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    SpIzo got a reaction from Northwest in Narjis Al-khatoon   
    The translator is Abdullah al-Shahin. Published by Ansariyan Publications.
    Of course, the footnote is by the translator, and not the author. I thought that was pretty obvious, bro.
    There's no tradition given. Just this footnote:
    The traditions have agreed upon that the mother of Imam al-Mahdi (s) is either a Roman or from Morocco and not a black woman.
    This is the tradition:
    The master of this matter (al-Qa'im) has a likeness to Prophet Joseph and his mother is a black bondmaid.(1) Allah will make him succeed within a night.
    Ref: Biharul Anwar, vol.51, p.41; Muntakhab al-Athar, p.300; Mo'jam Ahadeeth al-Imam al-Mahdi, vol.3, p.239
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Northwest in Narjis Al-khatoon   
    According to Sayyed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi in his Your Questions Answered - 6:
    Q. 12: Who was the Mother of the 12th Imam (A. S)? Dr. Jassim Husain writes in his book "Occultation of the Twelfth Imam ", that the view that Imam Mahdi s mother was a Byzantine princess is incorrect. He concludes with proof that his mother was a Nubian slave girl. Do you agree with his deductions?
    A: Mr. Jassim Husain is a good Muslim. But in this matter he has not understood the hadith correctly. Remember that merely being an Englishman does not make one competent to understand every book on Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry or Higher Mathematics, just because they are written in English The same is the case with Islamic Islamic subjects including hadith.
    Our 8th Imam (A.S) had no son until he was 46 years of age. Then Imam Muhammd Taqi (A.S) was born from a Nubian slavegirl. Not surprisingly, his complexion was not fair; so much so that his enemies used to spitefully call him “Aswad” (Black).
    The other fact which Mr. Jassim Husain has overlooked is that, because of the political prominence and greatness of our 8th Imam (A.S), not only the 9th Imam (A.S) but even the 10th and 11th Imams (A.S) were called “Ibnur-Rida” (the son of ar-Rida). By the same token, all of them could be called “Ibnun Nubian”, (son of the Nubian lady).
    Keeping this background information in mind, read the relevant parts of the hadith quoted by Mr. Jassim Husain as his proof. It has been narrated by Kulayni (R.A) not in the chapter concerning Sahibul 'Asr (A.S), but in the one concerning “Indication and Declaration (of Imamate) about Abu Ja'far (A.S)” i.e. Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S).
    It is a long hadith describing how the uncles and brothers of Imam Rida (A.S) showed their annoyance saying that “there never was a dark-complexioned Imam among us”. Then they, on their own, called some experts of physiognomy (al-Qiyafah = the art of judging someone's parentage by studying his features), although it was not recognised in Islam at all. But the Imam (A.S) did not prevent them, in order to complete his evidence and proof against them. Those experts, who did not know anyone in the gathering, unanimously pointed to the 8th Imam (A.S) as the father of the child.
    '"Ali ibn Ja'far (the uncle of the 8th Imam A.S) says: 'Then I stood up and kissed the mouth of Abu Ja'far (9th Imam A.S) until his saliva entered my mouth; then I said to him: "I bear witness that you are my Imam in presence of Allah." then ar-Rida (A.S) wept and said: “O uncle! Did not you hear my father saying: 'The Messenger of Allah (S. A. W) has said: “May my father be sacrificed for the son of the best of the slave girls, the son of the Nubian girl, of pleasant mouth, of chosen womb. (Woe on them, may Allah curse the low Abbasid and his progeny, the companion of mischief!!!) And he will kill them for years and months and days; and he will humiliate them and make them drink a bitter cup; and he is the exiled fugitive whose father and grandfather will be (unjustly) killed; the man of occultation (about whom) it will be said: Did he die or perish? In which valley did he go?'” (Then the Imam A.S said:) “Will this happen, O uncle! except through me?” I said: “You are right, may I be your ransom!”””
