Ahlul Bayt

Meaning of Prophets admitting they don’t have knowledge of Unseen?

Question: What does it mean when Prophets and Imams admit that they do not have knowledge of the

Is Arbaeen walk to Karbala an innovation?

Question By the Grace of God I have been going for the Arbaeen walk in the last few years but recently a very disturbing and confusing video has been forwarded to me showing a public speaker who calls the walk a carnival and an innovation similar to Salat-al- Tarawih. He said this is an innovation

What does ‘Salawaat’ on Prophet Muhammad & his family mean?

Question: What does Salawaat mean, and why does it hold such a high importance in our faith? Answer: The Almighty Allah (SWT) orders in the Holy Qur’an all believers to join Him and the angles in sending Salaam and Salawaat to the Holy Prophet (SAW): إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا “Verily,

Was Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to Aisha a pedophilic relationship?

Question: A friend of mine is very anti-Islam and has a very negative attitude towards Islam and Muslims. One of his arguments is about the age of Aisha, one of the Prophet’s wives. He says that she was only 9 years old when the Prophet Muhammad married her, while he was much older, and hence

When is the date that Sayyeda Ma’soomah of Qum passed away?

Question: Is the date of the passing away of Sayyeda Fatima al-Ma’soomah of Qum (a.s) – the sister of the 8th holy Imam (a.s) – on the 4th of Rabi ul Awwal or some other date? Answer: About the year of the passing away of Fatima al-Ma’soomah (a.s) there is no dispute that it was

Why did Husayn ibn Ali revolt against the caliph Yazid?

Question: Why did Husayn ibn Ali revolt against the Ummayad caliph Yazid? Do we have any explicit historical statements from Husayn in this regard? Answer: Imam Husayn did not revolt against Yazid, but rather, he refused to give him allegiance.  He could not give Yazid allegiance because his person and actions were the embodiment of

Do Angels really have wings, or is this a Christian belief?

Question: In a recent lecture I heard from a scholar, he said that the idea that Angels have

Did the Prophet (s) really say there will be 12 Caliphs after him? Sunni references?

Question: Is it true that there is a hadith from the Holy Prophet(s) that he said that there will be 12 caliphs or rulers after him? If it does exist, is it authentic, and does it exist in both Shia and Sunni books of narration? Please provide me with some of the main Sunni references

Are the Shias responsible for killing Imam Husain?

Question: Can one blame the Shia’s for killing Imam Husain (as)? Who is responsible for this tragedy of

What is the best way to commemorate Ashura?

Question: Similar to public talk about the differences between Maraaje’ with regards to determining the beginning and end of the month of Ramadan, and this issue taking up alot of ‘air time’ every year in Shia communities, it seems that the question of how Ashura and Imam Husayn’s martyrdom should be commemorated has a similar