Wednesday, 15 June 2011

AhleBait (as) are Noor

Allah (swt) says in Sura Al Asr:
وَالْعَصْرِ [١٠٣:١]
By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),
إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ [١٠٣:٢]
Verily Man is in loss,
إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ [١٠٣:٣]
Except those who believe, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.

The Question comes... Believe in What? The following Ayah of Holy Quran answers the question:

فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَالنُّورِ الَّذِي أَنْزَلْنَا ۚ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ [٦٤:٨]
Believe, therefore, in Allah and His Messenger, and in the Light which we have sent down. And Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do. [64:8]

The Following Hadees of Imam Musa Kazim (as) Endorses the above truth that the Ahlul Bait (as) are NOT Humans and have only come in Human form for the guidance of Human beings :

Imam Musa Kazim (as) while taking about Meraj and referring to Prophet Muhammad (saww) and Imam Ali (as) says:

ظاهر هما بشریة و باطنهما لا هوتیه ظهرا الخلق علی هیاكل الناسوتیة حتی یطیقوا روتیها

These 2 are apparently (Externally) Human and their Batin (internal) is related to Allah (swt). They have come amongst people in their form (appearance) so that people can see them."

Imam Musa Kazim (as) continues saying that this has been mentioned in the following verse of the Holy Quran:

وَلَوْ جَعَلْنَاهُ مَلَكًا لَجَعَلْنَاهُ رَجُلًا وَلَلَبَسْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ مَا يَلْبِسُونَ [٦:٩]
If we had made it an angel, We should have sent him as a man, and We should certainly have dressed them the way they are dressed up.

Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.35 H.24, Tafseer-e-Burhaan Vol.3 H.7, Taawil-al-Ayat Vol.1 Pg:398

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Hating the enemies of Ahlul Bait (as)

--- Proof of Love of Ahlul Bait (as) ---

 إن الله لم يجعل لرجل من قلبين في جوفه يحب بهذا ويبغض بهذا ، اما محبنا فيخلص الحب لنا كما يخلص الذهب بالنار لاكدر فيه .... فمن أراد أن يعلم حبنا فليمتحن قلبه فإن شارك في حبنا عدونا فليس منا ولسنا منه والله عدوه وجبرئيل وميكائيل والله عدو للكافرين

Imam Ali (as) said: "Allah has not made for any man two hearts in his (one) body (33:4). Such that he loves with one heart and hates with one heart. This cannot happen. Our friends have such a pure love with us like purity of gold when put into fire".....

..."Whoever wants to know whether he loves us or not, he should test his heart, if he includes the love of our enemies with our love then he is not with us and we are not with him. And Allah (swt), Jibraeel, Mikaeel are his enemies. And Allah(swt) is the enemies of the Kafir."

Source: Taweel Al Aayat Pg.439, Bihar Al Anwar Vol.24 Pg.318

--- Those who dont do Tabarra againt the enemies of Imam Ali (as) ---

وبإسناده عن الحسين بن سعيد ، عن النضر ، عن يحيى الحلبي ، عن ابن مسكان ، عن إسماعيل الجعفي قال : قلت لابي جعفر ( عليه السلام ) : رجل يحب أمير المؤمنين ( عليه السلام ) ولا يتبرأ من عدوه ويقول : هو أحب إلي ممن خالفه ، فقال : هذا مخلط وهو عدو ، فلا تصل خلفه ولا كرامة إلا أن تتقيه .

And by his isnad form al-Husayn b. Sa`id from an-Nadr from Yahya al-Halabi from Ibn Muskan from Isma`il al-Ju`fi. He said: I said to Abu Ja`far (as): A man who loves Amir al-Mu'mineen (as) but does not do bara'a from his enemies, and he says: He [Imam Ali (as)] is more beloved to me from those who opposed him. So Imam (as) said: This is a confused (person) and he is an enemy, so do not pray behind him, not at all, unless you fear him.

Source: Man la Yahzarul Faqih Vol.1 Pg.380, Wasail-us-Shia Vol.8 Pg.309

--- Imam Ali (as) doing Tabarra ---

يقول سُليم: (ثم ذكر علي عليه السلام) عائشة وخروجها من بيتها وما ركبت منه فقال عمار يا أمير المؤمنين كفّ عنها فإنها أمك, فترك الإمام ذكرها و أخذ في شيء آخر(اي تناول موضوعا آخر), ثم عاد إلى ذكرها فقال أشد مما قال أولا فقال عمار يا أمير المؤمنن كف عنها فإنها أمك, فأعرض عن ذكرها ثم عاد الثالثه فقال أشد مما قال, قال فقال عمار كفّ عنها فإنها امك , فقال عليه السلام: كلا, إنّي مع الله على من خالفه و إنّ أمكم ابتلاكم الله بها ليعلم أمعه تكونون أم معها

