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5 ربيع الثاني 1436 - Monday, January 26, 2015
Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah (Part 2)
The jurist Abu Yusuf relates from his teacher Abu Hanifah that it is not right for anyone to call Allah except through (the Names and Attributes) Allah, since He says ...
No Prophet Would Come After Him
When Allah made Muhammad (PBUH) Prophet, He designated him as the Last Prophet. For this reason, from the very beginning of his mission! The Prophet of Allah told the people that he was the last of the prophets, and that ...
The Philosophy and Secrets of Prayer (Part 4)
After the heart of the worshipper turns to the greatness of the Divinity and Lordship, and to His Beneficence, Compassion, Favour and Justice, he perceives that other than Allah is not worthy of worship. Thus, he ...
Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah (Part 1)
“O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek an approach unto Him...” (5:35). Over the last few centuries, the Muslims have been wracked by severe discord and hostility over the issue of tawassul (beseeching or supplicating) to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the ...
Respect for the Mosque
It should be remembered that Allah has termed the Mosques as his homes. Therefore, they are places where people can seek nearness to Allah. Otherwise, Allah is not restricted to any home or place. In comparison with other places, the mosque has ...
Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S), introduced the savior of humanity
Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S) has said: There are two characteristics, which surpass all others: having faith in Allah, and benefiting ones brothers (in faith). One of the major responsibilities of Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S), for which he endeavored ...
The End of Darkness (Part 4)
For such an expectation it is necessary to have an exact knowledge of the promised figure. So that we could not mistake him with the dolls of the puppet-shows of the powers that sing a new song every day in order to ...
Comparison of Muslim and Christian Prayers
We will mention some examples of Christian worship in comparison with what we have mentioned about Islamic worship. The Bible says: And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will ...
Allama Iqbal and Imam Hussein (Part 3)
Iqbal explains that Hussein in Karbala is the true construal of Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail’s episode, which in fact was only a prelude to the epitome of sacrifice that was wrought in Karbala by the progeny of Prophet Muhammad with its blood. As we ...
The Philosophy and Secrets of Prayer (Part 3)
After the first verse, the worshipper reads: All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe. Thus, he ...
Allama Iqbal and Imam Hussein (Part 2)
While the sand of Iraq is avidly looking forward to kiss Hussein’s feet, the land of Hijaz is miserable because Hussein is departing from it. Iqbal movingly describes the fields of Hijaz as thirsty as an ...
The Philosophy and Secrets of Prayer (Part 2)
The worshipper then begins his speech with Allah, the Exalted. The prayer is the word of man with Allah while the Qur’an is the Word of Allah with man. However, man starts his ...
The End of Darkness (Part 3)
The Shia expectation is one which rouses ardour and motivation, and gives hope and life. It is this hope that has not only helped the dynamic Shia society to proceed in its motion in spite of ...
Allama Iqbal and Imam Hussein (Part 1)
Iqbal’s range, quality, and quantity are truly impressive. Apart from Urdu, he also wrote prodigiously in Persian and is regarded as one of the most important poets of modern India. In addition to his indubitable genius as a poet, Iqbal is also ...
Characteristics of Imam Mahdi’s Government
Imam Mahdi’s reappearance is the day of endless torment for unbelievers while it is happiness and mercy for virtuous believers. In that era, people’s heart will turn ...
Features of Imam Mahdi’s Government
After his reappearance, Imam Mahdi (AJ) invites people who are sick of oppression, injustice and wickedness to embrace three principles of Unity, Prophecy and Imamate. According to the narrations, during his era, education will be ...
Reappearance of Imam Mahdi
Imam Mahdi is a divine figure who is on occultation and will reappear at the end times to establish justice in the world. He will establish a just government and will prepare the grounds for man’s perfection in all dimensions. There are many ...
The End of Darkness (Part 2)
Most thinkers and reformers believe that the only solution for putting the present world in order is the establishment of a single world government based on justice. Undoubtedly in order to check ...
Martyrdom of the suckling child (Ali al Asghar)
His mother was Rabab, the daughter of Imru al Qays bin Adi. Sayyid Ibn Tawoos says that when Imam Hussein (A.S) saw the corpses of his youth and friends, he resolved to be martyred, and called out, ...
