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Essential Duas…

Nice Collection !!!

Essential Duas

A Beautiful Hadith….

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: ‘When a man dies and his
relatives are busy in funeral, there stands an extremely handsome man by his
head. When the dead body is shrouded, that man gets in between the shroud
and the chest of the deceased.

When after the burial, the people return home, 2 angels, Munkar and
Nakeer(names of two special Angels), come in the grave and try to separate
this handsome man so that they may be able to interrogate the dead man in
privacy about his faith. But the handsome man says, ‘He is my companion, he
is my friend. I will not leave him alone in any case. If you are appointed
for interrogation, do your job. I cannot leave him until I get him admitted
into Paradise ‘.

Thereafter he turns to his dead companion and says, ‘I am the Qur’an, which
you used to read, sometimes in a loud voice and sometimes in a low voice. Do
not worry. After the interrogation of Munkar and Naker, you will have no

When the interrogation is over, the handsome man arranges for him from
Al-Mala’ul A’laa (the angels in Heaven) silk bedding filled with musk.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: ‘On the Day of Judgement,
before Allah, no other Intercessor will have a greater status than the
Qur’an, neither a Prophet nor an angel.’

Forty Spiritual Cures…

Really works  !!!

Forty Spiritual Cures

Muhammad’s sayings…

Muhammad’s Saying

Allah Name Benifits…

1)Ar Rahmaan (The Beneficent) one who recites this name 100 times will get sharp memory.

2)Ya ‘Adl (The Just) One who eats the bread after writing this name Friday night, will obey his order.

3)Ya ‘Afuw (The Pardoner) One who recites this name frequently, his sins will be pardoned.

4)Ya Ahad (The One) Recitation of this name 1000 times opens certain secrets.

5)Ya Akhir (The Last) One who recites this name frequently will lead a good life and at the end of this life will have a good death.

6)Ya-A’ali (The Most High) Frequent recitation of this name helps in destiny and in Traveling.

7)Ya Alim (The All Knowing) One who recites this name will become luminous and can be revealed by divine light (Noor).

8)Ya Awwal (The First) Recitation of this name, 1000 times for 40 Fridays will help in getting a child.

9)Ya Azim (The Great One) One who recites this name frequently will get respect from others.

10)Ya ‘Aziz (The Mighty) Recite this name 40 times after fajr (morning) prayers for 40 days to be independent from need from others.

11)Ya Baatin (The Hidden) One who recites this name three times in a day will be able to see the truth in things.

12)Ya Badi (The Incomparable) One who recites this name 70 times will be free from all troubles.

13)Ya Baa’is (The Resurrector) One who recites this name will gain the fear of Allah.

14)Ya Baqi (The Everlasting) One who recites this name 100 times before sunrise will be saved from all disasters.

15)Ya Barr (The Source of all Goodness) One who recites this name for his child, the child will be free from misfortune.

16)Ya Basir (The All Seeing) One who recites this name 100 times after Friday Prayers (Namaz) will get the esteem in the eyes of others

17)Ya Basit (The Expander) One who recites this name 10 times after morning Prayers (Namaz) with open hands will get wealth.

18)Ya Fattah (The Opener) One who recites this name will face the victory.

19)Ya Ghaffar (The Forgiver) One who recites this name, his sins will be forgiven.

20)Ya Ghafur (The All Forgiving) Recitation of this name helps in healing from headache, Fever & depression.

21)Ya Ghani (The Self Sufficient) One who recites this name will be contented and not covetous.

22)Ya Hadi (The Guide) One who recites this name frequently will gain spiritual knowledge.

23)Ya Hafiz (The preserver) One who recites this name 16 times each day will be protected against calamities.

24)Ya Hakam (The Judge) One who recites this name frequently at night, many secrets will be revealed to him / her.

25)Ya Hakim (The Wise) One who recites this name continuously will prevent him / her from the difficulties in work.

26)Ya Halim (The Forbearing One)Write this name on the piece of paper and put it where the seeds are sown, this will prevent from any disaster & clamity.

27)Ya Hamid (The Praiseworthy) One who recites this name will be loved and praised

28)Ya Haqq (The Truth) One who recites this name will get his lost thing.

29) Ya Hasib (The Reckoner) One who starts reciting this name 70 times beginning Thursday for seven days and nights and at the 71st time recites “Habiyallah ul Hasib” will be free of fears from robbery & Jealousy.

30)Ya Hayy (The Alive) One who recites this name will have long life.

31)Ya Jaame (The Gatherer) One who recites this name will find lost things.

32)Ya Jabbar (The Compeller) ]Recitation of this name helps to prevent from violence, severity or hardness.

