ahlul bayt(as)

Narrated ‘Āishah (radīAllāhu 'anha): "The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said, “The word 'Ar-Rahm’ (womb) derives its name from 'Ar-Rahmān’ (i.e. Allāh). So whosoever keeps good relations with it (womb i.e. Kith and kin), Allāh will keep good relations with him, and whosoever will sever it (i.e. severs his bonds of Kith and kin) Allāh too will sever His relations with him.”
—  [Sahīh al-Bukhārī Vol. 8, no. 18. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān]

anonymous asked:


Indeed such a beautiful soul he was, the martyred grandson of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), may Allah be pleased with him and upon him be peace. I ask Allah (ﷻ) to raise his rank & honor (and all the noble Ahlul-Bayt) and purify his name from the filfth of the Rawaafid who misrepresent him, and have dishonored and betrayed him in every way possible, Ameen Ya Rabb ❤

anonymous asked:

Hello if this is rude I'm sorry and you don't have to answer but what are the differences between Shi'a and Sunni other than those that the Sunni believe that Abu Bakr was the Prophet's successor while Shi'a believe that it's Ali?

This is a revised version of a previous post. Since what you described are the political differences, let me indulge you with the theological differences. The Shias follow the school of thought known as the Ja’fari school, this is school is named after the 6th Imam, Jafar As-Sadiq (a), a progeny of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh&hf), therefore, our school of thought is in accordance with the former’s rulings in certain matters concerning rituals, theology, politics and etc. The Ja’fari school of thought lays the framework of the Twelver Shi’a and Sevener Shi’a beliefs. But I will focus on the predominately Twelver Shi’a belief.

The Sunnis, however, are split into four different schools of thoughts based on the students of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a) and those who believe that basing your belief by following schools of jurisprudences blinds a follower from seeking the truth about Islam, these are known as Salafis or Ahl al-Hadith. Therefore, you will see the difference in regards to theological and legal affairs even amongst our siblings from Ahlul Sunnah (Sunni Islam). However, it goes without saying that Shias differ remarkably from their Sunni brothers. Here are the differences:


Shias hold their arms down and prostrate on clay, Sunnis (with the exception of Sunni Malikis) fold their arms when they pray, neither do they pray on clay. Shias also make supplications during all prayers, while Sunnis do not. There are some minor and notable differences, but these three examples provide enough difference between our prayers. Shi’as may combine some of their prayers to make it convienient for them, however, it is preferable to pray them separately. Some of the Sunni schools believe that they can only combine prayers during fear or when you’re on a journey.


Shias usually start their fasts earlier than their Sunni brothers and will usually end it sometimes after them. Shias must also be in a state of ritual purity before they can fast.


Shias believe in their own compilations of Hadiths, thereby rejecting most Sunni hadiths due to the lack of reliability in many of the narrators. This is due to their views on the Prophet’s family and the companions of the Prophet.

The Ahlul Bayt [The Prophet’s progeny]: 

The Shi’as put a lot of importance and reverence to the Prophet’s family and believe that only through the Prophet’s family can they establish laws due to their infallibility. This means that anyone who does not belong to the Prophet’s pure family, Islamic laws as a worldly system cannot be established by anyone but them. More on this below.


Shias believe in 14 infallible beings who all descend from the Prophet through his daughter Fatimah (s.a). Sunnis do not believe in this concept, while the concept of infallibility is only extended to the Prophet by some Sunnis and Sufis. The Imams have the ability to interpret the Qur’an and the Sunnah both through their exoteric (outer) and esoteric (inner) dimensions, a feat that is not available to other Muslims, however, their interpretations exist today. All Prophets throughout time are considered infallible by Shias as well.


The Imams are the only ones who can lead the Muslim nation through God’s decree in both worldly and spiritual matters, hence the rejection of historical caliphs before and after Ali ibn Abi Talib (a) and his son, Imam Hassan (a). Because Shias saw Ali (A) as the legitimate successor to the Prophet, every caliphate in history has been rejected by the Shias, this includes Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Muaw’iyah who are especially revered in Sunni Islam.

