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Ali Al-Akbar (p), Look-alike of the Prophet (p)

The Hashemite Prince Hazrat Ali Al-Akbar (p), son of Imam Al-Hussain (p) and Hazrat Umm-e-Layla (p), born on 11 Shaban, possessed so much remarkable resemblance to the holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad (p) that the Chief of Martyrs and Leader of the Youths of Paradise Al-Imam Al-Hussain (p) was often heard to say “Whenever I desire to see the holy prophet (p) I look at him.”

“How dare you treat the Ahlul Bayt so bad?”

It is a poetic tribute to Hazrat Zainab Al-Kobra (SA), daughter of Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Batool (SA), and grand daughter of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) and Hazrat Khadija-tol Kobra (SA), on the sad occasion of her martyrdom anniversary on Rajab 15:

O Zaynab (p)! Your name’s vitality gives entity to eternity…

“It is my desire that this child be honoured for she resembles Khadija-tol Kobra (peace be upon her)”. These are the words of Chief of Prophets, Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah (peace be upon him and his pure progeny) about his granddaughter Sayyidah Zaynab bint Ali Al-Haura (peace be upon her) who was born in the holy city of Medina on 5th Jamady Al-Oula 6 AH and was named ‘Zaynab’ – comprised of ‘zayn’ and ‘ab’ which means Ornament of her father - by Allah through the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure progeny).

Oh the flower of heavens … a lyrical tribute to Fatima Zahra (S)

Oh Fatima (SA)
The lady of light
Daughter of our Prophet (SAW)
The soul that is whiter than white
On the highest of the heavens

40 sayings of Masumeen (AS) on World and The Hereafter

1- The Endeared Prophet of Islam (P.B.U.H.)
The world is the prison of the religious people and paradise of unbelievers.
2- Imam Sajjad (A. S.)
Affection and attachment to the world is the root of all sins.

‘Never could the sun outshine this Beautiful Prophet of mine’

Oh! How I wish I could have seen,
the Greatest Hero there has ever been.
As his sword with bravery did gleam,
as he did fight the Kuffar and Mushrikeen.
Oh! How I wish my ears could hear,
The Greatest Teacher to ever appear.
As he sat with his Companions so dear,

100 sayings of Imam Jafer b. Muhammad As-Sadiq (A.S.)

Rabi-ul Awwal 17 is the birth anniversary of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) and his sixth infallible descendant Hazrat Imam Jafer As-Sadiq (AS). Here is a little collection of some maxims of the Imam (AS):

Feast of Noroz in Islam

Noroz, beginning of Persian year, is Eid Day, a day of great happiness and pleasure. It falls on March 21 and is celebrated throughout the Muslim world.

Eid-e-Zahra – its history and import in light of Hadith

Rabi-ul Awwal 9, the day of glory, honor, dignity and blessings, is a great Eid known as "Eid-e-Shuja’a", "Eid-e-Zahra (A.S)” or the Feast of Zahraa (A.S.). Many traditions from holy Prophet (S.W.) and his Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) have been reported in its merit.

Mukhtar b. Yousif Ath-Thaqafi – a brilliant figure in history

Mukhta`r b. Yousif Ath-Thaqafi was among the Arab and Muslim brilliant figures in history. He was the Arab hero who could overcome the events and lead the greatest social revolt. He adopted political and social justice, and accomplished equal opportunities among the people, regardless of their nations and religions. We will briefly speak about his qualities and the achievements of his revolt.

Peace be upon the bodies drowned in Blood – an account on Arbaeen

It has been narrated by the eleventh Imam Hazrat Hasan Askari (A.S)
“There are five signs for a believer:
A) Reciting 51 Rakats of Salat (Prayers) (seventeen Rakats of obligatory prays)
B) Ziyarat of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen

A poetic tribute to Hazrat Syeda Zainab (AS)

In you a world is born,
Messenger of resistance is born.
A diver in the flood of blood is born,
After Karbala, a new Karbala is born.
In the ocean of blood a navigator is born.
Decked are the lanes, streets, squares of Damascus,

Da’bal elegy on Ahl-il Bayt (A) - One of the masterpiece of Arab literature

Renowned poet in the era of Imam Ali Ar-Ridha, peace be on him, Da’bal Al-Khazai, penned a poem in praise of Ahl-ol Bayt, peace be on them. The poem also depicted sufferings of Aal-i-Muhammad, peace be on them. When Da’bal recited the poem to the Imam, peace be on him, Imam asked him to add two more couplets therein. Therefore Imam himself recited two couplets regarding his martyrdom and merits of visiting him which Da’bal added to his poem.

