Interview with Maulana Sayyed Hamid ul-Hasan


Interview with Maulana Sayyed Hamid ul-Hasan

By Yoginder Sikand

Maulana Sayyed Hamid ul-Hasan is the principal of the Jami’a Nazmia, Lucknow, amaulana_hamidul_hasan.jpg madrasa catering to the Ithna ‘Ashari Shi’a community. He is one of the leading Shi’a ulama of India, having been educated at Najaf Ashraf under the well-known Shi’a mujtahid, Ayatollah Agha Khui.
YS: What do you have to say about the current propaganda against the madrasas as ‘dens of terror”?

MSH: The madrasa system, as such, is devoted simply to the preservation and promotion of the Islamic tradition. There has been no radical change in the madrasa syllabus in India for decades, if not centuries. So how and why is it that suddenly people have started branding the madrasas as ‘dens of terror? If at all there was any truth in these allegations then how come no one made such allegations ten years ago or before?

YS: Shi’a-Sunni conflicts are still acute in several places, including Lucknow. How can this be solved?

MSH: As I see it, the ‘ulama, both Shi’a as well as Sunni, ought to be in the forefront of efforts to
improve Shi’a-Sunni relations, by promoting serious and peaceful dialogue so that we can understand each other. I strongly feel the need for unity and understanding between followers of the different groups among the Muslims, but I regret to say that the ulama in general have not made any major moves in this regard so far they seem too scared or reluctant to come out of their narrow confines. Now, here at the Jami’a Nazmia, we have tried to reach out to the Sunni ‘ulama, by inviting some of them to come and meet with us and discuss various issues, and I must say that we have registered some success in this regard, although not as much as we would have wished.

YS: How have madrasas responded to the demands being voiced from several quarters for the ‘modernisation’ of their curriculum? In particular, how have they reacted to government offers of financial assistance in return for including modern subjects in their syllabus?

MSH: I cannot speak for other madrasas, but as for the Jami’a Nazmia, we are now teaching both religious as well as modern subjects. We follow the syllabus prescribed by the government-run Allahabad Madrasa Board, which includes both types of subjects. We teach all the modern subjects taught in the regular school system till the sixth grade level. The Board pays for the salaries of some of our teachers. We do not feel that this leaves us open to government interference we at least have not experienced this. Now, as far modernisation is concerned, we have a policy of encouraging our students to simultaneously enrol in regular universities. Almost all the students of our madrasa at the final level have done or are doing a graduation course from Lucknow University, mostly in the Urdu, Persian, Arabic and Islamic Studies Departments. Some of our graduates are now teaching at the Aligarh Muslim University, and others are even working in Islamic centres abroad, including Sweden, Norway and America. Some ‘ulama may think that teaching modern subjects would negatively impact on the faith of the students or trap them in the snares of the world, but I must say that this fear is completely misplaced. Unlike in several other madrasas, we actively encourage our students to regularly read newspapers and magazines so that they know what is happening in the world around them. If they remain ignorant of the world and of contemporary issues, how can they provide proper leadership to the community?

YS: It is often argued that in their teaching of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) madrasas generally focus on issues that are of little contemporary relevance. What do you have to say about this?

MSH: At the Jami’a Nazmia we do use traditional books of fiqh so that the students get a good grounding in traditional methods of dealing with various issues, learning how the ‘ulama of the past interpreted and understood the shari’ah. But we also teach books on modern issues, mostly written by modern Iranian ‘ulama and mujtahids. In the Ja’fari school of fiqh which we follow, the doors of ijtihad have never been closed, and so we insist on the continuing necessity of ijtihad, performed by a qualified mujtahid. Our students are also encouraged to read books written by modern ‘ulama scholars such as ‘Ali Shari’ati and Allama Murtaza Muttahari and so on in order to understand how Islam can be understood and expressed in modern terms. We don’t stick just to old books, as many people wrongly imagine.

YS: What role do you think madrasas and their ‘ulama should play in promoting inter-faith dialogue?

MSH: I feel that religious leaders of all communities have a vital role to play in this regard, particularly since relations between Hindus and Muslims are so strained in our country today. We in India have a purpose and use for every sort of rubbish, but we neglect our most precious resource religion and use it, for the most part, for destructive, instead of constructive, purposes. Now, India is not like Pakistan or Iran, where almost all people follow one religion. We have so many religions here, so we must actively seek to understand our own religions in such a way as to promote inter-communal amity. It is the duty of religious leaders to take a lead in promoting inter-faith dialogue. As for myself, I try in my own small way to do this when I address gatherings.

Recently, in the month of Muharrum, I addressed a ten-day majlis specifically on the issue of jihad, in which several non-Muslims, including the Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University, participated. I stressed the true meaning of jihad, which is striving in the path of God. Jihad does not mean killing innocent people, as is wrongly supposed. I quoted the Qur’an, which says that if a non-Muslim comes to you and seeks shelter, it is your duty to protect him. You should convey God’s message to him and then send him to a safe place. The Qur’an also says that Muslims should struggle for the rights of all persecuted people, not just of Muslims alone. I gave the example of Hatim Tai’s daughter. When, after a battle, she was arrested and brought before the Prophet, she told him that her father, who had died before the Prophet had declared his prophethood, used to help the poor and distressed, although, of course, he was not a Muslim. This so touched the Prophet that he ordered that she be immediately released. Then again, I quoted the story of the Christian priests of Najran, who came to Medina to debate with the Prophet. If the Prophet had ordered all non-Muslims to be killed, I asked, how come the Christian delegation came to Medina? The Christians debated with the Prophet on various religious matters, but in the end did not accept Islam, and they returned home safe and sound. If Islam really insisted on killing all non-Muslims how and why did the Prophet allow them to return?

In the majlis sessions I insisted that the greatest power in the world is love, not brute physical power. I commented that although religions have their doctrinal differences, their basic message is one and the same that is, there must be no bloodshed of innocents in the name of religion. If at all this happens, you can be sure that the person who such an act is not really religious. I made much the same argument in another meeting I recently addressed, at the Christian College in Lucknow, at a conference on religion and terrorism. I feel that religious leaders must go out and address such mixed gatherings so that the message gets across to a wider audience. We can’t afford to stay cocooned in our madrasas and temples any more, hoping that the world will change on its own.

As I see it, the greatest barrier to inter-faith dialogue is ignorance of each other, which then leads to hatred and misunderstandings. I recently suggested at a meeting held to discuss the communal problem that the government and the mass media must play a pro-active role in promoting mutual understanding between different religious communities. When a religious festival of a certain community is being celebrated, I suggested, television and radio companies must invite leaders from all religious groups and get them to say a few words on the occasion, after, of course, passing this through a censorship board to weed out anything objectionable. We have the National Integration Council which should be doing this sort of work, but actually it’s proved to be worse than useless some sahib on the Council gets a fancy car with a red light on it and the only thing he does is say a few seemingly comforting words after people have been massacred in a riot.

