Shaykh Ibn Baaz: The Raafidhah Cult (of Iran) are the Most Dangerous of all the Innovators

In the Glorious Name of Allaah, the Ever Compassionate, the All Merciful…

The modern state of Iran is officially an Ithnaa’ashariyyah (Twelver Shiite) state, where 90-95% of the people there are Twelvers, also known as Raafidhah, Imaamiyyah, or Ja’faree Shias.

Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy upon him) identified this specific sect as the most dangerous of all Shia sects. He said:

…The Shiites have many different sects, each one having a variety of deviations. The most dangerous of them is the Khomeinian Raafidhah Twelver Sect (the official religion of Iran), due to the large number of their missionaries and all the major acts of polytheism found in it, like seeking help from the (deceased) Prophetic family members, believing them to have knowledge of the Unseen, especially the twelve imams, as they claim. This is also due to their expelling the majority of the Companions from the Religion and their abusive speech toward them, the likes of Aboo Bakr and ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them). We ask Allaah for safety from the falsehood they are upon…

Source: His Fatwaa Collection (4/439). (Arabic)

Shaykh Ibn Baaz was also asked about the concept of Ahlus-Sunnah coming together with the Raafidhah Shiites. He replied:

It is not possible for Ahlus-Sunnah to come together with the Raafidhah, because the ‘aqeedah (belief system) is different. The basic belief of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah is to worship Allaah alone – the Glorified and Most High – , singling Him out in all acts of worship. No one may be called upon other than Him, not an angel high in status, nor a prophet dispatched (by Allaah Himself). Furthermore, only Allah – the Glorified and Most High – knows the Unseen.

From the belief system of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah is to love the Companions – may Allaah be pleased with them all – , to ask Allaah to pleased with them, and to believe that they were the best of the creation after the Prophets. (Ahlus-Sunnah also believe) that the most virtuous of them (the Companions) were Aboo Bakr as-Siddeeq, then ‘Umar, then ‘Uthman, and then ‘Alee – may Allaah be pleased with all of them.

The Raafidhah are upon the opposite of this, so it is not possible to bring these two together, as it is not possible to bring the Jews, Christians, and pagans together with Ahlus-Sunnah. Thus, it is not possible for Ahlus-Sunnah to come together with the Raafidhah, due to the different belief systems we have clarified.

Source: His Fatwaa Collection (5/156). (Arabic)

Translated by: Moosaa Richardson

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5 thoughts on “Shaykh Ibn Baaz: The Raafidhah Cult (of Iran) are the Most Dangerous of all the Innovators

  1. assalaamu aleykum i don’t know where to ask but i am wondring,
    as muslims we should believe Allaah is alone in His names and attributes. what about the name ar-Rahim, how can we explain and understand this? That it can be described to the people.

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaahi. I am not sure what the connection is between this question and the topic. Anyway, ar-Raheem is a Name of Allaah, meaning the Possessor of complete and perfect Mercy. When this name is used for other than Allaah it does not include that meaning, rather it means “a person we hope would be merciful to others”. It is similar to other names which Allaah allows His Creation to have and be described with, like Kareem, ‘Azeez, Hakeem, Ra’oof, etc. Some of His Names are exclusively for Him, and may never be used to name or describe anyone else, like Allaah and ar-Rahmaan. Ultimately, we know this distinction from Quranic passages wherein Allaah refers to others with some of the these names (See: 9:128 for three names for example), and how our Salaf would refrain from the usage of some of the Names for people, And Allaah knows best.

  2. There is no connection between the question and the topic, but since tthis article in the category towheed, i thought i could ask my question here. I want to understand tawheed properly. I am wondering now, is it allowed with the name muhsin? Allaah is al-Muhsin, so i see many people with this name? whats the ruling, and how should we understand this. And the same thing with the name Malik!

    • Some of the Names of Allaah are exclusive to Him alone, like ar-Rahmaan, others are not. Regarding “al-Muhsin” which only a few scholars affirmed as a Name for Allaah, then it is from a hadeeth narrated ( فإن الله محسن يحب المحسنين ), meaning: “Verily Allaah is Muhsin, and He loves the muhsineen (those who do well),” which very clearly establishes this as a description of other than Allaah. Thus, “al-Muhsin” – if it is established as a Name of Allaah – is not something exclusive to Allaah, and Allaah knows best.

      • Regarding how this relates to towheed, then Allaah is the One whose ihsaan (kindness, goodness) is unlimited, complete, and perfect in all situations and applications, and it is always in accordance with His perfect Wisdom and Knowledge. Regarding the ihsaan of the people, then whenever a man is generous, he is referred to as muhsin, while his generosity is always limited to what he has. We call a child “Muhsin” hoping that he would live up to the name and be a person of precision, goodness, and and kindness. While we are described with some words that refer to actions and descriptions that are also used to describe Allaah, the description of Allaah with such things is always understood in a complete and perfect way, completely dissimilar to that of His Creation, as there is nothing like Him in any way.

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