CIF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

العقيدة الإسلامية الصحيحة

 

 

 

AMMANI GROUPS IN THE WORLD

 

Written   By

 
Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri 

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PREFACE 

    

بِسم الله الرحمنِ الرحيم  

 الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين


Muslim community in the world consisted of three major deviant groups; the following three major divisions. (1) Salafis, (2) Shias, and (3) Ammanis.   
 
There are about 164 Salafi Groups in the world. We have discussed details in this regard in a separate book.  
 
There are about 118 Shia Groups in the world. We have discussed details in this regard in a separate book. 
 
Who are Ammanis and what are their beliefs?  We will discuss these, and some other issues related to Ammanis in this Book.
 
It is in Hadith - It is narrated on the authority of Abd Allah Ibn Amr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم )  said that the (Muslim) Ummah will divide into seventy-three groups; all of them will enter Hell except one, namely, the one that follows the way of the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ), and that of his companions. (Tirmidhi).
 
It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) said: “Jews got divided into seventy one groups and Christians got divided into seventy two groups and my nation will get divided into seventy three groups.  All the groups will enter the Hell except one. They asked: “Allah’s  Messenger ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) which one is it? He replied: “Those who will remain on the path on which I and my companions are today”  (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Ahmad).
It is important to note that there are 73 major Sects of Muslims, as mentioned in Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Ahadith. Out of these, one Group is on the right path, while others have deviated from the right path.   The Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Ahadith clearly specify that out of 73  sects, there is only one Group who are on the right path of Islam.
 
 

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WHO ARE AMMANIS 
 
 
The title AMMANI is applied to those who follow a Universal Combo Religion, known as Ammanism. Ammanism is an old concept, in which everyone is regarded as true believer, irrespective of his faith.  People are free to visit Mosques, Temples, Churches, Gurduwaras, etc., for their individual and group worship to their Gods and Deities.
 
Ammanis are a Group of people who claim that followers of all Muslim sects, and hundreds of their sub groups, are all truthful believers. They also claim that the present day Christians and Jews are true believers, just like Muslims. They assert that Buddhists are the followers of Buddha who was a Prophet or a Saint.


Ammanis encourage Muslims to visit Hindu / Buddhist Temples, Churches, Gurdwaras, etc., to participate in holy festivals and worship there. They allow people of all faiths to visit Muslim mosques to worship their deities as per their beliefs. 
 
 
Ammani's combo perception, and mixing of all religions into one is against commandment of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). 
 
Ammanis belong to all sections of Muslim Society. Most of the Muslim politicians around the Globe belong to Ammani Groups, even though they may call themselves  Salafis or Deobanids or Shias or Ahle Sunnah.  Similarly, most of the Muslims working in show business/music/film industry, including rich businessmen, also prescribe to Ammani beliefs openly. 
 
 
 
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here are many scholars of various Muslim sects, who preach Ammani beliefs in the name of Interfaith dialogue.
 
 
Ammanis focus on worldly welfare and are politically motivated. Religion does not mean much to them. They exploit religious sentiments of innocent people to come to power, attain leadership and make a lot of money. Their entire effort in this world is to gain worldly benefits.  They always talk of people's welfare in this world, but rarely think about their welfare in Hereafter. They claim that they are working for the benefit of people, but in this process, they take people away from Islam. They call themselves progressive Muslims and always try to make fun of people who remind them about Correct Islamic Faith. They accuse sincere Ulema and brand them as Jahel (illiterate) Maulvis and hateful Takfeeris.  Ammanis have no fear of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) whatsoever. They are not worried about Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) wrath in this world and His Azaab in Hereafter. They misinterpret Quranic verses and Ahadith to support their outrageous deeds. 
 
 
 
King Abdullah II of Jordan realized this Group's potential in the world.  In November 2004, he introduced a master plan to unite all these people under a common platform, titled "Amman Message"
 
 
 
 

In 2005, he convened a Conference and invited over 200 like-minded Scholars from all Sects of Muslims. Most of them endorsed his Amman Message during the Conference.  Later Amman Message Declaration was sent to 84 countries of the world and signatures of Muslim politicians, like minded scholars and others were secured. 
 
