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History of Islam

Hadith Ghadir

The Prophet of Islam upon returning from the farewell pilgrimage stopped in Ghadir Khumm, assembled the Muslims and, after delivering a sermon, chose 'All as the leader and guide of Muslims.Bara' says: "I was in the company of the Prophet during the farewell pilgrimage. When we reached Ghadir Khumm, he ordered that place to be cleaned. Then he took 'All's hand and placed him on his right side. Then he said, 'Am I the authority whom you obey?' ...

The Purport of the Discourse on Ghadir

The available documents reveal that the words mawla (master) and vali (guardian) refer to the successor of the Holy Prophet of Islam and the Guardian of the Ummah of Islam, and that no other meaning can be applied to these two words. Now, take notice of the following points:We have realized that the Holy Prophet of Islam was hesitant to propound the Ghadir tradition and that he did not declare it until God openly and seriously commanded him to ...

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of politicising Hajj

Qatar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Saturday that Qatari citizens have been told they can only enter Saudi Arabia through two airports, and that they must travel via Doha to be allowed in. This would be challenging for Qataris who do not live in Doha, such as those studying abroad. The NHRC said it has filed a complaint with the UN special rapporteur on freedom of belief and religion over the restrictions, which it said ...

Yazid Ibn Muawiyah

How on earth can these traditions apply for a beast like Yazid Ibn Muawiyah, who Fought against and mercilessly martyred Imam Husain (A.S), his family and friends Was a transgressor who committed sins publicly and announced his disbelief freely becoming a part of the renowned poems of Ibn al-Zabari, which he (Yazid) recited in joy when the severed head of Imam Husain (A.S) was brought to him.He was the one who ordered Muslim Ibn Aqabah to kill ...

Caliphate after the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P)

Abu Bakr, son of Abu Quhafa, was the first caliph after the Prophet's demise. There are differing views on his name being either 'Abd Allah or 'Atiq. Apparently, many individuals have insisted on saying that his name was 'Abd Allah but he had previously been called 'Atiq. He belonged to the Banu Taym tribe, one of the tribes of the Quraysh.During the Dark Age, this tribe maintained minimal special standing among the other tribes. This claim is ...

What did the Ahlul Bayt (A.S) say about Abu Bakr & Umar?

Narrated al-Husain bin Mohammad al-Ashari, from Mualla bin Mohammad, from al-Washa, from Aban bin Usman, from Abd al-Rahman bin Abi Abdillah who said,I said to Abi Abdillah Imam Sadiq (A.S), "Allah blessed us with the recognition of His monotheism (Tawheed), then He blessed us with the belief in Muhammad's (P.B.U.H&H.P) message, then He distinguished us with your love the Ahlul Bayt (A.S). We love you (Tawallah) and dissociate (Tabarrah) ...

Imam Ali (A.S) never pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr

Although majority of Sunni sources indicate that Imam Ali (A.S) finally pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr, and he became one of the main supporters of the system, the reality is otherwise, as according to many companions and later on historians, Imam Ali (A.S) never pledged allegiance to them and refused to present any sort of legitimacy.According to unanimous narrations by both groups (Shia & Sunni), after the attack on Imam Ali’s (A.S) ...

France’s colonial system kill 8.5 million Algerians

The history of Algeria is filled with cruelties to its nation. These innocent people only called for their freedom and shouted: “Long live Algeria.” Although this bitter historical event was very painful, but the French have been committed acts of brutality on May 8, 1945 and killed the people of Algeria. One of the most horrible crime was nuclear tests in the Algerian Sahara! Abdul Hamid Salaghji is one of the prominent Algerian ...

During Yazid's Rule According to Maudoodi's Khilafat wa Mulikiyyat

Source: Translated/Excerpted from Sayyid A. A. Maudoodi's Khelafat o Rajtantro[Dhaka: Adhunik Prokashoni, 1989; Bengali rendering of his monumental work, Khilafat wa mulikiyyat in Urdu]Translator: Dr. Mohammad Omar FarooqThe legacy of placing politics over Deen and violating the Shariah for the sake of power politics that started during the rule of Hadrat Muawiya (r) reached a critical low during the rule of his own appointed heir, Yazid. Three ...

Do not rely on people’s praise or slander

Once, Hazrat Luqman said to his son:“O my son! Do not rely on people’s praise or slander. Although you spend every ounce of your strength, you will not succeed in this affair”.His son said:“Father! I don’t understand a word of what you are saying. I want to see some samples”.Luqman replied: “Let us walk”.They started while having one animal to ride on. Now Luqman rode on the animal, while the son ...

