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    First enmity of the first oppressor

    The enmity and opposition of the rulers and so-called caliphs against Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and Ameerul Momineen, Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.), was ignited at an early stage. An interesting incident throws light on the origin of this enmity in…

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    When Ghaibat became a focal point in Islamic history

    Although some Muslims may be dismissive of the belief in Ghaibat (occultation) of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) and even ridicule the Shias over it, there was a critical juncture in the history of Islam, when Ghaibat was advanced as an argument…

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    Unfit for warfare unfit for caliphate

    One who is unfit for warfare is unfit for caliphate History is witness that companions fled from battles of Uhud, Khaybar and Hunain. Some of these companions went on to rule the Muslims after the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) citing constant companionship…

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    Taqayya in Islam: Ammar Ibn Yasir hides faith to save life

    Sceptics accuse Shias of innovating taqayya which in their view has no place in Islam. They maintain hiding one’s faith out of caution / fear has no basis in Quran or Sunnah. Reply We have several instances of companions practicing…

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    How one becomes party to battle fought by Imam Husain and his companions

    How one becomes party to battle fought by Imam Husain (a.s.) and his companions Jabir Ibn Abdillah – the first visitor of Imam Husain (a.s.) while performing the ziyarat addresses the martyrs of Karbala: By the One who raised Muhammad…

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    Abu Jahl and Usurpers of Caliphate

    Clearly, it was sheer good fortune that resulted in usurpers of caliphate acquiring positions of power and authority in Islam, despite an unimpressive, even damaging track record. To understand this better, we must take others who were just like the…

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    Holy Prophet was neglectful in appointing a caliph but the Sahabah were intelligent?!

    Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) was neglectful in appointing a caliph but the Sahabah were intelligent?! Muslims accuse the Shias of lowering the position of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and raising the status of Imams (a.s.). This is of course a result of…

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    Mourners will resemble prophets and angels in the hereafter

    Those who mourn over Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his progeny will have an enviable status in the hereafter. An enlightening report on the subject gives a hint about their status: Anas bin Malik reports from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.): The poor…

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    Ameerul Momineen worthier of Imamat for praying with Prophet

    Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) worthier of Imamat for praying with Prophet (s.a.w.a.) Among the numerous virtues of Ameerul Momineen – Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) is his precedence over others in offering prayers alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). Well-known Muslim scholars…

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    Imamat exclusively for Ali due to his perfect Tauheed

    Imamat exclusively for Ali (a.s.) due to his perfect Tauheed There are many conditions for being a divine proof – be it a prophet or a successor of prophet. Among these prerequisites is perfect tauheed – which means that the…

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