Allaah Ta’aala says in the Qur’an,
“Yaa aiyohal lazeena aamanut-taqullaaha waqoolu qaulan sadeeda”
‘O the people who have Imaan, fear Allaah, always speak the truth’ (33/70).
This is the truth, and a person who speaks the truth can never be coward. It is we all who say this because Rasoolullaah (saws) has said, “Shi’ato Aliyin homul faa’ezoon” which means ‘Indeed the Shi’a of Maulaana Ali (as) are victorious’. We all say with pride that we followed what Rasoolullaah (saws) commanded the Muslims at Ghadeer-e-Khumm, by the order of Allaah, to follow Maulaana Ali (as) after him and to consider him as the Wali, Wasi and Maulaa. If someone do not belong to us then he need to define his identity as far as his religious beliefs are concerned. Because there are many ill-minded people who vehemently question such historic facts and they fall prey to unhealthy discussions and baseless allegation on our beliefs and rituals.
We strongly believe in what has been inherited as the legacy from Rasoolullaah (saws) down to Maulaana Ali (as) followed by A’immat-e-Taahereen (as) and Du’aat ul-Akrameen (aq). This is the legacy of Knowledge (Qur’an) and Hikmat (Ahaadees) which is continued till now in its original form. We believe that Hujjatullaah (representative of Allaah) is always present on this Earth, may it be in the form of Nabi, Wasi, Imaam or Da’i – who guides the mumineen to the Shari’at of Allaah. One who follows this Divine chain is a Faatemi, Taiyebi, Isma’ili, Alavi Mumin. If anyone does not follow this principle and Aqeedah and makes changes in the Shari’at does not have a right to be called as Alavi Mumin. This is the Pure Shari’at and Kaamil Deen of which we are guiding the mumineen to the righteous path. But at the same time, we are warning them against the Fitnat of Gumraah people who, under the influence of other people, are misguiding others to the Path of Jahannam.
We are not only the believers of Allaah, an important point to be born in the mind of a commoner, but we believe in the divine chain of the Allaah as stated above. Because Allaah Ta’aala says in the Qur’an,
“Wa’tasemoo be-hablillaahe jamee’an”
‘Hold you all, the Rope of Allaah’ (3/102).
This Rope of Allaah is not only Qur’an as the commonalty believes but it is the Qur’an with Nabi, Wasi, Imaam and Da’i. We should cite a simple example, of a father who has a son for whom he has worked hard and groomed him for the best. Now, if at some point of time, his son falls in the disobedience of his father under the influence of his friends then what will his father do? If his son says that whatever his father has done for him is meaningless and waste then what will his father do? If he says that his father is not to whom he was born then what will his father do? Will he not throw his son out of his house? Why do we need to have patience and tolerance for the people who questions about the credibility and authenticity of our principles? Then this means that Allaah has given them some extra ordinary knowledge by which they have perceived the real religion of Allaah and the things which their ancestors have done was all in vain!
We do not object the presence of Muslims, Christians, Jews or even Hindus in our ceremonies only because they are well aware about their beliefs and they have nothing to do with our way of ‘Ibaadaat and they have not deviated from our core principles. But what about the people who says that what all Alavi mumineen believe is false? Then, for them, all the Alavi mumineen have a right to throw them out of the community. Because Allaah Ta’aala says in the Qur’an,
We are not the extremists but we would sacrifice our lives and souls to protect the truth of Faatemi, Taiyebi, Alavi mumineen. Preaching and conforming to the belief of Ahl ul-Bayt (as) is our duty and not a means to serve our own personal purposes.
Everyone should be clear about what he believes. And it is everyone’s right to follow what his thinks is right. If anyone is not interested in what Alavi mumineen believes then he should keep himself away from us. Why should he attend the burial of his relatives when he does not believe in the Qabr and says that doing Ziyaarat is Shirk? Indeed he is the most shameless person who pokes his nose in other’s matter. And whoever feels that what Alavi mumineen believe is wrong and feels all that they are wrong then it is mandatory on him to clarify his belief and disclose it. Then, he has no right to enter the premises of Alavi mumineen because for him we all are wrong! And how idiotic it would be for him to keep relations with the wrong people?
Who could a human – a creation of Allaah, understand the Kalaam or Words of Allaah so easily without anyone who is guided by the Allaah? If it was so easy for us to understand the Qur’an as a book then there is no purpose of Allaah to send Rasoolullaah (saws) to explain the Qur’an. Then Allaah could have revealed the Qur’an on some land and said the people directly that ‘Lo I have revealed the Book for you, go and understand it by yourself’! It is a common sense that if Rasoolullaah (saws) was needed to explain the Qur’an then only the Book is not sufficient to understand what Allaah has said. Rasoolullaah (saws) was the teacher of Qur’an in his time. Now is it possible that he had died without appointing the one who would explain the Qur’an after him in the same way as he did so? Alas, it is an open misguidance. Qur’an never exists without its teacher. The writer, as it seems from his mail, has been enlightened by the knowledge of the Qur’an. We would like to ask the people who do not believe in the esoteric meaning-ta’weel of the Qur’an, the interpretation of one verse of the Qur’an, “Wa minan-naase man ya’bodullaaha ‘ala harafin” which means, 'And among people is he who does 'ibaadat of Allaah on a single letter.' (22/11).
Hypocrites say that, The real things of the Deen have been deliberately kept hidden from the people. We would like to ask them what has been kept hidden. We give an open opportunity to ask them what they feels as hidden. No one wants an easy road to heaven. Yes, it is true that Rasoolullaah (saws) is Shaafe’ ul-Muznebeen for us. It is with his Waseelah and intercession that we will get Jannat. You yourself won’t be able to do anything unless you obey what Rasoolullaah (saws) has advised to you. You may learn the Qur’an by heart and mug it up with the translation but all your deeds will be void if you are devoid of the Imaan of his Ahl ul-Bayt (as). The accuser has entered into a tunnel with a delusion that there will be light at the end but alas, to his ignorance, he has lost his vision! The ignorant must not get misled by the so called translations and forgo the real teachings of Allaah whose fountainhead is none but A’immat-e-Taahereen (as) and Du’aat ul-Akrameen (as). Allaah Ta’aala says in the Qur’an,
“Rabbe innahunna azlalna kaseeran minan naase faman tabe’anee fa-innahu minni waman ‘asaani fa-innaka ghafoorur-raheem”
‘O my Lord, they have indeed led astray many among mankind. But whoever follows me, he verily is of me. And whoever disobeys me, still You are indeed most Forgiving , most Merciful’. (14/36)