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  1. Wouldn't the Ahl-al-Bayt ruling over the Ummah be the same as reinforcing this idea of a dynastic ruling group present during the time of pre-Islamic Arabia? I personally believe Ali should've been Caliph before he did, but having only the progeny of Ali lead the Muslims, regardless if he's in the lineage of the Prophet (pbuh) can be dangerous. One's familial relationship to the Prophet shouldn't automatically make them a just and able ruler. Of course they should be respected either way.
  2. Some say Emir Muavia cursed Imam Ali, Since Imam Ali never abused and cursed anyone, why would Imam Ali be Happy to see his followers cursing in the name of His love?? Who would you follow by cursing Sahaba? Imam Ali or Emir Muavia?
  3. Salam to every body, I am a student from East Asian country, before i traveled to Iran and visited Zurkhaneh, I am very impressed by this, so I want to know more about it. I read that Imam Ali also practiced Zurkhaneh, but I think this is only from Shia records? Because Imam Ali is first converted muslim and in his time he was fighting against other pagans. Since Zurkhaneh was originally from ancient Persia and contained other ancient beliefs inside, how could he practice it? Is there any record or hadith narrating this history ? I am very grateful for any reply, Mamnun to all ~
  4. can any body tell me what was the kalma of ali ?
  5. Allama Ali Ibne Mohammed (630 AH) in his book Usdul Ghaba Vol iv page 31 says, The Holy Prophet had told Ali, your status is like that of Kaaba. People go to Kaaba but that August house never approaches anybody. Therefore after my death, if people come to you and swear the oath of allegiance you accept it and if they do not come to you then you do not go to them.” “The position of Ali (A.S) amongst the people is like Surat Qul Hu Allahu Ahad in the Qur’an.”Muslim, 1/48; Al-Tirmidhi, 2/299; Al-Nisa’i, 27; Musnad Ahmad, 6/299; Ibn Al-Maghazeli, 191.
  6. As-Salamu Alaykom I've seen this qoute everywhere but no one have linked to the source? So now i'm wondering if it is really Imam Ali (as) who said it?? "Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing; and your attitude when you have everything"
  7. I've encountered a quote by Ali ibn Abi Talib: "The secret of the Quran is in Surah al-Fatiha (the opening chapter), the secret of al-Fatiha is in the B'ismillah, and the secret of the B'ismillah is in the letter B (ب)." but I can't find the source of this of this quote. Are you familiar with this statement ? or any other that relates to that ? Thanks.
  8. THE SAHABA KNEW OF IMAM ALI'S SUCCESSION TO THE PROPHET!Those who oppose the Shia repeatedly argue that the belief in Imam Ali (peace be upon him) succeeding the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) is a belief which was created later in history by a Jewish man, known as Abdullah bin Saba.Little do they read of their own most prominent books of Hadith - which they regard to be their most authentic collections of reports. For if they had delved into their very own Hadith books, they would know that this idea of Imam Ali's succession was something which was known amongst the people. watch the video
  9. Hi. This is my second asking here. As the political topic was controversially I expect this topic not be. I am just trying to learn. Is about the difference between Prophet and Imam. As you know sunni tradition take the difference just in a social and political sense. But I read in Henry Corbins' works, and some shia's works, that shiism have a metaphysical view about that. Of course this topic overcomes rational knowledge, but within my limits I would like understand something. Some sufis, like sheij Al Akbar Ibn Arabi, talk about Prophet Muhammad as pure divine light (nur muhammadiyna) which in our world appears as the individual known as Muhammad, but in this essence is not a mere individual. Is not just an historical figure. I saw something similar in shia tradition about Ali. So, from my point of view if we try to overcome the individual and historical understanding about Muhammad and Ali, we can not means them as two individuals. Their difference is not like difference among common people as John and Matheu or Sayd and Samid. Then, it seem like the sufi's view and shia view are the same, or at leas very similar. So, why the status of Muhammad and Ali became a controversial topic? Which is the best source (translated into european language) for to study that? can you recommend me something? Thank you very much. Be well
  10. Aslaamu-alaikum to all the readers. I have a question that I was asked by a friend recently but got stuck for an answer. His question started with, in the Shia Fiqh, is The act of Hajj (pilgrimage) obligatory (Wajib) on females? To which I replied that Hajj is wajib on every Muslim, from my common sense. HOWEVER, he further asked me to prove if any females in prophets household (more so referring to Lady Khatijah sa, Lady Fatima sa, Lady Zainab sa) performed hajj and asked for prove. I have tried to research but couldn't find any obvious answers or hadees in regards. Has any one got more information to enlighten me about this? Many thanks, Jazakallah
  11. Below mentioned some narrations show the love, care and respect Umar a.s had for ahlebait a.s. Same Umar a.s whom twelver shia regard as killer of Sayeda Fatima s.a. From Musannaf ibn abi Shaybah: حَدَّثَنَا زَيْدُ بْنُ الْحُبَابِ، قَالَ: ثنا الْقَاسِمُ بْنُ مَعْنٍ، عَنْ جَعْفَرٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، أَنَّ عُمَرَ، أَرَادَ أَنْ يَفْرِضَ لِلنَّاسِ، وَكَانَ رَأْيُهُ خَيْرًا مِنْ رَأْيِهِمْ، فَقَالُوا: ابْدَأْ بِنَفْسِكَ، فَقَالَ: «لَا، فَبَدَأَ بِالْأَقْرَبِ فَالْأَقْرَبِ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ،» فَفَرَضَ لِلْعَبَّاسِ ثُمَّ عَلِيٍّ حَتَّى وَالَى بَيْنَ خَمْسِ قَبَائِلَ حَتَّى انْتَهَى إِلَى بَنِي عَدِيِّ بْنِ كَعْبٍ [Zayd bin al-Hubab told us (Thiqah Imam), al-Qassim bin Ma`n told us (Thiqah Imam Kufi), from Ja`far (al-Sadiq), from his father, that when `Umar wanted to distribute among the people, and he was the best of them in opinion, they said: “Begin with yourself.” So he said: “No, I begin with those closest to the Prophet (saw).” So he distributed to al-`Abbas then to `Ali the Khums and continued to do so for every tribe until he ended with bani `Adi bin Ka`b. حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، قَالَ ثنا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ جَعْفَرٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ: لَمَّا وَضَعَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ الدَّوَاوِينَ اسْتَشَارَ النَّاسَ، فَقَالَ: «بِمِنْ أَبْدَأُ؟» قَالَ: ابْدَأْ بِنَفْسِكَ؟ قَالَ: «لَا، وَلَكِنِّي أَبْدَأُ بِالْأَقْرَبِ فَالْأَقْرَبِ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، فَبَدَأَ بِهِمْ» [Waki` told us (Thiqah Imam), Suffiyan told us (Thiqah Imam), from Ja`far, from his father, that he said: When `Umar was establishing the Diwans, he consulted the people. He asked: “With whom do I begin?” They said: “Begin with yourself?” He said: “No, but I shall begin with those closest to the Prophet (saw).” So he began with them.] حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْأَسَدِيُّ، قَالَ: ثنا حِبَّانُ، عَنْ مُجَالِدٍ، عَنِ الشَّعْبِيِّ، أَنَّ عُمَرَ، أُتِيَ مِنْ جَلُولَاءَ بِسَبْعَةِ آلَافِ أَلْفٍ فَفَرَضَ الْعَطَاءَ فَاسْتَشَارَ فِي ذَلِكَ فَقَالَ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ عَوْفٍ: «ابْدَأْ بِنَفْسِكَ، فَأَنْتَ أَحَقُّ بِذَلِكَ» ، قَالَ: لَا، بَلْ أَبْدَأُ بِالْأَقْرَبِ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، مِمَّنْ شَهِدَ بَدْرًا حَتَّى يَنْتَهِيَ ذَلِكَ إِلَيَّ، قَالَ: فَبَدَأَ فَفَرَضَ لِعَلِيٍّ فِي خَمْسَةِ آلَافٍ، ثُمَّ لِبَنِي هَاشِمٍ مِمَّنْ شَهِدَ بَدْرًا، ثُمَّ لِمَوَالِيهِمْ، ثُمَّ لِحُلَفَائِهِمْ ثُمَّ الْأَقْرَبِ فَالْأَقْرَبِ حَتَّى يَنْتَهِي ذَلِكَ إِلَيَّ [Muhammad bin `Abdullah al-Asadi told us, Hibban told us, from Mujalid, from al-Sha`bi, that they brought `Umar seven million from Jalula’, so he ordered their distribution and consulted. `Abdul-Rahman bin `Awf said: “Start with yourself, you have the most right.” He replied: “No, I shall begin with those closest to the Prophet (saw), those who witnessed Badr until I end with myself.” So he