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Asalam alaykum; I was just wondering if you could maybe answer a question for me, because from what I've seen you post I think you might be Shia (sorry if I'm wrong)? If so, how do you feel about people who say that Shia commit shirk by shrines to imams, even accusing Shia of praying to them? Do you know what that's about or have any opinions on it? I understand if you don't want to answer.
Wa alaykom Salam :)
Firstly, I must applaud you for the manner you worded your inquiry. The way you delivered your questions is very respectful :)
I would be lying if I said that I enjoy the accusations. On the contrary, they hurt me. And I think they hurt me more than anything because the people who apply these accusations and the people who carry on these accusations, often don’t actually take it on themselves to do research on the Shia way of life. Instead, they go with the status quo and partake in a division based on ignorance.
Now if someone did their research and came to me with the conclusion that this path is not the right one for them, I would have no problem with it. But when they come to me all heated and emotional and ready to attack, when they won’t listen to a word I’m saying, when they come with ignorance and leave ignorantly, it hurts. Cause RasulAllah (saww) told us to ask questions for they are half of faith. But also to listen to one-another, be open minded with eachother.
I ask Allah (swt) to soften the hearts of those who seek to divide this beautiful ummah.
As for the shrine worship, I ask those who accuse us one question. Is it considered shrine worship when we all go to hajj/umrah and stop at masjid Nabawi where RasulAllah (saww) is buried? If it is, then we are all collectively committing shirk. If it isn’t, then why is that acceptable but other shrines are not?
The consensus is thus clear - nobody goes to masjid Nabawi with the intention of worshiping our prophet. We go to pass him our salutations. To ask for his intercession. To seek the counsel of someone much closer to Allah (swt) than you and I.
Likewise, the Shia will travel to the lands of Iran, Iraq and Syria to pay their salutations upon the holy family of the prophet (asws), as well as the dignified companions (ra) who remained loyal to the message of the prophet during his life and after his death.
You see my dear, there is no reason there should be blood shed. If everyone came to me in the same manner you did, we would be united under the banner of knowledge.
Please let me know if you have other questions as it’s my absolute pleasure to answer them for you!
Good day, precious! Eid Mubarak :)
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