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Can You highlight the ill deeds of Syedna & his family by putting across authentic proof, i am sure sure will enlighten many minds
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The Syedna and his royal family have promised their followers a guaranteed entry into Paradise in return for their subjugation, slavery and unconditional obedience! Thus whatever the leadership says and does is acceptable to their followers, who are more than happy to accept this supposed shortcut to Paradise! Little do they know that all the promises made by their self-proclaimed holy men will perish, and only the promises made by Allah and His Messenger (saws) will come out true on the Day of Judgement.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 66-68:On the Day their faces are rolled about on the Fire, they will say, Would that we had obeyed Allah and His Messenger! And they will say, O our Lord, we obeyed our CHIEFS and our GREAT MEN, and they led us astray from the Right Path. O our Lord, give them a double chastisement and curse them severely.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verses 48-49:Then the people of the heights will recognize by their characteristics some big personalities of the inmates of Hell, and will call out to them, saying, You have seen that today neither your followers have availed you anything, nor your wealth and property, of which you were so proud. And, are not these inmates of Paradise the same people about whom you swore that Allah would not give them any portion of His Mercy? Today the same have been welcomed with the words, Go into Paradise where you will have neither fear nor grief.
Even if we were to collect and record all their ill-deeds of this worldly life, and give authentic proofs for each, the leadership and their followers will disregard it as accusations and hearsay! There is not a follower who has not been stung and not been humiliated by someone in the clergy, but they are so blinded by the false promise of the shortcut into Paradise, that they take everything in their stride! Neither is it our duty, nor our objective, to expose the worldly ill deeds of the leadership; for, whatever deeds they do, they will be held accountable in the Court of Allah. We are responsible for our deeds and they are responsible for theirs, and we will not be asked about their deeds! `
But there is one ill deed, which we would like to highlight, which supercedes all the ill deeds they do; and for which we have an irrefutable proof! That ill deed is so grave, and so heinous, that Allah has promised that He will never forgive whoever is guilty of this ill deed! Allah has promised that Paradise is Haraam for the doers of this ill deed! Allah has promised that the doers of this sin will never ever get out of the Hell Fire!
The heinous sin committed and propagated by the leadership is shirk (associating others with Allah), and the irrefutable proof and evidence is the very words of Allah; The Al Quran!
Shirk has many manifestations and all of them have been made extremely clear by Allah in the Holy Quran. Associating, invoking, worshipping, bowing down in sajdah, or sharing any of the noble Attributes of Allah with anyone and anything else other than Allah is manifest shirk!
Bowing down to anybody or anything other than Allah is shirk.
Bowing down to the Syedna is shirk.
Bowing down to the graves of his ancestors is shirk.
Bowing down to the graves of even the Prophet (saws), Hadrat Ali (saws), Hadrat Fatema (saws), etc. is shirk.
Believing that the dead people in their graves can hear and answer our duas is shirk.
Believing that anybody other than Allah can do us any harm is shirk.
Believing that anybody other than Allah can bring us some good is shirk.
Believing that anybody other than Allah knows everything is shirk.
Believing that anybody other than Allah sees everything is shirk.
Believing that anybody other than Allah listens to our prayers is shirk.
Believing that anybody other than Allah can help us is shirk.
Believing that anybody other than Allah can guide us is shirk.
Believing that anybody can influence Allah to give us health is shirk.
Believing that anybody can influence Allah to give us wealth is shirk.
Believing that anybody can influence Allah to give us children is shirk.
Believing that anybody can influence Allah to help us is shirk.
Believing that anybody has any power with Allah is shirk.
Believing that anybody has any power with Allah to take us out of the fire of Hell is shirk.
Believing that anybody has any power with Allah on the Day of Judgement is shirk.
Believing that anybody has any power to change the decision of Allah is shirk.
To worship anybody with Allah is shirk.
To invoke anybody with Allah is shirk.
To raise anybody to the rank of Allah is shirk.
