Did Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) deliberately delay in conveying the Mastership of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) in Ghadeer?
Reading Time: 5 minutes It is mentioned in few historical and traditional sources that the verse of conveying the Wilaayah (Mastership) of Ameerul Momineen Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) was revealed three times upon the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) during his last Hajj. However, the actual announcement was not done after the first two revelations and the divine order […]
Celebrating Eid al-Ghadeer: A Bid’ah or Sunnah?
Reading Time: 4 minutes One of the objections raised by the Ahle Tasannun against the Shias is that the latter have invented a new Eid for themselves viz. Eid al-Ghadeer. According to them, there are only two Eids for the Muslims viz. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adh’ha. On this basis, they consider the celebrations on the day of Ghadeer […]
Why did the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) convey the Wilaayah of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) at Ghadeer Khum and not during Hajj?
Reading Time: 6 minutes In order to deny the clear and irrefutable appointment of Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) as the immediate successor of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), the opponents of Shias go to any lengths to raise various doubts and objections pertaining to the incident of Ghadeer. Raising an objection is not a problem per se because […]
Can the Birthday of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) be celebrated?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Back in 1982, Shaikh Abd al-Aziz Ibn Baaz, the Chairman of Decreeing, Missions and Guidance in Saudi Arabia, issued a decree (Fatwaa) wherein he deemed it unlawful to celebrate the Holy Prophet’s (peace be upon him and his progeny) birthday. He said: “It is not permitted to celebrate the birthday of the Messenger of Allah […]
Can Allah be seen? As per Ahle Tasannun, Yes!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Among the major and destructive consequences of not referring to the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) after the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) for interpreting the verses of the Holy Quran is that many of the basic and fundamental Islamic beliefs of the Muslims became distorted. In fact, majority of […]
Who is ‘The Strong Rope’ of Allah?
Reading Time: 5 minutes وَ اعْتَصِمُوْا بِحَبْلِ اللهِ جَمِيْعًا وَ لَا تَفَرَّقُوْا “And hold fast by the rope of Allah all together and be not disunited…” [Surah Aale Imraan (3): verse 103] In the recent times, this verse has been one of the most quoted but, at the same time, most misinterpreted verses of the Holy Quran. Many people […]
Is Hadith-e-Manzelat relevant only for the Battle of Tabuk or is it equally applicable at all times?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Those who have made it their motto of life to disprove the rightfulness of Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon both of them) as the immediate successor of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), in another one of their failed attempts, try to downplay the importance of Hadith-e-Manzelat […]
How did the word ‘Shia’ originate?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Another baseless allegation by the opponents of Shias is related to the origin of the Shia word and the sect itself. They allege that this sect and its beliefs were propounded by Abdullah Ibn Sabaa, who was originally a Jew but had later accepted Islam along with Ka’ab al-Ahbaar and Wahab Ibn Munabbah. All three […]
Did Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) maintain good relations with the killers of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (peace be upon her)?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Question Did Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) maintain good relations with the killers of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (peace be upon her)? Reply The animosity of Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) for those who oppressed Hazrat Fatima Zahra (peace be upon her) is not a matter of doubt or debate. In fact, his hostility […]