رداً على نائب رئيس المجلس الشيعي الأعلى الشيخ عبد الأمير قبلان حول نعته لعامة الشيعة المبغضين لأبي بكر وعمر بأنهم أولاد حرام
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s per the request of many faithful Shia in America and Britain, Al-Utra Al-Tahira Center is pleased to present the English translation of the declaration that his eminence, religious authority, the era's scholar and most qualified jurist, Ayatollah, the well-versed researcher,
Sheikh Mohammad Jamil Hammoud Al-Ameli,
may his luxuriant shade [existence] endure, issued in
reply to the Vice-President of the Highest Islamic Shiite Association (Lebanon) Sheikh Abdul-Ameer Qabalan, who called "bastards" those Shia who hate Abu Bakr and Omar
Declaration from the office of his eminence, religious authority, the era's scholar and most qualified jurist, Ayatollah, the well-versed researcher,
Sheikh Mohammad Jamil Hammoud Al-Ameli,
may his luxuriant shade [existence] endure
In reply to the Vice-President of the Highest Islamic Shiite Association (Lebanon) Sheikh Abdul-Ameer Qabalan, who called "bastards" those Shia who hate Abu Bakr and Om
In the Name of Allah, the Most-Gracious, the Most-Merciful
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, Annihilator of the tyrants, Deactivator of the oppressors, Supporter of the oppressed, Avenger from the Amputators (Batriyyeen), skeptics, unbelievers, and all Satan's soldiers. And Peace be upon the masters of His apostles and the leaders of His creatures, Mohammad and his infallible, pure, and sacred Household. Special greeting and peace be conferred upon our Imam, utmost Leader, the greatest of Allah's Trustees, Al-Hujja Al-Qa'im Al-Mahdi, peace be upon him and may we be his ransoms. And may the eternal curse be inflicted on his enemies and the foes and haters of his infallible, Puried Forefathers (Ahlul-Bayt s.a.). May eternal curses be inflicted on those who deny Ahlul-Bayt's grieves, distresses, sorrows, virtues, honors, miracles, utmost authority, and Imamate (supreme, utmost leadership). And may akin curse ne inflicted on all those who cast doubts on Ahlul-Bayt's grieves and those who seek the satistfaction of Ahlul-Bayt's archenemies, the pillars of Saqeefa Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, and Aisha.
Peace be upon the true believers, supporters, and lovers of Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen [Imam Ali s.a.] and his infallible, pure descendants. Peace be upon the haters of those who bear enmity towards Ahlul-Bayt. Peace be upon those who hate the enemies who oppressed Ahlul-Bayt, confiscated their rights, and fabricated laws and Shari'a opposite to the sacred laws and Shari'a of Ahlul-Bayt, whose laws and Shari'a are nothing but the laws and Shari'a of their Grandfather, Prophet Mohammad, whose very religion is theirs too.
It is such a bitter peculiarity to see the Rowaibeda (insipid, ignorant person) talking! This oddity is one sign of the end of the world as narrated in the correct Hadith (narration) of Abdullah bin Senan in his narration thread from Mohammad bin Ibrahim bin Abi Al-Belad from his father from [Asbagh] bin Nubata who said: "I heard [Imam] Ali s.a. saying: 'Before the reappearance of Al-Qa'im [Imam Al-Mahdi] there are tricky years in which the honest is accused of lying, and the liar is thought honest, and the cunning is sought the satisfaction of.'"
And in another Hadith [narration on the same context]: "And in those years [before the reappearance of Imam Al-Mahdi s.a.], the Rowaibeda talks." The narrator asks: "And who are the Rowaibeda and the cunning?" Imam [Ali] s.a. replies: "Don't you read the Qur'an? Allah says: (He [Allah] is Mighty in His contriving) with which He means "well-devised, cunning plans [against the unbelievers]." The narrator asks: "Who is the contriver [in your Hadith], then?" "He is the cunning," Imam says."
Al-Majlesi (Shiite scholar) also narrates in [his voluminous book] Al-Bihar from Al-Jazri [Sunni scholar] in the context of narrations on Resurrection Day's signs that the Rowaibeda talks on public affairs. Some listeners ask [Prophet Mohammad]: "And who is the Rowaibeda, O Prophet of Allah?" Prophet Mohammad replies: "He is the insipid, ignorant man who talks on public affairs."
The Rowaibeda, then, is a derivative of Rabeda, hence the impotent who falls short from attaining the sublime ends and who does not chase those ends as he is nothing but an insipid, ignorant, and valueless person.
Likewise, so did Sheikh Abdul-Amir Qabalan, whose jinxed luck, deteriorating knowledge, and ominous thoughts happened to make him the vice-president of the Highest Islamic Shiite Association (Lebanon). He uttered words that betrayed his sheer ignorance of Divine knowledge, and Prophet and Ahlul-Bayt's narrations (Hadith). The words he uttered are ones we do not expect the lowest achiever in a Shiite religious school (Hawza) to say since the point Qabalan has made goes against unanimous restrictions that Qur'an and Prophet's Sunnah, along with approved conduct, condition and necessitate.
Qabalan has called "bastards" those Shia who hate some of the Prophet's companions such as [the traitor companions] Abu Bakr, Omar, and Othman. He also described himself as a Sunni who was [regretfully] fated to be born as a Shiite, and so on and so forth of fabricated claims and heresies.
Qabalan's malicious words go against Shia's religious necessity that is based on consensus and Hadith, if ever he were familiar with consensus, Qur'anic verses, and Prophet and Ahlul-Bayt's Hadith that assert that true belief entails and necessitates that the believer hate the enemies of Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen [Imam Ali s.a.] and Doyenne of the women of the world [Al-Sayyida Al-Zahraa s.a.] and their Infallible, Purified Progeny, peace be upon all of them. Traditions (Hadith) in this regards have exceeded Tawatur tens of times [that is, narrated unbrokenly by so many people that no doubt can be entertained about its authenticity.]. It is well-known among Shia Imamia, and even among their opponents since the era of the Prophet until today, that the enemies of Ahul-Bayt s.a. are some of the hypocrite companions such as Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, and their aides of Saqeefa gang, whom all Muslims know. Saqeefat Bani Sa'eda is the porch where that gang met up to plot their rebellion against the will of Prophet on the day of Ghadeer Khom, the day on which Prophet appointed Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. [Imam Ali s.a.] as his successor (Caliph). The gang of Saqeefa plotted that rebellion and planned for humiliating Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. and murdering him. This plotted rebellion did take place when Omar bin Al-Khattab and his supporters dashed into the house of Doyenne of the women of the world [Al-Sayyida Al-Zahraa s.a.] and Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. [Imam Ali s.a.] .
