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A Brief History of az-Zahra"s Life

A Brief History of az-Zahra"s Life
Birth   Fatimah, the only daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam, was born in Mecca on 20th jumada "th-thaniyah 8 B.H. The good and noble lady Khadijah and the Apostle Of Allah bestowed all their natural love, care and devotion on their lovable and only child Fatimah, who in her turn was extremely fond of her parents. Character   The Princess of the House of the Prophet, was very intelligent, accomplished and cheerful. ...

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' ...

Lady Zainab (s.a.): The Unschooled Scholar

Lady Zainab (s.a.): The Unschooled Scholar
After the tragedy of Karbala, Lady Zainab (PBUH) and the other captives were brought to the palace of Ibn Ziyad. There, Lady Zainab disguised herself among the other women. Once Ibn Ziyad noticed her, he asked:“Who is that disguised woman?”No one answered him; so he repeated his question. Then, one of his servants replied:“She is Zainab, the daughter of Fatimah, daughter of the Messenger of Allah”.Ibn Ziyad recognized ...

Companions of Imam Hussain (A.S.) and their Martyrdom

Companions of Imam Hussain (A.S.) and their Martyrdom
Hasan Sa'eed bin Hibatullah, renowned as Qutubuddin Rawandi, relates through his chain of authorities from Imam Mohammad al Baqir (A.S.), that before his martyrdom, Imam Husain (A.S.) told his companions that his grandfather the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) had told him,"O my dear son! You shall be killed at Iraq, and it is a place where the Prophets, their successors and Apostles have met one another and it is called Amoora. You shall be martyred at ...

Special Favor towards Shiites

Special Favor towards Shiites
A group of people from Isfahan including Abu’l-`Abbas Ahmad ibn Nazar and Abu-Ja`far Muhammad ibn Alawiah report: In Isfahan, there was a man of Shi`ite faith named `Abd al-Rahman. He was asked, “Why in our time you have made belief in the Imamate of `Ali al-Naqi (A.S) incumbent upon yourself?” He answered: I have seen something which made the Imam’s leadership obligatory to me: I dare to say I was a needy man and one ...

The Imamate of Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.)

 The Imamate of Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.)
Whatever the Holy prophet has said about the Imamat, has already been mentioned in the previous chapters. Every Imam has mentioned about his successor. Just as Imam Ali Amirul Momeneen appointed Imam Hasan as his successor, Imam Hasan appointed Imam Husain, Imam Husain appointed Imam Zainul Abedin, Imam Zainul Abedin appointed Imam Muhammad Baqir, Imam Muhammad Baqir appointed Imam Ja’far Sadiq, Imam Ja’far Sadiq appointed Imam Musa ...

The Twelve Imams (A.S.) in the Old Testament

The Twelve Imams (A.S.) in the Old Testament
By: Allama Sayyid Murtada al-'Askari Ibn Kathir says: We see the following prophecy in the Taurat which is in the hands of the Jews and the Christians: "Indeed Allah, the Exalted, has given Ibrahim (a.s.) the glad tidings of Isma'il, and he has bestowed a favour and multiplied it and placed in his progeny twelve mighty (personalities)." And he says: Ibn Taymiyya said: "And these are the same, regarding whom the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has given the ...

Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S), introduced the savior of humanity

Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S), introduced the savior of humanity
Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S) has said: "There are two characteristics, which surpass all others: having faith in Allah, and benefiting one's brothers (in faith)." One of the major responsibilities of Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S), for which he endeavored earnestly, was to introduce the Imam after him to the Shiites and to inform them of the next Imam's occultation. At the time, the Abbasid dynasty, having had heard the words of the previous Imams ...

Intercession by the Qur’an and Prophet’s Household

Intercession by the Qur’an and Prophet’s Household
According to several traditions, the Qur'an and the Household of the Holy Prophet too will intercede on the Day of Judgment. The Holy Prophet said: "I intercede on the Day of Judgment and my intercession is accepted and Ali will intercede and his intercession is accepted, my Household will interceded and their intercession is accepted as well."‌He also said: there are five intercessors: "The Qur'an, your Prophet's Household, Imams, Holy ...

The Time of Imam Zayn al-Abidin(AS)

The Time of Imam Zayn al-Abidin(AS)
I (the author) think that there was no Islamic period like that when Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him, lived. This period was full of political, social, and economic disorders. In it all the members of the society led a life of worries and grieves. They lost hope in a noble life. This is because the Umayyads spread wrongdoing and persecution and forced the people to follow what they hated.We will briefly speak about the general aspects of ...

