Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mulla Ali Qari and Metaphorical Prophethood

In refuting the Rafidah Shi'ah sect, Mulla Ali Qari mentions that they believe that each of their 12 Imams are Prophets in a real or literal sense and not in a metaphorical sense. He explains that a claim to Prophethood in a metaphorical sense (Al-Majaaziyah) does not necessitate a ruling of Unbelief (Kufr) or Innovation (Bid'ah)
(فكذلك كلّ إمام) أي من الأئمة الاثني عشر (عند هؤلاء) الرافضة (يقوم مقامه في النّبوّة والحجّة) يعني إن أرادوا بها الحقيقة وإلا فالمنزلة المجازية لا توجب الكفر ولا البدعة Source: Sharh ash-Shifaa, Vol. 2, P. 519



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