The life of Imam 'Ali Bin Musa al-Rida?
Author: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi
Translated by: J?sim al-Rasheed
Subject:Infallibles, Imam Reza, Biography
This Book Contains These Titles:
ID Book� PUBLISHER�S PREFACE� DEDICATION� His Father� His Mother� His Nicknames� The Year of his Birth HIS QUALITIES� His Renunciation the World� His Munificence� His Acts of Worship and Reverential Fear� The Im?m uses Supplication as Weapon� Some of his Supplications� IMPRESSIONS OF HIS CHARACTER� UNDER THE CARE OF HIS FATHER� A. His Scientific Talents� His Helping the Distressed� His Imprisonment in Basrah� H?r?n orders the Im?m to be killed...
My dear ones, you should know that today, the world needs the Holy Quran whether it accepts and acknowledges it or not. Today, the world suffers from a void of identity, ideology and faith. A faithless individual is like an empty fruit. This is the reason why you see that the rate of murder and crime is increasing in western countries on a daily basis. This is one of the reasons. When you see that the rate of suicide is increasing, this is one of the reasons.
Humanity no longer has any food to satiate the minds, hearts and souls of individuals. Of course, they fabricate certain things, but this is not accepted by the hearts of peoples. However, the Holy Quran can do so. If only one drop of the Holy Quran – not the entire Holy Quran, only one drop of it – is sent to people with a proper language, then hearts will be attracted to it. We ourselves are experiencing and witnessing this today. Today, humanity needs the Holy Quran.
Thousands of people from several Iranian provinces, including those with various ethnic backgrounds, met with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution today, August 1, 2016, at the Hussainiyah of Imam Khomeini.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution divulged in Saudi Arabia’s attempts, which are meant to normalize relations with the Zionist regime. He described this attempt as a stab in the Islamic Ummah’s back, saying “The move, by the Saudis, is an immense sin and treason, but the U.S. has a share in this major transgression, since the Saudi government obeys the U.S., is controlled by them, and looks up to their word of mouth.”
Although we live in a world of natural abundance, of divine grace and providence, unfortunately due to lack of empathy, compassion and solidarity among human beings, there are many throughout the globe who still struggle with hunger, poverty, lack and scarcity.
When a Muslim observes fasting in Ramadan, he or she feels the hunger that many experience daily as a normal consequence of their circumstances.
By fasting in Ramadan, we develop the holy qualities of empathy and compassion, becoming more aware of our intrinsic connection and oneness with all human beings regardless of borders or labels that create artificial separation among the citizens of the human rac.
O Believers! Fast is prescribed for you as it was for those before you so that you may ward off evil. (Fast) a certain number of days… (Holy Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verses 182-183)
Every year in the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink, vain talk and certain other actions from before sunrise until after sunset.
The Jewish, Christian and Muslim religions all enjoin fasting. Moses observed a fast of forty days at Mount Sinai at the time of the revelation of the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 24:18) Although less common now, it is Jewish tradition to fast when mourning or when in danger. Most practicing Jews still fast on the Day of Atonement and for the one-week commemoration of the destruction of Jerusalem in 597 B.C. Jesus of Nazareth, peace be upon him, also fasted on the Day of Atonement and the forty days of Moses’ fast to ward off Satanic temptation.
The highest level of fasting is to disengage oneself from other than Allāh (SwT). Every thought, speech, action, etc. is solely for Allāh (SwT). The fasting one in this level ensures that not only does he observe the first two levels of fasting, but protects his heart from other than Allāh (SwT). Perhaps this noble dictum of Imām al-Sādiq (‘a) refers to this very station:
أَلْقَلْبُ حَرَمُ اللٌّهِ، فَلاََ تُسْكِنْ فِی حَرَمِ اللٌّهِ غَیْرَ اللٌّهِ.
“The heart is the sanctuary of Allāh; therefore do not make other than Allāh reside in the sanctuary of Allāh.”
The result of such a fast is ‘the Paradise of Divine Encounter’ (Jannat al-Liqā’). If we ponder over the supplications of the Holy month of Ramadān and try to understand what kind of reception and banquet we can anticipate, we would realize that it is this level of fasting that we must struggle to attain.
