This chapter will be more relevant for the shiahs. Just like the sunni mullahs, the shiah mullahs have fooled their shiah followers as well. Among the shiah groups the concept of ahlul-bayt has been at the centre of their grudge against the sunnis. The ahlul-bayt refers the alleged members of the prophet’s household, an idea they have created from a misreading of 33:33 in the Koran. The shiah mullah claim that the ahlul-bayt are divinely chosen. Hence the caliphs who succeeded the prophet should have been from the ahlul-bayt, beginning with Ali.
We will see that 33:33 of the Koran actually directly contradicts their contention. The ahlul-bayt mentioned in 33:33 refers to a people from the “jahiliyah al oola” or from the “earlier periods of ignorance”. It has nothing to do with being divinely chosen.
The shiah go to extreme lengths to promote the status of the ahlul-bayt. For example they say that ahlul-bayt refers to the prophet's daughter Fatima who was married to Ali. We have seen in Chapter 13 that the proper noun “muhammad” is not found in the Koran. For a certainty the names Ali and Fatimah are also not mentioned in the Koran. There is no historical evidence that these names represented real people at all.
There is much argument about this person called Ali and someone else called Uthman who is believed to have been murdered by people who were aligned towards Ali. Uthman was the third caliph after the prophet. Ali succeeded Uthman to become the fourth caliph.
Just like Fatima the prophet’s alleged daughter being married to Ali, two other daughters of the prophet called Umm Kalthum and Ruqayyah were allegedly married to Uthman, at different times. So Uthman had the distinction of being married to two daughters of the prophet’s household or ahlul-bayt.
Yet the shiah do not include the children and grandchildren of Umm Kalthum, Ruqayyah and Uthman among the so called ‘ahlul-bayt’ or members of the prophet’s household! That title is reserved only for the children and grandchildren of Fatimah and Ali.
The mullahs say that Ali was only a cousin of the prophet, being the son of his paternal uncle. The mullahs say that the prophet never had any surviving sons. So they trace the ahlul-bayt lineage through the union of the prophet’s daughter with his cousin.
There is serious misunderstanding among the shiah and others about the ahlul-bayt in 33:33. Firstly ‘bayt’ in the Koran does not always refer a house with doors and windows. Bayt also refers a system.
The words ahlul-bayt appear elsewhere in the Koran. Here is a reference to the ahlul-bayt and the family of Abraham.
11:71 And his (Abrahams') wife was standing (by), so she laughed, then We gave her the good news of Isaac and after Isaac of Jacob.
11:72 She said: O wonder! How shall I bear a son when I am an extremely old woman and this my husband an extremely old man? Most surely this is a wonderful thing.
11:73 They said: Do you wonder at Allah's bidding? The mercy of Allah and His blessings are on you, O ahlul-bayt, surely He is Praised, Glorious.
So here we have the Koran calling Abraham's family “ahlul-bayt” or 'the people of the system'. Abraham and his family were part of the earlier system that was established by Abraham for mankind as stated in 3:96.
3:96 “Surely the first system (bayt) established for mankind was that established with deep conviction (bi-bakkata), a blessed beacon and a guidance for the worlds”
The transliteration of this verse is as follows :
Inna awwala : Surely the earlier / first
baytin : system
wuudiya : established
lin-naas : for mankind
al-lathee : was that
bi : with
bakkata : conviction
mubaarakan : blessed
wahudan : and a guidance
lil-aalameen : for the worlds
Dishonest mullah say that the two arabic words ‘bi-bakkata’ actually refers to the city of Makkah (Mecca) in modern day Saudi Arabia. This is totally untrue. The arabic word ‘makkah’ is not found in this verse at all.
Instead the phrase ‘bi-bakkata’ consists of two words - ‘bi’ which means “with” and ‘bakkata’ which means “conviction”.
So with deep conviction Abraham had already established a system of submission to Allah.
It is an act of extreme linguistic gymnastics that has created the geographical place name Mecca which is in Saudi Arabia out of ‘bi bakkata’ - which are actually two words found in 3:96.
But for the sake of argument let us go with the mullahs who say that “ahlul-bayt” in 11:73 above means 'people of the house'.
