Thursday, July 16, 2015

Symbol of Shia

What is the symbol of Shia? 

What is Shiite Flag?

What is Sunni symbol?

These are questions that people unfamiliar with Islam think and ask about it in google! They think that all sects of Islam have their own flag, while there is no official flag for Islam. However huge propaganda of non Islamic group of ISIS in the cyberspace, biased some people to think that like countries which have their own flags, Shia and Sunni have some special flags or symbols. 
However I think that there must be an answer for those who search in google for the term "Shia Symbol". After all I found the best symbol for Shia to be AhlulBayt of the Prophet who are innocent according to Quran 33:33 and includes all Twelve Imams of Shiite.

Shia Symbol - Shiite Flag
Shia Symbol - Allah, Muhammad (pbuh) and his AhlulBayt including Fatima (sa) and 12 Imams (as)

Indeed Allah desires to repel all impurity from you, O People of the Household (AhlulBayt), and purify you with a thorough purification.
إِنَّمَا يُرِ‌يدُ اللَّـهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ الرِّ‌جْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَ‌كُمْ تَطْهِيرً‌ا ﴿٣٣

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Shia or Sunni - Simple Proof

Which religion is right - Shia or Sunni?

There are a lot of books to answer this question, among them are Alghadir, Almurajiat and Nights of Peshawar. However there are several simple proofs for Shia which every Muslim without prejudice will accept them.
Shia - the true sect of Islam - shia or sunni?


Five simple questions from Sunni brothers 

There is a common narration from Sunni and Shia sources that says: everyone who dies and he does not know the Imam of his time, dies the death of ignorance. 
Question #1: Did Fatima (SA), know Imam of his time or not? If she did not, she is died in ignorance, NauzoBillah, and if she did, her Imam was Ali (as) not Abubakr. So Fatima was Shia

Sunni brothers say that the leader must be chosen by a council and shia say that the prophet appointed and mentioned all 12 Imams.
Question #2: Which council appointed the second caliph? Second caliph was appointed by Abubakr not a council! while Aboobakr was appointed by council of 13 people

There is a reliable Hadith from Shia and Sunni sources that says: Caliphs after the prophet (pbuh) are 12 (Twelve successors Hadith). 
Question #3: What are your 12 Imams? Count them and you can not find twelve Imams in Sunni Muslims while shia have exactly twelve Imams

Sunni Muslims, take their religion from four Imams: Imam Malik, Imam Shafi’i, Abu-Hanifeh and Ahmad-ibn-Hanbal. 
Question #4: These four imams you have, lived in what century? And what is their relation with the Caliphs? The Shia Imams are their Caliphs as well. But you have four caliphs and four imams who lived almost 100 years after Khulafa.

Shia Muslims have thousands of prayers and Monajats from their twelve Imams available in several books like Mafatih Aljanan, Sahife Sajjadiey, Almoraqibat, etc. 
Question #5: How many prayers, hymns or praise of the Lord you have quoted from your first three Caliphs or your 4 Imams? Count them and you will find nothing countable.

Now decide, Shia are wrong or Sunni? Unfortunately some extremist Muslims like ISIS say that shia are Kafir! and killing them has the reward of paradise! while grand Sunni scholars like Sheikh Shaltoot have confirmed Shiite as a true Islamic religion.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Make use of your opportunities - Hadith from Imam Ali

Ramadan month is reaching its end and lucky are those who made use of the opportunity of this month to be more close to Allah.

AmirAlmomenin Imam Ali (as):
Opportunity passes away like the cloud; therefore, make use of good opportunities
NahjulBalagha, short saying 21
Shia Truth: Hadith of Imam Ali about Opportunity
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Google against Shia Muslims

Google shows violent pictures from 7 years ago (2008) for the search term "Shia Muslim" within past week results!
What the free flow of information!

