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(bismillah)

to the best of my knowledge, i am aware of the following

I have heard that imam ali a.s has 5 rings

1) Aqeeq

2) Dur e Najaf

3) yacuut

4) faroza

5) zamboot --- i dont know if thats right its a green emerald.

there was also a black ring for jihad or facing an enemy.

where can i learn more about these rings.

and you can lease correct me if i am wrong about the 5 rings imam had.

wasalam/

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It is Sunnate Muakkedah (highly commendable) for men and women to wear ring

rings on the right hand.

A Hadith from Janabe Salman Farsi states that the last Prophet requested Imam

Ali to wear a ring on the right so that he may be listed among the

Muqarrabeen (those near to Allah). The Imam asked the Prophet as to who the

Muqarrabeen were, to which the Prophet replied Janabe Jibreel and Janabe

Mikaiel. Then the Imam inquired as to which stone should he wear. The Prophet

replied Aqiq (cornelian), as this red stone had accepted the Oneness of

Allah, the Prophethood of the last Prophet, and the vicegerency of Ali ibne

Abi Talib, and the heavens for Ali's friends and Shias.

The 8th Imam was once asked why the 1st Imam wore his ring on the right hand.

The Imam replies that Imam Ali is the leader of the Ashabe Yameen, and

the Ashabe Yameen are those records of actions will be given on the right

hand. And secondly, the last Prophet also wore his rings on his right hand.

The Shias will identified by these symbols, having the ring on the right

hand, praying 5 times a day at the right timings, giving Zakat, distributing

among his religious brothers his belongings, ordering good actions and

keeping people away from evil.

The 6th Imam had stated that the last Prophet used to wear his ring on the

first finger and has prohibited wearing of a ring on the middle finger. Also

according to the 6th Imam, a ring should be worn at the very end of the

finger, where it joins with the palm.

One should recite the following Dua, while wearing a ring.

'O Allah, let the signs of faith be the cause of my recognition. Let my end

be worthwhile and let there be good for me even in the world to come. It is

well-known that Thou are All Mighty, All Wise and All Generous.

It is Sunnat to have a silver ring. Of course, gold is haraam for men.

Wearing iron, steel or brass ring is Makrooh for both men and women.

Therefore, according to the 6th Imam, the Prophet wore a silver ring.

According to another tradition, the Prophet asked men not to wear an iron

ring while praying and strictly prohibited the wearing of brass ring.

The 9th Imam stated that Aqiq takes away the poverty and dissolves

differences in one's heart.

The 6th Imam stated that Aqiq brings safety while traveling.

According to the 9th Imam, wearing the ring of Yakoot (ruby), stops worries.

According to 8th Imam, Yakoot eases difficulty.

The 8th Imam stated that the ring of Zaberjad (jade) eases difficulties. He

also stated that the emerald ring turns poor into rich, and that whosoever

wears the ring set in with yellow ruby will never become poor.

The 6th Imam stated that those who wear a Firoza (turquoise) ring, will never

become dependent.

Someone visited the 8th Imam and noticed the Imam wearing a ring set in with

Firoza with the following engraving:

'Lil Lahil Mulko' - Allah, Master of the Kingdom. (3:189).

As the person continued to stare, the Imam asked him what he was looking at,

to which he replied at the ring. The Imam asked him if recognized the

engraving, to which he said no. The Imam explained to the person that this

stone was brought down by Janabe Jibreel as a gift to the Prophet from the

Heaven, and who then in return gave to the 1st Imam. Since then, it has been

carried down.

The 8th Imam stated that the 1st Imam once noticed the Prophet come out of

his house with a ring of Jaze Yamani, while on their way to attend the Jamaat

prayers. After the prayers, the Prophet gave the ring to the Imam, and asked

him to have it on his right hand while he prayed as a prayer with Jaze Yamani

is equal to 70 prayers without it. The stone is always praying and reciting

'La Illaha Illalah' and 'Subhanallah', and its rewards reaches the one who

wears it.

Someone had married but no children were conceived. The person went to the

9th Imam to obtain his advice. The Imam told him to wear a ring set in Firoza

with the following inscription:

'O My Lord! Leave me not alone (without an issue) though Thou are the best of

heirs.' (21:89)

Before the year ended, they were blessed with a son from the same wife.

The Prophet stated that Allah finds it difficult not to listen to the prayers

of those who have Aqiq and Firoza rings on their fingers, and feels hurt to

negate their prayers.

