Imam is guide to a straight path?

Bismillah, can anyone here imagine any Islamic scholar which would be asked about Haram or Halal, and he wouldn’t answer, even if he has a knowledge about this issue? No, for sure.

But shia Imams had such permission. Meaning no matter how important matter was, it was entirely up to them answer to it or not.  Issue isn’t about questions on companions, or creed, the issue is about halal and haram.

Saffar narrated in his Basair ad-Darajat (p 75-76) Continue reading

Birth of Hasan and conception of Husayn

Salam alaikum,

shia historian al-Masoode , in his book “Isbat al-Wasiyah” p 174, wrote:

Translation:

(and it was narrated) that Fatima, alaihi salam, bore Hasan (a) in the beginning of the day and  became pregnant with Husayn in that day, because she was pure purified, and she didn’t suffer from things from which suffer women, and she was pregnant with him (Husayn) 6 month…

So what do we have here?

1) Accusations of Ali by shias. In accordance to this he was so impatient that he made intercourse with his wife in the very same day, when she bore him a child!

2) Imam Husayn was prematurely born.

National Shia Geographic

Shia scholar Kulayni in his “Kafi” 8/51 narrated:

55 – محمد عن أحمد عن ابن محبوب عن جميل بن صالح عن أبان بن تغلب عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال: سألته عن الأرض على أي شيء هي؟ قال: هي على حوت قلت: فالحوت على أي شيء هو؟ قال: على الماء قلت: فالماء على أي شيء هو؟ قال: على صخرة قلت: فعلى أي شيء الصخرة؟ قال: على قرن ثور أملس قلت: فعلى أي شيء الثور؟ قال: على الثرى قلت: فعلى أي شيء الثرى؟ فقال: هيهات عند ذلك ضل علم العلما

Muhammad reported from Ahmad, from ibn Mahbub, from Jamil ibn Salih, from Aban ibn Taghlib, from Abu Abd Allah (upon whom be peace), who said, I asked him about the earth: Upon which does it stand forth? To which he replied: It stands forth upon a whale. I asked: Upon which does the whale stand forth? To which he replied: Upon water. I asked: Upon which does water stand forth? To which he replied: Upon a rock. I asked: Upon which does the rock stand forth? To which he replied: Upon a bull’s smooth horn. I asked: Upon which does the bull stand forth? To which he replied: Upon the ground. I asked: Upon which does the ground stand forth? To which he replied: What an idea? Therewith is lost the knowledge of the men of knowledge.

Other shia sheikh Al-Majlese in “Miratul uqul” said it’s saheeh.

(الحديث الخامس و الخمسون) [حديث الحوت على أي شي‏ء هو]
(2): صحيح.

The Imam calls the Caliph of his time as “Ameer al-Mumineen”.

Bismilah,

I thought they were evil tyrants an that they were chasing the Imams and the Imams were running away from them and hiding and doing Taqqiyah and acting like ignorants so they won’t suspect them ect… but we see the Imams praising the “Ameer al-Mumineen” of their times,  Continue reading

Where Imam stays during the pregnancy?

Abul Hasan Ali ibn al-Husayn al-Masoode in his book “Isbat al-Wasiya li Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib” (p 272) narrated that Imam Abu Muhammad al-Askari, 11-th imam of shias said:

Translation:

We group of Awsiya, we don’t reside in the wombs (of our mothers during pregnancy), but we reside in the side (of them)

Raining Fish and etc

Bismillah wal-Hamdulillah,

I just got my hands on a book called “al-Qasas al-‘Ajeebah” printed by Maktabat al-Faqih in Kuwait in 1990, written by Sayyed ‘Abdul-Hussein Dastgheib “عبد الحسين دستغيب” and in the intro of this book he says on page 15:

“I the weak slave have witnessed and seen during my life stories from pious God fearing slaves”

So let’s see what this Shia scholar heard and what he saw from the God fearing pious slaves he met, there are lots of stories in the book so let’s pick some of the best ones , namely story number 142 on page 391:

{ The respectable scholar al-Mawlawi told:
While I was eight years of age, there was heavy rain and I saw with my own eyes a fish drop from the sky, and in less than half a minute a cat came and ate it.
This kind of story happened in Bahrain, when I was on my way back during world war II, I couldn’t go through Iran so I took an airplane to Bahrain and when we landed the people told me in Tawatur that:
“We were hungry for a whole week and no food would come because of the war, our supply of lentil and Hummus and Beans ran out , so we went to the Husseiniyah and we made tawassul to him most high, then we saw steam rising from the middle of the ocean and turn into clouds, then it rained fish on us.”
( the translator ) and I saw more than twenty years ago this kind of rain carrying small fish with it. }

