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Persecution of the Shia by Mu’awiya

Persecution of the Shia by Mu’awiya
(i) Sa’d bin Ubadah Sa’d bin Ubadah was a close companion of Imam Ali (a.s). When the Prophet (a.s.) settled the marriage of his daughter Fatima (s), Sa’d was in charge of arranging the event and he did his job excellently. According to ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Sa’d was an erudite scholar, an excellent swimmer, and noted archer of his time. Sa’d had inherited a few forts which were well-known for generosity and hospitality. In the ...

Haj in the context of middle eastern worldviews

Haj in the context of middle eastern worldviews
Encyclopaedia of religion and Ethics HAJJ. Unique among the world's great pilgrimages, the hajj is in many ways also the most important. Even compared to the ancient and highly developed international pilgrimage systems of Christianity and Hinduism, the hajj is remarkable in its doctrinal centrality, its geographic focus, and its historical continuity. The size and global coverage of the hajj areunparalleled. It regularly attracts one million ...

Hazrat Ibrahim-Friend of Allah

Hazrat Ibrahim-Friend of Allah
The earlier times speak to us through history. However it is a different matter that we do not listen to them.They announce loudly that great historical revolutions have occurred only when a courageous youth had come forward with a strong and unwavering decision to do something important. On the other hand the weak-hearted, who are unable to make any change in their mode of life can never change the course of history. Worse than that, if timid ...

The Battle of the Ditch

The Battle of the Ditch
The Battle of the Ditch This battle, which is also called al-khandaq (the ditch) or al-a¦z¡b (the Allies), took place in Shaww¡l, the 5th year of Hegira[1] when °uyay ibn Akh§ab, some chiefs of Ban£’l-Na¤¢r who had taken refuge in Khaybar and a group of Ban£-W¡’il had visited Quraysh in Mecca and encouraged them to take part in a war against the Holy Prophet. They promised them of all sorts of assistance. Quraysh asked them, ...

THE NARRATORS OF GHADIR

THE NARRATORS OF GHADIR
THE NARRATORS OF GHADIR As a matter of fact, there are more than 120,000 narrators of Ghadir. According to the command of the Prophet, the Muslims present at Ghadir regarded the incident of Ghadir and the issue of appointing 'Ali as the successor of the Prophet as most significant and narrated it to the others. And it was for this reason that in public gatherings of Muslims, the reminiscence of Ghadir was renewed repeatedly. About 25 years ...

Ammar, the Ally of Makhzum

Ammar, the Ally of Makhzum
The ally of Makhzum was a swarthy person whose nature had been kneaded with musk. He was a tailstatured, squarebuilt and aweinspiring person. He had dark eyes and scanty hair on his head. As has been written by his contemporary narrator 'ZulIdara' he had a few hairs in the front part of his head and a few hairs on its back and that was all. He was a quiet person as if the angels were conversing with him. [Ammar, the Ally of Makhzum] He was a ...

Ubaydullah bin Ziyad's exit from Basra towards Kufa

Ubaydullah bin Ziyad's exit from Basra towards Kufa
  When Ubaydullah received the letter of Yazeed, he selected five hundred people from Basra, which included Abdullah bin Hurayth bin Nawfal, Shareek bin A'awar, both of whom were Shi'ah, and accompanied by them and Muslim bin Amr Bahili and his retinue and family, left for Kufa. (Irshad) When he reached Kufa, Ubaydullah had worn a black turban and had covered his face. People there had received news that Imam Husain (a.s) was due to arrive to ...

Lady Khadija On the Way to a Blessed Life

Lady Khadija On the Way to a Blessed Life
When Safiya returned home and informed her brothers (the Prophet's uncles) of the authenticity of the news, happiness mixed with amazement and astonishment overtook them. Khadija who refused to marry the princes and lords of the Arabs, because she deemed them unworthy to marry, chose to be the wife of a poor man who owned nothing of the ephemeral things of this world, of even a foot of land!! This was the wonder of wonders!! The Prophet's ...

Prominent Texts In The Peace Treaty

Prominent Texts In The Peace Treaty
  The form of the Peace Treaty, whose objective elements are religiously and politically important, is a new proof for the success which al-Hasan achieved. In the meantime it indicates that he had a high politico- religious viewpoint. In the light of what has been narrated on the authority of al-Hasan such as arrangements and laws that were the best of the political acts during his time, it is an act of truthfulness to admit that al-Hasan had ...

THE HUMANE QUALITIES OF IMAM ALI (S)

THE HUMANE QUALITIES OF IMAM ALI (S)
  oreish was the strongest tribe throughout Arabia and it was divided into some branches, of which the Hashemites and the Umayyads were. These two families were well-known of having courage, generosity, bravery and eloquence. But the Hashemites were preferred with virtue and purity because Mohammad (s), the Prophet of God, related to the Hashemites. All above mentioned qualities were gathered in the personality of Imam Ali (s) because both of ...