33)Ya Jalil (The Sublime One) One who writes this name on a piece of paper with musk and saffron, washes it, and drinks the water from a ceramic container made of earth, will be revered among men.

34)Ya Kabir (The Most Great) One who recites this name 100 times will get esteem.

35)Ya Karim (The Generous One): One who recites this name will have esteem in this world.

36)Ya Khabir (The Aware) One who recites this name will be quickly freed from the bad habit.

37)Ya Khafid (The Abaser) Recitation of this name, 70,000 times in gathering after fasting for 3 days will be safeguarded from enemy.

38)Ya Khaliq (The Creator) Recitation of this name at night will create an angel.

39)Ya Bari (The Evolver) Recitation of each 21 times will help women during child birth.

40)Ya Mussawir (The Fashioner)

41)Ya Latif (The Subtle One) One who recites this name 100 times after performing two rakats of Namaz will gets all his desires fulfilled.

42)Ya Majeed (The Noble) One who recites this name, his heart will be enlightened.

43)Ya Majid (The Most Glorious One) One who recites this name will gain glory.

44)Ya Malik (The Sovereign Lord) One who recites this name frequently will be respected and treated accordingly by others.

45)Ya Malik-Al-Mulk (The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty) One who recites this name will get esteem.

46)Ya Maani (The Preventer) One who recites this name will have a good family life.

47)Ya Matin (The Firm One) One who recites this name will be freed from any troubles.

48)Ya Mu’akhkhir (The Delayer) Reciting this name 100 times helps to love only Allah.

49)Ya Mubdi (The Originator) Recitation of this name on pregnant woman will prevent her from abortion.

50)Ya Mughni (The Enricher) One who recites this name 10 times for 10 Fridays will become self sufficient.

51)Ya Muhaymin (The Protector) One who recites this name with complete ablution, their inner being will be luminous.

52)Ya Muhsi (The Reckoner) One who recites this name 1000 times will have easiness on the judgment day.

53)Ya Muhyi (The giver of life) One who recites this name will be helped in heavy burden.

54)Ya Mur’id (The Restorer) Recitation of this name 70 times will helpful in safe return of the missing person.

55)Ya Mu’izz (The Honorer) Reciting 140 times after isha prayer will help in attaining dignity in the eyes of others.

56)Ya Mujib (The Responsive) Recitation of this name will fulfill appeals.

57)Ya Mu’min (The Guardian of Faith) One who recites this name will be free from any harm.

58)Ya Mumit (The Creator of Death) One who recites this name will be prevented from enemy.

59)Ya Muntaqim (The Avenger) One who recites this name frequently will be victorious against his enemies.

60)Ya Muqaddim (The Expediter) Recitation of this name is helpful in the battlefield

61)Ya Muqit (The maintainer) One who recites this name on a glass of water and gives this water to bad mannered child, it will help the child in attaining good manners.

62)Ya Muqsit (The Equitable) One who recites this name will be free from the harm of the devil.

63)Ya Muqtadir (The Powerful) Recitation of this name helps to know the truth.

64)Ya Muta’ali (The Most Exalted) One who recites this name frequently will gain the benevolence of Allah.

65)Ya Mutakabbir (The Majestic) Recitation of this name before having intercourse with wife will blessed with righteous child.

66)Ya Muzill (The Dishonorer) One who recites this name 75 times will be prevented from jealousy.

67)Ya Naafi (The Propitious) One who recites this name continuously for four days will be prevented from any harm.

68)Ya Nur (The Light) One who recite this name will have inner light.

69)Ya Qabiz (The Constrictor) One who writes this name on 50 pieces of food (fruit, bread, etc) for 40 days will receive ample sustenance.

70)Ya Qadir (The Able) Recitation of this name helps in fulfilling one’s desires.

71)Ya Qahhar (The subduer) One who recites this name will be made free from the attractions of the world and gain inner peace.

72)Ya Qawi (The most Strong) One who recites this name with the intention of not being harmed, will be safe from his enemy.

73)Ya Qayyum (The Self Subsisting) One who recites this name will not fall into inadvertency.

74)Ya Quddus (The Holy) One who recites 100 times every day will be free from anxiety.

75)Ya Raafi (The Exalter) Reciting this name 100 times during day and night will make the person higher and rich.

76)Ya Rahim (The Merciful) One who recites this name seven times will be under Allah’s protection.

77)Ya Raqib (The Watchful) One who recites this name seven times will be under Allah’s protection.

78)Ya Rashid (The Guide to the Right Path) One who recites this name 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha Namaz will be safe from troubles.

