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    Al-Hassan reacted to Qa'im in Ahl Al-Bayt In Judeo-Christian Literature   
    "Harun" comes from the Hebrew word "Aharon" (אַהֲרֹן‎), which may mean "exalted".
    "Ali" has the same meaning in Arabic: high, exalted.
    In Egyptian, Aharon meant "warrior lion". Ali's title is Haydar, which means "lion". It is certain that this meaning was long forgotten before the 19th century deciphering of the hieroglyphs.
    Talk about providence ...
    Prophet Muhammad (s) said to Ali (as), "You are to me as Aaron was to Moses."
    (pictured: Aaron's name in hieroglyphs)

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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from shia farm girl in Why Not Only Follow Quran?   
    (bismillah)
    (salam)
     
    Because Allah(swt) commanded us to follow the prophet(pbuh), and that Islam is incomplete if you follow only the Noble Quran by itself.
     
    "O ye who believe! obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best, and most suitable for final determination. (4: 59)."
     
    I want you to show your friend this noble verse and let him ponder over it. Allah(swt) is stating here, that whenever the Muslims differ with them selves on any issue that they face, then they should always refer back to the prophet(pbuh) for answers. If you're friend is facing an issue, how will he refer back to the prophet(pbuh) when he is not physically present in our age and time? It is also very silly to believe that this Aya, was only addressed to only the Muslim generation that lived with the prophet(pbuh), when the Noble Quran itself is entirely revealed for humanity to follow and act upon. 
     
    Moreover, the only way to day to refer back to the prophet(pbuh) today, when he is not physically present in our age, is by referring to the authentic Ahadith because that is the only source available to us today to reach the prophet(pbuh).
     
    Ahadith were written by man, yes, but was Islam also not established by a man? If you are going to reject a book of Ahadith simply because it is written by a man, then what drives you to accept the Noble Quran as being authentic if it was brought down to us a man as well? I could play the devil's advocate and argue of why God himself would not bring down the Noble Quran himself instead of trusting men to send it to humanity on his behalf. Nevertheless, at the end of the day, no matter what angle you look at Islam, the truth still holds true with the Quran and Sunnah of the prophet(pbuh) and his Ahlulbayt(as).
     
    Moreover, with all due respect to your friend, but he is foolish to simply reject Ahadith out of ignorance, especially when the science itself is very deep and complex. 
     
    I advice your friend to give Hadith a chance if he is sincere enough and try to look at it's sciences from a non-Quranist viewpoint. 
     
     
    May Allah(swt) guide him.
     
    (wasalam)
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Does Mysticism And Sufism Have A Place In Islam?   
    Does Mysticism(Irfan), deviant elements in Philosophy and Sufism have a place in Islam?
    Now one might ask and especially a Sunni would say what is the difference between the stuff being performed in this video and the Shia stuff done in Aushra? The answer is, they are completely different and are no were relevant to one another.
    The rituals performed in Ashura is generally grieving for Imam Hussien and reviving his message in order to please Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. After all, as Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى mentioned in the Quran , crying and grieving to whom Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى adores is a type of worship and he set an example for that by showing how he was pleased with prophet Yaqoob(AS) when he used to weep and cry for Yusef(AS) for years until he eventually became blind.
    However, in regards regards to Suffism and specifically the types in this video, What they believe is basically that there are ways in which you can reach Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى other than through fasting, ziyarat, haj, praying and making dhikr but by other physical means or actions such as those performed in this video. Moreover, Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى did not set an example in the Quran that would reflect on these rituals they are performing as he did for Ashura nor any hadith said by the prophet or the infallibles would reflect on them as well. Does that not make these people specifically deviant?
    Now since I only have a general knowledge on Irfan and Sufism , I cannot immediately label them as deviant or declare takfeer on them. Moreover, I know for a fact that Sufism is broad and that there are other Sufis that reject these types of rituals and even declare takfeer on those that perform them. However, some of our major scholars have openly declared Sufism as a corrupt ideology and out of the fold of Islam. Scholars such as Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq al shirazi and those that reflect on his views.
    It is also worth mentioning and quote what our imams have said about Sufism in general. Here are a few hadiths below.
    “Our master Imam al-Askari (peace be upon him) has also been reported to have said to Abu Hashim al-Ja’fari: “O Abu Hashim! There will come a time where people’s faces are laughing and joyous [while] their hearts are dark and indeterminate. The Sunnah amongst them is innovation and the innovation is Sunnah. The believer amongst them is demeaned and the evil one venerated. Their rulers are oppressive and their scholars through the doors of darkness proceed.Their wealthy pillage the provision of their poor. Their young precede their old, and every ignorant to them is an authority, and every assignee to them is poor. They do not differentiate between the sincere and the doubtful, nor do they know the sheep from wolves. Their scholars are the most evil of God’s creation on the face of earth, because they incline towards Philosophy and Sufism. By Allah! They are of the enemies and people of distortion. They exaggerate in their love for our opponents and they misguide our Shi’a and Followers.” (Safinatul Bihar, By al-Muhadith al-Qummi, vol. 2, p. 58)
    "It has also been reported that Al-Hussain bin Abul Khattab said: “One day, I was with Abul Hassan al-Hadi (peace be upon him) in the mosque of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) when some of his companions, among whom was Abu Hashim al-Ja’fari, came to him. Abu Hashim was an eloquent man and had a high position near Imam al-Hadi (peace be upon him).While we were standing, a group of Sufis came into the mosque. They sat in a corner of the mosque and began saying ‘La Ilaha Illallah’ (i.e. there is no God but Allah). Imam al-Hadi (peace be upon him) turned towards his companions and said to them: ‘Do not pay attention to these deceivers for they are allies of the Devils and destroyers of the bases of religion."
    "It has been reported that our pure Infallibles (peace be upon them) condemned the one who adopts the philosophers and Sufi’s path. When Imam al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) was asked about Sufis, he answered: “they are our enemies, whoever is inclined towards them then he's one of them and will be resurrected with them. There will be people who claim they love us but they are inclined towards them and they try to be like them, call themselves with their name, and say what they say, whoever is inclined towards them he's not from us and we are innocent from him and whoever rejects them and refutes them he's like someone who performed Jihad against the disbelievers with the messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his pure family)” (Safinatul Bihar, by al-Muhadith al-Qummi, vol. 2, p. 57)"
    By the way, the people seen in this video adhere themselves to Sunnism rather than Shiaism. It can be seen by the way they pray at the end of the video.
    That being all said, what are everyone's thoughts and opinions on this?
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Intellectual Resistance in Attack On House Of Fatimah By Umar And Abubakr   
    al-Tabari was not the only historian to document this event in his Tarikh and neither is the mentioning of this event restricted to the other aforementioned sources listed in the earlier posts. Abu Bakr b. Abi Shaybah(d. 235 AH); a famous early and leading Sunni Hadith scholar and one of the teachers of Bukhari whom Bukhari himself narrates Ahadith from him in his Saheeh - mentions this event in his famous Musannaf with a more reliable chain.  
     
