Birth of Imam Ali (A) 13th Rajab

It was Friday 13th of Rajab 30 Amulfeel. Hazrat Fatima binte Asad, the wife of Hazrat Abu Talib entered the precincts of the Kaaba and prayed to Allah saying ‘O my protector ease my pain.’ All of a sudden the wall of the Kaaba opened up and she, as if by some unseen force went […]

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Night of 7th Rajab

Night of 7th Rajab The Holy prophet (saw) says that if a person recites 4 unit namaaz on the night of 7th rajab, (such that in each unit after Surah al Hamd recites Surat at Tawheed thrice, Surah alFalaq once, Surah an Naas once. After finishing namaaz recites 10 Salwaat & 10 times Tasbeehate Arba’) […]

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Martyrdom of Fatima Zehra (sa) and the Last day of her life – Will of Fatimah Zehra (sa)

h-fatemehThe account of the last day of her life clearly shows what kind of a lady was this daughter of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). It was 3rd day of the Islamic Lunar Calendar month,Jamadi al-Thani, year eleven after Hijrah. Fatimah Zehra (sa) told the household that she was feeling better, the pain in her ribs and in her hand was not so severe and that her fever had come down. Then she started bathing the children, immediately Imam Ali (as) and Bibi Fizza (ra) came to her assistance. She got those children bathed, dressed and fed, then sent them away to her cousin.

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A great Lesson in Islamic Ethics

ethicsA great Lesson in Islamic Ethics from our Prophet (pbuh) and 6th Imam (A)
Accounting is a characteristic found in human nature, irrespective of his country, ancestry, community or religion.  Man is always preoccupied about things that shall benefit or harm him, he is always worried about his future, his wealth, property and about other things.  His mind is always analysing his strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. 

Accounting is of various kinds. Generally, man takes an account of those things that are related to this temporary world. At such times, he forgets that there is someone else too, who is taking (his) account and whose rewards are everlasting. He is so absorbed in the accounting of this colourful and attractive world, that he has forgotten the terrifying accounting that shall take place in the grave or the impartial accounting of the Day of Mahshar. Man is busy in finding faults in others. He forgets to take account of himself and see how much he is immersed in sins and how many flaws lie within his own self.

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The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

muhammedMuhammad (s.a.w) was born in such a family on Friday, the 17th Rabi’-ul-Awwal, 1st year of ‘Amul-Fil (corresponding to 570 C.E.) to bring the Message of God to the world. In Sunni circles, 12th Rabi’-ul-Awwal is more famous. Thus, the prayer of Ibrahim while constructing the Ka’bah was granted:

Lord! And raise a Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Thine verses, and teach them the Book and the wisdom, and purify them, indeed Thou art the Mighty, the Wise (Qur’an, 2:129).

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The Year of the Elephant 570AD عام الفيل‎

elephantThe Year of the Elephant – عام الفيل

The Ethiopian governor of Yemen, Abraha al-Ashram, envied the reverence in which the Ka’bah was held by the Arabs. Being a staunch Christian, he built a big cathedral in Sanaa (the capital of Yemen) and ordered the Arabs to go there for pilgrimage instead. The order was ignored. Not only that; someone entered the cathedral and made it unclean. The wrath of Abraha knew no bounds. In his fury, he decided to avenge it by demolishing and desecrating the Ka’bah itself. He advanced with a large army towards Mecca.

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The Greatest EID – EID-E-ZAHRA (as)

alamstanmore9th Rabi-al-Awwal – Eid-e-Zahra. Also known as Eid-e-Shuja.

This is the day of Eid for Shia Muslims and marks the end of the mourning period after the events of the Battle of Karbala. According to Ulema, this is the day when the key murderers of Imam Hussain, Umar ibn Sa’ad and Ubaidullah ibn-e-Ziyad were killed and sent to Hell.

The two-month period of Azadari (mourning) reaches its climax with the death of the 11th Imam, Imam Hassan Askari on the 8th of Rabi al-Awwal. The day that follows, according to tradition, is the greatest Eid (celebration) for the lovers of the Ahlul Bayt. Known as Eid-E-Zahra, this day honours the daughter of Prophet Muhammad as a day of great joy and happiness for the believers.

One of the events which is marked on this day is the beginning of the Imamate of the 12th Imam, al-Hujjah ibn al-Hasan.

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Wiladat: Imam Hassan Al Askari (A)

imam_hasan_al_askari_a_s_2-800x600The eleventh bright star of Imamate appeared on the horizons of the sky of guardianship (willayat) in Madina and set in Samarra.

His name was Hassan and surname Abu Mohammad and the well-known titles were “Zaki” and “Askari”. His father was Imam Hadi (A), whereas his mother’s name was Sausan.

He was 22, when his father was martyred and the period of his Imamate, following his father’s death, was six years. He was 28, when martyred by “Motamid” the Abbasade caliph in the year, 260 Hijrah and was buried in Samarrah.

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Shahadat of Sayyida Sakina (A)

bibisakinaBibi Sakina was the youngest daughter of Imaam Husayn. She was a vivacious child, full of love and happiness. Everyone loved Sakina. She was also a very religious girl. She enjoyed reading the Holy Quraan and never missed her prayers. From the age of two she took great care to make sure that her head and face were properly covered when in public.

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