Mock us and we will bear it with the patience of Zainab,
Kill us, but from Hussain we have learned to live forever So fight us and I swear, like Ali we will never lose to you, And when we win, like his grandfather, our master will forgive you.
Rayya b. Salt once asked Imam Reza:“Are you Sahib al-Amr (Master of the Undertaking)?”The Imam (a.s) said:
“Yes, I am the Master of the Undertaking. However, I am not that Master of the Undertaking who will fill the earth with justice and equity. How can I be that Master of the Undertaking when you are witness to the prevalent weakness and helplessness? The promised Qaim will be old in age but young in appearance when he emerges. He will be so powerful and strong that if he extended his hand to the most huge tree it would fall uprooted.
And if he screamed among the mountains the rocks would be crushed into pieces. The rod of Moses and the seal of Solomon are with him. That person will be my fourth descendant. God will keep him in occultation for as long as He deems necessary. Then, He will cause him to appear, and through him God will fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with tyranny and oppression!”
‘On the authority of al-Thumāli: I asked Imam al-Baqir (as)
“O” son of the Messenger of Allah, aren’t all of you Establishers (Qa'im) of the Truth?” He said, “Indeed so.” I asked him then, “Why has al-Qā‘im has been named ‘the Establisher’ (al-Qā’im)?” He said, “When my forefather Imam Hussain (as), was killed, angels wailed to Allah, the Exalted, and cried and whimpered. They said, “Our Lord, our Master, are You going to ignore people who killed Your chosen friend and the progeny of Your chosen and selected friend from Your creation?” Allah, the Exalted, revealed to them, “Relax my angels. By My Honor and My Majesty, I will take revenge from them, even if it be after a while.” Then Allah, the Exalted, manifested the Imams
from the progeny of Imam Hussain (a.s) which made the angels happy. They saw one of them standing (qā’im), offering salāth. Allah, the Exalted, said, ‘Through that
Standing one (al-Qā’im). I shall avenge from them.’”
Quoted in Ilal al Sharae
Book (Bihar Al Anwar, volume 51)
O’ Allah, be for Your deputy, al-hujjat ibnil Hasan, May Your blessings be upon him and his fore-fathers, now and at all times, a master and protector and guide and helper and proof and guard, until he resides peacefully on Your Earth and let him enjoy (his rule on the Earth) for a long time.
Transliteration ALLAAHUMMA KUN LE-WALIYYEKAL HUJJATIBNIL HASANE SALAWAATOKA A'LAYHE WA A'LAA AAABAA-EHI FEE HAAZEHIS SAA-A'TE WA FEE KULLE SAA-A'TIN WALIYYAWN WA HAAFEZAWN WA QAA-EDAWN WA NAASERAWN WA DALEELAWN WA A'YNAN HATTAA TUSKENAHU ARZAKA TAW-A'N WA TOMATTE-A'HU FEEHAA TAWEELAA.
There is no such thing as the ''12 Imams'', the whole Shiism is based on lies
Let’s have a look at what the Messenger of Allah (saw)
said regarding the 12 Imams:
Sahih Bukhari Book 89:329 Narrated Jabir bin Samura: ‘’I heard Muhammad say ‘There
will be twelve Muslim rulers.’ He then said a sentence which I did not
hear. My father said ‘’All of them (those rulers) will be from Quraysh.’’
Sahih Muslim Book 20:4477-4483 Narrated Jabir bin Samura: ‘’I heard Muhammad say ‘The
(Islamic) religion will continue until the Hour (Day of Resurrection), having twelve
Caliphs for you and all of them will be from Quraysh.’’
Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2223 The Prophet said: ‘’There will be twelve Amir
after me.’ Then he said something that I did not understand. So I asked the one
who was next to me, who said that he had said: ‘All of them are from Quraysh.’’
Sunan Abu Dawood Book 37:4266 The Prophet said: ‘’The religion will continue to be
established till there are twelve Caliphs over you, and the whole community
will agree on each of them.’’
Musnad-e-Ahmad, volume 5, page 87 ‘’Surely this religion will always overcome its opponents
and no enemy or deserter can ever harm it till there are twelve Caliphs
from my nation in it. All of them will be from Quraysh.’’