History abounds with narrations from Shiite and Sunni sources on the crimes that the gang of Saqeefa did, ranging from usurping the divinely-bestowed and personal rights of Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. [Imam Ali s.a.] and [his wife] the infallible Doyenne of the women of the world [Al-Sayyida Al-Zahraa s.a.] Fatima Al-Batoul, may my soul be her ransom, and may peace be upon her and Allah's curses be inflicted on her oppressors, especially Omar bin Al-Khattab whose crimes against the Doyenne of the women of the world s.a. are not a secret. One such crime is his physical abuse of the Doyenne of the women of the world [Al-Sayyida Al-Zahraa s.a.] [when he and his supporters stormed into her house], harshly hitting her, squeezing her against the wall by her house's door [which he pushed and kept pressing against her], smashing her ribs, and accordingly aborting her fetus [Mohsen s.a.].
I will not be into an account of the injustices that were inflicted on the Household of Imam Ali and Lady Fatima Al-Zahraa s.a., as these grievances have been suitably [and extensively] narrated in the history and Hadith books of Shia [Khassa, the trustworthy followers of Ahlul-Bait s.a.] and Sunnis [Amma, the commoners or followers of Abu Bakr, Omar, Othamn, Aisha, and their likes].
However, I will be into what a Sheikh who claims Shiism has uttered, thereby renouncing all Qur'anic verses and Prophet and Ahlul-Bayt's Hadith, as well as all Shia's consensus on the necessity of hating and denouncing oppressors and hypocrites, specifically those [despotic] companions who oppressed the Household of Prophet Mohammad s.a.. This Sheikh claimed that "whoever hates Abu Bakr and Omar and the likes is a basterd (ibn haram)." May Allah's curse be on this Sheikh! How deluded he is! May Allah rush him to hell soon.
This Sheikh's malicious statement entails an accusation of all Ahlul-Bayt s.a., starting from Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. [Imam Ali s.a.] and [his wife] the infallible Doyenne of the women of the world [Al-Sayyida Al-Zahraa s.a.] and their infallible Progeny (Imams) s.a. to all Shia until today, who count in millions, as "bastards," despite the fact that this line includes scholars, well-versed jurists, pious people, and some sacred companions who accompanied [and supported] Prophet Mohammad and his Progeny s.a.!
In addition, this Sheikh's statement openly announces his rejection of the authentically approved Hadith (narrations) that assert the interconnection of true belief and public denunciation of those who oppressed the Household (Ahlul-Bayt s.a.) of Prophet Mohammad s.a.; the denunciation of those who changed Haram [the forbidden] to Halal [allowed] and the Halal to Haram; those who disgraced the sacred and created troubles and misfortunes.
The so-called Sheikh Qabalan, who believes in those profligate oppressors as ones with good intentions, is himself an unbeliever and an apostate, whose wife divorces from him accordingly [a religious, default result of being an apostate]. Subsequently too, this Sheikh can no more officially represent Shia in Lebanon as his statement clashes with the Hadith, and this clash is sheer blasphemy that goes against the following standards:
First: The Holy Qur'an declares that Allah does not like aggressors and oppressors and orders that they be denounced as they are unbelievers and fabricators of laws that oppose the Divine Laws that the Prophet and Ahlul-Bayt s.a. have revealed.
No doubt, the Umma (Islamic nation) shares consensus on the fact that the four infamous usurpers of caliphate were corruptors, aggressors, oppressors, and unbelievers as they never believed in the revelation that Allah sent down to the Prophet s.a.w.a. The approved holy Hadith (narrations) unmask those evildoers in the context of the narrations' interpretation of the Qur'anic verses that uncover the evils of that gang. The Qur'anic verses in this regards are many, some of which are:
([…] but aggress not: Allah loves not the aggressors.) 2:190
([…] and Allah loves not corruption.) 2:205
([…] verily Allah loves not the unbelievers.) 3:32
([…] and Allah loves not the oppressors.) 3:140
([…] verily Allah loves not the proud and boastful) 4:36
([…] verily Allah does not love those who are treacherous and sinful.) 4:107
(Verily Allah bids to justice and good dealing with Household [Prophet's Household, Ahlul-Bayt s.a.]; and He forbids indecency, wickedness, and oppression, admonishing you, so that haply you take heed.) 16:90
(We did verily offer the Trust [Ahlul-Bayt's wilaya or supremacy] to the heavens and the earth and the mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but Man undertook it; he was indeed unjust and excessively ignorant.) 33:72
The above Qur'anic verses are only few of so numerous verses in this regards that we cannot cite all of them here. All these verses cry down the four idols, the foes of Ahlul-Bayt s.a. Denouncing those foes, then, is part and parcel of our [Shiite] religion and creed. If any Shiite scholar denies this axiom, he is either of the same nature of the four evildoers, as he would be a fabricator and an Amputator (Batrey) who superficially believes in Ahlul-Bayt s.a. but in reality loves their foes, or he is a hypocrite [who pretends loving Ahlul-Bayt s.a.] for worldly, material interests.
It is very evident that today's Amputators (Batriyyeen) love the four idols of Saqeefa as we will be clarifying below on the Batriyya trend that the holy Hadith (narrations) have warned of the evils of as signs of the end of the world.
Second: There are many traditions (Hadith) that reveal the obligation of denouncing oppressors and unbelievers, in general, and the oppressors of Prophet's Ahlul-Bayt s.a. in specific. The Hadith narrator Al-Majlesi, may Allah bless his soul, presents in his book [the voluminous book Bihar Al-Anwar] hundreds of approved, authentic narration chains that affirm the point we have just made. He narrated 170 Hadith in this regards in volume 30 of his book and narrated hundreds of Hadith that decry the haters of Ahlul-Bayt and even permit their bloodshed, and so on and so forth of derogatory statements in volume 27 of Bihar Al-Anwar.
Therefore, we would refer this ignorant, intentionally negligent (moqasser), and stubborn Amputator (Batrey) Sheikh Abdul-Amir Qabalan to Bihar l-Anwar, Al-Irshad, Basa'er Al-Darajat, Al-Kafi, Mn La Yahdaruh Al-Fakeeh, Al-Tahzeeb, Al-Istebsar, and many other Hadith books that reveal the obligation of denouncing the oppressive enemies of Ahlul-Bayt s.a., mainly the Saqeefa gang whom Sheikh Qabalan favors, calling "bastards" all those who hate them despite the obligation of denouncing and renouncing this gang of oppressors who slay innocent souls and fabricated laws that oppose Allah and the Prophet, as construed from the authentic narrations in Shia's references and as agreed upon by renowned Sunni figures.
