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11.

The title 'Shia' is present in the Qur'an and the hadeeth and Hardhat Ibraheem (as) has also been named a Shia. Do you accept this?

 Yes, e.g Quran 30:31-32, 6:159 and for more details, http://www.discoveringislam.org/shia_in_quran.htm

 

 

12.

If you do accept this, then what you do mean by 'Millat e Ibraheem' in your sect? And if you don't accept this then please give us a reason as to why the word Shi'a has been used with reference to Prophet Ibraheem (as)?

 Now let us end all the drama and clear it all for once. The word shia means three things "sect" or "party/group" or "follower". This word can have both positive and negative meanings as clear from Quran.

The word shia has been used with reference to the friends and followers of Pharaoh too, perhaps that can broaden your knowledge a bit more , an

 

13.

Does opposition to the title 'Shia' not constitute opposition to the Qur'an and the sayings of the holy prophet (s) when this title has been related to Ali (as), Fatima (as) and the Ahlul Bayt (as)?

 Please see our article "To know the Shia'a"

On the basis of Quran 30:31-32 , opposition to shia is exactly what Quran wants from every Muslim. Can you disagree with that?

 

14.

If it is then what is the punishment for opposing Allah (swt) and His Messenger? If it is not, then present an explicit narration with evidence to support your position?

Indeed it is not. You can read Quran 30:31-32, that is enough to explain that shia can be used in both positive and negative terms. Just because a cult is known as shia, it doesn't prove anything, the shia word has been used for the followers of Pharaoh also, so can anyone say that they are the righteous ones? Indeed not. So just because shia has been used for the millat-e-Ibraheem, it doesn't prove that everyone who labels himself or is known as shia , is the righteous one. It is very simple to understand. Nowadays, the word shia is used for a cult, and we use this term to refer to that cult.

 

15.

The religion of Islam is established and its continual existence through every generation is a necessity. Hence, during the period of the Sahaba and the Tabe'een what titles were used?

 During the period of sahaba, the title of the Muslims was Muslims. It was later when political groups started, they were named shia of this , shia of that, e.g  shia of Muawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him), shia of Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) in the sense of party or group. The title that Muslims as general used for themselves was Muslims. The term shia was used in the political sense. It had nothing to do with religion. The term ahle sunnah was adopted by the mainstream Muslims when certain group of people started innovations, hence they were termed ahlul bidah. The shias (when became a cult with the beliefs as you have) were called originally called Rafidhis (literally: the rejectors , the people who rejected the normal islamic ways and started their own ways) by the mainstream Muslims, it was later that the term shia became the particular title of their sect, hence there is a shia hadith that a man comes to imam and asks, why people call us rafidhis? He answers, people have not named us Rafidhis but God himself.

 

Book : Tafsir Furat,  p. 269 (Urdu Edition)

Author : Furat ibn Ibrahim al-Kufi

 

16.

Which one of these titles was the oldest? Narrate with evidence.

Muslim. Doesn't need any evidence as it is well known and commonly accepted by all.

 

17.

If it is Shi'a that was in use as has been confirmed by Shah Abdul Aziz Muhaddas Dahlavi in Taufa Ithna Ashriyya, then all the Sahabah, Tabe'een and Taba Tabe'een were Shia'a. Does your hatred to a title used by these great personalities not discredit their name?

 We do not hate this title , as the word "group or party" is not something that anyone would hate, but the shias of today are a cult, not a political group, this cult has become famous as shias as with the passage of time, this political group started becoming a cult, with specific religious beliefs, different from Muslims, while other political parties vanished with the passage of time without becoming a cult. The shias of Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) started saying things about Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) which were not present in him. The beliefs of shias as in the present age were established much later. The ahadith books of shias were written much later after the hadith books of Muslims.

 

18.

With questions 17 in mind, why do you say that the Shi's martyred Imam Husayn (as)?

 This is what your own scholars have written that he was a shia of Ali (may Allah be pleased with him).

 

19.

What is the definition of Shi'a in your sect? Mention it with a lexical reference.

Already answered

 

20.

Define Nasibi and Rafidhi in detail with lexical reference.

 Nasibi are the people who had hatred towards Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) , and the rafidhi are the people who rejected the norms of the Muslims, and started saying things about Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) which were not present in him, ultimately they started saying that it was Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) who should have been the first caliph.