THE ISLAMIC LAW OF HAJJ | PART.2

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ فيما أوصى عِند وفاتهِ ـ :اللّه‏َ اللّه‏َ في بَيتِ ربِّكمُ ، لا تُخْلوهُ ما بَقِيتُم ، فإنَّهُ إنْ تُرِكَ لَم تُناظَروا

Imam Ali (a.s.) said, in his will at the time of his demise, ‘I exhort you, by Allah, by Allah, to take care of the House of your Lord! Do not leave it empty for as long as you live, for if it is deserted you will be given no respite.’

[Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 47]

THE ISLAMIC LAW OF HAJJ | PART.1

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : وهذا بَيتٌ اسْتَعبَدَ اللّه‏ُ بهِ خَلقَهُ ليَخْتَبِرَ طاعَتَهُم في إتْيانِهِ ، فحَثَّهُـم على تَعْظيمِـهِ وزيارَتـِهِ ، وقـَد جَعلَهُ مَحـلَّ الأنبياءِ وقِبْلَةً للمُصَلّينَ لَهُ ، وهُـو شُعْبَـةٌ مِن رِضْوانِـهِ ، وطريـقٌ يـُؤَدّي إلى غُفْـرانِهِ ، مَنْصوبٌ على اسْتِـواءِ الكَمـالِ ، ومُجْتَمَعِ العَظَمَةِ.

Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘And this is the house by which Allah has demanded the devotion of His creatures to test their obedience in their coming to it, so He prompted them to glorify it and visit it. He made it the station of the prophets and the focal point (qibla) for those who pray to Him. It is a branch of His good pleasure and a way that leads to His forgiveness, founded on absolute perfection and ultimate grandeur.’

[Amali al-Saduq, p. 493, no. 4]

EVIDENCES FROM THE HOLY QUR’AN AND SUNNI WORKS THAT TEMPORARY MARRIAGE IS HALAL | PART.1

إنَّ المتعة رحمةٌ رحِمَ الله بها عباده. لولا أنَّ عمر نهيَّ عن المتعة ما زنى إلا شقي

‘Ali (ra) said: The Mut’a is a mercy from Allah to his servants. If it were not for Umar forbidding it, no one would commit (the sin) of fornication except the wretched (Shaqi; an utmost wrong-doer).”

[Tafsir al-Kabir, by al-Tha’labi, under commentary of verse 4:24 of Qur’an; Tafsir al-Kabir, by Fakhr al-Razi, v3, p200, commentary of verse 4:24; Tafsir al-Kabir, by Ibn Jarir al-Tabari, under commentary of verse 4:24 with authentic chain of narrators, v8, p178, Tradition #9042;Tafsir al-Durr al-Manthoor, by al-Suyuti, v2, p140, from several chain of transmitters;
Tafsir al-Qurtubi, v5, p130, under commentary of verse 4:24 of Qur’an;]

THE ISLAMIC LAW OF ZAKAT | PART.7

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا صلاةَ لِمَن لا زكاةَ لَهُ ، ولا زكاةَ لِمَن لا وَرَعَ لَهُ

Imam Al-Sadiq (as) said, ‘The prayer of one who does not give the alms-tax is void, and the alms-tax of the impious is void.’

[Mishkat al-Anwar, no. 46]

THE ISLAMIC LAW OF ZAKAT | PART.6

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا حُبِسَتِ الزَّكاةُ ماتَتِ المَواشِي

Imam Ar-Ridha’ (as) said, ‘When the alms-tax is not paid, livestock die as a result.’

[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 373, no. 8]