The 6th Imam stated on Durre Najaf, that all the Momineen and Mominaat feel

happy when they sight this stone, and the pain of their eyes is relived. The

Imam stated that he wants every Momin to have five rings. Yakoot ring is the

best. The second is Aqiq as it is a stone which has affection for Allah and

Ahle Bayt. Third is Firoza which gives strength to the eyes, expands the

breast and strengthens the heart. Whenever a Momin goes for some work with a

Firoza ring on his finger, his work is done. Fourthly one should wear the

ring of Hadeed Cheeni but not always. Only when one is afraid of some

mischief then he should visit that environment with this ring on at the stone

keeps the devil away. And the fifth ring should be that of Durre Najaf which

is found only in Najaf. When a person wears a ring of Durre Najaf, at his

every glance towards it, Allah gives him the reward of Ziyarat, Hajj and

Umrah, which are kept in his record of action. The reward is equal to the

rewards of the Prophets and pious; if Allah had not been merciful towards the

Shia, then every gem of Durre Najaf would have been costly but Allah made it

readily available so that both rich and poor can wear it.

When Hazrat Ibrahim was about to be thrown into the pit of fire, Janabe

Jibreel became upset. When Allah asked him about it, Janabe Jibreel then

asked Allah why he had made Haz. Ibrahim His friend, the only believer of

Allah's oneness to face not only his enemies but also the enemies of Allah.

Allah ordered Janabe Jibreel to be silent, and told him that a helpers person

hastens his work like Jibreel and was afraid of loosing time. Haz. Ibrahim is

Allah's creature and can free him whenever He likes. After being comforted,

Janabe Jibreel went to the Prophet and asked is he needed help. The Prophet

said that he did not need his help. At that time, Allah sent an Emerald ring

on which was engraved:

'There is no god but one Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, there

is no power and strength except with Allah, the Grand, the Great: I entrust

my affairs unto Allah - Sufficient is for me Allah.

Allah then revealed to him that he should wear the ring which will cool the

fire.

The engraving on the last Prophet's ring:

'There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.'

Engraving on 1st Imam's ring:

'Allah is the Master of the Kingdom.'

On the 2nd Imam's:

'Al Izzato Lil Lahe - Verily, All honor (as a whole) belong (only) to Allah.'

(4:139)

On the 3rd Imam's:

'Innal Laha Baligho Amrehi - Verily Allah accomplishes His purpose' (65:3)

The 4th Imam and the 5th Imam wore the same ring as the 3rd Imam.

6th Imam's:

'Allaho Waliyi Wa Ismati Min Khalqehi - Allah is my Master and He will

safeguard me from His creatures.'

7th Imam's:

'Hasbeyal Laho - Sufficient for me is Allah.' (9:129)

The 5th Imam stated that if a person possesses a ring set in Aqiq and turns

it towards his palm and then looks at it, and recites Sura Qadr (Chapter 97),

then Allah keeps him protected the whole day, from trouble whereever they are

descended from heaven or earth and, he will be protected until the evening by

Allah, and Allah's friend who will guide him.

According to another Imam, one who wears a ring of Aqiq with the following

engraving:

'MUHAMMADAN NABI YUL LAHE, WA ALIYUN WALI YUL LAHE - MUHAMMAD (SAW) IS THE

PROPHET OF Allah, AND HAZRAT ALI IS THE DIVINE VICEGERENT OF Allah,'

Allah will then keep him from a horrible death, and he will remain on his

faith.

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6.5.13. Having a Ring in the Hand

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Another etiquette of prayer is to put a ring of Turquoise (Firozeh) Red-chalcedony (Aqiq) in the fingers; it has been reported that Allah (the Glorious, the Exalted) has said:

"I feel ashamed to reject the supplication of a supplicant having a ring of Turquoise or Red Chalcedony upon his fingers."

Also Imam al-Sadiq [a] has narrated:

"A hand with a Turquoise or Red-chalcedony ring raised in prayer is dearer before Allah than any other hand."

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Information for Haju re aqiq ring:

Taken from "Tahdhib ul Islam" - P.E.T Publications

Imam Jaa'far Sadiq stated that this stone ensures one's safety if worn

during travelling.

