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Birth Anniversary of Imam Hasan Askari (PBUH)

Birth Anniversary of Imam Hasan Askari (PBUH)
He was born in Medina, the abode of divine revelation, the station of guiding angels and the school of the Prophet’s Ahl ol-Bayt or the Blessed Household. The year of his birth was 232 AH corresponding to 846 of the Christian calendar. He was named Hasan and acquired the epithet of al-Askari because of living in the al-Askar or military quarter of the Iraqi city of Samarra, to which he and his father, Imam Ali al-Hadi (AS) were forced to take ...

The Army Staff Headquarters of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

The Army Staff Headquarters of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
By: Muhammad Dhahir Watr The [Army] Staff Headquarters was responsible for organizing the affairs pertaining to recruitment of soldiers and encouraging them [to join the army], as well as personal matters [of the individual soldiers] like strengthening the spirit of the combatants etc. The following departments fell under their command: 1. The Department Of Planning And Scheduling: This is the department that is responsible for: a) Planning ...

The Merits of the Companions according to Ahle Sunnah

The Merits of the Companions according to Ahle Sunnah
By: Ahmad Namaee The author of the above-mentioned book has attributed some merits to the Companions and has devoted a chapter to “Abu Bakr in the shade of the Qur'an”[158][248], another one to “Proof of Abu Bakr's caliphate in traditions and narrations”[159][249] which we review them as follow: He narrates the verse ?If you do not help him, then Allah has already helped him when the faithless expelled him, and one of the two when the ...

Do the Shi‘ah think that Jibra’il (Archangel Gabriel) has committed treachery?

Do the Shi‘ah think that Jibra’il (Archangel Gabriel) has committed treachery?
By: Sayyid Rida' Husayni Nasab Reply: Before proving the groundlessness of this loathsome accusation made against the Shi‘ah by some ignorant or spiteful people, it is appropriate to trace its origin. The origin of this accusation The noble verses of the Qur’an and some relevant hadiths show that Jews were of the opinion that Jibra’il (‘a) has committed treachery while conveying the message {risalah} claiming that God had ordered him ...

Hazrat Zakaria (Zachariah) (Alaihis salam) and Hazrat Yahya (Alaihis salam)

Hazrat Zakaria (Zachariah) (Alaihis salam) and Hazrat Yahya (Alaihis salam)
Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book "Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam" by Husain Imadzadeh In the noble Quran prophet Zakaria alaihis salam was mentioned in sura Ale imran, sura An’am and Sura Anbia. Hazrat Zakaria alaihis salam was among the outstanding and honorable personalities of the history. His life and his high teachings arouse interests in one's thought. Who was Imran? We should know that three people are famous ...

Karbala: A Revolution of Hearts and Minds

Karbala: A Revolution of Hearts and Minds
The event of Karbala always evokes strong emotions and deep intellectual thoughts which touch and affect the whole existence of those who seek to find a path through it. But the significance of this event goes much beyond the mere unveiling of the corruption and deviations perpetrated by Banu Umayya. Karbala changed the course of history and continues to inspire all truth-seeking revolutionaries. Heedlessness makes man worse than animals. It ...

Shi'ite Books on the History of the Prophets

Shi'ite Books on the History of the Prophets
By: Rasul Ja'fariyan Accounts of the divine Prophets were carried out as part of Islamic historiography by various scholars in books entitled al-Mubtada’ which means the beginning or the origin. These works deal with the history of mankind since the beginning or the creation of Adam till the time of the last divine messenger, Prophet Muhammad (S). In this field also the Shi‘ites did not lag behind. Part of the book al-Mubtada’ wa ...

Sayyid Abd Al-Azim Al-Hasani

Sayyid Abd Al-Azim Al-Hasani
Dedication This translation is dedicated to the memory of the late Mr Ramzanbhai Manji Walli, Mrs Fatmabai Manji Walli, Mrs Rayhanabai Manji Walli, Mr Abbassbhai Manji Walli and all the deceased members of the Manji Walli Family as well as all the deceased believers worldwide, in gratitude to Hajji Muhammadbhai Manji Walli Sincere gratitude is due to Miqdad Versi for reading the entire draft of this work and suggesting valuable feedback that has ...

A List of “Firsts” in Islam

A List of “Firsts” in Islam
Someone in Islam was the first man or the first woman to do or to say something, and this made him or her a pioneer. Following is a list of some of the deeds which made their authors “pioneers.” The list, of course, is not by any means exhaustive. (1). Hashim, the great-grandfather of Muhammad ibn Abdullah and Ali ibn Abi Talib,inaugurated the mercantile system of Hijaz, which, for those times, was a revolution in the economic life of ...

Muslims and Islam in European History Textbooks: Seeking Security Through Culture

Muslims and Islam in European History Textbooks: Seeking Security Through Culture
Many may believe in intercultural dialogue as a promised way to dispel the myth of the “Clash of Civilizations,” but such a dialogue should go through different challenges and examinations to prove it so. It has always been like that; culture is a component of both conflict and dialogue. But nowadays, the importance of culture as a main factor in determining international attitudes is more obvious. An international conference, The Image of ...

