All deviant sects rely upon Ahlesunnah!


All deviant sects rely upon Ahlesunnah! This signifies Ahlesunnah being the Mainstream Muslims.

The below extract is from the letter which was written by Shaykh Uthman Al khamees(hafidhullah). Which is titled as, “From the Heart To the Heart — A Letter to the Seekers of Truth from among the Shiahs”. The letter had many interesting chapters in it, but we found one chapter to be the most important one, thus we are going to present that before our readers.

This chapter from the letter is about the current Qur’an which all the Muslims have with them. The most interesting fact about Qur’an, regarding which many are unaware is that,  ALL the different sects other than Ahlesunnah rely on the Quran, was transmitted by Ahlesunnah, Its asaaneed(chains of transmission) were compiled by Sunnis. So, all other deviant sects are dependent upon Ahlesunnah. It’s because of Ahlesunnah that Muslims including all the deviant sects are having the Qur’an with them. Allah promised to protect the Qur’an and Allah firstly chose Sahaba(as) for doing this job  and then the Ahlesunnah. Qur’an is the fundamental book of Islam, it’s the soul of Islam, it’s the most important one from the two weighty things(Thaqalayn), and it’s the Ahlesunnah who have preserved it and transmitted it. This is such a great merit of Ahlesunnah which could never be neglected by any rational human being. Indeed this is one of the GREATEST SIGN that Ahlesunnah are the mainstream/orthodox Muslims and all the other sects are dependent upon Ahlesunnah in regards to the transmission of Quran. Any sect which makes takfeer of Ahlsunnah or considers them deviant is indirectly claiming that the Quran which that sect follows, was transmitted by deviants which will obviously raise a question that why is it necessary for that sect to follow the Quran transmitted and compiled by Ahlesunnah which according to that sect are deviants? Why don’t they get their own chain of transmission for Quran? And the next question would be that, why don’t they follow the Ahadeeth compilations which were transmitted by Ahlesunnah, why do they follow their own hadeeth compilations? And on the other hand they rely on the Quran which was transmitted by Ahlesunnah?. Rest assured that we are going to get a weak apologetic or illogical answer to these important questions, which will clearly prove that All the deviant sects are dependent upon Ahlesunnah and this is sufficient to prove before the world that Ahlesunnah are the mainstream Muslims and the saved sect.

Common sense dictates that the ones who have preserved and adhered the major of two weighty things((Quran), will be the ones who adhered to the minor weighty thing( Ahlelbyat). It doesn’t seems to be logical to think that those who preserved and adhered the major of two weighty things(Quran), forsake the minor weighty thing(Ahlelbayt). And at the same time it’s illogical to think that, those deviant sects who never cared to preserve the major of two weighty things, adhered to the minor weighty thing(Ahlelbayt) in the correct manner. These are kind of facts upon which every truth-seeker should ponder.

 

From the Heart To the Heart{A Letter to the Seekers of Truth from among the Shiahs}
By: Shaykh ‘Uthman ibn Muhammad Al-Khamees(May Allah Preserve Him)

                             The Holy Quran

Do you know my brothers and sisters that a person cannot be a [true] Twelver Shi’ah except if he believes that the Quran is Muharaf[1]? While this might seem strange, what follows is even stranger.

Ahl Al-Sunnah transmitted the Quran from the Prophet [May Blessings of Allah and Peace be upon him and his household] through Tawatur[2] and a multitude of widespread authentic chains. These Mushafs that are printed today, and people all over the world read from, are [from] one of these four narrations:

1. The narration of Hafs from ‘Asim, and this is widespread in the Arabian Gulf, Egypt, Shaam, Iraq, and Yemen.
2. The second is the narration of Warsh from Nafi’, and this is common in Morocco and Algeria.
3. The third narration is that of Qalon from Nafi’, and it is widespread in Libya.
4. The fourth is the narration of Al-Duwri from Abi ‘Amr, and this is common in Chad and the South of Sudan.
In addition to these there are other narrations which are not that common among people, but are being taught in institutes and Universities.

So ask [May Allah bless you, benefit you, and make you a benefit for others] … ask your scholars: Where is the Quran of Aal Al-Bayt?

Where is the Mushaf which the Imams narrate and transmit from each other?

Where is the chain of: Al-‘Askari from the way of Al-Hadi from Al-Jawad from Al-Ridaa form Al-Kazim from Al-Sadiq from Al-Baqir from Zayn Al-‘Abideen from Al-Husien (the grandson of the Prophet) or Al-Hasan (the grandson of the Prophet) from Ali [May Allah be pleased with them all]?

Did the students of these Imams narrate everything from them except the Quran?!!

