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Event of Mubahila

Event of Mubahila

In the early days of Islam, Najran was a large centre of people who had changed from idol worship to Christianity. The Holy Prophet (S) had sent letters to the heads of different countries inviting them to Islam. One such letter was addressed to the Christians of Najran. It read as follows:

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Jannat al-Baqi Cemetery in the Holy City of Madinah

Jannat al-Baqi Cemetery in the Holy City of Madinah Jannat-al-Baqi is the famous burial place of great personalities without whom the history of Islam is incomplete, in fact, some of them wrote the history of Islam with their deeds and achievements. The Prophet's companion Usman bin Mazoon was the first companion to be buried there on instructions by the Prophet (SA). The Prophet's son, Ibrahim, who died in infancy (and was very dear to the Prophet) was also buried there. Then the Prophet's beloved grandson Hazrat Imam Hasan (AS), was also laid to rest in al-Baqi. Al-Baqi has the graves of three more stars of the Prophet's family, his grandsons, Hazrat Ali ibn Imam Husain, Hazrat Muhammad Baqir ibn Ali ibn Imam Hussain, and Hazrat Jafar Sadiq ibn Muhammad Baqir ibn Ali ibn Imam Hussain.

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The Traditions on the Twelve Infallible and Immaculate Holy Imams (A.S.)

The Traditions on the Twelve Infallible and Immaculate Holy Imams (A.S.) In some books of the Traditions, the power of Islam is referred to as being a pawn in the twelve caliphs and in others, the survival and life of religion are in the hands of a group of them until the Day of Resurrection and all are from the Quraysh. 

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Ahlul Bayt (`a): Its Meaning and Origin

Ahlul Bayt (`a): Its Meaning and Origin The term “ahl” signifies the members of a household of a man, including his fellow tribesmen, kin, relatives, wife (or wives), children, and all those who share a family background, religion, housing, city, and country with him. “Ahl” and “al” are both the same term with the exception that “al” is exclusively used for human beings and should come before the family name, but such a condition is not existent in the case of “ahl”.

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1st Day of the month of Safar (Entry of the Household (Ahlulbayt a.s.) into Syria)

1st Day of the month of Safar (Entry of the Household (Ahlulbayt a.s.) into Syria) The author of Kamile Bahai relates the narration of Sahl bin Sa'ad briefly and says that he said, that I saw the heads mounted upon the lances while the head of Abbas bin Ali (a.s) was in the forefront. The head of Imam Husain (a.s) followed them while the women of the Prophet's family were behind the head. The head displayed magnificent awe while light emanated from it. A round beard, which had a few white hair in it and was dyed with Wasmah, seemed very much attractive. His eyes were large and dark, and eyebrows were joined together. His forehead was wide, nose long, while his lips were smiling raised towards the heavens, and his eyes were gazed towards the horizon. The wind was whirling his beard towards the right and left and it was as if he was the Commander of the faithful (Ali).

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All Solutions are with the Holy Prophet’s Progeny

All Solutions are with the Holy Prophet’s Progeny This was the title that I chose for the lecture I gave two years ago in the mosque of my Sunni brothers in the city of San Francisco, California, the United States of America. That day, there was a great crowd of men and women from different nations and countries - people from Africa, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Egypt attended the lecture and most of them left satisfied after a free and purposeful debate.

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A Brief Account of the Twelve Successors of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

A Brief Account of the Twelve Successors of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) The First Imam Amirul Momineen Ali (a.s.) Father: Abu Talib bin Abdul Muttalib bin Hashim. Mother: Fatimah bint Asad bin Hashim bin Abd Munaf.

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During Yazid's Rule According to Maudoodi's Khilafat wa Mulikiyyat

During Yazid's Rule According to Maudoodi's  Khilafat wa Mulikiyyat The legacy of placing politics over Deen and violating the Shariah for the sake of power politics that started during the rule of Hadrat Muawiya (r) reached a critical low during the rule of his own appointed heir, Yazid. Three specific things during his rule stunned and appalled the entire Muslim world.

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Prophet Nuh (A.S.), the Great Messenger of Allah Almighty

Prophet Nuh (A.S.), the Great Messenger of Allah Almighty The verses in Quran descended about the prophecy of Nuh a.s (Noah) which described the head of the infidels from the tribe of the Nuh a.s said: We believe you a human being like ourselves not more than that. The people who follow you are the poor and down trodden of the society. In any case we never find you more capable than us and we will not admit you as our prophet from God but we believe that you are a lier.

