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Harun al-Rashid

Harun al-Rashid

Imam al-Rida, peace be on him, was a contemporary of three 'Abbasid kings: Al-Rashïd, al-Amïn, and al-Ma'mun. In the time of al-Rashïd, the Imam's soul was full of deep sadness and bitter sorrow, for Harun al-Rashïd took severe measures against the 'Alawides in general and against his (the Ima`m's) father, Ima`m al-Kazim, peace be on him.

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The Merits of the Companions according to Ahle Sunnah

The Merits of the Companions according to Ahle Sunnah He narrates the verse ﴾If you do not help him, then Allah has already helped him when the faithless expelled him, and one of the two when the two of them were in the cave, he said to his companion, do not grieve; Allah is indeed with us. Then Allah sent down His composure upon him.﴿ (Q: 9/40), and mentions that God has honored Abu Bakr in this verse. 3

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Little about Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)

Little about Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra) The Messenger of Allah (saw) praised Abu Dharr (ra) and said to him: “May Allah bless you, O Abu Dharr! Truly, you live alone, die alone, rise alone and enter heaven alone! Fortunate and amongst the delivered are those who will attend the ceremonial washing of your body after your death and your burial. The sky has cast no shadow and the earth received not one more truthful than you.”

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Demise Anniversary of Hadhrat Ma'suma

Demise Anniversary of Hadhrat Ma'suma The title of Masuma was given to this noble lady by her brother, Imam Ali Al-Ridha (AS). It is worth noting that this title was awarded to her after her death and she was not referred to by this name during her life-time. This also nullifies the erroneous view that she died after her brother, Imam al-Ridha (A), on hearing the news of his death.A question arises as to why she was given this title of “Masuma”? Was she infallible in the same sense as the 14 Ma’sumeen? Several scholars believe that some of the noble personalities from the household of the Holy Prophet (SAW),

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How much do you know Allame Hilli?

How much do you know Allame Hilli? History bears evidence that after Halaku Khan, the Mongol sovereigns embraced Islam and settled down in Iran and ruled there. The question is how the wild Mongol tribes had a sudden change of mind and accepted Islam—the Faith of Peace? It was Khawaja Naseer ud Deen Toosi who motivated them to convert to Islam. The great grandson of Halaku Khan, Sultan Khazan Khan, had inherited the territory of Iran in the year 702 H.

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Martyrdom of Ammar Ibn Yasir

Martyrdom of Ammar Ibn Yasir On the other hand the traders and the rich of Quraish had spite against Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his message of Islam. Hence, they plotted against Islam and the Muslims. Abu Jahl was the most spiteful polytheist; he mistreated Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers very much.

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Who is Mukhtar Thaqafi?

Who is Mukhtar Thaqafi? In his youth, spent in Medina after the death of his father. Mukhtar was known to be an Alid sympathiser. Yet, according to Tabari (2nd vol.,p.520) there is a story which depicts him as anti-Shiite, based on the advice he gave to his uncle, Sa'd bin Masud at the time when Hasan, the son of Ali bin Abu Talib, was carried wounded to the White Castle in Madain. The advice was that Hasan be handed over to Muawiya to win the latter's favour. His uncle refused this advice and cursed Mukhtar.

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Who was Ibn Saba?

Who was Ibn Saba? The mercenary writers whose goal is to split the Muslims allege that a Yemenite Jew from Sana', Abdullah Ibn Saba (also called Ibn al-Sawda), adopted Islam during the reign of the third Caliph 'Uthman. They allege that Ibn Saba, through some doctrines that he spread among Muslims, was a big factor in causing the revolt against 'Uthman.

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Hazrat Ali Asghar: The Youngest Child of Imam Husain (A.S.)

Hazrat Ali Asghar: The Youngest Child of Imam Husain (A.S.) Hazrat Ali Asghar was the youngest child of Imam Husain. He was born only a few weeks before Imam left Madinah. His mother's name was Rubaab daughter of Imra'u'l Qais who was the chief of the tribe of Kinda.

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The Slave Zayd Ibin Harithah

The Slave Zayd Ibin Harithah On the day of his marriage, The Holy Prophet Mohammad Al-Mustafa(pbuh&hf) had set free Barakah, the faithful slave he had inherited from his father; and on the same day the Lady Khadeejah(as) made him a gift of one of her own slaves, a youth of fifteen named Zayd.