Islam and Muslims in Europe: Fundamental Issues (1)

Islam and Muslims in Europe: Fundamental Issues (1)
In the middle ages in Europe, Islam contributed tremendously in molding the western, secular, and modern rational thought. The new Muslim presence in the old continent dates back sixty to seventy years, thus revealing a historically very short time period. It was only through centuries of discussion and conflicts of the other religious and ethnic minorities (Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox as well as Poles, Italians, and Portuguese ...

The Battle of Ahzab (Khandaq/Trench)

The Battle of Ahzab (Khandaq/Trench)
When the Jews of Bani Qaynqaa were expelled from Madina because of their trouble making, their sister tribe, the Bani Nuzayr, were very angry. They became deadly enemies of Islam and waited for an opportunity to do the Muslims harm. Once the Holy Prophet (S), together with a few companions, went to the fort of the Bani Nuzayr. While he waited outside the fort, the Jews sent one of their men to climb out from inside and kill him by throwing a ...

The Sh'ites' Share in Regional Historiography

The Sh'ites' Share in Regional Historiography
Regional Histories from the 4th to 8th Centuries AH The Sh’ites have also had a share in regional historiography. Among the earliest work in this field, which predates all other books is Nihl al-‘Arab by Muhammad bin Bahr Rahni-.[1] Ya-qut al-Hamawi-, commenting on this book and its author, writes: He has written many works including the one titled Kita-b Nihl al-‘Arab, in which he has mentioned the dispersion of Arabs in the lands of ...

Who Moved The Stone

Who Moved The Stone
"WHO MOVED THE STONE?" or "who ROLLED away the stone?" (Mark 16:3) is a question which has worried theologians for the past two thousand years. Mr Frank Morison, a prominent Bible scholar, tried to nail down this ghost(s) in a book bearing the same title as this tract. Between 1930 and 1975 his book has gone through ELEVEN editions. Through all his 192 pages of conjectures he failed to answer ,"WHO MOVED THE STONE?" (Faber and Faber, London). On ...

Are The Shi'ites Negative Towards The Sahaba

Are The Shi'ites Negative Towards The Sahaba
Muslim scholars differ in answering two questions pertaining to the companions of the Messenger of God: 1. Who are the companions of the Prophet Muhammad? Most of the Sunni scholars consider all those who adopted Islam during the time of the Prophet, saw the Prophet, and prayed with him to be of his companions. However, it seems that the Messenger himself did not agree with these scholars. Al-Tabari in his History part 3, page 68, reported that ...

Taqiya: Hiding One's Religion in Times of Danger

Taqiya: Hiding One's Religion in Times of Danger
No one of the Imams but al- Sadiq, peace be on him, suffered from the Marwani and the Abbasid dynasties, which waged war against the Islamic Law and its Owner the Trusty Prophet through obeying lusts and mastering pleasures. Then from among those stringed instruments and songsters and that injustice and dissoluteness appeared the leaders of the heresies and the schools and the ideas and the desires, setting traps for reputation because there was ...

The Great Shi'ite Fuqaha (Jurisprudents)

The Great Shi'ite Fuqaha (Jurisprudents)
To understand any system thoroughly, it is imperative to get acquainted with its scholars, particularly those who have made significant contribution to its development. And in the course of that study, one comes across their important works which over a period have become the sources of reference. Ilmul Fiqh was meticulously recorded to form a valuable literature during the last eleven centuries, which still exists, and has been constantly ...

The Event of Ghadir Khumm

The Event of Ghadir Khumm
he Farewell Pilgrimage Ten years after the migration (hijrah), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form. This was first time that the Muslims with this magnitude gathered in one place in the presence of their ...

Morals from the Life of Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) and Event of Bal’am bin Ba’oora

Morals from the Life of Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) and Event of Bal’am bin Ba’oora
1- The human being gets affected with the circumstances which he or she does not like but by fulfilling the duties of God ultimately brings that person success. Hazrat Moosa a.s to save his life from the wrath of Firaun, left Egypt . But at last he was appointed by God to move towards Egypt and he went through many disputes with Firaun and invited him towards the truth. The compliance with God and submission to Him is the cause of progress and ...

The Greatest Master of Sciences

The Greatest Master of Sciences
The sixth holy Imam, Ja’ffar Ibn Muhammad Al-Sadiq (as) was born in Madinah on 17th Rabi’ al Awwal 83 Hijrah (702 AD). He was martyred in Madinah by poisoning on 15th/25th Shawwal, 148 Hijrah (765 AD) at the age of 65. The Period of his Imamate was 34 years. His Character and Virtues Once a pilgrim visiting the Prophet's Mosque in Madina fell asleep. On waking up, he hurriedly searched his belongings and found his purse, which contained one ...