From: "Mohammed Yusuf Jaffer"
Subject: Thaqalain part 5
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 12:47:15 PDT
Today we continue with the Thaqalain Part
REGARDING AHLEL BAIT (II)
Surely Allah and His angels bless the Prophet; O you who believe! call for
(Divine) blessings on him and salute him with a (becoming) salutation.
Muhammad bin Idris Shafei writes on page 97 of
the second volume of his Musnad, 'It has been related to us by Ibrahim bin
Muhammd and to him by Safwan bin Salim and to him by Abi Salma bin Abdu
Rahman and to him by Abu Huraira: I asked the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w): 'O
Messenger of Allah how can we invoke Salawat upon you?' He replied :
Say : O Lord, send upon Muhammad and his Aal,
Your blessings as You had sent upon Ibrahim and his Aal.'"
Also can be found in Sahih Bukhari, volume 6,
page 12; Tafseer by Tabari vol 22, page 27; Mustadrak by Hakim, vol 3, page
148; Durre Manthur vol 5, page 215 and many others.
Imam Fakhre Razi on page 797 of his
Tafseer-e-Kabir volume VI also narrates a similar tradition, Ibne Hajar,
commenting on the tradition, opines that it is clear from the tradtion that
wishing of blessing on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) is equal to wishing of
blessings on his descendants. He also quotes the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) as
sying: "Do not send defective (Batra) or incomplete blessings on me." When
asked what he meant by defective or incomplete blessings, he said, "Do not
say, 'O Allah bless Muhammad (s.a.w)' but say, 'O Allah bless Muhammad and
In short, I cite here by way of further proof
couplets of Imam Shafi which are quoted by Zarqani on page 7 of his Sharhe
Mawahib, and by Imam Ahmad bin Hambal on page 323 of the 6th Volume of his
Musnad and many other Sunni scholars, as follows:
"O Ahlel Bait, Love for you is a a duty
ordained by Allah in the Quran. This is sufficient for your greatness that
there is no prayer (in Tajjahud) without invoking Salawat (blessings) upon
So if their love is revealed in the Quran
(42:23), enjoining it upon all whorshippers as admitted by Imam Shafi! And
if their affection (mawaddah) is the reward for the Muhammad (s.a.w)
Message, as expressed in the Book, and a ritual for seeking God's nearness,
what is the matter then with Ahlel Sunna, who never give any weight for
Ahlel Bait, regarding them as lower in postion than Sahaba?! All of Ahlel
Sunnah believe in preference of first, second and third Caliphate over Ali (a.s)
being the Master of the Itrat and the best of Ahlel Bait after the Prophet (s.a.w),
so Ahlel Sunnah regard Ahlel Bait's position to be after that of the three
Sahaba, known among them as Al-Khulafal Rashidun.
We have to ask, or rather challenge, Ahlel
Sunnah to refer us to even one Quran verse, or one Prophetic hadith,
enjoining upon the Muslim the loving for the three Caliphate, or any of the
Sahaba like the above loving of Ahlel Bait?!
It is too far from them, nothing of the sort
can found in God's Book or His Messenger's Sunnah, while many verses and
tradition refer to the lofty position of Ahlel Bait, preferring them over
Therefore the praying of anyone even of the
first, second and third Caliphate, without sending Salawat (blessings) to
the Prophet (s.a.w) and his Ahlel Bait their prayer will be invalid and
said : "I leave among you two heavy that if you are connected with
them, you will never go astray after me, Quran and Ahlul Bait, these two
shall never part from each other until they come to me at the Pool (Haudh)."
Muslim chapter-4 page 1873; Sahih Tirmidhi chapter 2 page 308; Tafsir Ibni
Kathir chapter 4 page 122; Tarikh Baghdad chapter 8 page 442, Kanzu al-
Ummal chapter 1 page 44 and other.