This brings us to the famous reference in 33:33 often quoted by the shiah as evidence of the elevated status of the ahlul-bayt. Here is a traditional translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali :
33:33 “And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity; and obey God and His Apostle. And God only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family (ahlul bayt), and to make you pure and spotless.”
Here is a more precise rendering of 33:33. We have to see the context from the preceding verse 33:32.
33:32 O women of the prophet! You are not like any of the other women; If you will be on your guard, then be not soft in (your) speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease desires you; and speak a good word.
33:32 tells the prophet’s women that they are different from the other women. They must maintain a certain etiquette and decorum. This becomes clear in the next verse:
33.33 And dwell in your houses and do not display your finery like during the displays of the earlier ignorance (jahiliyah al oola); and uphold your obligations and purify yourselves, and obey Allah and his messenger. Surely Allah only desires to remove FROM YOU the doubts of the ahlul-bayt (the people of the earlier IGNORANT system). And to purify you a (thorough) purifying.
Here is the Arabic transliteration:
33:33 “Waqarna fee buyooti-kunna walaa tabarraj-naa tabarruja al-jaahiliyati al oola wa aqimna al-salaata wa-aateena al-zakaata waa-tinaa Allaaha warasoolahu innama yureedu-Allahu li-yuthhiba ankumu al-rijsa ahlal-bayti wa yutahhirakum tatheeran”
Please NOTE the Arabic and the structure of the sentence above:
innama = surely
yureedu-Allahu = Allah desires
li-yuthhiba = to remove
an-kumu = FROM YOU
al-rijsa = the doubts of
ahlalbayt = the people of the system
wa-yutah-hirakum = and to purify you
tatheeran = thoroughly purifying
In Chapter 10 we have seen Surah 9:125 where four translators Yusuf Ali, Sale, Rodwell and Hilali Khan translate rijsa as ‘doubts’ :
9:125 But those in whose hearts is a disease, - it will add doubt to their doubt (rijsun ila rijsihim) and they will die in a state of Unbelief
In 33:33 here the Koran tells the prophet's women that they must give up the ways of their earlier days of ignorance or jahiliyah al oola where they used to display their fineries. With the arrival of the prophet and the Koran, Allah has moved them to a new decorum and conduct in their daily lives.
Quite unmistakably the Koran tells the prophet's women that Allah "desires to remove FROM YOU the doubts of the ahlul-bayt”
The arabic transliteration : “innama yureedu-Allahu li yuthhiba an-kumu al-rijsa ahlal bayti”.
Even if we maintain the mullah’s understanding that bayt means 'house', it does not change the fact that the Koran is saying that the ahlul-bayt are still of dubious behaviour. Allah wishes to change that.
Most ironically the shiah mullah quote this same verse to put Fatimah, Ali and their children (but strangely not Umm Kalthum, Ruqayyah and Uthman and their children) INTO the ahlul-bayt of the jahiliyah al-oola. Here is a typically mistaken rendering of this verse by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
33 :33 “And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity; and obey Allah and His Messenger. And Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family, and to make you pure and spotless” (Abdullah Yusuf Ali).
According to Abdullah Yusuf Ali, "yureedu-llaahu li yuth-hiba ankumu al rijsa ahlul-bayt" means 'Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family'. This is incorrect. Just follow the arabic closely:
Li yuth-hiba : to remove
An-kumu :FROM YOU
al rijsa : the abomination
Ahlulbayt : of the ahlul-bayt
To prove the point, here is Abdullah Yusuf Ali translating almost exactly the same set of words “yuth-hiba an-kumu rijsa al shaytaan” in 8:11 :
Abdullah Yusuf Ali 8:11 “Remember He covered you with a sort of drowsiness, to give you calm as from Himself, and he caused rain to descend on you from heaven, to clean you therewith, to remove FROM YOU the abomination of Satan, to strengthen your hearts, and to plant your feet firmly therewith.”
Note Yusuf Ali’s translation “to remove FROM YOU the abomination of Satan”. The Arabic is identical “ yuth-hiba an-kumurijsa al shaytaan”
Wa-yuth-hiba : and to remove
an-kumu :FROM YOU
al rijsa : the abomination of
al shaytaan : the Satan
Overlaying Yusuf Ali’s 8:11 on 33:33 :
8:11 yuth-hiba an-kumu rijsa al shaytaan = to remove FROM YOU the abomination of Satan
33:33 yuth-hiba an-kumu al rijsa ahlul-bayt = to remove FROM YOU the abomination of the ahlul-bayt
Hence the correct rendering of 33:33 should be 'Allah only wishes to remove FROM YOU the doubts of the ahlul-bayt'.
