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History of Islam
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Did Janab Abu Talib die a believer?

Did Janab Abu Talib die a believer?
By: Sayyid Rida' Husayni NasabReply: From the viewpoint of the Shi‘ah, Abu Talib, the son of ‘Abd al-Muttalib, the eminent father of the Commander of the Faithful ‘Ali (‘a) and the uncle of the Holy Prophet (S), is among the people who believed in the apostleship {risalah} of the Messenger of Allah (S), and among his helpers and confidants in time of tribulations and adversities during the early period of Islam.The family ...

Etiquette and Codes of Prayer

Etiquette and Codes of Prayer
In accordance with the faculty of reason and on the basis of Islamic traditions, prayer too has its etiquette and codes; some of them will be described here, but firstly it would be appropriate to describe the realities of prayer as follows: What is Prayer, and What it Ought to Be?The literary meanings of phrase prayer means requesting in a humble manner. A little pondering about this definition would reveal: Because the reality of prayer is ...

Meaning of Ismat

Meaning of Ismat
By: Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi‘Ismat’ literally means 'Protection ' In Shia terminology it means ‘A special Grace (Lutf) of Allah to a person which enables the said person to abstain from sins by his own free will.' Such a person is called 'Maasum.’This Lutf (grace) does not make the Maasum person incapable of committing sin. He refrains from sins and mistakes by his own power and will.Here is an example which will ...

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

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

The Message of Karabala
The form of our gathering tonight is to show allegiance to the message and the conduct of the Ahl ul-Bavt. In every aspect of life there is an outer form and an inner meaning. Form and meaning are always connected, but not always in the right balance. We are gathered. as many others around the world are gathered. to remember the meaning of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom at Karbala. If we do not join the form of our commemoration with the meaning ...

The Historical Speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum

The Historical Speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum
This is the English translation of the speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum. It is well written and documented with lots of references.O Allah! Send your blessings to the head of your Messengers and the Last of your Prophets Muhammad (s), and his ahlul-bayt.The Farewell Pilgrimage:Ten years after the Immigration, the Messenger of Allah ordered to his close followers to call all the people in all places to join him for last ...

Imam Ali (a.s.) ,First Youth To Accept Islam

Imam Ali (a.s.) ,First Youth To Accept Islam
Ali was born some thirty years after the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He belonged to the most respectable family of Quraish, the Banu Hashim. His father "Abu Talib" was the real uncle of the Holy Prophet who brought him up after the death of the Holy Prophet’s grandfather. Ali’s mother was Fatima Daughter of Asad, who belonged to Banu Hashim. Ali’s patronymic name was "Abul Hasan".The Holy Prophet gave him another ...

Fadak: the property of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)

Fadak: the property of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)
Fadak is a controversial issue that has since the death of Rasulullah (s) created an open wound between the Sunni and Shi'a schools of thought. The best summary exists from Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 325:Narrated Ayesha(mother of the believers),'After the death of Allah's Apostle Fatima,the daughter of Allah's Apostle asked Abu Bakr As-Siddiq to give her the share of inheritance from what Allah's Apostle had left of the Fai (i.e. ...

Some Useful Sayings of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (S.A)

Some Useful Sayings of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (S.A)
1- Allah made the obedience of Muslims to us (Ahlul Bayt) as discipline for the Ummah, and our leadership as safety from differences.2- Praise and Eulogy is for Allah for the blessing and bounties which He has bestowed. And thanks to HIM upon what He revaluated (to His servants) And Praise is for HIM upon the common boons and blessings which He bestowed upon His servants without their request And upon the comprehensive and complete blessings ...

An Account of Ya‘qub and Yusuf

An Account of Ya‘qub and Yusuf
Abu Hamza Thumali narrates through a correct chain of traditionalists that one day he performed the morning prayers with Imam Zayn al-‘abidin in a mosque of Madinah. After the prayers, Imam returned home. Abu Hamza Thumali accompanied the master. When they reached the residence Imam instructed his slave girl, Sakina, that she must serve meals to anyone who came begging to his door as it was Friday. Abu Hamza Thumali says that he asked, ...

Philosophical Pluralism in the Service of Humane Governance

Philosophical Pluralism in the Service of Humane Governance
ABSTRACTIn recent times, the American Philosophical Association has been exposed in a serious way to the issue of pluralism in philosophy curriculums in the departments of philosophy of American universities and colleges. This conversation brings to the fore the fact that what is at issue in the prospect of pluralizing American philosophy departments is not merely the matter of deciding the discipline's boundaries of intellectual formation ...

The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy

The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy
I didn't know you were the eye inside of me    You were a secret essence both in body and soul    I asked you show me a symbol of you in this world    Suddenly I realized you were the whole universe.This poem expresses the idea of the oneness of God-universe-human beings. It is possible that the belief of oneness of humans and God in sufism is carried from neoplatonism. In the trilogy of ...

The Dispute between Aishah and Ibn Umar

The Dispute between Aishah and Ibn Umar
Abu Jarih is reported to have said: I heard ‘Atà’ informing and said: ‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr told me, saying: I and Ibn ‘Umar were leaning onto ‘A’ishah’s room, hearing the sound of brushing her teeth with the toothbrush. He says: I said: O ‘Abd al-Rahmàn, did the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him and his Household) perform the ‘umrah in Rajab? He replied: ...

Marifat (recognition)

Marifat (recognition)
From our writing you can ascertain the importance of the value of love, but one can only love that which he recognizes. This recognition is called marifat.Description of Marifat (recognition)The description of marifat is to recognize one with those attributes which are only associated to him and not with any other. W e will make you understand by this example. Suppose two people are standing. Both are wearing black dress. One is wearing white c ...

Hadith Unwan al-Basri (حدیث عنوان البصری)

Hadith Unwan al-Basri (حدیث عنوان البصری)
حدیث عنوان البصریIn the Name of AllahInstruction of Imam Sadiq (as) for the wayfarers towards AllahSource Bihar Al-Anwar, vol.1 p.226Al-Sheikhul Baha’i (may the mercy of Allah be upon him) has narrated in his Kashkul    روى الشيخ البهائي (رحمه الله) في كشكولهAl-Sheikh Shamsul Din Muhammad ibn Makki said ‘I have transcribed from the writings of Sheikh Ahmad al-Farahani, (may ...

The Avoidance of Oppression

The Avoidance of Oppression
 In the opinion of the Imams, one of the worst sins among men is enmity and iniquity between themselves. Just as it is said in the Qur'an;Deem not that Allah is heedless of what the iniquitous do; He is only deferring them to a day when eyes shall stare. (14;42)Likewise, 'Ali, Amir al-Mu'minin (A.S) had a strong aversion to iniquity, and he told the truth when he said:I swear by Allah that if all the continents of the earth and all that is ...

The Doctrine Concerning du'a'

The Doctrine Concerning du'a'
The Prophet said:Du'a' is a weapon for the believer, a pillar of din, ad a light of the heaven and the earth.and here is the truth. It became one of the peculiarities of the Shi'a by which they are distinguished. They have written many books mentioning its importance, and the correct way of performing these supplications, and from these ad'iyah (pl. of du'a) which have been transmitted form the Household, hundreds of books, large and small, have ...

The Environments of the Event of Fadak

The Environments of the Event of Fadak
That was the veracious Fatima, the daughter of the prophet, the delight of his eye,the example of infallibility, the radiant halo and the remainder of the prophet among the muslims, on her way to the mosque .She lost the father, who was the best at all in the history of mankind , the most sympathetic, the most compassionate and most blessed.This was a calamity that could make the one efflicted with, taste the betterness of dying and find dying ...

The Location of Fadak

The Location of Fadak
Fadak was a village in Hijaz. Between fadak and Medina there was a distance of two days.It was a jewish land in the begining of its history.1 It was inhabited by some Jews untill the seventh year of hijra when Allah cast terror into their hearts and they made peace with the prophet by giving him a half of Fadak.Also it was mentioned that they gave him the entire Fadak.2____________1- Mu'jamul Buldan by Yaqout al-Hamawi,vol.4 p.238-239.2- Refer ...

Fadak in its First Stages

Fadak in its First Stages
The islamic history of Fadak started from that when it became a property of the prophet (S) because it was not possessed by war.1 Then the prophet donated it to Fatima.2 It remained in Fatima's possession untill her father died.3 Then the first caliph (Abu Bakr) snatched it from her according to the author of as-Sawa'iqul Muhriqa and became as part of the general finance and source of the state income.When Omar became the caliph, he gave fadak ...