the 12 imam's

anonymous asked:

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 aware.

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:
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 reappearance)! 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

NO TO ISIS/DAESH (may Allah curse them) ❌

▪ The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله) warned us about extremist groups that would emerge at the end of time who would call themselves Muslims but they are far from the path of Islam.

▪ Imam Ameerulmumineen (عليه السلام) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله) said ❝In these days before the end of time, the true spiritual essence of Islam would be lost, and religion, for the most part, would be reduced to a ritualistic compulsion. The clergy would be corrupt and be a source of strife during these times.

There here would appear who would be immature in thought and foolish. They would speak beautiful words but commit the more heinous of deeds. They would engage in so much prayer and fasting that the worship of the Muslims would appear insignificant in comparison. They would call to the Qur’an but would have nothing to do with it in reality. The Qur’an would not go beyond their throats, meaning they wouldn’t understand its essence at all, merely regurgitating it selectively. These people are the worst of creation.❞

📓 Bukhari 

▪ Imam Ameerulmumineen (عليه السلام) also narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله) described these people as having long hair and bearing black flags. Their ❝hearts will be as hard as iron❞ and that they would be companions of a state (Ashab al-Dawla. ISIS/Daesh call themselves the Islamic State.

📓 Kitaab al-Fitan

‼ ISIS/Daesh do not represent true Islam, the Islam of the Shi’a: the followers of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله) and the 12 Imams (عليهم السلام) that succeeded him. And yet Daesh make it their mission to try and exterminate the Shi’a but in the words of Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام), ❝Our Shi’a are like gold, the more they are tested, the more they shine.❞

📓 Bihar al-Anwar

May Allah (ﷻ) destroy these heathen Daesh and protect the lands and people of Iraq and Syria.

Please pray for the reappearance of our Mawla Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام). 💜

azzayu  asked:

Bang. Murrotal yang recommended buat yang baru menghafal juz 30 kirakira apa yaa.

Imam Al-Hussary, tajam dan mantep penekanannya dan mungkin cenderung mudah ditirukan dan dipelajari karena lagunya datar.

Tapi kalau pingin lagu yang lebih enak dengan ketajaman dan kemantepan yang 11-12 bisa Imam Muhammad Siddiq al-Minshawi.

Understanding the different sects of Islam

Muslims are not merely divided into liberal, secular, conservative, hard-liner, Islamist, and extremist, nor are they simply just Shiite or Sunni. There are also very different schools of thought and their views on issues from women’s rights to apostasy vary immensely from one another. I just want to focus on the major ones, to give people a better understanding of how diverse the Muslim world is.

Hanafi (Sunni) Muslims - The largest number of Sunni Muslims belong to the Hanafi school of thought. It is the major school of Islamic thought for most of the Muslims in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the former Soviet countries, as well as significant number of Muslims in India, China, Iraq, Russia, and the Caucasus.

Hanabali (Sunni) Muslims - Considered by many Muslims as the most extremist form of thought, Hanabali is the forerunner for the Wahabbi-Salafi extremist ideology in Saudi Arabia. Hanabali school of thought is found primarily in Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, with smaller numbers scattered around the world.

Maliki (Sunni) Muslims - The Maliki is the main school of thought in Africa, including North Africa. It is also very significant in the United Arab Emirates, and to a lesser extent parts of other Arab Gulf countries.

Shafai’i (Sunni) Muslims - This school of thought is followed mainly by Muslims in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and other parts of Southeast Asia. It is also, to a smaller extent, followed in East Africa, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, by the Kurds, small parts of Egypt and Yemen.

Zahiri (Sunni) Muslims - A very tiny group within the Sunni schools of thought, Zahiris make up a small minority communities in Morocco and Pakistan.

Twelver (Shiite) Muslims - Often referred to just as Shiite, the twelvers are by far the largest group of Shiite Muslims in the world making up over 90% of all Shiite Muslims. They believe in “12 Imams” having succeeded Muhammad, with the 12th Imam expected to appear on judgement day with Jesus. Known as the Mahdi, he is said to bring peace to earth with Jesus. According to Shiite beliefs, the Mahdi will be looked upon to prepare for the reign of Jesus who will rule for a time after. The twelvers make up the majority of Muslims in in Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Bahrain, with lesser, but very significant populations in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Kuwait and the heavily persecuted community in Eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

Alawites (Shiite) Muslims - As a branch of the Twelver Shiites, they are a group of Muslims who incorporate many Christian and Gnostic elements in their beliefs, and seen as very secular. Historically they have been heavily persecuted and resorted to concealing their beliefs in Sunni ruled regions. They number around 3-5 million people scattered mainly in Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon. 

Alevi (Shiite) Muslims -  As a branch of the Twelver Shiites, they mainly focus on philosophy and tradition. They are also widely secular and they incorporate many sufi and non-Islamic elements in their customs. There are around 24 million Alevis worldwide, with the majority in Turkey, and the rest mainly in the Balkans, Albania, Azerbaijan, Iran and Syria.

Ismaili (Shiite) Muslims - The Ismailis and Twelver Shiites both accept the same initial Imams and share a lot in common. However, they disagree on the succession of the Sixth Imam. Most Ismaelis originate from the Indian subcontinent and many later migrated to Africa. Their population is around 15 million worldwide, and they are scattered in different parts of the world.

Druze (Shiite) Muslims - A very small number, branching from the Ismaili sect of Shiite Islam. They are one of the small groups of Muslim sects that do not accept converts. Some Druze do not even consider themselves as Muslims. There are currently around 2 million Druze in the world, with the majority in Syria, and smaller but very significant populations in Lebanon and Israel. 

Zaidi (Shiite) Muslims - The Zaidis, similar to the Ismaeilis, share a great deal with the Twelver Shiite Muslims, as they all accept the same initial Imams. However, the Zaidis disagree on the succession of the 4th Imam, as to who should have been the 5th Imam, and hence they are sometimes referred to as “Fivers”. Their only major concentration is in Yemen, where they make up about 40% of the total Muslim population. 

Sufi Muslims - Considered to the spiritualist mystical Muslims, the Sufis have been persecuted in many countries. Historically Turkey and Iran were the two major centres for the Sufis. In recent years Sufism has spread to several other countries, despite being persecuted, it is celebrated as a spiritual mystical form of Islam. Sufism, however, is not a separate sect, but more of an approach. There are Shiite Sufis and Sunni Sufis.

Ibadi Muslims - The only country where Ibadi Muslims have a significant following is Oman, with a significant number in Zanzibar as well. They are neither considered to be Sunni or Shiite.

Ahmadi Muslims - The Ahmadiyya community is a minority Muslim sect in every country of the world. There is no country that even comes close to being Ahmadiyya in its school of thought. Pakistan has the largest population of Ahmadi Muslims. 

Note 1: The Jafari Shiite school of thought is the jurisprudence of most Shiite Muslims, followed by Twelvers, Alevis and Ismailis, as well as many of the Zaidis.

Note 2: There are many other smaller groups within Islam, and also several Islamic schools of thought which have gone extinct.

anonymous asked:

i have a question and you don't need to answer it if it's too personal, but I would like to know why there's so much hatred against shia muslims from sunnis

There’s this insinuation that Shia Muslims worship the graves or Shrines of the Prophet and his family, and that Shia Muslims depend on Prophet and his family as if they were “deities”. This misconception results in the belief that we hold them divine, which is false. Because of Islam’s strict belief in Monotheism, opponents such as Deobandis and Wahhabis (the latter being the religious movement that drives DAESH) saw these acts as running contrary to Islam, and thus wanted to eradicate Shia Muslims. This is demonstrated through the immense love the Shias have for the Prophet and his family that they commemorate a whole month just express their condolences for them, which they ultimately saw as an act of Shirk (Idolatry).

The other reason why there’s so much hate against Shia Muslims is because they criticize some of the top personalities of Sunni Islam, such as Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman – in other words, the three righteous caliphs and some other personalities such as Khalid ibn Walid and Ayesha bint Abu Bakr for their political involvement and opposition to the Prophet’s family, this opposition resulted in the assassination of all 12 Imams of Shia Islam, all of whom were connected to the Prophet, because they were seen as compromising the leadership of the latter caliphates.

So to make this clear, there’s a concept in Shiism and some schools of Sunni Islam where you use the Prophet as an intercessor, this is called Tawassul. What Shias basically do is that they take they also take the Prophet’s family as intercessors as well, which is where it separates from Sunni Islam, the latter only using the prophet as an intercessor. The other concept is Istighatha, or “Beseeching for help”, which is another type of intercession, but without ever mentioning God, but with the intention of having God answer us quickly through using the Prophet’s family as intercessors, this is where some Sunnis believe it contradicts Islam. The popular phrase “Ya Ali Madad” (”O Ali, help me”) is an example of Isthighrara– this phrase calls for Ali (a), who is close to God, to request Him to help us. There is also the belief that Shias curse the aforementioned personalities, however, that is not the case, since that is strictly prohibited– What Shias do instead is that they pray for God to withhold his mercy from those who opposed the Prophet’s family.

