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Friday 19th of January 2018
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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 ...

Is lack of the occurrence of signs a reason for the delay in relief ?

Is lack of the occurrence of signs a reason for the delay in relief ?
The manifestation of the signs depends on when Allah decides to make the Imam (PBUH) reappear. When Allah chooses to postpone or advance the mission of the Imam (PBUH), He may also change time of the appearance signs as a by-product of this decision. Therefore, if Imam al-Mahdi (PBUH) has not appeared yet, it is not because certain signs have not taken place.According to the traditions, the reason for prolongation of the occultation is that ...

Awaiting the relief

Awaiting the relief
We need to keep hope for divine relief, await the reappearance of al-Qa'im (PBUH) at any moment, and truly believe that Imam al-Mahdi (PBUH) is the only solution for our tragedies in the world. According to the traditions, this is the most virtuous struggle (Jihad) of the believers.A person faithfully living in expectation of Imam al-Mahdi (PBUH) works constantly at improving his spiritual state by acting upon the instructions of Ahl al-Bait ...

Will there be any confusion in identifying al-Qa'im (pbuh) ?

Will there be any confusion in identifying al-Qa'im (pbuh) ?
The occurrence of the signs indicates that the reappearance of al-Qa'im is about to take place. However, if Allah wants to respond to people's supplication for an early relief,He may expedite, change or cancel some of the decreed events. The question that may arise here is that, will there be any confusion among people in recognizing Imam al-Mahdi (PBUH)-once he starts his mission-due to the changes in some of the signs? Moreover, if there would ...

Constrant and Free Will

Constrant and Free Will
The Second Spurious Argument:CONSTRAINT AND FREE WILLSome people find a problem with the Shias in that they believe neither in constraint nor in free will but that they adopt an interpretation in between and that they refute the Ash'arite concept of constraint.THE ANSWERThe Ash'arites from among the Sunnis, believed in constraint and the Mu'tazilites, also Sunni, believed in free will. The Shias, following their Imams (a), adopted an ...

Shias' Interpretation of the Conception of Intermediacy

Shias' Interpretation of the Conception of Intermediacy
Despite their variety, the two groups of Qur'anic verses mentioned above show that man's actions have two aspects. One aspect concerns man himself, in that he has the option and the will to do whatever he wants. This is clear from the many Qur'anic verses that show that man is responsible for his deeds. The other aspect concerns Allah. The verses that ascribe guidance and deviation to Allah are numerous and clear, however, the manner in which ...

The Fabrication that the Shias Believe the Prophetic Mission belonged to Imam Ali

The Fabrication that the Shias Believe the Prophetic Mission belonged to Imam Ali
The Seventh Spurious Argument:THE FABRICATION THAT THE SHIAS BELIEVE THE PROPHETIC MISSION BELONGED TO IMAM ALIThere is a widespread spurious argument that the Shias believe that -Allah forbid- the prophecy had been intended for Imam Ali, and the Archangel Gabriel (a) had given it to the Prophet Muhammad (s) by mistake! They also fabricate a lie that the Shias say after their daily prayers, "The loyal (Gabriel) had betrayed, (khanal ameen)" ...

Non Muslim Scholars and Imam Ali (a.s)

Non Muslim Scholars and Imam Ali (a.s)
Out of the persons who have narrated the attributes of Imam Ali son of Abu Talib the author of Zakhairal-Uqba writes thus: "His stature was moderate and slightly short. His skin was of wheaten colour and his beard was white and long. His eyes were large and black. He had a cheerful face and was good-natured. His neck was long like a goblet made of silver. His shoulders were broad.The joints of his hands were like those of a roaring lion, because ...

Belief in One God and human freedom

Belief in One God and human freedom
The root and essence of Islamic belief is monotheism. We believe that the creator of the world and of all beings in the universe including mankind is the one and only Exalted God who knows all and is capable of all things and to Him belongs all things and objects.This principle teaches us to be submissive only before the power of God and to obey no man unless obeying him is equal to obeying God. On this basis no individual has a right to force ...