Causes of the rise of Imam Husayn

Causes of the rise of Imam Husayn
Causes of the rise of Imam Husayn Truly speaking if we wish to find out the causes of the rising of the Imam we shall have to make a search for its preliminaries during a period of at least thirty years preceding that time, because about thirty years after the migration of the Holy Prophet, there had taken place such developments as had made necessary a movement like this in the Islamic society. Uthman bin Affan Umavi ruled over the ...

Imamate in the Verse of Ilm al–Kitab

Imamate in the Verse of Ilm al–Kitab
“Those who disbelieve say: “You are no emissary (of Allah)”. Say: “God suffices as a witness between me and you (all), as well as the one who has knowledge about the Book”. (13:43)This verse speaks of one of the great virtues of Imam Ali, the Commander of the Faithful, peace be on upon him; a virtue that the hadith of Ihtijaj1 has called Imam Ali’s (as) greatest virtue. The verse is, therefore, worth further ...

The curse of the Holy Prophet (S) upon Abu Sufiyan

The curse of the Holy Prophet (S) upon Abu Sufiyan
It is well known that the Holy Prophet (S) has cursed Abu Sufiyan on seven instances: 1. One day the Holy Prophet (S) was traveling from Mecca towards Ta'if to invite the tribe of Thaqif to accept the religion of Islam; Abu Sufiyan obstructed the Holy Prophet (S) and reviled him using abusive comments. As if this were not enough, in order to further torment and injure the Holy Prophet (S), he swore to take revenge against Allah's Prophet (S). ...

Did the companions of the Holy Prophet (S) give Imam Ali (A.S) and Fatima Zahra (S.A) a wedding banquet and gifts?

Did the companions of the Holy Prophet (S) give Imam Ali (A.S) and Fatima Zahra (S.A) a wedding banquet and gifts?
Did the companions of the Holy Prophet (S) give Imam Ali (A.S) and Fatima Zahra (S.A) a wedding banquet and gifts?Concise answerThere is a narration according to which some of the companions of the Holy Prophet (S) brought gifts for the daughter of the Prophet (S), Lady Fatima Zahra (S.A) on her wedding ceremony. Abdur Rahman was also amongst them. Like many other companions, he also gave Imam Ali and Fatima Zahra, peace be upon them, a gift on ...

Arrival at Yathrib

Arrival at Yathrib
Arrival at Yathrib Upon the arrival of `Al¢ at Qub¡, the Holy Prophet headed for Yathrib with a group of Ban£’l-Najj¡r (his maternal uncles). On their way, he performed the first Friday Prayer at the resort of Ban£-S¡lim ibn `Awf. Upon their arrival at Yathrib, they were passionately welcomed by people. The heads and chiefs of the tribes took the rein of the Holy Prophet's palfrey and begged him to stay with them. He answered, “Let ...

Tribes of Aws and Khazraj

Tribes of Aws and Khazraj
Tribes of Aws and Khazraj After the destruction of the Ma'ārib dam of Yemen a large part of the lands of Yemen became uncultivable. The opening of the sea route of the Red Sea and the deterioration of the economic importance of Yemen was the pretext for their migration, and it is possible that each of these two things had an effect on the scattering of the Qahtāni tribes of Yemen. In any case on whatever pretext it might have been, the ...

The Ummah Fractures after Holy Prophet

The Ummah Fractures after Holy Prophet
But people have cut off their affair (of unity), between them into sects: each party rejoices in that which is with itself. (Holy Qur’an, 23:53)The tumult of the Quraysh group could not leave the Muslim ummah unscathed. Although the popular viewpoint today is that Islam has maintained two sects—Sunni and Shi’a, but the fact of the matter is that virtually hundreds of Muslim religious sects came and went in the past.Nonetheless, ...

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 ...

Hadith Unwan al-Basri (حدیث عنوان البصری)

Hadith Unwan al-Basri (حدیث عنوان البصری)
حدیث عنوان البصریIn the Name of AllahInstruction of Imam Sadiq (as) for the wayfarers towards AllahSource Bihar Al-Anwar, vol.1 p.226Al-Sheikhul Baha’i (may the mercy of Allah be upon him) has narrated in his Kashkul    روى الشيخ البهائي (رحمه الله) في كشكولهAl-Sheikh Shamsul Din Muhammad ibn Makki said ‘I have transcribed from the writings of Sheikh Ahmad al-Farahani, (may ...

Ashura - History and Popular Legend-2

 	   Ashura - History and Popular Legend-2
In this book, that great man mentions several examples of falsehoods that have become prevalent in narratives of the historic event of Karbala'. Those which I will mention are all or mostly the same things that the marhum haji Nuri has lamented about. This great man even says explicitly, "Today too we must mourn Husayn, but there are tragedies which have befallen Husayn in our era which did not occur in the past, and they are all these ...