Shi’as, therefore, have an extremely critical perspective in regards to Islamic history due to the expansionist, Monarchist system and the materialist interests of the Caliphs. 

Intercession and Grave visitation:

Shias believe that they can seek intercession (tawassul) from the Prophets and the Inaccummalate Saints (The Fourteen Infallibles). Some Sunnis see it being okay, provided it is only the Prophet, while other Sunnis, such as those who are Salafists or Wahhabists see it as a form of Idolatry. Shias also pay their respects to the Infallibles in Shrines in order to seek their intercession. Salafists and Wahhabists also see this as a form of Idolatry.

Holidays and commemorations:

Because of the historical implications of being a Shia, there are many holidays and commemorative events in Shia Islam, such as the birthday of the Prophet or the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a) this differs from the Sunnis who only hold Eid-al Fitr and Eid al-Adha as the only legitimate holidays of Islam. Some Sunnis and Sufis celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh&hf).


Ashura [the tenth day] is - in Shi’a fiqh - known as the day when the grandson of the Prophet [Imam Hussain (a)] had his martyrdom. This historical day marks a special commemoration to the struggle he went through that set the example for all Shi’as to stand up and be vocal against any oppressors, whether they are Muslims or not. The day is built up in ten days, starting from the first day of the first month of the Islamic calendar with the conclusion with the tenth day of the first month of the Islamic calendar.

For Sunnis, they commemorate this day as a day of fasting, as allegedly told from a Hadith in which the Prophet saw the Jewish Community fasting, so the Prophet asked them why they fasted, in which they claimed that it was the day in which Moses (a) had set the Children of Israel free. So the Prophet replied that “We have more right to Moses (a) than the Jewish people” (that’s a very bold statement) and he and his followers started to follow this custom. Shi’as reject this hadith due to several inconsistencies, such as Yom Kippur not being the day when Moses (a) freed the Children of Israel but rather Pesach and the fact that Jewish and Islamic calendars are inconsistent with each other. 


A messianic figure who is both venerated by Sunnis and Shias, the difference in the Shia interpretation of the Mahdi (atfs) is that he is the current Imam and is hiding in an occultation and will return in the future with Christ (a), while the Sunnis expect him to appear in the future rather than coming out of his occultation. The Mahdi (atfs) is also considered the twelfth and final Imam for Twelver Shi’as.


Shias do not believe that the outcome of every individual has been predetermined by the will of God, but rather, that God has pre-knowledge of future events and will not intervene with man’s decisions. Humanity has therefore complete freedom over their own actions, and whatever consequences that befall them is not in the hands of God, but rather, it is within His Divine knowledge. God has the ability to change the course of events as he sees fit, that is if He was to utilize His will. Majority of Sunnis believe in the concept of Predestination, the belief that every individual’s outcome has been predetermined by God, this concept is rejected by Shias.

anonymous asked:

Do you know any books in English that tell the tragedy of Karbala in details? Or books that talks about ahlul al bayt (as)?

You can check out these and see if any of them are useful for you.

Books on the tragedy of Karbala:
A Probe into the History of Ashura
Ashura, the Tenth of Muharram
The Tragedy of Karbala
The Journey of Tears
Karbala and Ashura
Karbala, the Chain of Events
Maqtal al-Husayn
Hussain, The Great Martyr

The Role of The Ahlulbayt in Building The Virtuous Community:
[Part One], [Part Two], [Part Three], [Part Four], [Part Five], [Part Six], [Part Seven], [Part Eight]

history has never seen an event like the tragedy of Karbala. not because of the brutality, injustice, and oppression of it, but rather due to the commemoration of it. for over 1300 years, with the coming of Muharram, the lovers of the ahlul bayt (as) all around the globe don their black garments, spend their days in remembrance of al-Hussain (as), and their nights in mourning. adult, youth, and children alike are driven to the majalis of Muharram to communally grieve for the martyrs of Karbala, as well as for the state of their own heart and soul. every year, the remembrance of this story and these people doesn’t fail to bewilder us and put us in a state of contemplation and reform. how blessed we are to be able to honour this event every year. what a beautiful revival of the heart it is weep in this occasion. and how comforting it is, to know that no matter how hard and rusted our hearts get throughout each year, Muharram will come to cleanse and soften them yet again..

