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Dua Amma Yujeeb-ul Muz-tarra iza Da’ao

Question 088: How many times after salah are we supposed to recite the Dua Amma Yujeeb-ul Muz-tarra iza Da’ao, from the Holy Qur’an, “Ammay yujībul­muḍṭarra idhā da’āhū wa yak­shifussūū­a”?

Answer 088: In the Holy Quran Allah (swt) says, “[Are those whom you consider partners for Allah better] or He Who answers Supplication when one calls Him Desperately and removes the disaster from him; and the One who will make you governors on the earth? Is there another god [who does these for you] Apart from Allah, the Almighty? [No! There is not] but you people receive Admonition very little;”[1] Read More

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Returning Fadak to Imam Hasan and Hussain (pbuth)

Question 244: Why didn’t Imam Ali (as) give Fadak to Imam Hassan (as) and Hussain (as)?

Answer 244: “Fadak” was a thriving and flourishing village located near Khaybar, 140 kilometers from Medinah. In the seventh of hijrah, the fortresses of Khaybar were conquered one after another and the central power of the Jews was overthrown. The residents of Fadak surrendered and promised to give the prophet (pbuh) half of their lands and orchards on condition of no fighting and keep the rest for themselves. In addition, they accepted to do the farming of his lands for a wage. Read More

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Who were behind the Martyrdom of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (sa)

Question 486: Asallamu alaikum. My questiön is: Who were behind the Martyrdom of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (sa)?

Answer 486: This historical truth (i.e. the intrusion of Lady Fatimah’s (sa) home and her martyrdom) has been preserved in historical and hadith sources. Great Sunni scholars, such as Ibn Abi Sheybah, Baladhari, Ibn Qutaybah, Ibn Abd Rabbih, Tabari, Tabarani, Nadham, Mas’udi, Ibn Abi Darem and Abdul-Fattah Abdul-Maqsud, have revealed this fact as Umar and Abu Bakr were actually behind the Martyrdom of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (sa). Read More