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aliyah21

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    aliyah21 reacted to starlight in World's Most Beautiful Mosques ?   
    @ sis hammedeh, thank for sharing, looks less eerie now :)
    Yes certainly the human mind is complex.lol I have been thinking of an explanation as to why I get that creepy feeling and haven't been able to come up with anything. Shah jahan mosque Pakistan, beautiful and serene :)



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    aliyah21 reacted to repenter-gone4awhile in World's Most Beautiful Mosques ?   
    Nasir Al-Mulk, Shiraz
     

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    aliyah21 reacted to Hameedeh in World's Most Beautiful Mosques ?   
    It's just the lighting. It's a mosque in Malaysia. There is another pic of the same mosque in daylight:
     

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    aliyah21 reacted to Hameedeh in World's Most Beautiful Mosques ?   
    ^ Maybe the purple/pink photo has been color manipulated. Or the lighting at sunset makes it look like that. This photo is similar to one that is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi at sunrise: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/sunrise-at-sheikh-zayed-grand-mosque-royalty-free-image/159194756
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    aliyah21 reacted to Repentant in World's Most Beautiful Mosques ?   
    Its neat how the architecture of that society usually influences the mosque.
     
    Not sure if fake or real, supposedly in Pakistan:
     
    https://kufarooq3blog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/slide_319140_2962995_free.jpg

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    aliyah21 reacted to Haji 2003 in World's Most Beautiful Mosques ?   
    Most of the ones in the list only make the list because they were built by corrupt Sunni rulers, who pay the international media to curry favour. For the complete set of monstrosities see the article, I've shown the better ones, mainly.
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3255233/From-mesmerising-golden-domes-halls-kaleidoscopic-colours-world-s-beautiful-mosques.html
     
    And they've completely missed out Uzbekistan whose historic mosques are worthy of inclusion IMHO. 
     
    Nasr-ul-Molk is the only Iranian one to make the list. It's nice, but it's a fairly recent construction, AFAIK.
     

     
    OK, the Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore  merits inclusion. I've been there, it's pretty amazing.
     

     
    A copy of a well-known building and not a very good copy at that:
     

     
    One of the few to be genuinely worthy of inclusion:
     

     
    I have a suspicion that the Masjid an-Nabawi makes the list because the architect was a westerner who copied the mosque in Cordoba.
     

     
    Dear God...
     
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    aliyah21 got a reaction from Ali_Hussain in Muslim - Jewish Neighbourly Relations   
    Beautiful story. Thank you sharing
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    aliyah21 reacted to Ali_Hussain in Muslim - Jewish Neighbourly Relations   
    بسم الله

    السلام عليكم
     
    This story in from June (2015) but for some reason, it appeared on my fb page this morning, so I thought that I'd share it, as at times like this, with increased tension in Palestine, there is the chance of many of us loosing our humanity and viewing all Jews are some kind of legitimate targets for attacks, and celebrating murders or injuries to people whose politics we don't know.
     
    A story about an elderly Jewish lady and her Muslim neighbours who cared
     
    When Lilly began to find life more difficult, her neighbours came every morning to help her to wash and dress herself, and then again in the evening to help her to get to bed.  Sometimes you hear a story that serves to counteract the relentless negativity towards religions that washes around us on a daily basis.  More recently it is Muslims who have bore the brunt of this, with almost a third of schoolchildren believing that Muslims are “taking over our country”, and the fact that British Muslims face the worst job discrimination of any minority group.
     
    I feel it is important to pass on to others a very special family story in an attempt to straighten out what can be a highly skewed view of humanity.
     
    My mother’s first cousin, always known to me as Auntie Lilly, turned 105 in March.  She received her second birthday card from the Queen – in case you’re not aware, you get one at a hundred, then another at 105 and one every year after that if you request it!   Lilly came here as a Jewish refugee from Germany in March 1939, working first as a domestic servant and later marrying and having a daughter.  She lived in the same three-bedroomed, semi-detached house in Willesden Green, in north-west London, for the past fifty-four years.  For the past twenty-five, since her husband Joe died, she has managed on her own. 
     
    When she was ninety-nine and a half she fell and broke her hip.  Everyone thought she would have to make a dramatic change in her lifestyle; she would certainly need to go into an old-age home.  Auntie Lilly, however, had other ideas.  After quite a considerable period of hospitalisation and rehabilitation, she returned to her own house and was once again climbing the stairs to her bedroom.
     
    Her only child, Regina, married to an American, lives three thousand miles away but they speak twice a day on the phone and on Facetime and she visits her mother several times a year, often bringing other family members with her.  For the past eleven years Regina has been given huge support and relief from anxiety about living far away from her mother from another source.
     
    When Lilly was still a sprightly ninety-four and pottering one day in her front garden, she got chatting to the new neighbours who had just moved in next door. They were an extended Pakistani family of fourteen. The parents, Mohammed and Shamin Islam, had first come to England in 1977.   Having lived for a while in Middlesbrough, they moved in 2002 to Kilburn and then on to Willesden Green.  They were highly observant Muslims who prayed five times a day.  The women wore the hijab and, in keeping with their traditions, could not be alone with men who were not family members.  An essential part of their religious belief and moral code was an immense respect for elderly people, no matter what their religion.  The youngest member of the Islam family, a little girl of about two, took to Lilly immediately and began to call her “grandma”. From that day onwards they became fast friends and adopted her as their own. 
     
    Mohammed would pop in frequently to do odd jobs in the house and garden or just to chat over a cup of tea.  Shamin and her daughters would bring food they had cooked and check up on her on a daily basis.  They would keep in regular touch with Regina to reassure her that Lilly was being well looked after.  At Lilly’s 100th birthday party, held in a restaurant, her Pakistani neighbours were honoured guests and had pride of place at the top table.
     
    Until just before her 105th birthday Lilly was still independent and managing to cook and look after herself, even if she did complain of being a little slower than previously.  When I visited her I would take my grandchildren and she would watch with delight as they played in her garden.  She always insisted on giving each of them a five pound note when they left, saying that she couldn’t get out to buy presents.  Her daily routine was a regular one and she was always cheerful, positive and interested in the lives of her visitors.
     
    Recently, she began to find life more difficult.  Her wonderful neighbours started to come every morning to help her to wash and dress herself and then again in the evening to help her to get to bed.  When she became too weak to climb the stairs, two of the girls managed to move her double bed downstairs to the front room, settled her in it and then called Regina on Facetime to show her.
     
    On her 105th birthday three members of the family, Imresh, a young married woman, her two-year-old daughter, Zayna, and her sister Taneem, came in with a very special birthday card.  On the front was a large photo of Lilly and around it were photos of various members of their family.  Inside was written: To Grandma.  We love you.  I watched as the little girl presented it to her with a huge hug and a kiss.
     
    When Lilly became more poorly, Regina stayed to look after her, but it was a job for more than one person. So Shamin and her daughters took it in turns to help her twice daily, as they had done before.  Seeing the love, care and respect they had for her removed all notions of a barrier between age groups, religions or races.  They are simply the best of good neighbours who have become close and immensely valued friends.   Regina knows that she owes them a debt she will never be able to repay, and that they will remain in touch for the rest of their lives.
     
    Auntie Lilly died on 26 March 2015.  She passed away peacefully in her own home with her daughter beside her.  In accordance with Jewish tradition she was buried the next day, in the Jewish burial ground at Bushey in Hertfordshire.  Her son-in-law and two grandsons arrived just in time for the funeral, having flown in from America.  Lilly’s regular Pakistani minicab driver, Iqbal, picked them up from the airport, took them to Lilly’s house and then to the burial ground.  He attended the funeral and refused to take any money for his fare that day.
     
    At the service were Mohammed and Shamin, he dressed in white tunic and trousers and she in her traditional shalwaar kameez and scarf.  Lilly’s Iraqi neighbours also attended, wanting to mark their special relationship too.  Traditionally, when the coffin has been lowered into the ground it is customary for the men to take turns in shovelling earth onto it.  Mohammed, Iqbal and the Iraqi friend all did so, continuing to give to Lilly in death the same love, honour and respect they had given her in life.
     
    In a world in which we hear much about conflict, differences and divisions, this story of a truly loving relationship between an elderly Jewish lady and her Muslim neighbours has succeeded in lifting my spirits and renewing my faith in the essential goodness and kindness of human beings.
     
    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/a-story-about-an-elderly-jewish-lady-and-her-muslim-neighbours-who-cared-10294684.html
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    aliyah21 got a reaction from tendersoul in Imam Hussain Sermon And Sayings During Ashura   
    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." ~ Imam Hussain (AS)
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    aliyah21 reacted to Chaotic Muslem in Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]   
    Kuwait bans Ashura gatherings and activities outside the Husayyniat.

     
    Bahraini authorities sends its troops to remove Hussain flags and banners
     
     
    They mock Shia for mourning a man who died 1400 years ago, but they fear flags of a man in his grave for 1400 years now.
     
    Do they fear tears or do they fear the dead?
     
    If their aim is to remove completely and forever the remembrance of Hussain then good luck. Sayyids Zainab in the court of Yazid said " Do your best and put all your effort! By Allah you will not erase our remembrance "
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    aliyah21 reacted to Ethics in Grand Design - Shia Islam In Malaysia   
    Shi'ism has faced persecution in all parts of the world, however it came as surprise to many when a group of shi'a believers were arrested for holding Muharram commemoration in Malaysia. We investigate the roots of this phenomena
     
    This video shows how illogical the Malaysian government and its head religious leaders are. The mufti doesnt even know where the battle of karbala took place and he has no knowledge of Shia Islam. Absolutely ridiculous! Full of blatant lies and contradictions and hypocrisies. It just makes me in aw when I think how so many people, and how such people can be put in a position to rule people, but then again I remember that ignorance is prevalence in man, and man will never be rid of ignorance.
     

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    aliyah21 reacted to Hameedeh in Muharram Ashora.   
    Salam. This is a topic called The story of Imam Hussain's Martyrdom.
    http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/5818-the-story-of-imam-hussains-martyrdom/ 
    Here is a book you can read on the Internet, by clicking on the chapters on the left side. Or you can download it, to read when you are not online, by clicking on one of the icons on the right side. The red icon is a PDF file, the green one is an ePUB file, and the gray one is a printer-friendly version.
    Epic Martyrdom of Imam Hussein AS http://www.al-islam.org/maqtal/
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    aliyah21 reacted to Hameedeh in Muharram Ashora.   
    If you can watch a movie, this is about Ashura, in Arabic with English subtitles.
    The Caravan of Pride - موكب الاباء - Full Movie on aftermath of Karbala [ENG SUB]


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    aliyah21 reacted to Chaotic Muslem in Imam Hussain Sermon And Sayings During Ashura   
    one of the best ways to understand the nature of Imam Hussain movement is to read his own words
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    aliyah21 reacted to GreyMatter in If You Do Not Vote, Do Not Complain.   
    I just went and voted advanced polls for the upcoming Canadian elections, it was my first time as I got the citizenship last year, lets just say I was treated like a celebrity.
     
    There were no line ups as it was advanced polls, but quite a few people got standard 'k thx bye' treatment, but every single worker smiled, greeted, stood up and thanked me, every single person, like damn, felt awesome.
     
    Mainly because I am the under 30 demographic and a Muslim, a combination that votes the lowest either way. 
     
    If you vote, they see your riding and take demographic studies (ethnicity/race/age) very, very seriously. As you vote, your name gets crossed off, these lists are taken to the Government and studies are done to see which demographic is politically active, and voices their opinion, those who do are greatly favoured, those who don't are forgotten as there is not any incentive for the politicians to cater to you.
     
    For instance the under 30 demographic (18-30) is notorious to not vote for a number of stupid reasonings, and this demographic is the one that is the future yet keeps getting swept off in government policies. My University and all others in the city join up in their thousands clog up downtown every fall and yell to the max to lower the ever rising tuition fees, falls of deaf years with a statement from the Premier stating 'ok thanks, now open up downtown and shush'.
     
    The under 30 goes out of their way to voice these opinions, have demonstrations and what not, but come time to vote .. silence, no wonder the issues are as it is. 
     
    Think about it, you are a manager at work, those who voice their opinions on changing company policies, you are to cater to them and try to get them on your side through mutual agreement that benefits both, those who are unsatisfied but stay silent always, you would ignore them for the most part - basic human nature, that's the politician approach as well. 
     
    Now unfortunately Muslims are one of the lowest demographic to vote as well, yet constantly complain, how about we make a difference so that politicians cater to us. There are a few ridings were Muslims vote more than regularly, and those get Masjids and other demands, but usually we don't, and it makes sense to bite us. 
     
    This is a really good glass-root organization: http://www.canadianmuslimvote.ca/ - check it out, interesting statistics in there. 
     
    The Jews for instance do vote, Catholics as well, so their rights are rightly granted, additionally the Sikhs are being very active in politics, now you see various Sikh MPs, and their rights are protected as well, which is only just. Us Muslims are way behind, so it is essential that we do voice our opinions on this platform as now is the opportunity. Does not matter who you vote, just vote to get in on those statistics, so our needs are met. If not, then well, you never voted. 
     
    In short: If you don't vote, don't complain. 
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    aliyah21 reacted to Qa'im in Karbala: Sacrifice, Suffering, And Beauty   
    Who is Hussain?
     
    I will tell you who he's not. He's not Mahatma Ghandi, he's not Nelson Mandela, he's not Malcolm X. Husayn is Husayn, and I feel that we are misunderstanding the purpose and the meaning of his sacrifice.
     
    There are many good, noble people in our history who rose up to fight for rights - Zayd and Nafs az-Zakiyya would be prime examples - but Imam al-Husayn did not stand up to fight for human rights. He did not even fight to gain the Caliphate. The hadiths make clear that Husayn knew exactly what would happen: he and his loved ones were going to die. Allah even gave him the option on the battlefield, saying, I will destroy your enemies if you so choose. However, Husayn chose to meet Allah instead. Had the fight been about human rights, then Husayn would've chosen to destroy his enemies and establish his government. But, he knew that sacrifice was his calling.
     
    Had he been fighting for rights, then it begs the question: what differentiates Husayn from Zayd if they were both martyrs of the exact same circumstance? What makes the death of Husayn so pivotal when those better than him were also martyred? Modern society has been separated from the anthropology of sacrifice. Those who understand the symbols of sacrifice will better understand the meaning of Husayn's movement.
     
    We're living in a time where Husayn's movement has become "everyday" and "everywhere" while the classical Shi`a truthfully said that "no day is like your day". The difference between the two is that the former demotes Husayn's sacrifice to everyday struggle, while the latter emphasizes the magnitude of the day. Our job as Muslims is to properly analyze and understand what happened and why it happened, which requires a thorough investigation of the hadith literature on this topic.
     
     
    The sacrifice starts with Isma`il. The Quran says regarding Ibrahim, "And we have ransomed him with a great sacrifice” (37:107) The Ahlul Bayt confirm that it was indeed Isma`il that was chosen for sacrifice, and that he was replaced with a ram. But one authentic narration by Imam ar-Rida [a] identifies that the real sacrifice here was Husayn, who replaced Isma`il and Ibrahim lamented over this. Husayn was dearer to Ibrahim than his own son was, because Husayn would be the grandson of the greatest Messenger and the Master of the Youth of Paradise. After passing this test, Allah made Ibrahim an Imam, and gave the divine covenant to him and his family. This link between sacrifice and covenant is an important one.
     
    Allah then reveals to the prophet Jeremiah (46:10) that He will make a blood sacrifice by the river Euphrates. Notice the terminology - this is not Protestant reformation, a French revolution or a Zaydi uprising. This is the Lord offering a sacrifice.
     
    Furthermore, the Prophet calls himself the son of the two offerings, because both his father Abdullah and his forefather Isma`il had survived their respective sacrificial moments. The Prophet's position as a descendant of two offerings boosts his status as a prophet and a recipient of the divine covenant.
     
    The Hajj itself is a ritual centred around sacrifice. It recounts the story of Ibrahim and Isma`il everywhere. Pilgrims shave their heads, which is an important symbol of sacrifice. To shave your head for someone is to pledge allegiance to that person - you are giving them your head and your neck. When the Prophet took the bay`a of his companions at the Tree of Ridwan, the companions needed to shave their heads to complete the bay`a. Likewise, after the death of the Prophet, Imam Ali asked the companions to shave their heads to express their loyalty to him, but very few did so. The Hajj ends with the sacrifice of life of an animal. That sacrifice is a symbol of one's own sacrifice to Allah, after which the pilgrim is born anew and sinless.
     
    Even the salat has sacrificial symbology in ruku`. Imam `Ali in `Ilal ash-Shara'i` says that the ruku` is gesture where one offers his neck to Allah, saying, "O Allah, I believe in Your Oneness even if my neck is struck."
     
    Now let's go to Husayn. Sacrificial animals are marked at birth. Likewise, in one hadith, the Imam was marked for sacrifice the day Sayyida Fatima gave birth to him. In return, the Prophet says, Allah will make the Imams from his progeny. Again, we see the relationship between sacrifice and covenant: even though Imam al-Hasan was of a higher status, the Imams would come from Husayn's progeny due to his sacrifice.
     
    The colour red is also associated with blood sacrifice, and the Prophet receives red mud from Karbala to symbolize the inevitable killing of Husayn. Other narrations describe Imam al-Husayn with a red cloak. In Judaism, a red ribbon was tied around a ram for sacrifice on Yom Kippur.
     
    The Imams constantly compared the death of Husayn to that of a ram, because the two are voluntary sacrifices to God by beheading.
     
    Sacrifices are often performed by initiates of an order. Likewise, Husayn was beheaded by Shimr, who had previously been a Shi`i who fought alongside Imam `Ali.
     
    Husayn was killed on the 10th day of the first month of the year, just as the Jewish Passover sacrifice is selected on the 10th day of the first month of the Jewish year.
     
    Husayn journeyed to Karbala by cutting his own Hajj short. He left the Hijaz before performing the ritual sacrifice of Hajj. Perhaps he would become that sacrifice himself? He left the holy land and was sacrificed in Karbala, another holy and consecrated land. The narrations say that the best observance of the Day of `Arafat is in Karbala.
     
    From these clues and many others, it is clear to me that Husayn is the true lamb of God, who sacrificed himself on behalf of his Shi`a to receive the covenant and blessing of God. Husayn was the one volunteered to give his head so that the world may have Imams. Our crying, mourning, and visitation is an act of association of Husayn so that we may be recipients of the fruit of his sacrifice. Karbala would become the connection between the celestial world and this one.
     
    The early Shi`a of Iraq certainly understood these symbols, because they were coming from cultures and religions where the anthropology of sacrifice were well known. Our world is far removed from this anthropology, and so our connection to Husayn has been through social justice. The problem is that this is purely a horizontal understanding of Karbala, and not a theologically vertical one. It is not as consistent with the sources, and it makes the Imam into a political reformer rather than the Great Sacrifice.
     
    Both Imam ar-Rida and Imam al-Mahdi did takfeer of those who denied that Husayn had died. There were some who believed that Husayn was raised up the same way Jesus was raised up. However, this would constitute kufr, because Husayn's sacrifice was the very foundation of the Abrahamic and Muhammadan covenants.
    Remember that many of our major narrators come from these Judaeo-Christian backgrounds: Zurara, `Ali b. Mahzayar, Yunus b. `Abd ar-Rahman, Abdullah b. Ja`far al-Himyari, al-Bazanti, `Ali b. Asbat, most of the Ansar (Abu Sa`eed al-Khudri, Jabir b. Abdullah, etc.) 2 of the martyrs of Karbala: John and Abu Wahab al-Kalbi, were Christians. There were things these people recognized in Husayn and in Shiism that we have unfortunately lost.
     
    And Allah knows best.
     
