The Birth of Islam in Western Scholars Viewpoints (3) Edward Gibbon Three years were silently employed in the conversion of fourteen proselytes, the first fruits of his (Mohammed's) mission; but in...
The Birth of Islam in Western Scholars Viewpoints (2) Sir William Muir Shortly after the rebuilding of the Kaaba, Mohammed comforted himself for the loss of his infant son Casim by adopting Ali, the...
Muawiyah and Cursing Imam Ali (a.s.) (2) Al-Shaikh Ahmad al-Hafdhi al-Shafi'i, composed 9 verses of poetry expanding on what al-Suyuti has reported in the previous quote, I translated the first three...
Muawiyah and Cursing Imam Ali (a.s.) 1 What the Prophet said about those who fight, hate, or abuse his Ahlul-Bayt the Messenger of Allah said: "Loving Ali is the sign of belief, and hating Ali is the...
Nahj al-Balaghah and Doubts 1 No scholar of Sunni or Shi'a profession has questioned the genuineness and authenticity of Nahj al-balagha for more than two centuries. The first person to raise doubts...
Enmity with Imam Ali (as) 2 Causes of Enmity with Imam Ali (as) in the Light of Nahjul Balaghah Mu'awiyah's letter to the Imam during the War of Siffin claiming equality with the Hashimites on the...
Enmity with Imam Ali (as) 1 Causes of Enmity with Imam Ali (as) in the Light of Nahjul Balaghah Much has been said and written about the virtues of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam 'Ali ibn Abi...
Slaves in the History of Islam 9 Qambar Qambar's name is often mentioned in the traditions. And he has been immortalised by the poetry lines of Imam 'Ali: When I saw an unlawful thing, I kindled a...
Slaves in the History of Islam 8 Fizzah Fizzah al-Nubiyyah (of Nuba, at present in Sudan) has also gained immortality for her devotion to Islam and her love for the Ahlul Bayt. At first, she served...
Slaves in the History of Islam 6 Miytham al-Tammar 2 Umm Salamah told her maid to rub perfume onto the beard of Miytham. Rubbing perfume on the beard was a mark of high respect in Arabia. After that...
Slaves in the History of Islam 5 Miytham al-Tammar 1 Miytham al-Tammar (the date-seller), son of Yahya, was a slave purchased by Imam 'Ali. But very few people knew that he was a slave because 'Ali...
Why was Imam Ali (PBUH) born inside the Kaaba? The story of the birth of Imam Ali (PBUH) It is written in numerous references that: “Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib and some others were sitting in front...

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