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Fifth Infallible Hussain (AS) the third Imam

 Fifth Infallible Hussain (AS) the third Imam
Second son of Fatima (SA) and Ali (AS), Hussain (AS) was born on 3rd Shabaan, 4th year of Hijri (626 AD). When he was born the Holy Prophet (SAW) was given the news of the birth of his 2nd grand son. He arrived at the house of his daughter, took the little baby in his arms, and said the Azan and Iqamah in his ears. People around the Prophet saw tears in his eyes. Fatima asked what the reason was for this, he told her that this boy of hers will ...

Fear Allah As If You Can See Him

Fear Allah As If You Can See Him
Hazrat Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has stated,  "Allah has to be feared as if you see Him with your own eyes. Because even if you can't see Him, He is surely watching you. If you think that He is not watching you, you are a Kafir. However if you know that He is watching you and still commit sins, it means that you have regarded Him as an insignificant viewer."  (Al Kafi) If any mortal were to see us committing a sin we would feel ashamed ...

Sorcery is punishable by death

Sorcery is punishable by death
A Muslim who indulges in magic and does not repent is punished by death. An infidel culprit of sorcery must not be killed. He should be punished according to the decree of a just jurist (Qazi) and his penalty is at the discretion of the Qazi. According to a tradition of Imam as-Sadiq (a.s.): "The sorcerer must be given a single blow of the sword on his head."  (Al Kafi) "If two just witnesses testify, it is permissible to kill him."  ...

Meeting the Light

Meeting the Light
The Miraculously Healed Person: Sayyid Zia SaberiThe inhabitant of: Rustam Kula,Mazandaran Province.Type of Illness: Bone CancerJob: A Worker with the Oil Company in BehshahrOne day in autumn, Sayyid's waiting was over, and finally he was discharged from the hospital. While his wife was accompanying him, the Sayyid felt the rustling of the dead leaves under his weakened feet and looked hard at them and then at the leafless trees and said: "I ...

19th of Ramadhan or Night of attack on Imam Ali (as) at Kufa Mosque

19th of Ramadhan or Night of attack on Imam Ali (as) at Kufa Mosque
The Holy Prophet (pbuh) had prophesied the assassination of Imam Ali (pbuh) and his issues. Regarding Imam Ali (pbuh) he (pbuh) had said, "O Ali! I see before my eyes thy beard dyed with the blood of thy forehead." The crime of assassinating Imam Ali (pbuh) remains one of the most cruel, brutal and hideous, because it was not committed against one man, but against the whole rational Islamic leadership. Imam Ali (pbuh) suffered from his wound for ...

The importance of Sūrah al-Ikhlāṣ

The importance of Sūrah al-Ikhlāṣ
The importance of Sūrah al-Ikhlāṣ In the prayer, after Sūrah al-Fātiḥah, one of the sūrahs of the Qur’an must be recited. The person praying might choose any sūrah; of course, with the exception of the four sūrahs in which prostration is obligatory. Among the sūrahs recited in prayer, Sūrah al-Ikhlāṣ (or at-Tawḥīd) is preferable and in the traditions it is thus enjoined: “You have to read this sūrah in at least one of ...

Imam Hosein (PBUH) 3rd Shiite Imam

Imam Hosein (PBUH)  3rd Shiite Imam
In the house of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), a child who benefited humanity as if he was Divine Impression reflecting the earth was born on the 3rd night of the month of Sha'ban. His father was Imam Ali (PBUH), the best model of kindness towards his friends and the bravest against the enemies of Islam, and his mother was Lady Fatima (PBUH), who had as universally acknowledged, inherited the qualities of her father. When the good news of his birth ...

Significance of the Month of Ramadan and its Fast

Significance of the Month of Ramadan and its Fast
This lengthy tradition is also recorded on pp. 183-185, Vol. 8, of Bihar al-Anwar.On page 92 of his book Thawab al-A'mal wa 'Iqab al A'mal, in a chapter dealing with the glory of the month of Ramadan and the rewards for its fast, Shaikh Abu Ja'fer Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al- Husain ibn Babawayh al-Qummi al-Saduq relies on the authority of Jabir who quotes Imam Abu Ja'fer al-Baqir, peace be upon him, and also in Al-Misbah, where Jabir ibn Yazid ...

Shaam-e-Gareeban, the night of homeless

Shaam-e-Gareeban, the night of homeless
It was after Asr on the day of Ashura. Imam Hussain (pbuh) lay dead. The earth had trembled! Furaat had broken its banks! From the camp of the family of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) such lamentation arose as had never been heard before! 'Umar son of Saad' received a letter from 'Ubayd Allah son of Ziyad'. The Governor of Kufa instructed that they should not be satisfied with the death of Imam Hussain (pbuh). His body must be subjected to the ...

What happened in the night of Ashura

What happened in the night of Ashura
A review on the story of Imam Hussein’s (God bless him) martyrdom  Professor Hussein Ansarian speech’s text     When Imam Hussein (God bless him) and his household’s stay lasted until the night of Ashura, the night that this world will not be able to see such wonderful night. The night when they became certain that they have involved with those enemies and there isn’t any way to coming back to Kufe or Medina or Mecca and it got ...

