anonymous asked:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Beware of newly invented matters, for EVERY invented matter is an innovation and EVERY innovation is a going astray, and EVERY going astray is in Hell-fire.” [Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi] On the basis of this, isn't everything the Shia does newly invented? Like bloodletting on ashura, cursing sahabas, shouting 'labaik ya hussain' and calling yourself the servant of Hussain, we are all the servant of Allah only. Not anyone else. Can you clarify a bit pls. Thanks!

So this also means that Umar Ibn Khattab (لعنة الله عليه) is in in Hellfire? Ironic how they tell us we do Bi'dah when they do things which completely contradict the Sunnah of Prophet Muhamamd (saw), yet you take the innovations of your second Caliph, Umar, without questioning.

Anyways, I’m going to round up your points in one answer: 

  • Bloodletting on Ashura
  • Cursing the Sahaba
  • Shouting ‘Labaik Ya Hussain’
  • Calling yourself the servant of (Imam) Hussain (as)

 Bloodletting on Ashura (an innovation)?

Ironic how Sunni’s would rather celebrate the fake Sunnah of fasting on Ashura in solidarity with the Jews than observe the Wajib of observing Ashura with solemnity.  

But to answer your question: This isn’t an innovation, you aren’t changing anything in Islam, because the act in itself is not haraam and the act of mourning for Imam Hussain (as) is a Sunnah. The stories of the Prophets and the Ahlulbayt (as) include examples of their mourning. All of the Imams of the Ahlulbayt (as) commemorated the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as). There are Riwayaat (narrations) of the Ahlulbayt (as) causing the release of blood when acting out of sheer grief.

The people who perform it do so to seek closeness to their Imam (as). The letting of blood, is almost like a declaration to their dedication to the Imam (as). As if to say our blood is not too worthy to sacrifice ourselves for the Imam (as).

Cursing the Sahaba (an innovation)?

We don’t curse the Sahaba. We respect the Sahaba that deserve to be respected and we curse those who have oppressed the Ahlulbayt (as). If you are referring to some particular ‘RA’ like the first 3 Caliphs and certain wives of the Holy Prophet (saw), then you are right, we curse them.

The Holy Prophet (saw) had thousands of Sahabas, but apparently ‘Sahabas’ for Sunnis mean those who gathered in Saqifa. Even the Holy Quran disrespects the ‘Sunni Sahaba’, you know, the ones who doubted the Prophet, ran from battles etc.

We can’t let go from a Wajib act that was ordered by Allah (swt), no matter who it is. My status is raised according to authentic  narrations, I am excercising a Sunnah and I am obeying the Ahlulbayt (as) whom asked us to disassociate and send curses upon such individuals.

We proudly ask Allah (swt) to remove His Mercy from the enemies of Islam because it is the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) and his Ahlulbayt (as). The truth is, most Sunni’s are too jahil to understand that even the Prophet (saw) said (in Sahih al-Bukhari, the most authentic Sunni book) that certain of his ‘companions’ will be in Hell.

They don’t even know their own faith but they know that ours is wrong.

Shouting ‘Labbaik Ya Hussain

“Labaik Ya Hussain” means “We are at your service, O’ Hussain”. By saying “Labbaik Ya Hussain”, we are answering the call of Imam Hussain (as) who stood alone on the arid sands of Karbala (on the day of Ashura) and called out:

“Is there anyone to help me? Is there anyone to support me? Is there any defender to defend the Household of the Messenger of Allah?”

Whom was he calling out to? Surely he was not expecting anyone to come to his aid. He knew there was no one left.  And yet, he made sure that his call reverberated in all directions. To be alongside Imam Hussain (as), to help him and to be fortunate enough to attain Martyrdom is the greatest achievement and honour.

We are centuries away from Imam Hussain (as) yet still we can join him and answer his call when he called out: “Is there anyone to help me?”

In Ziyarat Nahiya, Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance) has expressed this great desire in the following words:

“Grievous indeed it is that I was unable to respond soon enough to your cry for help, so that by the time I could reach you it was too late and you were already Martyred.”

Imam Mahdi (as), again said:
“I came in this world after you and by the decree of Allah I couldn’t help you. Therefore, I will lament morning and evening and instead of tears I will shed blood.”