Imam Ali used to wear four rings on his hand - one of ruby (Yaqut) for

beauty and dignity, the second of Turquoise (Firuza) for obtaining Divine

help and victory, the thrid of Hadid Chini for strength and the fourth of

Aqiq to protect himself against enemies and all types of misfortunes.

From a tradition from Bashir Dahhan . . . if a Shia wears a ring of even

one of the three aqias, he will derive its benefits, his sustencance (rizq)

will be increased, and he will be protected from dangers, disasters,

misfortunes and accidents. It will also be a protection for him in

frightening and terrifying cirumstances, like facing the oppression of a

tyrant.

Another tradition states that praying two rakats Namaz (prayers) while

wearing an Aqiq ring is better than praying a thousand rakats without it.

I hope this is helpful. There is another hadith that had reciting surah al

qadr and then a dua, for complete protection for the day

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It has been reported on the authority of Imam Sadeq as.gif:

“The Messenger of Allah said: God says: a servant who raises his hands towards Me while wearing a ring with turquoise, I will be ashamed of returning him disappointed.”

Imam Sadeq as.gif has said:

“There is no hand more beloved than one wearing a ring with agate raised towards God.”

It has been reported on the authority of Imam Reza as.gif:

“Whoever wears a ring with an agate on it, firstly he will not become needy and secondly, what God has destined for him, will be good.”

One day one of the associates of Imam Reza as.gif along with a slave of governor passed by him. Imam Reza as.gif said:

“Give him a ring with agate.” The associates did so. They realized that man was never harmed in his life. Imam Reza as.gif said:

“Having agate with you in trip, will safeguard you.”

It has also been related on the authority of Imam Reza as.gif

“Whoever wears a ring with agate in his right hand, if he reverts the agate toward the palm of his hand in the morning before any one sees him, and recites the Quranic Chapter, Qadr and then say: I believe in Allah who has no partner, and deny other god, but I believe in what is hidden from and manifest to the progeny of Mohammad (SAW) and I believe in their leadership, God will keep him safe on that day from the earthly and heavenly evils and keep him under His own protection and keep him under His own protection till night.”

Amiralmomenin as.gif says:

“Wear a ring with agate so that God will give you blessings and you will be safe from evils.”

A man came to the Holy Prophet (SAW) complaining of highwaymen. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said:

“Why weren’t you wearing a ring with agate? This ring will safeguard man from all evil. Whoever wears a ring with agate will end up in god as long as he is wearing that ring and God will protect him forever. Whoever makes a ring with agate and the inscription: Mohammad, Messanger of Allah and Ali, friend of Allah, God will keep him from bad death and he will die a believer. No hand raised towards Allah is more beloved than a hand wearing a ring of agate. Should a man wearing a ring of agate draw lots, he will have a lion’s share.”

God created agate following prophet Moses’ invocations in Mount Sinai and said:

“By Myself, I will not punish with Fire a hand wearing a ring of agate provided he believes in the leadership of Ali.”

God has said:

“Performing two Rak’at of prayer with a ring of agate is equal to a thousand Rak’at without it.”

Wasalaam

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What does yakoot look like.

And where and how much do these rings cost?

I think you can find them in Iraq and Iran..but I'm not into rings that much. It would be a great help if someone can inform me.

Thanks a lot.

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(salam)

Anyone heard of aqiq yamani?

It's not a stone ...I don't know how to describe it. We call it Hiris...

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So far as I know, Aqeeq Yamani IS a stone. It's a kind of Aqeeq.

What does yakoot look like.

And where and how much do these rings cost?

I think you can find them in Iraq and Iran..but I'm not into rings that much. It would be a great help if someone can inform me.

Thanks a lot.

Yaqoot is Ruby, I think. You can get it from anywhere in world, not necessarily from Iran or Iraq.

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(bismillah) (salam)

The post abt so much info on Aqeeq,Yaqout,Firoza,Dur-e-najaf and all other stones n rings are Great Mashallah.

Well i have three out of these stone.

Aqeeq,Firoza & Dur-e-Najaf

Which i got from Pakistan and Iran not so sure but they were presented by my Mom to me.One of the imp things in my life are my Rings having these stones.I feel quiet relaxed n great when i wear them :) Thanks to Allah(swt) for everything.

May Allah Bless U Rahat. Jazakallah.

Wassalam.

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(bismillah) (salam)

Anyone heard of aqiq yamani?

I wear Aqeeq yamani. It is a stone indeed. Aqeeq comes in different versions. Diferent aqeeqs exist.

