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  1. Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘Perhaps you think that Allah has only created this single world, and you think that Allah has not created anyone other than yourselves! Nay by Allah, verily Allah has created a million worlds and a million Adams and you are in the last of these worlds and of the last Adams.' الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لَعلّكَ تَرى أنَّ اللّه‏َ إنّما خَلقَ هذا العالَمَ الواحِدَ ، وتَرى أنَّ اللّه‏َ لَم يَخْلُقْ بَشَرا غَيرَكُم ! بلى واللّه‏ِ ، لَقد خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ ألفَ ألفِ عالَمٍ ، وألْفَ ألفِ آدمَ ، أنتَ في آخِرِ تِلكَ العوالِمِ واُولئكَ الآدَمِيّينَ. Touhid Sadouq, P. 277, No. 2
  2. Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) says, "The example of this world is like the example of [salty] seawater; whenever the thirsty drinks from it, he gets more thirsty, until it (the seawater) kills him." (Al Kafi)
  3. "Nay, seek (Allah's) help with patient perseverance and prayer: It is indeed hard, except to those who bring a lowly spirit" [Holy Quran 2.45]

  4. (salam) For Blocked noses, Place a dessert spoon of honey in a basin of hot water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin.
  5. "There shall every soul realise what it hath sent before, and they shall be brought back to Allah, their true Lord, and what they did fabricate will vanish from them." Holy Quran [10:30]

  6. (salam) "If a person omits or adds one Sajdah intentionally, his prayers become void. And if he omits or adds one Sajdah forgetfully, the rules regarding it will be explained later." "Two Sajdahs together are a “Rukn” (elemental), and if a person omits to perform two Sajdah in one Rak'at of an obligatory prayers, whether intentionally or owing to forgetfulness, or adds two more Sajdahs, his prayers are void." Source: http://www.al-islam.org/islamic-laws-ayatullah-al-uzma-sayyid-ali-al-husaini-seestani/rules-salat-part-iii-iii (wasalam)
  7. (salam) Jazaka'Allah khairan for opening up this thread! It has been mentioned in the book, Balad al-Amin and the Misbah of Kafa`mi that Imam `Ali ibn al-Husain Sayyid as-Sajjidin (prayers be upon him) related from his father from his grandfather the Prophet of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) that this supplication was taught by the Angel Jibra’il (prayers be upon him) to the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) during one of the battles.It was in one of the wars that the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) had taken part in which he had a very heavy and expensive coat of armor on to protect himself. It is related that the coat was so heavy that it was hurting the body of the Prophet (prayers of Allah be upon him and his family). In this state,the Angel Jibra’il (prayers be upon him) came to the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) and said: “O’ Muhammad! Your Lord conveys his salutations to you and has said to take this coat of armor (Jawshan) and to recite it as this is a protection for you and your Ummah. Dua'a Jaushan E Kabeer Dua'a Jaushan E Sagheer "Sayyid ibn Tawus in his book Muhaj al dawat have narrated that Imam Kazim (a.s.) used to recite this dua when he knew that the Abbaside caliph was planning to kill him" From the book Siffin of Abdul Aziz al-Jaludi from our companions (r.a.) that he said: When we returned with the flag, Imam Ali (a.s.) said the following prayer, which resulted in victory against enemies of Islam and peace. Please recite and share this prayer
  8. (salam) I have Jami ' al-Tafasir 2 Noorsoft installed on my computer a couple of years ago. The software can be re-installed using the Noorsoft CD and a card which contains the password to in-stall it. I'm not sure if it can be downloaded.
