Warning the Nation and Calling their attention to Sins and Wrongdoings that lead to Tyranny of Evil doers on them

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On the Levels of Eradicating the Wrong Practiced by the Household of the Prophet (P) regarding the usurpation of the Caliphate from them:

Warning the Nation and Calling their attention to Sins and Wrongdoings that lead to Tyranny of Evil doers on them:


The Fourth Level: Warning the nation and calling their attention to sins and wrongdoings that lead to tyranny of oppressors and evil doers on them. By this, imams prevent the probability of an unjust ruler usurping authority. They prevent it before it happens. They treat the causes before the effects. It is rather a more effective method of treatment. As they say, “Precaution is better than treatment.”

These matters include:

1-  Abandoning establishing the right and eradicating the wrong. There is a narration in Kafi and Tahthib citing Imam Rida (P) saying, “Establish the right and eradicate the wrong or else the evil doers will rule upon you. Then, the right doers will pray but their prayers will not be answered.”([1]) Sheikh Mufid narrated in Muqni’ah and Tousi in Tahthib citing the Prophet (P), he said, “My nation stays well if they establish the right and eradicate the wrong and cooperate to benevolence and piousness. If they do not, blessings are taken from them, and they fight against each other. They will have no supporter neither on Earth nor in Heaven.”([2])

2-  Failure to benefit from the directions of the functioning scholars [who are true to religion]. The Prophet (P) was cited saying, “There will be a time that comes to people when they flee from scholars like sheep escape wolves. Then, Allah will burden them with three things: The first is that He takes blessing from their money. The second is that He empowers an unjust ruler over them. The third is that they leave this World without faith.”([3])

3-  Emptying religion of its real content and sufficing with superficial formalities. Religious scholars and the pious abandon their real responsibilities. In a tradition of the Prophet (P), “There will be a time over my nation when they will only know scholars with a presentable outfit and Qoran with a nice voice. They would worship Allah only in Ramadhan. When that happens, Allah empowers a ruler over them who has no knowledge, no justice and no kinship.”([4])

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



([1]) Wasail Shia: Chapters of Orders and Forbidding, Chapter 1, Section 4, 18.

([2]) Wasail Shia: Chapters of Orders and Forbidding, Chapter 1, Section 4, 18.

([3]) Bihar Anwar: 22/454 citing Jame’ Akhbar (Collector of the News): 125-126, Chapter 22.

([4]) Bihar Anwar: 22/454 citing Jame’ Akhbar: 125-126, Chapter 88.