Fragrance of Mastership

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Dr. Shabeeb Rizvi

Contents

Dedication

  1. The importance of learning traditions of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  2. True knowledge can be obtained only from the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  3. Is guidance possible except from those in whose houses the Revelation has descended
  4. Denial of the traditions of Aale Mohammad (peace be upon him) which are difficult and complex, is disbelief
  5. The Knowledge of the Holy Quran is only with the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  6. The Infallible Imams (peace be upon them) are the inheritors of the Holy Quran
  7. The reward of Prophethood is the love of his Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  8. Not referring to the Divine Proof (peace be upon him) is tantamount to polytheism
  9. Speak the truth even if it is bitter
  10. Speak the truth even if you perish in it
  11. Submission to the Divine Proof (peace be upon him) is Submission to Allah the Almighty!
  12. Our belief is same as that of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) at all times
  13. The Shiahs follow the path of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) which is the path of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah
  14. The Shiahs follow the view of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) in all issues
  15. Allah has not emphasized on anything as much as Imamat
  16. Allah cannot be worshipped except through the obedience of His Proof
  17. The desire of Allah the Almighty
  18. Allah the High loves those who love the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  19. Allah has written Aliyyun Waliyyullah across the heavens and the earth
  20. Recognition of the Divine Proof (peace be upon him) is a condition for martyrdom
  21. People have value only when they follow the Divine Proof (peace be upon him)
  22. Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) is the foundation of religion and his followers are the handsome ones
  23. The Infallible Imams (peace be upon them) are the truthful ones
  24. The Imams of Guidance and the Imams of Deviation
  25. The indecencies forbidden by Allah in the Holy Quran are the Imams of Deviation
  26. The Great Kingdom is the Wilaayah of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  27. The Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are the Reminder about which the nation shall be questioned
  28. To Raise anyone to the status of Imamat is Polytheism
  29. Rejection of the Divine Proof (peace be upon him) is Polytheism
  30. Allah shall not speak to those who deny the Divine Proofs (peace be upon them)
  31. Those who oppose the Divine Proofs (peace be upon them) are polytheists
  32. Both the false claimant of Imamat and the one who follows him are accursed
  33. Denial of the Divine Proofs (peace be upon them) is Denial of Allah the Almighty
  34. Those who deny the Divine Proofs (peace be upon them) have entered the darkness of disbelief
  35. There can be no Wilaayah without Bara’aah
  36. He lies who claims to love the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) but does not express hatred towards their enemies
  37. Who are the Batris?
  38. The Batris shall declare war against Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance)
  39. Those who befriend the enemies of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) and make enemies with the lovers of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are worse than the Anti-Christ (al-Dajjal)
  40. Unity can be achieved only through the Imamat of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  41. The Naasebi is the one who hates the lovers of the Divinely Appointed Hujjat
  42. Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance) will not spare the Naasebis but will live in peace with the Ahle Kitab
  43. The enemy of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) shall be in the hell-fire whether he prays or steals
  44. The actions of those who hate the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) do not reach Allah
  45. Angels cannot get proximity to Allah without cursing the enemies of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  46. A believer can never hate Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) and a hypocrite can never love him
  47. The opponents of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) shall abide in Hell Fire
  48. Wilaayah of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) is only for the chosen ones whose faith has been tested
  49. There is no one more deviated before Allah than the one who rejects the Divine Proof (peace be upon him)
  50. Those who do not curse the killers of Imam Husain (peace be upon him) are the enemies of Allah and His Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  51. Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) used to provide food for those who mourned for Imam Husain (peace be upon him)
  52. Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) wept for Imam Husain (peace be upon him) his entire life
  53. All believers weep for Imam Husain (peace be upon him) when they remember him
  54. Prophets and angels request Allah to visit Imam Husain (peace be upon him) in Karbala
  55. Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) says: Never abandon the Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (peace be upon him)
  56. The reward for remembering Imam Husain (peace be upon him) when drinking water
  57. The accursed Shimr (l.a.) acknowledged the position of Imam Husain (peace be upon him) before killing him (peace be upon him)
  58. Beating of faces and weeping for Imam Husain (peace be upon him)
  59. Necessity of Imamate
  60. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are the Imams of the Muslims and the Divine Proofs
  61. Debate between Heshaam Ibn al-Hakam (r.a.) with Amr Ibn Ubaid al-Motazeli in Basrah: Necessity of Divine Proof
  62. Debates between the companions of Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) and a Syrian opponent – Necessity of Divine Proof
