It is sometimes said that the enemy of my enemy is my friend probably because he is doing me a favor. However, the enemy of my enemy is probably using me to further his nefarious plans; therefore, I will probably be discarded like yesterday’s garbage when push comes to shove. Such are the realities of life and now we can see some of the brilliant planning of the Shi ‘ah faith as it has become very clear with its support of the mad man – Bashir al-Assad.

The person on the street, the average person, doesn’t seem to be too interested in facts and therefore, is not very sharp to the understandings of his religion which can cause him to become confused and disorientated. For this malaise is a disease amongst all of the religions and has caused the name of religion to be heavily tarnished by certain so-called experts who seem wise but are fatally flawed in their thinking’s. Firstly, such people like scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins are people who command a lot of attention but in reality spew out a lot of garbage that sounds so potent that religion seems like a subject that can only be taken seriously by low intelligent people.

Indeed, there are plenty of narrow minded people making all sorts of crazy propositions concerning their faith. People worshiping various men who ate food and urinated and defecated has probably caused many scientists to roll their eyes in private contempt for what the ‘lower class’ is capable of perceiving.

Furthermore, because the Holy Books are often misused and taken out of context by the followers of various religions or because their acts are contrary to these books but the followers still consider themselves blest or because they form wild theories about life that scientists know as being totally false but the ‘believers’ keep insisting as ‘Divine Revelation’, the topic of religion has indeed been tarnished.

Secondly, there are always foolish so-called experts who persist in lies and mistruths like the so-called Shi ‘ah scholar – Ayatollah Murtadha al-‘Askari (ABDU’L-LAH IBN SABA & OTHER MYTHS). These people bring to their admirer’s lots of FAKE PROOF that corrupt religious ideas and practices are the right way to go to gain GOD’s LOVE! The result being that people act contrary to the truth and commit gross errors and religious falsehoods!

The game is over, the myth must be understood. Modern Shi ‘ah thought, as preached by Shi ‘ah scholars, is dysfunctional. It would be best for the Shi ‘ah to get real, for Paradise and Hell-fire are real, and forego magnified hero worship and false beliefs and join the fold of real Islam again.

For example, modern Shi ‘ah thought depends a lot on pretending that the traitorous devil ‘Abdullah ibn Saba, nicknamed ibn Al-Sawda (the black) did not exist and therefore, did not have an influence on Shi ‘ah philosophy. Secondly, the book al-Kaafi, by which many Shi ‘ah hold dear, simply is not worth the paper it is printed on!

In truth, this devil, ‘Abdullah ibn Saba DID EXIST and did have a big influence on Shi ‘ahism. Dr. Sa’di al-Hashimi’s book Ibn Saba: Haqiqh La Khayal (pp. 25-28) has even listed over 20 Shi ‘ah sources testifying to the evil Ibn Saba’s existence.

Secondly, the hero worship on the Imams has set up the Shi ‘ah to believe in a lot of rubbish since they have ridiculous sayings (hadiths) narrated in such books as al-Kaafi, Man La Yahduruhu al-Faqih, Tahdhib al-Ahkam and al-Istibsar. Some of the prolific narrators of Shi ‘ahism are Zuraarah ibn A’yan, Muhammad ibn Muslim at-Ta’ifi, Abu Basir layth ibn al-Bakhtari al-Muradi and Mufaddal ibn ‘Umar al-Ju’fi. One key note here is to keep in mind that all four of these criminal liars were based in Kufah, the hotbed of Shi ‘ah disbelief.

Ja’far as-Sadiq*, whom the Shi ‘ah claim to love, cursed Zurarah many times:

By ALLAH, he has ascribed lies to me! By ALLAH, he has ascribed lies to me! By ALLAH, he has ascribed lies to me! May ALLAH curse Zurarah! May ALLAH curse Zurarah! May ALLAH curse Zurarah! From Ikhtiyar Ma’rifat ar-Rijal, vol. 1 p. 361).

This foul individual Muhammad ibn Muslim at-Ta’ifi, was also cursed mightily by Ja’far as-Sadiq (vol. 1 p. 394).

Abu Basir al-Muradi is also another oddball that is a highly suspect narrator of hadith especially on religious grounds (his behavior) and would automatically, if he was a Sunni Muslim, be labeled as a liar and all his hadiths would be disallowed and marked as untrustworthy.

