Our Lady Fatima al Zahra

She is Fatima al Batul, al Zahra, the radiant Lady of Paradise, the daughter of the Beloved, Allah bless him and give him peace. She is the mother of the prophetic progeny, Allah be pleased with her. She is also called al Siddiqa, the truthful; al Tahira, the pure; and al Zakiyya, the flawless.

Humanity before Religiosity

”Whoever sees the crimes committed today in the name of religion will realise that the problem is the state of our humanity.” In this television clip, Habib Ali al-Jifri and Shaykh Usama al-Azhari show that mere outward manifestations of religion are of little benefit if someone’s humanity is deficient. After all, “the Kharijite who killed […]

Should We Refer to Ali Ibn Abi Talib as "Imam Ali"?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: I often refer to ’Alī b. Abī Ṭālib as Imām ’Alī , may Allāh ennoble his countenance. I’m sure there is no harm in referring to him as Imām, however I understand that our Shi’ah brethren refer to him as such too, but with differing connotations. Taking this into […]

Imam Zaid Shakir – Description of the God Conscious from Nahj al-Balagha

It is related that a devout worshipper by the name of Human came to Imam ‘Ali, may God ennoble his countenance, and asked him to describe the God conscious people so vividly that he could almost see them. Imam ‘Ali responded: “Their speech is truthful; their clothing is moderate; and they walk with utmost humility. […]