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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 ...

Historical Aspect of the Imam's Biography

Historical Aspect of the Imam's Biography
Imam and Alawide RevoltsWe have already indicated that one of the reasons which prompted al-Mamoon to bring Imam al-Rida (A.S.) to Khurasan and nominate him as his successor was to avoid a direct collision with the Alawides who were of the view that the Abbasides had monopolized authority and robbed them of their right to rule the Muslims. Al-Mamoon tried to deal with this problem which always used to push the Alawides to assault the government ...

The Tragedy of Karbala - Part I

The Tragedy of Karbala - Part I
IntroductionThe Commemoration of Imam Hussains ( as ) has been observed by the followers of Ahl al Bayt ( members of the House of the Prophet ( saw ) ) for centuries; yet many Muslims resent it, thinking that this would divide or increase the division of the Muslims. To my understanding this argument is unsound for the following reasons :-- Imam Hussain and his opponent Yazeed are on the opposite ends of the Heavenly Scale. There is no Muslim ...

Wonderful Short Maxims

Wonderful Short Maxims
The following are some of the wonderful maxims transmitted from Imam Abu Muhammad al-Askari (AS). He said, 1. "If fate is inevitable, then what for is the supplication (of man to other than Allah)?" 2. "A believer is a blessing for a believer and an authority on an unbeliever." 3. "The heart of a fool is in his mouth, and the mouth of a wise man is in his heart." 4. "Anger is the key of every evil." 5. "A spiteful one is the least ...

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 ...

Meaning of ‘Nabi’ and ‘Rasul’

Meaning of ‘Nabi’ and ‘Rasul’
By: Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar RizviThe word ‘Nabi’ (نبي) is derived from ‘Nubuwwat’ (نبوة). ‘Nubuwwat’ means ‘to be high’ and, thus ‘Nabi’means a ‘High person’: high in the presence of Allah, The word ‘Nabi’ shows the exalted position of the prophet which he enjoys in the presence of God. Another interpretation of 'Nabi! is that it is derived from ...

11th Zee al-Qa'adah the Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Reza (AS)

11th Zee al-Qa'adah the Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Reza (AS)
mam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (AS), the eighth Shi'ite Holy Imam was born on 11th Zee al-Qa'adah 148 A.H. in the holy city of Madinah. He was divinely entitled 'Al-Reza"(meaning that Allah Almighty and His Holy Messenger (S.A.W.) were deeply pleased with him). The Holy Imam (AS) is also considered as the Aalim (the Greatest Erudite) of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (AS).Holy Imam was poisoned by Mamun, the Abbasid caliph in Sanabad in Toos region ...

Short Biography of Hazrat Fatimah Ma'soomah (SA)

Short Biography of Hazrat Fatimah Ma'soomah (SA)
Name: FatimahFather: Imam Musa al Kazim (AS)Mother: Najma MaghrbiyyahBrother: Imam Ridha (AS)Title: Ma'soomahDate of Birth: 1st Zilqadah 173 A.H.Date of Death: 10th Rabiul-thani 201 A.H.From the children of the seventh Imam Hazrat Fatimah Ma'soomah bint Musa ibn Jafar (AS) has a special position after Imam Ridha (AS).Due to her faith, virtuousness and training under the guardianship of Imamate she reached such a position that the Ma’soom ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ghadir the Starting Point of Imamate to Guide Mankind

Ghadir the Starting Point of Imamate to Guide Mankind
On the day of Feast of Ghadir Khum, people came in groups to renew their pledge of allegiance with the Prophet (PBUH) and swear allegiance with Imam Ali and also to congratulate Imam Ali on his appointment as successor to the holy Prophet. Gabriel descended saying "I swear by God I have not seen any scene as magnificent as this. He confirmed the situation of his cousin! Paid him a pledge of allegiance that only the unbelievers of God and His ...

Birth of Imam Ali(A.S.)