79)Ya Ra’uf (The Compassionate) Recitation of this name gives the blessing of Allah.

80)Ya Razzaq (The Provider) One who recites this name will be provided with sustenance from Allah.

81)Ya Sabur (The Patient) One who recites this name 3000 times will be rescued from any difficulty.

82)Ya Salaam (The Source of Peace) One who recites this name 160 times to a sick person will regain health.

83)Ya Samd (The Eternal) One who recites this name frequently will be helped in need.

84) Ya Samii(The Al Hearing) One who recites this name 100 times without speaking to anyone on thursday after the Zuhr prayer, Allah will bestow on him / her any desire.

85)Ya Shaahid (The Witness) One who recites this name will get obedient child.

86)Ya Shakur (The Appreciative) Recitation of 41 times will helps in healing from depression.

87)Ya Tawwab (The Acceptor of Repentance) One who recites this name frequently, his repentance will be accepted.

88)Ya Waali (The Governor) One who recites this name and breathes it into his house, his house will be free from danger.

89)Ya Wali (The Protecting Friend) One who recites this name will be the protected one

90)Ya Wadud (The loving) Reciting this name 1000 times on food before eating will help in making compromise between two persons.

91)Ya Wahhab (The Bestower) One who recites this name 100 times after two rakats of Namaz will get all needs fulfilled.

92)Ya Wahid (The Unique) One who recites this name alone and in a quiet place will be free from fear and delusion.

93)Ya Wajid (The Finder)One who recites this name will have richness of heart.

94)Ya Wakil (The Trustee) One who recites this name will have long life.

95)Ya Warris (The Supreme Inheritor) One who recites this name will have long life.

96)Ya Wasi (The All Embracing) Recitation of this name will eradicate poverty.

97)Ya Zaahir (The Manifest) One who recites this name 15 times after Friday prayer, will get divine light in his heart.

98)Ya Zaarr (The Distresser) One who recites this name will gain status.

99)Ya Zul Jalal Wal Ikram (The Lord of Majesty and Bounty)

Dialogue Between A Traveler And The Prophet (Saw)

A Traveler Once Came To The Mosque To See The Prophet. After Meeting The Prophet He Was Asked Where He Was From. The Traveler Replied That He Came From Very Far Just To Get A Few Questions Answered. Following Is The Dialogue Between The Traveler And The Prophet.

Traveler: I Do Not Want Azaab (Torments) To Be Written In My Account.

Prophet: Behave Well With Your Parents

Traveler: I Want To Be Known Amongst People As An Intelligent Person.

Prophet: Fear Allah Always.

Traveler: I Want To Be Counted Amongst Allah’s Favorites.

Prophet: Recite Quran Every Morning And Evening.

Traveler: I Want My Heart To Always Be Enlightened (Munawwar).

Prophet: Never Forget Death

Traveler: I Never Want To Be Away From Allah’s Blessing.

Prophet: Always Treat Fellow Creatures Well.

Traveler: I Never Want To Be Harmed By My Enemies.

Prophet: Always Have Faith In Only Allah.

Traveler: I Never Want To Be Humiliated.

Prophet: Be Careful Of Your Actions.

Traveler: I Wish To Live Long.

Prophet: Always Do Sila Rehm (Goodness Towards Blood Relations).

Traveler: I Want My Sustenance To Increase.

Prophet: Always Be In the state of Wudhoo (Ablution).

Traveler: I Wish To Stay Free Of Azaab-e-Qabr (Torment of Grave).

Prophet: Always Wear Pure (Paak) Clothes.

Traveler: I Never Want To Burn In Hell.

Prophet: Control Your Eyes And Tongue.

Traveler: How Do I Get My Sins Forgiven?

Prophet: Always Ask Forgiveness From Allah With A Lot Of Humility.

Traveler: I Want People To Respect Me Always.

Prophet: Never Extend Your Hands Of Need At People.

Traveler: I Want To Always Be Honored.

Prophet: Never Humiliate Or Put Down Anyone.

Traveler: I Don’t Want To Be Squeezed By Fishare Qabr. (Squeezing In The Grave)

Prophet: Recite Surah Mulk Often.

Traveler: I Want My Wealth To Increase.

Prophet: Recite Surah Waqi’ah Every Night.

Traveler: I Want To Be Safe And At Peace On Day Of Judgment.

Prophet: Do Zikr (rememberance)Of Allah From Dusk To Night.

Traveler: I Want To Be In Full Attention And Concentration During Namaaz.

Prophet: Always Do Wudhoo (Ablution) With Concentration And Attention.

