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The Great Martyrs of Karbala

The Great Martyrs of Karbala
Hujjat al-Islam Syed Zaki BaqueriWhat is raining? Blood.Who? The eyes.How? Day and night.Why? From grief.Grief for whom? Grief for the king of Karbala .-QaaniThis poem, in its marvelous style of question and answer, conveys much of the dramatic events and the feelings a pious Muslim experiences when thinking of the martyrdom of the Prophet's beloved grandson at the hands of the Umayyad troops."For this is the day the Lord God hosts a day of ...

The Treaty of Hudaybiyah

The Treaty of Hudaybiyah
Promulgation of the Treaty As soon as this pact was solemnly concluded by the parties concerned, the tribe of Khuza`ah entered into an alliance with Muhammad and that of Band Bakr with Quraysh. Soon after, Abu Jandal ibn Suhayl ibn 'Amr left Makkah forever and came to the Muslim camp seeking to join the Muslims. When Suhayl, the delegate of Quraysh to the Muslim camp, saw his son change loyalties in his presence, he struck him in ...

the Qur'an, Hadith, History

the Qur'an, Hadith, History
The 18th of Dhil-Hijjah 1410 AH is to be celebrated in the Shi'i world as the 1,400th anniversary of the declaration of Ghadir Khum in which the Prophet said the following about Imam Ali: 'Whomsoever's master (mawla) I am, this Ali is also his master.' This event is of such a significance to the Shi'as that no serious scholar of Islam can ignore it. The purpose of this paper is to study how the event of Ghadir Khum was handled by the ...

Exposing Imam al-Husayn (as) to death

Exposing Imam al-Husayn (as) to death
Ibn ‘Asakir recounts, "When Yazid was informed about Imam al-Husayn's exodus towards Kufah, he wrote a letter to his governor, ‘Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, in which he ordered him to battle Imam al-Husayn (as) and send the Imam to Sham."13 Ibn A‘tham narrates, "Ibn Ziyad addressed the people of Kufah in this way, ‘Yazid ibn Mu‘awiyah has sent a letter to me. Along with it, he has sent four thousand dinars and two hundred thousand dirhams ...

Description of the Creation of Adam

Description of the Creation of Adam
Allah collected from hard, soft, sweet and sour earth, clay which He dripped in water till it got pure, and kneaded it with moisture till it became gluey. From it He carved an image with curves, joints, limbs and segments. He solidified it till it dried up for a fixed time and a known duration. Then He blew into it out of His Spirit whereupon it took the pattern of a human being with mind that governs him, intelligence which he makes use of, ...

The Sufferings of Amirol Mo’minin Ali ibn Abi Talib

The Sufferings of Amirol Mo’minin Ali ibn Abi Talib
It had been so bitter and full of painful events, much more than the battles of Jamal and Siffeen. After that, Ameerul Mo'minin, Ali ibn abi Talib (a.s.) with his small group of followers returned to Kufa. When he entered the city, (or some say: the day after he returned), he went directly to the mosque of Kufa, and before the masses of people, he began his sermon by saying, “O people! It was I, who cut the roots of sedition and rebellion! ...

DIALOGUES ABOUT THE CALIPHATE

DIALOGUES ABOUT THE CALIPHATE
    The relationship between the Caliph and the Imam continued to improve and finally Omar married Om Kulthoum daughter of the Imam. In spite of these improvements history as far as I know does not record any dialogue between the Caliph and the Imam concerning the caliphate. But the Caliph had several dialogues with Abdullah Ibn Abbass (a cousin of the Prophet and the Imam) concerning the disagreement between the Imam and himself. In most of ...

The Battle Of Ahzab

The Battle Of Ahzab
Ali Saves The Day At The Trench Quraysh leaders were dismayed and frustrated by the trench. This they were not prepared for. However Amr Ibin Abd Wudd suddenly noticed that the narrowest section happened for a moment to be badly guarded. To the surprise and dismay of all his fellow horsemen he succeeded in making his horse leap the gap, andreluctantlyy he was followed successfully by four others, namely Ikrimah Ibin Abu Jahl, Khalid Ibin ...

Persecution by Mu’awiya

Persecution by Mu’awiya
Mu’awiya appointed Bisr bin Artat to seek out and kill Imam Ali’s partisans. Bisr played havoc in Mecca, Medina, Yemen, and other towns. It is reported that he had killed more than 30,000 Shia.[1] When he could not locate Ubeidullah ibn Abbas, he killed his little children in front of their mother.[2] When Abu Sufyan saw that Abu Bakr had been installed as the Caliph, he went to Imam Ali (a.s) and said, “You have been deprived of your ...

Ashura; the Tenth of Muharram

Ashura; the Tenth of Muharram
The battle of Karbala was foretold in almost all religions. The Bhaunik Puran of the Hindus was translated into Urdu by Maulvi Abdurrahman Chishgti, a prominent Sunni scholar under the title ‘Mir’atul Makhlooqat’. In that book, Mahadev relates to his wife Parbati all the future things that were to happen, including the birth of Prophet Mahamat (Muhammad) who will preach a great religion and that a few years after his death some evil men ...

Malik Ashtar

Malik Ashtar
The death of Malik Ashtar and Mohammad Abubakr After dealing with the revolt of the Kharijites. Hazrat Ali had to face the problem of consolidating his control over Egypt. He had sent Qais-Ibne-Saad as Governor of Egypt but had to call him back and to send Mohammad Ibne-Abubakr in his stead. Unfortunately Mohammad though brave and sincere was no match for Moawiya and Omar-Ibne-Aas. He was forced by Moawiya into battle. He wrote to Hazrat Ali ...

Tabuk

Tabuk
In the summer a kâfilah from Sham arriving at Medeenah, with carpets and provisions for sale, gave information that the army of Room, commanded by the emperor Herkul (Heraclius) in person, who had been joined by many of the Arab tribes, had arrived at Hams, the main body of the army having advanced as far as Bulkà, their object being to attack the Musulmâns. The prophet immediately made preparations to march to Tabook, and summoned all the ...

Battle of Khandaq (The Ditch)

Battle of Khandaq (The Ditch)
In this battle, Quraysh and its collaborators from the family of Kinanah, the inhabitants of Tihamah with ten thousands men as well as the tribe of Ghatafan from Najd rushed to help Quraysh putting Muslims in a corner. The Messenger of Allah who knew their decision beforehand, ordered Muslims to dig a ditch around the city of Medina. Following this act, the sworn enemies of Islam surrounded the city from every side. In this connection, the Holy ...

The Basis of Islam's Influences in Yathrib

The Basis of Islam's Influences in Yathrib
Emigration to Yathrib The Basis of Islam's Influences in Yathrib W¡d¢ al-Qur¡ is a long valley along with the trade route from Yemen to Damascus. Along this valley, which runs from the north to the south, there were numerous oases surrounded by grass and pastures.[1] The caravans made use of them on their trips along this valley. On one of these oases, five hundred kilometers north of Mecca, there was the old city of Yathrib which was later ...

Universal Invitation to Islam

Universal Invitation to Islam
Universal Invitation to Islam The Holy Prophet’s Universal Mission Although the faith of Islam appeared in the Arabian peninsula among the Arab nation and the Holy Prophet was an Arab, Islam was not a local faith that is restricted to the Arab nation. To prove, the Holy Qur'¡n addressed neither Quraysh nor the Arab nation; Rather, it addresses all people. In some verses that order Muslims to perform certain tasks and responsibilities, the ...

Sermons of Imam Husain (‘a)

Sermons of Imam Husain (‘a)
A greater part of the sermons of Imam Husain (‘a) used to be about the stability of truth and determination and firm will for Jihad in the way of Allah. These were the highlights of his sermons: The Imam (‘a) delivered those sermons at a time when the sky was dark with clouds of political turmoil. In these sermons the Imam targeted the politics of Bani Umayyads and called the people to rise up against them. We shall quote important sermons ...

Musa (a.s.) and Firon

Musa (a.s.) and Firon
History records that the tyrant rulers have always oppressed Allah's representative on earth, the Prophets and the Imams. These rulers have made relentless use of all the might and power at their command to pursue the Prophets and terminate their lives. But the Almighty Allah used to render their efforts null and void. The life of Musa (a.s.) during the reign of Firon is full of such instances from the beginning to end. A powerful king like ...

Emigration to Yathrib

Emigration to Yathrib
Chapter OneEmigration to Yathrib W¡d¢ al-Qur¡ is a long valley along with the trade route from Yemen to Damascus. Along this valley, which runs from the north to the south, there were numerous oases surrounded by grass and pastures.[1] The caravans made use of them on their trips along this valley. On one of these oases, five hundred kilometers north of Mecca, there was the old city of Yathrib which was later called Mad¢nat al-Ras£l (the ...

What are the proofs behind the faith of Abu Talib?

What are the proofs behind the faith of Abu Talib?
You can see the famous book of Imam Ahmad Ridha Qadiri (a famous sunni hanafi), which is about the disbelief of Abu Talib, at this website address: (http://www.razanw.org/data/01-alahazrat_books/01B-alahazrat_books_pdf/193-sharh_al_matalib.pdf). Please download this book (which is from the office of fatwas of a sunni group called ‘Islamic Propagations of Karachi') from the above given address. When you have downloaded it please use this source ...

The Tragedy of Women

The Tragedy of Women
As it is well-known, one of the Arabs' worst habits at the time of Ignorance was the practice of burying daughters alive. They would bury their daughters alive because they were thought to be unable to defend the tribal interests. Such men also feared that their daughters could be enslaved by their enemies, be married to them and give birth to children. This, they assumed, would be a sign of shame for them.[1] Some others buried their daughters ...