Molana Dr Muhammad Younus Haider is from Islamabad Pakistan and has studied at Houza Elmia in Qom for 16 Years. He has an LLM from Ahlul Bayt University Tehran and a PhD in Islamic Philosophy from Al Mustafa International University in Qom. He currently lecturers at the Madrasa Al Wilayah in Islamabad, Pakistan.
There are more than 2000 ahadith regarding the last era.
The Dajjali culture has changed the definition of a house to a rest house, hotel, eatery, cinema hall, and so on
Sayed Abdullah Al-Nakeeb is Iraqi and living in Australia, he has a BA in Med Science from the University of Western Sydney and a Degree in Islamic Theology under the guidance of Sheikh Mansour Leghaei. he is currently pursuing degree in Fiqh and the tafsir of the Holy Qur’an
There is an emphasis on the remembrance of Imam Hussain by every other Imam
Victory doesn’t necessarily mean winning the war, rather attaining martyrdom
We are not yet on the battlefield, rather on the journey to the battlefield
Allah (swt) gives so much reward for remembering Hussain who gave up everything for Allah. The world of Imam Hussain is a whole different world, he is a beacon of guidance and the ark of salvation
For the other imams, we may have to filter ourselves, and change ourselves to get on to their boats, but the boat of Imam Hussain is for everyone
The boat of Hussain (as) doesn’t wait for you to swim to it, rather it comes to pick. Today we don’t have swords, but our actions are the swords of our time.
Raising questions about fundamentals in Islam
We must make effort to learn and understand our deen, in order to be able to respond to questions raised
Holy prophet has emphasised different aspects in the learning of knowledge:
The two types of knowledge are:
The types of ignorance:
One day after prayers Imam Ali took Kumail and told him people are of three types:
1. Godly / holy / knowledgeable
2. A student on the path of salvation
3. People who follow where the wind blows
Knowledge then is what defines each of these categories
If the people against Imam Hussain (AS) knew him, none of them would be able to deny
Some of these people grew up with Imam Hussain,But for the love of worldly power and gains, they were against Imam Hussain (AS)
Some reasons why people don’t obey and follow Islam:
1. Personal interest
5. Blind Following
If our salaat is accepted, everything else is accepted, and if its not, then everything else will be rejected
Imam Jaffer Sadiq said : No one will receive our shafa’at if they take their salaat lightly
4 Levels of Negligence:
1. Not learning how to pray
2. Wondering about things outside Salah while praying
3. Delaying the Salaah
4. Not praying salaah at all
-The soul of salaat is the concentration and presence of mind in salaah
-What can we practice to improve our concentration;
1. Learn the meaning of what you say
2. Control your imagination
3. Hold on and learn from the companions of Aba Abdillah in relation to dua, Qur’an, Salaat and their Imam
The true nature of a horrible sin is that in fact it is itself disobedience to Allah
Imam Zainul Abideen AS has said, “Don’t look at the size of the sin, look at who you are sinning against
Traditions say:- there is no such thing as small sin with repetition, when you sin for the first time it’s like a boulder has dropped on you and you immediately feel guilty and repent
If you continue the same sin ,that boulder becomes small as you feel less guilty as before and soon that sin feels like a rock and pebble if you continue with it
Practical way we can begin to repent towards Allah (swt)
Imam Sajjad A.S has said;
We first perform ghusl intention if tawbah towards Allah (swt)
Pray salaat 2 rakat namaaz with intention of tawbah
Fast with intention of tawbah towards Allah (swt)
– Imam Zainul Abideen (as) :- “How can a person go to hell fire despite the mercy of Allah(swt) “This is the true hope in Allah (swt)
– Allah(swt) tells Prophet Mussa “Oh Mussa when my servant disobeyed, I kept him veiled from you , now that he has returned to me ,do you think I shall disclose him to you ?”
-There is always a path back to Allah(swt)
– If we master ourselves, there is nothing that we can’t achieve physically
-Master the major jihad, the minors becomes very easy
-Imam Ali :- “The health of your soul is certainty, the sickness of your soul is doubt”
Mulla Razahussein Rahim is originally from from Dar es Salaam, he completed his Initial Islamic studies under his Father Marhum Mullah Mohammed Rahim followed by studies under various Ulama in Dar and UK, he was a Student of Alim Maulana Makbul Alavi of Qom for 15 years and has been Head of Islamic Cultural affairs of COEJ and assisting The World Federation External Tabligh in Europe. He is a previous President of Peterborough Jamaat and the current Vice Chairman of the Joint Mosques Council of Peterborough.
