Introduction The present era, in which we are living, is known as ‘Ghaibat Kubra’ (major occultation). It is a period when there is no special representative of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) through whom we can contact him or correspond with him (a.t.f.s.). This era will continue till as long as Allah wishes and Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) does not … Continue reading Era of Occultation – A Time of Ordeal and Examination
The standard bearer of Shiite faith and the defendant of Wilaayah, Shaikh Abu Jafar Muhammad b. Ali b. Hasan b. Babwayh Qummi (r.a.), popularly known as Shaikh Sadooq, is among the stalwarts of the Isna Ashariyya scholars. A fourth century scholar, Shaikh Sadooq (r.a.) has participated in many a debate in the defense of Shiaism. … Continue reading The Guardian of Mastership (Wilaayah) – Shaikh Sadooq (a.r.) and his debate with a denier
Everybody has to depart after doing their time on this earth, irrespective of him being the Emperor of the Universe or an unknown beggar. As a poet says, Now there is neither Rustam nor Saam, Nay! Only their names exist, nothing else. Gradually, even the domain of ‘name’ reduces and the word ‘exists’ sinks in … Continue reading Who rises from the lap of the earth?
‘The status and position of a believer before his Imam (a.t.f.s.) is equal to the importance and prominence accorded by the believer to his Imam (a.t.f.s.).’ (Kamaaluddin, vol. 2, pg. 400) The reality of human existence can be grasped from the subtlety of the soul that Allah created as perfect, pure and free from all … Continue reading Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) and Sayyed Ibne Taoos (r.a.)
Readers of the Al-Muntazar magazine will remember that in the 1408 AH Shaaban issue, we had explained the importance of recognition of Imam-e-Asr (a.t.f.s.) by introducing some books on the subject. We had pointed out that scholars are an important media for the spiritual growth and development of the Islamic nation. This is the only … Continue reading Muntakhab al-Asar: A treasure-trove of Imam Mahdi’s (a.t.f.s.) recognition
As has been customary for the past few years, we shall discuss the exegesis of Imam Mahdi’s (a.t.f.s.) Ziarat in this issue of Al-Muntazar. This year we have short listed Imam’s (a.t.f.s.) Ziarat on Friday for discussion. Before we proceed with the exegesis of the Ziarat, it is important that we first appreciate the importance … Continue reading Exegesis of Imam Zamana’s (a.t.f.s.) Ziarat