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A Glimpse at the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

By Maulana Ali Naqi NaqviName and GenealogyAmongst the progeny of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) (Abraham) was Prophet Ishaq (AS) (Issac) whose descendants were Bani Israil (the tribe of Jews). In this tribe were born the Prophets Musa (AS) (Moses), Isa (AS) (Jesus) and many others. One of the twelve sons of lsmail (AS), the other son of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), was Qaidar whose descendants came to reside in Hijaz. Amongst them Adnan was the most famous. The ...

A General Account of the Holy Prophet's Battles

A general account of the prophet's battles in Which He Himself Participated, and for Which He Sent Detachments. The Main Events of His Life Until He Departed This World, the Signs of HisProphethood Which Occurred During That Time, and Proofs of His Veracity and Apostleship.Biographers of the Prophet and Qur'an commentators have reported that the number of the battles: which the Messenger of Allah himself led was twenty-six. As for the ...

The Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba ('a)

Allah says in His Glorious Book:“Allah’s wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O folk of the Household and cleanse you with a through cleansing.”This Ayat refers to Ahl-al-Bayt (members of the household) who are Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husayn ('a) while they were with the Messenger, covered by the same cover, united by the same religion, and honored by their love to Allah (swt), their commitment to His worshippers and ...

The Life and Times of Imam Hasan bin Ali (A.S.)

Justifications of the Treaty and its Terms of Imam Hassan Mujtaba (A.S)

Imam Hasan [a] faced all the attempts of Mu’awiyah to corner him, before the start of the war, with a lofty, sublime spirit; the spirit which knew nothing but the truth and would never lower his head before the forces of falsehood. The prevailing conditions at the time, however, kept him at bay, something which has rarely taken place throughout history. The army led by Imam Hasan [a] became the prey of disorder. Spies, agents and the ...

Imam Hasan (A.S.), the Second Holy Imam

1. Birth & Early LifeImam Hasan al-Mujtaba —upon whom be peace— was the second Imam. He and his brother Husayn were the two sons of Amir al-mu’minin ‘Al? and Lady F?timah, the daughter of the Prophet. He was born in the year 3 A.H. in Medina . The Prophet came to ‘Ali’s home, congratulated the new parents and named the child, on All?h’s order, as “Hasan”.He shared in the life of the ...

English Nohay For Imam Husain (A.S) [2]

The Journey of Imam Husain (‘a) Leaving Medina("Ghar Sejab Behre Safar Sayyid-a Aalam Nikle")When the Noble Prince left His homeHis eyes were teary and His heart did mournAs friends and sons followed behindHe cried out "Destiny, here I come.""I've heard the cries of Zahra all nightThe forsaken wilderness is in my sight"Then towards the Prophet's tomb He glancedHe bowed His head in a respectful stanceThen approaching the tomb, He knelt and ...

The Fourth Infallible; The Second Imam Al-Hasan Ibn Ali Al-Mujtaba (Peace be on him)

Name: al-Hasan.Title: al-Mujtaba.Agnomen: Abu Muhammad.Father's name: Ali Amir al-Mu'minin.Mother's name: Fatimah (daughter of the Holy Prophet).Birth: In Medina on Tuesday, 15th Ramadan 3 AH.Death: Died at the age of 46, in Medina on Thursday, 28th Safar 50 AH; buried in Jannatu 'l-Baqi', in Medina.Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Imam `Ali and Hadrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came ...

A Brief History of Imam Hassan’s Life

Name: Al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)Mother: Fatimah az-Zahra (a.s.), the daughter of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu MuhammadLaqab (Title): Al-Sibt al-Kabir (the elder grandson), Al-Mujtaba.Birth: He was born in Madina in the middle of the month of Ramadhan in 3 A.H.Martyrdom: He died on the 28th of Safar in the year 50 A.H. He was buried in the graveyard of Baqi in Madina.   A Brief History of Imam ...

Sympathy and Kindness:

The sympathy and the willingness to share the suffering of the needy and the deprived is another ingredient of zuhd. When the destitute witness the luxuries and comforts of the richer classes, their anguish is multiplied. To the hardships of poverty and destitution is added the stinging feeling of deprivation and backwardness in relation to others.Man, by nature, cannot tolerate to remain a silent spectator while others who have no merit over ...

Theology and Metaphysics in Nahj al-balaghah

One of the fundamental issues dealt with in the Nahj al-balaghah relates to theological and metaphysical problems. In all, there are about forty places in the sermons, letters, and aphorisms where these matters are discussed. Some of these pertain to the aphorisms, but more often the discussion is longer, covering sometimes several pages.  The passages on tawhid (Divine Unity) in the Nahj al-balaghah can perhaps be considered to be the most ...

