Ibn Saba’ was the first person to claim that Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) was divinely appointed and that he will be reincarnated and he was also the first person to revile the first three pious caliphs of Islam. These are ideas and beliefs which later became the foundation of Shi’ism, as they, as well as other beliefs, were given the form of narrations and ahadith and they were falsely, deceptively and shamelessly attributed to the Ahl al-Bayt.

In fact, we could say that the roots of this belief started growing on the veranda of Saba`ism, as Ibn Saba’ is the one who tried to find proof regarding his belief in reincarnation from the Qur’an by means of an “inner” (batini) interpretation. He proclaimed, “those who surprise us are the ones who believe that Jesus will return, yet they do not believe that Muhammad will return. (al-Milal wa al-Nihal 1/177)

The Twelver Shia believe in this strange Sabaute concept called al-Raj’ah (which translates to “The Return”). They believe that when their 12th Mahdi (“Mahdi”) appears, he will first resurrect Abu Bakr [رضّى الله عنه], Umar [رضّى الله عنه], Uthman [رضّى الله عنه], Aisha [رضّى الله عنها], and then he will flog them and punish their reincarnated selves. According to al-Raj’ah, the Dajjalic Shia messiah (12th Imam) will resurrect all the Prophets, Imams, and pious Shiites from their graves who will then live again on this earth a second time for one primary purpose: to view the humiliation of their enemies and to rule the world.

Of course, this pagan and Hindu-like belief in reincarnation is rejected in Islam, therefore Sunnis abhor this Rafidi belief. It is an absurd belief that is based on a type of psychological complex ( عقدة نفسية ) from which those who concocted Rafidism in the name of the Ahlul-Bayt suffer: Their favourite group of Imams didn’t get to rule, so the Ghulat (extremists), the Rafidah, invented the tale that after their fictitious Mahdi died (by a bearded woman, lol), all the Imams before him will be resurrected and will rule the world for thousands of years. A Rafidi utopia that couldn’t be more feeble-minded. Rafidywood has once again beat Hinduwood in Khurafat.

Take the following fatwa by ‘Ayatollah’ Sadiq Rouhani who affirms the belief of al-Raj’ah:

‘Ayatollah’ Mohammad Sadeq Rouhani says that are “plenty of narrations about the return of Imam al-Husayn at the end of the life of the Mahdi and that the former will wash him and pray upon him.

The Rafidah simply wish to see the day the “dirty Nasibi Sunnis” will be punished; it is indicative of their obsession with the Sunnis, in particular with their obsessive hatred of the Three Caliphs and Aisha (رضّى الله عنها). They created this ridiculous 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 Rafidah have concocted numerous narrations and attributed them to the ‘Infallible Imams’ who have stressed the importance of holding this belief of al-Raj’ah and considered it an essential part of faith.

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

Yes, incarnation and Mut’ah, of course denying those two makes one an enemy of Ahlul-Bayt.

Shia reincarnation belief (al-Raj’ah) is 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 tafsir, then look at the verse with x-ray goggles, and then 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.

If the lies attributed to Ahlul-Bayt in al-Kafi, al-Bihar, etc. 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 tafsir (full of kufr and Batinism). They will use long and complicated proofs (spoofs) and then satisfy themselves that the Quran says what their Imams say. The Shia will use mental and linguistic 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 dalil (evidence). They will even justify their Shia beliefs using “Sunni sources”. We will see Al-Islam.org and other Shia websites citing Sunni sources saying that they can prove Mutah, Taqiyyah, Imamah, etc from the Sunni sources. 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. However, when it comes to al-Raj’ah, the Shia can’t even use fabricated Sunni reports in its support as there are none!

