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  1. Saudi Crown pricne said: Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a television interview broadcast on Tuesday that his country could crush Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen where a Saudi-led military coalition is fighting to restore the government of president Abdrabu Mansur Hadi. Asked if Saudi Arabia was ready to open a direct dialogue with Tehran, Prince Mohammed said it was impossible to talk with a power that was planning for the return of the Imam Mahdi. Shiites believe Imam Mahdi was a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed who went into hiding 1,000 years ago and will return to establish global Islamic rule before the end of the world. "How do you have a dialogue with this (Iran)?" Prince Mohammed said. "Its (Iran’s) logic is that the Imam Mahdi will come and they must prepare the fertile environment for the arrival of the awaited Mahdi and they must control the Muslim world." Under Iran’s constitution, in place since the 1979 revolution, the country’s supreme leader is the earthly representative of the Imam until his return. http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/saudi-arabias-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-rules-out-dialogue-with-iran Trump to visit Saudi capital Riyadh to meet 50 countries alliance. The summit agenda is expected to focus on combating Islamist militants and the growing regional influence of Iran. Mr Trump has been a fierce critic of the Iran deal which eased sanctions in return for a curb on its nuclear activities. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39979189 so modern day Saqifa is in process to deny the Chosen representative Mahdi and his supporters and those awaiting for him.
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  4. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Name: Muhammad Title: al-Mahdi, al-Qaim, al-Hujjah, Sahib Al-Zaman, Baqiyutullah Father's name: Al-Hassan Al-Askari - 11th Imam (pbuhim) Mother's name: Nargis - Daughter of the king of Rome. Birth: In Sammara, on Friday the 15th of Shaaban 255 A.H. Imam Al-Mahdi will unite the East and the West. His father Imam Hassan Al-Askari is from the East. And His mother Nargis, also known as Malika, was from the west. It is narrated she was the daughter of the king of Rome Yashu'a Ibn Qaisar (Caeser). His mother didn't live close to the Islamic world, but one night she had a dream that the Prophet of Islam came to her and told her to marry one of His children. They told her that she will have a son that will rule the world and fill it with justice. Following this dream, she woke up with the desire to meet these people whom she later realised were the Muslims being fought. She did what she could and was captured by the Islamic army, her desire all along. She was later bought as a merchant along with other prisoners, but was amazed at the good treatment she received. She didn't know why this man treated her with such kindness, as if she was his next of kin. She was later introduced to the same man, as Imam Hassan, the light from her dream with whom she lived happily ever after. With their love, the Prince of our time was born. Imam Al-Mahdi, is still living and will appear before the end of time.. Imam Ali narrates that Prophet Muhammad (pbuthem both) said: Even if only a day remains for Qiyamah to come, yet Allah will surely send a man from my family who will fill this world with such justice and fairness, just as it initially was filled with oppression. Prophet Muhammad said: The promised Mahdi will be among my progeny, among the descendants of Fatima. (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 207; Ibn Majah, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 519) Rasullah said: A group of my Ummah will fight for the truth until near the day of judgment when Jesus, the son of Marry, will descend, and the leader of them will ask him to lead the prayer, but Jesus declines, saying: "No, Verily, among you Allah has made leaders for others and He has bestowed his bounty upon them. (Sahih Muslim) No one can fully understand the reason for the occultation of Imam Mahdi (ajtf) but some explainations bought forward are: 1. The benefit of being tested and purified, this is a test for the beleiver. 2. The benefit of being relieved from having to pay allegiance to unjust rulers. 3. The benefit of being immune from murder. The minor occultation was needed to prepare his people of the major occultaion to come. Ultimately the reasons of the occultation are based on divine wisdom. Minor Occultaton: 8th Rabi 'ul-awwal 260 A.H. Major Occultation: 10 Shawwal 329 AH. May Allah (swt) hasten his reappearance and may our lives be His (pbuhim) sacrifice. Illahi Amen.
