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Ahlulbayt history - viewpoints


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Viewpoint 11Th Successor.

The Leader of the Shiites is under house arrest. Not enough help reaches him to alleviate his situation. Eventually he dies, and is apparently left with no children. His brother Jaffar quickly takes on the position of leadership but Shiites reject him.

Where is the Leader? The Shiites believe he did have a son, they call him the Mahdi and Awaited One and the Qaim as titles among titles. The general Muslims believe that he didn't have a son. Shiites again do, but the situation is now there is no apparent leader among them. Now, we are still waiting.

Should Shiites have given up on their religion or is there more to this story? Why did the Imam go into hiding?


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Viewpoint 3rd Successor.

The Leader of the Shiites is stranded. His companions with him and his family are on the brink of facing a battle they will not win. Water is cut off from him. No helpers to help him, no victory foreseen. Promises in letters forsaken by those who promised.

They are slaughtered. The leader eventually as well.

What happened? This is the grandson of the Prophet. The Son of Ali. The Son of Fatima.

What happened? And Why?


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While there was still hope, the Leader of the Shiites delivers this speech:

O people, take lesson from the counsel God gave to His friends when He rebuked the rabbis by saying:
“Why do the scholars and rabbis not forbid their sinful talk and consumption of what is unlawful ? Truly what they have done is evil.” (5:63)
And God says:
“Cursed by the tongue of David and Jesus, son of Mary are those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved on account of their rebellion and transgression. They did not prevent each other from committing vile and corrupt acts; surely what they did was abominable” (5:78-79).
God reproached them because they saw with their own eyes the oppressors committing vile and corrupt acts, but did not stop them, out of love for the favours they received from them as well as fear of persecution and injury. However, God says:
“Fear not men, but fear Me.” (5:44)
And He says:
“The believing men and women are friends and protectors to each other; they enjoin the good and forbid the evil; they perform the prayer, and pay the alms, and obey God and His messenger. Upon them God shall have mercy; God is Almighty, All-wise.” (9:71)
God mentions the duty of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil (al- 'amr bi al-ma'ruf wa al-nahy 'an al-munkar) before all other duties, because He knows that if it is performed and is established in the society all other duties, the easy and the difficult, will also become established.
The reason for this is that al-'amr bi al ma'ruf wa al-nahy 'an al-munkar means summoning people to Islam, as well as resistance against injustice, opposing and struggling against oppressors, and endeavoring to ensure that public wealth and income derived from war are distributed in accordance with the just laws of Islam, and that taxes are collected, levied and expended in due and proper form.
O scholars, who are celebrated and enjoy good repute on account of your learning! You have achieved a good name in society because of your good will. It is on account of God that men venerate you and stand in awe of you, so that even powerful fear you and the weak honour you, and those who are not subject to you and over whom you hold no authority grant you favours they deny themselves . When the people do not receive their due. they seek your intercession, and you walk in the street with the majesty of kings and princes.
Have you not earned all this respect and prestige because of the people's hopes that you will implement God's laws, even though in most instances you have failed to do so?
You have taken lightly your duties as leaders. You have neglected the rights of the oppressed and the lowly, but have assiduously pursued what you regard as your personal rights. You have not spent your money or risked your life for the sake of the One Who gave you life, nor have you fought against any group or tribe for the sake of God.
Nevertheless, you desire - and regard it as your due - that He should grant you paradise, the company of the prophet, and security from chastisement in the hereafter. You have such expectations of God, I fear that the full weight of His wrath descend upon you, for although it is by His might and glory that you have achieved high rank, you show no respect to those who truly know god, while you yourselves enjoy respect among God's creatures on His account.
You see the covenant enacted with God being violated and trampled under foot, yet you show no anxiety, when it comes to the covenants enacted with your fathers, you become greatly disturbed and anxious if they are only violated in part, but the pledges you have given to the most noble Messenger are a matter of complete indifference to you.
The blind, the dumb, and chronically ill everywhere lack protection in towns and no mercy is shown them. But you neither behave in accordance with your function and rank, nor you support or pay any regard to those who do. You purchase your safety from the oppressive ruling powers with flattery cajolery, and compromise.
All these activities have been forbidden you by God, and He has, more over, command you to forbid each other to engage in them, but you pay no attention.
The calamity that has befallen you is greater than what has befallen others, for true rank and degree of “Ulama” has been taken away from you. The administration of the country and the issuing of decrees and ordinances should actually be trusted to religious scholars who are guardians of God's ordinances concerning what is permitted and what is forbidden. But your position has been usurped from you, for no other reason than that you have abandoned the truth (al-haqq), and have disagreed about the nature of the sunnah, despite the existence of clear proofs.
Had you the forbearance to endure adversities and hardships for the sake of God, then all proposed regulations (God's affairs) would be brought to you for your approval and for you to issue; authority would lie in your hands. But you allowed the oppressors to take away your functions and God's affairs (i.e. government) to fall into their hands, so that they administer them by resorting to ambiguities and make arbitrariness and the satisfaction of lust their consistent practice.
What enabled them to gain control of government was your fleeing in panic from (inevitable) death and your love of life, which shall in all certainty depart from you. As a consequence of that mentality, you have delivered the powerless masses into the clutches of the oppressors.
While some cringe like slaves under the yoke of oppressors, and others have been reduced to destitution in regard to their livelihood, the rulers run the affairs of the government in accordance with their whims, earning ignominy and disgrace for themselves with their licentiousness, following evil counselors, and showing impudence toward God.
One of their appointed spokesmen mounts the pulpit (minbar) in each city. The country is defenseless before them, and their hands grab freely whatever they want of it. The people are their slaves and are powerless to defend themselves. One of the governors is a dictator by nature, malevolent and rancorous; another represses to recognize either God or the Day of Resurrection!
It is not strange - how can one think it strange, that society is the clutches of a cunning oppressor whose tax collectors are oppressors and whose governers feel no compassion or mercy towards the believers under rule.
It is God who will judge concerning what is dispute among us and deliver a decisive verdict concerning all that occurs among us.
O God! You know that everything we did was not prompted by rivalry for political power, nor for a search for wealth and abundance; rather it was done to demonstrate to men the shining principles and values of Your religion, to reform the affairs of Your land, to protect and secure the indisputable rights of Your oppressed servants, and to act in accordance with the duties You have established and the norms, laws, and ordinances You have decreed.
So (O scholars of religion!) You are to help us reach this goal, win back our rights from those powers who have considered it acceptable to wrong you and who have attempted to put out the light kindled by your Prophet. God suffices us, upon Him do we rely, to Him do we return, and to Him shall we return.


