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Beginning of the Prophetic Mission

Beginning of the Prophetic Mission

Finally the appointed moment arrived, the moment which had been foretold by previous Prophets (PBUH) to their followers. At the age of 40, the orphan son of Abdullah attained the exalted station of messengerhood. It was he alone at that time who had prepared for guiding the world with his message for only this great and heavy responsibility could call for such qualities and virtues as he possessed.

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Some Important Events during the Holy Prophet's Mission in Madinah

Some Important Events during the Holy Prophet's Mission in Madinah

THE DECLARATION OF BROTHERHOOD After his arrival in Madina, the Holy Prophet (S) was faced with a new challenge. For the first time, the Muslims were centralised and arrangements had to be made to run this new Muslim state. The Holy Prophet (S) faced three main problems. These were:

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The Prophetic Mission in Makkah

The Prophetic Mission in Makkah

The Holy Prophet (S) use to spend a lot of his time in the cave of Mount Hira, which is a mountain overlooking the Holy Ka'ba, some three miles north of Makka. It was his habit to sometimes spend a few days continuously in the cave in prayers, and his wife Bibi Khadija (A) would bring him some food and water.

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Life of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) Before Starting the Mission

Life of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) Before Starting the Mission

This paper is an attempt to study some aspects of the Prophet Mohammad's life before his mission started. Issues such as the Prophet's birth, his nursing, the story of the splitting of his chest (shaqq al-Sadr) and his participation in the Sacrilegious War (Harb al-Fijar) are discussed.

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The Universal Mission of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)

The Universal Mission of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)

Wilson: The history of the Prophet informs us that at the age of forty, while he was worshipping on Mount Hira, the light of God shone upon him and he heard the voice of the Truth. At that moment his commission as a messenger of God to mankind commenced. What did the message of Hira reveal to Muhammad (S.A.W.)?

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Beginnings of Bitter Struggle

Beginnings of Bitter Struggle

At the beginning of the Prophet's divine mission, the Quraish looked at him as a monk or a sage, whose influence would soon wane, and the people, accordingly, would return to the religion of their fathers and ancestors.

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The Prophet's Spiritual State at the Time of His Mission

The Prophet's Spiritual State at the Time of His Mission

This paper discusses the part of the life of the Prophet wherein all of the aims of the Prophet's apostleship and all of his teachings are concentrated. Those who believe in the doctrine of prophethood acknowledge that it is a divine duty and a mission from God. They consider that God appointed it to those whom He selected from among His good servants, from those who were exalted among mankind. They believe that Allah sent the Prophets to teach people wisdom and knowledge and the ways of happiness and goodness.

Imam al-Kazim
The Imamate of Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.)

The Imamate of Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.)

Whatever the Holy prophet has said about the Imamat, has already been mentioned in the previous chapters. Every Imam has mentioned about his successor. Just as Imam Ali Amirul Momeneen appointed Imam Hasan as his successor, .....

Imam al-Kazim
Martyrdom of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (a.s.)

Martyrdom of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (a.s.)

The earth, as a whole, was created, in the eyes of the Imam to be a worshipping place, a concept first presented by the Apostle of Allah (s.a.w.). This life was created so that people could serve and glorify Allah, the Most High. It is merely a trip towards Allah, and an attempt to know Him better. The Imam wouldn't feel a change in time or place.

Imam al-Kazim
Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such recordations in general and the Book of Imam `Ali- in particular. However, the recording of the Hadi-th during the age of the Imam took another form. The Imam, from behind the bars of al-Rashi-d’s jail, had to use the form of the secret correspondence that he sent to his disciples answering their questions concerning religious affairs.

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