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The Origin and Growth of SHI'ISM

The Origin and Growth of SHI'ISM
Shi'ism began with a reference made for the first time to the partisans of Ali (shi'ah-i 'Ali), the first leader of the Household of the Prophet, during the lifetime of the Prophet himself. [1] The course of the first manifestation and the later growth of Islam during the twenty-three years of prophecy brought about many conditions which necessitated the appearance of a group such as the Shi'ites among the companions of the Prophet. The Holy ...

The Cause of the Separation of the Shi'ite Minority from the Sunni Majority

The Cause of the Separation of the Shi'ite Minority from the Sunni Majority
The friends and followers of Ali believed that after the death of the Prophet the caliphate and religious authority (marja'iyat-i 'ilmi) belonged to Ali. This belief came from their consideration of Ali's position and station in relation to the Prophet, his relation to the chosen among the companions, as well as his relation to Muslims in general. It was only the events that occurred during the few days of the Prophet's final illness that ...

A Short Biography of Prophet Muhammad

A Short Biography of Prophet Muhammad
Prophet Muhammad was born in 570 CE (Common Era) in the city of Mecca in the Arabian Peninsula, part of modern day Saudi Arabia. As his father had died shortly after marriage, his grandfather ‘Abd al-Muttalib became his guardian. ‘Abd al-Muttalib was the respected head of the clan of Hashim and the tribe of Quraysh, to which his clan belonged. With the Quraysh being the biggest and most influential tribe in Mecca, ‘Abd ...

Birthday Anniversary of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.) / Biography

Birthday Anniversary of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.) / Biography
Name : FatimaTitle : Az-ZahraKunyat : Umm-ul-AimmaBorn : Friday 20th of Jamadi-ul-Akhar in MeccaFather's Name : Holy Prophet Muhammad Ibn-e-Abdulla (S.A.W.)Mother's Name : Khadija bint-e-KhuwailidMartyred : 13th Jamadi-ul-Awwal or 3rd Jamadi-ul-Akhir 11Hijrah at Medina at the age of18 years (due to injury inflicted upon her through force of a falling door by a hypocrite).Buried :The cemetery of Jannatul Baqi or in the Masjid-un-Nabi at MedinaThe ...

Islamic Perspective of Imam Ali (A.S.)

Islamic Perspective of Imam Ali (A.S.)
No one in Islam has ever received such praise and esteem as Imam Ali bin Abi-Talib (A.S.) received in the Islamic message, which asks its followers not only to evaluate and endear him, but also to adhere to his example and follow in his footsteps.Of the "medals" which Imam Ali (A.S.) received from Allah, the Exalted, and the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.), we can mention the following:The Verse of Purification:Allah, the Almighty says:"...verily ...

Ziyarat to Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)

Ziyarat to Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)
Ziyarat to Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.) It is reported that Lady Fatima (A) said: "My father said to me: `He who prays on your behalf, Allah, Exalted and Glorified is He, shall forgive him and make him join me wherever I may be in Paradise." For this reason, and to benefit the dear readers of this book, we include her visitation here and accompany it with the English translation. (This is the visitation mentioned in Mafatih Al?Jinan (The Keys To ...

Fatima Zahra (A.S.): The Supreme Example of a Perfect Human Being

Fatima Zahra (A.S.): The Supreme Example of a Perfect Human Being
Holy Fatima (s.a.) belongs to the noblest family ever existing throughout the whole history of mankind. Her distinguished father was the very last messenger of Allah, a personality that the Holy Koran introduces him as Oswatun Hasanah (the Best Paradigm). Mother of Holy Fatima (s.a) was a pure lady named Khadija, a godly woman with unparalleled virtues and merits, who dedicated all her wealth for the sake of promotion of Islam. According to the ...

Hazrat Fatima az-Zahra (S.A.), Supreme Model of Feminine Virtues

Hazrat Fatima az-Zahra (S.A.), Supreme Model of Feminine Virtues
Certainly not, especially since the last verse of the Surat al-Kowthar after indirectly referring to the perpetuality of the Prophet's progeny through his daughter Fatema (SA), says in explicit words: "Your enemy is without lineal descent."Today, on the 20th of Jamadi ath-Thani, while celebrating the birth of this blessed personality, whom the Prophet often called Tuffahat al-Firdows (Apple of Paradise), since she was conceived immediately after ...

A Brief History of Lady Fatimah's Life

A Brief History of Lady Fatimah's Life
BirthFatima, 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 Fatima, who in her turn was extremely fond of her parents.CharacterThe Princess of the House of the Prophet, was very intelligent, accomplished and cheerful. Her sermons, poems and sayings serve, ...

Are there any women who reached the rank of ijtihad in religious seminaries?

Are there any women who reached the rank of ijtihad in religious seminaries?
Are there any women who reached the rank of ijtihad in religious seminaries?Concise answer A worthy interaction of Islam with science, and requiring that from every Muslim man and woman, has resulted in women always studying the sciences in Islamic communities and finally some of them reached the rank of ijtihad. As an example, lady Mujtahideh Amin who passed away in 1403h. Lady Mujtahideh Sefati who presently is one of the great teachers of ...

