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Qur’an & Ahl al-Bayt » Words of Ahl al-Bayt » Supplications
The supplication of Kumayl is one of the most beautiful Islamic Du'as which is named after Kumay ibn Ziyadl; who was taught this Du'a by his master, Imam Ali (as).

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Beliefs & Creeds » Prophethood & Imamate
Imamate (Divinely Appointed Leadership) is a very high position, and it is only Allah who can decide who is qualified for it. And if the Prophet Muhammad (S) announced to the people that the Twelve Imams are the leaders, or that the Ahlul Bayt are the people that we must refer to, or in that Imam Ali is his successor, it was only because he was asked by Allah to do so...

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Beliefs & Creeds » Prophethood & Imamate
A set of hadiths narrated by our Sunni brothers about twelve successors of the Prophet will be presented in this article. There are different versions of these hadiths; sometimes the term amir, or ruler/leader is used for the twelve Imams and sometimes the term caliph, or successor, is used. It is interesting to note that in these sets of hadiths, the number twelve is always used...

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Qur’an & Ahl al-Bayt » About Ahl al-Bayt
The Shi‘a agree that the Ahlul Bayt, because of their high status of being alongside the Qur’an, must be infallible, and that this group is a select group of the Prophet’s relatives. The Prophet himself clarified who the Ahlul Bayt are in many narrations (hadith)...

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Qur’an & Ahl al-Bayt » About Ahl al-Bayt
In a well-known hadith narrated by both Shi‘a and Sunni Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad (s) has likened his household to the ship, or safinah, of Prophet Noah: Be aware that surely the parable of my household among you is like the ship of Noah: Whoever embarked on the ship of Noah was saved, and however refused so was drowned...

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Beliefs & Creeds » Prophethood & Imamate
The famous narration of the Prophet, the Hadith of Thaqalayn, is narrated in different versions by all Islamic schools of thought with regards to the Ahl al-Bayt. The Prophet may have mentioned it on different occasions due to its importance and to ensure that many can hear it: O People, I leave among you two precious things: the book of God and my household. As long as you hold on to them, you w...

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Beliefs & Creeds » Prophethood & Imamate
A person who does not know the Imam of his age is likened to a person who died before Islam, or more specifically, the Age of Ignorance (Jahiliyyah). In any case, the saying “Whoever dies while he does not know the imam of his age” indicates the necessity of an Imam and the responsibility Muslims carry to identify, know, and believe in him...

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Lifestyle » Spirituality
In Islamic literature, spirituality is described as a journey. We should think of ourselves as wayfarers. We have all embarked on a journey away from God and then we are going back to Him. We have all been created by God and this creation is a sort of separation from our origin. Before we were created we were not separate from God but now we are. However, God has given us the chance to return to H...

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Qur’an & Ahl al-Bayt » Infallibles » Lady Faṭima al-Zahra (a)
To give names to their newborn children is of a special importance to advocates of Allah's religion, for a human being is called by his name; hence, a good or, bad name leaves its effect on the holder. Upon studying the life of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (as), we realize that various names have been given to her, each of which mentions a virtue that existed in her....

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Qur’an & Ahl al-Bayt » Infallibles » Lady Faṭima al-Zahra (a)
Growing in the house of revelation, gave her the chance to achieve the highest degree of perfection and excellence. The Prophet (S) taught her divine knowledge, and endowed her with special intelligence, so that she realized the true meaning of faith, piety, and the reality of Islam...

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The Prophet Muhammad (S)
Imam Ali (as)
Lady Faṭima al-Zahra (a)
Imam al-Hasan (as)
Imam al-Hussain (as)
Imam al-Sajjad (as)
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as)
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as)
Imam al-Kaẓim (as)
Imam al-Reḍa (as)
Imam al-Jawad (as)
Imam al-Hadi (as)
Imam Hasan al-‘Askari (as)
Imam al-Mahdi (as)

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مَن شَرُفَت هِمَّتُهُ عَظُمَت قِيمَتُهُ.
He whose ambition is lofty his value is heightened.