Former Sufi convert to Shi’ism, Muhammad Tijani al-Samawi stated:

“This (Raj’ah) is exclusively held by the Shia. I investigated and searched in all the Sunni books but failed to find any trace of it.” (To be with the truthful, by Tijani al Samawi p. 304-309)

Shia scholar Dr Vahid J. Majd stated:

“The Sunnis and the Idea of al-Raj’a: Quran aside, we have no Hadith from the Sunnis to support the idea of al-Raj’a except for the case of return of Prophet Jesus (as) which is an undeniable fact to them. (al-Raj’ah: Return to this world before the day of Judgement, by Dr Vahid J. Majd)

In fact, we can find the following sahih narration in Sunni books:

ققلت للحسن بن علي : إن الشيعة يزعمون أن عليا رضي الله عنه يرجع قال : كذب أولئك الكذابون لوعلمنا ذاك ما تزوج نساؤه ولا قسمنا ميراثه

الراوي: عاصم بن ضمرة المحدث: أحمد شاكر – المصدر: مسند أحمد – الصفحة أو الرقم: 2/312 خلاصة حكم المحدث: إسناده صحيح

Asim bin Dumrah said: I told al-Hasan ibn Ali: “The Shia claim that Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, will return. He said: “Those Liars! They have lied because if we knew this then his wives wouldn’t remarry and we wouldn’t have divided his inheritance.” (Musnad Ahmad 2/312 and Majma’ al-Zawa`id by al-Haythami. Hadith rank: sahih isnad)

Needless to mention that there are numerous clear-cut evidences in the Sunnah to debunk this heretical Rafidi belief of al-Raj’ah (for a detailed list study the following article by YouPuncturedTheArk):

Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet(SAWS) said: “When anyone of you dies, he is shown his place morning and evening. If he is one of the people of Paradise, then he will be shown his seat in Paradise, and if he is one of the people of Hell, then he will be shown his seat in Hell. And it is said: ‘This is your place until you are raised on the Day of Resurrection.’”[Sunan Ibn Majah 4270 : Sahih].

Ultimately, the Rafidah needed an outlet to vent their anger toward the Sunnis (Nasibis according to them) so they invented this fantasy of al-Raj’ah. One observer 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 Mahdi 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:

It is also mentioned in many traditions that at that time Allah took the oath of fealty from all the Prophets in that ethereal world regarding His lordship, Muhammad’s Prophethood and the Imamate of ‘Ali and the Holy Imams. Then Allah took their oath regarding belief in the Messenger of Allah and to help ‘Ali during the time of Raj‘ah. (Hayat al-Qulub by MB Majlisi)

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

When the Mahdi comes he will hang Abu Bakr and Umar at the holy grave of Hazrat Muhammad. (Majma al-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 Qiyamah 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 Mahdi comes and people will return to life, the angels will help Mahdi. [Aqida-e-Raj’ah Ash shafi by Zafar Husain, part 2, page 196, chapter 60, Shameem book depot Edition, Nazimabad Karachi, New Edition]

Before Qiyamah, 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 al-Yaqeen, Page No. 139)

The Mahdi will punish Aisha with stripes. (Hayat al-Quloob, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 901)

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

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

The conditions and stages of the Day of Judgement are interpreted (distorted) by them to mean the reincarnation of the Imāms or Wilāyah. Thus, al-Sa’ah (the hour), al- Qiyamah, al-Nushur (the resurrection) and other names related to the Day of Judgement are interpreted by them, in most cases, to mean the reincarnation of the Imams. The author of Mir’at al-Anwar mentions it as a rule:

“Wherever the Day of Qiyamah appears in the apparent wording of the Qur’ān, it refers to reincarnation.” (Mir’at al-Anwar p. 303)

MB al-Majlisi says regarding the word Sa’ah (hour) which appears in the Quran:

“The outward meaning of al-Sa’ah is Qiyamah and the inner meaning is reincarnation. (Bihar al-Anwar 24/334)

Ludacris batini interpretation at its best.

This belief of Raj`ah that the Shia have embraced it is a clear rejection of the verse of Allah wherein he says:

{ حَتَّى إِذَا جَاءَ أَحَدَهُمُ الْمَوْتُ قَالَ رَبِّ ارْجِعُونِ * لَعَلِّي أَعْمَلُ صَالِحًا فِيمَا تَرَكْتُ كَلا إِنَّهَا كَلِمَةٌ هُوَ قَائِلُهَا وَمِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ بَرْزَخٌ إِلَى يَوْمِ يُبْعَثُونَ }

[المؤمنون 99 – 100]

He says, “my Rabb, send me back, that I might do righteousness in that which I left behind.” No! It is only a word he is saying, and behind them is a barrier until the Day they are resurrected. (Surah al-Mu`minun: 99-100)

This is not their first denial of the words of Allah nor their last accusation and lies against Allah.