Qasim Ibn Hassan, The Adolescent Warrior Who Sacrificed His Life in Defense of Religion
Among the famed warriors of Imam Hussein (A.S) whose names would remain alive till the end of the world is the son of our second Imam Hassan (A.S), Qasim Ibn Hassan. According to traditions he had not even reached ...
The End of Darkness (Part 1)
It seems as if pain and torture are born with man, for, he has never been free from them throughout history. The apparently sweet moments of life, too, have been so brief that before tasting their pleasure, he has paid ...
The Philosophy and Secrets of Prayer (Part 1)
In this concise book we cannot discuss the philosophy and secrets of the Branches of Faith. The Branches of Faith are Divine rules and laws for ...
Hazrat Abbas (A.S), The Most Luminous Personality Of The Youths Of Bani Hashim
Abul Fazl Abbas was the most prominent young man of the Bani Hashim. He was the standard bearer of the Imam’s force. He is the epitome of loyalty and his name would ...
Hazrat Abulfazl and Politeness
Politeness is a trait which is highly recommended in Islam. There are many traditions on politeness in Islamic texts. There are also many figures who are considered as examples of politeness. But Hazrat Abbas is a ...
Examples of Politeness of Hazrat Abulfazl (A.S)
It is narrated that Hazrat Abulfazl Al-Abbas (A.S) never sat next to Imam Hussein (A.S) without permission; he asked for permission and when he was allowed, he sat very politely. (1) Hazrat Abulfazl Al-Abbas (A.S) sometimes ...
Hazrat Abulfazl’s Characteristics
One of the sublime virtues of man in Islam is politeness, particularly being polite and nice to elderly, great men, and holy things or persons in all aspects of life because this trait ...
Hazrat Abbas (A.S) in Hazrat Mahdi‘s viewpoint
The great peacemaker, Imam of the Time, Hazrat Mahdi (AJ), Al-Qaim of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Household, describes his uncle, Abbas (A.S) as follows: “Peace be unto Abulfazl, Abbas Ibn Amir Al-Mo’menan, the great sympathizer of ...
Hazrat Abulfazl in Ahl-ul-Bayt’s Viewpoint:Hazrat Abbas (A.S) in Imam Sadiq’s Perspective: (Part 2)
One of the distinctive characteristics of Hazrat Abbas (A.S) was his strong and firm faith. One of the sings of his strong faith was his ...
Hazrat Abulfazl in Ahl ul Bayt’s Viewpoint:Hazrat Abbas (A.S) in Imam Sadiq’s Perspective: (Part 1)
Imam Sadiq (A.S), the immaculate Imam and great scholar and unique figure of knowledge in the world, always appreciated his uncle, Hazrat Abbas (AS). He always remembered him by ...
Why hasn’t Imam Ali (A.S) been mentioned in the Holy Qur’an?
One should be aware that although the imam’s names,) especially Imam Ali’s haven’t been mentioned in the Qur’an, nevertheless, their names,) especially Imam Ali’s (, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the ....
The Hijab of Men
It is not uncommon for non-Muslims and even many Muslims to associate the Islamic commandments on Hijab with females, even though Islam has ordained Hijab for both men and women. In fact, many of us would be surprised to note that Allah states ...
Significance of Eid al-Adha
As is clear the Words of God are self-explanatory concerning the monotheistic stature of Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon him), and the ...
Two Essential Traits: Fear and Hope (Khauf wa Raja)
A Mumin is recognized by two essential traits-he has fear of Allah and hopes for His rewards in moderation. The Mumin neither spends all his life in acute fear of Allahs retribution, nor has he ...
Laziness in Offering Prayers
Laziness in offering mandatory prayers is a trait of the hypocrites. Mumin should not be tardy about offering prayers and should fulfill this obligation with humility and fear of Allah. Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) has said that when one ...
One Muslim has seven rights over other Muslims
A person told to Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S), O Imam (A.S)! A person holds the Shi’a Faith and is a firm believer. But he has gone into reclusion and doesnt meet his friends and relatives. The Imam (A.S) said, ...