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Love of Ahlul Bait leads to Paradise

Love of Ahlul Bait leads to Paradise He said: Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Umar al-Zayyat informed us that Ali b. Ismail reported to him from Muhammad b. Khalaf, who reported from al-Husain al-Ashqar, who reported from Qais, from Laith b. Abi Sulaim, from Abdul Rahman b. Abi Laila, reporting from Al-Husain b. Ali, peace be upon him, that ....

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Shi'ism, The Creed Of Love

Shi'ism, The Creed Of Love One of the greatest marks of distinction of Shi`ism over other sects is that its-foundation and its bedrock is love. Right from the time of the Prophet who laid the basis of this sect there has been the whispering of love; when we hear from the words of the Prophet the sentence:

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The Shi‘ah and ‘Alawi Uprisings during the Period of Banu Ummayiah (Zayd bin Ali and His Son Yahya)

The Shi‘ah and ‘Alawi Uprisings during the Period of Banu Ummayiah (Zayd bin Ali and His Son Yahya) As these two uprisings were staged by Shi‘ah, they boasted a completely Shi‘i nature. There is no difference of opinion concerning the leaders of the Tawwabun that they were from among the companions of the Prophet (‘a) and Shi‘ah of the Commander of the Faithful (‘a). 1  We have also stated in detail the view of leading Shi‘ah figures and rijal scholars who unanimously believed in his good intention and the authentic narrations identified the slander against him coined by his opponents.  

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The Rights of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

The Rights of the Holy Imams (A.S.) The Immaculate Imams of the Ahl ul-Bayt (a) preceded everyone else in the fields of virtue and perfection and won the loftiest honor of lineage and ranks. They were brought up in the houses of the Prophet's successor, grew up under the shadow of the divine mission, and received the facts and principles of Islam from their great grandfather, and, hence, became the heirs of his knowledge, keepers of his wisdom, protectors of his code, and his auspicious representatives.

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The Number of Imams for This Ummah Shall Be Twelve

The Number of Imams for This Ummah Shall Be Twelve The First Imam Amirul Momineen Ali (a.s.) Father: Abu Talib bin Abdul Muttalib bin Hashim. Mother: Fatimah bint Asad bin Hashim bin Abd Munaf.

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The Twelve Successors of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

The Twelve Successors of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) Some of the controversial issues have divided the Muslims. These issues have been misused by the enemies of Islam to divide the Muslims and to weaken them.

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The Twelve Imams (A.S.) According To The School of The Caliphate

The Twelve Imams (A.S.) According To The School of The Caliphate Al-Juwayni [1] reports that Abdullah ibn Abbas remarked that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said, "I am the chief of the Prophets and Ali ibn Abi Talib is the chief of successors, and after me my successors shall be twelve, the first of them being Ali ibn Abi Talib and the last of them being Al Mahdi."

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The Names of the Imams in the Holy Qur'an

The Names of the Imams in the Holy Qur'an Question: Why aren’t the names of the Imams expressly mentioned in the Qur`an?

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The Secret of Choosing the Imams

The Secret of Choosing the Imams QUESTION: What was the secret of appointing the Imams (peace be upon them) to the position of Imamah and wilayah? Is human intellect able to understand this?

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Wilayah And Works

Wilayah And Works With my chain of authorities reaching up to the pioneering shaykh, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) from Ahmad ibn Muhammad, from al-Husayn ibn Said, from someone who narrated it from ‘Ubayd ibn Zurarah, from Muhammad ibn Marid that he said: I said to Abu ‘Abd Allah (A): A hadith has been narrated to us from you that you said, “When you have acquired the ma’rifah, i.e. of the rights of the Imam’s (A), then do whatever you want.” He replied, “I have indeed said that.” I said to him, “Even if one were to commit adultery and theft and drink wine?” He said, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un! By God, they (i.e. those who have interpreted our statements in such a manner) have not been just to us. (Is it fair for them to believe that) they would get away with whatever they do whereas we ourselves will be answerable for our acts? What I said was that when you have acquired ma’rifah perform any works you want, whether its good be great or small, for they will be accepted of you.”

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The Shi‘ah and ‘Alawi Uprisings during the Period of ‘Abbasid Caliphate

The Shi‘ah and ‘Alawi Uprisings during the Period of ‘Abbasid Caliphate The uprisings during the period of the ‘Abbasid caliphate up to the first half of the fourth century AH can be divided into two—the well-organized and programmed Zaydiyyah uprisings and the earlier unplanned and sporadic uprisings.

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