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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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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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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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Reading Time: 5 minutes The most important reason which the Sunnis bring forth in support of Abu Bakr’s caliphate is that of the ‘so-called’ ijma (consensus) of the Sahabah (companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). We will examine in detail the subject and refute the claim of ijma as just another afterthought to justify Abu Bakr’s caliphate. Students of […]

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Reading Time: 10 minutes An absolute clear characteristic of the most perfect religion of Islam is which makes it distinct from every other divine and man-made religion and no other religion shares this characteristic with Islam. And that characteristic is Divine Monotheism. The concept of Divine Monotheism presented by Islam is not seen anywhere else. This concept of Divine […]

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Reading Time: 8 minutes A lot of Muslims say – It is useless to debate who is the deserving successor of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) or the differences between the companions of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) because these points and events have been well preserved in the annals of history and reviving them serves no particular objective. Moreover, they claim that […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Continued from part I Imam Ali’s (a.s.) Imamat Imam Ali’s (a.s.) unparalleled knowledge and worship are adequate proof that Imamat and Caliphate were his by right. Apart from this, there are several traditions in the books of the Ahle Sunnah that categorically state this fact. Among these, the most noteworthy are Hadis-e-Saqalain, Hadis-e-Manzelat, Hadis-e-Yaumud Daar […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes At first, chronicling Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib’s (a.s.) excellence and merits seems like an achievable task. In reality, this is an ocean so vast and deep that it is impossible to define its depths. Indeed, to describe Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib’s (a.s.) amazing merits is beyond any mortal. The more one tries to […]

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