The Praiseworthy Station and Intercession by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

The Praiseworthy Station and Intercession by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)
According to Islamic traditions, the holy face of the Prophet (PBUH) of Islam shines on the roof of the Status of Intercession, which is the very Praiseworthy Station. He appears in the status and showers the light of his intercession on the Ummah.In this respect, the holy Prophet (PBUH) has said: "When I stand on the Praiseworthy Station and intercede for some people of my Ummah, the Almighty God accepts my intercession..."‌ People Enjoying ...

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 ...

Umm-al-Banin -- The Mother Who Bore And brought Up a Hero

Umm-al-Banin -- The Mother Who Bore And brought Up a Hero
The woman, who bore and brought up a hero such as Hazrat Abbas (SA), the standard-bearer to Imam Hussain (AS), was Umm-al-Banin (SA). She was the daughter of Hazam ibn Khali and wife of Imam Ali (AS). She was from the courageous family of Bani Kalab. Aquil arranged the marriage. Her maiden name was Fatima, but when she bore Imam Ali four sons -- Abbas, Abdullah, Jafar and Uthman -- she was called Umm-al-Banin (i.e., mother of sons only). Her ...

The excellence and superiority of the clay of Karbala

The excellence and superiority of the clay of Karbala
Clay from Karbala is one of the soils on earth which Allah, the Exalted, has blessed for certain reasons, and one of the reasons is that this piece of the earth is where the pure and noble body of the Doyen of Martyrs, Imam al-Husayn (as), rests.While explaining the hidden meaning of prostrating on soil from Karbala, ‘Allamah Amini says, “This issue is based on two basic principles:a. That the Imamate Shi‘ahs try to always have ...

The Marriage of Imam Ali (AS) and Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (SA)

The Marriage of Imam Ali (AS) and Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (SA)
All proposals rejected When Hazrat Fatima(s.a.) attained the age of maturity and was ready to get married, the Prophet Mohammad(P.B.U.H)started receiving proposals from various people for her daughter. Hazrat Salman Farsi(r.a.) and Hazrat Umm-e-Salma(r.a.) narrate that "When Hazrat Fatima(s.a.) attained the marriageable age, the important people among the tribe of Quraish started sending proposals to the Prophet Mohammad(P.B.U.H)but the Prophet ...

Sayyeda Zainab(s.a.): the Sage of Bani Hashim

Sayyeda Zainab(s.a.): the Sage of Bani Hashim
Sayyeda Zainab (s.a.), the daughter of Imam Ali (a.s.) and Sayyeda Fatima (s.a.), was an exemplary woman of great ability, intelligence, knowledge, insight, courage and perseverance; she performed her divine duties to the best of her ability. She was born to a family formed by the Prophet (SAW), the most outstanding figure in history. The Prophet's wife Sayyeda Khadija (s.a.) a devoted woman, was her maternal grandmother, and her paternal ...

Imam al-Hadi(A.S.) Companions and the Narrators of His traditions

Imam al-Hadi(A.S.) Companions and the Narrators of His traditions
The vast culture and knowledge of Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) in all sciences such as tafsir (commentary of the Qur'an), jurisprudence, Islamic arts, ethics, and other fields made him the end that scholars and seekers of knowledge set off towards. The companions of Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) represented the true mission of Islam. They saved the mission of Islam from lose. They associated with the infallible Imams of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) who were the flowing ...

Imam Reza(AS)'s Character

Imam Reza(AS)'s Character
His SolemnityAs for the solemnity of Imam Reza(AS); faces were humbled in fear of it, for it was similar to that of the prophets and the testamentary trustees (of authority) whom Allah clothed in His light. All those who saw him respected him. An example of his solemnity was that when he sat with the people or rode off with them, none was able to raise his voice because of his great solemnity.The reporters have said: "When he (i.e. Imam Reza, ...

Hazrat Fatima Ma’soomah too intercedes

Hazrat Fatima Ma’soomah too intercedes
Fatima Ma’soomah too intercedes and the expanse of her intercession encompasses the entire history of Islam. The reason for qualification of Fatima Ma’soomah to intercede is explained in a tradition handed down from Prophet of Islam:“He, who learns the Qur’an and safeguards the divine commandments, will be sent to Heaven by God Who will accept his/her intercession for ten relatives.”‌Imam Sadiq said: ...

The Path of Imam Husayn (A.S.)

The Path of Imam Husayn (A.S.)
In understanding the events of the life of Imam Husayn, upon him be peace, it is necessary to understand his position in relationship to the Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family, which necessitates an understanding of his view of the Qur’an and how this view manifested itself in his actions.It is reported by al-Kulayni in his book al-Kafi that Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq, upon him be peace, was ...