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Permissibility of Killing the One Who Oppressed Fatimah (S.A)

Permissibility of Killing the One Who Oppressed Fatimah (S.A)
Some apostates belonging to a group led by Habbareen b. Aswad were making elaborate plans to trouble Zainab the daughter of the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) ordered Habbareen b. Aswad to be killed on sight. Naqeeb said – It is clear that Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) had been alive at the time of Fatimah, he would likewise have considered permissible shedding the blood of the one who terrorized his daughter leading to her miscarriage. Naqeeb ...

Hazrat Muhsin Ibn Ali (A.S)

Hazrat Muhsin Ibn Ali (A.S)
The demise of the Holy Prophet One such incident that stands out in the aftermath of the Holy Prophet’s (S.A) house and the eventual attack that claimed two lives in its wake, one of them being Hazrat Fatimah (A.S), the subject of this article.Muhsin Ibn Ali’s To think of it, indeed the incident is unbelievably true. Not just the martyrdom of Hazrat Muhsin Ibn Ali (S.A) house is unbelievable.(S.A), let alone her being inflicted with ...

Fatima (S.A) besides father's bed

Fatima (S.A) besides father's bed
(P.B.U.H&H.P) was on the bed of ailment and illness. His head was in the lap of Ali (S.A) was weeping holding the hand of her father. Suddenly, the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) said, "Oh daughter! Recite the holy Quran for me." Fatima (P.B.U.H&H.P) by getting her dear daughter recites the verses meant to listen her voice in the last moments of his life. No sooner, the Prophet (S.A) took a deep effect by her father's death. Only a few hours ...

Allah's Messenger Reveals Fatima's Future to Her

Allah's Messenger Reveals Fatima's Future to Her
(P.B.U.H&H.P) summoned Ali, Fatima, Al-Hassan and Al-Hussain The Prophet (A.S):Ali came near as the Prophet asked; he then held Fatima's hand and put it on his chest for a long time, and held Ali's hand in his other hand. When the Prophet tried to speak, he was overtaken by tears and was unable to do so. Therefore, Ali, Fatima, Al-Hassan and Al-Hussain cried when they saw him Fatima "Messenger of Allah! You have broken my heart and brought ...

Fate and Destiny (In the View of Ahl al-Sunnah)

Fate and Destiny (In the View of Ahl al-Sunnah)
The topic of fate and destiny (al-qadà’ wa al-qadar) remained in the past a complicated engima for me, as I could not find a satisfactory and sufficient explanation, at which I feel assured. I remained perplexed, with two alternatives: between what I learned in the school of Ahl al-Sunnah, that man is determined (musayyar) in all of his acts, having no free will to do what he likes: "Everyone is facilitated to that for which he was ...

Imitation (Taqlid)

Imitation (Taqlid)
The Shi’ah hold: Regarding branches of religion (furu‘ al-Din), which represent the rules of Shari‘ah (Islamic Law) related to worship acts like: salàt, sawm (fasting), zakàt and hajj, for whose rules the following conditions are obligatory:a. Man should exert himself and strive to deduce rules from its valid sources, if being competent for this.b. Or either he can take precaution in all of his acts if it be in ...

Doctrines with which Ahl al-Sunnah Revile the Shi‘ah

Doctrines with which Ahl al-Sunnah Revile the Shi‘ah
Among the creeds and beliefs with which Ahl al-Sunnah defame the Shi‘ah, there are some which merely being resulted from the abominable partisanship, created by the Umayyads and ‘Abbàsids in the early epoch fo Islam, out of their grudge and hatred against al-’Imàm ‘Ali, to the extent that they kept on cursing him on the tribunes for forty years.So no wonder to see them slandering and extremely disgracing ...

The Origins of the Shi'ahs - Part 1

The Origins of the Shi'ahs - Part 1
Shi'ism is not a new religion. It begins with the beginning of Islam. The embodiment of the code of religion, that is, the seal of the Prophets (s.a.w.) planted the tree of Shi'ism together with Islam; with his own hands, he watered it and looked after it. The plant grew up to be a green tree which began blooming in the life-time of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.). But it had not yet born fruit, when the light of prophethood was put out.We are not ...

The Fundamentals of the Religion

The Fundamentals of the Religion
Before we deal with the roots and the articles of faith in detail, we may divide our study of the Shi'a religion according to five principles:1. Knowledge of God.2. Identification of His Prophet.3. How to worship.4. Doing good actions and refraining from bad ones.5. Belief in ma'ad (the Day of Judgement), and punishment and reward.There are two parts to religion -theoretical and practical- or, more precisely, belief or faith in God and the ...

The Imamate

The Imamate
It is question of the Imamate which distinghishes the Shi'a sect from all other sects; it is the basic and fundamental difference which separates this school from other schools of thought. Other differences are not fundamental; they are "furu'i" (that is they are concerned with the details of the code of writing and action). Such differences of secondary importance are present between the views of the Imams (religious heads) of the majority ...