  63. Importance of Divine Proof
  64. Necessity of Divine Proof
  65. Necessity of a Divine Proof – Protecting the people from Iblis (l.a.)
  66. Necessity of a Divine Proof – Survival of the People and the Earth
  67. Duties of a Divine Proof
  68. Divine Imams (peace be upon them) – The uninterrupted words of Allah
  69. Presence of an Imam – Survival of the Earth
  70. Absence of a Divine proof – Annihilation of existents
  71. Divine Proof to Creation –Soul to Body
  72. Divine Proof – Inevitable Need of the Creatures
  73. Divine Imam – Protected and Hoped One
  74. Presence of a Just Imam – Sign of Allah’s Majesty and Greatness
  75. Divine Guides – Only from the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  76. Divine Proof – Last human on earth
  77. Divine Proof – From Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) till the Hereafter
  78. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) – The Stars of the Sky
  79. Only One Divine Proof on the Earth
  80. Divine Knowledge doesn’t go up again
  81. Steadfastness on the Mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) and Imams (peace be upon them) after him
  82. People cannot select an Imam for themselves
  83. Allah’s Advice to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  84. Imamate is in Allah’s Hands – He places wherever He wishes
  85. Prerogative of Imamat lies only with Allah the High
  86. Preferring an inferior to a superior – Breach of Divine Trust
  87. Necessity of Knowing the Imam (peace be upon him) and Denier of a Divine Proof is an Infidel
  88. Denier of any Imam is an Infidel and Naasebi is a Polytheist
  89. Importance of Knowing the Imam of the time
  90. Believing an Imam from other than Allah is Polytheism
  91. Excuse about ignorance about Imam will not accepted
  92. Conditions for witnessing Divine Mercy
  93. Mastership of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) – Condition for success
  94. The Minimum Level of Belief
  95. Not Knowing the Imam of our time is Paganism
  96. Aim of Creation – Recognition of Imam (peace be upon him)
  97. Testimony of Tauheed not acceptable without belief in Imamat of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  98. Whoever forsakes the Imam of his time will be destroyed
  99. Worship without recognition of Imam (peace be upon him) is in vain
  100. Imam (peace be upon him) is standard between Allah and creatures
  101. Denier of Imam (peace be upon him) is an Apostate
  102. Living or Dead – Imams (peace be upon them) are the same
  103. Denier of Imam (peace be upon him) is not a Believer
  104. Denier of Imams (peace be upon them) is denier of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  105. Terms for Intercession (Shafa’at)
  106. Test of the People is Massive
  107. Religion should be based on the Holy Quran and Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  108. Best is he who treats the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) well
  109. No Worship without Mastership
  110. Two Precious Things
  111. Reward for loving the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  112. War and Peace of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  113. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are the Door of Hettah
  114. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are the Ark of Salvation
  115. Truth must be the criterion not personalities
  116. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are Allah’s extended rope
  117. Benchmarks for Success and Failure
  118. Denial of Ali (peace be upon him) is Denial of Allah
  119. Ali (peace be upon him) – The Separator of Truth and Falsehood
  120. Divine Imams (peace be upon them) never misguide
  121. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are Allah’s Chosen Ones
  122. Salutations on the Progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon them)
  123. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are the People of Remembrance
  124. Knowledge of Quran is ONLY with the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  125. Hallmarks of a Shia
  126. Reins of Religion in the hands of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  127. Only the Imams (peace be upon them) are the bearers of Quranic sciences
  128. Knowledge of Shariah Laws is miniscule to the knowledge of the unseen (1)
  129. Knowledge of Shariah Laws is miniscule to the knowledge of the unseen (2)
  130. Infinite Knowledge of the Imams (peace be upon them)
  131. Ali (peace be upon him) – The Miracle of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  132. Deeds not acceptable without Mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him)
  133. Holy Prophet’s (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) Will to Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him)
  134. Prophet Ibrahim’s (peace be upon him) invocation
  135. Followers of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are their progeny
  136. Love of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) – Wage for Messengership
  137. Hell is the fate without Mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him)
  138. Love and Obedience
  139. Status of one who dies on the love of the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  140. Who are the closest relatives?
