In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah) stated:

The return to this world of those who have died (Ar-Raj’ah) is an innovation and is disbelief in Allaah, the Sublime. Whoever professes to believe it, is a disbeliever in Allaah and in this there is no doubt. Whoever believes in ar-raj-ah and says that Ali Ibn Abee Taalib is alive and will return before the Day of resurrection and says the same concerning Muhammad Ibn Ali, Ja’far Ibn Muhammad and Moosaa Ibn Ja’far and talks about the station of the Imaams and that they know the unseen, beware of them! They are disbelievers in Allaah, the Sublime.

Shaikh Saaleh al Fawzaan commented on the above statement saying: And concerning the statement of Imaam Barbahaaree: “Whoever believes in Ar-raj’ah”- This is with regards to the Shee’ah, for they say that the dead Imaams from ahlul bayt will return at the end of time, and that they will speak with justice, and that they will bring out Umar, Aboo Bakr and the sahaabah from their graves and burn them.

And concerning the statement of Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah): “Whoever professes to believe it, is a disbeliever in Allaah and in this there is no doubt”:  The one who speaks with the statement of Ar-raj’ah in this manner, then no doubt he is a disbeliever in Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic]. And concerning the statement of Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah): “And says that Ali Ibn Abee Taalib is alive”: The extremists amongst the (raafidah) say that Ali did not die and that he is in the clouds, and they worship him.

And concerning the statement of Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah): “And Muhammad Ibn Ali’the son of Hussain al Baaqir, and Ja’far ibn Muhammad, the son of Ali Ibn Hussain, and he is Ja’far As-Saadiq, ‘And Moosaa Ibn Ja’far’ al-Kaa’dhim Ibn Ja’far As-Saadiq”- This is why the raafidah call themselves al-moosaawiyyah, and al-musaawiy is an affiliation to Moosaa Al-Kaadhim.

And concerning the statement of Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah): “And talks about the station of the Imaams and that they know the unseen”- They (the raafidah) believe that their imaams possess knowledge of the unseen and that they legislate and abrogate what they wish in the sharee’ah, because Allaah has preferred them with this. ”And that Indeed they’ (i.e. the Imaams) ‘possess knowledge of the unseen’: Shaikh Fawzaan said: Is there anyone who has knowledge of the unseen besides Allaah?

And concerning the statement of Imaam Barbahaaree: “Beware of them! They are disbelievers in Allaah, the Sublime”.

Shaikh Fawzaan said: He is a disbeliever (Ref a) – the one who claims to possess knowledge of the unseen or that anyone else possesses knowledge of the unseen besides a Messenger of Allaah, whom He has chosen (and whom He informs of the unseen as much as He likes). Allaah said: ‘(He Alone is) the All-Knower of the Ghaib (Unseen), and He reveals to none His Ghaib (Unseen). Except to a Messenger (from mankind) whom He has chosen (He informs him of the Unseen as much as He likes)’. [Ref 1]

Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah) stated:

‘Tu’mah Ibn Amr and Sufyaan Ibn Uyainah said, ‘Whoever withholds judgment with regard to Uthmaan and Alee, he is Shee’ee. He is not to be held as reliable, nor spoken to, nor sat with. Whoever prefers Alee over Uthmaan is a Raafidee, who rejects the narrations from the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam). Whoever gives precedence to the four over the rest of them and supplicates for Allaah’s Mercy upon the rest and withholds regarding their slips, he is upon the correct path and guidance in this matter.’

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidha-hullaah) commented on the above statement of Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah) saying: ”Whoever withholds in the affair of Uthmaan and Alee, and says that the khilaafah belongs to Alee and not to Uthmaan, is a shee’ee and is one to be disowned.  ‘He is not to be held as reliable’- Meaning: He is not judged to be reliable.  ‘He is neither spoken to’ (with) kind, pleasurable and agreeable speech ”nor sat with’, because his harm will be extended to the one who sits with him, and that is because the callers to misguidance do have an effect upon the man who sits with them and the one who accompanies them.

‘Whoever prefers Ali over Uthmaan is a Raafidee’- Meaning: concerning the affair of the khilaafah.  As for with regards to which of them is more virtuous, the scholars differed in this affair; some of them held that Ali is more virtuous and others held that uthmaan is more virtuous. As for with regards to the affair of the khilaafah, then whoever prefers Ali over Uthman is from the people of misguidance, because the Companions along with Ali himself all agreed that uthmaan is given preference (i.e. in the affair of the khilaafah)

‘He (i.e. the one who prefers Ali over uthman in the affair of the khilaafah) is one who rejects the narrations of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)’; and they are called Raafidah, because they said to Zaid ibn Ali, ‘what do you say about Aboo Bakr and Umar?’ He (Zaid) said: ‘I love them and give them allegiance, because both of them were ministers of my grandfather, the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam).’ So they said, ‘then we reject you.’ So they rejected him and were called Raafidah (the rejecters), because they rejected Zaid Ibn Ali.

‘Whoever gives precedence to the four (i.e. Aboo Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan, and Ali) over the rest of them”: That is (precedence) over the rest of the Sahaabah, ‘and supplicates for Allaah’s Mercy upon the rest’ of the sahaabah; ”and withholds regarding their slips, he is upon correct path and guidance in this affair’: (That is he) withholds (from speaking) regarding the mistakes that occurred from some of them, because they are not infallible as individuals, (because) some mistakes did occur from some of them, but they have of excellence and Eemaan that which overrides their mistakes. They have of companionship with the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) that which overrides what occurred of minor mistakes. [Ref 2]


Ref 1: Source: It’haaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharhus Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree (Vol:2 page:285-286) by Shaikh Saaleh al Fawzaan (hafidha-hullaah)

Ref a: Removing a Muslim from the fold of Islaam is a serious matter, and it is solely the responsibility of the scholars of the Sunnah. Visit link to acquaint yourself with some of the rules utilised by the scholars before removing a person from the fold of Islaam. link:

http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?secID=MNJ&subsecID=MNJ09&loadpage=displaysubsection.cfm

Ref 2:It’haaful Qaaree Bittaleeqaat Alaa Sharh As-Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah) pages 287-288′ vol 2′ by Shaikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him). Translated by Al-Markazus Salafi

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