Third: It is unanimously agreed upon by all Shia since Prophet's era until today that Abu Bakr, Omar, and Othman should be returned nothing but hatred for their confiscation of the special caliphate position of the Grand Imam, the Supreme Leader, the Revered Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. [Imam Ali s.a.] and their infliction of transgresses on his sacred person, as well as their infliction of bitter oppression on [Imam Ali's wife] the infallible Doyenne of the women of the world Al-Siddeeqa Al-Zahraa s.a, may my soul be the ransom of this infallible, sacred woman whose satisfaction is the satisfaction of Allah and dissatisfaction that of Allah too. Al-Saqeefa gang never regarded her sacredness and dignity, storming into her house, beating her, smashing her ribs, aborting her fetus, and squeezing her between the wall and the door, until she passed away as a martyr who died in pain of physical abuse and holy ribs' fractures.
History would not forget that Al-Saqeefa gang deprived Al-Siddeeqa Al-Zahraa from her inheritance and conferred property [from the Prophet, her father] and that they accused her of making claims to an inheritance of a property that they alleged is not hers, although [it is hers and although] Allah testifies her infallibility and purity [in the Holy Qur'an].. It is according to this bunch of facts that Shia scholars have issued their verdicts and decrees that uncover the blasphemy of the Saqeefa fabricators and usurpers of Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen's caliphate position, those who abused him and his Infallible, Purified wife, who was killed by Omar bin Al-Khattab…
Fourth: It has been the legislators and believers' norm to hate those evildoing companions such as Abu Bakr, Omar, and Othman. This has been an approved norm that follows the practice of Ahlul-Bayt s.a., thereby revealing the obligation of hating the oppressors of Ahlul-Bayt s.a.
Sheikh Qabaln has neglected all these facts. If he is well informed of these facts and still ignored them, that negligence would be a grave problem as he would be rejecting all Hadith, consensus, and norms in this regards; and if he does not know, then that ignorance would be a more bitter calamity whose instigator is a Sheikh who claims that he studied theology in Najaf [Iraq] and that he represents Shia in Lebanon.
We have neither heard nor read in a Shiite scholar's biography that he legislated what Qabaln has legislated; if any, then these would be sciolists like him, which is why Qabalan and the likes of fanatic clergymen are only idle clergymen who could not acquire knowledge, no to say idle in asking, researching and inquiring about an issue that past and present Shiite scholars count as a Shiite religious fundamental…
Accordingly, we knowledgeably and openly decree that Sheikh Abdul-Amir Qabalan is an apostate from Shiism and Islam as he has rejected the decisive Hadith (narrations) of Prophet Mohammad and his Purified Progeny (Ahlul-Bayt) s.a – traditions which necessitate hating the pillars of Saqeefa. We also decree that he is blasphemous and profligate as he has accused Ahlul-Bayt s.a., the Household of infallibility and purity, and all their Shiite followers as "bastards" due to their hatred of Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, etc. This accusation of his applies to all by default since the first one who declared hating Abu Bakr and Omar is Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him and his Household) as evidenced in Hadith (traditions) of Al-Hawd (Basin), some of which [the Sunnite scholar] Al-Bukhari narrates in his book Al-Saheeh. These Hadith (traditions) clearly state the apostasy of some of Prophet Mohammad's companions right after his martyrdom (Peace be upon him and his Household). There also are some Hadith from Sunni resources that clearly state Prophet Mohammad's cursing of those who withdrew from Usama's army. Aren't cursing them and renouncing them [by the Prophet himself] considered "hatred" towards them [by the Prophet himself], Mr. Vice-President of the Highest Islamic Shiite Association [Abdul-Amir Qabalan]? Aren't their usurping of Caliphate, their abuse and assault on Prophet Mohammad's daughter (Doyenne of the women of the world Al-Zahraa s.a.), and their fabricated legislations enough reasons to hate and spite them, Mr. Sheikh of the Shiite Association? What have the wars, which broke out among Muslims, with millions as victims, been all about? Haven't these been because of the oppressive caliphs [Abu Bakr, Omar, and Othman] whom you [Abdul-Amir Qabalan] consider as pious and kind-hearted lovers of Ahlul-Bayt, the Infallible and Purified s.a.? You would wish you were with them [during their oppressive plots] in Al-Saqeefa, Al-Jamal, and Siffeen!
Is it that you and those party members and seekers of solidarity with Sunnis who side with you aim at unifying Sunnis and Shia at the expense of religion's standards and the Shria'a of Prophet Mohammad and his Purified Progeny?
You, Abdul-Amir Qabalan, are but inspired by Satan, who will or rather did get you into the hell of the unbelievers! Satan has been mocking you and fiddling your thoughts due to your [desperate] love of materialist leadership and your restless strive to satisfy that whim of yours lest we say that Sheikh Abdul-Amir Qabalan has spoken in delirium due to his physical illness – a state of delirium that his master Omar Bin Al-Khattab accused Prophet Mohammad of when Omar said: "The man [Prophet] is speaking in delirium!" Still, if Qabalan were speaking in delirium, he had rather stay in bed, not appoint himself to a defense of the oppressors, thereby accusing the kind-hearted Shia of being "bastards" whose mothers have betrayed their husbands, God forbid!
However, what assures that Qabalan was not speaking in delirium is his clear declaration that he is a Sunni who was fated to be born as a Shiite, thereby implying regret for his superficial Shiism due to his being Omari (follower of Omar) in reality.
Woe to him for his belonging to Omar and "congratulations" for Omaris for wining Sheikh Abdul-Amir Qabalan to their camp; congratulations for Shia that Qabalan is out of their camp to the camp of the enemies of our Infallible, Purified Imams, may Allah's peace be upon them. This act of his affirms that Qabaln has rather become a Sunni and slackened out of Shiism, the true religion of the Messenger of Allah and his Purified Progeny, peace be upon them. We, hereby, bind him with the argument he set for himself after the principle that Imam Ali bin Mousa Al Rida peace be upon him has decreed: "Bind them with an argument they have set for themselves." It is narrated from Ahlul-Bayt (s.a.) that "the confession of the sane against themselves is taken for granted." Thereby, he is judged after what he says.
Qabalan's audience applauded for him when he announced his Bakri, Omari identity. This announcement of his, and though it does not enfeeble our creed or weakens our cause, does strengthen enemies against us as it infuses enemies' creeds with power at the expense of grand Shiism. Thenceforth, Qabaln and his likes are more hostile to Shiism than the great unrest brought about by the misleading appeal of Al-Dajjal.
It is narrated in an authentic Hadith from Al-Hasan bin Ali Al-Khazaz that he says: I heard [Imam Al bin Mousa] Al-Rida (peace be upon him) saying: "There are some of those who pretend loyalty and love towards us but are more spiteful to our Shia than the misleading appeal of Al-Dajjal." The narrator asks: And how is that? Imam Ali bin Mousa Al-Rida replies: [Those pretenders] support our enemies and are hostile to our supporters [our Shia]. When that happens, then [know that] rightness would so mix up with wrongness that the righteous would not be distinguished from the hypocrite."
In the authentic Hadith of Ibn Fadal from Abi Al-Maghra from Anbasa; Imam Abu Abdellah (peace be upon him) says: "We have become at a stage where none is more hostile to us than those who pretend loving us."
