Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Enmity Toward the Ahl-al-Bayt (A.S.)
Enmity Toward the Ahl-al-Bayt (A.S.)
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): There will be twelve Imams after me, nine of them are the grandsons of Imam Husayn (A.S.) and the ninth is the Qa'im. So blessed are those who would love them and woe to those who would be hostile to them.
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): If a person worships Allah for a thousand years between "Safa" and "Marva" (Two holy places in Makkah adjoined to Masjid al-Haram) and continues his worship for many more thousand years, but does not love us, Allah will cast him in the Hell-Fire. Then His Holiness(S.A.W.) recited this verse: "Say (O Muhammad) "I do not ask of you any recompense for (the toil of the prophetship) save love of (my) relatives" (42:23).
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): Only the illegitimate ones would feel enmity toward us.
The Effects of the Enmity Towards Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): The night when I was ascended (Miraj), I saw that it was written on the gate of the Paradise: "There is none to be worshipped but Allah, Muhammad (S.A.W.) is His Messenger, 'Ali(A.S.) is his friend, al-Hasan(A.S.) and al-Husayn (A.S.) are chosen by Allah, and Fatima(A.S.) is His chosen one. May Allah's curse befall upon those who are their enemies.
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): Know that whoever harbors the enmity of Muhammad's (S.A.W.) progeny, they will be raised on the Resurrection Day with this phrase written on his forehead: "Deprived of Allah's Mercy.
Imam Ali (A.S.): for those who harbor enmity toward us there shall be the onslaught of Allah wrath and dissatisfaction.
Entering the Group of Hypocrites
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): Whoever harbors enmity to Ahl al-Bayt is a hypocrite.
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): Be aware that if a man among my "Ummah" worships Allah, the Supreme and the High, all his life long but meets Allah, while feeling enmity and hatred towards my Ahl-Bayt and my followers, Allah Will disclose his hypocrisy. [Which means when his hidden nature is exposed by Allah, then people will come to know that he was a hypocrite.]
Abu Sa'id khudri: We the group of Ansar knew the hypocrites by the hatred they felt toward Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.).
Joining the Group of the Unbelievers
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): There are three things which alienate any person from me: Harboring the enmity of Ali ibn Abi Talib(A.S.), bearing grudge against Ahl-al-Bayt(A.S.) and whoever says that believing is limited to only what one pronounces.
Joining to the Group of Jews and Christians
Jabir ibn 'Abd Allah quotes the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): O people! Whoever bears any grudge toward the Ahl-al-Bayt (A.S.),shall be mustered with the Jews on the Resurrection Day. I asked: Even if he performs daily prayers and fasts? He replied: Yes, even if he fasts, performs the daily prayers and regards himself as a Muslim.
Imam al-Baqir (A.S.): A man came to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and said: O Messenger of Allah! Is anyone who professes "there is no god but Allah" a believer? He replied: Harboring enmity against us causes a person to be included among the Christians and the Jews. You shall not go to Paradise unless you love me. And whoever thinks that he loves me and at the same time feels enmity toward Ali (A.S.) is a liar.
Deprived of Seeing the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) on the Day of Judgment
The Messenger of Allah ( S.A.W.): Whoever is the enemy of my Ahl al-Bayt(A.S.) will not see me on the Day of Judgment. I will not see him either.
Appearing with Severed Hands on the Day of Judgment
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): The one who harbors enmity toward us indeed Allah will raise him with severed hands on Doomsday.
Deprived of the Intercession
Anas ibn Malik: I saw the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) walking toward Ali ibn Abi Talib's (A.S.) house reciting this verse: "And (during a part) of the night, forsake sleep for prayer, in addition to (obligatory prayers): maybe your Lord will exalt you to a praised position" (17:79). Then he said: O 'Ali! My Lord, the Supreme and the High has given me the right to intercede for my ummah, but this intercession was forbidden for those who are your enemies and harbor enmity against your sons.
To Become a Dweller in the Hell
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): I swear to the One who holds my soul in His hand, all those who are enemies of Ahl al-Bayt shall be thrown into the [Hell] Fire.
The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): O sons of 'Abdul Muttalib! I have requested three things from Allah for you: That He may give you perseverance, may lead those who go astray and bestow knowledge on those who are ignorant. I also requested from Allah to make you generous, brave and kind. So if a man among you stands upright at the station of Ibrahim and "Rukn" and performs daily prayers and fasts, but meets Allah while feeling anger and hatred toward Muhammad's(S.A.W.) Ahl al-Bayt, shall enter the Hell.
Imam al-Sadiq (A.S.): Whoever becomes happy to know that Allah loves him, should follow us and obey Allah. Has he not heard the saying of Allah, the Glorious and the High that: "Say (O Muhammad (S.A.W.): If you love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive your sins" (3:31)? I swear by Allah! All Servants who obey Allah, should follow us too. I swear by Allah that all those who follow us would be loved by Allah, I swear by Allah that all servants who refrain from following us, would become our enemies. I swear by Allah that whoever becomes our enemy is disobeying Allah and whoever dies while disobeying Allah, would be degraded and thrown into the Hell-Fire. Glory and praise be upon Allah who is the Sustainer of the worlds.
Imam al-Kazim (A.S.): Whoever is our enemy is the enemy of Muhammad (S,A.W.), and whoever is his enemy has harbored enmity against Allah and whoever is the enemy of Allah the Glorious and the High, deserves to be cast into the Fire. Thus no one would help him.
Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.) in The Qur'an and Hadith
By: Muhammadi Rayshahri