Are the scholars of the Shi’ah capable of producing a chain of the Quran up to the Messenger [May Blessings of Allah and Peace be upon him and his household] without relying on or referring back to the chains of Ahl Al-Sunnah?!!

I am definite that they are incapable of producing such a thing, so go back to them and check if they can correct me.

What I think they will say to you, though, is: [Yes,] there is a narration, and it is the narration of Hamza Al-Zayaat[3] from the way of Al-Sadiq[4] from Al-Baqir from Zayn Al-‘Abideen from Al-Husien from Ali.

This should raise another important question: Why is this being narrated by Hamza Al-Zayaat from Al-Sadiq, and not by Al-Kazim [from Al-Sadiq]? And why isn’t Al-Kazim’s son: Al-Rida narrating this from him? And why isn’t Al-Jawad narrating it from Al-Rida … this is a very important point to pay attention to.

Then I add to this another question [to the Shi’ah]: Where are your chains today to Hamza Al-Zayaat? And where is the recitation of Hamza Al-Zayaat being recited today?

All the countries that the Shi’ah recite [Quran] in today follow: the narration of Hafs from ‘Asim, the narration of Warsh from Nafi’, the narration of Qalon from Nafi’, or the narration of Al-Duwri from Abi ‘Amr.

Where is the narration of Hamza? I do not know of a Mushaf that is printed upon the narration of Hamza on this day. So I want to ask two questions:

As for the first question: If the Companions were Apostates, especially the famous ones from among them, and they were the ones that transmitted the Quran: How can a Shi’ah trust the narration of those who he believe are Apostates? This Quran that is between our hands today, is from the narration of those companions of the Prophet [May Blessings of Allah and Peace be upon him and his household], and it is the one narrated by Hafs from the way of ‘Asim from Abi ‘Abdulrahman Al-Salami from ‘Uthman and Ali and Ubi and Zayd.

The second question is: Where is the chain of the Shi’ah to Hafs or to Warsh or to Qalon or to Al-Duwri?

[After answering these questions you would understand why we said that] you will not be a shi’ah except if you say that the Quran had been subject to Tahreef.

We add to this, that some Shi’a scholars, such as Ni’mat-u-Allah Al-Jazai’ri[5], Al-Nuri Al-Tabrasi[6], and others proclaimed that Mutawatir narrations were transmitted from the infallible Imams stating that the Quran is Muharaf, yet you do not find even one narration [from the Imams] clearly stating that the Quran is free from any such Tahreef.

The first to say that [the Quran is] free from Tahreef [from their] earlier scholars are four, they are: Al-Tabrasi Abu Ali[7], Al-Tusi[8], Al-Murtada[9], and Al-Saduq[10]. As for Al-Mufeed[11] he has two sayings in this matter.

It follows, that all those who claim to follow the Twelve Imams should also say [as their Imams are reported to have said] that the Quran has been subject to Tahreef, since the narrations that came from the way of the Imams attested to such a thing. As for those who [don’t wish to follow the Imams and choose to follow] someone else, like Al-Tusi, Al-Murtada, Al-Saduq, and Al-Tabrasi then that is their matter.

For that reason you will find that the scholars of Ahl Al-Sunnah are strict in this matter, and say that whoever says that the Quran is Muharaf is a Kaffir, and they clearly declare such a thing based on what Allah the Exalted said: {Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian}[Al-Hijr 15:9].

The scholars of the Shi’ah, on the other hand, do not say that, rather they just say that he who says such a thing is just mistaken.

Many times we hear of a narration called “Hadith Al-Thaqalayn”, and the Thaqalayn as is known are: The Book [of Allah], and Aal Al-Bayt. This tradition, which came in the Shiah books, state that the Quran is the Major [Thiql], and Aal Al-Bayt is the minor Thiql.

So after this we say:

Don’t all the scholars of the Shi’ah with no exception, say that the killers of Al-Husien [May Allah be pleased with him] are Apostates, since Al-Husien [May Allah be pleased with him] is a member of the minor Thiql, thus his killers are Apostates due to their attack on a member of the minor Thiql, based on this tradition. Yet they do not accuse any of those who attack the major Thiql, the Quran, of any of that?!

For that reason a huge number … yes a huge number … from the big Shi’ah scholars said that the Quran is Muharaf.

So do you accept these [scholars] as the symbols and heads of the Mazhab you are attributed to? [These are the scholars] whom you ask Allah to bestow his Mercy on, and whom you highly praise the knowledge and books they left behind.

Do you know, May Allah Bless you, that Husien Al-Nuri Al-Tabrasi[12] said that the Noble Quran has ridiculous, silly verses (I ask refuge in Allah for me and you from such Apostasy)!

I ask you: Is he [after saying that] a Muslim?!

What he said can be found in his evil book: “Fasl Al-Khitab Fee Ithbaat Tahreef Kitab Rab Al-Arbab”.