    حدثنا محمد بن بشر نا عبيد الله بن عمر حدثنا زيد بن أسلم عن أبيه أسلم أنه حين بويع لأبي بكر بعد رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم كان علي والزبير يدخلان على فاطمة بنت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم
    فيشاورونها ويرتجعون في أمرهم فلما بلغ ذلك عمر بن الخطاب خرج حتى دخل على فاطمة فقال يا بنت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم والله ما من أحد أحب إلينا من أبيك وما من أحد أحب إلينا بعد أبيك منك وأيم الله ما ذاك بمانعي ان اجتمع هؤلاء النفر عندك إن أمرتهم أن يحرق عليهم البيت قال فلما خرج عمر جاؤوها فقالت تعلمون أن عمر قد جاءني وقد حلف بالله لئن عدتم ليحرقن عليكم البيت وأيم الله ليمضين لما حلف عليه فانصرفوا راشدين فروا رأيكم ولا ترجعوا إلي فانصرفوا عنها فلم يرجعوا إليها حتى بايعوا لأبي بكر . ج 7 ص 432 . [ مصنف ابن أبي شيبة ]
     
     
    Abu Bakr b. Abi Shaybah: Narrated to us Muhammad b. Bashir, from 'UbaydAllah b. 'Umar, narrated to us Zayd b. Aslam from his father Aslam(servant of 'Umar b. al-Khattab), he said:
     
    When the pledge of allegiance was given to Abu Bakr after the demise of Allah's messenger, 'Ali and Zubayr used to arrange meetings at Fatima's house and they used to yushaweronaha(secretly discuss with her) until they leave and go back to their ordinary daily tasks. When 'Umar b. al-Khattab was informed of this, he left until he reached Fatima and said to her: "O daughter or Allah's messenger. There is no one more beloved to me than your father and no one more beloved to me after him than you. But by Allah, if these people arranged in your house again I swear that I will order for the house to be burned on them!" He said: When 'Umar left, they came to her and she said to them: "Did you know that 'Umar came to me today and he sworn by Allah that if you returned to host those meetings, he will burn the house upon you?". So she told them not to host another meeting and they did not return until they gave the pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr. [Musanaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: Volume 7, page 432]
     
    As for the chain, all of the narrators are deemed trustworthy by Sunni scholars and are the narrators of some of the Ahadith in the Saheehs of Bukhari and Muslim. In other words, the chain is arguably much more reliable than the chain in Tabari since none of the narrators are weakened for potentially being Shi'as to fabricate it or take it from liars, having weak memory or being Majhul.
     
