03 • The Jewels of the Ahl ul-Bayt & Sahabah

Spiritual Chivalry

Spiritual Chivalry
November 23, 2018 No Comments »

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq was once asked by the famous mystic Shaqiq al-Balkhi, Allah be well pleased with them. What is and please describe what spiritual chivalry [Futuwwa] is? Thus, Imam Ja’far asked him in return, “Well, what is your understanding ... Read More »

Giving to the Needy

Giving to the Needy
November 22, 2018 No Comments »

Imam al-Hasan ibn Ali, Alayhimus Salam, gave all his money to the needy twice, seeking only the pleasure of Allah, and then on three other occasions, he gave half his money to the needy. He would even give a single ... Read More »

The Gate

The Gate
November 18, 2018 Comments Off on The Gate

Sayyiduna ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, Alayhis Salam, himself narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “I am the city of wisdom and ‘Ali is its gate.” and there is another Hadith which gives clear evidence that both the ‘city ... Read More »

Red Soil

Red Soil
November 17, 2018 No Comments »

Umm Salamah, Allah be pleased with her, narrates: “One night, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ woke up in a very disturbed state, I saw him holding red soil in his hand. He was kissing it while shedding tears. I asked ... Read More »

He is my Mawla…

He is my Mawla…
November 16, 2018 Comments Off on He is my Mawla…

This story is beautiful. Imam ibn Asakir relates in his book Tarikh Dimashq, that Mawla Ali ibn Abi Talib, Alayhis Salam, came to Sayyiduna `Umar ibn al-Khattab, Radi’Allahu Anhu, while he was sitting in his place of gathering for discussions ... Read More »

Returning the Sun

Returning the Sun
November 15, 2018 No Comments »

Asma, Allah be pleased with him, narrated that Revelation was being sent down to the Prophet ﷺ and his head was on the lap of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, Alayhis Salam; and he had not prayed Asr as of yet ... Read More »

Blessed Charity

Blessed Charity
November 12, 2018 No Comments »

“Imam Zayn Al-Abidin, the son of Imam al-Husayn, Allah be well pleased with them, looked after the poor people in the community and took care of even their feelings and their sentiments of how they understood life. For example, when ... Read More »

Jewels from Sidi Muhammad Iqbal

Jewels from Sidi Muhammad Iqbal
September 20, 2018 No Comments »

﷽ Here are some jewels from Sidi Muhammad Iqbal (hafidhahullah): Jewel #1 Alī at the banks of the Euphrates calls out to al-Ḥusayn and recalls the Karbalā prophecy. “Patience Abu Abdullah! Patience Abu Abdullah! The bank of the Euphrates!” From ... Read More »

Kissing the Beggars

Kissing the Beggars
May 27, 2018 Comments Off on Kissing the Beggars

“Imam Zayn Al-Abidin, May Allah be well pleased him, looked after the poor people in the city of Madinah and took into account their feelings and their explanations of how they understood life as a whole. For example, when he ... Read More »

A Thousand Dinars

A Thousand Dinars
May 23, 2018 Comments Off on A Thousand Dinars

Such a beautiful story right here! A man traveled from Mecca to Madinah and then fell asleep whilst in the city of Madinah. When he woke up, he thought his bag had been stolen from him. He saw Imam Jafar ... Read More »