Thus, King Abdullah II of Jordan, became the first  IMAM of Ammani Groups, and Founder  Ammanism (Ammani Universal Religion). 
 
The reason they are known as AMMANIS  is,  because they were united under 'Amman Message'  by  King Abdullah II or Jordan.  
 
 
 
Nazim al Haqqani  declared the King Abdullah II of Jordan as Khalifa-e-Islam.
 
 
 
AMMANI'S  ARGUMENTS
 
(1) Ammanis say that we should not call anyone as Kafir, (Unbeliever) because it creates hatred and scares people away from Islam and Muslims.  This practice does not help in achieving unity and peaceful co-existence among the people of the world. 
 
Who will disagree with the above?  Indeed, it is important that we should not tell a person, you are a Kafir, or he is Kafir on his face in a hateful manner. We should definitely try to propagate Islam by mild words as far as possible.
 
But, at the same time, we must have correct faith in our hearts. If you claim that the people of different faiths are true believers by misinterpreting Quranic verses and Ahadith, then you will become Munafeq (hypocrite) in the eyes of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and Apostle Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ).  And we all know, a Munafeq is worse than a Kafir because Munafiqeen will be in the lowest part of the Hell Fire.

Good preaching is a different issue.  Sahih Aqeedah is a different thing. We cannot mix up both these things to please the enemies of Islam. The correct perception of  (i) Unity among Muslims and (ii) peaceful co-existence of all people of the world, is best described in the following.   

UNITY AMONG MUSLIMS 

As far as Unity among Muslims is concerned, the only way  to achieve it, is all Muslim sects should come back to the Straight path of Islam. This will not only bond them together in this world, but will help them in their salvation in Hereafter.

The Unity depends upon Islamic faith as per Quran and Ahadith. Therefore, all Muslims should be counseled to hold on to the rope of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) firmly.

Sahih Iman is the key to Muslim's revival in the world. Until they come back to the straight path of Islam, their humiliation, torture and disintegration in this world in the hands of their enemies and greedy rulers will not stop. In addition, they will have to face the ignominy in Hereafter as they will be summarily thrown into hell fire as hypocrites and non-believers.  You have left the path of Islam, therefore Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) has  left you to suffer in the hands of your enemies and selfish rulers.  You are facing Azab in this world.  Know it well that a bigger Azab is waiting for you in Hereafter.
As far as the concept of peaceful and progressive co-existence in the world is concerned, it is  mandatory on all of us to live in peace and harmony.  We should never wish bad for others, we should never try to hurt others, physically or mentally and we should spread the message of peace and love, not only among Muslim sects, but among people of other faiths.

However, for this purpose, we need not go against Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Apostle Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) to declare all Muslim sects, including Christians and Jews as true believers (Astaghfirullah). We cannot be complacent and invite Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) wrath.

Ammanis' combo perception, and mixing of all religions into one is against the commandment of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ).

Ammanis should know that they are misleading Muslim Ummah.  Their actions will have catastrophic effects on Muslims of the world as they are replacing Islam with "Ammanism" in which everyone is considered a true believer irrespective of his faith. We want Ammanis to realize the seriousness of this issue. Remember, they have to show their face to Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) tomorrow.

We can always say to our brothers and sisters who are Jews, Christians or from any religious group/sect in the world, in a mild way, that even though we disagree with them in basic faith,  we definitely would like to live in peace and harmony with them.  There is nothing wrong in it. Islam is the only religion which has taught the world what is religious tolerance and how it is practiced. If it was not like that, probably 90% of the world population would have been Muslim today.

Jews killed millions of Palestinians in the past 70 years. Similarly, Salafis / Wahhabis occupied Arabian Peninsula and wiped out its entire Muslim population by killing millions with the help of British in 1920s.  They also have the distinction of digging and destroying even the graves of tens  of thousands of Companions of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and important dignitaries of Islam; a dubious black deed associated only with Salafis in the entire history of mankind.

