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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The History of the Venerable Mosque of As-sahlaIt was rebuilt in the first century after Hegira.According to some historical references, the mosque used to be the house of Prophet Edris (PBUH), then the house of Prophet Abraham (PBUH), and thirdly the house of Al-Kidher (PBUH).The mosque has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 ...

Hazrat Adam (A.S.)

When the God, the Munificent (extremely liberal in giving, very generous) wished and created the earthly face and body of Adam a.s. and kindled the spirit in it and commanded the angels to prostrate before him in his respect. Iblis a specie of the Jin who by his extreme adoration to God was honoured the status, to worship God in the row of the archangels, He refused to prostrate the Adam a.s. He was the first who went against the wish of ...

The Arab Military before Islam

The methods of war among the Arabs were different from that of all the other races. In their battles they relied on offence and attack[161] and their motivation was limited to: defending their idols,[162] bloodlust,[163] raiding and stealing cattle,[164] and increasing the status and position of their own tribes.[165] Their most important weapon was the sword.[166]The role of Isla-m was changing the implements and their employment in battles and ...

The Reasons behind the Burgeoning of the Shi‘ah during the Period of ‘Abbasid Caliphate

Shi‘ism experienced ever-increasing expansion during the period of the ‘Abbasid caliphate. This fact had some reasons and factors, some of which are the following:1. The Hashimis and ‘Alawis during the Period of Umayyad CaliphateDuring the Umayyad period, the Hashimis—including both the ‘Abbasids and the ‘Alawis—were united, and from the time of Hashim when the ‘Abbasid campaigns started and ...

A Devastating Storm

By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi LariO you who have faith! Remember Allah’s blessings upon you when the hosts came at you, and We sent against them a strong wind, and hosts whom you did not see. And God sees best what you do. [33/10] When they came at you from above and from below you [higher and lower ground], and when the eyes rolled (with fear), and the hearts leapt to the throats, and you entertained misgivings about Allah, [33/11] it was ...

Hazrat Is’haq (A.S.) and Hazrat Yaqub (A.S.)

ranslated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book "Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam" by Husain ImadzadehThere 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 ...

Rabi al-Awwal 8, the Day of Grief

“Peace upon you, O the Representative of Allah, and the Son of Allah’s Representatives; and the Father of His Representative… Peace upon you, O he who speaks with the Book of Allah…”The above is a passage from the ziyarah or standard form of salutation to an Infallible Member of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAWA) Household, at the news of whose martyrdom today in 260 AH (874 CE), according to contemporary accounts, ...

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 ...

Ismail and the Great Sacrifice

The Young Man Who Offered His Life In The Path Of TruthThe brave soldier of monotheism had finished his fight with the idol-worshippers of Babel. Thereafter when the residents of the town knew well that he was the messenger of God and the only aim of his mission was to make people aware of God and the realization of His Radiance (Noor) and when the influence of Nimrod ended in Babel, he took his wife, Sarah with him and, bidding farewell to ...

The Struggle for Power (4) After The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H and Famliy)

When Abu Bakr was acknowledged khalifa in Saqifa, he, Umar bin al-Khattab and Abu Obaida bin al-Jarrah returned to the Mosque of the Prophet. In the Mosque there were many people, among them, members of the clan of Umayya; Saad bin Abi Waqqas; Abdur Rahman bin Auf; and some other Muhajireen.Seeing them huddled in little clusters, Umar shouted: “Abu Bakr has been elected khalifa of the Muslims. Now all of you here give him your pledge of ...