English
Thursday 18th of October 2018
History of Islam
ارسال پرسش جدید

The Islamic Theory of Distribution

The Islamic Theory of Distribution
The first step to end the contradictions in the economic structure of society begins with the distribution of economic resources among people. A just social system is one that allows all people to benefit from economic wealth. The Islamic economic system, accordingly, is based upon this criterion. The first form of economic wealth is the natural resources of the environment. Unjust distributtion of economic wealth begins with the problem of ...

Living in Harmony: An Islamic Perspective

Living in Harmony: An Islamic Perspective
Mankind without religion is a pretty sorry lot. It has never been able to survive without faith. Yet, surprisingly agreement is never reached on a such vital subject. Thus, they have their own zealots who attack the religions of others, the result of which is intolerance and contention. Inter-group relations, especially when religion is also involved, are full of conflict and suffering. Martyrology feeds the myths, and prejudice adds bitterness ...

THE EXCELLENCE AND ACTS OF WORSHIP (A’MAAL) FOR THE MONTH OF SHABAAN & 1st Shaban (01)

THE EXCELLENCE AND ACTS OF WORSHIP (A’MAAL) FOR THE MONTH OF SHABAAN & 1st Shaban (01)
Shabaan is a month of high excellence and is dedicated to the Leader of the Prophets (saaw). He used to keep fasts during this month and join it with the month of Ramadhan. He used to say, “Sha’baan is a month dedicated to me. Whoever keeps one fast during my month will definitely go to heaven”. It has been reported from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) that on the commencement of this month, Imam Zainul Abideen (as) would gather his companions ...

'Munajaat' (Invocation) of Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib (A.S.)

'Munajaat' (Invocation) of Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib (A.S.)
Now that we know what is to happen on the Day of Judgement, we should always seek the protection of Allah against the sorrows of that Day. Here is the translation of a famous Munajaat (Secret Invocation) of Hadhrat Ali (A), which will show us how to beseech our Lord for that protection:- O Allah! I seek Thy safety on 'the Day when neither wealth nor sons will avail, but only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a good (or ubmissive) heart; ...

The History and Philosophy of Aza of Imam Husayn (a)

The History and Philosophy of Aza of Imam Husayn (a)
A. THE MESSAGE Over one thousand three hundred and fifty years ago, on the 10th of Muharram, just before 'asr, a man stood on a sand-dune at Kerbala. He was bleeding from several wounds on his body. He had lost everything. Since early morning he had carried several dead bodies into his camp. He had even buried his infant child. He looked at the bodies of his loved ones. Tears flowed out of his eyes. He looked at the sky and seemed to draw some ...

The Heirs of Ashura

The Heirs of Ashura
Inheritance is something which passes from the owner to the next owner, hisher heir. It could be in the form of material property or wealth, or it could be a spiritual inheritance such as succession in spiritual and non-material issues. When the inheritance is spiritual, it is more about mission and goals. If a prophet or any spiritual leader succeeds his predecessor, it mostly pertains to the mission and knowledge of the predecessor. In the ...

Objectives and Aims of the Ziyarah to Imam Hussain(A.S.)

Objectives and Aims of the Ziyarah to Imam Hussain(A.S.)
I. THE LEGALITY OF THE ZIYARA Al-Shaykh Taqi al-Din Ahmad b. 'Abd al-Halim, better known as Ibn Taymiyya (661-728) held the view that pilgrimage (ziyara) to the tomb of the Prophet was forbidden, let alone pilgrimage to other tombs. He considered that travelling to make a pilgrimage to tombs where the performance of prayer was necessary, was forbidden. For this view of his, he relied upon Traditions, which do not substantiate his requirement, ...

Ahl-e-Bait: Back to Medina

Ahl-e-Bait: Back to Medina
Yazid was very happy about killing al-Husayn (‘a) and those with him as well as the capture of the ladies who descended from the Messenger of Allah, peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny.1He was seen at his court looking very excited, paying no heed to the fact that he was an atheist and an apostate as testified by his citing the poetry of al-Zub’ari quoted above to the extent that he denied that the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (S) had ...

The Philosophy of Ashura Movement

The Philosophy of Ashura Movement
  Political and social movements throughout history have carried messages and ideals which are usually limited to specific time, place and circumstances. But the uprising of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and Karbala brings everlasting messages for the entire humanity. The ideals of this glorious and unique uprising are shining like a bright light for mankind showing the way towards prosperity in life and salvation in the hereafter. The emphasis is on ...

The story of the six month old baby

The story of the six month old baby
Ashura came to the land of Karbala.One-by-one, Hussain (A.S)'s friends and companions were martyred.Aun & Muhammed, Qasim, Abbas and Ali Akbar went to the battlefield and were martyred.By noon time Hussain (A.S) was left alone.The time had come for Hussain (A.S) to go to the battlefield. Hussain (A.S) said good bye to everyone.Hussain (A.S), with his sword Zulfiqar on his waist, mounted Zuljanah, his horse.Hussain (A.S) rode his horse to a small ...