IMAM ALI's COLLECTED SERMONS, LETTERS, AND SAYINGS COLLECTED BY ALLAMA SYED RAZI

NEHJUL BALAGHA   Translared by Sheikh Hasan SaeedChehel Soton Library and Theological SchoolMasjid e Jame, Tehran, Iran, 1977.   The book comprises 245 sermons, 79 letters and 210 sayings. The compiler has only extracted parts from sermons, letters and sayings are reproduced  as it is, readers should not infer that the material which is not reproduced is less important and meaningful. In the opinion of the compiler, the evolution ...

EXTRACT FROM SELECTED SERMONS

The first step of religion is to accept, understand and realize Him as the Lord, the perfection of understanding lies in conviction and confirmation, and the true way of conviction is to sincerely believe that there is no God but He. The correct form of belief in His Unity is to realize that He is absolutely pure and above nature that nothing can be added to or subtracted from His being. Sermon.1 para 3. page 1.   "You know the prophet ...

What is Nahjul Balagha?

Nahjul Balagha is a noble book that contains the sermons, letters & sayings of Imam Ali (as), which were compiled by a learned Shiaa Scholar Syed Shareef Ar Radhi. Wisdom, knowledge, eloquence and thought provoking statements of this book are a manifestation of Imam Ali (as) greatness, merit, knowledge and spiritual status. We recommend you to read and study this valuable book carefully. You may gain access to this book through some sites on ...

Are there any verse(s) in Al Quran and hadith mentioning about the twelve imams and the tafseer as well (specially from our suni brothers resources)?

The concept of Imamate, Wilayat (guardianship) and Ahlul bayt (a.s) has been mentioned and elaborated in the holy Quran in two different forms. Some of the verses in the holy Quran express and refer in a collective or individual way to their high prestige and perfection, verses like: al e-Imran:61 – al-Ana'm:82 – al-Raad:47 – al-Ahzab:33 – al-Safat:130 – al-Waqie'a:15/11 - al-Insan:5 – 9 And many other verses ...

- Is the incident about 'Umar pushing a door on Fatimah (S) and killing her and her baby authentic?

There is no common consensus amongst the historian's concerning the way of martyrdom of Muhsin, the unborn son of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (as). In Sunni sources the miscarriage of Muhsin has been mentioned, however nothing has been mentioned as to how it happened. ( however something was written by the great Historians Masoudy and Nizam narrating from Shahrestani). In the Shiite sources the more valid and stronger opinion has been that the ...

7- Is it wajib/mustahab/mubbah/makrouh/haram to curse the enemies of Ahlul Bayt (S)?

The befriending and loving of the Holy Prophet (saw) and His Progeny (as) is one of the fundamentals of our belief and is also emphasised in the Holy Qoran and Tradition. Regarding love for the Family of the Holy Prophet (saw) it is sufficient that the Qoran mentions it as the reward of the Prophetic mission. Allah (swt) states: " Say: I do not ask of you any reward (for it) but love for my near relatives." [Shura:23]. Love and honour of the ...

Which method is Al-Mahdi (as) likely to adopt in order to achieve the final victory of justice?

A definite answer to this question depends not only on the knowledge of the timing and the stage at which Al-Mahdi (as) will reappear but also on the possibility of imaginating what particular circumstances will be prevailing at that time. It is only in the light of these circumstances that a picture of his possible strategy can be drawn. So long as we do not know at what stage Al-Mahdi (as) will reappear and what will be the prevailing ...

Barzakh Is In the Veil of This World

By : Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Abdul Husain DastghaibSome may think as to where such a vat world (realm) of Barzakh is at all situated? Our brain (intelligence) is unable to comprehend it. We will only say that the realm of Barzakh is in a veil and hence invisible to the physical eye. There are many narrations to make us understand this matter. For example: This world of ours, along with its vast lands and skies, if compared with the realm of ...

The Love and Wilayat of Ali (a.s.) is a Guarantee of True Safety and Protection

By : Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Abdul Husain DastghaibThe real and true guarantee of protection from the terrible fright on the Day of Judgement is the Wilayat and Muhabbat of Amirul Momineen (a.s.). It is called Husnaa (the greatest good). No other good can surpass this good. Everyone having this good in his heart will remain safe on the Day of Qiyamat: Innal…Akbar (Surah Anbiyaa: 21, V: 101-104).Translation: Verily those who will get the ...