Name: Al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)
Mother: Fatimah az-Zahra (a.s.), the daughter of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).
Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu Muhammad
Laqab (Title): Al-Sibt al-Kabir (the elder grandson), Al-Mujtab
Birth: He was born in Madina in the middle of the month of Ramadhan in 3 A.H
Martyrdom: He died on the 28th of Safar in the year 50 A.H. He was buried in the graveyard of Baqi in Madina.
What is the meaning of the hijab? What is meant by hijab?
Surely, the concept of hijab adopted by Islam differs completely from the hijab which was introduced by the civilizations of Jahiliyah including the miserable social phenomena which were existed in the palaces of some Ummayad and Abbasid rulers concerning the exploitation of women in order to achieve their own enjoyment.
Even the term hijab did not enter the ideological life of Muslims except recently. Whatever has been said about woman, the fact remains that Islam's aspiration for protecting her through shaping a special dress for her shows Islam's honuor and respect for her and her dignity, cleanliness and purity.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a meeting on Saturday with a group of professors, scientific elites and researchers from universities, science and technology parks, as well as scientific and research centers, sketched out the Islamic Republic’s 20-year objectives for turning into a “powerful, dignified, independent, religious, rich, and justice-oriented” Iran “endowed with a popular, clean, industrious, compassionate and pious government.” Noting that universities set the foundation for the achievement of such lofty goals, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said: “‘Accelerating the pace of the scientific growth at universities and scientific centers’, ‘creating and strengthening the sense of [being part of] the dignified Iranian-Islamic identity among the youth’, ‘maintaining revolutionary spirit of universities and students’ and ‘[paving the way for] soft war commanders and officers’ to play their genuine role’ are among requirements for the Islamic establishment to become a prominent scientific power and a model of democracy endowed with [the values of] Islam and spirituality in the world.”
There are some terrorist groups such as ISIS in the Islamic world, backed by the non-Islamic western states, claim that they are representing Islam and also they are trying to establish Islamic caliphate or state. But, unfortunately they misuse the name of Islamic state to deceive the young Muslim generation. If we study their beliefs and practices we find out that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.
The holy Quran as the main source of Islamic teachings, for all the different Islamic sects, prohibits the extremism exhibited by ISIS introducing moderation as the essential part of the faith. The holy Quran states clearly: “We made you to be a community of the middle way, so that (with the example of your lives) you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind.”  What Quran means by the middle way is totally opposed to the extremism and terrorism.
When we talk about the age of ignorance it usually reminds us of previous centuries particularly the period before Islam. But did only the people of those ages live in ignorance and the time of ignorance has expired once and for all?
To answer this question first we should find a reliable source which is definitely the Quran and the traditions of the infallibles and second we should define the word ignorant.
Ignorant is the opposite of rational. Man's behaviors are either based on reason or not. The behaviors which are based on the faculty of reason are called rational and the ones which are not based on reason and the intellect are described as ignorant. Therefor as long as man lives and he does not follow his intellect, ignorant behaviors will be unavoidable. Ignorance has different applications. Sometimes it means lack of knowledge, sometimes it means living in a primitive way, and sometimes it means the state in which crime, violence, prejudice and wrong customs spread in the society. Naming the a period before Islam as the time of ignorance is because ignorant behaviors were commonplace and widespread among people like an illness which afflicts an organism and there was no hope for a way out till Islam emerged and eradicated wrong customs.
A child runs away from his parents' home because of his ignorance. Soon after, he makes his way back into his parents' arms feeling their kindness, compassion and embrace; this is an example of repentance. When we return to the house of divine mercy, Allah the Exalted accepts us and welcomes us with His open arms. We should appreciate the value of this return, which naturally happens to devout people.
The tears alone, running down the faces while paying attention to God, are very precious and valuable. Our careless hearts make mistakes because we fall into temptation; the month of Ramadan has offered us the opportunity to cleanse ourselves. The process of purification is exceptionally valuable; tears may cleanse many of hearts, but they should be preserved. All great pains, deadly and dangerous diseases; arrogance, jealousy, treachery and decadence, which are great diseases, find the opportunity to cure themselves in the month of Ramadan.