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The 9th of Rabi al-Awwal

The 9th of Rabi al-Awwal

Originally found at: http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/en21745 Summary of question Is it true that Imam Hussein’s assassin was killed on the ninth of Rabi’ul Awwal and his head was sent to Imam Sajjad (a.s.)? Question What is the historical importance or significance of 9th of Rabi\’ul Awwal? It is said that this was the day when killers of Imam Hussein (a.s.) were killed by Ameer Mukhtar and a letter was sent to Imam Zainul Abideen causing him to smile and so on? Concise answer The 9th of Rabi’ul Awwal can be studied from…

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Did Imam as-Sajjad Teach Yazid ibn Muawiyah the “Secret” for the Latter to be Forgiven after Kerbala?

Did Imam as-Sajjad Teach Yazid ibn Muawiyah the “Secret” for the Latter to be Forgiven after Kerbala?

Question: In regards to the spiritual power and worth of Ṣalāt al-Ghufaylah, we have heard something to the effect that apparently Yazīd ibne Muʿāwiyah said to Imām ʿAlī ibne al-Ḥusayn al-Sajjād, “I have killed the son of the Messenger of Allāh … is it possible for me to still attain salvation?!” To this, Imām al-Sajjād has been reported to have replied, “Yes, if you perform Ṣalāt al-Ghufaylah, then you will be redeemed.” After this conversation transpired, Sayyida Zaynab binte ʿAlī said to her nephew, Imām al-Sajjād, “You are showing the…

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Adult Learning Classes – Season 1 – Surah al-Hujurat Commentary

Adult Learning Classes – Season 1 – Surah al-Hujurat Commentary

Based on the classes being offered in the ISIA of Edmonton, Alberta, all class note and PowerPoint presentations from our Adult Learning Classes sessions will be uploaded here.     Introduction to the Science of Tafseer of the Noble Quran – DOWNLOAD HERE Class 1 – Tafseer of Surah al-Hujurat – PowerPoint Presentation – DOWNLOAD HERE Class 1 – Tafseer of Surah al-Hujurat – Notes – DOWNLOAD HERE   Listen below for Class 2: Class 2 – Tafseer of Surah al-Hujurat – PowerPoint Presentation – DOWNLOAD HERE Class 2 –…

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Arbaeen – Philosophy behind the event and a brief commentary on the Ziyarat of Arbaeen

Arbaeen – Philosophy behind the event and a brief commentary on the Ziyarat of Arbaeen

What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Kerbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him. The article concludes with the Arabic text of Ziyarat Arba‘een with full English translation and a brief exposition on certain passages of this powerful and moving visitation. Insha-Allah, a more comprehensive understanding of this ziyarat will be presented in the future. CLICK HERE to READ/DOWNLOAD our FULL ARTICLE on Arbaeen  

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