 
(2) Ammanis misguide innocent Muslims by quoting the following Hadith (and other similar Ahadith) and claim that whoever reads Kalima Tayyiba should be regarded as Muslim.
It is in Hadith - Ubadah bin As-Samit (ru) reported : The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said :  " He who bears witness that there is no true god except Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ), alone having no partner with Him, that Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is His servant and His Apostle, that Isa (as) is His servant and Apostle and he (Isa - عليه السلام) is his Word ( Kalimatullah - as referred in Quran An-Nisa-171) which He communicated to Maryam (عليها السلام) and His spirit (Jibreel - عليه السلام) which He sent to her, that Jannah is true and Hell is true; Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) will make him enter Jannah accepting whatever deeds he accomplished. (Bukhari & Muslim)
The above Hadith confirms that all Prophets were from human beings and not divine (or part of Divine) as Christians believe Prophet Isa (عليه السلام) as Christ by regarding him god or son of god and Jews regard Prophet Uzair (عليه السلام) as son of god. (Astaghfirullah). 
 
We will discuss briefly who is a true Muslim in the light of Quran and Ahadith.
 
 
WHO IS A TRUE MUSLIM 

A person who proclaims Islamic Shahadah and his beliefs are as per truthful Islamic faith based on Quran and Sunnah  is a true Muslim. Authenticity of the declaration depends upon his actual belief. Because Iman is concerned with the belief in heart.  If your belief is not correct, you will be treated as unbeliever or hypocrite on the Day of Judgment.  This is the reason, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) emphasized that out of 73 Sects of Muslims, only one will enter heaven, and the rest will be thrown in Hell Fire permanently.   
It is in Hadith - Narrated Umar bin Al-Khattab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), I heard Allah's Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saying, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended" (Bukhari, Book # 1, Hadith # 1).
Muslims offer Salah in congregations.  In congregation Salah, they form rows and physically it looks that the person in the back row, is prostrating to the person in the front row.  But intention of the person is taken into account here.  Since the intention of the person is that he is prostrating to Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ), therefore Salah is valid and is an Ibadah.
 
Similarly, it is the intention of the person in Islamic belief (Sahih Iman) that makes him a true Muslim or hypocrite. 

It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: “Jews got divided into seventy one groups and Christians got divided into seventy two groups and my nation will get divided into seventy three groups. All the groups will enter the Hell except one. They asked: “Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) which one is it? He replied: “Those who will remain on the path on which I and my companions are today.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, and Ahmad.

It is in Hadith - It is narrated on the authority of Abdullaah ibn Amr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said that the (Muslim) Ummah will divide into seventy-three groups; all of them will enter Hell except one, namely, the one that follows the way of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) , and that of his companions. (Tirmidhi). 
 
In the light of the above, let us see who is a True Muslim and who is not.
 
(i) If a person proclaims Islamic Shahadah, but claims that he worships a  Sky Idol God who has human like body and limbs; cannot be regarded as Muslim.
 
Salafis and their like minded groups worship a Planetary human-like-Idol  and call it Allah (Astaghfirullah).
 
We have provided below the Aqeedah (faith) of Salafis/Deobandis and their like minded Groups about their God who they call Allah. 
(a) Allah needs. (b) Allah is divisible. (c) Allah settles in a place. (d) Allah has six directions - up, down, left, right, front and back.  He is sitting above the skies and His face is in certain direction.  (e) Allah has a 'hadd' (limitation), no one but He knows it.  His place also has a 'hadd' (limitation) which is on his Arsh above the skies. And there are two distinct limits for Allah. (f) Allah has a size, (g) Allah must be creating continuously, though He can choose what to create, but He cannot choose whether to create or not.  (h) Allah is not mixed with his creation, but is encompassing the world with a huge Galaxial body from a surface outside the borders of his creation. (i) Allah has two real physical eyes, two real physical hands, a real human like face and other limbs.  The shape of his physical body is known to Him.
Any person with an average common sense will easily conclude that the above beliefs are clear cut Idol Worship. Salafi God is a very  big human-like-Idol with two real eyes, two big hands and a face, physically sitting above the skies and his face is towards the Arsh.  They worship this Idol 5 times a day during their Salah. We fail to understand what is the difference between them and other Idol worshipers.
 
