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Ahl al-Sunnah Pervert Manner of Benediction on Muhammad

In this chapter you will realize the hidden fact about Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama'ah, and the extent of grudge they held against the Prophet's Progeny, that none of Ahl al-Bayt's virtues could escape their perversion (tahrif).

One of these virtues being to ask benediction upon Muhammad and His Household, with which a verse is revealed in the Holy Qur'an. It is reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim and all narrators of Ahl al-Sunnah, that some Companions came to the Prophet (S) after the revelation of the verse (56) of surat al-'Azab: "Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worrthy salutation", and they said to him: O Messenger of Allah, we knew how to salute you, but we could not realize how to ask blessings on you?!

The Prophet (S) replied: Say: O God shower blessings on Muhammad and Al Muhammad as you showered blessings on Ibrahim and Al Ibrahim. Your are Praiseworthy and Glorified...143

Some have added his saying: And do not ask on me the benediction that is mutilated (batra). Therat they said: O God's Messenger! What is the mutilated blessing (al-Salat al-batra) ? He replied: "(It is) saying: O God! shower blessing upon Muhammad, then keeping silent, while Allah is perfect (kamil), accepting nothing but what is perfect".

This hadith led al-Shafi'i to say expressly that Allah will never accept the prayer of whoever does not ask benediction upon Ahl al-Bayt.

In the book sunan al-Daraqutni, he is reported to have said, through his chain (sanad) from Abu Mas'ud al-'Ansari, that the Prophet (S) has said: The prayer (salat) of one who never asks blessings on me and on my Household, will never be accepted (by God). 144

Inal-Sawa'iq al-muhriqa, Ibn Hajar is reported to have said, from al-Daylami, that the Prophet (S) has said: Every supplication (du'a) is screened (mahjub) from being heard till benediction is asked on Muhammad and his Household.145

Also al-Tabrani has reported in his book al-'Awsat that 'Ali (A) has said: Every du'a is mahjub (kept from reaching God) till blessing is asked on Muhammad and Al Muhammad.146

Now we came to know, from the Sihah of Ahl al-Sunnah, the manner of asking blessing on Muhammad and Al Muhammd, and that Allah never accepts the prayer (salat) of any bobdmen not asking blessing on Muhammad and his progeny. We have realized further that every Muslim's supplication is kept from being heard till he asks blessing on Muhammad and his Household.

What a great virtue and honourable excellence, granting Ahl al-Bayt preference over all mankind, that every Muslim seeks God's nearness through them.

But Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama'ah were agreed at seeing this virtue being possessed by Ahl al-Byat, with sensing its danger, since whatever false virtues and alleged excellences are ascribed to Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Uthman, they can never attain this status or get access to this merit. This is due to the fact that Allah will never accept their prayer unless they seek His nearness through asking blessings on 'Ali ibn Abi Talib after Muhammad, since he is the master of 'Itrah as is known. Therefore they (Ahl al-Sunnah) have embarked on perverting it (blessing) by adding a part from their own that has never been commanded by God's Messenger (S), aiming at elevating the status of their masters among the Sahabah. They also have striven, from the first century, to cut it off, so all their letters have been devoid of complete benediction, and when mentioning the name Muhammad' or the 'Prophet' or God's Messenger (Rasul Allah), they used to write "may God's benediction and peace be upon him" without mentioning Al Muhammad.

If you talk to anyone of them (Sunnah) and tell him: Ask blessing on Muhammad, he will reply: "May God's benediction and peace upon him", with no mention of the Household. Some of them have even twised it that you never hear of them except "salli wa sallim" (ask blessing and peace).

But when asking any Shi'i, whether an Arab or Iranian, to ask blessing on Muhammd, he will immediately say: May God's benediction be upon Muhammd and Al Muhmmad.

It is reported in the books of Ahl al-Sunnah that the Prophet (S) has said: Say: O God shower blessing on Muhammad and Al Muhammad in the mood of present and future, and in the form of du'a' (invocation) and imploring God (subhanahu). Nevertheless they suffice with the phrase: may God's benediction and peace be upon him, in the past tense without mentioning his Household (A).

The leader of Ahl al-Sunnah, Mu'awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan, has tried his best to eliminate the remembrance of Muahammad from Adhan (call for prayer). 147So it is no strange to see his followers and imitators to mutilate and pervert the prayer, and if it were feasible for them to omit it outright, they would do, but it is too far from them.

Anyone listening to their (Sunnah) orators, especially the Wahabists, will hear only perverted salat (benediction). They either cut it, or when obliged to complete it, they add other words to it: "and on his Companions all", or they say: "and on his good and pure Companions", transfering thus the purity verse (Ayat al-tathir), revealed in the regard of Ahl al-Bayt, to include the Companions also, for misguiding common people that Ahl al-Bayt and Sahabah being equal in respect of excellence (fadl).

They have learnt the science of misrepresentation (tawmih) and perversion (tahrif) from their first faqih and great guide 'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar, whose hatred against Ahl al-Bayt has already been exposed for all. It is reported by Malik in his book al-Muwatta', that 'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar used to stand at the Prophet's tomb and pray (ask blessing) upon the Prophet, and upon Abu Bakr and 'Umar.148

Contemplating the matter of fact, no one will ever find such addition, like asking blessing on the Sahabah, neither in the Book nor in the Prophetic Sunnah, but in them there is only commandment to ask blessing on Muhammad and Al Muhammad, which is addressed to the Sahabah rather than other mukallaf people.

This addition is only made by Ahl al-Sunnah, who have innovated many heresies, calling them a sunnah, intending therewith to obliterate a virtue or hide a reality.

It is said in the holy Qur'an:

"Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouth, but Allah will perfect His light however much the disbelievers are averse". (61:8)

Thus the real followers of the Sunnah can be easily recognized from the false claimants.

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143. Sahih al-Bukhari col. iv, p. 118.

144. Sunan al-Daraqutni, p. 136.

145. Al-Sawa'iq al-muhriqah, Ibn Hajar, p. 88.

146. Fayd al-Qadir, vol. v, p. 19, Kanz al-ummal, vol i, p. 173.

147. See the book Fas'ala Ahl al-Dhikr, p46.

148. Tanwir al-hawalik fi sharh Muwat ta' Malik vol i, p. 180.

Adapted from the book: "The Shi'ah; The Real Followers of the Sunnah" by: "Dr. Muhamad al-Tijahi al-Samawi"

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