How SA Muslims Opposed ANC MP, Khalid Sayed’s Derogatory Remarks

On the 7th August 2022, Muharram 1444, Laylatul Aashura, an ANC MP, Khalid Sayed made hateful statements in a 30-minute lecture conducted at the Shia Headquarters, Ahlul Bayt in Cape Town on Sunday, under the permission of the Shia group, Ahlul Bait Foundation of South Africa (AFOSA). Sayed said:

The Khulafa-e-Rashideen and Sahabah are munifiqeen who usurped the Khilafah and hid their Kufr

South African Muslims rejected and outrightedly remained firm on the stance and collectively chanted the kufr of Shias. They unapologetically rejected the statements of Sayed.

“The ANC MP accused the companions of Prophet Muhammad of being hypocrites and hiding their disbelief among other blasphemous commentary during the talk”

Here are the statements released by prominent Islamic Organizations who are clear on their stance with regards to the reality of the Kufr of Shias and their promoters. These statements should build courage in every single Muslim to protect the Haqq:

🔊 Referring to the Sahaabah رَضِيَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَنْهُمْ as “hypocrites” 🔊

A person named Khalid Sayed is the Head of the ANC Youth League and a MPL in the Western Cape Legislature. On Lailatul Ashuraa at the Ahlul Bait Centre in Cape Town, he made the following comments: “The Khulafa-e-Raashideen and Sahaabah (Radiallahu Anhum) are Munafiqeen who usurped the Khilafah and hid their Kufr.” What is the status of the Imaan of such a person? Attached herewith is the clip of the statements that was shared widely on social media platforms.

Hadrat Abdullah Bin Masood Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said, “Verily Allah Ta’ala looked in the hearts of His servants and found the heart of Muhammad Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam the best of hearts from amongst the servants, He then chose it for himself and deputed him with His message, He then looked into the hearts of the servants after Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam and found the hearts of his companions to be the best of hearts from amongst the servants, He then made them the ministers of His Nabi who will defend His Deen.” [Narrated by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad Pg.379 Vol.1]

Hadrat Abdullah bin Umar Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said, “When you see those swearing my companions, then say, “May the curse of Allah be upon your evil.” [Re: Tirmidhi Hadith no.3866]

Hadrat Abdullah Bin Mughaffal Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said, “Fear Allah! Fear Allah! In regard to my companions. Do not make them a target after me. Whoever loves them, it is because of my love that he loves them. Whoever hates them, then it is because of hatred for me that he hates them. Whoever harms them, then he has certainly harmed me, and whoever harms me, then he has certainly caused harm to Allah Ta’ala. And whoever causes harm to Allah Ta’ala, then He will soon grab hold of him (punish him).” [Re:- Tirmidhi Hadith no. 3862]

In a narration recorded by Imaam Shafi Rahimahullah, Hadrat Anas Radiallahu Anhu narrates from Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam, “A group of people will appear in the final time who will lower the position of the Sahaabah, don’t get (your women) married to them and do not marry them (yourselves), do not perform Salaah with them and do not perform Salaah upon them (referring to the Janaazah Salaah on their demise). Curse descends upon such people.” [Faslul Khitaab Fee Mawaafiqil Ashaab Pg.18 No.10]

These narrations of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam should increase us in our Imaan as we have been warned of such evil groups appearing in the final era before Qiyaamah. We are witness to the prophecy of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam. We, as followers of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah, should distance and disassociate ourselves from them.

Khalid Sayed, a senior member of the ANC, has referred to the Khulafa-e-Raashideen (particularly Sayyiduna Abu Bakr, Sayyiduna Umar and Sayyiduna Uthmaan Radiallahu Anhum) as hypocrites. Any true Muslim that refers to the Sahaabah as hypocrites, will lose his Imaan. If, by referring to an ordinary Muslim as ‘Kaafir’ one loses his Imaan, what can then be said about those personalities for whom Allah Ta’ala has declared His pleasure?![Re:- Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah Pg.55/56 Vol.2]

In conclusion, to be classified as a Muslim (once again), after sincerely repenting from one’s statement of Kufr, one is required to recite the Kalimah Tayyibah and together with that, hold the correct beliefs as required in Shariah, which includes honouring the Sahaabah Radiallahu Anhum as understood from the narrations quoted above.



Hadhrat Mufti Mohammed Desai Saheb حَفِظَهُ اللّٰهُ

Date: 12 Muharram 1444 / 11 August 2022

The Anthem Of Ulama-e-Deoband Says

” The same Takbeer that came from the valley of Faaraan echoes here. This noble sanctuary produces torchbearers of faith for the world of infidelity here………

Mountain ranges sink here; storms stop here. The royal palace will now before this dwelling of the poor. This cloud is such a cloud, every drop of which is a source of nectar(life), this water skin is such a water skin by which a hundred oceans can be filled.’

1.When the Christians schemed nefarious plots, Moulana Qasim Nanotwi رحمہ اللہ تعالی rose to the occasion in defence and Moulana Rahmatulaah Kiraami رحمہ اللہ تعالی crushed them by producing the famous masterpiece ‘Izahul Haqq’ (The Truth Exposed) which was has not been answered by any Christian to date

2. When the Hindus challenged via the ‘Aryaan Samaj’ then Moulana Qasim Nanotwi رحمہ اللہ تعالی defeated both the Christians and the Hindus in Shajanpur

3. When Shiasm threatened to spread then, once again, Moulana Qasim Nanowti رحمہ اللہ تعالی wrote ‘Hadyatul Shia’ and Moulana Abdus Sakoor Lucknowi رحمہ اللہ تعالی came to the front. Moulana Haqq Nawaz Jhanvi رحمہ اللہ تعالی formed the ‘Sipha Sahabah’ in September 1985 and has been exposing Shism at every turn ever since

4.When Qadianism raised it’s ugly head then Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri رحمہ اللہ تعالی, Moulana Murtadha Hasan Chanpuri رحمہ اللہ تعالی, Moulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمہ اللہ تعالی, Moulana Habibur Rahmaan Ludiyanvi رحمہ اللہ تعالی, Shah Bukhaari رحمہ اللہ تعالی Moulana Mansoor Ahmed Chanoti رحمہ اللہ تعالی, Allamah Yusuf Binori رحمہ اللہ تعالی and Mufti Mahmood رحمہ اللہ تعالی of Pakistan demolished every proof of theirs.

5. When Maududism began to spread then Moulana Hussein Ahmed Madani رحمہ اللہ تعالی , followed by many, exposed them.

Extracted from Ulama-e-Deoband by Mufti Afzal Hoosen رحمہ اللہ تعالی

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