No Muslim should be
deceived by what he hears here or there of false praise based on neither a
clear evidence nor a good argument. While unveiling these facts, we do not
charge them with anything, nor do we add anything to what they themselves
have stated in their Sahih, Musnad, and Tarikh books. We have already
indicated some of these facts in our previous articles, and we graciously
passed by them, yet there is no harm in mentioning them here in detail so
that the sun of guidance may shine, the clouds of misguidance may be
dispelled, and the light may replace the darkness.
In the following
articles, we will discuss the Imams and the pillars relied upon by “Ahl
al-Sunnah wal Jama‘a,” the ones whom the latter regard as the zenith of
scholarship and jurisprudence. They prefer them over the pure Imams from the
offspring of the Prophet, deliberately ignoring a number of certain sahaba
who were known to the elite as well as to the commoners__be they scholars or
illiterate__as being immoral, remote from the spirit and ethics of Islam.
Among the latter are: Mu‘awiyah and his son Yazid, Ibn al-As, Ibn
Marwan, Ibn Shu‘bah, and their likes. Despite all of this, we do not waste
our time by writing about these men to unveil their faults; some unbiased
men among the historians and thinkers have already spared us this task.
Instead, we will discuss
in this research those Imams who gained fame as being righteous, fair,
ascetic, and God-fearing; in short, those regarded by “Ahl al-Sunnah wal
Jama‘a” as the pillars, so that we may closely become familiar with their
distortion of the Sunnah of the Prophet. They invented in this nation
innovations which caused dissension and misguidance, thus causing the
collapse of the lofty structure erected by the Messenger of Allah who spent
his entire life struggling to safeguard and firm its foundations.
I have chosen twelve of
the pillars of “Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama‘a” who played a very significant role
in influencing the events, in changing the characteristics of the creed, and
in dividing and fragmenting the nation.
 Ibn Sa‘d,
Al-Tabaqat al-Kubra, Vol. 5, p. 47, where Abdullah, who was bathed by the
angels, is quoted saying, “By Allah! We did not disobey Yazid till we feared
lest we should be hurled with stones from the skies, (for he is) a man who
sleeps with his mothers, daughters, and sisters, who drinks wine and
forsakes the prayers. By Allah! Had I had none to assist me, I would have
done my best to fight him, seeking nearness to Allah.” Yes; such is Yazid,
the man well known for his wines and sins, the man who killed the fragrant
flower of the Messenger of Allah as he was accompanied by all the Prophet’s
Progeny, permitting his soldiers to violate the sanctity of the Medina of
the Prophet . Despite all of this, you can still find an “Islamic” state
writing a book titled Facts about Ameer al-Momineen Yazid ibn Mu‘awiyah!
I AM HIS MASTER, ALI IS HIS MASTER. O
God! Love those who love him. Be hostile
to those who are hostile to him. Hate
those who hate him. Help those who help
him. And keep the truth with him
wherever he turns." (repeating this
paragraph three times).