IMAMS: THE STALWARTS OF ISLAM IN MUTUAL COMBAT
It will be impossible to find a single book about the ‘Imams’ without lofty prefaces or introductions by the publishers, editors and compilers. These are filled with fabricated accounts of the Imams’ miraculous memories, marathon worship sessions, superhuman qualities, incredible extent of self-denial, and angelic character. The idea is to portray the ‘Imams’ as infallible beings and give the Criminals some credibility.
It is often claimed and vehemently propagated by our clergy that the highly regarded Muhaddithin, jurists, commentators and historians (the ‘Imams’) of Islam were very respectful to one another and they had a very cordial mutual relationship. Let us examine the truth:
There were grave disputes between Imams Shafi’i, Abu Hanifa, Malik, Hanbal and Sufiyan Sauri. Whoever uttered much nonsense was called a Faqih (enlightened jurist). (Shah Waliullah, Hujjatullah Al Baligha Pg 254)
The so-called Imams were all children of bondwomen. They destroyed Islam just as the children of bondwomen had destroyed the Israelites. (Safyan Sauri, Khateeb 13:394)
Out of the scores of mutual indictments of the ‘Imams’ , the following few are worthy of a glance in Tareekh Khateeb Baghdadi, Vol 13 pp 390 to 396, Pg 498 on, and Vol 14 Pg 257 on.
The mischief of Imam Abu Hanifa for the Ummah is no less than that of Dajjal. According to Imam Abdur Rahman Mehdi, his Fitna is greater then that of Dajjal, the anti-Christ.
Imam Abu Hanifa, the student of Imam Ja’far Sadiq, once took a testimony in the traditional Biblical style by trying to gently grab the testicles of Ja’far Sadiq. But he found only a little piece of flesh like the female clitoris. Those present said that Ja’far was a Ghadeeri, an illegitimate son of some unknown family member.
Safyan Thauri and Imam Auzaa’i said, "No one as reprehensible as Abu Hanifa has been born in Islam."
Abu Hanifa called Imam Ja’far Sadiq and Imam Malik as the worst of creations.
Imam Shafi’i called Abu Hanifa the worst of creation.
Imam Abu Yousuf declared Imam Abdullah bin Mubarak a great sinner. Abdullah replied, “Abu Yousuf is a greater sinner and a greater liar.”
Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal said, "I agree with what you are telling me, but if Abu Hanifa supported it, then I reject it as nonsense."
Abu Hanifa and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal were "Munkireen" (deniers) of Hadith.
A person told a Hadith on behalf of Imam Malik to Abu Hanifa that wudhu (ablution) is half of faith. Imam Abu Hanifa responded, “You should perform two ablutions so that your faith can become whole. (Khateeb Baghdadi 13:387). This one makes sense.
Abu Hanifa should have been flogged since he accepted only 17 Ahadith. (Khateeb 13:387)
Note: The complete name of the oft-quoted book below, Tahqiq-il-Mazahib, is Gharaib fil Tahqiq-il-Mazahib Wa Tafhimul Masaail.
Abu Hanifa declared that Imam Malik was a man without any sense. (Tahqiq-il-Mazahib)
Imam Ja’afar Sadiq was an ugly blot on Islam according to Ahmad bin Hanbal. (Tahqiq-il-Mazahib)
Imam Naafe’ said, “Imam Shafi’i committed the most grievous crime, calling Hadith as another form of revelation. He equated Hadith with Wahi. (Tahqiq-il-Mazahib). This one is quite right.
Imam Shafi’i and Imam Malik were sodomites and catamites.” (Tahqiq-il-Mazahib). A Mullah at large from Deoband (“Maulana” Yousuf Islahi), these days begins his address by declaring Imam Shafi’i as his hero.
Imam Shafi’I, being a great forger, is totally unreliable. (Imam Yahya Bin Moin in Jama’ Bayanul ‘Ilm)
Abu Hanifa had no trace of the knowledge of Deen. (Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Khateeb Baghdadi 13:396)
Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal was apparently a vanguard of Islam, but in truth, he was a dangerous hypocrite. Mujahid-al-Munafiq Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, by Abdul Muhsin bin Mullah Ali Al-Qari, Pg 67)
Abu Hanifa is no less than Iblees and Dajjal. (Imam Malik, Khateeb Baghdadi 13:396)
The worst of all people in Islam is Abu Hanifa. He is Dajjal. (Abdur Rahman Bin Mahdi, Imam Ozaa’i, Khateeb Baghdadi 13:498)
Imam Yahya bin Moin said that Iman Hanbal was a hidden Sabai (a bitter, hateful Shi’a). (Tahqiq-il-Mazahib)
The Sacred Tank of water, Intercession, Angels questioning in the grave, Doom of the grave, Returning of souls in the grave, are truths beyond doubt. But Imam Bukhari said, “If Hanbal says that, it is all nonsense.” (Tahqiq-il-Mazahib)
Abu Hanifa says, “Be the curse of Allah on those who call themselves Imams… Imam Malik, Shafi’i and Ja’far Sadiq were deceitful liars and sodomites. (Tahqiq-il-Mazahib)
Imam Abu Yousuf, the foremost student of Imam Abu Hanifa, said that no one knows who fathered Imam Ja’far Sadiq. He was a Ghadeeri. During the Festival of Ghadeer, Shi’as get together in pitch darkness and commit random adultery. Allah forgives and encourages all sins by the Shi’as during these three nights. (Tareekh Khateeb Baghdadi)
Abu Hanifa said that the ‘Imams’ of Islam are worse than the crawling creatures. (Durre-Mukhtar)
Imam Ja’far Sadiq himself was a master forger, but he called all Imams of Figh and the hadith narrators as the worst creatures under the heavens. (Tahqiq-il-Mazahib)
Imam Abu Yusuf said that other Imams were insects compared to Imam Abu Hanifa. (Fatawa Alamgiri)
Jalaluddin Rumi narrated in his Mathnavi, “These four (Abu Hanifa, Malik, Hanbal, and Shafi’i) have carved four religions out of one Islam. They have created irreconcilable divisions in the Deen of Nabi (S).”
Did you see what the “great” scholars and Imams thought of each other? Where is their mutual harmony? We believe it was necessary to expose the truth. It is important to break the ‘Idol of Unassailable Scholarship’ that exists even today among the Ummah. That is the only way to free our minds from blind reverence and following. Let us not be dazzled by this extravaganza, rather examine their “greatness” with a critical mind in the Light of the Quran.