"Why I Left Shi'ah"- Sayyid Husain Al-Musawi:
The Testimony Of The Author Before He Was Killed
15 March 2013
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
"Why I Left
Shi'ah" -- Sayyid Husain Al-Musawi
The Testimony Of The Author
Before He Was Killed
Sayyid Husain Al-Musawi is not an
unfamiliar name among the Shi'ahs. He was a great
scholar of the Shi'ahs who was born in Karbala and
studied in Hauzah until he got the title "mujtahid".
He also had a special position in the sight of Imam
After going through a long
spiritual journey, he finally left Shi'ah, because he
found so many deviations and errors in it. This
article was excerpted from his book,'Why
I Left Shi'ah (transl.)', his responsibility for Allah
and history before he was eventually murdered:
I was born in Karbala, growing up
in an environment of Shi'ah people and was cared of by
my father, who was a religious person. I studied in a
number of schools in the city up until I reached early
adolescence. And then my father sent me to Hauzah,
sort of like an Islamic boarding school, in the city
of Najaf. It was the main city of knowledge, the place
of the famous scholars to study religious knowledge,
such as Imam Sayyid Muhammad Ali Husain Kasyif Al-Ghita.
He was a notable figure in the 'City of Knowledge'.
Since then, I started thinking seriously about the
issue of knowledge. I studied themadzhabof
Ahlul-Bait, but on the other hand I have found
reproach and attacks against the Ahlul-Bait.
I learned about the issues ofShari'ahto
worship Allah, but in it werenas(texts)
Allah, what am I studying? Is it possible that all
this is the true madzhab of Ahlul-Bait?"
Indeed, this led to the splitting
of a person's personality. Because, how does he
worship Allah while on the other hand he iskufragainst
Allah? How does he follow thesunnahof
Rasulullah while on the other hand he attacks him? How
can he be said following the Ahlul Bait, loving and
he insults and mocks him?
"Send down your mercy and love
O Allah. If not because of Your mercy, I will surely
be among those who go astray, in fact among those who
I again asked myself,"What
is the attitude of the notable figures, the imams and
those who are considered as ulama's? What is their
stance on this matter? Do they see what I see? Do they
learn what I learn?"
I need someone to complain about
all my confusion and pour out all my sadness to. I
finally got the guidance and a good idea, i.e. to do a
comprehensive study and reassess all the subject
materials that I had received. I read everything I got
from the references, be it themu'tabaror
I read every book that got into
my hands. I pondered to review some of the paragraphs
I commented based on the ideas that were in my brain.
When I finished reading the
references that aremu'tabar,I
got some paper, and then kept them, hopefully one day
Allah will determine a decision for me.
I beg Allah for help in
explaining this truth. There would be a lot of
murder attempts that would be met if one exposes the
deviations of Shi'ah, but I had already considered all
those, and they did not prevent me from doing it.
The people of Shi'ah have killed
the father of our leaders, namely Ayatullah Uzhma Imam
Sayyid Abul Hasan Al-Ashfani, a greatestimamof
the Shi'ah after the disappearance of theimams
until today. There is no doubt that he was a great
figure of Shi'ah , however, when he was about to
straighten out themanhajof
Shi'ah and cleanse the superstitious that are present
in it, they slaughtered him like how they slaughter a
goat. Just as they also have assassinated Sayyid Ahmad
Al-Kasrawi when he declared himself free of the
deviations of Shi'ah and wanted to straighten out themanhajof
Shi'ah, they chopped off the body of Sayyid Ahmad into
There are still many people who
suffered the same fate due to their courage in
Shi'ah. And they also want me to suffer the same fate.
But it does not frighten me. Suffice it for me to
deliver the truth, advise my brothers, give warnings
to them and turn away from misguidance.
If I want the pleasure of the
world, the mut'ah (contract marriage) andkhumus(a
fifth of the property given by the followers of Shi'ah)
have been enough to achieve all those, as done by
others other than myself who have become rich in each
of their area. Some of them ride the most expensive
cars of the latest model. Butalhamdulillah,I
turned away from those since I recognize the truth.
Seeing The Ahlussunnah AsNajis(Unclean)
The most widespread belief among
us, the followers of Shi'ah is the prioritization on
the Ahlul Bait. In themadzhabof
Shi'ah, everything is based on the love for the Ahlul
Bait. To disown themselves from the laymen, namely the
Ahlu Sunnah, to disown themselves from the threekhalifahs
and Aishah binti Abu Bakar for their attitude against
the Ahlul Bait.
What's rooted in the mind of
every Shi'ah, be it the young or the old, the clever
or the ignorant, the male of the female, is that theSahabahshad
done injustices against the Ahlul Bait, shed their
blood and madehalaltheir
honor. The belief instilled by theulama's
Shi'ah is that their biggest enemy is the Ahlus Sunnah.
