Does it matter what colour his beard is? Or is this an oblique reference to someone alive who might be perceived as the Imam Mahdi? Here is some information I found that might be relevant: Within the Shi’ite branch of Islam, there have been twelve imams, or spiritual leaders appointed by Allah. These began with Imam Ali, cousin to Muhammad, who claimed prophetic succession after Muhammad’s death. Around AD 868, the Twelfth Imam, Abu al-Qasim Muhammad (or Muhammad al Mahdi), was born to the Eleventh Imam. Because his father was under intense persecution, the Mahdi was sent into hiding. About the age of 6, when his father was killed, he briefly came out of hiding but then disappeared again. It is said that the Mahdi has been hiding in caves ever since and will supernaturally return just before the day of judgment to eradicate all tyranny and oppression, bringing harmony and peace to the earth. He is the savior of the world in Shi’ite theology. According to one writer, Imam Mahdi will combine the dignity of Moses, the grace of Jesus, and the patience of Job in one perfect person. The former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a deeply committed Shi’ite and claimed (in September 2009) that he is to personally prepare the world for the coming Mahdi. In order for the world to be saved, it must be in a state of chaos and subjugation, and Ahmadinejad feels he was directed by Allah to pave the way for that. Ahmadinejad has repeatedly made statements about destroying the enemies of Islam. The Iranian President and his cabinet have supposedly signed a contract with al Mahdi in which they pledge themselves to his work. Since then, Ayatollah Khamenei, the new Supreme Leader of Iraq, claims he has now taken on the mantle of preparing the world for the coming of the Imam Mahdi. What with the recent death of the King of Saudi Arabia (Sunni) and the events taking place in Iran (Shi'ite), the colour of a beard would only be significant if it identifies the Imam Mahdi.
My shia muslims, i found good post about Bibi Fatima A.S on interenet today so decided to share with you.?
r u lying again,where do u come up with this stuff ,nway What was the reason that Aisha (ra) asked to bury her after death at night time Praise be to Allaah. It seems – and Allaah knows best – that she did not want her burial to be delayed, as it was reported that she died during the night on the 17th of Ramadaan, after Witr. Or it may have been because that was more concealing for her, or perhaps during her lifetime, especially towards the end of it, there appeared an idea that it was makrooh to bury people at night, and she wanted to make the correct Islamic ruling known. Or it may have been for some other reason. In general it is permissible to bury a person at night if there is a reason to do so. And Allaah knows best. Islam Q&A Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/5284 ============================= Fatima(ra) didn't ask to be burried next to him(pbuh),so she was burried in Bakie'e like other great muslims =================== i will give u a logical answer said by another user "majeed3245" Before Hazrat Abu Bakar died, he asked permission from Sayyida Aisha to be burried near Prophet Mohammad SAW. Being her father, Aisha RA allowed burrial of Abu Bakar near Prophet SAW. Sayyida Aisha RA didn't allow others to be burried near Prophet SAW because she herself wanted to be burried near Prophet SAW being Prophet's favorite wife..... she refused to give her own burial place near Prophet SAW for Hassan AS. to be burried close to Prophet SAW. More appropriate and logic thing to do was either Syed Hassan RA be burried near his mother Sayyida Fatimah RA or near father Hazrat Ali RA if it was possible.
Imam Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. He ruled as the fourth caliph and was the first Imam of Shia Islam. His life is full of glory, contribution and sacrifice.I have collected some of his quotes that motivate us to be honest, humble and modest. And here are Imam Ali’s motivational quotes.Imam Ali’s motivational quotes about honesty and truthfulness.There are two ways to live a pleasant life, either in someone’s heart or in someone’s prayer.Be like the flower that gives its fragrance even to the hand that crushes it.Speak only when your words are more beautiful than silence.The nourishment of the body is food, while the nourishment of the soul is feeding others.The most merciful person is the one who forgives when he is able to take revenge.Body is purified by water, self is purified by tears, intellect is purified by knowledge and the soul is purified with love.Nobody can guard your secrets better than you, so do not blame anyone for revealing your secrets, for you could not hide them yourself. Your secret is your prisoner, which if let loose it will make you prisoner.Do not force your children to behave like you, for surely they have been created for a time which is different to your time.A sin that humbles you is better than a good deed that makes you arrogant.Trust those people who can know the reason behind these three things-Pain behind your smile, love behind your anger, and reason behind your silence.Be like the honey bee, anything it eats is clean, anything it drops is sweet and the branch it sits upon does not break.Be soft, without being weak. Be strong, without being violent.The real you is what you do when no one is watching you.Anger is like a ball of fire, but if you swallow it, its sweeter than honey.If you want to know more quotes about Imam Ali , just follow the link belowImam Ali's motivational quotes that make us honest and humble - Better Life
Yes,The Main Stream Muslims,i,e, followers of the Four Major Schools of Thought or Ahle Sunna wal Jamaa(Hanafi,Shafi, Maliki and Humbali) all believe in the emergence of a rightly guided Muslim Leader who will enjoy divine help and the support of all Muslims across the globe before this world end.He is a progeny of the Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him and members of his household),but main stream Sunni Muslims do not share the unfounded belief of some sects that Imam Mahdi is already here , hiding some where in a cave in Samara ,Iraq and will suddenly appear to lead the Islamic World. This is not an authentic view and the Sunnis do not embrace it.One thing which is certain is that he will be born in Madina, present day Saudi Arabia and till the very last moment of his emergence in Makkah during Hajj season ,actually he will be aware of his divine mission to rescue humanity from mischief and oppression, and pave the way for the coming of Esa -ebne -Mariam(Jesus Christ son of Mary the Virgin) to kill the anti-Christ and establish peace, justice and dignity to humanity at large. His era of 7 0r 9 years will be an era of abundance, tranquility and spirituality. He will enjoy the respect and confidence of all those who live under his rule.Al-Mighty God knows best the exact time of his appearance but most probably(based on the opinions of some great Islamic scholars) he might show up between 2019–2021.Still we can’t predict the exact time. Unknown is known only to Him.