Read the following verses of Quran that negate the Salafi / Deobandi  self concocted beliefs.
(a) It is in Quran - وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ  [And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.] (Qaf - 16)
 
(b) It is in Quran -  وَفِي أَنفُسِكُمْ ۚ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُونَ [ And His signs are in your own self, will you not then see. ] (Adh-Dhariyat - 21)
 
(c) It is in Quran - وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ [ Wherever you are, He is with you.]  (Al-Hadid - 4).
 
(d) It is in Quran - فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ [ Whichever side you turn, you will find Allah. ] (Al-Baqara - 115)
 
(e) It is in Hadith - Abdullah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) is not hidden from you'. (Bukhari)
(ii) Salafis claim that they believe in Prophet Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) but also  disrespect and humiliate  the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) and his family  by constructing Public Toilets on his house in Makkah where he lived 28 years with his family. They also propagate disrespectful teachings about the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ).  Therefore, ask any Ahle Sunnah Mufti, he will say that unless they come back to the right path, they cannot be treated as Muslims.   
 
(iii) Some people claim that Quran in its present form is not complete.  Some people believe that authentic books of Ahadith, like Bukhari, Muslim, etc., contain concocted and weak Ahadith; meaning they claim that the Imams of Ahadith, (Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad and others) are not trustworthy, (like Salafi scholar Al Bani did).  These people have literally broken the backbone of the continuity of Islamic faith; therefore, cannot be treated as true Muslims.  
 
(vi) If a person believes that Khulfa-e-Rashideen, Sahabah and Imams of Fiqh and Ahadith,  made mistakes and were wrong doers (like Shias, Ibadis and Salafis do), then he cannot be treated as true Muslim because he has doubted the continuity and authenticity of Islamic beliefs that have reached us through Sahabah, A'imma and Ahle Bait.
 
(v) Some people claim that the Ibadi Kharijis are true Muslims (like Ammanis do). This contention is against the established Islamic Faith. Therefore, they should refrain from accepting Kharijis as true Muslims.  If they insist on it, then Ahle Sunnah Muftis may regard them as hypocrites. 
 
(vi) Some people try to impose an Anglo-American King as Khalifa-e-Islam on Islamic Ummah (like Haqqanis are doing); who has clearly gone against the commandments of Quran and Ahadith. They should refrain from such outrageous actions.  If they insist, then Ahle Sunnah Ulema may regard them as hypocrites.  
 
(vii) Some people say that you should obey the commandments of a so called Sufi or a Wali or a Scholar who is demanding people to go against the commandments of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Apostle Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ). (like Haqqanis are doing). These people should refrain from such misleading contentions. A true Wali / Sufi / Scholar can never go against the commandments of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Apostle Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) by misinterpreting Quranic verses and Ahadith. All Ahle Sunnah should keep away from such Sufis / Scholars and take care of their Iman. 
 
(3) Ammanis claim that the current Christians and Jews in the world are true believers,  just like Muslims. 
They claim that there are three central ideas that are common to Islam, Christianity and Judaism : (i) Belief in the Unity of God, (ii) Worship and devotion to God, (iii) Love and justice towards fellow human beings.  They misinterpret two Quranic verses (Aal-e-Imran-64, and Al-Hujurat-10)  to prove Christians, Jews and Muslims are all True believers.  Ammanis try to fool innocent people from their misinterpretations.  We have explained below the correct understanding of these verses. 

(a) It is in Quran -   قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ تَعَالَوْا إِلَىٰ كَلِمَةٍ سَوَاءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلَّا نَعْبُدَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ وَلَا نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُولُوا اشْهَدُوا بِأَنَّا مُسْلِمُونَ   [Say: "O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah." If then they turn back, say ye: "Bear witness that we are Muslims (bowing to Allah's Will)] (Aal-e-Imran - 64).

The entire verse is asking Christians and Jews to come back to the right belief from their current belief of Trinity. Muslims are asking Christians to refrain from their belief in 3 Gods; the Father God, the son of God and the Holy Ghost. Similarly Jews believe Uzair (as) to be the son of God.  The verse specifically describes these facts and clarifies - "That we worship none but Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ); that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves Lords and patrons (like the theory of three Gods) other than Allah".