  141. The Narration of the Cloak
  142. Two Lights of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him)
  143. Criterion for Success – Mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him)
  144. House of Ali and Fatemah (peace be upon them both) is the best of houses
  145. Names of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) draw Allah’s Attention
  146. Life of Prophets (peace be upon him) and Death of Martyrs
  147. A True Believer is a Martyr
  148. The Imams (peace be upon them) have the knowledge of all the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) and even more
  149. Guidance implies the mastership of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  150. Imam (peace be upon him)’s knowledge encompasses everything
  151. Submission implies the Mastership of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  152. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are from the sacrosanct things of Allah
  153. Carriers of the Divine Throne seek forgiveness for the Shias
  154. The wretched will usurp the right of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  155. People will be tested through the Mastership of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  156. The Ummah will abandon the Mastership of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  157. Mastership of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) demands absolute submission
  158. Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are the best confidantes
  159. One who follows somebody has in reality worshipped him
  160. Shias of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) must never despair of divine mercy
  161. Monotheism without Mastership of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) will be of no avail
  162. Everyone will be questioned about the Mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) on the Day of Judgment
  163. The Enemies of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) will be thrown in Hell
  164. True Belief in Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) saves one from Hell-fire
  165. Hajj without visitation of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) is of no avail
  166. Ways to know a true Imam (peace be upon him) from an impostor
  167. Characteristics of a True Imam (peace be upon him)
  168. Imamate is beyond the comprehension of the people
  169. Allah the High introduces the Shias to Imams (peace be upon them)
  170. Imams (peace be upon them) manifest from their perfections only what people can withstand
  171. Proof of Imamate- Incident of Habaabah al-Waalebiyyah
  172. Recording Angels of Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) take pride over other angels
  173. Obedience of Imams (peace be upon them) obligatory due to infallibility
  174. Practice of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  175. Ali (peace be upon him) is the door of the city of knowledge
  176. Love of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) is the wage of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)’s efforts
  177. Amazing Excellences of Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him)
  178. All the Infallible Guides (peace be upon them) are equal in excellences
  179. Knowledge – The Minimum Aspect of Ahle Bait’s (peace be upon them) Excellence
  180. Imam (peace be upon him) knows the universe like the palm of his hand
  181. A Divine Imam (peace be upon him) has complete knowledge of the entire universe (1)
  182. A Divine Imam (peace be upon him) has complete knowledge of the entire universe (2)
  183. A source of Imam’s (peace be upon him) Knowledge of the Unseen
  184. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) taught Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) a thousand chapters of Knowledge
  185. Sublime Qualities of Divine Imams (peace be upon them)
  186. Angels converse with Imams (peace be upon them) and their companions
  187. Signs of true and divine inspiration
  188. An Imam (peace be upon him) is aware of the celestial world in its entirety
  189. An Imam (peace be upon him) is aware of the created knowledge of Allah the High
  190. Imam’s (peace be upon him) eyes are unlike those of ordinary mortals
  191. Imam’s (peace be upon him) knowledge encompasses this world as well as the Hereafter
  192. The Imams (peace be upon them) inherit the knowledge of the unseen from the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  193. Imams (peace be upon them) know the inner beliefs of every person
  194. Imams (peace be upon them) know the ultimate fate of every person
  195. A Shia should be concerned about his fate
  196. Imams (peace be upon them) know everyone without anyone’s introduction
  197. Knowledge of the Unseen of Imams (peace be upon them) is proof of Allah’s Divinity
  198. None was given such knowledge which Ameer al-Momineen (peace be upon him) was given
  199. “Ask me before you lose me”
  200. Each of the infallible Imams of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) has knowledge of the unseen
  201. Guidance and lives of Imams (peace be upon them) and those of their enemies
