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On the Classification of Sciences-2

On the Classification of Sciences-2
Similarly, if a pseudo-philosopher or mystic were to be asked, `On what religious basis did you call the fuqaha' superficial and extroversive, finding fault with them or, rather, with a branch of religious sciences brought by the prophets (A) from the Lord of all lords for the perfection of human souls, denying its worth and insulting them? On what rational and shar'i grounds did you consider affront towards a group of scholars and legists as ...

On the Classification of Sciences

On the Classification of Sciences
On the Classification of Sciences With my chain of transmission reaching up to the best and the earliest of traditionists, Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni-may God be pleased with him-from Muhammad ibn al-Hasan and 'Ali ibn Muhammad, from Sahl ibn Ziyad, from Muhammad ibn 'Isa-, from 'Ubayd Allah ibn 'Abd Allah al Dihqan, from Durust al-Wasiti, from Ibrahim ibn 'Abd al-Hamid, from Abu al-Hasan Musa (A) that he said: "The Messenger of Allah, may ...

Brief History of Jurisprudence and Jurisprudents

Brief History of Jurisprudence and Jurisprudents
Lesson Two: Brief History of Jurisprudence and Jurisprudents As we mentioned in the previous lessons, one of the preparations for learning about any field of knowledge is to pay attention to the famous personalities of that field, the views and ideas of whom were important, and to its important books. Jurisprudence, the jurisprudence in which books have been classified and compiled that are still studied today, has a history of eleven ...

Islamic Ethics in the Family Structure

Islamic Ethics in the Family Structure
The Prophet (Pbuh) said: I recommend you to have good morality, since verily this will take you to heaven, and you should not be foul tempered since that will undoubtedly take you to Hell. [Vasa'il, v.16, p.29, Al-i-Bayt Press]The Value of Good MoralityIt is necessary for the parents to consider a few things which are repeatedly stressed in the Holy Quran for the sake of themselves and their children. It is not difficult to have good morals and ...

THE PREACHING OF JESUS 18

THE PREACHING OF JESUS 18
THE PREACHING OF JESUS 18 7.72. Musa ibn Ja‘far(a.s.) said, “…O Hisham! Verily, the Messiah said to the apostles, ‘O evil servants! The height of the date palm frightens you, and you remember its spikes and the difficulty of climbing it, but you forget the wholesomeness and benefit of its fruit; likewise you remember the difficulty of deeds for the other world, and it seems to you to take a long time, but you forget the obtaining of the ...

THE PREACHING OF JESUS 1

THE PREACHING OF JESUS 1
THE PREACHING OF JESUS 1 7.6. I heard Imam Ridau say, “Jesus the son of Mary, may Allah bless him, said to the apostles, ‘O Children of Israel! Do not grieve over what you lose of this world, just as the people of this world do not grieve over what they lose of their religion, when they gain this worldof theirs.’” (Kafi, 2, 137, 25)   7-6- الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ ...

THE CONVERSATIONS OF JESUS 8

THE CONVERSATIONS OF JESUS 8
THE CONVERSATIONS OF JESUS 8 5.36. It is reported that Abu Abdullah [Imam Sadiq(a.s.)] said, “The Apostle of Allah, may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be with him and with his progeny, said, ‘The Apostles said to Jesus(a.s.), “O Spirit of Allah! With whom should we keep company?” He said, “He the sight of whom reminds you of Allah, the speech of whom increases your knowledge, and the works of whom make you desirous of the other ...

THE CONVERSATIONS OF JESUS 1

THE CONVERSATIONS OF JESUS 1
THE CONVERSATIONS OF JESUS 1 5.2. It is reported that Abu Abdullah [Imam Sadiq(a.s.)] said, “The Apostle of Allah, may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be with him and with his progeny, said, ‘The Apostles said to Jesus(a.s.) ‘O Spirit of Allah! With whom should we keep company?’ He said, ‘He the sight of whom reminds you of Allah, the speech of whom increases your knowledge, and the works of whom make you desirous of the other ...

DISCIPLES 4

DISCIPLES 4
DISCIPLES 4 1.7.9. Abu Hamzah al-Thumali said that he asked Imam Baqir(a.s.) about the exegesis of the ayah, [And set out to them an example of the people of the town, when the messengers came to it./ When We sent to them two, the rejected both of them, then We strengthened them with a third, so they said: Surely we are messengers to you.] (36:13-14). He said, “Allah commissioned two men to go to the people of Antioch. They brought things ...

DISCIPLES 1

DISCIPLES 1
DISCIPLES 1 1.7.3. It is reported that ‘Ali ibn al-Hasan ibn Fadal reported that his father said, “I said to Rida(a.s.), ‘Why were the disciples (hawariyin) called hawariyin?’ He said, ‘According to the people, they were called hawariyin because they were bleachers who used to clean clothes from filth by washing, and this name is derived from hawari (bleached) bread, but according to us they are called hawariyin because they were pure ...

