Imam Reza (as) said, If one maintains relations with and helps (does ehsaan upon) any needy Shiah, it is as it he has maintained relations and helped (done ehsaan) us. (Kamiluz Ziyarat page 319) (more…)
It is recommended to gift the reward of reciting the Quran to Holy Prophet (sawa), Hazrat Fatemah Zahra (sa) and the Holy Imams (as). (more…)
It is the duty of a believer that he must set apart a share of his wealth and property in the service of Imam Mahdi (as). He should continue this every year. This is obligatory for all whether, rich or poor, whether lowly or exalted, woman or man. There is no difference with regard to social status. However, each should contribute depending upon his capability. (more…)
It is the duty of every believer to weep in the separation of Imam Mahdi (as) and help others in weeping for the same. We must mourn the difficulties that befall Imam (as). It is a duty of the Shias in the Ghaybat of Imam (as). (more…)
One of the duties of a believer is to be sorrowful in the separation of Imam (as). It is a sign of one’s attachment to Imam (as). (more…)
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اصْبِرُواْ وَصَابِرُواْ وَرَابِطُواْ وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
“O you who believe! Be patient and vie one with another in endurance and be ready (to defend against surprise attacks) and fear Allah that haply you may succeed” (more…)
Our infallible Imams (as) are the fountainhead of all material, religious and Divine knowledge. Their words and deeds are a source of salvation or us. Following and submitting to them is incumbent upon us and acquiring this religious knowledge has been greatly emphasized. If for a moment, we disregard the teachings of the Imams (as) in favour of worldly gains, then forget salvation of the hereafter, we would be among the losers and misguided ones of this world itself. (more…)
His name was Husain, his agnomen (Kuniyat) was Abul Qasim. His father’s name was Rauh and his grandfather’s name was Abu Jafar. He belonged to the Nawbakht family.
He was known by his name – Husain Ibne Rauh-e-Nawbakhti (ra). His exact date of birth has not been recorded in books of history. (more…)
What is the Benefit of a Hidden Imam?
Whenever the discussion of Ghaybat crops up, queries of various kinds invade the minds of the people. The most common among them being as to what is the benefit of an Imam who is in Ghaybat? In other words, what is the purpose of having a leader with whom neither we can come in contact nor meet In this article, we shall attempt to convey to our readers the answer to the query and make people realize as to how can one derive advantages from an Imam during Ghaybat. (more…)
Ghaybat is a difficult time for the believers. This aspect can be well understood by those who would have had the opportunity of being with the Divine leader and then suddenly found one day that he is not present in their community.
In the case of Hazrat Idrees, it is said that when Allah caused the Ghaybat of Hazrat Idrees, his community grieved over his separation. Shaitaan came to them and encouraged them to make an idol of Hazrat Idrees so that they could continue to remember him. The people did so. While the first generation did not worship the idol, Shaitaan came to the next generations and told them that his idol is actually god and they should worship it. Thus as time passed, that same idol became the object of their worship. This is how idol worship was introduced in the world. (more…)