It is the deepest desire of every Shia to be bestowed with the bounty of visiting the shrines of the infallibles. It is apparent from Quranic verses and authentic traditions that those who have given their lives in Allah’s way are very much alive. As history shall bear witness, all Imams (a.s.) without exception, were … Continue reading Merits in various stages of Imam Husain’s (a.s.) Ziarat
It was only a matter of time before Allah, Blessed be He, manifested the signs of the verse till the Day of Judgment. The flower of the wretched tree in Hell, Aale Ziyad’s abominable and ugly personality Abdullah Ibne Ziyad, the sovereign of Kufa and Basra fought the son of infallibility – Husain, son of … Continue reading Who are Aale Ziyad?
Exegesis of the Agnomen Abu Abdillah The ‘Chief of Martyrs’ (Sayyadus Shohada), ‘the one who was made to weep before being killed" (Qateel-al-Abra’a), Imam Husain has an interesting agnomen (kunniyah) – Abu Abdillah. This agnomen means ‘the father of Abdullah’. The Arabs had the habit of addressing each other in various ways. One method was … Continue reading Exegesis of the Agnomen – Abu Abdillah
In the long days and dark nights of occultation (ghaibat), neither our beloved prophet, Mohammad (s.a.w.a.) nor our Imam, Imam Vali-e-Asr (a.t.f.s) is present in our midst. The only way to quench the thirst of their recognition (ma’refat) and knowledge is through the treasure of books, which we have inherited from our great scholars. As … Continue reading Kamiluz Ziaraat
The propagation, advancement and perpetuation of Islam is the result of the painstaking efforts of Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s.), Hazrat Moosa (a.s.), Hazrat lsa (a.s.), Hazrat Mohammed Mustafa (s.a.w.a.), Hazrat Abu Taalib (a.s.) and Hazrat Ali (a.s.). It was due to their endless exertions, perennial patience, forbearance and steadfastness that Islam has become what it is. … Continue reading A Few titles of Janabe Zainab (a.s.)
Making a will is one of the wisest actions through which one’s rights are protected. The chain of goodness and virtue continues even after the death of the person. The person before dying is content that his wealth would be utilized in a befitting manner and is not overly concerned in this regard. Making a … Continue reading Imam Husain’s (a.s.) will to Muhammad Ibne Hanafiyya
Allah has created man for worship. He has made His worship and servitude as a means of progress and perfection for man. Man must rise above material perfections and accomplishments and endeavor to attain true perfection, – which is nothing but proximity with the Creator. Traditions reveal that the recommended prayers (nawaafil) are one important … Continue reading Best Way to Acquire Divine Proximity