Posted on December 14, 2008 by

Allah And The Intricacies Of Space-Time

I asked a question “The Universe is billions of years old. How old then, is Allah?” Well, here’s the answer after a long wait. Asking “How old?” implies a measurement of time. Now we all know that time started when the Universe was created. And so did space. But this reduces our frame of thought. Read More

Posted on August 26, 2008 by

Leader of all Martyrs Husain Ibne Ali (A.S.): Birth, Family and Titles

On the 3rd day of Sha’ban, the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) came to his daughter Fatimah’s (S.A.) house. He was greeted with the news:

“O Prophet of Allah! Greetings and salutation, you have another grandson!”

Asma, the maidservant of Hazrat Fatimah Zehra (S.A.) covered the child in a white cloth and brought him to the Prophet (S.A.W.W.). The Prophet (S.A.W.W.), picked the child up in his lap and recited the Azaan in his right ear and Aqamat in the left one.

On the seventh day of birth, Jibraeel (A.S.) came from Allah and delivered the message:

“Just as Haroon (A.S.) was the brother, sympathizer and helper in each and every difficulty of Moosa (A.S.), similarly Ali (A.S.) is your sympathizer, helper and brother in each and every matter of yours. Therefore, keep the name of this child upon the name of Haroon’s son ‘Shabbir’.”

Shabbir translated into Arabic becomes ‘Husain’. Shabbar and Shabbir were the sons of Hazrat Haroon (A.S.), the prophet. Imam Hasan (A.S.) was named after Shabbar, whose name in arabic became Hasan. Both names were selected by Allah for the grandsons of the Prophet (S.A.W.W.).

On the 7th day of the birth Hazrat Fatimah Zehra (S.A.) got a sheep slaughtered as the ‘Aqeeqa’ and distributed it’s meat among the needy and poor.

The Prophet (S.A.W.W.) quite often hugged Husain (A.S.) taking him into his lap and used to weep bitterly, saying:

“A very big tragedy will be met by my son Husain (A.S.). The brutal and bloody men of Bani Umayyah (L.A.) will slay my dear son. I will not intercede and mediate for them on the Day of Judgment.”

Posted on July 10, 2008 by

Date of Birth of Imam Ali Naqi (A.S.)

The 5th of Rajab marks the date of birth of the 10th Imam in Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) progeny, Imam Ali Naqi (A.S.). He was born ‘Ali’ to Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S.) and Hazrat Samanah Khatoon (S.A.). His father Muhammad Taqi (A.S.) was the son of Ali Raza (A.S.), son of Musa-e-Kazim(A.S.), son of Jafar-e-Sadiq (A.S.), son of Muhammad-e-Baqar (A.S.), son of Ali Zain-ul-Abideen (A.S.), son of Imam Husain (A.S.) who is the brother of Hasan (A.S.) and son of Ali (A.S.) and Fatima (S.A.), the son-in-law and daughter of the Prophet (S.A.W.W.), respectively.