Tag: Hazrat Ali (a.s.)

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: 5 minutes It is an undeniable fact that in the entire history of humanity, right from the early days of Islam till date, no sect has faced and endured as many sufferings, sorrows, pains and afflictions as the adherents (Shias) of the progeny of Muhammad (s.a.w.a.). All these problems are solely due to their obsessive love for […]

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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 Continued from part I   The Misinterpretation of Fakhre Raazi Regarding this verse, Fakhre Raazi claims that in the first instance Allah has ordered the believers to acquire piety and this order includes all those people for whom there is a possibility that they are not pious. This means the ones who are addressed are […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The most important difference between the two leading Muslim schools of thought is regarding the religious and worldly guidance after the demise of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). According to the Ahle Tasunnan, the matter of leadership and caliphate is delegated to the elite of the nation – the Ahle Hall-o-Aqd. Their decision favouring a particular […]

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Reading Time: 7 minutes For some Muslims, guidance means to spread lies, misinformation and creating differences within the community. One of their attempts is aimed at transferring virtues from one individual to another based on some fabricated reports and traditions. One such virtue relates to closing the doors of the Mosque of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) for all companions save […]

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