  5. Name: Muhammad Title: al-Mahdi, al-Qaim, al-Hujjah, Sahib Al-Zaman, Baqiyutullah Father's name: Al-Hassan Al-Askari - 11th Imam (pbuhim) Mother's name: Nargis - Daughter of the king of Rome. Birth: In Sammara, on Friday the 15th of Shaaban 255 A.H. For further information, please go to the devoted subforum: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/forum/80-imam-mahdi-af-forum/
  6. In the Name of Allah, the Companionate, the Merciful What is the need for a “Mahdavi Resuscitation”? What we understand from studying the actions which are recommended to do on the eve of the 15th of Shaban is that this night is the successor and equivalent to the “Night of Power”, a blessed night, a perfect opportunity to approach God, to gain excellence and pardon, also the distribution of portion and the destinies are inscribed on this night. The most significant actions of this night include: ablution, staying up late (saying prayers, praying and repenting), conveying a salute to Imam Hussein (PBUH) even by saluting him from the roof of one’s house (this is the most preeminent of the actions on this night), Du'a Kumayl, some special Du’as (of which the most important and relevant one is اَللّهُمَّ بِحَقِّ لَیْلَتِنا [هذِهِ] وَ مَوْلُودِها –[Oh God, to this night and the one who was born in it]) and some prayers (which are long and detailed). By “Mahdavi Resuscitation” we mean to make the people aware of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) and to grab their attention to him and making this night special because of Imam Mahdi (PBUH). Based on what has been said so far, the following strategy can be considered for this night: First, we should repent (as it is recommended to do so on this night) and then we implore God what we want (this is highly recommended in different prayers). Of course, we should pay due attention to this fact that “as far as the form and type of organizing gatherings for such a night needs to be expedient and wise so that along with what lecturers say on this night the addressees are trained well, we need to have a special plan for this night.” In fact, a participant in such gatherings wants to find an answer to the following questions and we want to have the best possible answers: Why is such a night so dear to God? Why does it have so much widespread blessings? (God has sworn that no one is returned empty-handed.) What should we repent for? (What sins entangle prayers and bring about chastisement and hardship? What is the surest way to be pardoned? What should we ask God? (What are the best requests? Is there a request which incarnate all the good things?) Are the mentioned cases related to the person born on this eve? To answer the above questions we suggest the following scheme: Repentance B) Urgency C) Prayer Repentance As it was mentioned earlier, such a night is the night to repent for the sins and seek pardon and excellence: What better way do you know for repenting other than showing sympathy to Imam Hussein (PBUH) by crying? (On this night, the most preeminent of the actions is conveying a salute to Imam Hussein (PBUH) even if we just face toward Karbala and which prayer better than Du'a Kumayl of Amir al-Mumenin?) The aim of step A: Repenting for the sins which entangle prayers and for the sins which prevent or hamper the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH). Urgency Our addressee should know that the best prayer is to implore God for the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH), provided that he understands that what abundant grace and blessing he has missed because of Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH) Occultation. Therefore, it is suggested that the Du’a al-Faraj (supplication for relief) [O God! The disasters have increased) and special clauses from Nudba Du’a (Where is Imam Mahdi (PBUH)? Where is the avenger of the blood of Imam Hussein (PBUH)?) and the clause which refers to “Where is he?” and the one which implies the failure to gain blessing because of his absence be recited. The aim of step B: the addressee should realize that he lacks this huge treasure and finds himself as unfortunate and orphan and consequently feels distressed. Prayer Now we know what we should ask: “Oh God, to this night and the one who was born in it” as well as some lines from Nudba Du’a (اللهم انت کشاف الکرب و البلوی to the end) and other phrases in which God is addressed and anyone who stays up resuscitating has Inshallah reached the meaning of the Prayer for the relief and Reappearance. Now, that we have repented and become distressed and we implore God for the Reappearance we can ask everyone to recite together the Verse 62 of Al-Naml Surah: “أَمَّنْ يُجِيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ وَيَجْعَلُكُمْ خُلَفَاءَ الْأَرْضِ أَإِلَهٌ مَعَ اللَّهِ قَلِيلًا مَا تَذَكَّرُونَ” Or, who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and Who relieves its suffering, and makes you (mankind) inheritors of the earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Little it is that ye heed! Undoubtedly, this