Eid Al-Mobahila - a momentous occasion of victory of Islam

The Holy Prophet (S) had sent letters to the heads of different countries inviting them to Islam. One such letter was addressed to the Christians of Najran.

History of Feast of Ghadir

The Farewell Pilgrimage Ten years after the migration ( hijrah ), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form.

Eid al-Adha: Feast of self-sacrifice to Allah

On the 10th day of Zul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, that immediately follows the Day of Arafat.

Worth of Hajj & Umrah in 40 sayings of Masomeen (as)

The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) stated: Everyone who wants the world and the hereafter should perform hajj rituals.

‘World and the Hereafter' in light of Ahadith

Following are 40 sayings of holy Prophet and imams from his progeny, peace be upon them, regarding the world and the hereafter:

Worth of pilgrimage of Hazret Fatimeh Masumeh (A)

Hazret Fatimeh Masumeh (A) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A) was born in the holy city of Madinah on the First Day of the month of Zee Qa'dah 173 A.H. His holy father was Imam Musa al-Kazim (A),the Seventh Holy Imam and Imam Reza (A),the Eighth Holy Imam was his elder brother.

8th Shawwal- A day of grief and sorrow

On 8th day of 10th month of Islamic calendar that is Shawwal, Wednesday, in the year 1344 AH, (April 21st 1925) the mausoleums in Jannatul-Baqee’ in Madinah were bulldozed by the Aal-i-Sa’ud (Saudi rulers). In the same year i-e., 1925, King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud also demolished the tombs of holy personages at Jannatul-Mu’alla in Makkah Mukarrama where the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)’s mother, wife, grandfather and other ancestors are buried. This day is indeed a day of grief and sorrow for all Muslims.

10th Ramadan - The demise of Hazrat Khadijah-tul-Kubra (SA)

'And find you in want and make you to be free from want (through Khadija's wealth)' (Al-Quran).
Hazrat Khadija (SA), the wife, the companion and the friend of Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH), the Messenger of Allah, and the benefactress of Islam and the Muslims, fell ill. Her illness was brief and fatal. All her life she had lived in the midst of abundance and luxury but the three years of exile had been a time of excessive austerity for her, which inevitably took its toll.

A brief commentary on Dua al-Iftitah

Du' al-iftutah was taught by or twelth Imam (a) for Shi'as to recite every night during the month Ramadhan, The Du'a is excellent for moulding man's attitude towards his Creator as it discusses many aspects of the wrethedness of the human being, and the grace of Allah. The Du's can be divided into two parts:

Dua Abu Hamzah Thumali

Abu Hamzah Thumali (RA) was a close companion of Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (AS). This dua narrated to Abu Hamzah Thumali by the 4th Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (AS).He has related that during the month of Ramadhan Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (AS) used to spend a greater part of the night in prayers and when it used to be the time of Seher he recited the following dua. This dua has been recorded in the book Misabh.

Ramadan - a continuous training to strengthen our Iman

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind
A blessed month is casting its shadow upon us
A night of this month is better than a thousand months
Bear with patience for the sake of Al-Rahman
It's a continuous training to strengthen our Imaan.

Prophet Muhammad (s)’s sermon on Ramadan reception

On the reception of the month of Ramadhan, holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) gave a sermon:

Qassim (AS) - reflection of Rehana-tor-Rasul Al-Hassan (AS)

Hassan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) had said one day: "Brother Hussain, a day will come when Islam will need to be saved by sacrifice. Hussain, I will not be alive on that day, however my son, Qasim will be there. It is my wish that Qasim should represent me on that day."

Al-Abbas (AS) … in whose face bravery of others fades

Abu’l Fadhl Al-Abbas (AS) is that great personality in the face of whom the bravery of other heroes of history fades. Hussain ibne Ali (AS) represented holy Prophet (SW) in Karbala in 61 A.H., and it was Abbas bin Ali (AS) who represented the Lion of God Al-Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (AS).

Zainab (AS) - the beauty of her father

Many a felicitations . . .
for today (Sha’ban 1) has come,
Zainab - the beauty of her father.
A pleasant look on Ali's face;
as he held his daughter.
His beloved Zahra has today given birth,
to a second Zahra by God's grace. 

