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Nahjul Balagha Depicts the Enemies of Islam

Nahjul Balagha Depicts the Enemies of Islam
"The sway of tyrants was long, so that their tyranny and oppression could be fully exposed and their infamy and disgrace could be disclosed. They deserved the revolution which overtook them. They were destroyed and annihilated, and the people were rescued from calamities and destruction, were relieved of war, and bloodshed, which were brought about by the tyrants."The pious people, who bravely passed through those days, patiently bore the ...

Discussion Concerning Origin of Creation is Natural

Discussion Concerning Origin of Creation is Natural
By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba'iWith his Allah-given instinct, man searches for the reasons and causes leading to the appearance of any phenomenon or occurrence that he sees. He never thinks it probable that they have come into existence automatically and without any cause, i.e., accidentally.A driver whose car stops functioning gets off to check where he suspects it is impaired in order to find the cause for the halt. He never ...

Why Theology?

Why Theology?
At first, we might see ourselves faced with this fundamental question: “What is the importance and necessity of endeavoring to understand God and what role does this understanding have in our personal and social lives?”In order to answer this question, we must first recount several issues: A short reflection upon the individual and social characteristics of the lives of those around us reveals the fact that there is a fundamental ...

Who is Allah?

Who is Allah?
Allah is an Arabic-word for: The One and Only Deity/ God,Islam is the only religion that can describe themselves as True-monotheists, why?In Islam, we do not believe in anthropomorphism (i.e. attributing human-facets to The Divine One)In the Old Testament, in Genesis it says:26 And God said; Let us make man in our image, after our likeness : and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, ...

Why Pray in Arabic?

Why Pray in Arabic?
he question sometimes is asked as to why a Muslim should pray only in Arabic language and not his mother tongue.It may first seem logical that every Muslim should pray through his own mother language, so that he may understand what he say; but a little more thinking and study, we shall find that there are strong arguments in favor of only one common language and that also Arabic.Arabic: A deep and vast LanguageIt is a fact recognized by the ...

The virtues of clay from Karbala

The virtues of clay from Karbala
1. Ahmad ibn Hanbal narrates from ‘Amir Shatibi, “I once accompanied ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib on a journey. He was traveling to Siffin. When he reached the valley of Naynawa, he shouted out, ‘O Aba ‘Abd Allah! Bear patiently near the River Euphrates.’ ‘Amir Shatibi says, ‘I asked him: why?’ ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) answered, ‘One day I went to visit the Holy Prophet and found him crying. ...

Doctrine of the Lawgiver of Islam

Doctrine of the Lawgiver of Islam
We believe that the message of Islam is contained in the person of Muhammad ibn Abdillah (A S) and that he is the last prophet, the Seal of the Prophets, the Chief among messengers, and the best of them, just as he is at the apex of all humanity, and none can compare with him in excellence and grace, generosity and intellect, and no-one can approach him his virtuousness. Verily he has a lofty moral behaviour, and no-one will be like him up to ...

Hajj - An Important Worship for Human Development

Hajj - An Important Worship for Human Development
Hajj - An Important Worship for Human DevelopmentThe journey for hajj is a divine one and, in reality, a great migration; an expansive field for self-development, self-rectification and the Greatest Battle (Jihad-e-Akbar).The hajj rituals collectively are an act of worship profoundly associated with the struggle of Ibrahim (peace be upon him), his son Ismaai’l (peace be upon him) and his wife Haajar and if we were to remain heedless of ...

Reasons of Husaini Revolution

Reasons of Husaini Revolution
Reasons of Husaini RevolutionAll those who are familiar with the Imam'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 was the Commander of the faithful, taking part in all three wars that his father fought along with the rest of the faithful companions and followers. When his brother ...

Is it true that Shia scholars say that the prophet wanted to consummate his marriage with Aisha when she was six years old?

Is it true that Shia scholars say that the prophet wanted to consummate his marriage with Aisha when she was six years old?
I am from Egypt. Here Sunni scholars claim that Shia scholars say the prophet wanted to consummate his marriage with Aisha when she was six years old, but Abu Bakr said for the marriage contract to be when she was six, and consummation to take place when she turned nine. Is this true?Concise answerWe couldn’t find anything that supports this idea in our sources; as a matter of fact, our hadiths tell us that intercourse with a girl before ...

