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07-16-2008, 08:46 AM

A Translation of the Fatawa - Mas'ala No. 87, page 179 of "Ahkaam-e-Shariat"

Question (Mas'ala):

What advice do the Ulema of Deen have to offer to the members of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (Sunnis) regarding their relationship with the Shias (Rawafiz), as to whether they should maintain a friendly association with Shias; or eat and drink with Shias; and whether the maintaining of trade relationship with Shias is permissable? Furthermore, what is the Shar'an ruling against these Sunnis that have such relationships with Shias? Do such Sunnis fall out of the folds of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat? (Should such Sunnis be excluded from the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat?) And should the rest of the Sunni Muslims severe all religious and social ties with the Sunni Muslim that associates with Shias?

Al Jawaab/Answer:

Shias (Rawafiz) have commonly been known throughout the ages as apostates (Murtadd) as it has been clearly outlined in "Raddur Rufaza" (A Fatwa published in the form of a booklet by A'la Hazrat). It is not Halaal to have any form of contact or maintain any type of relationship with them in any manner that you would normally have with a fellow Muslim. It is Haraam to maintain any form of social contact with them; accord them in any form of social etiquette; greet them (make Salaam to them); and even speak to them. Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran, Surah 6, Verse 68 (Surah An'aam): "If Satan ever makes thee forget, then after reflection, sit not thou in the company of those who do wrong."
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has stated in a hadith that, "Shortly there will appear a group of people (in the Ummah) whose name would be synonymous with evil; they will be known as Raavzi (meaning Heretics or Shias). They will revile the virtuous predecessors (Salf-o-Saleheen); and they will not attend the Jumu'a Salaah, and they will not adhere to the Jamaat (mainstream body of Muslims). Neither sit in their company not join them for meals, or drink water with them. Do not intermarry with them or visit them when they are sick. Do not attend the funerals of their dead; and neither join them in the Salaatul Janazah nor perform the Salaatul Janazah for their deceased."
Those Sunni Muslims who freely intermingle socially with the Shias or Raavzis, if they have not already become Shias themselves, are extreme transgressors (of the Shariat). Sunnis are advised to severe social ties with those who freely intermingle with Raavzis or Shias. Wallahu Tha'ala A'alum.

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Really nice :ja

Ashiqe Mustafa
08-08-2008, 06:10 PM
JazakAllah Azawajal

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Thanks all

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08-21-2008, 08:25 AM

Ya Mustafa
09-26-2008, 07:23 AM
very nice :ma

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