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Imam Ali

Eid Ghadir Khumm

Eid Ghadir Khumm

The Farewell Pilgrimage Ten years after the migration (hijrah), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form. This was first time that the Muslims with this magnitude gathered in one place in the presence of their leader, the Messenger of Allah [s]. On his way to Makkah, more than seventy thousand people followed Prophet [s]. On the fourth day of Dhu'l-Hijjah more than one hundred thousand Muslims had entered Makkah.

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Event of Ghadir Khumm

Event of Ghadir Khumm Ten years after the migration (hijrah), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form.

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Ghadir Tradition: The Expressive Evidence for Guardianship

Ghadir Tradition: The Expressive Evidence for Guardianship In the open political climate recently established in the country, a number of Sunnite Molavi in the southern parts of the country, have started their offence to the Shiite beliefs (state’s official school) in contrary to their commitment on the issue of solidarity, an example of which is the article with the title of “The legendary of martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra (a.s.)”, which was published in the “Nedaye Islam” magazine (licensed by Ministry of Guidance), and we replied it decisively.

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Ghadeer: The Day of Salvation of Mankind

Ghadeer: The Day of Salvation of Mankind “O’ Messenger! Proclaim what has been revealed from your Lord, if you do not do it, then you have not discharged your mission, and Allah will protect you from the (evil of) people.” Holy Qur’an 5:67

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Did Amirul Momineen Ali (A.S.) ever depend on the tradition of Ghadeer to prove his Caliphate?

Did Amirul Momineen Ali (A.S.) ever depend on the tradition of Ghadeer to prove his Caliphate? Question: As we know, on the day of Ghadeer, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) announced the vicegerancy and Caliphate of Amirul Mo-mineen (‘a) and made obedience obligatory on all Muslims. Now the question arises:

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Historical Event of Ghadir

Historical Event of Ghadir It was in the month of Zilhajj 10 A.H. when the Holy Prophet becoming intuitively aware of his approaching end, decided to make a farewell Pilgrimage to Mecca. As the time for the Pilgrimage approached, he started to make preparations for the journey. Hazrat Ali who was in Yemen was asked to complete his work and join the Prophet in Mecca.

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Wilayat in Ghadir

Wilayat in Ghadir Hadith no.29: The Prophet and the Wilayat of 'Ali عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ قَالَ: لَمَّا كَانَ يَوْمُ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ أَمَرَ رَسُولُ اللٌّهِمُنَادِيًا فَنَادى: أَلصَّلوٌةُ جَامِعَةٌ، فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِ عَلِيٍّوَ قَالَ: أَللٌّهُمَّ مَنْ كُنْتُ مَوْلاَهُ فَعَلِيٌّ مَوْلاَهُ، أَللٌّهُمَّ وَالِ مَنْ وَالاَهُ، وَ عَادِ مَنْ عَادَاهُ

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Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah (SWT)

Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah (SWT) The closed schools and workplaces, clean and shining roads, perfumed houses, happy smiling people with rose like faces, new dresses, variety of meals and the noise of playing kids, which day does you remember by all this???

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The Excellence of Imam Ali Bin Abu Talib (A.S)

The Excellence of Imam Ali Bin Abu Talib (A.S) 1. Through his chain of authorities, he, peace be on him, said: [Allah's Messenger, may Allah bless him and his family, said:] "O 'Ali, I am the master of the messengers, and you are the commander of the faithful, Imam of the Allah-fearing, and leader of the excellent, famous ones."

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The Last Will of Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

The Last Will of Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) Imam Ali's (a.s.) last will to his sons Imam Hasan (a.s.) and Imam Hussain (a.s.) after the attempt on his life by a stab from Ibn Muljam:  

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Virtues of Imam Ali (A.S.) in Sunni Sources

Virtues of Imam Ali (A.S.) in Sunni Sources Virtue Number 1 Hasan bin Ahmad bin Sokhtaweyh narrated in Kufa in the year three hundred and seventy-four from Abu Bakr Mohammad bin Ahmad bin Isa bin Mihran, from Yahya bin Abdul Hamid, from Qays bin Rabee’, from Aamash, from Abaya, from Habba Al-‘Arani, from the Commander of the Believers, Ali bin Abi Taleb , who said:

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Imam Ali (A.S.) Based His Government on Social Justice

Imam Ali (A.S.) Based His Government on Social Justice When the people objected to Imam Ali's equitable distribution of wealth he replied: (i) If the wealth had belonged to me even then I would have distributed it equally among the people but this wealth belongs to Allah and is meant for distribution among the people and therefore everybody has his right in it.