I do not which to rush you for the answer, but would like to say that if you were truly concerned with arriving to the truth, and I think that you are (which is why I am writing this to you) … Go ask your scholars, ask them about the status of that man among the scholars of the Twelver Shiahs.

If we do not stand up to defend the Quran, and we do not show animosity towards those who disrespect it, and do not free ourselves from those who attack it, then By Allah how can our Islam remain correct.

Push your scholars, May Allah bless you, to declare all those who slander and attack the Quran as non Muslims, in the same way as they openly declare the Apostasy of the Nawasib[13] [May Allah curse them], even though the Nawasib showed animosity to humans i.e. the household of the Prophet. Why then don’t they (Shiah scholars) also declare as Apostates and curse those who show animosity or attack the Book of Allah the Exalted.

As for us Ahl Al-Sunnah, we Praise Allah, who has guided us to the path where we do not distinguish between those who attack the Book of Allah, or the Household of the Messenger, or his Companions. We have one Manhaj in defending all that which is revered in this Religion. We show animosity and free ourselves from all those who attack the Book of Allah, rather we declare him as an Apostate, and we hate and free ourselves from all those who slander and attack the household of the Messenger [Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him and his household] or the companions of our Prophet [Blessings of Allah and Peace upon him].

Footnotes:
[1] Tahreef is the belief that the Quran has been subject to alteration after the Death of Prophet Muhammad [Blessings and Peace be upon him], and that the Quran that we have today is not the same as the one left to us by him [Blessings and Peace be upon him]. Such a belief would place one outside the fold of Islam according to the Scholars of Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama’ah.

[2] Tawatur or Mutawatir is a narration reported by a significant number of narrators at each level of the chain of narration, in such a way that it becomes beyond possibility that these narrators could have conspired to forge such narration. It is of the highest level of authenticity, and the highest level of Tawatur is that of the Quran.

[3] Hamza Al-Zayaat (80 H to 156/8 H): He is Hamza b. Habib b. ‘Imarah Al-Zayat Al-Kufi. He is one of the scholars of his time in the Qiraat. He was known for his worship and piety. He took the Quran from: Sulaiman Al-A’mash, Humraan b. A’yan, Ja’far b. Muhammad Al-Sadiq, Abu Ishaq Al-Subai’y, and many others.

[4] Original source did not mention Al-Sadiq, however according to books of Qiraat Al-Sadiq was one of those Hamza Al-Zayaat took the Quran from not Al-Baqir (Refer to Ghayat Al-Nihaya). The next paragraph was modified accordingly.

[5] Ni’mat Allah Al-Jazaeri (1050 H – 1112 H): is a highly praised Shi’ah scholar. From his scholars are Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi (known as Al-‘Alamah Al-Majlisi) and Muhammad Mohsen (known as Al-Fayd Al-Kashani), as well as many others. He was praised by a number of Shia scholars including Al-Majlisi in the Ijazah he gave him, Al-Hur Al-‘Amili, Yusuf Al-Bahrani, as well as others. Refer to what he said about Tahreef Al-Quran in his book: Al-Anwaar Al-Nu’maniyah

[6] Husien Al-Nuri Al-Tabrasi (1254 H – 1320 H): He was praised by the [Shia] Shaykh Aaqa Al-Tahrani who said of him: “… One of the greatest scholars of the Shia, and one of the grandest men of Islam in this century”. Also Al-Sayid Mohsen Al-Ameen said of him: “He was a noble scholar, a Muhadith, with great knowledge in both the Science of Hadith and Narrators … He was the most unique scholars of his time when it comes to knowledge of narrations and traditions …”. He is the author of the book: Fasl Al-Khitaab fee Ithbaat tahreef Kitab Rab Al-Arbab.

[7] Al-Fadl b. Al-Hasan Al-Tabrasi (460 H – 548 H): The author of Majma’ Al-Bayan fee Tafseer Al-Quran.

[8] Muhammad b. Al-Hasan Al-Tusi (385 H – 460 H): Known as Shaykh Al-Taefah.

[9] Ali b. Al-Husien known as Al-Sayid Al-Murtada (355 H – 436 H).

[10] Abu Ja’far Muhammad b. Ali b. Musa b. Babawayh Al-Qumi (305 H – 381 H): known as Al-Shaykh Al-Saduq.

[11] Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Al-Nu’man (336 H – 413 H): Abu Abdullah Al-Mufeed.
[12] Refer to footnote #6 above.

[13] Who are the Naasibis and what is the ruling on them?[Click this link]

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6 thoughts on “All deviant sects rely upon Ahlesunnah!