YS: Are any efforts being made in the madrasas themselves to encourage their students to play a role in promoting inter-communal harmony?

MSH: There don’t seem to be any organised efforts as such, but some individual madrasa teachers do play a role in such activities in their own personal capacity, and this naturally impacts on their students. I feel that we must train our students so that they learn how to interact with people of other faiths not simply for the sake of telling them about Islam, but also so that they can work together for a better and more peaceful society. I feel that dialogue is important for its own sake to clear up misunderstandings that people have about each other and their religions, and it should not be motivated by any hidden missionary agenda. So, when I interact with people of other faiths I don’t do so with the intention of converting them or denigrating their religion. Rather, I interact with them in order to learn from them, to look at, their good points. After all, everyone has the choice to follow the religion of his own choice. That’s his own business and his affairs are with God.

I feel that we need to study other religions, because this will go a long way in promoting inter-communal harmony. Thus, when I say that I have studied some of the Hindu scriptures, and on the basis of that have come to the conclusion that Hinduism does stress moral values, I can come closer to my Hindu friends. But if I say that such values are found only in ‘ Islam, not only am I wrong, but I would also provoke hatred and conflict. So, I feel that there is a crucial need for us to study comparative religions, but this should be for the sake of promoting better relations with others, and not for refuting people of other faiths or creating conflicts with them. It is only through decent behaviour and good morals (ikhlaq) and not through heated debates (munazara) that we can actually resolve our differences. When you study other faiths you must first cleanse your mind of preconceived notions, or else you will not really learn anything at all.

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12 thoughts on “Interview with Maulana Sayyed Hamid ul-Hasan”

  1. It’s a great pleasure to write about Maulana Syed Hamidul Hasan saheb.He has been extremely humble & generous to the whole community for ages undoubtedly.I always found him busy in most charitable activities in the absense of any sort of pretence or hypocricy as most people does.There are trillions of people who’ve great respect & regard for him throughout the world.Even abroad people popularized him for his great sense of knowledge,intellect & power of spiritualism he by birth possesses.Most of his time either he spends in religious as well as worldly knowledge gaining or sparing his precious time in his community well-being.That’s so MAULANA HAMIDUL HASAN SAHEB.May ALLAH bless him with long & healthy life with surplus of happiness & whatever he desures for.It’s my heart-felt dua for him to get success whatever he pursued for INSHAALLAH.

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  2. I AM A HINDU GIRL YASHODA BUT I HAVE STRONG BELIEF ON ISLAM BECAUSE IN EARLIER TIMES,MY GREAT GRAND ANCESTORS USED TO REGARD THIS RELIGION AS THE TRUE RELIGION OF THE WHOLE WORLD & SO THE SAME GENES GOVERNS ME & MY WHOLE FAMILY.WE ALL ATTENDS MAJLIS OF IMAM HUSSAIN DURING MAHARRAM TIMES WITH HEART-FELT GRIEF FOR HIS GREAT& GRAND SACRIFICE.WE EVEN WEEP BADLY WHEN WE LISTEN TO THE HARSH CRELTIES,HE AND HIS WHOLE FAMILY HAD UNDERWENT.AND MOST GRIEF I FEEL WHEN I READ THE ARTICLES OF MAULANAS WHO BEING THE LEADER OF THIS COMMUNITY ARE BIASD BADLY AMONG THEMSELVES.THEY BLAMES EACH OTHER WHO ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ERADICATING THE VIOLENCE & PREJUDICE FROM THEIR PEOPLE.IT’S EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED ME TO KNOW THAT SEVERAL PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT RELIGION GO ON HURTING SENTIMENTS OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS LIKE MAULANA HAMIDUL HASAN & THE LIKES WHO SERVED THE COMMUNITY BEYOND EVERYTHING.IT’S REALLY SHAMEFUL ON THESE PEOPLE PART WHO FORGOTTEN THE MESSAGES OF THEIR BELOVED IMAM HUSSAIN WHO HAD SHED HIS BLOOD FOR THEIR SHIA COMMUNITY AND SACRIFICED ALL HIS BELONGINGS & THE VERY PEOPLE ARE BEHAVING INHUMANLY TO EACH OTHER.ALTHOUGH I AM A HINDU GIRL BUT I LIKES TO HEAR MAJLIS AS IT TEACHES A LOT.I OFTEN LISTEN MAJLIS OF MAULANA HAMIDUL HASAN & JAN ALI KAZMI WHOM I RESPECT GREATLY.THEIR SPEECHES ARE INFACT REVOLUTIONARY & CAST SOUND EFFECTS ON ME & MY FAMILY.I ALSO READ THEIR ARTICLES,A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE I READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT MAULANA HAMIDUL HASAN CLAIMING HIM AS SELF-CENTERED WHICH HURTED ME EVEN BEING A HINDU GIRL,THEN MY PARENTS TOLD ME THAT THE WRITER IS NONE OTHER THAN HIS OPPOSER WHO MIGHT’VE GRUDGE FOR HIM.I READ IN MY HOLY-BOOK “GEETA” THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE PIOUS,GOD-FEARING,& RIGHT IN THEIR ACTIONS ARE HELPED BY GOD & BESTOWED GREAT SPIRITUAL POWERS FOR THEIR TRUTHFULNESS & HONESTY.THAT’S WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.PLEASE HELP YOUR IMAM HUSSAIN IN SPREADING RIGHT MESSAGES OF LOVE,HONESTY,KINDNESS,MORALTY & PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.IT’S A PLEDGE ON YASHODA SIDE TO ALL THE FOLLOWERS OF IMAM HUSSAIN TO HELP HIM TO CONVEY THE RIGHT MESSAGES OF ISLAM WHAT HE DESIRED FOR & GENERATE AFFECTION & GENEROUSITY TO WHICH IMAM HUSSAIN HAS GIVEN FIRST & FOREMOST PRIORITY.

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  3. HOW TO LOWER OUR GAZE………….
    “A big curtain is not my intention, but a big iman and befitting Islamic manners is “

    “If I were not a Muslim, I would have contracted AIDS”, proclaimed my friend.

    “The ayats in Sura Nur about lowering our gazes doesn’t affect me anymore,” expressed another youth, talking about the intense temptations felt by today’s young. Difficulty in lowering the gaze by both the young and old is readily perceived on the street, weddings, parties and even in the mosques.

    What has gone wrong? How can Muslims, called by Allah, our Creator the model community, the custodians of Truth and the upholders of morality behave this way? Why are we adopting the attitudes and routes of the kuffar? How can we rectify ourselves? What follows is a series of practical, though graphic advises which can work for us and set us free from Satan’s stronghold, Insha`Allah.

    Prophet Muhamad (saww), by way of warning and as a reminder said, “There is nothing left after I go more dangerous to men than the temptations of women”.