Imam Mahdi (A.S) and the Wahabbis
After propounding the Qur’an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (A.S) and it is proved beyond doubt that ...
Imam Sadiq (A.S): Family Ties
When we hear a nice, logical statement from someone, we expect to see a harmony between his words and action. This harmony would increase that person’s credibility in our eyes. However, we rarely see ...
Fair Judgment Needed on Ghadir Khum
With the appointment of the Prophet (PBUH) to his prophetic mission and the ever-increasing culmination and spread of his Divine invitation, some converted to Islam freely out of faith and some others for ...
Tenth Argument: Lack of Reference to Verse of Proclamation
The author of Al-Manar says: “I am certain that if the issue of imamate was among the issues openly asserted in the Holy Qur’an, there would have been no discord among Muslims after the demise of the Prophet. But ...
Ninth Argument: Emergence of a School of Thought and Imamate
The author of Tafsir al-Manar, Rashid Reza, is so biased towards the interpretation of the Verse of Proclamation by the Shia exegetists on leadership of Imam Ali (A.S) that he has said the issue of Imamate and Wilayah is totally a new subject. He says ...
Eighth Argument: The Rule of Style and Negating Connotation of Imamate by Verse of Proclamation
Fakhr Razi, and those following him, have expressed doubt on that fact that the Verse of Proclamation attests to Imamate or leadership of Islamic Ummah. He writes: “The verses before and after the Verse of Proclamation, are about the ...
Seventh Argument: Expressing Doubt or Negating Authenticity of News on Ghadir Khumm
One of the major critiques expressed by some Sunni scholars deals with the authenticity of news on Ghadir Khumm. They have either undervalued the narration or claimed the reasoning is ...
Expressing Doubt or Negating Authenticity of News on Ghadir Khumm
The author of Tafsir al-Manar is a critic of Shia viewpoint on the story of Ghadir Khumm and leadership of Imam Ali (A.S). To begin, Rashid Reza considers this a scientific issue and warns fanatic scholars and people against expressing ...
Sixth Argument: Distorting (Addition and Omission) of Verses on Leadership of Muslim Ummah
Some Sunni exegetists have attacked the deductive fundamentals of Shia Muslims to make the reasoning on Verse of Proclamation worthless. They have questioned Shia belief in hiding revelation by the Messenger of Allah. They say: ...
Fifth Argument: Revelation of the Verse on the Ruse of Jews
The first person to interpret the Verse of Proclamation on the ruse of the Jews was the Sunni exegete Muqatil ibn Sulayman , followed by Tabari, Baghawi, and Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr Razi. Considering various possibilities, Fakhr Razi, too, has ...
Fourth Argument: Revelation of Verse on Stoning to Death and Equal Retaliation
Some Sunni scholars say the reason behind the revelation of the Verse of Proclamation is: God commanded His Messenger to announce whatever sent upon him on stoning to death and equal retaliation. Since the Jews wanted to be ...
Third Argument: Reviewing Doubts of some Sunni Exegetes and scholars about the Verse of Proclamation
Ibn Abi Hatam, quoting Jabir ibn Abdullah Ansari says: “In the battle of Bani Anmar, the Prophet (PBUH) of Islam sat beside a water well. A man named Vareth or Ghoreth ibn Hareth from Bani Najjar tribe planned to ...
Second Argument: Reviewing Doubts of some Sunni Exegetes about the Verse of Proclamation
Suyuti quotes Ibn Abbas as saying that they asked the Prophet (PBUH): Which verse became onerous to you? He replied: “During Hajj pilgrimage in Mena, where the Arab infidels and other people were also there, Gabriel came to me and said: ...
First Argument: Reviewing Doubts of some Sunni Exegetes and scholars about the Verse of Proclamation
Some Sunni Muslims resort to some traditions and say that until the revelation of the Verse of Proclamation the Prophet (PBUH) was protected by guards but after the revelation of this verse and ...
Leadership of Imam Ali (A.S) in the Qur’an
The Verse of Proclamation is one of the verses explicitly referring to the leadership of Imam Ali (A.S). This verse announces the end of Prophet’s mission and the beginning of the leadership of Imam Ali (A.S). In the following articles there are ...
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