Our purpose is to bring you closer to the teachings of the Ahlulbayt (as) so that you can become an obedient follower and among the rescued sect.
In this day and age, we Shias are in a dangerous position. We rely completely on the scholars to teach us religion. Isn’t there a possibility that these scholars may not be telling us the complete story? After all, the deceptions of Satan are subtle and hard to detect. Isn’t it possible that the scholars hide the truth in order to justify their position and further their interests? That they derail you from the straight path and involve you in all types of biddat (innovations)? That their goal is to establish themselves and derive worldly benefit by keeping the masses ignorant? That unknowingly you may be lured into the Shirk of Ita’at (absolute obedience to a fallible)? You never know until and unless you open the books of hadith and start reading!
The surest way to ensure that you truly become a Shia (follower) of Ahlulbayt (as) is to bypass the clerical layers (mullahs, mujtahids, etc) and reach directly for the true teachings (hadith). Of course the religious establishment will try their best to discourage you with objections like:
- Not everyone has the time to sift through tens of thousands of hadith.
- Not everyone is qualified to grasp the words of the Ahlulbayt (as) because it requires decades of formal training (in a hawza) and a mastery of the arabic language.
- The hadith literature is corrupt and it is difficult for a layman to detect fabrications.
- Islamic laws are discovered through the complex process of “ijtihad” – a simple reading of hadith is not sufficient.
Ironically, the answers to the above objections lie in the very hadith whose access is denied to the common people. Miraculously, the Ahlulbayt (as) already knew religion will be hijacked by tyrannical establishments (in the garb of piety) and therefore have provided answers to the above objections. We try to cover all these hadith on our blog which expose the deceptions of the clerical class.
Allah (swt) has protected the hadith for our guidance. To believe that the hadith literature is corrupted is to belie the hadith of Thaqalayn. The allegation of corruption is overplayed. The corruption is minor and detectable easily through simple litmus tests which the Imams (as) have shown. In fact, it is better for you to read the hadith and identify these corruptions so that you can evaluate the current practices and stay away from the ones that are an innovation (not based on hadith). In the highly unlikely event, that you happen to act on a hadith that proves to be a fabrication on the day of judgement, even then you are safe because you acted with the intention of obedience to the Ahlulbayt (as).
The benefits of reading hadith are enormous:
- First and foremost, it brings you intimately closer to the Ahlulbayt (as) in ways that you can’t imagine. It is a pleasure for the soul of the Momin to hear and connect with the original words of the Imams (as) on all the religious issues. The marja (clerics) simply provide a dumbed down labelled fatwa – haram, halal, mubah, makruh, etc. Whereas the Imams (as) provide you with lengthier explanations that also cover the wisdom and reason behind the rulings.
- You will slowly develop hadith-fahmi (deeper understanding of the hadith). As you read hadith, you will become more and more familiar with the true nature of our deen. The aql will slowly start to make better and deeper connections. Your footing will become stronger and steadier. You will easily be able to differentiate friend from foe. As you read and re-read the hadith, you will uncover secrets of the teachings that were initially unrecognizable.
- On the day of judgement, you will be completely safe. You will be raised with your true Imams – the Ahlulbayt (as), since you consciously made the choice to follow them directly. “One day We shall call every group of people by their respective Imams”. (Qur’an 17:71)
The Messenger of Allah said to Ali (as): “Glad tidings O Ali! Verily you and your companions and your Shi’a (followers) will be in Paradise.”