To give any of Allahs attributes to anybody else is shirk.
To believe that anybody has the power to bring about any miracles on his own is shirk.
To go to somebody to take our message or supplication to Allah is shirk.
Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48:Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:Whoever commits shirk (invoking anything with Allah), Allah shall forbid for him Paradise, and Hell shall be his abode. And for such wrong doers there will be no one to help.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verse 190-196:They associate with Allah partners who do not create anything, but are themselves created! Who cannot help them nor have the power to help themselves! If you invite them to follow the Right Way, they will not follow you! It will be all the same for you whether you call them or keep silent. Those whom you invoke with Allah are MERE SERVANTS OF ALLAH LIKE YOU! Just invoke them, and if what you say of them be true, they will answer your prayers! Have they feet that they should walk with them? Or have they hands that they should hold with them? Or have they eyes that they should see with them? Or have they ears that they should hear with them? Tell them, O Mohammed, Call up the partners you have set up, and then all of you sit down together and plot against me, and give me no respite. My Protector and Helper is Allah, Who has sent down this Book (Al Quran), and, it is He who protects the righteous people.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 20-21:All the other beings, whom the people invoke with Allah, create nothing! Nay, they are themselves created. They are DEAD, not living, and they do not at all know themselves when they shall again be raised to life!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 66:Note it well that all the dwellers of the heavens and the earth belong to Allah. And those who invoke partners besides Allah, follow nothing but surmises and merely indulge in guess-works!
If we could only get our brothers to read and understand the Holy Quran, they could recognize and avoid the manifestations of this heinous crime of shirk. But unfortunately, the leadership have kept their followers so far away from the clear teachings and guidance of the Book of Allah, that whatever they say and do, the followers assume and believe that the leadership is guiding from the Quran! The followers recite the Quran day and night, but cannot understand a word of it! They are told the Quran is impossible to understand! They are told the Quran has many esoteric and mystical meanings! They are told that the Quran has zaahir, baatin and taaweel meanings, which can only be understood by the leadership! They are told that if one tries to understand the Quran, they will be misguided! And they have convinced the followers that the only people who can understand the Quran and guide them are the chosen clergy of the Bohras!
And once the clear guidance and teachings of the Holy Quran are taken away from their followers, these unscrupulous leaders can take them anywhere they want, and they will follow like cattle!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 170-171:When it is said to them, Follow the Commands that Allah has sent down, they reply, We will follow only what we found our forefathers practicing. Well, will they go on following their forefathers even though they did not use common sense and did not find the Right Way! The mental condition of those who rejected the way of Allah may be likened to that of the cattle whom the shepherd calls but they hear nothing except the sound of shouts and cries. They are deaf, they are dumb, they are blind; therefore they do not understand anything.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 179:And the fact is that there are many jinns and human beings whom We have created (as if) for Hell! They have hearts, but they do not think with them! They have eyes, but they do not see with them! They have ears, but they do not hear with them! They are like animals! Nay! Even worse! For they are the people who have become utterly heedless (of Our warnings)!
May Allah guide our brethren to read and understand the Glorious Quran, so that they can differentiate between the false promises of their leaders and the Truth from Allah and His Messenger (saws). May Allah give them and us the wisdom to understand the concept of shirk and all its manifestations, so that we may be able to avoid this heinous and grave sin! May Allah help them, guide them, and give them the wisdom and the courage to accept the Truth and reject falsehood. Ameen.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verses 103-106:Tell them (O Mohamed), Should We tell you who are the most unsuccessful people and miserable failures in regard to their deeds? They are those, all whose endeavors in the worldly life, had gone astray from the Right Way, but all along they were under the delusion that everything they were doing, was rightly directed! Those are the people who rejected the Revelations of their Lord and did not believe that they would ever go before Him. Therefore all their deeds were lost, for We shall assign no weight to them on the Day of Resurrection. Their recompense is Hell for the disbelief they showed, and for the mockery they adopted in regard to My Aayahs and My Messengers!
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,