Last Friday, we introduced our methodology of discussion and looked at verses on how the Prophet (s) reacted to being rejected, and felt when great trials befell his community. Today’s discussion on the Prophetic personality and mission will be to reflect on how the Prophet (s) treated his own community and expected his followers to […]Continue Reading
These two verses discuss one aspect of the Prophet’s personality and the methodology of his mission: his undying concern for the community, regardless of how harshly they rejected him. How the Prophet (S) was from ‘amongst yourselves’ – how he understands your conditions and your life; how he experiences what you experience. ‘…It is grievous […]Continue Reading
His Parents, Birth & Childhood
He is the only Imam who is connected with Imam Ali (A) and Sayyida Fatema Zahra (A) from both sides. His father, Imam Zainul Abedeen (A) was their grandson and his mother, Fatima their granddaughter.
Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (A) was present in Kerbala on the day of Ashura. He was then a child of 3 years. He too was taken prisoner, with the women and children and his father, to Shaam (Damascus). They stayed in the prison for a whole year.
Prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
The Prophet had told his companion Jabir bin Abdullah Ansari that he would live to see his great, great grandson who would have the same name as himself and would be granted light and wisdom. The Prophet asked Jabir to convey his greetings to the Imam.
Many years later Jabir did just that to the young Imam. By this time Jabir was very old man and had also lost his eyesight.Continue Reading
The account of the last day of her life clearly shows what kind of a lady was this daughter of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). It was 3rd day of the Islamic Lunar Calendar month,Jamadi al-Thani, year eleven after Hijrah. Fatimah Zehra (sa) told the household that she was feeling better, the pain in her ribs and in her hand was not so severe and that her fever had come down. Then she started bathing the children, immediately Imam Ali (as) and Bibi Fizza (ra) came to her assistance. She got those children bathed, dressed and fed, then sent them away to her cousin.
Imam Ali (as) was surprised to find that his dear wife, Fatima Zehra (sa) had left her bed and had started doing the housework; he asked her about it and she replied: “This is the last day of my life. I wanted to wash my children’s hair and clothes, because they will soon be orphans, without a mother!”
Imam Ali (as) then asked her about the source of knowledge of this news (the day of her departure). Fatima Zehra (sa) told him that she had seen the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (saw) in her dream and he had told her that she was going to join him that night. She then asked Imam Ali (as) to execute her will.Continue Reading
On the beautiful and blessed occasion of the birth of the Holy Prophet, Darul Qur’an would like to share a reflective poem that explores our responsibility to exemplify and emanate the light and message of Muhammad (S). You can access the link by clicking hereContinue Reading
In Sura Alaq from verses 6-7, Allah says mankind has exceeded all limits, thinking they are self sufficient.
The problem with insan today is that…Continue Reading
How do we arrive at happiness? Allah says in sura Hud, a day will come where no one shall speak except by Allah’s permission. And there will be the miserable one and the one who will be happy. Our happiness and sadness will be a manifestation of…Continue Reading
Hujjat are very pleased to be part of the recently-founded Harrow Citizens movement, a branch of the charity Citizens UK. Volunteers are seeking just two minutes of your time to complete their survey. Your responses will form part of a proposal which will go to leaders in Harrow as to how the borough should change […]Continue Reading
In Sura mulk, Allah connects intelligence with the hereafter. Allama Tabatabai has said that often people are regretful over their beliefs, but it’s too late. They didn’t listen to what the prophets taught them.
When trying to raise a community, they should…Continue Reading
If you are on the path of Allah and his messenger, and you love the Aimmah, seek help from Allah. It protects your heart, your mind and your physical body. Your enemies won’t try to kill you, rather take your faith from your hearts, and place hopelessness in your hearts.
When Fitna arrives, it presents itself in the image of …Continue Reading