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Are shia kaafir/disbelievers?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

A Muslim is one who testifies that there is no god but Allah & prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is his messenger and submits to Allah's will and who worships God alone without associating any partners with him and believes in the Angels created by Allah; in the prophets through whom His revelations were brought to mankind; in the Day of Judgment and individual accountability for actions.

The prophet (pbuh) said:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith:

(i) to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah"

(ii) and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits,

(iii) and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action;

and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree. Sunan Abu-Dawud [Book 14, Number 2526]

the shias believe that there is no god but Allah and Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is his massager so they become Muslims, however if some Muslims have weakness in their faith or practice, Allah has not given the right to the other believers to ex-communicate him and declare him a non-Muslim! . Only Allah at the Day of Judgment will decide who lived the true Muslim life and who do not. Thus believers should not declare each other disbelievers. The believers are divided into different sects (which Allah did not want) as Allah says in the Quran:

"And hold fast, altogether, by the rope (Quran) Which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves.' [Al-Qur'an 3:103]

and each sect tries to prove other sect wrong. Allah has send down the clear message to the believers as Allah says in the Quran:

"And gave them clear proofs in matters. And they differed not until after the knowledge came to them, through envy among themselves. Verily, your lord will judge between them on the day of resurrection about that wherein they used to differ" [Quran 45:17]

"And verily! This religion (of Islamic monotheism) is one religion, and I am your lord, so keep your duty to me. But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its belief" [Quran 23:52, 53]

The belivers will be divided into 73 sects and all of them will be In fire except one sect and that is to which prophet & his companions belong as the prophet mohammad (pbuh) said:

Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell the people of Isra'il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who openly committed fornication with his mother there will be among my Ummah one who will do that, and if the people of Isra'il were fragmented into seventy-two sects my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects. All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect. They (the Companions) said: Allah's Messenger, which is that? Whereupon he said: It is one to which I and my companions belong. Al-Tirmidhi [Hadith no. 171]

Conclusion: Thus Anyone who declares the testification of faith that there is no god except Allah, and Mohamed (saws) is His Messenger (saws) will be deemed a believer in the sight of Shariah and Islamic Law; and all the rights that are due to a muslim will be accorded to him.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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