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Is Unity Between Ahlus Sunnah and The Raafidah Possible?

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

Question to Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [rahimahullaah]: Based upon the knowledge of your eminence of the history of the Raafidhah [Shee’ah]. What is your position regarding initiating the coming together between Ahlus-Sunnah and between them?

Answer: “The coming together of Ahlus-Sunnah and the Raafidhah is not possible because the beliefs are different. The Belief of the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah is to single out Allaah alone with worship and sincerely making worship for Allaah, The Most Perfect, The Most High, and not to call upon anyone along with Him, neither an Angel drawn close nor a Prophet sent.

And it is Allaah who knows the matters of the Unseen. And from the belief of the Ahlus-Sunnah is love of the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with all of them and He is pleased with them ? and to believe that they are the most excellent of the creation of Allaah after the Prophets, and the best of them is Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq, then ‘Umar, then ‘Uthmaan, then ‘Alee, may Allaah be pleased with all of them. And the Raafidhah oppose this, so there is no reconciling between the two [beliefs], just as there is no reconciling between the Jews, the Christians, the idol-worshippers and the Ahlus-Sunnah. So for this reason there is no coming closer between the Raafidhah and between the Ahlus-Sunnah due to the differing beliefs as we have clarified.”

Question: Is it possible/permissible to fight alongside them (i.e. the Raafidhah) against the foreign enemy such as the communists and so on?

Answer: “I don’t see that to be possible/permissible. Rather it is obligatory upon Ahlus-Sunnah to be united and be a single ummah, a singular body and to invite the Raafidhah to adhere to whatever is indicated by the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) by way of the Truth.

And if they cling to that, they will be our brothers and upon us would be to co-operate with them. And so long as they continue upon that which they are upon from hatred of the Companions except for a few of them; so their cursing of As-Siddeeq (Abu Bakr) and ‘Umar and their worship of the household of the Prophet such as ‘Alee, may Allaah be pleased with him, and of Faatimah, Hasan and Hussain, and likewise their belief in the twelve Imaams that they are infallible and that know the affairs of the Unseen– all this is from the most false of falsehoods; All of this opposes that which Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah are upon.”

Source: Translated by Ustaadh Abu Khadejah at 14/08/2006

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