Allah is telling the prophet's women that He wants to purify them FROM THE dubious behaviours of an earlier system (ahlul-bayt) which was steeped in ignorance (jahiliyah al-oola).
What has been made into huge mountains that has caused so much confusion, anger and bloodshed among the shiahs and sunnis for generations is actually a simple misreading and misunderstanding of some very simple arabic.
MULLAH CONFUSION OVER WALI AND MAWLANA.
The mullahs also confuse the shiahs and sunnis over the term wali. In the Koran “wali” means protector, representative, guardian and even friend. The shiah claim that Ali is the “wali” or protector of mankind. They also say Ali is a ‘wali-Allah’ or the “representative” of Allah. This blasphemous phrase ‘wali-ullah’ is not found in the Koran. The shiah say that Ali is the intermediary who will bring mankind “closer to Allah”.
Similarly the word mawlana (‘our protector’) is derived from the word 'mawla' which is also rooted in 'wali'. The mullah often fancy themselves with the title mawlana. In Pakistan and India there are thousands of mullahs who style themselves ‘mawlana’ or protectors.
Firstly the Koran makes it clear that only Allah can be a ‘mawlana’ or protector for those who trust in Him.
9:51 “Say, "Nothing happens to us, except what ALLAH has decreed for us. He is our Protector (mawlana). In ALLAH the believers shall trust."
Arabic transliteration : Qul lan yusee-ba-na il-laa maa kataba allaahu lanaa HUWAL MAWLAANA wal-laahi fal yatawak-kali al mu’minoona
It is Allah who is the mawlana or protector. But every other mullah with a turban on their heads claim that they too are protectors or mawlana. The mullah place themselves at par with Allah. That is an act of mushrik or associating partners with Allah.
Here is another verse about taking anything other than Allah as our WALI or protector.
13:11 “..ALLAH does not change the condition of any people unless they themselves make the decision to change. If ALLAH wills any hardship for any people, no force can stop it. For they have none beside Him as Lord and Protector”
Arabic : innal-laaha laa yu-ghayyiru maa bi qawmin hatta yughayyiroo maa bi anfusihim wa itha araada-llaahu bi qawmin soo’an falaa maradda allaahu wamaa lahum min doonihi MIN WALIIYIN
‘For they have none beside Him as Lord and Protector'. So the shiahs have no other WALI or protector other than Allah. To insist that Ali is their protector is to commit mushrik again.
Here is another verse:
45:10 “Awaiting them is Gehenna. Their earnings will not help them, nor whatever they had taken as WALI (protector) beside ALLAH. They have incurred a terrible retribution.”
Arabic :Min waraa’i-him jahannamu walaa yughnee anhum maa kasaboo shayan walaa maa ittakha-thoo min dooni-llaahi AW-LIYAA walahum athabun atheem.
Those who take WALI other than Allah will be thrown into the Gehenna or destruction. Here is a final one :
39:3 “Absolutely, the deen shall be devoted to ALLAH alone. Those who take WALI beside Him say, "We serve them only to bring us closer to ALLAH; for they are in a better position!" ALLAH will judge them regarding their disputes. ALLAH does not guide such liars, disbelievers.”
But this is exactly what the shiah mullahs say. They say that Ali is a WALI who will take them closer to Allah, because Ali is in a better position with Allah. The Koran says these mullahs are liars and disbelievers (kafirs).
THE SECOND COMING AND THE MAHDI
This is another topic that is near and dear to the shiahs – the concept of the Mahdi (the Guided One) or the Saviour. It is an idea that mirrors the Second Coming of Christ in christianity.
“In Christianity, the Second Coming, sometimes called the second advent of Christ or the parousia, is the anticipated return of Jesus to Earth. The belief is based on prophecies found in the canonical gospels and is part of most Christian eschatologies. The coming is predicted in biblical messianic prophecies. Views about the nature of Jesus' Second Coming vary among Christian denominations and among individual Christians. Most English versions of the Nicene Creed in current use include the following statements: "...he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. ... We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come."
