June 14, 2020 § Leave a comment
Imām Muḥammad al-Bāqir to his Son Jaʿfar
May Allaah have Mercy on Them
Adh-Dhahabī said about Imām Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad al-Bāqir, “Abū Jaʿfar became known as ‘al-Bāqir,’ from the phrase, ‘بَقَرَ الْعِلْمَ—he split knowledge open,’ i.e., tore it open, coming to know its very foundation and deep meanings.”
Al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī, said, “… from Sufyān ath-Thawrī, from Jaʿfar bin Muḥammad who said, “My father [Imām Muḥammad al-Bāqir] said to me:
‘My son, abusing Abū Bakr and ʿUmar is a major sin, so don’t pray behind anyone who slanders them.’”
Tārīkh Baghdād, vol. 11, p. 97.
Min Rawāʾiʿi waṣāyā al-ʾĀbā lil-Abnāʾ, p. 98.
June 11, 2020 § Leave a comment
Niʿmatullah al-Jazāʾirī, from Jazāʾir in Iraq not Algeria the country, who died in 1112, and who the Shīʿites call, “The complete scholar,” amongst other things, and who is one of their ‘ḥadīth scholars,’ said:
“We are not in agreement with them on a God, nor a Prophet, nor an Imām. Because they say that their Lord is the one whose Prophet was Muḥammad and whose Khalīfah after him was Abū Bakr, but we do not believe in this Lord, nor that Prophet—in fact, we say that the Lord whose Prophet’s Khalīfah was Abū Bakr is not our Lord, and nor is that Prophet our Prophet.”
Al-Anwār an-Nuʿmāniyyah, al-Aʿlā print, Beirut, 2010, vol. 2, p. 243.