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    Some resources on this topic:
     
    94 - في عيون الأخبار حدثنا عبد الواحد بن محمد بن عبدوس النيشابوري العطار بنيشابور في شعبان سنة اثنين وخمسين وثلاثمأة، قال: حدثنا محمد بن علي ابن قتيبة النيشابوري عن الفضل بن شاذان قال: سمعت الرضا عليه السلام يقول: لما أمر الله تعالى إبراهيم عليه السلام ان يذبح مكان ابنه إسماعيل الكبش الذي أنزل عليه، تمنى إبراهيم عليه السلام أن يكون قد ذبح ابنه إسماعيل بيده وأنه لم يؤمر بذبح الكبش مكانه ليرجع إلى قلبه ما يرجع إلى قلب الوالد الذي يذبح أعز ولده بيده فيستحق بذلك أرفع درجات أهل الثواب على المصائب، فأوحى الله عز وجل إليه: يا إبراهيم من أحب خلقي إليك؟قال: يا رب ما خلقت خلقا هو أحب إلى من حبيبك محمد صلى الله عليه وآله، فأوحى الله عز وجل: يا إبراهيم هو أحب إليك أو نفسك؟قال: بل هو أحب إلى من نفسي، قال: فولده أحب إليك أو ولدك؟قال: بل ولده، قال: فذبح ولده ظلما على يدي أعدائه أوجع لقلبك أو ذبح ولدك بيدك في طاعتي؟قال: يا رب بل ذبحه على أيدي أعدائه أوجع لقلبي قال: يا إبراهيم ان طايفة تزعم أنها من أمة محمد صلى الله عليه وآله ستقتل الحسين عليه السلام ابنه من بعده ظلما وعدوانا كما يذبح الكبش، ويستوجبون بذلك سخطي، فجزع إبراهيم عليه السلام لذلك فتوجع قلبه وأقبل يبكى، فأوحى الله تعالى إليه: يا إبراهيم قد فديت جزعك على ابنك إسماعيل لو ذبحته بيدك بجزعك على الحسين وقتله، وأوجبت لك أرفع درجات أهل الثواب على المصائب، وذلك قول الله عز وجل وفديناه بذبح عظيم ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم.
     
    “When Allah ordered Abraham [a] to slaughter the ram that was brought to him in the place of Ishmael, Abraham [a] had hoped to have slaughtered Ishmael by his hand rather than being ordered to slaughter the ram in his place. This was so that he may regain the feeling in his heart that a father’s heart feels when he slaughters the dearest of his sons by his hand. He wanted to attain the highest of levels from the people of good deeds upon this calamity. So Allah revealed to him, “O Abraham, who is the most beloved of My creation to you?” Abraham said, “O Lord, you have not created a creation who is more beloved to me than your beloved Muhammad .” So Allahrevealed, “O Abraham, is he more beloved to you, or yourself?” Abraham said, “Of course, he is more beloved to me than my own self.” Allah said, “So is his son more beloved to you, or your son?” Abraham said, “His son, of course.” Allah said, “So [what is more painful to your heart:] his son being slaughtered oppressively upon the hands of his enemies, or the slaughtering of your son by your hand in obedience to me?” Abraham said, “O Lord, his slaughter upon the hands of his enemies is more painful to my heart.” Allah said, “O Abraham, a faction that alleges that it is from the Nation of Muhammad will kill his son al-Husayn [a] after him oppressively and with aggression, just as a ram is slaughtered. And by that, my wrath upon them will become obligatory.” So Abraham lamented over that. His heart was pained by that, and he began to weep. So Allah revealed to him, “O Abraham, I have ransomed your lamentation upon the slaughtering of your son Ishmael with your lamentation upon Husayn And so the highest of levels from the people of good deeds has become obligatory for you for this calamity."
    And that is the saying of Allah, “And we have ransomed him with a great sacrifice” (37:107), and there is no power nor ability except by Allah, the High and the Great."
    يا بن شبيب، إن كنت باكيا لشئ، فابك للحسين بن علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام)، فإنه ذبح كما يذبح الكبش
    Imam ar-Rida said: If you were to cry over anything, then cry over Husayn b. `Ali b. Abi Talib عليه السلام, for he was slaughtered like the ram is slaughtered. 
    حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل رضي الله عنه قال : حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفرالحميري قال : حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى قال : حدثنا الحسن بن محبوب ، عن علي بن رئاب قال : قال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام : لما أن حملت ( 2 ) فاطمة عليها السلام بالحسين عليه السلام قال لها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله : إن الله عز وجل قد وهب لك غلاما اسمه الحسين ، تقتله أمتي ، قالت : فلا حاجة لي فيه ، فقال : إن الله عز وجل قد وعدني فيه عدة ، قالت : وما وعدك ؟ قال : وعدني أن يجعل الإمامة من بعده في ولده ، فقالت : رضيت .
    Imam as-Sadiq said: When Fatima عليها السلام became pregnant with al-Husayn عليه السلام, the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله said to her: Allah عز وجل has gifted a male to you whose name is al-Husayn. He will be killed by my Umma. She said: I do not need it. He said: Allah عز وجل has made a promise to me regarding him. She said: And what did He promise you? He said: He promised me that He will cause the Imamate after me to come from his loins. So she said: I am pleased.
    عدة من أصحابنا، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن علي بن الحكم، عن سيف بن عميرة، عن عبد الملك بن أعين، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: أنزل الله تعالى النصر على الحسين عليه السلام حتى كان [ ما ] بين السماء والارض ثم خير: النصر، أو لقاء الله، فاختار لقاء الله تعالى.
    Imam al-Baqir said: Allah تعالى sent support for al-Husayn عليه السلام until it filled that which was between the heaven and the Earth. Then he was left to choose: victory, or meetingAllah. So he chose to meet with Allah تعالى.
    محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن ابن محبوب، عن ابن رئاب، عن ضريس الكناسي قال: سمعت أبا جعفر عليه السلام يقول - وعنده اناس من أصحابه -: عجبت من قوم يتولونا ويجعلونا أئمة ويصفون أن طاعتنا مفترضة عليهم كطاعة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ثم يكسرون حجتهم ويخصمون أنفسهم بضعف قلوبهم، فينقصونا حقنا ويعيبون ذلك على من أعطاه الله برهان حق معرفتنا والتسليم لامرنا، أترون أن الله تبارك وتعالى افترض طاعة أوليائه على عباده، ثم يخفي عنهم أخبار السماوات والارض ويقطع عنهم مواد العلم فيما يرد عليهم مما فيه قوام دينهم؟! فقال له حمران: جعلت فداك أرأيت ما كان من أمر قيام علي بن أبي طالب والحسن والحسين عليهم السلام وخروجهم وقيامهم بدين الله عز ذكره، وما اصيبوا من قتل الطواغيت إياهم والظفر بهم حتى قتلوا وغلبوا؟ فقال أبو جعفر عليه السلام: يا حمران إن الله تبارك وتعالى قد كان قدر ذلك عليهم وقضاه وأمضاه وحتمه على سبيل الاختيار ثم أجراه فبتقدم علم إليهم من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قام علي والحسن والحسين عليهم السلام، وبعلم صمت من صمت منا، ولو أنهم يا حمران حيث نزل بهم ما نزل بهم ما نزل من أمر الله عز وجل وإظهار الطواغيت عليهم سألوا الله عزوجل أن يدفع عنهم ذلك وألحوا عليه في طلب إزالة ملك الطواغيت وذهاب ملكهم إذا لاجابهم ودفع ذلك عنهم، ثم كان انقضاء مدة الطواغيت وذهاب ملكهم أسرع من سلك منظوم انقطع فتبدد، وما كان ذلك الذي أصابهم يا حمران لذنب اقترفوه ولا لعقوبة معصية خالفوا الله فيها ولكن لمنازل وكرامة من الله، أراد أن يبلغوها، فلا تذهبن بك المذاهب فيهم.
    A man said to Imam al-Baqir [a], "May I be your sacrifice! Have you deliberated regarding what occurred from the rising of `Ali b. Abi Talib, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn? They came out and rose up for the religion of Allah; how much they suffered from their deaths at the hands of the tyrants – they were defeated, murdered and overpowered." So Abu Ja`far al-Baqir [a] said: "Allah had destined that for them; decreed it, approved it, and necessitated it – it was beyond choice. It thus occurred and the knowledge of it had come to them from the Messenger of Allah. `Ali, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn rose whilst knowing [the consequences]. By its knowledge, there were those of us who remained silent. Had they, whilst facing what Allah made them face and suffer defeat at the hands of the tyrants, asked Allah to remove their suffering and implored Him to destroy the kingdom of the tyrants, He would have answered their prayers and granted it for them – then, the decree would have removed the tyrants and their kingdom would end faster than the dispersal of threaded beads under pressure. That which they endured was not because of a sin they committed or a punishment for opposing Allah, rather, it was a deliverance and a bounty from Allah, who wished for them to attain it. Do not allow them (i.e. the people) to take you away from the [correct] path."
    --
    "But that day belongs to the Lord, the LORD Almighty-- a day of vengeance, for vengeance on his foes. The sword will devour till it is satisfied, till it has quenched its thirst with blood. For the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will offer sacrifice in the land of the north by the River Euphrates." (Jeremiah 46:10)
    تأويله آمنت بوحدانيتك ، و لو ضربت عنقي
    Imam `Ali said, regarding the ruku`, "Its meaning is: I have believed in Your Oneness, even if my neck is struck."
    عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام «قال : أيّما مؤمنٍ دَمَعَتْ عيناه لِقَتلِ الحسين عليه السلام دَمْعَةً حتّى تَسيل على خَدِّه بَوَّأه الله بها غُرفاً في الجنّة يَسكنها أحقاباً.
    Imam al-Baqir said: Any believer whose eyes shed tears for the murder of al-Husayn Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã till they roll (down) his cheek, Allah will make him dwell in rooms of Paradise where he will there for long ages.
     
    يا بن رسول الله وفيهم قوم يزعمون أن الحسين بن علي عليهما السلام لم يقتل وانه ألقى شبهه على حنظلة بن أسعد الشامي، وانع رفع إلى السماء كما رفع عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام ويحتجون بهذه الآية.
    ولن يجعل الله للكافرين على المؤمنين سبيلا فقال: كذبوا عليهم غضب الله ولعنته وكفروا بتكذيبهم لنبي الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم في اخباره بان الحسين عليه السلام سيقتل، والله لقد قتل الحسين وقتل من كان خيرا من الحسين أمير المؤمنين والحسن بن علي عليهم السلام، وما منا الا مقتول، وانى والله لمقتول بالسم باغتيال من يغتالني أعرف ذلك بعهد معهود إلى من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم أخبره به جبرئيل عليه السلام عن رب العالمين عز وجل، واما قوله عز وجل: (ولن يجعل الله للكافرين على المؤمنين سبيلا) فإنه يقول: لن يجعل الله لهم على أنبيائه عليهم السلام سبيلا من طريق الحجة.
     
    A man said to Imam ar-Rida [a], "O son of the Messenger of Allah! There is a community that claims that al-Husayn b. `Ali [a] was not killed, but rather, his likeness was placed upon Hanthala b. As`ad ash-Shami, and that he was raised to the heavens just as Jesus the son of Mary [a] was raised. And they use this verse to support it, 'and never will Allah give the disbelievers a way over the believers' (4:141)" The Imam replied, "They have lied. The anger and the curse of Allah is upon them. They have disbelieved because they have belied the Prophet's saying that al-Husayn [a] will be killed. By Allah, al-Husayn was killed, just as those better than al-Husayn were killed, such as the Commander of the Faithful and al-Hasan b. `Ali. There is not one from us except that he is killed. I, by Allah, will be killed with poison by the assassins of he who will assassinate me. I know this because of a covenant entrusted to me from the Messenger of Allah . He was informed of it by Gabriel [a] from the Lord of the Worlds. As for His saying, 'and never will Allah give the disbelievers a way over the believers' (4:141), He is saying: Allah will not give them a way over His prophets [a] from the path of the Proof."
     
    18- محمد بن إسماعيل، قال حدثني الفضل بن شاذان، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن وهيب بن حفص، عن أبي بصير، عن أبي جعفر (عليه السلام) قال : جاء المهاجرون و الأنصار و غيرهم بعد ذلك إلى علي (عليه السلام) فقالوا له أنت و الله أمير المؤمنين و أنت و الله أحق الناس و أولاهم بالنبي (عليه السلام) هلم يدك نبايعك فو الله لنموتن قدامك فقال علي (عليه السلام) إن كنتم صادقين فاغدوا غدا على محلقين فحلق علي (عليه السلام) و حلق سلمان و حلق مقداد و حلق أبو ذر و لم يحلق غيرهم ثم انصرفوا فجاءوا مرة أخرى بعد ذلك، فقالوا له أنت و الله أمير المؤمنين و أنت أحق الناس و أولاهم بالنبي (عليه السلام) هلم يدك نبايعك و حلفوا فقال إن كنتم صادقين فاغدوا على محلقين فما حلق إلا هؤلاء الثلاثة. قلت فما كان فيهم عمار فقال لا. قلت فعمار من أهل الردة فقال إن عمارا قد قاتل مع علي عليه السلام بعد.
     
