Category: Raafezi

  • The Best Place on Earth

    Reading Time: 2 minutes وَ رُوِيَ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ الثُّمَالِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ لَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَامُ أَيُّ الْبِقَاعِ أَفْضَلُ فَقُلْنَا اللهُ وَ رَسُولُهُ وَ ابْنُ رَسُولِهِ أَعْلَمُ فَقَالَ أَمَّا أَفْضَلُ الْبِقَاعِ مَا بَيْنَ الرُّكْنِ وَ الْمَقَامِ وَ لَوْ أَنَّ رَجُلًا عُمِّرَ مَا عُمِّرَ نُوحٌ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ فِي قَوْمِهِ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ إِلَّا خَمْسِينَ عَاماً يَصُومُ النَّهَارَ وَ يَقُومُ […]

  • Denial of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) is akin to Idol-worship

    Denial of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) is akin to Idol-worship

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Ibn Muslim narrates that I went with al-Hasan al-Basri and Anas Ibn Maalik until we reached the door of Umm Salamah (peace be upon her). Anas sat at the door whereas I entered (inside) along with al-Hasan al-Basri. I heard Hasan call out “Salutations, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you O Mother (of believers)!”  She […]

  • Associating anyone with Imam Ali (peace be upon him) is Polytheism

    Associating anyone with Imam Ali (peace be upon him) is Polytheism

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Saaegh al-Adl narrated to us that Isa Ibn Muhammad al-Alawi narrates from Abu ‘Awaanah from Muhammad Ibn Sulaimaan Ibn Bazee’ al-Khazzaaz from Ismail Ibn Abaan from Salaam Ibn Abi ‘Amrah al-Khorasani from Ma’roof Ibn Kharrabooz al-Makki from Abi al-Tufail ‘Aamir Ibn Waaselah from Huzaifah Ibn Aseed al-Ghifaari from the Messenger of […]

  • Criterion for Acceptance of Prayers

    Criterion for Acceptance of Prayers

    Reading Time: 3 minutes It is an established fact as per Prophetic traditions that prayer (salaah) is the pillar of religion. There are innumerable traditions regarding its importance, significance and reward. Traditions also very clearly state that a person who omits and neglects prayers intentionally is a disbeliever and will receive divine punishment for it. However, a question which […]

  • Baraa’at is Obligatory (Waajib)

    Baraa’at is Obligatory (Waajib)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes There have always been diverse views among the Shias regarding expressing one’s dissociation (Baraa’at) from the enemies of Allah, His Messenger and his Ahle Bait (peace be upon all of them). But Baraa’at, as a concept, is mentioned in numerous verses of the Holy Quran as well as traditions. Shia theologians and scholars are unanimous […]

  • Unity can be achieved only through the Imamat of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)

    Unity can be achieved only through the Imamat of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Previous | Index | Next Hazrat Zahra (peace be upon her) in her historical sermon said: وَ طَاعَتَنَا نِظَاماً لِلْمِلَّةِ وَ إِمَامَتَنَا أَمَاناً لِلْفُرْقَة “…our obedience is the system for religion and our Imamat is a security from disunity…” References: 1.    Balaaghaat al-Nisaa, p. 28 2.    Al-Ehtejaaj, vol. 1, p. 99, 3.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. […]

  • One who is not moved by the tragedy of Hazrat Mohsin Ibn Ali’s (peace be on them both) martyrdom is cursed by the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)

    One who is not moved by the tragedy of Hazrat Mohsin Ibn Ali’s (peace be on them both) martyrdom is cursed by the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)

    Reading Time: < 1 minute قَالَ فَبَكَى الصَّادِقُ ؑ حَتّٰى اخْضَلَّتْ لِحْيَتُهُ بِالدُّمُوعِ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَا قَرَّتْ عَيْنٌ لَا تَبْكِي عِنْدَ هٰذَا الذِّكْرِ قَالَ وَ بَكَى الْمُفَضَّلُ بُكَاءً طَوِيلًا ثُمَّ قَالَ يَا مَوْلَايَ مَا فِي الدُّمُوعِ يَا مَوْلَايَ فَقَالَ مَا لَا يُحْصَى اِذَا كَانَ مِنْ مُحِقٍّ Mufazzal Ibn Umar reports then Imam Sadeq (peace be on him) cried to such […]

  • Reward of Glorifying Imams (peace be upon them) through poems (2)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Previous | Index | Next عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ الْجَهْمِ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ الرِّضَاؑ يَقُولُ مَا قَالَ فِينَا مُؤْمِنٌ شِعْراً يَمْدَحُنَا بِهِ اِلَّا بَنَى اللهُ تَعَالَى لَهُ مَدِينَةً فِي الْجَنَّةِ اَوْسَعَ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ يَزُورُهُ فِيهَا كُلُّ مَلَكٍ مُقَرَّبٍ وَ كُلُّ نَبِيٍّ مُرْسَلٍ  Al-Hasan Ibn al-Jahm reports, “I heard (al-Imam) al-Reza (peace be upon him) say, […]

  • Reward of Glorifying Imams (peace be upon them) through poems (1)

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Previous | Index | Next عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ الْفَضْلِ الْهَاشِمِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ اَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِؑ مَنْ قَالَ فِينَا بَيْتَ شِعْرٍ بَنَى اللهُ لَهُ بَيْتاً فِي الْجَنَّةِ  Abdullah Ibn al-Fazl al-Hashemi reports that Imam Abu Abdillah (al-Sadeq a.s.) said, “One who says a couplet in our eulogy, Allah will build for him a house in […]

  • Rewards for discussing Ali ibn Abi Talib’s (peace be upon them both) excellence and merits

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Previous | Index | Next عَنِ الصَّادِقِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍؑ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ اِنَّ اللهَ تَعَالَى جَعَلَ لِاَخِي عَلِيِّ بْنِ اَبِي طَالِبٍؑ فَضَائِلَ لَا تُحْصَى كَثْرَةً فَمَنْ قَرَاَ فَضِيلَةً مِنْ فَضَائِلِهِ مُقِرّاً بِهَا غَفَرَ اللهُ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ وَ مَا تَاَخَّرَ وَ مَنْ كَتَبَ فَضِيلَةً مِنْ فَضَائِلِهِ لَمْ تَزَلِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ […]