Monday, June 6, 2016

Say the Month of Ramazan

 Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (alayhi salam) said:
"Say not, "This is Ramazan" and "Ramazan has departed" and "Ramazan has arrived" for surely, Ramazan is one of the names of Allah, The Mighty, the Glorious, who neither arrives nor departs. Surely, arrives and departs that, which is ephemeral, Instead say: "The month of Ramazan"”

 - Al-Kafi, vol. 4, pg. 70 -


Reciting one verse in the Month of Ramazan

Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (alayhi salam) said:
"Someone who recites one verse from the Book of Allah, The Mighty, The Glorious, in the month of Ramazan, is like one who has recited the entire Holy Quran in the other months." 

- Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 93, pg. 344 -

Friday Ziyarat - Faithful will be free of cares

“the faithfuls will be free of cares and troubles when you shall arrive
and with one strike shall put an end to the intrigues of the infidels.”

- Friday Ziyarat of Imam al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), B. Anwaar, V.99, page 216 -


One who denies Mahdi (atfs)

Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said:
“One who agrees (believes) in the Imamate of all the Imams (as) but denies the Mahdi (atfs) is like one who accepts the prophethood of all the prophets (as) but denies the prophethood of Muhammad (sawa.).”

- Kamaluddeen, V.2, Page 333, H.1 -

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Meraj - Superior Masjids

Someone asked Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.):
Which mosques are superior (with high merit)?
Imam (a.s.) replied: Masjid al-Haraam, and Masjid ar-Rasool.
He said: I sacrifice on you, and Masjid Aqsa?
Imam (a.s.) replied: That is in the Sky, toward which Rasool Allah(s.a.w.a.) went during the night of Meraj.
He said: People say that is Bait al-Muqaddis?
Imam (a.s.) replied: Masjid Kufa is superior to that.


Meraj - Wilayat of Ali (a.s.)

Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) said:
Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) went to Meraj for one hundred and twenty times. And there was not any turn that Allah (swt) did not advise Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) about Wilayat of Ali (a.s.) & Imams (a.s.) after him more than the advice of obligations.

- al-Burhan, v. 4, p. 506 -


Meraj - Five things for Holy Prophet (sawa) and Ali (as)

Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said,
“Allah (swt) granted me five things and granted Ali (a.s.) five things.
He gave me the most complete sayings and granted Ali (a.s.) the most
complete knowledge.
He appointed me to the Prophethood and appointed Ali (a.s.) to be my Trustee.
He granted me the Al-Kauthar and granted Ali (a.s.) the Al-Salsabil (with
fresh cool water).
He sent me revelations and inspired him.
He took me on the Meraj and opened the Heaven doors for him (a.s.) so that
he (a.s.) may see what I saw.”

- al-Khisal, ch. 5, tradition no. 58 -