And in the Hadith of Ibn Fadal from Imam [Ali bin Mousa] Al-Rida, Imam Al-Rida (s.a.) says: "He who supports the enemies of Allah is an enemy of the supporters of Allah; he who bears enmity to supporters of Allah is an enemy of Allah; and Allah will have him to hell, indeed."
Abdullah bin Bukair narrates from Imam Abul-Hasan peace be upon him his saying: "O', Ibn Bukair, I am hereby telling you what my Fathers used to tell: If there were among you the number of Badr warriors, our [Imam Mahdi] Qa'im would have appeared. O' Abdallah! We treat people and we know who they are. Among them are those who pledge us genuine support and sacrifice their lives for us, and among them are those who do not bear in their hearts what they claim with their tongues. Among them is that he who spies on us for enemy's sake. He hears our Hadith, but if he is seduced with some crumbs of this world, he becomes more hostile towards us than our enemies are. How would he and his likes embrace joy and hypocrisy is their trait? Verily, rightness has its supporters and so does wrongness. The righteous are too busy for the wrongdoers. Those righteous await our order [our cause] and pray to Allah that they witness our governance [Imam Mahdi's State]. Those righteous do not promote evil and are not antipathetically hypocrite. They do not sponge on our love to make a living or love us out of greed. They are the best members of the nation, the light of Allah in earth's gloominess, the light amidst disorder's darkness, and the light of guidance who lead people aright. They never deprive their supporters of grace, and their enemies entertain no hopes about deviating them. If we [Ahlul-Bayt] are cried up in front of those righteous, they are overjoyed; their hearts feel tranquility; and their faces beam. And if we were cried down, their hearts feel sickened; their skins shudder; and their faces grow sulky. Those righteous announce their support and wear their hearts on their sleeves. They have set themselves ready, treaded in our steps, and abided by our order. You see serenity and piety in their faces. What they come to in mornings and evenings is that people do not have chances to. They heartily pray to Allah that He reforms the nation with us [Ahlul-Bayt] and that Allah send us as a blessing to the oppressed and laymen [commoners]. O' Abdallah! Those verily are our Shia, part of us. Those verily are our party. Those verily are our supporters [the inhabitants of our Holy Dominion].
In a long Hadith in Al-Ihtijaj by Al-Tabrasi, by way of narration from our Grand Imam Abi Mohammad Al-Hasan Al-Askari (peace be upon him), our Imam dilates on the status of Jewish, Christian, and Shia clergymen; he says: "If the laymen of our Umma (nation) recognized their clergymen's apparent profligacy and extreme prejudice [that is, fanaticism to and defense of Ahlul-Bayt's opponents instead of being fanatic to rightness and rejecting wrongness], besides clergymen's thirst for worldly crumbs and the forbidden, misleading their followers to exterminate the one they hate, even if he were righteous and worthy of respect, and to be kind to the one they are fanatic for, even if he were worthy of humiliation and spite.. If any of our nation's laymen followed any of those clergymen, he or she would be more like Jews whom Allah cried down for following their profligate clergymen."
"Members of the nation [laymen, commoners] are to follow the clergyman who guards his spirit, protects his religion, disregards his whims, and obeys his Lord. These traits are the features of only a few Shiite clergymen, not all. For those of clergymen who do shameful and obscene acts, like some profligate Sunnis do, then those are clergymen you are not to accept anything from; they are not to be honored. There has been much distortion and misinterpretation of Hadith that is narrated from us, Ahlul-Bayt, since some profligates distort the whole interpretation of Hadith out of their ignorance or minimal understanding of our Hadith. Still, there are other profligates who weave lies about us intentionally to pull from this [perishable] world some vanities that would be nothing but their provisions for hell. Among those clergymen too are some impostors who do not dare to detract from us. So, they learn some of our true knowledge, thereby trapping our Shia with it and detracting from us in the presence of our enemies. They add multiples of lies to our Hadith, lies that we are not guilty of. Unfortunately, some of our Shia's surrendering laymen accept those lies, mistaking them for our knowledge. Those clergymen have verily been dismayed and have verily dismayed others. They are more hurtful to some helpless Shia than the army of Yazeed to Imam Husein bin Ali [Martyr of Karbala] and his companions. Those clergymen rather swindle our helpless Shia of spirit and money. Those verily are profligate clergymen who bear us enmity and fake out loyalty. They pretend enmity towards our enemies. They rather infuse doubts and skepticism into our helpless laymen, thereby misleading them and deviating them from pursuing rightness. No doubt, if Allah sees among those helpless laymen someone who [mistakenly] follows those profligate clergymen only because of his being over-concerned about safeguarding his religion and adoring his Lord, Allah certainly saves him from the [misleading of the] hypocrite, non-believing clergyman. Allah would insure this helpless layman a true believer who would guide him aright, and aids him to learn from this true believer, thereby providing the layman with the grace and blessing of this world and the hereafter and incurring to the profligate clergyman nothing but curse in this world and torture in the hereafter. "
Then he (s.a.) says: "The worst of our Umma's clergymen are those who deviate others from our track, block the ways to us, and dub our enemies with our names and epithets. They praise our enemies, though the latter deserve only curse, and they curse us, though we are engulfed with Allah's grace and bounties. We certainly dispense with their prayers as we receive the blessings of Allah and His arch angels."
Then he says: "Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. [Imam Ali s.a.] was asked: Who are the most sublime of Allah's creatures after Imams, the guides to truth and the lanterns in the gloominess of the world? Imam Ali s.a. replied: "Those are the clergymen when they are guided aright." He was asked again: Then, who are the most lowly of Allah's creatures after Satan, Pharaoh, Namroud, and those who claim your names and epithets; those who usurp your positions and plot against you in your realms? Imam Ali s.a. says: "Those are the clergymen who are misled; they promote heresies and conceal facts. Allah describes those clergymen when He says: (Those verily are cursed by Allah and the curse of those entitled to curse, except those who repent…) 2:159-160"
Sheikh Qabaln should have opened Hadith books perhaps he takes admonition, if he were worthy of it, and clearly sees the importance of loyalty and renunciation for the sake of nothing but the cause of Allah; this means that you, Vice-President of the Highest Islamic Shiite Association, are to be loyal to those brethren of yours who follow the religion of Alu-Mohammad [Ahlul-Bayt s.a.], and that you are to renounce, with your mind and heart, the enemies of Ahlul-Bayt s.a. Mind does not ban socializing with those enemies but never at the expense of religion and religious fundamentals.
