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  1. Asslamu alaykum, How broad or specific is the sentence "When one loves a thing it blinds him and sickens his heart."? Does it mean the haram only? A person? Something material? Everything? Or only some things? "When one loves a thing it blinds him and sickens his heart. Then he sees but with a diseased eye, hears but with unhearing ears. Desires have cut asunder his wit, and the world has made his heart dead, while his mind is all longing for it. Consequently, he is a slave of it and of everyone who has any share in it. Wherever it turns, he turns towards it and wherever it proceeds, he proceeds towards it. He is not desisted by any desister from Allah, nor takes admonition from any preacher. He sees those who have been caught in neglect whence there is neither rescission nor reversion. " - Imam Ali(As) [Nahjul Balagha Sermon 108] Website: http://www.nahjulbalagha.org/Nahjul-Balagha-Sermons/nahjul-balagha-sermon-108.html JazakAllah.
  2. Salam aleikum, I have a question if someone could assist regarding the speech of Imam Sajjad in sham at the court of Yazid. When he says "I am the son of the Lion of Hijaz" it is my understanding based on the flow of the speech that he is referring to Imam Ali. Can someone confirm this? I can't find any other instances of Hazrat Ali being called the Lion of Hijaz. Thanks for your help. TLH
  3. (salam) Full video and transcript of The Biography of Rahmatul lil Alameen, a Mercy to the Worlds, Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) by Syed Ammar Nakshwani http://www.khanwadeabutalib.com/public/ilm/article/803/79 Full video and English Transcript of Syed Ammar on how history has been unfair to Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as). http://www.khanwadeabutalib.com/public/ilm/article/795/79#.VBtaP5RdW84 A short clip and its transcript on Imam Ali ar-Ridha (as) on cleanilness by Sayyed Ammar Nakshawani from the lecture of the Biography of Imam Ridha (as). http://www.khanwadeabutalib.com/public/ilm/article/796/79#.VBtdU5RdW84 Biography of Imam Ali ar-Ridha (as) by Syed Ammar Nakshwani full video and part of its transcript. http://www.khanwadeabutalib.com/public/ilm/article/802/79#.VBtdhZRdW84
  4. Sallam, As we know the Hadith of the prophet (as) when Imam Hussain (as) was born they asked Imam Ali (as), what will he name him, he said it's up to the prophet (as), and when the prophet was asked, he said it was up to Allah. And I've heard multiply scholars/lecturers say that Allah gives the names of the Imams and Prophet. But in this hadith by Mufadhil Ibna Umar narrates that when Imam Jafar Al-sadiq's wife Hamida was giving birth, he went to her...and when he came back to his companions he said "Allah has gifted me with a son that resembles Nabi Musa, so I shall name him Musa." As far as I understand the Imam (as) named his son, I don't understand what the deal is here. Anyone have a reasonable answer?
  5. Why Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan (MWM) (Urdu: مجلس وحدت مسلمین‎) is cooperating with TuQ and letting TuQ use Shias for his ulterior purposes? TuQ has insulted Imam Ali (AS) by making statement that Imam Ali (AS) government and governments of first three caliphs were equivalent. Plus, TuQ has numerous times equated himself as Imam Hussain (AS) and his agitation as against Yazid. That is an insult to Ahlul Bayt (AS) and the sacrifice given by Imam Hussain (AS). Aren't these leaders of MWM followers of Imam Ali (AS), then why they are ignoring sayings of Imam (AS) and specifically the following one by letting themselves and common Shias of Pakistan be used by TuQ for his ulterior purposes. "Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: During civil disturbance be like an adolescent camel who has neither a back strong enough for riding nor udders for milking." 1. قَال(عليه السلام): كُنْ فِي الْفِتْنَةِ كَابْنِ اللَّبُونِ ، لاَ ظَهْرٌ فَيُرْكَبَ، وَلاَ ضَرْعٌ فَيُحْلَبَ.
