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Ramadan Dua: DAY 21

Ramadan Dua: DAY 21
ALLAH, on this day, show me the way to win Your pleasure, do not let Shaytan have a means over me, make Paradise an abode and a resting place for me, O the One who fulfills the requests of the ...

The Advantages of Ayatul Kursi

The Advantages of Ayatul Kursi
"Allah! is besides whom there is no God, the Everliving, the self-subsisting by whom all subsist; slumber does not overtake Him nor sleep; whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His; who is he that can intercede with Him but by his permission?  He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they can not comprehend anything out of His knowledge except what He pleases, His knowledge extends over  the heavens and ...

Ilmu 'l-Ghayb of the Imams

Ilmu 'l-Ghayb of the Imams
Imam Ali was also blessed with the ilmu 'l-ghayb as attested by verse 13 : 43 discussed in the last chapter on wilayat. It was on the basis of the knowledge of the Book" that Imam Ali has the universal wilayat. Moreover, according to Shi'a ahadith, Allah had instructed the Prophet to convey whatever knowledge was given to him to Ali bin Abi Talib. After all, the Prophet "was not niggardly of the ghayb. The other Imams as successors of Ali, also ...

The most important acts of 'ibadat are six in number

The most important acts of 'ibadat are six in number
Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Fiqh deals with all the orders and commandments which govern the previously mentioned actions. The most important acts of 'ibadat are six in number: two are purely physical ("salat" and "sawm"), two are purely "financial" ("khums" and "zakat"), and two are common to each category ("hajj" and "jihad"). God, the Almighty, says: "You should perform jihad with your wealth and yourselves." (jahidu bi amwalikum wa anfusikum). ...

Abbas -- the Standard Bearer of Husain (A.S.)

Abbas -- the Standard Bearer of Husain (A.S.)
The shifting sand dunes of Karbala were smeared with blood. Near one of wash dunes, on the bank of Alkoma, lay the prostrate figure of a youth with blood gushing out from innumerable wounds. The crimson life-tide was ebbing fast. Even so, it seemed as if he was anxiously expecting somebody to come to him, to be near him before he breathed his last. Through his starched throat he was feebly calling somebody. Yes, Abbas was anxiously expecting his ...

No Limit to the Splendour of Allah's Might

No Limit to the Splendour of Allah's Might
Allah, the Almighty is the One who brings assistance to the needy beseechers, provides relief to the afflicted who cry out for help and in His hands is all the good. "He is Allah the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner, the Sustainer, the Giver of life and death the Bestower of benefits, the Punisher, the Acceptor of prayers, the Obeyed One and the Praised." The names and attributes of Allah manifest His greatness. The phrase 'Rabbul Aalameen' ...

IMAM HUSSAIN'S (as) REVOLUTION: REASONS AND MOTIVES

IMAM HUSSAIN'S (as) REVOLUTION: REASONS AND MOTIVES
All those who are familiar with Imam Hussain's life do certainly realize that his role in serving Islam had started very early in his life. He has contributed to the rising Islamic movement when he was a boy, and played a significant role, when his father, Imam Ali (as) was the Commander of the faithful, taking part in all three wars (Jung-e-Jamal, Jung-e-Siffin and Jung-e-Nahrwan) that his father fought along with the rest of the faithful ...

The Most Influential Person in History

The Most Influential Person in History
Muhammad (S.A.W.) The Most Influential Person in History   From the 100, a ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History By Michael H. HartMy choice of Muhammad (S.A.W.) to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. Of humble origins, Muhammad (S.A.W.) founded ...

Doctrines with which Ahl al-Sunnah Revile the Shi‘ah

Doctrines with which Ahl al-Sunnah Revile the Shi‘ah
Among the creeds and beliefs with which Ahl al-Sunnah defame the Shi‘ah, there are some which merely being resulted from the abominable partisanship, created by the Umayyads and ‘Abbàsids in the early epoch fo Islam, out of their grudge and hatred against al-’Imàm ‘Ali, to the extent that they kept on cursing him on the tribunes for forty years.So no wonder to see them slandering and extremely disgracing ...

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in several countries

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in several countries
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen announced Sunday as Eid al-Fitr. Iraq’s Sunni population also observed the festival on Sunday. The occasion will be marked in Iran, Oman, Morocco and other countries on Monday. The fasting month of Ramadan -- the ninth month on the Islamic calendar -- ends with the ...

The humane characteristics of the community Imam Mahdi (A.S)

The humane characteristics of the community Imam Mahdi (A.S)
This article aims to cite, though briefly, some characteristics of the society which is going to be set up by Imam Mahdi (A.S). The government of Imam Mahdi (A.S) is a religion-worldwide government; however, it is not the government of stereotypes. In other words, it doesn't mean that it would be a world full of identical people who think and act in a similar fashion just like machines do; they will not have identical appearances or tastes. In ...

