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  1. An excellent article depicting the scientific genius of our sixth Imam wherein it shows the many scientific, social, and philosophical contributions that he ((عليه السلام)) had proposed centuries before their discovery or establishment within the realm of science and academia. Topics that pertain to the expansion and contraption of the universe, the theory of light and rays, the hydrogen atom, the elements on Earth, and many more scientific advances introduced and explained by the Holy Imam, which truly leave someone dumbfounded and in awe. however, as much as one wishes to believe every word that is contained within the book or article, there is a heightened lack of credibility when it comes to references and evidences backing the profound claims made within the article. Here is the article: https://www.al-Islam.org/articles/Imam-jafar-al-sadiqs-contribution-sciences-hasnain-mohamedali I highly recommend reading it as it won’t take more then twenty minutes of your time and is a very valuable piece of work, unfortunately lacking references, footnotes, or anything that can add credibility to what is being said objectively. as much as I and am sure everyone else adores our Imam and knows such knowledge and advancements are not far from his eminence for he indeed as a beacon of knowledge and an illuminating light; there nonetheless necessitates a need for unquestionable and undeniable proof that substantiates what the article is saying. It would be immensely appreciated if any of the brothers/sisters can provide a reference or any form of tangible evidence that can substantiate the articles profound claims. Here I will provide a critique by an individual who has read the Book completely and raised his objections from a western and non biased standpoint so to speak, so as to perhaps aid into taking into consideration the concern by readers who may be intrigued by the work, but like many require concise and adequate sources, references, and evidence. ————————————————————— The introduction to this book states on page 5 that it's a translation of a Persian work, which is in its turn supposedly a translation of part of a French "thesis" published by a "Research Committee of Strasbourg, France" (pages 5 and 17). Frustratingly, the book contains no proper bibliographical references, either to the Persian work translated, or to the original French work which is supposedly its ultimate source, and this has made it difficult to trace the identity of the latter.On page 5 of the book, Ali Mirza, the English translator, gives "Maghze Mutafakkir Jehan Shia" as a transliteration of the Persian title into the Latin alphabet, and on page 20, he gives "Zabih Ullah Mansuri" as the transliteration of the name of the person who supposedly translated the work from French to Persian. The actual title of the work in Persian is (مغز متفکر جهان شیعه امام جعفر صادق (ع ("Maghze Mutafakkir Jehan Shia Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (?)" — the question mark representing a glottal stop, ع ), and its author's name, ذبیح‌الله منصوری , is commonly transliterated into English as Zabiholla Mansuri. A fairly literal translation of the title would be "Mastermind of the Shia world Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم))". One edition of the book has been cited in English as "Zabiholla Mansouri, The Great Thinker of the Shiite World, Imam JafarSadegh, Islamic Studies of Strasburg, JavidanPublicationOrganization, 1982." Mansuri's biography at eminentpersians.net describes him as "easily the most prolific and arguably the most widely read journalist and writer of modern Iran".Pages 17 to 20 of this book contain a translation of Mansuri's preface. On pages 19 and 20 we find a list of 21 names of some of the members of the "Research Committee" supposedly responsible for producing the French "thesis" from which the text purports to be ultimately derived. This list turns out to be a badly garbled and incomplete copy of the list of participants in the second Colloque d'islamologie de Centre de Recherce d'Histoire des Religions de Strasbourg. Thus, the work misleadingly referred to as a "thesis" could hardly be anything other than the proceedings of this Colloque de Strasbourg.Practically nothing, however, in this book, beyond a few basic biographical details, can be found in the French work which is its supposed source. In fact, the book is full of ludicrously silly historical claims which are nowhere to be found in the French work, and which flatly contradict well-known facts widely documented in both primary and respected secondary sources. To give just one example, I reproduce here one of the silliest such claims, from Chapter 13, "Rotation of the Earth on its axis" (page 87):"It was so difficult to comprehend and believe that the Earth rotates on its axis that the eminent French mathematician, Poincare, who died in the year 1912, made fun of this theory. He clearly stated he did not believe the Earth rotates on its own axis."On the contrary, in his popular work, translated into English as "Science and Hypothesis", Poincare argued that even if the sky had been permanently obscured by a blanket of clouds, scientists would still have eventually come to realise that it must be turning on its axis.In Mansuri's biography at eminentpersians.net we find a fairly strong clue to the true source of the misinformation contained in this book:"Maybe the strangest twist in his strange career is the fact that he was known to have published books as translations that were actually his own creations. Their alleged authors were, like the narratives themselves, the figments of his rich imagination. There is also no doubt that on numerous occasions he took a short article and turned it into a book of several hundred pages."This book would appear to be one of those that were "figments" of Mansuri's "rich imagination".I don't believe the English translator of Mansuri's book, Kaukab Ali Mirza, can be reasonably accused of complicity in Mansuri's deception. In his unintentionally amusing and ironic introduction he takes the learned scholars of the "Research Committee" to task for supposed "wild speculations and guesswork" and even "misrepresenting historical facts", not realising, of course, that these were all inventions of Mansuri himself, and the scholars participating in the second Colloque d'Islamologie had nothing whatever to do with them. His original response can be found on: https://www.amazon.com/Jafar-Muhammad-Al-Sadiq-Muslim-Scientist/dp/0969949014/
  2. Was wondering if anyone can help me in finding a reference of this quote which I believe was derived from the collections of the peak of eloquence. “He has appointed death as my guardian angel. None can harm me before it is due, none can save me when it arrives.”
  3. Are Wigs/Toupee/Extension made of human hair halal or not? the reference of the respective ruling will be appreciated. JazakALLAH
  4. Could someone please provide a credible reference for this quote internet keeps telling me gandhi said this please. "Look out for your thoughts, for they will become your wordsLook out for your words, for they will become your actions.Look out for your actions, for they will become your habits.Look out for your habits, for they will become your character.Look out for your character, for they will become your fate."
  5. NADE ALI(ASWS) Sirf Allama Majlisi(ar) ne naql nahiñ ki hai. Sheikh Muhaddis Noori ne bhi naql ki hai مستدرك‏ الوسائل ج : 15 ص : 483 18935- 4، وَ رَأَيْتُ بِخَطِّ الشَّهِيدِ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ ذَكَرَ لِرَدِّ الضَّائِعِ وَ الْآبِقِ تَكْرَارَ هَذَيْنِ الْبَيْتَيْنِ *نَادِ عَلِيّاً مَظْهَرَ الْعَجَائِبِ* *تَجِدْهُ عَوْناً لَكَ فِي النَّوَائِبِ‏* *كُلُّ هَمٍّ وَ غَمٍّ سَيَنْجَلِي بِوَلَايَتِك* َ *يَا عَلِي(ع)ُّ يَا عَلِي(ع)ُّ يَا عَلِي(ع)‏* بحارالأنوار ج : 20 ص : 73 فَقَدْ تَعَجَّبَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَ مَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّ جَبْرَئِيلَ قَالَ فِي ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمِ وَ هُوَ يَعْرُجُ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ لَا سَيْفَ إِلَّا ذُو الْفَقَارِ وَ لَا فَتَى إِلَّا عَلِيٌّ وَ عَنْ عِكْرِمَةَ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ قَالَ قَالَ لِيَ النَّبِيُّ ص يَوْمَ أُحُدٍ أَ مَا تَسْمَعُ مَدِيحَكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ إِنَّ مَلَكاً اسْمُهُ رِضْوَانُ يُنَادِي لَا سَيْفَ إِلَّا ذُو الْفَقَارِ وَ لَا فَتَى إِلَّا عَلِيٌّ قَالَ وَ يُقَالُ إِنَّ النَّبِيَّ ص نُودِيَ فِي هَذَا الْيَوْمِ‏ *نَادِ عَلِيّاً مَظْهَرَ الْعَجَائِبِ* *تَجِدْهُ عَوْناً لَكَ فِي النَّوَائِبِ‏* *كُلُّ هَمٍّ وَ غَمٍّ سَيَنْجَلِي بِوَلَايَتِك* َ *يَا عَلِي(ع)ُّ يَا عَلِي(ع)ُّ يَا عَلِي(ع)‏* MAULA ALI(ASWS) Ki Ziyarat MAULA SADIQ(ASWS) Se Sheikh Mufeed ne Naql ki hai usmeiñ "MAZHARUL AJAAYEB" Jumla hai. بحارالأنوار 97 373 باب 5- زياراته صلوات الله عليه المخ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَظْهَرَ الْعَجَائِب‏
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    Mubahila

    Where's mubahila reference in sahih bukhari? I have downloaded this really cool app in which it's easy to find hadith. I really want some references so i can just pull up and show it to my girlfriend and some close friends who I think can be convinced on wilayat if given solid reference. Jazak Allah
  7. Is there any book comparing all human religions, sects, nations, tribes etc in one book. If there is none why do not shiachat try to manage to make one as an open book that can be filled by anyone, anytime, anyplace (but with certain references for every sentence he/she do/will make) for future generation reference. I hope someone more wises than me can categorize the topics of comparation such as the most important/distinguished characteristics. I knew in shiachat also discuss another sects, but it is in the forum format not the book. What do you think ? The category of the open book that can be filled by anyone/time/place with references may be differences in history, the way of thinking, common attitude and manner etc. Salam Mohamad Youvial