Receiving one’s Record from Behind the Back

Receiving one’s Record from Behind the Back
Then he who is given his Record in his right hand,”‌“Soon will his account be taken by an easy reckoning,”‌“And he will turn to his people, rejoicing!"“But he who is given his Record behind his back,”‌“Soon will he cry for perdition,”‌“And he will enter a Blazing Fire.”‌ (Al-Inshiqaq: 7 to 12)The Qur’an has talked about people who get their Records with ...

Science and the Muslim Ummah

Science and the Muslim Ummah
IntroductionOne of the distinctive features of Islam is its emphasis on knowledge. The Quran and the Islamic tradition (sunnah) invite Muslims to seek and acquire knowledge and wisdom and to hold men of knowledge in high esteem. Some of the Quranic verses and relevant traditions will be mentioned in the course of our discussion.At the outset we may recall a famous hadith of the Holy Prophet upon whom be Allah's peace and benedictions that has ...

What Happens After Death? Life in the Grave

What Happens After Death? Life in the Grave
In his will to Imam Hasan (A.S), Imam Ali (A.S) said, "My son, know that you have been created for the next world and not for this world, and for annihilation and not for stay, for death and not for life; you are in a transient place, a place which is a path to the Hereafter... You are driving away a death from which no one can run away and which none of its seekers can miss. It has to be experienced, so beware lest it catches up with you while ...

Dhikr: Remembrance of Allah

Dhikr: Remembrance of Allah
Imagine a storm that catches you off guard. Surely you will seek refuge inside until it has passed. Now, imagine a different type of storm. Every day we are faced with emotional and spiritual struggles that are caused by our actions and those of others. How do we seek shelter from our own vices and those of others that seek to destroy us?Dhikr (remembrance of God) is an act which brings us closer to Allah and our faith, while also helping us ...

Why Do We Fear Death?

Why Do We Fear Death?
The fear of death, for most of the people, is not a matter which requires any evidence because it is totally obvious and we also see that a lot of people manifest extra-ordinary sensitivity with respect to the term "death" and its reality. Thus the actual matter is self-evident. That which requires proof and an answer is the reason for this fear and alarm as to why we fear death?Reasons for the Fear of DeathIn answer to this question, it is ...

People of the Cave

People of the Cave
One of the most interesting stories in the Holy Quran is the story of the People of the Cave. The Merciful Allah says to His Messenger, in Surah Kahf:Or, do you think that the Fellows of the Cave and the Inscription were of Our wonderful signs? [1]Kahf means a cave; it was in the mountain called Raqeem. This cave is situated in the outer part of the city of Afsus to the north of Byzantine, which is now known as Turkey.In those days King ...

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ
A Child Whose Birth Was Miraculous And Who Made A Revolution In His Youth Against OppressionMaryam was passing her solitary life in a room of Baitul Maqdas engaged in God-worship. Thirteen years of her life passed away in this way. Now youth was approaching her speedily and her devotion to worship accompanied with her radiant face and noble form made her a daughter that was a model of morality for the entire world. At the beginning of the ...

In Search of the Object of Devotion

In Search of the Object of Devotion
History of Worship Believing in a Divine Origin and worshiping Him is one of the oldest aspects of human life. Historical research conducted by archaeologists and anthropologists has revealed that even primitive humans who lived thousands of years before the first civilization was formed had deep religious and metaphysical beliefs, such as belief in divine spirits and life after death. It seems that from the dawn of history humanity has ...

Scholars' Rebuttals on the Wahabbis' Corporalism

Scholars' Rebuttals on the Wahabbis' Corporalism
AL­HAFIZ IBN HAJAR Ibn Hajar's Fetihul­Bari Fi Sharhi Sahihil Bukhari, part 3 page 23: Adopters of trend of God's having a locality cited the Prophet's saying, "Our Lord descends to the lowest heavens," as their evidence. Majority of scholars denied so, since it leads to the Lord's demarcation. Allah be exalted against so. Various opinions were cited in respect of meaning of the Lord's descending. Anthropomorphists rested upon its ...

How Will They Riase Their Heads From Graves?

How Will They Riase Their Heads From Graves?
By : Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Abdul Husain DastghaibOne day, Jibreel came to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and asked: Would you like to observe the condition of people on the Day of Gathering? The Hazrat replied: Yes. Jibreel, the honest angel, took the Holy Prophet to the graveyard of Baquee (Medina). He kicked a grave and said: 'Getup at the Order of your Lord. The grave splitted at once and a man with radiant face raised his head from the grave ...