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Tuesday 27th of June 2017
Ahlul-Bayt as the Earth Angels

Virtues of Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

Abi Abdullah Jaafar bin Mohammad (A.S) said:One day my father (Imam Mohammad bin Ali Al-Baqir (A.S)) said to Jabir bin Abdullah, "I need to see you privately."So when my father was alone with Jabir he said. "Tell me about the tablet that my mother, Fatima (S.A), had."Jabir said:Allah is my witness that I went to Fatima (S.A), daughter of the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H&H.P) to congratulate her on the birth of Hussain (A.S). I saw a green ...

Birth anniversary of Ali Akbar (a.s) observed as Youth Day in Kashmir

Throwing light on the character and sacrifices of Hazrat Ali Akbar (AS), the speakers said that it is the day that is celebrated every year as the Day of the Virtuous Youth, for it was on this day on the 11th of the month of Sha'ban that God had granted the Martyr of Karbala, Imam Husain (AS), with a meritorious son, who bore a striking resemblance to his grandfather, Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) in both appearance and, as he grew up, in excellence ...

Umm-al-Banin -- The Mother Who Bore And brought Up a Hero

The woman, who bore and brought up a hero such as Hadrat Abbas (SA), the standard-bearer to Imam Hussein (AS), was Umm-al-Banin (SA). She was the daughter of Hazam ibn Khali and wife of Imam Ali (AS). She was from the courageous family of Bani Kalab.Aquil arranged the marriage. Her maiden name was Fatima, but when she bore Imam Ali four sons -- Abbas, Abdullah, Jafar and Uthman -- she was called Umm-al-Banin (i.e., mother of sons only).Her sons ...

Hazrat Muhsin Ibn Ali (A.S)

The infant who was martyred before his Birth…or He was no more than six months fetus at the time of the attack…..!!!!The demise of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) triggered a chain of events that caught the Muslims unaware. Worse, they accepted these events as if that was the most natural thing to do and remained unmindful of the far-reaching consequences of their submission.One such incident that stands out in the aftermath of ...

Who is Umm-ul-Baneen?

Umm-ul-Baneen is the glorious mother of al-’Abbas. Her name was Fatima, daughter of Hizam. Historians have referred to her name among names of eleven mothers each of whom were known for their glory, honor, and good reputation.(1) Her father too was one of the most celebrated personalities of the Arabs, and was the chief of his people.Historians have also mentioned many names of this great lady’s ancestors that were well known for ...

Imam Reza’s (A.S) Historic letter to Shias as narrated by Abdolazim Hassani

n Bihar al-Anwar, volume 72, a narrative is quoted from Hazrat Abdol Azim (A.S) which is Imam Reza’s message to Shias. In part of the narrative, it reads:“O Abdolazim! Convey my greetings to my followers, and advise them not to allow Satan to deceive them, and order them to keep being silent and to quit what does not bear them any fruits, and to abandon belligerence, and turn to each other ]for help[ since it makes them closer to ...

Salman Farsi, the loyal Iranian Sahabi of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

On 8th of the Islamic month of Safar in 35 AH, the loyal Iranian disciple of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Salman Farsi, or the Persian, passed away in Mada’en in Iraq, where his mausoleum still stands today, with the Prophet’s famous hadith inscribed in bold letters on its walls, reading “Salman minna Ahl al-Bayt”, which means “Salman is from us the People of the Blessed Household,” an honour that was not bestowed ...

The Role of Lady Zainab (s.a.)

The ruin and confusion brought about by the atrocious army was so great that zainab, the daughter of Ali (a.s.), had great difficulty in gathering the orphaned children, whom she had to appease and to appease and console till late midnight. Ali ibnul Husain (a.s.) says, ""My aunt zainab always performed her prayers standing. But on that night, intense grief and the extra-ordinary effort of gathering, guarding and consoling the children and women ...

Pilgrimage for Abbas (A.S)

The pilgrimage to the holy shrines of the Prophets, Imams, and saints is called Ziyara. It is different from the ritual pilgrimage to Mecca, which is called Hajj. Hajj however is obligatory upon every Muslim man and woman under specific conditions, whereas Ziyara is not obligatory. Yet, it is much recommended in the innumerable narrations of the Prophet and the Imams who have stated about the rewards of those who perform such pilgrimages ...

Hazrat Zainab (S.A) in Karbala

Zainab (S.A) is the shining sun in the history of Islam and of humanity. Her brother's name and Karbala associate the idea of freedom, justice, humanity, virtue, fighting against despotism, with the realization of the sovereignty of Allah. The history of Karbala is based on two pillars: the rising of Imam Hussain (A.S) and the rising of Zainab (S.A). She was an outstanding figure in the history of Karbala endowed with divine steadfastness and ...

The Eighth Infallible, Hadhrat Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (A.S.)

 Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (A.S.), the chief of Ja‘fari School of thought (Shi‘ism) was born on Rabi‘ al-Awwal 17, 83/April 20, 702 in Madinah.His father was Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S.) and his mother was Umm Farvah, daughter of Qasim b. Muhammad b. Abi Bakr. His patronymic was Abu ‘Abd Allah and his nickname was al-Sadiq.Up to the age of 12, Imam al-Sadiq (A.S.) was contemporary to his noble grandfather Imam ...

Intercession in the Traditions

In order to interpret the Qur’anic concept of intercession, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) of Islam and his true successors in their remarks referred to it as an Islamic principle. There are thousands of traditions on intercession and its requirements in the Sunni and Shia sources. Some of these traditions are mentioned below.1. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) of Islam said: The Almighty God has blessed me with five privileges, one of which is ...

Intercession in the Holy Qur’an

There are about 25 verses about intercession in the Holy Qur’an. The word intercession (Shafa’at) and other words derived from it have been repeated 30 times in the Qur’an. The repetition of the words underline the significance of the issue of intercession. These verses may be divided into seven groups.The verses referring to the divine permission for intercessors:Who is he that shall intercede with Him except by his ...

Blessing of Having Imam of the Time

Having Imam of the Time is of valuable spiritual blessings of God we do not appreciate enough. He does not exclusively belong to any certain group but to the entire mankind. He intermediates divine blessings. Everything anyone has is due to his being but most people do not know him and are not in connection with him.One reason for this great loss is that people do not know the Imam properly and miss the real meaning of respecting him.By properly ...

The Holy City of Qum

1.1 - IntroductionQum is the smallest province in Iran. It was previously a district belonging to the state of Arāk, then it was attached to Tehran until it was finally certified as an independent province.The province has an area of approximately 12,000 square kilometres. It is bounded by Tehran and Sāweh to the north, Delījān and Kāshān to the south, and the Salt Lake and Tafresh to the east. The province includes one city, four regions, ...

The Destiny of Muslim ibne Aqil (A.S.)

IntroductionThe caravan of al-Imam al-Husayn ('alayhi salam) was travelling toward the city of Kufa in Iraq, during the month of Zhul Hijjah 60AH when a messenger came from the direction of Kufa and said :"I only left Kufa after Muslim b. 'Aqil and Hani' b. 'Urwa had been killed. I saw them being dragged by their legs into the market-place." – Bakr al Asadi of Kufa."We belong to God and to Him we shall return; may God have mercy on them ...

Who is Umm-ul-Baneen?

Umm-ul-Baneen is the glorious mother of al-’Abbas. Her name was Fatima, daughter of Hizam. Historians have referred to her name among names of eleven mothers each of whom were known for their glory, honor, and good reputation.1 Her father too was one of the most celebrated personalities of the Arabs, and was the chief of his people.Historians have also mentioned many names of this great lady’s ancestors that were well known for their ...

Who are the Ahlulbayt?

"Ahlulbayt" literally means "People of the House" ('Ahl' means "people", while 'bayt' means "house"). Its meaning in context of Islamic vernacular is "members of the household of the Prophet". The Ahlulbayt are one of the two most important sources of Islamic guidance after the demise of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP). The holy Qur'an, when referring to them, states: " . . . . Verily Allah intends to keep off from you every kind of ...

The Call to Faith and Freedom

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Role of Hadrat Abbas (a.s.) in the Historical Epic of Ashura

ymbol of bravery and fidelityNeither bravery without fidelity is worthy, nor fidelity without bravery is working. The path of truth calls for the strong, tireless, trustworthy and loyal people. In the battle fields, knighthood and bravery mixed with fidelity to the path of truth, high cause and infallible leader are required, and all of these features existed in son of Ali (a.s.). Abbas was from the tribe of the courage and skilled in warfare ...