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Few couplets in praise of ‘Part of Prophet (s)’
“Mary (S.A.) is honoured through a single distinction (of being mother) of the Jesus Christ (A.S.) – whereas Hazrat Zahra (S.A. the daughter of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.) is honoured through three distinctions.”
Lessons learnt from Karbala
Accept all physical pressures and pain - always on our true faith we steadfastly remain
O commander of the faithful…
Master Ali (A), My Beloved
Imam Hussain (a)’s martyrdom quite unique in history
The Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) has unique effects on the mankind of all the word. This Martyrdom urges the people not only to struggle but also to sacrifice for the cause of right path and the rights of the depressed people.
Sayings of eleventh Imam (as)
* The worst servants of Allah are those who are two-faced and two-tongued; they praise their present friends and backbite the absent; they envy them for obtaining graces and disappoint them when they suffer a misfortune.
A brief look on Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS)’s life
Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.), the eleventh infallible and holy Imam, was born in the holy city of Madinah in the month of Rabi al-Thani 232 A.H. He gained the imamate after the martyrdom of his father Imam Ali Naqi al-Hadi (A.S.) through Divine Command and through the decree of the previous Holy Imams (A.S.).
Signs of a Mumin (Believer)
The 11th Imam Hazrat Imam Hassan Al-Askari (AS) was once asked of the signs of a mo'min (believer). He listed the following signs:
Chief of Prophets (s) and Hazrat Abu Talib (a)
With the death of Hazrat Abu Talib (as), the Chief of Prophets Hazrat Muhammad (saw) lost a supporter and defender who had been in charge of his protection and safety from the time he was only eight years of age till the day when he was passing through his 50th year. It was he who hovered round his person in the same manner in which a moth hovers round a candle.
Knowledge in sight of Bab Madina-tul-Ilm
The Purity and the Nobility of Knowledge:
To father of Zahra (s)…
To Prophet of the mercy
Imam Jafar bin Mohamed (a)’s sayings
~Nothing like thanks in increasing the favorable matters and nothing like patience in decreasing the unfavorable matters.
Maqam Al-Imam Zayn-ul-Abidin (AS) in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria: A host of pilgrims from Syria and outside world daily visit Maqam Al-Imam Zayn-ul-Abidin (AS), situated near the Syrian city of Hama.
Sallu Alayhay Wa-Aalehi
The crown of creation set with richest gems
Short prayers from Imam Reza (as)
Here are three short Ad’iyah from Hazrat Imam Ali bin Moosa Ar-Reza (as), Gharibul Ghuraba, Moghith-ush-shiiatay waz’zuwwaray fee Yomil Jaza, whose holy mausoleum is situated in the holy city of Mash’had, Iran:
Quotes from Ziarat Nahi’yah
Imam-e-Zamanah (PBUH) addresses Imam Hussein (PBUH) in some part of this Ziarat as follows:
Father of Zahra (a) – The Chief of Prophets (s)
O Prophet of mercy and Imam of mankind
Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (a)
Hazrat Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (AS), son of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA) and grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) was martyred due to poison on Safar 28 in the year 50 A.H. at the age of 47.
40th Day after martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS)
The moon was almost setting, casting its dying rays on the waters of the rivulet Al Quma and the few tents that were pitched on its banks. Beside these tents, there were a few graves, which were scattered over some distance, providing the only landscape, which the lunar beams could light up dimly. The stillness of the night was almost suffocating. The only noise that could be heard for miles around was the chirping of the night insects and the monotonous rippling of the waters of the stream, which recounting the mournful events of the day that had seen the death of those who lay buried in the nearby graves.
Ahadith from Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Reza (AS)
Imam Reza (AS) described the magnanimity and glory of Quran's authority it's miracles saying, “That is the firm cable of Allah, firmest handhold, the ideal model path, it guides and leads toward paradise, and is the saviour from the fire (of Hell). It does not corrode and wear out by the passage and flow of time.
Short ad`iyah from Imam Taqi Al-Jawad (as)
Ad`iyah (invocations) from the ninth Imam Hazrat Muhammad bin Ali Al-Jawaad (AS) are compiled in As-Saheefatul Jawadiyyah. The following three Short ad`iyah are taken from it:
1.When Invoking the Tawheed of Allah (swt) every morning and evening:
Beloved daughter of Imam Hussein (a) - Hazrat Sakina (s)
Oh, our little lady Hazrat Sakina (s)
Hazrat Imam Ali (A) - Prophet (S)'s wasi
A brave man was Ali (AS)
Imam Ali (as)'s supplication
O Allah! Send blessing on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad.
