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Tuesday 20th of February 2018
Kalam and Beliefs

Shi’ah’s Belief in Fate and Destiny

Shi’ah’s Belief in Fate and Destiny
As soon as I became acquainted with the Shi’ah ‘ulamà’,197 reading their books, I became aware of a new science called fate and destiny.Al-’Imàm ‘Ali (peace be upon him) has elucidated this, through the most express statement, when giving a reply to someone who asked him about fate and destiny (al-qadà’ wa al-qadar), saying:“Woe to you. You take it as a final and unavoidable destiny ...

The Origins of the Shi'ahs - Part 2

The Origins of the Shi'ahs - Part 2
The Shi'as too continued to follow their leader; the spirit of the time demanded that differences should be ignored. For this very reason, they did not try to establish themselves as a sect during the regime of the first caliphs. Of course 'Ali's friends silently observed the modus operandi of every ruler and the changing conditions till at last the nation itself selected 'Ali (a.s.) took the seat of the caliphate, Mu'awiyah revolted and sent ...

The Origins of the Shi'ahs - Part 3

The Origins of the Shi'ahs - Part 3
Now, on the other hand, if you reflect upon the life of 'Ali (a.s.) and his descendants, you will come to know why Shi'ism spread and how it spread; moreover the truth will be revealed as to whether Shi'ism was the innovation of the Iranians, or the ingenuity of the Sabeans, or whether it was the simple and straight way of Islam as shown by Muhammad (s.a.w.).After the martyrdom of Sayyid ash-Shuhadah (the Leader of the Martyrs) Imam al-Husayn ...

Tawhid (monotheism)

Tawhid (monotheism)
According to the Imamiyah faith, every sane thinking person has a moral duty to know his Creator. He should believe in His Oneness and Divinity, and should ascribe no partner to Him in His Actions. He should also believe that creation, sustenance, life and death are governed by Him alone. He is the All-pervading, and if somebody ascribes sustenance, creation, or the giving of life and death to anyone else except God, he will be considered an ...

Ma'ad (the Day of Judgement)

Ma'ad (the Day of Judgement)
Like all Muslims, the Shi'as believe that Almighty God will bring all people to life again for accountability, punishment and reward on the Day of Judgement. Ma'ad involves the appearance of every person before his Lord in exactly the same human bodily from he had while on earth. It is not necessary to know in what way the return will be effected; suffice it to say that whatever has been stated about final requital and accountability in the Book ...

Shiah and Salat (prayer)

Shiah and Salat (prayer)
Like all other Muslims, the Shi'as too regard "salat" as one of the pillars of religion. This prayer is a means of bringing God's servant near to Him. If one does not perform the prayer, the relation between God and His servant is broken. That is why the traditions of Ahlu 'l-bayt (a.s.) say that not offering the prayer even once or twice is the distinguishing mark between indielity and Islam.According to the religious code 'salat' has great ...

The Shi'ah - The Divine Code of Living

The Shi'ah - The Divine Code of Living
The Imamiyah Shi'as believe that an ordinance or order from the Islamic code exists for every matter of life. The Divine law has not even ignored the "diyat" (concilation money) for injury of a very minor nature. There is no action of a "mukallaf" (a sane, adult person) which does not come under the scope of the following definitions: "wajib" (compulsory); "haram" (unlawful); mustahabb (desirable); makruh (undesirable) and mubah (lawful). ...

Shiah and Khums

Shiah and Khums
"Khums" which is another kind of tax, is compulsory on five things; the booty taken from an enamy in war; the pearls and minerals drawn from the sea; hidden treasures mineral substances extracted from the land; and lawfully-gained money which has been mixed with unlawful money, or profits gained from business, or land transferred to a "dhimmi" (a Christian or a Jew, living within the Muslim nation) from a Muslim. The obligation of "khums" is ...

Shiah and Amr Bi 'l-ma 'Ruf and Nahy 'ani 'l-munkar (The enjoining of good and the prevention of evil)

Shiah and Amr Bi 'l-ma 'Ruf and Nahy 'ani 'l-munkar (The enjoining of good and the prevention of evil)
This is one of the most important of the compulsory acts prescribed by religion and the basis of the Muslim's moral duties; moreover, it is the most effective means of demonstrating the truth and reality of Islam and is a successful weapon against infidelity and paganism. Any nation which ignores this holy war is doomed to ruin; indeed it will become the heaven of oppressors and cheats. It is for this reason that the Prophet (s.a.w.), who taught ...

Shiah and Inheritance

Shiah and Inheritance
After a person's death, the transfer of his or her property, or rights, to another person by virtue of their blood relationship or some other tie, is called inheritance.The living relative is called the "warith" (heir), the deceased is called "muruth" (one who bequeaths), and the right is calle "irth" (inheritance). The relationship between a person born of another, or that of two persons who are born of a third, is called a blood relationship ...

