Thursday 24th 2014
In Presence of Ustad
The Material Issues of the House and the Family
Good Mothers and Fathers
God's protection as a stronghold:
Sahifeh Sajjadieh: Set this treasure before your eyes
Warning of being ungrateful for blessings
The Aspects of Virtue in the Family
The Rights of Wives and Husbands in Islam
Responsibilities of the Head of the Household
The Principles of Spirituality in the Family
Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Muntadhar (a.s) part 4 (2014-03-16 22:34:08)
Miracles are certainly not impossible nor can they be negated through scientific arguments. It can never be proved that the causes and agents that are functioning in the world are solely those that we see and know and that other causes which we do not know or whose effects and actions we have not seen nor understood do not exist. It is in this way possible that in one or several members of mankind there can be operating certain causes and agents which bestow upon them a very long life of a thousand or several thousand years. Medicine has not even lost hope of discovering a way to achieve very
The Beginning of the Belief in the Mahdi (2014-03-16 22:33:19)
A Glance at the Translator's Introduction The translation of this important book would have been impossible without the need on my part to respond to those who have attributed to me false notions and ideas which are neither part of my personal faith nor of my academic research. At no point have I entertained, even in error, opinions that cannot be ascertained in the written primary sources of the Twelver Shiism. Every piece of document used to write my academic research is meticulously investigated and critically evaluated in the light of the teachings of the Qur'an and the authentic traditio
Middle Resurrection - Al-Raj'ah or the return of selected dead persons to life (2014-03-16 22:31:26)
"Or (bethink thee of) the like of him who, passing by a township which had fallen into utter ruin, exclaimed: How shall Allah give this township life after its death? And Allah made him die a hundred years, then brought him back to life. He said: How long hast thou tarried? (The man) said: I have tarried a day or part of a day. (He) said: Nay, but thou hast tarried for a hundred years. Just look at thy food and drink which have not rotted! Look at thine ass! And, that We may make thee a token unto mankind, look at the bones, how We adjust them and then cover them with flesh! And when (the mat
The Mahdi in Muslim Traditions (Part 1) (2014-03-16 22:30:29)
With the exception of a small Salafi group, both the Caliphate and Imamte schools of thought believe in the coming of the Mahdi before End times. The Hadiths from the Prophet in this respect are too numerous and authenticated enough to defy. A slight difference however exits regarding whether the Mahdi was born or he will be born in the future. Without being able to justify/identify the twelve rightful Caliphs, the Caliphate school followers sometimes raise feeble objections concerning the Imam's long life, the purpose of his occultation, and the like. Such objections cannot withstand any cri
The Mahdi in Muslim Traditions (Part 2) (2014-03-16 22:29:29)
Concluding Remarks 1. The Book of Allah in its written form makes the universal message of Islam fairly known to the Muslims/non-Muslims who can read Arabic with understanding. Exhorting the believers to reach a higher understanding, Allah expects them to ponder at the deeper meaning of His last message to mankind. At this higher level, Muslim scholars have put excellent efforts to elucidate the deeper meanings of the Qur'an's verses. Voluminous books were written for what is called Tafseer, i.e. interpretation. When it comes to the meanings intended by Allah, they are inaccessible except to
Dua for The Twelfth Imam (A.J) (2014-03-16 09:14:40)
This is a Du"a for the protection of the 12th Imam al-Mahdi (as). It is recommended that believers recite it often during the ghaybat of the Imam. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad. O Allah, be, for Your representative, the Hujjat (proof), son of Al¬Hasan, Your blessings be on him and his forefathers, in this hour and in every hour, a guardian, a protector, a leader, a helper, a proof, and an eye. until You make him live on the earth, in obedience (to You), and cause him to live in it for a long time. O One wh
Birth of Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) (2014-03-16 09:13:30)
as follows: "One day, I went to Imam Hassan al-Askari (a.s.). He (a.s.) requested me, ‘Aunt, Stay with us tonight because my successor will appear.' I asked, ‘From whom?' He (a.s.) answered, ‘Narjis'. I reasoned, ‘But I don't see any signs of pregnancy in her!' He retorted, ‘Her likeness is of the mother of Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) who did not have any signs of motherhood till the actual hour of delivery.' I and Narjis slept in one room. At midnight, I became busy in performing the midnight prayers. I said to myself, ‘Dawn is near but whatever Imam Askari (a.s.
The Length of al-Mahdi"s Life (2014-03-16 09:10:14)
We believe that the lengthening of a man"s life is not an impossibility, because it is explicitly said in the Qur"an that: "We sent Nuh to his people, as he tarried among them a thousand years, all but fifty. " (XXIX; 14) What is more, research undertaken in the biological sciences has corroborated the possibility of lengthening the human life-span. Even great scientists are of the opinion that food and drugs may be prepared which can prolong man"s life. The late Ayatullah Sadr (A learned scholar of Qom (1882-1953), father of the well-known Imam Musa-Sadr of the Lebanon.) in his book "al-Mah
Terminology of the Mahdiism Doctrine (2014-03-16 09:08:18)
Some religious or philosophical concepts are pivotal, and are interpreted in a particular way as Doctrine. For instance, 'Dukkha' ("Suffering" or "sorrow") in Buddhism is so important that is called 'the Doctrine of Dukkha or the Doctrine of Buddha'; or 'Maya' ("imaginary world") is a fundamental concept in Hindu phi¬losophy, which construes as 'the Doctrine of Maya'.6 Mahdiism is one of the tenets, which is of high significance in Islam. It is in conformity with 'Soteriology', 'Salvation', and 'Millenarianism', presented in other religions. The notion of salvation and Mahdavi global gove
The Promised Imam Mahdi (a) (2014-03-15 21:04:25)
"What Remains with Allah is better for you if you are believers (11:86)" The Birth of the Imam (A.S): Al Hujjat ibn Al -Hassan Al - Mahdi (as) the 12th divine leader of Islam was born on dawn, Friday the 15th of Shaaban 255 AH correspondent to 868 AD in the house of the 11th Imam (as) in the city of Samerrah (Iraq). His honorable father is Imam Hassan Al-Askari (as), and his modest mother was the daughter of Caesar's son, Joshua, and from the generation of Samoan one of Jesus' apostles. She was so preferable that Imam Hassan's daughter called her "The mistress of herself and her family". Hak
The Qualities of Human Society after the Re-Appearance of Imam Mahdi A.S part 2 (2014-03-12 23:01:23)
In describing the time of Imam al-Mahdi's (A.S) rule, the Prophet (PBUH) has said, "People will be searching for someone poor who would accept charity or gifts from them, to no avail; they will put aside the zakat of their wealth, but they will not find anyone to give it to, for all will be made well-off by Allah grace."‌   After Imam al-Mahdi (A.S) establishes his rule, will there be any oppressors remaining in power? The character trait of the universal rule of Imam al-Mahdi (A.S) will be the worldwide maintenance of peace, security, justice, and the annihilation of the foundati
The Qualities of Human Society after the Re-Appearance of Imam Mahdi A.S part 1 (2014-03-12 23:00:29)
By: Hojjat al-Islam Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani   Question: After the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance), how long will it take before the rule of justice [becomes universal]? Will any poor person or tyrant remain? If no, then does that mean that no sin will ever be committed again? Is it correct that he will be martyred at the hands of a bearded old woman? How does such a crime take place despite the Imam's uprooting of oppression?   Brief Answer What the narrations yield in this regard is that war will be waged for over a period of eight months, after whic
Discussions Concerning al-Mahdi (May Allah Hasten His Return) / Part 1 (2014-03-12 01:11:37)
Discussions Concerning al-Mahdi (May Allah Hasten His Return)   Written in the form of questions and answers, it discusses about the three main topics Shiaism, Imamah and Mahdism. Author(s): • Ayatullah Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani Translator(s): • Sayyid Sulayman Ali Hasan   Download the whole book in PDF format:   With the Name of Allah, the Kind, the Merciful "O' Master of the Age, grant us succor!" Allah has called all of His creation to obedience to Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return), since obedien
Equity toward People and Meeting with Hadrat Wali Asr (AJ) (2014-03-10 19:51:12)