  6. http://www.khanwadeabutalib.com/public/ilm/article/Worshiping-and-Praising-Allah-by-all-of-/719/58#.VSzQzdzF9Vg
  7. Quotes of Imam Mahdi (atfs) Salam dear brothers and sisters, here are some quotes of Imam Mahdi a.s that i share :) enjoy..!! :yaali: “I am the Mahdi. I am the Qaem of the time” (Bihar V.52 p.2) “I am the one who will fill it (the earth with justice as it would be full of tyranny”. (Bihar, V.52, P.2) . “I am the reminder of Allah in His earth”. (Bihar, V.52, p 24) “I am the avenger from His enemies”. (Bihar, v.52, p.24) “I am the seal of successors”. (Bihar, V.52, p.30) “And through me shall Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, drive away the calamities from my progeny and my Shia’s”. (Bihar, V,52, P.30) “Surely, I am indeed the (cause of) security for the inhabitant of the earth”. (Bihar, V 53 p181) . “When Allah permits us to speak, truth will prevail and falsehood will vanish”. (Bihar, V.53, p 196) . “And as for those who fix the time (of re-appearance) they are Iiars”. (Bihar, V,53 p.181) . “Invoke more for the hastening of the re-appearance, for surely this is your safety”. (Bihar) . “There were none of my fore fathers except that the allegiance of the oppressive rulers of their times was in their necks”. (i.e. the previous Imams were forced to pay allegiance). “As for deriving benefit from me in my occultation is like deriving benefit from the sun when it hides behind the clouds”. (Bihar, V.53, p 181) . “And surely on my re-appearance, whenever I reappear, there will be no allegiance in my neck of any of the oppressive tyrants”. (Bihar. V,53, p 181) “If any incident occurs (now) then refer for it to the narrators of our traditions. For surely, they are my proof on you and I am the proof of Allah upon them”. (Bihar, V. 53, p 181) . “For surely our knowledge encompasses information about you and none of your news is concealed from us”. (Bihar, V. 53, p 175) “Surely, we do not neglect your conditions nor are we forgetful of your remembrance”. (Bihar, V. 53, p 175) . “Then each one of you should do those deeds which bring you closer to our love”. (Bihar, V. 53, p 176) . “And you must refrain from (all such acts) which make you nearer to our displeasure and our anger”. (Bihar 53/176) . “Then nothing keeps us away from them except that they attach to us what we dislike”. (Bihar. 53/177) . “As for your wealth, we shall not accept it except that it should be purified (halaal). Then whoever wants, he can associate (with us) and whoever wants, he can sever”. (Bihar, V 53 p 180) . “Whoever eats from our wealth (i.e. Khums) even an iota then he is taking fire in his abdomen and soon shall he be castled in it”. (Bihar V.53, p 183) . “Allah’s, the Mighty and the Glorious, Destinies are not overpowered, and His intentions are not rejected, and His Grace is not left behind”. (Bihar 53/191) . “Seeking knowledge through any other means than us Ahle’Bait, tantamount to denial (in our mastership)”. (Kitab Deen-o-Fitrat: Vol – 1) “. “Surely Allah the Almighty, did not create the creatures in vain and did not provide them freedom without reason”. (Bihar V 53/194) . “(Allah) sent Mohammad (s.a.w.s) as a mercy unto the worlds and completed his bounties. Through him”. (Bihar ,53/194) . “And He sealed through him (Mohammad S.A) His prophets and sent him to the whole of mankind”. (Bihar 53/194) . “Surely, the earth can never be void of a divine proof, whether, he is seen or hidden”. (Bihar 53/91) . “Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He, has denied the truth any thing except perfection and falsehood except destruction”. (Bihar, 53/193) . “Certainly there is no (physical) relationship between Allah, Mighty and Glorious be He and any body else”. (Bihar 53/180) “Nothing is better than namaz to make shaitan bite the dust, then perform namaz and make Shaitan bite the dust”. (Bihar 53/182) . “The thanks giving prostration is amongst the most necessary and obligatory Sunnah”. (Bihar 53 – 161) . “I seek refuge in Allah from blindness after vision”. (Bihar 53/191) . “And from staying off after guidance”. (53/191). “And from the destructive acts and demolishing instigations”. (Bihar 53/191) “If you seek guidance you will be guided and if you search, you will find (the path)”. (Kamaluddin Vol 2. P 502) . “Then do not ask questions which do not hold any meaning for you”. (Bihar,V53 p181) . “And do not put yourself into (unnecessary) trouble in gaining knowledge in which you have sufficed yourself”. (Bihar 53/181) . “Surely the truth is with us and in us and non can say like this except us. And if any one says then he is a liar a deceiver. None claims thus other than us except a strayed and lost one. “Our hearts are the vessels of Allah’s intentions”. Then whenever He is pleased, We are pleased”. (Bihar V. 52/ p 51) . “If our Shias (May Allah give them opportunity of obedience) would be firm on their promises wholeheartedly, our meeting would not be delayed”. “Then everyone of you shall act in a manner which makes him nearer to our love and refrain from those acts which makes him proximate to our dislike and our anger. For surely, our affair (re-appearance) will be sudden and unexpected when neither repentance shall benefit him nor shall remorse from sins save him from our chastisement”. “Nothing shall keep us away from the (Shias) except their news to us of those things which we dislike and do not expect from them. And Allah is the Helper
  8. Salam, I heard that at a time of severe illness of a sahabi (s.a.), Imam Ali (s.a.) visited him. He (Imam s.a) told him that he (Imam s.a.) will be there, three times, for every believer, 1. at time of death, 2. in grave and 3. in barzakh, so no need to worry about it, or afraid of it. (Please note that it doesn't mean that not to worry about their deeds, just mean that not to worry/afraid of change of environment and also to have biggest wish come true of meeting with Ameer ul Momineen s.a., and best to have him (s.a) as companion.) Can anyone please tell me the source of above story and its authentication, I will be grateful to you. Thank you.
