Miscellaneous

Ali’s Attitude towards Women

July 25, 2017 admin 0

The following article is a little collection of some of what Ali allegedly had said about women in Nahjul Balagha. It is very important to keep in mind that Sunnis do not accept that such […]

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Poetry and Eloquence of Ali

July 16, 2017 admin 0

Introduction One of the methods that is practiced by speech-makers is the beautification of speech by the inclusion of eloquent quotes. In the Muslim world, in both early and contemporary times, this is often practiced […]

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Matam and Azdari

July 10, 2017 admin 0

Perhaps one of the most notable Shia practices today is what we find during the Ashura and Arba’een mourning processions. The excessive wailing and self-flagellation has not only caused a mockery of Islam in the […]

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Taqiyyah

July 1, 2017 admin 0

Introduction   Taqiyyah, or dissimulation, is the act of hiding one’s own belief for the sake of protection. Muslims are in agreement that taqiyyah is permissible when one’s life is under threat; however, the Shias hold […]

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Five Prayers Not Three

June 19, 2017 admin 0

It is known that today most Shias pray at three different times each day. They combine the prayers of Thuhr and ‘Asr, then they combine the prayers of Maghrib and Isha’. This lenience by the […]

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The Throne of Allah

June 4, 2017 admin 3

In the very first sermon in Nahjul Balagha, we find Ali bin Abi Talib – may Allah be pleased with him – describing the angels. Interestingly, his description clearly implies that the throne of Allah […]