Freeing Ja’far As-Saadiq From The Lies Of The Raafidah

Appendix Three: Freeing Ja’far As-Saadiq From The Lies Of The Raafidah

Shaykhul-Islaam said in Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa 13/244: “It is proper to know that ‘Alee and his family members have been lied on, especially Ja’far As-Saadiq, in a manner which none from amongst the companions have been lied upon. This is to the point that the Ismaa’eeliyyah and the Nusayriyyah[1] ascribe their Madh-hab to him as do the Mu’tazilah.”

Shaykhul-Islaam said in Minhaaj As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah 7/391: “None has been lied upon the way that Ja’far As-Saadiq has, while he is free of that (which the Raafidah ascribe to him).”

Shaykh Rabee’ ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee, may Allaah preserve him, said in Al-Intisaar Li-Kitaab Al-‘Azeez Al-Jabbaar wa Li-As-Haab Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم  Al-Akhyaar رضي الله عنهم ‘Alaa A’daa’ihim Al-Ashraar pg. 37: “By way of this action, atrocities and evils which they have committed as it relates to Allaah the Exalted, and as it relates to His Book, His Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم  and the creed of At-Tawheed (monotheism) becomes evident. Their lies against the family members (of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم) are exposed; especially (the lies against) Ja’far As-Saadiq and his father, Muhammad ibn ‘Alee Al-Baaqir. Their exaggeration in lies against the companions of Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم  and their drowning them in revilement and Takfeer of them is exposed; especially (that which they did against) the Rightly Guided Khulafaa’; as is their ruling upon them (upon the companions) that they are the people of the Hellfire, abiding therein forever, and (the false claim of theirs) that the Gardens of Bliss is for the Rawaafidh! (Exposed is) their declaring the Ummah to be disbelievers due to their opposing them in their false and calumnious principles; affairs which not even those who have the least amount of religion from amongst the people would believe; much less the carriers of Al-Islaam and the scholars of the Ummah who have jealousy for the sake of the Religion of Allaah, His Book, His Messenger, and the noble companions.” (End of his statement)

‘Alee ibn Al-Ja’d narrated from Zuhayr ibn Mu’aawiyah saying: “My father said to Ja’far ibn Muhammad: ‘I have a neighbor who says that you claim that you are free of Aboo Bakr and ‘Umar.’ Ja’far responded: ‘May Allaah make me free of your neighbor! By Allaah, I hope that Allaah will benefit me by my nearness to Aboo Bakr.’ I complained about that and was advised to go to my paternal uncle ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Al-Qaasim.”

Ibn ‘Uyaynah said: “They narrated to us from Ja’far ibn Muhammad, and I did not hear from him (directly) that he said: ‘The family of Aboo Bakr used to supplicate, during the time of Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم  for the family of Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم. Ibn Aboo ‘Umar Al-‘Adanee and others narrated the likes of that from Ja’far ibn Muhammad from his father.”

Muhammad ibn Fudayl narrated from Saalim ibn Aboo Hafsah saying: “I asked Aboo Ja’far and his son Ja’far about Aboo Bakr and ‘Umar. They said: ‘O Saalim, have allegiance for them and disassociate yourself from their enemy. For indeed they were two Imaams of guidance.’ Then Ja’far said: ‘O Saalim, does a man revile his grandfather? Aboo Bakr is my grandfather. I will not attain the intercession of Muhammad on the Day of Standing if I do not have allegiance for them and disassociate myself from their enemy.’”[2]  

Hafs ibn Ghayaath said: “I heard Ja’far ibn Muhammad saying: ‘I do not hope for anything from the intercession of ‘Alee except that I likewise hope for the same thing from the intercession of Aboo Bakr. He gave birth to me twice. (T.N. The meaning of this is explained in the next narration)”[3]

Adh-Dhahabee said: His mother (meaning: Ja’far As-Saadiq) was Umm Farwah bint Al-Qaasim ibn Muhammad ibn Aboo Bakr At-Taymee. Her mother (i.e. the maternal grandmother of Ja’far) is Asmaa’ bint ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Aboo Bakr (As-Siddeeq). For this reason he used to say: ‘Aboo Bakr As-Siddeeq gave birth to me twice. (i.e. his lineage is directly linked to Aboo Bakr two ways).”[4]

Adh-Dhahabee cited his chain of transmission up to Imaam Ad-Daaraqutnee; and from him up to ‘Abdul-Jabbaar ibn Al-‘Abbaas Al-Hamdaanee that Ja’far ibn Muhammad came to them when they were about to depart from Al-Madeenah and said: “Indeed you are, if Allaah wills, from the righteous people of your land. So convey to them from me that whoever claims that I am an Imaam who is infallible and obedience to me is obligatory then I am free of him. And whoever claims that I have disassociated myself from Aboo Bakr and ‘Umar then I am free of him.”[5]

Al-Mizzee narrated with his chain of transmission leading to Yahyaa ibn Saleem from Ja’far As-Saadiq that he said: “Indeed the evil ones from the people of Iraq claim that we revile Aboo Bakr and ‘Umar while they are my fathers.” [6]

Translated by: Aboo Ruqayyah Raha ibn Donald Batts


[1] These are two sects from the Raafidah.

[2] These three texts are within As-Siyar 6/158 and Tahdheeb Al-Kamaal 5/80

[3] Tahdheeb Al-Kamaal 5/82

[4] Siyar A’laam An-Nubalaa’ 6/255 and Tahdheeb Al-Kamaal 8/82

[5] Tahdheeb Al-Kamaal 5/82 These statements are within Tahdheeb Al-Kamaal; Al-Mizzee narrated them with his chains of transmission and Adh-Dhahabee took them from him.

[6] Tahdheeb Al-Kamaal 5/82