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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 [...]

Denying Al-Ghadeer

The event of Ghadeer is seen as one of the most monumental moments in Islamic History. Not only has it been the core of controversy between The Shia and Non-Shia’s – but it also signifies [...]

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