    At the same time however, Sunnis still weakened this Hadith because the chain is Mursal. The main narrator in the chain is Aslam(d. 80 AH) and he was the servant of 'Umar b. al-Khattab whom 'Umar purchased him from Mecca during the reign of Abu Bakr(so approximately between 11 AH and 13 AH since the reign of Abu Bakr was only two years). Sunnis that weakened this Hadith argue that since Aslam only met the companions after the time 'Umar bought him in Mecca, then he could not have witnessed the event of 'Umar threatening Fatima(as) and 'Ali(as), since this would have taken place before Abu Bakr came to power. Hence, based on this fact, they reject his testimony and as a result weaken and discard this Hadith. Nevertheless, this subjective weakening in my opinion is illogical for briefly the following reasons:
     
    1) Aslam does not need to witness the event himself to confirm it when taking into consideration that other independent sources that have different narrators whom Aslam have never met himself(i.e the narrators in al-Tabari's version or a group of Kufans) confirm that same event. In other words, Aslam 's testimony is acting as corroborative evidence to confirm the event from a historical viewpoint, which has not only reached him due to it being famous, but others that he never met, even though these others might be deemed less reliable according to Sunnis.
     
    2) Considering that he was the servant of 'Umar until he died and that he narrated other Ahadith from him and other companions including Abu Bakr and 'Uthman, it is most likely that he learned of this event from 'Umar himself so him being physically present at the event when it took place is redundant.
     
    3) From the information that we have on Aslam's biography, we know that he only lived in Medina after 'Umar purchased him and died there. Moreover, even if he traveled to Kufa, at most we know for certain based on the narrations that he narrated, he did not narrate from the Kufans(most of what he narrates are from the Sahaba). This is significant to take into consideration because Sunni apologists often propagate the idea that the event of the door is a fabrication created by the Shi'as like Sulaym b. Qays in Kufa or the famous Kufan Imami historian Lut b. Yahya Abu Mu'khnif(rah). But if that was case, how then did a Madani man like Aslam came to know about this "fabrication" that some group of Shi'as in Kufa whom he never met came together to fabricate? This would only suggest his source to confirm this event was not necessarily from the Kufan Shi'as themselves but possibly other Sahaba that he encountered in Medina who witnessed the event or 'Umar himself mentioning it to him, as stated in the second point.
     
     
    Other than Ibn Abi Shaybah and Tabari, the famous Tabi'i historian al-Waqidi(d. 207) also mentions this event in his Tarikh, but I don't have the proper references for it on me right now.
     
     
     
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    Superiority in front of Allah can only be achieved through Taqwa and nothing else. 
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Quran Change Accusation   
    (bismillah)
    Salam alykom
    The Quran we have today is the exact same Quran that was written during the time of the prophet with no alterations that occurred to it. This is what Sheik Saduq(ra) ; one of our great classical scholars has stated in regards to tahrif al quran.
    Abu Ja'far Mubammad ibn `All ibn Babawayh al-Qummi, known as al-Shaykh al-Saduq, (died 381/991), states the following in his book entitled al- 'I'tiqadat (Beliefs):
    "With respect to the Holy Qur'an which Allah Almighty has revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (S), we believe that this is that very Qur'an which is between the two covers and is in the possession of the people, and that there is not anything more than this. Whoever charges us with believing in excess, has lied."
    However , there is no doubt that most of our classical scholars believed in Tahrif Al-Ma'na of the Quran or the distortion of the meaning. In other words, the exact and accurate tafsir of the Quran we have today does not reflect 100% exactly to the tafsir done by the Ahlulbayt, meaning there are distortions of the meaning of the Quran that occurred through out history. This belief is also common in Sunni islam since Sunnis themselves have 4 different madhhabs or schools that have different interpretations of the Quran from each other. With that being said, the exact meaning of the Quran will be revealed when our pure master Imam Al-Mahdi reappears.
    In regards to the textual distortion of the Quran, this belief by itself is rejected in Shia Islam. In other words, most of our classical scholars reject the belief that the Quran had insertions or deletions in it's texts but instead say that the same copy of the Quran of their time or the one we have today is exactly 100% similar to the Quran that was written during the time of the prophet. However, we do have one classical scholar by the name of Nur Al-Tabrasi that believed not only in the distortion of the meaning but also in the distortion of the text of the Quran. Nur Al-Tabrasi's view in regards to tahrif al Quran is not accepted by the majority of our scholars and our scholars throughout history simply regard him as a mujtahaid who was mistaken. That being said, with regards to Nur Al-Tabrasi's belief in the textual distortion of the Quran, it is obviously contradictory to the Quran because Allah(swt) clearly mentioned in the Quran that he will preserve it and prevent it from being corrupted like how bible and the Torah that were distorted by his humans.
    And this is the Aya where Allah(swt) clearly said he will protect the Quran from any distortions:
    "Indeed it is We who have sent down the reminder (the Qur'an), and indeed it is Us who shall preserve it"
    (Surah Al-Hijr 15:9)
    Moreover, there are hadiths in our books that talk about Tahrif Al-Quran. Keep in mind that in Shia Islam, we do not have sahih books as sunnis do since no human written book can be 100% correct and only Allah's book shares such divine attirubute by being free from error. With that being said, you will see no problem in finding fabricated hadiths in our books and within those fabricated hadiths are the ones that talk about tahrif alquran which are obviously rejected by most of our scholars.
    These links will help and talk about what I said in much more details.
    http://www.al-islam.org/the-shia-rebuts-sayyid-rida-husayni-nasab/18.htm
    http://www.al-islam.org/al-tawhid/misconceptions/misconceptions.htm
    I hope this helped answer your questions.
    (wasalam)
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from A Muslim Artist in Did Dinosaurs Exist Before Adam And Eve?   
    He created them as being the first parents of the modern human. Other living organisms including hominid species that lacked the cognitive abilities of the modern human, existed on earth millions of years before them. 
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Fatimiyyeh in Hadith Of The Day   
    A man came to Imam 'Ali b. Musa al-Redha ع and asked him, "Is your God able to fit the heavens and the earth and everything within them inside an egg?" Imam al-Redha answered him: Yes, and smaller than an egg, he fitted them inside your pupil. Because when you open your eyes, they are encompassing the heavens, the earth and everything in them, and if he wished he would have blinded you from seeing them as well. [at-Tawheed]

