Contribution of martyrdom of Husain (r.a).
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Thanks for your enlighjtining mails, but since being very involved in business at times its difficult to read through these long mails.
2 suggestions for the same.
1)Can we make the topics brief so it can be read and understood well.
2)I would really prefer a face to face sermon of these topics where I can understand them well.Do we have such facilities and if so how can we gain access to it.
Lastly, I believe in what my heart says and that what I believe is true faith and true Islam.I can and will never disregard what the Imams and dais have done for Islam and their contribution to Islam can and will never go unnoticed, so whatever you write on it will never be able to remove that faith from my heart Inshaallah.
The martydom on Imam Ali or Imam Hussain can never go unnoticed in the history of Islam.so I prefer you not sending me topics based on that sensitive issue cause that will stay in me till dead inshaallah.
Rest the topics are truly intersting and will look forward to reciving them.
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Contribution of martyrdom of Husain (r.a).
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your question: Can we make the topics brief so it can be read and understood well.
We do apologize for our deficiency and shortcoming in making these answers brief. The topics are obviously not in our control as these are the questions and comments as made by our brothers and sisters on the forum. Our only excuse is that if the questions asked are of a jurisprudence or legal matter, the answer will almost always be precise and to the point. But if the questions are regarding ‘imaan’, faith, belief, and aqeedah … then it needs a little more explaining. Also we always strive to give evidence for the matter from the Holy Quran, and because sometimes there is so much evidence available which relates directly to the topic, that we are unable to give short and precise answers.
May Allah reward you for your patience and we appreciate your suggestions and comments, and realize that you are only trying to help in the Cause of Allah.
I would really prefer a face to face sermon of these topics where I can understand them well. Do we have such facilities and if so how can we gain access to it.
Alhamdolillah. All Praise is due to Allah Alone, that there is no place on earth where the brothers and sisters are not engaged in praising and worshipping the One Lord Alone. It all depends where you reside and what language you speak and understand; because I am sure there will always be brothers and sisters who are engaged in the propagation of the true deen in light of the Glorious Quran, wherever you may be, Insha Allah. And it also the blessing and mercy of Allah, that He has made this facility for reading and understanding the Holy Quran easily accessible and absolutely free of charge; so that on the Day of Judgement, one who stayed away from the clear guidance of the Holy Quran, would not be able to say in the Court of Allah that he did not have the means to ponder over the aayahs of the Quran!
You could start by reading and understanding the Quran yourself, and if you wish to join a study group of the understanding of the Holy Quran, you could send us your city of residence and the language you best understand, and we will Insha Allah try to locate a study group for you in your city. Insha Allah. If you are willing to take this step for the Pleasure of Allah, Allah will Insha Allah find a way for you.
Your Comment: Lastly, I believe in what my heart says and that what I believe is true faith and true Islam.
We would rather you believe in what Allah and His Messenger (saws) say about true faith and true Islam, and thus accordingly follow the clear guidance of the Glorious Quran and the traditions and way of the Messenger of Allah (saws). Allah did not leave each individual to follow what his ‘heart’ says, but rather sent His Messenger and His Book for our guidance; and in that should a true believer should believe. If ones follow the Glorious Quran and the Messenger of Allah (saws), he will be guided aright. If one follows anything else other than these two sources, then he will be astray.
I can and will never disregard what the Imams and dais have done for Islam and their contribution to Islam can and will never go unnoticed, so whatever you write on it will never be able to remove that faith from my heart Inshaallah.
The martyrdom on Imam Ali or Imam Hussain can never go unnoticed in the history of Islam.so I prefer you not sending me topics based on that sensitive issue cause that will stay in me till dead inshaallah.
The martyrdom of Imam Ali (r.a.), Imam Hussain (r.a.), and all the other pious slaves of Allah may go unnoticed by man, but the One for whom they sacrificed everything, including their property, their families, and their lives; will never allow it to go un-rewarded. What reward could we possibly give to these pious slaves and martyrs of Allah? Their reward is in the safe custody of the Lord of the Worlds, and He Alone is Able and Capable of rewarding them for their deeds.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 134: They were a people who passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned, and you shall have the reward of what you will earn. And you will not be questioned as to what they did.
There is not a believer on this earth, who can deny or not appreciate the sacrifices given by Imam Ali (r.a.) and Imam Hussain (r.a.). All the muslims are unanimous in their love for these noble souls of Allah. But we must be careful that in the love of any personality, we cannot raise the person beyond his ‘maqaam’ and station … that they worshipped Allah Alone; that they feared Allah Alone; that they invoked Allah Alone; that they were obedient and pious slaves of Allah Subhanah; and all their sacrifices were given for the Cause and Pleasure of Allah Alone.
In our love and reverence for these noble martyrs, we cannot take them and raise them above the ‘maqaam’ of the Messenger of Allah (saws). And Allah forbid, even raise them at par with Allah Subhanah. That would be mis-guidance!
There are people who invoke these martyrs and ask them for their needs… this is the sole right of Allah Alone.
There are people who do ‘tawaaf’ around their graves … that is the right of Allah’s House Alone.
There are some people who call Imam Ali (r.a.) ‘mushkil kushaa’ (the remover of perils) and ‘haajat rawaa’ (the answerer of prayers) …. Allah Alone can remove our perils and answer our prayers!
What we have to do is love them, try to follow in their noble footsteps, and emulate their deeds for the same Cause … to make Allah’s Name and Law supreme in the land.
Just read the Quran and see what Allah says about the people who believed, followed and loved Jesus Christ (r.a.). In their love and reverence, they raised the ‘maqaam’ of Prophet Jesus (r.a.) and some made him a god, and others made him the son of God! Thus Allah cursed them severely in the Holy Quran!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verses 88-93: They say that the Merciful has taken a son! What an absurd thing you have invented! It is well near that the heavens might crack, and the earth might split asunder, and the mountains crumble down at this hideous thing that they should ascribe a son to the Merciful! It does not behove the Merciful to adopt a son! All those who are in the heavens and the earth, are going to be presented before Allah as His slave-servants.
It has been narrated by Imam Ali ibn AbuTalib (r.a.) that Allah's Messenger (saws) said to him, "You have a resemblance to Jesus whom the Jews hated so much that they slandered his mother, and whom the Christians loved so much that they placed him in a position not rightly his." Imam Ali (r.a.) afterwards said, "Two people will perish on my account, one who loves me so excessively that he praises me for what I do not possess, and one who hates me so much that he will be impelled by his hatred to slander me."
May Allah guide you and us to true Islam and the True Imaan as followed by the Messenger of Allah (saws), Imam Ali ibn Abi Taalib (r.a.), Imam Hussain (r.a.), and all the other martyrs and noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws). They all invoked Allah Alone, and did not set up any associates with Him.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother in Islam