Ali refutes his Imamate

June 1, 2017 admin 0

In the fascinating Sermon #65 in Nahjul Balagha, we find Ali bin Abi Talib discussing the events of Saqeefah with the Muslims after the passing of the Prophet – peace be upon him – . […]


Holding onto the Sunnah: Ali vs Omar

May 28, 2017 admin 3

Introduction We often hear from Shias that Omar was a Qur’an only Muslim that proclaimed that “the Qur’an is enough for us.” The topic of Raziyyat Al-Khamees / Hadith Al-Qirtas has been covered quite extensively […]


Definition of Ahlulbayt

May 25, 2017 admin 1

“I have left among you the book of Allah and my Ahlulbayt.” Shias like to argue that Ahlulbayt are limited to the fourteen infallibles. Even though there are no evidences that the term should be […]


Bravery of Ali bin Abi Talib?

May 22, 2017 admin 0

The bravery of Ali bin Abi Talib has been so widely exaggerated by Shias that it has reached mythological proportions. We find fabrication upon fabrication of his heroism in battle in the form of him […]


Ahlulbayt are Never Hidden

May 19, 2017 admin 0

We often find in various sermons in Nahjul Balagha an emphasis on holding onto and taking knowledge from Ahlulbayt. However, we find that these statements, when examined carefully, contradict elements of Shia ideology. One such […]


Ali’s Knowledge

May 13, 2017 admin 0

When the rebels gathered to Ali bin Abi Talib and condemned Uthman, they made Ali an ambassador upon them and asked him to rebuke Uthman in their place. Ali then approaches Uthman and rebukes him […]


The Advisor of Omar bin Al-Khattab

May 11, 2017 admin 0

Introduction It is well known among both Sunnis and Shias that Ali has been an advisor to Omar bin Al-Khattab during his reign as the caliph of the Islamic Empire. However, the advice that Ali […]


Ali and Al-Ash’ath bin Qais

March 15, 2017 admin 0

It is a common misconception by Shias that the Imams were perfect judges of character. We find in Nahjul Balagha (#244) itself, in Ali bin Abi Talib’s letter to Al-Ash’ath bin Qais, evidence that he […]