  9. Subhan'Allah! A Man Filmed Heaven For 7 Days! http://www.snowaddiction.org/2014/06/a-man-filmed-heaven-for-7-days-what-he-saw-took-my-breath-away.html "I have set my face firmly towards Him Who brought the heavens and earth into being”. [6:79] “And He sent down rain from the sky And made every kind of species grow on the earth”. [31:10] “… He created everything and determined them in exact proportions”.[25:2] "And it is He who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm and (flowing) rivers; and fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two; He draweth the night as a veil over the Day. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who consider." [13:3]
  10. "Surely you cannot guide whom you love, but Allah guides whom He pleases, and He knows best the followers of the right way." [Holy Quran [28:56]

  11. وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ وَكِيلًا Put your trust in Allah: Allah is sufficient as Guardian. — Qur'an 33:3

  12. (salam) Drink 3 sips of water every time after you do wudhoo (ablution) with the intention of decreasing anger. Recite Ya Wadudo 360 times on any sweet thing for 40 days and then eat (can also do it for someone else and give it to them to eat). Source: http://www.duas.org/healthremedies Imam al-Baqir (as) said“….whosoever is angry with someone let him sit down immediately if he is standing; for, indeed, it would repel from him the uncleanliness of Satan. And whoever gets angry with his kinsmen, let him approach him and pat him; for the feeling of consanguinity, when stimulated by touch, induces calmness.” [Al‑Kulayni, al‑Kafi, vol. 2, p 302, hadith 2] Imam Ali (as) said“When a person gets angry, and if he is standing, he should immediately lie down (sit down) on earth for a while as this removes the filth of Satan from him at that time.” [Al-Rayshahri, Mizan al-Hikmah] The Prophet (SAW) of God said“Anger is from Satan and Satan is created from fire. As fire is extinguished with water, whenever someone of you gets angry he should perform wudhu (minor ablution) at that time.” Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (as) said:“A Mo’min (believer) is the person when angered, his anger doesn’t lead him away from what is the truth...” [Al-Kulayni, al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 186,]
  13. (salam) There's a saying that goes " Beauty gets attention, but personality captures the heart" “The adornment of the inner self is more beautiful than the adornment of the outer.” ~Amir Al Momineen (as)
  14. (salam) "Sometimes you find requests are not immediately granted. Do not be disappointed. Fulfillment of desires rest in the true purpose or intention of the prayer. More often fulfillment is delayed because merciful Lord wants to bestow upon you suitable rewards. In the meantime bear patiently hardships, believing sincerely in His help. You will get better favours, because, unknowingly you may ask for things which are really harmful to you. Many of your requests, if granted, may bring eternal damnation. So at times, withholding fulfillment is a blessing in disguise." -Ameerul Mu'mineen (as)
  15. Jabir's powerful words to 'Atiyyah on the Arbaeen of Imam al-Husayn ('a) ‘Atiyyah al-‘Awfi said: I left with Jabir bin ‘Abdillah al-Ansari (ra) to visit the grave of al-Husayn bin ‘Ali (‘a), and when we entered Karbala, Jabir came near the bank of River Euphrates, performed the major ablution (ghusl) and wore his clothes; then he opened his bag which contained su’d [a plant with sweet odor]. He spread the perfume over his body; thereafter, he did not take a step save in the remembrance of Allah, until he neared the grave [of al-Husayn ‘a]. [Then] he said: Make me touch the grave. And I made him do so. Thereupon he fell over the grave unconscious. I sprinkled some water on him, and he gained consciousness. Then he cried three times: Ya Husayn Addressing al-Husayn (‘a) he said: Why is the beloved not responding to the call of the lover? And how can you respond, while your veins have been severed, and your body has been separated from your head? I bear witness that you are the offspring of prophets, and the son of the master of believers, and the offspring of the companion of piety, and the offspring of guidance, and the fifth member of the people of the cloak, and the son of the master of chiefs, and the son of Fatimah, the mistress of women; how can you not be so, while the hand of the Leader of Apostles (s) fed you, and you were breast fed from the breast of belief, and trained in the bosoms of pious people, your weaning accompanied the state of utter submission; hence, you enjoyed a pleasant state both during your life and death; however, the hearts of the believers are sorrowful due to your separation, and do not doubt about your good position. So upon you be Allah’s peace and approval. And I bear witness that you faced what your brother [Prophet] Yahya ('a) had faced. Thereafter Jabir felt the presence around the grave and said: Peace be unto you and the spirits that have descended in the neighborhood of al-Husayn (‘a), I bear witness that you kept prayer steadfast and gave