Ahlulbayt

Occasions in the Islamic calendar

There are numerous Holy occasions within the religion of Islam which have been subject to both celebration and commemoration. These occasions all hold unique reasons for their observance, and it should be highlighted that Shi’a Muslims differ from their Sunni brothers in that they observe many days of mourning, sadness and …

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But surely there are 313 ready for the Imam?

Often we ask the question, why hasn’t the Imam returned or risen yet? Surely there are more than 313 ready to sacrifice for the Imam! But how many of us would have submitted like Haroon al-Makki, the companion of Imam al-Sadiq (as)? The story is as follows: Al-Ma’moon al-Raqi said: “I was …

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12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as)

As 2016 draws to an end, here are 12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as) that we can collectively reflect on, to help us feel motivated and empowered for 2017!   “How can one become intimate with Allah when he has not separated himself from the creation?” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)   2. …

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Serving Hussein ibn Ali

Every year, millions of people from around the world commemorate the tragedy of the martyrdom of the grandson of Islam’s last prophet, Hussein ibn Ali. Dedicated pilgrims flock to the holy sites of Iraq, Karbala in particular, in massive numbers to offer their condolenses and visit the beloved martyr at …

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Save for the love of my Relations

The  Prophet’s  Household  (Ahl al-Bayt)  occupy  a  special position  in  Islam.  God instructs  His  Messenger (s)   in the Qur’an: ‘Say, ‘I do not ask you any reward  for  it  except  love  of  [my]  relatives.’  (42:23)  In  other  words,  the  only reward  the  Prophet  was  told  to  ask  in return  for  …

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Fatima Zahra in Suratul Kawthar

The virtue of studying this chapter In regards to the virtue of the recitation of this chapter, a tradition from the Noble Prophet says: مَنْ قَرَأَهَا سَقَاهُ اللهُ مِنْ أَنْهَارِ الْـجَنَّةِ وَ أَعْطي مِنَ الأَجْرِ بِعَدَدِ كُلِّ قُرْبَانٍ قَرَّبَهُ الْعِبَادِ فِي يَوْمِ عِيدٍ وَ يَقْرَبُونَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَ” الْمُشْرِكِينَ” …

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Nine Rules For Happiness By Imam Ali (as)

Everyone aspires to be happy in his life. Imam Ali (as) provides you with a nine-point canon to reach this goal thus: قَوَاعِد الْسَّعَادَة الْتِسع لِأَمِير الْمُؤْمِنِيْن عَلِي عَلَيْه الْسَّلَام: Nine rules for happiness by the Commander of the Faithful Ali : أولاً: توكل على الله في السراء والضراء FIRST: …

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Anecdotes of the Ahlul Bayt: The Importance of Work

Work not- Just Pray An extremely anxious and perplexed man visited Hazrat Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (‘a), and begged him to pray that Allah would increase his sustenance and relieve him of all financial stress. The Imam (‘a) answered, ‘I shall certainly not pray for you.’ The poor man sighed and asked, ‘But why not? …

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Victory of Grief over Happiness

  It is natural and normal for humans to experience different emotions at different heights and degree across our lives depending on the circumstances and experiences faced. There is no person who never tasted sadness and grief in one’s life due to any mishap or misfortune such as loss of …

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Short stories from the life of Imam Hassan Al-Askari (as)

Imam Hassan Askari (as) and fear of Allah (SWT) in His childhood: The Ahlul Bayt (as) who carries the most wisdom and knowledge of the seen and unseen are they who most fear Allah (SWT) and pass their every second in life reflecting and pondering about the most important subjects. …

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