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Jabir Ibn Haiyan: the Father of Chemistry

Jabir Ibn Haiyan: the Father of Chemistry
Jabir Ibn Haiyan, the alchemist Geber of the Middle Ages, is generally known as the father of chemistry. Abu Musa Jabir Ibn Hayyan, sometimes called al-Harrani and al-Sufi, was the son of the druggist (Attar). The precise date of his birth is the subject of some discussion, but it is established that he practiced medicine and alchemy in Kufa around 776 C.E. He was a leading student of Imam Ja'far Sadiq (A.S.). In his early days, he practised ...

The Holy Shrine of Hadrat Abbas (A.S.)

The Holy Shrine of Hadrat Abbas (A.S.)
From early ages of humankind, people used to show various forms of adulation to their honorable and unique personalities. One of these forms was the sanctification of their tombs by constructing handsome buildings that are, in most cases, taken as places of worship. The holy Quran, narrating the story of the seven sleepers of Ephesus, has referred to this phenomenon: "We caused their story to become public so that people would know that God's ...

The Noble Lineage of Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S)

The Noble Lineage of Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S)
Imam Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Askari (a.s.) was from the heart of the prophetic family, by which Allah had honoured the Arabs and Muslims. It was the holiest family that had undertaken the issues of truth and justice among all peoples of the earth. There is no lineage in this world like the noble lineage which Imam al-Askari (a.s.) belonged to. He was the son of Imam al-Hadi bin Imam Muhammad al-Jawad bin Imam Ali ar-Redha bin Imam Musa ...

Imam Hasan Askari's Life: Some Anecdotes

Imam Hasan Askari's Life: Some Anecdotes
One of those was Ishaq al-Kindi. This man was a great philosopher of Iraq. He collected such verses of Noble Qur'an whose meanings were apparently contradictory, in a book called as "self-contradictions". He wanted to prove thereby that it was not the word of Almighty Allah (SWT). When the news reached Imam Hassan Askari (as), he waited for an opportunity to refute him. One day, by chance some of his disciples (students) came to Imam Hassan ...

Some Important Events from the Seerah of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

Some Important Events from the Seerah of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)
The sixth year of migration was terminating with all its bitter and sweet events when suddenly the Prophet dreamt a pleasant dream that the Muslims were performing ceremonies of Haj in Masjidul Haram. He related this dream to his companions and took it to be a good omen for the Muslims as they would achieve their heart's desire soon.[1] The Prophet ordered the Muslims to get ready to perform the journey for Haj and also invited the neighbouring ...

The Prophetic Mission in Makkah

The Prophetic Mission in Makkah
The First Revelation The Holy Prophet (S) use to spend a lot of his time in the cave of Mount Hira, which is a mountain overlooking the Holy Ka'ba, some three miles north of Makka. It was his habit to sometimes spend a few days continuously in the cave in prayers, and his wife Bibi Khadija (A) would bring him some food and water. One night when he was in the cave of Mount Hira, he heard a voice calling his name and suddenly there was a dazzling ...

English Nohay For Imam Husain (A.S) [5]: An Eighteen Year Old Soldier

English Nohay For Imam Husain (A.S) [5]: An Eighteen Year Old Soldier
Husain’s Eighteen Year old Soldier Most Revered Ali Akbar (‘a) ("Daulat koi dunya mein pisar se nahin behtar") No greater wealth than your children in this world No greater peace than their peace in this world just as no better flavor than a freshly picked fruit Or the fragrance of a rose with dew in its swirls Soothing your troubled heart, they make you whole They are your comfort, they calm your troubled soul Ask a master of the loss of a ...

English Nohay For Imam Husain (A.S) [3]: Hurr: The Warrior Friend

English Nohay For Imam Husain (A.S) [3]: Hurr: The Warrior Friend
The Warrior Friend of Imam Husain (‘a) Respected Hurr ("Run mein jab Shah Id taraf se Hurr-a Deendaar Aaya") When Hurr left the camp of the Noble Prince And came to battle His enemies thence A murmur rippled through Yazid's camp "Here comes a friend of Hyder's clan" "A strange light lights up his path As though angels in his company he hath" Hearing this, the son of Saad cried "Rain arrows and spears with a measured tide" The army geared for a ...

The Tragedy of Kerbala - Part II - Imam Hussain's Martyrdom

The Tragedy of Kerbala - Part II - Imam Hussain's Martyrdom
Part I Al Husayn, the blessings of God be on him, set out from Mecca to Iraq on the day of Muslim's (attempted) rising in Kufa, that is the day of Tarwiya, after staying in Mecca for the rest of Shaban, the month of Ramadhan, Shawwal and Dhu al Qada and eight days of Dhu- al-Hijja in the year 60 A.H. (680). During his stay in Mecca, peace be on him, a number of Hijazis and Basrans had gathered around him, joining themselves to his household and ...

The Captives Taken To Syria

The Captives Taken To Syria
Ibn Ziyad sent a messenger to Yazid to inform him that al-Husayn (‘a) and those in his company were killed, that his children were in Kufa, and that he was waiting for his orders as to what to do with them. In his answer, Yazid ordered him to send them and the severed heads to him.1 ‘Ubaydullah wrote something, tied it to a rock then hurled it inside the prison where the family of Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his ...

