Al-Raj’ah [The Return]: Imams Reincarnated


The Shia believe in this strange concept of Al-Raj’ah, which translates to “The Return.” They believe that when Imam Mehdi appears, he will first ressurect all of the enemies of Ahlel Bayt (including Abu Bakr [رضّى الله عنه], Umar [رضّى الله عنه], Uthman [رضّى الله عنه], Aisha [رضّى الله عنها], Hafsa [رضّى الله عنها], and the Sunnis) and then he will flog them and punish their reincarnated selves. According to Al-Raj’ah, Imam Mehdi will ressurect all the Prophets, Imams, and pious Shia from their graves who will then live again on this earth a second time for one primary purpose: to view the humiliation of the enemies of Ahlel Bayt as justice is meted out on them.

According to the Shia, the Imams will be in reincarnated so that they can punish their enemies and rule the earth in a second life. Al-Raj’ah is a fundamental of the Shia faith. Orthodox Muslims [i.e. those of the mainstream Ahlus Sunnah] abhor this pagan and Hindu-like belief in reincarnation. It is absurd and an obvious exaggeration of the Shia who simply wishes beyond wish that one day that the “dirty Nasibi Sunnis” will be punished; it is indicative of their obsession with the Sunnis, in particular with their obsessive hate of the Three Caliphs and Aisha (رضّى الله عنها). They created this ridicolous belief in a second life just so that they have this dream of one day meeting and humiliating the objects of their obsession.

This belief in Al-Raj’ah is Kufr (disbelief) because it is denying the verses in the Quran which say that Allah and Allah Alone will mete out justice to the disbelievers on the Day of Judgement. See how the Shia exaggerate with their Imams? It is their Imams who will deliver punishments to the disbelievers, instead of Allah on the Day of Judgement. We have seen so many verses in the Quran about how Allah will punish the disbelievers on the Day of Judgement; where are these mysterious and hidden verses about Imams raising up the disbelievers from the dead and punishing them?

The Infallible Imams have stressed the importance of holding this belief of Al-Raj’ah and considered it an essential part of faith. Let us examine an authentic Shia Hadith on the matter.

Imam al-Sadiq said:

“The one who does not believe in our return [Al-Raj’ah] and does not consider our Mutah to be Halaal is not from us.” (al-Bihar, al-Majlisi, v53, p92, Hadith #101)

This Hadith, which is considered Sahih by the Shia, is of course indicative of the baseness of the Shia faith: reincarnation and prostitution (Mutah). The Imam is telling the Shia that if they don’t believe in reincarnation and prostitution, then they are not from the believers but rather they are Kuffaar!

Here is another “interesting” Hadith of the Shia.

Imam as-Sadiq (as) said:

“He who believes in seven things is regarded as a believer: the disavowal of idols and tyrants, the declaration of the divine leadership of the Imams, the belief of Rajaa, legality of Mutah, the illegality of the flesh of eel, and the illegality of passing the wet hands over the slippers (during the ritual ablutions).”

Isnad [Chain of Transmission]: Ali bin Ahmed bin Abdullah narrated to us from his father from his grandfather from Ahmed bin Abi Abdullah al-Barqi from his father from Amr bin Shemr from Abdullah that Imam as-Sadiq said the following…

This Hadith is a bit strange, to say the least. These are indeed an odd seven things to believe in. In any case, the mainstream Muslims deem this to be a repugnant belief; reincarnation is a Mushrik belief. Is “Al-Raj’ah” mentioned in the Quran? We have verse after verse about the Day of Judgement. Where is this strange concept of Al-Raj’ah? Now, to respond to this, we will find the Shia dissecting verses of the Quran and inserting different possible meanings and brackets here and there, taking verses about the Day of Judgement out of context and then saying we have to look at Shia Tafseer, then look at the verse with x-ray goggles, and then Subhanallah the Quran mentions Al-Raj’ah!

The Shia have made a joke of the Quran. If a Shia leader told his people that monkeys and apes are sacred, we will find the Shia then dissecting the Quran to find proof for this, or rather, to engineer the proof. The Shia can pretty much prove anything from the Quran, because to them, the Quran is an intricate puzzle. Why is this so? It is because the Quran never mentions their claims! So they have to play word games to cover it up. We ask the Shia to show us where the Quran says that the Twelvth Imam will go into hiding, and then he will raise up the dead. We do not see the Shia claims to be true when they cannot find the evidence in the Quran. We ask the Shia to show us where it says that the enemies will be flogged in this second life, and all of this fairy-tale? Why is it that the Shia fundamentals of faith can never be found in the Quran (without playing word games, that is)?

