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Salman Farsi as the Governor of Madayan

Salman Farsi as the Governor of Madayan
Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Shaykh Ahmad bin Abi Talib Tabarsi has narrated in Ihtijaj that when the second Caliph after Huzaifa’s son, appointed Salman as the governor of Madayan and Salman accepted the post by the permission of Amirul Momineen (a.s.) and departed for Madayan, the Caliph wrote a letter to him raising some objections. Salman replied: “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. This ...

Appointment of a Successor by the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

Appointment of a Successor by the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba'i The Holy Prophet (S) did not content himself with only general remarks concerning Imamah and wilayah of the affairs of Muslims after his demise, rather he explicitly explained the subject of Imamah, along with Tawhid and Nubuwwah, from the very beginning of his call and announced the wilayahand Imamah of 'Ali (as) for the affairs of the religion and the world as well as for all the affairs of the ...

The Distinguished Position of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

The Distinguished Position of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
By: Martyr Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari “They are the depository of His secret, shelter for His affairs, receptacle of His knowledge, source of His wisdom, caves of His books and mountains of His religion. With them, Allah straightened the bend in religion’s back and removed the trembling of its limbs… None from this Ummah can measure with the Aal (progeny) of Muhammad, blessings of Allah on him and his family. The one on whom their ...

Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.), the Secure Sanctuary of Humanity

Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.), the Secure Sanctuary of Humanity
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz "O Allah, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad, the tree of prophethood, the locus of apostlehood, the descent of the angels, the repository of divine knowledge, of the notables of the house of revelation! "O Allah, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad, the Ark faring through deep oceans; those who embark it obtain safety and those who forsake it are drowned. Those who try to get ahead of them leave the bounds ...

Decide Wages before Hiring

Decide Wages before Hiring
One day, Imam Reza (‘a) went with his friend Suleman ibn e Jafar for some work out of town. They returned at sunset and the Imam invited Suleman to stop over for the night. He accepted. As soon as they entered the exterior of the house, the Imam (‘a) saw all his serving men busy in the garden, planting, weeding, mowing and watering the flower- beds. The Imam (‘a) noticed a stranger working besides them. He called one of his workers and ...

The Life of the Commander of the Faithful Ali Ibn Abu Talib

The Life of the Commander of the Faithful Ali Ibn Abu Talib
The Life of the Commander of the Faithful Ali Ibn Abu Talib (This part gives) an account of the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, the first of the Imams of the believers, of the rulers (wulat) of the Muslims and of God's (appointed) successors in religion after the Apostle of God, the truthful one and the trusted one, Muhammad b. Abd Allah, the seal of the Prophets, blessings on him and his pure family. (He was) the brother of the ...

Arba'een, Rendezvous of the Martyrs

Arba'een, Rendezvous of the Martyrs
By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz On Tuesday we commemorate another anniversary of the Arba'een or the traditional 40th day for the Immortal Martyr of Karbala. Exactly 1371 years have passed since that 20th of Safar when the Prophet's aged companion, Jaber ibn Abdullah al-Ansari, arrived in Karbala, and with eyes streaming down tears threw himself on the grave of Imam Husain (AS). Despite failing eyesight but with glowing insight, Jaber, on hearing the ...

The Holy Imams’ affection for fellow creatures

The Holy Imams’ affection for fellow creatures
By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi The fact is that the affection the Holy Imams (a.s) showed towards the people is such that its equal is not found anywhere. This affection was only for the sake of Allah and neither any show-off nor any personal gain is present in it. Seeing the hardship of every Muslim they felt greatly hurt and tried their best to remove it. Most of the time they themselves had to suffer hardships in this regard but they ...

Patience and Humility of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

Patience and Humility of the Holy Imams (A.S.)
By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Patience is the best virtue of man, because Allah is with the patient ones: Surely Allah is with the patient. (Surah Baqarah 2:153) Patience means that when calamities befall man he refers to the Almighty and he does not utter a single word of complain. Some people start complaining about the Creator of the Universe at the slightest difficulty. For example, if there is too much rain they say: Allah is ...

Knowledge Of Ahl ul-Bayt (A.S.)

Knowledge Of Ahl ul-Bayt (A.S.)
 By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan AmrohiKnowledge is of two types, one is natural and the other acquired. The former is bestowed by the Almighty to His exalted servants by revelation. There is no chance of error in this because the Teacher here has knowledge in His essence. There is no scope of loss because the recipient is infallible. He is free from error and forgetfulness. In the worldly life the knowledge of the teachers is itself incomplete. ...

God Tidings for the Friends of Ahle Bayt (a.s.)

God Tidings for the Friends of Ahle Bayt (a.s.)
By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Abdul Husain Dastghaib Wa Ayaab…Alaikum It is mentioned by Shaykh Mufeed (r.a.) through consecutive evidences in Bihaar-ul-Anwaar vol. 3 that Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said: Qaa La Izaa…Hisaabahum meaning: On the Day of Qiyamat God Almighty will entrust the accounting of our Shias to us. Then if there will be anything due to God, we will request God to grant it to us and it will be granted. Then whatever will be due to ...

