Friday 19th 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

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Imam Mahdi (as): The Only Path to Global Security (2014-04-21 02:34:27)
Again, the world is paying for its deeds. Widespread global unrest, murders, killings, plunder, pillage, confusion, commotion, shortages and scarcities in the market, high prices of commodities, unreliability, straitening of sustenance, etc. are all results and consequences of human vices and misdeeds. Allah the Almighty has drawn the attention of man towards this stark reality in the Holy Quran long back."Mischief is manifest in the land and the sea for what the people have earned. "(Surah Rome (30), Verse 41)Habitually, we tend to blame others for our ills and absolve ourselves. The question
The Signs and Symbols of the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (A.S. (2014-04-21 02:32:48)
Innumerable narrations contain the signs and symbols of the reappearance of Hazrat Wali-e-Asr Imam Mahdi (a.s.) Janab Sheikh Sadooq and Allamah Majlisi (May Allah Shower His blessing on them) the highly acclaimed Shia scholars have described these narrations among the signs and symbols of the re-appearance of Imam (a.s.) Here we will discuss them wholly from literary point of view. 1. Importance of signs and symbols of re-appearance of Imam (a.s.):Since long all the Muslims in general and the Shias in particular are looking forward for the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.). It is undoubtedly
Praying For Imam Mahdi (A.S.) (2014-04-21 02:32:02)
Supplication (dua) is a subject that holds a very significant place in Islam. A lot of emphasis has been placed on embracing it. In light of traditions, we find that supplication is referred to as a 'weapon' by which man can repel calamities and difficulties and can combat all kinds of problems and tribulations. This 'weapon' provides him with tremendous strength and power and with its help a believer can pierce through all the curtains in front of him and scale such a lofty status that he becomes the cause of happiness and satisfaction of the Prophets (a.s) and Imams (a.s).Traditions of Imams
The Concept of Messiah in Islam (2014-04-21 02:31:11)
Imam al-Mahdi (a.s) was born on the 15th Sha'ban 255 A.H. in Samarra, Iraq. He became the Imam when his father was Martyred in 260 A.H. Imam al-Mahdi (a.s) was only 5 years old when he went into ‘ghaibat' (concealment). The Imam's ghaibat was divided into two periods: Ghaibat-us-Sughra and Ghaibat-ul-Kubra. Ghaibat-us-SughraGhaibat-us-Sughra means ‘the minor concealment.' Its period was about 70 years. It began in 260 A.H. when Imam al-Mahdi (a.s) first went into concealment, and ended in 328 A.H.During Ghaibut-us-Sughra, the Imam appointed some agents to represent him and the peo
Denial of Mahdi(A.S.) is Blasphemy (2014-04-21 02:30:15)
Here we will prove that the denial of Iman-e-Zamana (A.S.) is synonymous to infidelity. First of all we should know what is the actual meaning of idolatry and who is an idolator ? Fourteen hundred years ago part of the globe known as Arabia was the cradle of ignorance andits inhabitants were in a state of illitracy and uneducation. The darkeness of ignorance illuminated with the advent of Islam brought by Prophet Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (Peace be on him and and his progeny).The people one after the other embraced Islam with few exceptions who due to racial and tribal hatred refused to accept t
Topics relating to Imam Mahdi (A.S.), the Awaited Saviour (2014-04-13 21:45:01)
Section 1:Selection of Traditions Discussing the Signs before His Blessed Reappearance, His Emergence and Appearance and What Happens Before ThatReported from Ahmad b Muhammad b 'Ubaid Allah b Ahmad b Ya'qub b Nusair al-Anbari, from Ahmad b Muhammad b Masruq from Abd Allah b Sh'ayb from Muhammad b Ziyad al-Sahami from Sufyan b 'Uyaynah from 'Imran b Dawud from Muhammad b al-Hanafiyyah, he said:The Commander of the faithful (A.S.) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) saying: Allah the Almighty said, "I shall definitely punish any people who pledge obedience to an Imam who is not from m
Dua for the Safety of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) (2014-04-13 21:43:58)
TRANSLATIONTRANSLITERATIONO ALLAH! BE NOW AND AT ALL TIMES FOR YOUR DEPUTY HAZRAT HUJJAT IBNIL HASAN (MAY YOUR BLESSINGS BE UPON HIM AND HIS ANCESTORS). MASTER, PROTECTOR, GUIDE, HELPER, PROOF AND GUARD, UNTIL HE RESIDES PEACEFULLY ON YOUR EARTH AND LET HIM ENJOY (YOUR BOUNTIES) FOR A LONG TIME(TO COME).Allah humma kun le wali yekalhujjattibnil Hasan, salawatukaalaihe wa'ala abaehFi hazehis saate wa fi kulles'aat. Waaliyan wa hafezanwa qaedan wa nasera, wadalilan aina hatta tuskenaho arzaka tau an watomatte ahu fi ha tawila.
