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Eid al-Adha: The Sacrifice of Ismail

Eid al-Adha: The Sacrifice of Ismail
The story of the sacrifice:The Sixth holy Imam, Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq is reported through correct or rather authentic traditions that he said: Archangel Gabriel came to Ibrahim on the 8th of Dhu’l-hijjah at the time of zawaal (decline of Sun from its zenith) and said, “O Ibrahim, procure water for yourself and your family.” At that time there was no water between Makkah and ‘Arafat. So Archangel Gabriel led Ibrahim to Mina and he prayed ...

Prayer of Arafah

Prayer of Arafah
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The Day of Arafah

The Day of Arafah
Of the nights in a year, there are seven nights mark as a grandeur and majesty nights. These are Shab-e-Qadr (Night of power), Shab-e-Meraj (Night of Ascension), Shab-e-Barrat (Night of deliverance), the night of Arafat (Great gathering), 15th of Shaban and the nights of two Eid (Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-Ul-Adha). However, the night of Arafat has great political as well as religious significant. But what is Arafat?Arafat is a mountain or a granite ...

Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S)

Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S)
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir(A.S), had carried out his immortal message: he had spread knowledge and Islamic manners among people. Then Allah chose him to be His neighbor. He wanted him to enjoy the shade of His mercy and His gardens. He wanted him to be happy through meeting his grandfathers, who passed the methods of justice and fairness in the earth. The Imam announced his own Death The Imam felt the approach of his certain death. So, he hurried ...

Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.)

Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.)
Birth and Imamate Imam Muhammad Baqir(a.s) was born in the 57th year of the Hijra, on Friday the first day of the month of Rajab, in the city of Madina. His honoured father is Imam Sajjad(a.s.) and his revered mother, Fatema, daughter of Imam Hasan(a.s.). He was the only Imam who was Alawiite from both the side of the Mother and the Father. Imam Sajjad(a.s.), according to the command of Allah(swt) and the decree of the Prophet(pbuh&hf), ...

The Friends of Imam Baqir (A.S.)

The Friends of Imam Baqir (A.S.)
Since Imam baqir (A.S.) was living in an age where in the Marwani Caliphs (Bani Omaiyd) were busy with their own affairs and they were spending their time in a struggle against Bani Abbas, therefore, more chances and possibilities of the propagation of Islamic learning's got available for him. Imam (A.S.) started laying the foundations of educational and research assemblies and trained students of his school of thought, each one of whom was ...

Imam al-Baqir(A.S.) Urguing the Muslims to Strive Hard

Imam al-Baqir(A.S.) Urguing the Muslims to Strive Hard
Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, presented during his lectures and his behavior the most important economic research. The following are some of them: 1. The Necessity of Improving Livelihood Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, urged the Moslem community to strive hard to seek a livelihood. Thus, man is able to afford his family a luxurious life. Meanwhile he is able to avoid poverty and unhappiness. In this connection, the Ima`m, peace be on ...

Condolences on Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Mohammad Baqir(Pbuh)

Condolences on Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Mohammad Baqir(Pbuh)
MartyrdomImam Baqir obviously became martyr in the Hesham- Ibn- Abdolmalek’s era. Because Hesham’s kingdom started from 105 to 125 A.H and according to the historians the year of Imam’s martyrdom was in 118 A.H. Considering the cruel behaviors of Hesham toward Imam Baqir and the undeniable animosity of the Omavids toward Imam Ali’s progeny, there is  no doubt that Hesham had an effective role in Imam’s martyrdom in a secret manner.To ...

Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S.)

Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S.)
Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, had carried out his immortal message: he had spread knowledge and Islamic manners among people. Then Allah chose him to be His neighbor. He wanted him to enjoy the shade of His mercy and His gardens. He wanted him to be happy through meeting his grandfathers, whopassed the methods of justice and fairness in the earth.  The Imam announced his own DeathThe Ima`m felt the approach of his certain ...

Charity

Charity
Hasan ibn Kuthayr reports: I was complaining about indigence and unkindness of brothers-in-faith to Imam al-Baqir (A.S) who said, “A brother who is fond of you when you are rich, but cuts off his relations with you when you are in need, is a bad brother!” Then the Imam ordered his slave to give me a purse of seven hundred Dirhams, saying, “Spend this for the moment and inform me when it comes to end.”[ Al-Irshad by al-Mufid: 166/2.]Taken ...