  8. Please tell me reference of List of 72 Martyrs of Karbala.. Shia/sunni or english books.
  9. In The Name of Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful. Assalamualaykum wa RAHMATULLAHI WA BARAKATOH. I hope you all are, INSHALLAH (God Willing), well and in the best of health and Faith (Imaan). I remember once hearing a lecture whereby the speaker talking about the Jinns and the story of Iblis being ousted from Paradise. Now, the speaker had said before Adam (as) had been created, Jinns were already existing and that Allah (SWT) had sent a severe punishment on the Jinns for their disobedience but Iblis was the best of the Jinns who used to worship him a lot so Allah (SWT) has raised up to the seventh Heaven to live alongside Jibrail (as) when the Jinns were punished due to his high levels of worship. Then, the angels of the first heaven (sky) had come to know from Allah (SWT) that he was going to do something - I don't remember what exactly it was but it something that the angels got worried about. According to what he had said, the angels also have classes and levels and, so, the angels of the first heaven are inferior to those of the second heaven who, in turn, are inferior to those of the third heaven and so on while the angels of the seventh Heaven are the most superior. So, the lecturer had said these first heaven angels started to panic that this bad thing - as I have said, I don't remember what exactly it was - which Allah (SWT) had mentioned may happen to them so they so went to the angels of the second heaven in order to ask them to intercede for them but these second heaven angels, themselves got worried about what if it was for them and they, in turn, went to angels of the third heaven and so until they all reached the four biggest angels until, at last, they all reached Jibrail (as) who also got worried and suggested they all go to Iblis and ask him to pray to Allah (SWT) because he was so special to Allah (SWT) that He had raised to live with Jibrail (as). So, they all went to Iblis and asked him to pray on their behalf to which he agreed and then, Allah (SWT) punished Iblis which was his ouster because of his disobedience. Basically, the moral that this lecturer was trying to impart was that when you want to pray for material things like cars, money and their like, you should first pray for your friends, family neighbours etc...like the Ahlulbayt (peace be upon them all) used to do and then lastly for yourself but when it comes to praying for forgiveness and immunity from sin, then you must start with yourself and then go to the others. This is the mistake Iblis made whereby he prayed for all the angels but forgot himself so he was the one who suffered! Regardless of the moral from this story, what I would like the respected members of this forum to do is, if they can, provide me references for this story IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THE SOURCE IS SHIA OR SUNNI. :D By the way, the lecturer was Maulana Sadiq Hasan (some of the oldies may know him as Sadiq Bapu) who is a very, very famous Urdu speaker so I would, most probably, trust his words and be assured that if he says something, then he must have some sources for it. So, I am looking forward to get the source for this hadith. I am in urgent need of it so I would be very grateful if someone could provide me with a reference to this story! :D May Allah (SWT) bless us all, our families and loved ones, may He guide us all with His Perfect Guidance and may He, The Forgiver of Sins and The Oft-Forgiving, forgive all our sins for, indeed, there is neither any refuge nor any respite for the sinners except in Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì.
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