Sacred narrations (Hadith) stress on the importance of loyalty and renunciation for the sake of the cause of Allah. Loyalty and renunciation are twinned with loyalty to the Purified Progeny (Ahlul-Bayt s.a.) and loyalty to their Shia who support them, as well as renunciation of Ahlul-Bayt's enemies, who disobeyed Ahlul-Bayt in knowledge, principles, and practice. He who is loyal to Ahlul-Bayt's enemies has certainly betrayed Ahlul-Bayt and born them enmity. In Tafseer Al-Ayashi, in a narration (Hadith) from Abu Hamza Al-Thamali, the latter says: "Imam Abu Jaafar s.a. says: 'O, Aba Hamza! Allah is worshipped by the one who knows Him. He who does not know Allah misleadingly worships other then Allah. The narrator asks: May Allah bless you! And what does "knowing Allah" mean? Imam Abu Jaafar s.a. says, "He [who knows Allah] believes in Him and believes in the Messenger of Allah's order that Imam Ali is a Master and a Leader, and that Imams of Guidance come after Imam Ali. He [who knows Allah] also renounces the enemies of Ahlul-Bayt s.a. and is grateful to Allah." The narrator asks: May Allah bless you! What's that I may do so as I attain the utmost truth of belief? Imam Abu Jaafar s.a. replies: "You are to fully support the Supporters of Allah and renounce the enemies of Allah; you are to be with the Truthful as Allah has ordered you." The narrator asks: And who are the Supporters of Allah? Imam Abu Jaafar says: "The Supporters of Allah are Mohammad, the Messenger of Allah; Ali; Hasan; Husein; Ali bin Husein; then all the way to me and to my son Jaafar." Then, Imam Abu Jaafar s.a. – the narrator says – pointed to Imam Jaafar [Al-Sadiq] who was sitting. Imam Abu Jaafar continues: "Whoever supported those [Ahlul-Bayt s.a.] would have supported the Supporters of Allah and would be with the Truthful as Allah has ordered him." The narrator asks: "And who are the enemies of Allah, may Allah bless you?" Imam Abu Jaafar s.a. replies: "Those are the four idols.| The narrator asks: Who are they? Imam Abu Jaafar s.a. replies: Those are Abu Al-Faseel [Abu Bakr], Roma'a [Omar], Naathal [Othman], Moawiyah, and whoever else believes in them. Whoever denounces those has verily denounced the enemies of Allah."
In another Hadith narrated by Salam bin Saeed Al-Makhzoumi from Imam Abu Jaafar s.a., he (peace be upon him) says: "There are three types of people whose worldly work is rejected by Allah [no matter how good it may be]: the one who dies bearing hatred towards us Ahlul-Bayt s.a., the one who supports our enemy, and the one who supports Abu Bakr and Omar."
Ward bin Zaid, Kumait's brother, says: We asked [Imam] Mohammad bin Ali s.a. about Abu Bakr and Omar. Imam [Al-Baqir] s.a. replies: "He who knows that Allah is a fair just verily denounces these two. Not any drop of blood is shed but because of these two!"
In another Hadith, Imam Al-Baqir s.a. says when he is asked about Abu Bakr and Omar: "These two are the first amongst our oppressors, rights usurpers, and killers. They have flung open a door [of injustice] to us – a door that nothing shuts till the Day of Resurrection. May Allah deny them forgiveness for the oppression they have incurred onto us."
In the authentic Hadith of Ajlan Abi Saleh, the latter says: I asked [Imam] Abu Abdellah s.a.: "Enlighten me about the fundamentals of true faith." Imam Abu Abdellah s.a. says: [These necessitate that you] witness that there is no God but Allah; that Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah; that you believe in all revelation from Allah; that you pray the five prayers, pay zakat (alms), fast Ramadan, perform pilgrimage; and that you support whoever supports us, denounce our enemies, and be with the Truthful."
In Bihar Al-Anwar, in a narration by Al-Majlesi [author of Bihar Al-Anwar] from Hisham bin Salem from Imam Jaafar Al-Sadiq s.a., Imam Al-Sadiq s.a. says: "He who sits with whoever slanders us; praises whoever hates us; connects with whoever dissuades from us; disconnects from whoever connects with us; supports an enemy of ours; bears enmity to a supporter of ours; then he – verily – has committed blasphemy against Allah, the Revealer of the seven verses [opening chapter of Qur'an] and the Grand Qur'an." [Clearly,] Blasphemy here entails blasphemy against Islam and Iman [faith], not just sheer blasphemy against faith.
Stating those eloquent declarations of Ahlul-Bayt s.a., we don't have any other say. These narrations reveal the reality of profligate clergymen of every time.. These narrations too judge those clergymen as profane, blasphemous, and misleading since they have misled Allah's powerless laymen and empowered the enemies of Imams of Guidance against their Shia.
Let shame and disgrace be the portion of Shia clergymen in Lebanon who have accepted that they be represented officially, though not jurisprudentially, by a Sunni scholar who has renounced his Shiism in attempts to please Al-Mufti Darian [Chief Sunni clergyman of Lebanese Republic], Saniora [Lebanese Sunni Minister], and the détente table of political concord between the party to which Qabaln belongs and the other party. It is as though the political orientation today that the [recently born] concord between Hariri and Hizballah, to which Qabaln belongs, has necessitated eliminating religious discrepancies [between Sunnis and Shia] at the expense of religion and Shiism. This orientation has seemingly born forth its fruits to Qabalan so as he be able to insure himself longer period of presidency over Islamic Shiite Association, thereby replacing [the kidnapped] Al-Sayyid Mousa Al-Sadr (may Allah set him free). This is all done by Qabaln with Hariri, Hizballah's acceptance inasmuch as the way the Lebanese parliament members elongated their period of entitlement to parliament membership in a parliament that has been so ominous in all that pertains to all its details [and practices].
We can never forget the past heresies of Sheikh Qabalan too, one of which was his description of Omar as a "fair ruler" in Qabalan/s sermon [in a gathering] in one of Jabal Amel's hoseiniyahs [a sanctuary where Shia hold their religious occasions, funerals, etc.]. What Qabalan has discharged today, then, does have its roots in a past that has long since been, with traces left to remind us of what Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. says: "Whoever of you conceals something will get it betrayed out in his complexion or tongue slips." Hence, Qabalan revealed what he has long concealed. We have never witnessed him crying down the enemies of Alu-Mohammad [Ahlul-Bayt] s.a.. This, then, indicates that he does tread in the steps of Ahlul-Bayt's enemies. Allah has verily uncovered Qabalan in front of millions who were listening to his speech via electronic websites. And so shall the uncovering of people like Qabalan go on, for those who are like Qabalan in the Lebanese midst are quite many…
Mufti Darian has never renounced his Sunnite creed or his Omari identity as he is faithful to them. Sheikh Qabalan, in contrast, has declared it nonchalantly that he is Sunni, thereby renouncing support to Ahlul-Bayt s.a., as he was fated, he says, that he be Shiite [by birth] although in reality he is nothing but a Sunni Omari. In comparison too, Sheikh Darian has never called "bastards" those who hate Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. and Doyenne of the women of the world [Sayyida Zahraa s.a.] and their Purified Progeny. Sheikh Qabaln, however, did dare to do that, thereby outbeating Sheikh Darian and other Sunni clergymen. He did dare to call those Shia who hate Abu Bakr and Omar as "bastards." Doesn't this mean that the naive Qabalan plans to run discord amongst Shiism so as he burns it from the inside as his likes did burn it some time ago from the inside and the outside?