Defining a Nasibi

For an introduction to the literal meaning of Nasibi we have relied on the definitions stipulated by several recognised Ahl'ul Sunnah scholars:"Famhuus" page 53, Chapter "Al Ba"."Taj al Uroous page 277, Volume 4 Chapter "Al Ba Murtazi al Zubaydi"."Lisan al Arab" page 762, by Ibn Manzur."Hadiya al Sahil ay adalta al Masail" page 96."Tadhrib al Radhi" page 311 Allamah Jalaladeen as-Suyuti."Akrab al Muwarid" page 2 Chapter "Lananat Nusub".In "Lisan ...

Mu'awiya and Yazid were the Founding Forefathers of Nasibi ideology

A peculiarity of the Nasibis is the immense love they hold for Mu'awiya, the enemy of Ali. The reason is due the fact that the Nasibis owe their religious ideology to him. In the same way a child seeks to cover up the sins of his father, the Nasibis try their utmost to conceal the actions of their father Mu'awiya in hope that the cat is not let out of the bag and their hypocrisy is not publicly unveiled. They will try to convince their faithful ...

The position of the Imam of the Nasibis Ibn Taymeeya in the eyes of the Ahl'ul Sunnah wa al Jamaa

In the same way an illegitimate child yearns for acceptance from the hostile world around it - and searches out for a father to adopt it - the early Nasibis who were rejected by the majority, walked the wilderness desirous of a father to codify their hypocrisy into aqeedah. The Devil provided for them, by introducing them to Ibn Taymeeya - and their central source of deviancy comes from him. Revered to the point of Sainthood by the Nasibis, it ...

Brief facts about Ghadir Event

Ghadir literary means small lake or pond.(1)  Ghadir is the name of a place that comes on the way from Makkah to Medina. It is 3 miles further than Johfa towards Medina. There existed a small pond at this place. Though geographically it exists on the way to Medina but this place acted as an exit point for all the people going out from Makkah for all the other places.When the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) halted at this place after his last ...

Location of Ghadir Khumm

Ghadir Khumm is located betweenMecca and Medina in the vicinity ofal-Juhfah. It was the place where pilgrims (hajis) from different provinces would part company and take different routes for their respective homes.location of ghadir khummThe nature of the land along the coastal line of theRed Sea--------------------------------------------------------------------------------location of ghadir khummA sketch of the path taken the Prophet (PBUH) in ...

Al-Ghadir in the Qur’an (Part 3)

The Holy Qur’an states: “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” (Surat Al-Ma’idah, Verse 3) One of the controversial interpretations about this verse is that there is no relationship between this verse and what is said before and after it. Whether we regard this verse as Al-Ghadir Verse like all Shia or most of Sunn scholars or we ...

Ghadir in respect of the Present Imam (a.s.)

After all the painstaking efforts we are unmistakably able to conclude that the present problems of the Muslim Ummah are originally due to the mistakes and falsehood of the previous generation and not the present.This root of all falsehood is the disregard of the Holy Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) words when he appointed Ali (a.s.) at Ghadir.Now if we would like to correct the error that had taken place in the earlier times, then Allah (s.w.t.) has ...

The Tradition of Ghadir and Its Continuity (Part 1)

Another argument of the Shi’ah is the tradition of Ghadir. Khwaja Nasiruddin says that the Tradition of Ghadir is mutawatir. Mutawatir is a technical term. A tradition may either be mutawatir (continuous) or khabar wahid (isolated). An isolated tradition does not mean that it has been reported only by one person. It is a tradition which has not been reported in a convincing way. It is immaterial whether it has been reported by one person ...

The Tradition of Ghadir and Its Continuity (Part 2)

The Holy Prophet is reported to have said to Imam Ali: "In relation to me you occupy the same position as Harun occupied in relation to Musa with the exception that there will be no prophet after me." The Holy Prophet said that when he was proceeding for the Tabuk operation, which was only a campaign, not a battle. It took place after the Battle of Mu’tah, which was the last battle fought by the Arabs against the Romans during the ...

Role of Ghadir Occasion in Perpetuation of the Line of Infallibles

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) of Islam, on his way back from his last pilgrimage to Mecca, received some commandments from God through Gabriel: “O Prophet! Declare what you were commanded to”‌; “Your Prophetic mission is not incomplete unless you declare the commandment of God”‌ and “God protects you from the malevolent”‌. On the basis of the above commandments, the Prophet, after introducing his ...