Martyrdom of Abdullah al Akbar bin Aqeel bin Abi Talib

Martyrdom of Abdullah al Akbar bin Aqeel bin Abi Talib
His mother was a slave-girl, while Abu Marham Azdi and Laqeet bin Ayas Jahni killed him (May Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be upon him). Abul Faraj Isfahani relates from Imam Mohammad al Baqir (a.s) and Mohammad bin Abu Sa’eed [1] bin Aqeel bin Abi Talib al Ahwal (the squint- [1] Abu Sa'eed bin Aqeel is the same man who had humiliated Abdullah bin Zubayr in the assembly of Mu'awiyah. Ibne Abil Hadeed relates from Abu Usman that once Imam ...

Knowledge of the Holy Qur'an

Knowledge of the Holy Qur'an
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir's (A.S.) Knowledge of the Holy Qur'an   On the Recitation of the Holy Qur'anImam Ja’ffar as-Sadiq (as) has said, “Imam al-Baqir (as) was the best recitor (of Quran) during his time. Whenever he (as) was engrossed in worship at night and recited the Holy Quran loudly, the passer-bys would stop (near the house) and get absorbed in his recitation”. (Quran-o-‘Itrat)Imam al-Baqir (as) used to urge the people to ...

The Night of Qadr

The Night of Qadr
Surely We revealed it (Quran) on the Night of Qadr - And what do you know about what Night of Qadr is - The Night of Qadr is better than a thousand months - The angels and the Spirit descend in it by the permission of their Lord every command - It is peace till the break of the morning   To further study the importance of this night, we can consider two series of the verses, one of which talk about its magnificence and the others are about ...

Heavenly Marriage of Hadhrat Fatima Zahra,Hadhrat Ali

Heavenly Marriage of Hadhrat Fatima Zahra,Hadhrat Ali
The Holy prophet was awaiting the Divine order in this respect, till Imam Ali approached him and asked for her hand in marriage. The Holy Prophet came to Hadhrat Fatimah and asked, "My daughter! Do you consent to be wedded to Ali, as I am so commanded by Allah? "Hadhrat Fatimah thereupon bowed her head in modesty. Umm Salamah narrates: "The face of Fatimah bloomed with joy and her silence was so suggestive and conspicuous that the Holy Prophet ...

A Brief History of Imam Hassan’s Life

A Brief History of Imam Hassan’s Life
Name: Al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)Mother: Fatimah az-Zahra (a.s.), the daughter of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu MuhammadLaqab (Title): Al-Sibt al-Kabir (the elder grandson), Al-Mujtaba.Birth: He was born in Madina in the middle of the month of Ramadhan in 3 A.H.Martyrdom: He died on the 28th of Safar in the year 50 A.H. He was buried in the graveyard of Baqi in Madina.   A Brief History of Imam ...

Holy Quran and control over planets

Holy Quran and control over planets
Question: In the present age Russian and American scientists have succeeded in conquering to a certain extent some of the planets. In the Holy Quran is there any reference to this or not? And will they get more successes regarding them or not? Answer: There is no doubt that since man came into existence he is progressing towards perfection and still we see that not a single day passes when he is not moving forward, and he does not discover ...

Amina Begum: The Brilliant Daughter Of Allamah Majlisi

Amina Begum: The Brilliant Daughter Of Allamah Majlisi
The Brilliant Daughter Of Allamah MajlisiThe family of Allamah Majlisi has to its credit incomparable services for the cause of Islam four hundred years ago in Iran especially and the world in general. Allamah Majlisi is known as Majlisi, the second. He was the son of Mulla Muhammad Taqi Majlisi or Majlisi, the first; and his name was Mulla Muhammad Baqir. He is the author of the Islamic Encyclopedia titled, Biharul Anwar. Both these gentlemen ...

Noble Verses of Surat al-Hadid

Noble Verses of Surat al-Hadid
Section: A Brief Hint concerning the Exegesis of the Noble Verses of Surat al-Hadid until the words `alimun bi dhatis-sudur: As to the first verse, [7] it implies the tasbih of all existents, even plants and `inanimate' objects (jamadat). Its limitation to intelligent beings [as suggested by some scholars] is due to the veiled intellects of the intelligent. And should this noble verse be capable of reinterpretation (ta'wil), other noble verses ...

Ramadan, a Blessed Month of Compassion and Mercy

Ramadan, a Blessed Month of Compassion and Mercy
Fasting is a universal custom and is advocated by all religions of the world, with more restrictions in some than in others. The "Siy?m'' should not be interpreted as "fasting" lest it may be misunderstood as mere starvation or as an act of self-denial and asceticism, and therefore, a renunciation of the world. For the purpose of this article, let us call it the "Islamic Fast".Readers are kindly requested to refer to Q. 2:183-185, where the main ...