The protracted contrariety between Islam and Shi'ism is but a clear
reflection of fundamental differences between the two. The only common
denominator between Islam and Shi'ism is the Islamic Kalimah. The rest of
Shi'ism has very little in common with mainstream Islam. The unbridgeable
divide between the two is entrenched in some of the core fundamentals of
this sect, such as:
* THE TWELVE IMAAMS
Imaamah is a divine station like Nubuwwat. This implies that Sunnis, who do
not believe in Imaamah, are unbelievers. According to their beliefs, Allah
had chosen twelve men to succees Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). The
twelfth Imaam however disappeared at the age of five. He is believed to be
the awaited Mahdi.
* THE STATUS OF THE IMAAMS
The Imaams possess more knowledge than the Ambiyaa. They are superior to the
Ambiyaa and the entire creation. The Imaams can bring the dead back to life.
No knowledge of the heavens and the earth is hidden from them.
* THE INTERPOLATION OF THE NOBLE QUR'AN
The Qur'an is incomplete and distorted in its present form. This tenet had
been explicity propounded by the classical scholars of Shi'ism, but frugally
denied by the contemporary scholars.
* VILIFICATION AND APOSTASY OF THE SAHAABA
The Sahaaba were guilty of wilfully distorting and corrupting the Deen of
Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). They turned renegade after the
demise of Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) except the immediate household
of Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam).
* THE PERMISSIBILITY OF MUT'A
* VIRTUES OF TAQIYYA
Islam and Shi'ism are two parallel streams of thought that can never
converge. They are as distinct from each other, as is Islam to the
Ahlul-Kitaab.To ignore these differences is to ignore the stark reality.
The often repeated hallowed call for "Muslim Unity" simply serves as a
smokescreen, behind which Shi'a missionaries penetrate Muslim societies. Any
attempt to resist this imposition is branded as "divisive". Would it be
divisive to protect Islam from a sect that inherently debases the Qur'an,
the Ambiyaa, and the Sahaaba? Unity can only be forged on the basis of
Aqeedah (belief). To label these differences as 'hair splitting issues' is
to undermine the sanctity of the Qur'an, the Ambiyaa and the Sahaaba unity
at the cost of the Qur'an is tantamount to blasphemy.
The constitution of our country guarantees religious freedom. The Shi'as
therefore have the right to propagate their beliefs. However, they need to
come out of the closet and do so under the banner of Shi'ism.
Issued by: UUCSA