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The Iranian Saqifah Banu Sadah

Posted by answersforshiafriend on September 23, 2013

Will the Shia admit that they reached a blocked road and they dropped Imamah altogether like Khomeini did?

Which leads us to our next point, the Iranians and their leader Khomeini realized that the Mahdi was never coming out, so either they take matters into their own hands and elect a leader and rule the nation or their Shia sect was doomed to disappear, and with it all their authority and power and wealth.

The philosophers from among the early Shia came up with the belief that the leader must be divinely appointed by text, and that he must be infallible and all knowing.

The average laypeople from among the Shia agreed to this, they found it logical maybe.

Then they had to ask these genius scholars of theirs, “al-Imam al-`Askari has died, where is our infallible appointed leader now?”

The scholars replied: “Wait for him, he had a son and we have strong proofs that he was born and will re-appear.”

So the poor Shia waited days and months and years and decades and the man never showed up, and whenever they would ask their leaders, the reply would be: “Wait for him, we have strong evidence that he exists!”

After reaching a stage of desperation, some of these Shia started saying: “Come let us find ourselves a leader who is not appointed or infallible.”

So the genius scholars based on their brilliant intellect came up with some criteria, and they told their followers: “Yes but the leader has to be a jurist(Faqih) and he needs to be just.”

The followers said: “Okay, we agree.”

So they went to pick their leaders thus slamming their Twelver `Aqeedah against the wall!

And if we were to take a very brief look at the Iranian constitution today, which is headed by the Shia clergy we would find it in opposition to their beliefs as we shall illustrate below:

Article 5
During the Occultation of the Wali al-Asr (may God hasten his reappearance), the wilayah and leadership of the Ummah devolve upon the just (‘adil] and pious [muttaqi] faqih, who is fully aware of the circumstances of his age; courageous, resourceful, and possessed of administrative ability, will assume the responsibilities of this office in accordance withArticle 107.

Article 107
After the demise of the eminent marji’ al-taqlid and great leader of the universal Islamic revolution, and founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatullah al-’Uzma Imam Khumayni – quddisa sirruh al-sharif – who was recognized and accepted as marji’ and Leader by a decisive majority of the people, the task of appointing the Leader shall be vested with the experts elected by the people. The experts will review and consult among themselves concerning all the fuqaha’ possessing the qualifications specified in Articles 5 and 109. In the event they find one of them better versed in Islamic regulations, the subjects of the fiqh, or in political and social Issues, or possessing general popularity or special prominence for any of the qualifications mentioned in Article 109, they shall elect him as the Leader. Otherwise, in the absence of such a superiority, they shall elect and declare one of them as the Leader. The Leader thus elected by the Assembly of Experts shall assume all the powers of the wilayat al-amr and all the responsibilities arising therefrom. The Leader is equal with the rest of the people of the country in the eyes of law.

Article 6
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the affairs of the country must be administered on the basis of public opinion expressed by the means of elections, including the election of the President, the representatives of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, and the members of councils, or by means of referenda in matters specified in other articles of this Constitution.

Article 7
In accordance with the command of the Qur’an contained in the verse (“Their affairs are by consultations among them” [42:38]) and (“Consult them in affairs” [3:159]),  consultative bodies – such as the Islamic Consultative Assembly, the Provincial Councils, and the City, Region, District, and Village Councils and the likes of them – are the decision-making and administrative organs of the country. The nature of each of these councils, together with the manner of their formation, their jurisdiction, and scope of their duties and functions, is determined by the Constitution and laws derived from it.

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We will now compare the reality of the Shia today, with the beliefs they preach on their TV channels and books and websites such as the famous Shia website “al-Islam”, let’s compare it to the book they uploaded called “Imamate: The Vicegerency of the Prophet (s) by Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi”:

[When Allah orders that man to do something yet is aware that man cannot do it or that it is very difficult without His assistance, then if Allah does not provide this assistance, He would be contradicting His own aim. Obviously, such negligence is evil according to reason. Therefore lutf is incumbent on Allah.]

So Allah orders the Shia to follow the Imams of Ahlul-Bayt (who are only 12), yet they are unavailable today thus according to this introduction Allah is evil Astaghfirullah!

[The Shi’ahs believe that, like the Prophet, an Imam should excel the ummah in all virtues, such as knowledge, bravery, piety and charity, and should possess complete knowledge of the Divine Law. If he does not, and this high post is entrusted to a less perfect person when a more perfect one is available, the inferior will have been given preference over the superior, which is wrong in reason and against Divine Justice. Therefore, no inferior person may receive Imamate from Allah when there exists a person superior to him.]

The Shia will tell you the Mahdi exists yet they are being led by Khamine’i, this means they are committing great injustice.

[Secondly, an Imam is the ruler and head of the ummah and the ummah should follow him unreservedly in every matter. Now, if he commits a sin the people would be bound to follow him in that sin as well. The untenability of such a position is self-evident; for obedience in sin is evil, unlawful and forbidden. Moreover, it would mean that he should be obeyed and disobeyed at one and the same time; that is, obedience to him would be obligatory yet forbidden, which is manifestly absurd.]

Which means that following Khomeini was absurd since he’s liable to err.

[Fourthly, the Imam is the defender of the Divine Law and this work cannot be entrusted to fallible hands nor can any such person maintain it properly. For this very reason, infallibility has been admitted to be an indispensable condition to prophethood; and the considerations which make it essential in the case of a prophet make it so in the case of an Imam and caliph as well.]

If infallibility was essential then why elect a fallible man like Ahmadi Nijad and follow him?

[It is for this reason that the Shi’ah Ithna ‘Asharis (The Twelvers) believe that only Allah can appoint a successor to the Prophet; that the ummah has no choice in this matter-its only duty is to follow such a divinely-appointed Imam or caliph.

The Sunnis, on the other hand, believe that it is the duty of the ummah to appoint a caliph.]

Apparently the Iranians adopted a “Sunni” constitution then.

[The following verses of the Qur’an confirm the views held by the Shi’ahs:

And thy Lord creates what He wills and chooses; they have no right to choose; glory be to Allah, and exalted be He above what they associate! (28:68).

This clearly shows that man has no right to make any selection; it lies entirely in the hands of Allah.]

This is pure Shia genius right here, I’m guessing it also means I cannot make the choice of going to the toilet or what pattern is my apartment wallpaper going to be.

[If the ma’sum (infallible) angels were given no say in the appointment of a caliph, how can fallible humans expect to take the whole authority of such an appointment in their own hands?]

Maybe the writer of this book can ask his 13th Imam Khomeini. Khomeini and his followers all gathered in their parliament or in Saqifat bani Sa`idah as I like to call it, and they appointed their own fallible men.

May Allah guide us to what he loves and pleases.

Source: Excerpt taken from the article  The Shia Mahdi….Useless? from the website TwelverShia

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