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Viewpoint 1st Successor.

A battle is ensued against a group of Muslims who are fighting the government who the leader of Shiites is now the head of. The Leader of the Shiites and his army are about to win. But a cunning ploy is done by their opponents, in which they raised the Quran on their spears, and chant to let the Quran judge between them. A great portion of the army headed by the Leader of Shiites don't follow the Leader's commands to finish them off. Instead, they begin to debate about Quran, in which they didn't even follow the Leader's choice of who knows the Quran well enough to debate. The result is a group of followers of the Leader break off and their slogan becomes only God is the Ruler.

Is the Quran a guidance? If it is why didn't it guide them? And why didn't the followers obey their Leader?


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A series of speeches trying to encourage his followers to fight on his side are done. Among them is the following warning them of the results that would occur if they continue their path of weakness:

In the company of the Prophet of Allah (S) we used to fight our parents, sons, brothers and uncles, and this continued us in our faith, in submission, in our following the right path, in endurance over the pangs of pain and in our fight against the enemy.

A man from our side and one from the enemy would pounce upon each other like energetic men contesting as to who would kill the other; sometime our man got over his adversary and some-time the enemy's man got over ours.

When Allah had observed our truth, He sent ignominy to our foe and sent His succour to us till Islam got established (like the camel) with neck on the ground and resting in its place. By my life, if we had also behaved like you, no pillar of (our) religion could have been raised, nor could the tree of faith have borne leaves. By Allah, certainly you will now milk our blood (instead of milk) and eventually you will face shame.


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Viewpoint 5th Successor

People are going to all sorts of "scholars" to learn the religion. The leader of course, is watching all this with his knowledge of who the Quran truly calls to refer to. His grandfather has been killed. His father, as well poisoned. And people despite the guidance from God are all over the place. Women were taken as slaves while Quran forbids slavery and he is watching Quran be distorted and Sunnah changed.

