who they are. Under their names, it is written, under their names, “Reliable narrator of hadiths, reliable narrator of hadiths, reliable narrator of hadiths.” So, when you see this you are like, “This is amazing. This person is a reliable narrator let me take.” The next line under it says, “Has a major hatred for Ali ibn Abi Talib. Take hadiths from him.” When you read that, you are like thinking “Hold on, hold on, wait.” Our brothers in Ahlul Sunnah today if you ask them, “Do you love Ali ibn Abi Talib, every single one of them would say, “Yes.” You agree or no? Do you agree?
If you ask any of our brothers in Ahlul Sunnah today do you love Ali ibn Abi Talib? Won’t all of them say, “Yes?” I want to ask my brothers Ahlul Sunnah one question. “Do you believe it was always like this?” They will say to you “Yes.” Say “Why?” They will say, “Because we believe there are four rightly guided Khulafa, Abubakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali.” I ask them “It doesn't seem like that at the beginning of Islam. This seems to be a later myth.” Say “Why?” I say, “Because the early reliable narrators of hadiths was on whether they hated Ali. The more you hate Ali the more chance your hadith would be narrated.” Let me give you examples of names who are taken hadiths from. Someone like for example if you look at the likes of whom Hariz bin Uthman al Himsi. Hariz bin Uthman al Himsi under his name it is written “very reliable narrator of hadith, has major hatred for Ali ibn Abi Talib.” How? How can someone be reliable if they hate Ali? If early Islam loved Ali, how are you taking hadiths from someone who hates Ali? The biggest myth “In early Islam was every Muslim loved Ali”. It is a myth they created later. In early Islam, the classification of a reliable narrator of hadiths is someone who hated Ali ibn Talib.
Hariz bin Uthman is the same man who narrates the famous hadiths. You know what he says. You know the hadiths I quoted earlier, “Ali is to me like Haroon was too Musa.” Hariz bin Uthman, Bukhari takes hadiths from him, yes? Hariz bin Uthman said, “This hadith is not true.” Said “What do you mean it is not true.” He said, “This hadith is not true.” So what do you mean? He said, “they got the spelling wrong." “They got what wrong?” “The spelling.” Said to him, “What do you mean they got the spelling wrong?” He said, “It shouldn't be Ali is to me like Haroon is to Musa. It should be Ali is to me like Qaroon was to Musa.”
Who is Musa’s three main enemies in the Quran? Firaun, Haman and who is the third? Qaroon, correct or no? What does the hadiths say? “Ali is to me like Haroon is to Musa.” He said, “No, you forgot the dots on the top.” How do you write Haroon in Arabic? What if you put two dots on top? What would it would like? “Qaroon.” He built children and institutions on the fact that this hadith did not refer to Ali being good. It referred to Ali being a nemesis for the Prophet Mohammad. For hundreds of years in Syria, in Palestine, in Jordan, children were taught that Ali ibn Abi Talib’s relationship to Rasullallah is like that of Qaroon to Musa. About who? All of the work of whom? This person, Hariz bin Uthman.
Who else you have? Miswar bin Makhrama. You know Miswar bin Makhrama is seen as a very reliable narrator of hadith in Ahlul Sunnah. You know Miswar bin Makhrama is the man, you know the hadith “Fatima is a part of me, whoever angers her, angers me.” You have all heard the hadith? Correct? Bukhari narrates the hadith “Fatima is a part of me, whoever angers her angers me.” Normally, when you hear that hadith in Majalis you think subhanallah those who heard Fatima az Zahra how could they hurt her? How could they be evil towards her? You know where I'm going, correct? You know what the sharh of this hadith is according to Miswar bin Makhrama? He says, “This hadith is an attack on Ali ibn Abi Talib.” So what do you mean it is an attack on Ali ibn Abi Talib? He said, “Ali ibn Abi Talib went behind Fatima az Zahra’s back to propose to Abu Jahal’s daughter, Juwairiya. He went to propose without Fatima az Zahra knowing, so Fatima az Zahra found out. When Fatima az Zahra found out, she went to Rasullallah she said to him, “Ya Rasullallah how dare that Ali ibn Abi Talib go behind my back. How dare he go to marry and propose for the daughter of Abu Jahl? That Ali ibn Abi Talib has angered me.” Rasullallah as soon as he heard this he said, “Everyone gather in the mosque.” He stood up on the pulpit, and he said, “It's not for me to make halal that which is haram or haram that which is halal, but Ali ibn Abi Talib today has done today something, which is prohibited for him. Ali ibn Abi Talib has angered Fatima az Zahra and know that whoever angers Fatima has angered me and whoever angers me has angered Allah Subhanahu wa Talah, today Ali ibn Abi Talib has angered Allah Subhanahu wa Talah.”
