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Traditions

Tradition

Reading Time: 1 minute Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (a.s.) narrates, ‘After Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.) recited the following verse – Not alike are the inmates of the fire and the dwellers of the garden: the dwellers of the garden […]

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Reading Time: 1 minute Mamoon al-Rashid asked Imam Ali b. Moosa al-Reza (a.s.), ‘Did Allah give distinction to the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) progeny over other people?’ Imam (a.s.) said, ‘Allah gave distinction to the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) progeny over other people […]

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Who are the Imams?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reply: During his lifetime, the Holy Prophet (S) declared that after him there shall be twelve caliphs all of whom will be from Quraysh, and through whom Islam shall be exalted. Jabir ibn Samurah narrates: […]

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What does “Shi‘ah” mean?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reply: In Arabic “Shi‘ah” literally means “follower”. The Glorious Qur’an states:   ﴿لإِبْرَاهِيمَ شِيعَتِهِ مِن وَإِنَْ ï´¾ “Indeed Abraham was among his followers {Shi‘ah}.”[36]   But the Muslims use the word “Shi‘ah” to mean the […]

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Reading Time: 1 minute Imam Ali b. Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) while describing the status of Imamate said – Divine leadership is the rank of the Prophets, and the inheritance of the trustees. Divine leadership is the position of Vicegerency […]

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Reading Time: 1 minute On the occasion of Imam Hasan b. Ali’s (a.s.) birth, Asma b. Umays narrates – I said – O Prophet of Allah, surely I am yet to see in her blood of menses and childbirth. […]