I am leaving among you two weighty things: the one being the Book of Allah in which there is right guidance and light, so hold fast to the Book of Allah and adhere to it. He exhorted (us) (to hold fast) to the Book of Allah and then said: The second are the members of my household I remind you (of your duties) to the members of my family.
—  Prophet Muhammad (saw) narrated by Yazid b. Hayyan
Sahih Muslim 2408; Book 44, Hadith 5

anonymous asked:

Do you have any sorta resource I could use, for writing a Muslim character? Specifically a Shia Muslim one. I have a lesbian Muslim character in mind as a general OC but I don't personally know any Shia Muslim folk, and I don't want to misrepresent!

Oooooh, I would totally recommend Al-islam.org. It’s a Shia site that provides pretty much everything a person can ask for on the topic of Shia Islam and the Ahlul Bayt (a).

@zanabism or any other Shia friend, if you like, is it okay if you could give them some direction? 

“On the Day of Judgement the feet of none will move from the presence of Allah till He asked them about four things: How did you spend your life? What activity did you indulge in? From where did you earn riches and where have you spent them? They will also be questioned about their love for the Ahlul Bayt (ع).”

#ImamMuhammadBaqir (ع), Al Bihar, Vol 7 p. 389

anonymous asked:

Okay so I have a question and I don't want to sound disrespectful and the one thing that is so hard for me is the whole Aisha thing. Why do Shia's curse her so much when Allah (swt) Himself cleared her name in the Quran, in Sarah Nur? and Allah calls her a Mu'min. Should we not believe Allah? The prophet said to Aisha, “Congratulations, Ayesha (RA), Allah has sent down proof of your innocence” So doesn't this mean shia's are disbelieving in the verses of Allah?

Salaam pal. 

I know you mentioned at the beginning you didn’t want to be disrespectful, and I just gently want to point out your question is not disrespectful but you’ve made some incorrect assumptions here, and then come to a conclusion about shias based on your own incorrect assumptions–this happens extremely often with Shias. our beliefs are incorrectly stated, and entire populations believe them to be true. this leads to discrimination and is the literal basis for violent genocide against Shias. I would just suggest the next time you have a q about shia islam that you not make any assumptions beforehand as a non-shia because I can all but guarantee you have been misled. 

okay for your question: 

1. “Why do Shia’s curse her so much when Allah (swt) Himself cleared her name in the Quran, in Sarah Nur?” 

Shias do not disagree with Sunnis in that Aysha was “cleared” in this particular scenario^^^. So there’s your first mistake; thinking we disagree with this particular ayat when we do not. Shias are in agreement that she was acquitted in that particular case.  

2. However, this ayat, and there is a unanimity of agreement here from scholars, is in reference to one singular situation that Shias agree with.

 There is your second mistake; in thinking this ayat refers to all acts Aysha has ever committed and exonerates her for all valid arguments Shias have against her. 

I just wanna emphasize that again. Shias have valid arguments to criticize Aysha. We’re not just making them up as we go, we are not just finding reasons to discredit her image. We have valid arguments which are rooted in history, supported by Hadith. 

3. “ Allah has sent down proof of your innocence” So doesn’t this mean shia’s are disbelieving in the verses of Allah?”

This was already addressed, but I want to make it clear once again: Shias do not disagree with the verses revealed or with Allah’s word; we are in agreement with the verse you are talking about. 

Your next mistake, as discussed earlier, was assuming she was exonerated for all instances and that shias are somehow inherently wrong in criticizing her because of this–I would highly suggest you read the verse you have just cited and gain a deeper understanding of what was happening at the time. 

As @khatmal explains: 

Shias have valid arguments for criticizing Aysha for instances which occurred after the Prophet (pbuh)’s death, and thus, after the revelation of the Quran. You can’t say our critique of her is at odds with the Quran because there’s nothing in the Quran which contradicts this posthumous critique. 

Nothing about that ayat has anything to do with the scope of critique that Shias place on Aysha–we have several reasons to critique her that took place after the completion of the Quran. For example: if someone is exonerated of one wrongdoing in 2016, does that mean the wrongdoing they commit in 2022 is also forgiven?? No.