  202. Imams (peace be upon them) are aware of our conversations
  203. Allah grants the knowledge of the unseen to His Proofs (peace be upon them)
  204. Every truth is from Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) and every falsehood is from the people
  205. The Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) have been given the created knowledge of Allah the Almighty
  206. The Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) have the knowledge of the Entire Book
  207. A divinely appointed Imam (peace be upon him) knows all the languages that people speak
  208. Making Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) happy and joyous makes one eligible for the Messenger of Allah’s (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) intercession
  209. Believing Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) to be the most superior after the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  210. Importance of remembrance and love of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  211. One who helps the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) helps Allah the High
  212. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) will compensate the one who helps the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  213. Magnitude of the Holy Prophet’s (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) compensation
  214. Paradise is prohibited for the one who oppresses the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  215. Ali Ibn Abi Talib’s (peace be upon him) remembrance is worship
  216. Rewards for discussing Ali ibn Abi Talib’s (peace be upon him) excellence and merits
  217. The opponents could not conceal the excellence of Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him)
  218. Reward of Glorifying Imams (peace be upon them) through poems (1)
  219. Reward of Glorifying Imams (peace be upon them) through poems (2)
  220. Whoever thinks that he is like the Infallible Imams (peace be upon them) is a polytheist
  221. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) and Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) are one
  222. Obedience of Ali (peace be upon him) is the obedience of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)
  223. Whoever denies that Ali (peace be upon him) is the best of mankind is a disbeliever
  224. Supplications of Divine Emissaries (peace be upon him) accepted through intercession of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  225. None has more knowledge of the unseen than the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) except Allah the Almighty
  226. Comprehending the Great Names of Allah is not even for some great companions (1)
  227. Comprehending the Great Names of Allah is not even for some great companions (2)
  228. Even those who know the Greatest Name of Allah need the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  229. The minimum power of Ameer al-Momineen (peace be on him) could annihilate his enemy
  230. The Imams (peace be on them) have the knowledge of all the Prophets and Messengers (peace be on them) and even more
  231. The Real Condition of the Enemies of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  232. One who loves the Ahle Bait (peace be on them) and their lover not for worldly gains
  233. Obligatory to love and hate only for the sake of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on him)
  234. Love and Hatred in Allah’s Way – The Most Reliable Rope of Faith
  235. One who doesn’t do Bara’ah is not a lover of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  236. No act of worship will be accepted without Bara’ah
  237. Fastening to the people of truth even if they are minority
  238. The Fortunate and the Wretched
  239. Love of Ali (peace be on him) on the Bridge on the Day of Judgment
  240. Love of Ahle Bait (peace be on them) and elimination of sins
  241. Holy Prophet (peace be on him and his progeny) will be the intercessor of the one who loves the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  242. Who claims to love the Holy Prophet (peace be on him and his progeny) but does not love Ali (peace be on him) is a liar
  243. One who loves/hates Ali (peace be on him) loves/hates Allah
  244. Mastership of Ahle Bait (peace be on them) is safety from hell-fire
  245. Entire goodness lies in the cognition and mastership of Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  246. Enter Paradise from whichever door you like
  247. The Messenger of Allah (peace be on him and his progeny) and his progeny (peace be on them all) are the leaders of the nation
  248. Importance of helping the Ahle Bait (peace be on them) with one’s heart, tongue and hands
  249. Being named after the Ahle Bait (peace be on them) is beneficial for believers
  250. People will be questioned the most about the mastership of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  251. Majority have abandoned the mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both)
  252. How to train our employees for mastership of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)
  253. One day of love of Aale Muhammad (peace be on them) is better than a year of worship