part is the most spiritual and interesting part of the gathering based on what we have experienced in three consecutive years and by making the programs into a network nationwide and even abroad as well as according to the survey done by asking our audience. It is quite obvious that a communal request and a general distress accompanied with tears and supplications are been emphasized in prayers and narrations. (Is there any succor?) Thus, it is recommended that conveying a salute to Imam Hussein (PBUH) or “Ziyarat Ashura” be the first program on the agenda. (It helps prepare a spiritual atmosphere for the gathering). By reciting some Verses of the Holy Quran (after “Ziyarat Ashura”) the gathering has already begun. Then the orator should give his oration. Next, some phrases from Du'a Kumayl (the end of the repenting section) should be read. A refreshing (if needed) The Du’a al-Faraj with the phrases of “Where”, Nudba Du’a (the end of the urgency section) The Du’a of اَللّهُمَّ بِحَقِّ لَیْلَتِنا [هذِهِ] وَ مَوْلُودِها as well as the phrases which address God (اللهم انت کشاف الکرب و البلوی to the end). In these lines we just request God his Imam. And at the end, a repetition (e.g. 100 times) of the Verse by everyone: “أَمَّنْ يُجِيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ وَيَجْعَلُكُمْ خُلَفَاءَ الْأَرْضِ أَإِلَهٌ مَعَ اللَّهِ قَلِيلًا مَا تَذَكَّرُونَ” (It is recommended that the eulogists be aware that at the end of every ten repetition they can mention the urgency the Ahl al- Bayt had, for instance the distress Abbas ibn Ali (PBUH) had when his waterskin was torn, the distress Imam Hussein (PBUH) had when the arrow hit the neck of his six-year-old son, the distress of Imam Ali (PBUH) and even by mentioning the distress of the Shias all over the world including Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Lebanon and by referring to these, we implore God to precipitate the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH). The organizers, lecturers and eulogists of the gatherings should pay attention that excluding their indisputable discussions (no need to mention them but e.g. the duties of the awaiting people) should refer to the following points due to the special conditions of these days: The great oppression that has been inflicted on humanity and Islam as well as Shias by the Satans of the humans and Jinn. The oppression is the cultural unawareness and lack of faith which is widespread all over the world and also the humans’ inability to manage the world. Referring to the importance of solidarity among Shias and avoiding division, and mentioning the bravery of the defenders in Syria, Iraq and etc. emphasizing the role of defending Islam and spreading hope to the awaiting people until the moment of the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH). Having a complete awareness toward the fake and astray sects of Islam To sum it up, the person who is staying up praying repents from the sins (those which prevent the Reappearance) he becomes distressed because of not having the Imam and the oppression in the world and prays for the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) (in this pray all the blessings and good things are included). Based on what have been said so far: The motto: “Mahdavi Resuscitating, repenting, distress and prays” is recommended. Repenting from the sins which prevent the Reappearance --->Distress for the Occultation ---> The Al-Faraj Du'a and the separation ends. You can download this video for more clarification: http://dl.masaf.ir/film/Raefipour/Mahdavi Vigil 2016-Mr.ALi Akbar Raefipour-English360p.mp4 ========================================================================================= Here is the Arabic explanations: لماذا إحیاء المهدویة؟! ما نلاحظه من دراسة الأعمال المذکورة في لیلة النصف من شعبان هو أنها تسبق لیلة القدر و أنها لیلة مبارکة و هناک فرصة ممتازة للتقرب من الله و الحصول علی الفضل و المغفرة و تقسیم الأرزاق و کتابة الأجل. من أهم أعمال هذه اللیلة هي:الغسل ، إحیاء هذه اللیلة( بالصلاة،الدعاء،الإستغفار)،زیارة الإمام الحسین (علیه السلام) و لو بقول التحیة من سطح البیت (من أفضل أعمال هذه اللیلة)، دعاء الکمیل،بعض الأدعية الخاصة(من أهمها و أکثرها علاقة هو دعاء اَللّهُمَّ بِحَقِّ لَیلَتِنا وَ مَولُودِها) و بعض الصلوات (و هي طویلة و مفصلة). الهدف من إحیاء المهدویة في الواقع هو تنبیه المخاطبین إلی الإمام بصورة عامة و إلی صاحب الزمان بصورة خاصة.نظرا لما ذکر نستطیع نتخذ الإستراتیجیة التالیة للمراسم: في البدایة یجب الإستغفار(و کما اوصینا في هذه اللیلة) و طلب الحاجات من الله(و اوصینا کثیرا في الأدعية).و یجب الإنتباه إلی هذا الأمر«یجب أن یکون شکل و ظاهر الأداء متسماً بالحکمة و التعقل لیربي المخاطب إلی جانب ما یطرح من جانب الخطباء في مثل هذه اللیلة فیجب وضع برامج خاصة لها». الموضوع في الواقع هو أن المشارکین في هذه المراسم یجب أن یبحثوا عن الإجابة إلی الأسئلة التالیة و نحن نبحث عن أفضل الإجابات: 1- لماذا هذه اللیلة عظیمة عند الله إلی هذا الحد؟ 2- لماذا هي ذات برکات واسعة إلی هذا الحد؟ (لقد أقسم الله أن أحداً لا یرجع بیدین) 3- ممّ یجب الاستغفار؟ (ما هي الذنوب التي تحبس الدعاء و تنزل النقم؟) 4- ما هو أفضل أسلوب للغفران؟ 