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The 14 Masumeen(as)


Sayings from the 14 Ma'sooms

من اقوال الإمام محمد الباقر عليه السلام: "شيعتنا ثلاثة أصناف: صنف يأكلون الناس بنا وصنف كالزجاج ينهشم وصنف كالذهب الأحمر كلما أدخل النار ازداد جودة."


Imam Mohammed Al-Baquer (a.s.) said, "Our followers are of three kinds, one who follows us but depends on others, one who is like a glass involved in his own reflections, but the best are those who are like gold, the more they suffer the more they shine."



I.M.A.M.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


Salam Alikum Dear Believers,

The Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya would like to congratulate you on the birthday of Imam al-Mahdi (atfs).

The promised Mandi, who is usually mentioned by his title of Imam al--'Asr (the Imam of the "Period") and Sahib al-Zaman (the Lord of the Age), is the son of the eleventh Imam. His name is the same as that of the Holy Prophet. He was born in Samarra' in 256/868 and until 260/872 when his father was martyred, lived under his father's care and tutelage. He was hidden from public view and only a few of the elite among the Shi'ah were able to meet him.

After the martyrdom of his father, he became Imam and by Divine Command went into occultation (ghaybah). Thereafter, he appeared only to his deputies (na'ib) and even then only in exceptional circumstances.

The Imam chose as a special deputy for a time 'Uthmán ibn Sa'id 'Umari one of the companions of his father and grandfather who was his confidant and trusted friend. Through his deputy, the Imam would answer the demands and questions of the Shi'ah. After 'Uthman ibn Said, his son Muhammad ibn 'Uthman 'Umari was appointed the deputy of the Imam. After the death of Muhammad ibn 'Uthman, Qasim Husayn ibn Ruh Nawbakhti was the special deputy, and after his death, 'Ali ibn Muhammad Simari was chosen for this task.
A few days before the death of 'All ibn Muhammad Simari in 329/939, an order was issued by the Imam stating that in six days, 'Ali ibn Muhammad Simari would die. Henceforth, the special deputation of the Imam would come to an end and the major occultation (ghaybah kubrã) would begin and would continue until the day God grants permission to the Imam to manifest himself.

The occultation of the twelfth Imam is, therefore, divided into two parts: the first, the minor occultation (ghaybah sughra) which began in 260/872 and ended in 329/939, lasting about seventy years; the second, the major occultation which commenced in 329/939 and will continue as long as God wills it. In a hadith upon whose authenticity everyone agrees, the Holy Prophet has said, "If there were to remain in the life of the world but one day, God would prolong that day until He sends in it a man from my community and my household. His name will be the same as my name. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny.

Source: Shi'ah by Allamah Tabatabai



      The Message to the Muslim Ummah from
Ayatullah Al-Uzma Sheikh Basheer Hussain Al-Najafi
(may Allah (swt) prolong his life)
on the Occasion of the Martyrdom of Sayyidah Fatimah Zahra (sa) (1431/2010)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة والسلام على أشرف بريته المبعوث رحمة للعالمين وعلى آله الغر الميامين
 واللعنة الله على أعدائهم اجمعين الى يوم الدين

قال الله سبحانه : انما يريد الله ليذهب عنكم الرجس أهل البيت ويطهركم تطهيرا .
صدق الله العلي العظيم وصدق وبلغ نبيه الرسول الكريم ونحن على ذلك من الشاهدين والشاكرين والحمد لله رب العالمين

 

In the above-mentioned verse, God Almighty has desired us to be enlightened with the greatness of the Ahlul-Bait in such a way that maybe such a manner and meaning is not found in any other verse, i.e. its placement within and amongst the verses which are directly addressing the wives of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w). Maybe God Almighty wishes to distinguish and describe the different members of his household. Amongst them are his wives who haven’t been labelled as his Ahlul-Bait, regarding whom there have been particular laws and instructions revealed, and considering their circumstances and situations, such specific guidance was required for them. And this particular verse in question introduces us to those great personalities who Allah Almighty has bestowed infallibility and purity, and has made them as the ultimate role models for our guidance. This verse with the Tradition of the Cloak (Hadeeth-e-Kisa) further clarifies the greatness of Lady Fatimah Zahra (s.a), in that those magnificent personalities who are the subject of this verse, their central point and axis is Lady Fatimah (s.a). In other words, she is the centre and the core of infallibility and purity.

It was obvious from her very birth that she possessed all those qualities which enabled her to rise quickly through all the levels of greatness. She was the companion of her mother Sayyidah Khadijah (s.a) when she was in her womb. She was the daughter of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w), who gave him what he missed from his mother since her early death in his childhood, and her compassion, affection and kindness. By being his daughter she was also possessed all those deep and lofty virtues, that a dear beloved daughter should have, while also supporting him by being the mother figure. As such, it was narrated that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) said about her: “Fatimah is the mother of her father”. In such a manner, Lady Fatimah (s.a) is the ultimate role model of all daughters in the school of life.

And when she arrived at the house of Ameer-ul-Momineen Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s) as his wife, she held all those virtues and qualities which a loyal and sincere wife ought to have, by which she becomes the source of tranquillity and trust and peace of mind for her husband, and she bestowed this upon her husband Ameer-ul-Momineen (a.s) with flawlessness and perfection. The result of this was that Allah Almighty made it forbidden upon Ameer-ul-Momineen (a.s) to take another wife apart from Sayyidah Zahra (s.a) during her lifetime.

As a mother, she fulfilled all her responsibilities of motherhood and raising her children, and the outcome of such dedication was not just Imam Hassan (a.s) and Imam Hussain (a.s) – they were divinely appointed Imams – one need only look at her daughter Sayyidah Zainab (s.a). An examination of every moment of her life would lead us to the conclusion that her title as “Thani-e-Zahra” (the second Fatimah Zahra) is no exaggeration.

Sayyidah Zahra (s.a) had provided in her very brief lifetime in this world such a lesson to all the women of the world, which probably no other educated, intellectual, scholarly (in religion and secular affairs) woman of a long life can be presented to even come close to her, and nor can any other woman be presented to become the paradigm of womanhood as she was.

It is the duty of my Muslim and Momin daughters to take the life of Sayyidah Fatimah (s.a) as their guiding light, and to learn from her the way to encounter the many stages and obstacles of life. Today, many dirty attempts are being made to keep the women away from her truth. By using the fancy slogans of freedom, liberty, education, upbringing, advancement, urbanism, culture, they are deceiving the women and diverting them from the right path, which only results in the destruction of women, and deprivation from the understanding of her reality. In the name of freedom, they are conspiring to make women the provision of the evil eyes of irreligious and sinful men. With the excuse of education, women are made to mix and mingle with Non-Mahram men. And in the name of urbanism and civility, women are made to take on such a way of life and personality that will destroy her life forever.

To find such demoralizing customs and cultures in the world, The God-fearing nations, are against the very founding and objectives of the creation of the world. Advancement of humanity will not be found in the distancing of religion. Humanities advancement, superiority in knowledge and technology, is hidden in sincerity with love of ones native country and noble objective. It is the responsibility and duty of the intellectuals and scholars to correct the generations to come and to stop them from moving off the right path, by taking all possible positive steps.

I pray that Allah Almighty grant my daughters the opportunity and success in following the footsteps of Sayyidah Zahra (s.a). (Ameen)

Wassalam Alaikum

Basheer Hussain Najafi

Najaf Ashraf, Iraq

13 Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1431


Staffan de Mistura visits Shrine of Imam Ali (A.S.)


 
 

النبيل ديمستورا والسلام على امير المؤمنين علي بن ابي طالب عليه السلام 


 

 

 


ديمستورا هو نائب الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة وقرر أن يودع أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام قبل مغادرتهِ العراق *

 

 

 أعلن ممثل الامين العام للامم المتحدة في العراق ستيفان دي مستورا ان مهمته التي استغرقت اربعة اعوام في العراق قد انتهت وانه سيغادر البلاد بقرار من الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة

وقال ديمستورا اثر اجتماعه في النجف بعد انتهاء مهامي في العراق بعد عامين من العمل وهذه اللحظة حزينة بالنسبة لي ولكن هذا ما يحدث عندما تكون دبلوماسيا". ويغادر ديمستورا نهاية الشهر الحالي بحسب مصدر في الامم المتحدة في بغداد
 

 

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غالية هي انحنائتك ايها الرجل النبيل وغالي هو وفائك لحيدرة امير المؤمنين وامام  المتقين , ولان من قسماتك واتكائة جبينك يبرز كم مهول من الاحترام والحب والحزن العميق والحسرة لحلول الفراق والود لمن خلف تلك الجنة العظيمة يرقد فيها عظيم من عظماء الانسانية اجدني اقف مليا امام هذه الحالة التي هي غير مستغربة ان تحدث في جنة علي الدر والذهب المصفى , امام ماتحرك وما نطق وما حكم الا بالحق والحق وحده . 

