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Who was Yazid?

Who was Yazid?
In order to learn more clearly as to how far the views expressed by Imam Hussain (A.S) about Yazid are indisputable according to the history of Islam, one should refer to the following remarks of Mas'udi in respect of Yazid."Yazid was a pleasure-seeking person. He was a man, who kept beasts of prey. He had dogs, monkeys and panthers. He always arranged wine-drinking parties. One day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S) while he was sitting ...

Pessimism, the Bright and Dark Points of Life

Pessimism, the Bright and Dark Points of Life
Man’s life is a mixture of pain and comfort. Each one of these two states absorbs a portion of life in this world. Every individual faces his own share of experiences and becomes a victim of pain and comfort from the problems and disasters of life. It is according to this bitter fact that man’s life fluctuates between pain and ease.We, as humans, cannot change this eternal law which rules our lives so as to subject it to our own ...

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 ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)
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A Critique of Saqifa

A Critique of Saqifa
Muhammad ibn Ishaq, the biographer of the Prophet of Islam, writes in his Seera (Life of the Messenger of God): Umar said: “And lo, they (the Ansar) were trying to cut us off from our origin and wrest authority from us. When he (an Ansari) had finished (his speech), I wanted to speak, for I had prepared a speech in my mind which pleased me much. I wanted to produce it before Abu Bakr and I was trying to soften a certain asperity of his; but ...

The Duties of Muslims towards Others

The Duties of Muslims towards Others
These duties can be described as follows:The Duty of Muslims towards His ParentsParents are the means of the creation of a child and the imparters of his initial education and training; therefore, the holy religion of Islam has placed a great deal of emphasis on children's obeying to them and on their respect to an extent that the Almighty Allah has commanded the people to be kind and generous to their parents right after mentioning Tawhid (the ...

Meeting of Moses and Khidr

Meeting of Moses and Khidr
It was revealed to Hazrat Moses that there is a man who has vast knowledge than him, Moses prayed to Allah about his willing to meet the person (Hazrat Khidr), then he was ordered to make a journey, take a cooked fish and you will meet him (Hazrat Khidr) at the place where this fish will missing. Moses started his journey to search for Hazrat Khidr and on how he met him and what are the reasons behind the three acts done by Khidr.[Taken from ...

Hazrat Khizr (A.S.)

Hazrat Khizr (A.S.)
3458 years after Habuth (descent of Adam a.s from Heaven)Khizr a.s was the descendant of Sam bin Nuh a.s he was the (maternal) cousin of Zulqarnain. His name was Balya, Kuniyat Abu Abbas(Kuniyat an Arabic name, a type of epithet, the person is called by the name of the first-born son or daughter along with name abu ‘father’ Like Abu musa that is father of Musa) and His title was Khizr.The reason for his name Khizr was that where ever he used ...

THE END OF IBN MULJIM AND HIS COHORTS

THE END OF IBN MULJIM AND HIS COHORTS
In 40 H after the Battle of Nahrawan the remnants of Khawarij had a conclave in Makkah and discussing about the loss of lives in their ranks, they put the blame of these killings on `Ali (a.s), Mu`awiyah and `Amr Ibn al-`As. To avenge all those killings, they wanted to do away with all the three. The blood of the Khawarij was already seeking revenge. They unanimously agreed that Bakr ibn `Abdullah al-Sarimi would kill Mu`awiyah, `Amr ibn Barrak ...

Ashura, Manifestation of Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Ashura, Manifestation of Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom
Heartfelt condolences to all our listeners on the anniversary of history most bloodcurdling tragedy.  Today is the 10th of Moharram, the Day of Ashura, on which in the year 61 AH, Imam Husain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), along with his brothers, sons, nephews, and loyal companions, was cruelly martyred in Karbala, beside the River Euphrates, in the state of thirst, by devils in human form. Stay with us for a special ...

The events that Imam Ali (A.S) reminded the Tradition

The events that Imam Ali (A.S) reminded the Tradition
Imam Ali (A.S), in person, reminded others who witnessed the event of Ghadir and the tradition of the Messenger of Allah; these are some of the events:- On the day of Shura (Election Day for Uthman)- During the days of Uthman's rule- The Day of Rahbah (year 35) where 24 companions stood up and swore that they attended and heard the tradition of the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.F) first hand, twelve of whom were the warriors of Badr.- The Day of Jamal ...

