Rabi al-Awwal

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) debates with Abu Hanifah on seeking via waseelah of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)

Reading Time: 3 minutesDoubt A sect of Muslims is so thoroughly confused about the concept of Waseelah (medium towards Allah) and Tawassul (seeking a medium) that it labels anything and everything related to Tawassul as polytheism (Shirk). Although this appears to be a recent phenomenon coinciding with the rise of [...]


Jafar al-Tayyar’s (a.s.) martyrdom and mourning over Imam Husain (a.s.)

Reading Time: 2 minutesCritics of mourning (azadari) level the following charges in support of their claims: Weeping over dead is bidah (innovation) and there is no evidence of mourning from the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) Sunnah Weeping is the cause of punishment for the person inside the grave. Food distributed to the [...]