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Imam Ali's Answering Difficult Questions

Imam Ali's Answering Difficult Questions
One day another Jewish person came to Imam Ali (AS). He was planning to ask Imam Ali (AS) such a question, which would take Imam Ali (AS) a long time to answer and because of that his Maghrib Prayers would be delayed.He asked, "Imam Ali you say you know everything in the world, then tell me which animals lay eggs and which animals give birth to their young ones."Imam Ali (AS) looked back at him smiled and said, "The animals who have their 'EARS' ...

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 KhomeiniWith 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 ...

The Life and Times of Imam Hasan bin Ali (A.S.)

The Life and Times of Imam Hasan bin Ali (A.S.)
Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Fatima Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet of Islam, and Ali bin Abi Talib.Imam Hasan is the second Imam of the followers of Ahl al-Bayt, also known as the Shi'a Imamiyya. He was born on the 15th of Ramadhan in the 3rd year of Hijra. One of his wives, named J'udah binte Ash'ath, poisoned him on Mu'awiyyah's instigation and bribery. He was martyred as a result of that on the 28th day of Safar in the 49th/50th year ...

What Buddhist scripture says about the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W)

What Buddhist scripture says about the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W)
The Buddha leader Gautama, has prophesized the coming of an inspired person. What Buddhist scripture says about the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - In the Gospel of Buddha by Caras (pp. 217-8) it is written that this great Buddha will come to the world known as the "Maitreya". The Cakkavatti-Sihanada Suttana gives him the name "Metteyya". Both these words mean "The Merciful One". By reference to the life-history of ...

Lady Fatima Zahra (A.S.) on The Last Day

Lady Fatima Zahra (A.S.) on The Last Day
On the Day when the oppressed shall bite their hands (in fear); when the oppressors shall be gathered in humiliation and lowliness, remembering their disgraceful and shameful deeds: Then every one of them shall review his file, which is packed with oppression against his chosen worshippers. On that Day shall every human, whatever color, creed, faith, and his deeds may be shall be gathered... no one will be left behind... even the fetus who was ...

Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)
Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of Hashim.Ali was born inside the Kaaba in Makkah. The great historian, Masoodi, the Herodotus of the Arabs, writes on page 76 of Volume II of his book, Murooj-udh-Dhahab (The Golden Meadows), that one of the greatest ...

The Opinion of Imam Ali (A.S) on Caliphate

The Opinion of Imam Ali (A.S) on Caliphate
The Opinion of Imam Ali (A.S) on Caliphate A contributor mentioned that, in one of the sermons of Nahjul Balagha it is written that Imam Ali mentioned consultation as one of the reason why he has the legitimate right for Caliphate. Here, Ali is contradicting the Shia thesis that Muhammad wanted to appoint Ali as the Imam. What you are referring to is not a sermon of Imam Ali to Muslims, and you have also taken it out of context. it was a part ...

Backlash of Saqifah Event

Backlash of Saqifah Event
Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, O members of the Family, and to make you pure and immaculate. (Holy Qur’an, 33:33)Attempt to Burn the House of Fatima al-ZahraThe day after the Saqifah, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, along with a group of individuals came to the house of the daughter of the Holy Prophet. In the house, there was ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Fatima, and their two sons, Hasan and Husayn, who were still in a ...

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.”[1122] 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 ...

The conduct of Umar outside the home of Sayyida Fatima (as)

The conduct of Umar outside the home of Sayyida Fatima (as)
When it comes to Umar’s conduct at the home of Sayyida Fatima (as), do we have any documentary evidence that highlights his conduct? The answer is yes, accounts of his conduct on that fateful day can be located in the following books: Musnaf of Imam Ibn Abi Shebah, Volume 7 page 432 Tradition 37045 al Imama wa al Siyasa pages 18-30 Dhikr Bayya Abu Bakr Tareekh Abul Fida Volume 1 page 156 Dhikr bayya Abu Bakr History of al-Tabari, Volume 9 ...

TRUE REPENTANCE IN IMAM ALI’S VIEW

TRUE REPENTANCE IN IMAM ALI’S VIEW
  Once Imam Ali (s) heard someone saying, “I ask Allah to forgive me”. He said to him, ‘Woe unto you! Do you know what “asking for forgiveness” is? Asking for forgiveness is the position of “illiyeen”.[1] It includes six meanings; the first is to feel contrition for what one has committed before; the second is to determine not to commit it again forever; the third is to give people their rights until meeting Allah with no ...

