The entire universe belongs to Allah the Almighty. He does what He wishes to do. No one can curtail His Power or Authority. Importantly, Allah has appointed the Infallible Imams (a.s.) as the source of all His entire beneficence and blessings. On this premise, these Infallible Imams (a.s.) can possess anything in the universe. Therefore, our responsibility is that we acquire recognition of these honoured ones, who have been granted power and authority over the heavens and the earth by Allah.
Besides, if we wish to live a blissful life and stay on the straight path then it’s essential for us to differentiate between truth and falsehood. Hence, these honoured ones who mirror the truth — in whose happiness lies Allah’s happiness, in whose anger lies Allah’s anger, in whose obedience lies Allah’s obedience and in whose disobedience lies Allah’s disobedience — it is obligatory for us to gain their recognition which in the end will become the reason of our well-being.
The status of Janabe Zahra (s.a.) is beyond virtuosity
The position of Janabe Zahra (s.a.) is way higher than just being virtuous.
Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) says:
‘Surely, Allah is happy when Fatemah is happy and angry when Fatemah is angry’
(Ref: Behar ul Anwaar vol 30, page 353; Mustadrak Haakim, vol 3, pg 154; Mo’ajam al Kabeer vol 22, page 401; Sahih Bukhari vol 5, page 83)
This tradition makes it clear that the status of Janabe Zahra (s.a.) is much superior to just being virtuous because chastity means that every action of a person— his contentment or discontentment, happiness and anger is as per Allah’s wish. He’s content in Allah’s pleasure and angry in Allah’s anger. His actions are a reflection of Allah’s wish. But, this isn’t the case with Janabe Zahra (s.a.) because here Allah is pleased with what Janabe Fatemah Zahra (s.a.) is pleased with and angered with what she is angered.
It’s impossible to get true recognition of (marefat) Janabe Zahra (s.a.)
Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) says: Continue reading →
In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
Once Hasan bin Fazal asked Imam Ali Reza (a.s.) why the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) was called Abul Qasim. He said: “Because the name of one of his sons was Qasim.” Hasan asked: “Do your honor, not regard me worthy of being informed more than this?”
The Imam (a.s.) said: “Why not? Perhaps you are not aware that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has said: I and Ali are two fathers of this Ummah.” I said: “I do know that.” Then he asked again: “Do you know that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) is the father of this entire Ummah?” I said: “Yes, I know.” He asked further: “Do you know that Ali (a.s.) is the distributor of Paradise and Hell?” I said: “Yes.” He said: “The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) is the father of the distributor of Paradise and Hell and hence the Almighty Allah gave him the title of Abul Qasim (father of the distributor).” I asked: “In what way is his being the father?” He replied: “It means that the admiration and love of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) for the entire Ummah is like the affection of a father for his children. And Ali (a.s.) is the best individual in Prophet’s
Ummah. Similarly after the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), the love of Ali for the Ummah is like Prophet’s love because he is his legatee and the leader of the Ummah.
Hence it is said by him that: I and Ali are two fathers of this Ummah.” Then the Imam said: “One day the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) went to the pulpit and said: If a man dies leaving behind some debt and family members, the responsibility of his debt and maintenance of his family members is on me and if a man dies and leaves behind him his heirs and also wealth, then that wealth belongs to his heirs.”
Because of this the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has the right over his Ummah which is higher than their own right over their lives. Likewise, Ali’s right over the lives of the Ummah, after the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a), was higher than the Ummah’s right over their own lives.”
Ref: Hayat Al Quloob
InThe Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
ہمیں سیدھے راستے کی (اور اس پر چلنے کی) ہدایت کرتا رہ۔
हमें सीधा रास्ता दिखा।
ِShow us the straight path
Abdullah ibn Abdullah ibn Ahmad, who is more famously as Al Hakaani Neshapoori (Al Hanafi), was regarded as one of the great scholars of 5th century AH. He narrates in his book Shawahidul Tanzeel le Qawaedul Tafseel Fi Ayaatil Naazilah Fi Ahlul Bayt, that the father of Haakim Abu Muhammad Abdillah ibn Ahmad quoted from various sources, that Abu Buraidah (ra) said about this ayat revaled by Allah: Guide us to the right path means the the Path of Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and his holy progeny (Ahle Bayt).
Similarly, Hafiz Kabeer narrates, tha Aqueel ibn Husain Al Qasuwee stated from other sources through Sufyan al Thuri and he from Asbaat and Mujahid who quote Ibn Abbas as saying (اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ) O People say, (O Allah) Keep guiding us on the path of love of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and his Ahle Bayt (a.s.)
Ref: Shawahidul Tanzeel vol 1 page 57-58
بسم اللهِ الرّحمن الرّحيم
When Khalil bin Ahmad was asked about Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib’s (a.s.) virtues, he responded, How can I describe the merits of the one whose merits were concealed by his enemies out of envy and by his friends for fear of their lives. Despite this, the east and the west bear testimony to his virtues.”
What is conveyed in this article provides a very brief insight into Imam Ali’s (a.s.) character. We have primarily sourced all traditions from the books of the Ahle Sunnah, because that praise is most sincere which emanates from the rivals.
Only Allah and His Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) know Ali (a.s.)
How can one not be perplexed about the personality whose very mortality is debated? Some considered him to be God and worthy of worship, while at another extreme, some wondered whether he was as pious and Ggod-fearing as projected. The latter were shocked to learn that Imam Ali (a.s.) was martyred in Masjid-e-Kufa while engaged in prayers., – they exclaimed, . –“ Did Ali ever offer prayers at all?” Continue reading →