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Prophet Hazrat Lut (A.S.)

Prophet Hazrat Lut (A.S.)
Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book "Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam" by Husain Imadzadeh 3422 years after Habuth (descent of Adam a.s from Heaven) The story of Lut a.s(Lot) was mentioned in the following chapters of Quran 1- Surat Al-'An`a-m (The Cattle) - سورة الأنعام,2- Surat Al-'A`ra-f (The Heights) -سورة الأعراف, 3- Surat Hu-d (Hud) - سورة هود,4- Surat Al-H^ijr (The Rocky Tract) - سورة ...

Regimes of Mu'awiya and his son Yazid

Regimes of Mu'awiya and his son Yazid
By: Dr. Ibrahim Ayati The topic of this book is an account of the sacred rising of Imam Husayn, which is a glorious chapter in the history of Islam. We propose to state briefly the important events of this period of less than a year which is quite short from the viewpoint of duration but extremely effective and eternal so far as its role is concerned. Distortions have taken place and continue to take place in every chapter of Islamic and ...

Some Traits of Ashura Literature

Some Traits of Ashura Literature
Dr. Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani Ashura literature deals with oral and/or written discourses on, or related to, the Battle of Ashura of 10 Muharram 61 AH/ 10 October 680 AD. Ashura literature encompasses a wide array of materials, ranging from (chiefly Muharram and Safar) preachings, dirges (nawhas), and elegies (marthiyas) to ziarat-texts, salawats, books, treatises monographs, theses, dissertations, martyrdom accounts (maqtals), and ...

Who Wrote the History of Islam and How?

Who Wrote the History of Islam and How?
History, it has been said, is the propaganda of the victorious party. What this means is that in any conflict, the victor can manipulate history just as it pleases him, and there is nothing that the vanquished can do about it. The victorious party can cook up a story and broadcast it as the absolute truth without any fear of being challenged by anyone. It has not only the power to cook up its own story; it also has the power to spike the story ...

Historical & Religious perspectives in Dealing with AIDS

Historical & Religious perspectives in Dealing with AIDS
Summary Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a serious medical and social problem that could be labeled as the plague of the century. But in many parts of the world still the subject of AIDS is considered as a taboo and HIV-positive people are mistreated. Such factors contribute to the fact that the number of AIDS cases may be underreported. Although, ethics have long been recognized as an essential requirement in the making of a physician, ...

The Battle of Uhud (624 A.D.)

The Battle of Uhud (624 A.D.)
Ghazwat al-Sawaiq was only a prelude to the big battle that was to follow. The chagrin and fury of Abu Sufyan and his Quraishite supporters at their defeat at Badr knew no bounds. Their whole energy was aroused and they commenced preparations for another attack on the Muslims. Abu Sufyan rallied behind him the coastal tribes of Banu Kinanah and Banu Tihamah. Their united forces numbered three thousand well equipped soldiers, seven hundred of ...

Battle of al-Ahzab (Tribes/ Khandaq/Ditch/ Moat/ Trench)

Battle of al-Ahzab (Tribes/ Khandaq/Ditch/ Moat/ Trench)
The Qureshite community had one important dream: The destruction of Mohammed and his religion. Pagan tribes outside Mecca were sharing with them the same dream. Like the Meccans, these tribes considered Mohammed a serious menace to their religion. This belief brought these tribes and the Muslims into military confrontations in which the Muslims had the upper hand. These tribes, therefore, were like the Meccan community full of resentment and ...

Important Events of Rabi' al-Awwal

Important Events of Rabi' al-Awwal
1st night (the night before the first day of Rabi-ul-Awwal) is the night whe seal of the prophets Hazrat Muhammad (peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny) migrated from Mecca to Medina . At that moment his eyes were filled with tears because love with native land has been termed a part of Emaan (faith/belief). A plot to assassinate the Holy prophet was made by polytheists tribes. Holy prophet, Ba hukme ilahi (by the command of Allah), Put ...

Shi'ite Authors in Islamic History

Shi'ite Authors in Islamic History
The pioneer in this field was Asbagh bin Nabatah Tabi'i who was one of the closest friends and companions of of Amir-al-Muminin Imam Ali(A.S.). Ash-Shaikh has said in Al-Fahrist that Ad-Dawri reported through him the accoumt of the battle against Imam Husain (A.H.). He has also given the authorities for it. He died during the first century. The first one to write a book on Islamic History was Aaban Bin Uthman al-Ahmar Tabi'i. He wrote ...

History of Kaaba: The House of Allah

History of Kaaba: The House of Allah
In the province of Hejaz in the western part of Arabia, not far from the Red Sea, there lies the town of Makka. In the centre of this town there is a small square building made of stones, about 60 feet long, 60 feet wide and 60 feet high. Since time immemorial this town and this stone built house has been known to world travellers. This is Baitullah, the House of Allah. Its sanctity and antiquity is older than history itself. Tradition goes that ...

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 ...

The History of Islamic Contemplation and Culture

The History of Islamic Contemplation and Culture
The history of Islamic contemplation and culture has witnessed diverse conjunctions with different human knowledge especially the exotic reflections. As we know, after the spread of the geographical domain of Islam, which were accompanied, with the attachment of various tribes and nations, different thoughts and reflections entered the domain of Islam. Amongst them were the thinking of Indian, Iranian and Greek philosophers and gnostics and the ...

The First Migration

The First Migration
Migration of a group of Muslims to Ethiopia is a clear proof of their faith and deep sincerity. With a view to get rid of the mischief and atrocities of Quraysh and to acquire a peaceful atmosphere for observing their religious ceremonies and worshipping Allah the One they decided to leave Makkah and to forsake their wealth business children and relatives. They however wondered what to do and where to go for they saw that idolatry prevailed ...

Historic perspective of demolition of Baqee & Mualla cemeteries

Historic perspective of demolition of Baqee & Mualla cemeteries
Turkey was practically a Muslim State under the control of a Muslim caliph but the intrigues of British and the conspiracies hatched by the opponents, not only tore his caliphate apart into pieces but rooted out it forever. At first, the British continued hypocritical attitude against Muslims quietly and then started taking part in conspiracies against them. They provided resources to help the enemies of Islam for this purpose, and then they ...

Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala

Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala
This site is dedicated to Hussain ibn Ali (A), the Grandson of the Prophet (S),and his sacrifice for Islam at Kerbala. What is Ashura ? In the month of Muharram 61 AH (approx. 20 October 680 AD), an event took place in Iraq at a place known as Kerbala on the bank of the river Euphrates. It seemed in those days insignificant from the historical point of view. A large army which had been mobilised by the Umayyad regime besieged a group of persons ...

The Towering Status of 'Eidul Ghadir

The Towering Status of 'Eidul Ghadir
Hadith no. 1: The 'Eid of the Khilafat and Wilayat It has been narrated from Ziyad ibn Muhammad that he said, “I went to see Abi 'Abdillah [Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) and said to him, “Do the Muslims have an 'Eid other than the day of Jumu'ah and al-Fitr and al-Adhha?” The Imam (peace be upon him) replied to me, “Yes, the day on which the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) appointed ...

The Historical Event of Mubahala (630 A.D.)

The Historical Event of Mubahala (630 A.D.)
There is no room here to trace how Christianity was disseminated in Nejran; suffices to say that the Ethiopian invasion of southern Arabia introduced Christianity there for the first time. The incident of Abraha and his elephant demonstrates the fact that they were quite fanatical in their religious fervor. In 630 A.D., Prophet Muhammad sent a letter to Nejran's bishop the contents of which are narrated by the grandson of its recipient, namely ...

Mubahilah; An Extremely Imperative Event of History

Mubahilah; An Extremely Imperative Event of History
In the early days of Islam, Najran was a large center of people who had changed from idol worship to Christianity. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w) had sent letters to the heads of different countries inviting them to Islam. One such letter was addressed to the Christians of Najran. It read as follows: "In the Name of the God of Ibrahim, Ishaaq and Ya'qub. This letter is from Muhammad, the Prophet and Messenger of Allah to the Asqaf (Bishop) of Najran. ...

An Account of the Mubahila (Imprecation) Ceremony

An Account of the Mubahila (Imprecation) Ceremony
We should know that the incident of Mubahila is from widely related reports (Mutawatir) and Sunni and Shia sects have mentioned in all commentaries, histories and books of traditions have related it with slight difference. Shaykh Tabarsi and others have narrated that a group of Christian nobles of Najran comprising of three persons, came to the Holy Prophet (S). The first of them was Aqib, their leader and the second was Abdul Masih whose help ...

Eid al-Mubahila

Eid al-Mubahila
Glorious Quran Chapter 3 Verse 61 says: And unto him who disputeth with thee therein after the knowledge hath come unto thee, Say! (O’ Our Apostle Muhammad!) ( Unto them ) come ye, let us summon our sons, and ( ye summon ) your sons, and ( we summon ) our women and ( ye ) your women, and ( we summon ) ourselves and ( ye ) yourselves and then let us invoke the curse of God on the liars! This verse refers to the famous event of ' Mubahila ' ...