This is because the Sunni people are considerednajisin
the sight of the Shi'ahs, to the extent that even if
they cleanse a thousand times, thenajiswill
Almost all the books of Shi'ahs
that I studied are full of rough languages and are
beyond common sense. Various insults, aspersion and
dirty words are scattered in every book. In fact,
oftentimes, what's expressed do not have sound logic.
Nahjul Balaghah, Al IhtijajandRijal
If we want to explore everything
that is said about Ahlul Bait, the discussion will be
extended, because no one among them is free from the
dirty words, foul sentences or contemptible
accusations. Many despicable deeds have been
attributed to them.
did not sleep until he kissed the front part of
Fatimah's face,"(Bihar Al-Anwar,43/44).
"Rasulullah kept his face on
both breasts of Fatimah,"(Bihar
A very heinous blasphemy, how
could Rasulullah, the noble, do all those illogical
been practiced in the ugliest forms, the women have
been humiliated in the worst humiliations. Most of
them (Shi'ahs) fulfill their lusts in the name of
religion behind the curtain that is calledmut'ah.
They have broughtriwaayahs
that give motivations to domut'ah,setting
and detailing its rewards, as well as punishments on
those who do not do it. In fact those who do not
As Saduq narrated from As Sadiq, he said,"Indeed,
mut'ah is my religion and the religion of my father.
Whoever denies it, it means he is denying our religion
and having the aqeedah of a religion other than our
La Yahdhuruhu Al Faqih,3/366). This is the declaration
those who rejectmut'ah.
To strengthen further thismut'ah,the
name of Rasulullah was even brought in, such as
written in "Man La Yahdhuruhu Al Faqih", 3/366,"Whoever
does mut'ah with a woman, he will be safe from the
wrath of Allah, the Compeller. Whoever does mut'ah two
time, he shall be gathered together with the people of
goodness. Whoever does mut'ah three times, he will be
side by side with me in paradise."
It is the spirits of these words
that drive theulama's
of the city of knowledge, Najaf, the dominion of theimams,
many women. Such as theulama'Sayiid
Shadr, Barwajardi, Syairazi, Qazwani, Sayyid Madani
and many others.
Check out thisriwaayah.
From Sayyid Fathullah Al Kashani, he narrated inTafsir
Manhaj As-Sadiqin, from the Prophet SAW, verily he
does mut'ah once, his status is like Husain AS; one
who does it two times, his status is like Hasan AS;
the one who does it three times, his status is the
same as Ali Bin Abu Talib; and whoever does mut'ah
four times, his status is the same as my status."
Indeed, it does not make sense.
Say there was a evil man doingmut'ahonce,
his status is the same as Husain AS; and thenmut'ahtwice,
his status goes up again. That easy?? Are the status
of Rasulullah SAW and theimams
that low?? Even if the person doingmut'ahhas
attained a high status ofiman,is
his status the same as the status of Husain, his
brother, his father and his grandfather?
The Imam HasMut'ahWith
A Small Child
When Imam Khomeini stayed in
Iraq, I went back and forth to visit him. I studied
under him, thus the relationship between myself and
him became so close. At one time, he agreed to go to a
city in the framework of fulfilling an invitation,
namely the city that is located on the western part of
Mosul, that could be reached in about half an hour by
Imam Khomeini asked me to go
along with him. We were received and honoured with an
extraordinary honour during our stay with one of the
Shi'ah families who lived there. He had pledged
allegiance to propagate the creed of Shi'ah in that
When the visit ended and on our
way home, on the road, on our return, we passed
through Baghdad and Imam Khomeini wished to rest from
the tiring journey. Then he instructed so that we head
to a resort area where there lived a man from Iran
named Sayyid Sahib. There was a pretty strong
friendship between him and Imam.
Sayyid Sahib asked us to stay
overnight at his place that night and Imam Khomeini
When the time ofIsha'came,
dinner for us was served. The people who attended
kissed Imam's hand and asked him questions regarding a
number of issues and Imam answered them.
When it was time to sleep and the
people had already gone home, Imam Khomeini saw a
little girl, her age was around 5 years old but she
was very beautiful. Imam requested from her father,
i.e. Sayyid Sahib, to present the girl to him so that
he could domut'ahwith
her. So the father agreed to it, feeling very pleased.
So Imam Khomeini slept and the girl was in his
embrace, while we heard the cries and screams of the
The night passed by. When the
morning came, we sat down and had breakfast. The Imam
looked at me and noticed very obvious signs of
unpleasedness and disagreement in my face, because how
could he domut'ahwith
a little girl, whereas in the house there were girls
who are alreadybaligh(adolescent).
Imam Khomaini asked me,"Sayyid
Husain, what is your opinion about doing mut'ah with a
I asked him,"The
most supreme words are your words, what's true is your
acts, and you are a mujtahid imam. It is not possible
for me to opine or say unless it is in accordance with
your opinion and words. It needs to be understood that
it is not possible for me to oppose your fatwa."
Then he said,"Sayyid
Husain, indeed the ruling of having mut'ah with a
small child is permissible but only with fondling,
kisses and squeezing with the thighs. As for the
sexual intercourse, indeed she is not strong enough to
also the book of Imam Khomeini entitled "Tahrir Al
Wasilah", 2/241, number 12, which allowsmut'ahwith
babies that are still suckling.
So obvious, the damages caused bymut'ahare
very huge and complex.
Among others are:
First, it's violating against thenasof
Second, the fakeriwaayahs
that are diverse and their attribution to theimams,
whereas therein contains vituperations which would
unplease a person who still has an atom ofimanin
Third, the damage inflicted by it
a woman who already has a husband. In these
circumstances a husband will not feel safe for his
wife because of the possibility that later his wife
another man. This is a damage upon a damage! Nobody
can imagine how the feelings of a husband who finds
out that the wife who is under his care havemut'ahwith
Fourth, the fathers out there
also feel insecure about their daughters, because it
is possible that their daughters would domut'ahwithout
his permission, and then suddenly get pregnant with
God knows who.
Fifth, most people who domut'ahallow
themselves to donikah
will object if their daughters are wedded by means ofmut'ah.They
are aware that thismut'ahis
and is anaib(shame)
for them, but they themselves are doing it for other
people's daughters. Supposingnikah
something that is allowed byShari'ah,why
most fathers feel disinclined to allow their daughters
or relatives to havenikah
Sixth, in themut'ahmarriage,
there is no witness, announcement, and consent of the
female's guardian, and the spousal inheritance law
does not apply, but she is just a contracted wife. The
open opportunities for young adults to drown in a
puddle of sin that it will corrupt the image of
So the danger ofmut'ahis
very clear from the standpoint of religious, moral and
social life. Thusmut'ahis
it contains a lot of dangers.
The claim that prohibition only
applies specifically on the day of Khaibar, is a claim
that is not based ondaleel.
Besides that, if the prohibition only applies on the
day of Khaibar, there must have been an affirmation
from Rasulullah. The meaning of the words thatmut'ahmarriage
was forbidden on the day of Khaibar is that, its
prohibition commenced on the day of Khaibar until the
Judgment Day. As for the words of ourulama's
(ulama's of Shi'ah), they are ridiculing of thenasof
How many people who domut'ahmix
up the children and mothers, the women and their
brothers, fathers.... and other chaos.
A woman came to me asking for the
incident that befell her. That woman told that she had
an influential personage andulama',Sayyid
Husain Sadr, twenty years ago, and she got pregnant.
After having enough, that personage divorced her. She
swore that she was pregnant from the relationship with
Sayyid Sadr, because no one else didmut'ahwith
her except Sayyid Sadr. After her daughter turned into
an adult, she became a beautiful lady and ready to be
married . But her mother found that the daughter had
been pregnant. When enquired about it, she said that
she had hadnikah
Sayyid Sadr and her pregnancy was because of thatnikah
mother was taken aback and lost control and said that
Sayyid Sadr is her father. And then the mother told
the story to her daughter, his flesh and blood! In
Iran, such incidents are happening countless times!
Let us refer to the words of
let them who find not [the means for] marriage abstain
[from sexual relations] until Allah enriches them from
Whoever is not able to marry in ashar'ieway
because of the lack of provision that he has, let him
guard his chastity until Allah givesrizq(sustenance)
to him so that he is able. Supposingmut'ahis
Allah would not have commanded to guard the chastity
and wait until the time comes that the affairs of
marriage is eased for him.
It has been equally known that
Islam came to command the virtuous deeds and forbid
deplorable deeds. Islam came to actualize the welfare
of the Allah's slaves and so that their way of life
become well-regulated. On the other hand, it cannot be
doubted anymore thatmut'ahwill
Indeed, the outbreak of the
the lending of the private parts. The lending of the
private parts means a man will give his wife or mother
to other men.
It is very unfortunate, thefatwas
about the lending of the private parts are sounded a
lot by theulama's ofShi'ah,such
as As Sistani, Sayyid Sadr, Ash Shairazi, Ath
Thabathabai and Al Barwajardi. Most of them allow
their guests to borrow their wives if the guests are
interested and will be lent during the guests' stay.
It is our duty to give warnings
to the general public over this indecent practice, so
that they will not accept thefatwasof
the personages which allow this immoral and indecent
The matter does not just stop
here, it even allows doing sodomy to the women. They
narrated a fewriwaayahs
and ascribe them to theimams.
of the property that comes from their livelihood which
must be paid by the Shi'ahs, is something that is
being exploited in a manner that is very ugly by thefiqhexperts
It becomes the main livelihood and revenues of the
in a very large amount, whereas thenasof
that the general public of the Shi'ahs are exempted
from the obligation of paying one-fifth of the
The ruling on payingkhumusis
it is not obligated upon everyone to pay it out. They
are allowed to use those property just as they are
using other properties or incomes from their works.
There has been a competition
Therefore, they try to lower the percentage of thekhumustaken
from the possessions of the people with the goal that
the people would come in droves to deposit theirkhumusto
them. So among them, there are those who are doingSatan's
Imam Khomeini is a very rich
person from thiskhumus.
While in Iraq, his wealth was in abundance, that when
he departed for France and lived there, he had savings
in the form of money in Iraqi Dinar, besides American
Dollar which were deposited in the banks in Paris with
very high interests.
On top of that, indeed, lineage
and descendancy is something that can be sold and
bought. Whoever wants an honorable lineage that is
associated to the Ahlul Bait, there is no other way
but to approach his sister or wife to come to theSayyidsfornikah
them or he pays a sum of money, so that in that way
that he gets an honorable lineage.
This is the practice that is not
unfamiliar in the city of knowledge.
I remembered my honourable
friend, Ahmad As Safi An Najafi. I knew him after I
had obtained the title ofmujtahid,we
became very good friend despite the big difference in
age. He said to me,"My son, Hussain, you shall not
dirty yourself with khumus, because it is a haram
engaged in an intensive discussions until I was sure
Other Holy Scriptures
But the gravest of all in the
deviations of the Shi'ahs is the presence of other
holy scriptures besides Al-Qur'an and that they say
that the Qur'an is fake. When reading and examining
our references that aremu'tabar,I
found the names of other books claimed by ourulama's
as being revealed to Rasulullah SAW and that those
books were specially dedicated to Ali RA. Those books
Sahifah An Namus, Sahifah Al-Abithah, Sahifah Dzuabah
As-Saif, Sahifah Ali, Al-Jufr, Mushaf Fatimah, Al-
Ali bin Said and Abu Abdullah AS (Ja'afar As Sadiq),
he said,"We possess the the mushaf Fathimah, it
contains the verses of the kitabullah, it was revealed
to Rasulullah and his family and was written
personally by Ali with his hand."(Bihar
Al Anwar, 26/48).
If the book was dictated by
Rasulullah and written by Ali, why did he hide it from
Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to
you from your Lord. , and if you do not, then you have
not conveyed His message...."(QS
Al-Maidah : 67).
Regarding the Qur'an, Ourulama's
agreed that the Qur'an is the only book that has
changed among the books that are recognized by the
Shi'ahs. Al-Muhaddiths An-Nuri Ath-Thibrisi has
compiled all the evidences and proofs of the
occurrence of wide-scale alterations in the Qur'an in
his book which he named"The
Determiner In Establishing The Occurrence Of
Alterations In The Book Of God Of All Gods"(Faslu
al-khithab fi Ittsbati Tahrif Kitabi Rabbi Al-Arbab).
In his book, he has compiled a
which stated that there has occurred alterations. He
compiled the words of thefiqhexperts
of Shi'ah who openly stated that the Qur'an that is in
the hands of mankind today has been changed from the
The true Qur'an is the Qur'an
that was with Ali and theimams
after him until it will be with Al-Qaim.
Due to that, when facing death,
Imam Al-Khaui made a will to us, his students and
cadres in Hauzah,"Hold
tight to this Al-Qur'an until the appearance of the
Indeed, the most bizarre and
surprising thing is that, all of these books had been
handed down from Allah and dedicated to Imam Ali and
after him but they are all hidden from theummah.
If Imam Ali really had those books, what is he hiding
After wandering in very tiring
and painful journey, what should I do? Do I have to
remain in the position and office the way it is today,
and dredge away the abundant treasures from the
simple-minded people who do not know anything in the
contributions in the festivals and then ride on a
luxury car and practicenikah
beautiful women? Or do I have to leave this pleasure,
abstain from theharamdeeds
and blast out the truth because one who is silent from
the truth is a mute Satan.
I know that Abdullah bin Saba' is
a Jew who founded the Shi'ahMadzhaband
sects in Islam. He instilled enmity and hatred amongst
them after they were earlier bound by love andimanwhich
united their hearts."They
[think to] deceive Allah and those who believe, but
they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it]
Al-Baqarah : 9)
After I published my book, for
Allah and then for History (Why I Left Shi'ah – transl.),
issued from the city of knowledge about the
myself, the retraction of all my knowledge based
titles. All the punishments of themurtadpeople
are imposed on me, and it is forbidden for the Shi'ahs
to read my book.