     
    Imam al-Baqir said: The Muhajirun and the Ansar, and others after that, came to `Ali عليه السلام.  So they said to him: You, by Allah, are Amir al-Mu’mineen and you, by Allah, are the most rightful of the people and the closest to the Prophet عليه السلام.  Give us your hand that we might pledge allegiance to you, for by Allah we will certainly die in front of you. So `Ali عليه السلام said: If you are truthful, then come to me in the morning with shaven (heads).  So `Ali عليه السلام  Then they departed and they came another time after that. So they said to him: You, by Allah, are Amir al-Mu’minen, and you are the most rightful of the people and closest to the Prophet عليه السلام.  Give us your hand that we might pledge allegiance to you and take an oath.  So he said: If you are truthful then come to me tomorrow morning with shaven (heads).  So none but these three shaved. shaved and Salman shaved and Miqdad shaved and Abu Dharr shaved, but no one else other than them shaved.
     
    1 - حَدَّثَنا أَحْمَدِ بْنِ الحُسَيْن القَطَّانُ قالَ أَخْبَرنا أَحْمَدِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَعِيدُ الكُوفِي قالَ‏عَلِيِّ بن الحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِىِّ بْنِ الفَضّال، عَنْ أَبيهِ قالَ سَأَلْت أَبَاالحَسَن عَلِىِّ بْنِ مُوسَى الرِّضا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، عَن مَعْنى‏ قول النَّبِي صلي اللَّه وَآلِهِ أَنَا ابْنُ الذّبيحين قَالَ يَعْنِي إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْخَلِيلِ‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ وَعَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ أَمَّا إِسْمَاعِيلُ فَهُوَ الْغُلامُ الْحَلِيمُ الَّذِي بَشَّرَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى بِهِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ فَلَمَّا بَلَغَ مَعَهُ السَّعْيَ وَهُوَ لَمَّا عَمِلَ مِثْلَ عَمَلِهِ قالَ يا بُنَيَّ إِنِّي أَرى‏ فِي الْمَنامِ أَنِّي أَذْبَحُكَ فَانْظُرْ ماذا تَرى.‏ قالَ يا أَبَتِ افْعَلْ ما تُؤْمَرُ وَلَمْ يَقُلْ لَهُ: يَا أَبَتِ افْعَلْ مَا رَأَيْتَ سَتَجِدُنِي إِنْ شاءَ اللَّهُ مِنَ الصَّابِرِينَ فَلَمَّا عَزَمَ عَلَى ذَبْحِهِ فَدَاهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى بِذِبْحٍ عَظِيمٍ بِكَبْشٍ أَمْلَحَ يَأْكُلُ فِي سَوَادٍ وَيَشْرَبُ فِي سَوَادٍ وَيَنْظُرُ فِي سَوَادٍ وَيَمْشِي فِي سَوَادٍ وَيَبُولُ وَيَبْعَرُ فِي سَوَادٍ وَكَانَ يَرْتَعُ قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ فِي رِيَاضِ الْجَنَّةِ أَرْبَعِينَ عَاماً وَمَا خَرَجَ مِنْ رَحِمِ أُنْثَى وَإِنَّمَا قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَهُ كُنْ فَكَانَ لِيَفْدِيَ بِهِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ.
    فَكُلُّ مَا يُذْبَحُ بِمِنًى فَهُوَ فِدْيَةٌ لاسْمَاعِيلَ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ فَهَذَا أَحَدُ الذَّبِيحَيْنِ وَأَمَّا الآْخَرُ فَإِنَّ عَبْدَ الْمُطَّلِبِ كَانَ تَعَلَّقَ بِحَلْقَةِ بَابِ الْكَعْبَةِ وَدَعَا اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنْ يَرْزُقَهُ عَشَرَةَ بَنِينَ وَنَذَرَ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنْ يَذْبَحَ وَاحِداً مِنْهُمْ مَتَى أَجَابَ اللَّهُ دَعْوَتَهُ فَلَمَّا بَلَغُوا عَشَرَةً قَالَ قَدْ وَفَى اللَّهُ تَعَالَى لِي فَلافِيَنَّ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فَأَدْخَلَ وُلْدَهُ الْكَعْبَةَ وَأَسْهَمَ بَيْنَهُمْ فَخَرَجَ سَهْمُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ أَبِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَكَانَ أَحَبَّ وُلْدِهِ إِلَيْهِ ثُمَّ أَجَالَهَا ثَانِيَةً فَخَرَجَ سَهْمُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ثُمَّ أَجَالَهَا ثَالِثَةً فَخَرَجَ سَهْمُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ فَأَخَذَهُ وَحَبَسَهُ وَعَزَمَ عَلَى ذَبْحِهِ فَاجْتَمَعَتْ قُرَيْشٌ وَمَنَعَتْهُ مِنْ ذَلِكَ وَاجْتَمَعَ نِسَاءُ عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ يَبْكِينَ وَيَصِحْنَ فَقَالَتْ لَهُ ابْنَتُهُ عَاتِكَةُ يَا أَبَتَاهْ أَعْذِرْ فِيَما بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِي قَتْلِ ابْنِكَ قَالَ وَكَيْفَ أُعْذِرُ يَا بُنَيَّةُ فَإِنَّكِ مُبَارَكَةٌ قَالَتْ اعْمِدْ عَلَى تِلْكَ السَّوَائِمِ الَّتِي لَكَ فِي الْحَرَمِ فَاضْرِبْ بِالْقِدَاحِ عَلَى ابْنِكَ وَعَلَى الإِبِلِ وَأَعْطِ رَبَّكَ حَتَّى يَرْضَى فَبَعَثَ عَبْدُ الْمُطَّلِبِ إِلَى إِبِلِهِ فَأَحْضَرَهَا وَعَزَلَ مِنْهَا عَشْراً وَضَرَبَ بِالسِّهَامِ فَخَرَجَ سَهْمُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ فَمَا زَالَ يَزِيدُ عَشْراً عَشْراً حَتَّى بَلَغَتْ مِائَةً فَضَرَبَ فَخَرَجَ السَّهْمُ عَلَى الإِبِلِ فَكَبَّرَتْ قُرَيْشٌ تَكْبِيرَةً ارْتَجَّتْ لَهَا جِبَالُ تِهَامَةَ فَقَالَ عَبْدُ الْمُطَّلِبِ لا حَتَّى أَضْرِبَ بِالْقِدَاحِ ثَلاثَ مَرَّاتٍ فَضَرَبَ ثَلاثاً كُلَّ ذَلِكَ يَخْرُجُ السَّهْمُ عَلَى الإِبِلِ فَلَمَّا كَانَ فِي الثَّالِثَةِ اجْتَذَبَهُ الزُّبَيْرُ وَأَبُو طَالِبٍ وَأَخَوَاتُهُمَا مِنْ تَحْتِ رِجْلَيْهِ فَحَمَلُوهُ وَقَدِ انْسَلَخَتْ جَلْدَةُ خَدِّهِ الَّذِي كَانَ عَلَى الأَرْضِ وَأَقْبَلُوا يَرْفَعُونَهُ وَيُقَبِّلُونَهُ وَيَمْسَحُونَ عَنْهُ التُّرَابَ وَأَمَرَ عَبْدُ الْمُطَّلِبِ أَنْ تُنْحَرَ الإِبِلُ بِالْحَزْوَرَةِ وَلا يُمْنَعَ أَحَدٌ مِنْهَا وَكَانَتْ مِائَةً فَكَانَتْ لِعَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ خَمْسٌ مِنَ السُّنَنِ أَجْرَاهَا اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِي الإِسْلامِ: (1) حَرَّمَ نِسَاءَ الآْبَاءِ عَلَى الأَبْنَاءِ، (2) وَسَنَّ الدِّيَةَ فِي الْقَتْـلِ مِـائَةً مِنَ الإِبِـلِ،
    (3) وَكَانَ يَطُوفُ بِالْبَيْتِ سَبْعَةَ أَشْوَاطٍ، (4) وَوَجَدَ كَنْزاً فَأَخْرَجَ مِنْهُ الْخُمُسَ، (5) وَسَمَّى زَمْزَمَ حِينَ حَفَرَهَا سِقَايَةَ الْحَاجِّ. وَلَوْ لا أَنَّ عَبْدَ الْمُطَّلِبِ كَانَ حُجَّةً وَأَنَّ عَزْمَهُ عَلَى ذَبْحِ ابْنِهِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ شَبِيهٌ بِعَزْمِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ‏ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ عَلَى ذَبْحِ ابْنِهِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ لَمَا افْتَخَرَ النَّبِيُّ صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ بِالانْتِسَابِ إِلَيْهِمَا لاجْل أَنَّهُمَا الذَّبِيحَانِ فِي قَوْلِهِ‏ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ أَنَا ابْنُ الذَّبِيحَيْنِ وَالْعِلَّةُ الَّتِي مِنْ أَجْلِهَا دَفَعَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ الذَّبْحَ، عَن إِسْمَاعِيلَ هِيَ الْعِلَّةُ الَّتِي مِنْ أَجْلِهَا دَفَعَ الذَّبْحَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ وَهِيَ كَوْنُ النَّبِيِّ وَالأَئِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلاَمُ فِي صُلْبَيْهِمَا فَبِبَرَكَةِ النَّبِيِّ وَالأَئِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلاَمُ دَفَعَ اللَّهُ الذَّبْحَ عَنْهُمَا فَلَمْ تَجْرِ السُّنَّةُ فِي النَّاسِ بِقَتْلِ أَوْلادِهِمْ وَلَوْ لا ذَلِكَ لَوَجَبَ عَلَى النَّاسِ كُلَّ أَضْحًى التَّقَرُّبُ إِلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى ذِكْرُهُ بِقَتْلِ أَوْلادِهِمْ كُلُّ مَا يَتَقَرَّبُ النَّاسُ بِهِ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنْ أُضْحِيَّةٍ فَهُوَفِدَاءٌ لاسْمَاعِيلَ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ.
    “I asked Abul Hassan Ali ibn Musa Al-Reza (s) about the meaning of the statement made by the Prophet (s), ‘I am the son of the two offerings.’ Imam Al-Reza (s) said, ‘That means that the Prophet (s) was the descendant of both Ishmael, the son of Abraham - the friend of God (s) and Abdullah - the son of Abdul Muttalib. Ishmael was the patient son that God gave the glad tidings of his birth to Abraham (s). Then when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said, ‘O my son! I see in a vision that I offer thee in sacrifice. Now see what is thy view!’ (The son) said, ‘O my father! Do as thou art commanded. Thou will find me, God willing , one practicing Patience and Constancy!’  When he decided to offer him as sacrifice, God replaced him with a chubby black and white sheep. This sheep had been raised in a fresh green area, and had grazed in the Gardens of Heaven for forty years. It had no mother. Rather the Honorable the Exalted God said to it be and it was created so as to be substituted for Ishmael, ‘We but say the word, ‘Be’, and it is.’
     
    Whatever is sacrificed in Mina until the Resurrection Day will be sacrificed on behalf of Ishmael. This is one of the offerings. Now let us consider the second one. Abdul Muttalib grabbed the doorknob of the Kaaba and prayed to God to be granted ten sons. He bet with the Almighty God that he would offer one of them for sacrifice if his prayer was accepted. When the number of his sons became ten, he took them all inside the Kaaba and drew lots for their names. The lot fell to Abdillah's name - the father of the Prophet Muhammad (s) - whom he loved the most. He drew lots again, and it fell to Abdillah's name. He drew lots for the third time. Again the lots fell to Abdillah's name. Then he took him, imprisoned him and decided to offer him for sacrifice. All of the people of the Quraysh tribe got together and the other tribes also got together crying. Abdul Muttalib's daughter - Ateka - asid, ‘Ask the Almighty God to excuse you from offering your son , for sacrifice.’ Abdul Muttalib said, ‘My daughter! How can I ask for an excuse? You are mature and intelligent.’ Ateka said, ‘Draw lots concerning your son, and your camels that are around the Shrine (the Kaaba). Increase the number of camels so much that your Lord gets pleased and the lot falls to the name of the camels.’ Then Abdul Muttalib sent someone after his camels. They brought them all there. He chose ten of the camels and drew lots. The lot fell to the name of Abdillah. He chose an additional ten and drew lots again. The lot fell to the name of Abdillah again. He added to the number of camels and repeated drawing lots until the number of camels reached one hundred. Then the lot fell to the name of the camels. The people of the Quraysh tribe became very happy and said ‘God is the Greatest’ so loud that the Tehamat mountains started to shake. Abdul Muttalib said, ‘No. I must draw lots three more times.’ He drew lots three more times. The lot fell to the name of the camels all three times. On the third time, Zubayr and Abu Talib dragged their brother Abdillah away from under Abdul Muttalib's feet. The part of his face that was on the ground got hurt. They picked him up and kissed him. Abdul Muttalib ordered all the one hundred camels be taken to Hazvareh and slaughtered there. He stressed that no one should be deprived of the meat. There were five traditions practiced by Abdul Muttalib which the Almighty God continued their practice of in Islam as follows:
    1- He forbade the (marriage of) the father's wives with the sons.
    2- He established one hundred camels as blood compensation for killing.
    3- He circumambulated the Kaaba seven times.
    4- He found a treasure and paid one fifth of it as levy.
    5- When he dug up the 'Zam Zam' spring, he established it as the supply of water for the pilgrims.
    If Abdul Muttalib was not a proof (of the Divine God) and his decision to offer his son as sacrifice was not similar to that of Abraham (s) about his son Ishmael, the Noble Prophet (s) would not have been proud of being related to them (Abraham and Abdul Muttalib) and would not have said, ‘I am the son of the two offerings.’ The reason God prevented Ishmael from being sacrificed was the same one that He prevented Abdullah from being sacrificed. The reason was that the Noble Prophet (s) and the Immaculate Imams (s) were in their loins. Thus God prevented their being sacrificed due to the Blessed Prophet (s) and the Imams (s). Thus the tradition of offering one's son as a sacrifice did not become popular among the people. Otherwise, it would have become obligatory for people to offer their sons for sacrifice on the day of celebrating the ‘Eid ul-Adha  each year until the Resurrection Day so as to seek nearness to God. Everything sacrificed on the ‘Eid ul-Adha until the Resurrection Day will be a substitute for Ishmael.
     
     
     
     

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    aliyah21 got a reaction from Noor al Batul in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    This dad knows how to do business: 
     
    Dad: I want you to marry the girl of my choice. 
    Son: No. 
    Dad: The girl is Bill Gate's daughter.
    Son: Okay. 
     
    *Dad meets with Bill Gates.*
     
    Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son. 
    Bill: No. 
    Dad: My son is the CEO of the World Bank. 
    Bill: Okay.
     
    *Dad goes to the President of the World Bank.* 
     
    Dad: Appoint my son as the CEO of your bank. 
    President: No. 
    Dad: He is the son-in-law of Bill Gates.
    President: Okay. 
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    aliyah21 got a reaction from DnA in Ignorance Towards Shi'as From Other Muslims   
    To me, it seems like the people who have such strong hatred towards Shias act like that because their parents and community members act like that and those are the habits they picked up growing up. Hatred doesn't just naturally embed itself into your heart. If a respected role model or a person of authority acts a certain way and say things about certain individuals, you're most likely to follow in their footsteps because that's what you've been taught to believe your whole life.
     
    It's just a shame that most of those people can't seem to drop their "holier than thou" attitude and open their eyes to really see what Shia Islam is about. It seems like anyone who has even just a bit of knowledge in religion considers himself an expert on a sect they don't even follow. If I ask most of the Sunnis I know, why they dislike Shias so much, they give all these false accusations like we believe Imam Ali (AS) is God, sahaba cusing, and of course, beating ourselves. Apparently Shia Islam is only limited to these three things. Yet when I bring up the tragedy of how the Holy Prophet's (PBUH) daughter died (Sahih Bukhari even mentions that she died angry at Abu Bakr "the rightly guided Calipha") or the tragedy of the grandson (AS) of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) they seem to have no idea what I'm even talking about...
     
    I hate how this unjustified hatred blinds some people so much that you don't even care what you say or who you say it to. Imagine how you'd feel if you were just a kid at eight years old, attending a supposedly "Muslim" school that your parents paid good money for, and your Sheikh tells you during "Islam class" that all Shias are kaafir and will rot in hell, and by killing 7 Shia's in your lifetime you'll go to heaven. Yeah, that happened to me.
     
    The sad thing is that these guys respect Christians, Jews, Athiests, and people of other religions with differing beliefs, but not people of their own faith--just because we're Shia. 
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    aliyah21 reacted to LeftCoastMom in Ignorance Towards Shi'as From Other Muslims   
    I'm sure this happens in any religion with several competing variations of itself.
    Let you folks debate it ...
    I only will add that it sometimes affects even those who are not Muslim who are close to you.
    Some , I guess..Sunni? girl at the college texted my daughter:( again!)
    Her: If you like Muslims you should get a real one.
    Daughter: Not my problem. I don't care.
    Her: But they aren't real Muslims
    Daughter: how many times will we have this conversation? I'm not a Muslim. I don't care.
    Her: but there are a lot of us and only a few of them. Shouldn't that tell you something?
    Daughter sends :

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    aliyah21 got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    This dad knows how to do business: 
     
    Dad: I want you to marry the girl of my choice. 
    Son: No. 
    Dad: The girl is Bill Gate's daughter.
    Son: Okay. 
     
    *Dad meets with Bill Gates.*
     
    Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son. 
    Bill: No. 
    Dad: My son is the CEO of the World Bank. 
    Bill: Okay.
     
    *Dad goes to the President of the World Bank.* 
     
    Dad: Appoint my son as the CEO of your bank. 
    President: No. 
    Dad: He is the son-in-law of Bill Gates.
    President: Okay. 
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    aliyah21 got a reaction from apofomysback in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    This dad knows how to do business: 
     
    Dad: I want you to marry the girl of my choice. 
    Son: No. 
    Dad: The girl is Bill Gate's daughter.
    Son: Okay. 
     
    *Dad meets with Bill Gates.*
     
    Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son. 
    Bill: No. 
    Dad: My son is the CEO of the World Bank. 
    Bill: Okay.
     
    *Dad goes to the President of the World Bank.* 
     
    Dad: Appoint my son as the CEO of your bank. 
    President: No. 
    Dad: He is the son-in-law of Bill Gates.
    President: Okay. 
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    aliyah21 got a reaction from hasanhh in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    This dad knows how to do business: 
     
    Dad: I want you to marry the girl of my choice. 
    Son: No. 
    Dad: The girl is Bill Gate's daughter.
    Son: Okay. 
     
    *Dad meets with Bill Gates.*
     
    Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son. 
    Bill: No. 
    Dad: My son is the CEO of the World Bank. 
    Bill: Okay.
     
    *Dad goes to the President of the World Bank.* 
     
    Dad: Appoint my son as the CEO of your bank. 
    President: No. 
    Dad: He is the son-in-law of Bill Gates.
    President: Okay. 
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    aliyah21 got a reaction from AnaAmmar1 in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    This dad knows how to do business: 
     
    Dad: I want you to marry the girl of my choice. 
    Son: No. 
    Dad: The girl is Bill Gate's daughter.
    Son: Okay. 
     
    *Dad meets with Bill Gates.*
     
    Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son. 
    Bill: No. 
    Dad: My son is the CEO of the World Bank. 
    Bill: Okay.
     
    *Dad goes to the President of the World Bank.* 
     
    Dad: Appoint my son as the CEO of your bank. 
    President: No. 
    Dad: He is the son-in-law of Bill Gates.
    President: Okay. 
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    aliyah21 got a reaction from LeftCoastMom in Anyone Keeping Up With U.s. Candidates?   
    Maybe this isn't as relevant but your post reminded me about how very recently Donald Trump gave his Twitter followers the opportunity to ask him anything using the hashtag #AskTrump... I couldn't help but find some of the questions comical: 
     
    http://time.com/4043356/donald-trump-twitter-asktrump/
    http://globalnews.ca/news/2232346/donald-trumps-twitter-qa-asktrump-backfires-in-hilarious-fashion/
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    aliyah21 reacted to Gaius I. Caesar in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    So where do you get Kara-Tea? In Karachi?
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