    When Allah created humans with all our desires and urges, he also revealed to us sufficient and complete guidance to properly channel these desires, both in the midst of Dar-ul-Kufr or Dar-ul-Islam. All we need to do is seek it, contemplate on it and pursue it. “This day I have perfected your deen for you, completed my favors upon you and chosen Islam as your deen.” (Maida 4)

    We should realize that the fact the great sahabas were human beings also. Biologically there were no different from us. They had desires and temptations but yet, they controlled themselves in the best of ways. We can do the same, Insha`Allah. To possess sensual passions is human, to control them is Muslim.

    When confronted with an alluring situation like passing by a non-mahram on the street, office or school, Satan is constantly tempting us to glare at her/him with evil thoughts. Satan is probably excitingly saying, with a big smile, ‘yes, yes, yes,’ when we steer into the bait he is setting. During these situations, immediately and consciously realize that when we give a second or following glances, we are obeying Satan. “O you who believe, follow not the footsteps of the devil”. (24:21). By immediately averting our gazes and disobeying Satan, we are giving him a one-two punch in the face and leaving him frustrated and accursed.

    Satan rebelled and was expelled by Allah, so let’s all rebel against Satan and expel him from our hearts. Satan intends to fight a war against Muslims, so let’s gather our forces behind the Qur`an and the Sunnah and defeat him. Remember that even if no human eye is watching us, the Ever-Watchful Allah is constantly monitoring the innermost regions of our hearts. Our eyes, limbs, tongue and private parts will be witnesses on the Judgment Day and not an atom’s worth of deed will remain unexamined.

    Our minds are conditioned to associate thoughts of stealing clothes from a store to being in handcuffs and hauled into a police van. Likewise we should condition our minds to bring the verses of Surah Nur in front of our eyes during any tempting situations and imagine that Allah is speaking to us directly “Say to the believing, men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty. O you believers! Turn you all together towards Allah that you may attain success” (24:30-31). If the Qur`an contained only these two ayats, it would be enough to convince me that it is the book of Allah.

    With practice, these associations and the remembrance of Allah during tempting situations will prevent us from getting stuck by devilish arrows. Successfully controlling our gazes also deadens our avoidance of sinful situations. An Islamic idiom says, “Anything that leads to haram is haram in itself.” To do a pious deed is a reward; to avoid a sin is a reward too.

    One of the biggest culprits in this class is movies. In the name of entertainment, to please our peers and children and an excuse to do something together as a family, we astonishingly allow un-Islamic pictures and dialogues in front of our eyes and ears. Can we ever imagine the Prophet or our Imams (aozubillah) renting the latest hit from Blockbuster Videos, or listening to music with alluring lyrics at high volume?

    Likewise we watch news on TV and stare at the anchor women, adorned in heavy make-up, scanty clothing and seductive smile. Prophet Muhammad (saww), was once approached by a woman with a proposal for marriage. He took a single glance at her face and turned his face away. Jabir bin Abdullah (radhiyallahu anhu) reported: “I asked Allah’s messenger about the sudden glance on the face of a non-mahram. He commanded me that I should turn away my eyes.” Thus, we are not supposed to stare at faces of non-mahrams, be they are our fellow students, our elders, saleswomen or someone on TV.

    Pious ladies of the prophet’s household were ordered to observe purdah (separation) in front of a blind sahabah. Asking the curious questions as to why cover/separate when the blind sahabah could not see them, the prophet (saww) wisely answered, “But you could see him.”

    In our wedding ceremonies and parties and even in many Islamic fundraising dinners, there is heavy free-mixing between brothers and sisters. Often the chairs of males and females are arranged facing each other, knowing that about 90 percent of our sisters do no wear hijab. It is often noticeable to see males and females peeking glances at each other from the opposite ends of the hall. A big curtain is not my intention, but a big and befitting Islamic manners is.

    It comes in a hadith that: “A woman who applies perfumes and goes to a gathering is like an adulteress”. Compare this with our sisters who clad themselves with expensive perfume, one kilogram of makeup, and then come to mixed gatherings. Will this not attract the attention of males? Let’s be real. We have lowered our moral guards so low that a humble word of truth often seems so awfully strange.

    Let us contemplate the above humble advices and constantly make the supplication, “O Allah help us control our sensual desires until we get married, and even after we marry, let our desires be only towards our spouses.” PASTED BY A YOUNG IRANI LAD

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  4. salam 2 all fellow brothers & sisters and may you all blessed by “ALLAH” most gracious and merciful bounties and endowments.Let’s be very consious regarding our religious preparations we are 2 do before arrival of our “BELOVED IMAM-E-ZAMANA.Are we preparing or not,it’s intensely essential as the time is demanding our one & only one strong and united strength to gather our forces to ready ourselves to readily aid and help our beloved imam against universal injustices.For that foremost thing is to abstain ourself & others too from haram acts and should initiate grasping & performing wajib acts only if we are willing sincerely to join among our imam force against his enemies. WORDED BY SABA SAMI

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  5. AN ARTICLE ON SINCERITY……………
    Sincerity when comes in our mind makes a mental map of simple honesty and faithfulness towards our own self,is it n’t it?Sincere people say or do things that they really believe in.Their thoughts and actions continues to be in stable equilibrium.
    This quality can only be achieved when we are determined in others well-being only & only for “ALLAH” sake,as we are not making expections by others but believes whole-heartedly in serving “ALLAH’s creations.Many a times & often such people are misinterpreted but still they continues to be in their pursuits because they believes on path of righteousness,no matter what others may think of them.They are well-known that truth never disguises though it involves hardships and sufferings.Whatever they’ve been throughout their life is somehow or the other revealed on others.They are true bcoz ALLAH the MIGHTY POWER is helping them in their proposed endeavours.BY A BLOSSOMNG WRITER…….

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  6. An Interview With Shaitan
    Posted by Syed Mohamad Masoom on September 23, 2007

    An Interview With Shaitan
    (the cursed one)
    by
    Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
    (the Messenger of Allah)
    (may the Peace of Allah be upon him and his Progeny)
    From
    Kitab Ul-Awael

    he below mentioned text is from the book An Interview With Shaitan Published by : Dabistan E Zehra, Bombay, India.