    The 8th Imam, 'Ali ar-Rida (A.S), by narrating that hadith of the Prophet (S. A. W), wanted to show to his uncle that the Prophet had called the 12th Imam (A.S) “the son of the Nubian girl”, and it was not to happen “except through me”, because the 8th Imam did marry the Nubian girl, who gave birth to the great-grandfather of the 12th Imam, and thus he would be the son of that Nubian mother, in the same way as he would be the son of Imam ar- Rida (A.S).
    The sentence, “Will this happen, O uncle! except through me?”, clearly shows that it was Imam 'Ali ar-Rida (A.S) who was destined to marry a Nubian lady, and not Imam Hasan 'Askari (A.S).
    Q. 13: Concerning the Above Answer:
    Thank you for the kind letter and the books you sent; may Allah reward you generously. Concerning J. Husain s not understanding the hadith of Kulayni (R.A) correctly, I agree with you. He does though quote that Nu'mani andal-Saduq (A.S) related other narrations which indicate that al-Qa 'im s mother (A.S) was to be a black slave-girl. He gives the references: N. Al-Ghayba, 84, 85, 120;Kamal, 329.
    A: The book al-Ghaybah of an-Nu'mani is not with me here. However, the book KAMALU-DIN of Shaykh Saduq (R. A) is in the Mission's library (Published in Qum, 1405 A.H.) and I could not find in it the tradition that the Imam 's (A.S) mother was to be a black slave. Rather, there is a whole chapter (41st) pp.417-423; with the heading, Chapter about what has been narrated about Narjis, the mother of al-Qa'im, peace be on them both; and that her name is Malikah, daughter of Yashu 'a son of the king Qaiser ". The only tradition given there is another version of the one which you have questioned.
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Northwest in Narjis Al-khatoon   
    As far as I've read, most of the Aimmah (A) [not sure about all] had the tanned skin colour - that is, the bronze-brown colour, not black. The same will be the case for Imam Mahdi (ATF).
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    SpIzo got a reaction from inuit in Is Ja'far Al-kazab The Uncle Of Imam Mahdi(as)?   
    Yes. Ja'far al-Kaddhab was the brother of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A). He joined hands with the oppressive government and tried to lead the funeral prayers of the Imam (A) in order to falsify the prophecies of the Last Imam (ATF) and prove that Imam (A) left no son and that he was his successor.
    But Imam Mahdi (ATF), all of 5 years, arrived and pushed his uncle aside and led the funeral prayers of his father, not only falsifying Ja'far al-Kaddhab's claim but also proving his (own) successorship. Immediately after the prayers, he went into the Lesser Occultation, ie. Ghaybat-e-Sughra.
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    SpIzo got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Martyr Bint-ul-Huda (RA)   
    May Saddam rot in hell with his gurus [la].
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Dua Saname Quraish... (al-sahifa E Alaviya, Supplication 120)   
    Salam,
    In your thread on cursing, from the link which was given:
    Ibn Abbas narrated:
    Ali used to recite the Du'aa of Sanamay Quraish in the Qunut of his prayers and said: "He who recites this Du'aa is (in terms of reward) like a marksman who have shot 1000 arrows in the battle of Badr and Uhud beside the Prophet (pbuh&HF)."
    - Mustadrak al-Wasa'il, v4, p405, Hadith #5021
    - Bihar al-Anwar, v82/85, p260, Hadith #5
    It's best to ignore them. They have problems with every practise of ours. We can't just give up everything because they have a problem with it.
    No idea about this.
    Brother, if you want the answer to your question, then it is important for you to understand the consequences their actions resulted in. Understand and recognise the position and status of wilayat and then try to understand the destructive outcome of not adhering to the Imam of your time (A) - which is opposed to the aim of creation.
    I can give you a long tafsir or lecture on how the 'sahabas' were evil and they have to be cursed blah blah blah. . but you won't understand it till you recognise the adheem the station of wilayat. Recognise the rights of the Imam (A). This will lead you to understanding of the lowly status who usurped the divine right in spite of explicit instructions by the Prophet (S).
    Sorry for not directly answering your question this time.
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    SpIzo got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Bayt-al-Mamur   
    Imam Baqir (a.s) said: When the Messenger of Allah (a.s) was ascended to the heaven and reached Al-Bayt Al-Ma’mur,[1] the prayer time came. So, (Archangel) Gabriel called out adhan and iqamah. The Prophet (a.s) stood in front and the angels and Prophets queued behind him.[2]
    [1] Al-Bayt Al-Ma'mur is the counterpart of the Holy Ka'ba (Allah's House) in the heaven around which the angles revolve.
    [2] Al-Furu' min Al-Kafi, Dar Al-Kutub Al-Islamiyyah, Vol. 3, Bab bada'a Al-Adhan wa Al-Iqamah wa fazlaha wa thawabahuma, p. 302, Hadith 1 and 2.
    http://maaref-foundation.com/english/library/beliefs/shiism_in_sunnism/06.htm
    And the reason behind the circumambulation around the House (of God) is that the Blessed the Sublime God told the angels, ‘I will create a vicegerent on earth.’ They said, ‘Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?…’ [140] They gave this reply to the Sublime God, but then they became sorry, took refuge in the Throne and repented. The Honorable the Exalted God desired that other servants worship in a similar fashion just like the angels. Therefore, He founded a House parallel to the Throne in the Fourth Heaven called ‘Az-Zorah. Then He founded another House in the Heavens of this world parallel to ‘Az-Zorah called ‘Al-Bayt al-Ma’mur. Then He founded this House parallel to ‘Al-Bayt al-Ma’mur. Then He ordered Adam (s) to circumambulate around it. Then the Honorable the Exalted God forgave him and this became a practice for his progeny all the way up until the Resurrection Day.
    http://maaref-foundation.com/english/library/hadith/uyun_akhbar_al_reza_2/03.htm
    The Ka'ba is like the Bait al-Mamur (the Oft-Frequented House) and is said to be built directly under it. The Bait al-Mamur is a house that angels circumambulate and enter and is located in the fourth heaven. Several traditions state that Adam had prayed at that house as well. So to understand the Ka'ba, we need to understand the Bait al-Mamur. What is the significance of Bait al-Mamur? It turns out that both the Ka'ba and the Bait al-Mamur are symbols of how God brings about and attends to His creation.
    http://islamicinsights.com/religion/religion/the-ka-ba-what-is-it-really.html
    http://www.al-islam.org/al-miraj/27.htm
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Hameedeh in Fasting & Taking showers   
    (wasalam)
    It seems weird that water going in the ear would make the fast void. :mellow:
    The closest ruling I could find on Sayyed Sistani's website was this:


    Question 17– Is it permissible to inject a needle and the nutrient during the state of fasting?
    Answer 17– Injecting a medicine or other via a needle in a muscle or the jugular vein does not invalidate the fast. Similarly using liquid drops in the ear or the eye does not invalidate the fast even if it caused an appearance of colour or taste in the mouth. Also the fast is not invalidated by using the spray that facilitates the respiratory process if the substance goes in the wind wipe and not the food pipe
    http://www.sistani.org/local.php?modules=extra&eid=3&aid=67
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Aflower in Bayt-al-Mamur   
    Imam Baqir (a.s) said: When the Messenger of Allah (a.s) was ascended to the heaven and reached Al-Bayt Al-Ma’mur,[1] the prayer time came. So, (Archangel) Gabriel called out adhan and iqamah. The Prophet (a.s) stood in front and the angels and Prophets queued behind him.[2]
    [1] Al-Bayt Al-Ma'mur is the counterpart of the Holy Ka'ba (Allah's House) in the heaven around which the angles revolve.
    [2] Al-Furu' min Al-Kafi, Dar Al-Kutub Al-Islamiyyah, Vol. 3, Bab bada'a Al-Adhan wa Al-Iqamah wa fazlaha wa thawabahuma, p. 302, Hadith 1 and 2.
    http://maaref-foundation.com/english/library/beliefs/shiism_in_sunnism/06.htm
    And the reason behind the circumambulation around the House (of God) is that the Blessed the Sublime God told the angels, ‘I will create a vicegerent on earth.’ They said, ‘Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?…’ [140] They gave this reply to the Sublime God, but then they became sorry, took refuge in the Throne and repented. The Honorable the Exalted God desired that other servants worship in a similar fashion just like the angels. Therefore, He founded a House parallel to the Throne in the Fourth Heaven called ‘Az-Zorah. Then He founded another House in the Heavens of this world parallel to ‘Az-Zorah called ‘Al-Bayt al-Ma’mur. Then He founded this House parallel to ‘Al-Bayt al-Ma’mur. Then He ordered Adam (s) to circumambulate around it. Then the Honorable the Exalted God forgave him and this became a practice for his progeny all the way up until the Resurrection Day.
    http://maaref-foundation.com/english/library/hadith/uyun_akhbar_al_reza_2/03.htm
    The Ka'ba is like the Bait al-Mamur (the Oft-Frequented House) and is said to be built directly under it. The Bait al-Mamur is a house that angels circumambulate and enter and is located in the fourth heaven. Several traditions state that Adam had prayed at that house as well. So to understand the Ka'ba, we need to understand the Bait al-Mamur. What is the significance of Bait al-Mamur? It turns out that both the Ka'ba and the Bait al-Mamur are symbols of how God brings about and attends to His creation.
    http://islamicinsights.com/religion/religion/the-ka-ba-what-is-it-really.html
    http://www.al-islam.org/al-miraj/27.htm
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    SpIzo got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Quran Tafseer in English   
    (wasalam)
    Al-Mizan by Allamah Tabataba'i
    The Light of The Holy Qur'an by Ayatullah Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani and A Group of Muslim Scholars
    Tafsir by Agha Mahdi Puya [make sure to tick this option 'Pooya/M.A. Ali Engl. Commentary']
    Quran,Translation and Commentary in Brief by Ayatullah Nasir Makarim Shirazi
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    SpIzo got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Tafseer-e-Quran   
    Just to point out, these^ are Sunni tafasir.
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    SpIzo got a reaction from PureExistence1 in esoteric hadith of imam ali(as)   
    Your remedy is within you -- but you do not sense it.
    Your sickness is within you -- but you do not perceive it.
    You presume that you are a small entity --
    whereas within you is concealed the vast world.
    You are indeed that magnificent book --
    by whose alphabet the hidden becomes evident.
    Therefore you have no needs beyond yourself
    Your essence and secrets are in you -- if only you can reflect.
    - Imam Ali (as)
    Another version:
    ÏæÇÆß Ýíß æãÇ ÊÈÕÑ æÏÇÆß ãäß æãÇ ÊÔÚÑ
    æÃäÊ ÇáßÊÇÈ ÇáãÈíä ÇáÐí ÈÃÍÑÝå íÙåÑ ÇáãõÖãóÑ
    ÇÊÒÚã Ãäß ÌÑãñ ÕÛíÑ æÝíß ÃäØæì ÇáÚÇáã ÇáÃßÈÑõ
    Imam Ali [as]:
    The cure is with you but you do not see
    And the illness is from you but you are unaware
    And you are the clear book
    Whose letters make manifest the hidden
    Do you think that you are some small mass
    While within you there dwells a great world
    Reference is given as Faydh Kashani's Tafsir al-Safi, page 92: http://www.aimislam.com/forums/index.php?s...ost&p=35833
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Asghar Ali Karbalai in why do we need the hadith?   
    Can you explain to me why we have teachers in kindergartens, schools, colleges, universities, etc. .when the students can just be handed books?
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    SpIzo got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Reasons For Rejection   
    (salam)
    I've made this thread because I believe it is of paramount importance to know the reasons as to why the Jews rejected the Prophet (S) in spite of such clear prophecies and instructions in their book.
    From the traditions of the Ahlul Bayt (A) as well as history, I've tried to compile a list of all those reasons which will compel the Shi'is to reject the Imam of their time (ATF). If anyone is aware of other reasons, please feel free to contribute as well. It's imporant that we are prepared (spiritually, mentally as well as physically) rather than face the ignominy of disbelieving in the Imam (ATF) when he finally reappears.


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    The very first reason is (just to carry on from the reasons of the Jews), prejudice. The commonly known reason for the rejection of the Prophet (S) by the Jews was that they were prejudiced. They did not accept the Prophet (S) because he was of the Arabs and not from them. They migrated to outskirts of Medina awaiting the Prophet (S) and used to taunt the Arabs that once their awaited Messiah makes his advent, it will be the Arabs who will be the losers. This is mentioned in the Qur'an (2:89). But yet we see, that when the Prophet (S) made his advent, the Jews left no stone unturned to destroy Islam and opposed the Prophet (S) till the very end.
    So how does this apply to us?
    Perhaps, there will be Shi'is amongst us who are under the illusion that the Imam (ATF) will be from them and hence, when he reappears, it will be contrary to what we assumed and thus, reject him. Although, thinking about it, this reason for rejection seems quite silly. But Allahu `Aalim. Anything is possible.
    The second reason because of which the Jews rejected the Prophet (S) was that, they expected the Prophet (S) to establish what they believed in. As we know, their religion corrupted through the passages of time and when the Prophet (S) came with Islam; it was a brand new religion for them and not the Judaism they knew. Since they couldn't digest this fact, they rejected him.
    In traditions regarding this, it has been said that when Imam (ATF) will reappear he will teach Islam anew just like the Prophet (S). Those who thought themselves to be Muslims, will be flabbergasted because of the strangeness of the new religion. Therefore, perhaps, on the grounds that what the Imam (ATF) is propagating is something out of the blue, we might deny him (ATF).
    Imam al-Sadiq (as) said, "When our Qa'im rises he shall call people anew to Islam and shall guide them to the things that were annihilated and from which people had turned away. He is called Mahdi because he will guide people to the thing from which they have been separated. He is called al-Qa'im because of his rise for the truth."
    al-Irshad, v2, p383; Bihar al-Anwar, v51, p30, Hadith 7.
    The third reason as tradition says, is because of his physical appearance. People will deny him because he will appear different than what they expected him to look like.
    Imam Sadiq (A) narrates, "When our Qa'im will appear, people will not accept him as he will appear with a youthful visage and a proportional physique. None will be steadfast on him except the one from whom Allah (SWT) had taken a covenant in the first `Aalam-e-dhar."
    al-Ghaybah al-Nomani, p.188, h#43
    What is really interesting is the information regarding Imam's (ATF) lineage which we usually consider to be inconsequential information and do not really pay much attention to.
    The past scholars were of the opinion that Imam (ATF) was the son of a Byzantine princess whilst today's scholars are tilting towards the view of the fact that Lady Narjis (SA) was a Nubian slave.
    Considering the extent of racism in this world today, it wouldn't be surprising if we reject the Imam (ATF) if he is of a different colour or physique than what we are expecting him to look like. We had a discussion on this topic here (it's still open - if anyone has anything to contribute, please do).
    The fourth reason is because of egoistic tendencies. It is said in the traditions that Imam (ATF) will face even the worse kind of ignorance because:
    Fudhail Ibn Yasar narrated:
    I heard Imam al-Sadiq (as) saying, "When our Qa'im (as) rises he will face the ignorance of people more severe than what the Apostle of Allah (PBUH&HF) faced during the days of al-Jahiliyya." I asked, "Why should it be so?" The Imam replied, "The Apostle of Allah (PBUH&HF) came to people who were worshipping the stones and the carved wood. However, our Qa'im (as) shall come to people who will all interpret the Book of Allah against his interpretation, and will argue with him by that. By Allah, al-Qa'im shall enter his justice inside their houses, just as the heat and the cold enter them."
    Kitab al-Ghaiba, al-Nu'mani, p296, Hadith 1.
    Thus, because his (ATF) view will not be in conformity with the view which we hold and if in spite of the Imam's (ATF) explanations we refuse to budge from our position (acting like bigots), then it is tantamount to denying him.
    The fifth reason could be that because we have these fantasy thoughts that the events preluding the reappearance will take place in a certain way, it is possible that we might reject the Imam (ATF) if it happens in another way.
    Therefore, Imam (A) specifically advises:
    Abu Ubaida al-Hadhaa narrated:
    I asked Imam al-Baqir (as) about this matter (i.e., the rising of al-Mahdi (as)). He (as) replied, "Because you expect that it comes to you in a (certain) way, do not deny it (if it happens in another way)."
    Bihar al-Anwar, v52, p268, Hadith 157.



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    ^These were a few brief reasons. If anyone has any more thoughts on it, please do contribute. It would be interesting to understand the circumstances and the conditions, of the past as well as the present, so as to be precautious and not turn away from the same Imam (ATF) whom we have been claiming to await all our lives.
    At the same time it is important that we follow the instructions of the Ahlul Bayt (A) on how to prepare ourselves during the occultation of Imam al-Hujjah (ATF) so as to remain firm on their path and not be among the losers.
    Say: Shall We inform you of the greatest losers in (their) deeds? (These are) they whose labor is lost in this world's life and they think that they are well versed in skill of the work of hands.[18:103-104]
    Imam Ja`far ibne Muhammad as-Sadiq (peace be upon both of them) said: “Know your Imam because indeed if you have a deep cognizance of him and this command (his advent) is brought close or delayed, then it will have no effect upon you [and your faith].”

    Biharul Anwar, Volume 52, Page 135; al-Ghaybah of al-Nu`mani
    May Allah (SWT) keep us steadfast on the Path of His Hujjah (ATF).
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Hameedeh in When Parents Aakh Thier Child   
    The prayers [as well as the actions] of the parents do affect the child. It is not always the case that 'bearer does not bear the burden of others'. If prayers did/do not affect others, why is it recommended to pray for the dead, or for others [Lady Zahra (SA) gave priority to her neighbours before her ownself]?
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    SpIzo got a reaction from forte in Online Books On Imam Mahdi [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Where are you based?
    You can get most of these books from Ansariyan and NabaCultural, both of which are based in Iran.
    Ansariyan: http://ansariyan.org/ansariyan/pages/home_e/home_e.php
    Naba: http://nabacultural.org/ [the website seems to be down currently]
    Check out the list of online Shi'i bookstores:
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    SpIzo got a reaction from SIAR14 in Bayt-al-Mamur   
    Imam Baqir (a.s) said: When the Messenger of Allah (a.s) was ascended to the heaven and reached Al-Bayt Al-Ma’mur,[1] the prayer time came. So, (Archangel) Gabriel called out adhan and iqamah. The Prophet (a.s) stood in front and the angels and Prophets queued behind him.[2]
    [1] Al-Bayt Al-Ma'mur is the counterpart of the Holy Ka'ba (Allah's House) in the heaven around which the angles revolve.
    [2] Al-Furu' min Al-Kafi, Dar Al-Kutub Al-Islamiyyah, Vol. 3, Bab bada'a Al-Adhan wa Al-Iqamah wa fazlaha wa thawabahuma, p. 302, Hadith 1 and 2.
    http://maaref-foundation.com/english/library/beliefs/shiism_in_sunnism/06.htm
    And the reason behind the circumambulation around the House (of God) is that the Blessed the Sublime God told the angels, ‘I will create a vicegerent on earth.’ They said, ‘Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?…’ [140] They gave this reply to the Sublime God, but then they became sorry, took refuge in the Throne and repented. The Honorable the Exalted God desired that other servants worship in a similar fashion just like the angels. Therefore, He founded a House parallel to the Throne in the Fourth Heaven called ‘Az-Zorah. Then He founded another House in the Heavens of this world parallel to ‘Az-Zorah called ‘Al-Bayt al-Ma’mur. Then He founded this House parallel to ‘Al-Bayt al-Ma’mur. Then He ordered Adam (s) to circumambulate around it. Then the Honorable the Exalted God forgave him and this became a practice for his progeny all the way up until the Resurrection Day.
    http://maaref-foundation.com/english/library/hadith/uyun_akhbar_al_reza_2/03.htm
    The Ka'ba is like the Bait al-Mamur (the Oft-Frequented House) and is said to be built directly under it. The Bait al-Mamur is a house that angels circumambulate and enter and is located in the fourth heaven. Several traditions state that Adam had prayed at that house as well. So to understand the Ka'ba, we need to understand the Bait al-Mamur. What is the significance of Bait al-Mamur? It turns out that both the Ka'ba and the Bait al-Mamur are symbols of how God brings about and attends to His creation.
    http://islamicinsights.com/religion/religion/the-ka-ba-what-is-it-really.html
    http://www.al-islam.org/al-miraj/27.htm
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Abeel_Ali_Muhammad in Are We Allowed To Add Wa Ajil Farajahum After Salawat In Prayers?   
    It is a part of Salawat, not an addition to salaah. There is an even longer salawat which sends peace on Prophet Ibrahim (A) and his progeny apart from peace on Prophet Mohammad (S) and his progeny.
    The better the salawat, the higher the reward.
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Is Ja'far Al-kazab The Uncle Of Imam Mahdi(as)?   
    Imam clarified:" My grandfather narrated from Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) that he said that when the birth of my son Jafar bin Muhammad bin Ali bin Husain bin Ali ibn Abu Talib takes places keep his name as 'Sadiq' because one person from his fifth generation will also bear the name of Jafar and will wrongly claim vicegerency. His name will be Jafar Kazzab. He will ascribe wrong things to Allah and will claim the position for which he is not entitled. He will not only oppose his father but will also bear jealousy towards his brother. This is the person who will strive to tear apart the veil of occupation of Imam."
    After saying this Imam wept profusely and added: "As if I am seeing Jafar Kazzab exhorting the King of his time to go and search for Imam and lay his claim to the inheritance of his father and usurp it wrongly."
    I felt surprised and asked Imam " O son of Prophet! Is this going to happen?"
    He replied: "By Allah certainly this is inscribed in a book which Allah gave to Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) narrating in it suffering of every kind which is to befall on us ".
    https://www.imamreza.net/old/eng/imamreza.php?id=4870
    http://www.imamreza.net/eng/imamreza.php?id=545
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Is Ja'far Al-kazab The Uncle Of Imam Mahdi(as)?   
    Yes. Ja'far al-Kaddhab was the brother of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A). He joined hands with the oppressive government and tried to lead the funeral prayers of the Imam (A) in order to falsify the prophecies of the Last Imam (ATF) and prove that Imam (A) left no son and that he was his successor.
    But Imam Mahdi (ATF), all of 5 years, arrived and pushed his uncle aside and led the funeral prayers of his father, not only falsifying Ja'far al-Kaddhab's claim but also proving his (own) successorship. Immediately after the prayers, he went into the Lesser Occultation, ie. Ghaybat-e-Sughra.
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Abu Bakr and Umar being Raised from their Graves   
    Who are those 'many'? Can you name them?
    Because if you've read this book [if you haven't I would urge you to read it]: http://www.almujtaba.com/books/tragedy/, it says the past scholars had a consensus regarding it. There was no doubt that it had occurred.
    And even if assuming there's no sahih hadith, history has penned this incident down [read particularly the sub-chapters '1. The attack on Imam Ali’s house' and '2. The aggression against Fatima (a.s.)'] . What could be the cause of her early death? What about the whip marks and the broken ribs which Imam Ali (a) witnessed while giving her ghusl?
    Mind you, those few scholars who have denied it, have not on the basis of 'no sahih hadith' because what is sahih varies from a rijali to a rijali, but on the basis of rationality.
    We should stop making excuses for the Shaykhain. They snatched Fadak and hurt Lady Fatima (sa). That's enough to show that they could go to any extent to offend her. The Ummayyads have tried their best to hide the truth, and we know that they will continue to do so.
    If anyone is interested in references from Sunni sources.
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Online Books On Imam Mahdi [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Where are you based?
    You can get most of these books from Ansariyan and NabaCultural, both of which are based in Iran.
    Ansariyan: http://ansariyan.org/ansariyan/pages/home_e/home_e.php
    Naba: http://nabacultural.org/ [the website seems to be down currently]
    Check out the list of online Shi'i bookstores:
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Waseem162 in Hadiths on Astrology   
    I don't find the answers contrastive.
    Anyway, here's another sermon of Imam Ali [as] condemning astrology:
    Sermon 78
    When(1) Amir al-mu'minin decided to set out for the battle with the Kharijites someone said, "If you set out at this moment then according to astrology I fear you will not be successful in your aim," whereupon Amir al-mu'minin said:
    Do you think you can tell the hour when a man goes out and no evil befall him or can warn of the time at which if one goes out harm will accrue? Whoever testifies to this falsifies the Qur'an and becomes unmindful of Allah in achieving his desired objective and in warding off the undesirable. You cherish saying this so that he who acts on what you say should praise you rather than Allah because according to your misconception you have guided him about the hour in which he would secure benefit and avoid harm.
    Then Amir al-mu'minin advanced towards the people and said:
    O' People! Beware of learning the science of stars except that with which guidance is sought on land or sea, because it leads to divining and an astrologer is a diviner, while the diviner is like the sorcerer, the sorcerer is like the unbeliever and the unbeliever would be in Hell. Get forward in the name of Allah.
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    (1). When Amir al-mu'minin decided to march towards Nahrawan to suppress the rising of the Kharijites, `Afif ibn Qays al-Kindi said to him, "This hour is not good. If you set out at this time. then instead of victory and success you will face defeat and vanquishment." But Amir al-mu'minin paid no heed to his view and ordered the army to march that very moment. In the result the Kharijites suffered such a clear defeat that out of their nine thousand combatants only nine individuals saved their lives by running away while the rest were killed.
    Amir al-mu'minin has argued about astrology being wrong or incorrect in three ways, firstly, that if the view of an astrologer is accepted as correct it would mean falsification of the Qur'an, because an astrologer claims to ascertain hidden things of the future by seeing the stars while the Qur'an says:
    Say: "None (either) in the heavens or in the earth knoweth the unseen save Allah... " (27:65)
    Secondly that under his misconception the astrologer believes that he can know his benefit or harm through knowing the future. In that case he would be regardless of turning to Allah and seeking His help, while this indifference towards Allah and self-reliance is a sort of heresy and atheism, which puts an end to his hope in Allah. Thirdly, that if he succeeds in any objective, he would regard this success to be the result of his knowledge of astrology, as a result of which he would praise himself rather than Allah, and will expect that whomever he guides in this manner he too should be grateful to him rather than to Allah . These points do not apply to astrology to the extent it may be believed that the astrological findings are in the nature of effect of medicines which are subject to alteration at the will of Allah. The competence achieved by most of our religious scholars in astrology is correct in this very ground that they did not regard its findings as final.
    http://nahjulbalagha.org/SermonDetail.php?Sermon=78
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    SpIzo got a reaction from Waseem162 in Numerical Miracles of the QURAN   
    It is actually the other way round. Verses are accurate but science is NOT!
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    SpIzo got a reaction from shian e ALi a.s in Sajdah E Shukr?   
    Sajda-e-Shukr is mustahab. How can thanking Allah (SWT) be makruh or something not recommended?
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