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Dangers of Bid’ah

Most people don't take bid'ah seriously and are not aware of its disastrous consequences. In many instances, bid'ah is extremely difficult to detect as it is disguised as an act of piety leading to nearness (qurb) of Allah (swt)....

Our duty against bid’ah

Needless to say, before we can perform our duty against bid'ah, the pre-requisite step is to be able to see and identify it. How many people are aware of the dangers of bid'ah but due to lack of understanding...

Definition and Scope of Bid’ah

Definition of bid'ah (innovation in religion) Although the definition of bid'ah is simple and straight forward, people are often confused and are unable to differentiate between sunnah (practice of the Prophet), bid'ah (innovation in religion) and mub'ah (neutral non-religious actions)....

Turban of Iblees

Broadly speaking (based on the hadith literature) there are two styles of tying the turban: Tahannuk: Allowing the ends of the turban to drop down and even wrapping it around the chin. Tabiqiyah: Layering it on...

History of the Turban

Origin of the Turban The first person who wore a turban was Prophet Adam (as) after he was expelled from Paradise . A tradition states that the angel Gabriel descended from heaven and dressed him in an amaama (turban). This...

Taqleed in Usul-e-Deen (Beliefs)

According to modern Usuli school it is not permissible to do taqleed (of the mujtahid) in Usul-e-Deen. However this was not the view of all the Usuli scholars in the past. The Usuli school, being not based on the teachings...

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Qur’an guides to the Imams

Regarding the words of Allah (swt): "Surely this Quran guides (yahdi) to that which is most upright (aqwam)" , Abu Abdullah (asws) said: The Qur'an guides to the Imam...

Grief of Aal-e-Muhammad Renewed on Eid

Abu Jafar (as) said: O Abdullah! There is none from an Eid of the muslims, be it Adha or Fitr, except that it renews grief (yujaddidu huznan) of the...

Momin forgiven only if shirk-free

Amir-Al-Momineen Ali (as) said: The Momin, whichever state he dies upon, and in whichever day he dies, or hour which he passes away in, so he is a truthful...

Polytheist through opinions

I asked Abu Abdullah (asws) about the least with what the human (insaan) would happen to be a polytheist (mushrik) with. He (as) said: The one who begins to...

Specification of the rescued sect

Division of the community into seventy three sects: Imam Ali (as) said: The community will be divided into seventy three sects, seventy two sects will be in the fire and...

Animal parts to avoid consuming

Based on the hadith of Ahlulbayt (as), we should abstain from consuming the following parts of animals: Blood All reproductive parts (penis, testicles, vagina, vulva, cervix, uterus, cervix) Spleen Heart (certain parts only,...

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