Importance and status the Azadar holds – and that salaams are sent for each Azadar from the heavens as well as the angels asking for istighfar for each and every Azadar.
The Ahlulbayt can take one to the right path – Swiratul Mustaqeem. Hence it’s important for us to remain connected to the Ahlulbayt.
Imam Khomeini when asked how did he maintain himself in peaceful manner despite going through difficulties.. his response alluded to the point that the Imam of our time is taking care of us.
Ahlulbayt are a cure for us and for all our grievances.
On welcoming the new moon of Muharram; On the sighting of the new moon of Muharram the 6th Imam (as) would express grief.
Ayatullah Behjet: When you’re going for the majlis of Imam Hussein, you’re going for the Ziyarat of Imam Hussein
The importance of our lives is in 2 days Ghadeer and Ashura
Ahlulbayt is the passport to Akhirah and the best wifi to connect to Allah.
When Allah sees the smallest bit of sincerity in the heart of a mumin, he will handle all of his affairs
Imam Ali: Sincerity is the highest stage of Imaan and the summit of faith
Imam Ali: Khutba 95: Keep your eyes on Ahlulbayt, don’t go ahead of Ahlulbayt. Do what the ahlulbayt tell you to do and don’t do what Ahlulbayt forbid. Follow the ahlulbayt
Azadari is the highest form of worship
Azadari is a BIG responsibility. It is such as the Holy Prophet on Ghadeer said to those present to convey the message to those absent.
Allah swt is the sole protector of the mesaage of Imam Husayn a.s
Sayed Hasan Nasrallah said a Shia is so honored as on one side is the red ring of Imam Husayn a.s and the other is the green ring of Imam Zamana a.s
Status of Salwaat: Imam Ali (as) in Nahjul Balagha: “If you want anything from Allah, recite Salwaat and then ask, acceptance is quick”
3 strengths of Shia community which fails all attacks: Mimbar, Scholars (Marjaaiat) & economic system (Khums)
Love has 3 main stages: Understanding the lover
Demonstrate (every action is done for the pleasure of the Ahulbayt)
Kamaal of Mawadah Ready to do anything for the lover (Ahulbayt) . – Imam Sadiq (as) says religion is nothing but love. Love for Allah, Imams and Ahulbayt.
Imam Redha (as) has said “Someone who has the love of the Ahulbayt within himself should consider himself as the richest man on this planet”.
The Holy Prophet (S) to Imam Ali (as);
“We are from the same tree. I (Holy Prophet (S)) am the root, You (Ali) are the trunk, Fatema (as) is the branch and Hasan & Hussein are the fruits and our Shias are the leaves”
Hur is an example that return and repentance to the Almighty is possible anytime in your life just that it has to be with good intentions.
Imam Redha (as) says the simplest method of getting your sins forgiven is Recitation of Salwaat as much as possible.
Imam Sadiq (as) “One who recites eulogy in honor of the Ahulbayt and makes other cry and he himself cries as well, the Almighty will forgive all his sins and grant him paradise”
Media is playing a vital role in shaking the beliefs of our kids. Parents need to play a vital role by ensuring the what their kids watch is appropriateOther religions and sects also sense the heat of the event of Karbala within their heartsKarbala is a university which teaches us a lot of lesson, one of them is True and loyal friendship from Hz.Habib bin Mazaher
Imam Ali (as) :-“Include friends in your life, who act as a mirror for you and sometimes a shadow”
Zakera Anjum Mukadam is from India and has studied in Mashhad at Madressa e Narjis Khatoon for 6 years. She was the vice head of Madressa Jafferiya (Mombassa) and founder of a Madressa in India. She is currently the head of Madressa in India and teaching Tafseer of Quran
Practical lessons from the school of Aba-Abdillah – Muharram is a time to revive our relationship with the Aimmah.
What does it take to reach the ranks of the companions of Imam Hussein (a.s)?
1. Faith in Allah (swt) [Imaan]
2. How they perceive the world
3. Making the right decisions and having the courage to give up desires
What is the extent of the Imam’s love towards his believers?
1. There is no sick believer whom the Aimmah don’t know about/feel for
2. When believers face difficulties, the Aimmah always know about their problems
3. As soon as a believer raises his hands for prayer, the Aimmah say ameen
4. As soon as a believer completes their request/dua, the Aimmah say ameen
Some resources to use during Muharram