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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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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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Do Shias exaggerate the position of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some Muslims accuse the Shias, baselessly and absurdly, of exaggerating the position of the infallible Imams (a.s.), particularly Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.). Among other allegations, they claim that the Shias elevate Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) to a position higher than that of the companions, even the Prophets (a.s.) and some extremists […]

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