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The number of Imams for this Ummah shall be twelve

The number of Imams for this Ummah shall be twelve
By: Allama Sayyid Murtada al-'Askari After having discussed the traditions regarding twelve successors, we can derive the following points: The number of Imams for this Ummah shall be twelve, in a continuous line. Secondly after the twelfth of these Imams, the world shall reach its end. According to the first tradition: "The Islamic religion will continue until the Hour has been established, or you have been ruled over the twelve Caliphs have ...

The Twelve Imams (A.S.) in the Old Testament

The Twelve Imams (A.S.) in the Old Testament
By: Allama Sayyid Murtada al-'Askari Ibn Kathir says: We see the following prophecy in the Taurat which is in the hands of the Jews and the Christians: "Indeed Allah, the Exalted, has given Ibrahim (a.s.) the glad tidings of Isma'il, and he has bestowed a favour and multiplied it and placed in his progeny twelve mighty (personalities)." And he says: Ibn Taymiyya said: "And these are the same, regarding whom the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has given the ...

The Scholarly Jihad of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

The Scholarly Jihad of the Holy Imams (A.S.)
By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi The period under discussion (95-148 A.H /712-765 A.D.) began and ended in the times of the Vth and VIth Imams. The persecutions of the Shi'is continued unabated from Mu'awiya's time to almost the very last days of the Umayyads, although this dynasty in its latter days was considerably weakened by internal strife. Zayd, the grandson of Husayn, rose up to establish the rule of religion and justice in 122/740, but he ...

Qualities of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and his Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) in the scroll of Sheeth (A.S.)

Qualities of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and his Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) in the scroll of Sheeth (A.S.)
Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Abu Haritha now directed them to look into the book of Sheeth, which had been transmitted as a heritage to Idris, from hand to hand. The book was written in the ancient Syriac script. Here it was recorded that when Idris was in the house of his devotions, in the land of Kufa, his people assembled around him, and he addressed them saying: “One day a dispute arose among the offspring ...

Zainab (S.A.), Ornament of Her Father

Zainab (S.A.), Ornament of Her Father
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz Today, the mid of Rajab, while we are still basking in the blessings of the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (AS) – the person who was the mirror of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) in faith, knowledge, piety, prudence, valour, patience, magnanimity, eloquence, foresight, kindness, generosity, truthfulness, trustworthiness, and all other noble characteristics – a tinge of sadness momentarily clouds our thoughts. From the Holy ...

The Deputy of Hazrat Zahra (S.A.)

The Deputy of Hazrat Zahra (S.A.)
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “At’ani aj’alaka misli kun li akun lak (You model yourself on Me so that I become yours).” The above phrase is part of a Hadith Qodsi, which all Muslims unanimously state to be the words of Almighty Allah expressed through Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) – the most perfect of all human beings. No wonder, the Holy Qur'an presents the Last and Greatest of all Messengers as the "Excellent Exemplar" for all those "who look ...

The Opinion of Imam Ali (A.S) on Caliphate

The Opinion of Imam Ali (A.S) on Caliphate
The Opinion of Imam Ali (A.S) on Caliphate A contributor mentioned that, in one of the sermons of Nahjul Balagha it is written that Imam Ali mentioned consultation as one of the reason why he has the legitimate right for Caliphate. Here, Ali is contradicting the Shia thesis that Muhammad wanted to appoint Ali as the Imam. What you are referring to is not a sermon of Imam Ali to Muslims, and you have also taken it out of context. it was a part ...

The Marriage of Imam Ali (AS) and Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (SA)

The Marriage of Imam Ali (AS) and Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (SA)
All proposals rejected When Hazrat Fatima(s.a.) attained the age of maturity and was ready to get married, the Prophet Mohammad(P.B.U.H)started receiving proposals from various people for her daughter. Hazrat Salman Farsi(r.a.) and Hazrat Umm-e-Salma(r.a.) narrate that "When Hazrat Fatima(s.a.) attained the marriageable age, the important people among the tribe of Quraish started sending proposals to the Prophet Mohammad(P.B.U.H)but the Prophet ...

Marriage Of Imam Ali And Al Zahra'a According To Hadith Of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

Marriage Of Imam Ali And Al Zahra'a According To Hadith Of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
Marriage Of Imam Ali And Al Zahra'a According To Hadith Of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) Imam Ali (a.s) finally approached the Prophet (P.b.u.h) and asked for Fatima's hand in marriage. The Messenger, who has absolute guardianship over all Muslim men and women, including his daughter, would not announce his agreement to the marriage without Fatima's consent. By this action, He (P.b.u.h) made it clear that it is inevitable to obtain the daughter's ...

28th Safar, the Day of Manifold Grief

28th Safar, the Day of Manifold Grief
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz Tomorrow, the 28th of Safar is that sad day in the annals of history when the person whom the Holy Qur'an calls "Mercy unto the creation", breathed his last. To be exact, 1421 lunar years have passed since the departure from the mortal world of the Last and Greatest of the Divine Messengers, whose universal mission to mankind was foretold by all Prophets to their respective nations – Abraham in his scripture, Moses in ...