Indeed, we are so grateful to Allah that He has had Qabalan betray with his tongue what he has concealed within himself of hatred and spite towards Ahlul-Bayt s.a. whom whoever loves does love Allah and whoever hates does hate Allah, as stated in our authentic, recurring [mutawatir] Hadith.
We, hereby, call out for pious clergymen who may happen to be around Sheikh Qabalan, though amongst them would be some who utter denouncement of Abu Bakr, Omar, and Othman over days and nights. How would you, "bastards" – God forbid – as you are called by Sheikh Qabalan, accept that Sheikh Qabalan call you "bastards," though your mothers are known for their piety and faith? Where are your zeal and ardor for your pious mothers? The least you should have done is your withdrawal from your Islamic Shiite Association or your objection to him out of your sense of fidelity to your honorable mothers whom Sheikh Qabalan alluded to as prostitutes who bore you as bastards from forbidden relations.. You and your pious mothers are far too innocent from claims like these. Sheikh Qabalan has certainly turned Ahlul-Bayt's doctrinal equation upside down: Ahlul-Bayt s.a. state that whoever hates Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. will never be to Heaven and is nothing but an illegitimate person. This is asserted in many Shiite and Sunni narrations such as this Hadith [narrated from Prophet Mohammad s.a.]: "O' Ali! No one hates you but an illegitimate person ["bastard"]."
In another Hadith that Al-Sadooq narrates in his chain from Sunni references all the way to Abi Haroun Al-Abdi who narrates from Jabir bin Abdullah Al-Ansari his saying: As we were in Mena with messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his Progeny), we saw a man who kept on prostrating, bowing, and supplicating [to Allah]. We said, "O' Messenger of Allah! How splendid this man's prayer is!" Messenger of Allah s.a. said in reply: "This man is the one who ousted your father [Adam] from Heaven." Then, Imam Ali s.a. proceeded to the man [Satan] nonchalantly and rocked him so violently that the man's right ribs smashed into the left ribs and the left ribs smashed into the right ones. Imam Ali s.a. said to the man: "God willing, I will kill you!" The man replied: "You shall not until the time that Allah has fated. But why do you want to kill me then? I swear by Allah, my semen has proceeded into the womb of the mother of whoever hates you [before his father's did]. I have shared your haters their money and children as evidenced in His coherent book [Qur'an]: (And share them their money and children.)" The Prophet (s.a.) said: "He is right in what he has just said, O' Ali! None of Quraish hates you but he who is incestuous; none of Ansar but a jew; none of Arabs but a bastard; none of people but a scoundrel; and none of women but a salqalqiyya [a woman, like one of Prophet Mohammad's wives, who gets her menstruation from her anus (instead of uterus)]." Then, Prophet Mohammad (s.a.) bowed his head in reflection; then he (s.a.) raised his head and said: "O' people of Ansar! Measure your kids against the love of Ali s.a." Jabir bin Abdullah Al-Ansari says: "So, we used to measure our kids against the love of [Imam] Ali s.a.; whoever of them proved love towards him s.a. proved to be one of our descendants, and whoever proved hatred towards [Imam] Ali s.a. got renounced by us."
Jabir bin Abdullah Al-Ansari says too: Abu Ayyoub Al-Ansari said: "Proffer the love of [Imam] Ali s.a. to your kids; whoever of them showed love to him s.a. proved to be a descendant of yours; whoever does not, then inquire about the origins of his [the hater's] mother, for I heard the Messenger of Allah (s.a.) say to [Imam] Ali bin Abi Taleb s.a.: "O' Ali! You are loved only by true believers and hated only by hypocrites or bastards or whoever is born from a mother during her menstrual."
It is admitted on all hands in numerous authentic narrations (Hadith) that whoever hates Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a is an unbeliever as s/he would have renounced a religious fundamental, the least to say.
These narrations clearly indicate a verdict of calling "a bastard" whoever hates Grand Imam Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. Sheikh Qabalan, however, has fiddled accounts, turning the verdict upside down for the sake of Abu Bakr and Omar, condemning the hater of these two as "bastard." This distortion of the verdicts of the Infallible Imams entails disbelief as the distortion leads to rejecting, falsifying, and lying about the content of Infallible Imams' Hadith, thereby changing the basics of the religious concepts. It is at this point that rightness gets twisted to wrongness, and wrongness gets twisted to rightness – twists that indicate nothing but sheer disbelief.
The believer or any other sane person may ask here: Why has Sheikh Qabalan falsified the words [and verdicts] of Infallible Imam s.a., thereby twisting the verdict against the haters of Grand Imam Ali s.a. to a verdict against those who hate some hypocrite companions of Prophet Mohammad s.a. [i.e., Abu Bakr and Omar]?
Well, this falsification has naturally resulted from a concealed hatred towards the holy Imams, the Guides of Shiism, on the one hand and lack of knowledge about Imam and Imamate and their grand value to Allah on the other hand. These two shortcomings are uncovered in the narrations (Hadith) about the characteristics of Batriyya group that we will list below. This hatred that has become disclosed in the tongue slips of many recent Batriyya clergymen.
By definition, Batriyya group had had its landmarks and origins during the life of Revered Imam Al-Baqir s.a.. They have been recurrently mentioned in many narrations (Hadith). They mix their ostensible loyalty to the Purified and Infallible Imams s.a. with their love and loyalty to Imams' enemies, including some [hypocrites] of Prophet Mohammad's companions. One religious fundamental of those Batriyya is that they would never renounce the enemies of our Revered Doyenne of the women of the world Al-Zahraa Al-Batoul s.a., two archenemies of whom are Abu Bakr and Omar. Batriyya group, may Allah's curses be inflicted on it, bears [ostentatious] loyalty to Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a and loyalty to Abu Bakr and Omar. This last trait of theirs is well referred to by Sheikh Al-Tousi, may Allah raise his rank [amongst the righteous], in his book Rijal Al-Kishi. This falsification and mixture of the two [contradictory] loyalties is sheer hypocrisy. And our holy narrations, such as the authentic Hadith below, have uncovered Batriyyas' defects and disbelief.
Hadith 1: In a narration by Sheikh AL-Sadouq in his book [Mn La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih] through his chain to Ibn Abi Omair who narrates from Saad Al-Jalab from Imam Abu Abdellah s.a., Imam Abu Abdellah s.a. says: "If Batriyya were a queue that extends from east to west, Allah would never grace religion with them." This very Haith is also narrated by late Sheikh Al-Tousi in his book Rijal Al-Kishi (Hadith 422).
