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  1. For those interested in learning about the honorable creed of the Ahl al-Bayt (which is embodied by the Zaydiyya), feel free to ask any questions you may have and I will seek to answer with clarity, detail, and reference to primary sources from the very works of the progeny! This thread is not intended to be polemical, as the aim of it is to first clarify. As one may agree, it is unwise to attack a view without first understanding said view. Nonetheless, critical, and rigorous questions are highly encouraged.
  2. al-Biṣāṭ fī Uṣūl al-Dīn By: al-Imām al-Nāṣir lī al-Ḥaqq al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. ʿUmar b. ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib Between your hands, dear reader, is one of the many works of guidance that the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (upon them be peace) have authored for the sake of your intellectual, spiritual, and religious salvation. The Prophet (upon him and his Ahl al-Bayt be peace) informed us in the mass-transmitted tradition that he left behind the Book of Allāh, and his progeny, and in adhering to both of them - the Book which is the guidance of Allāh, and the progeny who are the guardians of God’s guidance we may confidently cling to the unadulterated message of our Lord delivered by His trustworthy Messenger (upon him and his Ahl al-Bayt be peace). For, the dialects are many, the whims are vast, and the circumstances are dire. Therefore, it became necessary to hold onto this blessed household, the community of the Noble progeny which does not err when arriving at a matter collectively. As, it is not that the Sacred Scripture is unclear, nor the traditions of the Honorable Messenger convoluted. Rather, it is by the expansion of the religion, the corruption of the rulers, and the urgency to distinguish what has become unclear due to the boisterous Islamic atmosphere that our Noble Prophet (upon him and his Ahl al-Bayt be peace) willed for us to adhere to those who would guide to the essence of the message, as it was during the Prophet’s presence. The Glorious Qurʾān was revealed in the language of the Arabs, and therefore miraculously spoke in the context of their tongue, however, when the religion of Islam spread, and the Muslims became more diverse, its divine writ was interpreted, and understood in lieu of the variant understanding of language that the Muslims had. As such, we found beliefs in determinism, corporealism, and political quietism rising by reason of being distanced in understanding the language of the Arabs, and the Qurʾān; mistakenly mixing the decisive, and allegorical verses. In addition to the weak resolve of some who promoted such fallacious beliefs due to the fragility of their foresight, selling the content of their Lord for a cheap sum, and a transient standing; forsaking the service of Allāh for the service of their lowly inclinations, and despotic rulers. The message of the Holy Prophet (upon him and his Ahl al-Bayt be peace) which has not been misconstrued by the transgressions of some, the deviance of others, and the misconceptions of many is to be found alongside those who he (upon him and his Ahl al-Bayt be peace) informed would veer us away from Ḍhalāl (misguidance). For, the school of the Ahl al-Bayt (which is actively embodied under the Zaidīyyah) is a school that shows you the fruits of its firm tree. Taqlīd (emulation) within this school is not permitted in its Uṣūl (fundamental beliefs), for it is a school which calls for firm conviction, and precision. Now, one may ponder, if their Uṣūl cannot be emulated, then, how can we be certain of their conclusions, or ours? You see, the magnificence of this school is that it follows a deductive rhythm, it places for you, the seeker of truth, the solution, and presents you with the formula that will necessarily lead to it. For instance, if one were to be, as will soon be demonstrated by our Imam bound by the Qurʾān, and its language. Then, they would have already accepted a necessary premise that would lead to the deductive conclusion provided by the Ahl al-Bayt (upon them be peace). What can be more liberating, and refreshing? You are not only presented with an ark of salvation, but you are also obligated to test the durability, and reliability of this ark before embarking on it in journeying towards the Beloved! May