Shi’ism

July, 2019

  • 8 July

    The Doctrine of Imaamah – Part Three

    The Shi‘ah subscribe to the belief of the Imaamah of twelve Imaams. These personalities whom they claim to be their Imaams were from the Mubaarak household of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and many of them were born after the era of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The following are the names …

  • 1 July

    The Doctrine of Imaamah – Part Two

    The Shi‘ah believe that their twelve Imaams would receive wahi (revelation) after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and were able to make changes in deen. It is reported in Usool-ul-Kaafi that Imaam Abu Ja’far is reported to have said, “We are the proofs of Allah, and we are the doors of …

June, 2019

  • 24 June

    The Doctrine of Imaamah

    The Shi‘ah subscribe to the doctrine of ‘Imaamah’. They believe that there were twelve Imaams who came into the world after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and these twelve Imaams (Allah forbid!) are even greater than the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) and equal in status to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). (Anwaar-un-Najaf fi-Asraar-il-Mushaf pg. …

April, 2019

  • 15 April

    Loving the Sahaabah – The Means of Gaining the Love of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

    Ja’far As-Saa-igh (rahimahullah) narrates the following: Among the neighbours of Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah) was a man who was involved in many sins, evils and shameless deeds. One day, this man came to the gathering of Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah) and greeted him with salaam. Although Imaam Ahmad …

  • 8 April

    The Honesty of Islam

    The Deen of Islam is a Deen of purity and respect. Every injunction mentioned in the Noble Qur’aan and Mubaarak Hadith is pristine and pure from every taint of filth, evil and immorality. Similarly, the Deen of Islam advocates the highest levels of truth and honesty, whether in speech or …

  • 1 April

    The Belief of Badaa

    Among the fundamental beliefs of the Deen of Islam is that Allah Ta‘ala is Aalim-ul-Ghaib. Aalim-ul-Ghaib means that Allah Ta‘ala has the complete and perfect knowledge of everything and there is nothing that is hidden from the knowledge of Allah. Allah Ta‘ala has the complete knowledge of the past, present …

March, 2019

February, 2019

  • 25 February

    The Respect of the Sahaabah for the Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat

    The Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat (the respected wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)) were from among the Ahl-e-Bayt of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). In the Qur’aan Majeed, Allah Ta‘ala had referred to them as the ‘Mothers of the Believers’ and the Ahl-e-Bayt of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The Saahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) held them …

  • 18 February

    Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Preferring the Ahl-e-Bayt Over the Other Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum)

    The wealth of the Bayt-ul-Maal during the period of the Khilaafah of Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was distributed among the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) in accordance to their relationship with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Hazrat Umar’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Ahl-e-Bayt could be gauged through …

  • 11 February

    The Love of Hazrat Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah) for Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Muhammed bin ‘Ali (rahimahullah) narrates the following incident that transpired between his father and a person who bore enmity for Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). He says: A person once came to my father, ‘Ali bin Husain (rahimahullah), who was famously known as Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah), and said, “Tell me …