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The events that Imam Ali (A.S) reminded the Tradition

The events that Imam Ali (A.S) reminded the Tradition
Imam Ali (A.S), in person, reminded others who witnessed the event of Ghadir and the tradition of the Messenger of Allah; these are some of the events:- On the day of Shura (Election Day for Uthman)- During the days of Uthman's rule- The Day of Rahbah (year 35) where 24 companions stood up and swore that they attended and heard the tradition of the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.F) first hand, twelve of whom were the warriors of Badr.- The Day of Jamal ...

Umm-al-Banin -- The Mother Who Bore And brought Up a Hero

Umm-al-Banin -- The Mother Who Bore And brought Up a Hero
The woman, who bore and brought up a hero such as Hazrat Abbas (SA), the standard-bearer to Imam Hussain (AS), was Umm-al-Banin (SA). She was the daughter of Hazam ibn Khali and wife of Imam Ali (AS). She was from the courageous family of Bani Kalab.Aquil arranged the marriage. Her maiden name was Fatima, but when she bore Imam Ali four sons -- Abbas, Abdullah, Jafar and Uthman -- she was called Umm-al-Banin (i.e., mother of sons only).Her sons ...

Pessimism, the Bright and Dark Points of Life

Pessimism, the Bright and Dark Points of Life
Man’s life is a mixture of pain and comfort. Each one of these two states absorbs a portion of life in this world. Every individual faces his own share of experiences and becomes a victim of pain and comfort from the problems and disasters of life. It is according to this bitter fact that man’s life fluctuates between pain and ease.We, as humans, cannot change this eternal law which rules our lives so as to subject it to our own ...

Controlling Anger (Ghadhab)

Controlling Anger (Ghadhab)
.Muhammad ibn Ya’qub (al-Kulayni), from ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim, from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa, from Yunus, from Dawud ibn Farqad, who reports al ‘Imam al-Sadiq (A) to have said, “Anger is the key (that opens the door) to all kinds of vices.”[9][82] Exposition The great researcher Ahmad ibn Muhammad, popularly known as Ibn Maskawayh, in his book Taharat al-’a’raq, which is a fine book of rare excellence in ...

Habib bin Mudhahir

Habib bin Mudhahir
Habib bin MudhahirThe desert was very vast. The sky was full of stars. An old man aged seventy-five left his tent. The old man jumped on his horse and rode away.The old man heard a wolf howling. He was afraid of nothing. He intended to get to Mudharib (Bani Asad's tribe) near the Euphrates. When the old man got there, some dogs barked at him. Some men of Bani Asad's tribe were sitting in a big tent. They were chatting with one another at ...

The Study of Islamic Philosophy

The Study of Islamic Philosophy
For a long time Islamic philosophy was under a cloud of doubt and uncertainty. Some people denied its existence while others affirmed it. This uncertainty continued all through the nineteenth century. Those who denied the very existence of an Islamic philosophy feigned ignorance and maintained that the teachings of Islam opposed all free discussion and investigation, and therefore Islam has never risen to the aid of philosophy and science ...

KEEPING ONE'S DIGNITY

KEEPING ONE'S DIGNITY
KEEPING ONE'S DIGNITYMufazzal lbn Quais was a good and pious man. He was very poor. He had borrowed some money from friends. He could not repay them. Therefore he always remained worried. He wanted to find a way that he could be free from debts. Once he went to the great Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq. In the presence of the Imam he complained about his creditors and began telling a list of his problems. In the end he said he was poor. He did not ...

Meeting of Moses and Khidr

Meeting of Moses and Khidr
It was revealed to Hazrat Moses that there is a man who has vast knowledge than him, Moses prayed to Allah about his willing to meet the person (Hazrat Khidr), then he was ordered to make a journey, take a cooked fish and you will meet him (Hazrat Khidr) at the place where this fish will missing. Moses started his journey to search for Hazrat Khidr and on how he met him and what are the reasons behind the three acts done by Khidr.[Taken from ...

Who is Umm-ul-Baneen?

Who is Umm-ul-Baneen?
Umm-ul-Baneen is the glorious mother of al-’Abbas. Her name was Fatima, daughter of Hizam. Historians have referred to her name among names of eleven mothers each of whom were known for their glory, honor, and good reputation.1 Her father too was one of the most celebrated personalities of the Arabs, and was the chief of his people. Historians have also mentioned many names of this great lady’s ancestors that were well known for their ...