    جاء رجل إلى الرضا عليه السلام فقال: هل يقدر ربك أن يجعل السماوات والأرض وما بينهما في بيضة؟ قال:
    نعم، وفي أصغر من البيضة، قد جعلها في عينك وهي أقل من البيضة، لأنك إذ افتحتها عاينت السماء والأرض وما بينهما، ولو شاء لأعماك عنها 
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Ya_isa (as) in Virtues of Ahlulbayt in Sunni Hadith literature   
    Bismillah,
    This thread aims to quote from the Sunni Hadith corpus reports which mention certain pro-Imami virtues of the Ahlulbayt (as), that are either not known by the average layperson from our Sunni brethren or oftentimes unjustly rejected by others among them. 
    For the purpose of clarity and to avoid any corruption of the Arabic text in the future, I have attached below a link to a PDF file that contains every report quoted in this thread along with it's original Arabic text and grading. The PDF will be regularly updated when more reports are posted in the future.
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_uWIbX3okKyZTBqUkdzbzVfZ3M&usp=sharing
    We start with the following:
    Narrated ‘Abdullah, he said: Narrated to me my father from Muhammad b. Ja’far from Shu’bah b. Abi Ishaq from ‘Abdulrahman b. Yazeed from ‘Ilqimah from ‘Abdillah, he said: We used to say that the best of the people of al-Madinah was ‘Ali b. Abi Taleb (as). [Fadha’il al-Sahaba, page 604, Hadeeth 1033]
     
    Grading: Isnad Saheeh (Authentic chain)
     
     
     
    Narrated ‘Abdullah, he said: Narrated my father from Yahya b. Abi Bakeer and Ibn Adam from Isra’il from Abi Ishaq from Habshi b. Janadah, he said: Ibn Adam al-Salooli who witnessed the farewell pilgrimage said: The Messenger of Allah(saw) said: ‘Ali is from me and I am from ‘Ali, and no one is allowed to carry out orders related to the religion on my behalf except me or ‘Ali”. Ibn Adam said: “No one is allowed to act on my behalf except me or ‘Ali”. [Fadha’il al-Sahaba, page 594, Hadeeth 1010]
     
    Grading: Isnad Saheeh (Authentic chain)
     
     
     
    Narrated to us ‘Abdullah, he said: Narrated to me my father from Wakee’ from Shareek from ‘Assim from Abi Razeen, he said: After the passing away of ‘Ali b. Abi Taleb (as), a sermon was given to us by al-Hassan b. ‘Ali (as) where he was wearing a black turban, he said: “Verily a man left you who no one from the first surpassed him in knowledge and neither will those who will come after surpass him”. [Fadhai’l al-Sahaba, page 600, Hadeeth 1026]
     
    Grading: Isnad Hasan (Good chain)
     
     
     
     
    Narrated 'Abdullah, he said: Narrated Abi Aswad b. 'Amir from Shareek from al-Qasim from Hasaan from Zayd b. Thabet, he said: The Messenger of Allah(saw) said: I am leaving among you Khalifatayyn (two successors): The book of Allah 'Azawajjal; a rope stretching between the heavens and the earth, and the progeny of my Ahlulbayt (as). Verily they will never separate from each other until they return to me at the Lake-fount. [Fadha'il al-Sahaba by Ahmad b. Hanbal, Volume 1, pg. 603, Hadeeth 1032]
     
    Grading: Isnad Hasan (Good Chain)
     
     
     
    Narrated ‘Abdullah, he said: Narrated my father from ‘Abd ar-Razaq from Ja’far b. Sulayman from Yazid al-Rishk from Mutraf Ibn ‘Abdillah from ‘Imran b. Hussayn, he said: One day the Messenger of Allah (saw) sent out a convoy and appointed ‘Ali b. Abi Taleb (as) to be in charge of it.  Then ‘Ali did something during the trip which made four people from the companions of Muhammad wanting to inform Allah’s Messenger of what he did. ‘Imran said: As we were coming back from the trip, we started by greeting the Messenger of Allah and sending our peace to him. He said: Then they entered upon him, and a man among the four stood up and said: “O Allah’s Messenger. Verily ‘Ali did so-and-so, so expose him”. Then the second person stood up and said: “O Allah’s Messenger, verily ‘Ali did so-and-so, so expose him”. Then the third person stood up and said: “O Allah’s Messenger, verily ‘Ali did so-and-so, so expose him”. Then the fourth person stood up and said: “O Allah’s Messenger, verily ‘Ali did so-and-so…”, then Allah’s Messenger approached the fourth person and his face was changed, he said: “Don’t quarrel with ‘Ali, don’t quarrel with ‘Ali! Verily ‘Ali is from me and I from ‘Ali. And he is the master of every believer after me”. [Fadha’il al-Sahaba, page 605, Hadeeth 1035]
     
