Turbah Novel (Click Here) Shias have a misconception that it is obligatory to do sujood on a piece of clay or on something natural which is not used for eating or wearing, like a tissue paper etc. In this document we present the research on this topic in the form of a dialogue.
Taraweeh (Click Here for pdf file) We present the content of this document in the form of an intellectual dialogue between some intelligent and independent-minded Shia youth and some representatives from the traditional orthodox Shia scholarly establishment. For those of you who might find this approach strange, we‟d recommend you read the book entitled “Hiwaaraat Hawlal Munqidh” […]
Dua to anyone other than Allah (swt)? Dua to anyone other than Allah (swt) (Click Here) This document refutes the popular practice of supplicating and calling upon entities other than Allah (swt), like the Prophet (saww) and Imams (as). The document uses the verses of the Quran to establish its point, and also answers some arguments […]
Knowledge of Unseen (Ilm al ghayb) Knowledge of Unseen (Ilm al Ghayb) (Click Here) This documents refutes the idea that the Prophet (saww) or the Imams of Ahlulbayt (as) had the knowledge of unseen, or the knowledge of everything from the past and future.
FAQ15: Our Imams (as) are higher in position than the Angels and previous Prophets (as), so if Allah (swt) has given these supernatural powers to Angels and previous Prophets (as), how is it possible that He did not give these powers to our Imams (as)?
FAQ14: In the Quran Allah (swt) says in one place that it is He who takes the souls at the time of death (39:42, 6:60) and in another place the Quran says that it is the Angel of death who takes the souls (32:11), we decude from it that Allah (swt) has delegated the […]
FAQ13: The Quran was not revealed to the Prophet (saww) in this world, rather it was revealed to him in some other realm before anything else was created. Therefore whenever Allah (swt) says to the Prophet (saww) about any incident that “you did not know this”, or “ you were not aware of this” […]
FAQ11: All the verse of the Quran which negate Ilm al Ghayb for the Prophet (saww) only point to the fact that he did not have independent knowledge; rather Allah (swt) gave him the knowledge of everything. This does not mean that the Prophet (saww) does not know everything.
In the last blog we gave some introductory points about this Ziyarat and the research. Let us now discuss the Sanad of this Ziyarat.
Ziyarat Ashura is one of the most popular texts among the Shias today, and it is presented as though it is very authentic and all the scholars accept it, even though this is far from the truth. Those who tried to prove its authenticity had to resort to a lot of “Dhann” (speculation).