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Brotherhood

And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers.
(3:103 / 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 is a Believer?

‘I heard Al-Sadiq Ja’far Bin Muhammad (as) saying: ‘The Believer is an Alawite because he is high (A’la) in the understanding; and the Believer is a Hashimite because he shatters (Hasham) the straying; and the [...]

The Tree of Ahlulbayt (as)

Allah states in the Holy Qur’an: أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِي السَّمَاءِ “Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like [...]

Praying for dead non-Muslims?

Many Muslims remain confused on if we can/should pray upon those non-Muslims who have passed away. Should we ask for Allah’s mercy upon them? Should we ask Allah (swt) to Punish them? We take a [...]

Abu Bakr & the Cave (Part 3)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4 Continuing on the analysis of Ayah 40 of Surat al-Bara'ah: إِلَّا تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ [...]

Abu Bakr & the Cave (Part 2)

Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 We now look at the critical ayah found in Surat al-Bara'ah: إِلَّا تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ [...]

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