    Grading: Isnad Hasan (Good chain)
     
     
    Narrated Ibrahim from Hajjaj from Hammad from ‘Ali b. Zayd from ‘Uday from Thabet from al-Bara’, he said: We accompanied the Prophet (saw) on the farewell pilgrimage until we reached Ghadeer Khum and after called to establish the congregation prayers. Then the Prophet (saw) went to stand up between two trees, where he then grabbed the hands of ‘Ali b. Abi Taleb (as) and said: “Do I not have more right over the believers than their own selves?”. They answered: Indeed, O Allah’s Messenger. He said: “This man is the Mawla (master) to whomever I am his Mawla. O Allah, befriend those who befriend him and oppose those who oppose him”. Then ‘Umar b. al-Khattab met with ‘Ali after and said to him: Congratulations, O son of Abi Taleb! You have now become the Mawla of every Mu’min and Mu’minah. [Fadha’il al-Sahaba, page 610, Hadeeth 1042]
     
    Grading: Isnad Hasan (Good chain)
     
     
     
    Narrated ‘Abdullah from ‘Ali b. Muslim from ‘UbaydAllah b. Musa from Muhammad b. ‘Ali al-Salmi from ‘Abdullah b. Muhammad b. ‘Aqeel from Jaber b. ‘Abdullah(ra), he said: We did not know of any hypocrites from the Ansar except of those among them who had hatred towards ‘Ali (as). [Fadha’il al-Sahaba, page 639, Hadeeth 1086]
     
    Grading: Isnad Hasan (Good chain)
     
     
     
     
    Narrated ‘Abdullah from ‘Uthman b. Abi Shaybah from Sufyan from Yahya b. Sa’id from Sa’id, he said: There was no one from the companions of the Prophet(saw) who used to say: “Ask me...”, except ‘Ali b. Abi Taleb (as). [Fadha’il al-Sahaba, page 646, Hadeeth 1098]
     
    Grading: Isnad Saheeh (Authentic chain)
     
    Note: The Hadith of Amir al-Mu’mineen(as) and his famous saying of; “Ask me before you lose me..” is famous in the Imami Hadith literature. In addition to the above report in Fadha’il al-Sahaba, another Sunni report recorded by al-Dhahabi in his Seyar ‘Alam al Nubala states that Imam al-Sadiq(as) also used to call out to the people around the same way as Amir al-Mu'mineen (as):
     
    وعن عمرو بن أبي المقدام  قال : كنت إذا نظرت إلى  جعفر بن محمد  علمت أنه من سلالة النبيين . قد رأيته واقفا عند الجمرة يقول : سلوني ، سلوني 
     
    .وعن صالح بن أبي الأسود ،  سمعت  جعفر بن محمد  يقول : سلوني قبل أن تفقدوني ، فإنه لا يحدثكم أحد بعدي بمثل حديثي
     
    From ‘Amro b. Abi al-Muqdam, he said: Whenever I used to look at Ja’far b. Muhammad (as), I always knew that he was from the descendants of the Prophets (as). One day I saw him standing by al-Jamrah calling: “Ask me, Ask me…”. And from Saleh b. Abi al-Aswad, he said: I once heard Ja’far b. Muhammad (as) say: “Ask me before you lose me. For verily no one after me will speak to you similarly to my speech”. [Seyar ‘Alam al-Nubala’ by al-Dhahabi, page 255, section Ja’far b. Muhammad]
     
     
     
    Narrated ‘Abdullah, he said: Narrated to me Nasr b. al-Jahdhamy from ‘Ali b. Ja’far, he said: Narrated to me my brother Musa b. Ja’far (as) from his father Ja’far b. Muhammad (as) from his father ‘Ali b. al-Hussain (as) from his father (as) from his grandfather (as) who said that one day the Messenger of Allah (saw) took the hands of al-Hassan (as), al-Hussain (as) and said: Whoever loves me, loves those two and loves their father and mother, then he will be with me and next to my rank on the day of resurrection. [Fadha’il al-Sahaba, page 693-694, Hadeeth 1185]
     
    Grading: Hasan-Ghar’ib (Good but strange), according to at-Tirmidhi.
     
    Note: Tirmidthi and other Sunni Hadith clerics did not authenticate this report by grading it as ‘Saheeh’, mainly due to one of the narrators in the chain being ‘Ali b. Ja’far - a son of Imam al-Sadiq and the brother of al-Khadhim, peace be upon them, whom they consider as a Majhul narrator (unknown). The editor of this book said the following on the chain of this report: “In it’s chain is ‘Ali b. Ja’far b. Muhammad b. al-Sadiq. No one mentioned any Jarh (criticism) or Ta’deel (praise) of him, while the rest of the narrators are Thiqah (trustworthy)”.
     