Musa (a.s.) and Firon

Musa (a.s.) and Firon
History records that the tyrant rulers have always oppressed Allah's representative on earth, the Prophets and the Imams. These rulers have made relentless use of all the might and power at their command to pursue the Prophets and terminate their lives. But the Almighty Allah used to render their efforts null and void. The life of Musa (a.s.) during the reign of Firon is full of such instances from the beginning to end. A powerful king like ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)
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Ashura, Manifestation of Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Ashura, Manifestation of Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom
Heartfelt condolences to all our listeners on the anniversary of history most bloodcurdling tragedy.  Today is the 10th of Moharram, the Day of Ashura, on which in the year 61 AH, Imam Husain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), along with his brothers, sons, nephews, and loyal companions, was cruelly martyred in Karbala, beside the River Euphrates, in the state of thirst, by devils in human form. Stay with us for a special ...

The Ark - The Story of Our Prophet Noah

The Ark - The Story of Our Prophet Noah
The Ark - The Story of Our Prophet Noah When we climb certain mountains and hills, we will find seashells on their tops and at the bottom. Thus, we understand that water covered these places at one time.People and mountain climbers see shells on heights in many parts of the world, such as Iraq, Iran, India, Egypt, Syria, China, America, etc.The archeologists found wooden tablets on the top of Ararat Mountain. The tablets date back to 25OO ...

The Battle of Uhud

The Battle of Uhud
After their defeat at the Battle of Badr, the polytheists decided to take revenge on the Muslims. So, they formed a big army. The number of the army was three thousand fighters.The polytheists advanced towards Madina. When they reached it, they left their camels and horses to graze on its pastures. They did that to challenge the Muslims. The Prophet [s] asked the advice of his companions. Some companions advised him to stay at Madina, and ...

Battle of al-Ahzab (Tribes/ Khandaq/Ditch/ Moat/ Trench)

Battle of al-Ahzab (Tribes/ Khandaq/Ditch/ Moat/ Trench)
The Qureshite community had one important dream: The destruction of Mohammed and his religion. Pagan tribes outside Mecca were sharing with them the same dream. Like the Meccans, these tribes considered Mohammed a serious menace to their religion. This belief brought these tribes and the Muslims into military confrontations in which the Muslims had the upper hand. These tribes, therefore, were like the Meccan community full of resentment and ...

What is Ashura?

What is Ashura?
In the Islamic calendar, 10th day of the month of Muharram is the day of 'Ashoora, a day of mourning for all feeling Muslims. It is the day on which, in the year of 61 Hijri (680 AD), in a place called Karbala, in Iraq, Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam, sacrificed his life and the lives of many of his family members and friends, in order to save the teachings of Islam from utter distortion and destruction.What led to this ...

Hazrat Khizr (A.S.)

Hazrat Khizr (A.S.)
3458 years after Habuth (descent of Adam a.s from Heaven)Khizr a.s was the descendant of Sam bin Nuh a.s he was the (maternal) cousin of Zulqarnain. His name was Balya, Kuniyat Abu Abbas(Kuniyat an Arabic name, a type of epithet, the person is called by the name of the first-born son or daughter along with name abu ‘father’ Like Abu musa that is father of Musa) and His title was Khizr.The reason for his name Khizr was that where ever he used ...

The Axiological Dimension of Tolerance

The Axiological Dimension of Tolerance
ABSTRACT:I contend that tolerance is not the expression of a simple attitude, but constitutes a moral value which penetrates all spheres of social life. My argument assumes that globalization is a fundamental tendency of the contemporary world and that the ideal of such a world cannot be enacted without tolerance. After identifying the constituent elements of this value and its conditions of functioning, we conclude that any reconstruction of ...

Lady Zainab, the greatest messenger of the Hussaini Revolution

Lady Zainab, the greatest messenger of the Hussaini Revolution
Hadrat Zainab (A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madina on 5th Jamadi-ul-Awwal in the 5th year of Hijrah/627 A.D.Her Holiness became famous for her knowledge of the Holy Qu'ran and virtuous life.In her character she reflected the best attributes. In sobriety and serenity she was likened to Umm-al-Mumineen Hadrat Khadija (A.S.), her grand-mother, in chastity and modesty to her holy mother Hadrat Fatima (A.S.) and in eloquence to her holy father ...

The Slaughtered One - The Story of Our Prophet Isma'il

The Slaughtered One - The Story of Our Prophet Isma'il
Prophet Abraham emigrated to the land of the two rivers (Iraq). He took with him his wife Sarah and his cousin prophet Lot (AS). They went to the Kingdom of Egypt. There the King of Egypt gave Sarah a slave girl called Hajir. For he wanted to honor the wife of the Friend of the Merciful (Allah), namely Abraham.Prophet Abraham went to Palestine. He arrived in the village of Sadum, on the coast of the Dead Sea. Then be ordered Lot to live in that ...