Written By:Muhammad RayshahriA man of knowledge was longing for meeting with Hadrat Baqiyyat Allah Imam Mahdi (AJ), and he suffered agonies of not being granted the chance. For a long time he underwent severe austerity and pursued spiritual seeking.It is well-known among the tullab (Islamic seminary students)of Hawza in Najaf-i Ashraf and the scholars of the holy shrine of Imam Ali (A.S.) that every one who finds the honor to go the Masjid-i Sahla to perform the evening and night prayers every Tuesday uninterruptedly for forty nights, they will be graced with meeting the Imam al-Asr (AJ). For
Tawheed and Imamat of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) (2014-03-10 19:49:49)
A fact concealed in the belief in divine monotheism (Tawheed) is that none, except Allah, has the right to rule over others. Even a father does not enjoy any sovereignty over his children. When a father does not possess this right, the question of other individuals ruling over their fellow beings, commanding and prohibiting, appointing them to a position or removing them from it, does not arise. To the extent that man does not have any right over his own self. Therefore, any government or rule that comes into existence without the permission of Allah the Almighty will be unjust and inequitable
How to Be at the Service of Imam Mahdi in Our Lives (2014-03-09 21:45:02)
The best thing we could do at the time of absence of Imam Mahdi is to wait for him to come to us. In order for that, we need to know what the duties of the people who wait for Imam Mahdi are. The Duties of Those Who are Waiting for Imam MahdiWe should know that Imam Mahdi loves the Shiites a lot. He loves the Shiites and his lovers more than they love him. Imam Mahdi prays for the Shiites all the time. It is said that he stated, "I never ignore you and I never forget you."‌ It is important that we try to please Imam Mahdi. That is, we should obey his commands. Many sayings emphasize on
Supplication and Salutation (2014-03-06 05:42:08)
Peace be upon (the) progeny of Yaseen.Peace be upon you, O the caller of Allah and place of manifestation of His signs.Peace be upon you, O the door of Allah and the devout one of His religion.Peace be upon you, O the vicegerent of Allah and the helper of His truth.Peace be upon you, O the proof of Allah and the Guide of His intention.Peace be upon you, O the reciter of Allah's book and its interpreter.Peace be upon you in your night and in your day.Peace be upon you, O the remnant of Allah on His earth.Peace be upon you, O the covenant of Allah, which He took it and He fastened it.Peace be up
Awaiting the Divine Savior (2014-03-06 05:40:54)
On the 15th Sha'ban, Muslims celebrate the auspicious birth anniversary of the 12th Imam, Hazrat Mahdi (AS) and we extend our heartfelt greetings to all the Muslims and the oppressed people of the world on this blessed occasion. Some Western theoreticians are of the strong conviction that man has discovered the ultimate and the most perfect way of life and that now no other major changes or developments are expected to take place in his present way of life. They have also gone to the extent of calling their theory, the "End of History"! But can these tall claims really be valid and can they b
Mahdi (AS) in Different Ahatith (Traditions) (2014-03-06 05:40:02)
The Views of Muhyi-ad Din Ibn Arabi on the Infallibility of Imam Mahdi (AS): Ibn Arabi in his works "Futuhat Al-Makkiya" (The Meccan Revelations) says: "Mahdi (AS), during his time is the sign of Allah for the people of the world. His position is like that of the Prophets' (Peace Be Upon Them) which is sometimes also possible for others to share." In the Glorious Qur'an, Allah tells His Prophet (SAW): "Say, `this is my path. With sure knowledge, I call on you to have faith in Allah, I and my followers." (12:108) Mahdi (AS) is a follower of the Messenger. Therefore, just as the Messenger's i
The Doctrine of Mahdiism and its Impact from the Standpoint of Anthropology and Sociology (2014-03-06 05:39:00)
Abstract: The doctrine of Mahdiism, a religious tenet and teaching, is the core of the Shi`i culture and enjoys the potentiality to speculate about the solutions for social and individual problems in both the ages of occultation and appearance, so that on the base of this doctrine, there can be certain strategic solutions in anthropological and sociological domains. Interpretation of the religion by this doctrine is a standpoint which presents a deep comment on other features and precepts of the religion. It is, indeed, a feature of the religion by means of which other divisions are approache

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