Hadith 2: Al-Tabari Al-Imami (Shiite scholar) narrates in his magnificent book Dala'el Al-Imama through his chain of narration to Hasan bin Maaz Al-Radawi from Lout bin Yahya Al-Azdi from Omara bin Zaid Al-Waqedi; the last says: Hisham bin Abdulmalik bin Marwan performed pilgrimage one year, and so did [Imam] Mohammad bin Ali Al-Baqir and his son [Imam] Jaafar bin Mohammad Al-Sadiq in that very year. In a sermon [in pilgrimage] [Imam] Jaafar bin Mohammad s.a. said: "Praise be to Allah who rightly delegated Mohmmad as a Prophet and honored us with him, making us His selected superiors to humanity and the best of His creation. Blessed is he who follows us; cursed is he who bears us enmity and discord. Amongst people are those who claim that they support us, though they concurrently support our enemies and those partners and companions of theirs who are but our enemies. Those [pretenders] have not heard our Lord's words and have never worked by those words…"
Hadith 3: Al-Kishi narrates through his chain to Saad bin Janah from Ali bin Mohammad bin Yazeed from Ibn Issa from Al-Ahwazi from Fidala from Husein bin Othman from Sudair; the last says: I entered [Imam] Abu Jaafar's [place] along with Salama bin Kuhail, Abu Al-Miqdam Thabet Al-Haddad, Salim bin Abi Hafsa, Kuthair Al-Nawa, and other people. [Imam] Abu Jaafar had his brother Zeid bin Ali s.a. then. They said to [Imam] Abu Jaafar s.a.: "We support [Imams] Ali, Hasan, and Husein and renounce their enemies." [Imam] Abu Jaafar said: "Well [said]." Then they said, "We support Abu Bakr ad Omar and renounce their enemies." The narrator says: "Accordingly, Zeid bin Ali looked at them and said, 'So, you renounce [Doyenne of the women of the world] Fatima s.a.? You have amputated our cause; may Allah amputate your lives." Those amputators [of Ahlul-Bayt's cause] were called Batriyya [Amputators], then.
N.B.: When our revered sir Zeid s.a. said "So, you renounce [Doyenne of the women of the world] Fatima s.a.," he rather meant that you support Abu Bakr and Omar despite their severe enmity to her s.a.. "You have amputated our cause" indicates that they have uprooted the very cause. "May Allah amputate your lives" as it goes beyond doubts that he who does not renounce Abu Bakr and Omar is an enemy of hers s.a. Equally important is the note that the Batriyya group [clearly] said to Grand Imam [Abu Jaafar] Al-Baqir s.a. that they "support [Imams] Ali, Hasan, and Husein" but do not "renounce their enemies" who are Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, Aisha; this saying of theirs has been an evident landmark in the thoughts [and principles] of old and recent Batriyya group. Among those Batriyya are some Shiite clergymen who lay claims to Shiism, though Shiism rebukes their offense!
Having clarified the issue [of Batriyya], we certainly see that Sheikh Abdul-Ameer Qabalan is one of the enemies of Doyenne of the women of the world [Al-Sayyida Al-Zahraa s.a.] as he boldly declared his loyalty to Abu Bakr and Omar. No matter how hard he may try to justify his [venomous] utterance of enmity towards Grand Siddiqa, the oppressed, martyred Al-Zahraa Al-Batoul (may my soul be her ransom); and since he declared his love of her enemies, nothing would avail him until he declares his renouncement of Abu Bakr and Omar. However, we do not expect a renouncement as such from him as his heart is replete with love of Abu Bakr and Omar. Woe, then, be to whoever agrees with Qabalan in Shiite Association and other fabricators of Shiite gatherings such as the supporters of Hizbul-Da'awa and those who call for unity between rightness [Shiism] and wrongness [Sunnism]!
Hadith 4: Al-Tousi narrates in [his book] Rijal Al-Kishi though his chain to Hadaweih from Ibn Yazeed from Mohammad bin Omar from Ibn Azafer from Omar bin Yazeed; the last says: "I asked [Imam] Abu Abdellah s.a. about [acceptability of ] paying alms [of charity] to Nasibis [haters of Ahlul-Bayt s.a.] and Zaidis. [Imam] Abu Abdellah s.a said in reply: "Do not give them any alms, nor water if you could." Then, he s.a. said: "Zaidis verily are Nasibis!"
N.B.: Batriyya are a group of the misled Zaidis. They are considered as Nasibis towards Ahlul-Bayt s.a. [haters of Ahlul-Bayt s.a.]. And as it is well-known in Jaafari [Shiite] jurisprudence, a Nasibi is more blasphemous than all other disbelievers.
Hadith 5: In another narration in Rijal Al-Kishi from Abu Ali Al-Farsi; the last says: Mansour narrates that the truthful Imam [Al-Hadi] Ali bin Mohammad bin Al-Rida s.a. sees that Zaidis, Waqifis, and Nasibis are all the same to him s.a.
Hadith 6: Al-Tousi too narrates in Rijal Al-Kishi [through his chain] from Abu Ali Al-Farsi from Ibn Yazeed from Ibn Abi Omair from those who narrated to him; Ibn Abi Omair says: I asked [Imam Al-Jawad] Mohammad bin Ali Al-Rida s.a. about the [interpretation of the Qur'anic] verse (On that Day [many] faces will be downcast, Toiling, weary) 88:2-3. Imam s.a. replied: "This verse has been revealed on Nasibis and Zaidis, and Waqifis are [a sect of] Nasibis.
Batriyya's chiefs know nothing about Imamate's rank, which is why our narrations (Hadith) condemned them as disbelievers and Nasibis and that their death is akin to the death of those in Jahiliyya [Pre-Islamic Epoch], that is, death with disbelief and hypocrisy. This verdict is revealed through the authentic Hadith of Abu Obeida Al-Hazza'a who says: "I told [Imam] Abu Jaafar s.a. about what Salem bin Abi Hafsa had said about Imam. Imam s.a. said: "Woe be to Salem! Woe be to Salem! Salem does not know what Imam's rank is. Imam's rank is greater than all that Salem and all other people imagine!"
Safwan narrates in his authentic Hadith from Fudail Al-A'war from Abi Obeida Al-Hazza'a; the last says: I told [Imam] Abu Jaafar s.a. that Salem bin Abi Hafsa had said to me: "Haven't you heard that he who dies without pledging allegiance to Imam would have had a death akin to those who died in Jahiliyya? I said, "Yes [I have heard that]." He asked: "Who is your Imam, then?" I said: "My [leading] Imams are Alu-Mohammad s.a." Salem said, then: "I swear by Allah I have never known you recognizing an Imam!" [Imam] Abu Jaafar s.a. said: "Woe be to Salem! And does he himself know what the rank of Imam is? O' Ziad! Imam's rank is greater and better than all that Salem and all other people imagine!"
