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Sunday 19th of February 2017
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Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.S) and Humbleness

Humbleness is an outstanding feature in the lives of Ahl-ul-Bayt.Ibn Masud reports: A person came to the presence of Allah’s Messenger and when he started to speak, he was trembling. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “Calm down; I am not a king.” [Makarim al-Akhlaq: 16]Another person reports: A group of people and I went to the presence of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and said, “You are our master.” The Holy Prophet said, ...

If Imam Khomeini did not exist

Had the Islamic Revolution and our great Imam Khomeini not existed and if Islam had not been the driving force of the Revolution and the great change brought to this country, there would not have been any hopes for bringing to an end the humiliating and hellish dominion of the US and the barbaric dictatorship of the Pahlavis.All options for the country were tested and all of them failed. Various political parties, movements reliant on East and ...

Representing the true essence of Islam

 started wearing the hijab at the age of 9, and like everyone else at that age, I didn’t really know why. All I knew was that it was a key part of my religion and I wanted to wear it like my mum. I had many people telling me not to, or often telling me that it’s “too hard”, or “you’re still young.” But despite the various opinions that were coming my way – all that mattered to me was that I ...

Battle of Khaybar

The March to KhaybarThe truce the holy Prophet had made with Mecca now made it possible to concentrate on the dangers which lay to their north. The greatest of these was the town of Khaybar, occupied by Jews who were for the most part implacably hostile to Islam.The sorcerer Labid had almost certainly been bribed from there, though that could have been the work of an individual. But there were far more evident and general reasons for taking ...

Path Towards Enlightenment (745)

Welcome to our weekly program "Path towards Enlightenment" in which we present you a fluent and easy-to-understand explanation of the ayahs of the holy Qur’an.Today we start Surah number 33 which was revealed in Medina in 5 AH and has 73 ayahs. It is called Surah al-Ahzab, which is the plural of Hizb and means parties or confederation, since the pagan Arabs along and the Israelite tribes around Medina in tandem with the hypocrites amongst ...

Path towards Enlightenment (748)

Welcome to our weekly programme "Path towards Enlightenment" in which we present you a fluent and easy-to-understand explanation of the ayahs of the holy Qur’an. We start from where we left you last Friday and here is ayah 13 of Surah Ahzab: “And when a group of them said, ‘O people of Yathreb! [This is] not a place for you, so go back!’ And a group of them sought the Prophet’s permission, saying, ‘Our ...

Hazrat Fatimah was scarified for the sake of justice and right seeking

The policy, after the death of her father, was an illogical and aggressive policy was “الغايه تبرر الوسيله”‌ [the end justifies the means]. This is the policy of aggression, setting fire to the door, inserting Fatimah (peace be upon her) between the door and the wall causing miscarriage for her, breaking her side, slapping her in the face in order to make Ali (peace be upon him) submit, usurping the Fadak to ...

Victim of the Burning Door

For the City of Knowledge if Ali is the doorFor the Prophethood of Muhammad Zahra is the door.Even the Prophet takes permission to enter her door,He used to salute every morn at her door,Gabriel descends from heaven, awaits at her doorUnless permitted does not enter her door.The sun shines on the sky to enlighten her doorAnd are blest the rays when they kiss her door,God revealed many an ayah of the Qur’an at her doorFulcrum of Faith ...

Salutations to Hazrat Fatima (a.s)

Peace be upon you, Oh daughter of the Messenger of Allah!Peace be upon you, Oh daughter of the possessor of outstanding meritabove all Prophets and messengers and angels ! Peace be upon you, Oh Leader of the Women of the Worlds.Peace be upon you, Oh mother of Hassan and Hussein, the Leaders of the Youth of Paradise! Peace be upon you, Oh most truthful and martyr. Peace be upon you, who was pleased to resign to the will of Allah ...

O Ali, Prepare My Funeral at Night

To some it may be unclear as to whether Hadrat Fatimah al-Zahra (A.S.)was oppressed and hurt after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). The answer to this question can be clearly and completely found in the Sunni and Shia authentic history books that have recorded the events after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.).1 These books clearly state that Hadrat Fatimah (A.S.)had continuously complained about the tyranny of the ruler and his ...

The Suffering of Lady Fatima al-Zahra after Holy Prophet

One of the undeniable historical facts that all Muslim historians, regardless of their school of thought, unanimously agree upon is that the beloved daughter of the Prophet, Lady Fatima al-Zahra died approximately three months after him; as a result of the great pain and suffering she endured during the incident of the attack on her house. She died at the age of 18 years and 7 months. On the day of her burial, Imam ‘Ali addressed the ...

Fadak In its Real and Symbolic Meaning

Yes, Fadak was in our hands out of all what was under the sky but some people felt greedy for it and others withheld themselves from it.(Fatima’s husband) Amirul Mu’mineen[1]The locationFadak was a village in Hijaz. Between Fadak and Medina there was a distance of two days and it was said three days. It was a Jewish land in the beginning of its history.[2] It was inhabited by some Jews until the seventh year of hijra when Allah cast ...

The exact date of Ftimah(as) Martyrdom

The true date of Fâtemeh"s martyr is a subject for discussion among Muslims. Some say that it was forty days after the death of our Prophet, some say it was sixty days after, some believe it was seventy five days after, and some say it was ninety days, and some do believe that it was ninety five days after the death of her beloved father. There are some who also believe that Fâtemeh died six months, or even eight months after her ...

Hazrat Fatimah (pbuh) in verse of Counsel (42:23)

The verse of relationship, from the Qur"an, says:"Say: `No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin. And if anyone earns any good, We shall give him an increase of good in respect there of for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service)."(42: 23)This verse is a clear command from Allah to His noble Prophet. It is as follows:(Say) O Muhammad, to your nation: (no reward do I ask of you for this) the ...

The Prophet of God and Fâtemeh…

The proper prayer before sleep:Fatimah is known to have recounted this interesting true story: “One day, as I was preparing myself to sleep, suddenly I saw my father entering our room. He said:" My beloved daughter! Never sleep at night, unless you have accomplished four things…!First, you have to read your Quran from the beginning to end, and then you have to ask for the great Prophets of God to intercede in your favour after your ...

Let’s know Hazrat Fatimah’s Honor and grand dignity

Fatimah (peace be upon her) has endowed with honor and grand dignity; the honor no one could achieve it as Fatimah (peace be upon her) did. Expressing all her aspects of her character is not feasible; therefore, some points are stated:1. She is Allah’s beloved:She is the pure servant of Allah, and is always in worship and contact with Him in order to give her servanthood superiority over her other positions, so that no luxury, effort, or ...

Let’s know Hazrat Fatimah’s Honor and grand dignity

Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, O members of the Family, and to make you pure and immaculate. (Holy Qur’an, 33:33)Attempt to Burn the House of Fatima al-ZahraThe day after the Saqifah, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, along with a group of individuals came to the house of the daughter of the Holy Prophet. In the house, there was ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Fatima, and their two sons, Hasan and Husayn, who were still in a ...

The Holy Prophet (PBUH):“Fatima (S.A) is a part of me

“What Allah gave to His Prophet from them (and), you did not spur any horse for its sake (acquisition), nor any riding camel; but Allah makes His prophets prevail over whomever He wishes, and Allah has power over all things.”“What Allah gave to His Prophet from the people of the townships, are for Allah and the Prophet, the relatives [Ahl-ul-Bayt] and the orphans, the needy and the traveller, so that they (these properties) do ...

The Arab Military before Islam

By: Muhammad Dhahir WatrThe 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 ...

Is paying khums obligatory on my wife’s dowry?

Is paying khums obligatory on my wife’s dowry? For instance, is paying khums obligatory on dishes kept in showcase that may not be used?Concise answerAccording to most of maraja’, since dowry is considered as gift or it will be used in the future, payment of khums is not obligatory on it.  However, it is regarded as those things on which payment of khums is obligatory, according to some of maraja’[1]. Appendix:  ...