And there are more than 20 similar narrations. By the
way ‘twelve’ is how we spell out the number 12 using letters in case you weren’t
As you may know,
the followers of the Members of the House of the Prophet (saw) refer to these
12 Caliphs as of their 12 Imams starting with Imam Ali (as) and ending with
Imam Mahdi (as) the Leader of our time. With the passage of time and through
historical events, we know that by the above traditions the Holy Prophet (saw)
meant the twelve Imams from his Ahlulbayt (as) who are the descendants of the Prophet
since we have no other 12 pure candidates in the history of Islam upon whose
righteousness all Muslims agree. It is interesting to know that even the
enemies of Shias have NOT been able to find any fault in the virtues of the
twelve Imams of the Shias.
It is now clear
that the only way to interpret the previously mentioned traditions which are
narrated by al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, and Ahmad Ibn
Hanbal is to accept that it refers to the twelve Imams from the Prophet’s
Ahlulbayt, because they were, in their times, the most knowledgeable, the most
illustrious, the most god-fearing, the most pious, the best in personal
virtues, and the most honored before Allah; and their knowledge was derived
from their ancestor (the Prophet) through their fathers. These are the
Ahlulbayt (as) whose sinlessness, flawlessness, and purity is confirmed by the Holy
Quran (the last sentence of verse 33:33).
It’s amazing that
despite the acknowledgment of al-Bukhari and Muslim and other prominent Sunni
scholars about the twelve Imams, the Sunnis always stop at the four Caliphs.
More interestingly, there are Sunni reports in which the Messenger of Allah (saw)
named these twelve members of his Ahlulbayt (as) one by one starting with Imam
Ali (as) and ending with Imam Mahdi (as). (Source: Yanabi al-Mawadda, page
431 by al-Qunduzi al-Hanafi).
Nowehere in Sunnism are there twelve Muslim rulers
who, all of them are from Quraysh. The ‘Four Rightly Guided’ Rashidun
Caliphs were four, there were more than 30 Ummayad Caliphs, nearly
40 Abbasid Caliphs, and many Sunni Caliphs are not even from Quraysh.
Now let’s count the Shia Imams/Caliphs: 1) Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) 2) Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (as) 3) Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (as) 4) Imam Ali Ibn Hussain (as) 5) Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali (as) 6) Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad (as) 7) Imam Musa Ibn Jafar (as) 8) Imam Ali Ibn Musa (as) 9) Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali (as) 10) Imam Ali Ibn Muhammad (as) 11) Imam Hassan Ibn Ali Ibn Muhammad (as) 12) Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his
‘It it hard for me that I can see all creatures but I can neither see you nor can I hear any whisper or confidential talk from you! It is hard for me that ordeals encompass you, not me and neither cry nor complaint from me can rally round you! May my soul be ransom for you; for although you are hidden from us, you have never forsaken us. May my soul be ransom for you; for although you are away, you have never been away from us. May my soul be ransom for you; for you are the wish of an eager believing man or woman who mention you and miss you. May my soul be ransom for you; for you are an unmatched pioneer of dignity. May my soul be ransom for you; for you are an unrivalled origin of glory. May my soul be ransom for you; for you are unparalleled centre of bounties. May my soul be ransom for you; for you are unequal in all-inclusive honor. Until when will I be bewildered about you? O my master, and until when?’
- extract from Dua Al-nudba
The Holy Prophet (saw) said: ‘’Whenever you get entangled in some difficulty, then seek refuge in presence of Imam Hujjat (aj) and invoke him. He will save you and grant you salvation. He answers the needy and is refuge of anybody who seeks refuge in Him.’’
Today, the coming
nights, until the end of this Sacred Month are all days that cannot be fathomed
nor their reward understood by man’s feeble mind. Three major events occurred on
the 17th of this month and they are: The Ascension (Mi’raj) of the
Prophet, peace be upon him & his family, the conquest (battle) of Badr, the
demise of Humarayh bint Abu Bakr, the passing of Abu Lulu’s nephew, Abu
al-Zanad ‘Abdullah b. Dhukan (who is from amongst the companions of Imam Zayn ‘Abideen,
peace be upon him), and the beginning of the construction of the grand mosque
of Jamkaran by the order of the Awaited Saviour, Imam al-Mahdi, peace be upon
him, as reported by al-Shaykh Hassan Muthlata al-Jamkarani.