Then Ali (as) talked about Ayshah and her leaving the house and what she did to Ali (as). So Ammaar said: 'O Ameerul Momineen you leave talking about her because she is your mother.' He [Ali (as)] stopped talking about her and started another matter. Then he [Ali (as)] returned towards mentioning her and said stronger things than before. Ammaar said again: 'O Ameerul Momineen you leave talking about her. She is your mother.' Then he [Ali (as)] turned away from talking about her, but returned to it third time and said even stronger matter than the second time. Then Ammaar said: 'O Ameerul Momineen keep away from her because she is your mother.' So he (as) said: 

"Never! I am with Allah. I do not care about those who oppose Allah. Surely Allah has tested you through your mother (Ayesha), so it becomes known whether you are with him or with her." 

Source: Kitab Sulaym Ibn Qays al-Hilaali Hadees-67

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Special merits of Prophet Muhammad (saww)

علي بن محمد وغيره، عن سهل بن زياد، عن محمد بن الوليد شباب الصيرفي عن مالك بن إسماعيل النهدي، عن عبدالسلام بن حارث، عن سالم بن أبي حفصة العجلي، عن أبي جعفر (عليه السلام) قال: كان في رسول الله صلى ثلاثة، لم تكن في أحد غيره لم يكن له فيئ وكان لا يمر في طريق فيمر فيه بعد يومين أو ثلاثة إلا عرف أنه قد مر فيه لطيب عرفه وكان لا يمر بحجر ولا بشجر إلا سجد له

Imam Baqir (as) said: "The Holy Prophet (saww) had 3 things which none other than him had. There was no shadow of the Prophet (saww). From where ever the Prophet (saww) used to pass such a smell use to come for 3 days that people came to know that the Prophet (saww) had passed from here. And which ever stone and tree the Prophet (saww) passed by they fell in his prostration."

Source: Al Kafi Vol.1 Pg.442

Monday, 11 April 2011

Reason for the creation of HELL

Allah (swt) says:

لواجتمع الناس كلهم على ولاية علي ما خلقت النار

“If everyone had gathered on the Wilayat of Ali (as) I would not have created Fire (Hell).”

Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.39, Pg247

Monday, 21 March 2011

Strongest Rope of Faith

عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لاصحابه: أي عرى الايمان أوثق؟ فقالوا: الله ورسوله أعلم، وقال بعضهم: الصلاة وقال بعضهم: الزكاة وقال بعضهم: الصيام وقال بعضهم: الحج والعمرة وقال بعضهم: الجهاد، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: لكل ما قلتم فضل وليس به ولكن أوثق عرى الايمان الحب في الله والبغض في الله وتوالي أولياء الله و التبري من أعداء الله

“Narrated Imam Sadiq (as) that the Holy prophet (saww) asked his companions. What is the strongest rope of Eeman (faith). The companions said "Allah and his Prophet know best". Few companions said Salaat (prayers), few said zakat, few said Fasting, few said Hajj, and few said Jihad. The Prophet (saww) said "All that who have said are merits but not the strongest rope of Eeman (faith). The strongest rope of Eeman (faith) is “loving for Allah and hating for Allah and befriending the friends of Allah and enmity with the enemies of Allah.”

Source: Al kafi - Book of Eeman and Kufr. Ch.188 H.6

عن عبدالله بن جبلة، عن إسحاق بن عمار، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: كل من لم يحب على الدين ولم يبغض على الدين فلا دين له

Imam Sadiq (as) said: "Anyone who does not love someone in religion and does not hate anyone in religion has no religion.

Source: Al kafi - Book of Eeman and Kufr. Ch.188 H.16

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sayings of Allah (swt) on Wilayat & Imamat


أن جبرائيل عليه السلام نزل على النبي ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) ، فقال : يا محمد السلام يقرئك السلام ويقول : خلقت السماوات السبع وما فيهن ، والأرضين السبع ومن عليهن ، وما خلقت موضعا أعظم من الركن والمقام ، ولو أن عبدا دعاني هناك منذ خلقت السماوات والأرضين ثم لقيني جاحدا لولاية علي لكببته في سقر

“I have created the seven heavens and whatever is in them the seven layers of earth and whatever is on them. And have not created place greater than Rukn & Makaan. And if any of my servants calls upon me since the time I have created the heavens and the earth and meets me in such a state that he does not believe in the Wilayat of Imam Ali (as)  then I will surely put him in hell."

Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.69, Pg.133 / Sawaab-ul-Amaal Pg.189


 و إني جعلت عليا (ع) علما للإيمان فمن أحبه و اتبعه كان هاديا و من تركه و أبغضه كان ضالا إنه لا يحبه إلا مؤمن و لا يبغضه إلا مناف

“Beware that I have declared Imam Ali (as) as the sign of guidance. So whoever follows him is guided and whoever rejects him is misguided. None will love him except a believer and none will have enmity towards him except a hypocrite.

