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Remebering Allah's Mercy and His Wrath

Remebering Allah's Mercy and His Wrath
The majority of us have heard of this hadith: Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:  A man came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Messenger of Allah, what are the two things quite unavoidable? He who dies without associating anyone with Allah would (necessarily ) enter Paradise and he who dies associating anything with Allah would enter the (fire of) Hell.  Sahih Bukhari:  Book 1, Number 0168 As a result of knowing this, we assume ...

Imam Reza (A.S.) and the Abbasid Caliphs

 Imam Reza (A.S.) and the Abbasid Caliphs
By: Muhammad Jawad FadlallahThe Imam (A.S.) was contemporary to a short period of al-Rashid's regime during which he suffered the tragedy of the assassination of his father Imam Mousa al-Kazim (A.S.) and other Alawides. After the murder of his father, he was not safe from the moves of some of those who flattered the rulers and followed their course and pretended to show their loyalty by instigating enmity against the regime's opponents, ...

The Meaning of Sileh Rahmi and Qat-e-Rahmi

The Meaning of Sileh Rahmi and Qat-e-Rahmi
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) states: Sileh Rahmi (kindness to relatives) purifies deeds. Purification of deeds means, that the shortcomings in all the good deeds of a person practicing Sileh Rahmi are naturally compensated and all his good deeds are accepted by Allah. It increases wealth, wards off difficulties and calamities. The accounting of your actions on the day of Qiyamat is made easy. Even the ordained time of death is ...

Refraining From Sins is Genuine Worship

Refraining From Sins is Genuine Worship
Eleventh Tradition "Abstaining from sins is the basis of religion. Hence, refrain from sins in order to become the most pious worshipper. Adorn yourself with piety. Do not perform a single good deed without piety. Surely that deed is most acceptable by Allah which is accompanied by piety, even though it may be trifle. As Allah says, "Allah accepts the good deeds only from the pious people."  (Iddatud-Dai) Hence if you succeed in remaining ...

The Features of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir(AS)

The Features of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir(AS)
The Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir(AS) The members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them, received the baby with much rejoicing and pleasure. They were very happy with him, for he was in whom the elements of the two grandsons (of the Prophet), al-Hasan and al-Husayn , mixed. Those noble origins through which Allah strengthened the Arabs and the Moslems mixed in him, too. As for the noble backbones and the pure from which he branched, ...

Prayers May Not Be Accepted Due to Sins

Prayers May Not Be Accepted Due to Sins
Sometimes the sins of a person come in the way of the acceptance of his prayers. At other times Allah may delay the acceptance due to some hidden wisdom. This would compel the person to repeat his prayers and thus he would be entitled for additional sawaab. The opportunity to invocate is itself a blessing of Allah. Another possibility is that Allah wishes to hear the entreaties of His creature many a times before He fulfills his wishes. Delay ...

The Characteristics of the Companions of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

The Characteristics of the Companions of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)
It is evident that the appointment of an individual is made solely on the basis of the work and its aim. The qualification of an engineer is taken into consideration if a small house has to be constructed. But if a bigger project has to be undertaken, then the engineer will have to be more capable and qualified. And if one has to draft a plan for an entire nation then the qualifications of the engineer and others responsible for its ...

Glorification of God is not only the fountainhead of Islamic beliefs but also the source of enormous spiritual and moral excellences:

Glorification of God is not only the fountainhead of Islamic beliefs but also the source of enormous spiritual and moral excellences:
Glorification of God is not only the fountainhead of Islamic beliefs but also the source of enormous spiritual and moral excellences: Subḥān Allāh is the source of satisfaction [riḍā]. If we regard Him as free from any defect, it means that we are satisfied with His decrees and submit to the wisdom behind His will. Subḥān Allāh is the fountainhead of tawakkūl  [reliance on God]. It is only logical that we have to trust and rely ...

Ali al-Akbar (a.s.) in Ashura

Ali al-Akbar (a.s.) in Ashura
My heart goes for the ladies of the ProphetWhen thus they saw him in that condition.Their wailing and their cries did intensifySo the minds and the souls were baffled by their cry.The wise ladies mourned their protectorAnd so did virtues and merits.My heart goes for her when she seeksThe Messenger's help,The mountains were almost to disappear.My heart goes for her since she lostThe one she could depend on,And how can anyone equal the one she ...

Demand for fulfillment of rights on the Day of Qiyamat

Demand for fulfillment of rights on the Day of Qiyamat
  Non-fulfillment of another's right, without a valid excuse is the twenty-sixth greater sin. If a person who has some right upon someone and demands his right but the one on whom the obligation rests does not fulfill the right, even though he is capable of it, then this person has committed a greater sin. Non-fulfillment of rights as a greater sin is according to Nass (Holy Quran and hadith). The frequently quoted tradition of Amash from Imam ...

