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Prophet Mohammed (sawa)

“And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.”
(21:107 / Sahih International)

Why Imam Ali (as) was named Abu Turab

Abu Turab means Father/Owner of Soil/Dirt/Dust. Imam Ali (as) is affectionately known as Abu Turab both by Shia and non-Shia Muslims. However, the reason why he was given this epithet by the Messenger of Allah [...]

What the Prophet (sawa) said about the 12 Imams (as)

A beautiful hadith with a reliable chain, that explains what the Prophet (sawa) said about the 12 Imams (as): قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لأمير المؤمنين عليه السلام: اكتب ما املي عليك، فقال: [...]

The Qunoot of Imam al-Ridha (as)

On the anniversary of the birth of Imam al-Ridha (as), we look at an incident found in a reliable hadith, where the Imam (as) made a special supplication in his Qunoot that shook the ground. [...]

The Marriage of Fatima (as)

On the anniversary of the marriage of Ameer al-Mu’mineen and Sayeda Fatima (as), we look at an authentic hadith which describes how these two lights came into union in the Heavens and the Earth: [...]

Ta’wil of Surah Al-Shams

The Prophet (sawa), Ameer Al-Mu’mineen (as), The Tyrants (la), and the Imams (as) – The first four ayaat of Surat Al-Shams are quite incredible when one looks at the esoteric meaning. […]

Saving water in Wudhu & Ghusl

Many times we are heedless of wasting water during wuhdu (ablution) or ghusl (shower). There are a few hadiths left behind for us by the infallibles as a guide to see how much water we [...]

Salawat in the Adhan

Recently, we heard a Shia Sheikh, who was formally a 'Sunni', claim that there is no proof that we should say the salawat (Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammadin wa Ale Muhammad) after saying the second testimony [...]

Our Slogan

It is common to hear a Shi’a to say Ya Ali (as) or Ya Hussain (as) – but rarely do we hear them saying the actual Slogan of the Shi’a’s given to us by our [...]

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