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A Meeting with Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr

A Meeting with Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr I went with Abu Shubbar to al-Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr's house, and on the way he honoured me and talked to me about the famous Ulama and about Taqlid (adoption of a legal decision by the Mujtahid) and so on ... until we entered the house where we found al Sayyid al Sadr surrounded by many young turbaned students.

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Biography of Shaheed Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr

Biography of Shaheed Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr On April 8, 1980, Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr was executed. His execution aroused no criticism from the West against the Iraqi regime, however, because Sadr had openly supported the Ayatollah Khomeini's led revolution in Iran and because the West was distracted by the turbulence in Iran that followed the revolution. Governments both in the West and in the region were concerned that the Iranian revolution would be "exported," and they set about eliminating that threat. When Ayatollah Khomeini called upon Muslims in Iraq to follow the example of the Iranian people and rise up against the corrupt secular Ba'thist socialist regime, they interpreted it as the first step in the spread of Islamic radicalism that would eventually lead to the destablization of the whole region.

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Hesham ibn Hakam: The Founder of the Science of the Fundamentals of Religion

Hesham ibn Hakam: The Founder of the Science of the Fundamentals of Religion Hesham is one of the best scholars and authorities of Islam. He was famous for his knowledge and virtue among the learned men of his time. He was a genius and a gifted improviser and due to his good sense of taste and capability he used to be victorious over all of his rivals in debate and speech; the champion who was never defeated. The man whose tongue was sharper than a sword.

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Jafar Tayyar- The Refugee Who Brought Islam to Africa

Jafar Tayyar- The Refugee Who Brought Islam to Africa When Prophet Muhammad (SAW) began to propagate the religion of Islam in Mecca and Medina, those who didn’t believe in him and his message, opposed and troubled him. They called him a lunatic and a sorcerer. They offered bribes to persuade him to stop preaching the religion. When all these failed, they used harsh treatment against the Prophet (SAW) and the new Muslim converts.

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Hadhrat Abbas,the Standard Bearer of Hossein (A.S)

Hadhrat Abbas,the Standard Bearer of Hossein (A.S) The shifting sand dunes of Karbala were smeared with blood. Near one of wash dunes, on the bank of Alkoma, lay the prostrate figure of a youth with blood gushing out from innumerable wounds. The crimson life-tide was ebbing fast. Even so,

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Mention of Hadrat Abu Talib (A.S.) in the Ahadith

Mention of Hadrat Abu Talib (A.S.) in the Ahadith The Prophet (s), who was the highest example of loyalty, fealty and fairness, would never deny a favor of any one; therefore the death of Abu Talib had left a deep effect upon him. He became so distressed and felt the great gap the absence of his uncle caused.

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Hamran bin Ayun

Hamran bin Ayun He was called al-Shayba`ni. He was given the kunya of Abu` al-Hasan. It was said that he was given the kunya of Abu` Hamza. He belonged to the next generation. He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. :

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Husham bin al-Hakam's Argumentation

Husham bin al-Hakam's Argumentation Husham Bin Al-Hakam is the most remarkable Shiite whom were frequently accused of corporalism by authors of books dealing with the Islamic sects. Any historian can not notice any signal or pace of such accuse during investigating the life accounts of such accused persons. Finally, it shall be discovered that the main and only reason beyond charging such accusation is nothing other than those persons' die-hard in defending the Ahlul- Bayt sect and its imams.

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The Uprising of Mukhtar

The Uprising of Mukhtar Al-Mukhtar b. Yousif al-Thaqafi was among the Arab and Muslim brilliant figures in history. He was the Arab hero who could overcome the events and lead the greatest social revolt. He adopted political and social justice, and accomplished equal opportunities among the people, regardless of their nations and religions. We will briefly speak about his qualities and the achievements of his revolt.

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The Famous Theologian, Sheikh Mufid

The Famous Theologian, Sheikh Mufid On 3rd of the Islamic month of Ramadhan in 413 AH, the famous theologian, Mohammad Ibn Mohammad ibn N’uman, known popularly as “Sheikh Mufid”, passed away in Baghdad at the age of 77 and was laid to rest in Kazemain in the shrine of Imam Musa al-Kazem (AS), the 7th Infallible Successor of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).

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