February 14, 2019

The New Muslim’s Guide to “Sunni or Shia?”

The New Muslim’s Guide to “Sunni or Shia?”   My dear brother/sister in Islam, congratulations on your conversion! Your struggle against yourself, family, friends, and society, must have been an excruciating one, but rest assured, Allah (glory be to Him) will reward you for your struggles. Since you are reading this, you are probably at a loss, since you are faced with another tough question: Sunni or Shia? I feel […]
September 21, 2018

Imam al Baqir and Imamah

Imam al Baqir and Imamah   Previously we discussed: The seclusion of Zayn al ‘Abidin resulted in the Shia aligning themselves to other movements and inevitably wandering into the realm of conjecture. The Kaysaniyyah were the pioneers of this thought process but it would no longer be restricted to them only. The stage having been set, the era of Imam al Baqir saw a number of new theories being introduced […]
September 21, 2018

Imam Mahdi radiya Llahu ‘anhu: The Awaited Reformer

Imam Mahdi radiya Llahu ‘anhu: The Awaited Reformer   Introduction   The topic of Imam Mahdi has always intrigued me, possibly the case with many others as well, wondering if we would be fortunate enough to see that day when the true enemy—the western powers and their allies who spilt the blood of countless innocent men, women, and children—will be finally defeated. In the current political climate, this question is […]
May 25, 2018

Imamah: Zaynul ‘Abidin Ali ibn Husayn

Imamah: Zayn al ‘Abidin Ali ibn Husayn   Previously the true belief of the Ahlul Bayt concerning Imamah was discussed. The statements of Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu revealed an entirely conflicting portrait to that sketched out by the Twelver Shia. The implications of Sayyidina Hassan’s radiya Llahu ‘anhu abdication also became manifest. We now wish to continue with our investigation and also present the attitudes of the Shia themselves […]
May 25, 2018

Imamah: Sayyidina Ali ibn Abi Talib

Imamah: Sayyidina Ali ibn Abi Talib   Thus far, in our investigation of Imamah we have learnt that it has no root in the noble Qur’an or blessed Sunnah of the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. On the contrary, it contradicts the clear verses of the Qur’an. While this is not surprising bearing in mind the Shia disregard for the Qur’an, what we find truly astonishing is that the […]