  9. Dua Ahad In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, O Allah the Lord of the Great Light, the Lord of the Elevated Throne, the Lord of the swollen ocean, the Revealer of the Torah, the Gospel, and the Psalms, the Lord of shade and heat, the Revealer of the Great Qur'¡n, and the Lord of the Archangels, the Prophets, and the Messengers: O Allah, I beseech You in Your Noble Name, in the Light of Your Luminous Face and Your Eternal Kingdom. O Ever-living! O Self-Subsistent! I beseech You in the name of Your Name with which the heavens and the earth have lit up and in Your Name with which the past and the coming generations have become upright! O He Who has been always alive before the existence of all living things! O He Who shall be alive after the extinction of all living things! O He Who has been always alive even when there was nothing else alive! O He Who revives the dead ones and causes the living ones to die! O Ever-living! There is no god save You. O Allah, convey to our master Imam al-Mahd¢, the guide who is to undertake Your orders, may Allah’s blessings be upon him and upon his immaculate fathers, on behalf of all of the believing men and women in the east and west of the earth and in plains, mountains, lands, and seas, and on behalf of my parents (convey to him) blessings that are as weighty as Allah’s Throne, as much as the ink of His Words, and as many as that which is counted by His knowledge and encompassed by His Book. O Allah, I update to him in the beginning of this day and throughout the days of lifetime a pledge, a covenant, and allegiance to which I commit myself and from which I neither convert nor change. O Allah, (please do) make me of his supporters, sponsors, defenders, and those who hurry in carrying out his instructions, those who comply with his orders, those who uphold him, those who precede others to implementing his will, and those who will be martyred before him. O Allah, if death that You have made inevitably and certainly incumbent upon Your servants stands between me and him, then (please do) take me out of my grave using my shroud as dress, unsheathing my sword, holding my lance in my hand, and responding to the call of the Caller who shall announce (his advent) in urban areas and deserts. O Allah, (please do) show me his magnificent mien and his praiseworthy forehead, delight my eyes by letting me have a look at him. And (please) expedite his relief, make his reappearance easy, clear a spacious space for him, guide me to follow his course, give success to his issues, and confirm his strength. O Allah, construct Your lands through him and refresh Your servants through him, For You have said, and true are Your words: “Corruption has appeared in the land and the sea on account of what the hands of men have wrought.” So, O Allah, (please) show us Your vicegerent, the son of Your Prophet, and the namesake of Your Messenger, peace be upon him and his Household, so that he shall tear up any wrong item that he will face and shall confirm and approve of the truth. O Allah, (please) make him the shelter to whom Your wronged servants shall resort, the supporter of those who cannot find any supporter save You, the reviver of the laws of Your Book that have been suspended, and the constructor of all signs of Your religion and instructions of Your Messenger, peace be upon him and his Household, that he will see. O Allah, (please) include him with those whom You protect from the domination of the aggressors. O Allah, (please) delight Your Prophet Mu¦ammad, peace be upon him and his Household, as well as all those who followed him in his promulgation by making (us) see him, and (please) have mercy upon our humiliation after him. O Allah, (please) relieve this community from the (current) grief through presenting him and expedite his advent for us: “Surely, they think it to be far off, and We see it nigh.” [do all that] In the name of Your mercy; O most merciful of all those who show mercy. You may then slap your right thigh with your hand three times and, at each time, say the following words: (We pray for Your) earliest advent, earliest advent, O Patron of the Age.