the zakat and you commanded the good and prohibited the forbidden and struggled against the deniers of religion and you worshipped Allah until conviction came to you. Then he said: I swear by the One Who sent Muhammad as a Prophet with truth; surely we participated with you in what you encountered. ‘Atiyyah (not understanding this powerful statement made by Jabir) asks: How can that be possible while we did not descend on any valley, nor did we climb any mountainous area, nor did we fight with the sword, whereas the heads of the group of al-Husayn (‘a) have been separated from their bodies, their children made orphans, and their women made widows? Jabir said: “O ‘Atiyyah, I heard from my beloved, the Apostle of Allah (S), say, ‘Whosoever loves a nation, would be resurrected with them, and whosoever loves the deed of a nation, would be considered one who has participated in the deed.' I swear by the One Who Sent Muhammad as a Prophet in truth, surely my intention and the intention of my companions is according to the intention of al-Husayn and his companions. Then Jabir says to ‘Atiyyah: Take me towards the houses of Kufa. When we reached a certain point on the way, Jabir said to 'Atiyya: ‘O ‘Atiyyah, may I advise you, for I do not think that I shall meet you after this short journey? Love the lover of Aali Muhammad as long as he/shes loves them, and have aversion for one who has aversion for Aali Muhammad as long as he/she has aversion for them, even if he/she were to fast and stand in prayer frequently; and befriend the lover of Aali Muhammad, for surely if one of their feet were to slip due to excess of sin, the other foot would be firm due to love for Aali Muhammad, for verily the lover of Aali Muhammad would return to Paradise and one who have aversion for them would return to Hell Fire. Bihar al-Anwaar, v.65, p.131
  16. As'Salam Alaykum Wa'RahMatallhi Wa'Barakatuhu! Imam Muhamed al-Baqir (a.s.) states that the heavens wept over Imam Hussain (a.s.) for forty mornings, rising red and setting red. As we complete 40 days of remembrance of our Imam, we re-assert our pledge of obedience and loyalty to him. In Ziarayt Arbaeen we recite "I bear witness that you are the pillar of "Deen", support of the Muslims, refuge of the faithful; I bear witness that you are a truthful, well-aware, content, intelligent, rightly guided guide (Imam); I bear witness that the Imams among your descendants are the symbols of "conscious piety" and signs of "true guidance", the "safe handle"-Islam," "I bear witness that you kept your promise made with Allah, and strived in His way..." "O my Allah be my witness that I make friends with those who love him and oppose those who deny him." The Purpose of Aba Abdulllah-El-Hussain (as) mission is very well summarized in ziarayt Arbaeen "...made every effort and put his heart, mind, soul and life at the disposal of Thy mission to liberate the people from the yoke of ignorance" Our Prophet has said, “The earth mourns the death of a believer for forty mornings.” Therefore it appears that the deceased should be remembered and mourned over for a period of forty days. Performing an act for a continuous period of forty days is also known to help one to not just form a habit, but also to carry on the practice for the rest of his life. The number 40 holds tremendous spiritual significance in the realm of transformation. Prophet Jesus (as) wandered in the desert for forty days in order to experience purification and come to a greater understanding of himself and his mission. Prophet Moses (as) and his people traveled through the desert for forty years before arriving at their home in the holy land. Prophet Noah (as) preserved the sacredness of life by sailing his ark for forty days and forty nights. According to the Karbala, the ancient Jewish mystical text, it takes forty days to ingrain any new way of being into our system... Reciting particular duas for a period of 40 days is highly recommended in our practices as well.The unit 40 (forty) is said to be very effective. If a particular Duaa is recited 40 times, or 40 people gather to recite it, or it is recited for 40 days then its effectiveness is highly increased. (Duas.org). It is reported from Imam Ja'fer Sadiq (a.s.) that whoever recites Dua-e-Ahad for forty days, after morning prayers will be amongst the helpers of the 12th Imam (atfs). Visitation of the shrine of Imam Hussain (a.s.) as well as Masjid-e-Sahla for 40 consecutive Thursdays is also very highly recommended and is one of the acts that promises a visit from the Imam Saheb az Zaman (atfs). Thus, as we perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een and commemorate the Arba’een, 40 days of mourning of Imam Hussain (a.s.), we hope and pray that this forty days of remembrance of Imam Hussain (a.s.), brings about a transformation in us by which we can continue to follow the path of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and carry on his message of upholding justice with true faith and a strong sense of sacrifice Insha'Allah!!! Labbayk Ya Hussain (as)! Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa aali Muhammad!
  17. Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a.s.) includes the performance of Ziyarat-e-Arba’een as one of the five marks for a believer, in addition to reciting 51 raka of sala, audible recitation of Bismillah, wearing a ring on one’s right hand, and doing sajda on dust. (This hadith has been narrated by Sheikh Tusi in the book Tahthib)
  18. اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻰ اﻟْﺤُﺴَﻴْﻦِ وَﻋَﻠﻰ ﻋَﻠِﻲﱢ ﺑْﻦِ اﻟْﺤُﺴَﻴْﻦِ وَﻋَﻠﻰ اَوْﻻدِ اﻟْﺤُﺴَﻴْﻦِ وَﻋَﻠﻰ اَﺻْﺤﺎبِ اﻟْﺤُﺴَﻴْﻦ On this Sad and Mournful occasion we express our Heartfelt Condolences and Deepest Grief to all the Muslims and the Lovers of the Holy Ahlul Bayt(A.S.). May Allah also accept our Azadari (mourning) and May He give us the opportunity for us to do it continuously and Insha-Allah next Ashura and Arbayeen. Imam Muhamed al-Baqir (a.s.) states that the heavens wept over Imam Hussain (a.s.) for forty mornings, rising red and setting red. As we complete 40 days of remembrance of our Imam, we re-assert our pledge of obedience and loyalty to him The 40th Arbaeen marks an important turning point in the movement of Kerbala. This day, which is no less important to the day of Aashura is important for many reasons – the prime being that the Ahlu’l Bayt reached the land of Kerbala on this day and performed the visitation to Sayyid ash-Shuhada al-Husain and the loyal family and friends who gave their life for the cause of Islam. Although the historians differ on when this event transpired; some say it was in the same year of the massacre in Kerbala in the year 61 AH, whilst other say it was in the following year. Whatever the case, the atrocities and difficulties which the family were put through in the court of Yazid and the long ride to Kerbala culminated on the 20th of Safar on the empty plains of Kerbala. The grave of Imam Husain was not desolate as some may expect. Rather, as the Ahlu’l Bayt were approaching Kerbala, there were a few people already at the grave, marking his martyrdom with tears. The individual, who had been a companion of the Prophet of Islam – Jabir ibne Abdullah al-Ansari (who at this point was blind) – along with his assistant, had made the trek from Madina to the place of martyrdom of his Imam and master. Jabir called out to his Imam, “I testify that you are the son of the Seal of the Prophets, the son of the Master of the Faithful, the son of the inseparable ally of piety, the descendant of guidance…” His servant noted to him that he could see a caravan of people in the distance and they were approaching this sacred site. As they approached, they realized that this was none other than the caravan of present Imam, Ali ibn al-Husain as-Sajjad with the other family members and assistants! The historians note that at this point, Jabir and his assistant, Atiyyah, moved out of the way so that the women of the Ahlu’l Bayt and the others could show their grief at the sacred grave in privacy and according to reports, the heads of the martyrs were also buried at this point in time – as before leaving Shaam, they were given back the sacred heads of the martyrs. Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammad Wa Ali Muhammad Wa Ajjil Farajahum.
  19. “Ya man Azhar al-Jamil" Oh YOU who reveal beauty Here the Holy Prophet (SAW) said to Gabriel: What is the virtue of these words? Gabriel said: Far away! Far away! It is something impossible, for if the angels of seven heavens and seven earths gather to describe its virtues till the Day of Judgment, they are not able to describe a single part of it.” “O Muhammad! Teach this Dua only to men of piety. Do not even teach it to hypocrites, for it is a Dua which God will answer. This is the Dua recited by the men of Beite Ma’moor (an edifice in the fourth or seventh heaven as sacred as Ka’aba) when they circumambulate it.” “While being happy and having a smile on his lips, Gabriel come down from heaven to the Holy Prophet (SAW) bringing the following Dua saying: God has sent a gift for you. The Holy Prophet said: What is the gift O Gabriel! Gabriel said: Words along with treasures of heaven by which God has honoured you. The Holy Prophet said: What are those words O Gabriel?! Gabriel said: Say: “O You who reveal beauty and conceal ugly things! O You who do not take a wrongdoer to task and not tear the veil! O You who are Great Forever! O You who have the great forbearance! O You who have pardon abounding!O You who have opened Your hands for mercy! O Hearer of all whisperings! O You to whom all complaints are made! O Noble face! O Possessor of great favor! O You who give blessings to Your servants when they do not deserve it! O our Master! O our Lord! O our Guardian! O the Goal of our desires! I beseech You O God! not to make my being ugly with Fire.”
  20. Shaheed Aminah Haidar Al-Sadr is an example of the spiritual and intellectual power of women. She was the sister of Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr. Aminah Al-Sadr, known as Bint Al-Huda was well educated at the hands of her two scholar brothers, especially Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir, who recognized her bright talent. As a teenager, Bint Al-Huda was a reader who always spent her pocket money on useful books and increasing her knowledge. At the age of 20, Bint Al-Huda began writing articles in Al-Adhwa magazine which was published by the religious ulema in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. Her articles drew the attention of intellectuals in Najaf and became torches which illuminated the darkness for women. Her writings awakened a society which, like many societies in other Muslim countries, was being deviated under the pretexts of freedom and equality. A major crime of the Iraqi Ba’thist regime was the torture and murder of this noble lady and her brother and religious scholar, Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr (may Allah bless them both). The regime of Saddam was well aware of their struggle for the sake of Islam, so they were arrested in April, 1980, and killed in cold blood three days later. Some of her short stories can be read here.
  21. "Aim to live in this world without allowing the world to live inside you, because when a boat sits on water it sails perfectly, but when water enters inside the boat, it sinks." Amir Al-Moimenin (AS)

  22. "Truly pious is he who is conscious of God." Surah Al Baqarah (2:189)

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