Beware, I and my Ahlul Bayt — we were Light which was walking in front of Allah two-thousand years before Allah created Adam and this Light was such that when it did dhikr, Angels also did dhikr.

When Allah created Adam, this Light was put in his back, and with it on his back, He sent him down on the earth. Then this Light, being in the back of Noah, was lifted in the boat. Then being in the back of Ibrahim, this Light was put in fire. Then continuously we were transferred in very noble backs, until we were taken out from what was the most excellent mine, and we were sown among the best mothers and fathers from whom no one met in a forbidden manner.

Beware that we, the children of Abdul Muttalib, are the leaders of the people of Paradise — I and Ali, Ja’far and Hamza, and Hasan and Husayn, and Fatimah and Mahdi.

Beware, Allah looked at the entire people on the earth and from them He chose two people. From these two, I am one and He sent me as a Prophet and Messenger. The other one is Ali ibn Abi Talib, and He sent a revelation to me that I make him my brother, my friend, my vizier, my successor, and my caliph.

Be aware, he is, after me, the guardian of all mu’mineen. Whoever befriends him, Allah will be his friend, and whoever bears enmity towards him, Allah will bear enmity towards him. No one will love him but a Mu’min, and no one will be his enemy but an infidel. After me, he is the foundation of the earth for its occupiers, and he is Allah’s Kalame Taqwa and he is Urwatuh-wuthqa.

Be aware, Allah looked a second time so after us, He chose twelve successors from my Ahlul Bayt and He declared them to be the best in my Ummah, one after the other. The example of them is like the stars in the sky — when one star sets, the other rises.

These are all Imams who are guides and are guided. The cheating of cheaters cannot harm them and if anyone leaves them, the leaving does not harm them. These are all the argument of Allah on His earth and are His witnesses over His creation, are the treasurers of His knowledge and are the ones who mention His revelations. They are mines of His wisdom, and whoever obeyed them all obeyed Allah and whoever disobeyed them all has disobeyed Allah. These are all with the Qur’an and the Qur’an is with them all. They will not separate from the Qur’an until they all reach me at the Fountain.
—  The Messenger of Allah (ص) Kitab-e-Sulaym ibn Qays al-Hilali h. 45, p. 283-284
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Osric Chau: Let’s Get it On

Sorry Os, I saw the opportunity and I took it. 

Check out this mix on @8tracks: lessons on loving a prophet by thranduils.

Worse than Adultery

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Between a man and unbelief is the nonperformance of the Prayer.” [Muslim]

That is why Ibrahim An-Nakhi and others said, “Whoever leaves the Prayers has disbelieved.”

Once a woman of the Bani Israel came to Musa (alaihis salam) and said, “0 Messenger of Allah, I committed a grievous sin but I repented to Allah. So please invoke Allah to forgive me and accept my repentance?” Musa (alaihis salam) asked, “What was your sin?” She replied, “I committed adultery and then gave birth to a child whom I killed (out of fear).” Musa (alaihis salam) was upset and said, “Go away from here lest Allah’s punishment, as a consequence of your sin, envelop us as well.” So the woman turned away with a broken heart. 

Jibreel (alaihis salam) immediately came and told Musa (alaihis salam) that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) was saying, “O Musa, why did you turn a penitent woman away? Is there no sin greater in your sight than that which she committed?” Musa (alaihis salam) asked, “Can there be a greater sinner (than an adulterer and murderer)?” Jibreel (alaihis salam) replied, “The one who intentionally neglects the Prayer (is a greater sinner).”

This story does not lighten the sin of adultery or murder but emphasizes the enormity of choosing not to pray to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).


Daniel Warren Johnson came by last night to finish up the sketches for backer rewards at the “Together Forever” level.  He showed up with a Pink headband, which he claims ‘helps him make deadlines’.  

We watched The Dirty Dozen (which Dan had never seen!?!?) and had some brew & pie.  I drew a drawing of Prophet, cuz you know… why not.

First round of packages have been sent out!  We’re working our way through the mailing list.  Thanks for your patience!

- Tyrell

New jams! Got a lot of stuff I’ve been putting off getting.

Really, really, really blown away by the Nikki Lane record. Sounds phenomenal.

Swamp Dogg - Rat On!
Matt Mays - Coyote
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat+Bone
Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
Nikki Lane - All Or Nothin’
Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful
Heavy Trash - Going Way Out With…

Gotta say, Insound packaged these pretty poorly, & the bottom right of all these records were crushed, making it really difficult to put records back into their cover. Hard to complain when they were all 50%, though.

Also, the JSBX record is 12.5” tall, to compensate for the card stock being twice as thick as anything I own. It’s a real pain in the ass. Failed experiment, Jon.