Many Shi ‘ah scholars today actually consider Mufaddal al-Ju’fi quite praiseworthy and a wonderful reporter of special Imam-type hadiths. Yet, the great and beloved, by Shi ‘ahs, Imam Ja’far addressed al-Ju’fi as a KAFIR (unbeliever) and a MUSHRIK (one who associates beings other than or with ALLAH as in sharing with ALLAH’s Attributes )  (Ikhtiyar Ma’rifat ar-Rijal vol. 2 p. 612)

*Who was Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq (702-765 AC)? He was a descendent of Ali from his father’s side (Muhammad al-Baqir) and from Abu Bakr his mother’s side (Farwah bint al-Qasim). He was a very great man and scholar giving a big influence to the Sunni Hanafi and Maliki schools of thought. His patience and humble forbearance led to latter Shi ‘ah scholars to invent the ignorant philosophy of Taqiyya. Ja’far al-Sadiq MARKS THE REAL END OF TRUE SHI’AHISTIC THOUGHT!

Modern day Shi ‘ah thought considers Abu Bakr and ‘Umar al-Kittab to be the so-called two idols of the Quraish and therefore it is correct , in their minds, in maligning these two blessed and holy men of ALLAH. However, Ja’far bin Muhammad (al-Sadiq) from his father Muhammad bin ‘Ali (al-Baqir) from Abdullah bin Ja’far bin Abi Talib that he said, “ Abu Bakr al-Sideeq became our Caliph and he was the BEST OF THE CALIPHS OF ALLAH, he was most merciful and most caring towards us. Yet in another saying, Abu Abdullah Ja’afar bin Muhammad (al-Sadiq) said, “ALLAH has DISASSOCIATED HIMSELF FROM THOSE WHO HAVE DISASSOCIATED THEMSELVES FROM ABU BAKR AND ‘UMAR.” – True Shi ‘ah hadiths that condemn modern day Shi ‘ahism.

Where does this leave current Shi ‘ahism? For sure, it leaves current modern day Shi ‘ahism in an extremely weak position with their base religious beliefs being found not particularly sustainable! That, however, won’t bother any Shi ‘ah in particular because who really gives a damn about the TRUTH!!!

I’m not just picking on the Shi ‘ah as all religions and factions tend to behave this way. Most of us like to play funny games with the world around us as we see it. Certain blind spots set up in our brains allow us to reconcile the world as it is with the world as we desire it to be. According to psychologists, this reduces the clash of ‘cognitive dissonance’ so that we can feel happy about ourselves. Therefore, like an induced hallucinogenic drug, we search for a comfort zone of beliefs not based on reality but based on conceived perceptions.

This leads us to see only what we want to see which is called a ‘confirmation bias’ and therefore we can ignore or filter out what doesn’t fit the preferred worldview that we have been cherishing amongst our precious dispositions. So, who needs truth when we love to live in a fairyland of comforting misbelieve and other garbage things we self-create for ourselves?

Say: “Everyone acts according to his own disposition: but your LORD KNOWS BEST who it is that is best guided on the WAY” {the correct pathway as taught by all the prophets including Muhammad (pbh)}     Q (17: 84)

And we find in the Quran in many places certain things prescribed which the weak believer feels queasy about. One area is that discussion about being called to fight the aggressive non-Muslims. Islam is a nice religion up to the point about talking about what some people felt about fighting as if it were chocking their very souls. So, Islam is good until one realizes that Islam is REAL and not just a word being bandied about in some dandy parlor. Then Islam becomes almost a burden too hard to bear for some people.

With religion being attacked on every front because religion is the new ‘whipping boy’ for people who believe that in doing so the world’s ills will be cured, the world is actually getting worse and we should be aware that the ‘death knell of this erais swiftly approaching whereby:

For then shall be great tribulation such as was not {seen} since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall ever be {seen again}.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake {those written in the BOOK of LIFE}, those days {of massive destruction throughout the whole world} shall be shortened.                                        Matthew (24: 21-22)

But the blind are noted for following the blind as reality often changes place with unreality as to the proper belief set or what actions to be done are often confused or ignored.