Ali

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one of my fave subjects

i went to have a look at some rubies y2dy in londons 'hatton garden' renowned for stones and jewellry

well the best rubies are 'pigeon blood' from burma...very expensive!

wat colour is yemeni aqeeq?

i wear a carnelian...which is easily available...and i was told that its yemeni?

i have a durre najaf given to me by seestani...which i wear as a pendant...and i wear a feroza ring....the stones is beautiful...keeps changin colours....its mashallah worked wonders

and i wear another durre najaf and carnelian ie aqeeq in one ring

i wanna get the dark brown aqeeq...anyone kno wat thats called in english and arabic???

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I believe Aqeeq Yemeni is YELLOW in color. Correct me if I'm wrong???

(salam)

In daylight, its orange-brownish and its got longitudinal stripes which maybe light yellow or dark brown, depending on the strength of the stone.

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Very interesting !

In the reply above it states "The 6th Imam had stated that the last Prophet used to wear his ring on the first finger and has prohibited wearing of a ring on the middle finger. Also according to the 6th Imam, a ring should be worn at the very end of the finger, where it joins with the palm"

It goes on to say the Imam Ali wore FIVE rings ??

How could that be possible if the middle finger (which is the middle finger!?) is prohibited and all rings should be worn at the join of the palm ??

Would a person gain the benefits of all the differant stones if one ring had them all encrusted ?? Or do you need to wear each ring separately ?

Would you still gain the benefits if the stone is worn on a pendant around the neck ?? Or does it have to be worn on the hand ??

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Very interesting !

In the reply above it states "The 6th Imam had stated that the last Prophet used to wear his ring on the first finger and has prohibited wearing of a ring on the middle finger. Also according to the 6th Imam, a ring should be worn at the very end of the finger, where it joins with the palm"

It goes on to say the Imam Ali wore FIVE rings ??

How could that be possible if the middle finger (which is the middle finger!?) is prohibited and all rings should be worn at the join of the palm ??

Would a person gain the benefits of all the differant stones if one ring had them all encrusted ??  Or do you need to wear each ring separately ?

Would you still gain the benefits if the stone is worn on a pendant around the neck ??  Or does it have to be worn on the hand ??

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welll...i wear mine on the middle finger...cos i feel weird wearing on the thumb, the index and the baby finger...so i wear one with durre najaf and carnelian (aqeeq) on middle finger...and feroza on my 4th finger... the rings are abit loose...i have to keep pushing em down

many people...put x amount of small stones...in one ring set...and claim to still get benefit...but some people say the bigger the stones the bigger the benefit...which means more rings on the finger!!....if u read some of the ahadith u will find that the imams used to have ringsets with more then one stone.....ringsets with 3 or 4 tiny stones look goooerg....inshallah i will do that soon....i need to buy tiny stones first...best place is meant to be mashad....i will buy my ruby (yaqoot) from the uk or dubai inshallah....i wanna have a ring with durre,feroza, aqeeq, yaqoot all baby sized ....my feroza is the size of a peanut...my aqeeq and durre najaf are slightly smaller then the size of a peanut....all have worked wonders...mashallah....i dont kno if its cos they are big...so they have more healing power :huh:

so I got a question, the only store near me that would have these kind of rings is owned by pagans (wiccans ) so am I allowed to buy one from them?

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why not? i have bought healing stones from them b4..not everyone has the capablities to go to the east or iran etc....we buy from muslims, ahlul kitab, kuffar all the time...as long as u dnt go and become a witch or wizard...i *think* its all goood :D

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www.99rings.co.uk

But, I don't know of any physical store they may have.

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What a great site and what beautiful rings !! ..... Although they have very few of the rings actually in stock :( ??

Has anybody here ordered from them ??

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?? One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them???

I don't believe in powers of stones, I think it's superstition

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Everything is judged by what has been passed as history.

It is said that Aqeeq is the first stone which accepted the oneness of Allah(swt),Risalaat of Prophet (pbuh) and Wilayat of Imam Ali (as) so it got rewarded for its deeds and became blessing for us.Now dont tell me how can a stone accept such things.Just keep in mind that on the Day of judgement ur tongue wont talk rather your body parts will tell how u used them so its Allah Almighty who do whatever He(swt) wants.

Wassalam.

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?? One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them???

