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Why Follow the Family of the Prophet (s) ?

Why Follow the Family of the Prophet (s) ?
Why Follow the Family of the Prophet (s) ?Verily Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O People of the House (Ahl al-Bayt) and to purify you a thorough purifying.[Verse of Purification from Qur'an 33:33]Prophet Muhammad (s) was asked by his Companions:"How should we invoke blessings for you?" ... He said: "Say: 'O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad, as You sent Your blessings on Abraham and on ...

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

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

Belief in the Return (Raj’ah) with respect to Belief in the Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return)

Belief in the Return (Raj’ah) with respect to Belief in the Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return)
By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: According to many traditions, at the end of time a number of the deceased Imams (peace be upon them) as well as others will return to this world. Is belief in the concealment of the twelfth Imam (may Allah hasten his return) and his reappearance in accordance with belief in the return (raj’ah)? In other words, does the belief in concealment and reappearance include the return and ...

Dua'a Jaushan E Sagheer

Dua'a Jaushan E Sagheer
This du'a is narrated on the authority of the seventh Imam Musa al-Kazim, peace he upon him, and it is said that it is a very effective supplication, having all the merits of al Jawshan al Kabir. "Sayyid ibn Tawus in his book Muhaj al dawat have narrated that Imam Kazim (a.s.) used to recite this dua when he knew that the Abbaside caliph was planning to kill him" [1] My God, many an enemy drew up the sword of hostility against me, honed the ...

Bad Breath while Ramadhan Fasting - A Common Problem

Bad Breath while Ramadhan Fasting - A Common Problem
During the holy month of Ramadhan, Muslims all over the world will be fasting. One of the most common complaints during fasting is the bad breath that people experience. This condition, in medical terms, is called halitosis. What causes bad breath and how can it be prevented? Causes of bad breath can be broadly classified into local causes and systemic causes. Causative factors within the mouth are termed local causes. Causes due to factors or ...

Authority from a Shi‘ite Perspective

Authority from a Shi‘ite Perspective
Dr Muhammad Legenhausen In this paper I propose to describe the teachings of Shi'ite Islam about authority in a manner accessible to Catholic partners in dialogue. For this purpose, I will contrast Shi'ite views on these issues with those of Catholics, and those of Sunni theologians, and I will also mention a few of the differences of opinion on these matters among the various Shi'ite sects and Sufis. To begin with, we need to clarify what is ...

Childhood wish of Imam Zainul Abideen

Childhood wish of Imam Zainul Abideen
In his childhood, our 4th Imam, Imam Zainul Abideen (as) once fell very ill. Like any father, his father Imam Husayn (as) too showed affection towards him and asked, How are you feeling my son? Is there anything you wish to have so that I can provide you with it? As a small child, he (as) responded, O father! My wish is only one that Allah (SWT) should place me amongst those who are ever pleased and satisfied with whatever HE destines for them. ...

Sha'ban: Merits, Do's, and Dont's

Sha'ban: Merits, Do's, and Dont's
  Sha'ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. Therefore, some preparatory measures are ...

Hazrat Bibi Khadijeh Mother of Masomeen a.s and the Orphan (Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid, Bibi Khadija, Hazrat Khadija)

Hazrat Bibi Khadijeh Mother of Masomeen a.s and the Orphan  (Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid, Bibi Khadija, Hazrat Khadija)
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Professor Ansarian: Allah Almighty provides the worldly affairs with tools

Professor Ansarian: Allah Almighty provides the worldly affairs with tools
According to public relation and international affairs of the scientific and cultural institution of DarolErfan, professor Hussein Ansarian, the exegete, researcher and scholar of the Holy Quran and Islamic principles by referring to the importance of paying attention to prayer said: human must know the method of prayers.. Professor Ansarian added: if a prayer does not happen or come to pass, the problem should be probed either in the prayer or ...

The property of world

The property of world
At the time of the birth of Jesus, the sons of the devil said to their father, "Today, the head of idols fell, what happened?" Another by which the devils deceive the human beings is by gold, jewelry and everything related to such metals, the devil ties the heart to the property of the world in a way that takes away one,s determination and the only thing they have is affection and love  of worldly property, and they spend their whole ...

