In my belief, there
is ONE and ONLY INFALLIBLE and that is Allah.
All HIS creations
are mortals and all mortals are FALLIBLE.
Whether it is the
Messengers, the sahabas or any living thing , human or otherwise, they are
No mortal can ever
be an infallible. Infallibility is a quality and atribute of only God.
infallibility to other than God is nothing but pure Shirk.
If we read the
Quran, Many/all of the Prophets clearly speak about their fallibility, their
being mortals, and their being powerless.
commands our own Prophet Muhammad to tell the people that he has no power on his
own, that he is only a mortal like others other than he receives Divine
Inspiration. I can give you pleanty of verses for that.
When the Messenger's
state is like that, what can speak about his relatives? Blood relations,
influence and links have no basis in Islam. The criteria is Taqwa/Fear of God
followed by good deeds. God gives us all kinds of examples in the Quran;
The son of Adam and
the son of Noah could not be guided. Noah tried till the last second!
The father of
Abraham could not be guided, despite Abraham's closeness to
The wife of Lot cold
not be guided.
dearest uncle Abu Talib could not be guided eventhough it was a great desire of
Prophet Muhammad to see him as a believer. Had Allah willed, he could have
guided them all but HIS Wisdom is beyond pur grasp. There are good lessons in
these for those claim infallibility or status due to blood
Yet we are forced
with this concept of twelve infallibles , sometimes fourteen. If we analyze
the life of these infallibles, we find they were nothing but mortals and they
were as helpless as one can be. Some of these infallibles were slayed! How can
someone who cannot protect himself help another, that too when he is dead!!!
Shias invoke the dead more than they invoke Allah!
People talk of aql
and logic and rationality yet they follow blind superstitions