Monthly Archives: November 2013

Knowing Allah (swt)

Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, has said, “One among you who knows Allah best is the one who fears Him most, and I fear Him even more than him.” Ibn `Abbas1 says that a bedouin once came to the Messenger of Allah and said, “O Messenger of Allah! Teach me of …

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Karbala: A Struggle That Is Still Alive

As we enter into the months of Muharram and Safar, each one of us begins to experience a state of gloom that engulfs our hearts. Leaving aside their busy schedules and routines our children, youth and elders come together to mourn the oppression that befell on the martyrs of Karbala. …

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Enquiries into Islam: If Every Person’s Sustenance has been Decreed, then why are Some (found to be) Hungry?

Verse 6 of Surat Hud says: وَ مَا مِنْ دَابَّةٍ فِي الأَرضِ إِلاَّ وَ عَلـى اللٌّهِ رِزْقُـهَا “And there is no animal in the earth but on Allah (s.w.t.) s the sustenance of it.” In view of the above verse, the question that comes to mind is: Why it is …

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AIM Muharram Majalis 2013 concluded in London

Revive our memory. May Allah (swt) have mercy on he who revives our memory. – Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (a) Each year, millions of lovers of the Prophet (s) and his AhlulBayt (a) gather at the start of the Islamic calendar month of Muharram to commemorate the great tragedy that befell …

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Discourse Between the Two Zainabs

Discourse Between the Two Zainabs By: Jerrmein Abu Shahba They both had immense love to their beloved brother The son of their holy father and exceptional mother   They supported and served the goals of their brother with all their might Together they formed a sibling team and put up …

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The Truth about Al-Husayn’s (as) Revolt

Different phenomena vary as to their realities. Similarly, every uprising or revolt is unique as to the truth/s underlying its eruption [and eventual success or otherwise]. In order to understand a particular matter, or a state of affairs, you should know the deeper reasons underling its existing form and the …

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Ashura: Understanding the True Concept

There are several questions related to Karbala or the movement of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.), as well as other questions concerning the method adopted by the “weepers” and the “bereaved” for studying Ashura tragedy, which was far from the scientific methodology in reading history, mainly when it comes to the contradicting …

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Muharram has Come

Muharram has come, so welcome it with takbir, And scatter your tears on the earth See in it the crescent as it manifests itself, See how it is forlorn, contemplating, mourning. Take off the mantle of patience and place it: A yellow robe on one who with grief clothed you, For …

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Islam and Racial superiority: A commentary of Surah Al-Hujurat (verse 13)

( Verse 13 ) يٌا أَيُّهٌا النٌّاسُ إِنٌّا خَلَقْنٌاكُم مِّنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنـثَى وَجَعَلْنٌاكُمْ شُعُوباً وَقَبٌائِلَ لِتَعٌارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللٌّهِ أَتْقٌـكُمْ إِنَّ اللٌّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ “O’ Humanity! Without doubt We have created you from a male and a female and have made you into various nations and tribes, so that …

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