HIS RELIGION -3/2

HIS RELIGION -3/2
The Catholicos said, ‘I will not deny what is clear for me in the Gospel. I will confess to it.’ Rida(a.s.) said, ‘Bear witness to what he has confessed.’ Then he said, ‘O Catholicos! Ask whatever comes to your mind.’ The Catholicos said, ‘Inform me about the Apostles of Jesus the son of Mary. How many were they? And how many were the scholars of the Gospel?’ Rida(a.s.) said, ‘You have come to one who is well informed. As for ...

HIS RELIGION 1

HIS RELIGION 1
HIS RELIGION 1 1.5.5. It is reported that Abu ‘Abd-Allah narrated from his fathers, in order, until the Commander of the Faithful peace be upon all of them, that one day the people of five religions, the Jews, the Christians, the Naturalists (dahriyah), the Dualists and the ‘Arab Idolaters gathered before the Apostle of Allah. The Jews said, “We say, ‘Ezra is the son of Allah.’ O Muhammad! We came to you to see what you say. If you ...

Knowledge of the Ahlul Bayt

Knowledge of the Ahlul Bayt
Chapter SevenKnowledge of the Ahlul Bayt 1. Introduction    The universal wilayat is in a way linked to he knowledge that Almighty Allah has bestowed upon the person holding the wilayat. The universal wilayat of Imam 'Ali, for example, is described in the Qur'an by the words "the person who has knowledge of the Book."     What is 'ilmu 'l-ghayb? Our means of gaining knowledge are through the sense that Allah has created in us. "And Allah ...

Wilayat & Its Scope -2

  Wilayat & Its Scope -2
The Hadith of 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud    In order to prove his point that the declaration of Ghadir was not explicit enough to convey the meaning of "khalifat" in the sense of political succession, the learned scholar says :     "The Prophet never forced. After he returned to Medina from Ghadir; one night he was home with 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud. He tells 'Abdullah that the messenger has come and wants me to go; that I have received the news of ...

THE CONCEPT OF AHLUL BAYT :ISLAMIC OR TRIBAL?

THE CONCEPT OF AHLUL BAYT :ISLAMIC OR         TRIBAL?
Chapter FiveThe Concept of AhlulBayt : Islamic or Tribal? 1. The Meaning of Ahlul Bayt    "Ahlul Bayt" literally means people of the house and it refers to the family or children of a person. In Islamic terminology, it refers to the family of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).     What is the basis of the importance given to the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet? Is there anything about it in the Qur'an and the saying of the Prophet ? Or is this and ...

Shaban & His New Interpretation

Shaban & His New Interpretation
4. Shaban & His New Interpretation    Among the latest work by Western scholarship on the history of Islam is M.A. Shaban's Islamic History AD 600-750 subtitled as "A New Interpretation" in which the author claims not only to use newly discoveredt material but also to re- examine and re-interpret material which has been known to us for many decades. Shaban, a lecturer of Arabic at SOAS of the University of London, is not prepared to even ...

GHADIR KHUMM&THEORIENTALISTS

GHADIR KHUMM&THEORIENTALISTS
Chapter ThreeGhadir Khumm & theOrientalists 1. Introduction1    The 18th of Dhu l-Hijja is celebrated in the Shi'a world as the Eid of Ghadir Khumm in which prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) said about Imam 'Ali: "Whomsoever's master (mawla) I am, this 'Ali is also his master." This event is of such significance to the Shi'as that no serious scholar of Islam can ignore it. The purpose of this paper is to study how the Orientalists handled the event ...

A brief look at the Life of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

A brief look at the Life of Imam Hussain (A.S.)
A brief look at the Life of Imam Hussain (A.S.) (This is) an account of the Imam after al-Hasan b. Ali, peace be on him, (giving) the date of his birth, the evidence of his Imamate, the age he reached, the period of his succession (khalifa), the time and cause of his death, and the place of his grave. (It also provides) a selection from the (historical) reports about him. The Imam after al-Hasan b. Ali was his brother, al-Husayn b. Ali (who ...

Al-Husayn ibn 'Ali Sayyidu'sh-Shuhada

Al-Husayn ibn 'Ali Sayyidu'sh-Shuhada
Al-Husayn ibn 'Ali Sayyidu'sh-Shuhada (Peace be Upon him ) Name: al-Husayn. Title: Sayyidu'sh-Shuhada'. Agnomen: Abu 'Abdillah. Father' s name: 'Ali Amir al-Mu'minin. Mother's name: Fatimah ( Daughter of the Holy Prophet ). Birth: In Medina on Thursday, 3rd Sha'ban 4 AH. Death: Martyred in Karbala' (Iraq) at the age of 57, on Friday, 10th Muharram 61 AH and buried there. In the House of the Holy Prophet , which presented the best ...

The Isnad of "Summoning the Family"

The Isnad of
6. The Isnad of "Summoning the Family"    The opponents of the Shi'a view naturally have tried to question the credibility of some of the narrators of this famous event. ____________1. Haykal, Hayat Muhammed (Cairo 2nd edition, 1354) p.139-140. ( 24 )     Ibn Taymiyya, well known for his anti-Shi'a sentiments, has adamantly declared it to be a fabricated hadth, He has attacked the credibility of 'Abd al-Ghaffar bin Qasim known as ...