  10. Sallam, What did Rasool Allah mean when he told Imam Ali "You're unto me what Aron was unto Moses" Why did he specifically use Aron and Moses? I guess I don't know the history behind it. Thanks, Sallam Alikum.
  11. Teachings of Imam Ali: Abstemiousness February 7, 2015By Shoeb Bhinderwalain Ahlul Bayt,Guidance,Imam Ali, Self-ImprovementLeave a commentEdit The teachings of the Ahlul Bayt provide us with the correct perspective from which to look at this world. Imam Ali (divine guide and successor of Prophet Muhammad) on numerous occasions explains the realities of this world. He provides us with the required insight, clears our concepts and gives us the correct viewpoint and angle from which to look at this world. The attention and energy we devote to a task is directly proportional to the importance we attach to it. Yes this world is an important place and deserves our attention but from a very different perspective. This world is nothing but a working ground for the hereafter and we have been honored by being granted an opportunity to prove ourselves, to struggle and become victorious in the path towards our Creator. Our relationship to this world is like the relationship of the farmer with the farm. The land is just a means to reap the harvest and not a goal in and of itself. O people! Look at the world in the same way that a Zaahid looks at it. Turn away from it. — Imam Ali, Nahjul Balagha, Sermon 103 A good example is that of a true sportsman who feels honored by being selected to participate in a competition. He appreciates the opportunity granted to him to prove his abilities. His attention and sole focus is nothing but to excel and prove his sportsmanship. During the competition he will live very much like a Zaahid - he would be detached materially from the splendors and attractions of the location. He will keep away from feasting and merrymaking. He will exercise self-discipline and orient his lifestyle with the single goal of excelling in the competition. He would be cautious and wary of the dangers that could impair or harm his performance. He would be knowledgeable and learned in the ways and techniques of his sport. And when victorious, the sense of achievement and the accompanying feeling of satisfaction would suffice as his reward and compensation. Continued => http://losthumanity.org/2015/02/07/teachings-of-imam-ali-abstemiousness-2/ -- Lost Humanity Blog (http://losthumanity.org)
  12. Asalamalikum War'hamtual, I have recently started going in to depth and educating myself through The Holy Quran, and books about Islam until I find the right Hawza to attend. So sometimes when I can't find answers I will turn to this generous site. My question I have been researching for a while now, and no luck; is about Ghadeer Khum. I know that there is a lot of narrations from both Shia and Sunni that this took place. I have no doubt that Prophet Muhammed (SWT) appointed Imam Ali (AS) as his successor but what I am confused about is: 1. Some Ulama and Ahadith say that the Ayah "Oh Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to you from your lord, and if you do not you have not conveyed his message, and Allah will protect you from the people. Indeed Allah does not guide the disbelieving people." (Chp.5:V 67) was sent down before the event of Ghadeer and was meant to say that Imam Ali is the ​Khalif after our Prophet. My question is what is the proof that this ayah was really sent down for this reason? 2. Just a weird thought I've had, if Sunni narrators mentioned Imam Ali and the event of Ghadeer Khum, why are they Sunni?
  13. Khamsa Majlis ( Hussaini Masjid , Aligarh ) By Anjuman-e-Asghari Zakir : Maulana Taqi Agha Topics : Meyaar e Insani aur Aqliyat e Insani 6th December 2014 : 7th December 2014 : 8th December 2014 : 9th December 2014 : 10th December 2014 :
  14. (salam) I was wondering if there are any rewards for wearing a turban to Jummah in the context of Shi'ism. In Sunni books, there is a hadith that states that if a man wears a white turban to Jummah, two angels will seek forgiveness for him from the time of his entering the masjid till Maghrib. Is there a similar belief for us? If so, then why don't more people practice it? Or does it only refer to the ulema? Salam.
