Are Shias Kafir?
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my ustaad told me that shiah are not really muslims on the day of judgement they will be treated like kafir because they`ve got there own kalama and added something about ali in it they hav never heard in the dajjal and they say they follow the quran so y dont they no about it it says in the quran about the dajjal.they read namaaz with a stone layed on the floor in front of them they also say bad things about aboo bakr (ra).one big thing is they hit themselfs but in islam your not allowed to commit suicide or hit yourself coz the bodys not yours.my ustaad said there is a hadeeth about the prophet (saw) when he said to aboo bakr that they will be 1 group of muslims that loves u and they will be 1 group of muslims that say abd stuff about u.i think thats it i cant remember it proparly.COULD U GIV ME UR VIEWS ON THIS.i know it might be hard but could u try and get some hadeeth that prove this 2 be wrong or right or some ayyats from the quran which say it is right or wrong.
i really need 2 kno if this is true or false
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Are Shias Kafir?
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.
Anyone who believes in Allah Subhanah, believes in His Revealed Books, believes in His appointed Messengers, believes in the Angels, believes in the Hereafter and believes in the Divine Decrees of Allah Subhanah; and declares the testification of faith by saying that there is no god except Allah Alone, and Mohamed (saws) is His Messenger, is a muslim. And being a muslim, all the rights that are due to muslim will be accorded to him. He can marry amongst the muslims, he will inherit his muslim parents, and his children will inherit from him, he can visit the Sacred Mosque in Makkah, he will be given a muslim funeral or janaaza, etc. All the rights that are due to a brother muslim will be accorded to him.
If a person who has declared himself to be a muslim has some weakness in his faith or practice, Allah has not given the right to the other believers to ex-communicate him and declare him a non-muslim! Allah Subhanah Alone will decide on the Day of Judgement who lived his life as a True Muslim, and who did not. It does not behove a believer, who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, to himself start choosing who are the true muslims and who are not!
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2526 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
The Prophet (saws) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah" and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2527 Narrated byAbu Hurayrah
The Prophet (saws) said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious; the prayer is obligatory on you behind every believer, pious or impious, even if he commits grave sins; the (funeral) prayer is incumbent upon every Muslim, pious and impious, even if he commits major sins.
Allah Subhanah, on the Day of Judgment will decide who amongst mankind truly followed His Guidance and obeyed His Messenger (saws). He will Judge with Justice and only on that Day one will find out who is a true muslim, and who is not. Allah Subhanah will not Judge man according to whether he called himself a Shia, or a Sunni, or a Hanafi, or a Malaki, or a Ismaili, or a Bohra, etc.
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.
Your Statement: my ustaad said there is a hadeeth about the prophet (saw) when he said to aboo bakr that they will be 1 group of muslims that loves u and they will be 1 group of muslims that say abd stuff about u.i think thats it i cant remember it proparly.COULD U GIV ME UR VIEWS ON THIS.
The narration that you have tried to quote is not directed to Hadrat Abu Bakr (r.a.), but rather these words were said by the Messenger of Allah (saws) to Hadrat Ali (r.a.):
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 6093 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib
Allah's Messenger (saws) said to him, "You have a resemblance to Jesus whom the Jews hated so much that they slandered his mother, and whom the Christians loved so much that they placed him in a position not rightly his." Hadrat Ali (r.a.) afterwards said, "Two people will perish on my account, one who loves me so excessively that he praises me for what I do not possess, and one who hates me so much that he will be impelled by his hatred to slander me."
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,