ordered that `Ali receive five thousand, then to bani Hashim, those of them that witnessed Badr, then to their servants, then allies, and he kept on going until his own turn.] From al-Amwal lil-Qassim bin Salam: قال : وحدثت عن عبد الوهاب بن عبد المجيد الثقفي ، عن جعفر بن محمد ، عن أبيه ، أن عمر ألحق الحسن والحسين بأبيهما ، وفرض لهما في خمسة آلاف وحدثني نعيم بن حماد ، عن عبد العزيز بن محمد ، عن جعفر بن محمد ، عن أبيه ، أن عمر فعل ذلك بالحسن والحسين [He said: And I was told from `Abd Wahb bin `Abdul-Majeed al-Thaqafi, from Ja`far bin Muhammad, from his father, that `Umar followed `Ali by his sons al-Hasan and al-Husayn giving each of them five thousand. And Nu`aym bin Hammad (Imam Saduq) told me, from `Abdul-`Aziz bin Muhammad al-Darawardi (Hasan al-Hadith) from Ja`far bin Muhammad, from his father, that `Umar indeed did so with al-Hasan and al-Husayn.]
  12. A recent book on Islam could be yours. The main thrust of the book is to address criticisms of Islam but it also goes to explain Islam. Go to the following website: http://www.acloserlookatislam.com/ Then Click "Giveaway Details " And when it goes to that page Click "Enter Giveaway"
  13. Aoa brothers. Can anyone provide me with some incidents in the past which truely tell the stories of bravery and valor of maula e kainaat Ali (A.s) except that of Khyber. I know that this is the very starting level question but i want to learn about maula.
  14. Salam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu Dear brothers and sisters, if one of you could transliterate this noha in english, I would be extremely grateful.
  15. The 4th episode of Hussein of Era concerns a Hadith of Imam Sadiq(as) about 5 most criers of history.
  16. I'm a Sunni, I don't know much about Shia, I just want to know, if we both Sunni and Shia are following same God Allah, and Same Prophet Rasoolallah SAW and same religion Islam, why are we fighting in every aspect ? Killing each other in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, etc. Can't we unite under one banner ISLAM, and can't we fight our common Zionist enemy? And why Shias are disrespecting some of the companions of Prophet Muhammad SAW ?
  17. When did the Quran have the punctuation marks added too it? As Muslims we all believe that the Quran is infallible and intact however is anyone familiar with the Quranic verses which Mention Ali, Fatima, Hassan and Hussian when you remove the punctuation? I forget the Ayat in which this miracle takes place can someone please help me.
  18. I am Syed Abbas Ali and belongs to the family of Imam Jafar Sadiq. Basically My grand father had lost a major portion of our shajrah while migrating to Pakistan, and only a part containing 10 generations before me is left with him. None of his children (my uncles and my father) tried to complete it and he died when I was 2. My Far related grandfather (3rd Cousin to my grandfather) told me that My grandfather did tried to get the whole Shajrah back but was failed in this attempt as those of our relative in India and Lahore refused to provide us with that in fear of some sort of Property. Actually he is the one who told me that we belonged to Syed Qutb descendants who was descendant of Imam Jafar Saddiq and came from Iran or Afghanistan. My grandfather used to live in Jabalpur before seperation and his ancestors in Meeranpur, Jansath Tehsil, India. I tried to look back those Syeds in Meeranpur but found that They were Zaidis. Now I am totally Confused. I looked at a complete shajrah of Zaidis but couldn't find my ancestors name in it so we definitely belong to Jafris. "Syed Abbas s/o Syed Akhtar s/o Syed Aashiq s/o Syed Amjad s/o Syed Hasan s/o Syed Qasim s/o Syed Ameen s/o Syed Lal s/o Syed Dadan s/o Syed Qasim----- Syed Qutb (not mentioned but told to me)" Do anyone know Any book which has a complete shajrah of Jafris?? like those of Zaidis named "Shajrah Saadat e Barha"?? I am very Hopeful that you'll surely help me out. One thing I like to mention is that I'm a Sunni as my ancestors converted to Sunnism due to Taqiyya but many traditions and beliefs of Shia still exist in my family today. Please Anyone Help me.