Therefore, these narrations condemn Batriyya of blasphemy as its followers mix loyalty to Abu Bakr and Omar with loyalty to Ahlul-Bayt s.a. We, hereby, would not hesitate about dubbing Sheikh Qabalan and Shiitte Batriyya clergymen who tread in his steps with descriptions of blasphemous and hostile Nasibis in congruence with these narrations' verdict and by way of logical association.
We are certain that they [mobs] will seethe with fury as we have "scarified" the [claimed] piety of Sheikh Qabalan, the supporter of the enemies of Doyenne of the women of the world Al-Zahraa Al-Batoul s.a. We will never recline from revealing truth no matter how much rebuked we may get. If they could even beat us and push us to the far off palms of Hajar, we would keep certain that we are righteous and that they are mischievous. The heroic struggler Ammar bin Yasser (May Allah's blessings be on him) has well-expressed this resilience when he encountered Aisha on Al-Jamal Day [Camel War]. He asked her [sarcastically]: What do you say about your sons' fight for rightness? She replied [angrily]: "So, you feel enlightened because of your win?" Ammar said, "I am more enlightened than you think! I swear by the Almighty, if you beat [and fight] us till you push us to [the far off] palms of Hajar, we would remain certain that we are right and that you are wrong."
It is pretty ironic that Sheikh Abdul-Ameer Qabalan has tried to coordinate [the so-called] Islamic unity [between Shia and Sunnis] despite the fundamental differences between them and us. He promoted "unity" as if it were as valuable as [fundamental belief in] Allah's Oneness is. I do ask him: How would "unity" between "rightness" and "wrongness" be an indicator of belief in Allah's Oneness? Let him proceed explaining that. Where has he found evidence in Allah's Book or the practice and traditions of Allah's Prophet and the Purified Progeny (s.a.) to verify this so-called fundamental of his. It would be pretty great if he provides us with a verse or Hadith that would clarify his intention and reveal the obscure to us[, if any].
If there were no disagreement between us and Sunnis, what is all the sound and fury among Shiite leaders since the Short-Term Occultation of Grand Imam Al-Hujja Al-Qa'im [Al-Mahdi] s.a. for? All Shiite scholars have been enacting laws and principles about the points of disagreement between Shia and sects of delusion and wrongness. Is it that the traditions (Hadith) that reveal the blasphemy of Ahlul-Bayt's enemies, who usurped their holiest ranks, are sheer lies [to Qabalan], although those traditions exceed authenticity limits hundreds of times? Is it that the millions of lives that were taken [in wars] over disagreement on Wilaya [utmost supremacy of Ahlul-Bayt s.a.] and Imamate, as well as [Ahlul-Bayt's] usurped rights, are futile and have been wasted away to no avail? And who is to blame for that? Is it that all those who took part in those disagreements and legislated in the course are deluded and that Sheikh Qabalan and those who tread in his steps of the really deluded leaders of today are not the deluded ones?
I would well advise Sheikh Qabalan that he have some piety and fear of Allah before his death bell chimes, when his support for the enemies of Allah and for the enemies of Messenger's beloved daughter [Doyenne of the women of the world Al-Siddiqa Al-Zahraa s.a.] and Ameer-ul-Mo'mineen s.a. would not avail him, and neither would his crave for leadership -- a crave that he has been so taken by since he got to know Al-Sayyid Mousa Al-Sadr. He has been so much taken by this crave despite his old age and the fact that it will get him to hell where he would fully cringe in pain – the Hell that his partner in corrupt creed and lewd jurisprudence Al-Sayyid Al-Beiruti [nickname for Mohammad Husein Fadlullah] has ended up in. It is certainly true that birds of a feather flock together! Allah (be He exalted) says: (Say: "Everyone acts according to his rule of conduct") 17:84, that is, after his intention. Sheikh Qabalan's intention pivots on his love of Abu Bakr and Omar. He has even clad himself with their love so publicly, thereby pleasing the two Sheikhs [Abu Bakr and Omar] and their followers and calling "bastards" those Shia who hate Abu Bakr and Omar. This has empowered Salafis against us over websites where they taunted Sia and followers of Ahlul-Bayt s.a. that among them is a batch of leading clergymen who oppose true Shiism for the sake of Salafis' Sheikhs Abu Bakr, Omar, and these Sheikhs' daughters Aisha and Hafsa. This entails, Salafis continued, that you, Imam Ali's Shia, are misled and wrong and that Sunnis are the righteous!
We seek refuge with Allah from the slips of tongue and delusions of barrens minds that know no piety in all that they say or do. These [barren] minds have never been engaged in learning creed, jurisprudence, and history as they have been solely busy about attaining ranks and gathering money. Here is Shiite Mortmain complaining to Allah the dominion of Qabalan over it, thereby depriving impoverished knowledge seekers, widows, paupers, and the oppressed from the mortmain's benefits. How would Qabalan dare to meet Allah on a Day when money and descendants are of no avail except those who had been pious and pure-hearted. O' Sheikh Qabalan! You are to know that repentance pathways are open for you. Let your heart be inclined for these pathways so as you be delighted and relieved from repercussions that result from [misapplying the] creeds and rights of the Infallible and Purified Ahlul-Bayt s.a. It is only then that your repentance would be like the repentance of Al-Hor Al-Riyahi. Hearken and hasten for repentance before [the Day of] Question and Retribution; days till then are too short! Those who have oppressed Ahlul-Bayt, Prophet Mohammad's Progeny, shall know the bitter repercussions of their oppression. Blessed outcome [Hereafter] is the share of the pious.
O' Qa'im Alu-Mohammad [Imam Mahdi s.a.]! O' savior of those who call for help! O' spirit of Al-Sayyida Fatima s.a. and the apple of the eyes of my lord [Imam] Ali Al-Murtada s.a.! O' Well-Guarded Haven [Sacred Dominion]! Provide us with your grants and satisfy our thirst with the water of your generous well! O' [holy] Well who is made inoperative and [sacred] well-built Palace that is uninhabited! O' Ibn Al-Hasan! Peace be upon you and curses be upon your enemies amongst Shia (Khassa, the trustworthy followers of Ahlul-Bait s.a.) and Sunnis (Amma, the followers of Abu Bakr, Omar, Othamn, Aisha, and their likes). Allah is my only resort and my only reliance! Alu-Mohammad are my only refuge and entreatment. They are my Haven when I go astray and Nasibis ridicule my say! Peace be upon those who follow rightness.
Written by the slave [obedient follower] of Grand Siddiqa, the oppressed Martyr Al-Zahraa Al-Batoul (may my soul be her ransom),
[Ayatollah Sheikh] Mohammad Jamil Hammoud Al-Ameli
14th of Rabe'a Al-Awwal, 1436 A.H.