Hazrat Zainab (SA) – Protector of Islam

Rajab 15 marks the martyrdom anniversary of Seyyedah Zainab (pbuh) who safeguarded the religion of Islam - which is the best religion in the sight of Allah according to a Quranic verse “in-nad-dina indallah-il Islam” - by conveying the message of the martyrs of Karbala through her eloquent speeches.

A short biography of Hazrat Ummul-Baneen (a.s.) on her death anniversary

Hazrat Fatima binte Hazam bin Khalid Ibn-e-Rabi'e Ibn-e-Amer Kalbi belonged to the clan of Banu Kilab, which was one the noblest families amongst the Hashimites and famous for the bravery and valour of its warriors.

Ayatollah Beheshti - man of deep thought and confidence

The eminent figure we are now contemplating is remembered as a man of deep thought, disciplined in everyday activities, having high confidence in his ability to learn and educate himself, self confident in behavior and logical in manner.

Ayat Baqer (late)’s last message focuses on Shia-Sunni brotherhood

In his last message before the Ba'athists in Iraq executed him on April 9, 1980, along with his sister Bint-ol Hodaa and hundreds of his supporters, Renowned Islamic philosopher Al-Marje Al-Kabeer Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr said:

Imam Hussein (A) Tabarrok preparation in Karbala – photo report

HOLY KARBALA, Iraq: For the guests of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS), who arrive in holy Karbala from across Iraq and other countries to commemorate Arbaeen Al-Husseini, Tabarrok (food) is prepared in giant pots at the streets. This year some 10 million mourners marked the occasion in Karbala.

Eid-e-Zahra – An occasion of great happiness

Rabi-ul Awwal 9, the day of glory, honor, dignity and blessings, is a great Eid known as "Eid-e-Shuja’a", "Eid-e-Zahra (A.S)” or the Feast of Zahraa (A.S.). Many traditions from holy Prophet (S.W.) and his Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) have been reported in its merit.

An inclusive account of Feast of Ghadir

Ghadir literary means small lake or pond (Ref. Al-Munjid). Ghadir is the name of a place that comes on the way from Makkah to Medina. It is 3 miles further than Johfa towards Medina. There existed a small pond at this place. Though geographically it exists on the way to Medina but this place acted as an exit point for all the people going out from Makkah for all the other places.

Ghadir Feast in light of Ahadith

Hazrat Imam Ali ibn-e-Abi Talib (as) said: The Ghadir feast is a day which dignity is great. On this day, blessings fell from heaven; the ranks of those who were eligible to rise was enhanced; God's proofs became clear and manifest; today was the day when religion was perfected; a day fit to take the oath of allegiance.

Hazrat Zainab (S)'s ziyarat

The ziyarat (verbal salutation) for Sharikah-tul-Hussein Hazrat Sayyidah Zainab (S), the daughter of Hazrat Imam Ali Al-Murtaza (A) and Hazrat Sayyidah Fatimah Zahra (S), is recited while pilgrimage to her holy shrine, on the days of her birth, martyrdom, and during the month of Muharram-ul-Haram to obtain divine blessing:

Abu Dharr spent days in telling people Ahl-ul Bayt (A)’s greatness

Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)'s name was Jundab ibn Junadah. He was an inhabitant of ar-Rabzah, a small village on the east side of Medina.

Merits for visitors of Muhaddisah-e-Aale Taha (p)

Sayedah Fatimah Al-Masumah (sa) also known as Karimah-e-Ahl-e-Bayt (as) was the daughter of the seventh Imam from Prophet Muhammad (saww)’s progeny, Musa bin Jafar Al-Kazim (as), and sister of eighth Imam Ali bin Musa Ar-Reza (as). She was born on the 1st of Zilqa'da, 173 AH.

Historic perspective of demolition of Baqee & Mualla cemeteries

Turkey was practically a Muslim State under the control of a Muslim caliph but the intrigues of British and the conspiracies hatched by the opponents, not only tore his caliphate apart into pieces but rooted out it for ever. At first, the British continued hypocritical attitude against Muslims quietly and then started taking part in conspiracies against them.

Holy Quran - a guide to mankind

Holy Quran, one of the four most distinguished Divine Books, was sent down in the holy fasting month of Ramadan, as a guide to mankind, also clears (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong).

Muslims may but Islam cannot forget Sayyedah Khadijah (SA)!

