shia of ali

How beautiful is
The journey of Salah:
When you fall to your lowest 
You draw closest to Allah (96:19).
So fall in your sujood and cry,
As you praise your Lord the Most High.
— 

Sraliz

The servant is nearest to his Lord during prostration, so increase your supplications therein.
 -Prophet Muhammad (saww) [Sahih Muslim]

If a praying person knew to what extent he was surrounded by Allah’s Mercy, he would never raise his head from Prostration.
-Imam Ali (as) [Tasnif al-Ghurar al-Hikam]

They say that when you enter the vicinity of Karbala al-Muqaddas and first lay eyes upon the Golden Dome overpowering the skyline, you quickly come to notice that one is missing.
Although both the Shrines are built on the same leveled ground and are of the same size, only the dome of Hadhrat Abbas (as) is visible to the guests entering this Holy city.

When the scholars were asked why the dome of Aba Abdillah (as) is seemingly hidden from view, the reply came saying:

“Till today, those who wish to visit their Imam (as) must first go through his guardian, Abal Fadhl al-Abbas (as).”

I can’t explain how happy the success of Mahershala Ali and Asghar Farhadi at the Oscars makes me as they are both minority sect Muslims (Ali being Ahmadi & Farhafi being Shia). Mahershala Ali is first Muslim actor ever to win an Oscar and he is a minority sect Muslim, which gets persecuted and discriminated against by majority sect Muslims for being so. Asghar Farhadi winning his second Oscar, and boycotting the ceremony in solidarity with Iranian, Syrian, Yemeni, Somali, Libyan, Sudanese, and Iraqi immigrants.

So many majority sect Muslims don’t even consider Ahmadis and Shias to be Muslim, and here we have members of both of these sects making history at the Oscars. Allahumdullilah.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَاقْبَل عُذْرِي
O Allah, so accept my excuse,

وَارْحَمْ شِدَّةَ ضُرِّي
Have mercy upon the severity of my affliction

وَفُكَّنِي مِنْ شَدِّ وَثَاقِي
And release me from the tightness of my fetters,

يَا رَبِّ ارْحَمْ ضَعْفَ بَدَنِي وَرِقَّةَ جِلْدِي وَدِقَّةَ عَظْمِي
My Lord, have mercy upon the weakness of my body, the thinness of my skin and the frailty of my bones.

–Duaa Kumayl

Oh you who have faith! Be maintainers of justice and witnesses for the sake of Allah, even if it should be against yourselves, parents, or near relatives; and whether it be someone rich or poor, for Allah has a greater right over them. So do not follow your desires, lest you should be unfair, and if you distort (the testimony) or disregard it, Allah is indeed well aware of what you do.
—  Quran 4:135
In remembrance of Imam Ali (as), who stood up for justice and showed us the humility and strength of humanity