  19. Question: There is a hadith that holds that Imam Ali (as) said that he created Prophet Adam (pbuh) with his own hands. Everyone believes in this, but I recently learned that the hadith isn't authentic. If that is the case then why do people believe in such a thing? Please tell me who has narrated this hadith? Is the narrator a reliable one? Brief Answer: If some people believe that Imam Ali (as) independently created Prophet Adam (pbuh), it will be against the Quran and considered shirk. Not to mention that the creation of Adam by the physical body (hands) of Imam Ali (as) doesn’t comply with existing realities, because his body was created after Prophet Adam’s and in a totally different time, making him one of Prophet Adam’s children and descendants. Of course taking into consideration the fact that sometimes creation is done through the mediation of others, and there are hadiths that maintain that the light of the infallibles existed before the creation of Adam (pbuh), believing that his creation took place through the mediation of their light won't be shirk and in conflict with Islamic fundamentals, although such a belief itself isn't considered one of the fundamentals of the Shia school of thought, thus more research can be done on it. Detailed AnswerWhat is for sure is that according to what one of the verses of the Quran clearly states, Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì created Adam (pbuh) with his own ‘hands’.[1] This verse and its content are accepted by all Shia scholars and interpreters, leaving no room for any doubt. On the one hand, after doing a general search in our hadiths, a hadith identical to what you mentioned in your question wasn’t found, but in the future if we stumble upon such a hadith, we will discuss its authenticity and chain of narrators. Also, if you have the Arabic of the hadith, please send it to us so that we can give a more precise answer to your inquiry. Anyhow, considering other hadiths and Quranic verses, we must say: keeping in mind the following premises, the creation of Prophet Adam’s (pbuh) earthly body through the light of the imams (as), of course with another explanation other than what might be common amongst people, is something possible and will not clash with the verse we mentioned either. We would like to draw your attention to these premises: 1- According to the Shia and many of the Sunnis, Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì bears no material body allowing us to say He is made of different parts and consider Him similar to other beings and creatures. That’s why we can't take some Quranic verses that attribute physical parts such as a face[2], hand[3], foot[4], eye[5], ear[6], etc. to Him for their literal meaning and are actually figures of speech that have an inner meaning and must be interpreted as Allah’s ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì knowledge, power, existence, etc. This is why for instance when it is said that Adam (pbuh) was created by the hand of Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì, what is meant is that he was created by the power of Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì. 2- In many cases, Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì attributes what others apparently have done themselves and with their own hands to Himself, for example, He says that He is the one who provides the people with ships[7], although we all know that it is man who builds the ship, not Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì! Of course, since man’s power is in continuation and a part of Allah’s ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì, explaining such a verse and understanding its true meaning isn't difficult, and in a sense, man and everything he has made are in reality, a creation of Allah's ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì.[8] 3- According to some ahadith, the creation of the light of the imams (as) has taken place before the creation of Adam (pbuh). The prophet of Islam (pbuh) says: “When Prophet Adam (pbuh) was still amongst water and clay [hadn’t been created yet], I was a prophet.”[9] Similar to this hadith is another one that speaks of the chronological precedence of Imam Ali’s (as) imamate in relation to the creation of Adam (pbuh).[10] There are countless other hadiths that disclose the same meaning with different phrasings. 