A Cry from Qatif

April 16, 2021

The End of the Debate

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   The End of the Debate   He concluded the debate with me by saying, “You have an incorrect mindset and misguided beliefs.” At that moment, I recalled an article titled, Why Do They Not search for Truth? The author writes there: The human self does not like to hear anything which contradicts its own opinions. This gives it the illusion of security. When […]
April 16, 2021

The Children of the Imams in the Darknesses of Oblivion

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   The Children of the Imams in the Darknesses of Oblivion   Why is there no mention of the children of the Imams who were martyred in Al Taff alongside Imam Hussain ‘alayh al Salam in the Hussainiyyah gatherings? The likes of Abu Bakr ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, ‘Uthman ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. They were all […]
April 15, 2021

Imam ‘Ali ‘alayh al Salam withholds the Inheritance of Fadak

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Imam ‘Ali ‘alayh al Salam withholds the Inheritance of Fadak   The issue of Fadak has been seen as a point of criticism for Abu Bakr, but is it perhaps misplaced criticism? Think about it carefully. The Caliphate is usurped from Imam ‘Ali ‘alayh al Salam; Fatimah ‘alayha al Salam is physically beaten, her unborn child is killed, yet nobody says anything or […]
April 15, 2021

They Embraced Islam when it was Weak, and Abandoned it when it was Strong

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   They Embraced Islam when it was Weak, and Abandoned it when it was Strong   When do hypocrites emerge and why? Any hypocrite, regardless of time or place, has one of two possible aims: He fears something from which he wants to escape, or desires attaining a certain benefit. Therefore, hypocrites did not emerge in the Meccan period of the Prophet’s salla Llahu […]
April 15, 2021

A Reflection on Imamah

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   A Reflection on Imamah   According to our scholars, it is generally understood that leadership was meant to pass on to Imam ‘Ali ‘alayh al Salam after the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then to Imam Hassan ‘alayh al Salam, and then Imam Hussain ‘alayh al Salam, and it would continue in succession for the remaining 12 Imams, until it eventually reaches […]