    Once our beloved Prophet Mohammed (may the peace of Allah be upon him and his Progeny) was walking out with his As’haabs (companions) from the back side of the Jan’atul Baqi (Medina). As he was stepping out, he saw a very old man with a colourful hat on his head, colourful belt with diamonds on it was around his waist, with a bell in his left hand, and with a net in his right hand. This old man said ‘As salamu alaikum yah Rasool Allah‘ (O Prophet of Allah may the peace of Allah be upon you) to our beloved Prophet. Prophet didn’t reply to his salaam. This old man knew why our Prophet didn’t reply to his salaam. After all this old man was not like any other old man, he was Shaitan-the cursed one. Then Shaitan said, ‘Salaam ul-llahai Alaykum yah Rasool Allah’ (Allah’s peace be upon you O Prophet of Allah).Then, our Prophet accepted his salaam. Now, the As’haabs (companions) of Prophet understood that this was the cursed one Shaitan. All the As’haabs were surprised to see the cursed one personally. Shaitan (the cursed one) attempted to misguide even the Prophets and Imams. Shaitan-the cursed one used to meet with prophets to answer any questions of the Prophets. In fact, it was obligatory on him (the cursed Shaitan) to answer the questions of the Messengers of Allah.
    Our beloved Prophet, though he had all the Knowledge, only for the sake of his companions, asked Shaitan-the cursed one the following questions:

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    O Shaitan, people are interested in your hat, tell me what is this hat?
    Shaitan-the cursed one :
    Shaitan the cursed one replied, o Prophet of Allah, my colourful hat is this materialistic worldly goods, perishable worldly benefits, and temporary worldly enjoyment. Once, any person get caught by this colourful hat of mine, then that person stays in my control and forgets all about the hereafter.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, what is this belt you are wearing with gold and diamonds around your waist?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    O Prophet, this is my second weapon which keeps my back bone strong. O Prophet, those Momneens (believers) who do not get into my trap by my hat, I use this weapon.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    But what is it?
    Shaitan the cursed one :
    O Prophet this are the worldly behijaabs (un-veiled) woman/girl of this worlds. Through this behijaab (un-veiled) woman/girls I deceive the momineens (believers).

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    But what is this bell you are holding in your left hand ?
    Shaitan the cursed one :
    This is the bell through which I destroy the imaan (faith) of the believers.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    How do you do that ?
    Shaitan the cursed one :
    Whenever I see believers arguing with each other, getting into minor verbal antagonism or disagreement with each other, then I ring this bell. As I ring this bell, these believers get into major verbal fights and thy start saying things (such as backbiting, false accusations or uses bad language) to each other due to which there own imaan (faith) disappears from hearts.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    But what is this net you are holding?
    Shaitan the cursed one :
    When I see the believers not getting trap by any form of my weapons then I throw this net at them as my last weapon.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    But what is this net ?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    O Prophet of Allah, this is Riyah Kari (performing good deeds only to show people). Whenever, I see that a believer is performing all the good deeds and that person not getting caught by my weapon, then i throw this net at them. By stepping at this net, their good deeds which they were performing for Allah, becomes invalid. Because the believers gradually get ego in them while performing all their prayers, observing fast, performing Hajj, paying Zakat and Khums, and several other duties towards Allah. They (believers) perform all these and other good deeds, but after they get caught by my net, they show their good deeds to other and as though they have done favour on Allah by performing such good deeds. They tell people when they perform night prayers. they tell people when they fast, they tell people when they go to Hajj. They give money in charity but only to show off or for their personal interest. This is how they eventually feel superior to those people whom they know are not performing these good deeds. All these actions which take place after they step on my net makes their good deed go waste (void).

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, tell me one more thing, now that you have spent so much of your time in this life with your bad deeds, do you have any friend, Do you have companion?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    Although, I visit all the houses and all the people in general, but I have 11 (eleven) types of people, that are my best friends and companions. And I have 15 (fifteen) types of people that I hate them the most. O Prophet, keep in mind that a person who is my friend is an enemy of Allah, and a person who is my enemy is a friend of Allah.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    O shaitan tell me who are your friends and who are your enemies?
    (Then, Shaitan told our beloved Prophet a list of his friends and a list of his enemies. After he described his enemies our beloved Prophet asked his reasons. We have excluded the question of our beloved Prophet and simply listed the name or description of the enemy followed by his reason in some cases.)
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    Shaitan said, O Prophet of Allah, first I have 15 (fifteen) enemies, and these are as follows:

    ENEMIES OF SHAITAN (THE CURSED ONE)

    O Prophet of Allah, my first enemy is you and your Ahlul-Bait (progeny) because if it wasn’t for you and your AhlulBait, my mission would be quite successful. There would have been not even a single believer (follower of right path shown by Allah). You bought the religion of Allah (al-Islam) to this world, You made people believers of Allah’s communication.

    O Prophet of Allah my second enemy is that just ruler who rules a nation with complete justice.

    O Prophet of Allah, my third enemy is that rich person who does not have any ego or feel superior to other poor people around him.

    O Prophet of Allah, my fourth enemy is that business man who perform his business with justice.

    O Prophet of Allah my fifth enemy is that Aalim (scholar) who fears Allah and practice what he preaches.

    O Prophet of Allah, my sixth enemy is that specific Mo’min (believer) who work on showing other the path of truth. Who offer other the knowledge of Wajibats (obligatory) and Haram (forbidden) duties of Allah. This person is undoing all my hard work.

    O Prophet of Allah, my seventh enemy is that person who does not listen to what is forbidden, does not see what is forbidden, and does not eat what is forbidden.
    Comment by Maulana Sadiq Hasan Qibla: This person does not look any Na-Mehram women/men (a women with whom a man can marry or a man with whom a woman can marry), does not watches movies or shows. This person prevent himself or herself from listening to Music, Songs, lies, or Geebath (Backbiting). This person does not eat forbidden food (meat which is not cut according to the Islamic ways such as meat cut by non Muslim business men, etc.) and that food which is not purchased with the halal (allowed) earnings (such as earnings from selling alcohol, from gambling, from selling drugs and from many other sources which are forbidden in Islam.)

    O Prophet of Allah, my eighth enemy is that believer who keeps himself clean all the time. A person who stays in Wuzu and who wears clean clothes.

    O Prophet of Allah, my ninth enemy is that person who has a big heart. Who spents his/her money for the sake of Allah.
    Comment by Maulana Sadiq Hasan: Once Prophet of Allah asked his companion did you know that one Dinar can be more than One Lakh (hundred thousand) Dinar? Prophet’s companions replied no O Prophet of Allah. Then, (our beloved) Prophet of Allah said, “If a person who owns for instance ten lakhs and gives one lakh in charity is less than that poor man who owns two dinnar and gives one dinnar in charity.”

    O Prophet of Allah, my tenth enemy is that person who gives Sadqa (charity) only for the name of Allah.

    o Prophet of Allah, my eleventh enemy is that person who reads, memorizes, and act according to Quran.

    O Prophet of Allah, my twelfth enemy is that person who recites “Namaz-e-Shab” (prayers recited after the midnight and before namaz Fajr). I am always afraid of this person.

    O Prophet of Allah, my thirteenth enemy is that person who offers his wajib (obligatory) Khums, wajib Zakat, and other wajib sadaqas.

    O Prophet of Allah, my fourteenth enemy is that woman who observes Hijaab (Veil) and safeguards her Hijaab.