The Holy Family of the Greatest Prophet (S.A.W.)

The Holy Family of the Greatest Prophet (S.A.W.)
Traditionally and literally, the "Ahl al-Bayt" or "the members of the household" and the family of a man are those who live as members in the small society of his house such as his wife, son, daughter, and servant living within the housing complex of the houseowner. Sometimes, the meaning of the Ahl al-Bayt is generalized to include close relatives such as father, mother, sister, children, uncle, father's sister, maternal aunt, and their ...

Adherence to the Book of Allah and the Itrah of the Greatest Prophet (S.A.W.)

Adherence to the Book of Allah and the Itrah of the Greatest Prophet (S.A.W.)
Dr. Ahmad Al-Hashimi, Chairman Ihsan Muslim Heritage Society 138 Yorkland Street, Unit 173 Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1J1 Canada  It was one Thursday, when our Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah was on his deathbed. Despite the fact that he had appointed a vicegerent at the Ju’afah on his return from his farewell pilgrimage, he wanted to put that appointment in writing. Objecting to the Prophet’s request for a parchment and ink, Omar claimed ...

Hadrat Abu Taleb (A.S.): Al-Momin

Hadrat Abu Taleb (A.S.): Al-Momin
By: Ayatullah Abdullah al-Khunayzi Eeman is the infinitive form of the verb (aamana) and it means believing or trusting. Later on the word eeman takes a religious sense to mean faithfulness and it has its special definition. Al-mo'min is the opposite of al-kafir (the unfaithful). Eeman according to the religious definition is: faith in the heart (mind) and certification by the tongue of what has been revealed by Allah to the Prophet (s). So ...

The Holy Shrines of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) near the holy city of Qum

The Holy Shrines of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) near the holy city of Qum
Written by: Sayyid Hamid Raza Naqvi Sabzawari Karachi, Pakistan About twenty five kilometers from Masjid Jamkaran near the holy city of Qum in central Iran on the road to Kahak the shrines of Imamzadeh Shah Ismail and Bibi Sakina Khatoon are situated. It is recorded in the shrine that they were the children of Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.), the seventh Holy Imam, who on their way to Khurasan were invited for dinner by a landlord of this area and when ...

8th Shawwal, a Day of Grief and Sorrow for the Muslim Ummah

8th Shawwal, a Day of Grief and Sorrow for the Muslim Ummah
In The Name of Allah The Beneficent, The Merciful. "They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, and Allah will not consent save to perfect His light, though the unbelievers are averse" (Holy Qur'an – 9:32- Repentance) On 8 Shawwal, 1344 A.H. (April 21, 1925), the evil hands of Wahabis, with the help of Abdul Aziz Aal S'aud who was the founder of Saudi dynasty dared to attack and demolish one of the holiest Islamic sites in the ...

The Two Weighty Things Left by the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.)

The Two Weighty Things Left by the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.)
Based on a parallel (Mutawatir) tradition upon whose authenticity all Muslims agree, the Messenger of Allah (AS) informed his followers in several occasions that he would leave them two precious/weighty things and that if Muslims adhere to both of them, they will never go astray after him. They are the Book of Allah (Quran) and the Members of the House of the Prophet (Ahlul-Bayt), peace be upon them all. It is narrated in Sahih Muslim as well as ...

Personality and Characteristics of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

Personality and Characteristics of the Holy Imams (A.S.)
Generally speaking, an Imam enjoys a unique personality and distinctive characteristics, in as far as Shi'a followers of the Imams are concerned; therefore, he is not permitted to do what others are, such as falling into error, or getting confused about a matter. Rather, infallibility is essential in him since he conveys on behalf of the Prophet (S.A.W.) what seems to others to be obscure of the Message and its intricacies. Just as we proved the ...

Book of “Muhammad (PBUH) was like a flower” published in French

Book of “Muhammad (PBUH) was like a flower” published in French
The book of “Muhammad (PBUH) was like a flower” was translated into and Published in French at the initiative of the Astan Quds Razavi (AQR) Deputy Office for Non-Iranian Pilgrims’ Affairs. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The book of “Muhammad (PBUH) was like a flower” was translated into and Published in French at the initiative of the Astan Quds Razavi (AQR) Deputy Office for Non-Iranian Pilgrims’ Affairs. The book has been ...

The Love for the Ahl ul-Bayt (A.S.) is Obligatory on Everybody

The Love for the Ahl ul-Bayt (A.S.) is Obligatory on Everybody
In His Book, God makes obligatory on everybody to love the Prophet's household as the wage for his conveying the divine mission, and makes it one of his rights: "(Muhammad), say, "I do not ask you for any payment for my preaching to you except (your) love of (my near) relatives." Whoever achieves virtue will have its merit increased. Allah is All-forgiving and Appreciating. (42:23)" the Ahl ul-Bayt (a) are characterized by all qualities of ...