Philosophy and Reason behind Occultation of Imam Zaman (A.J) (2014-04-13 21:43:16)
Discussion on occultation is a vast topic and traditions in this regard are many. what is necessary for us to know is the following:is there anyone to ask about the philosophy behind occultation and is there anyone who can say: since I do not know the reason behind occultation, I do not believe as you do in the existence of Mahdi and I further say: if as per what you say, Mahdi is the imam, then it is necessary for him to appear amongst the people and walk in the market-places!We say: concerning the numerous 'mustafiza' traditions which we previously mentioned and few more of which we shall in
The Occultation Of Imam Mahdi (A.S. (2014-04-13 21:42:15)
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.S.) said:"O Ali know that the most strangest of the people of Imaan and the greatest of them in certainty are those people who will be in Aakheruzzamaan (the last period of time). They will not meet the Prophet. And their Imam will be hidden from them. But they will believe (only) due to black upon white."(Kamaaluddin vol.1 Pg.288)The "black upon white" means the writings on paper. It means that these people will believe in the Quran and the sunnat as recorded in the books, even though they may not see their Imam (A.S.).Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (A.S.) said:"Certainty, the ma
The Special Deputies of Imam Mahdi(A.S.) (2014-04-13 21:40:15)
The first deputy - Hazrat Usman b.. Saeed-e-Amri (r.a.)Hazrat Usman b. Saeed (r.a.) was the first special deputy of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) in Ghaibat-e-Sughra. The renowned Shiite scholar, Shaikh Muhammad b. Hasan Tusi (r.a.) records in his illustrious book, 'Ghaibat' - Among the companions that the infallible Imams (a.s.) considered as virtuous and pious, was Hazrat Usman b. Saeed-e-Amri (r.a.). Imam Ali Naqi, Al Hadi (a.s.) and Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) have spoken highly of him and he was their mosttrusted companion."(Ghaibat-e-Shaikh-e-Tusi, pg. 353)His name and titleUsman was his name and h
How Long Will the Hidden Imam Live? (2014-04-13 01:53:25)
Dr. Jalali: How Long Will the Hidden Imam Live?Mr. Hoshyar: The term of his life has not been fixed. But the hadith reported on the authority of the Imams introduce him as the one endowed with a long life. For instance, Imam Hasan `Askari related:After me my son is the Qa'im. He is the one in whom two characteristics of the ancient prophets, namely, long life and occultation, will be realized. His occultation will be so much prolonged that the hearts of the people will become hard and dark [with doubt]. Only those who receive God's special favor and whose hearts are made unwavering and who are
Meaning of the Title Imam Zamana (A.S.) (2014-04-13 01:51:30)
A title reflects the personality of man. His characteristics and qualities are projected through it.Nowadays such instances are extremely numerous where this dictum rarely comes true. The titles are some times promiscuous bestowed without knowing the actual meaning by the patrons and by the patronized which is out of context here.The Prophets of God are familiar by the titles added with their names which throw light on their prolity and innate qualities endowed in them by the creator. The prophet Moses (A.S.) is addressed as "Kaleem-Ullah" as he had conversation with the Creator of the world,
Imam Mahdi (A.S.) in Sihah Sitah (2014-04-13 01:50:38)
The belief in Imam Mahdi (A.S.) has been a topic of debate since the very inception of Islam. Most of the Islamic scholars are so deeply drowned in the pit of prejudice that they deny the existence of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) in its entirety. They assert that it is an idea fabricated by the Shias which has no origin either in Quran or in Prophetic traditions and is an unfounded belief. As far as Quran is concerned, time and again in several articles of we have proved the point. God-willing in this article we shall try to prove the holy existence of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) from the Prophetic tra
Imam Mahdi (A.S.) and the Wahabbis (2014-04-13 01:49:45)