     
    From an Imami perspective, ‘Ali b. Jafar (ra) is a reliable and trustworthy narrator and also a loyal companion of al-Khadhim (as) and al-Sadiq (as).
     
     
     
    Muhammad b. al-Muthana: Narrated to us Yahya bin Hammad, he said: Narrated to us Abu 'Awanah from Sulayman b. Mihran, he said: Narrated to us Hubayb bin Abi Thabet from Abi Tufayl (ra) from Zayd bin Arqam (ra), he said: When the Messenger of Allah (saw) returned from the farewell pilgrimage and stopped at Ghadeer Khum, he said: "It's as if I have received a call and I answered it - and that I am leaving among you two weighty things with one being greater than the other - the book of Allah and the progeny of my Ahlulbayt (as), so look at how they will be left with you after me. Verily they will not separate from each other until they reach me at the Lake-fount". Then he said: "Verily Allah is my Mawla (master), and I am the Mawla of every believer". Then he grabbed the hands of 'Ali and said: "So whomsoever I am his Mawla then 'Ali is his Mawla. O Allah, support those who support him and oppose those who oppose him". Then I asked Zayd: Did you hear it from Allah's messenger? He answered: There was no one there who did not see and hear it with their eyes and ears.  [Khasa'is Amir al-Mu'mineen, al-Nasa'i, page 96]
    Grading: Saheeh (Authentic)
     
    Muhammad b. Wahab: Narrated to us Miskeen, he said: Narrated to us Shu’bah from Abi Bilj from ‘Amri b. Maymoon from Ibn ‘Abbas, he said: The Messenger of Allah ordered for all the doors of his Masjid to be closed, except the door of ‘Ali. [Khasa'is Amir al-Mu'mineen, al-Nasa'i, pages 63-64]
     
    Grading: Isnad Hasan (Good chain)
     
     
     
    Muhammad b. al-Muthana: Narrated to us Yahya b. Hammad: Narrated to us al-Wadhah: Narrated to us Yahya: Narrated to us ‘Amri b. Maymoon from Ibn ‘Abbass, he said: The doors of the Masjid [al-Nabawi] were all closed, except the door of ‘Ali. And the entrance of the Masjid was on it’s side, and his door was the only door to the Masjid where there was no path to enter the Masjid except through his door. [Khasa'is Amir al-Mu'mineen, al-Nasa'i, page 64]
     
    Grading: Isnad Hasan (Good chain)
     
     
    InshaAllah more will be added in the future. 
    Wsalam
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Salsabeel in Hadith Of The Day   
    From the Messenger of Allah (saw), he said: "The Imams after me are twelve. The first one is 'Ali b. Abi Taleb (as) and the last of them is the Qa'im (as). The one who seeks nearness to them is a believer. And the one who rejects them is a disbeliever". [Kamal Aldeen, Hadith 4, Page 248]
    https://ia801708.us.archive.org/18/items/348783478349/kmal-aldin.pdf
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Abdul Batin Bey in Qur'an Verse Of The Day   
    "Everyone upon the earth will perish, And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor." [ar-Rahman: 26-27]
    ‎كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ * وَيَبْقَى وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلالِ وَالإِكْرَامِ 
     