How many here find it wrong for a non-muslim to study islam?
It is not wrong to learn about Islam or read Quran. If they do not have Eiman (faith) in Allah and Prophet Mohammad, they can not get guidance from Quran. Allah has mentioned it in the first page of Surah Al-Baqarah that only those who believe in one Allah will only get the guidance from this book. It is no doubt truth from the Lord of this uiverse. Lots of Christians and Jews have learn't Quran and attain the positions as Deen of Islamic Studies departments in American universities but due to lack of Eiman they could not accept Islam nor could accept the truth of Quran. Tom Knight is one of them. If doesn't bother me that you have studied Quran. You have not yet believed that Allah (God All Mighty) created you and He is your Master and Owner. Allah will throw you in hell fire for talking ridiculous against the Messenger of God Mohammad SAW, for twisting meanings of the Ayahs of Quran to misguide people and being against words of Allah in Quran and opposing Messenger of Allah. No one can save you from the judgment of Allah against you. Remember my words and see what will happens to you on the day of judgment. On that day you will pay for your hateful words against Prophet Mohammad and against Quran the words of Allah. Your hateful words against Prophet Mohammad will neither change the history nor will find you supporters amongst Muslims against Mohammad SAW.
An odd question, at multiple levels.So let me share my two cents on the question first, before I suggest an alternative to it.The question, as phrased, is as pointless as asking Why do theists refer to God as the Creator? or Why do Muslims refer to Muhammad as a Prophet?I could expand on it some more but I hope my point is clear.The next oddity with the question is that it refers to ‘Ali as Radi’allahu ‘Anhu (RA) that translates to May God be pleased with him. The Sunni salutation for ‘Ali is usually the excellent phrase Karramallahu Wajhahu (KW) that translates to May God ennoble his face. The reason the Sunni community have this phrase is that they accept ‘Ali as always having been a monotheist, his face never bowed towards an idol, unlike other Companions.Note that the Shi’a do not call him KW as they call him the even more awesome Alayhissalam (AS). I shall not get into defending why it is justified to do so, but it is a fact that the Shi’a do call ‘Ali as Imam ‘Ali (AS) and the Sunni’s call him ‘Ali (KW) (or Hazrat ‘Ali in certain non-Arab domains such as the Indian subcontinent).Now, with that established, let me rephrase the question to make it more sensible, and interesting.Why do some Sunnis refer to ‘Ali as Imam ‘Ali?Need some proof of the claim? I actually found many examples just by a simple google search, I screenshot one of them, have a look at the orange arrows.Here’s the webpage -> من أقوال ومواعظ الإمام علي بن أبي طالب كرم الله وجههOr you could hear the Sunni scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in his lectures refer to ‘Ali as Imam ‘Ali, such as this one.
Ramadan: Is this hadith true?
"Imam Mahdi is from my descendents from Fatima's lineage" 1. Kanzul Ummal volume 14 page 264 2. Mishkat al Masabeeh page 470 3. Sawaiqh al Muhriqa page 237 4. Seerath Jaleeya Volume 1 page 193 5. Jami ul Sagheer Volume 2 page 579 6. Sunan Abu Dawud, English version, Ch. 36, Tradition #4271 7. Sunan Ibn Majah, v2, Tradition #4086 (Al-Albani declared it Sahih. In Sahih ibn Majah, volume 2, page 389) 8. Al-Kamil by ibn Uday, volume 3, page 429 9. Al-Tarikh al-Kabir, by Bukhari, volume 8, page 407 Hudhaifa [r] narrates: the Prophet of Allah said, if there is only one day left on this Earth, Allah will extend it so that a man will rise from my Ahle bayt who will be guided, who’s name will be the same as mine”. Salman Farsi asked "Prophet of Allah, from which son’s family will he be?" He [s] placed his hand on Hussain and said: “He will be the son of Hussain.” 1. Aqd ul Durur fi Zuhoor al Muntazir, page 24 2. Dhukhair al Uqba, page 136-137 3. Al-Arbaeen Hadithan fi Al-Mahdi by Abu Naeem Asfahani, 6th hadith. 4. Yanabi almuwada, volume 2, page 211 5. Al-Bayan fi Akhbar al-Zaman, by Kenji Shafeei, page 90 (al-Kenji said: ‘hasan’) 6. Faraed al-Semtain, by Hamwini 7. Al-Urf al-wardi fi Akhbar al-Mahdi, by Seuty, page 74 Abdullah ibne Umar narrates that Rasulullah (s) said, “When Mahdi comes a cloud shall protect him and a voice will declare this is Mahdi Khalifathullah”. 1. Tareekh ul Khamees Volume 2 page 288 (Beirut) 2. al-Fusool al-Muhimmah, by Ibn Sabbagh al-Maliki, page 280 (Iraqi edition 3. Al bayaan fi Akbar Saibul Zamaan page 96 (Iraqi edition) Abdullah ibne Umar narrates that he heard Rasulullah (s) say “When Mahdi comes an Angel will be above his head declaring this is Mahdi, follow him”. 1. Nur ul Absar page 231 (Egypt edition) 2. Al-Kamil by ibn Uday, volume 5, page 296 “Imam Husain was asked if Imam Mahdi had been born. He replied “no” had he been born I would have spent my entire life serving him”. Iqd al-Durar Fi Akhbar al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar page 120 and the list goes on and on اللَهم عجل لي وليكل فرج