Muslims may forget but Islam cannot forget that in its infancy, it were Abu Talib and Khadijah, peace be upon them, who protected it. They made Islam invulnerable. Abu Talib protected the sapling of Islam from the tempests of misbelief and heathenism; and Khadija irrigated it with her wealth. She did not let the sapling of Islam die from draught. In fact, she didn't even let it wilt from neglect.

How to fast properly? Some health guidelines for Ramadan

This piece of writing provides useful advice on how to avoid some common problems encountered in Ramadhan. If followed, it would enable one to fast comfortably and enjoy fully the spiritual benefits of Ramadan.

Ramadhan in light of Ahadith

Prophet Muhammad (s) said: "Whoever commits backbiting of his Muslim brothers, his fasting will be invalid and his ablution null. Should he die in such a state, he will die like the one who decreed lawful what Allah has forbidden."

A month of blessings … Prophet (s) sermon on Ramadan reception

The following sermon was given by the Chief of Prophets, Prophet Muhammad Al-Mostafa (peace be upon him and his pure progeny) on the last Friday of Sha’ban, eighth lunar month, on the reception of the holy month of Ramadan:

A little collection of miracles of Hadrat Abbas (AS)

Qamar bani Hashim Hadrat Abu'l Fadl Al-Abbas bin Ali bin Abi Talib (AS) was born on 4 Shaban. Here is a little compilation of some of his miracles:

Zaynab Al-Hauraa (p), granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (p)

Sayedah Zaynab Al-Hauraa (peace be upon her) …. She was the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad and Khadija, the daughter of Fatima az-Zahraa and Ali, the sister of the Youths of Paradise, Hassan and Hussein, and the beloved aunt of Imam Ali Zayn al Abideen (peace be upon them).

A tribute to Sayedah Zaynab (A), granddaughter of Prophet (S)

Sayedah Zaynab, daughter of Imam Ali Al-Mortadha and Fatimah Az-Zahraa, (peace be upon them, was martyred on Rajab 15 according to some traditions. Here is a poetic tribute to her:
Lady of Faith, Lady of Strength,
They killed your sons, your brother, your friends
and then they came and burned your tents.
Lady of Faith, Lady of Strength,

Hadrat Umm al Baneen - first Husseini elegy chanter

It is recorded in historical accounts that mother of King of Fidelity Hadrat Abul Fazl al-Abbas (A.S.) and spouse of Commander of Faithful Al-Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (A.S.) Hadrat Fatima Binte Hazam bin Khalid Ibn-e-Rabi'ea Ibn-e-Amer Al-Kalabi, also known as 'Ummul Baneen' (S.A.), was died on 13th Jamadi al-Thani 64 AH.

Historic perspective of Al-Baratha mosque

Al-Baratha mosque, which receives some 4,000 pilgrims daily, is a sacred place in sight of Muslims and Christians as well.
Al-Baratha Mosque is housed at a distance of five kilometers from the holy shrine of Al-Imamayn Mousa Al-Kazem and Muhammad Taqi Al-Jawwad (peace be upon them) in Kazemiyah, Iraq.

Historical evidences of Abu Talib (A)'s firm faith in Prophet (S)

Leadership and sovereignty wouldn't be gained without plenty of money but although Abu Talib (a) was not so rich, he was the respected leader, the first master and the obeyed chief and this might be the characteristic of Abu Talib alone and no one else other than him.

Sermon of Hadrat Zainab (A.S.) in Shaam

Presenting this sermon of Bint-e-Ali on the occasion of Arba’in when Hadrat Zainab Bint-e-Ali (A.S.) along with other holy ladies and children of Ahl-ol Beit (A.S.) came to Karbala …

Month of mourning has arrived …

The crescent of grief has appeared
The month of mourning has arrived
Muharram is the month of tears
Muharram is the month of blood
Bodies are shredded
And the desert is a garden of blood
The crescent of grief has appeared 

Eid al-Mubahila … Day of victory of Islam

"But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: come let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women and ourselves and yourselves, and then let us invoke the curse of God on the liars." (3:61)

Eid-ol Adha brings further proximity to God Almighty

Eid-ol Adha – an important festival in Islamic calendar - is the day of commemoration of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him)’s obeying of God’s command to sacrifice his son Prophet Ishmael (peace be upon him).

Little about Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)

Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)'s name was Jundab ibn Junadah. He was an inhabitant of ar-Rabadhah, a small village on the east side of Medina.

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