In places such as Kuwait, some enthusiastic young Shi’a started displaying public statements that denounced Abu Bakir, Umar and A’isha. For example, inside the praying hall in Kuwait University, a poster was on display that said: “Abu Bakir is in Paradise,” which was removed and torn up. In its place, the following was written: ‘’ Umar said: ‘The allegiance for Abu Bakir was an accident, but Allah protected us from its disastrous misfortunes.’ ”
Inside the walls of two mosques in a central location, statements were written which said: ”A’isha rode camels and breastfed her adult soldiers.”
Schools are witnessing similar acts; a student was expelled from a secondary school because he wrote public statements against A’isha.
Salafi MPs in Kuwaiti Parliament seek to increase the penalty against those who speak ill against the so-called companions to the death penalty.
Incidents such as these are occurring all over the Islamic world, not just Kuwait, so do you see it fit to continue with public attacks? What are the best possible statements we can display?
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
Sheikh al-Habib expresses his gratitude to all those who participate in this phenomenon. He encourages them to carry on, as long as their purpose is to wake up the masses who still respect the traitors behind the coup d’etat of Saqeefa.
Insha’Allah, this phenomenon will gather pace and become an Islamic one across all Muslim states. We have to encourage Muslim societies to stop revering and sanctifying criminal and outrageous personalities. Every revolution requires sacrifices. Ours is a religious and humanitarian revolution against historical symbols of oppression, terrorism and disbelief.
It is common practice for oppressive regimes to react cruelly. That should be mild by Allah’s Grace. Imam Al Baqir (peace be upon him) said:
A believer who was harmed for his loyalty to us and shed tears from the harm inflicted upon him, Allah will safeguard him from all harm on Judgement day. Allah Al-Mighty will keep him safe from his displeasure and Hellfire
Tafseer Al Qumi vol 2 page 291.
These kinds of acts are religiously legitimate. Some of the faithful companions of our Imams (peace be upon them all) used to do the same. They used to declare Bara’a (dissociation) from the enemies of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) in public.
A great companion of Imam Zain Al-Abedeen (peace be upon him), called Yahya Ibn Um Al Taweel, a bold and courageous companion, was indeed such an example.
Imam Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) described him as a person who “embodied masculinity
Rijal Al Kishi page 96
Imam Al Sadiq (peace be upon him) described Yahya Ibn Um Al Taweel with great words. He said:
After the martyrdom of Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) there were only three Shi’a alive on Earth: Yahya Ibn Um Al Taweel, Abu Khalid Al Kabuli, and Jubair Bin Motaim; people returned to Shi’ism and multiplied accordingly after that.
Rijal Al Kishi page 95.
Imam Al Khadhim (peace be upon him) described him as a disciple. He said:
on Judgement day, a call will come out loud and clear. Where are the disciples of Ali Bin Al Hussain (peace be upon them)? Yahya Ibn Um Al Taweel, Abu Khalid Al Kabuli, Jubair Bin Motaim, and Saieed bin Al Musaib will come forward.
Al-Ikhtisas by Al Mufeed, page 61.
Yahya bin Um Al Taweel used to declare Bara’a openly in front of the ‘Sunnis’. He used to curse the enemies of Ahlu al-Bayt (peace be upon them) openly at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina. Most ‘Sunnis’ opposed him, few responded positively, yet cautiously.
Imam Al Sadiq (peace be upon him) said:
Yahya Ibn Um Al Taweel used to enter the Central Mosque in Medina and declare: ‘We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever’ ’’ (as a reference to verse 5 in Surah Al-Momtahina).
Al Ikhtisas, page 64, by Sheikh al-Mufeed.
The act by Yahya Bin Um Al Taweel is compatible with the traditions of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), as per the following verse:
There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone.
Al Hajaj bin Yusuf (may Allah curse him) decreed that Yahya’s arms and legs be cut off because of his outspoken, truthful, and direct speech. He was murdered after that. Therefore, the Sheikh states that if some are eager to attain the rank of disciples or martyrs, they must follow in the footsteps of Yahya Bin Um Al Taweel.
We will give the following examples of statements that can be used in any form, such as graffiti, posters and the likes, without resorting to prohibited vulgarity.
* Muslims, Abu Bakir and Umar are in Hell!
* Actively dissociating (performing Bara’a) from Abu Bakir, Umar and A’isha is a duty for every Muslim.
* Umar is a ruthless oppressor; he introduced Persian Zoroastrian teachings into Islam.
* Abu Bakir and Umer are the masters of all hypocrites in Hell.
* A’isha murdered the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family).
* A’isha is condemned in the Holy Qur’an in Surah Al-Tahreem.
* A’isha is a war criminal.
* A’isha is the Head of Disbelief.
* A’isha is the Horn of Satan.
* A’isha is in Hell, as the two wives of prophets Noah and Lot.
* Adult breastfeeding = A’isha is a professional adulteress.
Those whose mission is to display such slogans should have pure intentions; their goal should not be provoking the ‘Sunnis’ for the sake of provocation but to wake them up from their slumber. They should also accustom themselves to self-sacrifice and take extra precautions not to get caught and prosecuted by oppressive regimes that suppress freedoms.
Those who do such acts in ‘Sunni’ countries should be ‘on ablution’ (being considered ritually cleansed after ablution), read Surah Al-Tawheed six times in every direction, read Aya Al-Kursi, and carry Hirz Imam Al Jawad (peace with them be upon him) for protection, as an example. They should also keep with them the Hussaini Sibha (prayer beads from the soil of Karbala) used after daily prayers.
The Office of Sheikh al-Habib