Ayatullah Imam Khamenei Reply on Akhbari issue
—– Original Message —–
To: Imam Khameneis Office in Qom
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 6:29 PM
Subject: Question about Akhbariyat
As Salam Aleykum
dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
I would like to ask a religious question to my Marja-e-Taqleed and our
Wilayat-e-Faqih Hazrat Imam Khamenei (may Allah shower HIS blessings on
Dear Imam Khamenei, as Salam Aleykum
I wanted to ask you a
important religious question about a new group among Ithna Asheriyyah
Shia, which is called Ithna Asheriyyah Imamiyah Akhbari.
The Akhbaris call themselves true shia and they believe in the 14
Masoomeen(as). But they reject Marjiyat and the conept of Taqleed, saying,
that they are doing taqleed of Imam al-Mahdi (as) directly.
The Akhbaris sometimes curse (La’aan) and insult the great Mujtahideen
like the Wali-e-Faqih Imam Khamenei, and also Imam Khomeini (r.), they
absolutely disrespect he great Ulema of Shia, sometimes even from the pulpit (Minbar).
The Akhbari believe that the shahaadah of Aliyun Waliullah is obligatory(wajib) in
every namaaz in the tashahud. Furthermore Akhbaris believe, that
the quran has been changed and Azadari of Imam al-Mazloom (as) is more important
than prayer. They have also constructed a internet website http://www.akhbari.org there you
can read more of their beliefes. They are nowadays very active among shia especially in
Muharram during Majaalis of ShuhDah-e-Kerbala (as). They tell wrong things about Islam
and also write wrong books. The Akhbaris are confusing many of our shia brothers and
Some true shia preachers have said that the religion of Akhbariat is different
from true shiism and that these people are Kuffar. My question is now:
1) Are the Akhbaris considered as muslims in your honourable opinion?
2) Is it permissible to eat and drink from them?
3) How should the shia brothers and sisters warned against the Akhbari
religion, because many people don’t know about them?
Wassalam Aleykom wa Rahmatullah, Jazaakum Allah khairan,
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 2:27 PM
Salamun `alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.
The answer is as follows:
1) As long as their belief does not make them denying the fundamental of
the religion or the prophethood of the Last Prophet Muhammad (s.), they
are rued as Muslims and taahir (pure) although their deviation is confirmed.
2) According to the given question, there is no objection to it.
3) You must try your best to guide them through kind treatment, good
morals, getting good information through reading, to be able to guide them.
You may also make the others aware of their deviated thoughts.
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