Thus, the above verse is primarily meant to invite Christians and Jews to Islam and asking them to refrain from their wrongful beliefs. The verse further states that "If then they turn back, (then you) say you bear witness that we are Muslims (and they are not believers)".

The verse does not call Christians and Jews as believers.  As a matter of fact, it asks Christians and Jews to become believers like Muslims by renouncing their self concocted theories.  

 

(b) It is in Quran -  إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ  [ The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ), that you may receive Mercy.] (Al-Hujraat - 10).

The above verse is from Sura al-Hujraat.  Right from the start, this Sura deals with Muslims.  There is no mention of Ahle Kitab here. The verse explains that if two Muslims have a conflict of any kind, it is important that we make peace and reconciliations between them. Here Muslims are declared as brothers to each other. Ammanis misinterpret the above verse to make Christians, Jews and Muslims all as brothers in Iman (Astaghfirullah).    

(c) It is in Quran  -    لَّقَدْ كَفَرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ ثَالِثُ ثَلَاثَةٍ ۘ وَمَا مِنْ إِلَـٰهٍ إِلَّا إِلَـٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۚ وَإِن لَّمْ يَنتَهُوا عَمَّا يَقُولُونَ لَيَمَسَّنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ [Indeed those who say: 'Allah is the third of the Trinity' became unbelievers. There is but One God. If they do not desist in what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those of them that disbelieve. ] (Al-Ma'ida - 73)

In the above verse, Christians are clearly regarded as Unbelievers (Mushrikeen) who will enter Hell for painful punishment. There is Ijma (consensus) on the above verse. Thus for all practical purposes, Hindus and Christians are treated on par in the Court of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and they are treated as Unbelievers.  If they change their faith and believe in the existence of one God, as described in Quran, and they also believe in Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as the seal of Prophets and obey the Islamic commandments, then they can be treated as "Believers".  

(d) It is in Quran -  وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ عُزَيْرٌ ابْنُ اللَّهِ وَقَالَتِ النَّصَارَى الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ اللَّهِ ۖ ذَ‌ٰلِكَ قَوْلُهُم بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ ۖ يُضَاهِئُونَ قَوْلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِن قَبْلُ ۚ قَاتَلَهُمُ اللَّهُ ۚ أَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ  [ The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! ] (At-Taubah - 30)

The above Quranic verse says "Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) curse be on Christians and Jews", then how come Ammanis call them believers on par with Muslims?  Definitely this is against the commandments of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and his Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)
 
(e) It is in Quran - وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ  [ And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.] (Aal-e-Imran - 85) 
 
(4) Ammanis claim that,   Salafis / Deobandis / Ikhwaan ( and all their 164 Groups)  are True Muslims (even though they believe in a Sky God and are  famous for disrespect of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). 
Salafis and their like minded groups  worship  a  Sky Idol God  who has two hands, two eyes, a face, a mouth and tongue in the mouth, two shins, legs, fingers in hands and feet, and a huge human like physical body; who is sitting  on a big chair on the skies in a certain direction. They say that this huge Sky Idol has limitations on his movements as he cannot come near human beings, therefore,  knows about them, only by his knowledge.  They call this human-like-Deity  as Allah.
 
(5) Ammanis also claim that Shias (and all their 118 Groups) are  true Muslims even though they do takfeer of Khulafa-e-Rashideen and Sahabah and Ahle Bait-e-Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)
 
Shias have altered Islamic 'Shahadah' (Kalima Tayyiba) and have included the name of Hadhrat Ali ( رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) as the successor of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and  first Caliph.

SHIA SHAHADAH - There is no god but Allah, (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ), Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is the Apostle of Allah;  Ali ( رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) is the Friend of Allah; the successor of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and his first Caliph".

The above Shahadah implies that one has to believe that Hadhrat Ali ( رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was the successor of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and the first and the only rightful Caliph of Islam.  This way one has to deny the Caliphate of three rightful Caliphs of Islam as wrong. The Shia Shahadah also implies that the three rightful Caliphs (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم اجمعین ) were wrong doers, politically motivated and usurpers of power. (Nauzubillahi). This Shia belief amounts to questioning the authenticity of the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).

The famous Shia Imam Khomeini, in his book 'Kashful Asrar' (pages 119-20) has written the following.

