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Salman Farsi: I am surprised about six things

Salman Farsi: I am surprised about six things
Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Ibn Babawayh has narrated through authentic chains of narrators from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) that Salman used to say: I am surprised about six things; three of them make me laugh and three make me cry. The three things that impel me to cry are separation of friends, and they are Muhammad (S) and his companions. Secondly: the terror of death and the circumstances after death. Third: ...

How Salman Farsi embraced Islam?

How Salman Farsi embraced Islam?
Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Ibn Babawayh has narrated through authentic chains of narrators from Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) that a person asked him: “O son of Allah’s Messenger, will you not tell us what was the reason Salman Farsi accepted Islam? He replied: my father (a.s.) informed me that one day Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.), Salman Farsi, Abu Zar and a group of people from Quraish had congregated at the tomb of ...

Hazrat Abu'l-Fazl al-Abbas (A.S.), the valiant standard-bearer of the immortal epic of Karbala

Hazrat Abu'l-Fazl al-Abbas (A.S.), the valiant standard-bearer of the immortal epic of Karbala
4th of Sha'ban marks the blessed birthday of the valiant standard-bearer of the immortal epic of Karbala, Abu'l-Fazl al-Abbas (AS), whose loyalty and fealty to his brother, Imam Husain (AS) has become a byword till this day. "My God, submerge me in the most blissful lights of Your majesty, so that I become intimate with You, renouncing all else, fear You and be wary of You, O Majestic and Munificent! And may the blessings of Allah be upon His ...

An Exceptional Point in the Policy of the Holy Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

An Exceptional Point in the Policy of the Holy Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba'i As mentioned earlier, the Ahl al-Bayt (as) of the Holy Prophet (S) spent their lives under tyranny and accusation. They performed their assigned duties in the atmosphere of taqiyyah and under the most difficult conditions. Only four members among the Ahl al-Bayt (as), for brief periods, could exceptionally have an opportunity to work independently without restraint and taqiyyah. We will briefly discuss ...

Ali al-Akbar, the Immortal Youth

Ali al-Akbar, the Immortal Youth
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz "That is the good news Allah gives to His servants who have faith and do righteous deeds! Say (O Prophet to mankind), ‘I do not ask you any reward for it (enlightening minds with Islam) except love of [my] nearest of kin..." (Holy Qur'an 42:23) The above is the clear commandment of God Almighty for all those claiming to be Muslims. It explicitly states that the token of their gratitude towards Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) for ...

Abbas (A.S.), The Gateway of Needs

Abbas (A.S.), The Gateway of Needs
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz "My God, submerge me in the most blissful lights of Your majesty, so that I become intimate with You, renouncing all else, fear You and be wary of You, O Majestic and Munificent! And may the blessings of Allah be upon His Prophet Muhammad, and his pure Family, and may countless greetings be to them!" This is how the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali (AS), ends his famous munajat or 'whispered supplication' to the Lord ...

Hadrat Zainab bint Ali(A.S.): Sharikat al-Husayn (Associate in the Mission of Imam Husayn(A.S.))

Hadrat Zainab bint Ali(A.S.): Sharikat al-Husayn (Associate in the Mission of Imam Husayn(A.S.))
It was five years after the Muslims had accompanied the Prophet (S.A.W.) and his family in the migration (Hijrah) to Medina, when the Holy Prophet's daughter, Hadrat Fatima (AS), gave birth to a little girl.' When her father, Imam Ali (A.S.), saw his daughter for the first time Imam Husayn (A.S.), who was then almost three years old, was with him. The boy exclaimed in delight, "O father, Allah has given me a sister." At those words Imam Ali ...

Ali Akbar (A.S.): Paragon Par Excellence for All Virtuous Youth

Ali Akbar (A.S.): Paragon Par Excellence for All Virtuous Youth
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz The 11th of Sha'ban is another day of celebration in the month that was of special significance to Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) because of its being a prelude to blessed Ramadhan when the Divine Banquet is spread for the fasting believers and all those striving for the proximity of the All-Forgiving God. It is the day which the Islamic Republic of Iran marks every year as the Day of the Virtuous Youth in remembrance of a youth ...

Hazrat Ma'soomah's (S.A.) Superiority in Knowledge and Virtue

Hazrat Ma'soomah's (S.A.) Superiority in Knowledge and Virtue
On the first of Dhi al-Qa’dah in 173 AH, the city of Madinah was enlightened by the birth of Hadrat Fatimah Ma’soomah (A.S.). She was born to Imam Musa ibn Ja’far (A.S.) and her mother, Najmah. Hadrat Fatimah Masumah (A.S.) was the second and last child of Najmah, after her older brother, Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (A.S.). As a matter of fact, after Imam Reza (A.S.), she has the highest status and position amongst the children of Imam ...

