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What are the results of disrespecting the parents

What are the results of disrespecting the parents
Not being able to worship and abandon the sins, Imam Reza (peace be upon him) says regarding this issue: " Allah Almighty has forbidden disobeying the parents and not observing their rights, because it brings about incapability of being successful to obey the commands and orders of Allah ...

Can any evidence be found in Sunni sources that speak of the martyrdom of Lady Fatimah (as)

Can any evidence be found in Sunni sources that speak of the martyrdom of Lady Fatimah (as)
Concise answer Detailed Answer In this regard, we will cite some documents from Sunni sources, so that it becomes clear that the intrusion of Lady Fatimah’s (as) home and what took place after, is a clear historical fact, not a myth!! And although during the reign of the khalifahs, there was great censorship and prevention regarding writing about the virtues and merits of the Ahlul-Bayt, but this historical truth was ‘cast in ...

Is Fadak Sermon of Lady Fatima Zahra in Muhammad bin Jarir Tabari’s ‘Dalael al-Imamah’ authentic

Is Fadak Sermon of Lady Fatima Zahra in Muhammad bin Jarir Tabari’s ‘Dalael al-Imamah’ authentic
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Was the Fadak usurped before or after the burning of Lady Zahra’s home

Was the Fadak usurped before or after the burning of Lady Zahra’s home
Also, regarding the time in which the Fadak was usurped, it has been recorded that: “عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ، عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَلَیْهِ السَّلَامُ قَالَ: لَمَّا بُویِعَ أَبُو بَکْرٍ وَ اسْتَقَامَ لَهُ الْأَمْرُ عَلَى جَمِیعِ الْمُهَاجِرِینَ وَ الْأَنْصَارِ، ...

Where was Lady Fatima Zahra buried

Where was Lady Fatima Zahra buried
Since she had undergone much pain and suffering after the demise of her father[4], she asked Imam Ali (a.s.) to bathe and shroud her body, give her the coffin and bury her in the darkness of the night so that those who oppressed her might not attend her burial ceremony. She also asked that she be buried in an undisclosed location in Medina. Acting as per Fatima s will, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.) buried her in the darkness of the night and ...

Keeping alive the remembrance of the Imam (pbuh)

Keeping alive the remembrance of the Imam (pbuh)
One of our important duties during the time of occultation is to remember our Imam (PBUH) more often in gatherings and in private, and to make gatherings for his remembrance:I heard Imam al-Sadiq (PBUH) saying, "Our Shia are compassionate among each other. When they hold a private meeting, they remember Allah. Verily, the remembrance of us is of the remembrance of Allah. When we are remembered, Allah has been remembered, and when our enemy is ...

Is it religiously banned to propose in the month of Safar and Muharram?

Is it religiously banned to propose in the month of Safar and Muharram?

Asking for marriage and proposing or providing marriage arrangements like talking has no religious problem in the month of Safar and Muharram.

Please explain about the Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (AS)

Please explain about the Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (AS)
The signs of a true believer are five: Sayyid bin Tawas quotes: When the women and children of Imam Hussein (AS) returned from the Shaam town and arrived in Iraq, they said to their guide: take us from Karbala. When they got to the place where Imam Hussein and his companions were martyred, they saw Jaber Ibn Abdollah Ansari with a group of people from Bani Hashem and a man from the family of the messenger of Allah who had come to visit Imam ...

Whose saying is this: "Death is sweater to me than honey."

Whose saying is this: "Death is sweater to me than honey."
Concise answer This saying is widely ascribed to Qasim son of Imam Hasan Mujtaba (a.s.). It is said that when his beloved uncle, Imam Hussein (a.s.) asked him "My child, my nephew, tell me, how do you regard death and what do you think about getting killed?" He promptly answered: "Death is sweater to me than honey." This narration has been mentioned in Madinat Ma'ajiz al-Aemmah al-Ithna Ashar wa Dalael al-Hujaj 'alaa al-Bashar[1], vol.4, pg. 215 ...

Some of the incidents pertaining to the event of Karbala do not seem to be rational? How can they be justified?

Some of the incidents pertaining to the event of Karbala do not seem to be rational? How can they be justified?
complete question I am from Tehran. Today, March 26 2010 I received an email which raises doubts concerning the event of Karbala, one of the deeply rooted Shiite beliefs. Given the fact that your institute has some of the best researchers and experts in Islamic sciences and that replying to such questions is a part of its mission, I appeal you to deal with the question after you have studied it thoroughly. I pray to God, the Exalted, to grant ...

Where and when did mourning for Imam Hussein (A.S.) start first?

