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    The Number of the Shi‘a Imams

As we know, the true Twelver Imami sect is called “twelver” (ithna `ashariyya) since its followers believe that after the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family), his successors were twelve people. And among all of his ‘ummah (community), they are the sole group who hold this belief; thus, the traditions about the twelve Imams which both Shi‘a and Sunnis have narrated – and whose origin from the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) is undeniable – can only be applied to the Shi‘a sect among all Muslims. Naturally, the true sect will be limited to this group. In spite of all this, it is said that from some traditions – a few of which have been narrated in the book of Sulaim – it is possible to understand that the number of the Imams is thirteen, and this view has also been attributed to Ibn Sahl al-Nawbakhti. If, as it is said, a tradition with this content exists (or if Nawbakhti himself held this view, though this appears unlikely), how can it be explained and affirmed?


We have given sufficient explanation about the tradition or traditions that indicate that the number of Imams (peace be upon them) is thirteen in the treatise “Clarity of Vision for One Who Follows the Twelve Imams.” There, we have clarified that the a tradition with this meaning does not exist; moreover, even if such a tradition were to exist, it is a tradition with a single narrator and with regard to principles of religion, beliefs, and issues in which attaining certainty is essential, traditions with single narrators are not relied upon.

In such an instance, only a firm rational argument or a tradition that is consecutively narrated (mutawatir) and certain to have originated from an infallible can be relied upon.

Furthermore, traditions that are mutawatir and have even passed the limits of tawatur (consecutive narration) indicate that the number of the Imams is twelve. In such a situation, if a single non-certain tradition is found in opposition to all these traditions, what creditability can it have, and how can a researcher rely on it? In addition, in the Musnad of Ahmad alone, it has been narrated through thirty-odd chains of narrators from the Noble Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) that the number of Imams (peace be upon them) is twelve, and in the Sahih of Muslim this point has been narrated through eight chains, and likewise in the remaining collections, Sahihs, Sunans (books of the sunnah), and books of the Ahl al-Sunnat, this topic has been referred to numerous times.

In Shi‘a books as well traditions have been narrated with hundreds of chains that the Imams will be twelve, all of which were narrated by well-known companions and followers (tabi`in) up to two centuries before the birth of the twelfth Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return) (peace be upon him), and in reality this is counted as a type of 

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In The Name of god of jesus and muhammad and moses

Sermon imam Ali about faith

Nahjul Balagha book 


 Amir al-Mu'minin, peace be upon him, was asked about faith when he said 
Faith stands on four supports : on endurance, on conviction, on justice and on jihad.
Endurance again has four aspects : eagerness, fear, abstention (from the world) and anticipation (of death). So, whoever is eager for Paradise will
ignore the passions; whoever fears the Fire (of Hell) will refrain from prohibited acts; whoever abstains from the world takes hardships lightly; and
whoever anticipates death will hasten towards good deeds.
Convicition also has four aspects : prudent perception, intelligence and understanding, drawing lessons from instructive things and following the
precedents of past people. So, whoever perceives with prudence, wise knowledge will be manifest to him, and to whomsoever wise knowledge becomes manifest he
appreciates instructive objects, and whoever appreciates instructive objects he is just like past people.
Justice also has four aspects : keen understanding, deep knowledge, a good power of decision and firm forbearance. Therefore, whoever understands comes
to acquire depth of knowledge; whoever acquires depth of knowledge drinks from the spring of judgement; and whoever exercies forbearance never commits evil
actions in his affairs and leads a praiseworthy life among the people.
jihad also has four aspects : to ask others to do good, to keep away others from
doing evil, to fight (in the way of Allah) sincerely and firmly on all occasions, and to detest the vicious. So, whoever asks others to do good
provides strength to the believers; whoever desists others from evil humiliates the unbelievers; whoever fights sincerely on all occasions discharges all his
obligations; and whoever detests the vicious and becomes angry for the sake of Allah, then Allah will be angry in favour of him and will keep him and will
keep him pleased on the Day of Judgement.
Unbelief stands on four supports : hankering after whims, mutual quarrelling, deviation from the truth, and dissension. So, whoever hankers after whims does
not incline towards right; whoever quarrels much on account of ignorance remains permanently blinded from the right; whoever deviates from truth, for
him good becomes evil and evil becomes good and her remains intoxicated with misguidance; and whoever makes an breach (with Allah and His Messenger), his
path becomes difficult, his affairs become complicated and his way of escape
becomes narrow.
Doubt has also four aspects : unreasonableness, fear, wavering and undue submission to every thing. So, he who adopts unreason ableness as his way, for
him there is no dawn after the night; he who is afraid of what befalls him has to run on his heels; he who wavers in doubt Satans trample him under their
feet : and he who submits to the destruction of this and the next world succumbs to it.
as-Sayyid ar-Radi says : We have left out the remaining portion of this saying for fear of length and for being outside the purpose of this chapter.
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In The Name Of God of jesus and muhammad and moses