Speaking of verse 4:83, the Leader is trying to rally people to the truth through the Quran:

Whoever places the Mastership/Wilayat of God and the perceiving ones who God taught in other then the family of God's choice from the households/houses of the Prophets so he has opposed the command of God (mighty and glorious he is) and has made the ignorant of the Walis of God's Command and those pretentious with other then God's guidance and claimed they are the people of perception that God has taught so have lied upon God and have disregarded the advice of God and his obedience and so have not placed the grace of God from when God (the blessed and exalted) has placed it so they went astray and lead astray their followers so on the day of judgement there won't be for them an excuse "And were it not for God's grace upon you and his compassion (part of 4:83)" by the Message of the Messengers and revelation/bringing down of the book.


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The leader has just lost his father, but not only that, one of the greatest assets humanity has ever been given. It's time for him to deliver a speech and continue the mission and take the place of leadership of his father. He does a speech and reminds of a verse in Quran and tries to contextualize it's meaning in people's minds. He wishes to inspire so as to bring justice and peace to humanity and steer the people on the straight path, in his speech he says:

"Surely we are among the Ahlul-Bayt whose love and support were made incumbent (upon the faithful) by Allah, the Exalted. He-- Glory be to Him, said:

"Say: `No reward do I ask of you for it except the love of the kin, and if anyone earns goodness, We shall give him an increase them in it's beauty, for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Thankful.'"(42: 23)

And the earning of goodness is love of us Ahlulbayt.

What has made this ambiguous in minds and hearts of humanity? Did not the founder explain all this? And why didn't people respond?

As the sinister magic begins to take sway, the loud cries of Quran and the leaders of guidance, hold little power over the minds and hearts of people.
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The leader is getting married to a daughter of an oppressing tyrant. He teaches 10 Prayers as a gift to her and to all humanity.

One of these prayers is about removing injustice and describing the injustice:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ ظُلْمَ عِبَادِكَ قَدْ تَمَكَّنَ فِي بِلاَدِكَ
allahumma inna zulma `ibadika qad tamakkana fi biladika
O Allah, the persecutions against Your servant have become so prevalent in Your lands

حَتَّىٰ امَاتَ ٱلْعَدْلَ
hatta amata al`adla
that it has put an end to justice,

وَقَطَعَ ٱلسُّبُلَ
wa qata`a alssubula
interrupted all ways,

وَمَحَقَ ٱلْحَقَّ
wa mahaqa alhaqqa
eradicated the right,

وَابْطَلَ ٱلصِّدْقَ
wa abtala alssidqa
thwarted truthfulness,

وَاخْفَىٰ ٱلْبِرَّ
wa akhfa albirra
enshrouded charity,

وَاظْهَرَ ٱلشَّرَّ
wa azhara alshsharra
demonstrated evil,

وَاخْمَدَ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ
wa akhmada alttaqwa
extinguished piety,

وَازَالَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
wa azala alhuda
removed true guidance,

وَازَاحَ ٱلْخَيْرَ
wa azaha alkhayra
dislodged decency,

وَاثْبَتَ ٱلضَّيْرَ
wa athbata alddayra
planted harm,

وَانْمَىٰ ٱلْفَسَادَ
wa anma alfasada
promoted corruption,

وَقَوَّىٰ ٱلْعِنَادَ
wa qawwa al`inada
strengthened obstinacy,

وَبَسَطَ ٱلْجَوْرَ
wa basata aljawra
spread out prejudice,

وَعَدَىٰ ٱلطَّوْرَ
wa `ada alttawra
and exceeded all bounds.

اَللَّهُمَّ يَا رَبِّ لاَ يَكْشِفُ ذٰلِكَ إِلاَّ سُلْطَانُكَ
allahumma ya rabbi la yakshifu dhalika illa sultanuka
O Allah! O my Lord, nothing can eliminate all that except Your authority

وَلاَ يُجِيرُ مِنْهُ إِلاَّ ٱمْتِنَانُكَ
wa la yujiru minhu illa imtinanuka
and nothing can deliver from it except Your obliging favors.