Habib bin Mudhahir

Habib bin Mudhahir
Habib bin MudhahirThe desert was very vast. The sky was full of stars. An old man aged seventy-five left his tent. The old man jumped on his horse and rode away.The old man heard a wolf howling. He was afraid of nothing. He intended to get to Mudharib (Bani Asad's tribe) near the Euphrates. When the old man got there, some dogs barked at him. Some men of Bani Asad's tribe were sitting in a big tent. They were chatting with one another at ...

The Study of Islamic Philosophy

The Study of Islamic Philosophy
For a long time Islamic philosophy was under a cloud of doubt and uncertainty. Some people denied its existence while others affirmed it. This uncertainty continued all through the nineteenth century. Those who denied the very existence of an Islamic philosophy feigned ignorance and maintained that the teachings of Islam opposed all free discussion and investigation, and therefore Islam has never risen to the aid of philosophy and science ...

Controlling Anger (Ghadhab)

Controlling Anger (Ghadhab)
.Muhammad ibn Ya’qub (al-Kulayni), from ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim, from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa, from Yunus, from Dawud ibn Farqad, who reports al ‘Imam al-Sadiq (A) to have said, “Anger is the key (that opens the door) to all kinds of vices.”[9][82] Exposition The great researcher Ahmad ibn Muhammad, popularly known as Ibn Maskawayh, in his book Taharat al-’a’raq, which is a fine book of rare excellence in ...

Vastness of God’s Mercy and Pardon

Vastness of God’s Mercy and Pardon
Hope is the expectation of a dear thing the arrangements of which are already done, such as hope for the yield of a land after it was seeded, watered, and superintended. In case the arrangements of a thing are not done, hope for it will be foolhardiness, just like hope for the yield of a derelict land that was not superintended properly. Hope, furthermore, is the second wing with which, along with fear, the believers fly in the horizons of the ...

Acquaintance with the School of the Prophets

Acquaintance with the School of the Prophets
In the world where our existence unfolds, we have never heard of or seen an organization or administration that is left to its own devices without a supervisor being responsible for it. Human reason and intelligence cannot accept that social institutions be without a leader or ruler, and no thinker will approve of an organizational formula that lacks a responsible leader. Given that reason and logic emphasize the necessity of a responsible ...

Lady Zainab, the greatest messenger of the Hussaini Revolution

Lady Zainab, the greatest messenger of the Hussaini Revolution
Hadrat Zainab (A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madina on 5th Jamadi-ul-Awwal in the 5th year of Hijrah/627 A.D.Her Holiness became famous for her knowledge of the Holy Qu'ran and virtuous life.In her character she reflected the best attributes. In sobriety and serenity she was likened to Umm-al-Mumineen Hadrat Khadija (A.S.), her grand-mother, in chastity and modesty to her holy mother Hadrat Fatima (A.S.) and in eloquence to her holy father ...

The Ark - The Story of Our Prophet Noah

The Ark - The Story of Our Prophet Noah
The Ark - The Story of Our Prophet Noah When we climb certain mountains and hills, we will find seashells on their tops and at the bottom. Thus, we understand that water covered these places at one time.People and mountain climbers see shells on heights in many parts of the world, such as Iraq, Iran, India, Egypt, Syria, China, America, etc.The archeologists found wooden tablets on the top of Ararat Mountain. The tablets date back to 25OO ...

In view of the fact that Prophet Jesus (AS) is alive, why does the Qur\'an use the term "mutawaffik" which means "I will cause you to die"?

In view of the fact that Prophet Jesus (AS) is alive, why does the Qur\'an use the term "mutawaffik" which means "I will cause you to die"?
he verse 54 of Surah Aal-e Imran says: "Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me..." According to this verse, Prophet Jesus is dead? If God takes His servant\'s soul, doesn\'t it mean that he is dead? You are saying that Jesus ...

Sermon of Lady Zaynab in the court of Yazid

Sermon of Lady Zaynab in the court of Yazid
Now we propose to study the sermon of lady Zaynab which she delivered in the court of Yazid and which is recorded in a book written in the third century A.H. [21]   Yazid recited the blasphemous poetic verses of Abdullah bin Zab'ari Sahmi which he had composed while he was an unbeliever and also added some poetic verses of his own and said openly that he wanted to take revenge upon the descendants of Muhammad because Muhammad and his ...