The Epistles of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)

The Epistles of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)
Imam `Ali- ibn al-Husayn is reported to have written down many epistles the most famous of which are Risa-lat al-Huqu-q (The Treatise on Rights) and al-Sahi-fah al-Sajja-diyyah commonly known as “The Psalms of Islam.”[1] It has been narrated that Abu--Hamzah al-Thama-liy said, “As I recited an epistle that comprised the words of (Imam) `Ali- ibn al-Husayn on asceticism, I copied it. I then showed my copy to `Ali- ibn al-Husayn who ...

The Eternal Message of Ashura

The Eternal Message of Ashura
This article is dedicated by the writer, Umm Hussain, a Scottish Muslim, to the memory of Jmam Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr who remained true to the teachings of his Master Jmam Husayn, peace be upon him, and following in his beloved footsteps gave up his life in the struggle for truth. May his sacrifice inspire the living to ceaslesslv strive against the powers of evil whenever and wherever they arise. The battle of lrnam Husayn and Yazid is the ...

The Important Lessons of Ashura

The Important Lessons of Ashura
When certain seasons of worship come around like the months of Ramadan and Muharram, it is very important that we re-evaluate ourselves to see what blessings we have gotten from them. Were they in proportion with the power of the season? Have we preserved these blessings? How can we best invest these blessings after the season is over? Many people are pleased with the condition they have at the time, without worrying about what will come after ...

150 Maxims of Imam Husain (A.S.)

150 Maxims of Imam Husain (A.S.)
1 - How can a thing the existence of which is dependent on you be taken as a proof for your existence? Is there anything more evident than your "self" disclose you? Are you hidden to need a guide to find you? Surely you are not. Are you far-away to need your footprints to find you? Surely you are not! Blind may the eyes be which do not see you watching and guarding your "self" (Arafa prayer; Biharol Anwar, Vol. 98, P. 226) 2 - He who has you, ...

What do you know about Karbala?

What do you know about Karbala?
1- The city is a very ancient city, it was known since the Babylonian age, it was used as a Christian graveyard prior to the Islamic conquest, some say the date of the city comes from the cities of (Tassoh al-Nahrain) which lies on the river of Balakubass (Old Euphrates), and on its land there was an ancient temple. 2- Karbala is an Iraqi Islamic Arabic city, it was famous at the pre-Islam age and possesses a various and great history especially ...

The Ancestors and Family Tree of Imam Husein (as) and Yazeed

The Ancestors and Family Tree of Imam Husein (as) and Yazeed
The ancestors of Imam Husein (as) and Yazeed, and look in some detail at the family tree of Imam Husein (as). 1.1 Ibraheem and Ismaeel     We are looking at a time about four thousand years ago, when Prophet Ibraheem (as) is living in what is now Palestine; he has two wives - Sarah and Hajar; at that time, it was accepted to have more than one wife at a time.     His first wife is Sarah and from this marriage, he has his second son called ...

Abbas, the Standard Bearer of Husain

Abbas, the Standard Bearer of Husain
Written by Zakir     The shifting sand dunes of Karbala were smeared with blood. Near one of wash dunes, on the bank of Alkoma, lay the prostrate figure of a youth with blood gushing out from innumerable wounds. The crimson life-tide was ebbing fast. Even so, it seemed as if he was anxiously expecting somebody to come to him, to be near him before he breathed his last. Through his starched throat he was feebly calling somebody. Yes, Abbas ...

The sacrifice of Alqasim (A.S)

The sacrifice of Alqasim (A.S)
Nāfiu Ibn Hilal stood up among the companions of Chief of Martyrs (Seyyid ul-Shuhada) (A.S) and went to the battlefield. He was reciting these epic verses:Nāfiu Ibn Hilal stood up among the companions of Chief of Martyrs (A.S) and went to the battlefield. He was reciting these epic verses:انا ابن هلال الجملیّ انا علی دین علیّ“I am the son of Hilali al-Jamali. I am in the religion of Ali.”Muzahim ibn Harith ...

Dua e Makarem al-Akhlaq

Dua e Makarem al-Akhlaq
Hazrat Imam Zainul Abedin (a.s.)’s Supplication on Excellence in Moral and Good Conduct (Part One) O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household, cause my faith to reach the most perfect faith, make my certainty the most excellent certainty, and take my intention to the best of intentions and my conduct to the best of actions! O Allah, complete my intention through Your gentleness, rectify my certainty through what is with You, and reform what is ...

Ziarat of Hazrat Abbas (A.S)

Ziarat of Hazrat Abbas (A.S)
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم سَلاَمُ اللَّهِ وَ سَلاَمُ مَلاَئِكَتِهِ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ وَ أَنْبِيَائِهِ الْمُرْسَلِينَ وَ عِبَادِهِ الصَّالِحِينَ وَ جَمِيعِ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَ الصِّدِّيقِينَ‏ (وَ) الزَّاكِيَاتُ الطَّيِّبَاتُ فِيمَا تَغْتَدِي وَ ...