Saturday, 20 July 2019

Qadariyya Magians of the Umma Shi'a of Dajjal

A growing controversy these days is the issue of praying in the funeral of a deceased person belonging to a misguided sect The general rule in Islam is that a Muslim has the right to have his greeting of Salam replied to and his funeral prayer offered by the Muslim community But there may be an important exception for the Muslim who belongs to a misguided sect The Prophet (sall Allahu alayhi wasallam) reportedly said:
الْقَدَرِيَّةُ مَجُوسُ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ إِنْ مَرِضُوا فَلاَ تَعُودُوهُمْ وَإِنْ مَاتُوا فَلاَ تَشْهَدُوهُمْ
“The Qadariyya are the Magians of this Umma If they get sick do not visit them and if they die do not witness for them (join their funeral)”

The authenticity of this Hadith is disputed though Albani declared it sound (Sahih Sunan Abi Dawud #4691):


The terms Qadariyya and Majus (Magians) should not be cause for confusion Qadariyya does not mean those who believe in al-Qadar (divine decree or destiny), but rather those who ascribe Qadar or the ability to decree and determine to humans, making the latter partners with Allah in the matter This is why the Prophet (sall Allahu alayhi wasallam) likened them to the Magians, meaning the people who followed the pre-Islamic religion of Iran, which is dualism The Magians/Zoroastrians/Fire-worshipers believe in two “gods”: a “god of light” Ahura Mazda, and a “god of darkness” Angra Mainyu also known as Ahriman This is the worst form of the dualist heresy From among this Umma, there is a sect, the Qadariyya, who are similar to the Magians and inherited the dualist theology from them in that they believe human activity is independent of the power and decree of Allah Most High Hence, in another version of the Hadith the Prophet (sall Allahu alayhi wasallam) himself reportedly explained what he meant by the ‘Magians of this Umma’:
لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ مَجُوسٌ وَمَجُوسُ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ لاَ قَدَرَ مَنْ مَاتَ مِنْهُمْ فَلاَ تَشْهَدُوا جَنَازَتَهُ وَمَنْ مَرِضَ مِنْهُمْ فَلاَ تَعُودُوهُمْ وَهُمْ شِيعَةُ الدَّجَّالِ وَحَقٌّ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُلْحِقَهُمْ بِالدَّجَّالِ
“For every nation are Magians, and the Magians of this Umma are those who say there is no Qadar (divine decree) If one among them dies do not witness (attend) his funeral, and if one among them becomes sick do not visit them They are the Shi’a (partisans) of the Dajjal (Antichrist) and Allah will join them with the Dajjal
(Sunan Abi Dawud #4692)

The Hadith is slightly weak due to the unknown narrator from the Ansar who narrates from the companion Hudhaifa b.Yaman (radi Allahu anhu) Nevertheless, it is from the shawahid with strengthens the authenticity of the first version of the Hadith I quoted above According to yet another version of the Hadith, the Prophet (sall Allahu alayhi wasallam) reportedly said:
إِنَّ مَجُوسَ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ الْمُكَذِّبُونَ بِأَقْدَارِ اللَّهِ إِنْ مَرِضُوا فَلاَ تَعُودُوهُمْ وَإِنْ مَاتُوا فَلاَ تَشْهَدُوهُمْ وَإِنْ لَقِيتُمُوهُمْ فَلاَ تُسَلِّمُوا عَلَيْهِمْ
“The Magians of this Umma are the deniers of the Aqdar (decrees) of Allah If they are sick do not visit them, if they die do not witness for them (join their funeral) and if you meet them do not invoke Salam upon them
(Sunan Ibn Maja #92)

Here, in addition to not visiting them when they are sick and not offering their funeral prayer when they die, the Prophet (sall Allahu alayhi wasallam) has reportedly added not greeting them with Salam It should be noted that all three of these things are essential rights of the Muslim Again, this Hadith appears to be slightly weak due to the narrator Muhammad b al-Musaffaa al-Himsi Nevertheless, I deem it correct to act upon this Hadith if one wishes to and refuse to give or reply to the Salam of a Qadari, and by extension and analogy those of other sects which are at the same level of deviation or worse than the Qadariyya 
Today the most prominent division within the Muslim Umma is the Sunni-Shi’i divide The Shi’a are a breakaway sect from the mainstream of Islam who are guilty of many heresies and deviations from the principles, teachings and laws of Islam as laid down in the holy Qur’an and the Sunna Among their heterodoxies is that they have by and large adapted the specific perversion of the Qadariyya The Qadariyya were once an independent sect whose heresy originated with or was popularized by figures such as Abu Yunus Sinbuya Aswari, Ma’bad b.Khalid al-Juhani, and Ghaylan al-Dimashqi But as an independent sect, the Qadariyya have long vanished Their heresy was inherited by the Mu’tazila and the Shi’a, the latter having carried it to the present
The most authoritarive text for the Shi’a is al-Kafi, compiled by Muhammad b.Ya’qub al-Kulayni (d 329 H) The first part of this text, known as Usul al-Kafi, deals with the fundamental principles and doctrines of Twelver Shi’ism It consists of narrations attributed to the twelve Imams, though for us orthodox Muslims the authenticity of most of these narrations is doubtful Concerning the belief in Qadar, it is narrated that Amir ul-Mu’minin Ali b Abi Talib (alayhis-salam) having returned to Kufa from the Battle of Siffin, was approached by a certain individual who was concerned about the spiritual reward for the journeys in the path of Allah in light of the prevailing view that all of man’s actions have been decreed and determined by Allah; logically, how can a person be rewarded for good actions when he was compelled to do them since they were predetermined by Allah? In his answer, Amir al-Mu’minin allegedly said:
وتظن أنه كان قضاء حتما وقدرا لازما؟ إنه لو كان كذلك لبطل الثواب والعقاب والامر والنهي والزجر من الله وسقط معنى الوعد فلم تكن لائمة للمذنب ولا محمدة للمحسن ولكان المذنب أولى بالاحسان من المحسن ولكان المحسن أولى بالعقوبة من المذنب، تلك مقالة إخوان عبدة الاوثان وخصماء الرحمن وحزب الشيطان وقدرية هذه الامة ومجوسها
“Do You think it was all due to unavoidable decree and binding determination? Had it been so all the reward, punishment, commandments, orders and warnings from Allah would remain invalid and meaningless.The promise and warnings would fall apart. No one could blame the sinners and no one would praise the people of good deeds. The sinners could have been more deserving than the people of good deeds and the latter ones could have deserved more punishment Such can only be the belief of the idol worshippers, the enemies of the Beneficent and of the party of Satan and determinist of this nation (Ummah) and her Magians” (al-Kafi; Kitab at-Tawhid, pp110-111):