- Refer to the book
Taqeem al-Shi’a, ‘Abdul Husayn al-Nayshaburi, Pg.337-349 for more details
Furthermore, for the believers wherever
they may be. A prayer to be performed tonight that encompasses unseen reward
and blessings. The Commander of the Faithful ‘Ali, peace be upon him, says:
prays four units of pray (arba’ raka’at) on the night of the 18th of
the month of Ramadan, reciting the following in each unit: al-Fatiha (the
Opening chapter) once, al-Qadr (the Decree) chapter twenty five times, will not
leave this world until the Angel of Death brings him glad tidings that God is
Pleased and not Angry.
Salaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu my dear brother/sister.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
I’m guessing you mean by weak in faith - feeling distant from Allah SWT?
How to feel closer to Him varies for different people.
1. I always try to ask Him. I know that’s something simple but there’s a verse in the Qur'an which says “call upon Me and I will answer you” literally I ask for anything: motivation, spirituality, tears even other basic things.
But make sure you ask with a heart full of hope with the expectation that your Du'a will reach the heavens and won’t go unanswered.
2. Tasbeeh of Fatimatuh Zahra (sa) - Allah hu Akbar 34x (Allah is greater), Alhamdulillah (all praise be due to Allah) 33x, Subhan'Allah (Glory be to Allah 33x
When I say Allah hu Akbar I remind myself that Allah is greater than any problems I may have or if I’m going through a test I reminded myself Allah is greater and I’m a slave who has to be patient with this test.
- Alhamdulillah. You can literally just smile breathe in deeply and exhale. I find that makes me grateful to Allah swt or even putting your hand on your heart, feel your heart beat and remind yourself that Allah has given you life and WANTS you to get closer to him.. There are other things: food water, friends, family etc
Subhan'Allah - for me, this links with Alhamdulillah as I just remind myself of how Merciful He is. I think about the verse where he says “Call upon me and I will answer you”, I think about the fact that He doesn’t just want me to call on Him but He loves me so much and is WAITING for me to ask Him - Subhan'Allah.. Or about the fact that He judges according to the best of our deeds (there’s a verse of Qur'an to support this), or even the fact that no matter how much I yearn to want to get closer to Allah Swt, He yearns for me and wants ME to come closer to Him, or how much He has honoured us - the Qur'an says that angels bowed down to us - we have the potential to reach such a high status - Subhan'Allah so let’s not sell ourselves short, Insha'Allah.
Doing a Tasbeeh like this makes me feel a sense of gratefulness and love for Allah SWT :)
3. Sajdah e Shukr - Simply go into Sajdah and say Shukranlillah (thank you Allah). If you’re going through such a hard time and you feel like your faith is so low that you can’t find anything to thank Him for then try thank Him for the fact that whatever’s going on in your life it could be worse - but it isn’t I.e. Your faith could be even weaker than it is now or you could be going through an even greater hardship.
4. Tawassul! Tawassul! Tawassul! (seeking a means to Allah).
If u can then try Ziyarat Ashura (I recommend the one by Sheikh Hamza Sodagar on YouTube) or at least listen to it and recite with your heart so u can focus on the meaning. Then simply seek help from Imam Hussain (as) and if u want, then cry. I’d also recommend asking from Imam Mahdi (a) - He is our living Imam (a) and loves us so much! Subhan'Allah - do you know much he craves for us to simply speak with him!?
Just a few more little things which are important: when supplicating start off with bismillahir Rahmannir Rahim and a salawat (Allah humma salli ala Muhammad wa aali Muhammad) and end with a salawat. Ahadith (narrations) teach us that these are means to get our Du'as answered and also pray with presence of heart and pray for others before yourself.
I’ll leave it at that for now even though there’s more I could say - I don’t want to overwhelm you with advice.
I sincerely pray from the bottom of my heart that everything works out the best for you. I recited ziyarat ashura for you and have asked Allah SWT, Imam Hussain (as) and Imam Al Mahdi (as) to help you.
May Allah bless you my dear brother/sister - I pray this is beneficial for you and you are definitely in my Du'as :) please remember me in your Du'as too.
