Need of a Divine Representative in Every Era

Reading Time: 5 minutes Allah, the Almighty,after creating the creation arranged for all requirements for the creation to ascend to higher grades of perfection. Similarly, to inform man about things that are beneficial or harmful for him and for him to reach the higher stages of perfection, He has appointed His Divine Representatives as guides for man. So that […]

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Celebrations: A Sunnah, not Bidah – Part II

Reading Time: 6 minutes The concept of festivals and commemoration in the Holy Quran.. continued from part I Reflecting upon the verses, we find commemorations are considered as virtuous actions in Quran. This has been confirmed and recommended by Quran: (1) The Place of Ibrahim (a.s.) Allah, the High, instructs: Take ‘Maqaame Ibraahim’ as a place of payer. Allah – […]

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Celebrations: A Sunnah, not Bidah – Part I

Reading Time: 5 minutes Love and mastership (Wilayat) and expression of displeasure (Bara’at) are the cornerstones of Islamic teachings. We understand the meaning of empowering goodness and prohibiting evil from them. These were the aims of Imam Husain‘s (a.s.) martyrdom. Who is more unfortunate than a Muslim who neither understands the concepts of wilayat and bara’at nor acts upon […]

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The Grave Consequences of Rejecting the Event of Ghadeer – Part II

Reading Time: 5 minutes Contd from part I …… Return of Idol-Worship in Islam The famous historian from India, Sayed Amir Ali writes, ‘The reign and manner of the caliphs of Bani Umayyah not only overturned the principles of caliphate but also rocked the very foundation of Islam.(Mukhtasar Tareekh-e-Arab wa Tamuddun Islamiyyah, p. 63) In another place he writes, […]

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Is companionship a good enough reason to claim caliphate?

Reading Time: 7 minutes When it came to selecting a successor to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) after his martyrdom, the foremost argument advanced by certain Muslims revolved around companionship. Rather, they had no other argument in their favour. But is companionship of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) a criterion for selection of the caliph? It is clear that neither the Muslims […]

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Fruit of the Mastership of Ali (a.s.)

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Did I not charge you, O children of Adam, that you should not serve the Satan? Surely he is your open enemy. And that you should serve Me; this is the right way.” [Surah Yaaseen: Verses 60,61]   Renewal of the Covenant On the day of Ghadeer, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) before the announcement of mastership […]

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