The recent political Egyptian fiasco shows yet another decay in the religious mentality of the day. Multifaceted players came into play in the overthrow of the legally elected President Morsi. Many different movements were entwined for a variety of reasons in order to remove an Islamist from power. In fact other so-called Islamic countries including Bangladesh just don’t prefer the Islamists.

Not that the Islamists are without their faults but it seems to the dull witted that can be easily manipulated that Islam is a good thing as long as it is kept in the closet and away from the real ‘movers and shakers’ of society.

In Egypt all sorts of movements along with the Christian minority had their day in court and the outcome wasn’t pretty. From the Tamarod movement, featuring the Pepsi generation-type of Muslim (people who could be walking around stark naked and still claim to be Muslim) to the hatched plans of the ‘old guard’ things turned against the Muslim Brotherhood in various ways.

They even commandeered their president and other fellows in what became an outright nasty trick. So my personal take on why President Morsi was held prisoner is that on his desk there were three unsharpened pencils. He sharpened two of them but forgot the third one. Therefore, he has to be not only overthrown but also held captive. I’m sure my story matches the sanity of other peoples’ various stories!

The result now is that the majority of the people have turned their faces towards communal conformity resulting in a new form of political-religious functionalism which is synonymous for anything that works goes even if that includes corruption and graft.

But what really happened behind the scene of the latest Egyptian tragedy? Those familiar with the many intimate details being ‘staged’ in front of an audience might want to give the Quran a look:

Of the people there are some who say, “We believe in ALLAH and the LAST DAY but they do NOT (really) believe.

Fain would they deceive ALLAH and those who believe but they ONLY deceive themselves and realize it not.

In their hearts is a disease and ALLAH has increased their disease and grievous is the chastisement they (incur) because they lied (to themselves {their very own souls}).

When it is said to them, “Make NOT mischief on the earth,” they say, “We are only the ones that put things right.”

Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief but they realize it not.

When it is said to them, “Believe as the others believe,” They say, “Shall we believe as the fools believe?” – Nay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not know.

When they meet those who believe, they say, “We believe;” but when they are alone with their evil ones {whispering false suggestions}, they say, “We are really with you. We were only jesting.”

ALLAH will throw back their mockery on them and give them rope {to condemn themselves with} in their trespasses so they will wander like blind ones (to and fro).

These {people} are they who have bartered {true} Guidance for error but their traffic {in holding positions or money made} is profitless and they have lost true direction.   Q (2: 8-16)

O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it is (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and {in doing so} if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well- acquainted with all that ye do.   Q (4: 135)

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Strange is the affair of the Mumin (the believer), verily all his affairs are good for him. If something pleasing befalls him he thanks (Allah) and it becomes better for him. And if something harmful befalls him he is patient (Sabir) and it becomes better for him. And this is only for the Mumin.”    (Muslim)

I have used Egypt here as an example of outright stupidity and skullduggery and this example fits all the ‘Islamist uproar’ happening in any major Islamic country. It is true that FITNA should be avoided amongst the general population, however; and this must be balanced with ‘standing out for justice’. Once that is done and the powers that be understand the general unhappiness, it behooves the people to return to their homes and communally make du’ah against the corrupters of the faith.

Although it is great to welcome the Islamist trend of trying to behave in an Islamic way, the Islamic Way will be established for of a surety as my last article about Critical Thinking discusses. However, it will come as WHEN AND AS PLANNED BY ALLAH AND WHAT HE HAS PLANNED NONE CAN STOP.

The Temporal kingdom of the Messiah spoken about in my last article actually refers to the kingdom lasting only ‘certain yearsbefore it is taken away from the Earth. This is indeed reflected in a hadith discussing the end of this ‘era’ with the next era being given over to people who will behave like wild jackasses or worse and then the finality will come with the totality of resurrection for Judgment.