Your brother in faith :)
A few things that I recite everyday that are beneficial:
Ya Allahu Ya Rahmanu Ya Rahim. Ya Muqallibal Quloob Thabbit Qalbee A'la deenik - Oh Allah, Oh the Most Merciful, Oh The Especially Merciful. Oh Turner of hearts, turn my heart onto your religion.
Also: “Oh Allah, grant me Your Love and the Love of Allah that You Love and an action that will help me reach your Love and make Your Love the dearest of all things to me".
And asking from Imam Mahdi (as) saying: Ya Mahdi Adhrikni! Adhrikni! Agithni! Agithni! Min'al Fa'i'dheen! - Oh Mahdi Seek me! Seek me! Help me! Help me! To be amongst the successful.
You can add after that Bihaqqi Zahra (for the sake of Zahra (as)) and Fisabilillah (for the sake of Allah SWT).
Apologies as I wasn’t too concise - I just really wanted to help you.
May our lives be for Allah.
Your faith could be low due to sins - but that’s for a different message as I’m not sure if that’s the case.
Hello! I have a question about Islam - what exactly is the Sharia and does everyone follow it? How important is it?
Sharia is a broad term, because it doesn’t only refer to the redundant and overused term “Sharia Law” (just refer to it as Sharia, Sharia Law is a tautology), but a way of living for the Muslim subject. When Muslims talks about Sharia, it’s usually in the context of their own personal and individual praxis of religion, that is to say, that a Muslim refers to their “way of living”. In this sense, a Jewish person who practices the laws of the Torah are following Halakha, while a Muslim follows Sharia.
In fact, I practice Sharia; I pray five times, I refrain from consuming alcohol and pork, I don’t draw smut. I keep myself to a particular Sharia (a way of living)
It is, therefore, fundamental to understand that Sharia is not a homogenous system that refers to an entity or a source of legislation, but an individual way of living by the laws of Islam. It’s also important to understand that Sharia varies from land to land, therefore, we cannot assume that there is a specific law in accordance to what is termed “Orthodoxy”, some are strict, such as the Wahhabi interpretation of Islamic jurisprudence in Saudi Arabia, while some can be liberal and progressive like in Oman or Indonesia.
In my opinion, because I am Shia, a proud follower of Ahlul Bayt (a), I do not believe that it is possible to implement the system of Sharia as a system of governance until Imam al-Mahdi (a) and Jesus Christ (a) returns, whenever that is. I do neither - as a follower of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed al-Sistani - accept the Khomeinist notion of a “Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist” (Wilayat al Fakih), which serves as an alternative system to govern the land by Islamic laws (Jafari interpretation) in place of the absence of an Imam, though only Iran have this, other Shia predominate nations, such as Iraq and Lebanon, opposes the notion of Wilayat al Fakih and separates Sharia and Democracy.
My heart trembles holding this tasbih with the thought that it has simply traveled through halls and lands of those who are living proofs of Your Greatness: from Najaf al-Ashraf, to Kufa, Karbala, Kadhimain, Samarra, Mashhad, and Qom (visiting the resting places of Ali ibn Abi Talib, Amir Mukhtar, Hani ibn Urwah, Husayn ibn Ali, Abbas ibn Ali, Habib ibn Muzahir, Ganj-e-Shuhada, Hazrat Hurr, Musa al-Kadhim, Muhammad al-Jawad, Ali al-Ridha, jaddati Ali al-Hadi, Hasan al-Askari, Lady Narjis, Lady Hakeema, Lady Fatima Masooma, Tilla-e-Zaynabiyya, and the place where the present, living Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi was last said to be seen). This tasbih has traveled, has seen, has witnessed Your greatness, and has gathered the aroma of your Love…
the aroma of Your Love lingers in my dreams…
dreams - wandering in the boundless fields of Your Love, wrapped in the warmth of Your caress - renewed by Your gentle embrace - an ocean of emptiness, me reaching, You receiving - silent corridors with only echoes of my footsteps and a voice that whispers “come to me, I will find you…”
[make us among the ones who see nothing but your Love, those who will be near You and near those whom with each inhale and exhale emanate Truth, and beauty which numbs all senses and leaves souls in awe of You and only You…]