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Quran, Imam Ali (a.s.) and Shi'a

Quran, Imam Ali (a.s.) and Shi'a Part 1 : The Glorious Quran Chapter 2 Verse 207 And among men there is one who selleth his self ( soul ) seeking the pleasure of God; and verily, God is affectionate unto His (faithful) servants.

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Imam Ali's Distinguished Place in Literary History

Imam Ali's Distinguished Place in Literary History “Ali deserves a distinguished place in literary history,” Devenport remarks, “in as much as he had cultivated his mind with an ease and assiduity unusual in his age and country. He left many collections of sentences, proverbs and poetical pieces. Goblin and Latté published fragments of these sentences, the former at Leiden in 1629 and the latter in 1746.

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Imam Ali's Internal and External Policy

Imam Ali's Internal and External Policy ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AIMS OF ISLAM was to restrain the strong from oppressing the weak, and to put an end to exploitation in all its forms. When Ali took charge of the caliphate, he dismissed the governors who had been appointed by Uthman. He was told that it would not be expedient to do so, and that he ought to consolidate his own position before dismissing them. But his reply to these suggestions was:

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Imam Ali bin Abi-Talib (A.S.) The Great Martyr in the Cause of Defending Justice

Imam Ali bin Abi-Talib (A.S.) The Great Martyr in the Cause of Defending Justice On Friday, the 13th of the blessed month of Rajab, 12 years before the mission of Holy Prophet Hadrat Muhammad (s.a.w.) as Allah's Messenger, Fatima, daughter of Asad, felt that she was about to give birth to her child. Abu-Talib brought her to the Sacred Ka'ba and let her enter and told her to sit down, then he went out.

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Imamate: One of the Fundamentals of Faith

Imamate: One of the Fundamentals of Faith Raghib Isfahani in his book Mufradatul Qur'an has given the meaning of Imam as leader, that is the one who should be followed and obeyed. That one may be a book or a man, whether it or he is right or wrong. Now that we have understood the meaning of the word Imam we venture to answer the above quoted question. It will be better to quote the verses of the Holy Qur'an as well as the traditions of the Holy Prophet and leave the matter to the readers to decide for themselves.

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Imam Ali's Martyrdom (Poem)

Imam Ali's Martyrdom (Poem) Sleep reigned over the Kufan town, As from the mosque came a godly sound. The call for prayer filled the sky, Moving the air with a gentle sigh. Awakening Muslims with a gentle prod,

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Imam Ali's Priority in Belief in God

Imam Ali's Priority in Belief in God [Abu al-Jaysh al-Muzaffar b. Muhammad al-Balkhi informed me: Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Abi Thalj informed us: Abu alHasan Ahmad b. (Muhammad b.) al-Qasim al-Barqi told us: `Abd al-Rahman b. Salih al-Azdi told me: Asad b. `Ubayda told us on the authority of Yahya b. °Af b. Qays, on the authority of his father (`Affil' b. Qays),2 who said:)

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Points of Wisdom from Bab Madina-tul Ilm

Points of Wisdom from Bab Madina-tul Ilm Seal of Messengers Prophet Muhammad b. Abdollah (s)’s seventh infallible descendant Al-Imam Musa b. Jafar Al-Kazem (s) narrated from his respected father from their respect worthy grandfather Ali b. Al-Husayn (s) from his respected father that one day while Amir al-Mo’menin Al-Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (s) was sitting in the mosque with some of his companions, Zaid b. Sohaan Abdi asked Imam Ali (s), who according to a saying of Holy Prophet (s) is Bab Madinatul Ilm (Gate of City of Knowledge), some question.

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