Shiism (literally “follower”) was originally a political term that referred to Muslim followers who saw the Prophet’s cousin Imam Ali (a) as the rightly appointed leader of the Muslim community right after the Prophet’s death. Our belief is that the succession of leadership could only be applicable to the Prophet’s family through Imam Ali (a), Imam Hasan (a) and Imam Hussain (a) and the nine succeeding Imams (a). However, due to political circumstances, the Prophet’s companions Abu Bakr took the position instead, despite the overwhelming preference for Imam Ali (a) through democratic means by the Muslim community at that time. This political party wasn’t Theological at first, but rather political. Islam wasn’t split between branches, but political groups.

The theological tenets of Shia Islam came much later after the 6th Imam, Ja'far ibn Al-Siddiq (a) who characterized the Jafari school of Islam and with the establishment of the four schools of Sunni Islam– Hanafi, Shafi'i, Hanbali and Maliki– that’s where the two branches of Islam took shape.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The 12 Imams - Imam Mahdi (اللهم عجل لوليك الفرج) ⚜

. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝Islam will continue to exist until the Hour having 12 caliphs for you all from Quraish.❞
📗 Muslim

Imam Mahdi (اللهم عجل لوليك الفرج) is the final of the 12 Imams and the Imam of our time. Recognising him is obligatory as anyone who does not recognise him dies the death of Jahiliyyah (ignorance). He along with Prophet Jesus (عليه السلام) will appear towards the end of time and will bring justice to an unjust and corrupt world.

. Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) said ❝Knowledge of Allah’s (ﷻ) Book and the traditions of the Holy Prophet (ﷺ) grows in the heart of our Mahdi (اللهم عجل لوليك الفرج) as a plant grows in a ready piece of land and in its best form. Every one of you who witnessed the time of his reappearance should say ‘Peace be upon you O Ahlulbayt of Mercy and Prophethood, the treasures of knowledge and prophey. Peace be upon you O Baqiyyatullah (Allah’s remnant) on the earth!❞

📗 Bihar al-Anwar

. Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) said ❝When our Qa’im (اللهم عجل لوليك الفرج) rises, he will put on his hand on the people’s heads; he will make them smart and will complete their minds and thoughts.❞

📗 Bihar al-Anwar

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Knowledge is divided into 27 parts. Whatever is revealed to the prophets and the people have learned is only two parts out of 27 parts. When our Qa’im (اللهم عجل لوليك الفرج) rises, he will reveal the remaining 25 parts and teach them to the people. These 25 parts plus what the prophets have revealed equals the 27 parts of knowledge.❞

And Allah (ﷻ) knows best. May Almighty Allah hasten the reappearance of our Master. Ameen. 💛


Četvrti i posljednji dan u Hrvatskoj. Ležala sam u sjeni, jer sam prekojučer izgorjela od sunca. I popodne smo putovali za Češkoj (12 sati,imam puno fotografije iz autobusa). Doviđenja, Hrvatska 💛
Fourth and last day in Croatia. I lay in the shadow because I got sunburned 2 days ago. And in the afternoon we travelled back to Czech republic (12 hours, I’ve got a lot of pictures from the bus). Goodbye, Croatia

anonymous asked:

Why didn't Imam Ali, hassan or hussain actually claim and tell the people that they were imam and that they were chosen from God? And that they are infallible?

Imam Ali (as) > Ghadir Khum

Imam Hassan (as)
When the Commander of the Faithful (as) died, Imam Hassan (as) addressed the people. He reminded them of his right (to authority). The followers of his father pledged allegiance to him in terms of fighting those he fought and making peace with those with whom he made peace. (click here for more)

Imam Hussain (as)
It is stated in Kitab al Irshad that when death was close to Imam Hassan (as), he summoned Imam Hussain (as) and gave him his heirlooms and the things which the Commander of the faithful (as), had bequeathed to him when he had made him his successor, had declared him worthy to occupy his position, and had indicated to his Shia that he was his successor, and set him up as their sign-post after himself.

