What is the ruling regarding the Shee’ah, particularly those who say that ‘Alee [ibn Abee Taalib] is at the level of prophethood, and that [the angel] Jibreel made a mistake in descending upon our [Prophet] Muhammad [ﷺ with revelation]?
I [kindly] request clarity regarding the difference between [the belief of those who adhere to] the Sunnah and [those who adhere to] the Shee’ah, and [who are] the closest of the [Shee’ah] groups to the Sunnah?
We hear a lot about a group called Nusayriyyah and ‘Alawiyyah – so who are they, and why are they called so?
They are more commonly known as the Shee’ah who have exceeded in their love and honour for the Aal al-Bayt (the family of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)).
They are from amongst the sects of the Shee’ah (Raafidhah) who are the followers of Abu Ja’far Muhammad ‘Alee al-Baaqir and his son Ja’far as-Saadiq. They claim leadership (imaamah) of these two along with their father Zayn al-‘Aabideen, whilst some amongst them halt the imaamah at just one of them, and do not pass the […]
This sect is a misguided one which is an offshoot of the Shee’ah (Raafidhah) sect of al-Ithnaa ‘Ashariyyah. Its first beginnings were in Iran. It was called the “al-Baabiyyah” because it was in reference to its founder who called himself “al-Baab”. And al-Baab claimed prophethood for himself, and that Allaah was present within him. The […]
The Aftahiyyah are a sect from amongst the Raafidhah. They claim the imaamah was passed from Ja’far as-Saadiq to his son ‘Abdullaah al-Aftah, who was Ismaa’eel’s brother – both having the same parents, their mother being Faatimah bint al-Husayn ibn al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee.
The sect of the Aaghaakhaaniyyah is an offshoot of the Ismaa’eeliyyah, and its founder was Hasan ‘Alee Shaah, who is known as “Aaghaa Khaan” (Aga Khan) as are those who follow him in successive leadership. This sect started in Iran during the first third of the 19th century. Their ‘aqeedah revolves around their belief that […]
They are from amongst the sects of the Raafidhah who affirmed their leadership (imaamah) to Ismaa’eel ibn Ja’far as-Saadiq, who was his eldest son. It is said that he did not marry any woman and nor did he buy a slavegirl whilst his mother was alive, in accordance to the Sunnah of the Messenger of […]