QUOTE - 'From the examples I (Khomeini) have given, it shows that the Shaikhs Abu Bakr and Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہم)  had acted against the Quran. For these people to behave in such a manner among Muslims was not surprising. The Muslims (Sahaba) were also in such a state that they were either part of the same group (Abu Bakr and Umar -  رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم) or they had similar intentions of becoming the government in power.

If they (the Muslims) did not side them (Abu Bakr and Umar -  رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم) then it was certain that they did not have the courage to speak out against those who behaved badly towards Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and his beloved daughter (Fathima - رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا).
In short, even if mention was made in the Quran in clear words on this matter (the succession of Hadhrat Ali - رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ - as Caliph), they would not have changed their intentions, and even at the Command of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) they would not have given up the seat (of Government). UNQUOTE.
 
(6) Ammanis also claim Ibadis ( and all existing Khariji Groups) are True Muslims even though it is a well known fact that Kharijis have never been treated as Muslims throughout the history of Islam. 

Ibadiyya (الاباضية) is one of the Khawarij Groups, founded during the early caliphates of Abu Bakr and Umar (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم ). Ibadis lived in Basra, Syria.  The name Ibadiyya is derived from their mentor and leader Abdullah bin Ibad. However, Ibadis consider Jabir bin Zayd, (d 711 AD), as their first spiritual Imam. 

IBADI BELIEFS

Ibadis claim that only two Khulfa-e-Rashideen; namely Abu Bakr and Umar (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم ) were rightly guided; and Othman and Ali (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم ) were wrong doers (Astaghfirullah).  They also claim many Sahabah, and members of Ahle Bait were wrong doers. (Astaghfirullah). 

Ibadis claim  that Abdullah Ibn Wahb al-Rasibi (a Khariji on whose hand all Kharijis took bait as their Caliph during Hadhrat Ali's -  رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ  Caliphate) is the legitimate and rightly guided  Khalifa-e-Islam.

Like Mu'atazila;  Ibadis claim  Quran is a creation of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ)They reject most of the Ahadith literature and accept only those Ahadith which are in line with their Khariji Aqeedah. 

Ibadis testify the popular Khariji belief, that the attitude of a true believer is expressed in the following three religious obligations :

(a) Walāyah : Acceptance of all Ibadi (read Khariji) Imams; and friendship and unity with the practicing true believers (ie., Ibadis).

(b) Barā'ah : Dissociation (but not hostility) towards unbelievers and sinners, and those destined for Hell (other Muslim Sects).

(c) Wuqūf : Reservation towards those whose status is unclear.

Sultan Qaboos and the entire Omani ruling family are Ibadis. Also, majority of people (65%) in Oman are Ibadis.

Ibadis are also found in the Nafusa Mountains in Libya, M'zab in Algeria, Zanzibar, Djerba Island in Tunisia and Mozabite Valley.

 
 
PROMINENT AMMANIS IN THE WORLD 
 
 
Many Politicians and scholars belonging to Salafis, Deobandis, Shias, etc., have signed Amman Message declaration and joined Ammani  Group under King Abdullah II of Jordan. Some known Ahle Sunnah Ulema in the West have also signed these declarations.  What made them fall into this trap and why they have chosen to switch their loyalty to King Abdullah II of Jordan to join "Ammanism"  is a mystery, not known even to their followers.
The followers of Scholars and Leaders who have signed the Amman Message Declarations will naturally be treated as members of Ammani Groups and followers of  Ammanism.  Like Dr. Taher-ul-Qadri has signed Amman Message in 2006, therefore his followers, Minhajis, will come under Ammani Groups.  Similarly, Nazim al Haqqani has declared King Abdullah II of Jordan as Khalifa-e-Islam, therefore, his followers, Haqqanis, will come under Ammani Groups.  Similar is the case with the followers of other scholars like, Muhammad Tantawy, Ahmed Kuftaro, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Abdullah bin Bayyah, Taqi Usmani, Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Ali Zain Al-Abidin Al-Jifri, Abdullah Sulayman bin Mani, etc., who have signed, accepted and support Amman Message. 
 
 
 

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