Last words of Nabi Kareem Sallalahu Alahaye Wasallam

Suddenly, there was a person, he said salaam.
‘May I come in?’ he asked.
But Fatimah did not allow him enter the room.
‘I’m sorry, my father is ill,’ said Fatimah, turned her body back and closed the door.
She went back to her father who had opened his eyes and asked Fatimah,
‘Who was he, my daughter?’
‘I don’t know, my father. It was the first time for me to see
Fatimah said gently.
Then, Rasulullah looked at his daughter with trembled look, as if he
wanted to reminisce about every part of her daughter’s face.
‘Know one thing! He is who erases the temporary pleasure; he is who
separates the companionship in the world.
He is the death angel,’ said Rasulullah .
Fatimah bore the bomb of her cry. The death angel came toward him, But
Rasulullah asked why Jibril did not come along with him..
Then, Jibril was called. Jibril was ready in the sky to welcome the
soul of Habibullah and the leader of the earth.
‘O Jibril, explain me about my rights in front of ALLAH?’ Rasulullah
asked with a weakest voice.
‘The doors of sky have opened, the angels are waiting for your
‘All jannats open widely waiting for you,’ Jibril said.
But, in fact, all this did not make Rasulullah relieved, his eyes were
still full of worry..
‘You are not happy to hear this news?’ asked Jibril.
‘Tell me about the destiny of my people in future?’
‘Don’t worry, O Rasul ALLAH. I heard ALLAH tell me: ‘I make jannat
haram for every one, except the people of Muhammad who are inside it,’
Jibril said.
It became closer and closer, the time for Malaekat Izrail to do his work.
Slowly, Rasulullah’s soul was pulled. It was seemed that the body of
Rasulullah was full of sweat; the nerves of his neck became tight.
‘Jibril, how painful this sakaratul maut is!’
Rasulullah uttered a groan slowly. Fatimah closed her eyes, Ali sat
beside her bowed deeply and Jibril turned his face back.
‘Am I repugnant to you that you turn your face back o Jibril?’
Rasulullah asked the Deliverer of Wahy.
‘Who is the one who could see the Habibullah in his condition of
sakaratul maut,’ Jibril said.
Not for a while, Rasulullah uttered a groan because of unbearable pain.
‘O ALLAH, how great is this sakaratul maut. Give me all these pains,
don’t give it to my people.’
The body of Rasulullah became cold, his feet and chest did not move anymore….
His lips vibrated as if he wanted to say something, Ali took his ear
close to Rasulullah.
‘Uushiikum bis shalati, wa maa malakat aimanuku – take care of the
saalat and take care the weak people among you.’
Outside the room, there were cries shouted each other, sahabah held
each other. Fatimah closed her face with her hands and, again, Ali
took his ear close to Rasulullah’s mouth which became bluish.
‘Ummatii, ummatii, ummatii?’ – ‘My people, my people, my
And the life of the noble man ended.

Could we love each other like him?

Biography of 3rd Imam – Husain ibn ‘Ali As-Shaheed (a.s.)

Name: Husain ibn ‘Ali   (peace be upon him)

Titles: Sayyid-as-Shuhadaa (Leader of Martyrs)

Kuniya: Abu Abdullah

Birthdate: Thursday, 3rd Shaban 4 A.H. in Madina

Father: Imam ‘Ali Al-Murtaza (peace be upon him), 1st Holy Imam

Mother: Hazrat Fatima (daughter of the Holy Prophet) (peace be upon them)

Died:(Martyred) Date: Friday, 10th Muharram, 61 A.H.

Place: Kerbala, Iraq

Age: 57 years

Cause: Massacred along with some of his family membersand companions by the army of Yazid ibn Mu’awiya

Buried: Kerbala, Iraq

Imam Husayn (Sayyidu sh- Shuhada’, “the lord among martyrs”), the second child of ‘ALI and Fatimah, was born in the year 4 A H, and after the martyrdom of his brother, Imam Hasan Mujtaba, became Imam through Divine Command and his brother’s will. Imam Husayn was Imam for a period of ten years, all but the last six months coinciding with the caliphate of Mu’awiyah. Imam Husayn lived under the most difficult outward conditions of suppression and persecution. This was due to the fact that, first of all, religious laws and regulations had lost much of their weight and credit, and the edicts of the Umayyad government had gained complete authority and power. Secondly, Mu’awiyah and his aides made use of every possible means to put aside and move out of the way the Household of the Prophet and the Shi’ah, and thus obliterate the name of ‘Ali and his family. And above all, Mu’awiyah wanted to strengthen the basis of the caliphate of his son, Yazid. who because of his lack of principles and scruples was opposed by a large group of Muslims.

