Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Creed of Shi'a from Their Own Sources

Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias, does not directly quote from the text that he refers to in the footnotes but lists his own impression of the meaning of the hadith or statement. The first few words of each section are what he seeks to use as an attack upon Shi'a belief and my answers to his baseless attacks are in bold type.  Shaykh M. Amin >
1.)He has the Quality of 'Badaa'.  A definition of bada' is given in Usul al-Kafi 371-8, "I have heard Abu Ja'far saying- Among the Divine Decrees there are some in a state of suspension with Allah.  Among such decrees He sends them forth or delays them as He wills."
Ayatullah Sayyid Abu al-Qasim al-Khu'i wrote, "This subject is important because the actual meaning of bada' is unknown to many Muslim scholars, and hence, they have attributed to the Shi'ites that of which they are innocent.  Moreover, they have not been able to comprehend the subject well and have not been fair in their critique.  If only they had proceeded with caution or had suspended their judgement when they did not know the subject."  From the chapter on modification in creation, Prolegomena to the Quran (Al-bayan fi tafsir al-Quran.)>

2.) This means he forgets. 
< "They have forgotten Allah, so He has  forgotten them"     9,67. Of this verse al-Sadooq (ibid) continues- And the meaning of all this is that He, Glorious and Mighty, shall requite them for their scheming, beguiling, mockery and forgetfulness; and that is He will make them forget themselves, as He, the Mighty and Gl

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