Where and when did mourning for Imam Hussein (A.S.) start first?
complete question When we look at the lives of the Holy Prophet (S) and the Imams (A.S.), not only we do not see anything about mourning and lamentation but there are evidence and sayings prohibiting such acts. For example, Hamza (A.S.) was martyred in the Battle Uhud or later when Ja’far bin Abi Talib was martyred, not only the Prophet (S) did not hold such ceremonies but he forbade others from doing so. Now, the question arises as to ...

Did angels and jinns come to the help of Imam Hussein in Karbala? Why didn’t the Imam accept their offer?

Did angels and jinns come to the help of Imam Hussein in Karbala? Why didn’t the Imam accept their offer?
I have heard from a scholar that a number of angels and jinns came to Karbala to help Imam Hussein (A.S.), but he refused to accept their offer. Is it true that they came and offered their help (before the Imam had entered the battlefield)? Does this story have any confirmation in our sources ? 2. If such a thing is true, please explain why Imam Hussein refused to accept their help? Some of our hadith sources contain hadiths narrated from the ...

Why didn’t Allah miraculously prevent the killing of Imam Hussein (A.S.)?

Why didn’t Allah miraculously prevent the killing of Imam Hussein (A.S.)?
Complete question If everything is in Allah's hands then why didn’t he blunt the dagger that martyred Imam Hussein - by ordering it not to cut - the same way he did in the story of Prophet Ismail? Concise answer Everything takes place under Allah's will and according to His traditions and the same way Allah had the power to prevent Prophet Ibrahim's blade from cutting he could have also disabled all of the enemies' weapons, and ...

Is chest beating for Imam Hussein an act endorsed by Islam?

Is chest beating for Imam Hussein an act endorsed by Islam?
Please explain the cause and reason of chest beating, and generally speaking, beating oneself for Imam Hussein. I did some research but I didn't come across a hadith from the prophet that recommended such an act. Has the prophet done what Shias do while mourning for Imam Hussein? If so, please mention the source that contains such a hadith. Concise answer The concept of mourning for Imam Hussein is among the furu’ or branches of the Shia ...

Was the wife of Hazrat Abbas, Lady Lubaba, present in Karbala?

Was the wife of Hazrat Abbas, Lady Lubaba, present in Karbala?
Lubaba was the daughter of Ubaidullah bin Abbas[1] (the Prophet”s cousin) and the wife of Hazrat Abulfazl Abbas (AS).  Following the event of Karbala and the martyrdom of Hazrat Abbas, she married Zaid bin Hasan[2].[3] It has been said that she had two sons from Hazrat Abbas (AS) who were named Fazl and ”Ubaidullah.  It has been further added that Abbas” lineage and offspring continued through ”Ubaidullah ...

What is the Islamic law about taking off one,s shirt and beating the chest in mourning for Imam Hussein (a)?

What is the Islamic law about taking off one,s shirt and beating the chest in mourning for Imam Hussein (a)?
Concise answer Perhaps the "old shirt" story contains a moral message relating to one,s guarding his chastity and dignity. It has nothing to do with what you have mentioned in your message. No jurist has ever considered it as a reason for the impermissibility of taking off one,s shirt during mourning for Imam Hussein (a). What has been mentioned with great emphasis in the verdicts of grand jurists and religious authorities is that mourning, ...

What is the reason for mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s)?

What is the reason for mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s)?
Concise answer Moreover, it is the duty of all people to express their gratitude and thankfulness to those who endeavored selflessly and sacrificed their lives for the awakening and prosperousness of human societies. Hence, lamentation for Imam Hussein bin Ali (a.s.) is a kind of thanksgiving and appreciation for the sacrifices Imam Hussein (a.s.) and his companions made to awaken the humanity. Detailed Answer Therefore, these great incidents, ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)
Question:Why did Imam Husain (a.s.) take his family with him to Karbala? He knew that their fate was death. Why did he not leave them and allow them to remain behind or stay in a safe place?Answer:The holy uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) has two dimensions: 1. Martyrdom. 2. Accomplishing a Mission.The primary role of the women can be seen in the second dimension. Of course the women did have a role in upbringing and encouraging the warriors that ...

What is the importance and philosophy of mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s.)?

What is the importance and philosophy of mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s.)?
In order for us to understand the significance and philosophy of mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s.), it is necessary to take notice of the following points:        Detailed Answer    Paying attention to lofty virtues and traits of elect and dignified men and religious leaders:God, the Sublime, says in Chapter Maryam: "And mention Ibrahim in the Book; surely he was a truthful man, a prophet."[1] ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)
Question:Why did Imam Husain (a.s.) take his family with him to Karbala? He knew that their fate was death. Why did he not leave them and allow them to remain behind or stay in a safe place?Answer:The holy uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) has two dimensions: 1. Martyrdom. 2. Accomplishing a Mission.The primary role of the women can be seen in the second dimension. Of course the women did have a role in upbringing and encouraging the warriors that ...