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Mashallah everything in Shiism is Mutawatir even raining fish, another example, story # 99: A lion cries in the funeral of Sayyed al-Shuhada (as):

{ Narrated from the respectable ‘Alim, al-Haj Sayyed Muhammad Radawi Kashmiri son of al-Sayyed Murtada al-Kashmiri (rah):

On the foot of a mountain in Kashmir there is a Husseinyah built in a way that those who are outside it can see what is inside it, on the ceiling there is a small hole to let the air and the sunlight come inside.
On the days of ‘Ashuraa a group of Shia would gather to perform mourning rituals for the master of martyrs (as).
On the first night of Muharram comes a lion from a nearby forest and he sits on the ceiling inserting his head through the hole looking at the people mourn, then he would begin to shed many tears and continues to do so until the night of the tenth when he goes back.
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In this village they never differed on the beginning of the month of Muharram because they’d know from the coming of the lion on its first night.
The appearance of signs of sadness in some of the animals on the days of ‘Ashuraa of Hussein (as), is something that has always happened and has been transmitted through many trustworthy sources.}

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Anyway I don’t advise anyone to buy this book, it contains stories from Shia scholars mainly, some are funny and ridiculous like this one and some are downright boring, either way they’re many and if I could just mention the titles of some of these stories as an example:

story # 150: Tawssul by Ahlul-Bayt of the Prophet (as) and the guaranteed healing.
story # 140: A french man doing mourning Majlis.
story # 136: Facing al-Hussein (as) is the true Qiblah.
story # 125: A dog on top of the Janazah.
story # 92: Female wolf breast feeds a baby.
story # 91:Sheep breast feeds a baby.
story # 84: Lock opens in the name of al-Zahra (as).

And other such shirki garbage…

Easy way against poverty

Sayyed Hashim al-Musawi al-Jazairi in his book “Athar al-Barakat amiralmuminin fi dar ad-dunya” (p 52):

Translation:

From Sulaiman al-Jafri: I heard Abul Hasan (alaihi salam) said: Poverty wouldn’t enter the house in which (someone with) the name Muhammad, or Ahmad, or Ali, or Hasan, or Husayn, or Jafar, or Talib, or Abdullah or Fatima amongst the women.

Praise to Allah, almost each second family of Muslims in this world contain at least one of this names.  And no doubt that amongst them are very poor people.

His colour would get back!

Book “Qada Amiralmuminin Ali ibn AbuTalib”, author Muhammad Taqi Tustari, at page 37, he said:

Translation:

First: Kulayni narrated from Sadiq (alaihi salam): A man brought his wife to Umar, and said: This woman of mine is black, and I am black, and she bore white child. Umar said to those who were present – What is your view on this? They said – We think that she should be stoned, because she is black, her husband is black and she bore white. Amiralmuminin came when she was taken to stoning, and he said to the black (man) – D0 you accuse her? He said – No. Imam said – You entered upon her when she had her menstruation? He answered – In the night from the nights she said me that he is menstruating, and I thought that she refuse intercourse due to coldness of weather, and come to her.  Imam said to woman – He entered upon you while you was menstruating? She said yes, his weapon (allegory) was taken upon him, and (I) couldn’t say (answer).  Imam said: GO BACK, HE IS YOUR SON, BLOOD (OF MENSTRUATION) OVERPOWERED SPERM, SO IT COULD BE BLACK (DUE TO THIS). WHEN HE WOULD GROW HE WOULD BECOME BLACK (1).

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1) Correct that he would become black, as it is in “Jamiul Madarik” (4/455), and not white as it is in text of  Tustari’s book.

 

What about tayamum?

Salam alaikum.