    O Prophet of Allah, my fifteenth enemy is that who performs his “Ibadat” (such as prayers) without having thoughts except for the thoughts of Allah.

    After hearing the list of fifteen enemies of Shaitan, our beloved Prophet of Allah (may the peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny) asked Shaitan to name his eleven friends. Upon which, the cursed Shaitan named the following eleven people:

    THE FRIENDS OF SHAITAN (THE CURSED ONE)

    The first friend of mine is that leader who is a oppressor (Zalim).

    My second friend is that business man who does his/ her business by deceiving his / her customers.

    My third friend is that “Mo’min” (believer) who drinks alcohol.

    My fourth friend is that rich person who is proud of his wealth and who angrily refuses to give money in charity to poor and needy.

    My fifth friend is that person who does backbiting (Geebat), who talks to people in such a way that enemity increases between people and who reveals the defects of people.

    My sixth friend is that person who kill other human being for any reason other than for Allah.

    My seventh friend is that person who snatches away the belongings (such as wealth) of an orphan.

    My eighth friend is that person whose livelihood is based on collecting interest.

    My ninth friend is that person who gives more important to his worldly life rather than giving important to his life after death. This friend of mine prefers to performs those deeds which he know, will bring benefits in this world but in hereafter such deeds will bring loss.

    My tenth friend is that person who keep long hopes and delays in asking for forgiveness from Allah.
    (Here Maulana gave the example of that person who delays in asking forgiveness from Allah. For instance he said, “people refuse to ask forgiveness from Allah because they say we are young and angel of death is not running after us yet. Therefore these people, who delay in asking for repentance, say we are not going to quit listening to music, we are not going to observe Hijab, or we are not going to keep the beard. These people say that they will do all this after ten or more years. These are the tenth friends of Shaitan, because they keep long hopes and delay in asking for forgiveness from Allah.”)
    My eleventh friend is that person who helps women to increase their interest in performing “Jaadu” (magic) on people.

    After naming his eleven friends Shaitan-the cursed one said, “these are my eleven friends who are the worst enemies of Allah”.
    Now the interview of shaitan (the cursed one) was continued by Prophet Mohammed (may the peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny) as follows:

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, tell us why you stop my followers from offering their prayers? What benefits you get out of it?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    Whenever your follower recites prayers, my body gets feverish and it starts to shiver, and with a sick body I can’t deceive your followers from obeying Allah.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Why do you stop my followers from observing fast (roza) during the month of Ramadhan?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    When they fast they put me in prison, and I can’t deceive them during the time they fast because I end up in prison and I can’t misguide them.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    When my flowers prepare to fight in Allah’s way, why do you stop them?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    When they go to fight for Allah’s sake, my hands get tight to my neck, and I can’t deceive them by having my hands tight to my neck.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Why do you prevent my followers from performing Hajj?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    When they go for Hajj, their movements of going towards Hajj ties my legs. And with legs tied, I cannot misguide your followers from obeying Allahs commands.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    why do you prevent my followers from reciting Holy Quran?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    When they recite the Holy Quran, my existence turns into nonexistence. And, without having my existence, how can I deceive your followers from living according to the will of Allah.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Why do you prevent my followers from offering “Doa” (praying to Allah)?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    When they recite Doa (such as Doa-e-Komail) I get deaf and dum. How can I deceive your followers without having the ability to speak and ability to listen.o prophet of Allah (s.a.w.) from living the life according to the will of Allah.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, tell me why you prevent my followers from paying Sadaqha?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.), when your follower pay Sadaqha (giving money in charity), it is as that they cut me with a saw in two pieces and throw one pieces of mine in east and other piece in the west.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Why do you get such a strong blow when my followers pay Sadaqha? Why do you get cut into two pieces?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    Whenever a person gives his / her money in charity, that person receives three benefits from Allah. The first benefit such person receive is that Allah becomes his / her borrowers. The second benefit such person gets is that Allah makes Heaven in his / her inheritance (such that he / she will be called as an owner of heaven). And, the third benefit he / she receives is that such person gets 700 times increase in his / her wealth from Allah, which in turn this person uses his / her increased wealth for charity.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, now tell me when does a person (who is my follower) gets under your total control?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    O Prophet of Allah, your followers gets under my total (absolute) control when they perform three things The first thing is that when your followers becomes stingy (”kanjoos”) he gets under my total control. Stingy is the root of all the sins which takes a person towards performing all types of other sins. The second thing is that when a person gradually start forgiving his / her sins. A person who perform such deeds which are against the will of Allah and then after performing such deeds that person does remember it and does not ask for any forgiveness, then that person gets under my absolute control. O Prophet of Allah, any person who performs these three deeds then that person gets under my absolute control.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, you know that Allah gave my followers a strong weapon of forgiveness. Whenever, my followers, ask for true forgiveness with an intention of not repeating that sin, Allah forgives them. How do you deal with this problem?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    I know O Prophet of Allah, Allah has given them this strong weapon, but I have prepared myself to confront your followers with their strong weapon.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What method do you have through which you prevent my followers from asking for forgiveness?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    O Prophet of Allah, to deal with this problem I have created four different units. Each unit deals with a different age groups of your followers. In each unit group I make your followers perform such deeds which make the repentance of your followers invalid (void).

