The Ruling on the Common people of the Rawaafid (shia)—Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadee (may Allaah preserve him)

Question:

Our Shaikh (may Allaah preserve you); the questioner says: What is the ruling on the common people of the Rawaafid (shia) and how do we deal with them?

Answer:

The questioner differentiates between the common people and other than them. This is a good approach. The common people who neither speak ill of the wives of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) nor do they make Takfeer of the Sahaabah (radiyallaahu-anhum), nor do they believe that the Qur’aan is distorted; but they have some Rafd (i.e. beliefs of the raafidah) and some hatred for the Sahaabah without making Takfeer of them and what is similar to (these actions); then these ones are misguided innovators and we do not declare them disbelievers.

And whoever joins their heretics in pronouncing Takfeer of Muhammad’s (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) Sahaabah; speaking ill of the wives of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and the filthy belief that the Qur’aan has been distorted, and that there is an addition and deficiency in it, then this (person) is a disbeliever similar to the disbelievers of the Yahood and Nasaaraa. There is no differentiation between their common people and their scholars (in this affair).

Question: How do we deal with them?

Answer: If dealing with them is with regards to a worldly affair—business transactions and what is similar to that— it is permissible to trade with a Yahoodi, a Nasraani and a Raafidee. However, as for co-operating with them in the affairs of religion, then never. [Allaah (The Most High)] said: [وَلَا تَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى ٱلۡإِثۡمِ وَٱلۡعُدۡوَٲنِ‌ۚ -Do not help one another in sin and transgression][5:2] Rather their scholars and callers are boycotted and they are warned against.

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[Source: الذريعة إلى بيان مقاصد كتاب الشريعة] [ Vol 3. Page: 595]

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