Contentment of the Holy Imams (a.s)

Contentment of the Holy Imams (a.s)
y: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi It is mentioned in the traditions that one, who shows greed, is humiliated and one who adopts contentment gains satisfaction. Even if the whole world becomes gold for the greedy person, he is not satisfied and one, who observes contentment, is satisfied with just the bare necessities. All the mischiefs and corruption in the world are due to greed and jealousy. If all the Muslims follow the Islamic teachings ...

Forbearance and Forgiveness of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

Forbearance and Forgiveness of the Holy Imams (A.S.)
By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Forbearance is that human quality which can be described as the control of self in such a way that every disrespectful and displeasuring thing is not able to cause one consternation. Forbearance Of Imam Ali (a.s) Ghazzali has written in Ihyail Uloom that one day the Imam called for his slave. He did not reply. He called him two or three times but he still did not reply. The Imam arose from his place and saw ...

Benevolence of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

Benevolence of the Holy Imams (A.S.)
By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Benevolence or charity is also one of the moral excellences. The two extremes related to this middle path are, wastefulness and miserliness. In the early period of Islam, when the condition of the Muslims was very bad financially, there was greater need to practice this virtue of benevolence. Ahl ul-Bayt (a.s) realized this perfectly and they did not at all fall short in fulfilling needs of poor Muslims. ...

Justice and Piety of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

Justice and Piety of the Holy Imams (A.S.)
By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Justice is also included among the four greatest moral virtues. This is also a middle line. If one step even a little above it, it would constitute injustice or oppression. And if one moves even slightly to the bottom, it would be willingness to accept humiliation. Both the above positions are blameworthy. Each of the Holy Imams (a.s) was having this quality, and that too, at the most excellent level. ...

Valour (Bravery) of Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

Valour (Bravery) of Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)
By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi In our definition a brave is one who puts himself in some danger, then saves himself or someone else from it. We call every such person as brave, who gains victory over his enemy. We consider them valiant, all those who are successful in territorial conquests. But the fact is that being actually 'brave' and 'valiant' is something altogether different. It is a middle line, thinner than hair and sharper than ...

The People who sacrificed in the Service of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)!

The People who sacrificed in the Service of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)!
The word sacrifice is not limited to material things but can also be extended to spiritual things, and any work and effort put to spread Islam is also an act of charity. The love of our Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)is a very dear act to Allah, and there are many incidents that prove this. Allah (S.w.T.) helps anybody who befriends the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) in any way. Allah says in the Qur’an on behalf of his Prophet (S): “I ask nothing from you as a reward ...

Hadrat Ma'suma(S.A.) and the Great Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) [Poem]

Hadrat Ma'suma(S.A.) and the Great Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) [Poem]
Composed by Saleha Fatima Midhat Of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Billions of salutes to Ma'sumeen The great fourteen Ma'sumeen Billions of Salutes to Ahle Bayt Ma'suma and great Ahle Bayt Billions of salutes to Ma'suma The great lady Ma'suma She was the daughter of Imam The great Moosa Kazim Imam And sister of Raza Imam Paternal aunt of Taqi Imam Billions of salutes to Ma'suma The great lady Ma'suma Allah gave her great position To Allah was her ...

The Word House (Ahlul-Bayt) in Holy Quran

The Word House (Ahlul-Bayt) in Holy Quran
House of Abraham (AS) Quran testifies that Sarah, the wife of Prophet Abraham (AS), was blessed by angels and was given the glad tiding that she will give birth to two prophets of God: 11:71 And his wife, standing by, laughed when We gave her good tidings (of the birth) of Isaac, and, after Isaac, of Jacob. 11:72 She said: "Alas for me! Shall I bear a child when I am an old woman and my husband now is an old man? That would indeed be a strange ...

Why Follow the Family of the Greatest Prophet (S.A.W.)?

Why Follow the Family of the Greatest Prophet (S.A.W.)?
Verily Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O People of the House (Ahl al-Bayt) and to purify you a thorough purifying. [Verse of Purification from Qur’an 33:33] Prophet Muhammad (s) was asked by his Companions: “How should we invoke blessings for you?” … He said: “Say: ‘O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad, as You sent Your blessings on Abraham and on the Family of Abraham, for You ...

The Great Innocent Leaders of Islam

The Great Innocent Leaders of Islam
IMAM 'ALI AL-SAJJAD (AS) The policy of al-'Imam 'Ali al-Sajjad (AS), during his Imamate, is divided into two different parts which correspond as a whole to the general policies of other Imams (AS), for the Imam (AS) was in the company of his great father in the tragic event of Karbala and took part in the movement of al-'Imam al-Husayn (AS). After the martyrdom of his father, when the Imam (AS) was taken captive and was taken to Kufah from ...