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What are these units?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    The first unit is that I involve your old men indulging in four sins. I make them lie, I make them accuse someone of something which they have not done, I make them testify falsely, and I make them perfrom without having the complete knowledge of the laws of performing prayers. O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.) your old men will be offering doas, offering prayers, and reciting obligatory prayers, but if you talk to them you will hear them talking bad about other people, testing the bad deeds of other people without being their witness, and reciting obligatory prayers without knowing all the laws of the prayers. Your old men will not try to learn the laws of prayers because of their ego. Whenever some young men from your Ummat, try to explain the right way of performing Wuzu, your old men will say that you have just entered Islam and now you are trying to teach as how to perform Wuzu.
    O Prophet of Allah, my second unit is that which takes care of your young man from your Ummath. I do not prevent your young man from reciting prayers, performing Hajj, or doing anything else except that I get them involved in two things. First thing I make them do is that they look at things which are forbidden for them, and they will listen to those things which are forbidden for them. (Here, by things these young men will look at which are forbidden are girls, and things that these young men will listen to is music/songs.)
    O Prophet of Allah, my third unit is that which deceives your old ladies. I make your old ladies perform Geebath (backbiting), falsely accuse other people, destroy the character of other men and women, and get interested in doing magic on other men and women.
    O Prophet of Allah, my fourth unit is not active, because it is suppose to take care of young girls of Ummath. Since all of your girls are already my soldiers and I have a strong hold over them, I do not get any hard time deceiving them. However, one in one thousand, I find such girl which I see her may be following your way of life, and I will not be able to do anything to deceive her.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, tell me do you get upset when you see any of your soldier get out of your hand and follow Allah’s commands?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    No, O Prophet of Allah, I don’t get upset. I wait till that person performs any good deed, and then I go to that person again and deceive him / her so that he / she feels that he did a favour to Allah by performing such a good deed.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    You make that person feel that he did favour to Allah?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    Yes, O Prophet of Allah, that person goes around after performing a good deed and tells people what he did, such as that I recited namaz, I observed fast, I paid so much money to that person, or I helped that person in his bad times.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, how do you deceive those followers of mine who try their best not to get deceived by you?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    Allah made one deed which if your followers performed it with right intention and at right time they can never get deceived by me. And that deed is Namaz (Salat/obligatory prayers). But, to solve this problem, what I did is that with every one of your followers I have assigned one of my soldier whose name is “Mutawaqee”. And, his job is to make your follower lazy and involved in such activities due to which your follower recites namaz at the last time. When your follower recites namaz (salat) in last minute, he / she recites it in such a way that his namaz is not acceptable to Allah.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, since you know so much about Islam and its followers, why don’t you ask Allah for forgiveness?
    Comment by maulana Sadiq Hasan: Here Shaitan the cursed one gave a true Satanic answer. He recited five Ayath from our Holy Quran and gave answer. Since we are not so much interested in why Shaitan is not asking for his forgiveness, and we are interested in why we don’t ask for forgiveness, I will skip the details of his answer.
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    O Prophet of Allah, Allah does not want me to ask forgiveness. What can I do? (Here Shaitan used the illogical proof from Holy Quran. However, you will find some Muslims using such proves in defending themselves. Such as they argue that Allah does not call me to perform Hajj or to offer prayers.)

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, I heard that sometimes you feel that as somebody threw a heavy stone on your head which breaks your head in several pieces?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    O Prophet of Allah, yes it is true, Whenever your followers truly ask Allah for true repentance, I feel like that.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    I heard that sometimes you feel like someone is slapping you?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes, when your follower recite Quran with right pronounciation.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    When do you get to the bottom part of Hell?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    When your follower performs a good deed towards their parents or towards their family members.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    I heard that sometimes your whole body gets pain?
    Shaitan-the cursed one:
    Yes, when your follower pay in charity without showing off.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    I heard that sometimes you feel that someone is whipping you?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    That person who does not business with deceiving people.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    When do you get hurt the most?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    When your followers remember Allah during their hours of day and night.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    With whom do you fear the most?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    I fear those one who recite salat (prayers) in the first row of jamat.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Which people among my followers you have choosen them to be your permanent soldiers?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Any of your follower who used any type of intoxicating beaverages.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Which person makes you laugh?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    That person who encourages other to commit sins. (Example : A person who invites
    people to a party in which namehram men and women mixes without observing proper Hijaab.)

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    With whom do you speak the most?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    A person who lies the most.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Who is the most pleasing to you?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Any man who gives divorce to an innocent women.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Do you have any more hands?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes, that person who delays in offering his obligatory prayers.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan where do you stay the most?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    A place where Na-Mehram men and women get together without any separation or observing Hijaab, that is my place to stay.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Where do you meet people?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Bazaars (shopping mails). I try to make buyers deceive sellers and sellers deceive buyers. I try to make men do their business with women and women to do business with men. I try to make people do all types of sins in Bazaars (shopping mails).

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What do you read?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    I read songs.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What is your way of calling people towards committing sins?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Music and songs. Whenever your follower listens to music he / she comes towards me.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What is your book?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    My books are playing cards.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Who is your helper?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Any person who gives losses to Muslims.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What do you eat?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    I eat everything which is earned by forbidden ways of earnings or by not paying the Khums.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What do you drink?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    I drink Alcohol.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What is your dessert (any sweet thing eaten after food)?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Gheebat (back-biting).

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Do you have any desires?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Every false commitment is my desire.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Are you thankful for anything?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes, I am thankful to those men and women who indulge in sins after asking Allah for forgiveness.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Do you relax?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes, when your followers misses Fajr (morning) prayers.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Do you get any rewards from my followers?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes, whenever, your followers break their relationships with their relatives or neighbours.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Do you have any companions?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes, that person who have sex with his wife without saying “Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem” ( Here sex reffers to Allowed Intercourse, ZINAA – Un Allowed Sex is Haraam Anyway) and that person whose earnings are though unislamic ways.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    What deed of my follower makes you angry?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Any mother when she tries to make her son (or daughter) fast or offer prayers.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Are there any men among my followers whom you can not possibly misguide?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes, any man who does not look at Na-mehram girl / woman intentionally.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Are there any women among my followers whom you can not possibly misguide?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes, that women who observes Hijaab and that women who listens to her husband.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Shaitan, out of the men and women you have described, do you have any special men or women that you love the most?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes! among women I love that women who do not observe Hijaab and among men who is proud and that men who is a sinful Aalim (religious scholar).

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Who is your most hateful men?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Four men : a) Humble rich men. b) Aalim who practices what he preaches. c) Young men who ask for forgiveness. d) Old men who fear Allah.

    Our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) :
    Are you alone or do have any companions?
    Shaitan – the cursed one :
    Yes. I have some companions who are sitting at mosque to deceive its visitors. My companions make the visitors of Allah’s mosque talk about such thing which make these visitors get bad deeds instead of good deeds. Other companions of mine’s job is to make the wise followers of your’s think of their bad deeds as few and good deeds as many. Some companions of mine when they see someone giving money in charity or helping someone for Allah’s sake, make that person tell other people what he is giving in charity or what he is doing for others.
    Then Shaitan – the cursed one said : O Prophet of Allah I have talked to you in much detail. I would like to tell you that you are working towards taking people to heaven and I am working towards taking people to Hell. Then after this Shaitan – the cursed one did his salaam to our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) and he disappeared.

    Some Other Books worth for Reading.

    Then I was Guided
    Ask Those who Know
    Peshawar Nights
    The Real Ahla Sunnah

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    Astronomy and Meteorology By Ayatullah Abdul Husayn Dastaghaib in Greater Sins
    Posted by Syed Mohamad Masoom on July 23, 2007

    Astronomy and Meteorology By Ayatullah Abdul Husayn Dastaghaib in Greater Sins
    Mereorilogy
    Predictions regarding future events; i.e. price fluctuations of grain, its shortage and abundance, the scarcity and intensity of rain and all other types of good and bad happenings; based on the knowledge of the effect of heavenly bodies on earth is known as meteorology. It is permitted if the one who is predicting only considers them a possibility but not a certainty because the final authority for all cause and effect lies with Allah (S.w.T.). Thus there is no harm in predicting the solar and lunar eclipses and the position of stars etc. because such predictions are based on complicated calculations and such predictions are usually true unless there is a mistake in calculation. The movement of the heavenly bodies follows well-defined laws and principles, hence there is hardly any chance of a wrong prediction.
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    On the other hand to predict future events with a belief that only the stars and heavenly bodies (without any Divine will) govern them is Haram and a kind of magic.
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    To attribute the future events solely to the influence of heavenly bodies is considered Haram by all the jurists. Numerous traditions denounce these kinds of predictions.