If the Shia Imams say that we get three lives on this earth, or four, or five, you will find that the Shia will always be able to engineer proof for this in the Quran using their handy-dandy Tafseer. They will use long and complicated proofs and then satisfy themselves that the Quran says what their Imams say. The Shia will use mental and liguistic acrobatics to find meanings that are not only not apparent but are really counter-intuitive. Instead of the Shia Imams being forced to say what the Quran says, the truth is that the Quran is forced to say what the Shia Imams want them to say. This is how the Shia have exalted the speech of their Imams above the speech of Allah.

We will find that the Shia are the most adept people on earth when it comes to engineering Daleel (evidence). They will even justify their Shia beliefs using Sunni sources. We will see and other Shia websites citing Sunni sources saying that they can prove Mutah, Taqiyyah, Imamah, etc from the Sunni sources. Subhanallah! The Shia can play word games with anything, and this is why it does not matter to the Shia what their texts say. Any text will say what they want it to say. Not unlike the Jews who manipulated their scriptures to their desires, the Shia will manipulate their scriptures to the desires of their Imams.

The Imams of the Shia needed an outlet to vent their anger towards the Nasibis [i.e. Sunnis] so they invented this fantasy of Al-Raj’ah. One observor noted that it reminded him of the “revenge of the nerds.” Is it not disturbing that the Shia want people to be raised from the dead to witness the flogging of the wife of the Prophet? The Shia say that the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) will also be resurrected: we wonder why the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) would allow the Mehdi to raise his own wife to flog her? These are beliefs designed by the Shia leaders to let their minions know that they beat us Sunnis in the end. Let us look at some of the Shia narrations about Al-Raj’ah, a fundamental of Shia faith.

Mullah Baqir Majlisi writes in Haqqul Yaqeen: “When Imam Mahdi arrives, Aisha will be resurrected so that she may be given a prescribed punishment and that Fatima be vindicated.” (Haqqul Yaqeen: 347)

When Imam Mehdi comes he will hang Abu Bakr and Umar at the holy grave of Hazrat Muhammad. (Majma-ul-ma’arif, page #49)

Ali will come back to life. [Hayatul Quloob (urdu translation) by Basharat Husain, part 1, page 204, Imamiyah kutub khana Edition, Lahore]

Before Qiyaamah all the Ambiya (A.S) will be back to life and assist Ali (A.S.). [Zamimah Maqbool by Maqbool Husain Dehlvi, page 46, Maqbool press Edition, Dehli].

People mourn on the grave of Hussein (A.S.) because he was murdered and the angels were unable to assist him. But when Mehdi comes and people will return to life, the angels will help Mehdi. [Aqida-e-Raj’ah Ash shafi by Zafar Husain, part 2, page 196, chapter 60, Shameem book depot Edition, Nazimabad Karachi, New Edition]

Before Qiyaamah, Nabi, Ali, Fatimah, Hasan, Hussein (A.S.) and a few other sincere Muslims and some kuffar will be brought back to life. [Anwar-e-Naumaniyah by Naimatullah Jazairi, part 2, page 87, Bab: Nur Fi Kayfiyyatir Raj’ah, New Iranian Edition]. .
When the Twelvth Imam returns, he will bring Aisha to life so as to torment her. (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 139)

Imam Mehdi will punish Aisha with stripes. (Hayat-ul-Quloob, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 901)

Imam Mehdi will order to hang the dead bodies of Abu Bakr and Umar. (Basair-ud-Darajat, Page No. 81)

Imam Mehdi will exhume the bodies of Abu Bakr & Umar. (Basair-ud-Darajat, Page No. 80)

What is interesting to note is that the average Shia has no clue about this concept of Al-Raj’ah. His first instinct is to deny that such a concept exists. Then, he goes to more knowledgeable Shia who explain to him that the Shia do indeed believe in Al-Raj’ah, and then most likely said Shia will look him straight in the face and say “so what is the big deal?” It is indeed strange how people will accept such outrageous fabrications in faith simply because they are unwilling to switch from the ideology they were born into.

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