How to Deal with the Talebearer?

How to Deal with the Talebearer?
Talebearing is to inform against people matters that they dislike to divulge, for the purpose of entrapping them. The talebearer is in fact the meanest and most malicious individual since he is characterized by backbiting, betrayal, hypocrisy, spoiling t he mutual amicability, and seeding divergence among people: “Do not yield to one persistent in swearing, backbiting, gossiping, obstructing virtues, a sinful transgressor, ill-mannered, and ...

Mourning of Imam Husain (a.s) Hadith: 34

Mourning of Imam Husain (a.s) Hadith: 34
Tradition 34 Through successive chain of transmittors reaching Shaikh Mufeed, who re­lates from Abul Hakam, who says that, I have heard from my teachers and other scholars, that once Imam Ali (a.s) delivered a sermon in which he said, "Ask from me whatever you desire before you may fall short of me. By Allah! Will you not ask me regarding the group of people who have led astray a hundred people, or who have captivated a hundred people, but I ...

English Nohay For Imam Husain (A.S); The Battle of Karbala

English Nohay For Imam Husain (A.S); The Battle of Karbala
A Marthiyaa of Mir Anis,translated into English verse by David MatthewsThe sun had run his journey o\'er the night;Unveiled, the Dawn revealed her glorious face.The King who rides the heavens saw her lightAnd called his brave companions to their place.\'The time has come at last; to God give praise;Arise! In fitting prayer your voices raise.Brave hearts! For strife and slaughter dawns this day;Here the blood of Muhammad\'s race will ...

Commentary-Sura Al-Ma'idah-2

Commentary-Sura Al-Ma'idah-2
(13) فَبِمَا نَقْضِهِم مِّيثَاقَهُمْ لَعنَّاهُمْ وَجَعَلْنَا قُلُوبَهُمْ قَاسِيَةً يُحَرِّفُونَ الْكَلِمَ عَن مَّوَاضِعِهِ وَنَسُواْ حَظًّا مِّمَّا ذُكِّرُواْ بِهِ وَلاَ تَزَالُ تَطَّلِعُ عَلَىَ خَآئِنَةٍ مِّنْهُمْ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً ...

The House of doom

The House of doom
Fâtemeh used to cry a lot because of her longing for her father… She cried night and day. She was restless and full of sorrow. Finally, some foolish and unthoughtful persons came to see Ali, And began to complain about Fâtemeh’s crying. They told him that either Fâtemeh should mourn her father by nightfall, and remain silent by morning, or mourn by morning, and remain silent by nightfall. They said that they couldn’t bear her mornings ...

Fatimah Masoomah (A.S.) similar to Hadrat Fatimah (A.S.)

Fatimah Masoomah (A.S.) similar to Hadrat Fatimah (A.S.)
On the first of Dhi al-Qa’dah in 173 AH, the city of Medina was enlightened by the birth of Hadrat Fatimah Ma’soomah (A.S.)(1). She was born to Imam Moosa ibn Ja’far (A.S.) and her mother, Najmah. Hadrat Fatimah Masumah (A.S.) was the second and last child of Najmah, after her older brother, Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (A.S.). In fact, after Imam Reza (A.S.), she has the highest status and position amongst the children of Imam Moosa ...

Holy Quran Verses Revealed about Hadrat Khadija

Holy Quran Verses Revealed about Hadrat Khadija
It is pertinent here to narrate some verses of the Holy Qur’an which are said by the exegetes to have been revealed about Hadrat Khadija or are related to her. Khadija’s Role in Financial Support of the Holy Prophet “Did He not find you in need and made you free from want?”‌ (93: 8) In his interpretation of the Qur’an, relying on a narration from Ibn Abbas, Furat Kufi explains that Khadija was a financial ...

O People, lend me an attentive ear

O People, lend me an attentive ear
This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the 'Uranah valley of Mount Arafah' (in Makkah). Part of his beautiful sermon is as below, in which he insists on rights of each other. After praising, and thanking Allah Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: ".......... O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very ...

Birthday Anniversary of Imam al-Hadi (PBUH)

Birthday Anniversary of Imam al-Hadi (PBUH)
Name: ‘Ali bin Muhammad.Agnomen: Abul Hasan ath-Thâlith.Title: An-Naqi; al-Hâdi.Father: Muhammad at-Taqi.Mother: Samana.Birth: 15th Dhil Hijja, 212 AH in Sarya, near Medina.Death: 3rd Rajab 254 AH in Samarra, Iraq. The Holy Imam (A.S.) was 42 years old at the time of his martyrdom. Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) was a pure branch from the tree of prophethood, and a shiny bough from the tree of Imamate. By him and his fathers Allah has consolidated ...

Angels curse the liars

Angels curse the liars
Lying is another sin which is classified among the Greater sins. The famous scholar, Shaykh Ansari (r.a.) writes in his book, Makasib-e-Muharrama: "Common sense suggests lying is haraam, all the revealed religions also say so; particularly Islam. The Quran is explicit in this regard. The corpus of hadith (opinion of the majority of the jurists) verifies this tenet and reason also sustains this assertion." Lying is listed with the greater sins ...