I don't believe in powers of stones, I think it's superstition

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(bismillah)

(salam)

AQIQ

AQIQ BLACK AQIQ

BLACK AQIQ DUREH NAJAF

DUREH NAJAF

FEROZA

FEROZA INDIAN

INDIAN SILVER

SILVER

SULIMAANI AQIQ

SULIMAANI AQIQ YAMANI

YAMANI YEMENI

YEMENI

those are most of the rings and stones that are found in Iraq and Iran.

On many occasions, many verses and traditions reminded the Muslims that Imam Ali (as) was their master after the Holy Prophet. One of the most important verses is as follows:

Verily, your Master is only Allah and His Apostle and those who believe, those who establish prayers, and pay the zakat while bowed (in worship) (5:55).

The Muslim scholars, Sunni and Shi'ah alike, agree that this verse was revealed in honor of Imam Ali (as). It clearly shows that there are only three masters of the believers. Firstly, Allah secondly, His Prophet and thirdly, Ali (with the eleven succeeding Imams).

RingAbu Dharr al-Ghifari says that one day he was praying with the Prophet when a beggar came to the Prophet's mosque. No one responded to his pleas. The beggar raised his hands towards heavens and said, "Allah! Be a witness that I came to Thy Prophet's mosque and no one gave me anything". Imam Ali (as) was bowing in Ruku at that time. He pointed his little finger, on which was a ring, towards the beggar who came forward and took away the ring. This incident occurred in the Prophet's presence who raised his face towards heaven and prayed: "O Lord! my brother Musa had begged of Thee to open his breast and to make his work easy for him, to loose the knot of his tongue so that people might understand him, and to appoint from among his relations his brother, as his vizier, and to strengthen his back with Harun and to make Harun his partner in his work. O Allah! Thou said to Musa, 'We will strengthen thy arm with thy brother. No one will now have an access to either of you!' O Allah! I am Muhammad and Thou hast given me distinction. Open my breast for me, make my work easy for me, and from my family appoint my brother Ali as my vizier. Strengthen my back with him". The Prophet had not yet finished his prayers when Jibril brought the above quoted verse.

HadithHere is not the place to give all the references of this hadith. (They run in the hundreds.) This verse and the prayer of the Prophet jointly and separately show that Ali (as) was designated to be the Master of the Muslims after the Holy Prophet.

Ulu'l-Amr: Does it mean Muslim rulers?

Allah says in the Qur'an: O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those vested with authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Apostle, if you believe in Allah and the last day; this is better and very good in the end (4:59).

This verse obliges the Muslims to two obedience's: First, the obedience of Allah; second, the obedience of the Apostle and 'those vested with authority from among you' (uli'l-amri minkum). The arrangement of the words shows that the obedience of Ulu 'l-amr is as much obligatory as is the obedience of the Apostle. Naturally, it means that Ulu 'l-amr should be of the same caliber as the Apostle; otherwise Allah would not have joined them together in this verse.

Many of our Sunni brethren tend to interpret "Ulu 'l-amr" as 'the rulers from among yourselves', i.e., Muslims rulers. This interpretation is not based on any logical reasoning; it is solely based on twists of history. The majority of the Muslims have remained as a vassal of the monarchs and rulers, interpreting and reinterpreting Islam and the Qur'an to please the powers to be.

The history of the Muslims (like any other nation) is replete with the names of rulers whose injustice, debauchery and tyranny have tarnished the name of Islam. Such rulers have always been and will always be. And we are told that they are the Ulu 'l-amr mentioned in this verse.

If Allah were to order us to obey such kings and rulers, an impossible situation would be created for the Muslims. The wretched followers would be condemned to the displeasure of Allah, no matter what they did. If they obeyed these rulers, they disobeyed the Command of Allah: "Do not obey a sinner." And if they disobeyed such rulers, they again disobeyed the Command of Allah to "obey the Muslim rulers". So, if we accept this interpretation, the Muslims are condemned to eternal disgrace whether they obey or disobey their non-ma'sum Muslim rulers.

Also, there are Muslim rulers of different beliefs and persuasions. There are Shafi'is, Wahhabis, Malikis, Hanafis, as well as Shi'ahs and Ibadis. Now, according to this interpretation the Sunnis residing under an Ibadi Sultan (like in Oman) should follow Ibadi tenants; and those residing under a Shi'ah ruler (like in Iran) should follow Shi'ah beliefs. Do these people have the conviction of courage to follow their professed interpretation to its logical end?

