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Zulfiqar also spelled Dulfigar is said to have been wielded by a our Master and Wali Ali Ibn Abi Talib (عليه السلام). Historically depicted as a scissor-like double bladed sword on Muslim flags, adopted by Sunni and Shia armies. It is commonly shown in Shia depictions of Ali and in the form of jewelry, art, and also functioning as a talisman to ward off the evil eye. The Sword is revered by the Muslim military class regardless of sect, country and empire. It was highly revered by ottoman janissaries, and elite fighting groups throughout the Islamic world. It would have to been a common sight for Muslim Warriors to engrave a quote mentioning Dulfiqar and the man who struck fear in the hearts of his enemies. This tradition has continued to modern times, where the militaries of Iran, Iraq and Pakistan have named their Weaponry after Dulfiqar. In this thread we will discuss the origins, myths, legendary status of the sword and its wielder, the philosophy behind the sword, the sentimental value of the sword, the symbology of The Sword and the depiction of the sword and the origins of the sword. Videos and pictures are much appreciated also all thoughts and ideas are welcome. Special thanks to Wikipedia for helping me write this subject. According to wikiwand this picture is a fatimid 10 century depiction of Dulfiqar. Its interesting because it isnt depicted in anyway way we imagine the sword. In the Islamic world we collectively imagine the shimshir , curved sword. Now let the madness begin.
Assalamu 3alaykum. On the basis that there is dream interpretation by Imam Jaffar al Sadiq (As) as well as there being real dreams (in exclusion to nafsi and shaytanic inspired dreams) if you are pure when Allah Swt raises the souls when we are sleeping (As mentioned in the Holy Quran), Is there a specific dua one can make to rely on Allah Swt to see a dream for guidance, the Imams (As), the Prophet (Sawa), a hint of the future or something symbolic? I personally have heard of experiences where people have had dreams that ended up being something true or two people having the same or similar dream of something that potentionally had meaning. JazakAllah kheir.
salam, Ya Ali madad I was wondering about the significance of the different colors of the alam (flag) of Ghazi Abbas a.s. that people raise on the roofs of their houses. black is obvious, and most common... so is the red alam: to my mind it recalls the Blood of mola Hussain a.s. and his companions and all the shuhuda that precede and follow them... i sometimes think though: wasnt red the color of the standards/flags of the Shami army in Karbala? my landlady once put up a green one. i even saw a silver/white one in passing
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