  15. Imam Husain Says: "Some people worship God coveting his rewards. This is worship of merchants. Some people worship God, fearing His punishments. This is worship of slaves. Some people worship God, thanking His blessings. This is worship of the free superior persons". Some people worships God, because they fear of God's punishments. It is the worship of merchants, but it doesn’t mean that this kind of worshiping is meaningless. Actually worshiping like everything has different and prefect levels. The worship of merchants isn’t the prefect one. They are seeking interest like merchants. The second group that Imam Husain mentioned to them is those who worship God as slaves obey their boss. Slaves obey their boss because they fear of punishments and sanctions. So some people they obey God and worship Him because of hell and His Tribulation. But the most prefect and completed kind is worshiping God for His grace. As Imam Husain (s.a) worshiped him in this way at the night of Ashura. As Imam Ali (s.a) mentioned to these levels of worship of God. He says "There are people who worship Allah to gain His Favors, this is the worship of traders; while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves free from His Wrath, this is the worship of slaves; a few who obey Him out of their sense of gratitude and obligations, this is the worship of free and noble men".
  16. Salam. The Holy Qur'aan constitutes on two fundamental components; it's Tanzeel (Revelation) and Taweel (Exegesis). The Tanzil of the Holy Qur'aan is the revelation of it's verses and it's Taweel is the exegesis of those verses. Both components are combined together to complete the Holy Qur'aan and each one is dependent on the other. Moreover, one cannot be separated from the other in a sense that, one cannot conduct the Taweel (Exegesis) of the Qur'aan if there was no Tanzeel (Revelation) of it, because if we were to assume there was no Tanzeel, then there could not be any Taweel performed since there would be no verses to conduct the Taweel of to begin with. Like wise for the other way around, that is; if the Tanzeel of the Qur'aan occurred but there was no Taweel conducted on it, then the Holy Qur'aan would be an ambiguous codex scripture which cannot be understood to benefit mankind. With that being said, up to this point, we can affirm that the Holy Qur'aan does not consist of solely the Tanzeel, but rather it has both the Tanzeel along with Taweel working hand in hand to complete. Read here: http://www.revisitingthesalaf.org/2014/11/imam-alee-as-fight-for-taweel-exegesis_5.html
  17. This Question was asked by Agha Syed Jawad Naqvi in a Question Answer session. Question: What type of women was Hazrat Ayesha? On one side she was against Imam Ali and on the other the Mother of Momineen. Are we allowed to love or Hate her? Answer: Please note. The character of big personalities, The Sahabas (Companions), has been different in history from early Islamic days. The issue has been quite overstated and understated. On one side the ahl-e-sunnat hold the view that this, to be precise a couple days earlier I was listening to a clip of a scholar from the ahl-e-sunnat. He actually made the claim in regards to the Sahaba being infallible, free from error, free from sins. This is absolutely against the teachings of the Quran, history, and even against the view of the ideology of the ahl-e-sunnat itself. The Sahaba are not infallible according to their ideology. This is a very ifrati view. On one side we should keep in mind, evidently there have been different characters of the sahaba that history has noted. Both the shia and the ahl-e-sunnat brothers accept these facts. But now, after these differing characters, what do we need to do? What is our right? And how far can we pursue this right? Its clear, that during the battle of Jamal. The wife of the Holy Prophet commanded and led the army to war against Imam Ali. When the war ended, and they had been defeated and accepted defeat. Hazrat Ali got some of his men to accompany her on her camel from Basra to Medina with the utmost respect and dignity. And also got her brother to accompany her so at no point would she be disrespected. Yeah she made a mistake, and it was apparent. And we can’t be more grieved than Imam Ali was, because even when she went to war, it was with Imam Ali (A.S). So now you don’t say you are a bigger Shia than even Ali (A.S), and care more for him than even he did for himself. No one is more caring of Ali than himself. But with respect, Hazrat had her escorted to Medina. Disagreements aside, even gave a sermon and condemned her actions. BUT never did he disrespect her. Why? Because of the Prophet (S.A.W). Because of that Relation.Because of the Prophet (S.A.W). This doesn’t mean that her actions were acceptable! No, her actions were not acceptable in any way. But there are some things,.. like us, we making/make SHABIHS and Alams (Standards), and buy cloth from the stores, and even the sticks from the stores. We buy ordinary items from the stores, but when you associate them and connect them with Imam Hussain (A.S), and make it a SHABIH (replication) of Karbala. Now would you be able to disrespect it? Audience: No we can’t. Someone can say, I bought the cloth myself. Yeah you bought the cloth yourself, but when you gave it association and connection (NISBAT). Now you can’t disrespect it, although it is a normal piece of cloth. In the same way, this wife of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W). Her actions, from all angles, were insupportable and can’t be justified. What she particularly did against Imam Ali (A.S). And no one in this day and age, justifies her actions or accepts them. Even amongst the Ahl-e-sunnat, many scholars have written as well as said her actions were erred. But since she had a connection with the Prophet (S.A.W), because of this, to go to such an extent that it is a disrespect to the dignity of the Prophet, is not permitted. It is not permitted; there should never be disrespect towards the dignity of the Prophet. She was a wife nonetheless a wife of the Prophet (S.A.W), so in that respect she should not be disrespected. Her actions stand at fault, don’t go towards that. Neither are they justified in the Quran, and nor will any knowledgeable scholar justify them. Video Link with English Subtitles :
  18. Salam, I had to revise history in regard to who was the first who made the islamic coin. Sunni scholars claim that it was Abdul Malik bin Marwan. There is a narration that mentioned that the caliph summoned the imam al baqir from Madinah to ask him about it so imam baqir told him to change the roman coins to islamic coins. Shia scholars say that Imam Ali was the first who made the islamic coin and that imam sajjad, not al baqir, who was summoned by abdul malik and he told abdul malik to revert the coins to the way imam ali made them. Shia scholars also say that Mo'awyiah was the one who changed the islamic coins by imam ali to the coins of persia. what do you think? https://www.islam4u.com/ar/maghalat/ضربُ-النقود-في-الإسلام
  19. Salaamu 'Alaykum, During my stay in Najaf al-Ashraf I was given the honor to reside with many 'Ulema and tulaba of the Hawza. One day a wakeel of Hafiz Bashir al-Najafi (HA) and Sayyid Sadiq Shirazi (HA) came to visit me (even though I don't deserve any visitation) and they started discussing with me in regards to Islamic history. For the 'Ulema, it is a source of interest to hear the point of view of American Shi'a Muslims. Moving on we discussed the Battle of Jamal and Ayesha's wrongdoings, when I out of habit said something inappropriate about az-Zubayr. I somewhat cursed him, due to my ignorance. Almost immediately the wakeel rebuked me with an IMMENSELY ANGRY tone that az-Zubayr, although originally on the wrong side, asked Amir al-Mo'mineen for forgiveness and left the battlefield. He, az-Zubayr, was ashamed of his wrong doing thus he attempted to return home to Madina. During his trip back an assassin from the camp of Ayesha deceived him and killed him whilst he was in prayer, thus az-Zubayr died a martyr. When Ameer al-Mo'mineen (A) received the news of this he wept significantly and made much Du'a for his forgiveness. After hearing this narrative from the wakeel I have been troubled by this very much so and I would like to know why do we, Shi'a, not give az-Zubayr similar treatment to Hur ibn Yazid? A general of an army in the midst of an eminent war realizes his mistake, and asks for forgiveness from the Ahlul-Bayt (S), and later is killed on this basis should be honored, but he is not. I look at myself as one who has been blessed with much study in history but even with all what I studied I never had a good impression of az-Zubayr. How can this be? And when I take the name of az-Zubayr in front of our Shi'a brothers, even learned ones, they tend to ridicule him. Why is this so? -Agha Shabbir Abbas
  20. I often wonder why there is so much squabbling over who deserved to be the first Caliph. I mean, beyond the sectarian religious arguments concerning right of successorship, what would Ali have done in terms of policy-making that would've been significantly different to what Abu Bakr did? Eventually, Imam Ali became the 4th Caliph anyway. How did he govern? Was he a proponent of big government, socially or economically? How did he approach welfare, housing, healthcare, employment, business? What was the amount he levied on lower class and higher class income? How did he deal with foreign nations? Did he believe in the right of a nations' sovereignty? I.e. not imposing one's values on another nation? Did he debate any issue in the legislature or put out a referendum on any issue? Or was it strictly authoritarian? It would help a great deal if someone could provide a short historical insight as to how his government operated.
  21. (bismillah) Be kind and considerate to your woman. She is a tender flower, and not your slave in the household. Imam Ali (A.S)
  22. Imam Ali (as) and human rights http://www.khanwadeabutalib.com/public/ilm/article/770/58#.U9GAO-NdVA2
  23. 21 Ramadan Shadath of Imam Ali (as) in art. http://www.khanwadeabutalib.com/public/ilm/article/766/51#.U8yppeNdVA0
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