Therefore, in order to quell all opposition, Mu’awiyah had undertaken newer and more severe measures. By force and necessity Imam Husayn had to endure these days and to tolerate every kind of mental and spiritual agony and affliction from Mu’awiyah and his aides-until in the middle of the year 60 AH, Mu’awiyah died and his son Yazid took his place. Paying allegiance (bay’ah) was an old Arab practice which was carried out in important matters such as that of kingship and governmentship. Those who were ruled, and especially the well-known among them, would give their hand in allegiance, agreement and obedience to their king or prince and in this way would show their support for his actions. Disagreement after allegiance was considered as disgrace and dishonour for a people and, like breaking an agreement after having signed it officially, it was considered as a definite crime. Following the example of the Holy Prophet, people believed that allegiance, when given by free will and not through force, carried authority and weight. Mu’awiyah had asked the well-known among the people to give their allegiance to Yazid, but had not imposed this request upon Imam Husayn.

He had especially told Yazid in his last will that if Husayn refused to pay allegiance he should pass over it in silence and overlook the matter, for he had understood correctly the disastrous consequences which would follow if the issue were to be pressed. But because of his egoism and recklessness, Yazid neglected his father’s advice and immediately after the death of his father ordered the governor of Medina either to force a pledge of allegiance from Imam Husayn or send his head to Damascus. After the governor of Medina informed Imam Husayn of this demand, the Imam, in order to think over the question, asked for a delay and overnight started with his family toward Mecca. He sought refuge in the sanctuary of God which in Islam is the official place of refuge and security. This event occurred toward the end of the month of Rajab and the beginning of Sha’ban of 60 AH. For nearly four months Imam Husayn stayed in Mecca in refuge. This news spread throughout the Islamic world. On the one hand many people who were tired of the iniquities of Mu’awiyah’s rule and were even more dissatisfied when Yazid became caliph, corresponded with Imam Husayn and expressed their sympathy for him. On the other hand, a flood of letters began to flow, especially from Iraq and particularly the city of Kufah, inviting the Imam to go to Iraq and accept the leadership of the populace there with the aim of beginning an uprising to overcome injustice and iniquity. Naturally, such a situation was dangerous for Yazid.

The stay of Imam Husayn in Mecca continued until the season for pilgrimage when Muslims from all over the world poured in groups into Mecca in order to perform the rites of the hajj. The Imam discovered that some of the followers of Yazid had entered Mecca as pilgrims (hajj) with the mission to kill the Imam during the rites of hajj with the arms they carried under their special pilgrimage dress (Ehram). The Imam shortened the pilgrimage rites and decided to leave. Amidst the vast crowd of people he stood up in a short speech announced that he was setting out for Iraq. In this short speech he also declared that he would be martyred and asked Muslims to help him in attaining the goal he had in view and to offer their lives in the path of God. On the next day he set out with his family and a group of his companions for Iraq. Imam Husayn was determined not to give his allegiance to Yazid and knew full well that he would be killed.

He was aware that his death was inevitable in the face of the awesome military power of the Umayyads, supported as it was by corruption in certain sectors, spiritual decline, and lack of will power among the people, especially in Iraq. Some of the outstanding people of Mecca stood in the way of Imam Husayn and warned him of the danger of the move he was making. But he answered that he refused to pay allegiance and give his approval to a government of injustice and tyranny. He added that he knew that wherever he turned or went he would be killed. He would leave Mecca in order to preserve the respect for t}abuse of God and not allow this respect to be destroyed by having his blood spilled there.

While on the way to Kufah and still a few days journey away from the city, he received news that the agent of Yazid in Kufah had put to death the representative of the Imam in that city and also one of the Imam’s determined supporters who was a well-known man in Kufah. Their feet had been tied and they had been dragged through the streets. The city and its surroundings were placed under strict observation and countless soldiers of the enemy were awaiting him. There was no way open to him but to march ahead and to face death. It was here that the Imam expressed his definitive determination to go ahead and be martyred; and so he continued on his journey. Approximately seventy kilometers from Kufah in a desert named Karbala’, the Imam and his entourage were surrounded by the army of Yazid. For eight days they stayed in this spot during which the circle narrowed and the number of the enemy’s army increased. Finally the Imam, with his Household and a small number of companions were encircled by an army of thirty thousand soldiers. During these days the Imam fortified his position and made a final selection of his companions. At night he called his companions and during a short speech stated that there was nothing ahead but death and martyrdom.