Al-Hilli reported in his “Kashf al-yaqin” (p 58, manuscript):

أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ لأَبِي بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرَ: إمْضِيَا إلَى عَلِيٍّ حَتَّى يُحَدِّثَكُمَا بِمَا كَانَ مِنْهُ فِي لَيْلَتِهِ وَأَنَا عَلَى أَثَرِكُمَا. قَالَ أَنَسُ: فَمَضَيَا وَمَضَيْتُ مَعَهُمَا فَاسْتَأْذَنَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ عَلَى عَلِيٍّ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ، فَخَرَجَ إلَيْهِمَا. فَقالَ: يَا أَبَا بَكْرٍ، حَدَثَ شَيْءٌ؟ قَالَ: لاَ، وَمَا حَدَثَ إلاَّ خَيْرٌ. قَالَ قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَلِعُمَرَ إمْضِيَا إلَى عَلِيٍّ حَتَّى يُحَدِّثَكُمَا بِمَا كَانَ مِنْهُ فِي لَيْلَتِهِ. وَجَاءَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ فَقالَ: يَا عَلِيُّ حَدِّثْهُمَا مَا كَانَ مِنْكَ فِي لَيْلَتِكَ. فَقالَ: أَسْتَحْيِي يَا رَسولَ اللهِ. فَقالَ: حَدِّثْهُمَا فَإنَّ اللهَ لاَ يَسْتَحْيِي مِنَ الْحَقِّ. فَقالَ عَلِيٌّ: أَرَدْتُ الْمَاءَ لِلطَّهَارَةِ وَأَصْبَحْتُ وَخِفْتُ أنْ تَفُوتَنِي الصَّلاَةُ، فَوَجَّهْتُ الْحَسَنَ فِي طَرِيقٍ وَالْحُسَيْنَ فِي طَرِيقٍ فِي طَلَبِ الْمَاءِ فَأَبْطَآ عَلَيَّ، فَأَحْزَنَنِي ذَلِكَ. فَرَأَيْتُ السَّقْفَ قَدِ انْشَقَّ وَنَزَلَ عَلَيَّ مِنْهُ سَطْلٌ مُغَطّى بِمِنْدِيلٍ، فَلَمَّا صَارَ فِي الأَرْضِ نَحَّيْتُ الْمِنْدِيلَ عَنْهُ وَإذَا فِيهِ مَاءٌ، فَتَطَهَّرْتُ لِلصَّلاَةِ وَاغْتَسَلْتُ وَصَلَّيْتُ. ثُمَّ ارْتَفَعَ السَّطْلُ وَالْمِنْدِيلُ وَالْتَأَمَ السَّقْفُ. فَقالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ لِعَلِيٍّ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ: أَمَّا السَّطْلُ فَمِنَ الْجَنَّةِ وَأَمَّا الْمَاءُ فَمِنْ نَهْرِ الْكَوْثَرِ وَأَمَّا الْمِنْدِيلُ فَمِنْ إسْتَبْرَقِ الْجَنَّةِ. مَنْ مِثْلُكَ يَا عَلِيُّ فِي لَيْلَتِكَ وَجِبْرِيلُ يَخْدِمُكَ. :

Anas ibn Malik has reported that the Messenger of Allah said to Abu-Bakr and `Umar: Go to `Ali and ask him about the last night event. I will follow you too. Anas further reports: Abu-Bakr, `Umar and I headed for `Ali’s house. Reaching there, we asked Abu-Bakr Has anything happened? Abu-Bakr said: If anything has happened, it is fair. Then, he said: The Messenger of Allah said to `Umar and me: Go to `Ali to inform you of the event which happened to you last night. At this time, the Messenger of Allah arrived and asked `Ali to tell us about the event of the last night. `Ali said: O Messenger of Allah! I am ashamed of telling the story. The Holy Prophet (s.a) said: Tell us the event, for God is not ashamed of telling the truth. `Ali said: O Messenger of Allah! Last night I was in need of water for purification but I could not find any. I was afraid my morning prayer be defaulted.Hence, I hastily sent Hasan and Husayn to two different directions to search for water but they were late and there was no sign of water. A kind of sorrow overwhelmed me for not having access to water. All of a sudden, I realized that the ceiling of the room cleft and a pail covered with a piece of cloth came down. When I uncovered the pail, I saw that it was full of water. Having purified myself with that water and having performed my prayer, I saw the pail of water going up to heaven and the cleft ceiling turned back to its former position! The Holy Prophet rejoicingly said: The pail was from heaven, the water was from Kawthar, and the cover was heavenly silk. Then, the Holy Prophet added: O `Ali, who could be like you last night when Gabriel was serving you?

Questions:

If time of pray is ending, and you afraid that you would miss it, because there is no water for purification. What would you do?

a) You would miss prayer.

b) You would wait for a miracle.

c) You would make tayamum.

I remember shias mocked amiralmuminin Umar ibn al-Khattab, that he said to man who had no purification, to miss prayer. We like Muslims know that each companion was fallible. And Umar could simply forget. What happen with Ali?
Why to not make tayamum?