قيل لنا ايها النبيل ديمستورا لم تفعلون مافعلته انت بفطرتك الانسانية الطبيعية دون املاء من احد ودون ان تحمل بين طيات جنبيك عقيدة الولاء والمعتقد ولم تتغذى من صغرك بحب علي والانحناء لسفر علي ومعلم علي وابناء علي انحناء الود والعرفان بالجميل وتجديد العهد والوفاء مع سيرة هذا العملاق الذي ما انجب الزمان صنوه في الكون الا معلمه الاول ومربيه رسول الله والانسانية والخلق القويم محمد صل الله عليه وعلى اله وسلم وحينما نجيبهم بما تشعر به انت الان وانت في حضرة هذا العملاق يقولون اشركتم وكفرتم وهل الوفاء شرك وحب علي كفر والحسرة على فراق علي خروج على الدين والانسانية ؟؟ 

قل لهم ياديمستورا فانت ليس برافضي ولكنك احسست بما نشعر به ونحن نقف في مكان يرقد فيه من لم يقم الاسلام الأ على قلبه وساعديه وروحه المعطائة حتى الشهادة .. 

احسبك ياسيدي وانت في محراب الانسانية تشعل فينا لوعة الفراق الذي حال بيننا وبين حبيبنا علي بن ابي طالب امسينا نطل عليه من البعد او نزوره بين الفينة والاخرى كاي غريب ياتيه كعابر سبيل ينهل من عبق روحه الطاهرة معنى العزة والكرامة والاباء والعنفوان والانسانية والخلق العظيم وها انت الغريب عن ديار علي لايسعك عظيم المكان وجلالة قدر الراقد فيه الا أن تنحني براسك مطأطئٌ لجبينك وراسك الطيب النبيل وكاني بك تتلوى الما لقرب فراقه فكيف بنا وقد واليناه وعشقناه وعشنا صبانا في جنباته العبقة بالايمان والخشوع والرحمة والطهر فرق الاوباش بيننا وبينه وحرمونا منه سنين طوال عجاف لما نزل نعانيها .. 

لله درك ايها الرجل الطيب فوالله ان لما نراه منك يجعلنا ننحني لك ولنبل خلقك وعظيم ايفائك لحق هذا الابي الضيم الشهيد المضرج بدمه من اجل الانسانية كل الانسانية وهو يركع في محراب العبادة والشهادة . 

اعترف انني اعجز عن وصف ما اراه من هذا الرجل وتصرفه العفوي الطيب والذي حينما سيراه المكفرون لمحبي علي حد العشق سيقولون انه الرافضي الصفوي المجوسي او انهم سيقولون انهم النصارى والرافضة وهؤلاء كلهم واحد في كفرهم وشركهم ونقولها لهؤلاء الاوباش ان الشيطان قد اعمى بصيرتكم واذاقكم الرجس ودنسكم تدنيسا فهيهات هيهات ان يعشق الشياطين علي قاصم ظهر الشياطين او ان ترق قلوب عليها اقفالها غطتها نقاط السوء وسود الاعمال حتى غدت كما نطلع عليه من بغض علي وهم ادعياء الاسلام وياتي هذا الغير مسلم لينحني اجلالا وتعظيما لقدر علي امير المؤمنين الصادقين الاحرارعليه سلام الله ابدا مابقينا وبقي الليل والنهار . 

ماكان ليطلع هؤلاء الغرباء على سفر وعظمة علي لو لم يكن هناك في ارض الغري ذلك المقام الايماني العظيم تمر عليه مذ رقد فيه سيد البلغاء وامام الاتقياء وسيد الصلحاء والنجباء علي ابن ابي طالب عليه السلام ملايين البشر والكثير من الشخصيات والملوك والزعماء اتذكر حينما كنا صغارا نشاهد الملوك والرؤساء وهم يتشرفون بزيارته منهم شاه ايران وهو يدخل هذا المقام المطهر ينحني ذليلا مقبلا الارض الطاهرة يخلع تاجه المرصع بالجواهر ذلا ويدخل الضريح حاسر الراس لايخرج منه حتى يهديه التاج اعترافا منه بان الملك والطيلسان يسقطان ويتقزمان ويذلان حينما يكون الجبابرة والملوك والسلاطين في رحاب العملاق الابي الاسد الجسور علي عليه السلام . 

كنت اشاهد زعماء العالم حينما يتشرفون بزيارة هذا المرقد المهيب واراهم وهم يتصاغرون امام من يرقد في جنباته الطاهرة يقفون مليا يوزعون نظراتهم هنا وهناك وكاني بهم يتمنون لو انهم نالو من اقل القليل مما ناله هذا المخلوق الرباني الانساني المحمدي العظيم من جزاء في الدنيا والاخرة . 
شمسان في افق الغري تجلتا       شمس السماء وشمس مولانا
علي
 
افلت وراء الافق شمس سمائنا      لكن شمس المرتضى لم تأفل

شكراً لرسالتك المعبرة ايها النبيل دمستورا فهي اليوم تغنينا عن عناء الرد وعن الكثير من القول فوالله ان في انحنائتك وتواضعك وحزنك الواضح في رحاب علي عليه السلام لاجابة على كل اسئلة الحقد والتكفير والالغاء نلام بعشقنا للافذاذ يري دون منا الركوع للاشباه والاقزام هيهات هيهات ان ينحني منا راس لقزم بغي فاسد مارق عن الدين والانسانية

والسلام عليك يا امير المؤمنين ويا يعسوب الدين وياقائد الغر المحجلين , رزقنا الله في الدنيا زيارتك وفي  الآخرة شفاعتك
علي حبه جنة
قسيم النار والجنة
وصي المصطفى حقا
امام الانس والجنة

Staffan de Mistura ( DOB 25/01/1947 Stockholm , Sweden ) who is a long-serving Italian-Swedish diplomat & Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq said farewell to Imam Ali ('s shrine ) at  Najaf Ashraf - IRAQ .


Ali Ali Ali Ali





I.M.A.M. | Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Salam Alikum Dear Believers,

The Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya would like to send its condolences on the martyrdom of Lady Fatima az-Zahra (sa).

Hadrat Fatimah was the only daughter of the Holy Prophet and Hadrat Khadijah. The circumstances of her birth are described by Hadrat Khadijah as follows: At the time of the birth of Hadrat Fatimah, I sent for my neighboring Qurayshite women to assist me. They flatly refused, saying that I had betrayed them by supporting Muhammad. I was perturbed for a while, when, to my great surprise, I sighted four strange tall women with halos around them, approaching me.

Finding me dismayed, one of them addressed methus, "O Khadijah! I am Sarah, the mother of Ishaq, and the other three are, Mary the mother of Christ, Asiyah the daughter of Muzahim, and Umm Kulthum, the sister of Moses. We have all been commanded by God to put our nursing knowledge at your disposal."

Hadrat Fatimah inherited the genius and wisdom, the determination and will-power, the piety and sanctity, the generosity and benevolence, the devotion and worship of Allah, the self-sacrifice and hospitality, the forbearance and patience, and the knowledge and nobility of disposition of her illustrious father, both in words and deeds. "I often witnessed my mother," says Imam Husayn, "absorbed in prayer from dusk to dawn." Her generosity and compassion for the poor was such that no destitute or beggar ever returned from her door unattended.

The death of the Holy Prophet affected her very much and she was very sad and grief-stricken and wept her heart out crying all the time. She was confronted, after the demise of her father, with the deprivement of the rightful claim of leadership of her husband Imam Ali, and the usurpation of her inheritance, the Fadak. Throughout her life, she never spoke to those who had oppressed her and deprived her of her rightful claims. She requested that her oppressors should be kept away even from attending her funeral.

Having been oppressed and stricken with grief, which crossed all limits of forbearance and endurance, she expressed her sorrows in an elegy composed by herself to mourn her father the Holy Prophet. A couplet of the elegy, with particular reference to her woeful plight, she expressed thus: O my father! After your death I was subjected to such tortures and tyranny that if they had been inflicted on the `Day', it would have turned into `Night'. 

Hadrat Fatimah did not survive more than seventy-five days after the demise of her father. She breathed her last on the 14th Jumdi'1-ula 11 AH. Before her demise she bequeathed the following as her will to Imam `Ali:

1. O Ali, you will personally perform my funeral rites.
2. Those who have displeased me should not be allowed to attend my funeral.
3. My corpse should be carried to the graveyard at night.

Thus Imam `Ali, in compliance with her will, performed all the funeral rites and accompanied exclusively by her relatives and sons carried her at night during where she was laid to rest and her wishes fulfilled.
 
Source: A Brief History of the Fourteen Infallibles (Ansariyan Publications)

az-Zahra peace be upon her

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