It must be said that this type of mourning (self flagellation, Qameh zani, Tatbir or zanjir zani) marked by x in the following figure, is forbidden in Shia and these people are a minority unaware Muslims which their actions are highlighted by western media.

google is against shia islam and shows violent photos in the first page for search term "shia muslim"w

The following sentences are part of a speech from Imam Khamenei given to scholars of Kohkiluyeh and Boyir Ahmad, Muharram:

Blood mourning (Qam'e Zani) is a part of the culture that was made up. It is an issue that has no relation to religion and, without doubt, Allah is not happy with it.
It is an incorrect action which some people perform – taking a blade in one’s hand and hitting themselves on the head with it spilling their blood. What do they do this for? How is this action considered mourning? Of course, hitting one’s head with their hands is a form of mourning. You have seen over and over again, a person who has had something bad happen to them, hit themselves on their head and chest. This is a normal sign of mourning. But, have you ever seen a person who has had something bad happen to their most loved (ones) hit themselves on the head with a sword until blood flows down? How is this action considered mourning?
See also: Self Flagellation in Ashura?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Night of Qadr - Shia Islam

Tomorrow night, Ramadan 23, is the most probable night of Qadr according to Shia documents. In this night we should be awake during night and pray for ourselves and the others. There are several doings listed in Mafatih book which we should perform in this night. The best action is praying for Muslims, including ourselves, our parents, etc.

Pay attention to your own wishes, the wishes of your country; the patients, the disabled veterans, the grieved, the worried eyes, the need of the people around you, in your country, in the world of Islam and on the planet earth. On the Night of Qadr, ask God to make all these wishes, every single one of them, come true. (Imam Khamenei 2/17/2000)

  shia, shia truth, shia leader - شب قدر در نگاه رهبر شیعیان امام خامنه ای - Night of Qadr in view of Shia Supreme Leader Imam Khamenei

Images taken from @Shia.Truth
This post in Farsi: شهادت امام علی علیه السلام و شب قدر

Condolences on Martyrdom of Imam Ali

Condolences on martyrdom of the first Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam Ali (as) AmiralMomenin (the grand leader of believers). He were hit on head by sword of Ibne Muljam (may Allah damn him) while in Sajdah of Morning prayer.

There is a narration which says that Imam Ali would give food to the orphans with his own hands so many times that once someone said we wished we were orphaned too so that Imam Ali would indulge us so much!  He would pay visits to the poor and the needy and the troubled and the stranded so often and so incognito that it is commonly said that it was only after he was stabbed that they just began to realize who that merciful person who would visit them and they never new him! (Ayatollah Khamenei, 31/12/1999)

A narrations from AmirAlmomenin Imam Ali (as) about thinking:
Make your heart alive by thinking and wake up at night (for worship) and be fearful of Allah, your lord
Osule Kafi, Vol 3, P 91, Saying 1

shia, shia art, shia truth حقیقت شیعه - حدیث از امام علی در باب تفکر - عکس با حدیث از امامان - با تفکر قلب خود را بیدار کن - شب قدر - Make your heart alive by thinking - Imam Ali - Night of Qadr 

Image is taken from @Shia.Truth
This post in Farsi: شهادت امام علی علیه السلام و شب قدر

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Why do Muslims Fast

All Muslims, Shia and Sunni, fast during the month of Ramadan (Ramazan), i.e. they eat something, called Sahari, before Azan of morning prayer (about 1:30 hour to sunshine) and then don't eat anything during daylight hours until Azan Maghrib (about 15 minutes after sunset). They also must not drink, have intimate relations, swim, etc. After Azan Maghrib, they break their fast (Iftar).
Now, the question is Why do Muslims Fast during Ramadan?
Simple answer is that it is Wajib(obligatory) in Islam for healthy adults according to Quran(2:183):
O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous -
However, it has several advantages which some of them are described in Hadith of Miraj in where the prophet Muhammad(pbuh) ascended to the heaven and talked with Allah:
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) asked Allah: O God! What is the start of worship? He said: start of worship is fasting and silence. My Lord! What is the effect of fasting? Said: fasting leads to wisdom and wisdom leads to knowledge and knowledge leads to certainty; and when a person comes to the position of certainty, it’s no matter, his life is easy or difficult
Part of Hadith Meraj, BiharAlanvar, V 74, P 27
@Shia.Truth: Fasting in Islam -

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