Source: Irshad Al Quloob Vol.1, Pg.123


فبعزتي حلفت و بجلالي قسمت أنه لا يتولى عليا عبد من عبادي إلا زحزحته عن النار و أدخلته الجنة و لا يبغضه عبد من عبادي و يعدل عن ولايته إلا أبغضته و أدخلته النار و بئس المصير

“By my dignity and glory I sweare that none from amongst my servants well love Ali (as) but that I will protect him from the fire (of hell) and will enter him in heaven. And none from amongst my servants will have His (as) enmity but that he will be My enemy and will put him in the fire (of hell) and that(hell) is a bad place.

Source: Oyoon Akhbar Alridha Vol.2, Pg. 48  


عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و اله ان الله عهد الي في علي عهدا فقلت يا رب بينه لي قال اسمع ان علي رايه الهدى و امام اوليائي ونور من اطاعني و هو الكلمه التي الزمتها المتقين من احبه فقد اخبني و من اطاعه فقد اطاعني فبشرة بذلك

“Ali ibn abi Talib is the standard of guidance and the Imam of my friends and light for those who obey me. And He (Ali) is that word (kalma) which has been made obligatory on the pious. The one who loves him loves me and the one who has enmity with him had enmity with me. O Muhammad give these tidings to him (Ali).”

Source: Basharatul Mustafa le Shiyate Murtuza Pg. 66  & Amali - sheikh Sadooq, Assembly 72


 ولاية علي بن أبي طالب حصني، فمن دخل حصني أمن من ناری (عذابي)

“Wilayat of Imam Ali (as) is my fort, so whoever enters my fort is safe from the fire (of hell).

Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.39, Pg.247  


علي بن أبي طالب حجتي على خلقي، وديان ديني، أخرج من صلبه أئمة يقومون بأمرى، ويدعون إلى سبيلي، بهم أدفع البلاء عن عبادي، وبهم انزل من رحمتي

“Ali bn abi Talib is My Proof on My creations and the guardian of my religion. I will bring forth Imams from his progeny who will establish with my authority and will call towards my path. Through them I will keep away my punishment from my servants and through them will bestow my mercy.

Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.36, Pg.244  


 يامحمد أنت عبدي وأنا ربك فلي فاخضع وإياي فاعبد وعلي فتوكل وبي فثق فاني قد رضيت بك عبدا وحبيبا ورسولا ونبيا وبأخيك علي خليفة وبابا فهو حجتي على عبادي وإمام لخلقي به يعرف أوليائي من أعدائي وبه يميز حزب الشيطان من حزبي وبه يقام ديني وتحفظ حدودي وتنفذ أحكامي وبك وبه بالائمة من ولدك أرحم عبادي وإمائي وبالقائم منكم أعمر أرضي بتسبيحي وتقديسي وتهليلي وتكبيري وتمجيدي وبه اطهر الارض من أعدائي واورثها أوليائي وبه أجعل كلمة الذين كفروا بي السفلى وكلمتي العليا ، به احيي بلادي وعبادي بعلمي وله اظهر الكنوز والذخاير بمشيتي وإياه اظهر على الاسرار والضماير بارادتي وامده بملائكتي لتؤيده على إنفاذ أمري  وإعلان ديني ذلك وليي حقا ومهدي عبادي صدقا

“O Muhammad (saww), You are my Abd and I am your lord. Worship Me only and rely upon Me. I am satisfied that You are my Abd, My Beloved, My Prophet and My Messenger. And am satisfied that your brother Ali (as) is the caliph and the door. He (Ali a.s) is My Proof over My servants and is the Imam for My creations. Through him (Ali a.s.) My friends and My Enemies are made known. And through him the army of satan is distinguished from My army. By him My religion will be established and My laws will be implemented and My boundaries will be protected. And by you (Muhammad) and by him (Ali) and by the Imams on his progeny will bestow mercy on my servants and through Imam Qaim (as) will establish My tasbeeh, Tahleel, taqdees, takbeer, tamjeed on my land. And through him (Qaim) will purify the earth from my enemies and will make my friends the inheritors of the earth. And through him will bring down the Kalima of the kafirs (disbelievers) and will raise My kalima. And through him will give life to my servants and to my cities.
And through him will bring out the treasures by My will. And by My decision will make the secrets known to him (Qaim). And will assist him by My angels do that he can establish my authority and make known my religion. He (Qaim) is my true Wali and truly the Guided One (Mehdi) in my servants.”

Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.51, Pg.66  


لواجتمع الناس كلهم على ولاية علي ما خلقت النار

“If everyone had gathered on the Wilayat of Ali (as) I would not have created Fire (Hell).”

Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.39, Pg247