Well the world has waited long enough. There is no Second Coming of Christ or anyone else for that matter. The promised destination does not exist. The flock is being taken for a long ride. To persist in such a futile exercise it is therefore vital to keep the journey itself exciting. Ideas like the Second Coming, the Rapture and other such notions give the faithful that hope that they might just witness the exciting (but imaginary) event in their lifetime.
Great excitement and adventure is promised with the Second Coming and the Rapture.
Matthew 24:27 :For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 : For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
The idea behind this script is to ensure that the faithful will remain within the flock. Because for sure it is the priest and not the corner grocer who can welcome the Second Coming or usher the Rapture. Hence the priest will also remain in silver and gold thread.
The muslims, particularly the shiahs have plagiarised these biblical ideas as well. Here is the mullah version of the Second Coming of Christ:
Abu Huraira narrated that Prophet Mohammad said: "There is no prophet between me and him (Jesus Christ). He shall descend so, recognize him when you see him. He is a man of medium height, (his complexion) is between reddish and white; he will be between (or dressed in) two slightly yellowish garments; His head looks as if it is dripping water even though it is not wet. He will fight people in the cause of Islam, will break the Cross and kill the swine (pig) and abolish Jizya (tax on Christians and Jews); and Allah will put an end to all religious sects except Islam during his (Jesus') time. He (Jesus) will slay the Antichrist and he will stay in the World for 40 years. Then, he will die and the Muslims will perform the funeral prayer for him." (Abu Dawud and Musnad Ahmad)
The mention of the abolishment of jizya (a tax on non muslims by the muslims) indicates this hadith was influenced by a christian source living under muslim rule and subject to the jizya.
There is no such thing in the Koran. This is another mullah hadith whose storyline has been plagiarised from the Bible and hung on the prophet through the mysterious Abu Hurairah again.
The reader must certainly agree by now that there is no way there can be so many similarities between the Bible and the mullahs hadith just by coincidence alone. Plus they are NOT found in the Koran. Since the Bible precedes the mullahs by about 800 years it is obvious the mullahs have plagiarised from the Bible. The mullahs are actually practising old biblical Christianity.
There is no Second Coming of anyone in the Koran. All the prophets are dead and gone and they are never coming back. Here is the Koran :
21:7 And We did not send before you any but men to whom We sent revelation, so ask the followers of the reminder if you do not.
21:8 And We did not make them bodies not eating food, and they were not immortals abiding forever.
25:20 And We have not sent before you any apostle but they most surely ate food and went about in the markets; and We have made some of you a test for others; will you bear patiently? And your Lord is ever Seeing.
All the messengers were normal, mortal human beings. They ate food and went shopping in the markets. None of them were immortals who could live for ever.
3:185 Every person (nafs) shall taste of death..
Everyone must die. There are no exceptions. And no one is coming back as fully grown adults, as though they never died.
The shiahs are also particularly enamoured with the idea of a Mahdi or Saviour who will come towards the "end of days".
The mullahs say that the Mahdi is a superman warrior who shall be of the prophet’s lineage. Some narratives say he will appear along with the Second Coming of Jesus. Others say he will just appear at the end of time. Here are two hadith about the Mahdi from the mullahs :
The Messenger of Allah said: "The Mahdi is of my lineage, with a high forehead and a long, thin, curved nose. He will fill the earth with fairness and justice as it was filled with oppression and injustice, and he will rule for seven years - (Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitaab al-Mahdi, 11: 375, hadith 4265; Mustadrak al-Haakim, 4: 557).
The Messenger of Allah said: "At the end of the time of my ummah, the Mahdi will appear. Allah will grant him rain, the earth will bring forth its fruits, he will give a lot of money, cattle will increase and the ummah will become great. He will rule for seven or eight years (Mustadrak al-Hakim, 4: 557-558).
The Bible has similar stories of a cataclysmic end of days superman who will rule the earth, not as benevolently as the Mahdi of the mullahs.
Daniel 7:23-25 “He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. 24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.”
All these biblical passages and the hadith as well are just fake.
And the point is proven again about the similarities between the Bible and the mullahs hadith narratives. These similarities are way beyond coincidences.
Obviously the Bible that came much earlier was used as a template to create the later false hadith stories. None of these Mahdi or “end of days” dictators are mentioned anywhere in the Koran.