Fatima is the part of me was never taught as an attack on others. It was always taught to children for hundreds of years as the moment Allah became angry with Ali ibn Abi Talib. Tell me, Ali ibn Abi Talib has no better father-in-law to go for Abu Jahal? even if you just look at the hadith like that? You want Abu Jahal to be your father-in-law?
Number one Hariz. Number two, who Miswar bin Makhrama, number three Samara Bin Jundub. Samara Bin Jundub under his name it is written “Hater of Ali ibn Abi Talib, very reliable in hadith, take a lot from him.”
This Samara Bin Jundub Muawiya comes to him he said, “There is an ayath in Quran praises Ali ibn Abi Talib.” He said, “Which one?” He says, “Sura 2, verse 207.” The verse says, “And there are those who sell their souls for Allah?” Correct or no? He said, “That ayath in the Quran everyone uses it to praise Ali,” Samara said, “Yes you are right. it's about him on the night of Hijra, he gave his soul, his body away apparently for Mohammed he slept in his bed on that night.” He said, “Yes.” He said to him, “Samara is there any way we can change the meaning of this ayath?” He said, “What you want me to change the Quran?” He said, “No, no, no, no, no not the Quran, the tafseer of this ayath.” He said, “What do you want me to make the tafseer?” He said, “Change it. Don't say it's revealed about Ali on the night of Hijra. Say it is a prophecy about ibn Muljam”. He said, “What do you mean?” He said, “Say that Allah prophesied there will be a man who one day loses his life for the sake of Allah that man is ibn Muljam when he kills Ali in the mosque of Kufa.” Samara looks, he says to him, “How much will you pay me for this.” He said to him “100,000 dinar.” He said, “What a 100, 000 to make sure children are brought up hating Ali ibn Abi Talib forever?” He said “200,000.” He said more “300, 400.” There is a narration, which says “He paid him 800,000 dinar to make the ayath reveal about Ali ibn Abi Talib.”
Imagine they went to that extent. They made sure Hariz bin Uthman, Miswar bin Makhrama. They made sure for example Samara Bin Jundub, Al Karabeesi Al Baghdadi, Imran Bin Hattan, Imran Bin Hussain, name after name of people who either their grandfathers were killed at Siffeen and hated Ali or they fought Ali and hated Ali. You would find in the books of hadith of Dhahabi and of Ibn Hijar under their names it says very clearly that “This person hates Ali, take as many hadiths as you can from them.”
Did anyone stand up against these people or no? Yes from ahlul Sunnah and from the Tashayu there are people because of them we are able to praise Ali ibn Abi Talib in this series of lectures. From ahlul Sunnah the first of them Imam al Shafaee said, “If my love of Ali, as the wali of Rasullallah is called Rafid or called me a Rafidi, then I am the first of the Rafidis.” Imam Shafiee, who today in the Muslim world more than 25% of the people follow his fiqh, he knew there was a time that to love Ali ibn Abi Talib was seen as a negative point on a point on a Muslim. He said, “If my love for the wali is to determine as rejection, then I am the first of the rejectors.”
More than that our brothers of Ahlul Sunnah have six Sahih books do you agree with me or no? Sahih al Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi, yes, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, and what is the last one an Nasai, correct or no? Many of you would have read the book Sunan An-Nasai. Have any of you ever asked that that Nasai, one of the authors of the six most important books of hadiths in Ahlul Sunnah do you know how Nasai died? He died because he wanted to praise Ali ibn Abi Talib. Publicly, they beat him to death. They came to him. They said to him, “In your book, you have much prase of Ali and nothing for Muawiya why? He said, “To tell you the truth if I was to live from now until the Day of Judgment, I could never write the merits of Ali ibn Abi Talib. Ali ibn Abi Talib’s merits are many.” They said to him “How about Muawiya?” He said, “Muawiya the only merits I have ever read about the man is that Rasullallah said, “However much Muawiya eats his stomach will never be full.” He said, “I promise if I had any other hadiths of praise I would include it why would I be scared?”
He said, “Ali ibn Abi Talib is all these praises, Muawiya has none, but if you want me to do it I will.” Do you know what they did to him? They beat the man to death. They beat him. They hit his testicles. They hit his intestines. They beat him and beat him. Go to any of our brothers in Ahlul Sunnah today and say, “Which are the six books you respect the most?” They will say to you Bukhari, Muslim, Thirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maja, an-Nasai. Syed Nasai how did he die? None of them will know. Tell them he died because he tried to protect Ali ibn Abi Talib’s legacy on this earth.
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