Diseases of the Soul - Prejudice (`asabiyyah)

Diseases of the Soul - Prejudice (`asabiyyah)

O people! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. The noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the best in conduct…
(Qur'an, 49:13)

Imam Ja’far al Sadiq (a) reported from the Prophet (s) who said: "Whoso¬ever possesses in his heart 'asabiyyah (prejudice in any of its forms such as tribalism, racism, nationalism) even to the extent of a mustard seed, God will raise him on the Day of Resurrection with the (pagan) Bedouins of the Jahiliyyah (the pre Islamic era).”
[Al Kulayni, al Kafi, vol. 2, bab al ‘asabiyah, p. 308, hadith # 3]

`Asabiyyah is an inner psychic trait that is manifested in patronizing or defending one's kindred or those with

Wafaat Day Imam Mohammad Baqir (a.s)

Name :
Mohammad (a.s.) - the 5th Holy Imam
Title :
Baqir-ul-Uloom, Shakir, Hadi
Agnomen :
Father :
Imam Sajjad(a.s.) - the 4th Holy Imam
Mother :
Bibi Fatima bint-e-Imam Hasan(a.s.)
Birth :
1st of Rajab 57 AH (675 AD) at Madina
Martyrdom : In Madina at age 57, on 7th Zil-Hijjah 114 AH (732 AD)
Cause of Death/Burial : Poisoned by Ibrahim bin Walid on the orders of Hashsham bin Abdul Malik
No. of children: 5

Duas & A'amal for first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah

Duas & A'amal for first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah

In the blessed month of Dhu’l-Hijjah, the pious companions of the Holy Prophet and their followers used to do many acts of worship. The first ten days of this month are called "The Stated Days" by the Holy Qur'an.

About these highly honorable days, the Holy Prophet (SAW) is reported to have said that nothing is more preferable to Almighty Allah than practicing acts of worship on these ten stated days.

It is recommended to observe fasting on the

Diseases of the Soul - Pretending Virtuousness (riya’)

Diseases of the Soul - Pretending Virtuousness (riya’)

... when they stand up to prayer they stand up sluggishly; they do it only to be seen of men and do not remember Allah except a little.
(Qur'an, 4: 142)

Imam al Sadiq (a) said: “Riya’ in any of its forms amounts to shirk, (polytheism); verily, one who works for the people, his reward lies with them, and one who works for God, his reward lies with God.”
[Al-Kulayni, al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 402]

Imam al Sadiq (a) said that Amir al mu'minin Ali ibn Abi

Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.)

Birth 10th Rajab 195 AH in Madina
Titles At-Taqi, Al-Jawad
Death 29th Dhulqa'da 220 AH in Baghdad. Buried in Kadhmain

One famous saying of the 9th Imam follows:

Some one asked, “was the Messenger of God Muhammad ibn Abdullah an illiterate?” Imam replied, “No, the Messenger of God knew 72 languages in which he could read, write and speak.”

Some one asked the Imam about the Angels. What are they? The Imam replied, “They are the powers of God that regulate the