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  1. It is reported from the Holy Prophet (S) , “For whosoever among you the door of prayer (du’a’) is opened, then the doors of mercy (rahmah) shall be opened for him.” Kanz al-‘Ummal, hadith no.3156. Imam ‘Ali (‘a) says: “Supplication is the key of mercy.” Bihar al-Anwar, vol.93, pg.300. In his will to his son al-Hasan (‘a), Imam Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (‘a) says: “Thereafter, He put the keys of His treasuries in your hand, in that He has allowed {you} to ask Him from it. So whenever you wished, you opened the doors of His treasuries through supplication.” Bihar al-Anwar, vol.77, pg.299. With reference to the verse: “Whatever mercy Allah unfolds for the people, no one can withhold it.” Qur’an, 35:2. Imam as-Sadiq (‘a) is reported to have said, “{The mercy implies} the prayer (du’a’).” Bihar al-Anwar, vol.93, pg.299. The Holy Prophet (S) says: “For whosoever among you the door of prayer (du’a’) is opened, the doors of response (ijabat) shall {also} be opened for him.” Kanz al-‘Ummal, hadith no.3156. It is Allah who opens up toward His servant with prayer, and He is the one who opens for him the doors of its acceptance. Imam ‘Ali (‘a) says: “Whoever knocks at the door of Allah, the Glorious, it will be opened for him.” Ghurar al-Hikam, hadith no.8292. Imam as-Sadiq (‘a) is narrated to have said, “Supplicate frequently, for it is the key of every mercy and the fulfillment of every need. And that which lies with Allah cannot be attained but through prayer (du’a’). A door which is frequently knocked at is likely to be opened for the one who knocks it.” Bihar al-Anwar, vol.93, pg.295; and Wasa’il al-Shi’ah, vol.4, pg.1086, hadith no.8616. https://www.al-Islam.org/supplication-in-the-eyes-of-ahlalbayt-Muhammad-Mahdi-al-asifi
  2. o my lord, You are so Merciful and so Generous that You have addressed the sinful human: “You called me and I answered you, you asked Me and I granted you, you opposed Me but I respited, you left Me but I watched you, you disobeyed My orders but I concealed your sins; if you return to me I would accept you, and if you went away from Me, I wait for your return to Me. I am the most Generous of the generous, the most Forgiver of the forgivers, and the most Merciful of the merciful.” Allah addressed Prophet David (as): “Say to My servants: Why don’t you befriend Me, since I deserve friendship? I am a God of no miserliness, there’s no ignorance in My Omniscience, no incapacity in My Forbearance, and no alternation in My Attributes or My Speech. My Mercy and Forgiveness is unvarying and constant. I am the friend of him who befriends Me, and I accompany him who invokes on Me in his solitude. O David! He who seeks Me finds Me; and he who finds Me deserves not to lose Me. O David! Blessing is from Me but My servants thank others; I ward off calamity but they seek it from others. Their safe haven is My Presence, but they seek refuge from others, though finally they return to Me.” http://www.al-Islam.org/commentary-kumayl-supplication-allama-husayn-ansariyan
  3. Once Gabriel, the trustee angel, descended to the Prophet of Islam (S), smiling and with good tidings. He greeted the Prophet (S) who responded to his greeting. Then Gabriel said: “The Almighty has sent a gift for you.” The Messenger of Allah asked: “What is that gift?” He replied: “There are some words of the Empyrean’s treasures which Allah has endeared specially for the Empyrean.” Prophet Muhammad (S) asked again: “What are those words?” Gabriel then said: “O the One who revealed the goodness and concealed the badness. O the One who reprimanded no one for wrongdoing and let no one’s face down. O the One whose forgiveness is great, whose pardon is good, and whose Mercy is extended. O the one who has applied his Power in Mercy. O the Owner of any secret and the ultimate source of any complaint. O the one whose forbearance is magnanimous and whose blessings are great. O the Bestower of blessings before the necessary deserve for them. O my Lord, my Protector, and the end of my tendency! O Allah! I ask You not to destroy my creation by the Fire.” The Messenger of Allah asked Gabriel: “What is the recompense of these words?” Gabriel said: “Beware that the whole knowledge is exclusive in these words. If all the angels of the seven Heavens and the seven earths attempted to describe this supplication until the Day of Resurrection, they will be able to describe but one part out of one thousand parts of it.” When the servant says: “O the One who revealed the goodness and concealed the badness,” Allah would conceal his sins, have mercy on him in the world, maintain his well-being in the next world, and cover him with thousand veils in the two worlds. And when the servant says: “O the One who reprimanded no one for wrongdoing and let no one’s face down,” the Almighty would not account for his deeds on the Day of Resurrection, and would not uncover his secrets on that day. When the servant says: “O the One whose forgiveness is great,” Allah would forgive his sins, even if they are as many as the waves of the sea. When he says: “O the One whose pardon is good,” Allah would even forgive his wine-drinking, theft, and other major sins. When he says: “O the One whose Mercy is extended,” the Merciful Allah would open seventy doors of Mercy on him, so that he would be subjected to Allah’s Mercy until the last day of his life. When the servant says: “O the one who has applied his Power in Mercy,” Allah would extend his Power to him out of Mercy. When the servant says: “O the Owner of any secret and the ultimate source of any complaint,” Allah would grant him the recompense of the grief-stricken, poverty-stricken, patient or blind man until the Day of Resurrection. If the servant says: “O the one whose forbearance is magnanimous and whose blessings are great,” the Almighty would fulfill all his wishes and the wishes of all other servants for him. If the servant says: “O the Bestower of blessings before the necessary deserve for them,” Allah would recompense him as if he is grateful of His blessings. If the servant says: “O my Lord,” his Lord would say: “My angels! Beware that I forgave him, and I granted him recompense equal to the number of all My creatures, either in the Paradise or the Hell, in the heavens or the Earth, the sun or the moon, the star and the raindrops, different kinds of beings in the mountains, on the soil, and on the Empyrean.” And if he says: “O my Protector,” Allah would fill his heart with belief. When the servant says: “O the end of my tendency!” the Almighty would grant him the wishes of all the other creatures. And if the servant says: “O Allah! I ask You not to destroy my creation by the Fire,” Allah says: “My servant wants to become free from the Fire. O My angels! I delivered him, along with his parents, brothers, family, and neighbors from the Fire and accepted his intercession for a thousand of those who deserved to be put into Fire.” So Gabriel said: “O Muhammad! Teach these words to the believers and not to the hypocrites. This supplication is accepted for the supplicant and for those present in Allah’s House, when it is circumambulated.” Uddat Al-Da’I: 337. It should be noted that this great recompense and wonderful reward is not rare of Allah’s extended Mercy, unlimited Beneficence, and infinite treasure of rewards. http://www.al-Islam.org/commentary-kumayl-supplication-allama-husayn-ansariyan
  4. Salam and thanks so much for your beautiful question, Allah bless you! Traditions about Allah’s Mercy: Abu Sa’id Khadri has narrated from the holy Prophet (S): "When the sinful believers are sent to the Hell, the fire becomes cold for them until they are brought out. Then Allah calls on the angels: "Bring them to the Paradise, because they are subjected to My infinite Mercy and Compassion."" It is narrated from the Prophet’s Household: "When the Day of Resurrection is established, the Almighty gathers the believers together and tells them: ‘I forgive your sins as they make you indebted to Me, pardon each others’ sins so that you can enter paradise.’ It is also narrated that on the Day of Resurrection, Allah calls on each of His servant: "O My servant! I granted you blessings, but you committed sins. As I increased My blessings for you, you added your transgression." The servant bends his head from shyness. Allah calls: "O My servant! Raise your head, since I forgave you at the same moment that you committed the sin." Another tradition reads: "When a servant is brought before Allah on the Hereafter, she/he bends head and bursts into tear due to shame. The Almighty calls: "When you committed sin cheerfully I did not make you ashamed. Now that you are not sinning and are bitterly ashamed, how can I punish you? I forgive your wrongdoing and allow you to enter My paradise." It is narrated from the Messenger of Allah (S) who said: "Allah has a hundred kinds of Mercy, one of which He grants in this world, covering His servants with it, and He reserves the other ninety nine for the Day of Resurrection with which to endow His servants." Mahajjat Al-Bayza’: 8/384, Bab fi sa’ati rahmati Allah. Stories of Allah’s Mercy: It is narrated that on the Day of Resurrection, the servant is called to account and his letter of deeds, full of sins, is given to his left hand. When getting the letter, the servant states “bismillahi (In the Name of Allah)”, out of habit, seeking Mercy of Allah. Once he opens it, he finds the letter of his deeds blank and exclaims with astonishment: “There is nothing to read.” The angels say: “There were your sins written in this letter, which were erased due to the verse you recited, and Allah forgave all your sins.” The exegesis of Fatihat Al-Kitab: 74. The Sinful Youth Mulla Fat’h Allah al-Kashani in the exegesis “Minhaj al-Sadiqin”, and Ayatollah Kalbasi in the book “Anis al-Layl” have narrated: “In the time of Maliki Dinar, a sinner youth died. Because of his being a transgressor, people did not shroud or bury his body. While sleeping, Maliki Dinar dreamed of Allah telling him: “Go and bury the body of Our servant in the cemetery of the pious believers, after washing and shrouding it.” Malik answered: “O Allah! He was among the impious people. How could he become so near to You?” He was answered: “When dying, that sinner wept and said: يَا مَنْ لَهُ الدُّنْيا وَالآخِرَةُ اِرْحَمْ مَن لَيسَ لَهُ الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةُ! ‘O the Master of this world and the Hereafter! Pity the one who has nothing in the world nor in the Hereafter!’ “O Malik! Which suffering servant has come to Us and we did not cure him? And which deprived servant has come to Us and We did not grant him his wish?” Anis al-Layl: 45. Granted Wish In the time of Mansur Ibn ‘Ammar, who was among the Gnostics, a rich man decided to organize a sinful ceremony. So, giving his servant four drachmas, he sent him to the market to buy food for serving the guests. When going to the market, the servant passed by the assembly of Mansur Ibn ‘Ammar and said to himself: “I’d better stand here and listen to what Mansur Ibn ‘Ammar says.” He heard Mansur asking help for a poor from the assembly, saying: “Who will give me four drachmas so that I will ask four things for him from Allah?” The servant of the rich man thought to himself: “It is better to give the money to Mansur and benefit from his prayer, rather than buying food and drinks for the sinners with this money.” So the servant gave the money to Mansur and said: “Ask four things for me from Allah!” Mansur said: “What would you like me to ask for you from Allah?” The servant replied: “First, ask Allah to free me from the slavery of my master! Second, ask Allah to help my master regretful! Third, that He return this four drachmas to me in some way! Fourth, that the Almighty forgive my sins and that of him, his servants and his guests altogether!” Mansur prayed for the servant and he returned to his master without buying anything. The rich man asked his servant: “Where were you?” “O master! I gave four drachmas and bought four prayers.” The servant replied. The rich man asked about the four prayers. The servant said in reply: “First, that Allah make me free from slavery.” The master said: “I make you free in Allah’s path.” “Second, that you repent.” “I do repent,” the master replied. “Third, that Allah return me the four drachmas” The rich man gave him another four drachmas. “And fourth,” said the servant “that the Almighty forgive you, me and all your guests.” The master answered: “I did what I could. But this last one is beyond my ability.” At night, the master dreamed of Allah revealing to him: “O servant! You did your duty, out of mercy, though you are very poor indeed. It is beyond Our Infinite Mercy that We do not do Our duty. Thus, We forgave you, your servant, and all those present in your gathering.” Meeting the Generous Allah A wise man crossed a road where he saw a group of people expelling a young man from town, because of his corruption. A woman, who was weeping uncontrollably, followed them. The wise man asked about the woman and found that she was the young man’s mother. The wise man pitied the mother and mediated for him before the group, saying: “Forgive the young man this one time, and if he resorts to corruption again, you should then expel him from town.” Later, the wise man returned to the same neighborhood and heard a voice crying behind a door. He thought that the young man has been expelled from the town, due to his corruption and his mother was crying in his absence. He knocked at the door and the young man’s mother opened it. The wise man asked about the woman’s son. The woman replied: “He has died, but his death was not an ordinary one. When death approached, he said: ‘Do not inform the neighbors of my death. I have annoyed them immensely and they have reproached me much. I don’t want them to be present on my body. Wash and shroud my body yourself and bury this ring with me. I have just bought it and “bismillahir-rahmanir-rahim” is written on it. Ask Allah to forgive me while you stand beside my grave.’ I did as he had willed and when I was returning from his grave, it was as if I heard him saying: ‘Go and relax mum! I met the Generous!’” The exegesis Ruh Al-Bayan: 1/337. Repentance After Repentance The great Persian poet, Attar, narrates in his “Mantiq Al-Tiyr”: After committing sin after sin, a sinner decided to finally repent for his previous deeds. However, his carnal soul made him repeat his previous sins but he repented again. He violated his repentance once more and by then was so drenched in sins that he could experience the worldly punishment of his crimes. Finally he found out that his life, which he had spent in corruption, was coming to an end. He wanted to repent, but he was too ashamed to do so. Like a wheat grain on the fire, he was burning in despair, until the dawn in which he heard a hidden caller saying: “O sinner! The Compassionate says: ‘When you first repented I accepted it, but you broke your promise. I granted you respite to repent again and accepted it, while I could punish you. Still you committed sins and sank yourself in wrongdoing. If you want to repent now, do so and I will accept your repentance.’ Anis al-Layl: 45. Prayer of a Lost is Answered Attar narrates in “Mantiq al-Tayr”: One night, Gabriel was by Sidratul Muntaha The farthest lote-tree a tree in the seventh heaven when he heard the Almighty saying labbayk, “Here I am.” in reply to someone Gabriel did not know. He wanted to know who was the one who deserved to be answered by Allah, but found no one in all the heavens and the Earth, although, he still heard Allah repeating his reply. He searched again but saw nobody of such rank before Allah. He asked the Almighty: ‘O Allah! Direct me to your servant whom you have answers!’ He was answered: ‘Watch Rome!’ Gabriel looked and saw an idolater in a temple crying and calling an idol. Gabriel was astonished by this and said: ‘Uncover the truth for me! How comean idolater calls his idol and You answer him out of Mercy?’ Gabriel was replied: ‘My servant’s heart had become so hard that he had lost his way. But I am pleased with the way he worships, hence I reply to him so that he may find the right path.’ At the same moment, the idolater began to call the Unique Allah! Anis al-Layl: 46. https://www.al-Islam.org/commentary-kumayl-supplication-allama-husayn-ansariyan
