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Visitation on to the Graves of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

Visitation on to the Graves of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
Visiting the graves of Ahl al-Bayt from near and far distance, especially enduring hardships on this way, has been recommended to the believers; an act which will have great reward. On visiting the Holy Shrine of the Holy Prophet, it has been related: If people abandon visiting the grave of the Holy Prophet, Muslim leaders have the duty to encourage them to do so, for abandoning visitation to his holy shrine is unkindness to him, which is ...

The Tomb of Lady Fatimah the Daughter of Imam al-Kazim (A.S.)

The Tomb of Lady Fatimah the Daughter of Imam al-Kazim (A.S.)
In the sight of the Ahl al-Bayt (‘a), the city of Qum has a special significance and a vital role in the history and life of the virtuous community. In its cultural aspect, this city seems to occupy the second place after the city of Kufah because it has been joined with this city in many traditions.1 As for the scholastic aspect of Shi’ism, the religious school of Qum is seen as an extension of the religious school of Kufah and the second ...

Birth Anniversary of Hazrat Ali Akbar: The Day of Youths

Birth Anniversary of Hazrat Ali Akbar: The Day of Youths
Heartiest congratulations to you all on a very auspicious day commemorated as Day of Youths. It is the day that is celebrated every year in the Islamic Republic of Iran as the Day of the Virtuous Youths, for it was on this day on the 11th of the month of Sha'ban that God had granted the Martyr of Karbala, Imam Husain (AS), with a meritorious son, who bore a striking resemblance to his grandfather, Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) in both appearance and, ...

Birthday of Imam Hasan Askari (AS)

Birthday of Imam Hasan Askari (AS)
Salaam everybody and heartiest congratulations to you all on a very auspicious day. Today the 8th of the month of Rabi as-Sani is the day on which in the year 232 Imam Hasan Askari (PuH) was born in Medina in the year 232 AH, corresponding to 846 AD. Here is an interesting feature on the 11th Infallible Heir of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny).  In ayah 30 of Surah al-Molk of the holy Qur’an, we ...

Martyrdom of Muslim Ibn Aqil in Kufah

Martyrdom of Muslim Ibn Aqil in Kufah
Muslim Ibn Aqil in KufahImam Al-Husayn (A.S) chose Muslim ibn 'Aqil, son of his uncle and the husband of his sister Ruqayyah, to take back the reply to the letters of the people of Kufah.Muslim ibn 'Aqil together with his companions set off for Kufah and arrived there on the 5th Shawwal, 60 A.H. Muslim ibn 'Aqil stayed at the house of Mukhtar ibn Abi 'Ubaydah Thaqafi, better known as the house of Salim ibn Musayyib. In another account given by ...

Blessing of Having Imam of the Time

Blessing of Having Imam of the Time
Having Imam of the Time is of valuable spiritual blessings of God we do not appreciate enough. He does not exclusively belong to any certain group but to the entire mankind. He intermediates divine blessings. Everything anyone has is due to his being but most people do not know him and are not in connection with him.One reason for this great loss is that people do not know the Imam properly and miss the real meaning of respecting him.By properly ...

Migration of Lady Fatima Al-Ma’sumah to Qum

Migration of Lady Fatima Al-Ma’sumah to Qum
Abstract After the demise of the Prophet, the Imams and their followers, the Shi‘as were continuously oppressed by the usurpers of the government. In this political climate, the Shi’as—under the Imams’ overt and covert guidance—objected to the usurping regimes through either a) uprising and martyrdom or b) migration. In these migrations, women along with men were remarkably present in the political and social arenas, as they played a ...

Hurr (A.S)

Hurr (A.S)
When we hear the words of the grief stricken story of Karbala, many names come to mind, names of those who laid their lives for the preservation of Islam. There are the more prominent martyrs, such as Hazrat Qasim (A.S) Hazrat Abbas (A.S) and Hazrat Ali Akbar (A.S).Prominent because there were the men from the family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and it were not entirely surprising that they gave their lives for Islam. Then there were those ...

150 Maxims of Imam Husain (A.S.)

150 Maxims of Imam Husain (A.S.)
1 - How can a thing the existence of which is dependent on you be taken as a proof for your existence? Is there anything more evident than your "self" disclose you? Are you hidden to need a guide to find you? Surely you are not. Are you far-away to need your footprints to find you? Surely you are not! Blind may the eyes be which do not see you watching and guarding your "self" (Arafa prayer; Biharol Anwar, Vol. 98, P. 226) 2 - He who has you, ...

Salman Farsi: I am surprised about six things

Salman Farsi: I am surprised about six things
Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Ibn Babawayh has narrated through authentic chains of narrators from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) that Salman used to say: I am surprised about six things; three of them make me laugh and three make me cry. The three things that impel me to cry are separation of friends, and they are Muhammad (S) and his companions. Secondly: the terror of death and the circumstances after death. Third: ...

How Salman Farsi embraced Islam?

How Salman Farsi embraced Islam?
Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Ibn Babawayh has narrated through authentic chains of narrators from Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) that a person asked him: “O son of Allah’s Messenger, will you not tell us what was the reason Salman Farsi accepted Islam? He replied: my father (a.s.) informed me that one day Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.), Salman Farsi, Abu Zar and a group of people from Quraish had congregated at the tomb of ...

Hazrat Abu'l-Fazl al-Abbas (A.S.), the valiant standard-bearer of the immortal epic of Karbala

Hazrat Abu'l-Fazl al-Abbas (A.S.), the valiant standard-bearer of the immortal epic of Karbala
4th of Sha'ban marks the blessed birthday of the valiant standard-bearer of the immortal epic of Karbala, Abu'l-Fazl al-Abbas (AS), whose loyalty and fealty to his brother, Imam Husain (AS) has become a byword till this day. "My God, submerge me in the most blissful lights of Your majesty, so that I become intimate with You, renouncing all else, fear You and be wary of You, O Majestic and Munificent! And may the blessings of Allah be upon His ...

An Exceptional Point in the Policy of the Holy Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

An Exceptional Point in the Policy of the Holy Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba'i As mentioned earlier, the Ahl al-Bayt (as) of the Holy Prophet (S) spent their lives under tyranny and accusation. They performed their assigned duties in the atmosphere of taqiyyah and under the most difficult conditions. Only four members among the Ahl al-Bayt (as), for brief periods, could exceptionally have an opportunity to work independently without restraint and taqiyyah. We will briefly discuss ...

Ali al-Akbar, the Immortal Youth

Ali al-Akbar, the Immortal Youth
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz "That is the good news Allah gives to His servants who have faith and do righteous deeds! Say (O Prophet to mankind), ‘I do not ask you any reward for it (enlightening minds with Islam) except love of [my] nearest of kin..." (Holy Qur'an 42:23) The above is the clear commandment of God Almighty for all those claiming to be Muslims. It explicitly states that the token of their gratitude towards Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) for ...

Abbas (A.S.), The Gateway of Needs

Abbas (A.S.), The Gateway of Needs
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz "My God, submerge me in the most blissful lights of Your majesty, so that I become intimate with You, renouncing all else, fear You and be wary of You, O Majestic and Munificent! And may the blessings of Allah be upon His Prophet Muhammad, and his pure Family, and may countless greetings be to them!" This is how the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali (AS), ends his famous munajat or 'whispered supplication' to the Lord ...

Hadrat Zainab bint Ali(A.S.): Sharikat al-Husayn (Associate in the Mission of Imam Husayn(A.S.))

Hadrat Zainab bint Ali(A.S.): Sharikat al-Husayn (Associate in the Mission of Imam Husayn(A.S.))
It was five years after the Muslims had accompanied the Prophet (S.A.W.) and his family in the migration (Hijrah) to Medina, when the Holy Prophet's daughter, Hadrat Fatima (AS), gave birth to a little girl.' When her father, Imam Ali (A.S.), saw his daughter for the first time Imam Husayn (A.S.), who was then almost three years old, was with him. The boy exclaimed in delight, "O father, Allah has given me a sister." At those words Imam Ali ...

Ali Akbar (A.S.): Paragon Par Excellence for All Virtuous Youth

Ali Akbar (A.S.): Paragon Par Excellence for All Virtuous Youth
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz The 11th of Sha'ban is another day of celebration in the month that was of special significance to Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) because of its being a prelude to blessed Ramadhan when the Divine Banquet is spread for the fasting believers and all those striving for the proximity of the All-Forgiving God. It is the day which the Islamic Republic of Iran marks every year as the Day of the Virtuous Youth in remembrance of a youth ...

Hazrat Ma'soomah's (S.A.) Superiority in Knowledge and Virtue

Hazrat Ma'soomah's (S.A.) Superiority in Knowledge and Virtue
On the first of Dhi al-Qa’dah in 173 AH, the city of Madinah was enlightened by the birth of Hadrat Fatimah Ma’soomah (A.S.). She was born to Imam Musa ibn Ja’far (A.S.) and her mother, Najmah. Hadrat Fatimah Masumah (A.S.) was the second and last child of Najmah, after her older brother, Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (A.S.). As a matter of fact, after Imam Reza (A.S.), she has the highest status and position amongst the children of Imam ...

Knowledge and Actions of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

Knowledge and Actions of the Holy Imams (A.S.)
By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Knowledge and actions are the two arms of Islam. Just as a bird cannot fly without two wings the Messenger of Allah (S) has said: Knowledge without action is a curse and action without knowledge is deviation. Just as for knowledge it is necessary to have information about the realities of various things and the causes of all the phenomena, in the same way sincerity and purity of intention is needed for all ...

Then why do you visit their Shrines?

Then why do you visit their Shrines?
By: Ayatullah Shaheed Syed Abdul Husayn Dastaghaib Shirazi No one should say: If the spirit of Imam is everywhere then why go to his Shrine for visitation (Ziyarat)? I give you a little example so that doubt may be removed. The sun is shining. At some places on the earth there are stones and at others there is water. Some places are sandy. On the earth, tell me, where is it shining more brightly? Where there is sand, there is dust, there is ...