This gives us an idea that in the eyes of Imam Mahdi (as), it is an honour and privilege to help Imam Hussain (as). Helping Imam Hussain (as) is similar to helping both the Prophet (saw) and Imam Mahdi (as). They have the same ideas and goals, and if you accept and try to achieve those goals, you are with them. If we wisely spread the message of Imam Hussain (as) today, we are helping Imam Mahdi (as).

Calling yourself the servant of (Imam) Hussain (as)

When we say “I am the servant of Imam Hussain (as)” we mean devoted followers of the Imam (as) and NOT in a sense of worship. Being the ‘servant’ of an Imam doesn’t mean you consider them as God.

It’s clear that the enemies of the Ahlulbayt (as) are desperate to prevent any commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as) and they do so by attacking the Shi'as for being adherents of Bi'dah. The mourning and shedding of blood on the day of Ashura by the Shi'as is a protest against the oppression of Muawiyah (لعنة الله عليه) and his descendants for their brutal treatment of the Ahlulbayt (as). Our protests shall InshaAllah continue untill the Day of Judgement.

Our Matam is a slap in the face of the enemies of Azadari and InshaAllah we can continue to spread the message of Imam Hussain (as)

Imam Hussain (as) achieved martyrdom before his head was put upon a spear.

He, the master of the youth of heaven, knew that his life would be given for sacred submission far before he ever set foot on those desolate plains.

Hussain’s heart was dead to this dunya before his body was.

He knew exactly what was going to happen to himself and his companions (may Allah be pleased with their sacrifice and grant them peace), and yet he went anyway. Like Christ in the garden.

The prophecies of his grandfather and words of his father rang in his heart his whole life; always knowing that he would be sacrificed to keep Islam pure.

By the time he was called to Karbala, his desires for and attachment to this world and its spiritual diseases had been quelled; because he knew his end.

When he said “is there anyone who can help me?”, he was not asking for companions to rescue him.
He was asking for humanity after him to take up a life of sacrifice and death to the worldly passions.
Christ (as) told his disciples to take up their cross and follow him.
Our Imam asked us to continue to fight in his way. To fight our attachments to this world, to shoot arrows through our passions of earthly lusts, to attain true humility before and love of Allah.

Never forget that Allah allowed and preordained Karbala.

Allah placed Shimr on the chest of Aba Abdullah to show us that though the spiritual corruption of this dunya may crush your body, your soul lives on. Just like the call of Hussain that still lives in our hearts.

Allah allowed Hussain’s head to be paraded around on a spear to teach us that while the dunya will claim to have killed faith and made it irrelevant, powerless, and a thing to be mocked; that the eternal truth that resides in Hussain will always be and has always been.

Do not make Imam Hussain’s sacrifice about politics or earthly justice.

It is so far beyond that.

It is a love that cannot ever be measured.

It is a submission and humility that cannot ever be imagined.

It is a call to hold this life in contempt for the sake of Allah, for the sake of Haqq.

We should cry back: “labaik ya Hussain!”, and know that we are at his service in the battle for our souls redemption.

Ya Imam
Ya Hussain
Ya Muhammad Ali

I love everyone who is repping Imam Hussain (as) on these days leading up to Ashura. My heart literally is filled with so much joy to see such passion for the Grandson of Rasulullah (sawa).

Labaik ya Aba Abdullah!

anonymous asked:

Maatam is too far. Islam doesn't even endorse mourning more than 3 days. That too over someone who is a blood relative. Read up Islamic history for yourself. Don't go on heresay.

Lol you’re insane. You mourn for three days over someone normal these aren’t normal people. Labaik ya hussain. May Allah guide you to the proper light. Give recognition where it’s due.

Every single second of every single day and night of your life, Allah (swt)’s Rahmat, His Mercy, His Fazl, is coming upon your heart. He is waiting for you to say Labaik. Allah’s attributes are perpetual. It’s not that He has moments of hidayah, He is always Al-Hadi (The Guide). It’s not that He has moments of rahma, He is always Ar-Rahim (The Merciful). When you’re sinning, He’s still with you. When you sin against His command, no matter how lewd and crude a sin you commit, He comes to you as At-Tawab (The Acceptor of Repentance).
—  Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed