Tag: Traditions

Al-Asharah Al-Mubashsharah: A Fabricated Tradition

Reading Time: 11 minutes Among the well-known and famous Sunni traditions is the tradition of Asharah-e-Mubashsharah. In Arabic Asharah means ten and Mubashsharah implies those who have been given glad tidings. So Asharah-e-Mubashsharah is a tradition narrated by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) that promised paradise to ten of his companions. Based on this, the Ahle Tasannun claim that these […]

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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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When Allah the All-Knowing closed the door on all except Ali (as)

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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Analysis of the ‘Tradition of Light’ (Hadis-e-Nur)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Hadis-e-Nur i.e. the ‘Tradition of Light’ has been recorded and chronicled extensively and consecutively, with minor variations, by both Sunni and Shia scholars in their reliable books, who have advanced it as evidence of the superiority and excellence of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his infallible progeny (a.s.).Notwithstanding the authenticity and extensive narration of this […]

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Hadeeth-e-Ghadeer: Albaani vs Ibne Taymiyyah

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nasir al-Deen Albaani is counted among the prominent Salafi scholars of the present era. He has authored numerous books. He was deeply concerned with the prevalence of weak and unreliable traditions. To filter the unreliable narrations, he compiled an encyclopedia of traditions called ‘Silsilah al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah’. According to him, all traditions mentioned therein are reliable. […]

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Ali (a.s.) is with the truth and the truth is with Ali (a.s.) – Lessons for Muslims

Reading Time: 5 minutes   The Shiite view on infallibility is challenged by the Muslim majority under the pretext of exaggeration (ghuluv). Shias consider the Imams (a.s.) as infallible i.e. individuals who do not err in any religious or worldly aspect from their birth till they depart from this world. Some Muslims claim that the belief of infallibility has […]

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