The Unpleasant Act of Ogling

The Unpleasant Act of Ogling
Almighty God has granted us with valuable gifts. Physical talents and abilities are among them. The least God expects from us is not to use the gifts He has granted us against His path. Like not to listen to what He considers as unpleasant with ears, not to taste what He has appointed as prohibited with the tongue, and not to commit sins using our valuable gifts, eyes, which are meant to look at and learn from the beauties of the creation. But ...

A Glance At The Holy Shrine of Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (A.S)

A Glance At The Holy Shrine of Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (A.S)
When Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (A.S.) was buried in Qum there was a shade made of straw on the holy grave built by Musa bin Khajraj. The first dome which was in the form of a tower, was built by Hadrat Zainab (A.S.), the daughter of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.) in the middle of third century hijrah. Stone, bricks and stucco were used as construction material for this dome.   With the burial of the ladies from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) ...

Journey to Holy Qum

Journey to Holy Qum
The separation of Lady Fatima Masuma (A) from Imam al-Ridā (A) Although the separation from her father had been very difficult, Lady Fatima Masuma (A) still had her brother to comfort her. However, in 200 A.H, Ma'mūn (the 7th Abbasid Caliph), demanded Imam al-Ridha's (A) presence in Khurāsān. The departure of her brother further increased her sorrow. This separation lasted for only about one year, but sadly she passed away before they could ...

The Piety and Devotedness of Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS)

The Piety and Devotedness of Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS)
The piety and abstemiousness is the standard of the man's value. Holy Quran considers all the people as equal, except for those who are decorated with the ornament of piety. Malik bin Ans says, "Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) was always busy praying to God and considered to be one of the great ascetic and devoted ones. "   Abdul Ala says: On a hot day of summer I saw Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) on one of the roads of Madina while he was going for a ...

Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS), Writer of a Complete Tafseer of the Holy Qur'an

Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS), Writer of a Complete Tafseer of the Holy Qur'an
Born in Madina on the 10th of Rabuil Akhar 232 Hijri ( 6.12.846 AD) Died in Samarrah Iraq on 8th of Rabiul Awwal 260 Hijri (4.1.874) aged 28 years. Period of Imamat 6 years.Samarra (Surre Mun Ra') was a garrison town about 60 miles north of Baghdad. River Euphrates flows in the middle of the town, and because of the surrounding hills a cool breeze keeps the area cooler in comparison to Baghdad. The word ‘Asker' in Arabic is used for army. Our ...

Hypocrites a Source of Concern for Prophet Muhammad on the Day of Ghadir Khum

Hypocrites a Source of Concern for Prophet Muhammad on the Day of Ghadir Khum
The Messenger of Allah did not neglect carrying out his mission out of personal fear or for any other personal or family reason. The reason for concern of the Prophet (PBUH) might be sought elsewhere not in fear from the massacre of his family or himself. He was only worried about the adverse behavior of the hypocrites who had managed to penetrate into the lines of the Muslims, and who had managed to gain a name among people and elite. If the ...

Allah' in the words of Imam Ali al-Hadi (AS)

Allah' in the words of Imam Ali al-Hadi (AS)
- Imam al-Hadi (A.S.) said to one of his adherents: When Allah intends goodness for somebody; He makes him accept the blame of the friends.2- Al-Mutawakkil (the Abbasid caliph) vowed he would give much money as alms if he would recover his health. When he was healthy, he wanted to fulfill his vow: therefore, he asked the scholars how much he should give as alms so as to be regarded as much money. The caliph then submitted the question before ...

Imam Ali al-Hadi (AS)

Imam Ali al-Hadi (AS)
Imam Ali al-Hadi (AS)Name - AliTitle - An-Naqi and Al-HadiKunyat - Abul HasanBorn - Friday 15th of Zilhajj 212 A.H., at SurbaFather's Name - Muhammad ibn AliMother's Name - Summana KhatoonDied - At the age of 42 years, at Samarra , on Monday, 26th Jamadi-ul-Akhar 254 AH. Poisoned by Mu'taz the Abbaside CaliphBuried - at Samarra, Baghdad.Imam Ali un Naqi (a.s.)'s mother was a very pious lady who spent her whole life fasting. The 10th Imam has ...

A Syrian Encounters Fatima

A Syrian Encounters Fatima
Historians record that a Syrian looked at Fatima daughter of ‘Ali (‘a)38 then asked Yazid to give her to him to serve him. This daughter of the Commander of the Faithful (‘a) was terrified; she clung to her sister Zainab and said, "Serve him?! How could I do that?!" Zainab said to her, "Do not be concerned; this shall never happen at all." Hearing her, Yazid said, "It could if I would!" She said to him, "Not unless you renege from our ...

The Salient Features of Imam's Character

The Salient Features of Imam's Character
Imam Mohammad Baqir always put on new and clean dress. He perfumed himself and walked very comfortably, slowly and steadily. One day, some narrow minded ones criticized him saying your grandfather Ali (A.S.) used old and cheap clothes so why do you put on clean and new ones? He replied, since in those days all the people were poor Ali (A.S.) ought to have used old clothes and simple food. But today the people are leading their lives in comfort ...