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          4. When oomer was wounded by Abu Lu ‘lu ‘ah and he saw that it was difficult for him to survive because of the deep wound, he formed a consultative committee and nominated for it, Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS), oosman ibn affan, abd ar-rehman ibn...

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          When the election by those in authority proved futile, it was given up and only “ might is right” became the criteria, namely, whoever subdues others and binds them under his sway and control, is accepted as the caliph of the Prophet(AS)and...

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          The question now is what that course of action was. If it is taken to be the consensus of the opinion of the community, then it cannot truly take place; as in such consensus, acquiescence of every individual is necessary ; but taking into...

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                2. Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) has referred to abu baker’s ascension to the caliphate, metaphorically, as having dressed himself with it. This was a common metaphor. Thus, when oosman was called to give up the caliphate, he replied. “I shall...

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                12) As-Sayed Razi ad-Din Abu’l-Qasim ‘Ali ibn Musa ibn Tawus al-Husayni al-Hulli (d. 664 A.H) has related this sermon from Kitab al-Ghardi with the following chain of authorities:                   This sermon was related to us...

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                5) Al-Allamah Mohammed Baqir al-Majilisi has related the following chain of authority about this sermon from ash-Shaykh Qutbu’d-Din ar-Rawandi’s compilation Minhaj al-bard’ah fi Sharh Nahj al-Balaghah:                  ...

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                Now, we set forth the evidence of those scholars and traditionalists who have clearly held it to be utterance of Amir-ul-Momineen (AS) so that it’s historical importance should become known. Among these scholars, some are those before...

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 Ash-Sharif ar-Razi says : The words in this sermon, “ like the rider of a camel” means to convey that when a camel rider is stiff in drawing up the rein then in this scuffle, the nostril gets bruised but if he lets it loose in spite of camel’s...

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SERMON 3 Known as the Sermon of Ash-Shiqshiqiyyah (1)                   Beware! By Allah SWT, the son of Abu Quhafah(abu baker) (2) dressed himself with it (the caliphate) and he certainly knew that my position in the relation to it was the...

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1. The Preserved Record. 2. Good house means “Mecca” while bad neighbours  means the “unbelievers of Quraysh”. 3. About the Progeny of The Prophet(AS), Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) has said that no person in the world can be brought at par with them nor...

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Sermon 2   Delivered on return from Siffin   Arabia before proclamation of Prophethood                I praise Allah SWT, seeking completion of His Blessing, submitting to His Glory and expecting safety from committing His sins. I...

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                Then Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) dilates upon this theme in a different style, says that there are some things in it  which are necessary to know , such as “ So know that there is no god but Allah SWT” and there are others which are not...

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So, seized him Allah SWT, with the chastisement in the hereafter , and the life before (it) (Quran 79:25)   Translation by Yusuf Ali: But Allah did punish him, (and made an) example of him, - in the Hereafter, as in this life.   Verily...

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   This is the belief over which the Imams (AS) of the Prophet’s (AS) family are unanimous, but the majority group has adopted a different course by creating the idea of differentiation between His Self and Attributes. Ash-Sharistani says on page...

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  The fifth stage of completing His Knowledge is that attributes should not be put in Him from outside lest there be duality in His One-ness and deviating from its proper connotation , Unity may fall in the labyrinth  of “one in three and three in...

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The Holy Quran has pointed to this reasoning thus:   …what about Allah is there any doubt, the Originator of the Heavens and Earth?...(Quran ,14:10)   Translation by Yusuf Ali :   Their messengers said: "Is there a doubt about Allah,...

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Notes:   1. The foremost in religion (deen) is His Knowledge. “The literal meaning of deen is obedience and its popular sense is code, whether literal sense is taken or the popular one, in either case, if mind is devoid of any conception of...

Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali(A.S)

On this blessed occasion of the birth anniversary of Hazarat Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S) , I wish to share a gem of a quote :  Imam Ali (a.s) said : Take wise points from wherever they may be, because if a wise saying is in the bosom of a hypocrite it...

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The Holy Quran and Sunnah   But the Prophet (A.S) left among you the same which other Prophets(A.S) left among their peoples  because Prophets(A.S) do not leave them intended (in the dark) without a clear path and a standing ensign, namely the...

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The Prophethood of Mohammed (A.S)   In this way, ages passed by and times rolled on; fathers passed away while sons took their places till Allah SWT deputed Mohammed (Peace be upon him and his progeny) as His Prophet, in fulfillment of His...

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Allah SWT  chooses His Prophets   From his (Adam(A.S)) progeny, Allah SWT chose Prophets and took their pledge for his revelation and for carrying His message as their trust. In course of time, many people perverted Allah’s SWT trust with them...

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Description of the Creation of Adam (A.S)   Allah SWT collected from hard, soft, sweet and sour Earth, clay which He dripped in water till it got pure and kneaded it with moisture till it became gluey. From it, He carved an image with curves,...

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The Creation of the Angels   Then He created the openings between high skies and filled them with all classes of His Angels. Some of them are in prostration and do not kneel up, others in kneeling position and do not stand up. Some of them are...

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The creation of the Universe He initiated creation most initially and commenced it originally without undergoing reflection, without making use of any experiment, without innovating any movement and without experiencing any aspiration of mind. He...