Maulana Ghulam Hussain Na`eemi of Sahiwa`al, Pakistan was a Sunni scholar who after considerable research converted to the Shi`a Ithna Asharee Faith. The rationale for his conversion was that he had questions that he found the Ahlul` Sunnah Ulema could not answer satisfactorily. These are those questions; they remain unanswered to this day. Tragically he was martyred for his beliefs, may Allah (swt) reward him and grant him a place in Paradise. Footnotes have been added for the purposes of further clarity.
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.
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All of the above questions are standard questions posed by the sects of Islam who are more interested in the events of the History of the Muslims, rather than following Islam from the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws). Obviously, each question will require a detailed answer, and we will try our best to address each question individually, Insha Allah. We will post one question/answer at a time, otherwise the article might become too lengthy for one reading.
I just to make one comment here. If you read all of the 20 questions listed in your email, they all relate to the events in the History of the Muslims after the death of the Messenger of Allah (saws). Whatever happened between the muslims after the death of the Messenger of Allah (saws), Allah was keeping a watch over each and every thing. He is the All Knowing, All Wise, and He will reward each according to their deeds. Please do bear in mind, that Allah Subhanah will never ask you or me about what happened to whom, after the death of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and the events in the history of the muslims. We will be questions whether we followed the commandments of Allah and His Messenger or not, and that should be our biggest worry and goal.
Allah says extremely clearly in Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 134: They were a people who passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned, and you shall have the reward of what you will earn. And you will not be questioned as to what they did.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 43 Surah Zukhruf verses 43-44:So, hold fast to the Book that has been revealed to you, you are surely on the Siraat al Mustaqeem. The fact is that this book is a great honor for you and your people, and soon you shall be CALLED TO ACCOUNT for it.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 31-32:Prophet, tell the people, “If you sincerely love Allah, follow me. Then Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, for He is All Forgiving, All Merciful.” Also say to them, “Obey Allah and His Messenger.” And if, in spite of this, they do not accept your invitation, warn them that Allah does not love those, who refuse to obey Him and His Messenger.
But in the quest for knowledge, we will consider it a pleasure to answer each of the above questions for the benefit of our brethren, and for the pleasure of Allah Subhanah.
May Allah bestow on the muslims the patience, wisdom and courage to leave aside our petty differences and unite this broken Ummah of Islam into one united Ummah. Ameen.
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