this work serve as an illumination for the heart, a clarification for the mind, and a means of rejuvenation for the spirit, and may it be a catalyst for you, dear reader, to act immediately in support of this Noble Household. Muḥammad al-Sharīfī 06/01/2022 https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Ffile%2Fd%2F1onlUBRPVmrIg6Axqe1i5eWJA-OUueY6e%2Fview%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR01blRd13h8z8n8pUDRuJlgpvFHrOLP8UY-H-7jyX_ZrXWGqJrmXYFweUQ&h=AT1VI5jfMYk2AbJpA6b8wRruL5IOoBOCiyDCsjI7oqjXa3qGDqjj6EEZC_GGVaLdvzBWJrGTpNUMxc1haDY63wqpFMJW_jY98TNZmocFw02wGcFXikfxO6ZPmVvlKkDJj3GAZwnVkz5NVhf1cL5K&__tn__=-UK-R&c[0]=AT1x-ocKJQDvyCwvgMSK_RvHIiy1RaXHoS9jXikAEPRETRcKQ3pDHAzscA32Ajy44_fSFynUrm6hetWSj9g3l2kyPFjW5jFQzLzUVRY0d9EPpx2Dl7OB7Xy_84tPhqtVgbDx9ms6yqymehOkcf3hMXHAJkZLGXgCPKr_vIAYr4a9X9mGxfuuZxZY2tAnOIZCxsD1
  3. I've been asked a few times about the zaidi view of the sahaba. Zaidi view is they were all individuals some were praised some made errors. But we generally keep silent where Imam Ali kept silent and speak out where he spoke out. Muawiya is explicitly critised due to many reasons. The following is a conclusion to an article: Due to the aforementioned proofs, one should have no qualms about dispraising Mu’awiya bin Abi Sufy n. He should be condemned and not emulated as a righteous and just person. His deeds—even after his supposed conversion to Islam—should be placed against the balance of the Holy Qur’ n as well as that of the Prophetic Sunnah. Despite his tenure as a governor and ‘caliph,’ his legacy brings forth nothing but an unapologetic violation of the true message of Islam. Some apologists have sought to defend the son of Abu Sufy n. They claim that the text of hadīth and history that denigrate his character and show him to be a degenerate are concoctions engineered by the Abbasids. As we know, the Abbasids were the competing dynasty that overthrew the Umayyads. The Banu Abbaas—they say—did not hesitate to diminish the stature of their rivals and portrayed the rulers of the Banu Umayya as lawless and corrupt hedonists. Mu’awiya—they say—was an innocent victim of the anti- Umayyad propaganda. We can respond to this in many ways. However, suffice to say that Mu’awiya’s corruptions are equally reported by his defenders and pro-Umayyad apologists. Rather than deny them, they have attempted to justify them. For example, his all out war effort against the Commander of the Faithful, ‘Ali bin Abi ālib is not denied; rather, they say that Mu’awiya ‘exercised scholarly independent judgment (ijtih d)’ in waging war against him. Their weak justifications are immaterial; however, the point is that even the lovers of Mu’awiya do not deny what he did. Therefore, the claim that he was a hapless victim of anti-Umayyad misinformation is erroneous at best. We end our discussion on Mu’awiya by appealing to the intellect and sense of justice. Should a person of this calibre be honoured simply because he—briefly—accompanied Allah’s Messenger? Should we refrain from mentioning his violations of Islamic Law with the lame excuse of ‘scholarly independent judgment’? Should we continue to praise and pray for a person who implemented religious innovations and odious practices? We leave that for you and your conscience to decide. However, those of us who are slaves to the Truth will continue to condemn and dispraise Mu’awiya bin Abi Sufy n and his cohorts until the Day of Judgment! This is not because of some personal grudge or emotional reason, rather it is because our love for Islam and its inherent purity. May Allah send his choicest blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad and his Purified Progeny to the number of created things! May Allah send His damnation and punishment against their enemies to the number of created things! May Allah join our hearts to those who have submitted to the Truth for its own sake! May Allah distance our hearts from those who have turned away from the Truth for their own sake! Amen! O Allah, Amen!
  4. Assalamu alaykum everyone! I was wondering if anyone could help me with my study of zaidism? Is there anywhere online where I can read books on zaydi fiqh and hadiths etc or anywhere in Australia where I can buy books??? I like studying religion and knowing more about different beliefs so if anyone could help me that would be great!!
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