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“The revolution of Imam Hussain (as): Its specialities and focal points” by Ayatullah Khamenei (Original Arabic page posted at the bottom of the post) ‘There is a strange bid’ah that people have lately invented, in the method of ziyarah. As you know, all the Imams (as) used to visit the pure grave […]

Ayatullah Khamanei condemns crawling to shrines


Taken from: https://ballandalus.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/misrepresenting-karbala-a-response-to-dr-yasir-qadhi/comment-page-1/   “A refutation of Dr Yasir Qadhi’s view of Kerbala. On November 10th 2013 (6th of Muharram 1435), Dr. Yasir Qadhi—a prominent Muslim cleric and public intellectual—gave a speech in which he sought to explore the historical dimensions of the massacre at Karbala in 680 A.D., in […]

‘Kerbala: A historic analysis’ – Response to Yasir Qadhi


  Saying/Sermon  1: Amir al-Mu’mineen (as) has said:  ‘Paradise is for those who maintain sincerity in worshipping Allah and in prayer to Him. Whatever they see does not occupy their heart. Whatever they hear does not make them forget to speak of Allah and they do not feel depressed because […]

Five thought-provoking sayings and sermons of Ali b. Abi Talib


Arguably one of the most contentious issues in Sunni-Shia discourse today concerns the honorific titles of three of the children of Imam Ali, Imam al-Hasan, and Imam al-Hussain (asws). According to a number of historians, both Shia and Sunni, each of the first three Imams had a child who bore […]

Did Imam Ali name his son Abu Bakr?




In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. We hope to perform a thorough, holistic and extensive examination on Salafi Aqeedah in the near future, inshAllah. However, we feel it is pertinent to bring to the attention of our dear readers the accusation that Allah, the Almighty, has two […]

Salafi Aqeedah: Allah sees with his two eyes (Nauzibullah)



Ali ibn Abi Talib had a son named Umar who is said to have been a matyr in the tragedy of Kerbala. Once again, we will employ the same approach we had done when analysing the name ‘Uthman’ , putting side jumping hastily to any conclusions based on fourteenth-century polemics […]

Umar ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib