The superstructure of Islam, with all of its pillars of faith, rests on a rock-solid foundation of correct beliefs that are explicitly established from the Qur’an and authentic Ahadith of Rasulullah (ﷺ). Generally our focus is on the visible structure of a building above the ground and we admire its design and architecture. Yet the architects and engineers have to ensure that their foundation is rock-solid otherwise the entire building will collapse into a heap of worthless rubble. Such is the case with faith in Islam. A person can strive to be a devoted worshiper and have mountains of good deeds, but if one’s beliefs are contrary to that taught by the Qur’an and Ahdith, then alas, those deeds are as useless as ashes.
If one studies objectively and scholarly, the beliefs of the Shias in general, and particularly the dominant Ithna Ashari sect of the Shias of Iran from their own original sources the conclusion will be unavoidable. The Shias come to us in the form of Islam, but in fact, they are the farthest away from the True Path and original teachings of Islam.
The following is an account of a youngster who was influenced by them and the subsequent debates that took place in establishing the truth.