'Adl (Justice)

'Adl (Justice)
God the Almighty is not unjust to anybody, nor does He commit any action which could be considered bad by man's primordial sense. This is what is known as, 'adl (justice). Justice is one of the attributes of Almighty God, existence of which is necessary. It is essential, like all the other attributes of Oneness. The Ash'arites differ greatly in their beliefs from the Imamiyah and the Mu'tazilah (the Imamiyah and the Mu'tazilah are both called ...

Shiah and Sawm (Fasting)

Shiah and Sawm (Fasting)
According to the Shi'a faith, sawm (plural siyam), fasting, is a pillar of the Islamic code. There are four kinds of siyam: wajib (compulsory), mustahab (recommended), haram (forbidden) or makruh (undesirable). The fasts made incumbent by the shari'ah (code of religion) are those of the holy month of Ramadhan. Other fasts become incumbent for some specific reason, for instance "sawm Kaffarah" (the penalty fast), "badal" (in lieu of sacrificing ...

Shiah and Hajj

Shiah and Hajj
According to the Shi'a faith, 'hajj' (the pilgrimage to Makkah) is one of the pillars of Islam. One who abstains from performing this duty when he is able must die the death of a Jew or a Christian as a punishment for his failing. Anyone who refuses to obey this divine command has come close to the threshold of being a "kafir". God refers to such a person in Surah Al 'Imran: "wa man kafara fa in allaha ghani un 'an al 'alamin - anyone who ...

Shiah and Mu'amalat (Mutual Dealings)

Shiah and Mu'amalat (Mutual Dealings)
In mutual dealings there must be two individuals or two parties (the one has something to offer and the other accepts)> Proposal and acceptance is a necessary condition. Mu'amalat are of two kinds: in the first the dealings are purely financial (for instance, buying and selling, contract and pledging, or loans and gifts), but in the second, property and wealth are only of secondary importance, and the real aim of the deal between the two ...

Shiah and Passing Judgement (qadawah)

Shiah and Passing Judgement (qadawah)
The rank of qadi (judge), and that of the administrator of justice have great importance, and in fact these are ranks worthy of great respect. In the Imamiyah sect, the responsibility of the judiciary is considered an adjunct of the prophethood, the imamate and the state in general.God, the Almighty has said, "O David. We have appointed you vicegrent in the earth; so judge between the people with justice." (38:26) And again He says, "By the Lord ...

Shiah and Penology (hudud)

Shiah and Penology (hudud)
Under an Islamic government, certain punishments are prescribed for certain crimes, so that the society may be kept healthy and the roots of corruption destroyed. Some of these penalties (hudud) are as follows according to Shi'ah fiqh.1) The penalties for adultery (zina): If an adult, sane man knowingly and deliberately has sexual intercourse with a woman who is forbidden to him, it is then an obligation on the authorized judge to flog him with ...

Shiah and the Nature of Foodstuffs

Shiah and the Nature of Foodstuffs
Animals: There are three kinds of animals - animals of the land, animals of the sea and animals of the air.It has just been pointed out that, in general, the only animals of the sea which are lawful are those which have scales. The eggs of such fish are also lawful.Of land animals, only a few species can be lawful - the camel, the cow, the sheep or goat, the wild cow or buffalo, the mountain sheep or goat, the gazelle, the deer. The meat of ...

The Problem of Bada'

The Problem of Bada'
In this matter also the Shi'as are much reviled. The misconstruers, distorting the concept of "bada'", try to convince people that according to the Shi'a faith, God, the Almighty, performs actions of which He has no knowledge. God forbid. Can there be greater ignorance than this? This is plain infidelity because on the one hand, it is a denial of the attribute of knowledge of God the Almighty, and on the other, He is considered as being subject ...

The true beliefs of Shia religion - Who is Shia?

The true beliefs of Shia religion - Who is Shia?
If someone claims to be a scientist but does not know what science is or if s omeone claims to be a cricketer but has no knowledge of cricket, then no one will accept either of them, as a scientist or cricketer. Likewise, if someone claims to be a Shia but has no knowledge of what a Shia is, then that person can never be a S hia. The whole world will consider him ignorant.It is compulsory on anyone who c laims to be a Shia to be aware of the ...

Importance of Marifat

Importance of Marifat
How much you love another depends on how great your marifat of that person is. If a scholar dies who lives far away, then you will feel a little grief. If your neighbor dies, you will feel intense grief even if your ne ighbor is an ordinary person. The reason is you have no marifat of the scholar, but you have the marifat of your neighbor. Likewise, however the more marifat a person gains of Ahlul Bayt (as), the more he will love Them.Because it ...