5- ماذا یجب أن نطلب من الله؟ (ما هي أفضل المطالب؟هل هناک مطلب یشتمل علی جمیع الخیرات؟ 6- هل المواضیع المذکورة لها علاقة بمولود هذه اللیلة؟ للإجابة عن الأسئلة الآنفة یقترح الشکل التالي: الف: الاستغفار ب: الاضطرار ج: الدعاء الف- الاستغفار: کما قیل اللیلة هي لیلة الاستغفار من الذنوب و طلب المغفرة و الفضل: ماذا تعرفون من طرق الاستغفار أفضل من البکاء علی أبي عبدالله الحسین(علیه السلام)؟(إن من أفضل الأعمال للإستغفار هو زیارة أمام الحسین(ع) و لو بکلمة التحیة إلی جهة الکربلاء) و أي دعاء أفضل من دعاء الکمیل لأمیر المؤمنین(ع)؟ الهدف من قسم الف: استغفار الذنوب التي تحبس الأدعیة و استغفار الذنوب التي تمنع الظهور ب- الاضطرار: یجب أن یعرف المخاطب أن من أفضل الأدعیة هو طلب الفرج و ظهور الإمام لکن بشرط أن یعرف أنه بغیاب الإمام حرم من أي خیر و فضل عظیم ! فیقترح قراءة دعاء الفرج (الهی عَظُمَ البَلاء) و جمل خاصة من دعاء الندبة (این بقیه الله، این الطالب بدم المقتول و...) التي تشیر ألی موضوع "أین أنت" و عدم الحصول علی النعمة المباشرة من الإمام . الهدف من قسم ب: یعني أن المخاطب یستطیع أن یفهم و یشعر بعدم امتلاکه لهذا الکنز العظیم و یری نفسه مسکینا و مستکینا و یتیما و نتیجته أن یصبح مضطرا. ج- الدعاء: نعلم الآن ماذا یجب أن نطلب : دعاء اَللهُمَّ بِحَقّ لَیلَتِنا وَ مَولُودِها + جمل من دعاء الندبة (اَللهُمَّ اَنتَ کَشّافُ الکُرَبِ وَ البَلوی إلی نهایة الدعاء) القسم الذي یکون الله هو المخاطب و العبد الذي یحیي الليلة توصل إلی فهم الدعاء للظهور و الفرج ، إن شاءالله. د- الآن و قد استغفرنا و أصبحنا مضطرین و نطلب ظهور و فرج المولی بدموعنا و نستطیع مشاهدة جمیعها في تکرار الآیة الشریفة 62 من سورة النمل و توحید أصوات الإمام و المأموم و هو: أَمَّن يجُيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَ يَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ وَ يَجْعَلُكُمْ خُلَفَاءَ الْأَرْضِ لاشک أن تجربة إقامة مراسم الإحیاء لثلاث سنوات متتالیة و جعل البرامج بشکل قناة في أنحاء البلد و حتی خارج البلد و الإأستطلاعات التي أجریت من المخاطبین نجد من خلالها أن هذا القسم هو من أمتع أقسام المراسم و أکثرها معنویة. من الواضح أن الطلب الجماعي و الاضطرار العام مع الندبة و الدموع و التضرع أکّد علیها في الأدعية و الأحادیث (هَل مِن مُعین؟) فیقترح أن: تکون زیارة إمام الحسین (ع) أو زیارة العاشوراء أول برنامج لهذه المراسم. (لتحضیر الأجواء المعنوية للمراسم ) - یبدأ البرنامج عملیا بقراءة القرآن من قبل القارئ (بعد زیارة العاشوراء). - بعد ذلک کلمة خطیب الجلسة - بعد ذلک قراءة بعض الجمل من دعاء الکمیل (نهایة قسم الاستغفار). - إستراحة (عند الحاجة) - دعاء الفرج + جمل (أینَ) دعاء الندبة (نهاية قسم الاضطرار) - دعاء اللهم بحق لیلتنا و مولودها + جمل من الندبة التي یکون الله مخاطبها (اللهم انت الکشاف الکرب و البلوا إلی نهاية الدعاء) في هذه الجمل نطلب من الله الإمام فحسب . - و في النهاية تکرار (مثلا مئة مرة) الجمیع و بصوت واحد و بقلب واحد الآیة الشریفة اَمَّن یُجیب... [یقترح أن نفهّم رادود الجلسة من قبل بأن یتحدث حول اضطرار أهل البیت بعد کل عشر مرات من التکرار و یقسم الله بالأئمة و الظلم التي قاسوه – مثل اضطرار العباس(ع) عندما ثقبت قربته، اضطرار إمام الحسین(ع) عندما اصاب السهم حنجرة الطفل الرضیع ذي الستة أشهر و اضطرار الإمام علي (ع)... و حتی الإشارة إلی اضطرار الشیعة في أنحاء العالم بما فیها سوریا، العراق، نیجریا، لبنان و ... و یطلب قرب فرج امام الزمان. - علی مقیمي المراسم أن یتحدثوا مع الخطباء و الروادید الأعزاء حتی یشیروا إلی المواضیع التالیة إضافة إلی محکمات کلامهم (التي لا حاجة إلی ذکرها لشدة وضوحها مثل واجبات المنتظرین و ... ) بسبب الوجود في وضعیة زمانیة خاصة و لمنع الأضرار: - الظلم الذي حصل للإنسانیة ، الإسلام الأصیل و الشیعة من جانب شیاطین الجن و الإنس بما فیه الظلام الثقافي و العقائدي الذي عمّ العالم و أن البشر لا یستطیع أن یدیر نفسه و العالم. - الإشارة إلی أهمية وحدة الشیعة و الإبتعاد عن التفرقة و الإشارة إلی شجاعة و تضحیة جنود إمام الزمان(ارواحنا فداه) في سبیل الدفاع عن نطاق الإسلام في سوریا، العراق و غیرها؛و التأکید علی حمل الرایة و حفظ خندق وجود التشیع و الإسلام الأصیل و إعطاء الأمل للمنتظرين حتی ظهور الحجة إن شاءالله. - التنبه أمام الفرق الضالة موجز الکلام هو أن الذي یحیي هذه اللیلة یستغفر من الذنوب (التي تمنع الظهور بصورة حقیقیة)، و یصبح مضطرا من عدم وجود الإمام و الظلم و الظلام الجاري في العالم و یدعو لظهور الإمام ( و تکون جمیع الخیرات و البرکات مستترة في هذا الدعاء). نظرا لما قیل: یقترح شعار : " احیاء المهدوية، الاستغفار، الاضطرار و الدعاء". dl.masaf.ir/film/Raefipour/Mahdavi%20Vigil%202016-Mr.ALi%20Akbar%20Raefipour-English360p.mp4 =================================================================================== To read the original article in Persian/English/Arabic, I suggest you to use the link below: http://masaf.ir/View/Contents/38494/توضیحات-کامل-در-مورد-برگزاری-مراسم-احای-مهدوی-سال-1396-shia muslim
  7. Assalamu Alaikom So, the general story is that the army of the Sufyani will start in Syria, take over until the east of Iraq, and the ground will swallow them. Sounds like ISIS. The Yamani will rise with a white banner out of Yemen and will call people to truth. Sounds like Ansar Allah. I know the Sufyani, Yamani and Khorasani rise at the same time. Does anyone know who the Khorasani could be? They rise on the same day. On August 18 2014, the Houthi takeover of Yemen began. On August 18 2014, the war between ISIS and the US escalated to a point where the Mosul Dam area was being bombed, and ISIS had spread to Libya. Who could be the Khorasani?
  8. (bismillah) Dear brothers and sisters. Lately I have noticed that Shiachat and it's members, including me have changed for the worse. Shiachat in itself is just a website, but it is also the biggest shia community. Granted that it is digital, but in todays day and age, it is equally reflective and mirrors what shias believe and how they behave than it does in physical life. Perhaps even more. However, we are in a bad spot here. I am talking about the behavior and conduct of shiachat members, and their lack of understanding the effects of their words. Both how it affects other shias and how it looks in the eyes of our enemies. I am saying shiachat member, because I myself am a member and take equal part in this act. Some points: 1. Issue: We are constantly criticizing the Ulama. Now this in itself is ok, but everyone knows by now that it has gotten way out of hand. We all have different marjas, and we all have different opinions on their actions. But that does not give us the right to cause turmoil in public. Shiachat, is public, and the worst thing we can do is to show the enemies of AhlulBayt that we have such low opinions about each other. It often turns into personal insults and really bad behavior in the name of criticizing. What this does is create hatred towards each other, and nothing.....NOTHING, pleases the wahabis more than this. I have witnessed now from a discussion that i had with a wahabi that we are in bad shape. He specifically pointed out shiachat, and i had nothing to defend our behavior with. It truly broke my spirit, hence me making this thread. 1. Solution: No matter how the Marjas behave and how much we disagree, we must remember we are in the same camp. Marjas are our generals and we are the soldiers. The generals might disagree, and some generals might misbehave. But that does not give us the right to disrupt the peace between ourselves. The only thing we have in this world is Allah, Ahlulbayt and our brothers and sisters in faith. Let us now focus on creating threads that show the unity we have. Let us create threads that are intellectual and smart in purpose. Let us create posts and threads that promote Shia Islam, not tare it down. This is what discomforts the wahabis and whoever is against the Ahlulbayt. This is what causes their despair and strikes fear in their heart, our strong unity. If we happen to create threads that show sings of getting out of hand, it is the responsibility of every shia to respond with respect and behavior that the Ahlulbayt has taught us. Speak gently, and if someone disagrees, then respond respectfully and with dignity. If someone does go out of hand, let's all join in and stop such behavior. I am certain, that when Imam Mahdi looks upon our behavior as of late, and i am sure he does, he is extremely disappointed. There is nothing wrong with holding back and controlling what you want to say. Let us respect each others marjas and ulama, no matter how much we disagree, and show the world that we stand united regardless. I know it might sound cheesy, but this is the way it should be. If you don't believe in the Marja of your fellow brother or sister, at least believe in the brother or sister themselves and love them mainly because they love AhlulBayt. This is the code of Ziyarat Ashura! 2. Issue: Nationalism! Even though we perhaps never mention the nationality that we have a problem with, the undertone is there. What is this nonsense? Since when did Allah or Ahlulbayt love anyone for their passport and place of birth? It is clear as day that we have issues with nationalities, and sometimes it comes off as a joke, but any sane person that understands linguistics and how it is used, will see that there is a nationalistic tension between members. 2. Solution: Again, it is the responsibility of shia members to stop this. Everyone must join in and firstly correct their on behavior, secondly be smart and noticing such things, and finally speak out in a proper manner about it. 3. Issue: The urge to answer. We can see that sometimes someone creates a thread about Yasser Habib, or Nasrullah, or Shirazis, Khamenei, Hezbollah, Iran, Iraq, etc etc. And we have this urge to show our disgust with the article or case that the thread starter is presenting. 3. Solution: Control your urge as much as you can. You don't have to answer negatively to it every time, there is no purpose to it other than starting a big mess. I am not ordering, i am merely asking in the name of Allah and everything that we hold dear, namely the AhlulBayt whom are dearer to us than our parents and our lives that we start changing. Pitch in and be constructive. Our main enemy is wahabis whom are killing Shias day in and day out, and they laugh and point their dirty fingers at us. This is the platform we can use to do our part in showing that no matter how much we disagree on certain issues, we won't let them have the pleasure of seeing it or taking joy from it. I hope you take this into consideration. Wasalam
  9. It's only few seconds, just watch.....
  10. Asalaam Alaikum wr wb brothers and sisters, Have you come across this narration from Prophet Muhammad sawas? "The Messenger of Allah Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÂáå æÓáã said: Hijaz will be ruled by a man who has the name of an animal (i.e King Fahd (leopard). If you looked at him you will see that he is cross-eyed from far and if you came close to him, you will not see anything wrong with his eyes. A brother called Abdullah will succeed him. Woe unto the Shia from him, he repeated it three times, give me the glad tidings of his death, I will give you the glad tidings of the appearance of the Hujjah" - 250 Signs p.122 Muhammad Ali Tabatabai
  11. Salaam all, @Fahad Sani sought to teach us a lesson by comparing the cowardice of Caliphs Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman for running away in battles to the alleged cowardice of Imam Mahdi being in occultation aka ghaybah. I heard this several times from other wahabis and salafis so this is nothing new. But I do feel it is incumbent upon me (us) to discuss this topic and either learn from him or teach him. Claim: @Fahad Sani's reasoning is that if we call the Caliphs cowards for running away from a few battles, then Imam Mahdi is a bigger coward for being on the run for 1,400 years. Analysis: Let's discuss what is ghaybah: Allah is in Ghaybah since no one can see him Hz Musa (as) went into hiding for several years from Pharoah Hz Yusuf went into hiding for several years fearing his brothers Hz Khizr is still in hiding (2,500+ years) Hz Isa is in hiding fearing his life (~2,000 years) The Prophet Muhammad (saw) went into hiding fearing his life. Caliph Abu Bakr cried while hiding fearing his imminent discovery and death. Based on Fahad Sani's claim, we can determine that Allah and several of his prophets are cowards for hiding fearing their life OR we can say that saving one's life is paramount when not in a state of war. As a matter of fact, occultation, ghaybah, saving one's life is ESTABLISHED SUNNAH. Conclusion: Occultation aka ghaybah is established sunnah. However, there is no instance of any Prophet EVER running away from a field of battle. Once jihad is proclaimed, there is no running from it UNLESS you are a caliph of course. Therefore, ghaybah is not cowardice; running away from several battlefields IS cowardice. Cowardice of Occultation - Myth Busted.
  12. Hey, I wanted to create this thread and, as a Baha'i, I am interested in creating a HEALTHY debate about whether or not Baha'u'llah and the Bab are truly prophets. I would request from all those who would like to comment to not insult anyone, including Baha'u'llah, the Bab. This is meant to be a healthy conversation. FYI, I speak perfect Arabic so I have no problem explaining things in Arabic or verses, etc. from the Baha'i writings.
  13. S Who is Mahdi and why do Shiites expect his return? One of the issues unanimously accepted by all Divine religions is that of the Reformer who will reappear at the End of the Time. Not only Islamic societies but also Jewish and Christian societies await the one who will administer justice all over the world. This fact will be made clear by referring to the Old and New Testaments.[1] The holy Prophet of Islam also made a statement which the Islamic traditionists have quoted: "If there remains of the world only a single day, Allah will lengthen it until He has sent one from the people of my household. He will fill the world with equity and justice after it has been filled with injustice or oppression."[2] Such a Reformer is, therefore, acknowledged by prophets. There are also numerous traditions in the Sunni scholars' anthology of traditions (i.e.Sahihs and Musnads) concerning the Promised Mahdi. Besides, the Islamic traditionists - Sunni as well as Shiite scholars - have written a large number of books about him.[3] The descriptions given in all these traditions do fit the immediate son of Imam Hasan 'Askari[4] (The eleventh Imam of the Shiites), whose name is the same as the noble Prophet's.[5] He is the twelfth Imam[6] and a grandson from the line of Imam Husayn, the son of 'Ali Ibn Abi-Talib.[7] The Promised Mahdi was, upon God's command, born in 255 H / 877 A.D. and now continues his life in an unknown guise. It is necessary to mention that such a long life is inharmonious neither with science nor with the logic of revelation. Modern science is planning to lengthen man's life and believes that man has the disposition for living long, and the possibility will increase if disasters and harms are, in part, prevented. Mention has also bee made in history of those who have had long lives. For instance, the following verses of the Qur'an can be mentioned regarding the Prophets Noah and Jonah: "So he remained among them a thousand years save fifty years." (29:14) "And had he not been one of those who glorify (Us), he would certainly have tarried in its (the whale's) belly to the Day of Resurrection." (37:144) From the viewpoint of the Qur'an as well as that of Muslims, Khidr, the noble Prophet, and the Noble Jesus are still alive. [1] (The Old Testament: Book of Psalms of David, 96-97; Book of Daniel, Chap. 12. The New Testament: The Gospel of Matthew, Chap. 24; The Gospel of Mark, Chap. 13; The Gospel of Luke, Chap. 21. [2] (Sunan Abi-Dawud. Egypt: al-Taziyah Press. Vol. 2, p. 207; Yanabi al-Mawaddah, Chap. 2, P. 432; Nur al-Absar, Chap. 2, p. 154. [3] (Muhammad Ibn Yusuf al-Kanji al-Shafii's al-Bayan fi Akhbar Sahib al-Zaman; al-Burhan fi 'Alamati Mahdiy akhir al-Zaman by 'Ali Ibn Husam al-Din (known as al-Muttaqi al-Hindi); al-Mahdi wa'l-Mahdawiyyah by Ahmad Amin of Egypt. Shiite scholars have written numerous books on the subject, such as al-Malahim wa'l-Fitan. [4] Yanabi al-Mawaddah fi al-Manaqib by Jabir ibn 'Abdullah al-Ansari. [5] Sahih al-Tirmidhi, vol. 2, p. 46, Delhi, 1342 ; Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 1, p. 376, Egypt, l313. [6] Yanabi al-Mawaddah, p. 443. [7] Ibid, p. 432.