Knowledge and Actions of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

Knowledge and Actions of the Holy Imams (A.S.)
By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Knowledge and actions are the two arms of Islam. Just as a bird cannot fly without two wings the Messenger of Allah (S) has said: Knowledge without action is a curse and action without knowledge is deviation. Just as for knowledge it is necessary to have information about the realities of various things and the causes of all the phenomena, in the same way sincerity and purity of intention is needed for all ...

Then why do you visit their Shrines?

Then why do you visit their Shrines?
By: Ayatullah Shaheed Syed Abdul Husayn Dastaghaib Shirazi No one should say: If the spirit of Imam is everywhere then why go to his Shrine for visitation (Ziyarat)? I give you a little example so that doubt may be removed. The sun is shining. At some places on the earth there are stones and at others there is water. Some places are sandy. On the earth, tell me, where is it shining more brightly? Where there is sand, there is dust, there is ...

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

The Love (Muhabbat) and Wilayat of Hazrat Ali (a.s.) is a Guarantee of True Safety and Protection
By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Abdul Husain Dastghaib The 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 ...

Umm-al-Banin, the Mother of Hazrat Abbas (A.S.)

Umm-al-Banin, the Mother of Hazrat Abbas (A.S.)
The woman, who bore and brought up a hero such as Hazrat Abbas (A.S.), the standard-bearer to Imam Hussain (A.S.), was Umm-al-Banin (A.S.). She was the daughter of Hazam ibn Khali and wife of Imam Ali (A.S.). She was from the courageous family of Bani Kalab. Aquil arranged the marriage. Her maiden name was Fatima, but when she bore Imam Ali four sons -- Abbas, Abdullah, Jafar and Uthman -- she was called Umm-al-Banin (i.e., mother of sons only). ...

The Love of Family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

The Love of Family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
Allama Hilli in his book `Qawaidul Ahkam' counsels his son Fakhrul Muhaqqiqin in the following words: "You should practise Sileh Rahmi with the pure descendants of the Sadaat also. The Almighty Allah has emphasized upon this duty so much that he has made the love of relatives of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) as a compensation of the Prophetic mission." "...Say: I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives...." (Shuara 42:23) ...

Know the Family (Ahlul Bayt) of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

Know the Family (Ahlul Bayt) of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
The Holy Qur'an in Sura 42, V 23 tells us in the words of Prophet Muhammad (saw), " I do not ask you for any recompense for this (communication of the revelation) except the love of the near kinship." (Mawaddata fil-Qurba). Asking the believers to love the Prophet and his Ahlulbayt. In Sura 33 (Ahzab) V.33 there is further elaboration of the Ahlulbayt and their status. This state of purity, which distinguished Hadhrat Muhammad (a.s.) and his ...

Who Are Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)?

Who Are Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)?
Proofs Confirming the Imāmate of Ahl Al-bayt (`a) Texts quoted from the Messenger of Allāh referring to the Imāmate, after his demise, of the nation`s Ahl al-Bayt (`a) are numerous; here are the most famous among them: According to Muslim`s Sahīh, relying on isnād which goes back to Zaid ibn Arqam, the Messenger of Allāh , so Zaid narrated, said, “O people! I am a human upon whom the messenger of my Lord is about to call. I will ...

Salman Farsi, the Son of Islam

Salman Farsi, the Son of Islam
It was before noon. Some Muslims sat in Prophet's Mosque waiting for Azan (call to prayer) to say noon prayer. Salman entered mosque and greeted his believing brothers. The Muslims wanted to know the Persian man's tribe. They mentioned their tribes loudly to let Salman hear them One of them said: I belong to Tamim's tribe. Another said: I belong to the Quraish. A third said: I belong to al-Aus tribe. And so on. But Salman was silent. They wanted ...

Concealing the Virtues and Greatness of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

Concealing the Virtues and Greatness of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)
n every religion, rather in every school of thought there are some principles which are considered as basic and fundamental and all the other matters are judged under them. Islam is no exception to this rule. There are some things in Islam which are final and cannot be challenged by anybody. And on the basis of these fundamental, the reliability and validity of other matter are measured. This final and ultimate word in Islam is the word of Allah ...

Fatima bint Assad(A.S.): The Mother of Imam Ali(A.S.)

Fatima bint Assad(A.S.): The Mother of Imam Ali(A.S.)
One of the exemplary women in the history of Islam was Fatima bint Assad, who got many honors in her blessed life. Her father was Assad, son of Hashim. Her life is worthy of note from different aspects, because the virtues that Allah had bestowed on her were so great that no other woman, before or after her, could be her equal in that respect. Allah willed for reasons He alone knew that the Prophet (SAW) should be away from his parents. After ...

Mastership and Leadership of the Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

Mastership and Leadership of the Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)
Islam means submission. (Al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 45, Tr. No. 1) That is, we must submit before the commands of Allah and His Messenger (s.a.w.a.). In other words, not to possess our own opinion and view in front of their orders, desires, likes and dislikes. We must consider their likes as our likes and their dislikes as ours. Allah’s divinity is not confined to any one part of life. Rather, it covers all the facets of human existence, body, ...