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  1. An update on this topic for what it's worth: The book referenced by Molana Sadiq Hasan is "التشريف بالمنن في التعريف بالفتن المعروف بالملاحم والفتن" (known as al-malahim wal fitan) by Sayed ibn Tawoos. Available online: https://www.sh-alsagheer.com/file_image/6/5616188771bf4.pdf It's quite a tome (500+ pages). I don't know Arabic so I'm unable to crosscheck. Recently I contacted a scholar who said that the word "antenna" or "aerial" has appeared in some weak traditions. He provided the following example from Biyan al-Aimmah, vol. 1, p.25: روي عن الإمام أمير المؤمنين، ا
  2. Exactly my point... we shouldn't say: this or that sign applies to our times. This is what was done with the "Abdullah" narration. Several Shia scholars were claiming it was in regard to Saudi King Abdullah. Wasn't that a big mistake? The original poster be warned.
  3. Mr.. Lion, they were saying when Saudi King Abdullah dies Imam (عليه السلام) will rise within days. Turns out that tradition was fake. Bottom line: no one can say for sure which era will see the reappearance of our Imam (عليه السلام). The only sure shot signs are 5 or 6 in number. If you see those signs then know for sure that zuhoor is imminent.
  4. Fascinating talk by the well-known Shiekh Korani, a leading expert on the subject of Zuhoor ...
  5. Khorasani will be a person, not a group. The Yemani, Khurasani, and Sufyani will appear on the same day, of the same month, of the same year.
  6. Another book with the same title "al-fitan wa-l-malahim" was written by Ali b. Musa Ibn Tawus (d. 1265 AD). It was republished in Najaf (1948) and in Beirut (1988). http://en.wikishia.net/view/List_of_Works_by_al-Sayyid_b._Tawus The book by Nu'aym b. Hammad al Marwazi (d. 842 AD), however, is considered the most important collection of apocalyptic traditions. There are at least three modern editions of Hammad's book: Kitab al-fitan wa-l-malahim, ed. Majdi b. Mansur b. Sayyid al-Shura, Beirut 1997 Kitab al-fitan. Ed. Suhayl Zakkar. Beirut, 1993 The Book of Tribul
  7. Well-respected and famous Pakistani Shiah alim Molana Sadiq Hasan had delivered several speeches on the topic of the Signs of Zuhur of the 12th Imam (عليه السلام). He often quotes a prophecy by Imam Ali (عليه السلام) narrated to Kymayl ibn Ziyad (رضي الله عنه) that a device known as "antenna" would appear on top of houses at the end of times. According to Molana Sadiq, this hadis had the ulema bewildered for centuries as no such word existed in the Arabic language. Until of course the invention of the antenna. In the speech linked below, at 4:22 Molana sahab says the hadis is conta
  8. The Imam (عليه السلام) benefits the community even while concealed, just as the sun benefits us even while it's hidden behind clouds. Everyone's heard this argument. Additionally, the Imam (عليه السلام) guides the ulema who guide us. He (عليه السلام) is known to guide lay followers as well directly. Additionally, the world cannot be without a Hujjat. That condition is satisfied in Ghaiybat. The Prophet (saww) appointed an Imam and Hujjat who would succeed him who would safeguard the religion from enemies and would guide the delivers. The 12th Imam (عليه السلام) still performs t
  9. Sure, but it's one thing to be a member of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) and another to actively assert their political rights (wilayah included) over the rights of their opponents. In fact the wiki page you shared says that Ziad (رضي الله عنه) practiced taqaiyya. Are the Saudis forging these rock inscriptions, thousands as they are in number? I seriously doubt that. The inscriptions have been studied by independent Western experts, using techniques of textual analysis, as well as other techniques such as examination of the coloration of the inscriptions. Saudi forgery experts can
  10. Hello, thanks for posting this famous document. It has been studied by modern scholars of Arabic and been shown to be a forgery. The rock inscriptions on the other hand have passed scrutiny. The following analysis of this letter was published recently by the recognized expert Marijn van Putten who is an Historical Linguist working on Quranic Arabic and the linguistic history of Arabic at Leiden University. The analysis shows how the study of historical texts (philology) is used by modern scholars to sift out forgeries from authentic documents.
  11. I should add, these inscriptions have been studied by experts. A couple of links where you can pursue this topic: "Almaghthawi and his colleagues have found thousands of rock inscriptions in the Hejaz, especially around Medina, that appear to be from the first and second centuries of the Hijra (622-815 AD). These epigraphic witnesses to early Islam promise a revolution in our understanding of the subject." https://www.juancole.com/2019/02/archeological-evidence-kaaba.html https://www.Islamic-awareness.org/history/Islam/inscriptions/haram1
  12. Salam, are you saying that the handwriting of this inscription looks very similar to modern Arabic writing? An expert in textual analysis (philology) would have to weigh in and tell us if this is a forgery. Point is that thousands of such inscriptions have been found in and around the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Are they all forgeries? Why would someone chose to forge an inscription for Zaid bin Hasan's (عليه السلام)? Perhaps taqaiyya could be a reason for not openly acknowledging the status of Ahulul Bayt (عليه السلام).
  13. The study of rock inscriptions near Makka and Medina is shedding new light on the early history of Islam. A Saudi archeologist who is documenting these ancient rock inscriptions recently reported a few inscriptions produced by the hand of Imam Hasan's (عليه السلام) son Zaid (رضي الله عنه). Video: https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1104121236895031296/pu/vid/720x720/tOdWHAvCT9Bi-z58.mp4 To my knowledge, of the few thousand inscriptions found thus far dating back to the early years of Islam, this is the only one in the hand writing of a member of the Ahlul-Bayt (عليه السلام).
  14. Seems contradictory to say that sin is unavoidable but those born of God can avoid it. Aren't we all born of God, I.e., his creatures? After reading all the replies, I'm left with the conclusion that people are thoroughly confused about his topic. My own conclusions at this point are : that sin can be avoided, repentance is needed in every state of one's journey towards purification and God wariness. God prefers we avoid sin. In no way does he want us to persist in sinning (even if we are repenting excessively). Lapses and mistakes are possible, but reverting back to avoidance is a
  15. Imam Ja’far Sadiq ((عليه السلام).) said, “Isa bin Maryam ((عليه السلام).) passed by a community. He asked them, ‘Why are you people crying?’ They replied, ‘We are crying over our sins’. He remarked, ‘If they give up these sins they would be forgiven’.” Sawab ul Aamal by Shiekh Sadooq.
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