The famous Sunni commentator, Fakhru 'd-Din ar-Razi, concluded in his Tafsiru'l Kabir that this verse proves that Ulu 'l-amr must be ma'sum. He argues that Allah has commanded the people to obey Ulu 'l-amr unconditionally; therefore, it is essential for the Ulu 'l-amr to be ma'sum. Because if there is any possibility of their committing sin (and sin is forbidden), it will mean that one has to obey them and also disobey them in that very action. And this is impossible! Then to dissuade his readers from the Ahlu 'l-bayt, he invented the theory that the Muslim ummah as a whole is ma'sum.

This interpretation is unique, as no Muslim scholar ever subscribed to this theory and it is not based on any tradition. It is quite surprising that ar-Razi accepts that each individual of the Muslim nation is non-ma'sum, yet still claims that their sum-total is ma'sum. Even a primary school student knows that 200 cows plus 200 cows makes 400 cows and not one horse.

But ar-Razi says that 70 million non ma'sum plus 70 million non-ma'sum will make one ma'sum! Does he want us to believe that if all the patients of a mental hospital joined together they would be equal to one sane person?

The poet of the Orient, Iqbal, has said: The minds of two hundred donkeys cannot produce the thoughts of one man.

Obviously, with his great knowledge he was able to conclude that Ulu 'l-amr must be ma'sum; but it was his prejudice which compelled him to say that the Islamic ummah as a whole is ma'sum.

Also, he did not pause to see that the verse contains the word "minkum" ("from among you") which shows that the said Ulu 'l-amr shall be part of the Muslim ummah, not the whole Muslim nation. And if the whole Muslim nation is to be obeyed, then who is there left to obey?

Real Meaning of Ulu 'l-Amr:

Now we return to the correct interpretation of the above verse.

al-Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (as) said that this verse was revealed about Ali ibn Abi Talib, Hasan and Husayn (as). Upon hearing this, someone asked the Imam: "People say, 'Why did Allah not mention the names of Ali and his family in His Book?'"

The Imam answered: "Tell them that there came the command of salat (prayer), but Allah did not mention whether three or four raka'at (units) (to be performed); it was the Apostle of Allah who explained all the details. And (the command of ) zakat was revealed, but Allah did not say that it is one in every forty dirham; it was the Apostle of Allah who explained it; and hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) was ordered but Allah did not say to perform tawaf ( circumambulation of the Ka'bah) seven times the Apostle of Allah explained it. Likewise, the verse was revealed: Obey Allah, and obey the Apostle and those vested with authority from among you, and it was revealed about Ali and Hasan and Husayn (as).

In Kifayatu 'l-athar, there is a tradition from Jabir ibn Abdillah al-Ansari, in explanation of this verse. When it was revealed, Jabir said to the Prophet: "We know Allah and the Prophet, but who are those vested with authority whose obedience has been conjoined to that of Allah and yourself?" The Prophet said: "They are my caliphs and the Imams of the Muslims after me. The first of them is Ali, then Hasan, then Husayn, then Ali, son of Husayn; then Muhammad, son of Ali, who has been mentioned as al-Baqir in the Torah. O Jabir! You will meet him. When you see him, convey my salam (greetings) to him. He will be succeeded by his son Ja'far as-Sadiq (the Truthful); then Musa, son of Ja'far; then Ali, son of Musa; then Muhammad, son of Ali; then Ali, son of Muhammad; then Hasan, son of Ali.

"He will be followed by his son whose name and patronymic (kunyah) will be the same as mine. He will be Hujjatullah (Proof of Allah) on the earth and Baqiyyatullah (the one spared by Allah to maintain the cause of faith) among mankind. He will conquer the whole world from east to west. So long will he remain hidden from the eyes of his followers and friends that the belief in his imamah will remain only in those hearts which have been tested by Allah for faith."

Jabir said: "O Messenger of Allah! Will his followers benefit from his seclusion?

The Prophet said "Yes! By Him Who sent me with prophethood! They will be guided by his light, and benefit from his wilaayah (love; authority) during his seclusions just as people benefit from the sun even when-it is hidden in a cloud. O Jabir! This is from the hidden secrets of Allah and the treasured knowledge of Allah. So guard it except from the people (who deserve to know)."