He added that since the enemy was concerned only with his person he would free them from all obligations so that anyone who wished could escape in the darkness of the night and save his life. Then he ordered the lights to be turned out and most of his companions, who had joined him for their own advantage, dispersed. Only a handful of those who loved the truth about forty of his close aides and some of the Banu Hashim remained. Once again the Imam assembled those who were left and put them to a test. He addressed his companions and Hashimite relatives, saying again that the enemy was concerned only with his person. Each could benefit from the darkness of the night and escape the danger. But this time the faithful companions of the Imam answered each in his own way that they would not deviate for a moment from the path of truth of which the Imam was the leader and would never leave him alone. They said they would defend his Household to the last drop of their blood and as long as they could carry a sword. On the ninth day of the month the last challenge to choose between “allegiance or war” was made by the enemy to the Imam. The Imam asked for a delay in order to worship overnight and became determined to enter battle on the next day.

On the tenth day of Muharram of the year 61(680) the Imam lined up before the enemy with his small band of followers, less than ninety persons consisting of forty of his companions, thirty some members of the army of the enemy that joined him during the night and day of war, and his Hashimite family of children, brothers, nephews, nieces and cousins. That day they fought from morning until their final breath, and the Imam, the young Hashimites and the companions were all martyred. Among those killed were two children of Imam Hasan, who were only thirteen and eleven years old; and a five-year-old child and a suckling baby of Imam Husayn. The army of the enemy, after ending the war, plundered the haram of the Imam and burned his tents. They decapitated the bodies of the martyrs, denuded them and threw them to the ground without burial.

Then they moved the members of the haram, all of whom were helpless women and girls, along with the heads of the martyrs, to Kufah. Among the prisoners there were three male members: a twenty-two years old son of Imam Husayn who was very ill and unable to move, namely, ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn, the fourth Imam; his four years old son, Muhammad ibn ‘Ali, who became the fifth Imam; and finally Hasan al-Mujtaba, the son of the second Imam who was also the son-in-law of Imam Husayn and who, having been wounded during the war, lay among the dead. They found him near death and through the intercession of one of the generals did not cut off his head. Rather, they took him with the prisoners to Kufah and from there to Damascus before Yazid. The event of Karbala’, the capture of the women and children of the Household of the Prophet, their being taken as prisoners from town to town and the speeches made by the daughter of ‘Ali, Zaynab, and the fourth Imam who were among the prisoners, disgraced the Umayyads.

Such abuse of the Household of the Prophet annulled the propaganda which Mu’awiyah had carried out for years. The matter reached such proportions that Yazid in public disowned and condemned the actions of his agents. The event of Karbala’ was a major factor in the overthrow of Umayyad’s rule although its effect was delayed. It also strengthened the roots of Shi’ism. Among its immediate results were the revolts and rebellions combined with bloody wars which continued for twelve years. Among those who were instrumental in the death of the Imam not one was able to escape revenge and punishment.

Anyone who studies closely the history of the life of Imam Husayn and Yazid and the conditions that prevailed at that time, and analyses this chapter of Islamic history, will have no doubt that in those circumstances there was no choice before Imam Husayn but to be killed. Swearing allegiance to Yazid would have meant publicly showing contempt for Islam, something which was not possible for the Imam, for Yazid not only showed no respect for Islam and its injunction but also made a public demonstration of impudently treading under foot its basis and its laws. Those before him, even if they opposed religious injunctions, always did so in the guise of religion, and at least formally respected religion. They took pride in being companions of the Holy Prophet and the other religious figures in whom people believed.

From this it can be concluded that the claim of some interpreters of these events is false when they say that the two brothers, Hasan and Husayn, had two different tastes and that one chose the way of peace and the other the way of war, so that one brother made peace with Mu’awiyah although he had an army of forty thousand while the other went to war against Yazid with an army of forty. For we see that this same Imam Husayn, who refused to pay allegiance to Yazid for one day, lived for ten years under the rule of Mu’awiyah, in the same manner as his brother who also had endured for ten years under Mu’awiyah, without opposing him. It must be said in truth that if Imam Hasan or Imam Husayn had fought Mu’awiyah they would have been killed without there being the least benefit for Islam. Their deaths would have had no effect before the righteous appearing policy of Mu’awiyah, a competent politician who emphasized his being a companion of the Holy Prophet, the “scribe of the revelation,” and “uncle of the faithful” and who used every stratagem possible to preserve a religious guise for his rule. Moreover, with his ability to set the stage to accomplish his desires he could have had them killed by their own people and then assumed a state of mourning and sought to revenge their blood, just as he sought to give the impression that he was avenging the killing of the third caliph. (Shl’ite Islam)

al-Imam al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali, peace be Upon him, said:

Beware of your apologies; for a true believer does not sin and does not have to apologize, whereas the hypocrite commits sins everyday and apologizes every day.