4- Imam Ali (as) was without a doubt one of the signs of Allah's ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì might and power and because of this, he is called “The Hand of Allah” (ید الله). He himself in a hadith says: “أَنَا عَیْنُ اللَّهِ وَ أَنَا یَدُ اللَّهِ وَ أَنَا جَنْبُ اللَّهِ وَ أَنَا بَابُ اللَّهِ” (I am the eye of Allah, the hand of Allah, the side of Allah, and the path to Allah).[11] Keeping all of the above in mind, if anyone believes that Prophet Adam (pbuh) was created by the hands of Imam Ali (as), it will mean that Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì created him through one of the manifestations of His power, meaning the light of Imam Ali (as) that was created from before, not that the physical body of Imam Ali (as) independently did such a thing. On this basis, although the scale of belief in the matter you mentioned isn't as you put it, nevertheless, if anyone believes in it, it won't be in conflict with the accepted fundamentals of Islam, thus not causing those who might say so to be kafirs and mushriks. At the same time, it can't be said that believing in Imam Ali (as) creating Prophet Adam (pbuh) with his own hands is something that can't be denied in the Shia school of thought, on the contrary, it can be questioned and researched about. In the end, we would be grateful if you could send us the Arabic text of this hadith. [1] Sad:75 “قالَ یا إِبْلیسُ ما مَنَعَکَ أَنْ تَسْجُدَ لِما خَلَقْتُ بِیَدَیَّ أَسْتَکْبَرْتَ أَمْ کُنْتَ مِنَ الْعالین”. [2] Qisas:88 “کُلُّ شَیْ‏ءٍ هالِکٌ إِلاَّ وَجْهَه”. [3] Ma’idah:64 بَلْ یَداهُ مَبْسُوطَتان ; Fath:10 “یَدُ اللَّهِ فَوْقَ أَیْدیهِم” [4] Qalam:42 “یَوْمَ یُکْشَفُ عَنْ ساق”. [5] Taha:39 “وَ لِتُصْنَعَ عَلى‏ عَیْنی” [6] Ale-Imran:181 “لَقَدْ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّذین”; Mujadalah:1. [7] Ibrahim:32 “وَ سَخَّرَ لَکُمُ الْفُلْکَ”. [8] Saffat:96 “وَ اللَّهُ خَلَقَکُمْ وَ ما تَعْمَلُون” [9] Ahsa’i, Ibn Abi Jumhur, Awalil-La’ali, vol. 4, pg.121, hadith 200. [10] Ibid, pg. 124, hadith 208 “کنت وصیا و آدم بین الماء و الطین”. [11] Kuleini, Muhammad ibn Yaqub, Kafi, vol. 1, pg. 145, hadith 8. http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa8168
  20. Why did it take Newton to discover it, while It was there with us 1400 years ago. Isn't it a shame that the followers of Ali don't know what Ali said and they claim to be someone who could give up their life for Ali. Didn't Ali has this much importance in the life of the lover of Ali to read what he said. It's really a moment of intense shame. May Allah help us to listen to Ali. "For every action there is a reaction". Source : Nehjul Balaga, Letter 31 After returning from the Battle of Siffin, Imam Ali (a) gave certain pieces of advice to one of his sons
  21. So here I have a kind of question on the most popular criticism used bu Sunni/Wahabbis against shias. This is what I am talking about : http://www.sunni-news.net/en/articles.aspx?article_no=27879 Summary:Sunnis say that the beliefs of christians and shias are same as they take their prests/imams as gods other than Allah. Like in the case of Ali and Jesus, Christians believe that Jesus was a God but so week to die on a cross, while shias believe that Ali (a.s) is on higher rank than Prophet Muhammad and strong like God but so week to protect Islam after Prophet Muhammad and had to accept all kinds of accusations against him. (ASTAGFIRULLAH) Question : Now my question is that how can we prove them wrong ? Are we really saying that Ali has attributes of God ?
  22. Can anyone plz tell me that why shia do matam according to reference of holy quran or sunni books
  23. (bismillah) Salaam, I really want to learn more about the Ahlulbayt (a.s) and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for books in English, or if you don't know any books then please suggest websites or pdf books I can print out that have detailed information about the 12 Imams (a.s) or stories about them. All suggestions are welcome!
  24. Salams I was in need of a symbol used by many people suffixing Maula Ali AS's name by Karramallahu Wajhahu (كرم الله وجهه) I already have symbols for Alayhis Salam, Radhiyallahu Anhu, Rahimahullah etc. but cannot find any for Karramallahu Wajhahu. Would appreciate anyone being able to guide me to a font hopefully. InshaAllah. Thank you very much Wassalam.
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