It was said to Al-Sadiq: “We saw a man in the mosque openly calling for dissociation from your enemies and denouncing them as well.” Upon hearing that, he (Imam al-Sadiq) said: “What is wrong with him?! May Allah damn him! He has harmed us (participated in harming us)! ‘’And do not insult those whom they worship besides Allah.’ “
I have seen a post from a respected scholar on social media with the narration mentioned above. This led to some confusion on the issue of openly declaring Bara’a – dissociation – from the enemies of Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad (Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family)
How authentic is this narration? Taking this association into account, how can we openly and lawfully dissociate from the enemies of Allah?
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
The Eminent Sheikh does not believe the quoted narration to be appropriate in this context, as he has replied earlier in a previous answer. We have tried to find the source of this narration and found no other source than the book Al-I’tiqadat fi Deen al-Imamiya, by Sheikh al-Sadouq. In the chapter of ‘Al-I’tiqad fil-Taqiyya’ (The belief in Taqiyya). In this chapter, Al-Sheikh-Ul-Aqdam mentioned several narrations concerning the matter of ‘Taqiyya’, so why did this ‘’scholar’’ (we do not consider him to be a legitimate scholar, but an ignorant individual or someone who pretends to be ignorant) use this narration to prove a point, while leaving behind the other narrations? Had he mentioned any other narration – such as the narration that follows – then his whole ‘Batri’ path falls and becomes invalid!
Al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) said:
I can hear the man in the mosque swear at me, so I took cover behind the pillar so that he will not see me.
With that in mind, can you, dear brother, tell us who are those who swear at our Imam al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) during this time of ours, not to mention those who wanted to kill him?
The Imam (peace be upon him) used to take cover behind the pillar to not be seen by those who swore at him and who intended to kill him! Is such a thing present in this age of ours? If this “scholar” you mentioned said this not something that can occur in our time, then respond by saying that this is precisely what Sheikh al-Habib says. He says that the conditions of Taqiyya are not present in our time. If he would reply that they are present, then tell him where are those who insult the Imam and intend to kill him in our time?
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