Previously I have
tradition (hadith), however I will add little more. How
when it says,
leave among you two heavy that if you are connected with them, you will
never go astray after me?" We hear many Muslims
Quran. This Book (Quran) is one of the most read books against all other
books in this world; it has overtaken the Christian book
the words of the
Quran, when he
And the Messenger cried out: O my Lord!
surely my people have treated this Quran as a forsaken thing.
Are we not daily reciting
Quran, even in our prayer, why here the Prophet (saw) is complaining? The
answer is quite clearly to love reciting the Quran does not mean to real
follow it teaching. Similar we heard many Muslims claiming to love Ahlel
Bait but do they real follow their teaching? Quite clear the majority of
Muslims do not follow the teaching of Ahlel Bait, they and their traditions
has been set aside and it does not have value to them. Many Muslims follow
the so called tradition (hadith) of the Prophet (saw) that came through
other than from Ahlel Bait. In order not to go astray we should follow both
(Ahlel Bait and their traditions) as ordained by the Prophet (saw). And how
can we understand Quran if it is real translation of the meaning of verses (tafsir)
come through the way not ordained by the Prophet (saw)??!!
REGARDING TWELVE CALIPHS
This famous tradition (hadith)
can be obtained from many
that the Prophet (saw)
there will be twelve
We know Christians they
have number 666. If you know the code number then you will able to know who
the BEAST is meaning the Dajjal. This Dajjal is not mentioned by name, but
by number only. So Christians are trying to label every evil one with this
number. They did not left out any, our Prophet Muhammad (saw), even
Protestant label Pope as Beast's with number 666, Henry Kissinger was called
with this number as well as the government of the United States was labeled
as Beast with number 666. The problem here is not mentioned who this BEAST
belong to number 666. If we come to Muslims, we see this game with them when
the Prophet (saw) said after him there will be twelve caliphs. So you will
see this number is similar to jigsaw puzzle, attempt is done to link
everything which should look similar toward the number 12, even those who
made this the jigsaw puzzle of the number 12, add the killer of Hussain (as)
on the list. Does this Prophet (saw) who is known to be the last prophet and
brought completed message will not able to mention those twelve Caliphs who
they are and allow the Muslims to begin to guess as Christians? Hashalillah,
for this noble Prophet (saw) to do so, but the mistake are with those who
oppose his tradition (hadith) and start raving. If we observe other
traditions, we quite clearly see they describe the twelve caliphs where they
originated; we do not need to use a jigsaw puzzle.
that the Prophet (saw)
"They will be
Caliphs of the
Shaikh Suleiman Balkhi Hanafi in Yanabee
ul-Mawadat, chapter 77, page 445 and Hamwaini in 'Fara'edus-Simtain' report
that Ibne Abbas said :
I heard the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) of Allah
saying, "I and Ali (a.s), Hassan (a.s) Hussain (a.s) and nine of the
descendants of Hussain (a.s) are all completely pure and infallible."
Salman Farsi says, that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w).
putting his hand on the shoulder of Hussain (a.s), said, "He is the Imam and
the son of the Imam, and of his descendants there will be nine Imams, who
will all be virtuous, Trustees of Allah and infallible."
Ibne Abil Hadeed in 'Sharhe Nahjul Balagha',
report from Huzaifa bin Asyed that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) of Allah said,
"After me there will be Imams from my progeny and their number will be equal
to the number of Bani Israil's heralds that is, twelve, of whom nine will be
Hussain's (a.s) descendants. Allah has bestowed upon all them, because
surely they know better than you. Follow them, since they are, definitely,
with Truth, and Truth is with them."