Eulogy to 12 Imams (AS)
My heart is fine and bright with the love of Haydar (AS)
Hazrat Imam Hussein (AS)’s quotes
* O my followers! Whenever you drink refreshing water remember me Or whenever you heard about a martyred or a lonely person, weep for me I am the son of the Prophet who was martyred cruelly, And then smashed me intentionally under the hoofs of their horses. I wish you all were present in Ashoora and saw how I asked them for water for my infant, but they refused to give.
Small compilation of Imam Zaynul Abideen (a)’s sayings
* Guard your tongue and do not speak about people whatever comes out of your mouth, otherwise you will turn your friends into your enemies.
Beemar-e-Karbala – Hazrat Imam Ali ibnil Husayn (AS)
The fourth infallible Imam Zaynul Abedin (AS), the eldest son of Imam Husayn (AS) and Hazrat Shahr Bano daughter of Iran's last Sasanid emperor Yazdgerd III who successfully disseminated the universal message of the Husayni revolution in the world, was martyred on 25 Muharram in the year 95 AH, in Madinah.
Prophet (S)’s words on Behavior
^ Deal gently with people, and be not harsh; cheer them and condemn not.
Quotes from Hazrat Baqir-ul-Uloom (as)
*Man's tongue is the key to all good and evil. Therefore, a believer should lock his tongue like he would keep his gold and silver locked up. Ref- Biharul Anvaar vol 78 Pg# 178
A brief about fifth infallible Imam (A)
Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (A), the 5th infallible descendant of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S), was born on 1st Rajab in 57 AH enlightening the whole world with his refulgence.
Forty sayings of Prophet (s) about Hazrat Fatima (a)
The Prophet (s) said, "A caller will call out on the Day of Judgment, 'lower your gaze until Fatima (a) has passed."
Imam Taqi (a)’s scholarly reply in tender age astonished Mamoun
Once Imam Muhammad Taqi (AS) was in the streets of Baghdad with some children that Mamoun Rahid passed by there. Looking Mamun Rashid, all children ran out but Imam Muhammad Taqi (AS) who was at that time of tender age kept standing on his place.
Imam Muhammad Taqi Al-Jawwad (AS)’s maxims
# No charity is superior to giving a helping hand to the weak.
# One, who follows his desires, concedes to the wishes of his enemy.
Silsila-tuz-Zahb deliverance by Imam Raza (as)
The Eight Infallible Imam Hazrat Imam Raza (as) once passed through Nisha-pur City that was the knowledgeable and fiqhi center of intelligentsia and scholars on way to Toos, when Abu-Zare-Razi and Muhammad Ibne Aslam Toosi - the two great scholars of the day - stepped out of the crowd that had come to meet and see their Great Imam..
Prophet of Islam (S)’s maxims on knowledge
Acquire knowledge because he who acquires it in the way of the Lord, performs an act of piety; who speaks of it praises the Lord; who seeks it, adores God; who dispenses instruction in it, bestows alms; and who imparts it to its fitting objects, performs an act of devotion to God.
Brief selection from Nahjul Balagha
The Almighty Allah has bestowed His trust on Aal-e-Muhammad (saww)(the descendents of Muhammad, Peace be upon them), who are the strongholds of His commandments, from where they are expounded and interpreted. They are the fountainheads of knowledge created by Him, Shelter for His teachings, forts for heavenly Books and lofty citadels to defend His religion.
Traditions of the 8th Imam (AS)
*May Allah bless the one who keeps our "deen" and "wilayat" alive. The narrator asked: How can we keep it alive? Imam (AS) said: By learning the knowledge given by us and teaching it to others. Once people realize the truth in our sayings, they will definitely follow us. [Al Hayat vol 1 pg # 59, Navadirul Akhbar Pg #18]
Imam-e-Zamin (AS)'s words on intellect of a Muslim
A hadith of eighth Imam Hazrat Ali Bin Moosa Al-Raza (AS) as quoted in Biharul Anwar Volume 78, says that the intellect of a Muslim does not mature & complete until he has ten qualities:
Excerpts from Imam Raza (AS)'s sermon on Allah's oneness
The first element in the worship of Allah is knowledge of Him, the root of knowledge of Him is to profess His Oneness, and the correct way to profess the Oneness of Allah is to negate attributes from Him for the powers of reason testify that every attribute and everything possessing an attribute is created.
Shawal 10 - Start of Imam (AS)’s Ghaibat-e-Kubra
10th of Shawwal - Start of the Ghaibat-e-Kubra (greater occultation) of Imam-e-Zamana (a.s.). According to other reports, the date was 4th or 9th of Shawwal 329 A.H.
Traditions in praise of Syeda Fatima Zahra (SA)
Shawal 8 - Day of Demolition of Shrines of the beloved daughter of Holy Prophet (SAWAW) and other Aimma Tahireen (AS) is mourning day