Hazrat Mohsin Ibn Ali (A.S): A Victim of Oppression and Terrorism

Hazrat Mohsin Ibn Ali (A.S): A Victim of Oppression and Terrorism
(A.S) (A.S) is the third son of Ali (S.A) after Hasan (A.S). He is also referred to as Mushabar which is also the name of Haroon b. Imran’s (Al-Hidaayat al-Kubra, pg. 407, Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 53 pg. 19). (A.S) was the least involved in the business of politics and machinations which the attack on Fatimah’s (A.S) and Fatimah (A.S). Even those who debate about the infallibility of Ali (S.A) fall silent when the infallibility of an ...

Allah is the provider of him and all the existing things

Allah is the provider of him and all the existing things
The worshippers of the unique God should accept that Allah is the provider of him and all the existing things. Whatever he gets is due to the beneficence of the Almighty. The apparent causes and the effects are also in control of Allah. Then it is Him only who deserves unlimited love and attachment. If someone else deserves to be loved it is only due to his being the beloved of Allah. This is because such a love is itself commanded by Allah. ...

Two Types of Occultation

Two Types of Occultation
By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: According to the content of existing traditions, the occultation of the Imam of the Age (may Allah hasten his return) has occurred in two forms. During the first occultation, communication with him was possible through his representatives and agents, but with the ending of this period and the beginning of the second occultation, which is the complete occultation, the period of the ...

The Story of Hazrat Fatima (sa), daughter of the Holy Prophet

The Story of Hazrat Fatima (sa), daughter of the Holy Prophet
The Prophet of Islam had only one daughter named Fatima. Her mother Khadija had two other daughters from her two earlier marriages. When The Prophet married her, both daughters came with her mother to live in the house of the Prophet. The Story of Hazrat Fatima (sa), daughter of the Holy Prophet(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Prophet of Islam had only one daughter named Fatima. Her mother Khadija had two other daughters from her two earlier ...

Morals from the Life of Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) and Event of Bal’am bin Ba’oora

Morals from the Life of Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) and Event of Bal’am bin Ba’oora
1- The human being gets affected with the circumstances which he or she does not like but by fulfilling the duties of God ultimately brings that person success. Hazrat Moosa a.s to save his life from the wrath of Firaun, left Egypt . But at last he was appointed by God to move towards Egypt and he went through many disputes with Firaun and invited him towards the truth. The compliance with God and submission to Him is the cause of progress and ...

Fifteen phrases About the Quran In the holy Quran

 Fifteen phrases About the Quran In the holy Quran
   “O thou wrapped up in thy raiment! Keep vigil the night long, save a little — half of it, or a little less, or a little more, and recite the Qur’an in slow, measured tones. Soon shall we send down to thee a weighty Message. Truly, the vigil of the night is when impression is keener and speech more certain.” (73:1-6)   “And most certainly you are made to receive the Qur’an from the presence of ...

Demise Anniversary of Hadrat Zainab Daughter of Imam Ali

Demise Anniversary of Hadrat Zainab Daughter of Imam Ali
Hadrat Zainab bint Ali(A.S.):The Greatest Messenger of the Hussaini RevolutionName:ZainabTitle:Siddiqua-e-Sughra(Kunyat:Umm-al-MasaibBorn : At Madina On 5th Jamadi-al-Awwal 5th Year after HijrahGrand-father:Holy Prophet of Islam(S.A.W.)Grand-mother:Umm-ul-Mumineen Hadrat Khadija-e-KubraFather:Imam Ali(A.S.)Mother:Hadrat Fatima Zahra(A.S.)Hadrat Zainab (A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madina on 5th Jamadi-ul-Awwal in the 5th year of Hijrah/627 ...

Disappearance of blessings

Disappearance of blessings
It is understood from the clear Qur’anic verses 17:83, 28:76-79, 89:17-20 and 92:8-10, that the reasons behind the disappearance of blessings, loss of wealth, miserable life, poverty and meanness are: Being ungrateful for blessings, being too inadvertent (with Allah) and forgetting the Giver, being proud before the Divine orders and resisting the Divine will, the Sharia, prophethood and imamate. These concepts are understood from the ...

The Holy Qur'an and Ahlul Bayt(A.S.)

The Holy Qur'an and Ahlul Bayt(A.S.)
Based on a parallel (Mutawatir) tradition upon whose authenticity all Muslims agree, the Messenger of Allah (AS) informed his followers in several occasions that he would leave them two precious/weighty things and that if Muslims adhere to both of them, they will never go astray after him. They are the Book of Allah (Quran) and the Members of the House of the Prophet (Ahlul-Bayt), peace be upon them all. It is narrated in Sahih Muslim as well ...