اَللَّهُمَّ رَبِّ فَٱبْتُرِ الظُّلْمَ
allahumma rabbi fabtur alzzulma
O Allah! O my Lord, (please) mutilate persecution,

وَبُثَّ جِبَالَ ٱلْغَشْمِ
wa buththa jibala alghashmi
demolish the mountains of oppression,

وَاخْمِدْ سُوقَ ٱلْمُنْكَرِ
wa akhmid suqa almunkari
stagnate the business of evil,

وَاعِزَّ مَنْ عَنْهُ يَنْزَجِرُ
wa a`izza man `anhu yanzajiru
grant victory to those who deter from it,

وَٱحْصُدْ شَافَةَ اهْلِ ٱلْجَوْرِ
wahsud sha'fata ahli aljawri
harvest the roots of the people of prejudice,

وَالْبِسْهُمُ ٱلْحَوْرَ بَعْدَ ٱلْكَوْرِ
wa albishumu alhawra ba`da alkawri
and attire them with shrinkage after escalation.

وَعَجِّلِ ٱللَّهُمَّ إِلَيْهِمُ ٱلْبَيَاتَ
wa `ajjili allahumma ilayhim albayata
O Allah, afflict them with inaction immediately,

وَانْزِلْ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلْمَثُلاَتِ
wa anzil `alayhim almathulati
send down on them exemplary punishments,

وَامِتْ حَيَاةَ ٱلْمُنْكَرِ
wa amit hayata almunkari
and put to death the life of wickedness

لِيُؤْمَنَ ٱلْمَخُوفُ
liyu'mana almakhufu
so that the terrorized will be secured,

وَيَسْكُنَ ٱلْمَلْهُوفُ
wa yaskuna almalhufu
the terrified will calm down,

وَيَشْبَعَ ٱلْجَائِعُ
wa yashba`a alja'i`u
the hungry will become full,

وَيُحْفَظَ ٱلضَّائِعُ
wa yuhfaza aldda'i`u
the lost will be guarded,

وَيَاوِي ٱلطَّرِيدُ
wa ya'wi alttaridu
the fugitive will find a place of settlement,

وَيَعُودَ ٱلشَّرِيدُ
wa ya`uda alshsharidu
the escapee will return home,

وَيُغْنَىٰ ٱلْفَقِيرُ
wa yughna alfaqiru
the poor will be satisfied,

وَيُجَارَ ٱلْمُسْتَجِيرُ
wa yujara almustajiru
the refugee will be sheltered,

وَيُوَقَّرَ ٱلْكَبِيرُ
wa yuwaqqara alkabiru
the old will be respected,

وَيُرْحَمَ ٱلصَّغِيرُ
wa yurhama alssaghiru
the infants will be shown mercy,

وَيُعَزَّ ٱلْمَظْلُومُ
wa yu`azza almazlumu
the wronged will be treated fairly,

وَيُذَلَّ ٱلظَّالِمُ
wa yudhalla alzzalimu
the wrongdoers will be humiliated,

وَيُفَرَّجَ ٱلْمَغْمُومُ
wa yufarraja almaghmumu
the distressed will be relieved,

وَتَنْفَرِجَ ٱلْغَمَّاءُ
wa tanfarija alghamma'u
the agonies will be driven away,

وَتَسْكُنَ ٱلدَّهْمَاءُ
wa taskuna alddahma'u
the populace will find rest,

وَيَمُوتَ ٱلٱِخْتِلاَفُ
wa yamuta alikhtilafu
discrepancy will be wiped out,

وَيَعْلُوَ ٱلْعِلْمُ
wa ya`luwa al`ilmu
knowledge will be exalted,

وَيَشْمُلَ ٱلسِّلْمُ
wa yashmula alssilmu
peace will be prevalent,

وَيُجْمَعَ ٱلشَّتَاتُ
wa yujma`a alshshatatu
dispersion will be amassed,

وَيَقْوَىٰ ٱلإِيـمَانُ
wa yaqwa al-imanu
faith will be strengthened,

وَيُتْلَىٰ ٱلْقُرْآنُ
wa yutla alqur'anu
and the Qur'an will be practically recited.

إِنَّكَ انْتَ ٱلدَّيَّانُ ٱلْمُنْعِمُ ٱلْمَنَّانُ
innaka anta alddayyanu almun`imu almannanu
Verily, You are the Master, the Munificent, and the Favorer.