Another thing you should ask yourself: why does the sunni narrative of Aysha overshadow ours? Why is our evidence somehow null in comparison to yours?

Final thing I want to tell you: 

You sent me this message with the following basis: that Shias are going against the word of the Prophet (pbuh) and the Quran. This accusation is made against Shias everyday by Sunnis. 

I just want you to know that I, as a Shia, can make the same accusation against all Sunni muslims the exact same way. 

There are Sunnis who believe the death of Imam Hussain (A.S.) is, at least, justified because he was taking actions against a rightfully guided Caliph. There are Sunnis who believe that Bibi Fatima (A.S.) should not have fought to maintain ownership of the orchard that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) bestowed on her before he passed away because she was taking action against a rightfully guided Caliph. 

As a Shia, I can ask the entirety of the Sunni world–are you not going against the word of Prophet (pbuh) by harming and justifying the harm of his family (the ahlul-bayt) and because he explicitly has asked his followers to disown those who hurt the Ahlul-Bayt, are Sunnis not disobeying his wishes, and consequently the wishes of Allah (SWT)? 

The reason I add that is to just remind you that these questions and reasoning can easily be reversed and applied to Sunnis–with proof, with valid hadith and proof from the Quran. Just remember the way you question us and our reasoning for critiquing your holy religious figures can be reversed to Sunnis and how they have explicitly harmed OUR holy figures. 

anonymous asked:

so like, my grandpa is a 2nd gen german immigrant and his family was jewish. he had a muslim coworker for years upon years who taught him about her religion and he decided to convert to islam. i was just wondering if it's okay for people who weren't born into islam to convert to it?

Subhanallah! I’m so happy to know that your grandpa made this choice, may Allah (swt) guide him and give him a life of success and fortune! And may he find peace and tranquility in his decision, inshallah.

Any non-Muslim can convert freely to Islam, in fact, anyone regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, gender, race, nationality, color and etc can convert!

Because your grandpa belongs to a Jewish household, his heritage is still very important and he should not throw it away, proper respect must be shown to those who descend from Isaac (as) or any other Prophet by Muslims, especially if they descend from Bani Israel, Bani Ishmael or Ahlul Bayt. So despite being a Muslim, his Jewish heritage is of great importance, remember to tell him that.

They always describe the forehead of Zayn al-Abidin AS like that of a camel’s knee due to his constant prostration. But what’s interesting to note is that this wasn’t the only physical transformation that occurred after over a half century of worship. Marks from prostration were found on numerous parts of his body, but the markings from prayer were not fascinating at all. After the imam’s death, his Shi'a found unexplained marks on his back. It was uncovered that the imam had been providing food for a hundred poor families which he would feed in secret during the night. The marks on his back were from the bags of food that he would constantly carry to the Muslims. Every single part of his physical being was honoured by Allah SWT, and the Muslims didn’t even know it until after the man died.

sweetbroandchallahjewish  asked:

What is salafism? I'm afraid I don't understand

Salafism is a movement within Sunni Islam that adheres to a much more stricter version of it where they try to emulate the “pious ancestors”, seeing them as keeping Islam true to its orthodoxy. Many personalities among their ancestors are rejected by Shias due to disagreement, problematic history and their staunch aggression against the Ahlul Bayt (a), Shias and minority groups.

As opposed to other schools of Sunni Islam, Salafism believes that the individual should, most usually, adhere to a traditionalist view of the Qur'an and stick to the Prophetic traditions (=Sunnah) as strictly as possible (without objecting to their authenticity) and read upon those personalities rather than simply following a school of thought and its opinions. Because Shias reject traditionalist views and most of their Prophetic traditions, preferring a different approach, Salafists believe Shias are innovators, rejectors or fabricators.

Wahhabism is an example of a Salafist movement that refers to the teachings of Muhammed ibn Abdul Wahaab (l.a) and Ibn Taymiyyah (l.a). Salafism is a very decentralized movement due to the fact that Salafists disagree among themselves a lot, so within Salafism, you have grassroot movements.