Birth of Imam Ali(A.S.)
Some of famous sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam(S.A.W.) regarding the uniqueness and magnificence of Imam Ali(A.S.) as recorded in all the authentic Sunni and Shi'ite sources.   Birth of Imam Ali(A.S.) "Whomsoever I have authority over,Ali(A.S.) has also authority over him, O Allah! befriend whoever befriend him and be hostile to whosoever is hostile to him". "I am the city of knowledge and Ali(A.S.) is the gate." "Ali(A.S.) is with ...

AhlulBaits (A.S) Before Adam (A.S)

AhlulBaits (A.S) Before Adam (A.S)
Here are some of the Hadees which says that the Spirits(Ruh)/Lights(Noor) of Ahlulbayt(A.S) were created before creation of Adam(A.S) from Clay:Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Musa ibn al-Qasim ibn Mu‘awiya and Muhammad ibn Yahya from al-‘Amrakiy ibn Ali altogether from Ali ibn Ja'far from abu al-Hassan Musa (A.S) who has said the following:Imam abu ‘Abdallah (A.S) has said, ‘Allah, the Most Holy, ...

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (AS) in Others' Views

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (AS) in Others' Views
The 17th of Rabi'-al-Awwal marks the birthday anniversary of, a member of the Prophet of Islam's household, Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS). Although Imam Sadiq (AS) suffered greatly during his lifetime, he took advantage of the period following the downfall of the Umayyids and the coming to power of the Abbasside dynasty to propagate the great religion of Islam and make Muslims aware of their duties towards Allah. Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) is a well-known ...

Quranic Verses about Imam Ali’s Imamate

Quranic Verses about Imam Ali’s Imamate
To prove the caliphate of Ali ibn Abi Talib, Shiites have had recourse to Quran verses, including the following:"Your master [wali] can be only Allah; and His messenger and the those who believe, who establish worship and pay the poor due, and bow down (in prayer) [or, and this reading is accepted by "Allamah Tabataba’i: "... pay the poor due while bowing down (in prayer)"]" (Quran, V, 55). Shi’ite and Sunni commentators alike agree ...

"Indeed Husain (A.S.) is the Beacon of Guidance and the Ark of Salvation."

The 3rd of the month of Sha'ban, the day on which the Doyen of Martyrs of Karbala, was born. Here, before starting our special feature on this occasion, we recite a supplication in this regard in the court of the Almighty Creator: "O Allah, I beseech You by the right of him who was born this day, to whom martyrdom was promised before he appeared and was born, for whom the heavens wept and those who are in them and the earth and those who are in ...

Ahl-e-Bait: Back to Medina

Ahl-e-Bait: Back to Medina
Yazid was very happy about killing al-Husayn (‘a) and those with him as well as the capture of the ladies who descended from the Messenger of Allah, peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny.1He was seen at his court looking very excited, paying no heed to the fact that he was an atheist and an apostate as testified by his citing the poetry of al-Zub’ari quoted above to the extent that he denied that the Messenger of Allah Muhammad ...

Banner Replacement Ceremony of al-Kadhimya Holy Shrine

Banner Replacement Ceremony of al-Kadhimya Holy Shrine
Crowds of mourners gathered inside the courtyard of al-Kadhimayn Holy shrine to attend the red to black banner replacement ceremony of the holy domes of al-Kadhimayn Holy Shrine. Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Crowds of mourners gathered inside the courtyard of al-Kadhimayn Holy shrine in Iraq to attend the red to black banner replacement ceremony of the holy domes of al-Kadhimayn Holy Shrine.Many public and religious figures attended the annual ...

The meanings, philosophy and dimensions of worship (ibadah)

The meanings, philosophy and dimensions of worship (ibadah)
By: Muhsin Qara’atiBefore embarking on the discussion of prayer, I shall deal with the meanings, philosophy and dimensions of worship {‘ibadah} and servitude as they are the spirit of prayer.Why worship {‘ibadah}?Worship {‘ibadah} means the expression of abasement {dhillah}, the highest form of humility and homage, before God. As to its importance, it is enough to state that worship is the purpose behind the creation of ...

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 ...