Family & Marriage

And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy.
(30:21 / 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: [...]

Ugly Juwaybir and his marriage

“I once was with abu Ja’far when a man asked permission for a meeting. He came in and offered Salam. Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, said welcome to him, gave him a place nearby and asked [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

Story of a Pious Lady

“Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘In banu Israel there was a king who had a judge who had a brother who was truthful and had a wife who had given birth to prophets. [...]

Rewards of helping your wife

Culturally it is seen that the housework duties should fall upon the wife exclusively – and that helping the wife is seen as degrading, embarrassing, or too feminine. However, is this the case within Islam? [...]

Merits of having daughters

During a time where daughters were being buried by the Bedouin Arabs due to being “shameful”, the Prophet (sawa) came to show the Merits and Blessings of the daughters that [...]

Kindness to Father even if Nasibi

My son-in-law wrote to Abu Ja'far the second Imam Muhammad Taqi (as), peace be upon him, that: "My father is a Nasibi (one who shows hatred towards Ahlulbayt (as)) and has wretched views about Ahlulbayt [...]

A Story of Appreciation

Abu Ja’far (as) has said: ‘There used to be a man in the Children of Israel, who was a worshiper who was a poor person. Whenever he turned his attention to anything, he would achieve [...]

A Miracle of Imam al-Hassan (as)

In honour of the martyrdom of the Prophet (sawa) and Imam al-Hassan (as), on the 28th of Safar, we look at an authentic hadith in which Imam al-Hassan (as) performs a miracle by the permission [...]

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