John, The freed slave

John, The freed slave
John was sent as a gift from Abuzar Ghifari, to the household of Hazrat Ali (A.S) and Bibi Fatima (S.A). In the company of Hazrat Ali (A.S) he learnt the commentary (tafseer) of the Quran and traditions of the Holy Prophet. He also knew the Holy Qur’an by heart. When Hazrat Ali (A.S) was martyred, John stayed with Imam Hassan (A.S) and after Imam Hassan's death he stayed on with Imam Hussein (A.S).John was blessed to be with the three Imams. ...

Zuhair’s tryst with Imam Hussain (A.S)

Zuhair’s tryst with Imam Hussain (A.S)
This meeting which proved to be the turning point in Zuhair’s life has been covered by Shaykh Abbas Qummi in ‘Nafasul Mahmoom’ page 180 as also by Tabari in his ‘Tarikh’ vol.  3 page 224.Abu Mikhnaf narrates from Sades b. Faraarah that an `Usmaani’ recounted to him thus:‘In one of our journeys with Zuhair b. Qain al-Bajali, we happened to coincide with Hussain b. Ali (A.S). Now, nothing was more repugnant for us than to assemble ...

Abdullah son of Al-Hassan (A.S)

Abdullah son of Al-Hassan (A.S)
The enemies of Allah waited for a short while then returned to Hussein (A.S) whom they surrounded as he sat on the ground unable to stand. Abdullah son of Imam Hassan (A.S), grandson of the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P), who was then eleven years old, looked and saw how his uncle was being surrounded by those people, so he came running towards him. Zaynab wanted to restrain him but he managed to evade her and to reach his uncle.Bahr ibn Kaab lowered his ...

Dua: Guidance from the Qur’an, the Hadith, and the Imams (A.S.)

Dua: Guidance from the Qur’an, the Hadith, and the Imams (A.S.)
Dua is an important part of our faith and belief. It is a higher form of worship that Allah loves. It is a means of keeping in touch with the Creator, and draws the supplicant closer to the Almighty. It causes increase in bounties and helps remove pain and suffering. There are many ways that people make Dua. This article presents information from the Qur’an, the Hadiths of the prophet, and from the teachings and Duas of the infallible Imams. ...

A Critique of Saqifa

A Critique of Saqifa
Muhammad ibn Ishaq, the biographer of the Prophet of Islam, writes in his Seera (Life of the Messenger of God): Umar said: “And lo, they (the Ansar) were trying to cut us off from our origin and wrest authority from us. When he (an Ansari) had finished (his speech), I wanted to speak, for I had prepared a speech in my mind which pleased me much. I wanted to produce it before Abu Bakr and I was trying to soften a certain asperity of his; but ...

Research Methods in Islamic Sciences

Research Methods in Islamic Sciences
Man’s curiosity is the origin of all human knowledge. Knowledge refers to bodies of facts and hypotheses that enables one to understand phenomena and to solve problems. Islam actively immensely encourages Muslims to seek knowledge. The Almighty Allah in almost every page of the holy Quran praises knowledge and invites people to seek and learn the truth. Seeking knowledge in Islam is an obligation upon every Muslim. Therefore, a mature Muslim ...

Ghadeer: The Day of Salvation of Mankind

Ghadeer: The Day of Salvation of Mankind
“O’ Messenger! Proclaim what has been revealed from your Lord, if you do not do it, then you have not discharged your mission, and Allah will protect you from the (evil of) people.” Holy Qur’an 5:67On 18th Zil-Hijja in 10 AH, Prophet Muhammad (SAWA), while returning to Medina from his farewell Hajj pilgrimage and shortly after parting ways at Juhfa with pilgrims that had come from different directions of the Arabian Peninsula, was ...

Industrial Progress of the Muslims

Industrial Progress of the Muslims
The achievements of Muslims in the industrial field had not been less spectacular than those in the political and intellectual spheres. The Muslims during the Caliphate of Abbasids and Omayyads in Spain had developed their industries to such a high degree of perfection that their finished products were viewed with wonder at the imperial-courts of Europe. The watch presented by Harun-ar-Rashid to Charlemagne, emperor of France was regarded as an ...

The Duties of Muslims towards Others

The Duties of Muslims towards Others
These duties can be described as follows:The Duty of Muslims towards His ParentsParents are the means of the creation of a child and the imparters of his initial education and training; therefore, the holy religion of Islam has placed a great deal of emphasis on children's obeying to them and on their respect to an extent that the Almighty Allah has commanded the people to be kind and generous to their parents right after mentioning Tawhid (the ...

Factors Stabilizing Cultures throughout History

Factors Stabilizing Cultures throughout History
Some cultures or cultural elements certainly seem more stable than others. Various theories have been proposed accounting for their stability, and it is quite useful to study them. First, we should keep in mind that some cultures have not at all remained firm due to their elements being general human virtual facts -in fact, they should be regarded as man's virtual elements “as they are.”Studying these cultures may make their scholars and ...