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    Al-Hassan reacted to Qa'im in Will we ever "see" god   
    As has been said in the thread, the eyes cannot perceive Allah nor can the imagination comprehend Him, because that would limit Him. Imam al-Hadi (as) has a tradition that says, if we were able to see Allah, that would mean that we would share the same setting as Him, which would be tashbeeh.
    Rather, the hadiths are clear that the reality of Allah will be seen with the hearts. The hearts of the believers with "see" Him, meaning, they will know Him, recognize Him, and know that He is One and All-Powerful. Otherwise, our lack of comprehension of Him is our comprehension of Him. True monotheism is to know that His essence is a mystery.
    A tradition from Imam ar-Rida (as) indicates that our "seeing" of Allah in heaven is our seeing the Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt, because they are the Face of Allah - the ones through whom God is recognized and come to, the representatives of God. Our ma`rifa of the Imam is tied to our ma`rifa of Allah, because the Imam is the ultimate theophany.
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from John_313 in Does Mysticism And Sufism Have A Place In Islam?   
    Does Mysticism(Irfan), deviant elements in Philosophy and Sufism have a place in Islam?
    Now one might ask and especially a Sunni would say what is the difference between the stuff being performed in this video and the Shia stuff done in Aushra? The answer is, they are completely different and are no were relevant to one another.
    The rituals performed in Ashura is generally grieving for Imam Hussien and reviving his message in order to please Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. After all, as Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى mentioned in the Quran , crying and grieving to whom Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى adores is a type of worship and he set an example for that by showing how he was pleased with prophet Yaqoob(AS) when he used to weep and cry for Yusef(AS) for years until he eventually became blind.
    However, in regards regards to Suffism and specifically the types in this video, What they believe is basically that there are ways in which you can reach Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى other than through fasting, ziyarat, haj, praying and making dhikr but by other physical means or actions such as those performed in this video. Moreover, Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى did not set an example in the Quran that would reflect on these rituals they are performing as he did for Ashura nor any hadith said by the prophet or the infallibles would reflect on them as well. Does that not make these people specifically deviant?
    Now since I only have a general knowledge on Irfan and Sufism , I cannot immediately label them as deviant or declare takfeer on them. Moreover, I know for a fact that Sufism is broad and that there are other Sufis that reject these types of rituals and even declare takfeer on those that perform them. However, some of our major scholars have openly declared Sufism as a corrupt ideology and out of the fold of Islam. Scholars such as Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq al shirazi and those that reflect on his views.
    It is also worth mentioning and quote what our imams have said about Sufism in general. Here are a few hadiths below.
    “Our master Imam al-Askari (peace be upon him) has also been reported to have said to Abu Hashim al-Ja’fari: “O Abu Hashim! There will come a time where people’s faces are laughing and joyous [while] their hearts are dark and indeterminate. The Sunnah amongst them is innovation and the innovation is Sunnah. The believer amongst them is demeaned and the evil one venerated. Their rulers are oppressive and their scholars through the doors of darkness proceed.Their wealthy pillage the provision of their poor. Their young precede their old, and every ignorant to them is an authority, and every assignee to them is poor. They do not differentiate between the sincere and the doubtful, nor do they know the sheep from wolves. Their scholars are the most evil of God’s creation on the face of earth, because they incline towards Philosophy and Sufism. By Allah! They are of the enemies and people of distortion. They exaggerate in their love for our opponents and they misguide our Shi’a and Followers.” (Safinatul Bihar, By al-Muhadith al-Qummi, vol. 2, p. 58)
    "It has also been reported that Al-Hussain bin Abul Khattab said: “One day, I was with Abul Hassan al-Hadi (peace be upon him) in the mosque of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) when some of his companions, among whom was Abu Hashim al-Ja’fari, came to him. Abu Hashim was an eloquent man and had a high position near Imam al-Hadi (peace be upon him).While we were standing, a group of Sufis came into the mosque. They sat in a corner of the mosque and began saying ‘La Ilaha Illallah’ (i.e. there is no God but Allah). Imam al-Hadi (peace be upon him) turned towards his companions and said to them: ‘Do not pay attention to these deceivers for they are allies of the Devils and destroyers of the bases of religion."
    "It has been reported that our pure Infallibles (peace be upon them) condemned the one who adopts the philosophers and Sufi’s path. When Imam al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) was asked about Sufis, he answered: “they are our enemies, whoever is inclined towards them then he's one of them and will be resurrected with them. There will be people who claim they love us but they are inclined towards them and they try to be like them, call themselves with their name, and say what they say, whoever is inclined towards them he's not from us and we are innocent from him and whoever rejects them and refutes them he's like someone who performed Jihad against the disbelievers with the messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his pure family)” (Safinatul Bihar, by al-Muhadith al-Qummi, vol. 2, p. 57)"
    By the way, the people seen in this video adhere themselves to Sunnism rather than Shiaism. It can be seen by the way they pray at the end of the video.
    That being all said, what are everyone's thoughts and opinions on this?
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    Al-Hassan reacted to Gaius I. Caesar in Racism on ShiaChat   
    Well, I am not naming any names here but I was told once that converts are untrustworthy and not sincere in their deen, one day "I would follow Islam" and the next day I would "worship Buddha".
    Said member also kept calling me "white boy" after I told them to stop, but that's entirely my fault because I tolerated it when I shouldn't have.
     "Pardon one offense and you encourage the commission of many" ~ Publilius Syrus.
    So there's discrimination against converts here, no doubt. Shame really,but I have my friends here.
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Ali_Hussain in Was Imam Ali (A.s) Born In The Holy Ka'aba?   
    Salam
    Akhi. I don't think there is such crack that the Saudi regime are trying to conceal. It has been historically proven that the Ka'ba has been destroyed and rebuilt numrous times throughout history. Therefore, even if there was an original crack on the Ka'ba due on the birth of Imam Ali(as) happening in it, it would have long been gone and lost from the first time the Ka'ba's structure was destroyed.
    Walykom Al-Salam
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from skyweb1987 in Virtues of Ahlulbayt in Sunni Hadith literature   
    I understand the point that you're trying to reach but there is also a greater context to this. One of the meanings of the word Sunnah in Arabic is 'teachings' and in the context of the aforementioned Hadith, it is the teachings of RasulAllah (saw), so the Hadiths are not entirely mutually exclusive or conflict with each other. Malik's report is not absolutely weak and I believe its more appropriate to rather say that the issue with it is that its vague or generic since it could be interpreted to mean that the "Sunnah" of the Prophet (saw) can be taken from anyone who met him, like Abu Hurayra or Malik b. Anas and other individuals whom are not recognized by Imamis, and not restricting it to the Ahlulbayt (as).
    The Prophet (saw) ordered the Muslims to follow the Ahlulbayt (as) because they are the most authentic source to reach his Sunnah. 
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    Al-Hassan reacted to Qa'im in Who are the Ahl al-Dhikr?   
    محمد بن يحيى، عن محمد بن الحسين، عن محمد بن إسماعيل، عن منصور بن يونس، عن أبي بكر الحضرمي، قال: كنت عند أبي جعفر عليه السلام ودخل عليه الورد أخو الكميت فقال: جعلني الله فداك اخترت لك سبعين مسألة ما تحضرني منها مسألة واحدة، قال: ولا واحدة يا ورد؟ قال: بلى قد حضرني منها واحدة، قال وما هي قال: قول الله تبارك وتعالى: " فاسألوا أهل الذكر إن كنتم لا تعلمون " من هم؟ قال: نحن قال: قلت: علينا أن نسألكم؟ قال: نعم، قلت: عليكم أن تجيبونا؟ قال: ذاك إلينا.
     
    Muhammad b. Yahya from Muhammad b. al-Husayn from Muhammad b. Isma`il from Mansoor b. Yunus from Abi Bakr al-Hadrami.
    He said: I was with Abu Ja`far عليه السلام and al-Ward, the brother of al-Kumayt, entered and said: May Allah make me your ransom, I have chosen seventy questions for you, and not one of them do I recall. He said: Not even one, Ward? He said: Yea, I have recalled one of them. He said: And what is it? He said: The saying of Allah تبارك وتعالى, “So ask the People of the Reminder if you do not know.” (16:43, 21:7) – who are they? He said: Us. He said: I said: Is it upon us that we ask you? He said: Yes. I said: Is it upon you to answer us? He said: That is up to us. (al-Kafi, Volume 1, hadith 543)
    (hasan kal-muwathaq) (حسن كالموثق)
     
    محمد بن يحيى، عن محمد بن الحسين، عن صفوان بن يحيى، عن العلاء بن رزين عن محمد بن مسلم، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: إن من عندنا يزعمون أن قول الله عز وجل: " فاسألوا أهل الذكر إن كنتم لا تعلمون " أنهم اليهود والنصارى، قال: إذا يدعونكم إلى دينهم! قال: - قال بيده إلى صدره - نحن أهل الذكر ونحن المسؤولون.
     
    Muhammad b. Yahya from Muhammad b. al-Husayn from Safwan b. Yahya from al-`Alaa’ b. Ruzayn from Muhammad b. Muslim from Abu Ja`far عليه السلام.
    He (i.e. Muhammad b. Muslim) said: From us there are some who claim that the saying of Allah عز وجل “So ask the People of the Reminder if you do not know.” (16:43, 21:7) refers to the Jews and the Christians. He said: They would call you to their religion! He said – saying with his hand on his chest – we are the People of the Reminder (Ahl adh-Dhikr) and we are the questioned ones. (al-Kafi, Volume 1, hadith 544)
    (sahih) (صحيح)
     
    عدة من أصحابنا، عن احمد بن محمد، عن الوشاء، عن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه السلام قال: سمعته يقول: قال علي بن الحسين عليه السلام على الائمة من الفرض ما ليس على شيعتهم، وعلى شيعتنا ما ليس علينا، أمرهم الله عز وجل أن يسألونا، قال: " فاسألوا أهل الذكر إن كنتم لا تعلمون " فأمرهم أن يسألونا وليس علينا الجواب، إن شئنا أجبنا وإن شئنا أمسكنا.
     
    Several of our companions from Ahmad b. Muhammad from al-Washsha’ from Abu’l Hasan ar-Rida عليه السلام.
    He (i.e. al-Washsha’) said: I heard him say: `Ali b. al-Husayn عليه السلام said: Upon the Imams are obligations that are not upon their Shi`a, and upon our Shi`a [there are obligations] that are not upon us. Allah عز وجل ordered them to ask us – He said, “So ask the People of the Reminder if you do not know.” (16:43, 21:7) – so He commanded them to ask us, and it is not upon us to answer. If we will, we answer, and if we will, we withhold. (al-Kafi, Volume 1, hadith 545)
    (sahih) (صحيح)
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    Al-Hassan reacted to notme in Depressed in a sexless marriage   
    This is probably the problem! Pornography ruins real world sex for its addicts. 
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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Heavenly_Silk in The Nostalgia Thread   
    "32 Bit"  .. lol
     
     



     

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    Al-Hassan got a reaction from Abu Nur in Virtues of Ahlulbayt in Sunni Hadith literature   
    Simply because loving the Ahlulbayt (as) out of words without absolutely following their teachings does not suffice in obeying the orders of the Prophet (saw). Both the Sunni and Imami school fundamentally believe that the Prophet (saw) before his demise ordered the Muslims to follow the Quran and his Sunnah, and that one will not separate from the other until the final hour, and we believe that the only gateway to the Sunnah is via the Ahlulbayt. The Ahlulbayt from all of the Sahabah, Tabi'in and Atba' at-Tabi'in are the only ones qualified to hold an authoritative position in teaching the Prophet's Sunnah to the Muslims and they hold this unique position based on their superiority in virtues, knowledge and piety as shown in this thread. 
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