When other people turn to you in need, consider it a favour of Allah. Do not be wearied of this favour, or it will move on to someone else.

Experience enhances the intellect.

Quran Surah basic details…

# Surah (Chapter) Surah meaning Revealed in Ayah number Sujda in Ayah
1 سورة الفاتحة – Al-Fatiha The Opening Mecca 7
2 سورة البقرة – Al-Baqara The Cow Madina 286
3 سورة آل عمران – Aal-e-Imran The family of Imran Madina 200
4 سورة النساء – An-Nisa The Women Madina 176
5 سورة المائدة – Al-Maeda The Table Spread Madina 120
6 سورة الأنعام – Al-Anaam The cattle Mecca 165
7 سورة الأعراف – Al-Araf The heights Mecca 206 206
8 سورة الأنفال – Al-Anfal Spoils of war, booty Madina 75
9 سورة التوبة – At-Taubah Repentance Madina 129
10 سورة يونس – Yunus Jonah Mecca 109
11 سورة هود – Hud Hud Mecca 123
12 سورة يوسف – Yusuf Joseph Mecca 111
13 سورة الرعد – Ar-Rad The Thunder Mecca 43 15
14 سورة إبراهيم – Ibrahim Abraham Mecca 52
15 سورة الحجر – Al-Hijr Stoneland, Rock city, Al-Hijr valley Mecca 99
16 سورة النحل – An-Nahl The Bee Mecca 128 50
17 سورة الإسراء – Al-Isra The night journey Mecca 111 100
18 سورة الكهف – Al-Kahf The cave Mecca 110
19 سورة مريم – Maryam Mary Mecca 98 58
20 سورة طه – Taha Taha Mecca 135
21 سورة الأنبياء – Al-Anbiya The Prophets Mecca 112
22 سورة الحج – Al-Hajj The Pilgrimage Mecca 78 18
23 سورة المؤمنون – Al-Mumenoon The Believers Mecca 118
24 سورة النور – An-Noor The Light Mecca 64
25 سورة الفرقان – Al-Furqan The Standard Mecca 77 60
26 سورة الشعراء – Ash-Shuara The Poets Mecca 227
27 سورة النمل – An-Naml THE ANT Mecca 93 26
28 سورة القصص – Al-Qasas The Story Mecca 88
29 سورة العنكبوت – Al-Ankaboot The Spider Mecca 69
30 سورة الروم – Ar-Room The Romans Mecca 60
31 سورة لقمان – Luqman Luqman Mecca 34
32 سورة السجدة – As-Sajda The Prostration Mecca 30 15
33 سورة الأحزاب – Al-Ahzab The Coalition Mecca 73
34 سورة سبأ – Saba Saba Mecca 54
35 سورة فاطر – Fatir Originator Mecca 45
36 سورة يس – Ya Seen Ya Seen Mecca 83
37 سورة الصافات – As-Saaffat Those who set the ranks Mecca 182
38 سورة ص – Sad Sad Mecca 88 24
39 سورة الزمر – Az-Zumar The Troops Mecca 75
40 سورة غافر – Ghafir The Forgiver Mecca 85
41 سورة فصلت – Fussilat Explained in detail Mecca 54 38
42 سورة الشورى – Ash-Shura Council, Consultation Mecca 53
43 سورة الزخرف – Az-Zukhruf Ornaments of Gold Mecca 89
44 سورة الدخان – Ad-Dukhan The Smoke Mecca 59
45 سورة الجاثية – Al-Jathiya Crouching Mecca 37
46 سورة الأحقاف – Al-Ahqaf The wind-curved sandhills Mecca 35
47 سورة محمد – Muhammad Muhammad Madina 38
48 سورة الفتح – Al-Fath The victory Madina 29
49 سورة الحجرات – Al-Hujraat The private apartments Madina 18
50 سورة ق – Qaf Qaf Mecca 45
51 سورة الذاريات – Adh-Dhariyat The winnowing winds Mecca 60
52 سورة الطور – At-tur Mount Sinai Mecca 49
53 سورة النجم – An-Najm The Star Mecca 62 62
54 سورة القمر – Al-Qamar The moon Mecca 55
55 سورة الرحمن – Al-Rahman The Beneficient Mecca 78
56 سورة الواقعة – Al-Waqia The Event, The Inevitable Mecca 96
57 سورة الحديد – Al-Hadid The Iron Madina 29
58 سورة المجادلة – Al-Mujadila She that disputes Madina 22
59 سورة الحشر – Al-Hashr Exile Madina 24
60 سورة الممتحنة – Al-Mumtahina She that is to be examined Madina 13
61 سورة الصف – As-Saff The Ranks Madina 14
62 سورة الجمعة – Al-Jumua The congregation, Friday Madina 11