    The Holy Prophet (S) says:

    “One who believes an astrologer and soothsayer has disbelieved in whatever was revealed upon Muhammad (S).”

    Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) says:

    “Accursed is the astrologer and accursed is the soothsayer and accursed is the magician.”

    When Amir ul-Mu’minin ‘Ali (a.s.) was proceeding for the battle of Nahrawan one of his men who was an expert in astrology restrained him saying, “If you go at this time, I fear that you will not succeed in your aim.”

    ‘Ali (a.s.) told him that if he thought he could predict the auspicious and the inauspicious times of departure with accuracy, he was in error and said,

    “Whoever believes your prediction has denied the Qur’an.” (Because according to Qur’an success and defeat all are subservient to Divine will). If a person has faith in the astrologer he will not seek Divine help and assistance when the prediction is favourable for him. In this way he will not give Sadqa nor pray for success and will eventually conclude that Allah (S.w.T.) controls nothing; thus he would become a disbeliever.

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    Four types of beliefs

    1) To believe that stars are the supreme controllers of the world is Haram. A person who has such a belief is a Kafir whether he denies the creator or not. All the jurists are unanimous in this regard.

    2) To believe that the heavenly bodies have been bestowed by Allah (S.w.T.) the power to control the world is not Kufr but it is a foolish notion because we have no proof that the inanimate stars have any intelligence or will to influence the world.

    3) The third type of belief is when a person admits that the stars have no intelligence and will power but says that Allah (S.w.T.) has decreed that when the position of the stars will be such, the following event will take place. It is the law of causation like when fire is brought near something it burns it. Though such a belief is proved correct most of the time, reason does not accept it to be unchangeable.

    4) To predict future events on the basis of heavenly occurrences is not Haram according to most of the scholars. For example if the moon and Saturn come in a line there would be a good rainfall. To interpret such heavenly phenomena is not Haram but such interpretations can be accurately given only by the Infallibles (a.s.). What the meteorologists predict is based on an incomplete part of this knowledge. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) remarks:

    “The complete knowledge of stars cannot be acquired and incomplete knowledge is of no benefit.”

    (Wasa’il ul-Shia)

    After enumerating the different types of astrological sciences, Shaykh Ansari says, “All these traditions imply that whatever the astrologers predict is based on deficient knowledge. They only conjecture and guess on the basis of a little knowhow. People who consult them are rarely satisfied by their predictions but it is possible that he may have experience regarding a particular event and may make an accurate prediction. Hence it is better to refrain from consulting such people and if they make a prediction, one should say, ‘It is only a possibility.’”

    If an astronomer predicts with the belief that his predictions are subject to the final will of Allah (S.w.T.) then there is no harm for one to pray to the Almighty for success when the prediction is good; and in case of an unfavourable prediction invoke Allah (S.w.T.) for safety.

    A tradition is quoted in the Ihtijaj of Tabarsi from the sixth Imam (a.s.). The gist of the same is as follows:

    After the birth of the Holy Prophet (S) the shaitans and the Jinns were denied access to the heavens, hence they were unable to give information about the heavenly affairs. Now they could only inform about the evil magical matters. This information is unreliable because among the jinns too there are liars as well as truthful jinns. Therefore the fortune telling of a diviner is unreliable.
    Taken From
    http://al-islam.org/greater_sins_complete

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    Something Different..A true shia.Symbol of Peace, huamnity and Sacrifice.
    Posted by Syed Mohamad Masoom on May 20, 2007

    Something Different..
    A true shia.Symbol of Peace, huamnity and Sacrifice.
    Salam alykum,
    Today I am going to share with all of you something very Different. Meet my friend Brother Firoz Shakir.A true shia from inside..no showoff..good thinking and see the world from others Eyes. I am Posting here his two posts from his one of the Blog.. You will find all the colours of shia world in his blogs. The world where we live.
    http://shah-ast-hussain.com

    I want to go to Hindustan.. Imam Hussain

    the shias the hindus live in peace
    hussainiyat
    hope and hindutva
    mutual coexistence
    both communities hearts do please
    watan parast shias are hard core indians
    at the crease
    muslims yet called heretics
    for their blood shedding idiosyncrasies
    azadari e hussain a thought
    they can never seize
    said the Imam
    I want to go to Hindustan
    the land where people
    are hospitable
    live in Peace
    away from my
    grandfathers ummah
    hate as disease
    he did not come to Hindustan
    but gave his head
    not his hand
    Islam from
    clutches of Yazidiyat
    did release
    Kabala a land of Sorrow
    with his blood did appease

    THE BEST FORM OF SERVICE TO THE DEVOTION OF GOD IS NOT TO MAKE A SHOW OF IT.

    THE BEST FORM OF SERVICE TO THE DEVOTION OF GOD IS NOT TO MAKE A SHOW OF IT.
    SAYINGS OF IMAM ALI .

    Yes we show our devotion bombing holy places , decapitating heads , after all , decapitation was the in thing in early Islam.Whether Imam Hussain or Hazrat Ali .
    Imagine that the clergy of that time was mum, eternal silence , this was the Caliphate, politicising ,corrupting ,the soul of Islam .
    You could take your sword in the Masjid cut of the mans head bowed in prayers to Allah.
    This was for the greater good of Islam.
    Today it is just the same , lob bombs grenades in the House Of God..the clergy has lost its Voice.The rampant killings , instant Paradise.
    Today even God is not safe from his own followers .
    We who have euologised Terrorist , glorified Terrorism, as an Islamic way of ridding the non believer or Kafir.
    Internationally the heads of Islam keep mum, no collective reprimand , mere lip locked silence.
    Nobody has the balls to get up and say , guys enough is enough what you are doing is not Islam.But we have glorified criminals as Martyrs.In Karbala criminals Martyred the seed of the Holy Prophet.
    Yes we Glorify Hussainiyat , we glorify his Martyrdom..we with our annual chant of Ya Hussain , warn the next Yazid, we wont take another Karbala lying down.
    So we keep Azadari E Hussain alive.

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    Success of Man in this
    Posted by Syed Mohamad Masoom on February 28, 2007

    Success of Man in this World

    The reason when sought (required) would be that though both of them possessed equal knowledge and wisdom but the former had immense (huge) self determination and a strong willpower, as compared to the latter. It is due to the strength of the will and a strong sense of self-determination that one person is more successful than the other person. It is due to the strong sense of determination that a person is able to overcome the difficulties and hardships of life in a better manner as compared to the other person who lacks it. Then there is no doubt that the secret of the success of a man lies in the fact that, a person should endeavour (attempt) or work hard to strengthen his determination and willpower. The willpower of a man should be stronger than the high mountains. Now let us see which factors can assist and help a person to strengthen his resolve.