The Bible & Quran Say: DO NOT EAT PORK

The Bible & Quran Say: DO NOT EAT PORK
Both the Bible and Qur’an prohibit the eating of pork. Muslims are aware of this prohibition and observe it strictly. However, most readers of the Bible say they do not know where they can find this in the Bible. In the book of Leviticus, Chapter 11, v. 7, it is recorded that God declares the pig to be unclean for believers. Then, in verse 8, God says: ‘You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you’. This ...

Jannat al-Baqi Cemetery in the Holy City of Madinah

Jannat al-Baqi Cemetery in the Holy City of Madinah
annat-al-Baqi is the famous burial place of great personalities without whom the history of Islam is incomplete, in fact, some of them wrote the history of Islam with their deeds and achievements. The Prophet's companion Usman bin Mazoon was the first companion to be buried there on instructions by the Prophet (SA). The Prophet's son, Ibrahim, who died in infancy (and was very dear to the Prophet) was also buried there. Then the Prophet's ...

Hundreds of Shia Muslims Mark Ashura in Uganda

Hundreds of Shia Muslims Mark Ashura in Uganda
Bayt Agency) - Hundreds of Shia Muslims in Kampala participated in a procession on the streets on November 13 to observe Ashura, the tenth day of the first month (Muharram) of the Islamic lunar calendar.The day, marked by all Muslims, is special for Shias who remember the martyrdom at Karbala (on banks of River Euphrates in Iraq) of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.According to Sheikh Shams, director of Ali Mustaphah Islamic ...

Imam Hussain’s Martyrdom in the Day of Ashura

Imam Hussain’s Martyrdom in the Day of Ashura
At forenoon of the tenth of Muharram when the heat of the sun started scorching the earth, Imam Hussain (A.S.), his household and companions began to feel the severity of thirst. The enemy was adamant not to give them access to the water of the River Euphrates out of Jahili'ite enmities and Badri'ite grudges. Therefore, Abo Abdullah AI-Imam Hussain (A.S.), feeling the strain of thirst, mounted his horse and opened the leaves of Al-Qur'an over ...

The Effect of Imam Sajjad’s Sermon on people in Syria (Damascus)

The Effect of Imam Sajjad’s Sermon on people in Syria (Damascus)
The effect of the speech was so powerful that everybody in the court began to weep and blame Yazid. Yazid was afraid that the Imam continued his speech; there would be a revolution and revolt. At the same time, Yazid could not stop Imam and get him down from the pulpit. He, therefore, ordered a caller of prayer to give Azaan, knowing that this would automatically cut the Imam's speech. When the Muazzin said Allah-o Akbar (God is Greatest), Imam ...

History of the Shrine of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (A.S)

History of the Shrine of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (A.S)
Bayt Agency) - The visit of Prophet Abraham and Isaac and Abraham's prediction and desire to buy the Valley of Peace.Those who have visited Najaf will remember vividly that to the north and east of the town there are acres of graves and myriads of domes of various colours and at various stages of disrepair. Whoever goes to Najaf will follow a road that approaches the town by a winding course through this vast cemetery. The Prophet Abraham had ...

Martyrdom of the Two Sons of Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.)

Martyrdom of the Two Sons of Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.)
Shaikh Sadooq has related in his Ama-li from his father (Ibne Ba-bawayh Awwal), from Ali bin Ibraheem, who relates from his father, from Ibraheem bin Raja, from Ali bin Ja-bir, from Usma-n bin Dawood Hashmi, from Mohammad bin Muslim, from Humra-n bin A’ayan from Abu Mohammad, one of the noblemen of Kufa-.He says that when Ima-m Husain (a.s.) was martyred, two infant boys from his cantonment were arrested and taken to Ubaydulla-h bin ...

Blessed birthday of the Prophet of peace

Blessed birthday of the Prophet of peace
Salaam and heartiest congratulations to you all on a very auspicious day, which in fact could be called a glorious Eid of Islam, since it was on the 17th of Rabi al-Awwal when the Messenger with the universal mission, foretold by all prophets of the past in different eras and different areas of the world, was born in Mecca exactly 1490 lunar years ago. Please stay with us for a special feature on the birth anniversary of Seal of Messenger, ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)
1. Mourning and the revival of the culture of ‘Ashura Some of Imam al-Husayn’s (as) messages 2. The affectionate relationship between the Islamic community and Allah’s awliya’ (as) 3. Spiritual benefits derived from the atmosphere at gatherings where mourning for Allah’s awliya’ takes place In addition to the fact that people gathering in mourning ceremonies where the name of the Doyen of Martyrs is mentioned ...