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The greatest of the doctrines of the Raafidah is that of "Imaamah", believing that Ali was the only rightful leader after the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and as such, their theology is founded entirely around this concept. Hence, their understanding of the foundations of Islaam (tawhid, belief, obedience) and what opposes them (shirk, disbelief,disobdience) are different to what is well known to the Muslims at large. He we look at their understanding of Shirk (polytheism).
Tafsir of Furat bin Ibrahim al-Kufi: The Understanding of Shirk
This is one of the major Shia books of Tafsir (Iran, 2nd edition, 1416H), and there occurs therein (p. 370), "If you commit Shirk, you actions will be futile" Furat said: Ja'far bin Muhammad al-Fazaaree said, with an'ana (a type of narrating of reports which does not state direct hearing): From Abi Ja'far (alayhis salaam), regarding His, the Most High's saying, "If you commit Shirk, you actions will be futile" (39:65), he said: If you commit Shirk with the wilaayah (leadership) of Ali, your actions will be futile.
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