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Sermon of Hadrat Zainab (A.S.) in Shaam

Sermon of Hadrat Zainab (A.S.) in Shaam
Presenting this sermon of Bint-e-Ali on the occasion of Arba’in when Hadrat Zainab Bint-e-Ali (A.S.) along with other holy ladies and children of Ahl-ol Beit (A.S.) came to Karbala …All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Allah's blessing be upon His Messenger Muhammad and his entire progeny. True are the words of Allah, who says, "Then the end of those who committed evil was that they disbelieved in Allah's signs and they ...

Hazrat Zainab: Lady of Knowledge and Virtue

Hazrat Zainab: Lady of Knowledge and Virtue
Peace be upon you. Oh daughter of the Commander of the faithful (Pbuh)! Peace be upon you, Oh daughter of Fatimah, Two Worlds" Radiant Lady (SA). Peace be upon you. Oh righteous one, pleasing to Allah.We speak of Hazrat Zeinab (AS). She well conveyed the message of Karbala"s uprising and tragedy to the world and today it is a great honor for Muslims to follow this great lady as an example in their lives.Truly when an individual spends his or her ...

Hadrat Zainab bint Ali (A.S.)

Hadrat Zainab bint Ali (A.S.)
Hadrat Zainab(A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madina on 5th Jamadi-ul-Awwal in the 5th year of Hijrah/627 A.D. Her Holiness became famous for her knowledge of the Holy Qu'ran and virtuous life.In her character she reflected the best attributes.In sobriety and serenity she was likened to Umm-al-Mumineen Hadrat Khadija(A.S.),her grand-mother,in chastity and modesty to her holy mother Hadrat Fatima(A.S.) and in eloquence to her holy father Imam ...

Brief Summary of Lady Zaynab’s (a) Sermon in Damascus

Brief Summary of Lady Zaynab’s (a) Sermon in Damascus
The great speech of Lady Zaynab has been an extension of the uprising of Karbala and a good representation of its values and goals. Lady Zaynab referred to the false elation of Yazid who thought of himself as victorious in that encounter. She uncovered the truth that his military superiority was transient and that Almighty Allah let the unbelievers enjoy bliss in this world so that their sons will increase and, thus, they will have a painful ...

Doctrine of Bodily Resurrection

Doctrine of Bodily Resurrection
This one of the fundamentals of Islam, as is said in the Qur'an:What! Does man reckon We shall not gather his bones, Yes, indeed, We are able to shape again his fingers. (75;4)If thou wouldst wonder, surely wonderful is their saying: what, when we are dust shall we indeed then be raised up again in a new creation (13;5)To state it succinctly. bodily resurrection means man's terrestrial body will be revived after having been destroyed, and it ...

Doctrine of Dissimulation (taqiyyah)

Doctrine of Dissimulation (taqiyyah)
It is related from Imam Sadiq in an authenticated tradition:Taqiyyah in mu din and the din of mu forefathers.Whosoever has no taqiyyah has no dinIt was the motto of the Household of the prophets, so as to protect themselves and their followers from harm and bloodshed, and to better the condition of the Muslims and to cause agreement among them, and restore them to order.3 And this is still a sign by which the Shi'a are known, and which ...

Teachings for the Shi'a from the Household of the Prophet (s.a.w)

Teachings for the Shi'a from the Household of the Prophet (s.a.w)
The Imams of the Household knew that power would not return to them in their own lifetimes, and that the Shi'a would remain under the rule of others, and that they would obliged to use force and violence to struggle against this rule.At the same time, it was natural for them to conceal their religion and the way that they followed, as long as taqiyyah did not cause bloodshed and did not bring them to others or to Islam; thus they endeavored to ...

Themes in the ad'iyah from as-Sahifat as-Sajjadiyyah

Themes in the ad'iyah from as-Sahifat as-Sajjadiyyah
After the deplorable tragedy (Karbala'), and after the Umayyids had taken over the leadership of the Islamic opportunity, they committed excess in oppression, revelled in bloodshed and made a mockery of Islamic teachings. There was no alternative for Imam Zayn al-Abidin. Sayyid as-Sajidin (A.S) but to remain in the seclusion of his own home,dejected and full of sorrow. No-one dared to approach him in his house, and he was forbidden to guide the ...

Doctrine of Non-Cooperation with Oppressors

Doctrine of Non-Cooperation with Oppressors
Because oppression is very dangerous and has evil consequences, Allah has forbidden men to cooperate with the iniquitous or to associate with them. He has said:And do not incline towards those who are injust, lest the fire touch you, and you have no guardians besides Allah, then you shall not be helped. (11,113)This is exactly what the Descendents of the prophet have taught us, and their teachings are the same as the Qur'an's. It is narrated ...

The Route of the Revolution

The Route of the Revolution
The way, which the revolutionary lady took,was not long because the hause, from which the spark not long bacauseof the hause , from which the spark and flame of the revolution were amitted, was the hause of Ali. It was called,according to the prophet (s), the hause of the prophethood. It was attached to the mosque.1 Nothing spareted them except one wall. So she might enter the mosque from the door,which between them (the mosque and the house) ...