63 سورة المنافقون – Al-Munafiqoon The Hypocrites Madina 11
64 سورة التغابن – At-Taghabun Mutual Disillusion Madina 18
65 سورة الطلاق – At-Talaq Divorce Madina 12
66 سورة التحريم – At-Tahrim Banning Madina 12
67 سورة الملك – Al-Mulk The Sovereignty Mecca 30
68 سورة القلم – Al-Qalam The Pen Mecca 52
69 سورة الحاقة – Al-Haaqqa The reality Mecca 52
70 سورة المعارج – Al-Maarij The Ascending stairways Mecca 44
71 سورة نوح – Nooh Nooh Mecca 28
72 سورة الجن – Al-Jinn The Jinn Mecca 28
73 سورة المزمل – Al-Muzzammil The enshrouded one Mecca 20
74 سورة المدثر – Al-Muddathir The cloaked one Mecca 56
75 سورة القيامة – Al-Qiyama The rising of the dead Mecca 40
76 سورة الإنسان – Al-Insan The man Madina 31
77 سورة المرسلات – Al-Mursalat The emissaries Mecca 50
78 سورة النبأ – An-Naba The tidings Mecca 40
79 سورة النازعات – An-Naziat Those who drag forth Mecca 46
80 سورة عبس – Abasa He Frowned Mecca 42
81 سورة التكوير – At-Takwir The Overthrowing Mecca 29
82 سورة الإنفطار – AL-Infitar The Cleaving Mecca 19
83 سورة المطففين – Al-Mutaffifin Defrauding Mecca 36
84 سورة الانشقاق – Al-Inshiqaq The Sundering, Splitting Open Mecca 25 21
85 سورة البروج – Al-Burooj The Mansions of the stars Mecca 22
86 سورة الطارق – At-Tariq The morning star Mecca 17
87 سورة الأعلى – Al-Ala The Most High Mecca 19
88 سورة الغاشية – Al-Ghashiya The Overwhelming Mecca 26
89 سورة الفجر – Al-Fajr The Dawn Mecca 30
90 سورة البلد – Al-Balad The City Mecca 20
91 سورة الشمس – Ash-Shams The Sun Mecca 15
92 سورة الليل – Al-Lail The night Mecca 21
93 سورة الضحى – Ad-Dhuha The morning hours Mecca 11
94 سورة الشرح – Al-Inshirah Solace Mecca 8
95 سورة التين – At-Tin The Fig Mecca 8
96 سورة العلق – Al-Alaq The Clot Mecca 19 19
97 سورة القدر – Al-Qadr The Power Mecca 5
98 سورة البينة – Al-Bayyina The Clear proof Madina 8
99 سورة الزلزلة – Al-Zalzala The earthquake Madina 8
100 سورة العاديات – Al-Adiyat The Chargers Mecca 11
101 سورة القارعة – Al-Qaria The Calamity Mecca 11
102 سورة التكاثر – At-Takathur Competition Mecca 8
103 سورة العصر – Al-Asr The declining day Mecca 3
104 سورة الهمزة – Al-Humaza The Traducer Mecca 9
105 سورة الفيل – Al-fil The Elephant Mecca 5
106 سورة قريش – Quraish Quraish Mecca 4
107 سورة الماعون – Al-Maun Alms Giving Mecca 7
108 سورة الكوثر – Al-Kauther Abundance Mecca 3
109 سورة الكافرون – Al-Kafiroon The Disbelievers Mecca 6
110 سورة النصر – An-Nasr The Succour Madina 3
111 سورة المسد – Al-Masadd The Flame Mecca 5
112 سورة الإخلاص – Al-Ikhlas Absoluteness Mecca 4
113 سورة الفلق – Al-Falaq The day break Mecca 5
114 سورة الناس – An-Nas The mankind Mecca 6

Divine Inspiration

Narrated `Aisha:
(the mother of the faithful believers) Al−Harith bin Hisham asked Allah’s Apostle “O Allah’s Apostle! How is
the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a
bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of all and then this state passes off after I have grasped what is inspired.
Sometimes the Angel comes in the form of a man and talks to me and I grasp what he says.” `Aisha added: Verily I saw the Prophet being inspired Divinely on a very cold day and noticed the sweat dropping from his forehead (as the Inspiration was over).

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