Disappearance of blessings

Disappearance of blessings
It is understood from the clear Qur’anic verses 17:83, 28:76-79, 89:17-20 and 92:8-10, that the reasons behind the disappearance of blessings, loss of wealth, miserable life, poverty and meanness are: Being ungrateful for blessings, being too inadvertent (with Allah) and forgetting the Giver, being proud before the Divine orders and resisting the Divine will, the Sharia, prophethood and imamate. These concepts are understood from the ...

Muslim College Life; Dating, Drinking and Deen

Muslim College Life; Dating, Drinking and Deen
     Freedom. Young people live for the day when they can move out of the house and go to college and finally be free.       Freedom from their parents, from restrictions on their lifestyle, from everyone telling them what to do. This is why in       college you find a whole generation that does what they want. Life's short they say, let's enjoy ourselves while we can.      So it goes for Muslims. In college you find the most ...

Hadrat Abu Taleb (A.S.) Al-Momin

Hadrat Abu Taleb (A.S.) Al-Momin
Eeman is the infinitive form of the verb (aamana) and it means believing or trusting. Later on the word eeman takes a religious sense to mean faithfulness and it has its special definition. Al-mo'min is the opposite of al-kafir (the unfaithful). Eeman according to the religious definition is: faith in the heart (mind) and certification by the tongue of what has been revealed by Allah to the Prophet (s).So al-mo'min (the faithful) is he, who has ...

The Joy of Ramadan

The Joy of Ramadan
Ramadan, the guest you've cherished and waited for, has arrived. Its fragrant breeze is everywhere, refreshing the hearts, purifying the souls, and drawing the devoted nearer to Allah. Have you received the guest with due welcome? Do you feel your heart softer and closer to Allah? Are you resolved to make this Ramadan the best ever? Ramadan hours are priceless. Don't let it slip from your hand. The joy that millions feel as Ramadan comes upon ...

Ahl al-Bayt(A.S.), Pillars of the Heavens and the Earth

Ahl al-Bayt(A.S.), Pillars of the Heavens and the Earth
If heavens are firm in their positions and the earth is stable with its movement; if the world beings and those living on the earth are safe, it is all thanks to Ahl al-Bayt, their spiritual light and their favor as they themselves have referred to it. Obviously, only those having a pure heart and righteous deeds believe it. In this relation, Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) says: Surely, Allah’s Messenger is Allah’s gate through which only one can ...

Praise of the battle of the companions of Imam Husain (a.s)

Praise of the battle of the companions of Imam Husain (a.s)
Abul Hasan Sa’eed bin Hibatullah, renowned as Qutbuddin Rawandi, relates through his chain of authorities from Imam Mohammad al-Baqir (a.s), that before his martyrdom, Imam Husain (a.s) told his companions that his grandfather the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) had told him, “O my dear son! You shall be killed at Iraq, and it is a place where the Prophets, their suc­cessors and Apostles have met one another and it is called Amoora. You shall be ...

The Pillar of Islam

The Pillar of Islam
With my chain of authorities reaching up to the august shaykh, the Pillar of Islam, Muhammad ibn Ya`qub al-Kulayni, may God's pleasure be with him, from a group of our Companions, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid, from his father, from `Abd Allah ibn Bahr, from Abu Ayyub al-Khazzaz, from Muhammad ibn Muslim, who said, "I asked Abu Ja'far, may peace be upon him, concerning that which is narrated, that God created Adam, may peace be upon him, in ...

Types of Promises

Types of Promises
There are three types of promises: 1. Promise of Allah to His creatures. 2. Promise of the creatures to Allah. 3. Promises of the people among themselves. The promise of Allah to His creatures is that of the Aalam-e-Zar (in the spiritual plane). We come to know of this promise through the Quranic ayats as well as the traditions. According to this, Allah first created the souls of all human beings and made the following covenant: That they ...

I am Concerned About You Regarding Barzakh

I am Concerned About You Regarding Barzakh
Umar ibne Yazid says that, "I asked Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.), "I have heard you saying that all our Shia's will enter Heaven however sinful they may be?" Imam replied,  "By Allah I had truly said, they shall all belong to Heaven." Then I asked, "May my life be sacrificed upon you, even if their sins are great and in large number?" Imam said,  "All of you (Shias) shall enter Paradise by the intercession of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or his ...

A recollection

A recollection
Bahlūl saw a group of people constructing a mosque and claiming that they were doing so for the sake of God. He inscribed on a stone: “The builder of this stone is Bahlūl,” and placed it at the door of the mosque one night. The following day, when the workers saw the inscribed stone, they reported it to Hārūn ar-Rashīd. So, he summoned Bahlūl and asked him: “Why have you assumed ownership of a mosque I am constructing?” Bahlūl ...