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Identifying and recognising Nasibi ideology

Several authoritative Sunni works are being relied on for this section.

Al Muhaddith Shah Abdul Aziz states in "Taufa Ithna Ashari" states:

"Marwan was a Nasibi and was in fact its leader".

Taufa Ithna Ashari" page 95 Chapter 2 paragraph number 74, by Al Muhaddith Shah 'Abdul Aziz Dehlavi

Maulana Sayyid Lal Shah Bukhari attributes a different name as the actual Imam of the Nasibis, he writes:

"The founder of Nasibi ideology was Mu'awiya".

"Isthakhlaaf ai Yazid" by Maulana Sayyid Lal Shah Bukhari page 216

In "Al Bidayah al Nihayah" Ibn Kathir states:

"Marwan was so evil that he would curse Hadhrath 'Ali".

"Al Bidayah al Nihayah" page 259, Volume 8 by Ibn Kathir

In "Fatwa Azizi" by Shah Abdul Aziz we read that:

"Mu'awiya would curse Hadhrath 'Ali (as)".

"Fatwa Azizi" by al' Muhaddith Shah Abdul Aziz Dehlavi page 123

Hence Marwan and Mu'awiya were both Nasibis. They were enemies of 'Ali and embraced this as part of their faith. Their followers are also Nasibis. Their hatred takes numerous guises. In their lectures and writings their Nasibi thought becomes evident as does their hatred for the Shi'a of 'Ali. This party who pass fatwas of Kufr upon the Shi'a are in fact the spiritual descendants of Marwan and Mu'awiya and thus they adhere to an illegitimate belief formulated in the minds of the enemies of Hadhrath Ali (as).

From the outside one might mistakenly assume that Nasibis are pious adherents of the Sunnah. In their speeches they advocate the importance of adhering to the Sunnah, they wear long caftans, carry miswak, grow long beards, and lick their fingers after a meal - why? Because they will tell you that this was the Sunnah of the Prophet (s). It is curious that they adhere to such minute details, mimicking the Prophet (s) even in his dress sense and yet the important Sunnah, namely that of loving and adhering to the teachings of his Ahl'ul bayt (as) is rejected by them. What is even worse is the fact that they display hatred towards Ahl'ul bayt (as), evident from the fact that they regard their enemies as their Imams.

The casual observer may indeed be taken in by their acts of charity, Islamic circles, lengthy prayers etc - but the reality is these deeds are of no avail, for Rasulullah (s) declared:

"Hatred of 'Ali is such a thing that no good deeds will benefit, whilst love of 'Ali is such a thing that no bad deeds will harm you"

al-Nasa'ih al-Kaafiyah page 67

Adapted from: "Devils Deception of the Nasibi Wahabis"

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