Bismillahir Rahmani Rahim…
Praise be to Allaah.
Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.The Prophet (saws) said in an authentic narration: “The foundation of Islam is based on five pillars.To testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and Mohammed is Allah’s Messenger.To establish the (obligatory congregational) prayers.To pay Zakat (obligatory charity).To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.To perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).
As a Muslim, one cannot deny the fact there are five foundation pillars in Islam which are :
1. Shahadah: declaring there is no god except Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger
2. Salat: ritual prayer five times a day
3. Zakat: giving 2.5% of one’s savings to the poor and needy
4. Sawm: fasting and self-control during the holy month of Ramadan
5. Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime if one is able
The ISMAILI belief is based on the seven pillars of Islam and it is derived from a book called “Diam-al-Islam” (Pillars of Islam), written by a Fatimid scholar named Qadi Al-Noa’man ibn Mohamed ibn Mansor ibn Ahmed ibn Hayyun Al Tamimi before his death in Cairo, Egypt, in 363 Hijrah (353 years after the death of Prophet Mohamed (PBUH). This book forms the constitution for the ISMAILI belief (rather than making the Quran as their constitution).It is from this book “Da’iam-al-Islam”, Book 1, Book of Faith, Paragraph 5 that Qadi Al-Noa’man has written:”And from Imam Jafar us Sadik, Islam is based upon seven Pillars:
1. Walaya (Devotion to the Imam and it is first and foremost)
2. Tahara (Ritual purity)
3. Salah (Prayer)
4. Zakah (Poor Tax)
5. Sawm (Fasting)
6. Hajj (Pilgrimage) and
7. Jihad (Holy War).
Now, we need to make a simple comparison between what has been reported from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and what has been supposedly reported from Imam Jafar us Sadik.The obvious difference is that from the original five Pillars of Islam as reported by the Prophet of Allah (PBUH), one has been removed (i.e. Shahaada,) and three have been added (i.e. Walaya, Tahara and Jihad). The new pillars of ‘walaya’ and ‘tahara’ were prioritized and added above the original 5 pillars declared by the Prophet of Allah (PBUH). There is absolutely no mention that Imam Jafar us Sadik reported these 7 Pillars of Islam from the Prophet of Allah (PbUH). It simply says, “From Imam Jafar us Sadik…”There is a time gap of at least 225 years between the narrator of the Seven Pillars (Imam Jafar us Sadik) and the author of the book, Da’iam al Islam, Qadi Al Noa’man.There is absolutely no mention of the “isnad” (list of narrators) in the whole Da’iam ul Islam, linking how did Qadi Noa’man receive these words supposedly narrated by Imam Jafar us Sadik. The author simply says 225 years after the death of Imam Jafar us Sadik, that he narrated it! This is absolutely against the principles, rules, and practice of reporting narrations. The book Da’aim al Islam (page xiv) also goes on to claim that the three pillars were “added” by the Fatimid Imams who formed their dynasty from Egypt in the year 341 (a.h. after hijrah) upto 567 (a.h.), thus negating the earlier statement in the book that these seven pillars were narrated by Imam Jafar us Sadik.
As the Quran clearly says,
Say, “Obey Allah and obey the Messenger; but if you turn away – then upon him is only that [duty] with which he has been charged, and upon you is that with which you have been charged. And if you obey him, you will be [rightly] guided. And there is not upon the Messenger except the [responsibility for] clear notification.” [Ch 24, V 54]
Now coming further down to the hypocrisy of Ismailis where their present Imam is claiming to be following the Jaffri Madhab in a letter to International Islamic conference in Amman Jordan in 2005. Please see image below to read the letter and also focus on the highlighted sentence by Agakhan He claims to be following the Jaffri madhab but they actually are not. They have reinvented the faith to fit their needs.
Zakat (Dasond) has been increased to 12.5 percent.
Hajj is replaced by Imams glimpse (Deedar)
Sawm (Fasting) has been forgiven.
Ritual Purity has been dismissed.
Dear Ismaili brothers and sisters, your present Imam is lying to the public and fooling you big time. Please come back to real Islam and you will surely find peace in it InshaAllah. Worship none but Allah Alone and that is what the Hazrat Ali (RA) did.
The choice is yours: Follow Allah and Allah’s Messenger (saws) and form your beliefs and the Islamic constitution from the Holy Quran. Or ‘forget the Glorious Quran, and follow the book written by Qadi Noaman and make that your constitution, in preference to the Holy Quran. The ‘supposed’ pillar of ‘walaaya’ was constructed by Qadi Noaman, and has absolutely no basis and no authority from the Book of Allah; the Al Quran, nor from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), nor has the author given the ‘isnad’ (list of narrators) that these ‘extra’ pillars were added by Imam Jafar us Sadik. It is indeed inconceivable to imagine that a scholar and leader of the stature of Imam Jafar us Sadik would dare to change the words of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), remove one pillar and add three pillars from himself.
(We seek Allah’s refuge from the blasphemy these people create in the name of such pious leaders and Imams.)