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  1. by Dr.Mazhar Naqvi "Postponement is detrimental to the fulfillment of desires. Fulfillment is the gain of the strict. Wastefulness is the calamity of one who can afford it. Miserliness tears up honor. Passion invites trouble. The best and most honorable of virtues is to do others favors, to aid the one who calls for help, to bring the hope of the hopeful to reality, not to disappoint the optimist, to have an ever increase of the number of friends when you are alive, and the number of those who will cry when you die."Can there be better words to define how to lead a purposeful life? Of course, not, for these words belong to Imam Ali Ar-Rida whose birth anniversary will be celebrated tomorrow and who carried the legacy of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad as his worthy descendant. Majority of the historians and scholars are of the view that he was born in Medina on Friday, or Thursday, Dhul-Hijja 11 in Hijri year 148 to seventh Imam Musa Kazim. There is however no unanimity about the name of his mother. Some scholars of Islamic history are of the view that Imam Rida’s mother was called al-Khayzaran. Contrary to this version, another group say that her name was Najma with nickname as "Ummul-Baneen." There is yet another group who say that she was called Takattam and supplement their claim with the following couplet composed in praise of Imam Rida:“The best in self and parenthood,In offspring and in ancestry,Is Ali al-Muaddam,Eighth in series of the knowledgeableand the clement,An Imam descending from the Proof of God,that is Takattam.”Dr.Mazhar Naqvi"Postponement is detrimental to the fulfillment of desires. Fulfillment is the gain of the strict. Wastefulness is the calamity of one who can afford it. Miserliness tears up honor. Passion invites trouble. The best and most honorable of virtues is to do others favors, to aid the one who calls for help, to bring the hope of the hopeful to reality, not to disappoint the optimist, to have an ever increase of the number of friends when you are alive, and the number of those who will cry when you die."Can there be better words to define how to lead a purposeful life? Of course, not, for these words belong to Imam Ali Ar-Rida whose birth anniversary will be celebrated tomorrow and who carried the legacy of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad as his worthy descendant. Majority of the historians and scholars are of the view that he was born in Medina on Friday, or Thursday, Dhul-Hijja 11 in Hijri year 148 to seventh Imam Musa Kazim. There is however no unanimity about the name of his mother. Some scholars of Islamic history are of the view that Imam Rida’s mother was called al-Khayzaran. Contrary to this version, another group say that her name was Najma with nickname as "Ummul-Baneen." There is yet another group who say that she was called Takattam and supplement their claim with the following couplet composed in praise of Imam Rida:“The best in self and parenthood,In offspring and in ancestry,Is Ali al-Muaddam,Eighth in series of the knowledgeableand the clement,An Imam descending from the Proof of God,that is Takattam.” read more plz follow the link http://muharramheritage.blogspot.in/2015/08/imam-rida-fragrance-of-knowledge-and.html
  2. by Dr.Mazhar Naqvi Eid-ul-Fitr is the most important Islamic festival even though the day does not mark any historical event or episode. The reason-It offers the believers an occasion to offer thanks to Allah for having given them the strength and the will to observe fast during Ramadan. Imam Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib while delivering a sermon on Eid-Ul-Fitr highlighted its significance in these words:"O people! Verily this day of yours is the day when the righteous are awarded and the wretched are losers. It is a day which is similar to the one on which you shall be standing (before your Lord). Therefore, when you come out of your homes to go to places of your prayer, remind yourselves about the day when you (your souls) shall come out of your bodies to go to your Lord. When you stand on places of your prayer, remind yourselves of your standing in presence of your Lord (on the day of Judgment). And when you return to your homes (after prayer), remind yourselves about your returning to your homes in Paradise. O Servants of Allah! Verily the minimum reward for those men and women who fasted (during Ramadan), is an Angel, who calls out to them on the last day of the month of Ramadan (saying): O Servants of Allah! Rejoice the Glad Tiding that all your previous sins have been forgiven. Therefore, watch out in those things which serve as your re-creation (on this day and days to follow)”. Likewise Imam Reda described Eid-Ul-Fitr as “a day of unity. Hence, it is a day to give thanks and reaffirm faith in His(Allah) favors and praise Him. Eid day is the first day when eating and drinking is once again permitted during daylight hours. So, for the seekers of Truth, Eid-Ul- Fitr is the first day of the year”. Imam Muhammad Baqar while speaking about Eid-Ul-Fitr also mentioned the sadness that it also accompanies. Being aware of Eid falling on the 10th day of Imam Ali’s martyrdom, Imam used to remind people about the sadness resulted from the usurpation of the rights of the Ahle-Bait and the gross violation of human rights. for more about the article plz follow the link http://muharramheritage.blogspot.in/2015/07/eid-ul-fitr-campaign-against-hunger.html
  3. by Dr.Mazhar Naqvi Leadership is a frequently heard word but most sought after quality. Most of the business schools and management colleges simply aim at enhancing the quality of leadership among their students. Corporate giants dole out millions of dollars for developing their executives into effective leaders for attainment of their pre-determined objectives. On the other hand, leadership does not get much prominence in Islamic countries and little efforts are made by the management of large companies in these countries on creating leaders. It is indeed an ironical approach. Since its early days, Islam through the messenger of Allah always advocated creation of leaders. He developed many a leaders with Hazrat Ali as the most remarkable one among them. Maula Ali earned this status by exhibiting matchless qualities of leadership. He preached and practiced the true leadership (Hidayat) for appeasing Allah Almighty- His ultimate goal or predetermined objective. A popular definition of leadership says that it is the knack of getting others to following you willingly”. Another definition says that leadership is doing the right thing, at the right time, with right kind of people and resources. Another management expert describes a leader as the one who creates leaders under him. Those who try to differentiate between a manager and leader say that a manager believes in status quo while a leader looks beyond what is obvious? A leader pulls his followers while a manager pushes them. When one looks at the life and works of Hazrat Ali, he finds him at the zenith of all the popular styles of leaderships. He emerges as an ultimate, unparalleled and matchless example of leadership that not only guarantees success in this world but also hereafter. With his noble character, deeds and decisions taken in the most difficult situations go on to show that Maula Ali introduced in the world qualities that a leader must possess to administer his followers or subordinates with fairness, equity and justice to navigate his goals with ease and without violating the tenets of Islam. An idea about Imam Ali’s principles can be formed from his letter written to Malik Al Ashtar when he appointed the latter as governor of Egypt. He writes : "Remember, Malik, that amongst your subjects there are two kinds of people: those who have the same religion as you have; they are brothers to you, and those who have religions other than that of yours, they are human beings like you. Men of either category suffer from the same weaknesses and disabilities that human beings are inclined to, they commit sins, indulge in vices either intentionally or foolishly and unintentionally without realizing the enormity of their deeds. Let your mercy and compassion come to their rescue and help in the same way and to the same extent that you expect Allah to show mercy and forgiveness to you. You must always appreciate and adopt a policy which is neither too severe nor too lenient; a policy which is based upon equity will be largely appreciated." It is evident from his words that a leader should be for all human beings- a lesson most of the modern leaders seem to have forgotten forever and their folly has plunged the entire world into orgy of injustice, corruption, terrorism and favouritism.
  4. by Dr.Mazhar Naqvi The exact date of Lailatul Qadr, the special Night of Power in Ramzan, has been a topic of debate since centuries. Lailatul Qadr is considered special as holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad on this auspicious night. Also known as Shab-E-Qadr, the night of power is regarded as more important that 1000 months. The Quranic chapter dedicated to Lailatul Qadr that is also translated in English as Night of Decree speaks about the Night of Power :"Indeed the Divine Mystery has revealed this revelation in the Night of Power: And what will make you comprehend what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better in its status than a thousand months. Therein come down the Angels and the Pure Spirit by God's decree, for every affair: Enshrouded in Peace this Night! Until the rise of the dawn!" (Surah 97) In view of the declaration in the holy Quran about the significance of Lailatul Qadr, Muslims all over the world pray whole night to seek forgiveness of Allah on this holy night. They treat it ascrowning glory of Ramzan and consider it as night of spiritual bliss. The matchless importance of Lailatul Qadr is alkso indicated by these words of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad “"Verily this month has come to you; and therein is a night which is better than a thousand Months. Whosoever is deprived of it, is deprived of all good; and none is deprived of its good except a totally unfortunate person"… "Whosoever stands up (in prayer) at the Night of Power out of faith and hopeful of reward, all his accumulation of negative actions will be forgiven." Most Imamis believe that Lailatul Qadr is the 23rd night of Ramzan. Scholars of other Islamic school of thoughts point out different dates such as @1st Ramzan or 27th Ramzan. Some even includes 19th Ramzan as well. Traditions also offer not much assistance. Some very authentic Hadees also offers no exact date but simply reveal that it is one of the last 10 odd nights of Ramzan. Sufis too have tried hands to find the hints about the exact date of Lailatul Qadr. Despite difference about the date of Night of Power, there is no sect denies that Lailatul Qadr commemorates the arrival of Quran as the final guidance for humans. It symbolizes the commencement of the message revealed to mankind by Allah to exhibit as to how happiness can be achieved in both the worlds. It is also believed that Allah and his messenger kept hidden the exact night of Lailatul Qadr so as to propel believers to undertake an intense journey of worship to seek this hidden jewel. Since, the worship and the vigil of the Night of Power are a spiritual treat to the soul, Allah wants the heart of believers to melt into tears of gratitude for all the bounty he has given to the mankind.Khwaja Abul Hasan Kharkani mentions in his account that he never missed Lailatul Qadr by following the instructions given by Imam Jafar Sadiq. According to him, Lailatul Qadr will fall as under:· If first day of Ramadan starts on Monday, the Night of Power will be on 21st Ramadan.· If first day of Ramadan starts on Saturday, the Night of Power will be on 23rd Ramadan.· If first day of Ramadan starts on Thursday, the Night of Power will be on 25th Ramadan.· If first day of Ramadan starts on Tuesday or Friday, the Night of Power will be 27th Ramadan.· If first day of Ramadan starts on Wednesday or Sunday, the Night of Power will be on 29th Ramadan.
  5. The article has been contributed specially in view of 19th Ramadan today. by Dr.Mazhar Naqvi “Martyrdom is the best way to depart from this world. I swear by him in whose hand lies the soul of this son of Abu Talib (‘a), I would prefer a thousand wounds of the sword in the way of Allah, than disobey Him and die in bed.”These words of Hazrat Ali-The Lion of Allah, habitation of the Lord, refuge of the poor, the son-in-law of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad and Vicegerent of the Truth- reveals how he longed for martyrdom. Every Muslim knows that he fought how many battles, killed many savage unbelievers with a single blow of his sword and how he exhibited the world the principles of good governance during his caliphate. Hence, when Ibne-Muljim wounded him with poisoned sword on his head, his instant reaction was “"By the promise of lord of Kaba, I am successful." Even though the sword struck him up to his forehead and poisoned spread quickly, Imam practised what he always preached when the assailant was brought before him. He simply said “If I recover from this wound it will be my business to deal with him. If I die, kill him with a single stroke of the sword, so that the divine law is carried out. Take care not to kill him with cruelty or torture, for I once heard holy Prophet Muhammad say: "Do not kill even a rabid dog with torture and pain."Imam Ali was prostrating when Ibne Muljim struck him. He was fasting too. Kufians upon coming to know about the assault ran towards the mosque. They found Imam putting dust into his wound from the ground. His face and beard were streaming with blood. When the sword hit Maula Ali the earth & sky trembled, a black storm enveloped the area, walls of the mosque shook and the doors banged. Aghast angels cried : "Hazrat Ali has been murdered."Imam Hasan & Imam Hussain also rushed to Masjid. They picked up their father, tied a cloth on his wound, wrapped him in a blanket and carried him home as Imam Ali was unable to walk due to weakness resulted from profuse bleeding. Imam continued his fast and when milk was brought for him for Iftar, he enquired about Ibne Muljim. People brought him before Imam. Finding him in a very bad condition and thirsty, he offered milk to Ibn-e-Muljim and said “Drink it you are thirsty." Imam also recognized r Ibn Muljim because he had once worked for him as a servant. During employment with Imam, Maula had predicted his own death by telling Ibne Muljim “ my end is in your hand.".A bewildered Ibn Muljim had then replied “Far be it from me, O Imam. Let my hand wither if I should do such a thing." He had even desired to be executed but Imam simply remarked in his reply "How can I put to death when you have committed no crime? When wounded Imam asked Ibne Muljim: "What wrong have I done to you, have I touched your honor, property or person?" Ibn Mu Imam recognized his assailant, for Ibn Muljim had once worked for him as a servant. It was during that time that the Imam had said to Ibn Muljim, miraculously predicting his own death: "Ibn Muljim, my end is in your hand." On that occasion Ibn Muljim had said: "Far be it from me, O Imam. Let my hand wither if I should do such a thing." He had then begged to be put to death, but the Lion of Allah had objected: "How should I have you put to death, when you have committed no crime? I should be a wrongful tyrant if I imprisoned you or had you killed when you have not been guilty of any offence." The time and the hour had come, and fat had shown its hand. Imam 'Ali asked Ibn Muljim: "What have I done to you, Ibn Muljim; have I touched your honor, property or person?" Overcome with fear and dread, Ibn Muljim could only utter “By no means”. Then he said “I purchased this sword for 1000 dirhams & poisoned worth 1000 dirhams and applied it on the sword. There is so much of poison on this sword that if it is spread on the earth, all the living things on it will die." How painful the reply of Ibne Muljim must have been for Maula can only be gauged from his own saying “ Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it.” Imam was a noblest soul while Ibne Muljim failed to understand his virtues even after serving him being a slave of his worldly desires.Hazrat Ali was born on 13th Rajab inside Kaba. He learnt the lessons of matchless devotion, generosity, bravery, courage and character from the mentor of Universe to earn the title of the Gate of the City of Knowledge, Tolerance and Love. Throughout his life he helped the Prophet Muhammad and was beside him in all the holy wars of Islam and emerged victorious in all of them too. On the command of Allah, Prophet had pronounced him Maula. His virtues are an example to mankind and no words are match in expressing them.
  6. by Dr. Mazhar Naqvi Islamic State (IS) has proved it as a ‘worthy’ successor of Ibne-Muljim by carrying out on June 26, 2015 three violent terrorist attacks across three continents. In Kuwait, a suicide bomber attacked a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan. In France, a man hacked to death his employer and also made a bid to blow up a gas plant. Gunmen went on brisk firing on tourists on a beach in Tunisia. By masterminding these attacks to kill Namazees or other innocent people in the holy month of Ramadan, IS has left bewildered the Muslims observing fasts these days. As these barbaric killings aim at dividing two major sects of Islam, the believers even with average knowledge of Islamic history would conclude in no time that what Ibne Muljim did by martyring Hazrat Imam Ali in the mosque Kufa on 19th of Ramadan is being replicated by IS in 21st century. Abu Suleiman al-Muwahhid, hailed by IS as the suicide bomber who attacked the mosque named after Imam Jafar Sadiq in Kuwait did so because of his anti Imami attitude. The attack left 27 dead and over 200 injured. In Kuwait, it was not only the first attack on a mosque but also the worst of its kind in the country’s history. The attack took place just after the midday Friday prayers, when the mosque was at its busiest. Saudi Arabia -based Wilayat Najd, a recent affiliate to IS, took the responsibility for the attack. He represents the same group that had previously taken the credit for attacking on two Imami mosques in Dammam and Qatif cities of Saudi Arabia. Like other Gulf States, Kuwait has a large Imami population, accounting for as much as one third of the country’s 1.3 million citizens. This attack was carried out with the sole objective of shattering the peaceful coexistence of Imamis and non-Imamis so that national unity of Kuwait could be put at stake and the tentacles of sectarian violence could be spread across the Gulf region in general. Since the fall of Saddam Hussain regime in Iraq, regional competition between Gulf States has taken on an increasingly sectarian element. Iraq and Syria have been traditionally used as proxy countries in the competition by two powerful nations (one pro American and another anti-American).But IS has of late started striking terror in other states like Kuwait. The new phenomenon has aggravated the divisions between societies that emerged after the Arab uprisings. In Kuwait, religious difference does not manifest in political or security issues but the ruling al-Sabah family also needs to acknowledge tensions and stress national unity. Through barbaric killings and use of social media to brand itself as the most dreaded organization with so called large following from Muslim youths of European nations, IS intends to highlight what it feels hypocrisy of the rulers. IS is trying to garner support from those people who might be displeased by their rulers’ tolerance for Imamis and their apathy towards increasing Iranian influence in Gulf.
  7. Dear Highflyer Do not associate this article with the date of birth of Imam Hasan rather take it as a write up on his life and qualities. Debates over controversies related to DOBs are matter of interest for historian only and it is not appropriate that every one should treat himself as a historian.
  8. (This article has been written specially on the eve of Imam Hasan's Birth Anniversary) Dr.Mazhar Naqvi “The annihilation of people lies in three things: Arrogance, Greed and envy. Arrogance causes destruction of the religion and because of it Satan was cursed, and Greed is the enemy of one's soul, and because of it Adam was expelled from Paradise, and envy is the guide to wickedness, and because of it Qabil killed Habil.” How precisely and correctly describe these words of Imam Hasan as to how believers resort to self- destruction by forgetting the lessons of humility, patience and piety.born in Medina on 15th Ramadan (Ramzan) to Mala Ali and Khatoon-E-Jannat, Bibi Fatima in 624 AD, Imam Hasan is remembered as generous Imam and it is unanimously agreed that no one was more like the Apostle of Allah in form, manner and nobility. Contemporary accounts describe him as : "He had a white, reddish face. He had black eyes, smooth cheeks, thick beard, and curly, plentiful hair. His neck was as white as a jug of silver. His body was good. He had large shoulders, and big fleshy bones. He was of medium height; neither long nor short. He was handsome; the best of all people in face". To read full content, you can follow the link: http://muharramheritage.blogspot.in/2015/07/the-last-resting-place-of-imam-hasan-in_2.html
  9. Dear Shamim Thanx for your valuable comment and for full content you can go through the following link: http://muharramheritage.blogspot.in/2015/06/ramadanramzan-purpose-and-history.html
  10. Over one million Muslims all over the world are excited as Ramadan- also called as Ramzan- in countries like India- has started. It is indeed a special month for believers and they await its arrival to observe fasts to fine tune their lives with spirituality, modesty and patience. They treat the holy month as a time for inner reflection, devotion to Allah (God) and self-control. Ramadan is a religious obligation and offers an opportunity to gain by giving up, to prosper by going without and to grow stronger by enduring weakness. Apart from fasting, the month is also a time of intensive worship, reading of the Quran, giving charity, purifying one's behavior, and doing good deeds. Ramadan was the name of the ninth month in Arabian culture long before the advent of Islam. The dates of Ramadan vary and move forward about ten days each year as its commencement depends upon sighting of the moon. The word Ramadan is derived from an Arabic root rmd, as in words like "ramida" or "ar-ramad" denoting intense heat, scorched ground and shortness of rations. Al Masudi in his work Muruj Al-Thaheb also claims that Ramadan received its name because of the warm weather during that month. For fasting, the Holy Quran proclaims “fasting has been written down as obligatory upon you, as it was upon those before you". According to the earliesthadith, ‘before you’ in the proclamation refers to the Jewish practice of fasting onYom Kippur. The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad started Ramadan for Muslims to fast for the sake of God, and to offer more prayers than usual. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power) also falls during the holy month. It commemorates the revelation of the first verses of the Qur'an and is considered the most holy night of the year. In the Quran Allah declares about the night of power "We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the night of Power: And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand Months. Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah's permission, on every errand: Peace!... This until the rise of Morn!" (Qur'an - Surah 97 - Al Qadr)
  11. Heartiest congratulations to All Meesum Rizvi http://muharramheritage.blogspot.in/
  12. very true Khalilallah Meesum Rizvi http://muharramheritage.blogspot.com
  13. Miss nz Imam Hussain have 5 children and their names are as below: 1. Janab - e- Sajjad 2. Janab - e- Ali Akbar 3. Janab - e- Ali Asgar 4. Janab - e- Sughra 5. Janab -e- Sakina Meesum Rizvi http://muharramheritage.blogspot.in/
  14. Dua Karo Ke Zahoor-E-Imam Ho Jaye Yeh Roz Roz Ka Qissa Tamam Ho Jaye

  15. Dua Karo Ke Zahoor-E-Imam Ho Jaye Yeh Roz Roz Ka Qissa Tamam Ho Jaye Meesum Rizvi http://muharramheritage.blogspot.in/2015/04/imam-mehndi-in-poetic-compositions.html
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