Doctrine of the Prophets and their Books

Doctrine of the Prophets and their Books
We believe, in general, that all prophets follow the right path, are infallible and pure, and that to deny their prophecy, to revile or deride them, results in a loss of faith and insincerity in belief. For the denial of them entails the denial of our prophet Muhammad (S.A) who spoke concerning them and confirmed them. As for the prophets whose names and shara'i' (pl. of shari'ah) are well-known, i.e. Adam, Dawud, Sulayman, Musa, 'Isa and others ...

Doctrine of Belief in Islam

Doctrine of Belief in Islam
We believe that:The true religion with Allah as Islam (3;18)and that is the true, Divine shari'ah that has abrogated all previous shara'i. It is the most perfect shari'ah, according with man's happiness and containing all that is in his interest, in this world and in the next. It can never become obsolete, and will last for ever; it is not challengeable and will not be transformed in any way ; it contains all that mankind needs: individual, ...

The Proof of Islam and the Previous Religions

The Proof of Islam and the Previous Religions
Adopted from the book : "The Faith of Shi'a Islam" by : Allamah Muhammad Ridha al-Muzaffar"If someone (a non-Muslim) should argue with us and ask for reasons to demonstrate the truth of Islam, we could prove it through the eternal miracle of the Qur'an, and by reference to its miraculous nature, as we have explained before.Here however, it is our intention to satisfy our own minds, in the event that we should wish to find assurance concerning ...

Doctrine of Love for the Household of the Prophet

Doctrine of Love for the Household of the Prophet
Adopted from the book : "The Faith of Shi'a Islam" by : Allamah Muhammad Ridha al-Muzaffar"Allah said:Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I do not ask of a wage for this except love of my kinsfolk. (42;23)We believe that in addition to the obligation to hold fast to the Household of the prophet, it is necessary for every Muslim, from the point of view of his din, to love them, for Allah, in this verse, has told mankind to love them.It is narrated ...

The Imamate must be from Allah

The Imamate must be from Allah
Adopted from the book : "The Faith of Shi'a Islam" by : Allamah Muhammad Ridha al-Muzaffar"We believe that the Imamate, like the prophethood, must be an appointment from Allah, through His Messenger, or an appointed Imam. From this point of view, the Imamate is the same as the Prophethood.It is wrong for People to dispute against him whom Allah has sent as a guide and leader for all people, for they cannot elect him. One who is able to bear the ...

Doctrine of the Return (raj'ah)

Doctrine of the Return (raj'ah)
Adopted from the book : "The Faith of Shi'a Islam" by : "Allamah Muhammad Ridha al-Muzaffar"In this question the Shi'a follow what has been said by the Household of the Prophet: that Allah will cause people to return to this world in the same form as they were before; that He will distinguish between the righteous and the wrong-doers, and between the oppressed and the oppressors; and that this will take place during the time of Mahdi. Allah will ...

Christianity's Protest Against Islam

Christianity's Protest Against Islam
Previously we said that one of the points that, in its own view, the world of Christianity considers to be a weak point of Islam is the issue of Islamic jihad, which prompts it to say that Islam is a religion of war, not a religion of peace, while Christianity is a religion of peace. It says that war is totally bad and peace is good, and any religion that is divinely founded must advocate peace which is a good thing, and not advocate war, which ...

Tawhid: A Personal Right or A General Right?

Tawhid: A Personal Right or A General Right?
Now an important matter must be looked at which is about tawhid, "La ilaha illallah." "There is no god but (except) God (Allah)." Does tawhid pertain to the rights of humanity, or to the rights of the individual? Here it is possible for a Muslim to say that tawhid does not pertain to the rights of humanity but pertains only to the affairs of the individual, or at most, to the internal affairs of a nation; that he himself can be "muwahid," 4 he ...

Continual expectation due to the unpredictability of the time of reappearance

Continual expectation due to the unpredictability of the time of reappearance
The Shia traditionists narrated:Imam al-Sadiq (PBUH) said to his companions, "Be more hopeful on the things that you consider far-fetched than that which you presume very likely. Verily, Musa Ibn Imran (PBUH) went to bring fire (to provide heat and light) for his family and when he came back to them he was an apostle, and this way, Allah rectified the matter of His servant and His Prophet, Musa (PBUH), within a night.In the same way, Allah shall ...

Keeping alive the remembrance of the Imam (pbuh)

Keeping alive the remembrance of the Imam (pbuh)
One of our important duties during the time of occultation is to remember our Imam (PBUH) more often in gatherings and in private, and to make gatherings for his remembrance:I heard Imam al-Sadiq (PBUH) saying, "Our Shia are compassionate among each other. When they hold a private meeting, they remember Allah. Verily, the remembrance of us is of the remembrance of Allah. When we are remembered, Allah has been remembered, and when our enemy is ...