Nahjul Balagha Book

Nahj-ol-Balaghah: A book gathering eternal quotations, speeches, and letters by the first leader after the great prophet of Islam (in Shia`s belief), gathered by Sayyed Rathi (4th century A.H.). It contains various monotheistic, social, political, and axiomatic and advisory issues.


۰ Comment موافقین ۱ مخالفین ۰ 27 May 15 ، 17:21

In the name of god the beneficient the merciful

Knowledge is better than wealth

Many people ringed imam Ali. A man entered the mosque and the opportunity asked:Ali! I have a question. Knowledge is better or wealth? Imam Ali said: knowledge is better because knowledge is prophets‘  heritage and wealth and property are shadad and gharoon and pharaoh and haman‘s legacy. A man who was answered his question fell silent. 

At the same time, another man entered the mosque as he  had stood immediately asked: Abalhasan! I have a question, can I ask? Imam answered him: ask! The man at the end of crowd asked: science is better or wealth? Imam Ali said: Knowledge is better because knowledge can save you, but you have to hold wealth.A second person who was convinced about his question , where he had stood he sat. 

Meanwhile, a third man came in, he repeated the same question, and imam said: knowledge is better  because it brings the scientist many friends, but wealth brings the rich person many enemies. 

The imam`s saying had not ended that  the fourth person entered the mosque. While he was siting with his friends, he put his crutches forward and asked: Ali! Knowledge is beter or wealth? Imam Ali said: knowledge is better because if you spend it becomes less but if you give knowledge and teach it to others it becomes more. 

It was the fifth turn. He had already entered the mosque and he had waited next to the pillar of the mosque as soon as finishing imam speak he asked the same question. Imam Ali said in response to him: Knowledge is better because people imagine the rich and wealthy curmudgeon, but scientists are called great. 

As soon as entering sixth person the heads back, people looked at him in surprise. One of the crowd said he also wants to know which of these is better knowledge or wealth! Those who had heard his voice, smiled. The man sat near his friends at the end of crowd and started to speak loudly: Ali! Knowledge is better or wealth? Imam looked at crowd and said: Knowledge is better because a thief may steal property but there is no fear of science robbery. The man became silent. Hullabaloo fell among the people, what is happening? Why a same question is asked? People sometimes looked at imam and sometimes at newcomers. 

Meanwhile that the words of imam Ali were finished the seventh man who had entered and had sat among the crowd asked: Abalhashan! Knowledge is better or wealth? Imam raise his hand to mark of silence and said: knowledge is better because wealth becomes old over time but knowledge will not rot after many time.    The man got up slowly and sat with his friends then slowly got to his friends and said: It is not vain that the prophet said: I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its door. Whatever we ask him he is ready to answer. It is better that people have satirized us more, tell the others don`t come. A man who have sat beside him said: what is turn out? Maybe he can`t answer and he will ashamed among people and we reach our goal. A man who have sat away said: if he answers then we are ashamed. The man said with comfort carido we must fail him.       At the same time the eighth man came and asked and Imam said again: knowledge is better because wealth remains only in life but science is with human both in life and afterlife.  

Silence surrounds the house. Nobody said nothing.All of the crowd were surprised of imam`s answers.

The nine person entered the mosque and with the consternation of the people asked: Ali! Knowledge is better or wealth? Imam smiled and said: knowledge is better because wealth changes people to heartless but science creates light in the heart.

Surprised and confused look of people were at the door like they expected the tenth man. Meanwhile a person who had a child`s hand in his hand entered the mosque. He sat at the end of  crowd and shed a handful of dates on the child`s skirt and looked at face. People that thought nobody would not ask, turn their head that man asked: abalhasan! knowledge is better or wealth? Knowledge is better because the richs have arrogance that may think they are God but owners of science are humble.

Hullabaloo and shouting of joy and admiration of people had filled the house. They slowly and quietly went from the crowd. When they left the mosque they heard the imam`s voice that he was saying: if all of the world`s people asking me this one question I answer to each one differently.  

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(Lessons from Nahjul Balagha)

letter 31

After returning from the Battle of Siffin, Imam Ali (a) gave certain pieces of advice to one of his sons. Some historians consider him to be Imam Hasan (a) while others are of the opinion that he was Muhammad Hanafiya. He wrote them in the form of a will. They deal with almost every aspect of life which goes a long way to make a man successful in life - brave, humane, generous, virtuous and pious

These exhortations are from a father who realizes the morality of life, who is getting old, who has patiently borne reverses and calamities, who hates inordinate desires and has overcome them, and who is shortly going to pass out of this world, to his son who is young, who has the desire of leading the world to sober ways of thinking and better ways of life, a desire which is rather difficult to be achieved, a son, who is mortal and is bound by nature to follow the steps of all mortals, is subject to ailments, is surrounded by misfortunes and calamities, has to face oppressions and tyrannies, has often to confront with and sometimes to tolerate hypocrisy, deceit, guile, duplicity and treason and who is to end his life in death, is to bear sufferings, is the heir to a person who is dead and gone and who finally ended his life as a martyr to the animosity of his enemies

۰ Comment موافقین ۱ مخالفین ۰ 09 May 15 ، 03:37

Why iranian burn obelisko

one of the actions that the Iranian young Muslims have done in the past three years is BurningobeliskThere has been a lot of questions about this action from the beginning and it has many reaso Inthis article after introducing obelisk as a symbol and studying it's status in the world and in somereligions ,the reasons of it's burning will be explained so that the questions about it can be fullyanswer

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?Why Do Iranians Burn Obelisks
In February 2011, young Iranians astounded the world by a move that no one had even thoughtabout in the entire world.On the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran on the lOnd of February 2011, an obeliskwas burnt as a symbol of SatanThis great move in the recent years was followed by a larger reflection and made the Iranianyouth a symbol for the whole wide world.
But what was the Cause of this Move and why is Iran its Origin?
To answer this question, one should examine what obelisk represents among Muslims, becauseIran is an Islamic country and Islam leads the direction of its movement.
Ramy aI-Jamarat – Stoning of the Devi/
The answer lies within an event that took place many years ago, when Prophet Abraham (AS)was ordered by Allah to sacrifice his son Ishmael (according to the Holy Bible, the sacrifice wasIsaac). Abraham (AS) trusted God and walked towards the altar with his son. This was a test forthem so that a bright future would be given to them as a reward. Therefore, Satan was terrifiedof the Divine gift of God and tried to prevent them from executing God s  Will; Satan appearedthree times in three different locations in front of Abraham, to defeat him using his weakness asa father. But the prophet, who had a firm faith in God's Will and no word but that of God s  hadan effect on him, each time, threw seven pebbles Uamara at Satan (this act is called ramy a/-jamarat) and took refuge in God. Thus, he successfully passed the test from God and God gaveIshmael back to him and gave him the Imamate reward by blessing him with "Ishmael", and toldhim "I will give you a holy generation through Ishmael so that my rules would be executed on".earth by themGenesis chapter 17 verse 21: And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; behold, I have blessed him,and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and Iwill make him a great nation.This action is called Ramy aI-Jamara
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