Not referring to the Divine Proof (peace be upon him) is tantamount to polytheism

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on pinterest
Share on email

عَنْ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ اَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ‏ أُمِرَ النَّاسُ بِمَعْرِفَتِنَا وَ الرَّدِّ اِلَيْنَا وَ التَّسْلِيمِ لَنَا ثُمَّ قَالَ وَ اِنْ صَامُوا وَ صَلَّوْا وَ شَهِدُوا اَنْ لَا اِلَهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَ جَعَلُوا فِي‏ اَنْفُسِهِمْ‏ اَنْ لَا يَرُدُّوا اِلَيْنَا كَانُوا بِذَلِكَ مُشْرِكِينَ.

The narrator (Ameerah) says that I heard Imam Abu Abdillah (al-Sadeq a.s.) say: “People have been ordered to gain our recognition, refer to us and submit unto us.” Then, he (peace be upon him) said,

“Even if they fast, pray and testify that there is no god except Allah but think in their hearts that they will not refer to us, merely by this thought, they become polytheists.”

References:

1.    Al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 398, H. 5

2.    Wasaael al-Shiah, vol. 27, p. 68, H. 33221

3.    Mir’aat al-Oqool, vol. 11, p. 177, H. 5

Leave a Comment

recommended reading

Was Abu Bakr the first Muslim?

“Repeat a lie so many times that it becomes more reliable than the truth” goes a famous proverb. Some Ahle Tasannun scholars – in their attempt to glorify their leaders – have fabricated and spread such lies that these have become like “famous truths” today. One of them is the canard that Abu Bakr was

Read More »