We begin with the Name of Allaah
Shirk in the Name of Loving Ahl-Albeit Bowing , but
for the Imaam!!!
A picture from
Sameraa area in Iraq the place of the Imaam 12 Al-Mahdi
Here we come to
Expose Tawheed in Shiite and all the Grave Worshipers thought, Shia
and all the Grave Worshipers says that they believe in one God
like other Muslims , but Tawheed is not in saying, it is in
practice also. Prayers, Bowing , Hajj, Asking things is
in the hands of Allah only, and if someone do such things to any
other creation then he is committing a shirk and being a disbeliever.
was narrated that the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “May Allaah curse the Jews
and the Christians, for they have taken the graves of their Prophets as places
of worship.” (Saheeh, agreed upon. Al-Bukhaari, al-Janaa’iz, 1330;
Muslim, al-Masaajid, 529).
It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may
Allaah be pleased with her) that Umm Salamah or Umm Habeebah told the
Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about a church that they had seen
in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and the images that were inside it. He
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Those are people who,
when a righteous slave or a righteous man among them died, they would build a
place of worship over his grave and put those images in it.
They are the most
evil of creation before Allaah.” (Agreed upon; al-Bukhaari, al-Salaah,
434; Muslim, al-Masaajid, 528).
what about someone who is bowing to human like him , forgetting
that he is a human, but knowing only that he is his Imam. Bowing can't be even a kind of respect, Islam had giving
this right to Allah only as the prophet Muhammad said in his Ahaadeeth.
Even in the usual
greeting it is not allowed to bow as some people do out of respect, We only
asked to say “Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmat-Allaahi wa Barakaatuhu (Peace be
upon you, and the Mercy of Allaah and His Blessings), because Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning): “Greet
one another with a Greeting from Allaah (i.e. say: As‑Salaamu ‘Alaykum — peace
be on you), blessed and good” [al-Noor
ahaadeeth explain this greeting clearly. But
bowing is not permitted, unless the person being greeted is old and is unable
to stand up, or is one of your parents and you do not want to make him or her
stand up to shake your hand or embrace you. So if you bow and kiss his head or
forehead out of respect for the rights that he has over you, then this is not
the kind of bowing that constitutes an act of worship. Undoubtedly bowing is
an act of worship towards Allaah, as in rukoo’ (the bowing in prayer), so if
that is done without shaking hands or kissing, it is an act of veneration
towards that person and is therefore shirk.
In shiite's Islam a
very important characteristic which is rather distinct is the emphasis on
visitation of shrines dedicated to the various Imams. In Iraq, these include the
tomb of Imam Ali in An Najaf and that of his son, Imam Husayn, in Karbala.
Before the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88), tens of thousands of Iranian Shias visited
them each year. In Iran, sites include the tomb of the Eighth Imam in Mashhad
and that of his sister in Qom.
I would like to ask the Shi'ites and all the Grave Worshipers in all parts
of the world to think deeply about the statements they read in their
visits to the grave sites of the imams and righteous slave, those
statements which have no benefit to them or to the imams and righteous
slave. Once more, I would like to hold the Shia religious leadership responsible for leading this Poor People down this road. Until this day, I have not been
able to find one book of reference among the Shia books that
suggests reading the noble Qur'ân instead of those statements
when visiting the grave sites of the imams. I do not know why
the Shi'ites ignore the words of Allah and depend on the words
of people. Even though supposedly these words could have been
the authentic words of an imam, why do we prefer his words to
those of Allah? If the purpose of the visit is to gain reward
in the hereafter, reading the noble Qur'ân guarantees that
reward. And if the purpose is to honor the imam, reading the Qur'ân
guarantees this as well. I am fully aware and certain that the
theory of reform will face the classical answer which we hear
too often from our Fuqaha, may God forgive them, which is
these visits (statements) came from our imams. Undoubtedly
they know better than we do regarding this matter.