Some of the Du’at (Callers to Islam) and students of knowledge definitively say that the Shia and the Raafidhah are our brothers. Is it permissible for us to say this and what is required [of us] in this regard?


We absolve and clear ourselves to Allah of them and this speech. They are not our brothers. [Swearing by Allah] They are not our brothers. Rather they are the brothers of Shaytaan because they blaspheme and slander the Mother of the Believers, Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

Allah chose her for His Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). As-Siddiqah Bint As-Siddiq. The truthful, daughter of the truthful (her father, Abu Bakr as-Siddiq). They also declare Abu Bakr and Umar to be disbelievers and curse them both. They declare the Sahaabah in their entirety to be disbelievers except Ahlul Bayt, [one of whom is] Ali Ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him).

Nevertheless, they are enemies of Ali Ibn Abi Talib. He is innocent of and free from them. Ali is our Imaam and not theirs. He is an Imaam of Ahlus-Sunnah and not of the malevolent and wicked Raafidhah. So we free ourselves to Allah from them and they are not our brothers.

Whoever says that they are his brothers, he must seek forgiveness from Allah and resolve to change. Allah has made mandatory upon us al-Bara’ah (absolving and distancing oneself) from the people of misguidance and drawing near to the people of Eemaan.