Disassociation (Bara’ah)

There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, “Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah . We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone.”
(60:4 / Sahih International)

Why the Adhaan was changed

Have you ever wondered what the agenda for certain people to remove “hayya ‘ala khayr al-‘amal” ( حي على خير العمل) (Hasten to the best of deeds) from the adhaan? […]

Why Ali (as) did not harm Aisha

Although the blood of anyone who wages war against the Rightful Caliph and Imam of the time is Halal, and can be killed – or taken captive – we ask the question: why did Ali [...]

Three types of Seekers of Knowledge

The Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (as) said, “Those who seek knowledge can be classified into three groups. You can distinguish them from each other by their characteristics and signs. There are those who [...]

The Virtues of Ali ibn Abi Taleb (as)

Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad (as) al Sadiq narrated from his father (as), who narrated from Imam Ali ibn Hussain (as), who narrated from his father (as), who narrated from Ameerul Momineen (as), who said: RasoolAllah [...]

The Ummah will be separated in 73 sects…

There is much confusion about the hadith regarding 73 sects, and how restrictive the conditions of entering Paradise is. Many taking a hard head literal approach to it, boasting salvation for their “sect” and condemning [...]

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 Ink of a Martyr…

This post is in honour of Sheikh Baqir al-Nimr (may Allah shower him with Mercy), who was executed on the 2nd of January 2016 (22nd, Rabi Al-Awaal, 1437). […]

The Hijab of Sayeda Fatima (as)

One of the most popular hadiths displaying the beautiful hijab of Sayeda Fatima (as) is the incident with the blind man, which is just as much an example for men as it is for women. [...]

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. […]

Slandering Non-Muslims

Many suggest it is permissible to slander someone simply based upon the fact that they are not Muslims, even if not provoked in any such way. But do the Imams (as) sanction this? [...]

Salam Alayka Ya Abu Taleb (as)

On the anniversary of the demise of Hazrat Abu Taleb (as), 26th Rabi` al-Awwal, we look at three reliable hadiths in al-Kafi and see the status of this great man, despite claims from the Mukhalafeen [...]

Public cursing by name?

There is no doubt cursing of certain types of people is a part of the deen, and promoted by both Qur’an and ahhadith – However some certain individuals in history are seen to have a [...]

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