  5. Salam. how merciful is Allah to us? “in the name of Allah, the all-merciful, the most merciful.” this verse is the beginning of every chapter in the holy Qur'an except chapter tawbah, and is repeated twice in chapter naml. it means: “in the name of Allah, the all-merciful, the most merciful,” is revealed 114 times in the holy Qur'an which indicates comprehensive and infinite mercy of Allah. Chapter Hamd by itself is a great evidence of the significance of the mercy of Allah. because the all-merciful, the most merciful, is repeated twice in this chapter which is the first chapter of Qur'an and obligatory to recite twice in each one of our daily pray. Allah grants our wishes, multiplies our good deeds, removes our bad actions and even changes our bad behaviours to Good! Allah sents his Prophets and Imams for our guidance and bestowed us all goodness, favors and material and spiritual blessings to use them, thanks Allah for his graces, be prosperous in this world and achieves happiness, salvation and felicity in hearafter. Vastness of God’s Mercy and Pardon: “surely my Lord is Nigh, Answering.” holy Qur'an: 11-61. “And ask forgiveness of your Lord, then turn to Him; surely my Lord is Merciful, Loving-kind.” holy Qur'an: 11/90. the all merciful God says in the holy Qur'an: “And when those who believe in Our communications come to you, say: Peace be on you, your Lord has ordained mercy on Himself, (so) that if any one of you does evil in ignorance, then turns after that and acts aright, then He is Forgiving, Merciful.” surah alanaam: verse 54. "As for those who believe in Allah and hold fast by Him, He will cause them to enter into His Mercy." (4:175) "Say, ‘My Lord, forgive and have mercy, and You are the Best of those who are merciful.’" (23:118) "And Job, when he called out to his Lord, ‘Indeed distress has befallen me, and You are the Most merciful of the merciful.’" (21:83) "Say: O my servants! who have acted extravagantly against their own souls, do not despair of the mercy of Allah; surely Allah forgives the faults altogether; surely He is the Forgiving the Merciful." Qur'an: 39-53. “(Muhammad), tell my servants who have committed injustice to themselves, ‘Do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Allah certainly forgives all sins. He is All-forgiving and All-merciful.’ (39:53)” “Your Lord's mercy is completely overwhelming.” (6:147) “Your Lord, certainly, has forgiveness for the injustice of the people.” (13:6) o my lord, You are so Merciful and so Generous that You have addressed the sinful human: “You called me and I answered you, you asked Me and I granted you, you opposed Me but I respited, you left Me but I watched you, you disobeyed My orders but I concealed your sins; if you return to me I would accept you, and if you went away from Me, I wait for your return to Me. I am the most Generous of the generous, the most Forgiver of the forgivers, and the most Merciful of the merciful.” Allah addressed Prophet David (as): “Say to My servants: Why don’t you befriend Me, since I deserve friendship? I am a God of no miserliness, there’s no ignorance in My Omniscience, no incapacity in My Forbearance, and no alternation in My Attributes or My Speech. My Mercy and Forgiveness is unvarying and constant. I am the friend of him who befriends Me, and I accompany him who invokes on Me in his solitude. O David! He who seeks Me finds Me; and he who finds Me deserves not to lose Me. O David! Blessing is from Me but My servants thank others; I ward off calamity but they seek it from others. Their safe haven is My Presence, but they seek refuge from others, though finally they return to Me.” The Almighty revealed to Prophet Moses (as): "O son of Imran! Bring to My Presence submission of your heart, humbleness of your body, and tears of your eyes in the darkness of night and then call Me, you would then find Me near and compliant." Bihar al-Anwar: 67/ 14, Bab 43, tradition 2. Allah told Jesus through revelation: "O Jesus! Join the believers and order them to pray with you before My Presence!" Wasa’il al-Shi’a: 7/104, bab 38, tradition 8856. The supplicant should be aware that it is Almighty God who has invited him to pray and has guaranteed the acceptance of the supplication. Accepting the prayer and granting the supplicant’s exigency is easy for Allah, since each and every world’s creature is under His Absolute Power, and He provides the grounds for the fulfillment of His servant’s exigency with a single order. It is, therefore, not right to become hopeless in the Presence of God, whose Insight, Mercy and Forgiveness is infinite, especially when praying. Despair, as specified in the Holy Qur’an, is the attribute of the disbelievers: "Go, O my sons! And ascertain concerning Joseph and his brother, and despair not of the Spirit of Allah. Lo! None despaireth of the Spirit of Allah save disbelieving folk." (12:87) The Holy Qur’an strongly recommends against being hopeless of God’s Mercy: "Despair not of the Mercy of Allah!" (39:53) The All-Knowing Lord says in Qur’an: "And when My servant question thee concerning Me, then surely I am close (to them). I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calleth unto Me." (2:186) No one is as close to the man as his creator, Allah. He is the One who has created man, fashioning him in the womb, and then transferring him to this world. He bestows His material and spiritual blessings unto man, sent the Prophets to guide him, and granted him the Divine Qur’an and the Immaculate Imams (عليه السلام). Allah has created water for the thirst of man and food for his hunger. He cures man’s diseases and improves his health. He discards man’s loneliness with a spouse, children, and friends, and his starkness with various kinds of clothes. Allah makes man cherished by the others, and maintains his dignity before them. Allah solves his problems, however difficult they may seem. Who is so closely and intently aware of man’s deepest needs and can provide him with all these blessings, except Allah? He is indeed closer to man than anyone else. Hence He says in Qur’an: "We verily created a man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein." (50:16) Imam ‘Ali (عليه السلام) says: "Allah is not to open up the doors of gratitude to His servant but close the doors of increased blessings. He is not to allow him to supplicate, but limit fulfillment of his supplication. And He does not intend to open the doors of repentance, but close the doors of His forgiveness." Nahj Al-Balagha: Hikmat 435. Imam al-Baqir (عليه السلام) said: “Obtain Allah’s Mercy and Forgiveness by returning to Him, and for realizing your return get help from sincere praying in the middle of night.” Bihar al-Anwar: 75/ 162, Bab 22, tradition 1. Once Gabriel, the trustee angel, descended to the Prophet of Islam (S), smiling and with good tidings. He greeted the Prophet (S) who responded to his greeting. Then Gabriel said: “The Almighty has sent a gift for you.” The Messenger of Allah asked: “What is that gift?” He replied: “There are some words of the Empyrean’s treasures which Allah has endeared specially for the Empyrean.” Prophet Muhammad (S) asked again: “What are those words?” Gabriel then said: “O the One who revealed the goodness and concealed the badness. O the One who reprimanded no one for wrongdoing and let no one’s face down. O the One whose forgiveness is great, whose pardon is good, and whose Mercy is extended. O the one who has applied his Power in Mercy. O the Owner of any secret and the ultimate source of any complaint. O the one whose forbearance is magnanimous and whose blessings are great. O the Bestower of blessings before the necessary deserve for them. O my Lord, my Protector, and the end of my tendency! O Allah! I ask You not to destroy my creation by the Fire.” The Messenger of Allah asked Gabriel: “What is the recompense of these words?” Gabriel said: “Beware that the whole knowledge is exclusive in these words. If all the angels of the seven Heavens and the seven earths attempted to describe this supplication until the Day of Resurrection, they will be able to describe but one part out of one thousand parts of it.” When the servant says: “O the One who revealed the goodness and concealed the badness,” Allah would conceal his sins, have mercy on him in the world, maintain his well-being in the next world, and cover him with thousand veils in the two worlds. And when the servant says: “O the One who reprimanded no one for wrongdoing and let no one’s face down,” the Almighty would not account for his deeds on the Day of Resurrection, and would not uncover his secrets on that day. When the servant says: “O the One whose forgiveness is great,” Allah would forgive his sins, even if they are as many as the waves of the sea. When he says: “O the One whose pardon is good,” Allah would even forgive his wine-drinking, theft, and other major sins. When he says: “O the One whose Mercy is extended,” the Merciful Allah would open seventy doors of Mercy on him, so that he would be subjected to Allah’s Mercy until the last day of his life. When the servant says: “O the one who has applied his Power in Mercy,” Allah would extend his Power to him out of Mercy. When the servant says: “O the Owner of any secret and the ultimate source of any complaint,” Allah would grant him the recompense of the grief-stricken, poverty-stricken, patient or blind man until the Day of Resurrection. If the servant says: “O the one whose forbearance is magnanimous and whose blessings are great,” the Almighty would fulfill all his wishes and the wishes of all other servants for him. If the servant says: “O the Bestower of blessings before the necessary deserve for them,” Allah would recompense him as if he is grateful of His blessings. If the servant says: “O my Lord,” his Lord would say: “My angels! Beware that I forgave him, and I granted him recompense equal to the number of all My creatures, either in the Paradise or the Hell, in the heavens or the Earth, the sun or the moon, the star and the raindrops, different kinds of beings in the mountains, on the soil, and on the Empyrean.” And if he says: “O my Protector,” Allah would fill his heart with belief. When the servant says: “O the end of my tendency!” the Almighty would grant him the wishes of all the other creatures. And if the servant says: “O Allah! I ask You not to destroy my creation by the Fire,” Allah says: “My servant wants to become free from the Fire. O My angels! I delivered him, along with his parents, brothers, family, and neighbors from the Fire and accepted his intercession for a thousand of those who deserved to be put into Fire.” So Gabriel said: “O Muhammad! Teach these words to the believers and not to the hypocrites. This supplication is accepted for the supplicant and for those present in Allah’s House, when it is circumambulated.” Uddat Al-Da’I: 337. It should be noted that this great recompense and wonderful reward is not rare of Allah’s extended Mercy, unlimited Beneficence, and infinite treasure of rewards. http://www.al-Islam.org/commentary-kumayl-supplication-allama-husayn-ansariyan It is reported from the Holy Prophet (S) , “For whosoever among you the door of prayer (du’a’) is opened, then the doors of mercy (rahmah) shall be opened for him.” Kanz al-‘Ummal, hadith no.3156. Imam ‘Ali (‘a) says: “Supplication is the key of mercy.” Bihar al-Anwar, vol.93, pg.300. In his will to his son al-Hasan (‘a), Imam Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (‘a) says: “Thereafter, He put the keys of His treasuries in your hand, in that He has allowed {you} to ask Him from it. So whenever you wished, you opened the doors of His treasuries through supplication.” Bihar al-Anwar, vol.77, pg.299. With reference to the verse: “Whatever mercy Allah unfolds for the people, no one can withhold it.” Qur’an, 35:2. Imam as-Sadiq (‘a) is reported to have said, “{The mercy implies} the prayer (du’a’).” Bihar al-Anwar, vol.93, pg.299. The Holy Prophet (S) says: “For whosoever among you the door of prayer (du’a’) is opened, the doors of response (ijabat) shall {also} be opened for him.” Kanz al-‘Ummal, hadith no.3156. It is Allah who opens up toward His servant with prayer, and He is the one who opens for him the doors of its acceptance. Imam ‘Ali (‘a) says: “Whoever knocks at the door of Allah, the Glorious, it will be opened for him.” Ghurar al-Hikam, hadith no.8292. Imam as-Sadiq (‘a) is narrated to have said, “Supplicate frequently, for it is the key of every mercy and the fulfillment of every need. And that which lies with Allah cannot be attained but through prayer (du’a’). A door which is frequently knocked at is likely to be opened for the one who knocks it.” Bihar al-Anwar, vol.93, pg.295; and Wasa’il al-Shi’ah, vol.4, pg.1086, hadith no.8616. https://www.al-Islam.org/supplication-in-the-eyes-of-ahlalbayt-Muhammad-Mahdi-al-asifi the goal of creation is recieving divine special and infinite mercy. studying divine attributes and actions and studying the creation of man, guiding him by sending His messages through Prophets, and His generous rewards makes it very clear that everything is based on His mercy. Indeed, the entire story of creation can be summarized in a few sentences: The Most merciful God wanted to show His mercy. Therefore, He created this world. He gave His mercy to human beings so that they would become His vicegerents on Earth and become a means of His mercy. God’s mercy has no limit and does not accept any restriction. The only restriction is in our understanding and therefore we may not be able to grasp all aspects of His mercy. His mercy is all-embracing and all-inclusive; nothing falls out of it. As Allah says in the Qur’an: "My mercy has encompassed everything." (7: 156) In a divine saying, we read: "If the people who have turned their back on Me knew how much I love them to come back they would have died out of joy." Allah does not need anyone, but still, out of His mercy, He does not want even a single person to go astray. In a beautiful supplication which is recommended to be recited after each daily prayer, we say: "O Allah! Your forgiveness gives me hope more than my actions. O Allah! Indeed Your mercy is greater than my sins. O Allah! If I am not qualified to reach your mercy, Your mercy is able to reach and embrace me. Because Your mercy has embraced everything." https://www.al-Islam.org/message-thaqalayn/vol11-n4-2011/understanding-God-s-mercy-part-1-Mohammed-Ali-shomali Imam Sadiq (a) was asked by Abu Basir about the meaning of the verse 11:118-119 and Imam replied: "God created man so that they do something to deserve His mercy and then He would give them His mercy." (Al-Tawhid by Saduq, p. 404) Thus, God wanted to give opportunity to people to do good deeds so that they would deserve extra mercy from Him. https://www.al-Islam.org/message-thaqalayn/vol-12-no-1-spring-2010/understanding-God-s-mercy-part-2-Mohammed-Ali-shomali Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is most forgiving: In addition to His generous rewards, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) deals with sins or people with mercy and kindness. He assures the sinners that if they sincerely regret and repent, He will forgive them. When people go to the plane of ‘Arafat on the day of Arafah, all their sins will be forgiven, and by the time they leave ‘Arafat to go to Mash‘ar al-Haram they must not have any doubt about the forgiveness of their sins. It has been narrated that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) frees one million people from the hellfire each and every day in the month of Ramadan at the time of breaking the fast. On the night and day of Friday, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) frees one million people during each hour. In the night and day at the end of the month, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) frees people equal to whatever He has given during the month. Different types of forgiveness Upon reflection on the Qur’anic verses on forgiveness of sins by God, divine forgiveness can be classified into four types: 1. Simple forgiveness - Verses that refer simply to divine forgiveness such as the following: "Whoever commits evil or wrongs himself and then pleads God for forgiveness, will find God all-forgiving, all-merciful." (4:110) 2. Covering the sin - Sometimes not only the sin is forgiven, but it is also covered by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Thus, on the Day of Judgment, no one would be able to find out the sin which this person had committed because it has been covered. This is preferable to people reading your record of the deeds and discovering your wrongdoings, even though they are forgiven. For example, the Qur’an says: "If you disclose your charities, that is well, but if you hide them and give them to the poor, that is better for you, and it will atone for some of your misdeeds, and God is well aware of what you do." (2:271) 3. Wiping out sins - According to Islamic sources, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) may wipe out the sins and bad actions of certain people. This seems to be a kind of forgiveness which is more than simple forgiveness or even forgiveness with covering and hiding the sins, because here the sins are totally wiped out with no trace of them remaining. The advantage of the latter is that the corrected error would not be known by others and the one who has been forgiven would not be reminded of his sin. However, there is a worry that this cover may be removed and the sins under it might be disclosed. Thus a more powerful form of forgiveness is to entirely wipe out the error. For example, Imam Sadiq (s) is quoted as saying: "Friday has an obligatory right. Be careful not to miss it or to do little in worshipping Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and getting closer to Him through righteous deeds and refraining from all sins. Truly, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) multiplies good actions and wipes out the sins on this day, and ranks will be elevated. Its night is like its day. If you are able to revive it by supplicating and saying prayer, do so, because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) multiplies in it good deeds and wipes out the bad deeds. Truly Allah is All-bounteous, Generous." We also read in a hadith from Imam Baqir (a): "The one who [sincerely] repents is like the one who has never done any sin." 4. Transformation of sins into good deeds - According to the Qur’an and hadith, not only does Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) forgives the sins of those who repent, but He may also transform their bad deeds into good ones: "Excepting those who repent, attain faith, and act righteously. For such, God will replace their misdeeds with good deeds, and God is all-forgiving, all-merciful. (He wipes out the sins) and in each place writes down a good action." (25:70) This is much more than forgiving sins and wiping them out. In this way, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) actually replaces their sins with good actions and rewards them for these good sins. Not only will they not be punished for their sins, but they will be able to recover at least part of their loss. Certainly everyone who does not harvest good in his life is in loss, even if he does not do anything sinful. Interestingly, it can be understood from a saying of Imam Sajjad (a) that good deeds which are replaced with bad actions might still be multiplied like the good actions of the pious. Imam Sajjad (a) addresses Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in one of his supplications: "O He who changes evil deeds into manifold good deeds!" Not only does He replace good actions with bad actions, but He changes bad actions into manifold good actions. For example, one who has spent one pound sinfully after repentance and receiving this type of treatment from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), he would receive rewards for spending several pounds in good purposes in the record of his deeds on the Day of Judgement. Reflecting on 1) the types of people who would be forgiven, 2) the types of people who would have their sins covered, 3) those who have sins that have been wiped out, and 4) those who would see their sins changed into a manifold of good actions, it might be inferred that if someone who has committed sins regrets sincerely and decides not to repeat them, his sins will be forgiven. As far as Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is concerned, there is no doubt about this. The repentant’s comprehension would increase resulting in the strength of his regret. He feels ashamed because although his sins are forgiven, he continues to ponder over his condition on the Day of Judgment, when he will stand in front of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and the witnesses as his sins are being read to him. Although they will finally be forgiven, he would worry about his honor and tell himself, “It is disgraceful and shameful to me that before God’s forgiveness is announced, my sins will be read in the presence of the Prophet, Imams, and the general public.” For such people, Allah hides or even erases their bad deeds. As his understanding increases knowing that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has forgiven him and has promised to preserve his honour, what about the time and opportunities he wasted? He could have taken many provisions during those years for his eternal journey. For such people, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) transforms their bad actions to good ones to prevent them worrying too much about their provision. But there is still a chance to develop their understanding and think that it is great that their bad actions have been changed into good actions, although we are still losing because those with good actions have been multiplied at least ten times, but our newly given good actions are not multiplied. It might be for such people that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) changes their bad deeds into multiplied good actions. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) does not punish anyone for another person’s bad action, but He may forgive a sinner for another person’s good action Another aspect of divine mercy is that sometimes Allah (s) forgives someone for the sake of another person. For example, the Qur’an says: "The faithful and their descendants who followed them in faith —We will make their descendants join them, and We will not stint anything from [the reward of] their deeds. Every man is a hostage to what he has earned." (52:21) https://www.al-Islam.org/message-thaqalayn/vol-13-no-3-autumn-2012/understanding-God-s-mercy-part-8-Mohammed-Ali-shomali
  6. God’s mercy has no limit and does not accept any restriction. The only restriction is in our understanding and therefore we may not be able to grasp all aspects of His mercy. His mercy is all-embracing and all-inclusive; nothing falls out of it. As Allah says in the Qur’an: [وَ رَحْمَتي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْء] "My mercy has encompassed everything." (7: 156) In a divine saying, we read: "If the people who have turned their back on Me knew how much I love them to come back they would have died out of joy." Allah does not need anyone, but still, out of His mercy, He does not want even a single person to go astray. In a beautiful supplication which is recommended to be recited after each daily prayer, we say: "O Allah! Your forgiveness gives me hope more than my actions. O Allah! Indeed Your mercy is greater than my sins. O Allah! If I am not qualified to reach your mercy, Your mercy is able to reach and embrace me. Because Your mercy has embraced everything." https://www.al-Islam.org/message-thaqalayn/vol11-n4-2011/understanding-God-s-mercy-part-1-Mohammed-Ali-shomali
  7. Salam. hear you are some example about mercifulness of Ahlul Bayt, in the Islamic narrations. Musa ibn Abd-Rabbih says: I heard from Husayn ibn Ali in the Prophet’s Mosque at the time of his father Ali ((عليه السلام).), saying: I have heard the saying of Allah’s Messenger: “Behold! My Ahl al-Bayt are security and mercy for you. Therefore, love them for my sake and resort to them so that you will never go astray… These are Ali, my two grandsons and nine borne of Husayn who are trustworthy and infallible Imams. Behold! They are the Ahl al-Bayt and my honour - from my flesh and my blood.” Kifayat al-Athar, 170, Bihar al-Anwar https://www.al-Islam.org/ahl-al-bayt-celestial-beings-Earth-allama-husayn-ansariyan let me to present some beautiful narrations from Imam Ali (peace be upon him) our first Imam. which indicate his mercifullness. "By God, were I given all the seven heavens with all they contain in order that I may disobey God by depriving an ant from the husk of a grain of barley, I would not do it." https://www.al-Islam.org/nahj-al-balaghah-for-children some sentences of Letter 53: An order to Malik al-Ashtar "Habituate your heart to mercy for the subjects and to affection and kindness for them. Do not stand over them like greedy beasts who feel it is enough to devour them, since they are of two kinds, either your brother in religion or one like you in creation. They will commit slips and encounter mistakes. They may act wrongly, wilfully or by neglect. So, extend to them your forgiveness and pardon, in the same way as you would like Allah to extend His forgiveness and pardon to you, because you are over them and your responsible Commander (Imam) is over you while Allah is over him who has appointed you. He (Allah) has sought you to manage their affairs and has tried you through them." https://www.al-Islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-2-letters-and-sayings
  8. be sure that Allah loves you as he selected you for following his best and most perfected religions, supports you always, bestows his mercies and graces for you, brings you in to light, gives you special rewards, answers your prayers, and grants your wishes. the all-merciful Allah says in the Qur'an: “And when those who believe in Our communications come to you, say: Peace be on you, your Lord has ordained mercy on Himself.” surah alanaam: verse 54. "As for those who believe in Allah and hold fast by Him, He will cause them to enter into His Mercy and grace and guide them to Himself on a right path." (4:175) "Say, ‘My Lord, forgive and have mercy, and You are the Best of those who are merciful.’" (23:118) “Your Lord's mercy is completely overwhelming.” (6:147) Amir al-Mu’minin (عليه السلام), in one part of dua kumayl, tells Allah: “it is very far from You to spoil the one who have accepted Your divinity and training, via Your spiritual blessings. It is very far from You to torture the one who You have have brought to Your nearness and mercy, or to drive away the one who You have given refuge, or chastise the one who You have spared.” o my lord, You are so Merciful and so Generous that You have addressed the sinful human: “You called me and I answered you, you asked Me and I granted you, you opposed Me but I respited, you left Me but I watched you, you disobeyed My orders but I concealed your sins; if you return to me I would accept you, and if you went away from Me, I wait for your return to Me. I am the most Generous of the generous, the most Forgiver of the forgivers, and the most Merciful of the merciful.” Allah addressed Prophet David (as): “Say to My servants: Why don’t you befriend Me, since I deserve friendship? I am a God of no miserliness, there’s no ignorance in My Omniscience, no incapacity in My Forbearance, and no alternation in My Attributes or My Speech. My Mercy and Forgiveness is unvarying and constant. I am the friend of him who befriends Me, and I accompany him who invokes on Me in his solitude. O David! He who seeks Me finds Me; and he who finds Me deserves not to lose Me. O David! Blessing is from Me but My servants thank others; I ward off calamity but they seek it from others. Their safe haven is My Presence, but they seek refuge from others, though finally they return to Me.” Imam ‘Ali (عليه السلام) says: "Allah is not to open up the doors of gratitude to His servant but close the doors of increased blessings. He is not to allow him to supplicate, but limit fulfillment of his supplication. And He does not intend to open the doors of repentance, but close the doors of His forgiveness." Nahj Al-Balagha: Hikmat 435. Imam al-Baqir (عليه السلام) said: “Obtain Allah’s Mercy and Forgiveness by returning to Him, and for realizing your return get help from sincere praying in the middle of night.” Bihar al-Anwar: 75/ 162, Bab 22, tradition 1. http://www.al-Islam.org/commentary-kumayl-supplication-allama-husayn-ansariyan “surely my Lord is Nigh, Answering.” holy Qur'an: 11/61. “And ask forgiveness of your Lord, then turn to Him; surely my Lord is Merciful, Loving-kind.” holy Qur'an: 11/90. God’s mercy has no limit and does not accept any restriction. The only restriction is in our understanding and therefore we may not be able to grasp all aspects of His mercy. His mercy is all-embracing and all-inclusive nothing falls out of it. As Allah says in the Qur’an: "My mercy has encompassed everything." (7: 156) In a divine saying, we read: "If the people who have turned their back on Me knew how much I love them to come back they would have died out of joy." Allah does not need anyone, but still, out of His mercy, He does not want even a single person to go astray. https://www.al-Islam.org/message-thaqalayn/vol11-n4-2011/understanding-God-s-mercy-part-1-Mohammed-Ali-shomali
  9. when you accepted Islam, perform your prayers and do your fast, and seek nearness to Allah and want to feel him again in your life, it indicates that Allah cares you, supports you, guided you and showed you the truth! I understand your feellings. for myself, I become sad and depressed many times in my life, I don’t have doubt about the truth of my religion, but for example: sometimes I feel that noone love me, I could not help someone in the world, when in Quora thousands of my answers were collapsed, it makes me very sad and depressed that people don’t read the informations that I provided them to help them to return to Allah, to be means of there guidance by divine grace, etc. but I believe that the advent of Imam Mahdi, (may Allah hasten his reappearance), is very near. he returns and rescues us from all injustice and cruelties by divine support! believing in the advent of Imam Mahdi, is the only reason that gives me tranquillity in this merciless world! Imam Mahdi is manifestation of divine mercy: when Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance) returns says: “Your Lord's mercy is completely overwhelming, and I am that comprehensive mercy of Allah.” Biharul Anwar, volume 53, page 11.
  10. Salam. may I ask that which option is true about you? you converted to Islam recently by your studies and research in different religions and you found that Islam is the best one. or, you were born in a Islamic family like me. may I ask that where are you from? I wish that recieve your answer that I can help you better. as I mention always in every forum, I believe that its divine grace and one of the highest of Allah's favor on me that I can help one person in the world!
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    Losing faith

    your welcome, its my pleasure and divine blessing that I can help every person in the world!
  13. Salam. if you know some people accusing Shia and there beliefs, hear you are one excellent book, that replies most accusations and misunderstanding against Shia! you can study this book or send the link for the people who want to study and learn the truth. Allah bless you! https://www.al-Islam.org/Shia-rebuts-Sayyid-rida-husayni-nasab
  14. Salam. Shia chat thanks God, has a friendly and intimate community that respect each other and try to help. the atmosphere hear is very friendly and kind! I am ready to help anyone in the universe who is seeker of truth! Allah bless you! I am a Shia Muslim. Shia believe that Prophets are infallible and prophethood is a divine position and only Allah should selects Prophets for guiding mankind. Allah selected infallible Prophets for guiding mankind. all divine Prophets are immaculate in all of aspects of there life. if they are not infallible, how then can lead there followers to achieve salvation, prosperity and felicity?! these facts about infallibility and selecting by Allah and divine position, are all true about successors of Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings of Allah upon them all). Allah is our creator, knows everythings past, future and present time and Also Allah is infinite merciful. by these explanation, Allah who knows everythings and knows the best people who deserve guiding mankind, commanded Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings of Allah upon him and his household), to select Imam Ali and eleven Imams after him (peace and blessings of Allah upon them all), as his successor in the event of ghadir. The “Farewell pilgrimage” ceremony was completed in the last month of the 10th A.H. The Muslims learned pilgrimage activities from the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.), and then, Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) decided to leave Mecca to Medina. He instructed for departure. When the caravan reached an area called “Rabegh”1, which is three miles far from Juhfah 2, Gabriel, the inspiration angel, revealed in a point called “Ghadir Khom”, and addressed the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) with the following verse: يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ رَبِّكَ ۖ وَإِنْ لَمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ النَّاسِ "O Messenger! proclaim the (message) which hath been sent to thee from thy Lord. If thou didst not, thou wouldst not have fulfilled and proclaimed His mission. And Allah will defend thee from men (who mean mischief)." (sura al-Maidah, 5:67) The tone of verse indicates that God has assigned Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) a critical mission, which equals with his prophetic mission, and caused despair of the Islam enemies. Is any critical mission more important than appointment of ‘Ali ((عليه السلام).) to the rank of caliphate, guardianship and succession in front of more than hundred thousand people?! Therefore, he ordered to stop. Those who were ahead of caravan, stopped, and those who were at the back of caravan, joined them. At noon, it was very hot, and a group of people put a part of their mantle on their head and a part under their foot. A shading was made for the Prophet through casting a veil on the tree. He sat on the high point, formed by the camel saddle, and he delivered a sermon with a loud voice, the extract of which follows. Prophet’s ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) sermon in Ghadir Khom "Praise belongs to God. We seek help from Him, and believe in Him, and trust in Him. We turn to Him for our evil and unrighteous deeds. The Lord, save whom there is no guide. Whoever is guided by Him, there will be no deviator for him. I testify that there is no God, save Him, and Mohammed is his servant and Prophet. O people! Soon, I will die, and leave you. I am responsible and you too! Then he added: “What do you think about me!? (Have I fulfilled my responsibility against you?)” The crowd all said: "We testify that you have accomplished your prophetic mission, and endeavored. God may grant you good rewards." The Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) said: "Do you testify that the Lord of world is one, and Mohammed is His servant and Prophet, and there is no doubt about paradise, hell, the everlasting life in the other world?" All replied: "Yes, that is right. We testify!" He added: "O people, I leave among you two precious things. I shall see how you treat with my two heritage?!" One stood up and asked loudly: "What are these two precious things?!" Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) said: "One is divine book, one side of which is in the powerful hand of God, and the other is with you. And the next is my Household. God has informed me that these two will never separate! Beware, O People, do not surpass Qur'an and my Household. Do not fail to follow both of them. Otherwise, you will perish!" Then, he took ‘Ali’s hand ((عليه السلام).), and raised it too high that the armpit of both of them was seen by the people, and introduced him to the people. He asked: "Who is more authorized and rightful to the believers than themselves?" All replied: "God and His messenger are more aware." The Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) said: “God is my master and I am the master of believers, and I am more authorized and rightful than themselves! Beware, O People!” من کنت مولاه فهذا علی مولاه “Whoever I am his master and authority, this ‘Ali will be his master and authority.” 3 اللهم وال من والاه و عاد من عاداه و احب من احبه و ابغض من ابغضه و انصر من نصره و اخذل من خذله و ادر الحق معه حیث دار. “O God, be friend with whoever is friend with ‘Ali, and be enemy with whoever is an enemy of ‘Ali. Help whoever helps him, and leave whoever leaves him, make him the criteria of right!”4 If you study the above sermon5 carefully, there are quick evidences for Imamate of ‘Ali ((عليه السلام).) in every phrase of it. The eternity of Ghadir event The Wise God has willed the Ghadir historical event to remain in all ages and centuries, as a live history, attracting the hearts and minds, and the Islamic writers to discuss it in the commentary, history, tradition and theology books, and the religious orators to deliver lectures about it, and call it one of the undeniable virtues of Imam ‘Ali ((عليه السلام).). One of the reasons for eternity of this tradition, is revelation of two Quranic verses6 in respect to this event, and since Qur'an is eternal and everlasting, this historical event too will be never forgotten. However, after appointment of ‘Ali ((عليه السلام).) as his successor, the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) said: “O People, just now the inspiration angel revealed to me and brought this verse: …الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا… “This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (Surah al-Maidah, 5:3) Then the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) said “Allahu Akbar” and added: “I thank God for perfecting His religion, and completing His Blessing, and approving my mission and guardianship and succession of ‘Ali after me.” Then, Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).a.) came down, and said ‘Ali ((عليه السلام).): “Sit under a tent so that the prominent Islamic chiefs and headmen pay homage and congratulate to you.” First of all, Umar and Abu Bakr congratulated to ‘Ali ((عليه السلام).) and called him their master! • 1. Rabegh is now located between Mecca and Medina. • 2. It is one of the trysting-places, and in the past, the course of people of Medina, Egypt and Iraq branched there. • 3. The Prophet repeated this phrase for three times to avoid any future mistake! • 4. This part of Ghadir tradition, and sometimes its first part, without the second or visa versa, has been mentioned in the following documents: مسند ابن حنبل: vol. 1, p. 254; تاریخ دمشق: vol. 42, p. 207, 208 & 448; خصائص نسایی: p. 181; المعجم الکبیر: vol. 17, p. 39; سنن الترمذی: vol. 5, p. 633;المستدرک علی الصحیحن, vol. 13, p. 135; المعجم الاوسط; vol. 6, p. 95; مسند ابی یعلی, vol. 1, p. 280; المحاسن و المساوئی: p. 41; مناقب خوارزمی: p. 104, and other books. • 5. A large group of known Sunnite scholars have narrated this sermon in their books, such as: مسند احمد: vol. 1, p. 84, 88, 118, 119, 152, 281, 331, 332, 370; سنن ابن ماجه, vol. 1, p. 55, 58; المستدرک علی الصحیحین حاکم نیشابوری, vol. 3, p. 118 & 613;سنن ترمذی, vol. 5, p. 633; فتح الباری, vol. 79, p. 74; تاریخ خطیب بغدادی, vol. 8, p. 290; تاریخ الخلفاء و سیوطی, p. 114, etc. • 6. In reference to Sura al-Maidah, 5:3 and 5:67. for reading evidence of Ghadir feast and more narrations about truthfulness of imamate of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) read the book completely. I just mentioned some parts of Ghadir cirman and short explanations about it. Source url: https://www.al-Islam.org/articles/ghadir-tradition-expressive-evidence-guardianship The Documentation of the Tradition of Thaqalayn One of the famous Traditions among the ‘ulama of the Sunnis and Shi’ites is the Tradition of Thaqalayn. A large group of the Companions, without any break, recorded this Tradition from the Prophet and some of the great ‘ulama say that 30 of the Companions have mentioned it (Sirah Halabi, vol. 33, p. 308) A large group of the recorders have mentioned this in their books and there can be no doubt as to this Tradition. The great scholar, Sayyid Hashim Bahrani, in his book, Ghayat al-Maram, mentions this Tradition with 39 documentations from the Sunni scholars and 80 documentations from the Shi’ite ‘ulama. Mir Hamad Husayn Hindi, another great scholar who studied this issue further, mentioned 200 Sunnis who have recorded this Tradition and he has compiled them in 6 volumes. Among the individuals of the famous Companions who have recorded this are Abu Sa’id Khudari, Abu Dharr Ghifari, Zayd ibn Arqam, Zayd ibn Thabit, Abu Rafa’, Jabir ibn Matam, Huzaifah, Damarah Islami, Jabir ibn Abdallah Ansari and Umm Salimah. The basic Tradition, according to Abu Dharr Ghifari, is that once when he was in the Ka’bah, he turned to the people and said that I heard that the Holy Prophet had said “I leave two things of value among you: the Qur’an and my family. These two will never separate from each other until they enter unto me in the Fountain of Abundance (kawthar) in Paradise. Thus, take care to follow what I have recommended” (Recorded from Jama’ Tarmjghi as from Niyabi’al-mawadah, p. 37) This Tradition is found in the most reliable of the Sunni sources such as Sahih Tarmidhi Nisai Musnad Ahmad Kanz al-Amal and mustadrak Hakirn, etc. In many of the books, this Tradition has been called Thaqalayn (two valuable things) and in some it is called khalifitin or two successors which do not differ in meaning. It is interesting to note that in the various Traditions of Islam, this verse has been used by the Prophet for the people on different occasions. In the Tradition of Jabir ibn Abdallah Ansari, we read that he said this on the Hajj on the day of Arafah. It is recorded in a Tradition of Abdallah ibn Khattab that in Juhfah (an area between Mecca and Medina where some of the pilgrims enter the state of ihram). It is recorded in a Tradition of Umm Salimah where this is said at Ghadir Khum. It is recorded in a part of the Tradition during the last days of his blessed life, while he was on his death bed. It is recorded in a Tradition he said this upon the pulpit in Medina (al-Marajat, p. 42) Even famous Sunni scholars mentioned it ibn Hajar in his book, Sawaiq al-Mahraqah says from the Holy Prophet, “The Holy Prophet of Islam, after saying this Tradition, took ‘Ali’s hand and pulled him up and said, ‘It is ‘Ali and the Qur’an and the Qur’an and ‘Ali. They will not separate from each other until they enter unto me in the Fountain of Abundance” (al-Sawa’jn al-Mahraqah, p.75) In this way, it becomes clear that the Prophet has expressed this as a principle many times and emphasized this and that he made use of many opportunities to express it so that it would never be forgotten. The Content of the Tradition of Thaqalayn Here, several points should be noted: 1. The introduction to the Qur’an and his family as ‘two caliphs’ or ‘two valuable things’ is clear proof that Muslims must never turn away from these two, especially with the condition in many Traditions where it states that, “If these two are released or freed from each other, you will be lost.” 2. Placing Qur’an beside his family and his family beside Qur’an is proof that as the Holy Qur’an will never be altered and that it will be preserved, the family of the Holy Prophet had the position of infallibility. 3. In some of these Traditions, it has been stated that the Prophet said, “On the Day of Resurrection, I will question you about how you behaved towards these two great souvenirs, to see how you have acted towards them. 4. No matter how we interpret the Ahlul Bayt, ‘Ali is the best confirmation. According to the repeated Traditions, he will never be separated from the Holy Qur’an nor Qur’an from him. In addition to this, in the repeated Traditions, we read that when the verse was revealed about mubahilah, the Holy Prophet called ‘Ali, Fatimah, Hasan and Husayn, peace be upon them, and said, ‘This is my Ahlul Bayt.’ (Mash kat al -Masbaih, p. 568, printed in Delhi and Riyadh al-Nafarah, Vol. 2, p. 248, recorded from Muslim and Tarmidhi). 5. Even though it is not clear to us who are enclosed in this world what will be questioned of us, but on the Day of Judgment, we know from the Traditions, that the meaning of the Fountain of Abundance which is a special stream in Paradise with many special privileges is for the real believers, the Prophets and the Ahlul Bayt and the followers of that school. From what has been said, it becomes clear that the leadership of the ummah of Muslims after the Prophet is through ‘Ali and after him, also, through the Imams from this family. https://www.al-Islam.org/fifty-lessons-on-principles-of-belief-for-youth-makarim-shirazi
  15. zahra.5

    Does God exist?

    ar-Rida ((عليه السلام).) narrates through his forefathers from Amir al-mu'minin ((عليه السلام).) that he said: “I heard the Apostle of Allah saying: 'Allah, Mighty and Great is He, has said: “I have divided the Opening of the Book between Myself and My servant; so, its half is for Me and the (other) half is for My servant. And My servant shall get what he asks for.” When the servant says: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, Allah, Great is His Glory, says: “My servant has started with My name, and it is incumbent upon Me that I should complete his works for him and bless him in his affairs.” And when he says: All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, Allah, Great is His Glory, says: “My servant has praised Me, and he knows that the bounties that are with him are from Me, and that the misfortunes that have been averted from him were so averted by My grace; (O My angels!) I appoint you as My witnesses that I shall add for him the favours of the next world to those of this world, and will avert from him the calamities of the next world as I have averted from him the calamities of this world.” And when he says, The Beneficent, the Merciful, Allah, Great is His Glory, says: “My servant bore witness for Me that I am the Beneficent, the Merciful; I make you My witness that I will most surely augment his share in My mercy, and I will most certainly increase his portion in My bounties.” And when he says, The Master of the Day of Judgement, Allah, the High, says: “I make you My witness that, as he has acknowledged that I am the Master of the Day of Judgement, I will most certainly make his reckoning easier (for him) on the Day of Reckoning, and I will most certainly accept his good deeds, and look over his sins.” And when he says: Thee do we worship, Allah, Mighty and Great is He, says: “My servant is telling truth, He worships Me only. Be My witness that I will most surely give him for his worship a reward that will be the (object of) envy to all who opposed him when he worshipped Me.” And when he says, and Thee do we beseech for help, Allah, the High, says: “From Me has My servant sought help, and in Me has he taken refuge. Be My witness that I will most certainly help him in his affairs, and will aid him in his difficulties, and will take his hand in his calamities.” And when he says, Guide us to the right path . . ., Allah, Mighty and Great is He, says: “This (part) is for My servant, and My servant shall have what he asks for; and I have answered (the prayer of) My servant, and have given him what he hopes for and have protected him from what he is afraid of.” ' ” (`Uyūnu 'l-akhbar). https://www.al-Islam.org/al-mizan-exegesis-Qur'an-vol-1-allamah-tabatabai
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