  254. The best among you is the one who treats my family the best
  255. Holy Prophet’s (peace be on him and his progeny) intense love for the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  256. Life and Death of the Holy Prophet (peace be on him and his progeny)
  257. Our duties towards Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both)
  258. Whoever abandons the mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both) cannot enter Paradise
  259. Love of Fatemah (peace be on her) is beneficial in a hundred places
  260. Every person will see Ameerul Momineen (peace be on him) at the time of death and at all places in the Hereafter
  261. Stay from major sins to be included from the lovers of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  262. The Purity of Monotheism is Obedience of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  263. None can pass the Seraat without Mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both)
  264. Love of Ahle Bait (peace be on them) benefits in the seven most difficult places
  265. The Most Steadfast on the Seraat
  266. Without the Mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both) none can enter Paradise
  267. The Root of the Tragedy of Karbala lay in Saqifah
  268. 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)
  269. No worship will be accepted without the love of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  270. The Best Place on Earth
  271. No worship will be accepted without approaching Allah through Divine Proof
  272. Allah will punish the followers for believing in an unjust Imam
  273. When the nations gets fragmented, seek the true religion
  274. Ali Ibn Abi Talib’s (peace be on them both) Mastership distinguishes the People of Paradise from the People of Hell
  275. Each generation will be called with the Imam of their time
  276. Ameer al-Momineen (peace be on him) is Allah’s covenant to the Holy Prophet (peace be on him and his progeny)
  277. Water of Euphrates is Prohibited (Haraam) for the Enemy of Ameer al-Momineen (peace be on him)
  278. Love of Ali (peace be on him) – The Sole Criterion for Acceptance of All Good Actions
  279. Love the one who loves Ali (peace be on him and his progeny) and hate the one who hates him regardless of their deeds
  280. Ameerul Momineen (peace be on him) – The Self of the Prophet (peace be on him and his progeny) but oppressed after him
  281. Who is a Naasebi?
  282. A Naasebi is worse than an Alcoholic
  283. A Naasebi will Never Receive Intercession
  284. Divine Curse descends on the Naasebi every day at least three times
  285. A Naasebi will go to Hell regardless of his actions
  286. None will kill the Divine Prophets or their offspring except the illegitimate ones
  287. Etiquette of Interacting with the Infallible Proofs (Peace be on them) Abomination of Entering the Holy Houses in a state of Impurity
  288. Imams of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them) have been given the knowledge of everything
  289. The Birds love Imams (peace be on them) more than their Spouses
  290. Imam’s (peace be on him) exemplary ethics even with animals
  291. Birds curse those who hate the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  292. The First Stone to Accept Monotheism, Prophethood and Mastership was Agate
  293. The Earth is not allowed to eat the flesh of Divine Proofs (peace be on them)
  294. Every Hajj season, the two usurpers are brought from their graves and are stoned by an infallible Imam (peace be on him)
  295. Ali (peace be on him) is the Door of Wisdom
  296. Ali (peace be on him) – The Gate of the City of Knowledge
  297. Only A Pure Thing will Emerge from a Pure thing
  298. Liar is he who thinks he can enter Paradise other than its door
  299. Ahle Bait (peace be on them) are the cause of safety and survival for the inhabitants of the earth
  300. People cannot survive the Hereafter without passing the test of the love of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them)
  301. Acceptance of all good actions depends on the Belief in the Mastership of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both)
  302. Allah will forgive all the sins of those who seek His Pardon for the right of Muhammad and his Household (peace be on them all)
  303. The Holy Prophet (peace be on him and his progeny), Ameer al-Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both) and all the believers are all troubled by the people
  304. Whoever doubts the disbelief of the enemies of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them) and their oppressors is himself a disbeliever
  305. Umar was the cause of the Martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra (peace be on her)
  306. Ameer al-Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on him) is the Chief of all good-doers and the Killer of all transgressors
  307. The Messenger of Allah’s (peace be on him and his progeny) prolonged secret conversation with Ameer al-Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be on them both) was disliked by some companions
  308. The Incident of Delivering the Initial Verses of Surah Taubah

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