  14. After all you're my soul But sure you own it sole Can i pray and loudly say Do come with no delay Eyes and heart are so dark Fill it up with your spark Good days will come too Heaven is what but you I will cry but so shy Judge me from my eye Knowing you what shall I do Love, adore, and still due My only one under the sun Needy and lost; to you shall run Only if I; glimpse you and die Peaceful I can close my eye Question me for what i see Really you; not her, him nor we Seeing you but; eyes will not shut Truly from your face to glut (يشبع) Under my skins moving in my veins Vanished is myself and you reigns (يسيطر) When earth as a whole in your hands fall X-large or small you will own it all You’re my Mahdi my holy grandee (النبيل) Zoom in my heart you made dandy (مدهش) In every letter I wrote to you thy LOVE My Divine Lord just look above. Note: each line of this poem starts with the alphabetical letters from A to Z. Beirut in 20/6/2012 #عبد_الاشتر
  15. The 4th episode of Hussein of Era concerns a Hadith of Imam Sadiq(as) about 5 most criers of history.
  16. The Turk will occupy the region of al-Jazira; the Byzantines will occupy Ramla; the star will appear in the east giving light just like the moon gives light; then (the new moon) will bend until its two tips almost meet; a colour will appear in the sky and spread to its horizons; a fire will appear for a long time in the east remaining in the air for three or seven days; the Arabs will throw off the reins and take possession of their land, throwing out the foreign authority; the people of Egypt will kill their ruler and destroy Syria; and three standards will dispute over it (Syria). https://www.al-islam.org/articles/signs-reappearance-twelfth-imam-ajtf Is the fire in Israel considered a sign for Reappearance of Imam Mahdi AS?
  17. A simple clip about what happened and what they pretended that had happened and what will happen in the end:
  18. The 3rd episode of Hussein of Era(af) concerning 3 droplets of Shi'ism, I've felt these things with my own heart, specially, the part about the 3rd droplet.
  19. Due to the closeness of Arbaeen, I think it is good to share some videos related to this matter, with the point of view pf our time's Imam(af). Here's episode 2, I've shared it's first episode before.
  20. (bismillah) Salaam, I really want to learn more about the Ahlulbayt (a.s) and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for books in English, or if you don't know any books then please suggest websites or pdf books I can print out that have detailed information about the 12 Imams (a.s) or stories about them. All suggestions are welcome!
  21. The following video is the first episode of the Hussein of Era series, I hope you to learn things and find a way to change your life for the real purpose of shi'ism.
  22. Salam Alaykum dear brothers/sisters I would like to share with you some information about believing in Imam Mahdi in religions: Futurism, which is to believe that a great divine savior will come, is a fixed and a prevalent belief that has been always with all nations throughout the world. It means to believe in a bright future that will put an end to distress and worries and to believe that due to emergence of a distinct and divine person, all sort of darkness will be erased from the face of the world and the base of oppression, negligence and degradation will be uprooted. In religious texts, there are some names and titles given to such a savior. Some of them are as follows: In Judaism he is called "M'ashih". In Christianity he is called "Messiah" In Zoroastrianism he is called "Svshyans" In Hinduism he is called "Vishnu", or "Klky" In Buddhism he is called "Maitreya, the fifth Buddha " And, in Islam he is called "Mahdi" and "Qa'em" It is understood from the history of the nations that to believe in the emergence of a potent, divine leader and a promised reformer at the end of this world, has been always a very fixed belief among all nations and all the followers of divine religions. This belief is so profound that people in their ups and downs used to always release themselves from hopelessness and disappointment through reminding themselves about the emergence of such a savior and they used to look forward to see him coming at a time. Here it should be noted that, what is understood from referring to this Savior in various religions is that each of them Believe in a single savior that will take the control of the world and will bring it into justice and tranquility. They do not believe in many different saviors and do not say that there is a savior among the Jews, one among the Christians, one in Islam, and so on and so forth. As a result, there are two facts: Firstly, to believe in a savior should be true belief since we see that all of the religions talk about it and it is impossible to say all of them are mistaken and say something wrong. Secondly, when again we see that all of them talk about a single savior there should be just a single one not many saviors. The conclusion is that, there is just one Savior, but every religion talks about him with a special name and traits and all point to a same man. The savior in Islam is the exact one that is the savior in Judaism and Christianity. But some of these religions mistakenly matched it with another man that is not in reality the Promised Savior. He is not the Lord and is not Jesus. He is al-Mahdi that is descended from the final prophet (Muhammad).
  23. Due to the closeness of Muharam, and the mourning days of Ashura of Imam Hussein(as), I decided to share some of the clips I know about this event's characters, the first one I decided to start with is Wahab(as) who was a Christian and become a Paragon for us all.
  24. The First Imam Ali al-Murtada (Alaihis-Salam wa Karramullahu Wajahu) Father: Abu Talib bin Abdul Muttalib bin Hashim. Mother: Fatimah bint Asad bin Hashim bin Abd Munaf. Kunniyat (Patronym): Abu'l Hasan and Husayn, Abu Turab Laqab (Title): Al-Wasi, Amir al-Mu'minin Birth: He was born in Makka. Martyrdom: He was martyred by the accursed Khwariji named ibn Muljam at Kufa during the month of Ramadan in the 40th year of Hijrah and is buried in Najaf on the outskirts of Kufa. The Second Imam Hasan (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Fatimah az-Zahra, the youngest daughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Kunniyat: Abu Muhammad Laqab: Al-Sibt al-Kabir (the elder grandson), Al-Mujtaba. Birth: He was born in Madina in the middle of the month of Ramadhan in 3 A.H. Martyrdom: He died [poisoned] on the 28th of Safar in the year 50 A.H. He was buried in the graveyard of Baqi in Madina. The Third Imam Husayn (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Fatimah az-Zahra, the daughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Kunniyat: Abu 'Abdillah. Laqab: Al Sibt, Shahid-e-Karbala. Birth: He was born in Madina in the month of Shaban in the year 4 A.H. Martyrdom: He was martyred with his companions by the army of Yazid in the month of Muharram 61 A.H. His tomb is in Karbala, a town of Iraq. The Fourth Imam 'Ali Zayn al-'Abidin (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Shahzanaan Kunniyat: Abu al-Hasan Laqab: Zayn al-'Abidin, Al Sajjad Birth: He was born in 38 A.H. in Madina. Martyrdom: He died of poison in the year 94 or 95 A.H. at Madina and is buried at Baqi near his uncle Hasan. The Fifth Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Umm Abdullah, the daughter of Imam Hasan. Kunniyat: Abu Ja'far. Laqab: Al-Baqir. Birth: He was born at Madina in the year 57 A.H. Martyrdom: He died of poisoning in Madina in 114 A.H. and is also buried at Baqi near his father. The Sixth Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Umm Farwa, the daughter of Qasim bin Muhammad bin Abu Bakr. Kunniyat: Abu 'Abdillah. Laqab: Al-Sadiq. Birth: He was born at Madina in 83 A.H. Martyrdom: He died of poison in 148 A.H. and is buried at Baqi near his father. The Seventh Imam Musa al-Kazim (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Hamidah Kunniyat: Abu al-Hasan Laqab: Al-Kazim Birth: He was born at Madina in the year 129 A.H. Martyrdom: He was poisoned in the prison of Harun al-Rashid at Baghdad in the year 183 A.H. He is buried in Kazimiyyah in Iraq. The Eighth Imam 'Ali al-Rida (Alaihi-Salam) Mother:Khayzran Kunniyat : Abu al-Hasan Laqab : Al-Rida Birth: He was born at Madina in 148 A.H. Martyrdom: He was poisoned in the year 203 A.H. and is buried in the Khurasan district of Iran. The Ninth Imam Muhammad Taqi (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Sakina Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu 'Abdillah Laqab (Title): Al Jawad Birth: He was born at Madina in 195 A.H. Martyrdom: He died of poison at Baghdad in the year 220 A.H. and is buried near his grandfather at Kazimiyyah in Iraq. The Tenth Imam Ali al-Naqi (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Samana al-Maghribiya Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu al-Hasan al Askari Laqab (Title): Al-Hadi Birth: He was born at Madina in the year 212 A.H. Martyrdom: He died of poison in 254 A.H. at Samarrah (Sarmanra) in Iraq and is buried there. The Eleventh Imam Hasan al-Askari (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Ummul Walad - Sawsan. Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu Muhammad. Laqab (Title): Al-Askari. Birth: He was born at Samarrah in the year 232 A.H. Martyrdom: He was poisoned in 260 A.H. at Samarrah and is buried there. The Twelfth Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (Alaihi-Salam) Mother: Ummul Walad Narjis alias Saiqal Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu 'Abdullah, Abu al-Qasim Laqab (Title): Al-Qaim, Al-Muntazar, Al-Khalaf, Al-Mahdi, Sahib al-zamaan. Birth: He was born at Samarrah in the year 255 A.H. He is the last Imam (a.s.) and he is alive and hidden. Question: How will he die? Any authentic narration from ahlebayt in this matter? Jazak Allah Khairan.
  25. Mahdi will rule like Solomon and Dhul Qarnayn. why should not we ask Jesus (as) himself about Mahdi (as) !? since the majority of humanity is Christian. in my view point Jesus will return to repeat what humanity has forgotten and what humanity has hidden among the altered Gospels. Matthew 24:24-27 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 Lo, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, `Lo, he is in the wilderness,' do not go out; if they say, `Lo, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of man. 28 Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together. Matthew 24:30 then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory; Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming Matthew 24:43 43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, `My master is delayed,' 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, 51 and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. Luke 12:35 Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour." What are they hiding !? Jesus (as) says Mahdi (as) is like ark of Noah : But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming ark of Noah ! Son of Man !! Ahlul Bait !!! Mahdi !!!! prophet of Islam pbuh said : أهل بيتي فيكم كسفينة نوح عليه السلام في قومه ، من دخلها نجا ، ومن تخلف عنها هلك my Ahlul Bait is like the ark of Noah. whoever enters it get saved and whoever broaches it, he would get perished. http://library.islamweb.net/newlibrary/display_book.php?bk_no=85&ID=&idfrom=5296&idto=5391&bookid=85&startno=68 Christians should answer why they are not ready, prepared like a good servant for their master, Son of Man, son of the most perfect Man (prophet of Islam pbuh), the second Muhammad, Mahdi !?
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