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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 ...

Al-Ghadir and its Relevance to Islamic Unity - Part 2

   Some people are of the view that those schools of fiqh, such as,Shafi"i andHanafi which have no differences in principle should establish brotherhood and stand in one line. They believe that denominations which have differences in the principles can in no way be brothers. This group view the religious principles as an interconnected set as termed by scholars of Usul, as an interrelated and interdependent set; any damage to one ...

Al-Ghadir and its Relevance to Islamic Unity - Part 3

"By quoting and criticizing these books, we aim at warning and awakening the Islamic "ummah" (to the fact) that these books create the greatest danger for the Islamic community, they destabilize the Islamic unity and scatter the Muslim lines. In fact nothing can disrupt the ranks of the Muslims, destroy their unity, and tear their Islamic fraternity more severely than these books."    Allamah Amini, in the preface to volume 5, ...

Al-Ghadir and its Relevance to Islamic Unity - Part 4

Other Comments on "al-Ghadir"    Many unbiased non-Shi"a Muslims interpret the "al-Ghadir" in the same way that has already been mentioned. Muhammad Abdul-Ghani Hasan al-Mesri, in his foreword on "al-Ghadir", which has been published in the preface to volume I, second edition, states:    "I call on the Almighty to make your limpid brook (in Arabic,"Ghadir" means brook) the cause of peace and cordiality between the ...

Rude Farmer

There was a poor uneducated farmer who was very rude to our 7th Imam, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (A.S) whenever he saw him.No matter how rude this man was, Imam (A.S) never got angry and he never said anything to the man.Imam's (A.S) friends wanted to punish the rude man, but Imam (A.S) would not allow them to. Imam (A.S) told them that he himself would teach this man a lesson.One day Imam Musa al-Kadhim (A.S) rode out to the rude man's farm where the ...

Blessed twelve Dirhams of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P)

Imam Sadiq (A.S) reports: Ali ibn Abi-Talib (A.S) was tasked by the Holy Prophet to go to the market and purchase a shirt. He went to the market and purchased a shirt for twelve dirhams. The Holy Prophet asked, “How much did you pay for it?”“Twelve dirhams”, said Imam Ali (A.S).“I do not like it so much! I would like to have a less expensive one. Is the seller ready to take it back, if so, please return it?” ...

Mosque of As-sahla

The History of the Venerable Mosque of As-sahlaIt was rebuilt in the first century after Hegira.According to some historical references, the mosque used to be the house of Prophet Edris (PBUH), then the house of Prophet Abraham (PBUH), and thirdly the house of Al-Kidher (PBUH).The mosque has many names like Al-bir (charity) because of its high and blessed status; Abdul Qais, Bin Dhafra, As-sahla Mosque. The area of the mosque is about (17500 ...

Ghadir Khum- Introduction

Ghadir Khumm is one of the most important events in the history of Islam that took place in the final days of the blessed life of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH). On the glory of this day it suffices to say that the Almighty God says: “This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as ...

Did Mukhtar keep any love of Abu Bakr and Umar in his heart? Why didn’t he defend Imam Hussein in Karbala?

s it true that Mukhtar Thaqafi kept love of Abu Bakr and Umar in his heart and it is said that he is going to fall down Sirat Bridge and Imam Hussein (AS) will save him. Where was he when Imam Hussein rose up against Yazid? Why didn’t he defend the Imam?Concise answerThe traditions about Mukhtar in our sources are divided into two categories; some of them praise and others simply reproach him.  The scholars who specialize in hadith ...

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 ...

Karbala: The Living Tawheed

LoginEnglish29 جمادي الاول 1438 - Saturday, February 25, 2017Home Page > Islam > Ahl-ul-Bayt > Biography > Imam Hussein (A.S)Karbala: The Living TawheedDate : 12/2/2015Counter : 3584ya husseinThe Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.S) have been living embodiment of tawheed (belief in the oneness of God). Their every moment of life has been in accordance to the will of Allah (swt). This fact is very much evident in the whole tragic event of ...

Historical Factors and Shi’ism

By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Lutfullah Safi al-GulpayganiQUESTION: Have historical factors influenced the development of Shiaism, or is this sect a set of beliefs derived from the Qur’an and the clear traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family)?ANSWER: We need to explain several points in order to shed light on the topic and show that: (a) historical factors and events had no role in the development of Shiaism and the belief ...

Hazrat Salih (A.S)

2953 years after Habut—death 3252The honourable Quran described the life of hazrat Salih a.s in the following manner: We send Salih a.s towards Samud. He said: O People! Worship God, there is no other way besides Almighty. Observe the signs and miracles of God and believe it. I am his prophet and messenger, came to guide you.His language was Arabic and he lived for 280 years and his grave is in Najaf Ashraf ~* The Almighty God stated in ...

Hazrat Is’haq (A.S)

Translated by Fatima Zabeth BeeneshThere are ten ayaat present in the Holy Quran about Prophet Is’haq a.s. He was the son of Sara and Ibrahim a.s and the forefather of Bani israil. Jibril a.s gave him the glad tiding that 1000 prophets by the status of Mursil ( the prophets sent on mission) will arise from his lineage and one of them was Musa a.s. Is’haq a.s himself was the prophet Mursil and he was living in the lands of Palestine ...