‘A’isha reported: I heard ALLAH’s Messenger (pbh) as saying, “The (system) of night and day {the world as we know it} would NOT END until the people have taken to the worship of Lat and ‘Uzza. I said, “ ALLAH’s Messenger, I think when ALLAH has revealed this verse: “HE it is WHO has sent HIS Messenger with right guidance, and true religion, so that HE may cause it to prevail upon {over} all religions, though the polytheists are averse (to it)” (9: 33), it implies that (this promise) is going to be fulfilled. Thereupon he (ALLAH’s Messenger) said, “It would happen as ALLAH would like**. Then ALLAH would send the sweet fragrant air by which everyone who has even a mustard grain of faith in ALLAH would die and the only ones who would survive are those who would have no goodness in them. And they (those unfortunate ones who remain) would revert {back} to the religion of their forefathers. {The religion of their inner most disposition or lusts}     (Muslim)

**This is a stage of entropy in that the temporal kingdom discussed above reaches such a state as there is sent a sweet fragrant air (wind) under the armpit catching all those who have faith from the highest to the lowest level that exists at that time thus ending that age. The next age or stage will leave the evil and deranged ones still living to carry out their ‘joys’ or what sets them off until the doom of the blast removes  that filth and awakens all the dead for the final judgment.

Abu Huraira reported ALLAH’s Messenger (pbh) as saying, “Between the two blasts there are forty (and when Abu Huraira was asked if the forty referred to days he refused to say; when asked if it referred to forty months he refused to say; and when asked if it referred to forty years, he refused to say). ALLAH will then send water down from the sky and they {the dead} will sprout like vegetables. The only thing in a man which does not decay is one bone, the tail-bone***, from which the whole frame {of man} will be reconstituted on the DAY of RESURRECTION.” (Bukhari and Muslim) In a version by Muslim he said, “Every son of Adam will be devoured by the earth with the exception of the tail-bone from which he was created and from which he will be reconstituted.

***The tail-bone from the individuals that have lived in the two ages is discussed in my books. These two ages are the age of the ‘Temporary kingdom’ on earth and the last age featuring the deranged souls after the sweet fragrant air has taken out which ALLAH has desired to be taken out. So how long a time will that be? No human possesses that knowledge. Only ALLAH ALONE KNOWS THE ANSWER TO THAT KNOWLEDGE!

No people can hasten their term, nor can they delay (it).     Q (23: 43)

Look around you and see the deplorable state the once mighty Muslim peoples find themselves in. We have brought this condition on our selves. We are not now weakened by being held captive by foreign imperial colonization so no excuses can be offered on our part shielding us from ALLAH’s WRATH. No sir, we are weakened by the striving for the worldly goodies while leaving the treasures of Islam as an afterthought.

“I cannot but help and reflect on the condition of those who commemorate this night with me {The Night of Power during Ramadan}. Images come to my mind that grip the very essence of my conscience, shaking the core of my being in the darkness of the night – Images of the refugees of Afghanistan, of the poverty-stricken in Somali, of the abused in Kashmir, of the homeless in Palestine, the orphans in Chechnya and of the humiliated in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. Yes, they too belong to my faith’s tradition; they too commemorate the Night of Power and the Night of Peace; but they have neither power nor peace. They are Believers who are neither safe nor secure, living in degradation, bearing the brunt of Muslim subjugation and disunity, crying exasperated cries of desperation, while enduring the obscenities of history.

“I reflect on the Night of Power, those it empowered, the once powerful and now powerless. Muslims, once the bearers of the torch of civilization, are now victims of global injustice. Never in history has a community of faith been so displaced, so victimized on such a large scale as the Ummah in the last 21 years. The fact that over sixty percent of all world refugees at present are Muslims bears testimony to that.

“All our collective mechanisms of religiosity, spirituality, activism and intellectualism are unable to cover the ugliness of the absence of power; not the power to conquer, merely the power to at least safeguard the innocent amongst our own.”   (From the article The Powerless and the Night of Power by Sadullah Khan written for IslamiCity-Article Ref: ICO112-382)

With this in mind and the continued deterioration of the Islamic world, reflect on the madness that will be in certain times sent to us. Not because we upheld the Islamic Ideal but because we reveled in our earthly delights (again) and pursed the ephemeral rather than the honorable and most precious desire for obedience to the ONE LORD – ALLAH. Therefore, Judgment precedes the penalty.

He (the Anti-Christ) shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries and the land of Egypt shall NOT ESCAPE.

But he {the Anti-Christ} shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver and overall the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.   Daniel (11: 42-43)

For then shall be great tribulation such as was not {seen} since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall ever be {seen again}.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake {those written in the BOOK of LIFE}, those days {of massive destruction throughout the whole world} shall be shortened.                                        Matthew (24: 21-22)