    Strengthen the Willpower

    In order to strengthen the will power man will have to acquire some knowledge, and this knowledge means discovering the self; as to what is the reality of a man, how many powers remain hidden in a man of whom he is unaware. Unless a man is made aware of his hidden abilities, how can you expect him to strengthen his resolve and commitments? Thus to strengthen his willpower and resolve a man will have to acquire knowledge, which is again about man himself.

    There are many hidden powers in human beings, and one among those many, is the power to perform good deeds. Man wishes to perform good acts, and by doing good works a man feels satisfied and happy. But at the same time there is an opposing power in man that stops him from doing good deeds and works.

    For example, if someone sees a child who is in reality starving is a beggar, has nothing to eat, and wear. Then on seeing or hearing the plight (troubles) of such a child, a man would want to help the child in need. And by helping that child he would feel satisfied (pleased) and contented that he has been able to help someone. But as soon as he thinks of helping the child he hears an inner voice which might suggest; there are other people who are even more privileged (fortunate) than myself, who can help this child. Why is it only obligatory on me to help this child? Similarly such negative thoughts and notions (ideas) enter our minds, that it might be a fraud and deception (cheating) to secure money. The situation is that one power is insisting to perform the good deed, while the other power makes us hesitant (doubtful) and forces us to stop.

    In human beings are found opposite powers which, means that one power wants to do well, while the other power stops from doing the good acts. It is in such situations, that a battle begins between these two forces. The will- power of a person can be judged and truly estimated, and no doubt it is a continuous and a never ending battle. Thus in a man can be found both Godly attributes and the Satanic or devilish attributes.

    The Satanic power never appreciates kind deeds and the Godly forces never favour injustice[1] (unfairness), and oppression. A war is always waging among these forces. Some people admit their defeat before the devilish powers and as a result become the slaves to the devilish wishes and desires. There is no strength in the resolve of the people who are slaves to the worldly desire[2]. On the contrary those people who wish that their Godly powers[3] should not be defeated, they always want to be successful in this war, and subsequently (later) as they achieve success in this war, and their willpower is further strengthened.

    For example, a person wants to become a big doctor, wants to serve humanity and by helping people he wishes to attain the assent (consent) of God so that his life and the hereafter is successful. However, to become a big doctor one has to work equally hard and put in a lot of research work. His bad soul or the unreasonable appetite (desire) of the soul tries to distract (divert) him in many different ways. For example, he is attracted towards watching a drama or a movie, or it involves him in some sports, or he simply wastes his time in idleness (laziness) and wandering about. The point is that the bad soul[4] or the ardent (passionate) desires of a man get pleasure in useless pursuits, such pursuits which, are of no use, either in the present world or the hereafter. But on the other hand the good side of the soul is disturbed (bothered) by these useless acts, thus a conflict (difference) between these forces begins here. The good side approaches man with the resolve to work hard to become a great person and as a result of this, acquire the benedictions and the assent (agreement) of his Creator, by helping the cause of humanity. However all this is going to be possible only when a man has control over the devilish powers and as he succeeds in this war his willpower is further strengthened.

    The conquest (invasion) goes on when the devilish forces attract a person to useless activities like watching a movie, but at the same time the Godly powers makes him realize that by watching a movie it would not benefit him neither in the world nor in the hereafter, it is merely (simply) a wastage of time. The most precious thing in the world is time, which should not be wasted. In the same way the bad soul attracts the man for going to the club, but the Godly power questions; what would be the benefit of going there it would only be a loss of the world and the hereafter? What will be the use if you went there and drank? It would only harm your heart, liver and wisdom, or if you got involved in other indecent acts it will be only a waste of precious things like money and time. If once or twice a man hampers (impedes), or refrains from these acts, then as a result of this the power of his resolve is strengthened. Moreover success is the ultimate (final) reward of this strong resolve and willpower.

    Among the many criminals that you see around, one thing, which is common among them, is that every criminal detests (dislikes) and hates the crime itself.

    Therefore, a thief would never want his son to be a thief; an assassin (killer) would never wish that his son should also be a murderer. The point is that a criminal hates crime himself, but he himself cannot leave crime because his willpower is not strong enough to resist the negative forces. To strengthen one’s resolve is essentially fundamental (basic) for all human beings both in the material and the spiritual (divine) context. A person who smokes is well aware of the damages of smoking that it is a loss of money as well as health but he does not stop smoking because his willpower is so weak that he cannot bring an end to it despite (although) being aware of all the harms and injuries. Similarly in some acts there is the pleasure or the delight of the forbidden, wrong things. The important question is that people who have such weak determination that they cannot leave simple act of smoking, how can they be expected to leave those wrong acts in which they enjoy the ecstasy (joy) or delight of the forbidden things.

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    [1] Hosea 12:6 (Bible). Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually

    [2] Proverbs 11:23 (Bible) The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath

    [3] Psalms 106:3 (Bible). Blessed are they that keep justice, And he that doeth righteousness at all times

    [4] Peter 5:8 (Bible), Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,

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  7. ENEMIES OF IMAM HUSSAIN
    THESE ARE THE PEOLPLE OF IMAM HUSSAIN ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    1- PEOPLE WHO DON’T RECITE OBLIGATORY PRAYERS WITH SINCERITY.
    2- PERFORM HARAM ACTS LIKE SINGING,DANCING,DRINKING,EATING HARAM STUFFS,BALIGH GIRL OR WOMEN NOT DOING HIJAB,BALIGH BOY OR MEN NOT KEEPING BEARD,STOLING,SEEING THEIR NAMEHRAMS WITH LIKES OR LUST NO MATTER,DOING BACK-BITING,ETC.
    3- WHO NEITHER PERFORMS GOOD DEEDS WHICH ISLAM COMMANDED,NOR LET OTHERS DOING IT.
    4- WHO TALKS USELESSLY THOSE MATTERS WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM

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  8. “MAULANA HAMEED UL HASAN” is the one of the great PERSONALITYmaulana in our india.he is doing a lot of things for poor peoples and also for other religions people…he is the one of the muslim school’s principal which is in located in lucknow.named as “madarsa E nazmia”His son is also veryy great person.he is also a maulana named as “FARID UL HASAN”….he is one of the great personality in muslim shia belt….OUR SHIA COMMUNITY IS RUN BY THESE NAMES.. AND THEY BOOOSTUP OUR SHIA BELT ASLOO….THANKYOU

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  9. WHO NEITHER PERFORMS GOOD DEEDS WHICH ISLAM COMMANDED,NOR LET OTHERS DOING IT.
    WHO TALKS USELESSLY THOSE MATTERS WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM

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