These words that have been put in the mouth of Amir al-Mu’minin (radi Allahu anhu) reflect exactly the creed and argument of the deviant Qadariyya who deny that man’s deeds are a result of the “unavoidable decree” and “binding determination” of Allah Our response to this argument that if man’s deeds have been created and determined by Allah it means he is coerced and not deserving of reward or punishment is the doctrine of kasb. In other words, man earns his deeds, good or evil, which Allah creates for Him in accordance with what man deserves based on the condition of his heart and Allah’s wisdom and foreknowledge

In another narration of al-Kafi attributed to Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (alayhis-salam):
من زعم أن الله يأمر بالفحشاء فقد كذب على الله ومن زعم أن الخير والشر إليه فقد كذب على الله
“Whoever claims that Allah orders people to commit sins has lied upon Allah and whoever claims good and evil are from Him has lied upon Allah” (ibid):

Now we orthodox, Sunni Muslims believe, based on tawatur texts of the Qur’an and Sunna, that Allah is the Creator of both good and evil, and that the divine decree, both its good and its evil, is from Him:

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ ﴿١﴾ مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the daybreakFrom the evil of that which He created
(Sura 113: Ayat 1-2)

قَالَ فَأَخْبِرْنِي عَنِ الإِيمَانِ ‏‏ قَالَ ‏‏ أَنْ تُؤْمِنَ بِاللَّهِ وَمَلاَئِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَتُؤْمِنَ بِالْقَدَرِ خَيْرِهِ وَشَرِّهِ
(Gabriel) said: “Inform me about faith”(The Prophet) said: “It is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Scriptures, His Apostles, the Last Day, and to believe in Qadar (the divine decree), its good and its evil
(Sahih Muslim)

Having exposed the Shi’ite heresy in the matter of al-Qadar, we can safely conclude that the Shi’a are the Qadariyya of today, and the Hadith “the Qadariyya are the Magians of this Umma•••” is applicable to them
In the Hadith of Hudhaifa which I quoted above, the additional wording “they are the Shi’a (partisans) of Dajjal (Antichrist) and Allah will join them with the Dajjal” is quite significantLikewise, the Qur’an also uses the word Shi’a (Sura 6:65; 6:159; 19:69; 30:32) in the original linguistic meaning of “sect”, “faction” and “partisans”However, I believe the Qur’an has emphasized this particular term “Shi’a” because it has become the well-known name of a specific denomination with her numerous sub-sects in order to warn about and help us identify themThis too is likely the case with the Hadith about the Magians of this Umma “they are the Shi’a of the Dajjal and Allah will join them with the Dajjal”
The Shi’a claim that their full description is ‘Shi’a of Ali’, but as this Hadith explains the reality is they are the Shi’a of DajjalBased on this prophecy we can expect that at the forefront of the followers of the Dajjal will be the Shi’a, particularly those of IranFrom other Hadith we know that the Dajjal will emerge from the territory of Khurasan and be followed by a band of 70 thousand people of Isbahan wearing peculiar shawlsKhurasan and Isbahan are locations that correspond to eastern Iran• 

2 comments:

  1. Although the Hadith in Ibn Maja regarding not giving the Salam to the Qadariyya is not authentic as I noted, nevertheless, it is established from Ibn Umar رضى الله عنهما that he refused to respond to the Salam conveyed to him from an individual belonging to the Qadariyya:
    عَنْ نَافِعٍ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، أَتَى ابْنَ عُمَرَ فَقَالَ إِنَّ فُلاَنًا يَقْرَأُ عَلَيْكَ السَّلاَمَ قَالَ إِنَّهُ بَلَغَنِي أَنَّهُ قَدْ أَحْدَثَ فَإِنْ كَانَ قَدْ أَحْدَثَ فَلاَ تُقْرِئْهُ مِنِّي السَّلاَمَ فَإِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُولُ ‏ "‏ يَكُونُ فِي أُمَّتِي - أَوْ فِي هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ - مَسْخٌ وَخَسْفٌ وَقَذْفٌ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ وَذَلِكَ فِي أَهْلِ الْقَدَرِ
    It was narrated from Nafi’ that a man came to Ibn ‘Umar and said: “So-and-so sends his Salam to you.” He said: “I have heard that he has introduced innovations (into Islam). If he has indeed introduced innovations, then do not convey my Salam to him, for I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: ‘There will be among my nation – or among this nation – transformations, the earth collapsing, and Qadhf.’ That was concerning Ahlul-Qadar.” (Sunan Abi Dawud #4061)

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  2. Imam Malik (rahimahullah) reportedly said:
    بئس القوم أهل الأهواء لا نسلم عليهم
    "How evil are the people of desires. We do not invoke salam upon them" (Sharh as-Sunnah of al-Baghawi)

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