Shiah; Slaughering and Hunting

Shiah; Slaughering and Hunting
The basic principle in Shi'ah jurisprudence concerning animals whose blood spurts is that they become "najis" (impure) when they die, and that it is unlawful (haram) to eat their flesh.There is also a division of animals into two categories: those which are impure (najis) in essence and cannot become pure, such as the dog and the pig, and can therefore on no account be eaten; and those which become essentially impure if they die in any way other ...

Allegiations Against the Shi'a

Allegiations Against the Shi'a
Refutation of the Claim that their are Un-Islamic Borrowings in Shi'a Beliefs. All that we have set down in this book is but a mere indication of the beliefs and convictions of the Imamiyah sect. It would require many volumes to deal with them in detail. But the religious leaders, and indeed the Muslims in general can tell us if there was anything in the facts that we have just stated which could be said to be the cause of the destruction of ...

Taqiyah (pious dissiumlation or concealing one's faith in dangerous circumstances)

Taqiyah (pious dissiumlation or concealing one's faith in dangerous circumstances)
In the matter of taqiyah also the Shi'as are very much defamed and the reason for that is that ordinary people are quite ignorant of its reality. A careful consideration will show that the taqiyah in which the Shi'as believe is not peculiar to them alone. Rather, it is a logical necessity and a natural demand. There is no commandment of the shari'ah which is inconsistent with wisdom and learning. In every problem, knowledge and wisdom appear ...

Shirk

Shirk
Allah has promised in Quran that every sin can be forgiven except for shirk.So now it is wajib (compulsory) upon every momin to know what is shirk. It is not possible to get away from shirk if you do not understand what it is. The meaning of shirk is to include another in the attributes of Allah.1. Believing Allah and His creation have the same attributes is called shirk fil safaat (shirk in attributes).2. Believing the acts of Allah are done ...

Azadari

Azadari
child must keep in his mind that azadari of Imam Hussain (as) is the life of the Shia religion, and a symbol of the Shia religion throughout the world. Gham e Hussain (as) (grief of Hussain as) is the right of His Holy Mother, Mistress of the Whole Universe, Syeda Fatima Zahra (sa). Even the smallest of negligence can destroy all you have gained. If Syeda (sa) becomes angry, then your place can only be jahannum. The greatest reason of Her anger ...

Nabuwiat (Prophethood)

Nabuwiat (Prophethood)
Allah wants to send ever lasting blessings upon His creation, but adl demands only those who prove to be deserving of such blessings will receive them. One who does not deserve cannot receive such blessings because it goes against adl. When one becomes deserving of the blessings of Allah, only then will he fulfill his purpose of creation.That is the love and marifat (recognition) of Ahlul Bayt (as). It is compulsory to consistently inform the ...

The origin of Hadith Compilation

The origin of Hadith Compilation
"It is no wonder that Ibn Abil-Hadeed, an extremist Shi''i clergyman, admitingly writes in his Sharh Nahjul-Balaghah:"The origin of lies in Ahadith of virtues, started with the Shi''ah who fabricated various Ahadith in the virtues of their Aimmah. It was the enmity they held against their adversaries that drove them to fabricate them" [Sharh Nahujul-Balaghah, vol.1, p.783 (Quoting from ash-Shi''a wat-Tashayyu'', p.19)]"This proves that this ...

First alleged contradiction

First alleged contradiction
In his Firaq al-Shi''ah (The Shi''ah Groups), Abu Muhammad al-Hasan bin Musa al-Nubakhti, one of the foremost known Shi''i historians, believes that Shi''ism did not start until the demise of the Holy Rasul, Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam:"The Messenger [sawa] died in the month of Rabi'' al-Awwal, in the year 10 of Hijra at age 63 and the duration of his prophethood was for 23 years, and his mother is Aaminah bint Wahab bin Abdi Manaaf bin Zuhra ...

Fourth alleged contradiction

Fourth alleged contradiction
Ahlisunnah.org/ahlibayt states:Another Shi'i Alim, Kamil Mustafa al-Shaybi, wrote in his book:"The independence of the term indicating Shi'ism came about only after the murder of al-Husain [bin Ali bin Abu Tleb] whereby Shi'ism became an independent entity with a distinctive identity" [The Link Between Sufism & Shi'asm, p.23]Again this is where the term was a clear religious dimension for those who had an unremitting adherence to the Ahl'ul ...

To Know the Shi'ah

To Know the Shi'ah
If we intend to talk about the Shi'ah without any fanaticism or affectation, we should say; They are the Islamic sect that follows the guide of and imitate the Twelve Imams of the Prophet's Household, 'Ali and his sons, taking from them all the jurisprudential (fiqhi) matters including 'ibadat (worships) and mu'amalat (transactions), preferring no one to them except their grandfather the message -bearer, God's Messenger- Muhammad (S).This is the ...