Lady Fatemah Zahra (s) – The Resplendent Light
Reading Time: 12 minutes The entire universe belongs to Allah the Almighty. He does what He wishes. None can curtail His Power and Authority. Importantly, Allah has appointed the infallible Imams (peace be upon them) as the medium of all His Beneficence and Blessings. On this premise, the infallible Imams (peace be upon them) can possess anything in the […]
Importance of Ayyam-e-Fatimiyyah
Reading Time: 5 minutes The days commemorating the martyrdom of Lady Fatima Zahra (peace be upon her) – the beloved daughter of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) – are known as ‘Ayyam-e-Fatimiyyah’. The Ayyam are observed from the 13th/14th Jamadi al-Awwal to the 3rd Jamadi al-Aakhar. Why Ayyam-e-Fatimiyyah We observe the Ayyam to […]
Why Ameerul Momineen (a) did not avenge the killing of Fatima Zahra (s)
Reading Time: 4 minutes The skeptic’s intent behind this line of questioning is to deny the attacks. If there had been an attack, Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) would certainly have avenged the killing. Since he (peace be upon him) did not avenge, there was no attack. Reply Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) did not retaliate based […]
Why Hazrat Zahra (s) demanded Fadak from the government
Reading Time: 5 minutes Hazrat Fatemah Zahra (peace be upon her) (the chief of all women in Paradise) was least interested in worldly possessions. She being a lady of exalted disposition, enjoyed great spiritual status and this was well-acknowledged by the Islamic world. She had all along remained aloof from the world and was wary of its trappings and […]
If Dissimulation (Taqiyyah) is our religion, then shouldn’t it be practiced always?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Certainly, dissimulation (Tayiqqah) is our religion but it is important to know where to practice Taqiyyah. His Eminence Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) says: إِنَّمَا جُعِلَتِ التَّقِيَّةُ لِيُحْقَنَ بِهَا الدَّمُ فَإِذَا بَلَغَتِ التَّقِيَّةُ الدَّمَ فَلَا تَقِيَّةَ “Certainly, dissimulation (Taqiyyah) has been kept so that blood is protected but if despite dissimulation (Taqiyyah) blood is […]
Shias are killed due to Tabarra!
Reading Time: < 1 minute Did the companions of our infallible Imams (a.s.) like Meesam al-Tammar, Ammar Yasir, Malik al-Ashtar, Hujr Ibn Adi, martyrs of Karbala, other companions, scholars, and all those who laid their lives in defense of the Mastership (Wilaayah) of Ahlul Bait (peace be upon them) express dissociation (Tabarra) or no? Of course, they did since they […]
Is Tabarra a Prophetic Practice (Sunnah)?
Reading Time: < 1 minute We find the practice (Sunnah) of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) in the Holy Quran thus: قَدْ كَانَتْ لَكُمْ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ فِي إِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَ الَّذِيْنَ مَعَهُ إِذْ قَالُوْا لِقَوْمِهِمْ “Indeed, for you there is an excellent example in Ibrahim (a.s.) and those with him when they said to their people” إِنَّا بُرَآؤُا مِنْكُمْ وَ مِمَّا تَعْبُدُوْنَ مِنْ […]
Does Cursing (La’nah) tantamount to hurting sentiments?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Firstly, it should be known that calling ‘evil’ an ‘evil’ is not at all inappropriate. It is a norm across the world as well. If a person oppresses someone, then the oppressed one has all the right to call the oppressor an evil person. On the contrary, the oppressor has no right to feel hurt […]
Are Baraa’ah and Tabarra not the same?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Baraa’ah is heartily dissociation from anyone whereas the manifestation of this dissociation is known as ‘Tabarra’. [Qaamoos Alfaaz al-Quran, p. 45] For instance, belief in Tauheed (Divine Monotheism) demands that we wholeheartedly dissociate from any other deity besides Allah. The statement ‘There is no god but Allah’ (Laa Ilaaha Illallah) is the manifestation of this […]
Azaadaari Kam Na Ho – Ayyaam e Azaa e Mohsiniyyah (a.s.) Hain!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Mufazzal Ibn Umar narrates in a lengthy tradition from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (peace be upon him) regarding how Mohsin Ibn Ali (peace be upon him) will be brought on the Day of Judgement. He (peace be upon him) said: “When Mohsin (peace be upon him) will be brought, he will be carried by Lady […]