Imam al-Baqir (A.S) Explains

Imam al-Baqir (A.S) Explains
Any act, no matter how small and minimal, may as a matter of fact act as a long ladder in reaching Allah’s (S.W.T) satisfaction. The same matter can be applied to our peers; a person whom we may have overlooked at all times may in fact be an eminent servant of Allah (S.W.T).This mentality is one taught by the divine leaders. Accordingly, Imam Baqir (A.S) has said:“Verily Allah has hidden three facts in three acts:- He has hidden His ...

Imam Muhammed Al-Baqir (A.S) Conversation with a Christian Scholar

Imam Muhammed Al-Baqir (A.S) Conversation with a Christian Scholar
Imam Sadiq (A.S) said, "one day I and my father came out of the assembly of Hisham. We happened to pass by a place where a group of Christians had come to ask questions from their scholar. We too went there to see what the affair was.We saw an old man with grey hair and grey eyebrows sitting among them. We also sat among the aggregation. The followers of Jesus Christ (A.S) were sitting before him like worthless children, and were asking him ...

Islam And Medicine

Islam And Medicine
lslam is the religion of all times and places.It is a perfect system of temporal values. By practicing its laws Muslims all over the world not only attain spirituality but the pinnacle of all other glories and gain the wealth of health. There is a great inter-relationship between modern medicine and some of our Islamic teachings.Every word of Qur'an is in fact an experience of great reality and science is just an effort made towards this ...

Freedom of Speech and the West's Double Standard

Freedom of Speech and the West's Double Standard
I was deeply offended by the events described in an article in the Sep. 25, 1995 issue of "Qadhaya Dowaliyah" ("International Affairs" an Arabic weekly issued in Pakistan).It describes the furious reaction of many German intellectuals to the announcement of the Frankfurt based German Book Publishers Association that the prestigious Book Peace Award for the year 1995 would be awarded to Professor Annemarie Schimmel. Dr. Schimmel is an eminent ...

How can a Muslim Youth be Successful?

How can a Muslim Youth be Successful?
Question : What qualities do you think a good Muslim youth should have to be successful ?The answer : I think he or she should possess the following qualities :1. Sincerely believing in Allah and completely relying on Him.2. Being able to control and lead himself.3. Always looking for progress and success within what Allah has permitted.4. Driving fear away from inside him.5. Being magnanimous and patient.6. Not belittling himself.7. Observing ...

A Criticism of the Idea of Arab Nationalism

A Criticism of the Idea of Arab Nationalism
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Ziarat of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad(A.S)

Ziarat of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad(A.S)
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللَّهِ السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَجِيَّ اللَّهِ‏السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَفِيرَ اللَّهِ السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سِرَّ اللَّهِ (سِتْرَ اللَّهِ( السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ضِيَاءَ اللَّهِ‏السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ...

The Role Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S.)

The Role Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S.)
Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S.) is also known as Abu Ja’ffar meaning ‘the father of Ja’ffar’, and among his titles, the most popular ones are: Al-Jawad meaning ‘the most generous’ and Al-Taqi meaning ‘the pious one’.Our 9th Imam (A.S.) assumed the role of Imamate at a very young age. Some historians believe he (A.S.) was 7 years and some say he (A.S.) was 9 years of age.However, in the matters of Prophethood and Imamat – age carries ...

The Exemplary Life of Imam al-Jawad (A.S.)

The Exemplary Life of Imam al-Jawad (A.S.)
“Or do they envy the people for what Allah has given them out of His grace? We have certainly given the progeny of Ibrahim the Book and wisdom, and we have given them a great kingdom”. (4:54)According to the Tafseer of the Shia’hs, the mahsudeen (People upon whom others are jealous) are the progeny of the Holy Prophet (saww). And why are people jealous of them? It is because Allah (SWT), out of His grace, gave them Mulkan Adheeman meaning ...

The Divine Leadership of Imam al-Javad (A.S)

The Divine Leadership of Imam al-Javad (A.S)
The period of transferring the leadership to Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Javad (A.S.) faced a dangerous problem which caused debates and arguments concerning the personality of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Javad (A.S.) because of his youth.Imam Javad (A.S.) was young, at the age of seven, when his father passed away. Books of history and biographies record some of these discussions about the personality of the young Imam (A.S.) and his capability for the ...