  1. The Mushaf of Hamza Al-Zayaat is real and I will proof it.

    Firstly we must define who is Hamza Al-Zayaat. Hamza’s full name was Abu ‘Imarah, Hamzah Ibn Habib al-Zayyat al-Taymi but he was also known as Hamzah al-Kufi. He was born in 80 AH and died in 156 AH meaning he lived for approximately 76 lunar years. He was Taymi by loyalty.

    Proof of existence of Hamza Al-Zayyat’s Mushaf is that Abu Ma’shar Al-Tabari said that the following Mushafs are authentic,
    Nafi Bin Abdulrahman
    Abdulla Bin Kathir
    Abdulla Bin Amer
    Asim Abi Al-Nujood
    Hamza Al-Zayaat
    Al-Kisai, Ali Bin Hamza
    Abu Amru Al-Basari
    Yaqoub Al-Hadrami

    You may also ask what is the Mushaf of Hamza Al-Zayyat called, well he has two Rawi. His two Rawi are Abu Muhammad al-Asadi al-Bazzar al-Baghdadi and Abu ‘Isa, Khallad Ibn Khalid al-Baghdadi.

    Abu Muhammad al-Asadi al-Bazzar al-Baghdadi was born in 150 AH and died in 229 AH, the name of the Mushaf he transmitted is called Khalaf and can be purchased here http://www.easyquranstore.com/tajweed-quran-khalaf-reading-17x24cm.html .

    The name of the Mushaf transmitted by Abu ‘Isa, Khallad Ibn Khalid al-Baghdadi who died in 220 AH called Khallad.

    • Salamalaikum.

      Seems like Uthman Al-Khamees was wrong, if this was actually printed. However, his point still stands strong, since there is no Shi’ee that uses this mushaf. One Shi’ee in a million, doesn’t count. Also, if you return to earlier quotes from Shi’ee scholars, they don’t seem to be using the mushaf of Hamza. Also, Hamza according to Shias is majhool(i.e Unknown){Refer Page #200 of Al-Jawahiri’s book}.

      • Firstly who is Uthman Al-Khamees?

        Secondly it was printed, but isn’t used as much as other narrations.

        His point is diminished and stands weak because of hadith.

        Such as
        “The Qur’an is one, revealed by the One. However the differences are caused by the transmitters [of the readings].”
        Kulayni, Al-Kafi, tradition no. 12, cited in vol. 11, pp. 64-65

        Al-Fudayl b. Yasar said to Abu ‘Abd Allah [the Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq] (peace be upon him), “People are saying that the Qur’an was revealed in seven harfs.” The Imam said: “THEY LIE, THOSE ENEMIES OF GOD. UNDOUBTEDLY, IT WAS REVEALED IN ONE HARF FROM THE ONE BEING.”

        Al-Kafi, tradition no. 13, Vol 11, Page 66

        The Mushaf doesn’t really matter as it was just made so that the Qur’an is easier to pronnoucne.

        “O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other. Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well-acquainted. (The Noble Quran, 49:13)”

      • Brother, I think the you are just making a silly argument because of ignorance. Have you heard the recitation of Hamza? It is so different from Hafs.
        Here is one hadeeth:
        قال مصنف هذا الكتاب: قد أخبرالله عزوجل في كتابه: بانه أرسل من النساء احدا إلى الناس، في قوله تبارك وتعالى (وما أرسلنا قبلك إلا رجالا نوحي اليهم) ولم يقل نساء المحدثون ليسوا برسل ولا أنبياء.

        Al-Saduq argues in Ilal Al-Shara’i’i’, chapter 146, hadith #2 about female messengers. He quotes Surat Al-Anbiya’a verse number 7 and quotes in with the recitation of Hafs. Hazma Al-Zayyat reads it as “Yuha ilayhim,” while Hafs reads it as “Nuha ilayhim.” The difference is clear and obvious.

        So, how can a modern Shi’ee like you, say that the correct recitation is the one of Hamza when even Al-Saduq recited using Hafs?

        Also, an interesting simple fact that you doesn’t know, which is that the recitation of Hazma of Al-Fatiha says: غير المغضوب عليهُم.

        AlayhUm instead of alayhim.

        I would like to know how do you recite it, or if you know any Shia scholars that recite it like this.

        For your info:

        Khamena’ee reading Hafs.

    • Common sense dictates that the ones who have preserved and adhered the major of two weighty things((Quran), will be the ones who adhered to the minor weighty thing( Ahlelbyat). It doesn’t seems to be logical to think that those who preserved and adhered the major of two weighty things(Quran), forsake the minor weighty thing(Ahlelbayt). And at the same time it’s illogical to think that, those deviant sects who never cared to preserve the major of two weighty things, adhered to the minor weighty thing(Ahlelbayt) in the correct manner. These are kind of facts upon which every truth-seeker should ponder.

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