This hadith has been quoted from Shi'ah sources. Sunni traditions do not provide as much detail; still there are many Sunni traditions which refer to the Twelve Imams.

Now that we know who "those vested with Authority" are, it is evident that the question of obeying tyrant and unjust rulers does not arise at all. Muslims are not required by this verse to obey rulers who may be unjust, tyrannical, ignorant, selfish and sunk in debauchery. They are in fact ordered to obey the specified Twelve Imams, all of whom were sinless and free from evil thoughts and deeds. Obeying them has no risks whatsoever. Nay, it protects from all risks; because they will never give an order against the Will of Allah and will treat all human beings with love, justice and equity.

Ahlul Bayt (as)Twelve Caliphs or Imams:

Now it is advisable to refer to several parts of the 77th chapter of Yanabi ul-mawaddah of al-Hafiz Sulayman ibn Ibrahim al-Qunduzi al-Hanafi.

A well known hadith has been quoted that: "There will be twelve caliphs, all from the Quraysh", in many books including those of al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi.

The author quotes many traditions to the effect that the Holy Prophet said: "I, Ali, Hasan, Husayn and nine of the descendants of Husayn are pure and sinless."

"He also quotes that the Holy Prophet told al-Imam Husayn: You are a chief, brother of a chief; you are an Imam, son of an Imam, brother of an Imam; you are Proof (of Allah), son of a Proof (of Allah), brother of a Proof (of Allah), and father of nine Proofs (of Allah), the ninth of whom will be al-Mahdi."

After quoting many such traditions, he writes: Some scholars have said that the traditions (which show that the caliphs after the Holy Prophet would be twelve) are well known, from many asnad. Now, with the passage of time and through historical events, we know that in this hadith the Holy Prophet has referred to the Twelve Imams from his Ahlu 'l-bayt and descendants, because:

This hadith cannot apply to the four al-khulafa'ur-Rashidun from among his Companions, as they were less than twelve.

And it cannot apply to the caliphs from the tribe of Umayyad, because (a) they were more than twelve; (B) all of them were tyrants and unjust (except Umar ibn Abdi'l-Aziz); and © they were not from the Banu Hashim and the Holy Prophet had said in a hadith that: 'all of them will be from the Banu Hashim.'

And it cannot apply to the caliphs from the Banu Abbas, because: (a) they were more than twelve; and (B) they did not comply with (the demands of) the verse: Say. 'I do not ask of you any recompense for it except the love for (my) near relatives' (42:23), nor with the Tradition of the Mantle (Hadithu'l-Kisa); (i.e., they persecuted the descendants of the Prophet).

"Therefore, the only way to interpret this hadith is to accept that it refers to the Twelve Imams from the Holy Prophet's Ahlu'l-bayt and descendants, because they were, in their times, the most knowledgeable, the most illustrious, the most God-fearing, the most pious, the highest in their family lineage, the best in personal virtues, and the most honored before Allah; and their knowledge was derived from their ancestor ( the Prophet ) through their fathers, and by inheritance and by direct teachings from Allah."

(salam)

Ahson

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(bismillah) (salam)

I wear Aqeeq yamani. It is a stone indeed. Aqeeq comes in different versions. Diferent aqeeqs exist.

Ali

Salam Alakum & Ya Ali Madad Here is the link , me & lot of my friends have bought from this person. He is very reliable. I have dealt with him many times

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(bismillah)

to the best of my knowledge, i am aware of the following

I have heard that imam ali a.s has 5 rings

1) Aqeeq

2) Dur e Najaf

3) yacuut

4) faroza

5) zamboot --- i dont know if thats right its a green emerald.

there was also a black ring for jihad or facing an enemy.

where can i learn more about these rings.

and you can lease correct me if i am wrong about the 5 rings imam had.

Salam Alakum & Ya Ali Madad Here is the link , me & lot of my friends have bought from this person. He is very reliable. I have dealt with him many times

wasalam/

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why do shia turn their rings when they do qunut?

it is said that when u have a ring and ur praying u have to turn ur ring and look at it and do the qunut

because it strengthens ur eyesight.

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PERFECT timing! Am shopping for wedding jewelry (not my wedding) now I know all i need to get...also...every time I see stunning jewelery I decide not to buy it coz....isn't it somehow shameful? I mean, spending that way? Or is it ok? I mean, Imam Ali never spent money on clothes n fancy jewelry etc?

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