English
Thursday 18th of October 2018
Ahlul-Bayt as the Earth Angels
ارسال پرسش جدید

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 ...

Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)
Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such recordations in general and the Book of Imam `Ali- in particular. However, the recording of the Hadi-th during the age of the Imam took another form. The Imam, from behind the bars of al-Rashi-d’s jail, had to use the form of the secret correspondence that he sent to his disciples ...

The Holy Prophet’s Counsel to Imam Ali (A.S.)

The Holy Prophet’s Counsel to Imam Ali (A.S.)
An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my continuous chain of transmission reaching up to the best of the traditionists and the foremost of them, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) from Muhammad ibn Yahya, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa, from ‘Ali ibn al-Nu’man, from Mu’awiyah ibn ‘Ammar, who says, “I heard Abu ‘Abd Allah (A) say: In a counsel that the Prophet (S) gave to ‘Ali (A), he said, “O ‘Ali, I exhort you ...

Doors of Knowledge of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

Doors of Knowledge of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
The Knowledge of the BookAbu Said al-Khudri: I asked the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) about the noble Ayah, "And such as have knowledge of the Book" (13:43). His Holiness (S.A.W.) replied: It implies my brother Ali ibn Abi Talib.Imam al-Baqir (A.S.): What is the concept of the noble Ayah "Say: Enough for a witness between me and you is Allah, and who has knowledge of the book" (13:43) is us [the Ahl al-Bayt]. Ali (A.S.), next to the Holy Prophet ...

The Historical Debates of Imam Reza (A.S.)

The Historical Debates of Imam Reza (A.S.)
By: Muhammad Jawad FadlallahOn various occasions, al-Mamoon tried to force Imam Reza(A.S.) into the arena of complex debates with various groups and creeds. He used to conduct scientific and intellectual sessions to which he invited giant thinkers, leading scientists, the atheists of the century, and debaters whose scientific might was feared and before the stubbornness of whose complex arguments the evidence was muted and due to the fierceness ...

How Imam Reza (A.S.) Was Martyred?

How Imam Reza (A.S.) Was Martyred?
It was not politically feasible for al-Mamoon to reach Baghdad accompanied by Imam al-Reza (A.S.), for that would stir the winds of dissension against him and he might not be strong enough to withstand them. From this standpoint, our belief that al-Mamoon was the one who plotted to end the life of the Imam (A.S.) by giving him poisoned grapes is strengthened, and the historical environment at the time helps us confirm this belief even when Ibn ...

The Jehad; the Holy War

The Jehad; the Holy War
By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi LariIslam's aim, in its wars, battles and national uprisings against polytheism and materialism, has not been conquest, expansionism, imperialism or the seizure of others' financial resources. The early impact of Islam on Mecca caused loss to those vested interests which profited from the service of the ancient idols in the Ka'aba and the pilgrims who flocked to those shrines from all the Arab world. These vested ...

Barzakh Is In the Veil of This World

Barzakh Is In the Veil of This World
By : Sayyid Abdul Husain DastghaibSome may think as to where such a vat world (realm) of Barzakh is at all situated? Our brain (intelligence) is unable to comprehend it. We will only say that the realm of Barzakh is in a veil and hence invisible to the physical eye. There are many narrations to make us understand this matter. For example: This world of ours, along with its vast lands and skies, if compared with the realm of Barzakh,is like a ...

Hamzah, the Brave

Hamzah, the Brave
Muhammed Mustafa, the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his Ahlel-Bayt), though safe under the protection of his uncle, Abu Talib, was not immune from harassment by the infidels. Whenever they found an opportunity for baiting him, they didn't miss it. On one occasion, Abu Jahl found him alone, and used much offensive and vulgar language toward him. That same evening when his uncle, Hamzah bin Abdul Muttalib, came home from a hunting ...