Complete reference:
Kitab al Irshad (The Book of Guidance), pages 279 - 289

Imamate was granted to the Ahlulbayt (as) from Allah (swt) for the purpose of preserving Islam. The 12 Imams are from the Ahlulbayt (as). They are kept pure and sinless. They are never separated from the Holy Quran. Also, we have been ordered by the Prophet (saw) to follow the Ahlulbayt (as) including these 12 Imams in order to keep ourselves on Siratal Mustaqeem thus avoiding astray.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The 12 Imams - Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainulabedin (عليه السلام) ⚜

The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝Islam will continue to exist until the Hour having 12 caliphs for you all from Quraish.❞
📗 Muslim

Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) is the 4th Imam and the son of Sayed al-Shuhada Aba-Abdullah al-Hussain (عليه السلام). He started his Imamate in the most difficult of circumstances on the plains of Karbala following the martyrdom of 17 of his family members and was held captive for some time by the wretched Yazid (la). He is famously known as ‘Zainulabedin’- meaning ‘the jewel of the worshippers’ and as-Sajjad - ‘the one who prostrates a lot’ due to his dedication in worshipping Almighty Allah (ﷻ).

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝On the Day of Judgement, a caller will call out “Where is Zainulabedin?” It is as if I see Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) has stood up and is walking among the people’s lines.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. When Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) was leaving the circle of Umar ibn Abdul Aziz (la), Umar asked the audience ❝Who is the noblest of the people? ❞The people said ❝You.❞ Umar said ❝No its not me. It is the one who just left us.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Abu Hazim, Sufyan ibn Ayinah and Zahri have narrated ❝We did not see anyone better and more knowledgeable than Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) among the Hashemites.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said about Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام), ❝When the prayer time came, his body trembled, his face paled and he shivered like a palm tree.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Zahri narrates that Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) said ❝If all the people die in the East and West but the Qur’an accompanies me, I will not be fearful.❞ Zahri continues ❝And when he reached the verse ‘Master of the Day of Judgement’, he repeated to the extent that he was going to die.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Abu Hamza al-Thumali said ❝I saw Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) whose cloak fell off his shoulder in prayer, but he did not move to put it in place until his prayer was completed. I asked him the reason and he said ❝Do you know who I was standing before? Surely one’s prayer is accepted as much as his heart attends Allah (swt).❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) was riding his horse when he passed a group of lepers who were eating. They invited Imam Sajjad to eat with them. The Imam said ❝I am fasting otherwise I would have accepted your invitation.❞ When the Imam reached home, he ordered to prepare good food for the lepers and then he invited them to his home where they ate together. 

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

And Allah (ﷻ) knows best. 

Why is Ali (as) called Amir al-Mu’minin?” Imam (as) answered, “Because he provides them (i.e. the believers) with knowledge. Haven’t you heard (a word with the same root) in the Book of Allah, ‘and we provide for our family (namiru ahlanaa)’ (12:65)?
—  Imam Reza (as) on meaning of “amir”,  al-Kafi , vol. 1, p. 412, Hadith 3

If a servant repents sincerely, Allah would love him and cover his faults in the world and the Hereafter.’

Imam Sadiq (a) was asked: ‘How will Allah cover them?’

Imam (a) replied: ‘He will make the two angels, in charge of that servant, forget all about his sins they have recorded, and will reveal to his body organs to do so. So the servant would meet Allah while there is no record of his sins.

—  Imam Sadiq (a), Al-Kafi, 2, 436; Bab Al-Towba, tradition 12.
Don’t look at the protracted kneelings and prostrations of a man, for that is something which he does out of habit and would be upset if he were to neglect them. But look at the truthfulness of his speech and his fulfillment of trusts.

Imam Hussain (a.s.)

Source: Usul al-Kafi, “kitab al-’iman wa al-kufr”, “bab al-sidq wa ada’ l-’amanah”, hadith no. 12.

A man came to Imam Hasan al-Basri and said ‘O Imam the skies don’t bring rain!’ So the Imam said: 'Ask for forgiveness from Allah.’

Another man came and said 'My wife is unable to have children!’ So he said 'Ask for forgiveness from Allah.’

Then a third man came and said to the Imam 'I’m poor!’ So again the Imam replied 'Ask for forgiveness from Allah.’

The people who were sitting were surprised and one of them said 'O Imam, every time someone came with a problem all you said to him was ask for forgiveness from Allah!’

So Imam Hasan al-Basri replied 'Do you not read the ayah’:

'Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers. And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.’

[Qur'an | 71:10-12]

—  Al Ruqya Room