We can find the full
names in the book of Yanabee Mawadat of Shaikh ul-Suleiman Balkhi Hanafi in
Chapter 76, that a Jew came to a prophet (saw) named as Na'asal is and asked
questions about the unity (Tauhid). The Prophet (saw) answered him and later
converted and became a Muslim. Then he asked: "O Holy Prophet of Allah,
every prophet has his vicegerent and our Prophet Musa (as) bin Imran made
vicegerent to Yoosha bin Noon, let us know about your vicegerent. The
Prophet (saw) said, "My vicegerent is Ali bin Abi Talib (as), after him is
Hassan and Hussain, and after them there will be nine Imams, the vicegerents
by the children of Hussain." Na'asal he asked the Prophet (saw) to mention
the Imams. Holy Prophet (saw) said," After Hussain is his son Ali will
become the Imam, after his son Muhammad, after him his son Jaffar, after his
son Musa, after his son Ali (Redha), after his son Muhammad, after him his
son Ali, after his son Hassan, after his son Muhammad Mehdi will be the Imam
and the last Imam and all will be twelve. "
This is one of tradition
(hadith) known to be Muttawitir.
"Behold! My Ahl al-Bayt are like the Ark of
Noah; whoever embarked in it was saved, and whoever turned away from it was
destroyed. " Mustadarak ya Imam Hakim, vol 3 page 151, reported from Abu
Dharr. Mustadrak of Imam Hakim vol. II page343, Tibrani in Ausata (the 18
of the forty tradition), Sawaiqa al-Muhriqah by Allamah ibn Hajar page151,
Shablanji from Nurul Absar, Hamveni from Faraed-us-Simtain, Iben Maghzili
Shafai katika Fazaa-el, Muslim katiak Saheeh, Ahmed bin Hanbal katika Musna,
Ibne Jareer Tabari katika Tareekh and other.
Ibne Hajar in Sawaiqa al-Muhariqah added that
the traditon are given in Sahih Muslim runs thus: WA MAN TAKHALLAFA A'N HAA
GHARAQA [whoever turn away from it shall be drowned] and another thus: WA
MAN TAKHALLAFA A'NHAA HALAKA [whoever turn away from it would be destroyed].
He writes further that besides these versions there is another version of
the traditon with change of some words. It runs thus: ALAA INNA MATHAL AHLI
BAYTI FEE KUM MATHALU SAFINATE NUHIN FEE QAWMIHI [Know that my Ahlul Baity
are for you as the Ark was for the people of Nuh]. After giving instances of
these verbal changes in several of its transmission he writes that this
tradition in which he has used the analogy of the Ark of Nuh, in respect fo
hs Ahlul Bait with slight change of words (on different occasions) was
mentioned by the Prophet (s.a.w) only to emphasise that only he will be
saved who befriends them (Ahlel Bait), holds them in reverence and seeks
guidance from them. He who forsakes them will get drowned.
Shablanji writes in Nurul Absar that many
compilers of Sunan (collection of traditons) have related from a number of
the companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) that he said: 'The similitude of
my Ahlel Bait among you is that of the Ark of Nuh. Whoever boards it becomes
safe while one who turns away from that he shall be drowned' and in yet
another version the words are 'They will be flung in the Fire.'
Noah’s ship is waiting
for us to embark, who
not want to embark it!?
BY ADAM FOR ACCEPTANCE OF HIS REPENTANCE WERE THE NAMES OF THE FIVE PURE
Also Imam Tha'labi in Tafsir Kashfu'l-Bayan
and Sheikh Sulayman Balkhi Hanafi in Yanabi, chapter 24, reporting from
Faqih Wasti Ibn Maghazili Shafi'i are a commentary on verse 37 of sura 2 of
the Holy Qur'an, namely: "Then Adam received (some) words from his Lord, so
He turned to him mercifully; surely He is oft-returning (to mercy), the
Sa'id Ibn Jabir reported from Ibn Abbas, who
said: "The Holy Prophet was asked about the words which the Prophet Adam had
learned and which led to the acceptance of his repentance. The Prophet said:
'He invoked Allah in the names of Muhammad, Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husain.
So Allah accepted his repentance and forgave him.'"
Al-Zamakhshari said in some of his poetry:
Doubt and differences have increased. Every
one claims that he is the right way. But I have committed myself to: there
is no other god but Allah. and my love to Ahmed (Muhammad) and Ali. A dog
won the love of the companions of the cave, how could I be ever distressed
with the love of the Prophet's Family.
To be continued..