After propounding the Qur'an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (a.s.) and it is proved beyond doubt that it is a genuine Islamic belief, but since the Wahabi sect is having a very narrow-minded belief about some of the concepts of Islam hence from its very inception, it has been a butt of rebuke from the Muslim scholars, therefore we analyze in this brief study Wahabis point of view about imam al-Mahdi (a.s). Infact the following proofs will clarify
Birth of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) in the Ahle Sunnah (2014-04-13 01:48:48)
A number of traditions have been narrated from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) of Islam and the truthful Imams of Ahle-bayt (a.s.), regarding the uprising of Qaem-al-Mahdi towards the end of this world and his overthrowing the unjust and tyrant rulers and filling the earth with justice and fair play.Hence the unjust Abbasi caliphs were very much afraid of the uprising of Qaem al Mahdi, They utilized their entire resources to finish him. Ten years before the birth of Hazrat Mahdi (ATFS), the then caliph called his grandfather Imam Ali Naqi (a.s.) from Medina to capital Samarrah so that a close watc
The Characteristics of the Companions of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) (2014-04-13 01:47:43)
It is evident that the appointment of an individual is made solely on the basis of the work and its aim. The qualification of an engineer is taken into consideration if a small house has to be constructed. But if a bigger project has to be undertaken, then the engineer will have to be more capable and qualified. And if one has to draft a plan for an entire nation then the qualifications of the engineer and others responsible for its implementation will be at a totally different level. In the last scenario, the utility of each and every individual will be minutely scrutinized as the responsibil
Role of Women in the Government of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) (2014-04-13 01:45:17)
The Reason for Imam-e-Zaman's Long ageBy: Hojjat al-Islam Mahdi Hadavi TehraniQuestion: Why wasn't Imam al-Zaman's birth postponed to the era of his re-emergence (zuhur)? Brief AnswerThe answer to this question can be clarified by expounding the underlying philosophy of the occultation and the waiting for his reemergence, as well as by becoming aware of the advantages and blessings that benefit us from his existence even as he is in occultation. On the one hand it is said that among the reasons for his occultation is that he not be burdened by anyone's allegiance, or that he is secure from a
Virtues of Imam Mahdi (A.S.), The Imam of the Last and Final Age (2014-04-13 01:44:26)
Since his occultation occurred in early childhood itself, he did not get the opportunity to express his intellectual capabilities. However, his written epistles issued from behind the curtain of occultation show that the source of his knowledge was also the same as that of the other Imams. The proof that his knowledge is divinely gifted is that all his four special deputies were unsurpassed scholars of their times. Whenever they required the solution of a difficult problem they used to refer to Imam-e-Zamana (a.s) and obtain satisfactory replies.Whatever we have mentioned above regarding the i
Worship of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) (2014-04-13 01:43:24)
Since the age of five he used worship the Almighty. During the period of Minor occultation (Ghaibat Sughra) when his special deputies had the honor of visiting him, they always found him engrossed in worship and prayers. Abul Hasan Ali Ibne Muhammad as-Saymoori relates: One day I came to Imam (a.s) and said, "O son of the Messenger (S)! Whenever I have the honor to be in your presence, I find you busy in worship?" Imam (a.s) replied, "Then what else do you expect from me? O Abul Hasan! People are created for this only. That they spend their lives in Allah's remembrance."We have dealt very brie
9th Rabi al Awwal Anniversary of Imam Mahdi’s Imamat (2014-04-11 00:32:07)
Name: Muhammad.Agnomen: Abul Qâsim.Title: Al-Mahdi, al-Qâ'im, al-Hujja, Sâhib al-Amr.Father: Hasan bin ‘Ali.Mother: Narjis (also known as Susan, Sayqal).Birth: 15th Sha‘bân 255 AH in Samarra, Iraq.Living in Occultation & will appear before the end of time. 1. Birth & Early LifeImam Muhammad al-Mahdi (a.s.) was born on 15th Sha‘bân 255 A.H. (868 CE) in Samarra to Narjis, the wife of the eleventh Imam. Lady Narjis's lineage goes back to Sham‘ûn, one of the disciples of Prophet ‘Isa (a.s.); and she was highly respected by

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